The Golden Globes, hosted by the fabulous Amy Poehler and Tina Fey was as always quite the night of A-listers scrubbed and preened within an inch of their lives. There were gags, fantastic acceptance speeches (Jacqueline Bisset I’m talking to you) but definitely no Woody Allen. Much to my disappointment, the movie maestro Woody did not personally show to accept his Cecil B DeMille Award. Who does that?
As for the fashion of the night, there was the return of classic black. Also some interesting colour blocking. Hair was less done, with a few braid inspired up-dos. Smokey-charcoal eyes and berry stained lips seemed to be the trend in makeup of the night.
But without further ado, here is what caught my eye:
Sofia Vergara – She is one hot lady (and she knows it, which is annoying but this isn’t a humility contest). I loved this black strapless Zac Posen with statement turquoise jewels. It showed some welcomed restraint.
Leslie Mann – Exquisite in a black lace peplum by Dolce and Gabbana; teamed with a bright lip.
Julianna Marguilies looked amazing in this capped sleeved Andrew Gn black gown with gold detailing. Sexy yet age appropriate. (Sandra Bullock take note.)
Matthew McConaughey and Camilla Alverez: I challenge you to find a sexier couple – I mean it’s practically criminal. The smooth talking Matthew looking amazing in a Dolce and Gabbana bottle green velvet dinner jacket and his breathtaking wife – in a simple black Dolce and Gabbana sequined sheath gown teamed with her cascading honey tinged hair and glowing caramel hued skin. Ridiculous.
A Perfect Fashion Moment
No one and I mean no one stole the show quite like Lupita Nyong’o, nominated for best supporting a actress in 12 Years a Slave An absolute perfect vision in a Ralph Lauren red cape dress. Barely accessorised yet showcasing her incredible skin and exquisite face.
Amy Adams: I loved this two-toned Valentino dress but wish we saw more of the accompanying cape – the real hero piece. And although I initially missed Amy’s voluminous 70’s curls she sported in American Hustle, I actually really loved this braided up do.
Kerry Washington looked stunning with her beautiful baby-bump in a soft grey Balenciaga. Divine!
Zooey Deschanel – I loved her vintage inspired Oscar de la Renta ensemble. She looked pretty, fresh-faced and remained true to her quirky style. Don’t listen to the haters Zooey – you looked gorgeous.
Kelly Osborne – This was a really hot dress. But it was true proof how tattoos on the forearms can really take the shine out of even the most glamorous Escada gown. Shame.
When Horrendous Fashion Happens to Good People
Lana Dunham – What always astounds me when I see this type of catastrophe poured into yellow, strapless taffeta, is how did the designer let this happen? And the stylist – how did she allow this train-wreck time occur on her watch? This gown was just SO WRONG for her. The fit was nothing short of vulgar and highlighted her worse bits: the upper body and arms spilling over the straplessness (complete with tatts) and fitted around her generous mid-section. Then they added salt to the wound with an awful necklace. Quelle disaster!
Paula Patton – Not since Bjork wore a swan, have I seen anything quite so awful. So much so, I was sure this was some type of parody when missy stepped up to present the award, her beautiful face framed by cascading white satin ruffles. Again, several people stood by and let this catastrophe happen. Stylists, fashion blood is on your hands!
Emma Thompson – Awful in a skintight gold-laced Lanvin that kind of looked like a wet suit; teamed with quite frightful short blonde hair that looked like a wig. But I did enjoy her presenting an award with her Louboutins in one hand and a martini in another.
Jennifer Lawrence – Love J-Law but didn’t like this Christian Dior dress or her make-up which was the look du jour: smoky eyes and berry mouth. I don’t think it really showcased her beauty.
Taylor Swift – Not a fan. She looked like a gangly teenager in a Carolina Herrera ball gown that drew attention to her awful posture. Plus she was wearing the wrong coloured foundation. Eat some carbs Taylor, and stand up straight!
Emma Watson – Black pants under a red Christian Dior dress? A travesty!
What I Would Have Worn
I don’t know about you Glams, but I always have a little Fashion Fantasy on theses occasions and imagine what I would’ve worn had I got the invite and managed to whittle down to my birth-weight. So my pick of the night: Tina Fey’s opening dress – a sexy yet comfortable looking burgundy bejeweled number by Carrolina Herrera. It was me all over.
Well, Glams, a lovely Red Carpet warm up for what I feel be a cracking Award’s Season. See you at the Grammys January 27th!