Aug
26
2014
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Red Carpet Recap: The 66th Annual Emmy Awards

And the Emmy Goes To…:

best dressed emmys january jones kiernan shipkaJanuary Jones in Prabal Gurung, Kiernan Shipka in Antonio Berardi, Halle Berry in Elie Saab

It’s a wonder I was even able to complete this post as I spent the majority of last night’s 66th Annual Emmy Awards in the waiting room at CityMD where I tried to convince them that it was imperative to change the channel from NY1 to the Emmy’s so that I could complete my work.  No dice, but fortunately I’d planned ahead by recording the show before stepping out.  Don’t worry guys, after being poked and prodded and nearly regurgitating on a tongue depressor, turns out it’s just a sore throat.

Instead of sipping on champagne, I gargled with salt water and settled in to catch up on what I’d missed.  Clearly, what I’d missed was almost every single show that’s currently on television.  I’ve been so busy watching re-runs of The Golden Girls, that I wasn’t even aware that shows like Masters of Sex or Treme existed.  But let’s be serious, it’s an honor just to be nominated and sure it’s exciting to win (full list of winners here), I’m only here for the fashion.

Fairly early into the red carpet arrivals, there was a theme brewing.  If you weren’t wearing red, you were wearing white.  From Julia Louis Drefus’s simple and well tailored Carolina Herrera to Claire Danes’ intricately detailed Givenchy, there was no chance of blending into the carpet in these crimson creations.  White may very well be one of the hardest colors to wear, let alone be photographed in.  However, last night’s presenters and nominees were picture perfect in their picks, namely Laverne Cox in Marc Bouwer and Anna Chlumsky in Zac Posen.

The rest of the carpet was a veritable rainbow with Kerry Washington in an orange Prada, Samira Wiley in a curry colored Christian Siriano, Keke Palmer in cobalt Rubin Singer, and Zoey Deschanel in an Oscar de la Renta bright pop of pink.  Hayden Panetierre proved that pregnant women most certainly can wear sequins in her Lorena Sarbu and others played with color and patterns as made apparent by Louise Roe’s Monique Lhuillier and Julie Bowen’s Peter Som.

My winners included January Jones in a beautifully constructed red Prabal Gurung gown (though her hair could have used some help), budding fashion favorite, Kiernan Shipka in a steely grey Antonio Berardi, and Halle Berry whose Elie Saab was a color that was clearly made for her- seriously, it’s like Jay-Z blue. Does it have a Pantone number?  Those who didn’t fair so well?  Katherine Heigl is no stranger to the worst dressed list and last night was no different as she showed up wearing something that actually looked like something I’ve seen on The Golden Girls.  Lena Dunham, bless her, wore a cupcake confection that left her looking more silly than chic.  I applaud her new hair, however.  When Sarah Paulson arrived on the red carpet, I must admit at first I was intrigued, but I have the feeling her gown was the type that is beautiful in person, but does not translate to TV.  Somebody’s stylist needs get a Polaroid camera.

While not everyone was fashion award worthy, if this red carpet is any indication of what’s to come this award season, I’m looking forward to tuning in.  I may even start watching shows from this decade.

Orange Crush:

emmys red carpet best dressedSarah Hyland in Christian Siriano, Natalie Dormer in J. Mendel, Kerry Washington in Prada

Cloaked in Coral:

octavia spencer heidi klum mindy kaling emmysMindy Kaling in Kenzo, Heidi Klum in Zac Posen, Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Well Red… and Red… and, well, Red:

uzo aduba giuliana rancic christina hendricks emmysUzo Aduba, Giuliana Rancic, Christina Hendricks in Marchesa

minnie driver julia louis dreyfus claire danes emmysMinnie Driver in Marchesa, Julia Louis Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera, Claire Danes in Givenchy

Shocking Pink:

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsKaley Cuoco in Monique Lhuillier, Zoey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta, Allison Janney in Nicholas Jebran

All White, All White, All White:

kate mara anna chlumsky emmys red carpetKate Mara in J. Mendel, Anna Chlumsky in Zac Posen, Padma Laksmi in Ralph Rucci

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsKristen Wiig in Vera Wang, Laverne Cox in Marc Bouwer, Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsJoanne Froggatt in J. Mendel, Julianne Hough in DSquared, Michelle Monaghan in Giambattista Valli

Shine On:

