Tina Fey has appeared in my "Dress the Nominee" posts several times both because I love her and because she's struggled to get this red carpet thing. That's sort of bothered me, because I want a smart, funny woman to be able to dress herself. Understanding a cultural symbology does not make a person less or dumb or vain. The last couple of years, Tina's looked nice on the red carpet. Not best dressed or anything, but nice and safe and capable of dressing herself. This year though...wow. The color. The cut. The hair, makeup, and accessories. I don't know if she hired a stylist or if she is just more comfortable on the red carpet, but this Vivienne Westwood gown is is the best thing I've ever seen on Tina Fey. I love her. Did I mention that? Love.
Considering that I suggested Zooey Deschanel wear this dress for the Emmys, it shouldn't come as a surprise that I loved Ginnifer Goodwin's orange Monique Lhuillier. I love the texture and the way the orange belt toughens up the sweetness. Speaking of sweetness, I'm sold on anything that has the color scheme of a dreamsicle. (Not everyone loves the hi-low hemlime, but I like that it shows off the shoes and isn't going to be tripped on.) The big question is: Would you rather have seen this dress on Zooey?
The Emmy Awards were gushing with color last night, and aside from a few fit misteps, most everyone looked lovely. Below is a gallery of other looks we liked (though may not remember by next year).
Jean Paul Gaultier's runway promoted one of my favorite fashion looks: pinstripes with a delicate, feminine print. He had high-waisted pants, suspenders, lingerie elements, lace, sheer fabrics, softly geometric designs, and monochrome dominated, much to my glee. His menswear-inspired looks are a testament to how graceful the style can be. Christian Lacroix also paid homage to menswear with pieces inspired by matadors and soldiers. The complete collection wasn't cohesive, but even the breaks from theme were lovely. It's hard to argue with so many colors, ruffles and embroidery. Plus, I want that polka dot coat!
I love Miu Miu's harlequin themed show from Spring Summer 2008, especially this sweetly sexy striped mini dress. Kensie created a cute green version that's more wearable for everyday life. It's $118 at Macy's and perfect for spring. Now if I could find an inexpensive version of that show's teacup heels... Runway image: style.com .
October is the perfect month for anyone who loves a dramatic look. Because of Halloween, you can get away with more in the makeup department than you can the rest of the year. You want to try false eyelashes? Go for it. You want to color your eyebrows? Do it. Color outside the lines with eyeshadow? Why not? Live it up so much in October that people will think black lipstick in November is practically normal.