On Wednesday, January 11th, the very first of the Red Carpets for Awards Season 2012 was rolled out for stars like Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Morrison, Lea Michele, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris and more. These awards are determined by the fans, so it always makes for a fun-filled evening!
Fashion-wise, the Red Carpet was full of TV’s hottest leading ladies in black, red, and green frocks. But the biggest trend was definitely a carry-over from New Year’s Eve parties, since almost everyone was showing off some kind of glitz.
These were some of my favorite looks of the night, as always broken into categories:
Round One: Sparkly Starlets:
Alyson Hannigan was absolutely adorable in this red glittery short sheath dress. Nude sky-high heels and hubby Alex Denisof were the perfect accessories to accentuate the world’s cutest baby bump! She is definitely one of those redheads who can pull off this bright crimson color.
The hottest forensic scientist on TV, Pauley Perrette, looks amazing in this gothic black mini-dress with just a hint of shimmer at the bust. With her jet-black hair pulled off her face and a bold red lip, she was impossible to miss on the Red Carpet!
Lucy Hale and her Pretty Little Liars walked away with the trophy for Favorite Cable Drama, but also drew raves for their young, fresh, short sparkle-filled dresses. Almost made me want to watch that show. Almost.
Round Two: Primary Colors:
Scooping up the first award of the night for Favorite Movie Actress, Emma Stone rocked the emerald trend with a beautiful Gucci blazer that complemented her red hair perfectly. She is definitely one to watch, for her talent and fashion style.
I just adore Busy Phillips. I’ve loved her since Dawson’s Creek, ER, and now everyone loves her as Courteney Cox’s BFF on Cougar Town. She looked phenomenal in this cobalt blue sleeved Carven dress. I loved the bright color accentuated with the dark accessories and pulled-back blonde hair. Rumor has it she will be BFF Michelle Williams’ date to the Golden Globes (and potentially Oscars?) so we’ll get to see more of her Red Carpet style.
Vampire Diaries winner Nina Dobrev also got lots of attention for her emerald Ellie Saab. I personally loved the delicate lace sleeve detail- it made her tight mini-dress so much more interesting.She kept accessories simple-her gorgeous face and shiny brunette hair were enough.
Round Three: Neutral Tones: The Flapper and Dapper
I thought Kayley Cuoco did a great job hosting- in her 27 dresses, no less! She looked gorgeous in this floral, nude/peach Badgley Mischka for the Red Carpet. But my favorite look of hers of the night was the strapless white asymentrical dress, complete with Veronica Lake glamorous blonde waves.
Jennifer Morrison went with a floral, flapper-inspired short cream Oscar de la Renta. Although the gold accessories added much-needed warmth, her blonde hair piled so highly on her head made her look a bit old and monochromatic, in my opinion..
Another flapper of the evening was winner Lea Michele in Marchesa. Marchesa is divine, but the fringy sleeves on this white dress was a bit much. I did love her berry lip color, though. Rachel would be proud.
OK, ready for my Best Dressed? There were lots of gorgeous gals (and guys- Neil Patrick Harris looked delicious!) on the Red Carpet last night, but I am only naming one winner.
My favorite look of the night was……
ALYSON HANNIGAN! She was just glowing and smiling all night long, and I just loved her look from head to bump to toe. It doesn’t get much cuter than this.
I wonder what Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic will have to say on Fashion Police….
Alyson Hannigan 1 photo courtesy of dailymirror.co.uk
Pauley Perrette photo courtesy of kirotv.com
Lucy Hale photo courtesy of zimbio.com
Emma Stone photo courtesy of justjared.buzznet.com
Busy Phillips photo courtesy of style.mtv.com
Nina Dobrev photo courtesy of dailymirror.co.uk
Kayley Cuoco 1 photo courtesy of justjarred.buzznet.com
Kayley Cuoco 2 photo courtesy of zimbio.com
Jennifer Morrison photo courtesy of radaronline.com
Lea Michele photo courtesy of contactmusic.com
Alyson Hannigan 2 photo courtesy of radaronline.com