Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globes Recap - Best & Worst Dressed

Last night, I tuned into see the Golden Globes. The GG's are one of my favorite award shows because it includes both movies and tv, plus it's not as stuffy as the Oscars or Emmys so you get to see your favorite actors cut loose a little bit and show a more natural, relaxed, and playful side to their personalities.

Unlike many people, I thought Ricky Gervais did a great job hosting the event.

He "went there." He "crossed the line." And it was hysterical. These celebs need to be put in their places, and its fun for the audience to make fun of them. Introducing Bruce Willis as Ashton Kutcher's dad was hilarious. Speaking about a movie called "I Love You Philip Morris" which has two straight actors, Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey, portraying gay men, and then saying it's the opposite of some Scientologists we know.. was hilarious. Of course, Hollywood couldn't take these jokes and shot back at him, saying he was mean-spiritied and all. But, I thought it was great.

I got to catch a glimpse of some of my favorite leading men -- Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Colin Firth, Hugh Laurie, Jim Parsons, and more. And I was so happy for Jim Parsons, Chris Colfer, and Boardwalk Empire for winning their awards.

But, let's be real for a moment. The main reason I tuned in to watch these awards last night was the fashion. I love the red carpet. I love seeing what crazy ensembles Helena Bonham Carter is going to amuse us with. (Seriously, she's like the acting world's equivalent of Bjork when it comes to red carpets) or how beautiful some of the hair/make-up and dresses are. This years trends included nudes, peaches, and greens. Let's see who nailed it and who missed the mark completely.

Top 10 Worst:

Angelina Jolie - Sticking with green, she's trying to look elegant and conservative. She looks like too conservative, like a character out of Big Love attending the awards show.

Anne Hathaway - I usually really like her style choices on the red carpet. This time though, she took a cue from Angelina Jolie's shoulder-padded, conservative look (in front, the dress is actually backless) and made it even worse by making it totally 80's with her goldish sequiney beads or whatever all over the thing.

Halle Berry - First, choose long or short. Second, she looks like she's trying way too hard to look young, edgy and sexy. Sexiness comes from confidence and should be seemingly effortless (no matter how much work you actually put into it). Here, she reeks from desperation.

Helena Bonham Carter - I am only putting her on this list because obviously you have to. She is a walking disaster. But she almost doesn't deserve to be on this list. Unlike other actresses on this list, her fashion misses are not mistakes. She intentionally wore two different color shoes. She knows she dresses wacky with mismatching clothes. That's her thing. That's her style. It's like placing Betsey Johnson on a worst dressed list. She's not worst dressed because it's the embodiment of her personality, not poor judgment on picking out a dress.

Michelle Williams - I know many people adore her fashion and think she's the queen of pixie-like indie fashion. She's not one of my personal favorites but I understand the appeal. Here, however, she fails. She doesn't look like a quirky, indie flower child. There are too many daisies and it hides the elegance of the actual cut of the dress. You barely notice the beautiful draping. Without all the flowers, it would be a gorgeous dress. Having too many daisies make it look like a ten year-old picked out her dress.

Heidi Klum - This is a shocking person for me to put on my worst dressed list. I love her style and she usually hits it out of the park. Here she misses the mark, though. Perhaps the big bow in the front is her downfall. But, I think it's too busy and with the bow, an overall eyesore.

Tilda Swinton - She is the worst dressed of all. I get that she's into the whole androgynous Annie Lennox thing. If she wants to rock a suit, or even a tux, I get it. But, this is just hideous. The white and yellow clash. It doesn't fit. It looks like she took a button down shirt from the men's section at TJ Maxx and threw a huge yellow garbage bag over the rest of herself.

Leighton Meester - She made the same mistake as Angelina Jolie, but went with the nude trend instead of green. Too matronly to the point where it loses its glam.

Julianne Hough -  The collar is too bulky. She looks like a Cleopatra wannabe. Or perhaps she was inspired by those women in National Geographic with all the metal rings around their necks.

Julianne Moore - First of all, many of you may disagree but, I do not like when redheads wear hot pink. The pink is way too neon/bright and it clashes with her hair. Moreover, the draping is horrible. It looks big, bulky, and misshapen. The entire dress seems to have been inspired by Tilda Swinton's hideous pants. The sleeve also looks ridiculous.

Top Ten Best:

Megan Fox - I am not a fan of Mrs. Brian Austin Green. However, she looks much better here than usual. I think her dress is fun and edgy on top but simple, elegant yet sexy on the bottom. Hair, makeup, and a touch of contrast on the top half of the dress shows how to rock the nude trend.

Natalie Portman - People seem to have been really torn regarding this dress. It seems half love it, half hate it. I think it's great. If she wasn't pregnant, I think the big red rose in the dress would probably look hideous and ruin the rest of it. But, with her bump, I think the dress was perfect. The rose gave it a touch of elegance, some adornment and while showing off her bump in a beautiful, tasteful fashion, the flower served to take away some of the attention from it. This way, you aren't just drawn to a big belly walking down the carpet, but you notice the whole dress, the gorgeous draping, and the beautiful face of the actress wearing it.

Emma Stone - Beautiful, simple, elegant, sexy. If you want to go with the peach trend, this is the best way to wear it. Peach can often come across too loud. Here Emma wears the dress instead of the dress wearing her. Keeping it simple makes you notice the actual shape of the dress and the person behind it.

Claire Danes - Here she also rocks the pink-peach trend. Once again, she pulls it off by keeping the dress simple and elegant. She wears the dress, it doesn't wear her.

Jane Krakowski - Here's how to dress late in pregnancy. The bump is not hidden but doesn't detract from the actress. The neckline paired with the earrings draw your attention to the face and upper body. Moreover, the dress itself is just gorgeous. I love everything about it, even if it was worn as a regular dress, not altered for maternity.

Catherine Zeta-Jones - The personification of class, here CZJ really conquered the green trend. She opts for a deep green that enhances her beautiful hair and features. It doesn't wash her out or make her look sickly, as some lighter greens do sometimes. Also, the dress itself is just gorgeous. Perfectly elegant yet sexy. It's also multidimensional instead of boring like Angelina Jolie's dress.

Dianna Argon - This is another example of how to wear nude. She looks like a Greek goddess. The hair and jewelry complement the dress perfectly. The dress is elegantly draped over the body and creates the nude effect without washing her out.

Mila Kunis - Like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mila Kunis chooses the right shade of green for her complexion and hair color. The dress is beautifully, interestingly wrapped around her body to showcase her figure while maintaining elegance.

Helen Mirren - Age appropriate and elegant. She looks like a royal who is dressed absolutely perfectly.

Jenna Ushkowitz - Flirty, frilly, fun, classy, elegant, and perfect for a young rising star.

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