I’ve been so starved for an awards show red carpet, I can’t even stand it. Between the lack of new episodes of my favorite shows and non-existent televised red carpet, my Tivo and I have had small shaking fits. The DTs are rough. So THANK YOU Screen Actors Guild for fulfilling the craving.
With the SAG Awards being the only big red carpet night for the television ladies until fall, they rocked it out of the park. Icy silver metallic and a full range of blue gowns were the standout trends of the night and there were equally hot nails to match. The old standard red and the tail end of the fall vampy trend made an appearance as well.
Red – Mindy Kaling from The Office looked classic with her red tips, even though I think the makeup is a bit heavy. Oh and if you’ve never read her blog, Things I’ve Bought That I Love, you are missing out.
Vampy – Missy Pyle is one of my favorite comedic character actresses; such a scene stealer. And her dark wine tips add the right amount of drama to her smokey eye and nude lip. Even though her character on Samantha Who? has such a sweet, grown up Shirley Temple look, Christina Applegate turned it out with glamour gal style. Blue – OK so Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s dress isn’t the most flattering thing she’s ever worn but I’m diggin’ it’s dark blue-green shade next to her navy tips. I love getting to see Jenna Fischer all glammed up and she did Pam proud accenting that gorgeous frock with silver accessories and deep blue nails. Pearly White/Silver – Eva Longoria Parker’s look isn’t groundbreaking; don’t get me wrong, she always looks stunning but, has a very signature look. What I did love… the shimmery opalescent nail shade. How adorable is Brittany Snow? Was anyone else a fan of American Dreams? Her dress may be all woman but her face is still very “girl next door.” House‘s Olivia Wilde such has come a long way since her days playing Marissa Cooper’s love interest on The O.C. Amanda Bynes is one tall drink of water and she always looks beautiful. This look is classic, elegant but still fun. Ah Jan, you scorned vixen. How I love you, you big ball of crazy. Melora Hardin was built for red carpet gowns and even though I’ve praised her love of vampy nails in the past, I think the light shimmery shade she’s wearing is perfectly subtle. Now I am generally a french manicure hater because I feel they look fake and tacky but take notes girls because Andrea Bowen has shown us all how a french can look classy and natural.
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