Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My First Fashion Police

Sunday night was the return of awards season and the Emmy’s were in full swing. I love watching award shows, hosting friends and filling out ballot, but what I live for is the red carpet! I tape the red carpet coverage, in case I miss something, as well as the following night’s episode of E Fashion Police. With that said, I have decided to take a stab at my own Fashion Police and chat up the hits and misses that I saw on the red carpet.

The Good:

I love a strong, secure woman who knows how to walk the proverbial red carpet and last night didn’t disappoint. Kim Kardashian was stunning in a Grecian inspired, white Marchesa gown. Her hair was flawless and the jewels complimented the ensemble perfectly. Lea Michele, who spent her 24th birthday on the red carpet, looked fresh and young in a navy Oscar de la Renta gown. She left her hair flowing and easy and sported a perfect smoky eye. My only complaint was that her jewels were a little too heavy with the loose hair. Possibly a thinner necklace or larger earring would have worked better. Jayma Mays wore a sapphire blue, Burberry gown that fit like a glove. Her hair was retro but current and I loved the fresh faced makeup with heavy lined eyes. I also loved the gold jewelry accents!

Ladies, what I have said time and time again regarding proportions and dressing for your body type? Well, no one did it better than Amber Riley. Her custom made, white Grecian Melissa Masse gown hugged her body in all the right places. With a wide sequined band strategically placed, it gave her that all important defined waist, allowing the bodice of the gown to skim over her hips. Her hair and makeup were perfect and I loved the platinum and diamond jewels. Grecian goddess!

Other notables: Eva Longoria Parker in Robert Rodriquez and Jane Lynch in Ali Rahimi. Elisabeth Moss in Donna Karan, however, I would love to have seen the gown in a different color. The blush tones washed her out, but the cut and draping were gorgeous.  


The Bad:

Anna Paquin was on trend, as far as black and gold accents are concerned, but the dress itself was a mess. Designed by Alexander McQueen, the dress proportions were off. The dramatic drape of the skirt was confusing and the heavy beading on the bodice fought with the light weight, silk skirt. I liked her hair and makeup, but it wasn’t enough to save the look. January Jones is typically on the best dressed list, but when she appeared on the red carpet in an electric blue Versace gown, I was so disappointed. The cone cups, the hemline, the color, the texture… I get that the dress was supposed to be avant-garde but it was just confusing. Plus, her hair was flat compared to the flair of the gown and the plain, black platform heels were just that, plain. The whole thing just didn’t work for me.

While the gals from GLEE looked amazing, Naya Rivera looked like she was either heading to her senior prom or the Miss USA pageant. The over-the-top up-do, the slit up to there dress, the exaggerated puff of the skirt and the strategically placed brooch was just too much. The bodice of the gown was nice. I liked the draping and snug fit, but hated the color. Let’s hope for an improvement at the SAG awards. Christina Hendricks, and her va-va-va-voom body, left me flat and that’s hard to say about her! Her Zac Posen gown, of drab lilac, did nothing for her complexion. The sweetheart neckline, puffed short sleeves, and addition of feathers, cut her off in all the wrong places and made her look heavier than she really is. I love that she embraces her curves, but this isn’t the right way to go about it. She looks best in jewel tones, higher bust lines and form fitted skirts. Refer to her 2010 SAG award Carolina Herrera gown. Perfect!

Other disappointing looks: Jenna Fischer in vintage Versace, Sofia Vergara in Carolina Herrara and Tiny Fey in Oscar de la Renta.


What were your thoughts of the red carpet gowns? Who topped your best and worst dressed list? I am geared up for awards season. It just happens to be one of my favorite times of the year!

Photo Credits:

Photograph of Kim Kardashian taken from Photograph taken by Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos.

Photograph of January Jones taken from Photograph taken by Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos.

 At the time of this post, I had not watched E Fashion Police. All opinions are strictly my own.

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