Red Carpet Review – 2012 Emmy Awards

The Red Carpet is my favorite runway.

The 2012 Emmy Awards red carpet/runway show provided a satisfying collection of flowing skirts, sparkling sequins and an overall easy elegance. Most notable was the playful vibe that seemed to permeate through attendee attire. There was an abundance of citrus shades (yellow was a big trend), but even the blues were bright and bold. In fact, the few actresses that showed up in black looked pointedly out of place in the sea of color.

A few of my favorites:

Archie Panjabi in Randi Rahm – 2012 Emmy Awards. Photo Credit: Reuters



Archie Panjabi in Randi Rahm. Best hue all night. This blue is beyond spectacular. Panjabi is glamorous but not overdone. A perfect style moment!




Anna Chlumsky in Christian Siriano – 2012 Emmy Awards. Photo Credit: Rex Features





Anna Chlumsky in Christian Siriano. Although she didn’t follow the punch-of-color trend, this gray dress is by no means drab or dreary. The lace and lines are still fun and elegant. How often is a gray dress – a gray ANYTHING – fabulous?


Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad – 2012 Emmy Awards. Photo Credit:Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP




Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad. Admittedly, the shape of this dress wasn’t a surprise to anyone. (Vergara in a mermaid gown? Noooo!) It’s that tropical-island-water blue and the intricate beading that make this one a show-stopper.




Kat Dennings in J. Mendel – 2012 Emmy Awards. Photo Credit: Getty Images



Honorable mentions:



Kat Dennings: not only for looking delicately flawless (a nice juxtaposition against her often hard-as-nails characters), but for wearing a J. Mendel dress that exhibited ample cleavage without screaming look-at-my-boobs!-look-at-my-boobs! I’m looking at you, Christina Hendricks. We’re over it.

Maria Menounos in Oliver Tolentino – 2012 Emmy Awards. Photo Credit: AP Images






Maria Menounos: for truly trying something new with that gorgeous, unique fabric. I’m not a Menounos fan, but that dress was a breakout look. Massive adulation to designer Oliver Tolentino for the fabric – it’s made from pineapple fibers! Not just pretty to look at, but eco-friendly!







Who else deserves lauding for their look? Who do you think completely missed the mark?

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