All hail awards season…it’s officially here and I can’t let out enough squeals! (um, especially being nine months pregnant and really craving to just sit in front of the TV and gawk at pretty dresses and shoes all evening, chocolate in hand) The Golden Globes are always a favorite of mine, mainly because they’re just the beginning…it’s our first peek at glam…and I LOVE it. I won’t judge you if you get nothing out of it – some years I’m sorta eh about the whole thing as well. But, this year, I’m picking those that I heart and those that simply left me heartbroken. Here goes… (oh, and be sure if you’re local to tune into B98.5 on the radio this morning to hear radio host Lisa Fischer mention these live…I’m so honored!)
♥ LOOKS I TOTALLY HEART ♥
Olivia Wilde in Gucci
I mean, holy, freaking WOW, y’all. Olivia Wilde puts all of us pregnant gals to shame in this emerald green and shimmery Gucci number. Can I just be her for one moment? Besides the amazing dress that totally flatters (loving the long sleeves), the tousled hair and cat eye are perfection.
She’s also dazzling in Forevermark diamonds (we’re talking major ring, double-drop earrings and bracelet…just dripping in diamonds!). And I can’t help but call her bump the chicest accessory of all. 😉
Julianna Margulies in Andrew Gn
Black and gold = regal perfection on Mrs. Margulies. Love. It. Dramatic, yet both subtle and sexy, this dress is a definite win. It’s so appropriate for her – so very sophisticated and stunning (love that low v-neck!). All styled by the amazing Cristina Ehrlich.
Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad
Gimme sparkle or gimme death! I can’t sit still over how amazing Kate looked…such metallic magic! But then again, when has KB really ever looked terrible? (Saw her at Intermix in L.A. shopping once…jeans and tee…yep, still perfection.)
Emma Watson in Dior
Business in front, par-tay in the back! I read mixed reviews last night on the Dior dress Emma wore over black pants, but my verdict? So. Fun. I love the edginess, not to mention the outstanding color (and why can’t I pull off a red lip like that?!). She def turned some heads, including mine.
Lupita Nyoung’o in Ralph Lauren
Obvi I was fashionably late to arrive to the Golden Globes viewing party in my own home (life with a toddler, ahhh…), and this was the first look I saw. Jaw-dropping! I love a great cape (remember Gwyneth’s white Tom Ford?), and the sleekness of this bold red column gown on Lupita was too good for hardly anyone to forget. Am I right?
Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive
Such Old Hollywood glamour! So tasteful and graceful is she in this lace gown and it def puts Cate back on the fashion map. Elegant, and then surprise (!) there’s a plunging back. So good. Oh, and her makeup was done by Jeanine Lobell…completely soft and romantic, using nice NARs Love Blush; Chanel eye shadow in Intuition and Emervielle; and a Georgio Armani lipstick in Boudoir and Scarlatto, to name a few products.
Louise Roe in Monique Lhuillier (Jimmy Choo shoes)
Host Louise Roe is hard not to love – she’s so impeccably chic, always. And her instagram calls her a “high heels addict.” Check out the kicks she wore from Jimmy Choo last night…swoooooon. And the lace-embellished Monique Lhuillier (fabulous color, yes?) with her Marchesa clutch and Chopard jewels was so effortlessly “lovely,” as LR might say.
LOOKS THAT LEFT ME HEARTBROKEN
Paula Patton in Stephane Rolland Couture
I mean, c’mon. Honestly, what was she thinking? (DKNYPRGirl tweeted “is that a person?”) Over the top, a hot mess, whipped cream, a tablecloth, a bed sheet…there are soooo many references to this dress now, I won’t even make a new one.
Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung
From the side pony to the mix of rainbow colors, I just couldn’t get on board with Sandy’s look last evening. I know, I know. It’s Prabal Gurung, for crying out loud. For that, it will get plenty of kudos. But, this dress reminds me of a parachute ready to take flight. It’s a tri-colored tragedy.
Julia Roberts in vintage Dolce & Gabbana
Matronly. That’s the key word here, no doubt about it. Julia told Ryan Seacrest she was wearing “old” Dolce, and I believe she pulled this from the very back of her closet. Really though, what was she thinking pairing the white shirt under it? It’s confusing. On a side note, her Lancome makeup look by Genevieve Herr was pretty, yes? Loved the strong smokey eye with thick black liner (clapping hands). Still love ya Julia.
Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung
This one pains me because Zoe is always a top fav of mine – she’s always so edgy with her choices, and seems to pull them off. But, I just couldn’t get down with the awkwardness of this Prabal gown…arts and crafts project, maybe? Tons of the Twitter world remarked they liked, and I actually stared at it awhile to make my final decision. Overall, too many pieces and sorta, well, just too much? One of those when bad dresses happen to chic people.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Maybe it wasn’t the dress and just her new ‘do (sorry, don’t like it), but I found this Dior frock very unflattering. Shall we call it a big, puffy white marshmallow? Nevertheless, I still feel like we could be best friends. Err, unless she reads this, I’m guessing.
Hayden Panettiere in Tom Ford
Sleek doesn’t always equate to chic, dears. The gown Hayden wore to the Globes mirrored a bad prom dress, and the hair went downhill with it (yikes). The straps and the jewel at the top sorta make me wanna start slow-dancing to Boyz II Men.
Lena Dunham in Zac Posen
I can’t say I was a huge fan of the canary yellow strapless number Lena wore last night. The color and silhouette were both all wrong for her. Pale skin and yellow don’t necessarily unite as one. But, makeup artist Jo Strettell did use an array of TEMPTU airbrush makeup products on her, and I don’t hate that. Thoughts?
[Photos via Forevermark; Jeanine Lobell; Louise Roe; Lancome; Jo Strettell]