Best Dressed | The Met Gala 2016 – Manus vs Machina

My favourite red carpet occasion of the year raised its stunning head and left us with a vast array of fashion at our finger tips.

The Met Gala is Anna Wintour’s night to shine and with an outlandish theme it always allows fashion’s bravest to push the boundaries and test their creative prowess. Let me begin this post by stating my 2 non-disputable rules for Met Ball attendees:

Rules for the Met Ball:

1) If you are going to attend the Met Gala then you follow the theme!

I don’t care who you are or what you do. If you are forking out thousands of dollars for a ticket to attend a fashion exhibition then you owe it to the event to at least abide by the rules. Just as important to remember is that that includes pushing yourself. Wearing a simple metallic dress does not meet my standards of following the theme… If I see you in a plain silver dress for a Manus vs. Machina theme – next!

2) If you do abstain from the theme then your outfit needs to be perfect.

If you are going to irritate spectators and be brazen enough to turn your back on the wondrous theme, that I’m sure has been painstakingly chosen for you, then you at the very least need to make sure that your off-beat outfit is absolutely flawless. If not, then why be awkward in the first place? If you’re not going to follow the theme and you wear a boring outfit then you might as well have stayed at home. This is a fashion event, darling.

That being said, the majority of stars and fashionistas alike did me proud this year and I was more than pleasantly surprised when scrolling through Vogue, Elle and Vanity Fair online (where the pictures in this post were sourced from). Thus, let’s get into it.

Best Dressed Fashionistas of the Met Gala 2016:

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Emmys 2015 – Worst of The Night.

So unlike my prior post on the fashion seen at this year’s Emmys, this post might have just a tad bit of negativity thrown into the mix!

As always, we expect to see the good bad and in-between at all award shows and boy oh boy did the Emmys not disappoint. For all of the dazzling beauts of the evening have a look here at my Best Dressed post, but for some horrendous looks, some of which will curl your toes, then continue on and scroll to find the horror below.

Let’s kick things off with the worst of the worst…

Heidi Klum in Versace dress and shoes with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery:

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Where on earth did this canary yellow disaster pop out of?! Heidi is a stunning supermodel with beauty and brains to boot and then she comes out looking like someone made her dress out of some very distressed canaries – this is an absolute disaster. Although it still wouldn’t have been nice, she could have at least taken off that God awful sleeve and lapel combination, I mean it’s not like she trying to cover anything up! From shoulders to toes this is a horrendous and tacky ensemble. Genuinely all that I can think of is that if I was a canary I’d rather be in a coal mine than be associated with this dress. One positive: at least this wasn’t designed by any of her Project Runway designers because that would have been the start and end of their career in one foul swoop! Heidi… get a stylist!

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Dascha Polanco:

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Following on from our supermodel in distress we have Dascha Polance from Orange Is The New Black. Dascha is a beautiful, curvy woman, but here she is doing herself zero favours. Although the voluptuous form isn’t your usual Hollywood stereotype, you can make the best of your body no matter what shape or size you are and unfortunately, that is exactly the opposite of what Dascha is doing. That sheer skirt and slit just isn’t pretty. The dress as a whole is boring and not that cute, but if Dascha had just lowered the slit a few inches (maybe like 8…) then this would flatter her so  much better. This just isn’t good.

Kathryn Hahn in Vivienne Westwood with Eva Fehren jewels:

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I hate to be mean, but Kathryn’s dress is hideous! This macabre frock is genuinely one of the worst things I have laid my eyes upon. I would say that perhaps this would look good on a model or someone, but being honest, I can’t find any good qualities about it. It looks like someone found two pairs of their nanna’s old curtains, sowed them together, threw on some make-up and hoped that no one would notice… #DIYCinderella!

Julianne Hough in Marchesa with a Jimmy Choo clutch:

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Julianne looks like a modern day wicked witch of the west gone wrong in this ensemble. This dress just is not nice on her and 100% is not for an occasion like this. The sad thing is that I do think that the dress could be stunning on someone with model proportions to a different event though (I know I’m obsessed with her, but Sophie Turner perhaps?). One saving glory for Julianne is that although that head-band sucks, her hair is cute from the back!

