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Best of the Emmy 2015 Red Carpet – Pretty in Pink

21 Sep

So much color on the Emmy red carpet this year and while the yellow trend was trying to happen, the pink frocks caused a much bigger impact.

Elisabeth MossStarting with the boldest of pink tones with Elisabeth Moss in a magenta Oscar de la Renta gown and somehow she has not and will not win an Emmy for Mad Men. Glad to see her going for a lip color which is just as strong as her dress.

Samira Wiley EmmysSamira Wiley looks like a fabulous superhero in caped fuchsia Jill Stuart.

Christine BaranskiChristine Baranski forever slaying in hot pink Zac Posen.

Uzo AdubaMore hot pink offerings and this time a dash of navy breaks things up on Uzo Aduba’s charming custom Jonathan Cohen halter neck gown.

Jessica PareThe Mad Men cast were out in force and celebrating in style with Jessica Pare joining the pink ladies in an ethereal draped frock.

Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams is a lady after my own heart as she adores a dress with pockets and I adore this pink quilted dress paired with heels; so many Clueless related feelings. Cher would be all over this.

Jane KrawkowskiGiving us much needed posing drama in Bibhu Mohapatra is Jane Krakowski.

Yael StoneThe problem with posing in front of light backboards is lighter dress tones such as Yael Stone’s kinda disappear, but thankfully she is giving good twirl to show off this super pretty frock.

Joanne FroggattOne final pink and Joanne Froggatt looks like she is beating the heat in this floaty and romantic J. Mendel dress with a dash of train extravagance.

More Emmy red carpet coverage can be found here and here.

SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration Red Carpet Style Highs

16 Feb

Last night Saturday Night Live celebrated 40 years with a star packed 3 hour show with plenty of familiar faces on stage and in the Studio 8H audience. A very cold red carpet took place prior to the performance with plenty of smiles through the freezing temps and below are some of our favorite looks.

Maya and KristenStarting off with two SNL greats in the evening’s black classic trend with Maya Rudolph in a tuxedo inspired jumpsuit, which I am definitely into. The pockets and bold red lipstick get instant style points. Kristen Wiig looks super hot in a plunging Max Azria Atelier gown.

Olivia WildeAfter last weekend’s lady tux high Olivia Wilde steps it up a notch combining lady tux with cape in a stunning H&M Conscious Commerce Collection ensemble that I need in my life.

Emma Stone and Larry DavidSequin Christina Dior for Emma Stone with just as sparkly shoes and this is a slight break from the norm hand on hip red carpet pose with Larry David.

Glenn CloseNot really sure what is happening in this photo other than something magical. Glenn Close is everything.

Melissa McCarthyBlack could be seen as somber particularly for an evening celebrating comedy; thankfully there are plenty of ways to prevent this turning into a bleak event including sequins and Melissa McCarthy’s mixed fabrics look is fantastic.

Debbie HarryDebbie Harry shows how to work layers and she’s probably not freezing like most the attendees in this fantastic ensemble. She has no time to deal with your shit.

Jane KrakowskiJenna Maroney would be busting out a song on the red carpet to make sure all eyes are on her, Jane Krakowski does this by wearing a sexy plunging gown. Red nail polish and an amazing bracelet add those extra pow points. So excited for The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Dakota JohnsonA break from the big trend of the night and Dakota Johnson does the super glitzy sparkles in a Sonia Rykiel mini dress and while clutching hold of her coat kind of looks a bit sloppy/like she skinned a stuffed toy on the way over, the brr cold weather is reason enough to keep something like this close by. As with her Golden Globes Chanel this is another winning shimmery outfit.

Sarah SilvermanPosing in Posen and Sarah Silverman does smokey eye glam with aplomb.

Lucy LiuMore sparkle embellishments and Lucy Liu’s gown might have worked better in a darker shade like midnight blue. It is still super pretty and stands out from the sea of black attire.

Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington’s Adam Lippes blazer dress is Olivia Pope with a twist and feels like a throwback with the peek-a-boo bra.

Joanna Newson and Andy SambergAndy Samberg’s teal tuxedo jacket mixes up the usual black jacket dude stylings, but it is wife Joanna Newsom’s floral frock that stands out.

Kate McKinnon, Aidy BryantRounding things off with some of the current cast; Taran Killam and Kenan Thompson are doing the classic tux/suit thing, Aidy Bryant adds a metallic edge to her polka dot dress and Kate McKinnon is another all black classic look.

Best of the Golden Globes 2015 Red Carpet: Lady in Red

12 Jan

Continuing the Golden Globes all the pretty dresses rundown and moving on from shimmer with a look at one of the big color trends of the night; red on the red carpet.

