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The 2013 Emmy Awards Fashion Picks and Pans

I just had a chance to look through the 2013 Emmy red carpet looks and felt like doing a post…so here goes. 

In and amongst the plethora of strapless column dresses on the red carpet last night there were a number that stood out for me.  There were good “stand outs” and a few “Oh My Word!” stand outs.

What had me hitting the thumbs up button:

More than like…LOVE Sophia Vergara in her red Vera Wang and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.  Wow!  Okay Santa, I want to look like that in a red dress for Christmas.  Hey…a girl can dream.

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang and Lorraine Schwartz

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Julie Bowen in Zac Posen….that even rhymes LOL!  This whole outfit had me clapping with joy.  So feminine and soft with the structured lines that only Zac Posen can accomplish.  Beautiful.  I loved the simple jewelry with this.  The gown is so complicated, it did not need anything else.  The purse is forgettable so the date should have just carried that LOL!

Julie Bowen in Zac Posen

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Zooey Deschanel in…Chanel of course.  I love this shade of blue on her and apparently so does her stylist.  I believe we have seen her on the red carpet in this very shade of blue a couple of times now.  For this outfit, I adore the purse.  The whole styling package from head to foot says elegance, grace and couture.   Now, if we could get the young woman with the deer caught in headlights look photoshopped out of this picture, we would have a winner.

Zooey Deschanel wonderwall

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Jewel in…well I have not sleuthed that out yet but whoever it is, I love it.  It works perfectly on her too.  With so many of these ensembles, it is the little details that really bring it together.  For me, the exclamation point on this beautiful outfit is the flower ring she has on the index finger. Sooooo cute. 


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What had me hitting the thumbs down:

Heide Klum in Versace.  There is no doubt that Heidi Klum is a beautiful woman and accomplished woman.  She can now add Heidi the Glamazon action figure to her list of accomplishments.  This outfit just didn’t do it for me on her.  It just came off as way too…”industrial” and rigid.  Also, I want to know if this gown came with a choking hazard warning. 

Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace

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BEWARE OF RETINAL SEERAGE!!  Anna Ferris in Monique L’huillier.  I love the style of this gown and I love it on her….I just can’t get past the color….I am tearing up just typing this with the photo on the screen.  Somebody put a coat on it before it does permanent damage!! 

But wait..there is more…yes this dress does in fact glow in the dark.

Anna Faris in Monique Lhuillier

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Ummmm….Julianne….I see London I see France girl.  Julianne Hough in Jenny Packham.  What happened?  Usually Julianne is impeccable on the red carpet but apparently this year, the stylist let her leave without most of the skirt.  Just a thought here but…wouldn’t you feel cold?  The mother in me wants to run over and throw a coat over her before her mother sees it.

Julianne Hough in Jenny Packham

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Vera Farmiga in Theysken’s Theory.  I think Vera Farmiga is an incredibly beautiful woman but this “Theory” did not pan out for her.  It makes her look about 30 pounds heavier than what she really is.  Now…I ask you…is that ever a good thing?

Vera Farmiga in Theyskens' Theory

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Um…don’t think our attention could be more focused on this woman’s bust unless you painted a bulls eye on it.  Zosia Mamet in Honor.  Her expression seems to say “I’m not amused”…Yeah I wouldn’t be amused either if I was wearing a leather bralet on an evening gown.  Zosia Mamet in Honor

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6 responses

  1. thosj

    Several of these dresses are gorgeous (Vera Wang, Zac Posen, Jewel’s dress, and Versace); the others – in my opinion – are not. I don’t care for the yellow gown nor the
    see-through gown, and will leave it at that 🙂

    September 23, 2013 at 7:21 am

  2. OMG Zosia Mamet…. If I was there I would cut of that that leather and t-shirt part. Remodel the silhouette into a Ballon Gown. and accessorize it like creazy with some killer heels, a clutch some haute joaillerie and a stop at a hair salon 😉
    By the way did you see that Dutch Guy won one of the Emmy’s. We are so proud.

    September 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    • My dear Rogier, you should have styled this one. Enough said. 🙂

      October 3, 2013 at 11:02 am

  3. I think Julianne’s gown is absolutely beautiful, HOWEVER they ruined it by making it look like she has her bathing suit on underneath, a simple underlining would have been more tasteful….. As for Zosia Maet, well what can I say, would you even call it a bralette? That piece of leather barely covers anything!!! I say Oooops!!

    September 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    • Whatever you want to call it…”bralette”, “sad strip of wasted material”, “bad idea first, last, always” or…JUST PLAIN WRONG. LOL! Yes, Julianne’s gown would have been great…if the slip had been included. Perhaps that cost separate and she didn’t have the funds. 😉

      October 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

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