It’s hard to believe I haven’t posted since the Oscars. Actually, it’s not (hard to believe, that is), as Fluffy has completely embraced suburban soccer-momhood in the last few months (um, honestly, band-and-basketball-momhood, but you get the idea). Anyway, another summer has come and gone, and that means that the Emmy Awards have snuck up on me, so without further adieu, let’s hand out some Fluffy Awards!
Category: Most Improved
This isn’t Maisie’s first Cute win, and probably won’t be her last; girl has some serious Cute game. This totes adorbs Ermanno Scervino boasts a pretty pink quilted texture and practical pockets, but best of all are the (fluffy!) heels.
Category: Most Original
Andy Samberg’s other half, musician Joanna Newsom, gets points from me for this unusual structured gown by Delpozo in varying shades of blush pink. The Internet has not been kind, but I’m digging it. I would totally wear it with Princess Bea’s wedding hat (remember that?) and feel happily, shamelessly eccentric.
Category: The Goddess Award
Category: Most Brilliant
Category: The Candy Striper Award
Formerly known as the “Sad Candy Cane” award, but I’m striving to be more positive. The dress is by Miu Miu, and it kind of hurts my eyes. I mean that in the literal sense; it’s not an ugly dress, but the pattern combined with the bitsy knife-pleating would give me a headache if I had to look at it for too long.
Category: Little Miss Sunshine
A lot of people didn’t know what to make of Heidi’s canary yellow Atelier Versace either. I like the color on her, but it looks like it’s trying to be three different dresses at once, so I cannot truly love it because it cannot make up its mind.
Category: Gothic Glam
Category: Polka Dot Princess
Category: So Structure, Much Wow
I’ve not been able to turn up the designer of Yael’s lovely pale pink sculptural confection, but I love it; it looks a bit Zac Posenish to me, but I could be wrong, and feel free to correct me if I am.
Category: Colour Me Peach & Black
Category: The Gold Medal
Category: Red Royalty
There were a number of cool red gowns on display tonight, but this Christian Siriano is the most visually striking. There’s been some inexplicable hate for this dress, and I don’t get it. I love the faux bolero bodice and the gold detailing ups the oomph.
Category: Pink Lace and Promises
There were a lot of pants on the carpet, and not just on the dudes. Many, MANY ladies opted out of the evening gown game, among them:
Category: The Prom Queen
Carice van Houten
Category: The Material Girl
This Bibhu Mohapatra dress channels a famous look worn by Madonna back in the day (which in turn channeled a famous look worn by Marilyn farther back in the day). But see what I did there? This dress also utilizes yards upon yards of fabric. Material. Heheh. Okay, that was bad. Moving on.
Category: The Little Mermaid that Could
Kristin dos Santos
Category: A Cute Angle
Category: The Silver Medal
Another trend among Emmygoers was a veritable rose garden of flowery frocks. Some of the red carpet flower children included:
Category: The Bronze Medal
Category: Tangerine Dream
Category: Off the Chain
Claire Danes and Taraji P Henson
Category: The Blue Ribbon
Christine Marzano and Kristen Schaal
Category: Not-So-Basic Black
Julianne Hough and Amy Poehler
Category: The Dazzle Award
Category: The Fairy Princess Award
Category: Of Corset Is!!
Tracee Ellis Ross
Category: Wine Not?
Also rocking Zac Posen, Sarah looks absolutely lovely. Most of her Modern Family costars looked a little phoned in (ahem, Ariel, Sofia, Julie) and I dismissed this dress at first glance as well, but it’s grown on me. I love the draped shoulders and princess seams. It’s way flattering.
Category: Worst Dressed
Category: Best Dressed
Special Category: The Fluffy Award
Sandra Lee, Emily Robinson, and Danielle Brooks
It’s really rare that I can’t make a decision for this most important category. To refresh, the Extra-Special Fluffy Award is reserved for the dress I’d have chosen for myself– the best representation of my personal style. But I would have needed a stylist’s guidance to actually choose among these three.
Sandra, in her first red carpet appearance since beating breast cancer, is wearing a vintage 1970s Thierry Mugler pink ball gown that is so me I can’t even.
Emily’s Kayat gown has a mod feel I’m really liking. It’s super cute and I love the color combo.
Danielle is wearing a festive Christian Siriano in the shades of a chic macaw. And it swirls when she twirls. Love, want, need!
So there we have it. Feel free to chime in with your opinions, and see you next time. (Hopefully it won’t be as long!)