Jan 16, 2012

2012 Golden Globes: Fashion

Ah, awards season is upon us once again. I love watching the fashions grace the red carpet. And I totally love that Ricky Gervais is back. He's freaking hilarious and the celebs need to suck it up and take it.

But now let's get to the main event, the fashion. (WARNING: This post is SUPER image heavy!)

First off the trends. You had your usual array of black and nudes on the carpet, but there was also surprisingly color on the carpet.

There was burgundy:
Emma Stone in Lanvin
Emma is one of my new favorite actresses out there right now (and it also helps that she's a redhead). I'm usually not a fan of Lanvin, but I think his latest collection may change my mind. This one is stunning. The shades of burgundy looked great on her and her hair even stayed looking red (this is a feat sometimes wearing a color like that). The eagle belt was all the bling she needed for this.

Julianna Margulies in Naeem Khan
I love Julianna and she was wearing one of the colors of the night, but this dress was just too matronly on her. She was so covered and sequined, I was not a fan. I did love the contrast of her jade earrings though.

Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta
Tina finally is a fashion do! This lady is one of the funniest out there, but her fashion on the red carpet always makes her the target of the joke. This gorgeous dress finally has her looking like the lead actress that she is. Go Tina!

Another beautiful color on the carpet was peacock:
 Freida Pinto in Prada
Freida looked beautiful in this Prada gown. The color looked amazing on her. And the simple accessories really completed the look. The fabric of the gown had a texture to it, so the simple silhouette made it look classic with a modern feel.

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang
Sofia Vergara always pretty much goes for the same va-va-va-voom look. It works for her, but I'd love to see her in something else. That being said, her Vera Wang was predictable, but very pretty. The layers of what looked like organza ruffles on the tail of her mermaid gown really gave it the touch it needed.

There was also green on the carpet, but the ones that looked best mixed the green with darker colors:
Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Premiere
Evan Rachel Wood is one of those hit or miss people on the carpet, but I think this was a total hit. The gown had sequins, what looked like scales and even feathers, but the ombred look was just picture perfect. I'm glad she's back to being a blonde, it really helps to lighten the look. This was just stunning.

Zooey Deschanel in Prada
People don't get Zooey's fashion most of the time. She usually goes for actual vintage or vintage-inspired looks. When I saw her arrive in this green and black one-of-a-kind Prada, I was shocked and amazed. She kept her hair and makeup 60s, but the Prada, with it's lime green beaded bodice, fit her quirky personality while showing that she can do modern looks too. 

And the one trend you could spot a mile away was the bright yellow:
Mireille Enos
Ok, I admit I had no idea who this was. Then I heard she was from The Killing, and then I realized this was Joey's second wife, Kathy from Big Love. It's so weird to see her all dressed up. She looks stunning in this yellow gown and the red lips really brighten up her face.

Missi Pyle
A slightly different shade of yellow on Missi. I think the color isn't the best shade of yellow, and I also think the blondes have to be careful with this new yellow trend. Missi's overskirt looks like the same tone as her hair.

Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier
The yellow gown of the night was worn by Paula Patton! The shade of yellow looked beautiful with her skin tone and the design of the dress really showed off the fun vibrant color. Her simple jewels and hair really helped set off the look perfectly.

Now here are everyone's favorites, the celeb couples:
Amy Poehler in Naeem Khan & Will Arnett
Funny in the house! Amy Poehler and Will Arnett left the kids at home and got all dressed up serious-style for the big night. I wasn't a huge fan of Amy's dress, but I'll let her pass. Leslie Knope in 2012!

Elton John & David Furnish
New daddies Elton and David wore classic tuxedos, but added a little bling. Elton wore a brooch and David wore blinged out shoes. They looked great and so happy.

Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart in Gucci
Harrison and Calista haven't been out in a while, but they looked great. When I first saw Calista's dress, I loved it, but I hadn't seen the full body shot. I feel like they forgot to add the last layer to her dress. She looked great, I just wished it was longer.

Nicole Kidman in Versace & Keith Urban
Nicole needs some self-tanner if she wants to keep wearing these light colors. The dress was really interesting with all of the studs, but she's so pale, you can barely tell where the dress ends and her skin begins. Thankfully she always has the adorable Keith at her side.

Angeline Jolie in Atelier Versace & Brad Pitt
The king and queen arrived and haven't looked better. Angie's dress was stunning. It's so nice to see her out of her usual black. And Brad looked great too, cane and all. His tux was classic as always, but his hair is what I really loved. I like Brad's hair longer, but longer and clean is just swoon-worthy.

Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw
I think Kate had some more work done, but who cares. Steven Spielberg is back! They both looked classic and elegant and I liked Steven's scarf. It was a cute classic Hollywood touch. But most of all I'm just glad he's making movies again.

Here it is the main event, best and worst dresssed. We'll start off with the best (in no particular order).

The Best Men:
George Clooney
You can't tell in the picture, but apparently Mr. Clooney's tux was midnight blue. This guy can just wear a tux. He will forever be on my best dressed list.

