Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Golden Globes

I'm baaaaaaccckkk... back with my unsolicited review of the Golden Globe red carpet fashions.

Forgive my brevity, but let's get right to business.

They say great minds think alike, and I guess that's true on the red carpet too! Let's take a look at the Globes biggest trends spotted on the red carpet.

Classic Red - by far, the BIGGEST trend of the night was RED. Always a classic, and always glamorous, here's a sampling of the night's scarlet ladies.

Sunny Yellow - far from a safe choice, yellow takes some confidence to pull off. Leslie Mann's emerald clutch is the perfect compliment to her perfect shade of sunny yellow. Naomi Watts stunned in her Gucci number, and may have won the award for "Best Necklace" with that amazing Bulgari snake. Jenna Dewan Tatum missed the mark in her pastel Carolina Herrera, it just rings a little too "Easter" for my taste.

Winter Whites - It's not just for summer anymore!

Embellished Beauties - these ladies got it right! Less is more when it comes to wearing an embellished dress - keep hair, make-up and accessories low-key, so that the dress can be the star.

Old Hollywood Waves - Legends like Lauren Bacall and Veronica Lake were channeled on the best tressed heads.

Edit, Edit, Edit - This goes back to "less is more" theory. There's a quote that I couldn't help but think of when I saw these ladies walk the red carpet.

"Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory"
- Coco Chanel 

  Amal should have ditched the white leather gloves, this just wasn't the right event for gloves. Julianne Moore probably should have given those feathers a second thought, I can't help but think of how amazing her custom Givenchy gown could have been if it was ombre sequins, the feathers are just too much. Salma Hayek really should have removed at least four accessories before stepping on the red carpet! She had flowers in her hair, statement earrings, metallic belt, quite the arm party going on with those diamond cuffs, a giant bauble on her hand, and she carried a clutch that screamed for attention. Had she wore a sleek black dress, she might have pulled off her accessory-heavy look, but the heavy brocade Alexander McQueen gown just begs for simple accessories!

I'm calling this my "Least Favorite" looks, the name "worst" just seems a bit too harsh. Let me just start by saying that Rosamund Pike could have been on a much different list had she got one very important detail right - the FIT! Her hair and make-up are perfection, her body looks amazing just weeks after having a baby, but I just wanted to reach through my tv and hike that dress up!
I know I'll get flack for this, but I just am so tired of the J Lo "glamazon" look, so tired.

Honorable Mention - all of these ladies really made it hard to pick a favorite! Newcomer Julia Goldani Telles just stuns in this blue Carmen Marc Valvo gown, I will be keeping my eye on her for sure!
Emily Blunt was a breath of fresh air with her Boho braided updo, Michael Kors gown, and gorgeous turquoise jewelry. Her arm candy wasn't too shabby either...

Best Dressed - drum roll please..... it's a tie - Emma Stone & Sienna Miller!

Emma Stone is timeless perfection in a Lanvin jumpsuit - L.O.V.E.

Sienna Miller, what can I say? Her embellished Miu Miu dress, with plunging neckline and asymmetrical hemline, is simply stunning!!! She kept her hair and makeup easy breezy, letting her natural beauty shine through.