Let’s just say it out loud: The 67th Emmy Awards was all about The Strapless Dress. And why not? In scorching temps of 41-degrees (holy Moly hair and make-up) who would want to be caught out in a neck to floor Georgio Armani Prive sequined extravaganza? Yes, Jaimie Alexander, I’m talking to you. Swelter much?
So in in today’s roundup of yet another Hollywood RC – my faves will be only those who dressed weather appropriate. Here Goes:
Mad Men’s Jessica Pare epitomised cool glamour in a hot pink Monse dress with Fred Leighton jewels. She just floated down the RC with her hair regally pulled back in a low chignon, amongst a sea of sweaty hair extensions. Nice work stylists!
The exquisite Padma Lakshmi from Top Chef who pretends to eat ‘In N Out’ burgers on her Instagram and who just TURNED 45, looked incredible in a chartreuse Romona Keveza, that showcased her endless golden skin. When Giuilianna Rancic enquired as to her “best beauty tip” – she replied: “Happiness.” Bitch please.
January Jones, you KNOW how partial I am, to a jumpsuit. So now. But an emerald green strapless Ulyana Sergeenko jumpsuit with Grecian pleating front detail – girrrrl! YES PLEASE! Loved. Want. And the hair – perfect!And look who’s all grown up! Young Ariel Winter looked like an old Hollywood Glamazon in this bombshell red Romona Keveza gown. Her cascading, sultry dark locks, although probably completely drenched with her own sweat, also looked the part.
Ditto to her fellow Modern Family co-star Sarah Hyland who donned, okay not a strapless but close, a Zac Posen in my fave colour of burgundy. LOVED her uber chic golden toned bob and bronzed make-up. Stunning.
Maggie Gyllenhaal looked incredible in this Kathryn Hahn gown worthy of a film festival in the south of France. (Cannes anyone?) It is one of those dresses you really have to see as it moved beautifully with a sexy, tied back feature. Our Maggie also nailed it with her tres chic cropped do, sun-kissed skin and gold accessories. Take me to the Riviera NOW.
Amy Schumer – I love you but not in this dress. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a full-fugured starlet on the RC (well…debatable), BUT this strapless Zac Posen was not good. There was Verjay-jay arm for days…and it certainly didn’t elevate our friend Amy to the sexy glamazon she deserves to be. You’d have to be Halle Berry to rock this look – and how many people are Halle Berry? Ditto to hair. Maybe a victim of the 41-degree temps? But it was a no from me.
Sofia Vergara – I’m so bored with her look. She wears strapless like ALL THE TIME. Plus, this metallic St John gown on a 41-degree day with hair out (did I mention it was 41-degrees?) – no, strapless no. Look, maybe Jo and Sofia should just turn up at to these events naked. Better. Cooler. Plus, I’m just going to call it – too much Botox my friend. I’ve seen it all before – the pre-wedding Botox – hello Planet of the Apes face.
Gina Rodriguez has never really gotten it right on the RC. Sorry Gina, but I just like to say it how it is. And yesterday, in a Lorena Sarbu gown, was no exception. Looking like the doll-toilet-roll holder that my Mum purchased from a school fete in Epping – this starlet seriously needs a good stylist. She is way too gorgeous to be looking like a toilet accessory from the 80s.
And Joanna Newsom the wife of our host Andy Samberg (who unfortunately was just not funny) wore this unusual Delpozo dress that kind of looked like an ornamental serving plate from circa Downtown Abby. Now, she may have faired better if she wasn’t talked into that Elizabethan hairstyle from some experimental hair person. The Emmy’s RC is certainly not the time to play dress-ups! Naughty stylist and hair person.
You know when I saw Tracee Ellis Ross present on stage, I thought, no. No to that strapless, coral concoction. But then I saw her on the 41-degree Red Carpet (it was 41-degrees on the RC) with the deep coral tones of this playfully tiered Zac Posen, and gold accessories against her incredible caramel skin – I think I could be secretly in love with this gown. Don’t tell anyone.
Well, Glam friends, another fine Red Carpet event bites the Hollywood fairy-dust, and a total scorcher at that…Do you know how hot it was on that RC? It was hot!
See you soon!