The 67th Emmys RED CARPET

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards delivered a glam-worthy red carpet! Like the Oscar's red carpet last February where all the celebs were so polished, the Emmys did not disappoint with many more fashion hits than misses. The red carpet brought a lot of glamorous variety by way of strapless, off the shoulder, one shoulder, sheers, trains, sequins, vibrant color, pattern, solids, body con, flowing and plenty of tuxedos, including on some of the ladies.  (Photos: Getty Images)


Award Show Viewing Party Tips from Emmy/Oscar Event Producer Cheryl Cecchetto



With awards season in full swing, millions of Americans will be tuning in to watch their favorite celebrities and there is no one better than Cheryl Cecchetto to give her insider tips and tricks to host the PERFECT VIEWING PARTY as featured in her fascinating new book, Passion to Create - Your Invitation to Celebrate. With humor and candor, Cheryl's book details the collaborative inspiration and challenges of many of her creations, as well as behind-the-scenes drama and hilarity that often comes with the territory.

Cheryl's tips to host the perfect awards night party include:

  • Pick a theme: If you want to host a formal get together suggest guests wear black and white. Themes are not only social, they're fun!
  • Send save the dates: Whether you send them via email or in the mail put all the information on it and tie in with your theme. 
  • Play nominated soundtracks: Great to set the mood when your guests arrive and to play before the awards show begins.
  • Champagne for everyone: A splash of bubbly kicks of the celebration or mix pomegranate juice and soda water as a non-alcoholic option.
  • The ballot game: Download and print the big nominated categories and give prizes to the 3 guests who guess the most winners right.
  • Party favors: Who doesn't like party favors? It's the last opportunity to tie in your theme and give your guests a fun parting gift.

Project Runway Sky High: NEW Season Episode 1


Project Runway

fell from the sky for the season opener. The show took a dramatic plunge, literally, as skydivers jumped out of a plane, nearly slamming into

Heidi Klum

in her six-inch stilettos. What did this have to do with fashion? Fabric. Yep, the newbies were less than thrilled to learn that their first challenge would involve making clothing out of the [very] bright, difficult to work with, synthetic textile. While silk is the best material for making parachutes, I think these were probably nylon!

The Emmy Award winning and nominated Project Runway is in it's 12th season and it appears like the reality series has honed in on a winning formula that gratifies the love of fashion and the necessity for ratings. They choose talented designers but hold on to the crazies who'll keep us entertained from week to week. This first episode had it's share of wackos ...


Designer Karen made a kite out of a parachute, put it on a model and had the nerve to call it "chic." And what about those dreadful shoes??? I threw up. [of course they're from Belk...


bring back the Neiman Marcus wall!!!]


Project Runway gave us a fashion twist that not everyone was too happy about, though they got over it quickly. Viewers were able to vote on who the show might bring back from a previous season. Kate from Season 11 was chosen... but will she be


chosen one? Does she have an unfair advantage? Does it really matter?


And then we woke up from a Russian nightmare only to learn it was real! Designer Sandro will certainly be raising temperatures, eyebrows and ratings. The outspoken hothead is quickly approaching the love to hate him marker. What can I possibly say about this mess he sent down the runway. Everyone was disgusted and horrified. I felt for the poor model who had to wear this outfit that redefined the camel toe. When her hand wasn't covering her south, a black censor was doing the job.


Poor misguided Designer Timothy. He craps sustainability and voila this is what he sent out for the judges to see. They grilled him good!

Why no make-up; Why no hair, shoes?? They asked...

Oh because blah blah, environment blah, eco blah blah blah.

Zac Posen

gave the little green bitch a reality check by informing the do-gooder that burning the parachute material sent toxic fumes into the air! Now put some lipstick on that girl!


Finally something good. Designer Sue pleated, gathered and allowed the parachute material to do it's "thing" creating what one of the judges referred to as having elements of couture. Sue "made it work."


Buh bye Designer Angela. The first 

auf Wiedersehen.

She knew it in the workroom that she messed up. Even if Angela hadn't cut the whatever


is too short, it would still have been bad, maybe worse.


Winning the first challenge, former modern dancer, Designer Bradon, created a gown with as much movement as it had style. It was beautiful to watch as the model turned on the runway and walk back gracefully.

Well, there you have it. The highs & lows. Given from the compilation of scenes at the end of the episode, WE are in for a bumpy ride this season.







The Southeast EMMY Awards 2013


It's a tie! It's a tie! Oh, it's a tie...


it's a tie.

That seemed to be the recurring theme of the evening. A trend started at the beginning of the awards ceremony for the 2013

Southeast Emmys

. But hey, the message I took away from all the "ties" is that there's just that much talent and excellence in the South. So more power to us!


Former WSBTV anchor,

Monica Pearson

hosted the event and opened with a song. Such a treat!

As always, Monica was engaging, funny and a total pro. [We tweeted throughout the evening and later chatted about fashion- you know- the important stuff, like the beautiful, fitted, orange lace dress she wore and that men should wear proper tuxedo shoes.]

The Southeast Emmy Awards hosted a very well attended crowd at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, Atlanta.

WXIA-TV - 11 Alive Atlanta were big winners this past Saturday. For a complete list of all the winners, visit the NATAS Southeast Emmys website,



View photos:


I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the catering. Dinner was delicious and as for dessert, wow!

[caption id="attachment_21175" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Evelyn Mims, WXIA 11Alive"]



[caption id="attachment_21176" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Jovita Moore, WSBTV"]



[caption id="attachment_21177" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Evelyn Mims & Brenda Wood, WXIA 11 Alive"]



Sorry for all the pictures of me, but I couldn't resist taking photos with some of Atlanta's finest news ladies.

[caption id="attachment_21178" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Nyssa Green, The Green Room Agency"]



Nyssa Green

, owner/founder of

The Green Room Agency

is one of


leading ladies. Multiple Emmy winner herself, The Green Room Agency keeps me looking GOOD at all my shoots!

Congratulations to all the recipients of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast EMMYS.


Emmys 2012 Red Carpet Fashion

[caption id="attachment_17103" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Sofia Vergara ~ ZUHAIR MURAD"]



I think it's fair to say that the 2012

Emmy Awards

had no significant hits or misses on the red carpet, though, as always, some do it better than others. Here are my Emmy favs and my "needs improvement."

View photos:

[caption id="attachment_17104" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Julianna Margulies ~ GIAMBATTISTA VALLI ~ On trend with florals, Julianna looked very chic. I love a gown with pockets, btw!"]



[caption id="attachment_17105" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Claire Danes ~ LANVIN ~ I'll be kind because she's pregnant and showing, plus I love Lanvin. BUT this was not the most flattering dress. She also could have used a large cuff."]



[caption id="attachment_17106" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman ~ ANTONIO BERADI ~ Nicole always hits it on the mark for me. She knows her body and knows how to dress it. Keith, your shirt sleeves are too long."]



[caption id="attachment_17107" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Hayden Panettiere ~ MARCHESA ~ A stunning gown. Hayden looks beautiful though the gown is a little "senior" for her. That doesn't bother me too much. However, I would have liked to get a peek at her shoes, so maybe raise the hem about an inch or two??"]



[caption id="attachment_17108" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Zooey Deschanel ~ REEM ACRA ~ Gorgeous dress but not on her! This is a case where the dress is wearing the person. Zooey can't or doesn't know/have what it takes to handle that style of a dress. It's wearing her. AND to make matters worse - that's hairstyle doesn't work. Too much bang, too forced. "]



[caption id="attachment_17109" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Julianne Moore ~ DIOR ~ She's been criticized for this look BUT not by me. I love the yellow and the style. It's a new approach for Dior Couture and Julianne is wearing it right. I love the diamond bracelet too."]



[caption id="attachment_17110" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Johnny Galecki ~ Everything is right except for the ill-fitted trouser. They should have been slimmer and they have too much break. The blazer, I'd wear in a NY minute!!"]



[caption id="attachment_17111" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="January Jones ~ ZAC POSEN ~ This dress proves why January is always a red carpet favorite. She's perfect from head-to-toe."]



[caption id="attachment_17112" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Kevin Costner ~ Oh Kevin, only Tom Ford can pull this off. Put a tie on!!!"]



[caption id="attachment_17113" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Emily VanCamp ~ J. MENDEL ~ So beautiful and flowy. This is the more youthful, yet sophisticated look that Hayden Panettiere should have done."]



[caption id="attachment_17114" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Zosia Mamet ~ BIBHU MOHAPATRA ~ Its modern and edgy. Perhaps the reasons why Zosia is making the worst dressed list, BUT not here! "]



[caption id="attachment_17115" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Lucy Liu ~ VERSACE ~ It wasn't sequin. It's metal! Fabulous (and heavy she said)."]



[caption id="attachment_17116" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Giuliana Rancic ~ ROMONA KEVEZA ~ The Fashion Police co-star did it right. She better or Joan would let her have it."]



[caption id="attachment_17117" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Edie Falco ~ STELLA McCARTNEY ~ I love the edgy style of the dress. I love that its more about design and being modern rather that "pretty" "flowy" blah blah blah. The one thing, just a minor one... the gold metallic belt gives a funny visual perception to the waist."]



[caption id="attachment_17118" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Lena Dunham ~ PRADA ~ I'm on the fence here. I feel it's too much dress, though I like the juxtaposition of the short short hair with the matronly gown. Lena's slouchy posture is a part of the problem."]



[caption id="attachment_17119" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Carson Daly ~ Did Carson rent his tux? Its too boxy, the sleeves are too long and the tie too loose."]



[caption id="attachment_17120" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Adam Driver ~ I'm a fan of HBO's Girls where Adam is almost always naked. Well, he looks good with clothes on too as you can see. The only tiny improvement would be to raise the jacket sleeve up to the wrist so the white shirt cuff can peek through."]



[caption id="attachment_17121" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Elisabeth Moss ~ DOLCE & GABBANA ~ Again, on trend with florals which, in this case, reinterpret old Hollywood style. I think Elisabeth looks great."]



Credit: Getty photos