2012 GOLDEN GLOBES: BEST DRESSED
this year’s first big awards show was a snoozefest for the red carpet. everyone was channeling their inner princess with either beige/greige/blush gowns or stuffed into completely ballooning ball gowns - not pretty. to make matters worse, the fug girls didn’t even bring out the snark for their live blogging or after-awards commentary. yawn!!
nobody wowed me like they should’ve. the golden globes are the (excuse me) least series of the major award shows. this is the time to bring out the fashion-forward pieces! this is the time to experiment! this is not the time to play it safe. all i have to say is that everyone better be dressed to the nines for the academy awards.
CHARLIZE THERON was the best dressed for me. that dior couture gown with the cartier vintage headband, brooch, diamonds galore was a mix of whimsical and sexy (thanks to those givenchy heels, swoooon). she looked very romantic and whimsical, two things i do not associate with charlize, but it definitely worked for her this round. the deep neckline and the tough shoes really brought her dress to the next level.
NICOLE RICHIE was a puzzle for me. why was she at the golden globes? regardless of the reason, she looked like a knockout in a shimmering beaded julien macdonald dress, perfectly accessorized with metallic jimmy choo sandals, her own house of harlow clutch and super sleek blunt bangs. nicole richie is her own best brand ambassador, right up there with victoria beckham and margherita missoni. the hair and makeup were truly the most stunning elements of her overall look. i think the fit of the dress was a little off… maybe not as flattering as it could’ve been, considering she’s still a waif after two kids. the back was the most interesting part of the dress for me. see a shot of it here.
TILDA SWINTON is a hit or miss with me and the rest of the fashion police. at the golden globes, she was a resounding HIT. everything from the david bowie hair whoop and statement accessories to the monochromatic look and mix of textures spoke to my sartorial soul. i’m aware many people do not like this look. i’m aware many people think tilda swinton is a freak on the red carpet. i agree with the second statement - that’s what brings us such magnificent joy when she pushes the envelope on red carpet dressing and actually COMES OUT ON TOP. sorry, let me contain my excitement here. tilda’s haider ackermann look consisted of a powder blue chiffon fishtail gown topped with a silk/satin blazer with nipped in chiffon waist. absolute perfection and a personal best, i’ll say. love it or hate it, tilda swinton is never boring.
CLAIRE DANES made the best of her j. mendel gown, accepting her golden globe for best actress in this futuristic art-deco look. i’m glad she kept her hair off her face in an unfussy bun, but this relaxed look is severely undermined by her heavy makeup. bold eyes AND lips? claire, do me a favor and fire your makeup artist. she committed the same crime twice! (see claire danes at the SAG awards in 2011, although sporting this look to a lesser degree of offense.) for me, claire looks the best when in sleek column dresses like this and last year’s pink calvin klein at the 2011 golden globes. and, as always, her best accessory is hottie hubby, hugh dancy.
ROONEY MARA might have all eyes on her… but she’s not letting the attention get to her. well, style-wise anyway. the new mara has perfected her red carpet look: black/white/cut-out gowns, sleek hair, minimal makeup, playing with fingers pose. that being said, she has proven that while she may stick to a certain formula, rooney mara is never boring. this black nina ricci gown is the perfect example. black? check. cut-outs? check. volume? in the back, check. drama? check. style? check check double check. i kind of have a girl crush on her. i have really high expectations for her this season and can’t wait to see what else she brings to the table!
see you after the SAGs!
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