red carpet : 2010 emmy awards favourites

Spectacularly Sparkly
Heather Morris (Glee) in Ina Soltani is my surprise favourite of the night!
The glam yet somehow still clean hair & make-up and the little black belt are just perfection on such an all out show stopping gown.
Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) comes a very close second - does anyone know who designed her dress?
On Jennifer the super low-key styling works a charm.
Maria Menounos (TV presenter) elegantly pulls off a tricky cut-out Ralph and Russo.

Subtle Shimmer
 Kelly Osbourne looks absolutely unbelievable in Tony Ward Couture.
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) is proportionally perfect in Escada.
Juliana Margulies (The Good Wife) looks a little thin but effortlessly gorgeous in L'Wren Scot.

Colour Wonderful
Jenna Fischer (The Office) is stunning in a slightly altered 2007 tangerine Versace gown.
Kyra Sedgewick (The Closer) also goes for relaxed hair but chooses a lovely berry lip to perfect her Monique Lhuillier look.
She looks better than ever!
I don't love the bangs on Emily Deschanel (Bones) but won't hold that against her lovely ruffle-layered Max Azria Atelier dress.

Magical Monochrome
The longer I look at it, the more I adore Toni Collette (United States of Tara) in this understated Valentino gown. How originally beautiful is the realistic floral print at the hem?
Tina Fey (30 Rock) totally bowls me over in this Oscar de la Renta gown. Her best fashion choice yet!
Kristen Wiig (SNL) looks perfectly pretty in polkadots.

Luscious Lace
Singer Jewel's Zuhair Murad gown is a romantic red carpet dream and quite a classic choice for her.
Dianna Agron (Glee) just manages to carry off a major Carolina Herrera gown.

Grecian Goddesses
Kim Kardashian was the first one in the foto galleries to catch my eye with this perfect fit Marchesa gown - I think she looks fantastic.
Rose Byrne (Damages) also went with a classic up-do to complement her Gucci goddess gown.
They both look utterly divine, but I prefer Kim's curves in this dress shape.

King & Queen
I haven't gotten on the Jon Hamm (Mad Men) bandwagon yet, but him and his girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt are just picture perfect in Armani.

Prince & Princess of Darkness
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer (True Blood) are just the right couple for Alexander McQueen. 
I wish I loved Anna a little bit more in this dress though, it feels like something's missing?

Just not that into it...

I first thought Emily Blunt was Marion Cottilard in this pale lilac Christian Dior (a compliment for Emily methinks!) and I just can't find any love for this look. It doesn't fit very well and the floral embellishments seem slightly wilted.
All the critics are raving about Claire Danes in Giorgio Armani Prive. With her golden blonde hair and bronzed skin she's almost unrecognisable, but the simple sheath still feels too safe and predictable. The other sparklers outshine her by miles in my opinion.

I love Keri Russel in this vintage Jean Louis Scherrer frock and the gold accessories are perfect... 
For a dinner date. I wish she'd worn something more formal for such a major red carpet event.
On the other hand, I feel like January Jones is over the top in cobalt blue Versace. (There's just no pleasing some people!)
Kudos for the brave choice though and I love the undone hair and make-up to counter-act the drama.

All images from www.instyle.com

1 comment:

  1. www.culinaryexpeditions.blogspot.com8/31/10, 9:29 PM

    I agree on all counts, except Claire Danes...she looks as gold, shiney and ready to change people's lives as an Oscar Statuette.

    Jayma Mays (Glee) is also one of my favourites.