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Golden Globes Fashion: The Best and The Worst January 12, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlawordsmithblog @ 10:38 pm

So last night I watched as much of the Golden Globes as my stomach could take before settling said stomach with the night’s dose of “Downton Abby.”  (Can I just quickly say I was thrilled to see Joanne Froggatt win a Globe for her brilliant portrayal of Anna Bates?)


I’m not even going to get into who won what or who said what.  Nope, I’m heading straight to what everyone really cares about:  the evening’s fashion highs and lows!


I thought both Reese Witherspoon’s and Jennifer Aniston’s choices were pretty yet somewhat boring but how good does Jane Fonda look?  I didn’t love her dress but the woman killed it and doesn’t look overly nipped and tucked.  And, I loved her glitter sparkle pumps!  One last random thought:  will somebody please give Giuliana Rancic a hamburger?  Talented and funny, Rancic is scary skinny and no amount of designer dresses can hide it…especially when she chooses strapless gowns.


Here then, are my picks for best dressed and best had maybe stayed home.


George and Amal

I’m obsessed with Amal Clooney’s elegant Dior Haute Couture dramatic black gown with opera gloves.  I also loved how she seemed slightly bored sitting through a Hollywood “high school reunion.”  This girl just knows how to do fashion and Hollywood should take note.  Not only did she steal away their most eligible bachelor, she’s also teaching them a thing or two about class and style.  Does anyone look better than Amal and George?  Really?




Okay, maybe Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan who looked insanely beautiful in her pale yellow Carolina Herrera masterpiece.  I’m not surprised as Carolina is my favorite designer.  Everything she does is simple yet stunning.  It doesn’t hurt to have Channing on your arm either!


Okay, and now for the rest of the bunch in no particular order:


“Best Dressed”


Julia Louis Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriquez.  Elaine is definitely all growed up and this sexy little Narciso Rodriquez white magic was indeed sexy yet still classy.




Emily Blunt in Michael Kors.  Call me crazy but I like this icey white “cross-cross” Michael Kors dress.




Camila Alves in Monique Lhuillier.  In a word:  stunning.  Austin’s own Mrs. McConaughey was breathtaking in a simple blush column gown with black piping.  Normally I would include the couple up top with the Clooneys and the Tatums, but I didn’t much care for the scruffy look and “interesting” tux Camila’s hubby wore.  This time, it was her turn and she more than showed up.



Naomi Watts in Gucci.  A little ray of sunshine in her bright yellow, the Aussie stunner added her trademark edge with a blinding Bulgari serpenti necklace.  I also liked the touch of a belt.  Nice.



Emma Stone in Lanvin.  Many have given Stone’s “pant suit with bling and a train” choice a thumbs down, but I’m crazy about it.   It reminded me of another Emma’s pant choice at last year’s Golden Globes:  Emma Watson’s stunning red and black Dior Couture look.  I loved them both.



Christine Baranski in Zac Posen.  Not your normal “top of mind” fashion plate, but I think Baranski rocked it in this Zac Posen fitted gown.  Plus, is that color Marsala?!



Diana Kruger in Emilia Wickstead.  Hello silver!  Hello shimmery!  Hello perfection!  A constant “best dressed” list member, Kruger is sure to stay on those lists thanks to this little number.



Kate Beckinsale in Elie Saab Couture.  Another “best dressed” list favorite, Beckinsale’s choices often bore me, but this Elie Saab Couture draped delight stole my heart.  Maybe it’s the glitter.  Maybe it’s the softness combined with the glitter.  Maybe it’s both.



Catherine Zeta Jones in Angel Sanchez.  Okay, don’t laugh but everything I’ve read is comparing this strapless red stunner with the similarly dressed dancing Emoji.  Funny yes, but I still love it.  I’m always a sucker for red and I just think Jones looked fabulous.


“Worst Dressed”



Tina Fey in Antonio Berardi.  Our favorite funny lady, but jokes on her in this mess of a dress.  I don’t get it.  It’s not flattering AT ALL at the waistline (and who would ever want that?!), it’s awkwardly poofy, and the length is all wrong.  Still, the George and Amal joke was hilarious.



Jessica Chastain in Versace.  The ’80s called and they want their bronze lame dress back.  What?  So disappointed in Jessica who is normally spot on.  I do kinda like the hair though.  Kinda.


Claire Danes

Claire Danes in Valentino.  This happened to Claire Danes last night and I don’t even know where to begin.  An ill-fitting choice is all I will say.



Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad.  We get it JLo; you’re beautiful and your body rocks.  Enough already.  That Tracy Anderson-toned bod is uh-mazing but I’ve seen enough of it.  I’m the first person to admit that as Jennifer Lopez has aged, she has actually gotten prettier but she’s beginning to prove you can take the girl out of the Bronx but you can’t take the Bronx out of the girl.  I did like her hair and make-up but did anyone else notice a weird underwire jobby poking out?


Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson in Versace.  See above regarding Jennifer Lopez.  Again, yes we know you’re gorgeous Kate but maybe you should spend a little more time upping the class factor and a little less time sleeping with half of Hollywood.  Just saying.



Keira Knightly in Chanel.  I love me some Chanel but Coco must be rolling in her tweed and pearl encrusted grave.   Okay, Knightly is pregnant, but did she not take note of Olivia Wilde’s or Blake Lively’s recent red carpet “bump” looks?


Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington in Mary Katrantzou.  Oh dear.  Olivia Pope should investigate hiring a new stylist after sporting this couture crime.  A regular head turner, this one just made us want to turn away.  What a scandal.


Lupito Nyongo

Lupito Nyongo in Giambattista Valli.  Last year’s red carpet darling, Nyongo missed the mark in this overpowering and aging gown.  We want the old Lupito back.  Please!


That’s a fashion wrap!  It’s time now for my other favorite “f” word:  football!  National Championship tonight.  Go Ducks?  Go Bucks?  Go shopping!





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