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Who was my Best Dressed for the 2015 Emmys?

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Who was my Best Dressed for the 2015 Emmys? I’m glad you asked!

Did you tune in to the broadcast or hear about it? Were you thinking, “what is it about LA where all they talk about is the weather?” Well, let me just say that it was HOT. So hot that I was actually glad I wasn’t at the Emmys this year. Seriously. I don’t know how you can look so good on the red carpet so everyone should get special claps for getting dressed up and surviving the red carpet walk. I’ve seen how long it takes to get down the Red Carpet—it’s a long walk and the sun is beaming down on the area that’s essentially a mall (not of the shopping variety but of the convention variety) so despite having the Red Carpet out it’s hot.

The hot trends were definitely colour. And yellow seemed to be the “it” colour from Heidi Klum’s controversial dress to Taylor Schilling’s (OITNB) at-first-sight nice then oh-not-so-much frilly yellow number.


This was closely followed by pink/fushia/mauve in a fabulously stylish non 80s way.  Although the fashion to me was “80s inspired with a 2010s edge” with no sign of the embarrassing stuff.

Then there was that whole chain strap thing noticeably from Claire Danes and “Cookie” from Empire.


Who am I to judge? Well I think anyone who’s anyone can come up with a Best Dressed List and a Blog with the name “It Started in LA” definitely can.

Before I give you my winners, here’s what some of the “experts” came up with.

Vanity Fair
Harper’s Bazaar


I’m trying really hard to list my Best Dressed list in order but I’m struggling. I guess that’s why I’m not an expert. I’ve been doing this a couple of years now and I’m starting to see that unless you have a pushy (or good!) publicist or are part of a nominated show—or you are yourself—you don’t make the lists.

Well this Blogger doesn’t let that get in the way and I try to study what everyone’s wearing and who’s doing what and award those I think deserve it.

So my winner is …

Yael Stone. Who? I hear you say. Well, she plays “Lorna Morello” from Orange is the New Black. She looks sublime in a light pink mesh dress, stitching along the bodice and skirt to give a rouging effect with a full and layered skirt. Better still, I’m searching for a pic of her I can include for my Blog without violating any copyright laws and I found an article that says she’s Australian. Get out of town! Even better.


I’m struggling with my “Number two” which is a toss up between the gorgeous Laverne Cox and the stunning Uzo Aduba.

My number two goes to “Crazy Eyes” who truly looks spectacular in the fushia dress with the halter top and the heavenly blue that makes the pink pop. Truly stunning and original.


That means number three goes to the fabulous Laverne Cox who looked totally stunning in a teal figure-hugging dress with perfect cutouts through the back.


Did you notice that means the top three are all from Orange is The New Black?


That brings me to number four. I can do this. I know I can. Oh no, I don’t know if I can. Help. I’m looking at my list and I’ve got another 11 names written down and six spots to round out my Top ten. They’re all so different and so good. Focus. Focussing. OK.

How good did Allison Janney look? Forever my idol CJ from the West Wing she is truly glamorously stunning.


I love white so I have a bias. The next four are equal five—Viola Davis channelling Kerry Washington in white with black, Carrie Ann Inaba—a judge from Dancing With The Stars, Olivia Culpo and Gina Rodriguez. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.


I’m not sure Gina Rodriguez was in white but it was a light pastelly number so for me it counts.  Regardless, it was gorgeous.

OK, positions eight, nine and 10. Three more places and I’ve got six chicks to choose from.

Number eight I’m going Lady Gaga. Who’s not going Gaga for Gaga at the moment? Seriously. She’s rocking it transforming herself into a complete siren. She’s come a long way from the infamous meat dress.


Number nine. Let’s see. I’m going with Maggie Gyllenhall. I love her mauve and (is it navy?) Oscar dela Renta number with the full flowing skirt. I’m sure it’s inspired but the 80s but there’s not a hint of bad taste in this dress (even if it looks like it’s made from taffeta–and I’m not saying it is—do they even make taffeta any more?!).


So, I’ve got one spot left and I’ve narrowed it down to three people. I’m giving it to Sarah Hyland who looked stunning in a figure-hugging floor-length wine red (there’s that 80s influence creeping back in again) off-the-shoulder number.


My runner-ups were Sarah Paulson and Julia Louise-Dreyfus–who always looks flawless.


The guys

Two guys that totally stood out were Rob Lowe (my heart skips a beat) and Liev Shreiber (who you might recall I had a brush with last summer at the Jonathan Club).


I love that navy is the new black this year as many men rocked the navy dinner suit. Changing it up for these guys is gooood.

I loved Alan Cummings’s tie and from all accounts he wore Crocs. Thank god the camera didn’t pan down to show them.


Not-so hits

I don’t want to get all negative. Looking good on the Red Carpet isn’t always about you rocking a look. Sometimes, as with life, business gets in the way. So, I feel sorry for the people who, let’s just say, didn’t quite get it as right as they could have. Too PC?  Still, it’s true.

Two winners:

Joanna Newsom


Need I say more?

And Laura Prepon. Sorry “Alex” but the whole bolero thing didn’t cut if for me.


A couple of other notables—Claire Danes featured on a few best dressed lists this year. I thought the dress was great but then you can’t help but get drawn into her (lack of) cleavage and it was all wrong. A little sad for her I thought (not not having a cleavage just that it was unflattering).

And, one of my fashionista goddesses favourites Kerry Washington didn’t cut it for me tonight. I’m still a Gladiator though.


And, finally Kernan Shipka. From the waist up she looked gorgeous. Then pan down and … what was that? Pants? Seriously? No, wear it short and proud. Besides it’s boiling so ditch the pants as a last-minute anyway.


Like I said I’m glad it wasn’t me out there in the spotlight. All in all a good performance was put on by all. It hasn’t cooled down here in LA so there’ll be lots of sweaty bodies dancing on dance-floors at after-parties all over town.

Tomorrow I’ll post my run-down on the ceremony itself. It’s a school night and this is enough for you to absorb for now.

Speak to you tomorrow.

xx It Started in LA xx


PS: What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree? Did I leave someone out? Did I put someone in that didn’t deserve it?

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