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsAmy Poehler in Theia, Hayden Panetierre in Lorena Sarbu, Gwen Stefani in Versace

emmys red carpetAlexandra Daddario in Reem Acra, Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad, Taryn Manning

Mauve-lous:

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsLouise Roe in Monique Lhuillier, Cat Deeley in Burberry, Amanda Peet in Giambattista Valli

Citrus Sirens:

lucy liu kate walsh emmysSamira Wiley in Christian Siriano, Lucy Liu in Zac Posen, Kate Walsh in Stephane Rolland

Going Green:

laura prepon sarah silverman emmysLaura Prepon, Sarah Silverman in Marni, Allison Tolman in Romona Keveza

 Shades of Blue:

emmys red carpetMayim Bialik in Oliver Tolentino, Keke Palmer in Rubin Singer, Edie Falco in Escada

emmys red carpetNatasha Leone in custom Opening Ceremony, Julia Roberts in Elie Saab, Rose Leslie

The New Black:

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsLena Headey, Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier, Debra Messing in Angel Sanchez

Watercolor Wonders:

taissa famiga julie bowen emmy red carpetTaissa Farmiga in Honor, Betsy Brandt in Alice + Olivia Julie Bowen in Peter Som

Pattern Play:

emmys 2014 red carpetTeyonah Parris in Christian Siriano, Michelle Dockering in Rosie Assoulin, Ariel Winter in Black Halo Eve

Two’s Better Than One:

aaron paul lauren parsekian jon hamm camila alves emmys Jon Hamm in Tom Ford and Jennifer Westfeldt in Marchesa, Camila Alves in Zuhair Murad and Matthew McConaughey in bespoke Dolce & Gabbana, Lauren Parsekian in Sarbu and Aaron Paul

Better Luck Next Year:

emmys red carpet worst dressedKatherine Heigl in vintage John Hayles, Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli, Sarah Paulson in Armani Privé

 

Kate Walsh in Stephane Rolland

 

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Sep
23
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Emmy’s Red Carpet- Taste the Rainbow

emmys red carpet 2013Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang, Anna Faris in Monique Lhuillier, Allison Janney in Lorena Sarbu, Zooey Deschanel in J. Mendel

Once it was confirmed that I was, in fact, watching the Emmy’s red carpet arrivals and not a live feed of the Beverly Hills High junior prom, I sat back, sipped some wine, and started taking notes.  At first I thought that purple was the hue that ruled the evening, but after collecting all of the red carpet arrival photos, I realized that the only pattern I was seeing was randomness.  From deep wine to all shades of green, the red carpet was more like a fashion rainbow.  I always appreciate diversity and was glad to not see the same ol’ same, but it seemed as if nobody quite got their look complete.  Example: for once, I finally liked the Prada Lena Dunham chose to wear, but her eye makeup massacre made it null and void.  Julianne Hough’s hair was to die for, but she seemed to forget her pants in J. Mendel.  Claire Danes’ Armani was ethereal, but her helmet hair was anything but.  Rose Byrne looked sleek and chic in Calvin Klein, while Julie Bowen looked like an extra from a country western saloon photoshoot in Zac Posen.  Michelle Dockery knocked it out of the park in Prada and Connie Britton’s Naeem Khan had me wishing I was just knocked out.  While not straying far from their norm, Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang and Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano wore what works for them and worked the red carpet and their best assets.  My takeaway?  Much like the assorted shades of silk, chiffon, and sequins, this year’s Emmy’s ensembles were a mixed bag… and I apparently need to watch more TV.

emmys 2013Kate Mara in J. Mendel, Taylor Schilling in Thakoon, Lily Rabe Vionnet

emmys red carpet 2013Claire Danes in Armani Privé, Kerry Washington in Marchesa, Leslie Mann in J. Mendel, Elisabeth Moss in Andrew Gn

emmys red carpetMalin Ackerman in Marchesa, Julianne Hough in J. Mendel, Kristen Connolly in Nicholas Oakwell

january jones julia louis dreyfusJanuary Jones in Givenchy, Julia Louis Dreyfus in Monique Lhuillier, Cobie Smulders in J. Mendel

emmy awards red carpetLaura Dern in Naeem Khan, Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein, Julie Bowen in Zac Posen

emmys red carpetMichelle Dockery in Prada, Kaley Cuoco in Vera Wang, Heidi Klum in Versace

emmys red carpet 2013Melissa Rauch in Rubin Singer, Carrie Underwood in Romona Keveza, Alyson Hannigan

emmys 2013 red carpetEdie Falco in Escada, Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren, Tina Fey in Narciso Rodriguez

emmys red carpetLena Dunham in Prada, Jessica Pare in Oscar de la Renta, Connie Britton in Naeem Khan, Anna Chlumsky in Badgley Mischka

emmys red carpetRobin Wright in Ralph Lauren, Lena Headey in Alessandra Rich, Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano

 xx,

WhyDid

 

