Emmy Recap

Now that baby girl is not a baby anymore, mom gets to watch the Emmy’s uninterrupted (sort of). Wooohooo! Such was the case last night – for the first time in years, Ivan and I could watch the entire ceremony (and enjoy a glass of red) laughing at how clueless we are about current shows (not a bad thing). House of Cards is the only one we have watched but I’m pretty curious about Big Little Lies so will try that one soon. Our preference and time availability have changed so much over the years that we’ve become more careful about what and how much we watch. Many nights we’d rather spend our time laughing and having a good time, so vintage sitcoms are a current favorite. Hubby has been watching Walking Dead behind my back and I can’t say I mind! Give me Frasier any day…

Fortunately, there were plenty of beautiful gowns to keep things interesting last night.  There was color like never before, different styles and shapes. I’m very much over the mermaid dress so was happy to see a variety in cuts. I loved Elizabeth Moss in custom Pragal Gurung, although I can’t help but thinking a darker hue would have been even better on her. I adored Robin Wright’s choice of a black strapless sequin, Mrs. Underwood would certainly approve!

Reese Witherspoon looked fabulous as always, Viola Davis is enchanting in an orange silk dress. Jessica Biel, Laverne Cox, Debra Messing and Nicole Kidman were all stunning as usual. As for Jane Fonda, if that is what being 80 looks like, then I’ll have what she’s having!!! She looks incredible!

So here’s my best dressed list of this year’s Emmy, saving the best for last.  Let me know what you think!

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Jessica Biel

12 / Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Issa Rae

11/ Issa Rae in Vera Wang 

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Debra Messing

10 / Debra Messing in Romona Keveza

I love her so much and couldn’t be more excited about a Will & Grace revival! This dress, while still pretty, is not her best.  It  provides no contrast to her wonderful hair and I can’t help reminiscing about two past looks that worked better for her:

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arrives at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre on September 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Anyway… these next two ladies Jessica Lange (69) and Jane Fonda(79) defy aging. Period.

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9/ Jessica Lange

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Jane Fonda

8/ Jane Fonda in Brandon Maxwell

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Laverne Cox

7/ Laverne Cox 

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Viola Davis

6/ Viola Davis 

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Rashida Jones

5/ Rashida Jones in J Mendel 

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Nicole Kidman

4/ Nicole Kidman in Calvin Klein Appointment 

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Reese Witherspoon

3/ Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney 

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Elizabeth Moss

2/ Elizabeth Moss in custom Prabal Gurung 

and best dressed of them all (in my opinion of course):

Cafe Design | Emmy Recap | Robin Wright

1/ Robin Wright in Mugler 

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  1. September 18, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Great choices! I watched for the first time in a long time last night, too… and also was clueless with many of the shows 😉 (but I have watched and read Big Little Lies and it is a must).

    • Eva Contreras
      September 18, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      Thank you, Marta! I had no idea there’s a book too…I’ll start with that 🙂