Yay! Time for the first part of the red carpet at Emmys 2014.
The biggest trends were colors red, white and blue, plus some shimmery metallics, strapless gowns and classy midriffs. In this part I focus on Emmy nominees.
Michelle Dockery in Rosie Assoulin gown with petal like detailing and plenty of color. Plenty of delicate Ana Khouri rings and pearl ear cuffs add elegance to the look. I like that she's experimenting but I just didn't feel that wow factor.
Claire Danes was one of the many ladies in red. She wore a lace Givenchy gown with collar embroidery paired with a crystal-embellished belt and multi-strap sandals along with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. I would love this dress in black so it would be more dramatic.
Lizzy Caplan in a black and white silk gazar and sheer Donna Karan Atelier gown with high neck criss-cross straps. She styled the look with Pearl and diamond jewelry and box clutch. This dress is kind of bittersweet if you ask me. I love monochrome and the shape but it's quite boring on the other hand. She still looks great though.
Julianna Margulies shimmered in a custom Narciso Rodriguez black crystal embroidered dress with a Narciso Rodriguez graphite leather clutch, diamond earrings and a rose-cut Hemmerle ring. I like the front but back not so much.
Robin Wright in very chic custom made Ralph Lauren cream tuxedo inspired jumpsuit. Edgy! Like it!
Kerry Washington in orange double silk strapless column Prada gown with blue, green and clear micro-bed enriched edges and an underlying navy mini skirt embroidered with crystals and paillettes. A Prada clutch and pumps and Fred Leighton jewelry completed the look. Kerry likes to take risks but this one didn't pay off. And I would change hairstyle too.
Anna Gunn in Jenny Packham dress consisted of a long blue skirt with thigh high slit and a single-shoulder white print top. She styled the look with Edie Parker Lara clutch and gold ankle strap sandals. Sweet.
Joanne Froggatt in a very simplistic Grecian like J. Mendel soft-pink silk chiffon V-neck pleated dress with a chain link embroidery adding texture. Chopard earrings rounded out her look. Nice but easily forgettable.
Christina Hendricks in red and gold Marchesa satin one-shoulder gown with beaded detail at the waist, Stuart Weitzman heels, Neil Lane jewelry and a Lee Savage clutch. This dress didn’t flatter her figure as well as I would hoped.
Lena Headey in black Rubin Singer gown, featured an asymmetrical neck and hemline, a tucked bodice and full pleated skirt with peep-toe pumps. Nice.
Christine Baranski in blue three quarter sleeve dress with a train.
Kate Mara in a layered and pleated J. Mendel gown with black and white Charlotte Olympia Pomeline platforms and a black and white Thalé Blanc’s Gisele Deux clutch. Too much mash of everything but I like the accessory.
Allison Janney in a Nicholas Jebran dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Judith Leiber bag and Christian Louboutin shoes. No, no, no. I don't like the texture, I don't like the shape and I don't like the color. I wish she would opted for something else.
Edie Falco in an Escada silk bluebell dress and Fred Leighton jewelry.
Lena Dunham in voluminous pink to red Giambattista Valli number that featured a baby pink blouse with a ballgown skirt. Yaiks! it's all I'm going to say!
Taylor Schilling in a diaphanous gown from Zuhair Murad with a draped back, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a white Raowulf clutch and diamond jewelry from Forevermark jewelry. After seeing her on many occasions in beautiful colorful creations I was so disappointed about her pick.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a red custom Carolina Herrera dress featured asymmetrical pleats at the waist and neckline. Accessories included the Lee Save Infinite Space clutch and a diamond cuff by Lorraine Schwartz. Nice!
Amy Poehler in Theia silver sequined gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Naah.
Melissa McCarthy in custom black Marchesa ball gown featured a tulle skirt with a panel of jet crystals and sequins. She styled the look with a Jimmy Choo Cosma clutch, a noir manicure and an onyx-stone ring. Step in a good direction for sure.