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Amy Schumer in Zac Posen:

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Fair play to Amy for her amazing Emmy win, but this look was certainly not worthy. Like Dascha, Amy has some curves, but apparently doesn’t know how to use them. I find this look very surprising because even though Zac Posen isn’t always my favourite designer, he usually sculpts beautifully to the body – something which he didn’t quite get here. This gown hugs Amy in all the wrong places, her hair looks like she just had sex in the limo before hopping out and I can just tell that she had to keep pulling it up at her chest region all night.

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Danielle Brooks:

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Looking more parrot than canary, it seems like Danielle Brook and Heidi Klum were birds of a feather at last night’s Emmys. Tropical bird puns aside, Danielle certainly wasn’t looking too tasty on the night (sometimes I just can’t help myself). This dress was too tight on the thighs and adding extra fabric to a larger woman is never a good idea. Even twirling couldn’t help her case… next!

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Christine Marzano:

This woman is absolutely stunning, but there is no excuse for this dress. Obviously trying to make a name for herself, Marzano walked the carpet in this next to nothing attire. Now, I am never one for this as I just think that it’s tacky, but asides from that, there are literally children at this event and you rock up practically naked – really Christine? If I was on the Emmy committee I wouldn’t have let her in – it’s not like she’s important anyway…

Next we have 3 dresses which, although I don’t like anyway, are here for their terrible fabric choices. This fabric should never be seen on a red carpet:

Elizabeth Moss in Oscar de la Renta:

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Uzo Aduba in Jonathan Cohen:

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I don’t even know who this woman is…

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Carice Van Houten:

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Judging from this look, I think that maybe the red lady should stick to her colour. Carice is a beautiful woman and has killed it on the red carpet before, but unfortunately here she just isn’t looking her best. This colour washes her out, it doesn’t fit nicely and when you look at it closely, parts of the dress even look unfinished! For someone who has see in the future she really should have seen this one coming. Not a good look for her at all.

Emma Myles:

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Her hair and make-up are pretty, but I honestly can’t even begin to comment on the dress… This are so many things wrong with it that there’s no point in even trying!

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Oscar de la Renta:

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A bad night for the Oscar de la Renta brand, this is yet another dress designed with horrific fabric. Maggie is accustomed to donning garments with her own off-beat personal style and I completely encourage that, but not with this fabric. What is up with everyone picking these crinkly, unflattering textiles?

Alan Cumming:

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The worst male of the night, Alan came with enough spare fabric for a whole other suit! I’m wondering if he’s ever come across the world ‘tailoring’? Quirky tie and pants aside, the weather at the Emmys yesterday was beautiful and really warm, which begs the question – why on earth is he wearing crocs and holding an umbrella?!

Julie Klausner:

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If January Jones showed us all how to rock a green jumpsuit, Julie Klausner has shown us exactly how not. The general theme of this post so far, Julie is wearing something with both bad fit and bad fabric. This jumpsuit makes Julie look much bigger than she is and then her hair just looks like she’s going to the shop to buy dinner. Overall, this is not a good look and the sleeves don’t certainly don’t help.

Tracee Ellis Ross and Jane Krakowski:

Neithr Tracee nor Jane chose the right looks this time round. Both stars are wearing gowns which are uncomfortably tight to the extent that they can’t even stand how they normally do. Tracee’s is sucking her in in the torso and flattening her chest while Jane’s just looks uncomfortable all round.

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Helen McCrory:

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I’m sorry Helen, but you’re at a celebrity award ceremony, I don’t care if it’s sunny – take off the God damn glasses. Oh, and your dress isn’t nice either.

Chelsea Peretti in Gabriela Cadena:

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Finishing off our fashion failures is Chelsea Peretti in a gown which just isn’t right. I don’t particularly like this dress anyway, but asides from that it just doesn’t suit her, and you can tell by her face that she thinks the same thing! At the end of the day, you can get the most stunning dress in all of existence, but if it doesn’t suit you then I’m afraid you just need to let it be and that’s what Chelsea should have done here. Two positives though – her leg looks amazing and I really like her shoes too!

Well that’s that folks! If you made it to the end of this post then congratulations because I’m sure you’re as tired as I am after looking at all of those looks 😛

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Author: Pádraig Power.

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Emmys 2015 – Best Fashion of The Night.

