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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

by Jane on August 31, 2010 · 0 comments

in Fashion Mojito

Who knew the Emmy’s were this past weekend?  It just doesn’t seem plausible that it is already awards season!  While the prolific acceptance speeches are always what get me to tune in, the fashion is typically hard to beat – whether its good, so-so, or downright hideous.  So who hit the mark and who totally stunk…. For the most part the fashions on every bella were a bit ho-hum, HOWEVER in the midst of the typical strapless column gowns, there were a select few who tried to go a bit outside the proverbial box and upped the ante in dresses that were a little less “expected”.  One of those lovely ladies is January Jones who rocked out an electric blue Versace number that featured a shorter hem  in the front and fanned out into a beautiful mermaid tail in the back.  Her dress was truly a “wow” but her hair and make-up could have used a bit of a boost.  String-y strands just don’t seem to stand up quite right to such a gorgeous gown.

On the other end of the spectrum we had a risk-taker who shouldn’t have gambled.  Fiery headed Christina Hendricks was gussied up in  lavender Zac Posen trimmed in ostrich feathers that simply didn’t compliment her ample figure.  The color washed her out, and the “too-many-details” and fancied up sihlouette did NOTHING for her.  This Victorian-esque inspired number is best left to the lithe super model whose height and bones will show off its

intricacies.  Definitely a tough look to pull off.

BLACK BEAUTY:I am sad to say that the majority of my favorites this year are basic black.  While I love a dash of color on the red carpet this year’s looks that sizzled tended on the more inky side with beautiful fishtail trains and tony tone-on-tone embellishment.  Eva Longoria Parker was ravishing in Robert Rodriguez, while Kelly Osborne rocked it out in a beautiful look by Tony Ward.  I can’t say enough good things about Kelly’s look – she so perfectly accented her strong points and chose a dress with an interesting neckline that was UBER-flattering for her.  While I don’t think Paula Abdul wins the award for “Best Dressed” she does get the “most improved” award.   Typically Paula’s style choices are a bit tacky and over-the-top but in this particular case she choose something ever-so-tasteful and downright lovely.  Let’s encourage more of this behavior!  Who was blah black?  Kate Goselin… (And why the heck was she there anyway?)  The Mom who is famous because she has  8 and who recently tippy-toed on the Dancing with the Stars and of course continues her reality show sans Jon showed up in a dowdy drippy number complete with a cowl neckline and run-of -the-mill skirt.  BORING – Someone please get the hook.


HORRIFYING:My oh my!  Sofia Vergara looked more like a pageant princess than an actress attending the grandEmmys.  Ms. Vergara turned up in a buttercup yellow number bedazzled with sequins by the honorable Carolina Herrera.  Hererra, who typically creates divine designs that are utterly classic missed the mark with this Miss. Sunshine look that definitely looks a bit cheap and absolutely un-polished. 

Another cheapie on the scene was Naya Rivera whose hair alone with worthy of a style misdemeanor.  Who can stand this teal cupcake-like skirt with inappropriate higher than high slit?  Beyond the fluff and the balloon shaped chignon the make-up was clown-like as well.  Note to all readers, never do caked on make-up, with a dramatic hair style, with a frou-frou dress.  Pick ONE item to highlight and do-it-up. 

Mindy Kaling had a case of the “too muches” as well.  While the dress on it’s own it architecturally interesting and no doubt well-made, I feel it better suited for a gal with a little more height.  The peek-a-boo tulle, big full skirt, and asymmetrical cut leave us only able to eye the dress and not the girl beneath.  This frock is clearly over powering and hits her in a very unflattering point on her leg making them appear larger than they probably are. AND, in the case of Rivera, Kaling’s hair is in one word “Ghastly”.  This lovely girl is quite pretty but very poorly styled.  Who knew that bad prom ‘dos would be making so many appearances on the red carpet?!

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