2012 Golden Globes Fashion in Review
I know you are all accustomed to reading my commentary on football but believe it or not, I have other interests. Namely, fashion, clothes and… fashion. Shocking, I know but hey, I just like things any normal girl would.
With that in mind, Award season is obviously one of my favorite times of year because, like most normal Americans, I also enjoy television (way too much of it) and the cinema. Award season is the perfect blend of these wonderful things, all rolled up into one semi-awkward little ball of wonderfulness.
And while it’s certainly nice to see everyone honored for their marvelous work and their contributions to the craft, I think we can all agree that it’s all about the fashion.I mean reeally, that is why you watch. Come on — shut up. Don’t lie.
Oh, and since I don’t do fancy slideshows , you may have to consult the internet (I think Wikipedia is back up and running..) for a visual on some of these. Sorry ’bout it.
Just fair warning : I don’t have the same taste as most people. I recognize that award shows are different from runway shows and that red carpet fashion should, ideally, be pared down to a level that is more accessible. But this is Hollywood, people. And it’s the Golden Globes. Go there. Don’t be safe.
Which brings me to my next point : One of my chief complaints is that most of the women, especially the young ladies, looked boring. Yes– they mostly looked lovely but they were boring. Stop trying to be clones of one another and do something to stand out. Oh and eat a freaking sandwich for goodness sake; you all look like aliens.
Here are my favorites of the evening:
Julie Bowen - Bowen, in her Reem Acra gown, was giving us some serious old school Hollywood glamour (And serving up a little nod to Charlize Theron’s Academy award outfit circa her Monster win). The hair and the makeup perfectly complemented the look and she was one of a number of ladies who wore nude gowns to the Awards so bonus point for an on – trend look.
Kate Winslet - She rarely misses and this was just so Kate : Classy, sophisticated, and streamlined. I love that she doesn’t try to be someone she is not (a starving 20-yr old, a slave to trends) yet she is not afraid to occasionally try something different (Ahem — Jennifer Aniston, I’m talking to you). She also knows how to dress for her body, age and type..so important. (More on that in a minute).
She complimented the look was lovely, soft hair and make-up that drew attention to her gorgeous eyes and face.
Claire Danes – If you haven’t seen Danes’ gown from the back, you’re missing out. Not only was her dress gorgeous from that view, but she also a very cute bum.
Julianne Moore- Earrings. Hair. YES.
Sofia Vergarra - She has been nailing it on the Red Carpet lately. Congrats to her , her stylist and Vera Wang, who she frequently wears to Award Shoes. Vera should just give her a lifetime supply of jewel toned mermaid gowns that is how amazing she looks in them.
Diaana Argon - One of the best dressed younger gals out there.
Charlize Theron – Should come as no surprise that Theron stunned in Dior (one of her faves) and I loved how she dared to be high fashion. I expected nothing less from the face of Dior.
George Clonney – You win. Every time. I want to say you looked bad and you just..you never do.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Youthful, modern and fashion-forward yet not so trendy that it’s over-the-top-in-your-face.
Ewan McGregor – Gentlemen, notice McGregor’s tuxedo. It’s in proportion, it’s properly fitted and updated yet he still looks perfectly masculine. Study this and copy ir. No more of that dumpy nonsense, please.
I also loved the skinny tie and the unique lapel on this jacket. Bonus.
Adam Levine – I don’t want to say it, but I have to : He looked good.
(Ps : I love you, Ryan Gosling and I wish you had been there tonight. I’m quite sure I would have loved you, too).
Other honorable mentions : Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Selma Hayek (I loved her in that dress. No one else could have pulled it off), Tina Fey, Heidi Klum, Laura Dern.
Too many ladies were dreadfully boring to me : Katherine McPhee, Giuliana Rancic (zzzzzz), Kate Beckinsale (Gorgeous gal but that dress looked kind of..cheap??) to name a few. But boring and bad are two different things.
Sarah Michelle Gellar – Let me preface this by saying I have since learned that her daughter picked our her gown. I feel bad insulting her child, but that frock was a disgrace. I love Monique Lhullier but this dress shouldn’t have been created in the first place.
The look wasn’t helped but her late 90′s hair and makeup.
Nicole Kidman – What was that? No, really. What was that? (Here it is). Blegh.
It wasn’t even her. It looked like some 20 year old stylist convinced her wearing that was “good for her image.”
She does look better with red hair though.
Lea Michelle – Dress your age, hun.
Jessica Biel – I usually like her but her dress was like this half wedding, half Victorian doll type thing and to top it off, her hair was too dark. She’s sooo pretty but the combo of the dress and hair looked like she was intentionally going for this tragic period vampire type thing.
Meryl Streep – Love her. LOVE Her. But what was she wearing? I don’t love. Hard to be super critical though. She just isn’t fashion-y. Ever.
Tilda Swinton – I acknowledge that it was out of place and pretty wacky and that is why it qualifies as “bad”. But…at least Tilda consistently tries to wear something different and high fashion, rather than something boring. That said, I just didn’t really like it.
Michelle Williams – This woman is just adorable but it’s almost like she doesn’t want to be a star. She never dresses like one.
Honorable mentions : Amanda Peet ( I love Marc Jacobs but didn’t work for me), Jessica Alba (Yeah, I said it. She can do better than that. She looked like she was going to prom).
The I Don’t Knows
Angelina Jolie - I’ve heard mixed opinions on Jolie’s look but I happened to love it.
It was nice to see her in color (like last year, when she stepped out in that amahzzzing emerald number) and she dared to be matchy matchy with her lips, clutchand lapel. BOLD.
I guess the chief complaint (that I have heard) about Jolie’s look wasn’t the dress or the lips but rather, Jolie herself.
Madonna - It wasn’t a great dress but what I liked about the look was that it softened her a bit. She is always so cold and severe and it was nice to see her in something that had feminine elements with softened hair and make-up.
But the fingerless gloves? WHY?!?!
Evan Rachel Wood – I thought that the dress was really cool and different, I just don’t know if I liked it on her. I do appreciate that she never makes boring choices.
Reese Witherspoon – I didn’t love Reese’s look. Lot of people calling her best dressed and I suppose the dress was pretty, but it wasn’t very flattering and her hair wasn’t right. I get what she was going for – a sort of messy bed hed type look but it just didn’t come together for me. I love her and her beautiful smile but I have to call BS on what some people are calling one of the best dressed of the night.
My final thought, which has absolutely nothing to do with fashion : It’s truly amazing to me to watch a group of “Actors” (mostly actors) stand in front of a group of people and try to formulate sentences and deliver lines off a TelePrompter with 89 takes and an editing room, isn’t it??
Hey — at least I didn’t have to watch Anne Hathaway for 3 hours. You see, it’s the little things in life.
I’m dying to hear what you thought on Ms. Jolie Pitt. Share your comments below.