Sunday, September 22, 2013

Red Carpet Recap: Emmy's 2013

Oh, I love me a good award show. I've missed it. I've missed the red carpet. I've missed the gowns and the awkwardness during the interviews. I've missed the shows and the acceptance speeches. I was a little flustered tonight as Miss Ellie needed to be fed and bathed and kissed and snuggled all during "Live! From the Red Carpet!" so I had to DVR and fast forward through the arrivals. I took scribbled notes and this is what I came up with. 

Allison Janney. She looks GORGEOUS. Great color. Beautiful gown. Love. 

This is Allison Williams. Did you know her dad is Brian William from NBC Nightly News? True Story! I do like her dress. I feel like she needed some blingin' earrings but altogether just beautiful.

This is Ariel Winter, she plays Alex from Modern Family. But did you know that she is the voice (speaking AND singing) of SOFIA THE FIRST? It's for real! She's Sofia! (Clearly my life is less Modern Family and more Disney Junior than it used to be)

Aubrey Plaza. I think she is funny on Parks & Rec but I think she is one of the most awkward people I've ever witnessed in any interview she has ever done. I'm also not sure what is going on with her sleeve jewels. 


Y'all. I can't get over how pretty she is. Make it stop.

Cat from SYTYCD. You have a beautiful, flawless figure but the cut of this dress makes your hips look like there are triangles sticking out of them.

Dude. This is Cobie. She plays Robin Scherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother. (Y'all... tomorrow night is the season premiere! We meet the mother! Yahoo!) Anyways, I think this look is flawless. Flawless, I tell you. Perfect color. Perfect hair. It's just loveliness. 

I actually really like this on Zooey. It's different and unique but not bizarre. 

This is a color we rarely see on red carpets but I think it's perfect for her!

I'm not super in love with this dress but the hair, makeup and earrings are just perfection. 


I kind of love Giuliana Rancic. And my arms are just as skinny as her arms.

Heidi. Why. What. 

Once again, she nails it. Every time. Can we please have a moment about these earrings?!

How would you not be constantly worried that your dress is falling off? How does one walk around comfortably? I have anxiety just looking at this. Also, it's clearly a bathing suit underneath. So, no. 

Okay, she is a doll. But this reminds me of another doll. My Peaches n' Cream Barbie. 

Okay. Here's the thing. This is Kerry Washington, or Olivia Pope. Olivia is going to have a rough year as her name has just came out in the press as the mistress of President Grant. Who leaked her name to the press? Was it Mellie? And what was her dad doing in the limo? I don't know. But I need to find out, and soon, since I've been worried about her all summer. And I'm not even so sure about this dress. It has positive and negatives. I don't think Fitz would like it. 

It's definitely impressive... I just don't think it's my fave. 

The answer to this is "No"

Look. Lady Mary is going to have a rough year as well. She's recently widowed and has a newborn and there's just a lot to take in. The preview shows her weeping in the arms of Mr. Carson and it's more than I can really think about without getting misty eyed. I don't love this color combo but I'll forgive her since Matthew died. He DIED. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

Two very enthusiastic thumbs down!

So much beautiful purple this year!

 Well this is just very well-put-together. A+!

Y'all. Mindy Kaling is HILARIOUS. And you need to read her book. It's called "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" and it's just delightful. And I love her show "The Mindy Project". She gives me the giggles and speaks my language. This dress isn't really speaking my language. But, YAY MINDY!

I can't.

Connie Britton. RAYNA JAMES, y'all. LOOK AT HER HAIR. It's amazing.

I really, REALLY love this dress. I feel like it's something I would pick out if I were ever to walk a red carpet. Cause that is totally likely to happen. 

Before we proceed, I just need to talk a minute about Rayna James and Deacon Claiborne. They were in a car accident and are they okay?! Will Deacon ever forgive himself?! Will he stay sober?! 


Here's Seth and his new wife. I have a soft spot for Seth because I think he looks like my husband :)

Except my husband is more handsome.

Sofia. We get it. You are well endowed. 

Tina! YOWZA! Look at you! Bringing your A-game tonight!

When she and Amy Poehler crawled their way up the stairs (so they wouldn't trip on their gowns) to present the award, I fell in love with them even more. I want to have lunch with them. At the Olive Garden. With bread sticks. And Alfredo dipping sauce. 

Um, okay. 

So, here's a few comments about this. First of all, her name is Zosia. Which I think is also a kind of grass? Secondly, why is she so unhappy? Thirdly, the only comment I can make about this is a jewel that my friend Raegan shared on my Facebook page tonight. "I mustache you a question"

Seriously? What is that? The dress isn't bad except for the leather boob strip. 

Not sure.

Anywho, it's been fun, y'all. Until we meet again!

AND it's PREMIERE WEEK PEOPLE. Prepare your DVR's accordingly!!


  1. Your morning-after awards show posts are seriously the thing I look forward to most the morning after an awards show! Seriously-- I always, always crack up. And we're always on the same page. If you'd have said Lena Dunham rocked that dress and you wanted to match Paula, well... I might have to not come back next time. But I mean... I was crying watching Tina and Amy (first name basis, no big deal) crawl up the stairs. And Connie? She is my hair goddess. I aspire to ever get my hair to kind of maybe come close to that.

    And Mindy? You should read this:

    You're welcome :)

  2. Is it just me or did most of the ladies NOT get it right this year?! I agree with you though.. Tina Fey looked great!