Game of Threads on the Red Carpet

Game of Thrones won the Emmy for Costuming which made me want to analyze the episodes by costume again. I could start with the first season during hiatus. So tempting. But for now, the red carpet:

Bond, Jaime Bond.

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Superheroine of the Night: Gwen Stefani

I don’t know why Gwen Stefani was at the Emmys but lucky she was cuz the TV peeps did not bring the heroine chic this year. But this —

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Princess of the Night: Claire Danes

I’m starting with Princess because superheroines were scarce this Emmys, at least fashion-wise. And also because this was so easy to choose:

Actual Disney Princess Claire Danes. Plus:

She has an Actual Disney Prince.

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Princess at the Emmys: Ginnifer Goodwin

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.

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier

Neither does Ginny Goodwin. Which must be why she’s such a charming Snow White. See what I did there?

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Superheroes at the Emmys: January Jones


Actress January Jones in Zac Posen

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.

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Superheroine of the Night: Lucy Liu

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:

Actress Lucy Liu in Versace

She looked AMAZING. She wore armor, and she sold it. SUPER. HEROINE. WARRIOR. CHIC.

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Superheroines of the Night: Miranda Cosgrove and Malim Akerman

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:

Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove at the Creative Arts Emmys

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.

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Best Dressed: Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood

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.

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Best Hair: Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks is beautiful. And so was her beaded dress. But it all pales in comparison to this fact:


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Supervillainess of the Night: Julianna Margulies

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:

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