Monday, September 19, 2011

Red-Carpet Rundown: Emmys 2011

The 2011 Emmy Awards were last night, and plenty of people looked smashing. Enough to warrant a Jenna Sais Quois Red Carpet post, for sure! A few gals looked dreadful, which we'll get to later, but there was one undeniable trend this year...

The carpet was absolutely stacked with long red gowns... And the sad part is, any one of them could have been a best dressed nominee. But unfortunately, with so much repetition, they mostly all just got lost in the shuffle. I think one of these ladies managed to distinguish herself on both fit and flair, so let's get to my Best and Worst Dressed picks!

I thought Kerry Washington looked sensational in Zahair Murad, and with that little extra sparkle and a fit that looked like it was made for her, I thought she ended up looking the Best in her red Red Carpet dress. Although, something is definitely off about she's a bit too thin, or her face just looks reaally tight. Something strange is going on.

I love Heather Morris and I think she's absolutely gorgeous, but there was something a little too prom-like about her hair and makeup, earning her a spot on my Worst Dressed list. And while the color of her dress goes beautifully with her coloring, those ruffles are just overpowering. I like when she sticks to classic silhouettes that show off her great figure.

I thought Evan Rachel Wood looked stunning in this black glittery Elie Saab gown. I love how she let the dress speak for itself and kept her hair, makeup and accessories super simple and elegant. This, in my opinion, is Red Carpet Perfection.

Normally I think Jayma Mays from Glee is cute as a button, but something about this pink, frilly dress by Zuhair Murad isn't really age-appropriate. It certainly pairs well with her persona, but I want to see her looking much more sophisticated. Definitely a Worst Dressed nominee.

Everyone may not be in agreement with this Best Dressed pick because it's definitely not playing it safe, but I am just crazy in love with Heidi Klum's Christian Siriano dress. I love the color, the shoes, and her jewelry, which added a fun pop of color. She looked amazing! And I'd totally wear it.

Ariel Winters from Modern Family is definitely a candidate for Worst Dressed for me. While the dress is pretty, it not at all age-appropriate. I get that these young starlets want people to take them seriously on the carpet, but in no world should someone still have braces on their teeth and their cleavage bursting out in the same scenario. And the color really washes her out. She looks like a cute high-school girl in a ponytail trying on prom dresses, and if she were my daughter...this one would be a "No way!"

Julia Stiles looked beautiful in this lavender/gray lace dress with wrapped details. The Best Dressed Dexter star's gown looks great on her figure, it fits beautifully, and while it isn't the most jaw-dropping look we saw last night, she wore it, rather than the other way around. I thought she looked elegant, demure, and sophisticated.

Okay, now the unanimous pick for WORST DRESSED from pretty much everyone with two eyes was Paz De La Huerta...I almost can't even figure out where to start. I'm at a loss for words! She looks like she got thrown in the trunk of a car, and then pitched off a bridge with an anvil strapped to her ankles, but then managed to escape the depths of that swampy lake, throw on a gown, and make it to the Emmys just in time to walk the Red Carpet. Or she was inspired by the little girl from The Ring. What!?!? It's not even the dress...although that isn't great. It's the corpse-like lipstick, the styled-with-a-leaf-blower hair...and that fish-lipped face she's throwing at the cameras is doing nothing to help her cause either! She is beautiful. I get trying to set trends, or push the envelope, but I really can't believe anyone she knew actually let her leave the limo like that. This is the worst I've seen a celebrity look in any of my Red Carpet posts ever. Bar none. Yikes.

So there you have it folks, the Best and Worst Dressed for the 2011 Emmy Awards. Do you agree? Disagree? Anyone have any theories as to why Paz De La Huerta's undead zombie twin locked her in the hotel room and went in her place to the awards ceremony? Hit me with a comment!


  1. if only ariel winters and jayma mays had swapped dresses, i think both could have avoided the worst picks.

  2. Rae, I couldn't agree with you more!