My friend, Jenny, and I were talking about how Awards Season for a fashion addict is pretty much the same thing as an escalating binge for a drug addict. It starts out mellow and calm with the lead-in film festivals. Everyone is content and feeling/looking great. (POT!) Next up are the Emmys. People are euphoric, everyone is overwhelmingly happy and there are yet no grudges. The party has just begun! (MOLLY!) Advance a few weeks to the SAG Awards. People have waited a full month for another event and they are jonesing for their rush. (HEROINE!) Of course by the time the Golden Globes air in January they are in a frenzy. (COKE!) And when the Oscars finally arrive folks are brittle and foaming at the mouth. (CRACK!) Then, of course, everyone goes into rehab to gather enough strength for the next year.
Thank goodness we are still in a euphoric state (i.e last night's Emmys). The ladies turned it OUT. Allow me to submit my HIGHlight reel (awful pun intended):
If the Emmys are Molly then Priyanka Chopra (above) in Jason Wu is the embodiment of bliss. Her delight with her dress was joyfully evident - she swung the layers to and fro so we could all appreciate the gown's many dimensions. Standing O!
Sarah Paulson's Prada gown had a hint of J Lo's famous Versace but is updated in a chic and elegant way. The beading is so intricate and the color is beautiful - Standing O!
Kate McKinnon's red dress reminded me of Jennifer Lawrence's break out Oscars moment in that now famous red Calvin Klein. Hey, if it's good enough for Jennifer Lawrence...Standing O!
I cannot ignore a printed gown, especially one this exquisite. My favorite element is the flower cascade on her right "strap." So artful! Kristen Bell and Zuhair Murad, Standing O!
Millie Bobby Brown (far right) in Valentino is officially the most sophisticated 12 year old I have ever laid eyes on. The dress is darling, fun, and age-appropriate and the clutch with "Millie" on it agrees with the young/fresh vibe she has established. Standing O!
I had a hard morning and can't muster the energy to be negative. Let's look at one particularly bad ensemble and call it a day: