The Downtown Dreamer: September 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The 65th Emmy Awards

I love awards season! The outfits, the jewelry, the humbling/outrageous speeches and the celebrities acting like down-to-earth people, who might as well be my friends. I love it all!

The 65th Emmy Awards aired on Sunday night and it truly packed a punch! It was glamorous, hilarious and truly fun to watch...in between the 'In Memoriam' segments, of course. The Emmys are probably my favourite award show, and not just because I love TV (read: I spend WAY too much time watching TV). I find that the Oscars are a tad too stuffy, but the Emmys are light and fun. They don’t take themselves too seriously, which helps in making it an enjoyable award show to watch.

But, let's talk about the most important thing...the awards the fashion! I only caught the last bit of the Red Carpet show on E! but in that short time, I noticed a few trends. First, the understated colour choices. There wasn't much variation in colour, there was lots of light coloured (powder pinks and baby blues), purple and black & white gowns. Second, it seemed as though everyone opted for simpler gown designs. Third, the jewels were big and beautiful! Overall, I found the fashion to be quite underwhelming.

Favourite looks of the night:


Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Monique Lhuillier - By far my favourite look of the evening! This mirrored silver strapless gown was elegant and wonderfully unique.
Kaley Cuoco in Vera Wang - I loved the stunning Merlot colour and sheer bustier of this gown. Kaley Cuoco looked absolutely stunning!
Tina Fey in Narciso Rodriguez - Cobalt blue is my current colour obsession, and Tina Fey looked stunning in this custom made gown. Who knew this lovable actress had such curves!

Honourable Mentions:


Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang - Girl is working those curves! Sofia Vergara looks sexy in this breathtaking red Vera Wang gown. I don't think anyone else could have done this dress justice.
Linda Cardellini in Donna Karan Atelier - The dimensions and curves of this dress are amazing. I could stare at it all day long.
Allison Janney in Lorena Sarbu - From the cut to the colour, this gown was beautiful.

Worst Looks of The Night:


Zosia Mamet in Honor and Lena Dunham in Prada - These 'Girls' definitely missed the mark with their gowns.

Also, what was up with this look? Can't say I loved the swimsuit-esque gowns that Lena Headey and Julianne Hough sported.

(All images from: E! Online)

Side note: I've decided that I definitely need to start watching "Veep". I absolutely adore Julia Louis-Dreyfus! Her acceptance speech took the cake.

Till Next Time,





Friday, September 6, 2013

3.1 Philip Lim for Target

Is it weird that I've been counting down the days until the '3.1 Philip Lim for Target' collection comes out?

When I heard that Target paired up with Philip Lim to bring the latest designer collaboration, I was thrilled (to say the least). I love when designers collaborate with ready-to-wear retail stores (Target, H&M, to name a few) to bring accessible and affordable lines to consumers.

The Philip Lim collection is nothing short of spectacular. The designer brings a sophisticated yet functional line to Target, and with nothing above $299.99! I love the bold prints, neutral tones and overall classic designs. The collection will include women and men’s apparel and accessories (including shoes and bags).

You can preview the collection here

Now that we have Target in Canada, I can't wait to be able to actually check out the designer collections in store, rather than lusting over them online.

9 days to go!

Till Next Time,

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Dreaming of Fall

There's no denying that Fall is my favourite season of the year. I started dreaming up my Fall wardrobe in the beginning of August. While I love the summer heat and wearing little sundresses, nothing beats the cool crisp air in the Fall. I love dressing in cozy sweaters and stylish boots. Here are a few things I'm coveting this season:

1. Platform Boots - I love these Jeffrey Campbell-esque platform boots. I have to admit, I was never a fan of the clunky shoe/heel, but I fell in love with these the minute I saw them.

2. Statement Necklace - The transition from summer to fall is often daunting. With the cooler weather setting in, a little bit of sparkle can go a long way to perk up an outfit or a mood.

3. Chunky Sweater - Chunky sweaters were made for brisk Fall days. By pairing it with some leather leggings and cute flats, it'll make the perfect cozy chic outfit.

4. Kate Spade Purse - Dare I say that this is the perfect bag for Fall? The bold two-tone colours and sleek design makes me melt. Add a bow and I'm sold.

5. Fashionable Flats - I usually lean more towards rounded toe shoes, but these nude pointed flats are so adorable. Did I mention that I can't resist anything with a bow?

6. Leather Leggings - Every fall wardrobe needs a pair of sexy leather leggings. I love these front paneled ones from Dynamite. They have the perfect amount of leather without being over-the-top.

What's on your Fall wish list?

Till Next Time,