I was one of the many, many people glued to their TVs to see what the celebrities (and their stylists) decided they should wear to the Golden Globe Awards. There were gorgeous gowns, dazzling jewels and coiffed coifs. Dior seemed to score big with many leading ladies wearing gowns by John Galliano for Dior. But the biggest trend of the night was in the hair category – so many bangs in face! I didn’t mind it, more annoying was the constant moving of the hair from the face. As usual, there were the people that looked great, and people who I just looked at and wondered: “Really, you have THAT much money and THAT much access to couture and diamonds and THAT’S the best you could do?” One of my favorite looks of the night was Susan Sarandan in a black tux paired with a corset and long diamond necklaces. Here’s a brief breakdown of my favorites, trends, and WTFs?
2 Favorite Dresses (minus the silly expressions):
It comes as no surprise that 2 of my favorite dresses would be black and white. Wood’s dress is evocative of Chanel to me and is glamorous and age appropriate and a good choice for an award’s show. Beckinsdale’s dress was my favorite of the night for pure dramatic effect. The neckline was gorgeous and she carried it beautifully. I didn’t love her earrings but she was smart in skipping the necklace and going with big earrings. I hate when people feel like they need to junk up their decolletage in a strapless dress with a necklace.
3 more favorites:
I love Kate Winslet – she’s smart, funny, strong and a “Dame” in the making. Her choice in dress reflected her personality – it was sleek, sophisticated and strong. Eva Mendes was beautiful in Dior (though I was surprised she wasn’t in Calvin Klein – you know, the perfume deal . . .) and her necklace was pretty though I don’t know if I loved them together. And Maggie Gyllenhaal looked fresh, young and independent in her Lanvin gown. I thought all 3 ladies had nice hairstyles – I’m a big fan of up-dos for fancy occasions and their coiffs were modern and not stuffy at all.
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