Friday, September 28, 2012

friday free for all: emmy favorites.

I couldn’t seem to get to this earlier in the week when it was more relevant, but I decided sharing my favorites from the Emmys Red Carpet worked for a friday free for all, so here we go.  A few different sorts of picks from my usual this time around I think; let’s see if you agree:

Kerry Washington in Vivienne Westwood.  That sparkle and color against her skin tone is gorgeous. She looks so comfortable and at ease in the dress as well, like it’s a part of her. Less enamored with the hair, though the fly-aways were likely caused by the sweltering temps.  The make-up, though understated, really pops.  

Jessica Pare in Jason Wu.  I think this look took the cake for me.  Just so elegant and classic.  “Old Hollywood Glamour” is a term that gets thrown around a lot, but I really feel like she stepped out of an old black & white Oscars broadcast here. 
Tina Fey in Vivienne Westwood.  I don't think she’s ever looked better.  The cut of that neckline is so gorgeous and flattering, and the hair and make-up are pretty perfect as well.

Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013.  That emerald color is dynamite.  She might have needed an inch or two off the hem, but that’s just a quibble.

Emilia Clarke in Chanel Resort 2013.  I’ve heard many pan this one, and it is definitely different, but I really dig it.  Maybe because it’s a little costumey and I’m used to always seeing my Khaleesi in costume?  I don’t know, it's just working for me.

Anna Chlumsky in custom Christian Siriano.  Just love the detail in this fabric, particularly along the bust line.  Reminds me a bit of Mila Kunis' lilac Oscar dress   

Emily Van Camp in J. Mendel Resort 2013.  What a gorgeous dress on a gorgeous woman.  I just wish it had been in a less drab color.  Even a soft pink would have warmed her up a bit.  Or an icy blue to match her eyes?  

Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier Resort 2013.  This is definitely an odd choice for my usual taste but I fricking LOVE this dress.  I would wear the crap out of it, even though I usually irrationally hate mullet-hem dresses.  The pattern is really working for me, as is her Snow White hair and skin.  Shout out to Once Upon a Time coming back this Sunday (followed by Revenge, followed by 666 Park Avenue; what a deliciously soapy night!).    

Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi.  Ohhhh not a fan of the stick straight hair, but a stunner of a dress.

My biggest disappointment was January Jones in Zac Posen: what an amazing dress paired with such terrible hair and weird, intense make-up.

Who were your best and worst this year?  And what are you up to this weekend?  It’s going to be beautiful here, so we’re seeking out a trip to the “country” outside Chicago for a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard or something fallish.  I’ve also added some more clean-out projects to the to-do list: forward momentum, yay!  And the Halloween decorations are just itching to come out of the closet…

Have a wonderful weekend.

xo. di. 

*images via & tom & lorenzo


  1. You should try county line orchard in Hobart Indiana. Super fun & fall galore!!

  2. Yay! I always enjoy your awards show fashion recaps. I think Kerry Washington's look was my favorite...

  3. you know, i didn't even really remember j jones' styling, just the dress. in which case, i think it was a bad pick. sure, the dress is amaze, but you want people to remember YOU, not just what you're wearing. you know this, but ashley judd was worst hands down! lena dunham was also pretty bad. i LOVED julie bowen's gown though.

  4. LO, thanks so much - that's where we ended up going on your recommendations! really appreciate it.


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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