Monday, September 21, 2009

Emmy Fashion...The Best, The Worst & WTF!

Here's a look at our best, worst and some WTF's from the red carpet at the 61st Annual Emmy Awards. Click images to enlarge...

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The Best...

Drew Barrymore

Although it was a hard choice, our pick for best dressed of the evening goes to Miss Drew in this gorgeous peach Monique Lhuillier gown. She plays it simply and elegantly with the right makeup, hair and minimal accessories.
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Alicia Witt

She almost made it as our best dressed of the evening as we LOVE LOVE LOVE this she looks absolutely gorgeous post-'That 70's Show' with her flowing red tresses and minimal makeup. Too bad her accessories are what held her back on the win. They just weren't quite right and appeared a bit cheap and heavy looking.

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January Jones

This modern and stunning Versace number made the Mad Men actress stand out for sure. We love the forward, cut out bodice paired with the long fish-tail skirt. Bravo!
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Rose Byrne

We absolutely adore this vintage Valentino number, but this star of "Damages" could have done something a bit more with her hair. An up-do and a different coloured clutch might have just won you first place.

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Olivia Wilde

She looks yummy and divine in this dramatic confection from Marchesa with it's appliqued bodice and asymmetrical style. We don't even mind the sheer panel cut outs. The one thing that we didn't love enough to put it on top and almost pushed it to our "Meh" category was the abundance of ruffles. Otherwise it's a win.

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Mila Kunis

She's stunning. ...Love the makeup, hair, shoes, dress and the vampy red mystique of it all...but the abundance of tulle we could do without. This Monique Lhuillier dress only shorter {and with less tulle} would be to die for!

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Leighton Meester

We love love love that she's fashion forward and give her thumbs up on this avant-garde Bottega Veneta number. We just wish the bottom of the dress didn't make her look so frumpy.

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Chloe Sevigny

Quirky, retro and fun is what we love about this Isaac Mizrahi gown...just didn't feel it was necessarily worthy of red carpet status.

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Mariska Hartigay

Love the Carolina Herrera gown and the entire look is beautiful. We're just a bit bored with it all...and looking like a Cindy Crawford wanna be is not helping matters. Taking a bit more of a risk is in order for Ms. Hartigay. She has the looks and the body for it.

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Hayden Panetierre

Gorgeous J. Mendel gown, but the combination of the hair, make up and accessores age her a good 20 to 30 years. Too bad. Where's a good stylist when you need one?

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Heidi Klum

We've seen this look before and are a bit zzzz'd by it, even if it is Marchesa. Heidi only made it in to our "Meh" category because she looked absolutely glowingly gorgeous for once with baby on board. Normally, she doesn't dress well enough to judge others and opens her mouth a bit too much for our taste.

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Blake Lively

Yawn...Although we love the plunging neckline and killer detail of this Versace dress, J. Lo wears this look best. Blake just look like she's trying too hard.

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Elisabeth Moss

We do love the top of this Reem Acra dress, but the colour makes it a fade-into-the-background dud and the skirt is a bit too voluminous and wrinkled.

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Holly Hunter

This gorgeous gown we've seen somewhere before, but all that aside, she could have worked it a little harder with a cute up-do and a touch of colour on her lips.

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The Worst...

Padma Lakshmi

She's still doing what she does best...using what she's got to get to the top - and yer all falling for it. This Red Hat Society mess of a Badgley Mischka DIY project is just bad and nearly missed our WTF category. Hey, at least she's not wearing yellow again, which we really hate on her.

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Jon Cryer

Dude, you don't have to play the goof alllll the time.

Film Magic /Jeff Kravitz

Joely Fisher

Purple check, Up-do check, makeup check....Just too much accessorising on a frumpy looking gown that makes you look twice your age. Uncheck.

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Jeanne Tripplehorn

This could have worked if it were shorter and more fitted...and on someone else.

