OMG! The Twilight Premier in Los Angeles just two blocks away from FIDM?! I couldn’t believe it! With Fashion Club Manager Clarissa Ramirez in tow we walked last Wednesday afternoon and got the coveted Twilight Premier wristbands. Apparently Nokia Theater, directly across from STAPLES Center, home of our championship Lakers and FIDM's Graduation Ceremony, was where the event would take place on Thursday, June 24th.
The event was scheduled to begin at 5:00PM, which meant that we would be only a few feet away watching the sunset as our beloved Twilight stars walked the red carpet. Like most of the people in the whole world, we fell in love with the story and the characters. Of course, we knew how photogenic “our” werewolf and vampire could be so we charged our cameras the day before, made a “Fashion Club.com Loves Twilight” sign to get their attention, in hopes of capturing all the beautiful and handsome faces we would get to see from the red carpet.
This was honestly my first Hollywood movie Premier and I seriously was expecting to be twenty feet away from where all the action would be since I was number 566 out of 1,000. I was SO surprised that my coworker and I were on the red carpet only 3 feet away from the oncoming limousines and movie stars! Anxiously waiting for them to arrive in the hot sun for 3 hours before their 5:00 PM arrival has to show some dedication! It’s amazing how a love of Twilight can unite so many people in one place! I met fans that had come for the Premier from all over the world like Switzerland, Brazil, and England. I am now Facebook friends with girls from Orange County, Florida, and Washington! Mothers, fathers, daughters & sons were all there to show their love for Twilight.They were the same dedicated people who had either camped out since Monday morning June 21st, when Nokia started giving out the wristbands, or stood in line since 11 AM the day of the event to get a great spot for pictures and autographs. At 5:00 PM the stars started to arrive, one limousine or town car after another! Every time a car came right up to the red carpet, we would all yell in anticipation of who was inside. My new friends and I started taking pictures like crazy!!!!
I seriously got caught in the moment as movie stars like Tia and Tamara from “Sister Sister," Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Aly & AJ and Mario Lopez all either stopped for autographs and pictures or both! THE REAL screams and hollers came when our Twilight stars arrived. I couldn’t believe how amazing they all looked!!! Thursday June 24th is a day I will never forget, not to mention I got our sign autographed by Edward & Jacob!!! Check out the gallery for pictures from the day courtesy of Clarissa Ramirez, my new friend Jasmine Henslee, and myself.
--Jennifer Rosales- Fashion Club Promotions Assistant!