Oscar’s Viewing Party // Arise 360 Behind The Scenes

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Oscar’s Viewing Party // Arise 360 Behind The Scenes

Ever wonder what’s it’s like setting up for a live TV segment? It’s super fast, pressure filled and beyond exciting.

Follow me as I take you behind the scenes shots from my Oscars Viewing Party segment on Arise TV!

So grateful for the great team over at Arise TV for making it look easy and for always making it a good time. Special thanks to Sheila, Eka, Lola, Shannon, Dan, Angela, Tyrese, Angela, Lauren, Crystal and the entire production crew!

* All photos taken with my iphone so they may be a little gritty… I mean, it is BTS right????


  • Event Production: pop! by YAZ
  • Production Assistant: Adonis Frank
  • Decor: pop! by YAZ
  • Network: Arise 360 on Arise TV // http://www.arise.tv
  • SKYY Cocktails:  Mixologist John deBary
  • Lupita Cocktail: Yaz Quiles + Adonis Frank
  • Make-up: Make-up by Denise
  • Dress: Badgley Mischka
  • TV Segment Link: http://youtu.be/FuD9FL5BppA

Yaz Quiles - BTS Arise 360I get so excited when that light turns red. Lights, camera, ACTION!

IMG_7611I purchased these Oscar style awards from Oriental Trading.

Oscars MenuA close-up of the food display. After the show, the production team and I usually go in and devour all of the food.  That olives and feta dish were EVERYTHING!

I fell in love with these mini baked red potatoes!

IMG_7631You can see the show live in the Green Room; however I generally like hanging out in the studio before my segment. That day we were in the Green Room and captured this moment. Adonis and I excitedly squealed then took a #selfie :o)

Yaz and Adonis“The USie”
Yaz QuilesI just loved the color of this Badgley Mischka gown. Talk about pop!
*Special shout out to my BFF, Fallon, for noticing my use of the Pantone Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid!

IMG_7708Denise, my make-up artist, did my make-up at 9AM and it sill looked fabulous when we filmed at 2:45PM!

IMG_7663Grammy-winning gospel group Mary Mary, stopped by the studio and were on air being interviewed as we quietly set-up the cocktails. The ladies and their camp were so gracious and kind helping me get dressed in the green room.

AdonisAdonis making the cocktails pretty. We literally created the Lupita cocktail on the spot. I can always count on Adonis to carry out my vision without much direction. Apparently he speaks “Evil Genius.”

I know you are probably wondering why there is spray butter on the table, huh? Well… it’s our little studio secret! lol

Production The production team moves my table in and brings in the final touch… cocktails! This is also the moment I was praying I did not have a J Law experience. Tripping over my gown and smashing my table display would not have been sexy… funny, yes… sexy, no!

IMG_7677I usually like to take a picture to see how the final product looks on air, so I can make any final adjustments while they count down the seconds until we are live.

Screen 1_edited-1Look at Shannon’s face! He’s hilarious!

Yaz Quiles pop by YAZ  Arise 360Shannon trying to stump Lola with a Black History at the Academy Awards trivia question.

Yaz Quiles pop! by YAZ - Oscars Viewing Party Arise 360That’s little ole me… HAPPY!

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