ABC's Modern Family was a win before an award even went out (amazing that all the adults in this show were nominated with the show taking away an award for Outstanding Comedy for the second year in the row, wins for writing, directing and also for supporting actor and actress Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen) Sofia Vergara stunned on the red carpet in a chiffon custom dress Vera Wang. Not only was she wearing a vibrant coral color one-shouldered crepe gown with chiffon draping and tumbled tulle (which I have to say that although red is amazing, when you're walking a red carpet you may want to rethink that choice - interesting to see that it was a dominant color theme of the night) but her accessories were phenomenal. While I watched the red carpet coverage, I thought she had accessories by Columbian designers; however, it seems that she is rocking jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry (I'll have to double check). She rocked Casadei heels and her makeup looked phenomenal.
Makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, worked her gorge look by using COVERGIRL (who sponsored Kitten Lounge's NYFW 4th Anniversary Cocktail Party) by starting with her face and using COVERGIRL Invisible Concealer in Honey which was place under her eyes and wherever else she needed it. Next, COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Foundation in Soft Honey (#255) was applied and set with COVERGIRL’s Clean Pressed Powder in Warm Beige (#145). To finish this base, Kayleen used COVERGIRL’s Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach and set that cream blush with COVERGIRL’s Classic Colors Blush in Natural Glow.
The eyes truly allow Sofia to pop as the diva that she always is (I also love the prep that was used for this as I am a huge fan of the Queen collection. Kayleen used COVERGIRL Queen Collection 1-Kit Eyeshadow in Hot Toffee in the crease, COVERGIRL Liquiline Eyeliner in Black Fire along the top and bottom lash line, COVERGIRL Queen Collection 1-Kit Eyeshadow in Black Tie along the top and bottom lash line to set the eyeliner and completed this portion with COVERGIRL Lash Blast Volume mascara in Very Black. Finally, COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor in Rapture (#280) was applied to give this perfect look that was red carpet ready.
Every award season coverage and looks are better than the previous one - which is always something that I hope for. As a whole, I'm glad to see the installation of the Stiletto Cam that took place on E's Red Carpet as well as everyone stepping it up so that accessories took a much bigger stage then they have in the past.
Congrats to Sofia who is having the launch of her line later on this week as well as to the cast of Modern Family. In addition, here are ways that you could achieve the accessories that Sofia did even if you don't have the connection of the phenomenal Columbian designers that Sofia wore - more deets on that (you'll see in today's post I am giving you an idea of how you can complete the look). As always, this post will be updated to let you know who she's wearing!
Actress Sandra Oh ~ "Grey's Anatomy" @ Emmy's red carpet
Last night I watched the Emmy pre show on E! with some friends (@nikisnotes, @tasty_morsels, @mizcity and @anneobrien at the @rshotel) since we were watching Jeannine Morris (Editor in Chief at the Beauty Sweet Spot @beautysweetspot) make her debut on the red carpet talking about the beauty products that the celebs were wearing. After her segment, we settled in to watch the stars hit the carpet. Now we know that there are a lot of people who have something to do with what the stars wear; however, there must have been a memo on accessories! Not only was it decided to go minimal but poor necklaces got the short end of the stick. Yes, we're all aware that we should be more conscious about how we spend money or how we go about presenting ourselves as it seems uncouth to throw your money around; however, wearing gorgeous gowns that are strapless without a necklace is empty and made everyone look like they had forgotten something. The red carpets are times when people love to see what is being worn and they want to enjoy the fantasy - leaving out necklaces doesn't add to this and only confuses the entire situation. One of my favorite looks was Sandra Oh's (Grey's Anatomy) dress (although I wasn't a fan of the hot pink shoes but maybe she got the other memo that hot pink was the look last night) she looked amazing and I loved her clutch and her ring. But of course, she wasn't wearing a necklace. Here are two fabulous options that she could have gone with to make her dress pop (in many cases the pieces that the stars wear are on loan so this is more of a reason that necklaces shouldn't have been abandoned).
I love it! In August I headed to Vegas and met with amazing brands in order to get a peek on what to expect for Spring, once I got back here, I celebrated my 30th and went right into Fashion Week and today, the Emmy's are on. To be honest the red carpet is my favorite part of the whole award show. This year, not only am I watching for the dresses but during this year's pre-Emmy show, Jeannine Morris - Editor in Chief of Beauty Sweet Spot will be on E! talking about what else but beauty! I am so proud to call her a friend and love seeing the moves she's made in the short time that I have known her and I believe this is a stepping stone to much bigger things!
If you're a fan of Project Runway, then you know all about Christian Siriano who definitely stole the show and was super talented. In our ongoing sneak peek on the best look that hit the runway, I present one of his stunning pieces that would be perfect to be worn for the Emmys. You could go in so many directions with this dress whether you pair it with citrine, garnet, rubies etc but I am a huge fan of topaz as it's such a smoky subtle color. There is something very victorian about this look. Here we have a gorgeous cuff by Bounkit and teardrop earrings by Allison Shiller. There is such an elegance and the dress is such a standout that it doesn't need to be accessorized too much. I can't wait to see who I will see wearing this!
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