Monday, January 14, 2013

Golden Globes 2013: Best and Worst Dressed (but mostly Blah)

This year the Golden Globes were kind of a mixed bag when it comes to fashion. There weren't any really major fashion moments on the red carpet, which made for a boring and safe event (yawn). I'd much rather talk about the SNL cast that salvaged the show and made it even slightly worth watching! Let's take a moment and bow down to the irreverent genius of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler....and the brilliant sketch by Kristin Wiig and Will Ferrell (those two really need to do a movie together, like Bridesmaids meets Stepbrothers - BrideBrothers?)  If it wasn't for the SNL presence, I probably would've changed the channel to HGTV (which I watch during any spare time I  have #addicted)
Now for the fashion - I really hope everyone toned it down because they were saving it for the Oscars (Anne Hathaway I'm looking at you)...because I expected more from her, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence. I mean, this was their night! Why was Julianne Hough wearing 35 laser-cut layers of white tulle with a 24k gold-plated bodice and Anne Hathaway was in some meh two piece? 2013 must be the year of opposites.

Ok now for the list; here are my picks for Best and Worst Dressed;


1. The best dressed of the night was definitely Kate Hudson. She claimed that this Alexander McQueen fitted dress with the plunging neckline was a last minute choice; but even in her haste she made it to the top of the list! Its effortless yet risky, love love love.

Kate Hudson in McQueen

2. Naomi Watts makes it almost to the top of the list with this elegant and beautiful deep red Zac Posen gown. She was a nominee and it was her night to celebrate, she certainly looked like the belle of the ball!

 3. Kerry Washington gave a harrowing performance in Django Unchained, and she has been looking fierce on many red carpets lately. Here she rocked this Miu Miu tea length dress, it had just the right amount of glitter and edge. I just wish her hair would have been off her face!

Kerry Washington in Miu Miut

4. Julianne Moore is one of my style favs - and she is 52! Can you believe it? Her and Jodie Foster really give all women hope that life is fabulous after 50! She apparently called up her dear friend Tom Ford and asked him to make this custom dress (ofcourse she did), and ofcourse Mr. Ford did an unbelievably chic job. Moore always takes risks on the red carpet and I love her for it!

Julianne Moore in Tom Ford

5. Not sure why she attends these award shows, when was the last time she acted in, directed, or wrote anything?  I guess she does look good though, not sure what she is wearing. Sorry, you can Google it.
Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

WORST: (in descending order)

5. Oh Taylor Swift. Right off a tumultuous, heart-wrenching, torrid romance with that 18 yr old from X-Factor, Taylor is suddenly acting all demure. She has a tendency to either be too Prommy circa 2006 or dress about 10 yrs older then she is. Well, this is the latter. The colour, the cut (sideboob and all) of this Donna Karen gown along with the hair and makeup just did not do anything for her newly single, 23 yr old look! C'mon girl show em what they're missing! (But as Tina Fey put it; Taylor just needs some me-time for now).

Taylor Swift in Donna Karan
4. Zooey Deschanel is always in great dresses, its not this Oscar de la Renta dress choice that gets her on this side of the list year after year, its the overall styling! Its the hair, the accessories, the makeup...she always seems to screw that up and ruins what could have been a perfectly great look. I think its because she does her own hair and makeup.

Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta
 3. Haven't seen this show, everyone keeps telling me I MUST watch Girls....for some reason the premise alone doesn't appeal to me, maybe one day I'll get around to it. Anyways it was Lena Dunham's big night, she won two Golden Globes but yet again lost in the fashion game. It seems she would take more risk but her stylist keeps putting her in these "Mother of the Bride" dresses! There is so much potential here, but this outfit is super boring and that colour! What is that, an aubergine?? :S

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen
2. Julianne Hough (pronounced Huff), oh Julianne, did you even present an award? Did you even have a seat at the show? Or did you just get to walk the red carpet because you're dating Ryan Seacrest and he owns part of that red carpet? Whatever the reason, you certainly should not have dressed like it was your debutant ball/wedding! (it was a Monique Lhuillier dress).

Julianne Hough's Pouf

1. And the absolute WORST dressed was by far J to the LO, aka Jenny from the Block, aka Jennifer Lopez. Her Zuhair Murad dress was a cross betwen a lace tablecloth turned into a figure-skating body suit. What is going onnnn? The presenters were over-dressed and the nominees were 'humbly' underwhelming. I guess J LO is not one to tone it down, but she can do so much better!

Jennifer Lopez wearing who else, Zuhair Murad!


Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Nicole Kidman in McQueen
Sofia Vergara


Jennifer Lawrence (aka JLaw) in Dior couture, the weird cup situation was very distracting

Anne Hathaway in this...whatever.

Jessica Chastain wins for the most ill-fitted dress of the evening


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  2. Thanks for the round up, I was waiting for it.

    Okay, what about Claire Danes? I thought she looked great, I didn't know she was that pretty!

    Although the colour washed her out, I kind of liked what Amy Adams was wearing.

    I totally loved Kate Hudson's dress. Did you notice all the keyhole cuts last night? I kept wondering what kind of bras these ladies were wearing.

    Jessica Chastain, is gorgeous..her hair and her dress were not. I loved the colour of her dress, especially with her red hair. But, omg, who let her out of the house with that fit???#fired. Also, her roots were all light and thin, it made her look like she was balding, so strange.

    I'm really over Halle Berry. Just go to France already.

    I think Lena Dunham likes looking gross. It's her thing. I watch Girls, and there's even a scene in the show where her friends are talking about her character and they're like, "Why does she get all dressed up but then have a shiny forehead? Wash your forehead!" I think it sort of reflects who she is. It's bothersome, strange, quirky. I feel like she tries to look down on fashion and beauty because she' a writer and an intellect.

    Ryan Seacrest's girlfriend (already forget her name) was ridiculous. He jewellery was gold encased (real) beetles. Sickening.

    1. Omg I was going to give Claire Danes an Honourable Mention (especially cus she had a baby like the day before the show) but she walked the carpet so early and I kinda forgot about her....

      Ya Jessica was a hot mess, lets hope she figures it out for the Oscars! As for bras, hmm I have a feeling implants stay upright all by themselves ;P

      LOL re: Halle, and agreed...Au revoir

      As for Lena...that to me sounds like a cop out! IF she really didn't care then why wear that hideously ostentatious bouffant gown? lol pull a Marion Cottilard and go with simple silhouette. I see right through you Lena...

  3. Agreed with you on almost everything - but now that you mentioned it - Jennifer Lawrence's cup situation is definitely a bit distracting! I have to change my vote on that one.