Viola Davis GGRed lipstick and gown excellence from Viola Davis wearing Donna Karan Atelier with a touch of embellishments to add some glitz to an already stunning frock.

Taylor SchillingFor pure red no fuss Ralph Lauren is who you turn to (see Jennifer Lawrence at the 2011 Oscars) and Taylor Schilling is working this frock.

Christine BaranskiFor a darker shade here is Christine Baranski killing it in Zac Posen. Always in awe of Baranski.

Julianna MarguliesThe length of Julianna Margulies’ Ulyana Sergeenko Couture gown is super awkward and this is one that looks better before you scroll down, but there are still certain aspects that work for me.

Jane Fonda and Lily TomlinAnother best pairing of the night and if I had any choice the hosts of next year’s Golden Globes. All the prayer hands emojis for Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Allison Williams GGThis look is both very Allison Williams and not at the same time as the makeup is a little on the severe side for her and yet the Armani Privé gown is a striking combination of old Hollywood glamour and the princessy vibe she leans towards.


Bonus Viola Davis and Allison Janney in red reacting to the arrival of Prince to the stage.

Best of the Golden Globes 2015 Red Carpet: Sparkle Motion

12 Jan

Welcome to TV Ate My Wardrobe’s coverage of the 2015 Golden Globes red carpet and we’re going to be splitting this up into four posts covering all the major trends of the night. This was a really strong year for a variety of styles and not only that but the awards themselves were at times incredibly touching with many misty eye inducing speeches. Good work everyone.

First up the super sparkly gowns.

Diane KrugerKicking off with the best dressed couple of the night and Diane Kruger’s super shimmery Emilia Wickstead dress is eye catching and the same can be said for Joshua Jackson in a tux. Kruger also had the best reaction to The Affair winning best show as January Jones can attest.

julianne mooreJulianne Moore serving up feathered and sequin perfection in Givenchy Couture. There was cheering at this red carpet moment.

Uzo AdubaAnother big style win for Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba in a column of silver Randi Rahm goodness.

Maura tierneyTaking a brief break from all over silver with Maura Tierney in a chain mail style wine color frock and this is one of several looks from the night with a 70s inspired edge.

Emma stoneAnd now for something completely different and Emma Stone gets added to my “huh, jumpsuits can be pretty fantastic list” with this stunner from Lanvin. The bow that turns into a train should be too much but it works.

Dakota JohnsonMore metallic decadence and former Ben and Kate star Dakota Johnson dazzles in Chanel Couture.

ellie kemperEllie Kemper is a beaded beauty in this exquisite Naeem Khan dress. Bonus red lipstick points are awarded.

Stay tuned for more Golden Globe red carpet reactions.

Best of the Variety and BAFTA Pre-Emmy Red Carpets

24 Aug

August has been a relatively quiet month with most of the red carpet action coming from film projects filmed while on hiatus. Get ready for an influx of dresses as the Emmys are on Monday and the parties have already begun. Below are the best looks from the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2014 and Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nomination Celebration. With several pulling double duty at both events a couple of faces pop up twice. On trend is a mixture of all-black ensembles and super colorful affairs (with some showcasing both thanks to the two events). There are a lot of bad shoe choices and somehow three jumpsuits make the list (insert Home Alone cat face here).

Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington has been hitting style highs recently and this is another to add to that list. Going short in Michael Kors and fresh faced before the fancy frock night is understandable. This is striking in its simplicity and there’s a slight hint of sparkle when the flash hits the embellishments.

Samira WileyAnother short take and the pre-Emmy parties are all about having fun before the big event and Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley is doing just this in a blurred effect number.

Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies is always one of my most anticipated on the red carpet come award season and while she is playing it pretty safe; it is also a classic J-Marg look. Digging the bold lipstick too.

Michelle Dockery VarietyMichelle Dockery’s peplum Elie Saab black jumpsuit is also in the simple chic category at the Variety party.

Michelle DockeryHowever, earlier in the day Dockery has done the color splurge in a Roland Mouret crop top and skirt. The Teen Choice Awards don’t have the monopoly on crop tops (there is another coming up) and even though the skirt looks like a fancy table cloth Dockery pulls this off. Despite the matchy matchy shoe/skirt of it all these Christian Louboutin pumps are a footwear highlight.

KS and ASIf Kiernan Shipka’s Instagram is anything to go by these teen stars are set to takeover the world while having brunch and here she is once again with Sleepy Hollow’s Amandla Stenberg. Both manage to look super cute and slightly edgy at the same time in their dark attire.

