I watched the golden globe earlier this morning (it aired in early morning in my timezone) and had quite a good time watching it, although it was a bit bland. But i sadly miss the red carpet, which is actually the ultimate reason why i am watching an award ceremony in the first place.
But thank god for internet. By lunch i have seen the looks of the stars on the red carpet and i can compile this wonderfully indulgent post about it, naming my favorites and what not.
Don’t worry, i include the male too :D
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One of the prominent colors the beautiful ladies are wearing on the red carpet is none other than red itself. There must’ve been 50 shades of reds, or at least 5 in this picture: Edie Falco in Lanvin, Amy Adams in Valentino Shanghai Collection (which look better with the cape on), Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren, Julie Delphy in Romona Keveza, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narcisco Rodriguez.
The safest color for a dress is definitely black, but these gorgeous dresses are far from boring. Julianna Margulies’ Andrew Gn gown adorned by golden twig design, Jessica Chastain stunning winged detail from Givenchy, and Lizzie Caplan in Emilio Pucci column dress with art deco inspired details.
BLACK and WHITE
Color blocked, well, black & white blocked dress made several appearances. From Allison Williams furred Alexander McQueen column dress to Laura Carmichael in sweetheart-necked Victor & Rolf dress. Julia Roberts Dolce & Gabbana wasn’t quite successful though, a bit too casual for the event.
Being pregnant doesn’t have to put a damper on your style, Olivia Wilde proven so in her emerald Gucci dress. I wished the crepe silk Balenciaga dress Kerry Washington wore is in another color, this just looked a bit dull and dated. But looking every bit fun and radiant is Drew Barrymore in her colorful, floral-appliqued dress from Monique Lhuillier.
HIGH and LOW
Seems like the high and low trend will not be stopping anytime soon. Although not a fan of Elizabeth Moss’ intricately beaded J. Mendel dress, i love the periwinkle blue of Caitlin Fitzgerald’s Emilia Wickstead dress. Sandra Bullock rock a Prabal Gurung dress which would looked gorgeous if it doesn’t have that many wrinkles on it.
It takes TWO-Tone
I adore Michelle Dockery two-toned Prada Dress from the 2013 Emmy, and it seems this ladies going for similar effect. Aubrey Plaza is the first one showing in this trend with her Oscar De La Renta in eggplant and orchid combo. Taylor Swift usually bores me with her predictable color palette and the silhouette choices, but this one cherry red ballgown with black bustier from Carolina Herrera is a good look for her. Julie Bowen astounds me with her ability to pull strong dresses like what she did with the Zac Posen number from last year Emmy, only this time opting for color-blocked Carolina Herrera dress.
While Bowen usually looked good, the rest of the women of the (Modern Family) usually are hits or misses. Sarah Hyland usually looked weird, but i love this clean look on her and the simple, elegant silhouette for her grapefruit-colored dress from Georges Hobieka Couture. Sofia Vergara used to flaunt her voluptuous figure in body-hugging mermaid dresses, but this time she choose a classic ball gown in black from Zac Posen. It looks elegant, i wished she would wear a different necklace with it though. Ariel Winters used to look chic yet age-appropriate a few years ago, but lately her choices seemed to be too mature for her, like this maroon Mikael D greecian draped dress. I’m blaming this on her boobs.
I Love those who takes risks. But unfortunately they don’t always pay off. Paula Patton wore this artistic sculptured dress from Stéphane Rolland couture, i wished she would opt for simpler jewelries and more open shoes and maybe a slicker hairstyles so it wouldn’t add an extra bulk to the dress. Bérénice Bejo always looked interesting but this time her Giambattista Valli Couture jacket skirt combo is not working in her favor, i think the dress itself is beautiful, but because she layers the bottom part it ended up looking heavier than it should.
Just when i thought the carpet is free from the flocks of tissue-paper tulle and lace dresses. Sarah Paulson showed up with a knee length Marchesa dress in ethereal grey color. It looks good on her but it felt more like a daytime dress than an award events choice. Taissa Farmiga’s Elie Saab above the knee dress looked even more day than night, and the styling did not help at all. Zooey Deschanel showed up in yet another gauzy, frothy skirt, although this time in a hi-low hemline tulle skirt and a separate embellished top. For some reason they made her look frumpy, but it could’ve been the unfortunate posture in this particular picture though.
Both stars from Adore, Naomi Watts and Robin Wright showed up in a very similar champagne gold, statuesque dress. Watts’ wearing Tom Ford adorned with gold necklace, bangles and clutch, while Wright only choose a clutch to accompany the Reem Acra dress.
Greta Gerwig and Adèle Exarchopoulos picture only surfaced the internet moments before i was about to publish this post XD I have never seen Gerwig before I hope she’d choose a more fun dress next time, this one just boring in black and the skirt made her look wider than she really is. Emma Stone skipped the red carpet and only showed up when presenting the Cecil B DeMille award in a casual, artsy look of Chanel. She might not be the same with her edgier sister, but Kate Mara looked gorgeous anyway in this pearlescent silvery dress with plunging neckline from by J. Mendel. And Exarchopoulos looking sleek and chic in midnight blue Miu Miu dress with swarovski embelishment.
