EW Pre-Emmy Party Red Carpet

Posted on September 23, 2012

Darlings, it’s no rest for the weary here at T Lo Weariness International. As much as we’d like to rest on the seventh day, we cannot, for it is EMMY DAY, darlings. That means we have a shit-ton of pre-Emmy dresses to rip! Yes! That’s a thing! A pre-Emmy dress! If we all dressed like celebrities we’d have to get up every morning, put on our pre-work outfit, go to work, put on our work outfit, work, put on our pre-going home outfit, go home, and then put on our home outfit. Do you see just how hard it is to be a celebrity? Won’t you give, darlings? Won’t you?


Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta

Pretty, but after looking at several of her red carpet appearances, we have to say, she dresses way too conservatively for her age and station.


Aubrey Plaza

Love the dress; hate the shoes paired with it.


Christa B. Allen in Alberta Ferretti

Honey, save that dress for your TV mom. That’s a Victoria Grayson original if ever we saw one. She looks good, but stiff. And the shoes are pulling focus.



Garcelle Beauvais

An inch more on the hem and a contrasting-color clutch would have taken this to where it needs to go. Still don’t love the shoes, though.

Is everyone deliberately wearing shoes T Lo hates? Are they taunting us now?


Georgia King

Yellow is not your color, dear. And Allison Williams is pissed at you for stealing her shoes.


Ginnifer Goodwin in Jenny Packham

Cute. And considering how badly she normally dresses, that’s really saying something.

The shoes… we can’t.


Jennie Garth in Gabriela Cadena


Just got off her shift at the Wonka factory, we see.


Kate Walsh

Enh. It’s all right.


Kathleen Robertson

Cute. But girl, that’s not your hairstyle.


Katie Cassidy

It’s got just enough design interest to keep us from snoring. A pop of color at the feet would have been nice.


Krysten Ritter in Christian Dior

That’s a pretty stunning look – and we don’t even mind the grannie panties. We do, however, think they should be the same color as the dress. If you’re going to do it, at least make it look like part of the ensemble.

Also, the shoes don’t go.


Lana Parrilla in Rachel Gilbert

Just okay.


Minnie Driver

Also just okay.


Morena Baccarin

Cute, but what the hell is going on with those shoes?



Rachel Leigh Cook in David Meister

Cute dress. Should’ve been bolder in the accessories choices.



Sarah Hyland

Terrible color; bridesmaid shoes.


Shenae Grimes in Stylestalker

Seriously. Are the stylists just all fucking with us now? Did they get together and collectively decide they were going to make every starlet’s feet look ridiculous?



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Are the straps on Kathleen Robertson’s shoes deliberately askew?

    Because its giving me eye twitches.

  • Charmella…a DIVA at large!

    WOW! If this is what we get pre-Emmy…what the hell are we in for on the RC this evening?

  • IAmJ

    Yikes. Pretty much all of the footwear choices are atrocious. Seems like hardly anyone put any effort into the pre-Emmy functions. Sarah Hyland tends to go with these boring colors for other red carpet appearances but this look is just horrific.
    Also, Kate Walsh looks like she’s wearing two-day-old makeup.

  • sanja_ramic

    I love Krysten Ritter, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw her was Death in drag make-up, then I scrolled down and wept bitter fashion tears at the granny panties, I mean she’s in Dior, those two things do not belong in the same sentence let alone in the same look on the RC.

    • julesj

      “Death in drag make-up,” perfect description. That face is seriously scary.

    • Alyson Lamble

      She looks like she just stepped off the set of The Munsters.  Not her hair, not her makeup, hate any dress that allows visiblity of one’s lingerie.

      • My life’s work is to stamp out visible foundation garments.

      • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

        As much as I like Big White Granny Panties – they must be worn OUT OF SIGHT.  When will this trend end?

        • FloridaLlamaLover

          Probably when the gigantic,industrial zippers go away.

    • Lily-Rygh

       My immediate reaction to that photo:  “Wow!  That Liza-impersonating drag queen looks a LOT like Krysten Ritter!”

  • GTrain

    Was Kathleen Robers shot at a strange angle? Her head looks gigantic.

    • PuttyGalore

       EVERYONE was shot at a strange angle. This is the most badly angled red carpet photography in a while. It makes it look like the photographers switched it up between crouching on the floor and standing on ladders – either way they were way too close to to get a non-crazy angle shot.

