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Sunday, September 22, 2013

2013 Emmy Awards: BEST & WORST Dressed (In My Humble Opinion)

It's inevitable. No many how many award shows there are, and no matter how many fashion police shows there are to judge those award show gowns, there will ALWAYS people who get it right and get it wrong. Some learn from their mistakes, others ignore them and continue in their woeful ways. Worst is when a good case of fashion goes bad-- like WAY bad.

But hey, we'll get to the worst dressed soon. Let's focus on those ladies who Debbie has deemed worthy of the top FIVE awards (not Emmy awards; I had no say in those) in no particular order.


 As if Carrie Mathison could do wrong?? Can you believe that this woman represented a generation with one season of amazingness (My So Called LIfe) and now has gone on to represent everything that is awesome on TV once again? Be my hero, Claire Danes.

This look is by far the ultimate in modern hollywood sophistication. I really cannot find one thing I do not love about this look from top to bottom. Some may say she should have added a necklace; I say shut up, she looks awesome.

Check out scooby Thelma working that red carpet like she was Don Draper's mistress or something! This gown is a feast for the eyes and Linda did it all right with that hair, that make up and that pose. I think it's apparently spelled w-e-r-k now, so I'm gunna go ahead and say werk it gurl! (Update: 'girl' is now spelled g-u-r-l.)

This is literally my favorite person in the whole world, and since in my head we are best friends, I feel obliged to automatically put her on my best dressed list. What can I say? I'm biased. We're really besites. Seriously, this woman (I repeat WOMAN) is stellar from head to toe. I am obsessed with this look and am going to copy it someday.

No, I did not just choose this woman because I met her last week. I chose her because she is the only woman on the carpet tonight who wore black and made it spectacular. I am in pure awe of everything God has given this woman, and I praise the things she has done with it--especially in THAT dress!

I sometimes cry (not really) when I have to make my worst dressed list, mostly because it's unpleasant looking at good people in bad fashion. There are a few other women who I think rightfully deserve a spot on this list (Emily Deschanel, Cat Deely, and Aubrey Plaza for example), but these FIVE ladies are the ones who stood out the most for the worst kind of way.


I love this woman because she is amazing in every way shape and form, except not tonight. Or ever really if she is in this dress. And that eye shadow. This is what the bottom of a tea cup looks like when it hasn't been washed in three weeks. 

Who let this woman out like this?There are four different dresses going on here and not one of them looks good. Actually, five. Maybe six. Really though, this look is atrocious. Come to think of it, if everyone who was wearing a sheer lacey black turtleneck gown to the Emmys tonight could please leave the building, that would be aces. 

Ahhhh. My eyes!! That's all. 

It's the battle of Don Draper's women and in this case, the wife loses to the mistress, the mistress being (spoiler alert!) Linda Cardelini (but doesn't the wife always lose when there is a mistress?) I applaud that both women went for a bold color, but when your boobs have wings, that's when you know the dress was meant just for editorial. Keep it off the red carpet, Megan.

Um, Jules...where's your dress? That's the sequel to Dude, Where's My Car, btw. You can stop smiling now Julianne, this nighty is not red carpet ready at all, and what's worse is that I CAN SEE YOUR UNDERWEAR. Kindergarten clearly had no impact on you.

2013 Emmys: The Black, The B&W, and The Nude (If Jen Aniston Were Coming, This Is The Post She Would Be In)

And then there were those ladies who stuck to their guns. The ones who never veered off the classic but beaten path. Some dared to take risks with these dresses (and failed--ahem, Amanda Peet and anyone else wearing a black turtleneck gown. You know who you are.) but others knew when it was right to play it safe. See for yourself. See which ones made my cut and which ones I want to throw off the bus in my best and worst post!

Christina Hendricks

Robin Wright

Vera Farmiga

 Cat Deely

Lena Headey

Jessica Lange

Sarah Silverman

Jane Lynch

Amy Poehler

Aubrey Plaza

Amanda Peet

Constance Zimmer

Anna Gunn

Morgan Saylor

Julianna Margulies 

Elizabeth Moss

Merrit Weaver

Kristen Connely


 Julia Louis-Dreyfuss

Julie Bowen

January Jones

2013 Emmy Awards: The Colors of the Wind (And Some Prints Too)

A little color never hurt, right? Well these women certainly got the message at the 2013 Emmys. A cascade of pink, green, purple, yellow and teal was brightening up the runway, some good, some bad, some hideous. Even though it's in the Patriot post, I want to personal extend my thanks to Allison Williams for single-handedly saving the cast of girls from a complete and total shutout of ew-ness. I can totally appreciate Lena's and Zosia's attempts and risks with the daring and bold. But no. It's just really a no.

Cobie Smulders

Rose Byrne

Alfre Woodard

Ariel Winter

Laura Dern

Linda Cardelini

Allison Janney

Alyson Hannigan

Mellisa Rauch

Carrie Underwood

Mindy Kaling

Mayim Bialik 

Anna Chlumsky

Sarah Hyland

Anna Faris

Jessica Pare 

Connie Britton

Betsy Brandt

Zosia Mamet

Lena Dunham

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