Sunday, 23 September 2012


Get ready ladies and gentlemen, because award season is starting once more! Last night marked the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, where we celebrated our favourite television shows and the people who make them. From the sons of Westeros to modern families, from biker gangs to high profile lawyers, our favourite actors hoped for the golden statue. Casts consisting of nerdy physicists, high school chemists, new girls or just girls, all waited anxiously to hear the results. As your resident award show junkie, allow me to guide you through my fashion favs of the evening. 

Let's start off with the trends and fads that we saw on the red carpet last night. January Jones, Lily Rabe and Game of Thrones' Lena Hedley all donned daring black dresses with dramatic sheer overlays. This style is particularly lovely in its detailing and acted as a gothic foil to all of the brightly-coloured dresses on the carpet.

The second big trend was cobalt blue dresses. Jane Levy, Lara Spencer and Friends With Kids triple-threat Jennifer Westfeldt all wore brightly-coloured frocks with refreshingly simple designs. Show 'em how it's done ladies! 

Keeping with the florescent feel, Modern Family's Julie Bowen, Leslie Mann and Julianne Moore ushered in a host of bright yellow dresses. While Mann opted for a unique crocheted bodice, Bowen and Moore went for solid head to toe colour.

Last but not least, the red carpet saw a ton of ladies accentuating their waistline with belted dresses. Maria Menounos, Guiliana Rancic and Jessica Pare all nipped it in the middle with elegant fabric belts. Lovely :)

Alright, the time has come for my highly anticipated (admit it, it's kinda the highlight of your year) Top Four Fashion Favourites from this year's Emmys! Drumroll please ...
1. Julianne Moore, wearing Dior. I am in love with this dress. The canary colour is lovely against for Moore's fair skin and the fit is nothing short of perfect. I love the combination of long sleeves and a full skirt, which is not easy to pull off. Nevertheless, this dress is simple and sexy without revealing any skin. In terms of styling, I am always a fan of redheads who boldly wear red lipstick, but Moore's makeup and hair are simply gorgeous. Her jewelry adds a bit of sparkle, but most importantly, no one element of this outfit competes with another. Well played, Julianne, well played.

2. Julie Bowen, wearing Monique Lhuillier. I must admit that I am quite enjoying the yellow mania of this year's Emmy Awards. This colour is particularly delightful, with its is-it-green-is-it-yellow qualities. While many women would look like a highlighter in this outfit (read: me), Julie Bowen looks enchantingly fair and elegant. The fit is super flattering and the oragami-like pleating in the front adds interest and dimension. Just lovely.
3. Christine Baranski. I don't know which part is better. Christine Baranski's legs or the fact that she's 60. As always, Baranski looked smashing on the red carpet last night. Her gold sequin dress had a perfectly balanced silhouette, with a thigh high hemline and long sleeves. While I would probably make a snarky remark about being age-appropriate, Baranski's body is much nicer every twenty-something that I know, so I'm going to keep my mouth shut. Disclaimer: I want to grow up to be Diana Lockhart. I love her bright jackets, I love her tailored dresses and I love her chunky necklaces. Girlfriend can wear a brooch. Enough said.

4. Kat Dennings, wearing J. Mendel. This dress has all of the typical Dennings elements - dark lipstick, minimal eye makeup and lotsa cleavage, but it all works. The rich colour is perfect on Dennings - side note: pale seems to have replaced tan as the desired complexion - and it really makes her haircolour pop. I could have done without the bracelet, but overall this outfit is a definite win!

Hope that you enjoyed the Emmy Awards as much as I did!
Talk soon,

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