KsKiernan Shipka also attended the BAFTA Tea in a summery Giambattista Valli cocktail dress and she will be one to look out for tomorrow as she continues to hit all the right sartorial notes.

Joanne FroggattDownton Abbey’s Joanne Froggat does color blocking in Altuzarra mixing bold red and orange with grey. Black sandals are a popular choice on both red carpets (not in the bad shoe category) and it is still summer after all.

Ashley MadekweAt first I thought this was a dress, instead it is a Christian Dior jumpsuit with one leg much wider than the other and Ashley Madekwe pulls off Dior’s latest attempt to wrinkle our brains (remember JLaw’s half skirt/pants number?!). One reason this works is because it’s all one color and a striking shade of blue at that. Plus the pockets, always the pockets.

Anna ChlumskyKeeping in the jumpsuit/pocket territory and Anna Chlumsky’s Veronica Beard outfit reminds me of the Hannibal bathroom location from season one (they’re not even that similar, but that’s where my brain jumped to). This is not a bad thing as those tiles are gorgeous as is this pattern.

Lizzy Caplan BAFTAAnother BAFTA/Variety double! Lizzy Caplan is wearing a bold chartreuse Cushnie et Ochs frock and works this difficult shade by pairing it with scarlet pumps. Sheer tends to cause a wrinkled nose effect and part of me would love to see this as a strapless gown.

Lizzy Caplan VarietySwitching things up and the Wes Gordon houndstooth pencil skirt and long sleeve crop top makes me think of a Virginia Johnson outfit shifted from 1956 to 2014. Paired with burgundy Christian Louboutin ‘Bootypump’ ankle boots – which I am now coveting – makes this a sophisticated and fun take on office to party chic.

Allison TolmanEmmy weekend also reminds me which shows I need to catch up on and Fargo is top of this list. I’ve heard so much about Allison Tolman’s performance and she looks lovely on the BAFTA Tea red carpet in a lace blue frock. A more colorful shoe choice (basically anything but beige) would have been preferable.

Rachelle LefevreMore beige shoe sadness with Rachelle Lefevre, however her dress is enough to distract and looks like the clothing version of sediment layers. This also doesn’t sound that great I realize, but trust me it is. So much hair envy.

Michelle MonaghanColor blocking with a dotty twist and Michelle Monaghan’s red and orange J. Mendel frock is another striking take on this trend.

Best of the 2014 Oscar Red Carpet

3 Mar

So after nearly 7 hours of red carpet and the actual award show combined (yikes, that is a VERY long time and no wonder my snacks ran out) we have chosen our favorite red carpet looks. While the Film Independent Spirit Awards were awash with color and pattern, the Oscars were more on the muted side with dark gowns and a whole lot of nude metallics on display. Here are our highlights of the red carpet and a couple of bonus shots from the show.

Lupita Nyong'o red carpetStarting with Lupita Nyong’o as she has been the star of this award season and this gorgeous pale blue Prada gown is the perfect dress for the Oscar winner. Nyong’o’s speech was touching and from what I could tell everyone on my Twitter feed had a very blurry screen during this moment. The one divisive aspect was the headband and for the record I am pro this accessory.

Lupita Nyong'o OscarsHere’s an extra shot as it looks stunning in movement and Nyong’o helped design this gown; I would totally want something I could swish like this if given the opportunity.

Kate HudsonNow this is how you do old Hollywood glamour and Kate Hudson’s Atelier Versace gown is oozing with style. The semi-cape is giving me so much life (and it’s a shame she ditched it when she presented) as are the slightly boxy shoulders. The combination of the delicate beading and deep plunge give it that extra oomph; I can totally understand why Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell were beaming when she stepped out on stage.

Amy AdamsI saw some refer to this as boring, but I really like that Amy Adams chosen something as simple and sophisticated as this navy Gucci Première frock. It’s tuxedo inspired and the lapels are such a great detail; it’s the opposite of the plunging American Hustle type gowns we saw earlier in this awards cycle and it’s wonderful.

Karen OO, Karen O you look incredible in black Camilla Stærk. Another plunging neckline and the broach really set it off, plus this is also a little capey so you know I love it. The gold and black geometric clutch adds the right amount of glitz to this ensemble.

Karen O performanceBonus Karen O! Performing “The Moon Song” with Ezra Koenig with heels placed to the side, they made this song feel really intimate in a venue that large. The red gown is flowy and spectacular and I love that Koenig’s socks match Karen O’s dress. Excuse me while I go listen to this song on repeat.

