From Bullfighters to Gleeful Gowns: The Do's and Don'ts of the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards

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Paula Carvajal is a self-confessed style maven, with several years under her belt as a Hollywood red carpet reporter. She knows what it takes to achieve that famous and fabulous look. But off-duty she loves sizing up the regular street... 000_002_288_emmy-fashion

Paula Carvajal is a self-confessed style maven, with several years under her belt as a Hollywood red carpet reporter. She knows what it takes to achieve that famous and fabulous look. But off-duty she loves sizing up the regular street wear of her fellow Angelenos. "Nothing beats sitting back at Le Figaro cafe in Los Feliz and watching the world go by. I see outfits that inspire me everytime."

Last night the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place, and Paula shared her thoughts on the fashions of the night with us. Check it out below. You can share your thoughts on the show in our discussions section.

It's a fierce competition when it comes to winning an Emmy, but it's even harder to get a winning look to don on the red carpet. At the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards there were stars that shone and those that fizzled.

Ok, first things first, who wore it worst? Anna Paquin went from gorgeous bride to "what was she thinking?" in a matter of a week. But don't worry-this vampire-loving telepath changed from a horrific, matador-inspired Alexander McQueen frock on the red carpet to an absolutely elegant Alexander McQueen black dress at the HBO After Party at the Pacific Design Center. There, she and her hubby, Stephen Moyer also in McQueen, mingled with the rest of the True Blood cast until the music was turned off.

Another jaw-dropping actress that left us all scratching our heads was January Jones. Not only did her Versace gown manage to incorporate two clam bra cups, but this Mad Men actress seemed to have forgotten to brush her hair. Let's hope her new beau, Jason Sudeikis, loved her look.

Other actresses we wish could have had a second chance at strutting the red carpet? Keri Russell in a pink flamingo colored vintage Jean Louis Scherrer haute couture gown. Rita Wilson wearing matching chandelier shoes and chandelier dress sheath. And Christina Hendricks, whose feathered Zac Posen gown could have given anyone allergies.

Navy. Jewelry. White. One-shoulder. These trends stood out on the red carpet.

She may have not won her first Emmy nomination, but Lea Michele's navy Oscar de la Renta gown hit the perfect note. It was beautifully structured and sophisticated. Michele, who turned 24 yesterday, managed to keep her look youthful with tousled hair. Thank goodness the Emmy's were a Slurpee-free zone.

Other actresses that followed in the navy trend for the evening? Julie Bowen, Jayma Mays and Emmy winners Edie Falco and Padma Lakshmi.

It wasn't necessary for the dress to make a statement last night. Eva Longoria, wearing Loren Jewels, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in Neuwirth jewels, let their earrings do the talking...and they coulda talked all night long.

Many actresses were keeping up with Kim Kardashian. She stunned in a white Marchesa gown. Emmy nominee Rose Byrne looked like a goddess in her white Gucci gown. Julie Benz, Eva LaRue and Amber Riley also looked ethereal in white.

If you weren't ready to bare them both, like Emmy winner Claire Danes in her strapless, Swarovski-encrusted Giorgio Armani Privé gown, then a demure one-shoulder option would keep you in the ranks of best-dressed Jane Krakowski, Emily Blunt and Elizabeth Moss. Even Emmy-winner Jane Lynch traded in her tracksuit for a regal, one-shoulder Ali Rahimi gown.

The night is over, the heels are off. Guess it's time to start thinking about an Oscar dress now.

Do you agree with Paula? We'll be talking more fashion in our Emmy Red Carpet Roundup.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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