So unfortunately this year I completely missed the Emmy's thanks to being on a plane somewhere over Greenland at the time. But yesterday in my flu haze I decided to catch up on the red carpet glamour. I have to say I was less than impressed, it was not an exciting carpet, perhaps my flu haze affected my perspective, or perhaps there was an attempt by the actresses to look more conservative, more modest in these reccessionista times, I'm not sure what happened but there was a lot frump and yawns on the carpet this year.
That said a few did stand out, and my best dressed award goes to January Jones from Mad Men, hands down. Glowing in Versace, she not only looked stunning but right on the cutting edge of fashion and a great modern change from her usual vintage attire we see on the show.
Best dressed show, happened to be one of my favourite shows, Big Love. The lovely ladies from this show all did their own thing and all looked fabulous.
Best Dressed Show
Ginnifer Goodwin in YSL, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Chloe Sevigny in Isaac Mizrahi.
As the front runner of frump, young and spritely Hayden Pannettiere did her age a disservice in this J. Mendel number. The dress itself is fine. But she's a young thing, and this formal dress is far too frumpy for her! So Hayden wins the '20 going on 40' award.
Ballroom Dancing Trophy
Weeds has to be one of the best shows on tv, and Mary Louise Parker is one of my favourite actresses, so it was great to see her looking fabulous on the red carpet, age appropriate, but still so young, fresh and flirty, I've always felt a short skirt to the Emmy's is completely appropriate, and she looked…hot, for want of a better word.
Hot Mama Award
Kyra Sedgwick looked beyond awful, that pick was too sickly, the applique looked stuck on and the fabric was cheap looking…she looked like a mother of the bride circa 1991. Those dark heavy shoes met the dress is such a terrible way. She was one of the worst dressed of the night, and really with the selection we had on the red carpet, that's saying something.
I thought Kim Kardashian looked awful too… she looked like she was trying to be Jennifer Lopez, someone who's style I don't particularly love in the first place, just tacky and cheap…and literally appropriate for a costume party.
Best Halloween Costume
I'm sending a big HUH? to Victoria Rowel… I'm not even sure who she is but really? WHY. I'm all for making a political statement… but lets be honest, there are better (and far more stylish) methods. Sigh. Awful.
I have one last dress to rag on and then I'll be nice I promise (I swear the sickness is making me scathing) Sarah Silverman…. please dear Sarah, shoot the person who put you in a dress draped and bustled around your hips. I don't care if you're a size 2 under all that fabric. It is NOT a good look. I noticed a lot of oddly placed draping on the red carpet. Don't do it ladies…
So I did promise I'd be nice so below is a lovely selection of lovely ladies, in lovely dresses, but I do have to leave with a little snark… most of the looks below would not have made my top dresses at any other award ceremony…. I sincerely hope these actresses step it up for next years awards season.
I thought Jennifer Carpenters dress was stunning and she looked stunning, however, it was again a little old for her. Debra Messing looked beautiful but played it safe and the same with Tina Fey. Leighton Meister looked gorgeous in white, but I would have liked to see her a little more on trend. Christina Hendricks looked classically beautiful and Toni Collette looked gorgeous in that colour and feminine styling.
Alright. I'm going to bed. Writing a fashion blog in pajamas surrounded by snotty tisues doesn't seem right…!
By Kelsi Smith.