Emmys best tressed

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So did you stay up and switch on the Emmys last night? For the first time in awards show history, I even stayed awake until the credits rolled, a supreme feat since I was more glazed than a Krispy Kreme Original (is it wrong that I actually know the official names of doughnuts?) half way through the red carpet. Don't get me wrong, there were some stunners stalking the welcome mat, but I just thought it all a bit predictable. And safe. Was anyone surprised that Heidi Klum worked a strapless scarlet gown and almost-messy updo like a supermodel (with extra kudos for self-made earrings)? Or that Eva Longoria dripped glamour in a blinging cocktail frock, sexy loose curls and frosted pink lips? I was even bored by Debra Messing looking so flawless in white Ralph Lauren. Again. Yawn.

Mariska Hargitay's sexy bob teamed with an architectural Zac Posen dress was a bright spot and I'm still deciding whether Ellen Pompeo's half-hive and winged eyeliner was brave or bonkers, but the look that really stopped me snoozing was Jennifer Morrison's.

It's not that taking a modern twist on Old Hollywood is a red carpet revolution or anything, but Jen gets props because it's not her signature/rut style. And she nailed it. That silver fringed Ellie Saab was a super sexy sidestep for Jen, and she matched its gleam with masterful hair and make-up. I love that she has branched out to blonde and adore that her side-parted and low-slung cluster of curls suggested 40s siren, but stopped short of theme-party finger waves. Cleverly, her pretty pink lips didn't try to outshine the frock and those subtly shimmering lids lined with grey sealed it - the girl did good. And something glamorously different for her. I mean, it's not like she's Kathryn Heigel, is it?



Member Comments (13)

Posted by: gorjus (Member since 2007, Australia)

Beautiful looking hairstyle in the pic, I assume that's Jen?
Emmys and similar award ceremonies are too fashion-focussed, these people are performers not models!

Posted on: February 01, 2008 (Feb 1, 2008 2:19pm)

Posted by: butterfly (Member since 2007, Australia)

Yep thats Jennifer Morrison from House. She does look great in that pic, wish I could get my hair to do that :)

Posted on: October 06, 2008 (Oct 6, 2008 11:29pm)

Posted by: Little miss sunshine (Member since 2007, Australia)

Gorgeous picture...old hollywood glam is always spot on for these type of events!

Posted on: May 22, 2009 (May 22, 2009 12:07am)

Posted by: freaky (Member since 2007, Australia)

what a great photo. She looks very hollywood glam here.

Posted on: February 28, 2010 (Feb 28, 2010 7:21pm)

Posted by: Sumaya (Australia)

Classy, classy, classy, what else can i say?

Posted on: March 13, 2010 (Mar 13, 2010 3:33pm)

Posted by: Biancarushton (Australia)

i love mariska hargitay and think she doesnt need to do much to be beautiful coz she already is. i love how rachel zoe dresses debra messing. i think shes an amazing designer and hasnt gotten it wrong yet :D

Posted on: April 11, 2010 (Apr 11, 2010 6:53pm)

Posted by: Kayla Beauty (Australia)

She looks simply beautiful x

Posted on: July 10, 2011 (Jul 10, 2011 1:33pm)

Posted by: Limabean (Australia)

beautiful hair

Posted on: October 10, 2011 (Oct 10, 2011 5:24pm)

Posted by: Lovely65 (Australia)

her hair is beautiful

Posted on: March 26, 2012 (Mar 26, 2012 8:49pm)

Posted by: cherie470 (Australia)

Wow - I've never really seen Jennifer Morrison as a glamour before but the above shot has certainly changed my mind. A lot has changed in the years since that pic was taken but I think that she has certainly got her own style now.

Posted on: May 06, 2012 (May 6, 2012 10:45pm)

Posted by: Trish_D (Australia)

Love visiting these old blogs before I joined BH.

Posted on: August 16, 2012 (Aug 16, 2012 8:28pm)

Posted by: Goldcat (Australia)

Love her hair.

Posted on: April 10, 2014 (Apr 10, 2014 7:32am)

Posted by: bmill229 (Australia)

I love her hair style.

Posted on: July 11, 2014 (Jul 11, 2014 3:40pm)

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