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.

NYFW SS14: Tadashi Shoji

It’s NYFW!! For the first time in a year I’m actually able to cover it! That’s one of the perks of graduating. I’ve decided, with these circumstances, that I would dust off the old blog and get her back up and running. I’m making an initiative for myself, to use social media to its full potential to promote myself as a fashion designer, blogger, and vlogger (my youtube channel is boldlysewing).

So yeah, fashion week. It’s happening. Let’s look and some pretty dresses and I’ll tell you what I think.

Let me preface this with the fact that I love Tadashi Shoji. His work is always stellar. I was actually extremely fortunate to get to see his show last season and it was a dream.

Style.com‘s review had a great quote from him, “You don’t have to wear big shoulder pads and dark suits to be a powerful woman.” So much love for this quote. You can see this throughout the collection.

Overall, this is one marvelous collection. It’s like opening up a box of lacy, flowery and plaid macarons (someone needs to get on that. Plaid macarons would be amazing.).

Let’s break it down with some highlights:

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This is going to sound like a ‘duh’ statement, but I like to start with the first look. In a fashion show the first look should be, in many ways, the thesis statement of your collection. I should be able to tell you exactly what the rest of the collection is going to be about from this first look. What do you see? Really look at it and see what you think you’ll be expecting from the rest of the collection. First off, there’s the sea foam green. That clues us into the color scheme. There’s the top, in that sheer plaid. That gives us another hint, and then there’s the metallic sheen of the dress. So what can we expect to see? Pastels, metallics and plaids. Overall I think this look is cute. It doesn’t quite muster up to the rest, but it’s still very pretty.

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This is very cute. Love the lace, love the colors. I could see Michelle Obama or maybe even (and this may just be the model) Michelle Dockery wearing it.

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I can’t decide whether I like or dislike this. I feel like theres a bit more sheer to actual dress than I would prefer. The waistline should be more defined and then the should be a bit shorter.

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This is fabulous. I want this dress. My favorite piece in the entire collection. Don’t need to say much more. Bravo.

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I want this one too. So cute, and I want those sandals too.

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2nd favorite dress in the collection. It’s so pretty and ethereal. Those shoes do not belong though. Should have gotten an extra pair of those white sandals

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This would make for a great press event/premiere dress. Love it.

Here are some more of my favorites:

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Red Carpet Review: Cannes Film Festival

So I’m currently on the road touring with my church’s youth choir in Missouri and I have had no luck with wifi so far so I am going to work on some events from a while back. I also have a dead cellphone and no charger, but I’ll dedicate a post to that when I get home.

The most recent of these events was Cannes. I was actually actively blogging while it was going on, but I prefer to make one big enormous post than 20 tiny ones for each premiere and event. Quality over quantity is just how I roll.

I love Cannes. I would love to go sometime. It’s the epitome of classic fabulous old hollywood glamor. There were a lot of looks to choose from–some good, some bad and some I didn’t care for. So with no further ado…

The Good:

Stunning, absolutely stunning and this picture doesn’t do it justice. I usually hate feathers (see below) but this delivers such an effervescent feel to it. You go Uma!!


For the most part, I love this. It’s a great fabric and color and the old Hollywood styling is kind of her winning move (see Chaplin if you don’t believe me.) However this look toes the line a bit. The slit is what really does it. I usually hate slits in evening wear. It serves no purpose other than to show off the legs. Actually, with most dresses it’s just one. If you really want to show off the legs just find a really fabulous mini dress or even better a high-low hem dress. This one pushes past looking pageanty and approaches trashy. It’s less of a modern interpretation of the typical 20s 30s starlet and more of an adult costume version. Even so, it’s still pretty, even though I have a strong urge to pull out my needle and thread and close up most, if not all of that slit. The shoes aren’t doing it for me either

First of all, I love love love love those colors. They’re bold and eye catching, but simultaneously soft and decadent.
I like the fact that she chose to do separates. It can always be a risky choice because it can usually look much too casual but she always has this fantastic way of effortlessly pulling it off. This is one such case. For someone as wonderfully statuesque as Swinton, you can’t do much better than the high waist. The high necked and draped top are marvelous as well. It’s probably a bit hard to see it but she’s carrying one of those book purses. They’ve become sort of an it item among the red carpet crowd. Most of them, However have been ridiculously silly and tome-sized instead unlike this wieldy chic paperback sized clutch.

The Bad:

I wonder how many muppets were killed to make that dress. And those shoes? Show those poor dead muppets some respect and atleast try to be a little bit stylish with your tornado of blue plumage.


Naomi who? For someone who made a career out of being epically fierce, this looks sad. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Ricardo Tisci’s work for Givenchy (and excited for his soon to be work at Dior!!) but when your name is Naomi Campbell where ever you go
you’ve got to bring it. It’s my strong belief that no matter where you are, no matter what you wear, own it. If you don’t feel confident or comfortable, it’ll show. That’s the problem with alot of the “worst dressed” of history. They didn’t let their personality burst through, and instead of them wearing the dress, the dress wore them.

Biggest problem here is the fit, there’s much too much fabric up top. The black and green is a bit much too. It’s kind of edging on the derelicte collection from Zoolander. It’s also a bit casual for an event where everyone else is wearing full length.

This season’s hot new texture…moss? I don’t get it and even if I did such a heavy dress is not appropriate for the French riviera