Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fashion Talk : The Emmy's

Today I wanted to mix things up a bit and talk about fashion!  I was having a conversation with a friend at work, and we both mentioned that we hate watching awards shows, but love to see the fashion.  Does anyone else do that? 

I wanted to do my own (hopefully nicer) version of Fashion Police and talk about some of my favorite and least favorite looks of the night.  I hope you all enjoy this and will share your favorite looks from the runway!

Favorite Looks

Teyonah Parris: I LOVED this dress!  I thought it was so cute and fun, not to mention really unique from most red carpet gowns.  I loved the polka dot pattern, and it flowed and photographed so well.  I think the hair and makeup looks a bit aged compared to the youthful, fun dress, so that's the only difference I would make.  For any Project Runway fans out there- does this remind you of a dress that Kenley would make?


Christina Hendricks: I'm not sure whose look I like better- Christina or her husband's!  This might not be the best dress for a hot California day, but it's a show stopper.  The detailing is absolutely stunning, and it flatters her gorgeous figure perfectly.  Doesn't it look like she stepped out of the Great Gatsby?


Ellie Kemper: I think I would love just about anything that Ellie would wear because I'm such a big fan of hers.  This dress, though, is so unique and gorgeous that I would love it on anyone!  I love the pattern and the colors.  It stands out so much and is extremely flattering.  I don't think I've ever seen a dress like this, and I love it!


Maggie Gyllenhaal: This dress silhouette happens to be my absolute favorite- it's classic, flattering, and beautiful!  I loved the contrast of the bright purple against the dark blue top.  I also really like how Maggie didn't add a necklace and let her dress be the star!


Lady Gaga: I would have never guessed that this elegant, beautiful woman was Lady Gaga!  What a transformation!  This dress was really simple and gorgeous, with an interesting detail at the hip.  It fit her perfectly!

Best Dressed

Julianne Hough: I loved how unique this dress was, and how revealing it is but doesn't feel inappropriate.  It probably helps that Julianne has an absolutely perfect body!  I also loved how she kept her hair and makeup really simple and elegant, and Derek looked classic and handsome next to her.   

Least Favorite Looks

Kerry Washington: I'm usually a huge fan of everything that Kerry wears, but I really didn't like this dress!  It looks really heavy and uncomfortable.  I also think it would be way too warm on a day when everyone was complaining about the heat (and some stars almost passed out).  I thought her hair and makeup looked gorgeous, and those shoes are fantastic!  


Tracee Ellis Ross: I don't really understand or like the design on this dress.  It doesn't look like it's finished, and looks more like a craft project.  I also think it fits Tracee awkwardly (especially the top).  I'm not a fan of the jewelry either.  Overall, not a very good look in my opinion!


Naomi Grossman: I don't get this....at all.  Not flattering, not cute, not a fan.  It also looks like she could easily trip over the dress- it's too long!!

Worst Dressed

Heidi Klum: WHY, Heidi, WHY!  I've been absolutely loving Heidi's looks this year on Project Runway and America's Got Talent, but I really don't understand this design at all.  It looks like she's trying to be supermodel Big Bird!  I think she looks gorgeous in anything that she wears, but I don't get this look at all.  It would be a really cute little dress if the mesh was removed along with the sleeve/coverup.



What are you favorite looks from the runway?
Least favorite?
Do you watch award shows?
Am I being too harsh?  I hate to diss anyone, and Dan said I'm being a meanie.  I hope I wasn't too mean- it's all in fun- all these women are gorgeous!

24 comments:

  1. No, Gretchen, you were not being harsh. I love watching the fashions on the awards shows. My favorite was the Kerry Washington dress. It sparkled and moved. I guess they didn't plan on it being so hot that day but she said since it had so much mesh it was cooler. And Lady Gaga..so subdued. I thought the fashions were well designed this time and showed some personality.

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    1. I agree- lots of really unique and beautiful dresses. It was really hard to find any that I didn't like! I'm happy to hear you don't think I'm being harsh :)

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  2. I didn't watch the emmys, but I always like to look at the outfits afterwards. I have no idea who Teyonah Parris is but hot damn her dress is gorgeous!

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    1. Same here! Great, fun dress. Apparently she plays the first African American character on Mad Men. I've never watched that show so I've never heard of her! She's gorgeous though.

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  3. Haha I saw a meme of Heidi next to Big Bird... the outfits were similar :) I agree that I love looking at the fashion, but I also love listening to the hosts and seeing who's nominated... I'm just not a fan of all the commercials!

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    1. I didn't even see that! Glad I'm not the only one who thought that. Commercials are always the worst..definitely something I don't miss now that I don't have cable :)

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  4. I didn't watch the red carpet or the emmys, but I heard about Heidi's dress. Just no. Pick one look and go with it. The color looks good on her but the dress doesn't.

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  5. Some of these dresses don't do their wearer justice whatsoever! I do love Julianne's look but I agree with you... too revealing for the event.

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    1. I actually thought it was the perfect amount of revealing! I loved that dress (even though I could NEVER pull it off!)

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  6. I did not watch the Emmys. I don't think you were too harsh. I am so mean when it comes to people dressing (hypocrite as I wear shorts and tanks) My theory is if you wear it in public all bets are off. I only liked one of those dresses. Thanks really good job
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    1. I'm glad you don't think I was harsh! Phew :) I agree- if you're a celebrity and wear something crazy to an award show you should expect some backlash. Glad you liked this!

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  7. I thought at first there was a spot on naomi's dress then I realized it's see through and that's her belly button! And what is up with Heidi's platforms!? Also, love Julieanne's everything but I think the headband needs to go. It draws too much attention away from that gorgeous dress!

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    1. Eww I know what you mean! I actually really liked her headband but I can completely see your point. That dress was amazing for sure!

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  8. I never watch the actual show either lol I only watch the red carpet!

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  9. I don't watch award shows either! I usually look up best/worst dressed articles the day after. I loved reading your critiques! I agree with you on Kerry Washington's dress, it looks like chain mail!

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    1. Thanks Gabby! Glad you liked this, and I'm happy someone agreed with me about Kerry's dress :)

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  10. This is such a cool post! I love that you branched out and wrote about fashion. I have NO CLUE when it comes to anything fashion-related and I don't even know who most of these women are, because I am so out of touch with media. So sad. I'm a loser. But as loser as I am, I'd never wear that yellow dress. :P

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it Suzy! I wear pretty basic stuff myself and I'm not a fashionista or anything, but it definitely is interesting to me! I didn't know most of them either..I just saw pics and saved the ones I liked and didn't like :)

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  11. I actually like listening to some of the acceptance speeches, and I feel like you can always expect an inappropriate comment or lash-out these days :) Even though the yellow dress is not my favorite, I can't get over how amazing HK looks after having kids!

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    1. True! I heard there was some controversy with Viola Davis's speech which is unfortunate. I agree that Heidi usually looks great, but I didn't think this did her any justice! She's such a beautiful woman and this dress is not good at all!

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  12. You're not being harsh at all! I'm with Lauren - I love looking at the fashion and listening to the acceptance speeches. And, if the host is good, I like their bits :) didn't get to watch the Emmy's this year, though!

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    1. I would be interested in your thoughts on Andy as a host. I heard he didn't do a good job..I just don't think his humor is best in a hosting gig!

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