Monday, January 16, 2012

Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet Round Up

While I live-tweeted last night during the Globes as an experiment in tweeting, I couldn't help but comment on the dresses from the red carpet. There were the obvious hits and misses. The themes: fishtails, plunging v-necklines, nudes, shades of red and the every ubiquitous strapless numbers.

Below, my top picks of the night. And one of my least favorite looks as well...

Charlize in Dior Couture. She often does not disappoint and she didn't this year. My favorite total look of the night. Loved her diamond headband and soft waves of her hair.

Diane Lane in Reem Acra. It's not the most exciting dress but I think it's a very elegant and age appropriate dress. I think for women over 40+, strapless and sleeveless just aren't the most flattering and I love that she has a little capped sleeve on this one. She is simply gorgeous and ages beautifully.

Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci. Talk about year of the mermaid! Her alabaster skin against the fish scale design of the dress in the iridescent green with the plunging all worked for her.

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka. Regal in navy and very tasteful but stylish. I like this look on her compared to some of the more sexy frocks she has donned in years past.

Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen. Or is is Pamela Anderson? Wow, what a new marriage can do for someone! Love the red dress, love the tousled bed head hair. She has never been sexy to me -- more sweet than sexy -- but this look was very different for her and I liked it.

Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci. She has totally stuck her Girl with the Dragon Tattoo persona and shed her sweet, soft brown hair girl from The Social Network and her real life in general! For the time being, I like this very sleek side of her. It's a tad severe -- but so was the movie, right? I think the dress fits the hairstyle and make up. She nailed it.

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang. Seriously, this woman is both sexy and a true comedic actress. Who else is that? And she was a true knockout in the dress. Love that it was navy and not red, that it was tasteful and elegant (it's Vera, after all) and she was true to herself. With the blown out straight hair to boot? Yay for Sofia!

Stacy Keibler in Valentino. Okay, so some people are only paying attention to her arm candy and Best Actor winner, George Clooney, but I couldn't help but be wow-ed by her. It's a transformation happening before our very own eyes. She's gorgeous (those long legs!), but the dress was perfection. Her hair was tousled just so and everything just clicked.

My least favorite look: Julie Bowen in Reem Acra. It did not evoke memories of Grace Kelly. I know it should have but it didn't. Instead she looked like she was in Halloween costume trying to be a princess. To pull that dress off, she needed to look edgier. Charlize could have rocked it in the right way. Julie made the dress way too precious. With that hair. With just being her. She should have gone for a great plunging v-neckline with smokey eyes. Not that she would have ever come close to Sofia but at least she would have been interesting. Fire your stylist, dear. You need a new look!

Charlize in Dior Couture.

Diane Lane in Reem Acra. 
Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci.
Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka.
Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen.
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci.

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang.

Stacy Keibler in Valentino.

Julie Bowen in Reem Acra.

source LA Times
source Hollywood Reporter

1 comment:

the chic addict said...

Love it! Those were some of my favorites too. I loved Evan Rachel Wood's dress! SO glamorous.