Emmys Part 2

So! Let’s start round 2. I’m just getting started. I love this. I really wish there were more of these just so I could just do this all year. So let’s cut to the chase and judge these celebrities!

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Kerry Washington
Very pretty. Fairy princess pretty, but subtle–not Barbie fairy princess realness. This is elegant. I like it.

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Tina Fey
Way to work it Tina! Love this so much. Everyone take notes, because this is a grade A example of red carpet dressing. Bravo!

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Julianne Hough
I’d like to call this piece “wardrobe malfunction in progress”. Really do not like this. The top itself is a train wreck but paired with the triumphant duo of the sheer skirt and granny panties. Why? No, really, how does this in any way shape or form sound like a good idea? Really. I vote there be a “yank” patrol at these sorts of events to make sure such incidents don’t happen. They would be stationed before the actresses got to the photographers. They’d also hand out fashion tape. Lots of it. In short, girl, yank up your dress and buy yourself a slip. There are other ways to show off your legs.

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Elisabeth Moss
Love this Andrew Gn dress. She looks so fabulous. This is another favorite. Definitely in my top 5.

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Miyam Bialik
I really like this too. The color’s gorgeous and I love the details.

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The Emmys: part one!

Sorry I kind of dropped the ball on fashion week. To be honest, I was hating a whole lot of what I was seeing, but that’s in the past now. It’s Emmy time! I must say the Emmys were pretty good this year as was the red carpet. Not too many fashion disasters surprisingly enough. Just like the Emmys had a few snags (cough cough Carrie Underwood cough cough) so did the red carpet but it’s not much that people will be taking about the next day. So let’s start talking about what these people wore!

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Michelle Dockery in Custom Prada
The clear winner of the night as far as dressing goes. I love it, I love it, I love it. It’s great because it’s got balance to it. A bold color combo paired with a very simple elegant silhouette. This is such a leap up from that wrinkly sad satin mess she wore last year.

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Claire Danes in Armani Privé
It’s pretty, but I absolutely hate it. Let me explain: the dress is gorgeous, the details are sublime. However this is so terribly wrong for her I can’t even get started. It’s the wrong color for her. She looks like a shiny pale blob. The waist should be at least two or three inches higher. The straps need to be raised about the same amount. Oh and I understand the need for it, but that is an icky modesty panel right there.

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Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein
Very pretty. Not a fan of the midriff dresses, but this might convert me.

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Julianna Margulies in Reed Krakoff
I think I like this. The dress is very pretty, and I am very happy to see that she decided to not do the super severe DIY facelift hair. However, I think I might have a “I’m beginning to sound look my mother” moment. She has pretty eyes, and it would be nice to see them both. Otherwise, it looks great. Very elegant.

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John Hamm
The whole time he was presenting I wanted him to yell, “We need to get back to the island!!!” Seriously though. Why spoil such marvelous facial features with the Crazy Jack beard? Also, his suit looks a teensy bit too tight.

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Lena Dunham in Prada
I really don’t like this dress. I’m actually really close to hating it, but I can’t because she looks so happy and comfortable in it. I’ll start off by saying that I like the color. It’s very flattering to her complexion and her hair. I hated the matchy eye make up. Isn’t obvious from the photos but I was cringing the whole red carpet interview. It just looked juvenile. I really like the top half. That’s a really good style for her. The bottom is where we run into issues. The fabric is much too heavy. It looks like it’s just standing on its own which just doesn’t flatter anyone. Speaking of, that print is awful on so many levels.

Alrighty that’s it for part one! Please switch to side B for part 2. Actually part 2 will be coming later so keep your eyes peeled!

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Oscars, Round two

Alrighty kids, I’ve got about 40 mins. until my next class so I’m going to see how many dresses I can cram in before then. Ready, set, go!

Kerry Washington (Miu Miu)

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Love the color, top is iffy. Personally, I think if it was more coral and gold and less white, it could have worked. I also would have gotten rid of the train, looks much too limp and lifeless.

Jennifer Anniston (Valentino)

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I really like this dress on her but the hair. THE HAIR. IT NEEDS TO CHANGE. Sorry, couldn’t control the fashion rage there. I love the volume and the fit otherwise.

Nicole Kidman (L’Wren Scott)

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I really liked this one. I mean, black, gold and sequins–I’m sold. The hair looks a bit too unkempt, but otherwise; high five.