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Last night brought about one of my favourite nights in the celebrity fashion calendar, namely the highly anticipated Emmys. 

For those of you who don’t know, The Emmys is essentially the Oscars of the television world and in true Emmy fashion, all of America’s TV’s biggest stars arrived. From gowns to cocktail dresses and jumpsuits to just plain old suits, there was a variety of styles sported on the night and it certainly lead to a feast for the eyes.

Admittedly, I love posting about the worst looks of the night (it allows me to unleash the inner bitch in me), but as I haven’t posted in a while I thought that it’d be better to start things off on a positive note. So without further adieu, let’s scroll through and see the most stunning and successful looks of the 2015 Emmys Red Carpet.

Sarah Hyland in Zac Posen with Ofira Rings:

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Flourishing, Sarah made her stamp both in fashion and on the red carpet at last year’s Emmys, and this year she has furthered her reign, triumphing as queen of the Emmys. Differing from last year’s Christian Siriano ensemble, Sarah has gone for a much more mature aesthetic this time round and boy did she knock it out of the park. The simple yet chic Zac Posen creation fits the star like a glove and that neckline is just to die for. What I really love about the look however, is that she kept it young and fresh by placing her bracelet so far up her arm – and those Lorraine Schwartz earrings are just stunning. Her stylist needs a raise!

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Claire Danes in Prada with Cartier jewels and a Tyler Alexandra clutch:

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Although not always the cream of the crop, Claire has certainly hit the nail on the head for me here. This almost nautical inspired gown is chic and sexy whilst adding a flare of youth into Claire’s style portfolio. Perfect for her boyish figure, this dress is made all the more eye-catching by the thick chains and beautiful embellishment and like Sarah above, she finished the look off perfectly, with minimal accessories being the key in this case.

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Sophie Turner sporting Galvin, Jimmy Choo and Forevermark:

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Perhaps I’m a tad biased as I am absolutely obsessed with the woman, but someone else who championed the carpet is Sophie Turner. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful starlets to emerge in recent years, Sophie is statuesque and has a regal air about her, which is why she is one of the few who could pull of this look. The pop of the brilliant blue top offsets her red hair with ease and the Forevermark necklace is a spectacular finish. She is breathtaking.

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Emma Roberts in Jenny Packham with Martin Katz jewels:

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Old Hollywood Glamour at its finest, Emma is releasing her inner vixen here and I am loving it! Always one to have the smoulder and pout down, Emma has added oomph to her look with sultry, wavy hair and that plunging neckline. If there’s anything that makes me a tiny bit unsure about this dress it’s that I think I would also like to see it in a different colour (red perhaps), but asides from that and in the colour that it is now, she looks marvellous.

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Zoe Kazan in Miu Miu:

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I can already tell that this will be one of the controversial choices of the post, but quite frankly – I don’t care. A demure beauty, Zoe is a relatively unknown starlet, even though she has a lucrative career. That is why I think that this dress is perfect for her. Nominated last night, Zoe turned up in a stunning number, yet still didn’t overdo it as so many other did (keep your eyes of for my worst post later today). She look elegant and quirky, which I think defines her as an actress. Finally, the side-swept bob was another chic yet understated part of her look and it finished it with ease.

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Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell:

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Dressed in a gown designed by her stylist, Gaga is looking as classy as we’ve ever seen her. This new look is perfect for the star and shows yet another facet to the talented singer/actress. I really appreciate that she donned this gown as she is showing support for her stylist who just released his first ever line at New York Fashion Week. Solidarity in this case has lead to a solid, sublime look.

Laverne Cox in Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa and Fred Leighton jewellery:

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Can we please take a collective moment and just take in how ravishing Laverne Cox is looking here? Always pretty, Laverne has now turned up the sex appeal to boot! Her body is en pointe and that blue is sublime against her skin-tone. Simple yet sexy – nice work!

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Jaimie Alexander in Armani Privé:

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Very different and very chic! This look is certainly a stand out. With a sleek, futuristic vibe, Jaimie is drawing us all in and keeping our attention with the sultry look in her eyes. Modern, edgy and fabulous – this is a great look. Although, I have to say that I wasn’t too keen on her making out with her husband on the carpet – you’re married, keep that for home love…

Amanda Peet in Michael Kors with a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch:

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This dress was exquisite on the red carpet. Here, Amanda has been styled perfectly and everything in this look is superb – which is why she made my list of course! One thing that I do have to say though is, that although everything is stunning, Amanda doesn’t quite look comfortable on the carpet. Next time Amanda, make sure to wear the dress and to not let it wear you – great look though!

