Monday, August 30, 2010

Emmy Red Carpet Obsession

SO as most of you are perfectly aware, the Emmy's were last night. While I love TV and all, what I was most interested in was watching the lovely ladies walk the red carpet in their gorgeous gowns.

This year, it seems the trend was not the LBD, but the LND.. little navy dress. I was on the fence about it at first, but I've decided I like navy, it's a great summer alternative to black.

While most people think the ladies of Hollywood have been playing it safe on the red carpet the last few awards shows, I disagree. I think that it really is "the return of the lady". To me, many of the gowns being worn are very old Hollywood, classic looks. Can't go wrong there, unless you pick something unflattering.

Do awards shows make anyone else want to go to prom again?

Ok January Jones gooooooorgeous Versace dress was definitely my favorite look from the evening. LOOOOVE. This look has made best AND worst dressed lists since last night, but it get's the #1 spot in my book because it's a daring take on a classic look.
Sequins done right. Claire Danes looked PERFECT in this gown. Neutrals on the red carpet can be risky, but as you can see in the close-up, she was perfectly tanned so the dress didn't wash her out. Oh, and the gown? Swavorsky crystals, nbd.
Oh man, I'm OBSESSED with this plum gown on Kyra Sedgewick. This Monique Lhuillier is definitely the perfect gown for her. And her accessories are just right. I love that so many skipped the big necklaces and opted for sweetheart necklines.
Even though her hair looked a hot mess because of the humidity, this navy Oscar de la Renta gown is loooovely on Lea Michele. She absolutely does not look 5'2". I think to make this look a bit more classic she should have done some kind of updo, but maybe that's why she didn't. Regaurdless, hate the hair, obsessed with the dress.
Emily Blunt was 100% a Grecian goddess in this lavender Dior. And with John Krasinki on her arm, how can you go wrong? Gorgeous. Very old Hollywood. Great detail with the flowers scattered across, and I love the one-shoulder.
Oh man, did I love this Tony Ward dress on Kelly Osbourne. She has become quite the fashionista. I didn't notice the detail in the skirt last night, but it really makes the dress. And even though you can't see it here, the dress cuts down deep in the back making it subtly sexy. I don't think I love her hair though.
Tina Fey stayed true to her typical LBD dress, but with a twist. This Oscar de la Renta down is definitely a hit.
Kim Kardashian channeled Cleopatra in this flowy white Marchesa gown. Much better than last year's white Emmy's gown (the Emmy's were after Labor Day last year).
Jane Lynch!!! This Ali Rahimi gown is absolutely stunning on her. LOOOVE. Did NOT expect this from Sue Sylvester, but I love it.
Even though I think she looks more like she's going to the office than to the Emmys, this mint green dress is a GREAT color on Lo Bosworth, and the shoes are perfect. I love whatever that ring is on her hand too. She rarely goes wrong.
Recently retired Mary Hart (host of ET) wore a simple, yet detailed Romona Keveza gown. I think she, like Mindy Kaling below, could have done less with her hair though. She looks a bit 80's prom too, and it could have been avoided. But the dress, nonetheless, is gorg.
My mom will probably think I'm insane, but I really like Mindy Kaling's dress. Her hair? Not so much. She could have gone WAY LESS 80's prom with this gown. But I don't hate it.
I have to admit, I didn't even know who Jennifer Carpenter was before last night, but that dress is GORGEOUS. LOOOOVE it. Definitely a hit although I can't figure out who it's by.. anyone know?
Ok loooove Lauren Graham's Yigal Azrouel gown. It's sexy yet looks comfortable, and she added color by painting her nails red. Classic.

Worst Dressed:
As much as I hate to say it, I hated Christina Hendricks Zac Posen dress. The feathers are awful, and I'm just not a fan. It looks like a nightgown - eek!!!

Anna Paquin wore an Alexander McQueen Resort gown. I have to say, I like the dress, but I think she let it wear her. And it hits her hips at an odd spot. Can't say I love this.
Heidi Klum in a Marchesa LDB a Christian Louboutain heels. Can't say I love it. Heidi, we get you're a MILF, but a short dress to the Emmys? I don't love it.

Images courtesy Huffington Post,


  1. 1. i agree with basically everything you said but january jones.....omgomgomgewwwww how do you justify her hair?
    2.lo's look is cute but it was from the mad men makeover they gave her...i'd be pissed if i finally got to go to the emmys and instead of dressing up like normal, i got dressed into the 60s
    3. i wish tina fey had a strapless or off the shoulder dress...much more classic and less "t shirt im tina fey gotta cover my arms" shes at the emmys let it showwww
    4.mindy kaling...ew ew ew im right with your mom on that
    5. heidi klum...hahahhah everything you said was spot on

  2. Park!
    I agree with you on the hair.. although I get why she wore it down, it's not quite long enough to wear down with that dress.

    I didn't know they made her over to the 60's. Makes more sense, I think she worked it.

    I wish Tina Fey would take a better risk, she bombed with her risk-taking dress @ the Golden Globes, it was a wreck!

    As for Mindy, I love tea length I can't help it! She should have gone with a classic curl, down or maybe a low bun hmm..

  3. I posted a comment earlier today but it isn't there now. What I said was that I totally disagree with you on that royal blue two length dress with a train. Gag me. Well, I said something like that.

  4. I figured you wouldn't like it or agree with me on that one:) Looks like you accidentally commented on a different entry.

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