I just returned from the Con.
I got back from San Diego after working IGN's red carpet party they hosted for the upcoming film sequel Sin City 2. If you've never heard of the Con, it's a massive festival that covers the most popular arts like film, TV and gaming. Fans bear the summer heat in their costume of choice while walking around the Gaslamp District. Hollywood studios send out their biggest talent to promote their latest film. And this year, I got scared by a man dressed up as a bush hiding in the dark while walking to dinner with a friend. All quite fun, really.
I wanted to travel light for this work trip. This called for versatile separates and light dresses in breathable fabrics that could easily transition from day to night. I knew the day of the party was going to have me on my feet. Read: flat shoes.
The humid temperatures and low powered A/C proved challenging to keep cool. And the additional spotlights set up along the red carpet killed any matte makeup effect. The dewey look is in, right?
One summer trend I absolutely adored at Comicon was the midriff exposure I spotted on some leading ladies. If you and your abs are ready, this skin-baring look actually evokes a sense of tasteful refined elegance in such hot climates.
With Comicon over, I took the train up to Los Angeles and visited my best friend and her husband to celebrate the end of a long but productive weekend.