January Jones in Ulyana Sergeenko paired with Tiffancy & Co.:

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Jumping to the forefront (see what I did there?) is January Jones in a ravishing green jumpsuit (just in case you didn’t…).

January looks absolutely beautiful here and this is a true example of how you can relate something seen as more casual to a high fashion event. The green complements her skin tone and fair features seamlessly and this is a look which oozes confidence. Well done January!

Niecy Nash carrying a Swarovski clutch:

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This ‘Scream Queens’ star had me screaming with delight when I saw her on the carpet! This is the definition of a dress which fits to your curves. Looking absolutely sensational Niecy’s waist nails and embellished gown all add up to a magnificent ensemble. A bit booby? Perhaps – but hey, if you’ve got them – flaunt them!

Julia Lewis-Dreyfus in Safiyaa paird with Chopard jewels and a Roger Vivier clutch:

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Finishing off my list of gorgeous gowns is Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The comedy royal’s look was timeless and elegant. This is one of those times where women realise that it’s OK to be simple and chic. Is this something that we’ve never seen before? No. But is is something that I want to see again? Most definitely yes! What Julia is showing here is that if you take off the bells and whistles and just let tailoring and sophistication do the talking then you’re onto a winner.

Although, dresses and jumpsuits stole the show, I just want to leave you guys with a few pictures of my favourite suits of the night:

Best Dressed – Suits.

David Oyelowo:

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Andy Sanberg:

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Lea DeLaria:

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Tatiana Maslany in Bouchra Jarrar Couture:

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Nolan Gould:

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Finn Wittrock in Dior Homme:

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That’s it for my best of the night, but make sure to keep an eye out for my worst.

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Thank you guys for reading and for those of you who’d like to reminisce on last year’s fashion, here’s a link to my post: Landofpod 2014 Emmys Best Dressed.

Author: Pádraig Power.

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Emmys 2014, Best Dressed.

Unlike the VMAs, this year’s Emmys did not disappoint in the fashion stakes. Numerous stars not only walked the red carpet, but absolutely owned it. From edgy, modern looks to classic and chic, the multitude of styles shown was amazing and it was certainly a difficult task to whittle down the list and decide who was the best of the night. Due to this troublesome task I not only have a top 3, but also some other ladies who grabbed the spotlight in their stylish ensembles. So, without further adieu, I am going to kick things off, not with my best of the best, but with some stylish starlets who certainly showed their fashion gusto.

 

Heidi Klum in Zac Posen:

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Heidi was stunning in this red, floor-length gown which not only highlighted the supermodel’s gorgeous figure, but also introduced us to a new, softer, more flowing direction for Zac Posen.

 

Gwen Stefani in Versace:

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Gwen had to be added into the fold for this, edgy, chic design. The red carpet veteran is one of the few stars who took a fashion risk and it certainly paid off.

 

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Couture 5:

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Allison looked every inch the perfect, polished princess and there is nothing that I would change about this outfit, especially the belt – the yellow is amazing!

 

 

Amanda Crew in Max Azria Atelier:

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Amanda kept it classy in this elegant, lady-like gown. She has sparked interest in me and I’m definitely going to keep an eye on this emerging star’s flawless fashion.

 

Michelle Monaghan in Giambattista Valli Couture 5:

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Sleek, paired back and  modern in this Giambattista Valli gown Michelle Monaghan looked beautiful. I have to say that I am not a fan of her shoes though, but I’ll let her off this once.

 

Julie Bowen in Peter Som:

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Perhaps a tad polarizing, but this look is perfect for the Modern Family star and Julie looks edgy and fun all in one.

 

Julia Roberts in Elie Saab:

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Julia took a fashion risk in this short, sparkly number, but I definitely think it paid off. The bejeweled Elie Saab creation was unlike anything else worn on the carpet and showed off the 46-year-old’s sensational legs amazingly.

 

Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli:

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With regards to Sofia, if it ain’t broke, why fix it? She can rock a mermaid gown like no other and here she is staying true to herself whilst looking like a stylish sex bomb – exactly the way we like her!

