2016 Emmys — Best Dressed

Took a bit longer to get this Best Dressed list out than usual. But of course, I had to do one for the 2016 Emmy Awards. Here are my faves —





Makeup artist Adam Breuchaud emphasized Paulson’s created a metallic eye look using Eye Tint in Cold Copper topped with Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in #6, both by Giorgio Armani.






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Allison Janney





Makeup artist Hung Vanngo re-imagined the classic cat eye in iris-brightening jewel-tones. To get the look, try Line PRO Eye Pencil in Navy and Aqua, both by Lorac.














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Makeup artist Patrick Ta proves that fuchsia lips are more than a summer staple. To get the look he mixed two shades of Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, bright lavender and hot pink.







William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman

Felicity is wearing a stunning Tony Ward lace gown.







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2015 Emmys — Best Dressed

I’m a little late on this one, but of course I had to do a best dressed list for the 2015 Emmy Awards. Enjoy!!

Julianne Hough


Julianne was ravishingly stunning in the Marchesa gown she ordered hot off last week’s runway and a Neil Lane brooch in her hair.


Hair look details from Julianne’s hair stylist Riawna Capri — “We opted for a slightly disheveled look with a little edge that worked seamlessly with the black lace and elaborate details of the dress,”

Julianne Hough‘s luminous skin and extra-long lashes were courtesy of makeup artist Spencer Barnes.

Other look details —


Giuliana Rancic


Giuliana looked effortlessly ethereal in this fully beaded embellished rose pink gown by Ziad Nakad. Great work by her stylist Monica Rose. For beauty, she had Patrick Ta on board for makeup, creating a soft, subtle look, and Melissa Brown for hair, sleek waves. To complete her look, Guiliana donned a few elegant pieces of Forevermark diamonds.


Emma Roberts

attends the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Emma looked beautiful and angelic in this custom Jenny Packham dress with Old Hollywood appeal, plus gorgeous Martin Katz jewelry and coordinating Lee Savage clutch.

Emma Roberts‘ seamless cascade of waves was courtesy of hairstylist Nikki Lee.


Sofia Vergara


Sofia wore a champagne-hued, reverse-scoop-necked strapless St. John gown and Lorraine Schwartz diamonds. However, her gown certainly packed in it’s own fair share of jewels, as it boasted 64,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals.

For her beauty squad, Sofia worked with Gracias Kelly Kline for hair, creating luscious waves and for makeup, a bold look with a cat eye and burgundy lip.

Sarah Hyland


Sarah was classic and elegant in a burgundy Zac Posen gown with an off-the-shoulder neckline and open back, plus Lorraine Schwartz & Ofira jewelry. Her overall look was styled by Brad Goreski. For her matching nails, Sarah brought on board Christina Viles. Her beautiful makeup, a bronzed, sunkist face with nude lip, was courtesy of Allan Avendano. And finally, gorgeous hair, short and wavy, created by Ryan Richman.

Check out the details for her makeup look — L’Oreal Paris products — shimmering purple eyeshadow, Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite Eyeshadow Palettes in Eclectic #866 and Exuberante #766—more details here!



“Sarah’s deep burgundy Zac Posen dress was the perfect color to introduce the fall season to sizzling and sunny Los Angeles. Her glam team collectively decided to use rich shades that complemented her naturally golden olive complexion.”

Beauty Breakdown:
Skin prep:
—Dior Prestige La Creme
—Dior Capture Totale Le Serum Yeux
—Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Perfect Skin Creator

—Diorskin Star Foundation in Honey Beige #040
—Diorskin Nude ‘Cosmopolite’ Illuminating Face Powder #001
—Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Invisible Loose Powder in Light Beige #020
—Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powders in Pink #001 and Amber #002

—Diorshow Pro Liner Waterproof in Pro Purple #582
—Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Over Black #090
—Diorshow Brow Styler Gel in Brown #003
—Dior ‘Sourcils Poudre’ Powder Eyebrow Pencil in Brown #593
—Dior Backstage Eye Prime Long-Wear and Smoothing Eye Primer
—Dior 5 Couleurs ‘Cosmopolite’ Eyeshadow Palettes in Eclectic #866 and Exuberante #766

—Dior Creme De Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm
—Dior Addict Lipstick in Tailleur Bar #535

—St. Tropez One Night Only: Applied on Hyland’s decolletage, arms, shoulders, and back with a Tan Applicator Mitt.