Olivia Wilde and Jason SudekisBold statement ahoy – sorry Brad and Angelina (because I’m sure they will be reading), but here is my best dressed couple of the evening. Wilde is wearing a black Valentino column dress with a mock turtleneck and the white open back gives it that something extra. It’s all about monochrome with her accessories and she looks incredible. By accessories I mean her clutch and jewelry, not her baby bump as E! decided this was part of the accessory discussion. Jason Sudeikis is snazzy in Prada and I’m totally digging the beard.

Emma WatsonEmma Watson is shimmering in metallic Vera Wang, going for a pewter hue, rather than all the many nude sparkly affairs that were on trend last night (but none that I really liked). The slight mermaid kick of the skirt and the lighter top turn what could have been a nothing dress into something special. As does the dramatic dark lipstick which I’m coveting quite hard.

Emma Watson and JGL

And because I’m sure this pairing sparked new real life shippers here is Emma Watson presenting with the always dapper Joseph Gordon-Levitt. You’re welcome.

Oscar Red Carpet Rewind – Michelle Williams

2 Mar

This amazing infograph of the dresses worn by best actress winners since 1929 is a thing of wonder – it sadly doesn’t include my all time favorite Oscars dress which is this mustard Vera Wang gown worn by Michelle Williams at the 2006 awards. It’s vintage-inspired with pleated and tucked details; eight years later and it’s still stunning. Williams was nominated in the supporting category for Brokeback Mountain and even though she didn’t take home the prize (Rachel Weisz won for The Constant Gardner) this winning look is topped off with a slightly mussed updo and bold red lips.


Best of the Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet 2014

2 Mar

The Spirit Awards is held by the beach in a white tent so the atmosphere is way more laid back than the big awards show of today. The red carpet reflects this as the people who have been working the awards circuit for the past couple of months can ditch traditional fancy pants frocks and can try something a little different. It’s one of my favorite red carpets for this reason and this year did not disappoint with bold color and pattern being the big trend.

Michael B JordanStarting with the guys and Michael B. Jordan shakes things up pairing a cream Dolce & Gabbana with a fun printed button-down shirt and no tie. This is the perfect attire for this afternoon event by the ocean and Jordan shows once again what a snappy dresser he is.

Melonie DiazJordan’s co-star from Fruitvale Station Melonie Diaz is wearing a Preen dress with an amazing zigzag geometric print that I am mesmerized by; it reminds me of an abstract art print. The bracelet is a nice touch that doesn’t seem too overwhelmed by the dress and the dash of pink lipstick also adds to this look.

Greta GerwigI’m pretty much head over heels for this orange Narciso Rodriguez shift dress so I’m going to ignore how much I dislike the nude shoes Greta Gerwig is sporting. I get wearing something that doesn’t detract from the frock, but not these shoes. Anyway, I love the dress and Gerwig looks amazing. As Cate Blanchett pointed out I also don’t understand how Gerwig wasn’t nominated for her performance in Frances Ha.

Kathryn HahnOh Kathryn Hahn, you bring me so much joy whenever you pop up on Parks and Recreation, your turn on Girls is part of Jessa’s best storyline and this Bibhu Mohapatra lime and navy brocade dress is stunning. The blue belt brings it all together and the side sweep hair is working like a charm. As is the bold pink lip color which I am always partial to.

Lupita NyongoThe most anticipated red carpet arrival tonight is going to be Lupita Nyong’o as she has been the undisputed style queen of awards season and this is another winning look. While I’m not normally a huge fan of playsuits, Lupita is doing wonders for this Stella McCartney metallic one, so I can put my usual animosity for this outfit type to one side.

Aubrey PlazaAnother fabulous Preen gown and while it doesn’t have the same wow factor as Diaz’s geometric affair, Aubrey Plaza looks wonderful in this ’50s style silhouette and the dash of orange piping and belting really sets this off. The orange zebra-print pumps are a far cry from most of the heels on this red carpet and they’re wonderful.

Cate BlanchettMore bold color and pattern from another one of the most anticipated red carpet arrivals tonight and that is Cate Blanchett as she tends to wear gowns that could double for a work of art. This is no different and this Roksanda Ilincic dress is another hit for her. The gold belting is bang on trend and the color blocking of this dress combined with the blue flower gives it an elegant, but playful twist.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Feature: 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Best Documentary: Morgan Neville, 20 Feet From Stardom
Best Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Female: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Male: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
John Cassavetes Award: This Is Martin Bonner
Best International Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color
Robert Altman Award: Mud
First Feature: Fruitvale Station
First Screenplay: Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Piaget Producers Award: Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston
Best Editing: Nat Sanders, Short Term 12

Best of the 2014 Golden Globes Red Carpet

13 Jan

So the Golden Globes are over and Tina Fey summed it up best with this closing comment “This was the beautiful mess we hoped it would be.” Random winners and drunken speeches aside we’re going to take a look at our favorite red carpet looks from the TV ladies – and one movie star we can’t leave out. Here are TV Ate My Wardrobe’s top 10 picks for best gowns. There’s a special Tina Fey and Amy Poehler style post coming shortly.

Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies didn’t win for The Good Wife, but she looks incredible in this black Andrew Gn gown with a gold shoulder and hem print. The voluminous skirt and cinched in waist is dramatic without going full princess.

Elisabeth Moss Golden Globes

So happy Elisabeth Moss won for Top of the Lake and she did so in this stunning oxblood and black beaded J. Mendel dress. While there were mumblings that her hair is too messy for this event, the tousled chic works for me thanks to the shorter length. Bonus points for a bold lip color choice. Moss became my mani cam hero when she did what many have probably wanted to do and flipped it off.

Tatiana Maslany Golden GlobesLooking completely different from the many roles we see her in on Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany’s award show debut is a style win in this beautifully beaded gown from Jenny Packham that exudes old Hollywood glamour.

Caitlin Fitzgerald Golden Globes

Masters of Sex’s Caitlin Fitzgerald balked at the usual nude/red/black trend with a high necked beautiful baby blue gown from Emilia Wickstead. This is how you emulate the decade your show is set in without looking like you’ve raided the costume department as it has 1950s sensibilities with a modern twist. I’m in love with the coral and baby blue strappy pumps also from Emilia Wickstead.

Lizzy Caplan Golden GlobesSpace played an important thematic role on Masters of Sex and there’s something retro-futuristic about Lizzy Caplan’s Emilio Pucci frock. The silver side column and neckline detail is super sexy as is switching up her usually straight hair for wavy locks.

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong’o was one of the most anticipated red carpet arrivals, especially as what she was wearing leaked early and she didn’t disappoint. I’m a sucker for a cape at the best of times (six seasons and a movie) and this red Ralph Lauren number is spectacular. Shame she didn’t win for her performance in 12 Years a Slave.

Michelle Dockery Golden GlobesYesterday we heralded Michelle Dockery as the best dressed at the pre-Golden Globes celebrations and she didn’t use up all her good style points before the big event. Metallic nudes were a big trend with several Oscar de la Renta gowns reveling in this sparkly style. While I might have added a few accessories there is beauty in simplicity and this is another hit for the Downton Abbey star.

Zosia MametThis white Reem Acra gown with black floral detail is a big departure for Girls’ Zosia Mamet as she tends to favor the LBD (as we saw earlier this week) and the new bob is super cute. All she needs is red lipstick and this would be perfect.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Like Paul Rudd, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has made some kind of deal/has a painting in her attic and she looks incredible in this orange Narciso Rodriguez halter neck dress. She also provided some of the funniest moments from the night, most notably puffing on E cigarette as part of the opening monologue.

Olivia WildeRed carpet gowns and maternity wear don’t tend to cross paths; Olivia Wilde’s sparkly Gucci Première emerald gown is giving me Wizard of Oz feels and it’s wonderfully unexpected.

Who was your best dressed?

Pre Golden Globes Best Dressed – Michelle Dockery

12 Jan

Happy Golden Globes Day! Or what TV Ate My Wardrobe likes to refer to as Happy Amy and Tina Day! Award season is in full swing which means plenty of pre-Globes parties and so many outfits to pour over. Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery has been doing the rounds and she’s not sticking to one style, color or pattern choice. For this reason we’re naming her the pre-Golden Globes best dressed (a highly coveted title) and we can’t wait to see what she’ll be wearing later today.

Yellow and orange tones can be hard to pull off and throwing black into the mix could end up with bumble bee comparisons. Not so with this Barbara Casasola ensemble and there’s nothing stiff upper lip looking about this gown.

On the same day, Michelle Dockery hit the Audi sponsored Golden Globes celebration in an equally vibrant outfit. This time opting for bold contrasting tartan in Altuzarra. The yellow Christian Louboutin pumps could be a step too far but thanks to understated hair and makeup it complements rather than clashes.

Toning it down for yesterday’s DuJour magazine cover party (celebrating Lupita Nyong’o – another person who is high on our most anticipated list tonight) in a Moshino jumpsuit. Now, jumpsuits tend to send me running for the hills and yet I’m drawn to this one; the wide leg, button down, Peter Pan collar combo all factor into why this is a terrific outfit. The pop of lip color and relaxed tousled hair sets it apart from the previously two outfits and shows Dockery’s playful side.

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