The 2014 Emmys

Any awards show is sure to generate discussion on what those in attendance were wearing, and this year’s Emmy awards did not disappoint. While there were definitely some misses (as there always are), I’m just going to post my top ten favorites of actresses who I thought looked stunning in their evening wear.

teyonah-parris in christian siriano

Teyonnah Paris in Christian Siriano. Pink stripes paired with lime green certainly is a very bold choice for the red carpet, but it worked – the structure of the stripes provided a nice contrast to the full skirt.

 

 

 

sarah-hyland in christian siriano

Sarah Hyland, also Christian Siriano, had everybody talking about her choice of a crop top and skirt. I really cannot say enough good things about this look. The crisp white crop top may be unconventional but it looked feminine and modern when paired with the full coral skirt.

 

 

 

 

mayim-bialik in oliver tolentino

Mayim Bialik in Oliver Tolentino. Yes, this dress provides more coverage than most dresses seen on the red carpet, but there’s nothing wrong with that. The sweetheart neckline, all-over lace pattern, and deep blue color looked vintage and elegant.

 

 

 

lucy-liu in zac posen

Lucy Liu in Zac Posen. The off-white color and flowing fabric compliment the intricate detail on the front, while also drawing attention to her tiny waist.

 

 

 

lizzy-caplan in donna karen atelier

 

Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karen Atelier. Drama, drama, drama – and it worked. The open back, along with the white contrast train, made this electrifying gown a success.

 

 

lena-headey in rubin singer

Lena Headey in Rubin Singer. While this gown has a very soft and feminine silhouette, the  black color says the opposite – sleek, modern, and edgy. Who knew a dress that contradicted itself could look so good?

 

 

january-jones in lanvin

January Jones in Lanvin. This classic ballgown takes a modern twist with the black trim and – is that a pocket? The train adds even more of a ballgown look to this dress.

 

 

heidi-klum in zac posen

Heidi Klum in Zac Posen. If there’s one thing that Zac Posen knows, it’s how to make a woman look good, and this is gown is no exception. The flattering fit and soft drape in the back turn this “simple” gown into a showstopper.

 

 

anna-gunn in jenny packham

 

Anna Gunn in Jenny Packham. The concept of a white blouse and blue skirt, typically worn in a business setting –  transformed into a red carpet success. The intricate beading on the top provides a pleasing contrast to the solid bottom.

 

 

anna-chlumsky in zac posen

 

Anna Chumsky in Zac Posen. Can we talk some more about how much I love Zac Posen’s gowns? The pleating detail on the bodice gives just enough visual interest without taking away from the flattering fit. White has also been trending, and this gown gives us another reason to love it.

Let’s Get Things Started

First off, let me tell you a little bit about my vision for this blog and what I hope you will get out of it. This will mainly be a fashion blog – however, there may be posts on fitness from time to time because I also love staying in shape by exercising.   Mainly my goal is that you find this blog inspiring – whether it inspires you to branch out your personal style, starting watching live webcasts of fashion week, or go on a jog through your neighborhood. I hope this blog inspires you to live a more creative and stylish life.

 

Now, for a little about me: I’m a fashion designer living in the Chicago area with my best friend who also happens to be my husband. I love sunny days spent at the pool, long runs, bargain hunting, sketching, decorating our home, experimenting in the kitchen, and curling up with a cup of coffee and a good book on a rainy day.