2012 EMMY AWARDS…from Fabulous to Fails, the Hot Trends of the Evening and A Look Behind the Scenes!


This year’s Primetime Emmy Awards had a few surprises and some expected winners. But lets face it, it wasn’t really about who won best this or supporting that, for most of us fashion mavens and armchair fashionistas, we tuned in to see what our favorite guys and gals were wearing for their trip down the red carpet. There were many hits, but boy when the misses happened, it made you stop and scratch your head. So here’s my list of some of the gowns I thought were hits and then we’ll get to the absolute fails further down the line. I’ve also posted what was trending…some of the actresses such as Julianne Moore and a pregnant Claire Danes made strong statements with yellow and I have behind the scenes action of the stars during commercial breaks and relaxing after all the trophies were handed out.

Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang

Padma Lakshmi in Monique Lhuillier

Nancy O’Dell of Entertainment Tonight

Archie Panjabi in Randi Rahm

Sarah Hyland in Marchesa

Now for some of the Fails.

kat dennings emmys 2012

Kat Dennings – J. Mendel  What was she thinking? The girls were just a sneeze away from popping out and giving the viewing audience a SURPRISE!

Got mermaid? Sofia Vergara is an attractive woman, but she’s done the mermaid style for too long. She needs to try something different. This gown makes her look like a second string Vegas Showgirl instead of a glamorous star.

Lena Dunham in Prada. She is just too young for this gown. It does nothing for her body type and her stylist (if she has one, should be told bye-bye). This dress on her is just wrong on multiple levels.

Okay Heidi we get it, you’re telling the world that though you’re going through a divorce, you’re still hot. However, this looks a bit desperate. It’s too sheer, cut too low and the slits are too deep. She’s been a red carpet and  runway walker far too long to make this type of error in judgement. It’s called revenge dressing, look at what you’re missing.

January Jones in Zac Posen. I like the idea of this creation, but not the gown itself. It looks confusing, coupled with the smokey eye, makes me think of a Goth girl back in the 90’s. She has that Nicole Ritchie vibe at the recent Alma Awards. Didn’t work for her and it’s not working for January.

Love Christina Hendricks’ curvaceous figure, but this Christian Siriano gown is cut wrong for her shape and the color or lack thereof, washes her out.

Zosia Mamet in dumpster chic? Who in the Hell knows! And…who is she again?

With the gown and the bouffant hair, Ashley Judd reminds me of an aging beauty pageant contestant or prom queen. What happened to her? She’s still young enough not to dress as though she’s the grandmother of the bride.


Yellow seemed to be the color of choice for this year’s Emmy’s. And here are some of the stars sporting the color du jour.

Clair Danes, Julianne Moore and Julie Bowman

Hannah Simone

Kaley Cuoco – Angele Sanchez


Michelle Dockery – Dowton Abbey

HBO’s Emmy Party