Last night posed a really difficult #firstworldproblem for most television viewers: Watch the Emmys from beginning to end of watch the second-to-last episode of Breaking Bad. I was live blogging the Emmys for RedCarpet-FashionAwards, which meant I didn’t really have a choice, and fortunately I have an amazing husband, so that decision didn’t equal a mad hubs.
So after a full night of really studying everyone’s red carpet looks, I give you my highlights and my biggest disappointment of the night:
Claire Danes’s Faux Bob:
The faux bob has been a big trend on the red carpet recently (read my how-to on getting the look here), but I have to say, I’ve never seen one as perfectly executed as Claire’s. Here’s a look at her stylist Peter Butler making it happen.
Emily Deschanel’s Perfect Makeup:
While I’ve never found myself particularly compelled by Emily Deschanel on the red carpet in the past, girlfriend knocked ‘em dead last night. Her gorgeous winged eyeliner, silvery shadow, pink lips and subtle pink cheeks created by makeup artist Stephen Sollitto are superb. To create her lip (you know I’m a sucker for a fuchsia lip!), Stephen used a combination of Zuzu Luxe Lipstick in Beso Beso and Dollhouse Pink. Love!!
Lena Dunham’s Green Eyes:
There’s something you should know. I don’t like Lena Dunham. Now before everyone jumps all over me for A) Attacking such a talented individual, or B) Being hateful, please note that not only have I never seen an episode of Girls, I’ve also never taken the time to read/watch an interview with her. I simply don’t like her because every other woman in the world adores her, and I kind of hate to be just like everyone else.
But, last night, her makeup was divine. And maybe the most polarizing makeup of the night. But I love a bold color, and this heavy smokey eye with the vibrant teal inner corners is totally fabulous in my book. I would have preferred it not be so matchy matchy with her dress, but still a total ‘yes’ for me.
Rose Byrne’s Midruff:
Another great moment? Rose Byrne’s Calvin Klein dress. Fashion Week just made it clear that midriff-baring fashions aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and for most people, that should be terrifying. But last night, Rose was the poster child for how to wear the trend–subtly, beautifully, totally eye-catching without being over exposed. Bravo, bravo.
Mindy Kaling Head-to-Toe:
My best dressed of the night is hands down, Mindy Kaling. I think everyone knows that I love a short-sleeved gown–it is such a refreshing change from the flourish of strapless, sleeveless and the occasional long-sleeved variety on the red carpet, and this In Edition by Georges Chakra gown is divine. The color, the shape and those insane jeweled cut-outs! Seriously superb. And her hair, makeup and white mani just make this a Best Dressed from top to bottom.
Close behind Mindy for my Best Dressed are Kiernan Shipka (do you know she’s 13??? This girl is seriously a fashion icon when most people are going through their ugly stage) in Delpozo and Julie Bowen in Zac Posen. I love that Kiernan took a risk and made a fabulous floral statement (I wish more people rocked prints on the red carpet), and this divine creation by my buddy Zac (I’ve interviewed him so many times that we’re totally BFFs now) is a work of art, and Julie looks super gorg.
Worst of the Night:
My favorite red carpet look of all time is Michelle Williams in Vera Wang at the 2006 Academy Awards. There was so much perfect going on there that even seven years later, no one can achieve that much perfection, and people are trying to emulate it. Anna Faris isn’t the first person to ‘rip off’ this look, but man, her version might be the worst. While her Monique Lhuillier dress is gorgeous, her beauty looks are the biggest bust of the night. Her hair may or may not be a wig, but if you wonder if something is a wig, that’s a bad sign. And the makeup is a mess, too. She totally missed the red lip mark with this ‘next day’ stain, and even the winged eyeliner and fake lashes just look messy.
Would love to hear your thoughts! Do you agree or disagree with my favorite moments of last night?
Peace, Love and the Emmys,