Tony Awards Fashion and Inspired Looks

The 2017 Tony Awards took place Sunday night.  If I had the opportunity to pick any award show to attend, I would mostly likely choose the Tony Awards.  I have a deep love for musicals and shows that began when I saw Les Misérables on the West End of London (London’s Broadway or actually Broadway is the NYC’s West End) when I was 17.  My seat was very high and very near the back of the theater, but I was completely memorized.  Since then I’ve seen countless shows including Wicked, Rent, Jersey Boys, Mama Mia, South Pacific, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and countless others.  I can honestly say I’ve never experienced a bad show.  There’s just something about the live music and acting that takes me to another place for 3 hours.

Accordingly, I find it quite impressive when I read that an actor has a Tony.  The talent is takes to sing, dance, and act live night after night for sometimes months at a time is respectable.  To see all of these talented actors in one place live while catching snippets of the best of the best shows would be so entertaining.  I know I can watch it on television, but I mean, that defeats the point of musicals.  You’re supposed to view them in person.  Some (a lot) of the magic is lost when viewing them through a screen.

I like to think the red carpet at the Tony’s is a bit more sophisticated than other red carpets.  The Tony Awards are different from the Academy Awards which are different from the Grammy Awards and so on.  Looks at this year’s show had their hits and misses, but for the most part I thought it was a glamorous affair.  I’ve taken five looks below that I found particularly good and inspiring for everyday wear.  My favorite is actually Mary Beth Peil.  I hope I’m as stylish as her when I’m 76.

Get the Look: Denee Benton Tony Awards » StyleEmulator.comDenee Benton: 1. Shirt  //  2. Earrings  //  3. Cuff  //  4. Skirt  //  5. Shoes

Get the Look: Olivia Wilde Tony Awards »

Olivia Wilde: 1. Dress  //  2. Earrings  //  3.  Necklace  //  4. Shoes  //  5. Clutch

Get the Look: Mary Beth Peil »

Mary Beth Peil: 1. Top  //  2. Earrings  //  3. Pants  //  4. Clutch  //  5. Pumps

Get the Look: Sarah Paulson Tony Awards »

Sarah Paulson: 1. Top  //  2. Earrings  //  3. Jeans  //  4. Purse  //  5. Shoes

Get the Look: Chrissy Teigen Tony Awards »

Chrissy Teigen: 1. Dress  //  2. Earrings  //  3. Clutch  //  4. Heels

Which look is your favorite?  Or was it someone else on the red carpet?

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Cannes Film Festival Fashion

The Cannes Film Festival has always seemed like one of the most glamorous Hollywood events to me.  I think that’s mainly due to its location in the French Riviera (I blame Samantha Brown for my obsession with the Côte d’Azur), but I’ll give some credit to the celebrities and their films.  Actually, scratch that.  I don’t know anything about the films shown at Cannes, so I guess it’s just the Mediterranean seaside location and the outfits.  The somewhat funny thing about celebrity fashion at the Cannes Film Festival is that I don’t actually know who any of the celebrities are.  This year’s festival marked the 70th anniversary and ran from May 17-28.  I’ve browsed various galleries on Elle, Vogue, etc., and I may recognize two or three actors, but for the most part I have no idea who these people are or what they’re known for.  No matter!  I can still admire their garb.  And that’s what I’ve done today!

Let me state for the record that I like to take *inspiration* from red carpet fashion.  I have no red carpet events on my calendar (though I am available should someone invite me) and thus have no need for a ballgown.  However, I do like to morph these outfits into real life.  These days real life for me means working an 8-5 office job, occasional date nights/dinner with friends, and cookouts.   With that in mind, I’ve put together the below looks inspired by Cannes Film Festival fashion.  I hope you enjoy!

Victoria Bonya (Russian model/TV host)

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 1.  Top  //  2.  Skirt  //  3.  Pumps  //  4.  Clutch  //  5.  Earrings

Priscilla Betti (French singer)

Get the Look Priscilla Betti Cannes Film Festival »

 1.  Top  //  2.  Skirt  //  3.  Purse  //  4.  Cuff  //  5.  Sandal

Barbara Meier (German model)

Get the Look Barbara Meier Cannes Film Festival »

 1.  Top  //  2.  Earrings  //  3.  Pants  //  4.  Heels

Naomie Harris (British actress)

Get the Look Naomie Harris Cannes » StyleEmulator.com1.  Top  //  2.  Earrings  //  3.  Skirt  //  4.  Pumps

Aymeline Valade (French actress)Get the Look Aymeline Valade Cannes »

 1.  Blazer  //  2.  Earrings  //  3.  Clutch  //  4.  Pants  //  5.  Heels

Did you have a favorite look from Cannes?  I also liked Clotilde Clourau, Fan Bingbing, Lily-Rose Depp, and Irina Shayk.



