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).
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.
What we looked like in 2009 Ten years ago I created, Fashion Me Fabulous, wrote up a handful of posts, picked a layout and send it all to my friend, Jael. “I’ve started a fashion blog. What do you think?” She gave me a few tips, wrote a couple “guest posts” and before long became my blogging partner. Together, we built a blog and community I could have never built alone. From the end of 2007 to the end of 2014, Fashion Me Fabulous ran regular content about fun, affordable fashion. Jael and I covered fashion week , reviewed fashion books , wrote about fashion history and did more shopping than seems humanly possible to search out the best clothes and accessories . We explored our personal styles , scoured Etsy for unique creations . I watched every single episode of Project Runway and blogged about it. Jael created an amazing presence on Polyvore . We learned all sorts of things about coding and websites and content and graphic design and so on. (You can tell if you look at
Undergarments are woefully ignored when discussing professional attire. You may be wearing the perfect wool suit with an expensive silk blouse, but that collected demeanor can be absolutely ruined by the wrong bra. The biggest offender for improper bra deployment is loose bra straps. Fiddling with your bra straps not only draws attention to your bra, but it also makes you look fidgety and uncomfortable, both no-nos at work. Sometimes this is a problem because your bra is so old the elastic has given up on you. Upgrade to Lily of France's Extreme Lightly Lined Underwire ô . It's super comfy and has a j-hook that will convert your straps to a slip-proof racerback style. My personal bra peeve is lace under jersey. Wearing anything with texture under a knit adds texture to the knit. Then I and others are compelled to look at your chest and ponder, "Does she know I can see all the flowers? Should I say something? No, she must know." Don't make me or anyone else you