News Awards & Events Oscars Zoe Saldana's Last Minute Oscar Prep By Bronwyn Barnes Bronwyn Barnes Instagram Twitter Bronwyn is the VP of Commerce for Health and Beauty at Dotdash Meredith and joined the team in 2021. She is a professional storyteller and digital pioneer with 20 years of experience in print, digital and social media. Before joining Dotdash Meredith, Bronwyn was co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of a boutique content agency, combining editorial style and brand marketing principles to create custom digital and social media content for brands like Hilton Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, and Bulgari. She was the founding social media editor of InStyle's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and architect of early social media brand partnerships with brands like Target, Lionsgate Films, and Essie. Bronwyn has also worked as an editor and writer, at InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, People, Travel + Leisure, and more. Bronwyn earned a B.A. in literature and sociology from Queen's University at Kingston. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 5, 2010 @ 02:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Over the past year Zoe Saldana has traveled from Moscow to Mexico promoting Star Trek and Avatar, jetted to Italy for Milan Fashion Week and journeyed to the Dominican Republic to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Now she's back in L.A. with only a few days to get ready for the most glamorous night in Hollywood. "I've never been to the Oscars," Saldana told us at yesterday's Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, where she received the Star to Watch award. "And all these designers have made dresses for me, but I haven't picked one yet!" The pressure is on and time is running out, but Saldana has a secret weapon: "My stylist Petra Flannery knows me more than I know myself when it comes to fashion. She always puts me in something fits my personality and my mood, and she knows I go insane if I'm uncomfortable. Plus she wants me to look extra special," Saldana said. "I'm pretty sure she's going to find me the best dress!"