Monday, September 24, 2012

Emmy Red Carpet: Hits, Misses & Mehs.

Honestly, I am not an awards show gal. I don't watch the actual show because it bores me to tears, so I generally read about the winners in the morning. The only thing that I do love about award shows is the fashion--I die for it. I would kill for someone to pay me exorbitant amounts of money to play dress up in gorgeous gowns. 

Because I am clearly a fashion expert (note: sarcasm), I always turn into a super critic during the red carpet. "Why would she do that with her hair?", "WHY IS SHE WEARING THOSE SHOES??" and "Did they apply her makeup with a trowel?" are among my most common exclamations. There are usually a few moments where I will gasp at the beauty of a gown, but over the years I have seen so many red carpets that I've become incredibly selective about what I actually love. So, you know, don't yell at me for my meh's. 


Emily Van Camp in J.Mendel
Emily's look was my favourite of the entire night. Everything seemed spot-on: hair, accessories, and good lord that dress. Can I have it in white and get married in it please? 

Zooey Deschanel in Reem Acra
Zooey is my runner-up for best dressed of the night. Some people have complained that this is "classic Zooey", but I don't see how that is a bad thing! Girl knows what works for her, and she looks amazing. Look at the laser-cut edges on this gown. She is old school Hollywood glamour, and I love her for it. 


Padma Lakshmi in Monique Lhullier Resort
You know...I'm not blown away. The dress is pretty, and of course Padma is gorgeous, but this just doesn't do it for me. The color is luscious, so the fact that she managed to make it boring almost makes me mad. 

Claire Danes in Lanvin
Confession: I have a girl crush on Claire Danes. I have been smitten with her ever since My So Called Life. I would say that I worship her, if that wouldn't be so awkward. She makes pregnancy look absolutely stunning--I know that I didn't look like that while I had a baby baking in my tummy! She's on my Meh List because this is boring and so very cliche: a strapless maxi dress while preggers. Put her hair in a topknot, wash off the makeup, and swap the heels for flip flops and she could be grocery shopping. And that, my friends, is not the point of the Emmy Awards red carpet!

Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga
Kristen Wiig looks gorgeous...from the neck up. Her hair and makeup team deserve a million gold stars, because she looks amazing without wearing a ton of makeup. I can't stand the dress though, it makes me think of those cheesy white dresses that you buy from markets in the Caribbean when you're off of the cruise ship. 

Tina Fey in Vivienne Westwood
SERIOUSLY, DON'T HATE ME FOR THIS ONE. Tina Fey looks every kind of amazing {that body!}, but no matter how many times I look at the photos I'm not wowed. I can't quite put my finger on it, although I think it could be the hair. I don't love the hair. 


I'm going to offer these up without comment, because I don't want to be mean. I love these ladies, and think that they are insanely talented in the acting department. I'm just not feeling their choices this time around.

Ashley Judd in Caroline Herrera 

Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli Couture 
Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano


All photos borrowed from Coco Perez

2 comments:

Carissa said...

I'm with you, I love Claire Danes but I thought she'd look more beautiful and glowing in a different dress. I feel like we've seen Christina Hendricks in a very similar dress before. I'd love if she had tried something different. I also really didn't like Elisabeth Moss' dress. Didn't feel right for the Emmys. I was pleasantly surprised by Sarah Hyland's choice! I thought she looked good in it.

Ley said...

I totally agree about Sarah Hyland! She would have been my number three choice for best dressed, but I actually liked her black after party Marchesa dress better!

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