The Golden Globes were on Sunday so you know what that means… RED CARPET BLOG!
I know! I’m excited too!
I’m not going to lie; I was working on Sunday and missed the red carpet and most of the show so I had to do a ton of research for this blog.
So let’s talk about the trends this year.
There are so many puns about stars going green this year so let’s go with a different approach… It’s not easy being green? Oh never mind.
I love the color green especially the shade of green that could be seen on stars such as Catherine Zeta Jones (in Monique Lhuiller), Elisabeth Moss (in Donna Karen), Angelina Jolie (in Atelier Versace), and Mila Kunnis (in Vera Wang). This dark green is great because it’s dark enough to be a winter color but at the same time, I always relate green to spring. What a great way to move into the new spring season.
I have always been a big fan of the 80’s. It has always been John Hughes and the music of that time that fueled my love. I have never been a fan of the fashion.
With that said… What’s up with the shoulder pads people! Come on! Of all the things to bring back, why the giant shoulders? Both Anne Hathaway (in Armani Privé) and Angelina Jolie went for this look. Of course they rocked their dresses but it still doesn’t make it right.
And while we are talking about the 80’s, did you see Julianne Moore’s giant sleeve? It’s just not right.
Orange was another color that was seen a lot on the red carpet. I thought this was interesting because it’s usually a fall color and it’s rarely seen in gowns on the red carpet but this year, I counted three orange dresses! (If you were me, you would also find this shocking)
I liked the mix it up attitude with colors this year. This look could be seen on Kyra Sedgwick (in Emilio Pucci), Emma Stone (in Calvin Klein) (Which was a very peachy shade but still orange), and Katy Sagal.
It’s no big secret that ruffles and big flowers have been very popular this year and there’s really not much that I can say about it except for the fact that this is a trend that can go very bad very fast. One example is Christina Hendricks (in Romona Kaveza). If her flower would have been a little smaller, maybe the dress would have been better.
Natalie Portman (in Viktor and Rolf) is another one. If her flower would have been a less…bright red against pale pink…Her dress would have been beautiful.
Julia Stiles (in Ramona Keveza) and Mila Kunnis did Ruffles right.
Nude or Neutral
Nude shades are a popular look for gowns on the red carpet. This year, it felt as if the majority of stars were wearing nude and neutral colors. Pales pinks and beiges scattered the carpet, some better than others.
Lea Michelle (in Oscar De La Renta), Megan Fox (in Armani Privé) and Natalie Portman wore Pale Pink while stars like Leighton Meister (in Burberry), Sandra Bullock (in Jenny Packham), Helen Mirren, Dianna Agron (in J. Mendel), Scarlett Johansson (in Elle Saab) and Carrie Underwood (in Badgley Mischka) went for champagne-y nude shades.
Red wasn’t just the color on the carpet on Sunday. Sorry, I’m done with puns now.
There’s not much to be said about the color. Red is a very popular color at award shows. This year, it was especially popular among the ladies from madmen. Both January Jones (in Versace) and Cristina Hendricks wore red on Sunday.
Even Robert Downey Jr. wore a red tie.
Amy Adams (in Marchesa), Mandy Moore (in Monique Lhuiller), and Tina Fey (in L’wren Scott) all went for a dark blue while Jane Krakowski showed off her baby bump in Badgley Mischka.
I won’t lie; I didn’t come up with this term to describe these actresses. I saw it on another website. However, it is the best word to describe these looks.
Claire Danes (in Calvin Klein), Emma Stone (in Calvin Klein), and Haylee Steinfeld (in Prabal Gurung), all opted to go without a lot of accessories and rock a clean cut look.
Black and White
Another classic combination for a red carpet event and not just because it’s a kick ass song by Michael Jackson (ok, now I’m really done with the jokes)
I combined these because honestly, there’s not much to say about either so we will just go over the basics:
Jennifer Lopez (in Zuhair Murad) and Jennifer Westfeldt wore all white.
Eva Longoria (in Zac Posen) and Jane Lynch wore all black.
Kelly Osbourne wore both Black and White.
And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: My picks for best and worst dressed!
We will start with worst because then we can end this on a happy note.
Helena Bonham Carter- Vivienne Westwood
I really have no words to describe this fashion tragedy. She didn’t even match her shoes. This is what happens when people try to prove that they don’t care.
Natalie Portman- Viktor and Rolf
This dress would have been beautiful if she wouldn’t have had the bright red rose on the front of it. That ruins the whole thing.
This dress was cut in all the wrong places and there was too much fringe… I mean, the whole thing was fringe.
Julianne Moore- Lanvin
There was so much wrong with this dress. The sleeves, the wrinkles… just bad.
Sandra Bullock-Jenny Packham
I love Sandra Bullock but this outfit… no, this whole look, makes her look like a bum. It doesn’t fit well and her hair is a mess.
And now the best dressed
Olivia Wilde- Marchesa
I’m a sucker for a poofy skirt and sparkles. I thought she looked beautiful in this gown.
Catherine Zeta Jones- Monique Lhuiller
I swear this won’t become a pattern but I love the full skirt and the dark green looks beautiful on her.
I think she also had a glow about her due to Michael Douglas’ (her husband, in case you live in a cave) recent recovery from cancer.
Angelina Jolie- Atelier Versace
I’m not a very big Angelina Jolie fan but as we all know, these reviews are about the fashion, not the people. Even with the shoulder pads, Jolie rocked this look.
Jane Krakowski- Marchesa
Maybe it was the baby bump, maybe it was the color but there was something about this dress. I fell in love with it.
I always like to add someone to my lists that you wouldn’t expect to see on the list. She is so under mentioned that I couldn’t find out who designed her gown.
I loved this dress. That’s really all I can say about it. It fit her beautifully and the color on her was beautiful.
I leave you with this tip: just because it is in style or on trend doesn’t mean it looks good automatically.
Don’t buy or wear something just because everyone else is wearing it.
I got my information from www.eonline.com, http://www.moviefone.com/golden-globes/photos/best-worst-dressed, http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/party-snaps/golden-globes-fashion-2011, http://www.stylelist.com/2011/01/16/golden-globes-fashion-best-and-worst-red-carpet-dresses/, http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/01/17/kyra-sedwick-piper-perabo-katey-sagal-golden-globes-2011/, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/16/golden-globes-2011-worst-dressed-photos_n_809735.html#225148, http://fashion.about.com/od/celebritystyle/ss/Best-And-Worst-Of-Golden-Globes-2011_15.htm, http://habituallychic.blogspot.com/2011/01/golden-globes-2011-fashion-recap.html, and google