Ewan McGregor
Is it weird that I just want Ewan to burst out into song? He just looked great, skinny lapel tux, skinny tie, but classic slicked hair that just completed the look. So handsome, so Hollywood.
Gerard Butler
This is another of the super dark blue tuxes. What I loved about Gerard Butler was that he just looked so Scottish. The three piece classic tux, and another one with the longer hair. And Gerard is one guy that should always be bearded, so sexy.
Jonah Hill
This was my guy surprise of the night. Who would have thought that "the fat guy from Superbad" as my mom calls him, could clean up so good. He lost some weight and is doing some serious movies now, so I think he's taking it to his full advantage and looking like a real actor. Go Jonah!

Mark Wahlberg
Marky Mark is awesome in Hollywood, be it as an actor or producer. And this boy knows how to layer clothes over his Calvins. Always classic.

Now onto the Best Women:

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Like I said before Angie looked amazing in this Aterlier Versace. And I'm sure it was no accident that her lips matched her dress perfectly. Her chignon was perfect too. It was figure hugging without showing off too much. Stunning.
Ariel Winter in Dolce & Gabbana
Who would think that the nerdy sister from Modern Family could look like this? The dress is adorable and the tea length is just perfect for this pretty teenager. This is age appropriate and still fashion forward at its best.

Claire Danes in J. Mendel
Oh Angela Chase. When Claire walked onto the carpet, I was so happy to see her in this great graphic dress. This looked great on her and seemed to suit the grown up Ms. Danes (though I still think of her as Angela).

Dame Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka
When I grow up, I want to be Helen Mirren. How does a 66 year old still look so good and fashion forward all the time? This Badgley Mischka was so perfect for her. It was so elegant and modern and current, but in no way made her look like an old lady. (Meryl are you taking notes?)

Viola Davis in Emilio Pucci
This woman is just amazing. How she could be the sweet, strong Aibileen in The Help one moment and this beautiful, glamorous actress the next is a testament to her talent. This Emilio Pucci was perfect for her big night. She looked amazing. (P.S. She should have won that Globe!--sorry Meryl)

Here comes the fun, the worst. First, the Worst Men:
William Hurt
You're a nominee, can't you at least comb your hair? There is no excuse. You can buy a comb at any corner drugstore, I'm sure you could have stopped somewhere along the way.

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo looks like he's going to a political fundraiser, not an awards show. Big props for the MLK pin, but what is up with that prep school tie?

Trent Renzor & Atticus Ross
Trent & Atticus have no excuse this year. It's not their first time at the rodeo. You went through this all last year, can we at least get something that fits over your growing belly (Mr. Reznor) and can you do up your tie too (Mr. Ross).

Michael Fassbender
Ok, so maybe you can golf without a club, but you still need to get a jacket that actually fits you properly.

Ed O'Neill
You're one of the stars of one of the biggest comedies on TV in years. Why the need to show up looking like you just rolled out of bed?

And at last, The Worst Women:
Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique Lhuillier
Some fashionistas may love this dress, but it looks like it was washed with a blue pen that exploded in the wash. I'm just not digging it.

Michelle Williams in Jason Wu
Michelle is not as old as she looks. This dress ages her. I know she can dress well on the carpet, remember that orange dress she wore to the Oscars in 2006? I know you can do better than this  Michelle.

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab
Rumor has it that Ms. Biel got engaged over the holidays to her on-again boyfriend, Justin Timberlake. Is she trying to play bride here? She looks like she rummaged through her grandma's attic and found this. Plus she almost has NO makeup on. Come on Jessica, I hope you do better for your real wedding.

Katharine McPhee in Donna Karan
NBC brought out Kat McPhee to show off their new star. And this was her big introduction to the acting world, so why did she wear a dress that looked like it had shrunk? This dress looks like it's missing the bottom of it, and I'm just not a fan of this shade of nude on her. With no jewels or anything else to contrast the look, it just seems so blah.

Charlize Theron in Dior Couture
This is another one I saw the fashionistas online go crazy for. I just don't see it. Too pale, too weird, and it needed a little sparkle at the neck. The sparkly headband was cute, but I think she desperately needed a necklace instead. And this is another girl that needs to get back into color. She's been on a nude kick lately, but girl you need some color in your life.

There you have it. The Globes are over and now we just have to wait for the big show, the Oscars.

What did you think of the fashion? Did I mention any of your favorites?

all pictures from Getty and TV Guide


  1. I adore the color of Emma Stone's dress-- she looks amazing! and I really like Angie's dress. I am so bummed I forgot this was on the other night- but at least I got to see the dresses thanks to you!

  2. well i'm glad you got to see them! and when brad and angie got out of their car they made my list immediately. they are just perfection

  3. New follower here! : ) I love your break down of the evening. Emma Stone was the Queen of the evening...then again I have a slight celeb girl crush on her. Have you seen the new Revlon Colorburst lipsticks? She is modeling the most divine color called Peach Parfait...gorgeous!

    1. Hey Jenna! so great to hear your a new follower :)

      I really LOVE Emma too lately... I finally saw easy A and crazy stupid love. I had an Emma Stone love-fest over here. Ooo... I'll have to check out that ad. It's always nice to see colors on a redhead before I go out and get them