Let’s be real, Emilia Clarke always, always look good. For the Golden Globe she opt for a fresh, natural make up and let her brunette locks to drape on her shoulder to go with her statuesque Proenza Schoeler dress. The overall effects are effortless beauty.
Here are some of my favorites
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Jen showed up in Dior. Predictably. But I have this love hate feeling about this dress. It does not look bad but not too great either. She can pull off the dress, even though it can look like a wadded up roll of tissue paper. The styling seemed to be the downfall. I love her oxblood lips and tips but the accessories (esp the earings) just rubbed me the wrong wayShe must’ve made a bunch of money now she should hire a better stylist, tbqh.
05 Kaley Cuoco in Rani Zakhem
Kaley Cuoco wears a predictable silhouette as always, that tight corseted top that bursts into a full ball-gown skirt. But what made this exceptionally lovely is the fact that this Rani Zakhem Couture dress is in print. The floral print on the flesh tone materials looked dreamy and ethereal. I wished Kaley would choose a different hairstyle either more romantic or more severe, which would work a lot better than this limp straight thing.
04 Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé
Queen Blanchett appears as a vision in a swirl of black laces dress. She looked breathtaking and channeling old hollywood glamour through her faux bob and the red-magenta lip. Accesorizing the black Armani dress with Chopard diamond jewelries that sparkled against the black. I wanted to see the back of the dress~!
03 Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren
Newcomer Lupita Nyong’o always showed up in great fashion choices. She did not disappoint me with her hot red, Ralph Lauren dress on the Golden Globe. The caped column dress has such a simple yet strong silhouette but she worn it well, especially with the particular red color that goes beautifully with her ebony skin. She kept the accessorizing to a minimum and simple make up with a reddish lip. Looking everybit as hot as the color of her dress.
02 Emma Watson in Dior
Although i have a love/hate feeling towards Emma’s films, i always love her red carpet looks. She usually looked good and pretty adventurous with her style choices. This red Dior dress is no exception, Looking boring and too simple from the front but packed a punch from the back. The literally, backless dress was paired with a black pencil pants and blue strappy number, and it breezes beautifully when she was walking on stage. You either love it or hate it, and i choose to love this daring look on her.
01 Michelle Dockery in Oscar De La Renta
I adore Michelle choices lately and this one is no exception. The Grey dress is embelished with golden pieces that sparkle and look great on her skin. She wears simple make up with a strong pink-hued red lip and kept the accesories to a minimum. It looks effortlessly beautiful, fun, and, yes, comfortable. Though she could’ve choose a different shoes (something in color, or embelished) i really love this look amongst the other on the red carpet.
Now let’s go to the dapper men in tuxes. I think the men must’ve had a harder time to stood out among their peers in their tuxes. Because unlike dresses with multitudes of silhouette and material options, tuxes have certain conventions and there’s only so much they can do to make theirs stood out and not gaudy like the 80s throwback.
MEN in Black
There’s nothing wrong with a simple black tux. You’ll see the kind of quality of fit and tailoring that would go into a tux with these traditionally black tux to achieve that sleek, dapper look. Pick your favorite: Michael Fassbender, Orlando Bloom in Lanvin, Sean Combs, or Chris Pine in an impeccably tailored Ermenegildo Zegna Couture .
Idris fccking Elba without the bow tie. Still jawdroppingly sexy in the Gucci tux, opting the disheveled open-collar look (to go with the sexy, no doubt). But would you just take a look at the man’s leg, he got legs for days! Leonardo DiCaprio choose a more traditional Giorgio Armani black tux but the meticulous fit made him look just as dapper as Gatsby. Usher defy the convention by opting for a dark oxblood color by Calvin Klein instead of the traditional black, much like Seth Meyer who went with midnight blue silk-wool tux by Valentino. While Matthew McConaughey showed up in an attention grabbing Dolce & Gabbana emerald velvet tux complete with vests and Chris Hemsworth appeared in midnight blue velvet tux also by Dolce & Gabbana.
This two sexy bearded, musicians personalize their tuxedo looks with their own personal touches. Jared Leto accessorize his tux with a black scarf while Alex Ebert show off his unruly mop and choose an eccentric period looking tux with long tails.
And Rocking the Menswear like a BOSS
…is no other than Diane Keaton herself. Rocking the tux with the peeking white shirt and wide black tie. And not to forget to accessorize her nails with monochromatic plaid manicure.
I am going to catch the re-run for today’s Golden Globe (as i miss the first half an hour of the show) and look forward to write about moments of the globe, discussing my well-deserved, favorite winners, and diss the overrated, blasphemously shocking ones as well :D