aGLIFF, the Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, worked with Alyson Design to create a professional event theme for their second annual Gala and live telecast of the Oscars®. For the red carpet theme, we chose to work with an image of the fabulous and timeless actress, Louise Brooks. Why Louise Brooks? We love that her striking look – dark bob and strong brow – is backed up by her powerful personality. She was a survivor, she traveled to Germany in search of better roles; she was a strong, independent woman who was not afraid of being herself. And who can deny the power of a woman who was linked to both Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo!