Monday, January 13, 2014

Golden Globes Fashion Review

One of the best parts of ringing in a new year is ringing in a new season of award shows.  I love pop culture and knowing what is going on in Hollywood and I am also obsessed with fashion so award shows give me then chance to have the best of both worlds.  It was hard to narrow it down to 3 picks for each category but here is my fashion review from last night's 71st annual Golden Globes.

The Hits:

 Lupita Nyong'o.  

You probably do not know who this is but she was the star in 12 years a slave.  This is her first major appearance on a red carpet and she knocked it out of the park. Her skin looks amazing and her makeup is perfection.  This Ralph Lauren dress is simple & elegant and she is easily one of my best dressed of the night.

Cate Blanchett

As soon as I saw Cate step on the red carpet I loved this dress and then she turned around and I fell in love with it even more.  I think it is sophisticated yet sexy but not too over the top.  Her hair & makeup are an A+ as well

Dress by Armani

Sofia Vegara

Sofia Vegara is known for wearing mermaid cut dresses on every red carpet so it was refreshing to see her break out of her normal.  I think Sofia is drop dead gorgeous so it doesn't take much to make her look good and the simplicity of this Zac Posen dress let her natural beauty shine.  Plus look at that necklace! 

Did you know she is the highest paid actress on television? If you've never seen Modern Family you should start watching immediately.

The "meh"s:

Emma Watson

Okay so I think Emma Watson is so pretty but I was just confused by this choice.  Her makeup and hair are great and the dress from the front looks nice.  Then she turned around and I saw she was wearing pants.  Do I hate the look? No.  Do I love the look? No.  Again I'm just confused.  I know the Golden Globes are more casual than the Oscars but still, pants? 

Dress by Dior

Jennifer Lawrence

It upsets me so much to have to put my homegirl JLaw in the "meh" category.  Normally her fashion is on point, especially after all her outfits for the Catching Fire press tour she did.  Jennifer is the face of Dior and this was the best they could do?  When I first saw this dress I hated it but the more I look at it it's not that I hate it I'm just underwhelmed and disappointed because I was expecting a lot.  It is too simple.  I will give her credit that her styling is perfect and she, as usual, was perfect in her photobombing of Taylor Swift and her acceptance speech (she won best supporting actress for her role in American Hustle) She also managed to make a white dress not look bridal.

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery is from the show Downton Abbey.  I think this dress is really pretty it is just the wrong color.  Very few people can pull off champaign/taupe/beige and pale people are not those people.  I also think it's a little too matchy matchy with the nude shoes.  This is definitely not one of the worst dresses of the night but it is not a best dressed nominee either.

Dress by Oscar de la Renta

The misses/oh my gosh why's:

Zoe Saldana

Oh Zoe where do I start.  You are normally on the best dressed list of all red carpets but something must have happened yesterday.  The length is bad, the pointy neckline looks like cat ears, the straps just look like yours fell down and you hadn't picked them back up yet.  Why is the front of your dress sheer from the knees down?  Unnecessary.  The pattern change in your dress is awful too.  Your hair seems like it is too tight and it would have been really pretty loose and down and maybe it could cover up the awkward neckline of this dress. So disappointed Zoe, so disappointed.

Dress by Prabal Gurung, Spring 2014

Julia Roberts

I think that Julia forgot she was going to an awards show.  The black dress is boring and blah so she thought that adding a white button up shirt underneath would make it better?  I am so confused about the shirt.  Julia, you know that you are one of the most successful actresses in hollywood, right? So any designer would love to dress you.  Why in the world did you choose this?? And then you add the white belt which gives you a little shape I guess but ahhhhhhhh. Also, Sarah Palin called and would like her hair back.

Dress & Shirt from Dolce & Gabana

Emma Stone

I'm not sure what to say about Emma's outfit except bad.  I'm also not sure if it is a dress or a top and a skirt.  Even though Emma was only presenting that is no excuse to wear a bad outfit.  You are 25 years old and you have a rocking body and could wear basically any style of dress.  Why did you choose this? The color washes you out and the slit in the dress is awkward as well.  To give you credit your makeup does look really good.

Dress by Chanel

So that is my fashion roundup for the 2014 Golden Globes.  There were many more dresses that I loved and hated but I forced myself to only post 9 total.  Unfortunately I do not think I will get to watch anymore award shows this season since I will be in France but luckily the internet is world wide and I will be able to look up some of the fashion choices people make.  Overall I was slightly disappointed with the choices people made last night and I hope that they really step it up for the SAG awards & the Oscars.  The Grammy's is the next award show and it is normally my favorite to watch because people tend to take bigger fashion risks.  

If you watched the Golden Globes last night who were your best and worst dressed?  Comment and let me know!


  1. I totally missed the Golden Globes this year, but always watch it purely for the outfits anyway so thanks for the recap. Emma, ew. Julia totally missed the mark but Cate always is classy. Did you see the comparison of Jennifer Lawrence's dress to Little Mermaid when Ariel dresses herself in the sail from a ship? Hilarious!

    1. Oh yes I saw it! I also loved the pictures of people dressing up their pets to look like her.


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