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Monday, August 25, 2014

#EMMYS2014: Best and Worst Dressed

I never understood why the Emmy's took place in late summer when all the other award shows happened in later winter, but alas, the Hollywood Gods needed to switch things up for us. And so, on this beautiful August night, we are left with a bevy of beauties draped in colors, swathed in silks and dripping in jewels. And then there were the ugly people. Yes, you, Lena. But I get ahead of myself.

Below is my best and worst dressed list, each in no particular order. If you are a celebrity reading this, please forgive me. Also, hire me. I know my best dressed choices may be unconventional, but these were the looks that spoke to me the most. As for the worst, I'm sure we're all in agreement there.

------BEST------

HEIDI KLUM
This Zac Posen dress on this human being is the best thing to happen to August since ever. And I was born in August, and I like me a lot, so for me to say this dress trumps me being alive is saying something. 

CAMILLA MCCONAUGHEY
I can't even formulate words to describe how perfect this look is. This is honestly one of the most amazing gowns I have ever seen and it has done nothing short of taken my breath away. Camilla is a goddess and that dress is pure heaven. 



ASHLEY WILLIAMS
I don't know what about this look had me so enamored, but it was delightful and whimsical and had all the touches of a modern classic in every way. 

GWEN STEFANI
I'm surprised by this choice myself as it doesn't look particularly Emmys-ish, but you cannot deny that this woman and this look are both amazing. I love how alternative this gown is and how daring she was to wear it to these awards; she totally showed up to make a statement, and statement she made. When I grow up, I wanna be Gwen.

LIZZY CAPLAN
This was one of the most classic looks from the whole evening. A nod to old Hollywood glam with the touch of modernity with those racy cutouts, Lizzy nailed the B+W combo dress like no other.


You can cry starting......now.

------WORST------

LENA DUNHAM
A little part of me died tonight when I saw this look. You can't just unsee these things, people. WHY is the question we all need to ask ourselves right now. Gosh, there has to be a hotline number we can call to help us through this, right?

AMANDA PEET
Your future offspring will regret this look for you one day. I assure you. If you're feeling inspired though, you can always name it Laura Ashley if it's a girl. You are basically wearing her bedspread print. 

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS
I hate when this woman is on the worst dressed. Her make up and hair look awesome but that dress is so unflattering. This was a disappointment for me in so many ways. I guess, unlike her bust line, this look just fell flat (see what I did there?)

DASCHA POLANCO
Speaking of busts. This.

KATHERINE HEIGEL
There is nothing golden about this look except the age of the person who should be wearing it. A nice golden girl in her late 80's perhaps. It's the hair. Totally.

#EMMYS2014: Dark Horse

Hello Sarah Silverman. Thanks for looking awesome and showing people everywhere that Jews can look amazing. I mean woah. I mean WOAH. 

The ladies of the evening made very few dark choices fort these Emmys, but those that did, did so in style. Jessica Pare looks like she was poured into that dress, and Lizzy Caplan looks positively radiant in all black. Is that even possible? And just because dark wasn't the overall win for tonight, most of these women deserve a round of applause for bringing their game. 

SARAH SILVERMAN

JESSICA PARE

LIZZY CAPLAN
LENA HEADY

ALICIA QUARLES

DEBRA MESSING

KIM DICKENS
KATE MULGREW

CHRISTINE BARANSKI

 BETH BEHRS

NATASHA LYONE

ROSE LESLIE 

SARAH PAULSON

ARIEL WINTER

#EMMYS2014: Let There Be Light-- And White

YES! Other than the obvious takeover of red at tonight's Emmys, it was white and light hues that ran away with some true winners tonight. Ashley Williams conquered all in contrast to her costar Lena Dunham (who failed epically), and Kristen Wiig is looking immaculate. Sofia Vergara never fails to impress, but I could have done without Dascha Polanco's looks. Get a dress that fits, bb. 

 ASHLEY WILLIAMS

AMANDA CREW

ANGELA BASSET



ANNA CHLUMSKY




KRISTEN WIIG

JULIANNE HOUGH

DANIELLE BROOKS

DASCHA POLANCO

MICHELLE MOGNAHAN

KATE MARA



SOFIA VERGARA



LAVERNE COX

KATHERINE HEIGEL


KIERNAN SHIPKA

GWEN STEFANI




AMY POEHLER

HAYDEN PANNETIERRE

LUCY LIU


TAYLOR SCHILLING

TEISA FARMIGA

#EMMYS2014: Some Red, Some Blue and Then Some

So much color, so much red, so much awesome, so much Emmys! Being that this award show is not in the heart of award season , the fashion is always questionable, but after a rough winter awards season earlier this year, the women of TV showed UP, and they showed up in red. It was a sea of it on the red carpet (I was going to make a red seas joke, but I didn't-- you're welcome) and the ladies were looking red hot. I'm going to throw in the word red one more time for good measure. Red.

I will obviously save my best/worst dressed for another more sarcastic post, but in the meantime take a look a rundown of all the ladies who donned the fearsome rainbow for their look. GOD BLESS HEIDI KLUM. You win at life.

HEIDI KLUM

CLAIRE DANES

JANUARY JONES


JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUSS


KALEY CUOCO SWEETING

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS

 MINNIE DRIVER

OCTAVIA SPENCER



 MINDY KALING

UZO ADUBA

SARAH HYLAND



ZOOEY DESCHANEL

ALYSON JANNEY

KELLY OSBOURNE

LENA DUNHAM

AMANDA PEET



MAYIM BIALIK

EDIE FALCO

KEKE PALMER
 

ANNA GUNN

ANNA GUNN

JULIA ROBERTS

JULIE BOWEN

LAURA PREPON



TEYONAH PARIS

KATE WALSH

 SAMIRA WILEY

TARYN MANNING

KERRY WASHINGTON


NATALIE DORMER