Julie Bowen in a Peter Som black halter gown with a cutout and an abstractly blurred, blue and white recurring floral print. A Rauwolf black clutch and Jacob & Co. black gemstone pendant earrings rounded out her look. Already forgotten.
Kate Mulgrew kept things simple in a blue dress which featured sheer sleeves and a neckline. Sheer part adds something to this simple look. Nice.
Kate McKinnon in a black J. Mendel gown with a sheer lace bodice, V-neck and pleated skirt. Solid.
Anna Chlumsky in a simple white pleated Zac Posen gown with a gold box clutch, diamond and amber drop earrings and diamond rings. Pretty but a bit boring.
Sarah Paulson in a dark gothic Armani Prive gown with red-dotted netting was certainly one of the more striking pieces of the night. She completed the look with Lorraine Schwartz rings, straight bob and nude makeup. Like it!
Jessica Lange in a black J. Mendel dress and Le Vian jewelry. Damn, she still lokks amazing!
Minnie Driver opted for a raspberry-hued Marchesa sleeveless silk crepe gown with a plunging neckline enriched with crystals, Stuart Weitzman Sadie pumps and a selection of complementary jewels. Upper body part of the dress looks kind of weird.
Natasha Lyonne wore a custom Opening Ceremony dress, Amanda Pearl clutch, Rupert Sanderson heels, vintage gold choker, Bella Dora bracelets and Vita Fede earrings and ring. I only wish the dress wouldn't had fishtail part.
Uzo Aduba in a Christian Siriano custom red silk gown with ruffles. One of the best dressed ladies in red!
Laverne Cox in white custom Marc Bouwer plunge gown with sleek draping and the diaphanous train, Stuart Weitzman heels and a few sparkling Fred Leighton jewels.
Kristen Wiig wore an ivory halter silk charmeuse gown with a plunging V-neck and high slit by Vera Wang. A couple of bangles from Fred Leighton and Jennifer Meyer were her only accessories. The dress would look even better without the split.
Mayim Bialik in a blue lace, full skirt Oliver Tolentino dress, a Daniel Swaroviski clutch, Marcia Moran earrings, Erickson Beamon necklace, a Marcia Moran ring and Zara heels. This gown looks way too heavy on her.
Cicely Tyson in white feather ensemble. When it comes to her... I think I already seen it all!
Kathy Bates wouldn't get best dressed award but she got her Emmmy! Frances Conroy in a simple black dress and Angela Bassett in a white Elisabetta Franchi long-sleeved gown accented with gold chain detailing on the wrists and a gold leather waistband. David Yurman jewels, an Oroton Freize gold clutch and Giuseppe Zanotti heels accessorized her look. Like.
Julia Roberts surprised us all by not wearing long dress. Instead she opted for a dark blue Elie Saab Couture cocktail frock featuring oversized beading, a riff on a peplum waist and the plunge neckline. She styled the look with Christian Louboutin Vendome peep-toe pumps and Irene Neuwirth jewels but the prettiest was definitely her radiant smile!
Allison Tolman in a green one shoulder Romona Keveza dress and a Swarovski bag.
Ellen Burstyn in baby blue ensemble. Too. Much. Same. Color.
Sofia Vergara in a white, structured Roberto Cavalli gown with silver accents, Brian Atwood heels and diamond and emerald Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. You know what? Sofia is predicatble but still so hot and elegant at the same time that I just can't complain!
Ariel Winter in youthful Black Halo Eve two-piece look featuring a black crop top and striped maxi skirt. She accessorized with Vita Fede jewels, Ferragamo heels and a pop of colour courtesy of her Swarovski Nirvana Star red satin clutch. She's finally making a good choices! Nice!
Sarah Hyland looked amazing in a custom Christian Siriano two-piece white and red ensemble. Bow-shaped diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz added more cute, fun yet still sophisticated flair of this look. Like!
The youngest of Modern Family cast Aubrey Anderson-Emmons wore a custom Tea Collection dress.