 

Enough of ladies who did really well, now it’s time for the créme of the crop and to discuss the stars who were undoubtedly the best of the night. I can tell that you’re obviously very excited at this stage, so to add even more suspense into the fold, I’m going to show you my top 3 beginning with number 3. Working my way to the highly coveted top spot on my list let’s start here.

3: Camila Alves in Zuhair Murad’s Resort 2015:

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Not only is Camila the envy of every woman in the world with Matthew McConaughey on her arm, but she also oozes sex appeal and sophistication both of which are highlighted in this look. The model and designer personified perfection in this stunning Zuhair Murad’s Resort 2015 floor-length gown with an unfathomable number of cut-outs. Stylish, sexy and striking are only 3 of the words that come to mind when describing this look.

 

2: Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier:

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Yes, this gown is so amazing that it deserves a wide-shot. The talented actress looks every inch a movie star in this utterly ravishly Donna Karan gown. The simple black gown is made especially interesting with the gorgeous white train trailing behind. What makes this look a knock-out, however, are the perfectly placed and sized cut-outs which paired with criss-crossed straps leads to striking geometrics. She was so, so close to achieving the number 1 spot and it is very easy to see why.

 

1: Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano:

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And here we have it, my undoubted number 1 – Sarah Hyland. The 23 year old Modern Family starlet epitomized class, style, elegance and edge, all whilst remaining youthful. This girl has had a fashion revelation and it was so refreshing to see that one can dress graceful and elegant whilst retaining a youthful flare! Wearing a top and skirt to the Emmys is a risky thing to do, especially when it’s a crop-top. The stylish youth pulled it off sensationally, however, and showed everyone that it is OK to dress young, fun and pretty whilst still making a fashion statement. I love everything about this look, from the crisp white and bold coral, to the sliver of skin shown on her mid-drift. The cherry on top has to be her accessorizing though with her hair, make-up and earrings polishing the outfit off perfectly and elevating it to that untouchable level. Have a closer look at her hair and make-up here:

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So there you have it, my best ladies of the 2014 Emmy Awards. I have to say that the fashion was outstanding!

 

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Emilia Clarke: Red Carpet Ready.

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From Khalessi to catwalk, Emilia Clarke has undoubtedly become a household name and one of the most desired women in the world, during the last three years, largely due to her role in the HBO smash hit Game of Thrones. Emilia plays the role of Daenerys Stormborn, the last remaining in her Targaryen blood-line. A strong character in the show, Emilia also brings the title of ’empowered woman’ to real life and is slowly but surely taking the industry by storm, with her role as Sarah Connor in the 2015 film ‘Terminator: Genesis’ being highly anticipated. A little known fact, however, is that Clarke was not the original Mother of Dragons. In fact, Tamzin Merchant from ‘The Tudors’ was first cast into the role. Thankfully for Game of Thrones fans worldwide, Emilia soon replaced Merchant allowing all of us to witness the perfect portrayal of the ice-blonde beauty.

Clarke’s talented performances on GOT are not the only reason why she is in the spotlight, however, with her natural beauty, ‘English Rose’ status and infectious personality drawing people in from all around the world. With this many eyes on her it was only a matter of time that the starlet’s fashion comes under scrutiny and here I will show you some of my favourite Emilia Clarke looks over the past few years.

Firstly, we’re going to kick things off with Emilia in a stunning white Chanel dress embellished with purple sequins which allures with a futuristic vibe. Paired with simple pulled back hair and barely-there make-up, this look shows that Emilia is not afraid to take risks and certainly set my interest alight:

Wearing Chanel at the 2012 Emmy Awards:

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Los Angeles Premier of GOT Season 3 in Victoria Beckham:

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Here we have Emilia in an amazing pastel blue, strapless Victoria Beckham gown which fits to perfection. She dons this gown with attitude and shows us just how sexy she can be with smouldering smokey eyes.

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Next, Emilia returns to her former Emmy glory and fails to disappoint in a gorgeous white Donna Karan Altier dress with a silver belt at the waist and an ever-so-pretty ruffle effect down the front of the garb.

