Blogger Prom 2010

Last night, in the hilltops of the Hollywood Hills at the classic Yamashiro Restaurant, 200 Los Angeles bloggers gathered for the 2nd annual Blogger Prom. Last year, the theme was 80s, this year though it was "Hollywood Confidential," which made the 88-year-old restaurant perfect to showcase the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

To glam it up, I wore a silk backless gown with a plunging neckline reminiscent of a femme fatale leading lady of the time. I finished the look with some baubles and a faux fur shawl (photo) for when it got cooler. My hair was curled and put up with a matching fuchsia feathered hair clip and my face painted thanks to Studio DNA, which styled all the female Blogger Prom committee members.

I definitely wasn't the only one all decked out and having fun with the theme. I especially loved Recessionista's hat and Katelin's husband's white tux and spats. Take a look at some of these pics:
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As a committee member, I was responsible for securing sponsors and getting goodies for the gift bags. In the end, I put together a bag valued at over $300 with donations from Disney Store, LuxLash Beverly Hills, The GRAMMY Museum, The American Cinematheque, Pinkberry, Dermalogica, Degree® Women Natureffects, Proactiv, O.N.E. Coconut Water, Pinky Vodka, Border Grill, Hugo's Restaurant, Sprinkles, The Manila Machine, Cost Plus World Market, Oroweat Sandwich Thins, UNITE Hair Care, 7ElevenSoCal, and Goodberrymint mintwater. Thanks to all the sponsors! Pretty sweet, no?

I also worked with the amazing folks at Verizon Wireless again to help make our event connected. After all, what would a Blogger Prom be without the ability to tweet live? They also were on hand with computers and Droid phones and did their own twitter giveaway for a MiFi.

The amazing food for the evening was graciously provided by Yamashiro's handsome and sweet Chef Brock, along with cheeses from Barrie Lynn--The Cheese Impresario, cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop, chocolates from ChocolateBox Cafe and ice cream sandwiches from Cool Haus.

Also, a warm shout out to my fellow committee members for all their hard work and friendship:

Maya - Shop Eat Sleep
Esther - E*StarLA
Caroline - Caroline On Crack
Marni - Happy Go Marni
HC - LA and OC Foodventures
Lindsay - LAist
Natali - The Liquid Muse


  1. :) Sounds like such a great event! Another blogger I read went, and he had only fantastic things to say. Guess it was a great time had by all!

  2. Tara, thanks for all your hard work. The night was awesome and I know the entire LA blogging community is grateful for such a kick ass Prom Committee!

  3. I mean, I think there really needs to be a Chicago spin off of this. I want to go to prom!

  4. Thanks Tara and everyone else on the wonderful committee for the spectacular Hollywood evening! =D

  5. tara i had such a great time at prom, you guys really know how to throw a wonderful party. and love that pic of matt and i and his shoes, i may have to borrow them for my own post, haha.

    also you looked radiant in that purple dress, loved it!

  6. You were totally channeling the Hollywood glam! You looked fantastic in your pictures. Glad you had fun!

  7. Thank you so much for putting on such a great event. You looked beautiful! OXOXO

  8. What a fun night! You ladies did a fabulous job! I thinking getting decked out for the event was my fav part :-) Oh and I love your blog and am adding you to my blog roll-Let's def stay in touch!

  9. Thanks so much for including us again this year, Tara. A big toast to you and your hard-working, hard-partying committee members!

  10. You look amazing! That color was made for you! Where is a picture of Big and you? I wish Eddy and I could have been there for the second prom night. I agree with Jamie I want a NYC spin off.

  11. I love the hair and make up - and your dress is spectaular!!!
    Looks like this prom was a lot work.