Glam Slam: My Night At The Daytime Emmys

The Access Hollywood staff inside the 2014 Daytime Emmys The Access Hollywood staff inside the 2014 Daytime Emmys

That age old question came up yesterday, “What do I wear?” Followed by, “I have nothing to wear!”

I was heading to the Daytime Emmys — Access Hollywood was nominated and our team of outstanding producers made for a stylish show (that’s me with a few of the Access producers, pictured).

Looking for inspiration, I polled some of my co-workers this weekend about what they were wearing and if they were going for a short or long dress.

“Us New York girls are all going short!” one said.

Another producer, who is a new mom, said, “I think I’m going all out — long. It’s a rare day & night away!”

An hour before the event was starting, I was still standing in my closet undecided as to what to wear. I ended up just grabbing a black one-shouldered long gown that I’ve had for ages. It’s from Zara and cost $89. I put on a jeweled Vera Wang belt and grabbed my trusty Chanel bag. How’s that for high and low fashion!?
Ryan Patterson shows off her ticket inside the 2014 Daytime Emmys

It was a hot 93 degrees when I left my house and my adhesive strapless bra would not stick! I was worried that it was going to fall off! Luckily, I did not have any wardrobe issues. Not that anyone was looking at a behind-the-scenes-person like myself anyway!

People wore all sorts of things. There were long gowns, short dresses… a pant suit or two. Kathy Griffin, wearing a long floral gown, hosted the event and started off the night telling the audience, “Welcome to the s#$% show!” It was a wild night, that’s for sure.

Access Hollywood was nominated in the newly created Outstanding Entertainment News Program category. We did not win. I could recite the cliche, it’s nice just to be nominated, but, let’s be honest, winning is better than losing. I’m still proud of everybody — our staff rocks. And at least we looked like winners in the style department.

-- Ryan Patterson

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