(Left to right): Kate Winslet, Tilda Swinton, Claire Danes and Jessica Alba (above)
Is it just me or is the red carpet becoming seriously boring? I remember the time when we used to look to it for fashion inspiration – now it’s about as exciting as watching paint dry. This year’s Golden Globes proves it – what was with the abundance of super tight fishtail skirts (didn’t they learn from Beyonce’s MET ball fiasco), boring neutral palette and ill-fitting gowns? (I’m looking at you Freida Pinto – I don’t care if it’s Prada). Nonetheless, here’s our tribute to the Good, Bad and the Overrated (it’s Hollywood after all!)
Claire Danes and Kate Winslet proved that black and white never goes out of style. Claire’s J. Mendel dress is modern yet appropriate, but I love the fact that Kate Winslet wore a sexy yet elegant Jenny Packham dress that looked like a two-piece. Tilda Swinton is in a league of her own in Haider Ackermann (if you don’t know the name, look him up – he’s the next Alber Elbaz). Also on the more edgy side was The Girl with the Dragon Tatto star Rooney Mara in a black Nina Ricci number.
Jessica Alba also looks fantastic – if you are going to do a neutral gown at least punch it up with some chic embellishments. Jessica Biel is obviously glowing from her recent engagement in a white lace Elie Saab that she could double up as a wedding dress. I’m even liking Lea Michele’s Marchesa dress although it doesn’t stop her from being annoying. Emma Stone gets a special shout of for her Lanvin dress straight off the runway. And if you need an example of how to age gracefully, look no further than Helen Mirren and Julianne Moore (I want her earrings!).
(Left to right): Amanda Peet, Michelle Williams, Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Michelle Gellar (above)
Oh Michelle Williams…why the Blair Waldorf headband and shapeless Jason Wu 1980s velvet dress? The leopard print can’t save it. There’s a fine line between quirky and ugly, Zooey Deschanel. Maybe it’s her hair that put me off? Amanda Peet obviously couldn’t afford a dress so she decided to rustle something up with curtains from the Thrift shop. I just don’t get Sarah Michelle Gellar’s paint splattered Monique Lhuillier gown, so the less said the better. And does Salma Hayek think she’s Wonder Woman?
(Left to right): Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and Charlize Theron (above)
Is it just me, or does Angelina Jolie look like an extra from Twilight? I love her Atelier Versace gown but what’s with the Edward Cullen makeup? She would also benefit from putting on a pound or two. Charlize Theron in Dior also looks mediocre – put that dress on someone else and no one else would look twice. Nicole Kidman needs to live a little and stop being so safe.
Until next year Folks!