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Zac by Zac Posen:

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This next dress solidifies Emilia’s status as a fashion darling. Here she owns it in a custom-made, V-shaped, chiffon, Zac Posen  gown paired with emerald earrings and beautifully swept over hair. This is utterly sensational.

Christian Dior at the 2013 Actor’s Fund Gala:

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Finally, we have Emilia in this edgy, Christion Dior piece. Although this picture isn’t the best quality, you can see the intricately placed embellishments shine in all their glory on the black, strapless gown. This is yet another look which highlights Emilia’s natural beauty whilst leaving the dress do the talking, something which the starlet pulls off perfectly.

 

Unfortunately for Emilia, however, not every look that she wore has been a smash with some disappointments scattered along the way. And even more unfortunately for Ms. Clarke, I’m going to show you some of them right here. Although she usually gets it right, I have found that the few times when she misses the mark are mainly due to the shape and/or length of her garments. At 5′ 2″, Emilia is an actress with petite proportions meaning that unless dresses are perfectly tailored they can often swamp her. Between ill-fitted gowns and unflattering hem lengths (along with the odd dress which just isn’t to my fancy) here are some of Emilia’s least appealing looks:

Clarke exhibiting some ill-fitting gowns:

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Here she dons a dress which does nothing for her figure, is far from fashionable and is accompanied with lack-luster hair:

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An almost-there Calvin Klein look:

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Although Emilia looks stunning in the above Calvin Klein gown, I have put this in her bad looks category for some constructive criticism. This look could have been a massive hit, and almost is, but for the length of the sheer over-panel and the clunkiness of her shoes. This is one of those oh-so-near outfits which shows you that the difference between not quite there and excellence can be down to the tiniest of details.

Finally, an overall horrible red carpet look:

The combination of atrocities in this look leads to huge disappointment on my behalf. Emilia is wearing a mustard Vivienne Westwood dress which does absolutely nothing for her porcelain skin-tone. This, combined with a horrible hair-style, a bad length and ugly accessories leads to this look being a fashion failure for the starlet.

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Finally, although this outfit is not a Red Carpet look it is one of the best day-time looks that I have seen in a long, long time. Dressed in Altuzarra, Emilia is effortlessness personified in this chic, enticing, easy-going outfit:

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Overall, from researching and judging Emilia on her style, I think that she is definitely a star to watch. Although this is the case, she does have some serious room for improvement. Where the star falls short is due to the aforementioned bad fits and also due to the age in which she dresses. Clarke has a tendency to dress much older than her mere twenty-six years and dons garments which are far too mature. She needs to realise that she is young and sexy and that she can still pull of a classic look whilst retaining her youth. She does this beautifully in looks such as the stunning white and purple Chanel dress above, but often tends to forget how young she is and wear dresses which could be seen on women twice her age (and hem-lines which are probably twice as long)! In a nut shell, Clarke is beautiful, she is chic and she has style, she just needs to remember what age she is and that she is still a newcomer on the fashion scene, thus has plenty of time to grow-up. She should embrace her youthful looks and take more fashion risks.

So there you have it, my take on Emilia Clarke’s red carpet style and where I think she could improve.

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Here’s a link to a previous post which you might enjoy if you liked this one: Margot Robbie: Style Evolution.

 

Zac Posen Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Completely Fails To Hit The Mark.

As you all know, we are currently in the midst of the wonderful NYFW and naturally the Zac Posen show was 1 of my most highly anticipated. That was, at least, until I realized that the designer decided to ditch his usual knock-outs and start designing for what seemed to be women in their 50’s+. Usually Posen hits the ball out of the park, but the combination of offensively boring knits, drab colours and mundane designs left me glad that I had music playing in the background to keep me awake. Not only did Posen showcase one of the most boring collections of the week, but he then added insult to injury with horrific styling including black tights and patent shoes… As if the dated designs weren’t enough! Thus, although Posen’s construction was flawless as per usual, he seriously missed the mark and left me well in need of some red bull to keep my eyes open towards the end of his show. Here are some of the tiresome looks presented by Posen on the day:

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Although Posen’s collection was a complete miss, there were 1 or 2 pieces which redeemed him somewhat and these saviours can be seen here:

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That’s it for my review on the utterly underwhelming Zac Posen Collection.

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Here’s a link to my previous post: Monique Lhuillier Fall/Winter Collection Review