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Stargazing, chili-dog eating, scarf shopping this Oscars weekend

February 23, 2012 |  2:00 pm

Pink's Chili Dog stand

Everyone is getting into the Oscars spirit this week in L.A., even the folks at the famous Pink's hot dog stand on La Brea. The town is crawling with celebs and, contrary to popular belief, some of them are eating. I even spotted actor Christoph Waltz cozied up in a red leather booth at Musso & Frank, hiding in plain sight behind a bushy, Rip Van Winkle-esque beard.

Everyone has stars in their eyes, including fashion world shutterbug Terry Richardson, who opens "Terrywood," his first solo show in Los Angeles, this weekend at OhWow Gallery on La Cienega. Below is his "Hooray For Hollywood" photo from 2011.

"Hooray for Hollywood"

Naturally, there are parties galore, dozens a night. On Wednesday night alone there was not one, but two eco-themed pre-Oscar events, the Vanity Fair and Ermengildo Zegna Green Carpet Challenge and Oxfam dinner at the Chateau Marmont, and the Global Green party at the Avalon in Hollywood. (But wouldn't it have been more green if they'd teamed up?)

And every designer frock in the universe is here, in hopes that some Cinderella will wear it, including the better part of the spring 2012 Chanel haute couture collection in town from Paris, and no doubt several gowns that are even fresher off the New York and London runways.


No borrowed frocks for me. Instead, I've got Hollywood-worthy accessories on my mind, including Edie Parker's glittery acrylic bags, which have a retro 1950s and '60s vibe. Vanity Fair editor Punch Hutton was carrying one the other night. Berenice Bejo, Debra Messing, Ali Larter and Evan Rachel Wood are also fans.


I'm also loving Shawlux's location-themed scarves, particularly the one below with the print of the Hollywood Hills. One look at that vista -- in cashmere or real life -- and the Oscars madness just melts away.


-- Booth Moore


A-list stars attend pre-Oscars Vanity Fair dinner

Rooney Mara, Kate Beckinsale and others at the Costume Designers Guild Awards

Photos top to bottom: Pink's in Los Angeles. Credit: Booth Moore. "Hooray For Hollywood." Credit: Terry Richardson. A look from the Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture collection show Jan. 24 at the Grand Palais in Paris. Credit: Alexander Klein / AFP/Getty Images. Edie Parker clutches and Shawlux scarf, courtesy of the designers.