As for her hair, here are the details from Ryan Richman for L’Oreal Paris — “Sarah’s Zac Posen gown was sleek and elegant. I like to do the opposite with the hair so opted for a messy tousled wave. I’ve been doing Sarah’s hair for about two years now, so the challenge is to do something I’ve never done before. I have done her hair wavy countless times but never quite like this. This texture shows off her amazing cut and color as well,” he says.

Step 1: First, Ryan prepped damp hair by spraying a generous amount of L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Blow Out Heat Spray, focusing at the root. He used a wide-toothed comb to distribute product throughout the hair and create a deep side part.

Step 2: Using a blow-dryer and his fingers, Ryan rough-dried the roots until halfway dry. He picked up a medium boar bristle round brush to finish drying each section, being careful not to oversmooth the hair, for added volume and a little natural texture.

Step 3: He then used a 1-inch flatiron on medium heat to create a tousled wave, spraying L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold on each section before curling, and holding the flat iron vertically facing the clamp down. In a fluid motion, he twisted the iron and pushed downward to create a loose beachy wave. Ryan alternated directions of the wave as he moved throughout the hair for a beautiful tousled-texture result.

Step 4: Next, Ryan rubbed a small amount of L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Txt It Hyper-Fix Putty into the palms of his hands. Focusing at the root, he worked the product through the hair roughly.

Step 5: Last, he used a bobby pin to secure the small side of the part behind Sarah’s ear and misted more hairspray all over the hair to lock in the style.

Jaimie Alexander & Peter Facinelli


An Armani duo like no other! In fact, Jaimie donned an Armani Privé, which hadn’t yet been seen on the runway. “They trusted me to wear it – and when they sent it to me, I said, ‘Done!'” she said. Baccarat jewels completed the look.


Gina Rodriguez


Gina wore a strapless, pink Lorena Sarbu gown, crafted from silk tulle and embellished with beading. Other look details —

Allison Janney


Allison dazzled in this body-conscious Labourjoisie illusion dress. For her smashing waves, her hair was styled by J  The visionary bringing her amazing makeup to life was Collier Strong, products used —

Additional look details —

Penelope Ann Miller


Penelope looked like a golden ray of sunshine in this beaded Lorena Sarbu dress and Simon G. diamonds, provided by Peter Norman Jewelers. Doing both hair & makeup was Marco Berardini, short locks and understated beauty look.

Amy Landecker


This look is just an exquisite work of art, a V-neck Marchesa dress with floral appliqués; Amy’s sideswept wavy do was by Rod Ortega. The great ombre color was provided by Tracey Cunningham. Her stylist was Cristina Ehrlich. Plum lip and dark smoky eye were courtesy of makeup artist Ashleigh Louer. Nice golden touch of bronze from Christine of Organic Glow Spray tans. To cap off the look, Neil Lane jewelry.

Stephanie Bauer

Stephanie donned a gown from one of my fave designers, Leanne Marshall, a lovely soft pink spaghetti strap dress with a sweetheart neckline.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: TV personality Stephanie Bauer attends the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Ariel Winter


Ariel was one red hot # in this strapless Romona Keveza gown with an asymmetrical neckline, plus a Kotur clutch, Anne Sisteron Jewelry earrings, Marli bracelets, and a Messika ring. The stylist for Ariel’s look was Anita Patrickson.

Her hair, long, glam waves, styled by hairstylist Aviva Perea using Garnier Anti-Humidity Hairspray.

For makeup, a minimalist touch with a soft nude lip by


Christina Hendricks & Geoffrey Arend


These 2 were such a power couple. Christina wowed in this fully decked out, embellished Naeem Khan gown. Her other look details —

Geoffrey opted for a burgundy suit jacket with black pants, jacket by Brooks Brothers.

John Stamos


John, so handsome in his classic black tuxe!

Derek Hough

attends the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Derek looked great, also in a classic black tuxe, provided by Brooks Brothers.

Back to Back Best Dressed Lists — Up Now, the 2014 Emmys!!

That’s right! It’s been a major week for red carpets, first up with the 2014 MTV VMAs, and now, the 2014 Emmy Awards. It’s always exciting looking thru all of the images, coming across looks and accessories that are so phenomenal! And joining me again for this best dressed list, my fellow guest fashion/beauty blogger, Lexi Taylorbeautychatwithlexi.

