It was fashionably schizophrenic at the recent Emmy Awards with celebrities dressed in super sparkle or serious black, two very different moods and expressions, both quite elegant. Claire Danes was literally adorned in a simple-cut Armani Prive strapless tube evening dress that was sparkle-sparkle from top to bottom. She wore tiny circle drop earrings, and no other accessories.
But that was the exception rather than the rule. Overall, accessories were strongly in the Hollywood spotlight, glistening, sparkling, setting off designer dresses and generally looking spectacular. Almost everyone wore bracelets (note that plural noun!) and necklaces were the order of the day.
True to celebrity habit, the jewelry was real – so very real! – from only the top jewelers internationally. But they were models for jewelry designs at much lower prices, must-have gems that translate into fashion and costume jewelry with ease. Here were the big trends of the day!
Anna Paquin made an impressive if somewhat tough-girl appearance, with a long black and gold dress with train by Alexander McQueen. She wore multiple bracelets on both arms.
Lea Michele was delightful in a long navy silk taffeta Oscar de la Renta strapless creation adorned with organza flamenco ruffles. She wore a big diamond bracelet on one arm, and a multicolored diamond mesh necklace. The outfit was intense, elegant, but just a trifle too sophisticated for the young actress; it really needed an Elizabeth Taylor type to pull it off!
More fashion drama was created by Kylie Minogue who wore a dark tiger printed strapless dress set off by a long, heavy rope-like bejeweled necklace. Equal to an accessory by itself: Very dark fingernail polish, one of the few times we’ve ever seen this look good!
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- Two-tone cuff bracelet.
New York Look
Young and gorgeous was Lucila Sola who accompanied Al Pacino (in Dolce & Gabbana) to the big night affair. She wore a long black strapless evening dress with bottom flounce. In addition to her stunning long black hair, Sola was “accessorized” by a huge diamond dinner ring and carried a black clutch bag. This was a very New York City look, even if we were in the City of the Angels.
Little clutch evening bags were all the rage at the Emmys, with many rectangular styles showing up in bright colors as well as black. Rita Wilson wore a short white beaded dress and carried a little white beaded clutch. Tina Fey wore a black and grey embroidered evening dress and carried a little black evening clutch. Keri Russell was oh! so feminine in a hot pink chiffon dress. She carried a little white evening clutch.
A point of interest here was the appearance of off-shaped little clutch bags, too: Lorraine Schwartz carried a little beaded white circle bag that beautifully set off her pale blue and white evening dress. Kyra Sedgwick wore a stunning strapless brown evening gown with a brief train and carried an oval beaded clutch evening bag. She also wore a dynamite big dark stone ring on her middle finger. Wow!
Long hair was de rigueur this year, with practically every celebrity showing up with long locks. Keeping the hairdos in place were many different types of hair accessories. Russell wore a ruffled pony holder. Emily Blunt wore a beautiful rhinestone studded headband. Some admittedly let their long locks fall free, but we have to admit they didn’t look half as good as those who designed them with flair and fashion, a la hair accessories.
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- Howlite earrings in dyed coral color. Dramatic!