Oscars 2013: 'Fashion Star' host Louise Roe gives the inside scoop
TV presenter Louise Roe witnessed the best dresses and mingled with the biggest stars as she covered the red carpet at last month's Oscars.
Here, Louise, who has just been revealed as one of the hosts of NBC series 'Fashion Star', shares her experience with HELLO! Online.
"I was so intent on researching the actors and actresses to report from the Oscars red carpet on Sunday, that I left my house in my slippers! After running back inside to change, I got my caffeine fix and began the process of getting ready: hair, makeup, body shimmer, being fastened into my Monique L’Huillier dress, Jimmy Choo heels and Jacqueline Nerguizian jewels.
The sun was shining and I got into position, hosting the Oscars red carpet for Access Hollywood. There were some gorgeous gowns out there: Jessica Chastain in Armani – the copper tone of the dress worked perfectly with her porcelain skin and red hair. Zoe Saldana took a risk in Alexis Mabille Couture and it paid off, I loved the origami-inspired texture along the bodice. Olivia Munn wore a burgundy embroidered dress right off the Marchesa runway – I saw it at New York Fashion Week just days ago and predicted it would make an appearance at the Acadmey Awards! Jennifer Aniston looked divine in bright color at last! She looked elegant and show-stopping in her strapless red Valentino. And Jennifer Lawrence, wow what an awesome silhouette. The closer I got to the gown the more I liked it: there was a subtle blush print on the fabric and the back had a two-tier train. I felt so bad for her when she fell over up the steps, but she recovered so well – humour is always the best way out of trouble! And a quick shout-out to Jane Fonda, who dazzled in canary yellow Versace! Such a bold look for a woman who sure showed the younger generation how it’s done!
Onto my worst dressed… well kudos to Helen Hunt for wearing a dress from H&M, but for me, it was too similar to Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior gown at the SAGs. She needed another pop of colour somewhere on the look, perhaps ruby jewellery instead of white diamonds would have caught the eye better. Catherine Zeta Jones was another no-no for me. Her gold lame dress just looked a little dated, and more like a stage costume than a red carpet gown.
Once I was off-duty, I hit the In Style viewing party in West Hollywood, where there was a candy buffet. Delish! I gorged on peanut-butter and chocolate flavored popcorn next to Chord Overstreet from Glee and Jesse Metcalfe, both of whom were enjoying Seth Macfarlane’s hilarious hosting of the show. After some dinner and dancing it was time for bed, I needed beauty sleep before my 5am call time back at the studio, for a live wrap-up of the night’s fashion!"
Louise and designer Rachel Roy celebrated Louise's new role as one of the hosts of NBC’s Fashion Star during an intimate dinner last month.