Sep 23, 2013

Emmys 2013: The fashion post

The big start to the new television season really begins with the Emmys. We reminisce about the last years' best before we begin a new year of great television. And there is always the fashion to get us going. Here is my 2013 Emmys fashion recap.

First, let's take a look at the trends on the red carpet. First there were the stunning black and white gowns:
Morgan Saylor in Alma
The Homeland beauty is stunning in her graphic black and white gown.

Merritt Wever
The queen of the thank you speech, Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever, rocked the black and white.

Now, black and white was hot, but ice blue was the color of the night.
Padma Lakshmi in kaufmanfranco
Padma's top and skirt combo was refreshing and fun. The ice blue looks beautiful on her skin tone.

Malin Akerman in Marchesa
Malin Akerman's icy blue Marchesa gown was a bit too bridal for me. She should have gone for something a bit simpler.

Zooey Deschanel in J. Mendel
I always love Zooey's retro-inspired style, but this modern silhouette really suits her. Plus the color matched her eyes exactly.

Now onto the best and worst. We'll start out with the best dressed men:
5. Jason Bateman and wife Amanda Anka

Jason is an old pro at the Emmys, and you can tell with his laid back yet classic and cool style.

4. Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Ashe
This is why we love this guy doing Weekend Update every week. He's adorable and funny, but still looks like a guy you want to hang with.

3. & 2. Aaron Paul & Bryan Cranston both in Burberry
Gotta give 3rd and 2nd place to the guys from Breaking Bad, they are going out with a bang.

 1. Jon Hamm in Armani with Jennifer Westfeldt in J. Mendel
Jon Hamm is my guy. His Mad Men hiatus beard is always awesome and the classic white dinner jacket is classic while still being different.

Next, the very difficult choice of choosing the best dressed women:
Honorable Mention - Kiernan Shipka
Everytime I see her, I know why Sally Draper is the HBIC. Kiernan is always age appropriate and on trend.  This dress is adorable. I love the bright flowers and she looks great in it. She's growing into a great fashionista.

5. Tina Fey in Narciso Rodriguez
Just as her 30 Rock is off the air, Tina finally gets the hang of the whole red carpet thing. The dress hugs her curves in all the right ways and her hair and jewelry are classic and timeless.

4. Anna Gunn in Ramona Kevesa
The black lace top of this gown gives it great detail and the soft flowing skirt balances out the look. The soft hair and minimal jewels balance out the look to keep it more casual instead of stiff.

3. Taylor Schilling in Thakoon
White should be the new black, the way that Taylor shows it off.

2. Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren
The Girls star looked stunning in this classic cobalt gown. Her hair was done in flowing waves to make her look like the girl you'd love to be friends with.

1. Elisabeth Moss in Andrew Gn
Oh our little Peggy Olsen all grown up. Elisabeth Moss looks every bit the modern girl in this black and white gown. And I just love her new blond bob.

Now we have the fun part, the worst dressed. First, let's look at the men:
5. Blair Underwood
What is up with the collar on his shirt? And that tie? They just seem very out of date.
4. LL Cool J in Zenga
The tie, the hat? I don't think so LL. You would have been better off simpler.

4. Kunal Nayyar with Google Glass
Just because you are on The Big Bang Theory, doesn't mean you have to dress the nerd part all of the time.

2. Asher Monroe Book
That quilted vest needs to go back to 1987, where it came from.

1. Judah Friedlander
I know this is his "shtick," but get over yourself. Brush your hair and get rid of the trucker hats already.

And the piece de la resistance, the worst dressed women:
Honorable Mention - Sarah Silverman
She looks like she just went to the mall and picked this up a few hours ago.

5. Claire Danes in Armani Privé
Angela Chase (cause I'm sorry, that's who she is to me), is not doing herself any favors in this dress. The color is nothing special on her and the decolletage is just terrible.

4. Jessica Pare in Oscar de la Renta
This Oscar de la Renta gown confused me. For some reason the bodice just doesn't flatter, and I'm never a fan of a high-low hem. I had more hopes for Megan Draper.
3. Heidi Klum in Versace
That neck is just so severe. Heidi seems entirely too sweet to wear this harsh dress.

2. Julianne Hough in Jenny Packham
I do not understand the see through skirt trend that was on the carpet. Bit this just looks like a bathing suit covered with sparkly see-through fabric. Not a good look, and especially not when you have your brother as a date.

1. Zosia Mamet in Honor
I know she plays ultra-conservative on Girls, but that is no reason to go completely insane on the carpet. the bodice does not flatter at all, and the fabric looks like a bad tie dye.

And now the red carpet will take a little rest until the season really amps up early next year. I'll be sure to recap the best of the Golden Globes and the Oscars too.
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