I worked much of the morning and afternoon, getting clients ready for the Emmy Awards on Sunday. But I did make it home in time to see the Red Carpet arrivals, and get a good look at who really pulled their ensembles off effortlessly.
My top picks contradict some of the more popular opinions, but I don’t care. I like what I like. Here is who blew me away this year:
I don’t think that the ‘critics’ quite knew what to do with this ensemble by Hayden P., But I LOVED it. I loved the idea of the blue over gold (unusual color choice), and I thought she wore it beautifully. Her hair is up and simple, and does not clash with the dress, and the makeup is effortless. If you’re going to wear a complicated dress, the rest should simple. Clearly, Hayden got the memo. I thought she looked absolutely gorgeous.
Tina Fey got slammed for this outfit… not because it looked bad, but because it looked like every other strapless number she wears on the red carpet. So what? She knows what works, and she sticks with it. Kudos to her. I thought this dress… particularly the color… really offset her hair color. Love the embellishment at the bodice, the earrings, the hair and the makeup. She looked comfortable, effortless, and absolutely beautiful.
Sophia Vergara is another woman who sticks to what works. She celebrates every curve in body conscious styles that showcase her best assets. I loved the color choice (a departure from her typical ‘primary color’ choices), and even the insane amount of sequins didn’t bother me. Sophia was channeling her inner Mermaid. I say kudos.
Hellooooooooooooooooooo NURSE! Is that Edie Falco? My goodness, I thought she looked amazing. Even though the cut and style of this dress is unusual, it worked on her because it showed off the fact that she hasn’t been slacking on the workouts. I love that she kept the makeup minimal and the hair off her face for the most part (I don’t remember ever seeing Edie Falco with a bang). She’s come a LONG way from Carmella Soprano.
This is one of those ensembles that either goes really right or REALLY wrong. But on Lucy Liu, it really worked. I don’t know HOW she pulled it off (I mean.. that’s a LOT of silver and a lot of sequins), but she did. It probably helps that she’s so petite and can wear just about anything. I loved this look on her. I thought she balanced that massive amount of metallic with simple hair and makeup. I love that she kept the ponytail soft because it balanced the severe cut of the dress and her clutch. The whole look came off soft and structured all at once, I and I thought she pulled it off beautifully.
That’s it! Those are my Emmy Beauty picks for 2012. Ciao for now!