The Emmy Awards is like our Star Awards.
Now before you scoff at my audacious comparison, I’m saying so only because both are award ceremonies held for television productions. The idea is for celebrities and all invited guests to dress up, grace the red carpet, photographed, have their outfits talked about, interviewed and then party after. For Star Awards we don’t have a red carpet, nor throngs of journalists and photographers jostling one another to get pictures and interviews, but we still do get beautiful outfits borrowed, fitted, some flown in regionally, and then photographed and talked about by our local publications, all on a much smaller scale.
I love wearing beautiful clothes, but I leave styling for such major events to my stylist because I have 100% trust in him. I can devote an entire article just discussing the relationships we have with our stylists but maybe I’ll leave that for another time. The only time I get a tad uncomfortable is when more than one dress is planned for the night of Star Awards. (This year was an exception, because I never did fit for the Hervé Léger dress prior to the event, so I had no idea I was going to wear two dresses.) The reason why I’m not thrilled with the idea of wearing a dress for our opening sequence and then a different dress for every nomination in a category is because there is a lot of stress with having to change into another look within the time given for a commercial break. You never really know how you look in a full-length mirror or have time to get comfortable in the outfit before you’re hustled back to your seat and back to being oblivious as to when the cameras are going to sweep in for a reaction shot of you. It’s not exactly the best moment when you’re caught in an awkward wardrobe boo-boo on television or print.
That’s just a little bit of inside scoop I’m sharing.
I really want to talk about some of the outfits for this year’s Emmy Awards.
Candy immediately comes to mind when I look Drew Barrymore’s dress by Monique Lhuillier. This shade of pink might look washed out on fairer skin, but on Barrymore, it’s delectable!
Monique Lhuillier designs bridal gowns and I like that she creates dresses that look light and fluffy, while still giving the curves ample room to show. On the runway, the clothes moves with the body and as the ends of the dresses swish quietly, it leaves a feminine trail that is fairy-like yet self-assertive. Check out her Spring 2009 collection below.
Next on the red carpet is this Versace creation on January Jones. It reminds me of Las Vegas, poker cards and hearts. In this picture, the top part of the dress looks like a stiff cardboard but yet it doesn’t sit awkwardly on her body. In fact, I think it contrasts very well with the curve-hugging dress. It’s unique, it’s adventurous yet appropriate for the red carpet. I wish she had better-looking heels to go with it though.
There is something structural yet feminine in Versace Spring 2009 collection that says “don’t mess with me” and then with a flick of the long ponytail (in Donatella’s style), a girlish smile and an unmistakable impish glint in the eye that still makes this woman inviting. Everything in the collection, including the colours seem to say the same thing, like this particular shade of blue, it’s bold yet pleasing. I think she’s playing mind games!
The best dressed for this year’s Emmy Awards must be Heidi Klum. I’ve never seen a sexier and more gorgeous pregnant celebrity on a red carpet than her. Her massive belly blends in perfectly with her toned physique and tropical tan that it is so fashionable in its own category. She makes the rest of the toned, but not-pregnant celebrities look blah. This is how I want to dress and look like for Star Awards when I’m pregnant. Haha! And by then I’ll have someone paint or make a sculpture of me for keepsake.
Georgina and Keren, the designers of the brand Marchesa say their collection is inspired by vintage and Asian influences.Quite apparently so because in their Resort 2010 collection, the flowers and origami-inspired additions overflow. This one below is interesting because of the corset toga top and nude stockings with floral charcoal-like drawings. Kind of reminds me of one of McQueen’s resort pieces, except that instead of flowers, they are insect wings instead.