      • Lori

        Thank goodness someone else sees that. Everyone’s head looks enormous and I was starting to think something was going on with my eyes.

        • S_Swift

           Right!?! They look like bobble-head versions of themselves.

  • ASK26

    Allison Williams  needs a (far better) bra.  Her breasts seem to be quite low.

    Jennie Garth looks braless but her girls look like then are in the proper place.  Then there is Kate Walsh, who looks like hers are pushed a bit too high.   Apparently I am noticing the breasts and less distracted by the bad shoes. 

    I like Shanae Grimes dress and Minnie Driver’s body and dress look great

  • Jennie Garth looks like a lighting fixture!

    • To be fair to her, the look on her face does kind of say “I’ve made a huge mistake.”

  • WTF, Jennie Garth?

    At least they’re  not all wearing flesh colored hooves! lol 

  • Apparently there are NO STYLIST LEFT on the FACE of the EARTH with half an OUNCE of TASTE or STYLE! They all look like they are going to a wedding on the House Wifes of Beverly Hills! YUCK!

    • margaret meyers

      Hey, Bert!

  • gabbilevy

    I really hope they’re just saving the good stuff for tonight, and these were all the red carpet rejects. Awful, tip to tail.

  • Seriously, Ginnifer Goodwin looks like a complete bitch.  She is always so smug or pissed off looking in these pictures and she is so pretty when she smiles…Someone make her LAUGH OR SMILE PLEASE!!!!!!

  • Seriously, Ginnifer Goodwin looks like a complete bitch.  She is always so smug or pissed off looking in these pictures and she is so pretty when she smiles…Someone make her LAUGH OR SMILE PLEASE!!!!!!

    • Spicytomato1

      I know. When I saw that expression on her face, my only thought was “Of course.” As a result she remains steadfastly on my irrational hate list.

    • I totally see your point but I love her slightly wacky-edgy style and I love that she always looks confident. I also love that I don’t remember ever seeing her do that ridiculous crossed-leg “I really need to pee” pose that so many on the scroll-through are doing (see: Kate Walsh for the “I really need to pee and am rejecting the fact that my 20’s are way over”). Ginnifer looks like that amazing friend who kind of scares your boyfriend. Love!

  • Judy_J

    Did they go to the House of Hideous Shoes and each pick a pair? I’ve never seen so many ugly shoes in one place before. Ironically, though, they all appeared to fit.

  • Winter_White

    After the first few, I began looking at them shoes-first.  And my eyes read Morena Baccarin’s shoes as some kind of animal heads — maybe coyotes?  See the li’l ears?  Wouldn’t it be hilarious if a close-up view revealed beady little eyes and snouts there too.

  • CurbGirl

    The shoes are an obvious shout out to T Lo!

  • MaryMitch

    Lana Parrilla’ dress is lovely; I think it’s the awkward pose that takes it down.

  • Amy

    They all went to “house of shoe rejects” because they got a coupon in their swag bags. That said, I think Allison Williams is shutting it down in that pink number. TLo is right, she dresses way too Kate Middelton (which is only fabulous if you are Kate Middleton and are required to be conservative). But still, LOVE this dress!

    And Minnie Driver…please eat a cookie. You’re hard to look at right now and that is usually not the case!

  • No_Sew

    Pre-Emmy must mean: dress shitty so that your Emmy dress will look fabulous by comparison.  And if that is the goal, then these gals succeeded.

    • Lilak

      Really.  I give up.  This stuff isn’t interesting or amusing enough to even bother with specific commentary (and that’s a crime!).

    • That was my assumption. Also that they saved the good shoes for later. We’ll see.

  • unbornfawn

    That’s some huge collection of ugly unflattering shoes! Is that why most of these women look angry and/or miserable?

  • victoria rodeno

    Really, Ashley Williams looks like she could use a cheeseburger  or too. Too skinny.

  • I had no idea Ven was designing Sarah Hyland’s pre-Emmy dress. I recognize a rose tumor when I see one!

  • Mirakel9

    disappointing, all of it…

  • quiltrx

    T and Lo, this shoe thing may be your fault. 🙂  You know how someone gets criticized for something, then they go WAY the other way?

    Well, you guys’ opinions are VERY important to these starlets and their stylists.  They heard all your bemoaning of the Silly Putty pumps…and see?  Not one in sight.  But they did the knee-jerk and found the most “interesting” (i.e. hiddy) shoes around. 

    And T and Lo say…”no, that is not what I meant AT ALL.” (with apologies to TSE LOL)

  • greyhoundgirl

    1. There is a special accessory wall and it’s called “Shoes and Stuff that TLo Hate”.  Stylists use it excessively and gleefully.  2.  They must be saving themselves up for the Emmys today because these clothes are sad.  3. Jennie Garth–Queen of Sad.

  • MilaXX

    I have never seen so many bad shoes together in one place.  I’ll give Jenny Garth a break, since she clearly brought out the divorce boobs. Hopefully in a few months she’ll be back to dressing reasonably.

  • siriuslover

    “Just got off her shift at the Wonka factory, we see.”

    TLo comic brilliance at its finest.

  • and btw, the photographer must be killed with her own camera…. those shots are HORRIBLE!

  • SapphoPoet

    What has happened to Minnie Driver’s face? It looks like it’s fallen about a foot. 

    LOL about the shoes. 😉

  • Holy silicon explosion, Batman!  When did Jennie get that rack??

  • I thought Ginnifer Goodwin was going to knock it out of the park… and then those shoes.

     When Katie Cassidy looks the best, something has gone seriously wrong.

  • These are about the most unflattering photographs I’ve seen on the red carpet. Photographer? Angle? Lens? They all have balloon heads, photo-flash faces and tiny feet.

  • Dagney

    Apparently Bear Trap shoes, Silly Putty shoes, and clunky over-wedged Pumps were attacked by a band of Arachnids.  Or very small snakes, not sure which.  I’ve never seen so many wacky strips of material over so many feet. 

  • mom2ab

    What is going on with Minnie Driver and Kate Walsh’s face?  If they weren’t captioned I wouldn’t recognize them.

    • Good Shot

       Yes, Minnie Driver used to have a pretty, round face.  Wha happened?

  • Dagney

    Ginnifer Goodwin’s look is really heartbreaking.  For the simple fact that she looks SO awful, but could have looked SO good with a great pair of shoes to set off that great dress.  I can’t even discuss that purse from the bargain rack at Payless.  

    I mean, I looked at shoes yesterday online and I can easily recall at least 6 pairs that would have looked 10 times better with her dress.  Does her stylist hate her?  Does she not know of that Bloomingdales exists?  

    I would love to see more vintage on the red carpet.  LA has a few vintage stores that keep an inventory of amazing dresses that would make any new starlet stand out from the crowd in a GOOD way.  

    Is Morena carrying a little schedule book from Staples?

  • Nicholas

    I’m pretty sure Audrey Plaza is wearing Tadashi Shoji.

  • marilyn

    Query:  Do you ever like anyone’s shoes?  You seem to be looking for a certain look.  Why don’t you come up with shoe rules, so everybody knows which ones to wear?

  • Of all the bad shoes I think Ginnifer Goodwin’s are the worst. The others are just ugly; hers make her look like she’s lost toes to frostbite.

    I empathize with anyone who has lost toes to frostbite, but I’m not sure it’s a look one would CHOOSE to emulate.

  • Vera L-

    Sarah Hyland looks like a bobble head. WTF?

    • She also looks like she was trying on Stacy Keibler’s Oscars dress. Honey, take it off and put it back where it came from.

  • Minnie Driver for the win.  I think she looks stunning.  Everyone else…..not so much.

    • margaret meyers

      She looks absolutely appropriate too.  Her dress is really becoming.

  • At the risk of sounding like a total ass-kisser, OMG!  I’m so excited to see TLo posts on a Sunday!

    Now, onto business. It’ll be quick, because I’m not really loving any of these looks.  They all seem to be off by just a skosh.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i dont wanna see kristin ritter’s underpants. i truly do not. especially since the outfit itself is so beautiful & so eye catching, even, that the underpants are just under-overkill.

    i really like, who is it?, aubrey plaza–i really like her dress. who made it? is it marc jacobs? it looks like marc jacobs but w/ someone else’s color sense.

    the rest of this stuff i scarcely remember. except, of course, for the last person’s inexplicable shoes.