Jennifer Garner (Gucci)

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I love love love love the color of this. The ruffle–I’ll get back to that. Construction is a bit funky (you can see some of the boning and there’s a bit of a pull at the bust. I feel like it needs a belt or something at the waist.

Salma Hayek (Alexander McQueen)

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It’s Counselor Troi goes to the Oscars. In all seriousness, she just looks pained. For someone who basically can get her hands on any haute couture she wants she looks really uncomfortable. Kudos for wearing velvet though.

Kristen Stewart (Reem Acra)

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Oh honey. Go home, take a few aspirin, and lie down. Try again tomorrow.

Halle Berry (Versace)

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Fierce. Halle brought it. This is how you do it.

Okay, two minutes until class starts, time to stop. Look for round 3 later.

Red Carpet Rundown: The Emmy’s

Alrighty! So the Emmy’s were last night and sadly I didn’t watch. I had homework and Doctor Who to catch up on. Oh and laundry. Anyhow, the fact that I didn’t watch the Emmy’s will not stop me from giving my two cents. So let’s roll!

Heidi Klum

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Fabulous. Color, cut, and styling are marvelous. Only Heidi could make me turn back on my extreme hate of double slit dresses. Bravo.

Zooey Deschanel

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I want to like this dress (color is fabulous) however

A) It looks like her limo drove off with the front of the skirt caught in the door

B) The bodice needs a good yanking up. Either the dress needed to be better fitted to her or she needs some good ol’ double sided tape, because it looks proportionately wrong.

Julianne Moore

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This was terribly underwhelming for me. That’s a whole lot of yellow and the fit of the bust is strange. I had read that it was a two piece look (Dior couture) and in that case it looks like the skirt starts right under the bust which looks good on very few people and doesn’t seem to be doing so here.

Claire Danes

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At first I wasn’t all that crazy about this look. It appeared way too casual and the top was a bit too drapey for my tastes. Note that the first time I saw this it was a straight on shot and I had no idea she was pregnant. So for that I give Lanvin a high five. From this view, it’s nice, and those shoes are just downright loco. My one issue is the super heavy liner. Way too much. Can’t even see her eyes.

Juliana Marguiles 

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Wonderful silhouette and I love the print, but on a ball gown it looks sort of like a granny’s couch sort of print. On a day dress it’d look fabulous, but red carpet? No. Her hair is also way way way too pulled back.

So that’s it for now, have to go and get some food and then drape some stuff. Yipee! Tune in for more!

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Met Gala Part 2

I’m sorry about my abruptness with the last post. I had 49 photos in my folder for this post, and that was from the 150 photos style.com had. I knew I had to hurry because it had already been a week–anyway, I’ve gotten a very good night’s sleep so here’s a bit more info.

The Met Gala is for the Costume Institute’s new exhibit Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, though from different periods, share a lot of similarities. That’s the reason for all of the Prada on the red carpet. I kind of want to go and see this, but it closes the day I move in at FIT (yup got accepted!) so that probably won’t work.

Anyway we got some looks to review!

Hilary Swank in Michael Kors

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I love this dress! The neckline could be a teeny tiny bit lower, but other than that, it just looks lovely. The color was a smart choice and she looks like she’s loving it too.

Hailee Steinfeld in Miu Miu

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This is adorable. Not in that condescending way, I love it. It seems like the younger actresses are pressured, or atleast feel as though they have to wear the more mature looks, but for a fifteen year old, this isn’t just appropriate, it’s elegant and classic. High five for Hailee! I actually kinda secretly want it for myself.

Christina Ricci in Thakoon

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It looks like she got in a fight with a bolt of silk, and lost. Joking aside, The color seems wrong for her skin tone. Maybe just a shade or two lighter or darker. The main dress part is very nice. I would get rid of the train thingy though.

Kristen Wiig in Stella McCartney

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I really liked this look too. Great color, great silhouette. Shoes are meh, but the dress is great. It’s funny, as obsessed with long flowy evening gowns as I am, I really love the mid calf dresses on the Red Carpet. Emma Stone wore one during the red carpet season that I really loved and I like this one as well.

Brooke Shields

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I like it. The print and the color are an interesting choice. I don’t quite know what else to say about it.

