Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The 2014 Emmy Awards: Best Dressed List

The Emmys are one of my favorite awards shows of the season. I find there are so many talented actors and wonderfully creative shows on the small screen and it is great to see them receive recognition. Monday night's awards ceremony was a pleasure to watch and the celebs definitely brought their A game to the red carpet! Here is a list of my favorite looks from the night:

January Jones stole the show with her stunning Prabal Gurung gown. I especially love the higher hemline at the front to show off those gorgeous cage heels.

Gwen Stefani definitely kept my attention in this Atelier Versace gown. I really love how she styled the look with sleek hair and minimal accessories and didn't don her infamous red lipstick. I barely recognized her at first! 

Does she NEVER age?!? Julia Roberts is pulling a serious Benjamin Button here in this Elie Saab Couture mini and those Louboutin heels. Love!

Although her main man Matthew McConaughey didn't get the recognition he deserved for True Detective, he did win big in other ways. Wife Camila Alves definitely stole the spotlight in this stunning Zuhair Murad gown. It goes so well with her skin tone. White is said to be a difficult thing to wear on the runway but boy does she prove them wrong.

I am so drawn to Kerri Washington's Prada look. I think the sparkly mini skirt peeping under a high slight is genius. That orange tone looks great on her too! 

Sarah Hyland is definitely settling into her look these days. The Christian Siriano design was a great choice, especially seeing as she accepted her 5th(!!) consecutive award for Modern Family. I love the youthful high bun pared with the dainty straps on the top. Just perfect.

Monday, 25 August 2014

2014 MTV VMA Show - Best and Worst Dressed

Well, the MTV VMAs were back at it last night! As usual, the red carpet was peppered with some successful and some not-so-successful fashion risks. There was certainly no lack of exposed flesh on display with some of the highest slits I've ever seen and some "J-Lo worthy" plunging necklines. While there was almost too much nudity for my liking, a few gems did pop out of the crowd. I gravitated towards the separates partially because the majority of the gowns were underwhelming.


In a sea of revealing gowns and mini dresses, Gwen Stefani rocked it in this hot pink and black ensemble. I absolutely loved this look, especially with the hot pink lips and punky Lorraine Schwartz rings. Win.

Ingrid Nilsen, of Youtube beauty fame, is making me swoon over these Christian Siriano separates. You can kind of sense a trend here that I am a major fan of hot pink. Her simple pulled-back hair and those shoes (!!) tied the whole look together for a cute, enviable look.

Beyoncé in Niciolas Jebran, because she is the Queen.

Some people love it, some people elevator hate it. I'm on the love side of Solange Knowles' red carpet look. She is rocking an H&M design over-sized jacket and cigarette pant. Can you believe this suit only cost $150? She ties the whole look together with ankle-strapped Stuart Weitzman Hells and awesome brushed out curls.

Off all the Kardashians, Kendall Jenner definitely stood out above the rest. Her Alon Livne outfit looked perfect with her sleek hair and simple accessories. 


I love Ariana Grande. I'm typically a huge supporter of her girly style and I am extremely envious of her hair (WHO IS HER HAIR DRESSER?). I am just not in love with this Moschino number. I don't like the blatant name-dropping and find it a bit edgy/punky for her style.

Ummm... no comment on Amber Rose's outfit selection.

I understand Taylor Swift wanting to make some waves and move away from her typical pretty and safe red carpet style. I commend her for that. However, this looks like she is wearing a cirque-du-soleil leotard. I would love this look more if the bottom was longer and more of a romper-type piece. 

I LOVE that Katy Perry took a jab at Brit Brit and Justin's matching denim red carpet look from the early 2000s. I find it hilarious and love a good flashback every now and again. However, the denim dress and denim suit with corn rows should have been retired when Brit and Justin shook the world and ended their union. No body needs to see that ever again. I need therapy.

At least Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke didn't shake their money makers around stage this time around. I actually thought this was a very successful event and I thoroughly enjoyed Yoncé ending the night with a 20 minute performance of pure fierceness. I give this year's VMAs a solid B (for Beyoncé).