My apologies for the delay between blog posts. I've been working 60 hour work weeks recently, but thankfully that's over for now.
The 91st (or as Tina Fey joked the millionth) Academy Awards was held recently. Between the red carpet and the Vanity Fair After Party there were so many fantastic looks I had to split the list into two. So first off my picks for best dressed at the show!
Sarah Paulson wore this bright and beautiful Brandon Maxwell gown at the show. While pink was the color for this year's Oscars, this dress is quite unique. It's quite voluminous and could easily overwhelm the wearer, but the cutouts are perfectly sized and placed to show off Ms. Paulson's figure.
I love this lilac Balmain gown worn by Emilia Clark. The structured bodice paired with the drapey skirt out of this slinky metallic material is perfect for this Game of Thrones star. The color, while similar to the pinks worn on the carpet, was different enough to stand out.
Lady Gaga shined as bright as the $30 million Tiffany & Co necklace she wore with this Alexander McQueen gown by Sarah Burton. I love this look from head to toe. It's incredibly elegant with the voluminous skirt and train, but with modern twists perfect for Lady Gaga, like the drop waist and sculptural hips.
My favorite look goes to this Christian Siriano ensemble worn by Billy Porter. This design is so innovative and when I look at it I wonder why did we have to wait til 2019 to see it? The look was versatile, too. While Billy Porter was hosting red carpet interviews for the ABC Network he had a slimmer skirt and a skinny tie, which he changed out for the ballgown skirt and bowtie when he walked the red carpet. While many have worn their take on the men's suit on the red carpet, none have blurred the lines of gender identity quite like this one and Billy Porter was the perfect person to wear it. He is confident, loves fashion and always has fun at these stuffy award shows. And thank you to Glenn Close for perfectly responding to this fantastic ensemble!
The 70th annual Emmy Awards were last night and the attendees did not disappoint on the gold (not red) carpet! There were so many stunning gowns and ensembles it was difficult to narrow down my favorites.
She may have been suffering from bronchitis last night, but that didn't stop Allison Janney from looking flawless in this sequined Prabal Gurung gown. The violet color was a nice contrast on the gold carpet. It also stood out amongst the many attendees who wore either black or white. I love the ruching at the waist accenting her gorgeous figure and the two different types of sleeves.
Thandie Newton graced the gold carpet in this pink Brandon Maxwell gown. The silhouette showed off her svelte figure, while the train added to Thandie's natural elegance. Of course, she had the best accessory of all - Emmy himself. Congrats on your first Emmy award, Thandie!
It may be after Labor Day, but that didn't stop many attendees from rocking white gowns on the gold carpet. First is Kristen Bell in this body hugging Solace London gown. I love the straight across neckline paired with sleeves, not a common look for a formal gown. Her slicked back hair and minimal jewelry paired nicely with this dress. I'm glad she opted to go without a necklace which would have distracted from this unique neckline.
Next up in the sea of white gowns is Angela Bassett who looks phenomenal at 60 years old! She rocked this dramatic Azzia and Osta gown while presenting the emmy award for lead actress in a comedy series. I love the structural accent which in no way obstructed the sleekness of this gown.
The last of my favorite white dresses is this Ralph & Russo gown worn by Jessica Biel. I love the drapey overlay skirt and train. I also love the different sizes of the print and their placements on the dress!
I love love LOVE this Zuhair Murad Couture ensemble! The deep plunging beaded jacket is belted to draw in her waist with a feather peplum and drapey, open skirt. Only someone with gorgeous stems like Keri Russell could pull off slits that high. This gown and silhouette is very unexpected and I love it!
This Zac Posen Resort 2019 gown worn by Joey King ties for first of my favorite 2018 Emmy looks! I love the intricate draping in the bodice - front and back! The design comes together in a V in the back flaunting her gorgeous figure. That multi-layered tulle skirt is a fairytale come true and I LOVE that the photographers grabbed a shot of her twirling in it on the gold carpet! Bravo!!!!!
My other favorite look of the night is this all over jewel embellished Christian Siriano gown worn by Angela Sarafyn! I love the unique, but simple neckline paired with long, dreamy skirt! She looked like an angel floating on the gold carpet! Just fantastic!
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