My Top Emmys 2014 Red Carpet Best Dressed
Ladies & Gents
Ok, so allegedly, I’m a sucker for color. However, here’s a secret-some of my “best dressed” ladies aren’t actually the best dressed! I wanted to preface my list by saying this; they are my favorite DRESSES! Usually when I create my top lists from award shows, there is an array of things I would change about each and every outfit.
1). Camila Alves in Zuhair Murad - Well, it’s safe to say she is perfect. There is nothing I would change about her look, and that is why she is my #1! This dress is absolutely stunning and would never look nearly as good on anyone else. The mosaic pattern with the bateau neckline and sheer detail throughout is super sexy and super sophisticated. Her white clutch is ideal as well as wearing minimalistic jewelry (I mean, the dress is doing all the talking-she doesn’t need anything else!). Her hair straight and parted down the middle is super chic, pulling her entire look together. It wouldn’t have the same effect if she had her hair up. Now, if you would excuse me while I go wipe up my drool.
2). Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano - How cute is she?! She is 23 and totally dressing her age, albeit on the red carpet. Her crop top proves that showing a little midriff is still very much in trend. Her hair and makeup and the peep of her fit tummy makes this look effortlessly chic. And coral, I mean, it’s coral! Love.
3). Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli - I KNOW, I KNOW! You are probably shocked to see her not on my WORST DRESSED. But if I could kindly remind you, please read my opening remarks that I prefaced this list with. Thanks. Now, as I was saying…this skirt is everythinggg! It is something I would TOTALLY wear, but would wear it a bit differently. Okay, a lot differently. Wearing something so full on the bottom and something baggy on top is one of my biggest pet peeves. I mean, who is styling these people?! Anyway, I get that she is Lena, but she is not currently filming and episode of Girls at the moment. I would have totally put a WHITE top with this skirt, and something like a bustier or even just a fitted white tank! Sheesh! And her hair color? Allll the way wrong with her skin tone. But thats another story for another day. Anyway…I LOVE THIS SKIRT and I adore her, and that’s all that matters, so leave me alone!
4). Cat Deeley in an Ombre wrap gown - So I love Ombre….and totally digging the color of this dress, the deep neckline and the huge bow detail. An appropriate clutch and she’s probably lucky I can’t see her shoes. Love this gown. Now…to her hair! Why are all the blondes on the Red Carpet (ok, well not all of them), look yellow?! Terrible. But the dress, yes, the dress…lovely.
5). Heid Klum in Zac Posen - Does this super model ever look bad?! Color, color, color! Coral might be my all time favorite color. I’m not sure it could look bad on anyone (I have yet to confirm). The dress is quite simple, falls really nicely. and adds a touch of detail with a mini batwing. Simple hair, simple jewelry. Simple yet chic.
6). Michelle Monaghan in Giambattista Valli - As I’ve mentioned before in my past top best dressed on the red carpet, I LOVE a long sleeved gown. And in white? It’s so, so stunning. Again, not much is needed, simple hair and jewelry. I love the juxtaposition of the long sleeves and the super high middle slit. Just stunning. Really. But it was all messed up when she put on these God awful shoes. Why lawd!? These celebs have such good things going, then, bam! They figure out a way to screw it up (or the stylist should be blamed)…although I’m fairly certain celebrities have QUITE the opinion, as I’ve just worked with one not to long ago. She was adamant about what we put on her. Anyway…back to the shoes. No, no, no! First off, metallic “can” be cool, but not this one. I would much prefer her to have a metallic t-strap shoe. The front of the shoe is just too bulky for me with this type of dress. Strappy and sleeker is what is needed.
THE MEN! of the Red Carpet
1). Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabbana - As a man, to catch my eye, you have to be different. Dressing for the red carpets can be just as fun as the women (well, that’s a lie). Wearing a black tux is boring and played out. I can barely tell what is different from each…unless of course I was up close and personal and could see the fine detail. Since I’m not, I love seeing when me do things a bit differently. Weather it be the color of the tux (blue, green, gray, etc), or adding a print/pattern to one of the pieces (undershirt, jacket, pants). Love the black lapels on the blue suit and I love that it’s not navy-but a bit brighter. Strong choice of blue vest and black shirt and black tie. You aren’t as perfect as your wife though. And-your tux doesn’t fit that well either…one of my pet peeves for me-when your suit doesn’t fit properly!
2). Derek Hough in navy blue tux - Again, this caught my eye, well simply because it’s not black. He has no vest but a simple white shirt and black bow tie, matching the lapels of his jacket with the small white detail of his pocket square. If this was black, I’d hit the snooze button.