QVC Oscar Buzz Party Falls Flat

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Pictured: The QVC “Red Carpet Buzz Broadcast” underneath a plastic tent in the rain. (photo: M. Hall)

If you think Oscar parties are glamorous, then think again.  Last night’s QVC Red Carpet party should have been called for rain.  Held in a tent, in the muddy courtyard at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, QVC was broadcasting live.  I was originally excited to be invited to this event, but not so excited to be there wading through the soggy outdoor courtyard in the cold and the wet.

Pictured: Kim and Kourtney Kardashian talk about the Los Angeles weather and Oscar Styles.

Props to Kim and Kourtney Kardashian for honoring their commitments (although they were not outside in the rain working the tent)  and showing up in high heels and thin dresses at the party to meet fans and plug their QVC wares.  I love how Kourtney said she had to “Run across the street, like with a massive umbrella and almost got run over.” They really needed wellies and full on black rain slickers like this QVC member of the film crew was wearing in my picture below.

Pictured; The Live QVC Red Carpet Filming brought out a new fashion trend, the basic black rain slicker.  (Photo: M Hall)

Sorry guys, I can’t tell you what great finds QVC has for Oscar season, because I couldn’t see any of them in person to judge their quality. There were no samples on display, and no goody bags distributed at the end of the night with any samples for review.  I did see one of my favorite QVC designers, Marc Bouwer, exiting the party shortly after 7 pm as I was heading in.  After struggling through the mud for about 30 min and getting drenched, I followed his good example.  I took refuge across the street at one of my favorite LA restaurants, Il Cielo.  Their patio was also tented, but happily rain proof and warm.  Thanks to Virgil for the excellent Peartini.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. Erica Leigh

    February 27, 2011 at 5:58 am

    i was there too, and the whole thing was just ridiculous! i braved a few hours longer than i should have, and was disappointed that i didn't get a
    gift bag either 😛

    i'm not sure it's something i'd like to attend again (unless it's inside where it's warm AND dry)


  2. MH

    February 27, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Right on! It wasn't worth the time for what it was. And now one from QVC was around–from what I saw. No check in, directing, nothing.