Tuesday, August 26, 2014


{ Gwen Stefani in Versace }

In lieu of watching last night's 66th Emmy Awards, I attended a friend's comedy show at UCB East. While I was laughing and whooping it up on 3rd and A, it seems I could have gotten nearly as many giggles if I were watching the red carpet. As per usual, this red carpet was full of regrettable ensembles—but let's not focus on that. (Honestly, you want to be spared my thoughts on Lena Dunham's Giambattista Valli disaster.) 

Instead, let's turn our attention to the non-eyesores of the night, including the indelible Gwen Stefani. She gets my award for coolest and least conventional of the night in this glittering Versace two-piece. Let's have a moment of silence in hopes that we will all look this boss at 45-years-old.


{ Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad }

Another favorite of mine was this safe-but-stunning Zuhair Murad number on Taylor Schilling. The Orange is the New Black star is almost always a winner in my book (recall how lovely she looked in white Thakoon last year), and most especially in this pose—she looks like a goddess. She knows how to flatter her small chest, and it's hard to go wrong with slinky champagne sparkles, no? Additionally, I love her ear cuff and easy, low up-do.

{ Michelle Monaghan in Giambattista Valli Couture }

I know—surprise, surprise—I picked a white dress. But seriously, Michelle Monaghan looks so laid back and glamorous in this Giambattista Valli dress (with an expertly contrasting M2Malletier clutch) that I can't help but give her props. From the hair to the rings to the Christian Louboutin shoes, it all works brilliantly.

{ Kiernan Shipka in Antonio Berardi }

Honestly, when is this 14-year-old not dressing all of us under the table? She looks lovely and age-appropriate—not to mention just plain chic. This tea-length frock fits her like a dream, the shoes are tall and pretty but not too tall, and her hair is sophisticated but not matronly. #nailedit

{ Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan }

The Masters of Sex star is that girl you kind of want to hate, but you can't. She's gorgeous and hilarious in an approachable way, and men absolutely lose their coconuts for her. Then she goes and wears something so elegant and sophisticated like this, and you have to just give it up for her. We can't compete, and I suppose that's alright.

{Julia Roberts in Elie Saab Couture } 

What we have to remember here is that we have seen so much worse from our beloved Julia. (Remember the shirt-under-column-dress situation at the Golden Globes?) Also, how can we resist her when she pairs that smile with such a kicky little embellished dress and heavenly done/undone hair? We cannot.

{ January Jones in Prabal Gurung }

Lord knows I love an evening pocket—and this gown really works on January Jones. The volume is fun, the peak at those strappy Louboutins references the black detailing on the bodice, and her bangs are pretty sassy. Not to mention, she is so funny and self-aware on Instagram that it's really hard to dislike anything she's up to these days.

{Michelle Dockery in Rosie Assoulin }

Michelle Dockery, aka Lady Mary, and her stylist deserve mad props for risk-taking. She continually looks interesting and unexpectedly fashion-forward, if not just slightly off the mark on the red carpet. I adore this dress, but I wish they had fit the bodice a bit better, and done something more sleek with her hair.

{Sarah Paulson in Georgio Armani }

Behold! The most divisive dress of the night! You either loved or hated this dress, and I am falling into the love camp. This confection is wild, busy and kind of a lot. But her hair is sleek and cool and compared to the way-too-safe choices made by nearly everyone on the red carpet these days, I have to agree with Vanity Fair in noting that she's railing against what's expected and delivering something we're all excited to talk about. Hoorah for that!

Okay, your turn! Who's looks did you love and hate at this year's Emmy Awards?

1 comment:

  1. Gwen is killing it! I loved Kate Walsh in her yellow gown! perfection!