Film Magic /Jeff Kravitz

Elizabeth Perkins

Gorgeous girl in a matronly gown that should be worn only by Liza Minelli, Elizabeth Taylor or the like. Now, put her in the dress that Jeanne Tripplehorn wore and we have a WIN!

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Kyra Sedgwick

Yikes! When did wearing your kid's DIY craft project to a red carpet event become OK? This L'Wren Scott number looks cheap and the colour does nothing for Kyra. The addition of the messy up-do makes this a hot mess for sure.
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Victoria Rowell

Sorry...we don't know who you are, but you stood out in this disturbingly ugly number. You don't have tell us that you support Obama at every turn...We could have guessed that. Also, you could have covered up the tan lines, put on a little makeup and changed into something a bit nicer for your night on the RED CARPET. ...Cute shoes though.

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Petra said...

Drew, Alicia and Rose are my top picks too. Heidi Klum is so OUT.

And, what's up is seriously WTF in yer WTF section. An ugly Obama dress? Please!

Fantastic Forrest said...

That Obama dress is hilarious. WTF, indeed.

OakMonster said...

If you look at the back of Olivia's dress--and you CAN find pictures of that--she would've gone to WTF also.

Who in their right mind would do a faux backless dress with a friggin' zipper running right through it?!?!

Pretty Things said...

Mila's dress makes her look stumpy, and the look on her face says she just realized it on the drive over and boy is she pissed at her stylist.

Saucy said...


First of all, you and I were thinking exactly the same, you were right!

You also did the right thing and mentioned the designer names and I did not. I knew that I was remiss but my eyes were held open with a nasty toothpick/epoxy combination and it was 3:00 a.m., I decided something had to give and I suppose it was any semblance of being an actual writer, so I just snarked instead.

The Obama dress? That gal is a daytime actress... what was she doing at the Emmy Awards? Hideous concoction. Just hideous.

♥Aubrey said...

Where's Gennifer Goodwin...i loved her dress color and style!!! Out of your choices..i'd go for January Jones please :-)

Raven said...

Honestly, I had Ginnifer Goodwin in my Worst Dressed, but left her out eventually due to too many picks.

Don't get me wrong, I thought that she was gorgeous...Make up, hair, accessories perfect, but that dress was wrong for her. The colour was gorgeous, but the front a wrinkled mess. I also just wanted to yank the whole thing down. She's not so busty, so she didn't have enough to fill it out.


FaerySarah said...

yeah i was like - john cryer - are you in dressed in character? You know you can come as yourself to these things! random!

Kellie said...

An Obama dress? Really?, do you have to go that far! BIG WTF!?

drollgirl said...

welllllllllllllllllllllll, i didn't watch the emmy's, but i'd say drew barrymore needed some jewelry. and i like some of your "meh" crowd looks. but i have to agree with you on the wtf crowd!!!!

OliveStreetStudio said...

Drew - Yay! Alicia - Holly - Yay!

Chloe - I have to say, I usually hate her choices, but this dress was GOOD.

konstantine said...

i can't get over that obama dress... it's just so ridiculous.

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Minxy said...

I'm tired of that Padma too. Aren't her 15 minutes over yet? I loved Blake's dress, but she herself looked blah. She def could have worked it more. Same with lots of others. Nobody likes to stand out or take a risk. I think your choices were rather on IMO.

Love when you do these fashion commentaries.

Digicute said...

Interesting post :D!!! Btw, love your blog :)!

Jewelicide said...

What is Victoria Rowell thinking? That dress is terrible!

Kerry said...

I missed most of these so thanks for the recap! :)

AlyGatr said...

I love to watch those things, but honestly, this year I didn't watch. I love your recap though and totally agree :)

MountainEagleCrafter said...

*headdesk* over the Obama dress

Amanda said...

Oh dear, I quite liked Kyra Sedgwick's look, but that's just me.
I def. agree with your other picks though.

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