Monday, 16 January 2012

Red Carpet Fashion - The Golden Globes 2012

Last night, I was sat in front of my TV a few minutes before the Golden Globes 2012 began pre-empting the lavish and elaborate designer gowns that would make an appearance on the Red Carpet and who would be the "fairest of them all".
Hollywood was out in full force last night and as usual, the "Glamouratti Squad" (as I call them) did not disappoint...

In The Nude
Charlize Theron chose an uber feminine detailed Dior gown with elaborate waist bow and bejewelled headband . She broke one of the "Fashion Rules" with a plunging neckline whilst also displaying a lot of (rather toned) leg, but appears to have made it work! Another plunging neckline gown was donned by Kristen Wiig with very simple details: a central knotted feature and thigh-high split - design of Bill Blass. Jessica Biel captured some vintage glamour in her lace embroidered Elie Saab Haute Coutre number. Heidi Klum opted to tone it down and wore a subtle but elegant Calvin Klein Collection option proving that, in this instance, less really is more. She completed the look with a bold, turquoise statement necklace by Lorraine Schwartz.
Vibrant Hues
Laura Dern looked graceful in this full length, fully embellished sparkly emerald green Andrew Gn  gown. Canary yellow was pulled off very well by Paula Patton in her ruched detailed Monique Lhuillier dress. Her dark features and olive skin tone allowed her to  successfully carry off this bright colour. Madeleine Stowe's violet corset, fishtail gown was beautifully custom-made by Vera Wang. Penelope Ann Miller looked a vision in her ruby-red Pamela Roland sweetheart neckline, bandeau gown. She teamed it with a contrasting silver clutch but matching ruby red lips.
Metallics and Embellishments

Jessica Alba was stunning in a Gucci lilac, embellished, ruffled, tiered gown that flowed into a sheer train. Love that she also went for the "matchy-matchy" look with the Roger Vivier clutch. Nicole Ritchie shimmered in this figure-hugging Julien McDonald beaded metallic silver dress - one of my personal favourites. Lea Michele dared to bare in transparent mesh with some metallic silver feather design detail which obscured her "modesty". This gown is from Marchesa's Spring/Summer '12 collection.  Tilda Swinton stood out by giving a nod to the Androgyny trend with this metallic powder blue structured blazer with broad, strong shoulders and cropped 'boyish' hair. The slightly rolled up sleeve was a nice touch. The stiff fabric of the blazer is a clever contrast to the softer, fluid, sheer skirt that she paired it with. All together a great and memorable Haider Ackermann ensemble.  
The Weird and the Wonderful (or just plain weird!)
Evan Rachel Wood's unusual but rather flattering Gucci Premieré ostrich feather-embellished  gown must've caused heads to turn. I actually happen to like it! It is different and the contrasting fabrics and embellishments work well together.There's no blending into the crowd with this one! I'm rather disappointed by Meryl Streep's vintage Jaegar choice, however. The cotton fabric and rather office-esque design to the upper part of the dress makes it rather dull and almost unfitting for the occasion. I definitely don't think that this was Sarah Michelle Gellar's best look. I'm convinced that she could've done better than this billowing smoke-printed blue and white ensemble by Monique Lhuillier - I'm really not a fan. Sorry Ms Lhuillier!

Well there you have it - until next year..


  1. Out of all the gowns featured in this post, I like Nicole Ritchie's and Evan Rachel Wood's weird and wonderful gown the best - the feathers and metallic shimmery green embellishments really appeal to me.
    What about you, hun?