I recently discovered her site and I’m still amazed that at 13 she is doing what I’m doing at 30! So her best dressed for the VMAs, again, was Miley Cyrus, with her best beauty look going to Beyonce. So who did this young eye pick for the Emmys??


(also Lexi’s Best Makeup/Beauty look!!)

“The Emmys are the biggest award show around so you have to bring your A game to the red carpet. Normally I would love an all black dress but I actually loved Natalie Dormers pop of color on her J Mendel dress. The orange made the dress stand out and compliment her skin tone beautifully. Not to mention her makeup was gorgeous. A natural flawless face with a light peachy lip color.

Now onto my Fashion Nexus picks!!

julianna-margulies-290          JULIANNA MARGULIES

Black gowns are a traditional and classic staple for most red carpets. Of course Julianna adds a bit of a twist with her black ombre, backless Narcisco Rodriguez gown. And very sublte, but she is donning 20 carats of diamonds borrowed from both FD Gallery and Hemmerle.


LIZZY CAPLAN      lizzy-caplan-495

Solid black and solid white looks are all over my best dressed list, and as per usual the colors were major trends for the Emmy’s red carpet. Lizzy was smart to just utilize both colors in her glamorous look, a black Donna Karan Atelier gown with a white back & train. The side cut-outs and haltered neckline were just added design details to ensure this was an A+ look! She also paired with this look a black Judith Leiber clutch.


And keeping with a more minimalistic look, she wore a few understated jewelry pieces from Neil Lane.


Lizzy’s makeup artist was Sabrina Bedrani, for Dior Beauty. With creating this beauty look, a main focus was to showcase Lizzy’s stunning eyes, thus we see a perfectly bronzed smoky eye. To achieve this modern cat-eye, Sabrina used the Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Cuir Cannage and Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Hypnotique for this bold beauty look.



Words can’t express how excited I was to find out who Andrea was wearing — none other than Under the Gunn designer, part of Team Nick Verreos, Natalia Fedner!! When looking thru red carpet images, the designer info is not always there. But as soon as I saw this stunning and luxurious black knit gown, I knew it had to be on my list, regardless if I ever found out who designed it! The neckline is breathtakingly gorgeous, the fit is great, and there is just no denying how beautiful Andrea looks.


Needless to say, I’m happy to know that it was Natalia and I’m so happy for her!! Matt also looked great in his classic black tuxe with a white tie.

Hair & make-up were done by Kate Hollinshead. The vibe for her beauty look was very 1940s, very subtle, clean, natural looking.

Here are some additional images of Andrea’s look provided from Natalia herself!! She knows she has a true fan with Fashion Nexus!!


Pictured above is a custom hand-crafted chain made for Andrea to match her dress.

Here are some additional exclusives on this look from the talented designer Natalia Fedner!! She said Andrea was a dream to work with and Matt was too a fan of this dress! The dress was made from 14 yards of black lurex silk chiffon fabric and 175 feet of real rhodium silver chain. It is lined with nude fabric.

The underlying theme for the overall look was giving Andrea a new take on a classic silhouette. Job well done!


169_3337_350       AMANDA CREW

This is a dress not to be missed and I’m glad I not only came across it, but I’m pleased to name it as one of my best dressed looks! Amanda is donning a white floor-length gown by Maz Azria Atelier with shimmery detailing around then neckline and down the sides, stopping at the waist. Perfectly coordinated with this look was this pearl clutch, oddly enough from Amanda Pearl!


Amanda’s jewelry pieces were from Neil Lane. And helping to achieve such a gorgeous beauty look was her pre-Emmy facial, at-home skincare products from Renee Rouleau.

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Keeping with white gowns as a trend for this Emmy’s red carpet, it’s a must to include Padma’s immaculate white couture gown by Ralph Rucci — great fit, shimmers down the back — What more could you ask for!?! This is simplistic minimalism at its best, inclusive of some very under-stated pieces of silver jewelry from Fred Leighton.

And just as stunning was Padma’s natural make-up look, courtesy of make-up artist Kathy Jeung.

169_3295_350    ANNA CHLUMSKY

Anna is the perfect segway to take me from my streak of white looks to the next lovely lady on my best dressed list, Heidi Klum, who is wearing Zac Posen, just as Anna is. Radiance abounds for sure in this bright white gown with a slight train and pleating detail at the bust and on the back.


