The Road to the Red Carpet | #VFSC Oscar Season

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I have exciting news… I’ll be attending Vanity Fair’s Social Club (#VFSC) celebrating Oscar Season for the second year in a row! #VFSC is an invitation to a roving VIP party celebrating the best in film, art, television, culture, ideas, and cool stuff. I’ll most likely be attending parts of Wednesday and Saturday.

There is a pretty incredible programming lineup at #VFSC next week with a slew of Oscar-nominated directors, screenwriters, makeup artists, and costume designers, as well as some amazing social media stars from YouTube, Vine, Twitter, and Instagram.

Here’s the full agenda. Please let me know if there are particular sessions you’re interested in hearing more about!

Vanity Fair Social Club 2016 Agenda


12PM | And the Oscar Goes To: Award Prediction Panel

Presented by Chrysler

Moderator: Katey Rich, Hollywood Editor, 

Panelists: Dave Karger, Fandango; Franklin Leonard, CEO and Founder of The Blacklist; Bladimiar Norman, SVP Digital Marketing, Skydance Media; Anne Thompson, Indiewire; Krista Smith, Executive West Coast Editor, Vanity Fair

Remember to fill out your Oscar ballot and return it before the ceremony begins on Sunday, February 28 for your chance to win a weekend getaway courtesy of Chrysler!

2PM | Just a Girl that Sings

Host: Katey Rich, Hollywood Editor, 

Guest:  Asif Kapadia, Director, Amy  Nominated for Best Documentary Feature,

Amy, the acclaimed film depicting the life of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, was the highest-grossing British documentary of all time. Other honors include Best European Documentary at the 2015 European Film Awards and Best Music Film at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

4PM | YouTube Sensation Tyler Oakley

In Conversation with Jeffrey Tousey, Social Media Editor,

5PM | Stella Artois Happy Hour

11AM-5:30PM | L’Oréal Paris Dry Hair Styling

#VFSC is pleased to offer a L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Dry Hair Styling experience. L’Oreal Paris Celebrity Hair Stylist, Mara Roszak, with be on site consulting on your style to make sure your hair looks extraordinary. Stop by the beauty room to book your appointment. Each appointment will take approximately 30 minutes.


A shuttle service provided by @Chrysler will be available throughout the week. Reservations are required-stop by the shuttle station in the parking garage to sign up for your ride, and post a selfie with #BackseatSelfie, #ChryslerVF, and #VFSC to redeem a prize in the Social Shop.


Don’t forget to get social at #VFSC’s Social Shop! See your credentials for the full list of items available.


12PM  | iFilm: A Conversation with the Director and Star of Tangerine

Host: Krista Smith, Executive West Coast Editor, Vanity Fair

Guests: Sean S. Baker, and star, Mya Taylor –Tangerine, a groundbreaking film shot entirely on an iPhone, received four nominations for the Independent Spirits Awards, held the day before Oscars. The film’s distributor launched the first-ever campaign for a transgender actress.

2PM | Writing the Story of N.W.A.

Host: Krista Smith, Executive West Coast Editor, Vanity Fair

Guests: Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman, Nominees, Best Original ScreenplayTwo out of four of the nominated writers for

Straight Outta Compton, one of the most successful films of the year with over $150 million in domestic box office, discuss the bio-pic.

4PM | Performance by Emblem3

5PM | Stella Artois Happy Hour

11AM-5:30PM| YSL Beauté Touch-Up Studio

#VFSC is pleased to offer YSL Beauté Makeup consultation and Touch-ups with YSL Beauté makeup artist Dell Ashley. Stop by the beauty room to book your touch-up. The experience will take approximately 20 minutes and is available by appointment only.


12PM  | The Art of Costume Design

Host: Julie Miller, Senior Hollywood Writer, 

Guest: Sandy Powell, Costume Designer Costume Designer Sandy Powell, is a 12-time Oscar nominee, 3-time winner, and Scorsese’s longtime collaborator.  This year she is nominated for both Carol and Cinderella.

2PM | A World of Influences:  Designing Makeup for Mad Max: Fury Road

Host: SunHee Grinnell, Beauty Editor, Vanity Fair

Guest: Lesley Vanderwalt, Makeup Artist First-time nominee Lesley Vanderwalt has been Baz Luhrman’s collaborator on everything from Moulin Rouge to The Great Gatsby 

With Fury Road, Vanderwalt and her team delivered what is considered one of the most towering, ambitious, complex achievements ever in film makeup.

4PM | Equal Means Equal

Host: Nell Scovell, Vanity Fair Contributor

Guest: Patricia Arquette, Actress A discussion with Oscar-winner and equal rights advocate Patricia Arquette about the documentary, Equal Means Equal, and the issues it raises, including the gender pay gap, pregnancy discrimination, domestic violence, reproductive rights, and more.

5PM| Stella Artois Happy Hour

11AM-5:30PM |Viktor&Rolf Photo Experience

#VFSC is pleased to offer a Viktor&Rolf Photo Experience. Viktor&Rolf invites you to step into the world of Flowerbomb. Photos can be printed or shared directly via social. Hand massages featuring the new @Viktor&Rolf #Flowerbomb hand cream will be available throughout the day.


12PM | A New Paradigm:  The Power of the Social Influencer

Moderated by Louise Roe, TV Host, Author , Front Roe

Panelists: Wendy Nguyen – Wendy’s LookBook, Andy Torres – Style Scrapbook, Marianna Hewitt – Life With Me, and Rocky Barnes – Rocky Barnes

2PM | About Face:  Red Carpet Beauty

Host: SunHee Grinnell, Beauty Editor, Vanity Fair

Guest: L’Oréal Paris celebrity makeup artist Sir John Barnett

4PM|  ROFL: Comedy Goes Viral

Moderated by Shira Lazar, What’s TrendingPanelists: YouTube stars Hannah Hart, Kingsley and Bart Baker

5PM | Stella Artois Happy Hour

11AM-5:40PM | L’Oréal Paris Butterfly Sculpt

L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist Sir John will be leading tight lining tutorials and makeup touch ups featuring the new L’Oréal Paris Butterfly Sculpt mascara. The experience will take approximately 20 minutes and is available by appointment only.


3PM | Oscar Viewing Party

Hosted by YouTube stars Lauren Elizabeth & JennxPenn

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