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Golden Globes Red Carpet 2015

Award season is here again and the Golden Globes is always the kick-off for formal fashion trends ahead and an appetizer for the Oscars. This year many of Hollywood’s favorites seemed to air on the side of playing it safe, but there were a few standout looks that deserve an honorable mention…

a12ff928e2c7879e9dbd451782c8e32bClaire Danes in Valentino – ornate, detailed, textured and feminine. A unique nod to formal bohemian chic.

db97fc87bc033273e5b27e293824046bRosamund Pike in Vera Wang – sexy & modern. An update to the cut-away trend, pulling off old-meets-new hollywood glamor.

70fedb069c87fcdaf79a5888b81ce2b8Felicity Jones in Christian Dior – jewel tones in elegant silhouettes. The simplicity of shape and lovely tone simply worked.

ce05bc251ad0f14651a5a3b5f367b2cfAllison Williams in Armani Prive’ – embellishment, regal and polished. One of a few to really feel dressed up enough.

6d61257edb6c7e8b5dd1773e565c3fc7Julianne Moore in Givenchy – shine, texture & gradation. Ms. Moore consistently proves that she breathes fashion.

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Golden Globes 2014: Lupita Nyong’o (fullstop)

Golden Globes 2014

Lupita Nyong’o is all that mattered at tonight’s Golden Globes. Ralph Lauren has never been luckier.

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January, 2014 · 11:03 pm

2012 Emmy Red Carpet Trends

Gold Star marigolds, chartreuse, honey and school bus yellows turned out in numbers,┬ámaking a sunny and happy statement on the red carpet this year…Julianne Moore in Dior CoutureLeslie Mann in Naeem KhanClaire Danes in LanvinKaley Cuoco in Angel Sanchez

Got the Blues in contrast to the optimism of the yellow hues, several stars turned out in shades of cerulean, cornflower, and royals…Heidi Klum in Alexandre VauthierMichelle Dockery in Louis VuittonZooey Deschanel in Reem AcraArchie Panjabi in Randi Rahm

Prints Please from graphic prints to floral brocades, textures and patterns popped up in modern silhouettes, bringing life to the party…
Julianna Margulies in Giambattista ValliElisabeth Moss in Dolce & GabbanaAriel Winter in Katharine KiddKenley Collins in Ven Budhu

Shining Armour piat’s, sequins, and metallic beading shined this Emmy season, shedding light on slim silhouette’s and reflective handwork…

Lucy Liu in VersaceSofia Vergara in Zuhair MuradKerry Washington in Vivienne WestwoodNicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi

Peek-a-boo side slits, shoulder vents, and deep v cut-outs trended with a sliver of exposed skins in neutrals and black & white tones …

Edie Falco in Stella McCartney Morena Baccarin in Basil SodaAlexandra Breckenridge in Nikki RichZosia Mamet in Bihbu Mahopatra

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Who Are You Wearing? Golden Globes Red Carpet Watch

Apparently there was a time when the Golden Globes was more about film, television and acting than fashion. With the exception of the controversy over whether British host, Ricky Gervais was too “racy” or not, this year’s 68th Annual Golden Globes fashion seemed more underwhelming than in the past. Key colors were flesh and nude tones, rich greens, red, black, pinks and blues. Lots of asymmetric shoulder details with large bows and ruffles, as well as the usual bedazzling and sparkle. And now, for the notable best dressed…
Mad Men star, January Jones sported this sexy Versace number, which she said she saw on the runway in blue and asked the design house if they would make it in red for her, and voila! She looks stunning and glamorous, particularly with her old hollywood hairstyle.

A red carpet favorite, Glee actress Leah Michelle looked sweet, and feminine in this asymmetric Oscar de la Renta gown.

Another Mad Men star, Elisabeth Moss was my favorite of the ever popular sea of green dresses on the red carpet this year. This strapless Donna Karan number gave a feel of sophistication topped off with elegant pleating details.

Golden Globe newcomer Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for her role in Winter’s Bone, took risks and pulled off this very designer and chic Louis Vuitton gown with tonal ruffles.

And now, for the “what happened here?” category…

Nominated for her role in The King’s Speech, Helena Bonham Carter stole the show for worst dressed in this over-designed Vivienne Westwood printed gown with applied tulle. In addition to the proportions being wrong for her frame, and her hair style resembling a bird’s nest, the miss-matched shoes were a silly ending to an already challenged look.

Usually we love the style of Michelle Williams, who before this year’s nomination for Blue Valentine, had been somewhat of a style icon since her 1950’s elegant flair in An Education. She has always been too close to the line of appearing matronly for her age, but in this Valentino gown (which she said was “slightly adapted” for her), the actress looked more like the mother of the bride at a flower power wedding.

Gossip Girl’s typically fashionable Leighton Meester has struck out with this long-sleeved printed Burberry gown. The tiny framed young actress could have opted for something more age and weather appropriate (it was 80 degrees) for starters, but the dress also looked like it was too big for her and the color washed her out.

Sandra Bullock also looked very washed out and like she was drowning in this Jenny Packham dress with beadwork.

And now for notable trends…

1) LONG SLEEVES

In addition to Leighton’s Burberry number, long-sleeved gowns seemed to be a common trend amongst more than the usual over 50 set this year. Here we have Anne Hathaway in a nude toned Giorgio Armani Prive with piattes, Julianne Moore in a striking fuchsia one-sleeved Lanvin, and Angelina Jolie in kelly green beaded Versace.

2) GREENS

Angelina and Elisabeth Moss weren’t the only ones green with envy this year, but tones of the hue seemed to dominate the red carpet from Catherine Zeta-Jones’ strapless Monique Lhuillier in emerald to Mila Kunis‘ asymmetric jewel-toned Vera Wang.

3) ASYMMETRIC

And speaking of asymmetry, Leah Michelle and Sandra Bullock weren’t alone in sporting the one-shouldered look this season. A pregnant Jane Krakowski in Badgley Mischka, Eddie Falco in a slick red Valentino, and Julie Bowen in Tadashi Shoji with asymmetric rosettes, were just a handful of one-shouldered starlets.

4) RUFFLES & ROSETTES

Jennifer Lawrence, Julie Bowen and Mila Kunis only scrapped the surface with this major trend of ruffles, rosettes, bows or some “froo froo” element added to their gown for the evening. Christina Hendricks prominently wore this trend in her red Romona Keveza, as did Heidi Klum at the waist of her beachy Marc Jacobs frock, and Amy Adams on her navy Marchesa, floor sweeping gown.

5) BLACK TRAINS

Speaking of floor sweeping gowns, hemlines seemed to lengthen and extend to trains in elegant blacks this year. Count on Halle Berry to give a body conscious look like this lingerie-esq Nina Ricci with a sheer trane, not quite as subdued as Eva Longoria‘s Zac Posen take on the hemline trend, followed by a bedazzled Marc Bower train in noir worn by Melissa Leo.

7) BLING

And finally the trend that keeps on shining – bling! Angelina and Anne Hathaway gave us head to toe (and wrist) dazzle with their sequined looks, Melissa Leo gave it to us sweeping the floor, but no red carpet is truly a red carpet without an array of shine. Amber Riley looked lovely in this gunmetal sequined Oliver Tolentino, and Scarlett Johansson took a more tonal approach with small beading in this Elie Saab dress, but none of them shined like Olivia Wilde in this extra bedazzled Marchesa gown.

Now, the 14k gold Christian Louboutin spiked heels were taking the bling to a whole other level that made the bedazzled princess seem like a futuristic punk underneath it all, but hey, who are we to steal someone’s shine?

 

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