TIFF 2017: Red Carpet Roundup

It occurred to me that I had a red carpet roundup opportunity right in my own backyard last week with the Toronto International Film Festival!

I didn’t spot any stars around, but I don’t usually hang out at the trendy spots, either. I mean, Angelina Jolie’s not going to swing by my local grocery store to pick up a mesh bag of avocados.

As with yesterday’s Emmys roundup, I’m starting off with my favorites:


Top 7 TIFF 2017 Looks
(in alphabetical order)

Halle Berry at the Kings premiere

This is perfect on someone like Halle—is that a hint of nipslip, though?

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Jessica Chastain at the Molly’s Game premiere

Elegant, and the stardust sparkles are a pretty touch.

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Bella Heathcote at the Professor Marston & The Wonder Women premiere

I wish she’d done simpler shoes with this, but I’m still loving it.

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Emmy Awards 2017 Red Carpet roundup

Emmy Awards 2017: Red Carpet Roundup

I didn’t manage to catch the Emmys this year and, honestly, I rarely ever do. I think part of the reason is that they continuously ignore a lot of shows I think are fantastic. I can rattle off many recent examples: Hannibal, Justified, Black Sails, Community, Orphan Black, Legion, and until this year, The Americans…but the most egregious snub of all-time is probably The Wire!

Well, at least a few of my favorites got a lot of love this year (The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, Westworld), and even The Americans picked up a few nominations in what was possibly their least exciting season.

In any case, I did manage to check out the red carpet looks after the fact and here are my very inconsequential judgments.

We’ll start with my favorites!

Top 10 Emmy 2017 Looks

Ellie Kemper in Jenny Packham


I love this dress on its own, but it gets a boost with
a dazzling Ellie Kemper. This is a fabulous color on a redhead.

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Rashida Jones in J. Mendel


Lovely. There’s a little bit of the zig zag girl illusion going on in the middle.

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Non-Oscar Red Carpet Looks 2017: Yays & Nays

The Oscars cap off the end of awards season in Hollywood. I posted my favorite and least-favorite dresses from last night’s ceremony, but here are some of my highlights from other ceremonies that took place earlier this year.


Golden Globes: Drew Barrymore (How To Be Single, ex. producer) in Monique L’Huillier.
Golden Globes: Kristen Bell (The Good Place) in Jenny Packham.
BAFTAs: Emily Blunt (The Girl On the Train) in Alexander McQueen.

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Oscars 2017: Fave & Not-So-Fave Dresses

My Oscars thoughts:

  • That has to be one of Mel Gibson’s many daughters, right?
  • Seriously missing Cate Blanchett on the red carpet.
  • I like Jimmy Kimmel as host better than I thought I would.
  • Is Gael Garcia Bernal teeny-tiny, or is Hailee Steinfeld an Amazon princess?
  • So glad I stayed up for the Best Picture speeches.

But really, we all watch the Oscars for the dresses, anyway, right? I mean, I’ve literally only seen four of the Oscar-nominated movies this year—The Jungle Book, Star Trek Beyond, Trolls, and Zootopia. Such is life with little kids.

Dresses I Loved

Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) in Alberta Ferretti.
I’ve always wondered why she has the initial in her name. Is there another Taraji Henson?
Emma Stone (La La Land, Best Actress) in Givenchy.

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