I’ve recently taken up promoting fairy tale fashion at my new tumblrs What Would Regina Wear? (for all your Evil Queen/Mayor of Storybrooke fashion needs) and Once Upon a Runway (for ALL your fairy tale fashion needs). And I love it. I’ve never had any shame embracing my own inner princess.
Neither does Ginny Goodwin. Which must be why she’s such a charming Snow White. See what I did there?
I love how dramatic this is. I love how architectural it is. I love how heroine chic it is. And I love how Betty Draper or Emma Frost it isn’t.
Yesterday as I followed the ‘Emmys’ tags on twitter and tumblr I realized some people are actually invested in the competition. I can’t do that, I’d just get depressed. The show and the awards awarded were so predictable this year…as they are every year… I mean, they were trying to call Homeland winning over Mad Men an upset but was anyone actually surprised? Especially by the time the announcement was made. I also don’t watch for the “comedy” but I’m not sure anyone does. The most entertaining thing Jimmy Kimmel did was throw his parents out of the theater, and only because I found myself wondering what it’s like to be Jimmy Kimmel’s parents. Human relations I find eminently entertaining, actors trying to sell their comedic bits while simultaneously trying to convince us their above selling their comedic bits, not so much. I imagine you now expect me to say I watch for the fashion. And I do, of course, this IS a fashion blog, if a bit of a slanted one. But fashion isn’t just what they’re wearing. Fashion is the whole package. And Lucy Liu absolutely stood out there:
She looked AMAZING. She wore armor, and she sold it. SUPER. HEROINE. WARRIOR. CHIC.
Emmys have been given! But don’t worry, you didn’t miss the big show (that’s next Sunday). No, Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented Saturday and a proper red carpet accompanied the event. Game of Thrones won big with six statues for all that behind the scenes magic that makes the on screen magic pop. I’m still mad that Lena Heady wasn’t recognized with an acting nom, but at least the costumes won. The Creative Arts Emmy win I’m happiest for is Outstanding Children’s Program Wizards Of Waverly Place (Disney Channel). It was outstanding and I miss it. Also standing out:
Miranda Cosgrove is this adorably funky dress. I love the dress and love the shoes with it. The make-up looks heavy-handed but it might just be the glare of the sun. All in all, cute and reads as a twist on Zatanna.
Full disclosure: I unabashedly adore both these women. But look at this picture and tell me my bias gets in the way:
Right?! They were both nominated for (their brilliant work in) Mildred Pierce. They were both dressed in Elie Saab. And they were both flawless, beautiful, perfection, etc. as the saying goes.
Plus there’s this: Read the rest of this entry »
Christina Hendricks is beautiful. And so was her beaded dress. But it all pales in comparison to this fact:
SHE HAS NATASHA’S GREAT HAIR.
I love Julianna Margulies, I have since the pilot episode of E.R. (Carol Hathaway remains one of my favourite characters in any series ever), and she is a beautiful woman. And a winner (Best Actress, Drama, for The Good Wife)! Congrats Julianna.
But, this? No. Just no. This hits one of my biggest fashion pet peeves: she is dressed like an object! WHY. Here, look at it walking:
I only have two things to say about Alan Cummings’ latest Emmy look:
I love awards shows. But I don’t watch them for the awards. The awards are pretty silly, especially the Emmys where voters are only asked to watch ONE episode from a SEASON of television. Glee and Modern Family in the same category gets a lot of “really?” attention from press and fans but in my opinion The Good Wife, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones in the same race is equally strange. Apples and oranges people. And pears. And maybe avocados. Point being, I think the nomination IS actually the award and even that is pretty silly. I watch — and love! — award shows for a) the fashion (obvs) and b) the spontaneous moments of OH!
With this look, Gwyneth gave me both. So much so that I almost want to give out my own awards to all those spontaneous moments of OH! and name them The Gwynnies. Because REALLY.
How great are they? YOU ALL WIN. I don’t really watch comedy so I couldn’t tell you which of these women is best in her actual show but in last night’s show I give it to Amy Poehler’s sprint on stage. It was the perfect beginning to the gag and I love her for it.
As for fashion, one lady stands out: