Please forgive today’s post if there are a couple of typos: I’ve just had my eyes dilated for my yearly eye exam. I walked home from the doctor’s office and since I cannot get on with my other work, or drive, or even take my sunglasses off, here I am to talk a little bit about the jewelry at last night’s Emmys.
Unrelated as this may seem (and as fuzzy as my sight is right now): I’m a HUGE Van Morrison fan. Love the song above (the title of which I’ve co-opted), and was happily singing along at the end of HOPE SPRINGS, and there, you see? Hollywood has a way sneaking up on you when you least expect it. Last night was no exception as tv stars were definitely feeling color last night, particularly in jewelry. Heidi Klum, who imho, could wear a burlap sack with a great pair of earrings and be as lovely to watch at as she does on her Emmy-nominated show, PROJECT RUNWAY. Her overall look was an impressionist’s manifesto of seafoam by Alexandres Vauthier paired with coordinating Lorraine Schwartz jewels. The blending or color-matching of clothes and accessories is a trend we also saw on the Spring 2013 runways.
Leslie Mann wins the best use of complementary colors award. Her bright Naeem Khan dress work beautifully with the turquoise jewelry she was wearing — the look was refined, celebratory, and whimsical — not an easy thing to accomplish on the red carpet. Best use of famous designer jewelry goes to Kirnan Shipka — how brilliant (and age appropriate) was it to create a kind of playful epaulet with a pair of David Webb pins?
Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on Big Bang Theory, wore a custom designed Palladium, diamond, and sapphire Mezuzah crafted by North American Jewelers. Ms. Bialik describes herself in a recent New York Times interview as “aspiring Modern Orthodox.” Props to her for making a very public moment subtly personal, tasteful, and entirely her own.