Anna’s accessories choices provided some perfect pops of color — a gold Lanvin clutch and orange jeweled earrings from Stephen Russell. Her nails and beauty look (bold smoky eye & dark peach lip) were created by Michelle Toma Olson of Tini Beauty.

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Heidi is wearing one of her fellow Project Runway judges looks, none other than Mr. Zac Posen. He described this custom design for Heidi as “effortless and vibrant.” It’s a much needed pop of coral color for this red carpet, with a cape and train that really amps up the overall design. For her nails, she went clean & clear, with help from Tom Bachik — nail technician.


Her luscious wavy tresses are courtesy of Christian Wood.


Her statement-making jewelry selections were from none other than Lorraine Schwartz, who is fast becoming the jewelry designer go to for red carpets! And finally, her sunkist beauty look was done by Linda Hay, make-up artist extraordinaire.



Alexandra is really working this shimmering nude Reem Acra gown with black floral detailing along the side. A fitted look that really is “a perfect fit”! Kudos to her talented stylist, Jenny Ricker!


Her awesome jewelry selections were from Neil Lane. And her long wavy locks were courtesy of Michael Long, gorgeous bold beauty look (daring red lip!) courtesy of Lottie S!

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There is something about Debra’s look that I can’t let go of, so with that, I must include it on my best dressed list! She is wearing Angel Sanchez. I’m just mesmerized by the intricacies of the sheer slivers all over this gown – immaculate work, design, & craftsmanship! To complete her look are some just as amazing accessories – a Judith Leiber clutch and diamond jewelry from Chopard.


Debra’s hair is always on its A game and there is no doubt Robert Vetica did a great job here. For her make-up look, Debra went with a bold eye, nude lip, and here is what her make-up artist Jeannia Robinette had to say — “She had a classic midnight long blue gown, so I wanted to do an intense smoky eye using midnight blues mixed with black in the lids. To add even more drama and definition she used Benefit Cosmetics — They’re Real Push-Up Liner and They’re Real Mascara.”



Wowzer! Uzo is full on glam in this boldly red mermaid gown by Christian Siriano. Fitting with the color red is a romantic sweetHEART neckline – PERFECTION!!


Uzo’s team did great work here — stylist Cristina Ehrlich; hair creator, from Identity Salon, Jamika Wilson (creating this tight twist with a slight quiff up top); and make-up artist Jessica Smalls, creating such a bold eye with help from Cargo Cosmetics!

169_3351_350    SARAH PAULSON

A lot of my best dressed looks are basic in nature, various spins on minimalism. But here is my truly avant garde pick for the night – Sarah in a red polka dotted Armani Prive look, with tulle flying around all over the place!


But all this tulle still can’t hide some lovely pieces of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

HAYDEN PANETTIERE               169_3307_350

I don’t think I’ve ever had someone who’s been pregnant on my best dressed list. And it’s not about the size of a person. I really am just focusing on the garment at hand. I was immediately captivated by Hayden’s sparkling choice from Lorena Sarbu – all the shimmer, the plunging neckline, and just how stunning she looked – What a glow! Major props & congrats for this mommy-to-be!!

Her accessories were perfectly coordinated for this look — a shiny silver Judith Leiber clutch and lovely diamond & silver Fred Leighton jewels.


Celeb makeup artist and Neutrogena brand ambassador Amy Oresman can take credit for this bronzed beauty look of perfection. She describes the look as an inspiration being “a romantic smoky eye using mauves and metallics,” She used Neutrogena’s Stay-Put Plum on the lid, Forever Platinum in the crease, and Stay Golden to highlight under the brows. To define the Nashville star’s eyes, Oresman used Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black and finished with Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black. And finally, her sophisticated up-do was by Clyde Haygood.

169_3416_350         DEREK HOUGH

Not sure of the suit designer here, but I can always get something from Just Jared!! So while Derek looks quite dapper & handsome in his classic tuxe and bowtie, he is certainly adding some shine with his Louis Leeman black dress shoes.



And lastly, a power couple, another dynamic duo on the red carpet, Lauren & Aaron. Lauren always looks phenomenal! I’m not sure who she is wearing, but her white gown with embellishments and sheer netting along the neckline and down the side, was just 1 white look I couldn’t leave out! So many white looks, a major trend of the night, so why not, right!

The Breaking Bad actor looked handsome in a black kid mohair tuxedo with velvet trim, white smoking silk shirt, black bow tie, and black lace-up shoes, all by Prada.