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Golden Globes fashion 2011

17 Jan

I’m not going to pretend I’m actually excited about the results of awards shows, apart from any wins for Black Swan. As shallow as it sounds, for me it’s all about the fashion. The Globes are a good starting point, celebrities have really started making effort for them and they’re a good indicator for trends for the upcoming awards as well as who to look out for the the daddy of all awards ceremonies – the Oscars – take place. So far, two main colour trends have emerged – nude and pink. Green gowns were surprised common and predictably black also made an appearance. Thankfully, it seems like we’ve almost seen the back of those horrid fishtail gowns. The one shoulder look is still a winner, but it faces strong competition from the more demure full sleeve silhouette. Who’s your best dressed? 

I think Lea Michelle looked lovely in her Oscar de la Renta, the colour really suited her skin tone and it was fun and girly but still sophisticated. Claire Danes looks simple and understated in Calvin Klein, I’m glad she kept the accessories simple too. This might be controversial but I don’t think Julianne Moore pulls off this Lanvin dress at all and the least her stylist could have done was make sure it was ironed!
Megan Fox just looks stunning in Armani Prive, I do hope she switches it up a little as the long gown goddess look is starting to get a little boring. My pretty in pink favourite is definitely Natalie Portman, who surprisingly wore Viktor & Rolf rather than Rodarte. 

Scarlett Johansson actually looks nude at first glance! Her Elie Saab gown is almost a spot on match for her skin tone. I think the winged sleeves could have gone horribly wrong but it works and Scarlett looks gorgeously elegant. Nicole never really seems to get it right on the red carpet but I do like this one shoulder Prada gown on her, like though not love. I know what you’re thinking, Sandra Bullock stole my bangs! Love her Jenny Packham dress I think, I can’t tell properly because the hair just looks too odd and edgy for such a pretty dress. 
My second favourite nude look is Leighton Meester in long sleeved, demure Burberry. I’m not 100% convinced that the colour suits her but the slightly puffed sleeve, gently nipped in waist and impeccable accessories have sold it to me. Anna Wintour, I think you may have backed the wrong Gossip Girl! Oooh look who’s gone a little edgy on us it’s Anne Hathaway. This Armani Prive gown works on the pretty girl next door, I love the bling and statement shoulders.

At first, I loved Mila Kunis in her bottle green Vera Wang gown, but the more I look at it the more ordinary it seems. She’s just so gorgeous she makes anything look good. I do love the colour, especially with her skin tone. Hold the front page, Angie in non-black shocker! She looks really good in colour but the fabric of her Versace gown looks slightly cheap, I’m sure I’ve seen something similar on a market stall! Christina Hendricks was the biggest fashion fail of the night for me. Her Romona Keveza gown is gorgeous but the ruffles don’t work with her curves, it seems like she’s trying to disguise them! I much prefer her in a dress which skims and accentuates her amazing figure. 
January Jones is at the other end of the scale in her barely there Versace gown. It’s not everyone’s cup of chai but I love it. I usually love Eva Longoria’s choices on the red carpet but she’s gone from gorgeous to goth in the blink of an eye..and a Zac Posen gown. I think if it was another colour it would just about work. And last but not least: Halle Berry. She’s supposedly wearing a Nina Ricci gown, but I’m pretty sure someone stepped on the train and tore most of it off. Luckily she was wearing some M&S shapewear to protect her modesty..! 

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Golden Globes 2009 Fashion

13 Jan

Here are my picks from the Golden Globes 2009! Not necessarily the best, some I don’t actually like. Let’s just call it the Most Noteworthy Dresses of the Golden Globes!


Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive

The dress is flawless, absolutely stunning. I love that shade of blue for evening wear, much more chic and original than black. But I think Anne should have done something different with her hair or makeup, she’s very pretty but doesn’t look it here.

Freida Pinto in Christian Lacroix Haute Couture

Absolutely love this, one of my favourite looks. Beautiful dress, and I love that she kept the accessories understated.

Eva Mendez in Dior

Hmmm not a fan. Can’t put my finger on it. It’s not very well fitting on the busy, and the stiff fabric looks a bit like paper. I like the statement necklace with the simple dress though.

Salma Hayek in Bottega Venetta

A simple dress is all that’s needed to compliment that stunning figure!! Again, keeping the accessories simple.

Kate Winslett in Yves Saint Laurent

Kate looks perfect, the dress suits her and I love the belt detail. Hair and makeup perfectly compliments the outfit.

Eva Longoria in Reem Acra

This dress looks like it was made for Eva. One of my favourite looks.

Angelina Jolie in Versace

Angie does it best in very simple, Grecian-style dresses. She looks very statuesque and beautiful. Not a fan of the hair though.

Jennifer Lopez in Marchesa

A lot of people panned this dress, but I kinda love it. Not sure it suits J.Lo’s curvy figure as much as it suits skinny models. Don’t bash me for saying that!! I’m not advocating anorexia at all, different things suit different shapes. On Jennifer, you can’t help but notice her bum, chest and figure. On a skinny model, you notice the dress.

Heidi Klum in vintage Galliano

Something different, and I love it! A bit risky for the Globes but a knee-length dress is quite refreshing. And those shoes…love them!

Beyonce in Elie Saab

Looks like B has turned her back on the Fashionista stage she started and has gone back to shiny and glamorous. It’s an alright dress, but I can’t help but think she’s uncomfortable, it looks so tight!!

Drew Barrymore in Dior

Drew looks absolutely amazing! Sexy but not in an obvious way. It’s all in the details – off the shoulder and sheer. A sheer blue dress could have gone very wrong but this is perfection. Her hair looks a bit 80s wind tunnel, but we can overlook that!

Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab

I like, it’s nice to see Evan step away from Dita’s shadow and find her own style.

Kate Beckinsale in J.Mendel

I love this, it reminds me of a Cala Lilly…which is my favourite flower so it’s definitely a good thing!

Tiny Fey in unknown

Not normally a fan of black dresses but I like this.

Jane Krakowski in unknown

Love this dress, elegant and chic

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

Love this, I think black dresses work best with some kind of texture or sparkle to add interest.

Rumer Willis in Reem Acra

Never thought I would ever write this but I love what Rumur is wearing! The colour looks great on her skin, the shape complements her and the belt is a great touch.

Blake Lively in Nina Ricci


From the waist up, I love it, from the waist down it’s boring. I was expecting more from the Gossip Girls.

Isla Fisher in Carlos Miele

I don’t think the colour suits her, but it’s a stunning dress.

Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera

A brave choice, but I’m so over black and gothic-inspired clothes. The colour of her basque is baffling me, surely black would have been a better choice? From a distance you can’t help but stare at her boobs and close up it just looks weird.

Cameron Diaz in Chanel

Cameron looks gorgeous, I expected something a bit more boring from her. Love the ring, but I think she could have done something better with the hair, it’s too casual for the Chanel.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Lanvin

I love Maggie for this look! The most interesting choice on the red carpet. Love the print, the colour on her, the big bow and the nipped in waist. Perfection.

So, lessons that we’ve learnt? Accessories are out, unless it’s a subtle clutch or a bling ring. Leave the attention for your dress. Nude shades seem very popular too, as are one shoulder or strapless dresses. The big question is, what’s your favourite look?

* Source Getty, Fab Sugar, Yahoo photos, People Style Watch