Full disclosure: The Emmys red carpet was a total snoozefest this year. So much so that I’m not even bummed that my TiVo messed up and that I missed the live red carpet show and had to settle for merely viewing photos online (and I live for this stuff!).
That said, my Style OCD made me round up my favorites anyway, even if it seemed like celebs phoned it in with the safest choices ever (maybe I was expecting too much as the Emmys were coming right off of the heels of New York Fashion Week and I was assuming I’d see some Spring 2012 dresses on starlets?). Either way, I’d love to know what you thought, and who your favorite dressed leading ladies of the small screen were. Were you feeling blue like Minka Kelly in Christian Dior and Claire Danes in Oscar de la Renta? I’m loving the long-sleeved dress trend (a trend that can definitely be credited to Kate Middleton) and think Minka looks so ladylike and polished. And Clare’s sequined frock fit her perfectly and was one of the coolest and most original gowns of the night.
Also feeling blue (but hopefully not too blue as her hubby doesn’t believe in Prozac!) were Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein and Glee’s Dianna Agron in Roksanda Ilincic. Sure, Dianna looks like a rumpled Ivanka Trump and these silhouettes are nothing new, but both ladies look fresh and happy in their bright blue dresses (and I love Katie’s skinny belt). Do you like these blue dresses too?
Still awake? Good, I’ve got some hotties with bodies rocking red for you. First up, a total Sloan lookalike, Nina Dobrev shows up in a Sofia Vergara-esque red Donna Karan and totally makes it work. Despite the quite unflattering expression on Kerry Wahington’s face (is it just me or does she always look like she’s engaging in smell-the-fart acting?), she looked like a million rubles during the Emmys telecast in her strapless Zuhair Murad. And despite loathing Lea Michele (who is she again and why is she everywhere?), I really loved her embellished-sleeve scarlet Marchesa. What do you think? Are you loving or loathing these ladies in red?
Moving on to classic black, Evan Rachel Wood looked the best we’ve ever seen her in her shimmery espresso Elie Saab. Eat your heart out, Marilyn Manson (oh wait, he probably would). I could have done without seeing Gwyneth Paltrow’s midriff, but at least she gave us something to look at in this Indian-inspired number by Emilio Pucci (let’s just hope this doesn’t start a midriff-baring trend again, because it was bad enough the first time around, thankyouverymuch Britney).
I have no clue who the Amelie lookalike on the right is, but she Michelle Forbes looks super chic, does she not? What do you think? Is black beautiful on the red carpet or way too safe?
I’m blushing. This whole time I thought Jayma Mays was Abby Elliott from Saturday Night Live. Am I alone? Whoever she is, she looks like a pretty princess in her frothy blush-toned Zuhair Murad gown, one of my favorites of the night (even if it is reminiscent of the Marchesa gown Hailee Steinfeld donned at the Oscars). And Ryan Seacrest’s lovah, Julianne Hough, also charmed me in her blush-hued Carolina Herrera frock. You too?
Speaking of pink, did you see Zooey Deschanel’s bubblegum pink Monique Lhuillier? Tres vintage promsy womsy, but it’s so her I can’t help but be charmed. You too or are you so over her style? Has Zooey’s style jumped the shark?
Also indulging in the girly-femme, Heidi Klum looked darling in her Christian Siriano cocktail dress. Julia Stiles may have looked like a Mila Kunis knockoff in her lavender Georges Hobeikabut, but she wore it well. But, hands down, my favorite fashionista of the night was Mad Men cutiepie Kiernan Shipka. So sweet, chic and age-appropriate (she’s only 11 for Pete’s sake!), she’s bound to follow in Hailee Steinfeld’s footsteps.
But enough about me, what do you think of these red carpet looks? Who’s your favorite? Which looks are you loving most and which are you so over? I’d love to know…xx!