Jessica Stam in Dior Haute Couture

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I loved this look several years back and always wished someone would wear it on the red carpet. It looks absolutely captivating. I’m not quite sure what’s going on with her hair, but I’ll turn a blind eye because that dress is epic. I also love the more casual looking bangles with it…so awesome!

So that’s it for now, I think I need a break from all of this red carpet stuff, so I’m going to have lunch, and then maybe I’ll tackle a resort collection or something.

Red Carpet Doctor Checking Back In! Jessica Chastain

Allons-y everybody! It’s right in the middle of Red Carpet season and I’m behind on my posts! I’m going to be doing so many posts I’m just going to go postal! I swear, that one was funnier in my head. Anyway, I’ve been having a smidgen of difficulty because I haven’t seen a lot of the films nominated and there’s a lot of new people this year.

Today’s patient is Jessica Chastain. She’s one of the aforementioned new people. I never saw “The Help” (It’s still on my list) but after a few minutes on Google image search after seeing the Golden Globes and she had piqued my interest. She has had a few hits and a few misses but there’s certainly room for improvement.

Let’s take a peek at her record.

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I love the dress, it’s just the combination of all of the elements. The dress, hair and makeup (especially the hair and makeup) really age her. She’s just shy of 30. Crazy, right? I’ve always been vehemently opposed to the faux mullet style and it seriously is not working for her. I love the dress, and it could have worked with different hair. Perhaps in a loose bun or left down and wavy. The issue with the dress is that it doesn’t translate to camera. The best dresses look good in person, in photos, on film, even in black and white. Her bracelet also doesn’t do her any favors, it kinda throws off the line of her arm.

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Okay. Now we’re getting somewhere. At least with the hair. The proportions of the dress are funky and it sort of flatters her, but not as much as it could. It kind of reminds me of foundation garments like a slip or something. She does look like she’s comfortable in it, which is always important.

What does the Red Carpet Doctor prescribe?

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This is from Elie Saab latest Pre-Fall collection. It has delicate details (like her Golden Globes dress, but it will look absolutely stunning on the red carpet. It would also accentuate her lovely hourglass figure. While blah beige and blush tones were prominent on the RC, yellow was a runner up for the hottest color. While this isn’t yellow, I have a feeling that we’ll be seeing more at the Oscars, probably pastels and this will be right on trend.

Every outfit needs accessories–

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Yves Saint Laurent high heel shoes

£735 – harveynichols.com

Clutch hand bag

£60 – coast-stores.com

Erickson Beamon facets jewelry

£579 – harrods.com

Victorian jewelry

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I really love the idea of vintage/antique-y jewelry on the RC, and this goes perfectly with a 1920’s inspired look. I kept things simple and delicate to keep with the look of the dress as well.

That’s another case closed! Stay tuned for another post ASAP!

Sew on!

Emily

Helena Bonham Carter

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I thought I’d take out the hardest one first. This look absolutely baffles me. I know it’s perfectly her, but really? I’m assuming that she really doesn’t want to be taken seriously, but since she’s been nominated so far, we can assume that it will probably be the same at the Oscars (I have yet to see The King’s Speech but I really, really want to) she might want to not so much tone her look down, but rather redirect her creative energy (I’m under the assumption that she doesn’t have a stylist). From the trailers I could see that she did a very good job and how she presents herself now could be a game changer in how people see her and even in her career. Since she loves Vivienne Westwood (I seriously think they made for each other) I thought I’d pick a piece from her spring collection.

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This is quite a bit toned down from what she usually wears, but it borders right on costumey (can you say busty wench-tastic?) I think what will be really integral to the look will be the accessories. Since the dress is so “simple” she can really go all out with the accessories.

The jewelry is probably more low-end than what is worn on the RC but it’s the general idea that counts. I think gold’s the way to go with this outfit. Since the dress really reminds of pirates/wenches I think especially since she has such an eccentric taste in fashion we could take the pirate idea and just run with it for a while. Especially with the necklace and earrings.

I picked the clutch simply because I love Alexander McQueen clutches. They’re so different from your run of the mill envelope clutches with all of the beading and frou-frou. Plus, Helena could totally rock it.

I chose to go with a simpler shoe and cuff just because the rest of her outfit is so bold and there are so many statement pieces.

That’s all for now, who do you think should be next?