  • margaret meyers

    Jennie Garth.  I hope she was being paid to wear that ugly dress.  If she was paying a stylist, she must fire them.  That is a graceless dress and it is doing ugly things to an attractive woman.  The little shoulder straps look like that gold ribbon with the wire in the outside edges that florists put on poinsettia pots at Christmas.  Th tiers in the skirt are making her legs look heavy. Her hair is all wrong.
    Her breasts look great, but we sure are seeing a lot of her thoracic diaphragm.

  • Peeve

    I have apparently been reading waaaaay too much TLo. I’d have a mental reaction, scroll down, and damned if I didn’t think the exact same thing TLo did! I have evolved from a middle-aged freckly redhead into two 46-yo gay uncles!

    BTW: When did Minnie Driver turn into a bobblehead?

  • aristida_girl

    holy crappy shoes! payless has everyone at gunpoint…

  • Getting a “it’s just ok” from you guys is like getting a middle-safe pass on PR 🙂

  • Patricia Biswanger

    Is it just me or doesn’t every last one of these women look horribly skinny, like unhealthy-skinny even more than usual?

  • AutumnInNY

    Yikes, some of these are horrible and I agree w/you Tlo about the shoes. 

    Jennie Garth looks like Judy Jetson if she were moonlighting as a cocktail waitress. 

  • formerlyAnon

    Feet? How could you fixate on the shoes when Georgia King & Lana Parrilla apparently had the same time traveling hairstylist from the nineteenth century? Rachel Leigh Cook apparently saw the sausage curls being formed on one side of her head and escaped the chair precipitously – but didn’t really ave time to find someone else to fix her hair & improvised as best she could. 

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Sarah Hyland looks like Ven attacked her in a dark alley and forced her to wear his rosette.  Also, is her ankle broken?  And what’s with the unfortunate photo of Kathleen Robertson in which she looks like a giant headed Bratz doll?  

  • Cathy S

    Wow but those shoes were awful. 

  • Neverbuynewclothes

    Sarah Hyland has  a satin cinnamon roll on her hip.  

    Re:  shoes — Patience, friends.  Clearly this is the Season of the Unflattering Strappy Shoe.  Like all fashion, it, too, shall pass.

  • Holy shit, Kelly Taylor! What is going on with you??? Morena Bacarrin looks like a toilet paper roll cover and Sara Hyland is the world’s beigest bridesmaid. 

  • Kelly Taylor and Clare Arnold need a page one rewrite of those shitty looks….

  • fashionablylate

    Allison Williams FTW, that Oscar D is gorgeous! Aubrey Plaza needs a thin black belt and different shoes, but her dress is fabulous.

  • kimmeister

    I noticed that too, and hated them both times.

  • Allison Williams is wearing a pink Tae Kwon Do belt. I am certain of it.

  • ojosazules

    Too bad about Krysten’s black underoos! That dress is spectacular on her.

  • alwaysanswerc

    That camera was not kind to Sarah Hyland. And that’s my optimistic assessment.

  • Qitkat

    LOL at all the *bad shoe comments*

    I can’t assess Gennifer’s dress because her hair bothers me so much. In spite of being a cute little pixie herself, the pixie haircut just doesn’t suit her. I can understand that she doesn’t want anyone to think of her character in Big Love, but a longer hairdo really does flatter her face better.

  • kim i

    seriously:  what does ginnifer goodwin have to look so snooty about?  all the damned time?   i need to know.

  • kim i

    p.s.  it looks as if morena baccarin* has found ashley judd’s old face.  i wondered what had happened to it.

    *am i the only one who has to read her name twice to remember that she’s not “monica barrain”?

  • You’re telling me with the shoes? I have been trying to find a pair for my wedding, and it’s nothing but fugly, fugly, fugly! 🙁

  • Loudoun Family

    Minnie is way too skinny, what happened?
    Along with the apparent lack of hair conditioner, there is also a shortage on pretty shoes.
    A shoe booth should be set up outside of the venues.
    Randy to the Rescue at the very least!

  • GAWD, the shoes are a disaster here. Although  kind of dug Ginnifer Goodwin’s. But the rest? Yikes.

  • Also, Alison WIlliams is not pulling off that dress. It’s trying to wear her.

  • h2olovngrl

    What the hell with the photography here?  It looks like every shot was taken with a GoPro.  Very wonky and unflattering to say the least.  I started feeling a little nauseous by about the tenth giant head and pair of teeny feet.

  • Why, why, why does Ginnifer Goodwin always look so pissed?