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!

Images: Style.com and Huffpost.com

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

From Style.com

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

From style.com

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

From Style.com

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

Style.com

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

From Style.com

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

From Style.com

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.