Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Event: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, World Premiere

A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend the world premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Now I've sat down to write this post, I'm overwhelmed and a bit emotional, that it is me, Amy who is writing this post about her experience on the red carpet. After a bad couple of years and a lifetime of no self belief, I'm in awe that I somehow found myself on this path, and I'm happy to say, it's only the beginning. 

The whole night was perfect. I got ready with my Granny at home, which meant face mask, nails painted (in OPI's 'You're Such a Budapest') and hair curled. We took some outfit photographs in the garden before I headed into central London. I felt out of place, dressed to the nines on the tube, but a little girl asked if I was a princess, which melted my heart. As soon as I had my ticket in my hand (in a golden envelope) it felt real. Nerves, confusion and excitement came over me like a wave.
Dress: Coast
Shoes: New Look
The next 30 minutes went by in a blur. From that first, tentative step on the red carpet, to the screams, the fans, the stars dotted up and down the carpet like a fine misting of icing sugar on a proverbial cupcake. We were ushered to have our photos taken where hundreds of paps screamed for our attention to look down their lens. The flashes were blinding and I barely had a minute to worry 'is my hair okay?' 'Do I pout or do I smile?' Before I was walking again, down the carpet towards the cinema.

Once I was inside the theatre, safely installed in my seat, I had a couple of minutes to collect myself. My name is Amy, I am at a premiere. My name is Amy, this is really happening. My name is Amy, I'm so lucky. I managed to grab a few words with Louise, of Sprinkle of Glitter, Carrie Hope Fletcher and some of the Xfactor boys, which was nice. 
Red Carpet photos C/O Getty Images
The film itself was a triumph, very dark, incredible moving and the actors/actresses in it did a fantastic job. I highly recommend the film to everyone!  

Finally, I'd like to extend a thank you to everyone who has helped get me where I am today. Being invited was a privilege and an honour and I want you to know how grateful I am. Thank you, so much. 

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