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Golden Globes Inspired Looks

Did you catch the Golden Globes on Sunday night?  I did not.  I actually can’t remember the last awards show I watched.  I usually catch a few snippets on YouTube if something buzz worthy happened, but most of the time I’ll simply read a few articles the morning after.  And by read articles, I mean look at red carpet fashion.  I’m always interested to see what celebrities look like on the red carpet.  Are they going to go Hollywood glamour or are they going to devolve into fashion a la the Capitol in the Hunger Games?  I didn’t see either extreme on this year’s Golden Globes red carpet.  As a matter of fact, I wasn’t really wowed by any of them.  There were a few gowns that stood out more than others, and a few that looked like they would fit right in in the Capitol.  Still, I was able to draw inspiration from the night (the event and afterparties) which is all I was looking to do anyway.  I’ve rounded up some Golden Globes inspired looks below.  I split them into colors, and hope you can find some inspiration, too.

Silvers (my favorites):

Julianne Hough looked youthful and ethereal in this vintage Jenny Packham dress:Julianne Hough Golden Globe 2017 Look »

Top ($49 at Gap) // Skirt ($70 at White House Black Market) // Shoes ($55 at Kohl’s) // Clutch ($27 at Sole Society)

Elsa Pataky, along with her husband/my man crush Chris Hemsworth, looked elegant in this Zuhair Murad naked dress (not crazy about this trend, but she certainly pulled it off):Elsa Pataky Golden Globe 2017 Look »

Top ($20 at Zappos) // Necklace ($36 at JCPenney)  //  Skirt ($32 at New York & Co.)  //  Pumps ($80 at Zappos)


Zoe Saldana’s Gucci dress was sweet and feminine, though a bit more bridesmaid than red carpet.  In any event, she looked beautiful.

Zoe Saldana Golden Globe 2017 Look »

Top ($35 at Nordstrom)  //  Earrings ($20 at Banana Republic)  //  Pants ($42 at JCPenney)  //  Pumps ($32 at Sole Society)

I love this belle of the ball silhouette on Giuliana Rancic, and I think the pattern is very pretty, but the dress as a whole reminds me of a comforter I had when I was 9.  Probably just me then, right?  I did love that comforter, though.

Giuliana Rancic Golden Globe 2017 Look »

Top ($48 at Asos)  //  Skirt ($100 at BHLDN)  // Pumps ($41 at Lord & Taylor)  //  Earrings $58 at (Lord & Taylor)


Jenna Bush Hager looked every inch the television anchor/former first daughter in this lovely green dress.

Jenna Bush Hager Golden Globe 2017 Look »

Top ($19 at Nordstrom)  //  Earrings ($21 at Zappos)  //  Pants ($50 at Kohl’s)  // Shoes ($90 at Anthropologie)

This color looked fabulous on Hilary Duff.  The gown itself left a little to be desired, but the girl can obviously rock emerald.

Hilary Duff Golden Globe 2017 Look »

Top ($49 at Nordstrom) // Earrings ($15 at Shopbop)  //  Pants ($29 at Nordstrom)  //  Clutch ($58 at Last Call by NM)  //  Pumps ($55 at Last Call by NM)


I have no idea who Zazie Beetz is but her look was one of my favorites from the night.  The gown was classy and unique–exactly what red carpet fashion should be.Zazie Beetz Golden Globe 2017 Look »

Velvet Top ($19 at Kohl’s)  //  Earrings ($55 at Macy’s)  //  Skirt ($99 at Macy’s)  //  Cuff ($38 at Lord & Taylor)  //  Clutch ($27 at Sole Society)

I’m not sure Jenna Dewan Tatum has ever looked bad in her life.  Must be nice.  Her black and gold gown reminded me of a dress Jaime King wore recently that I featured here on Style Emulator.  Here’s a whole post on 21 black and gold dresses under $150.

Jenna Dewan Tatum Golden Globe 2017 Look

What was your favorite look of the night?




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