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Mar
15
2012
4


WhyDid Wisdom: City Girl in the Suburbs
Written by: WhyDid | WhyDid Wisdom

city girl in the suburbsA couple of years ago, I was itching to make my final exodus from New York City.  You see, we’ve had a fairly emotionally abusive relationship.  When it was good, it  was a twenty-four hour honeymoon, but when it was bad, I wanted a divorce.  The things I once loved became those that I loathed.  The city will beat you down and bring you to your knees and when you’re just about to give up, Spring arrives and you are reminded, once again, why it is you fell in love with this glorious city in the first place.

I never even wanted to live in New York.  As a matter of fact, I was certain that when I graduated from college I’d be on my way to sunny California.  But Dame Nature (that silly bitch) had other plans and in a twist of fate, I landed an internship at Escada my junior year of college.  One summer in the big city and I was sold.  California who?

You see, New York is the type of place that you either love of hate, sink or swim.  If you happen to be one of the ones who loves it, it gets under your skin and there is no way to shake it.  Ever.  Any other city is second rate.  While Los Angeles has the sunshine, it’ll never compare.  Sorry, San Francisco, you’re a beautiful city, but you’ll just never do.  There is one city that reigns supreme… and that’s the Big Apple- despite all its flaws.

Well, a couple of years ago, New York and I had a trial separation.  I left the bright lights, tall buildings, and bad attitudes for the other coast.  I thought I was ready for a quiet, “normal”, simple life.  I thought I was done with New York.  It was great to give Smitty a yard and a place to stretch his furry little legs.  I enjoyed living in a space larger than a walk-in closet.  I wanted to love it.  I tried to love it, but there was nothing for me to do.  I was completely unstimulated.  I had no friends and no common interests with anyone I met.  I found that I got enraged by people who had no clue what The Met is and no interest in finding out.  I couldn’t take seeing one more person wearing Patagonia and the straw that broke the camel’s back was when I realized I hadn’t worn heels in six months.  I was a square peg trying to live my life in a round hole.  I gave it a shot, but finally came to terms that I was trying to live a life that wasn’t for me.  Besides, we all have done crazy things for love.

I realized that a place that may feel scary and overwhelming to some, felt safe and familiar to me.  Another girl could be writing this same post saying that she hates the city and she finds it to be dirty, loud, and abrasive.  It isn’t about which is better: the city or the suburbs.  It’s all about finding the place that fits and feels like home.

Mama, I’m coming home.

xx,

WhyDid

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Sep
25
2011
2


Look for Less: Fancy Pants

There are certain things that make getting dressed in the morning that much easier… and no, Rachel Zoe is not an option.  We’ve already addressed one wardrobe essential with the blouse, but what’s a girl to wear on the bottom?  If it’s too chilly for a skirt (or you’re just too lazy to take a razor to your gams), slip in to some sleek tailored trousers.  There are so many options for pants, that you really can’t go wrong once you’ve found the right fit for your figure.  Wide leg works great on most gals, flares are great for a curvy bottom half, and high rise for ladies looking to add some curves.  Check out these sexy celebs in their fancy pants and re-create the look for yourself:

1. Topshop Ponte Shrunken Blazer, $80, 2. Current/Elliot The Stiletto Leopard Print Pants, $198, 3. Boutique Green Silk Pintuck Cami, $90, 4. Rebecca Minkoff Black Nylon and Leather Flame Studded Satchel, $297, 5. Chinese Laundry Whistle Platform Pump, $69.95

1. Halston Heritage Polka Dot Tie Neck Blouse, $265, 2. Theory Max C Original Pant, $235, 3. REISS Daria Black Resin Hard Case Clutch, $245, 4. Ivanka Trump Bulbli Pump, $125

1. Equipment Crepe de Chine Brett Blouse, $198, 2. Acne Side Slit Trousers, $350, 3. Modern Armour Cuff Bracelet, $27.44, 4. Report Signature Parker3 Platform Pumps, $151.22

Bottoms up!

xx,

WhyDid

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