Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Emmy Awards (Part 3)

I promise I’ll leave you alone with Emmys red carpet fashion after this! Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of my red carpet commentary and let me know who your best and worst dressed picks in the comments section below!

PhotobucketCobie Smulers in Alberta Ferretti

Although a very standard Alberta Ferretti awards show dress (mostly with regards to the silhouette), it’s beautiful on Cobie and it was really refreshing to see this color on the red carpet.

PhotobucketClaire Danes in Oscar de la Renta

How many times can we see this woman wear a strapless tube gown? She needs to try a different silhouette. Love the dress (but not on her). Not dying over the hair. Hating the makeup.

PhotobucketChristina Hendricks in Johanna Johnson

I’m just going to say what we’re all thinking…it’s time for a reduction. I feel bad but nothing EVER works for her when it comes to red carpet dresses. It looks like her boobs are trying to escape!

PhotobucketCat Deeley in Monique Lhuillier

Pretty. Standard. And pretty standard for Monique Lhuillier.

PhotobucketHeidi Klum in Christian Siriano

I think it’s great Heidi wore a former Project Runway designer’s dress for the Emmys. This dress is VERY Christian Siriano and I really love it on Heidi. It’s out there but I always appreciate a risk. I would have gone with a different shoe but now I’m just getting picky.


Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

I like how she did something a little less boobalicious for the Emmys but I’m just not feeling it. The color is great but I’m never a fan of one shoulder dresses and the knotted gathering by the knees seems unnecessary. Also thinking the earrings are just a bit much. And a word of advice…nail your red carpet looks before you launch a clothing line (even if it is for Kmart).

PhotobucketSarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

I thought it was cute she collaborated with Christian on this dress. As I mentioned, I don’t love one shoulder dresses but this looks really great on her and it’s perfectly age appropriate (but I could have definitely done without that bracelet!)

PhotobucketNina Dobrev in Donna Karan

Like I’ve said many times, I am not a fan of red dresses (which sucks for me because it seemed like everyone and their mother was wearing red last night). But Nina was the first to be interviewed on the E! red carpet and my jaw just dropped. It goes to show that fit is EVERYTHING. I also love the ruffles at the bottom. She OWNED this look.

PhotobucketMinka Kelly in Dior

Is it just me or is she identical to Leighton Meester? Anyway, she looks great in the dress. It’s not my absolute favorite of the night but we’ve definitely seen worse. However I do like the lace detail and I appreciate when black and navy is done right.

Until the next red carpet event!

Photos: E! Online, Hollywood Reporter, People

Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Emmy Awards (Part 2)

If you haven’t yet, I highly suggest checking out part 1 of my Emmy red carpet commentary but I’m assuming you’ve been there, done that…so let’s move on shall we?

Photobucket Jane Lynch in David Meister

Not the worst thing I’ve ever seen her wear. The color actually looks good on her, but it’s just so hard for me to take her seriously in a gown. She should just wear tracksuits all the time.

Photobucket Heather Morris

I don’t know who she’s wearing, which is probably a good thing because I may seriously offend this person. This looks like a Project Runway DISASTER. As Heidi would say, auf wiedersehen!

PhotobucketGwyneth Paltrow in Pucci

I have a feeling I will get shit for this, but Gwyneth is one of my best dressed picks for the night. It could have to do with the fact I was bored to tears with the dresses so just seeing this gave me some hope not everyone in television is super boring. It’s different. It may be weird. But I’m kind of weird…and I love this look. Note that I would probably hate this on just about everyone but it works for HER.

PhotobucketGiuliana Rancic in Roberto Cavalli

I’m not the biggest Cavalli fan, just because his dresses are not very tasteful in my eyes. But this is actually beautiful and classy, which works for Giuliana. It’s another red gown but she looks gorgeous in it.

Photobucket Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab

Very old Hollywood glam…she looks gorgeous. Not like it’s anything new and original, but it’s pretty and the dress fits her like a glove.

PhotobucketElizabeth Moss in Marchesa

Didn’t Kelly Osbourne make a big deal how Marchesa only dressed ONE person for the Emmys and that ONE person was Lea Michele? Well Kelly…it looks like your sources were incorrect (unless they said Marchesa dressed one person WELL…then they were right).

PhotobucketDianna Agron in Roksanda Ilincic

In my last post I said I liked Katie Holmes’s dress because it wasn’t shiny…and this is exactly what I was comparing it to. Why do people like shiny silk on the red carpet? You have  thousands of dresses to choose from and you pick the most standard material that’s never flattering. I just don’t get it! And ps. I hate the hair.

Who were your best dressed picks for the night? Let me know in the comments section below. And be on the look out for part 3 of my Emmys red carpet commentary coming soon!

Photos: Hollywood Reporter, E! Online, People

Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Emmy Awards (Part 1)

The Emmys are happening right now and if you were following my tweets, you’ll know that I was less than impressed with the red carpet. High school proms probably had better (or similar) dresses than the Emmys. Strapless, one shoulder, nude and red…wow that’s so exciting. Come on guys…really?

Okay so now that you’ve listened to me rant, I have to say…there were a few people who made my time worth while. So don’t worry, my Emmy posts will not all be bitchy (just mostly). So here we go…

PhotobucketLea Michele in Marchesa

One of the MANY red dresses at the Emmys last night, I actually loved this on Lea Michele. I was a little confused because this strikes me as Valentino and not Marchesa, but I can’t complain because it fits her perfectly and the shoulders are an amazing detail. The draped back was a nice touch too!

PhotobucketKelly Osbourne in J. Mendel

For being a host of Fashion Police, she never wows me on the red carpet. (#irony)

PhotobucketKatie Holmes in Calvin Klein

I was indifferent about this at first, but the more I look at it the more I like it. It’s simple and I actually like the belt (even though it “casualizes” the dress). One thing I can’t get over…the hair. She must have gotten sweaty in the car ride over and threw it in a bun out of spite.

PhotobucketKate Winslet in Elie Saab

Is there a reason why she always wears cap sleeves? You couldn’t choose something more unflattering. However, this dress fits her body beautifully. But as I’m going to say for many of the dresses from tonight…BORING.

PhotobucketJulie Bowen in Oscar de la Renta

I feel like funny actresses never try on the red carpet (or they do and they fail) but Julie Bowen really knows how to dress for her body. I love the plunging neckline and I think this totally works for her. One of my favorites of the night!

PhotobucketJuliana Margulies in Armani Prive

There’s a battery pack in her spanx and those are actually light bulbs on the bodice. (not really but wouldn’t that be cool?)

PhotobucketJulia Stiles in Georges Hobeika

Standard. Drab. Forgettable.

PhotobucketJayma Mays in Zuhair Murad

So not age appropriate. I can see someone like Hailee Steinfeld wearing this but between the layers, the ribbon belt and the jeweled barrette in her hair, this just reminds me of playing dress up (if you got to raid designer showrooms and borrowed $10,000 gowns).

Be looking out for parts 2 and 3 to come!

Photos: People, Hollywood Reporter, E! Online