Fashion Desk: 2013 Golden Globes

She Said: 2013 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are usually a big indicator for the upcoming Oscars of both who will take him the most trophies and who will emerge as the season’s style stars. Since I haven’t enjoyed any movies from this year I’m more interested in the fashion than the awards!  If last nights 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards are any indication of the red carpet treats that we’ll be feasting on this award season, then I’m a very happy girl! There were so many trends on the red carpet last night. I’m thrilled with the return of the ball gown. I love the mixing of white and gold. But, the trend I was happy to see was that I had a wide array of gowns that I could talk about that were actually modest. There are so many dresses, both good and bad, to talk about!

Best Dressed

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang

I love this gown! The nude and black fabric is very romantic without being too revealing. This gown also has a perfect ball gown shape and I love the addition of the black belt at the real waistline.

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Adele in Burberry

This dress has a lovely 60’s feeling too it, much like most of the clothes that Adele wears. The styles suit her well. I know that some people may think it’s frumpy, but it’s actually very elegant and I think she looks smashing!

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Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

I love a well-executed ball gown. The fit is pretty nice on this gown, although not perfect, but the fabrication of the dress is beautiful. It’s the absolute perfect red for Zooey, I’m filing the image of the color away since we share similar coloring. I love the pearl accessories, too.

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Julianne Moore in Tom Ford

This dress is very simple, with its graphic white and black print and long lines, but it’s so beautiful. You could be any age and wear this dress and by adding the right accessories it would look smashing. I love Julianne’s jewelry especially her earrings!

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Michelle Dockery in Alexandrie Vauthier

This dress is so elegant. I love the gold lace and the cap sleeves. This dress is an almost best dress for me but the prominent waistline (why!) made this gown 2nd place to my favorite white and gold gown of the evening.

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Julianne Houff in Monique Lhuillier

This is my best dress! I love it! It’s so different, yet it looks like the crazy Barbie evening gown that you’ve always dreamed of. I love seeing a dress that feels like a rock’n’roll bride that still feels modest. The skirt is beautifully layered and shredded. I adore all the gold beading. Her hair and makeup are perfect. This look is so stunning and memorable.

Dress Messes

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Morena Baccarin in Valentine Couture

This dress is crazy. It looks like a fancy choir director’s gown. I don’t get or understand anything about it. The only positive thing I can say about it is that it’s a modest dress.

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Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

I hate the matronly color and cut. It looks like a very unflattering mother of the bride dress.

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Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan

This is another old lady dress for me. What’s up with the formal grandma look? Ladies, you can be modest without looking frumpy!  The color of this dress, combined with the beading and lace, age this entire look and subsequently are aging Nichole Richie.

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Sienna Miller in Erdem

I think the proportion of this dress is off and makes Sienna appear heavier. I don’t like the lace or print. The flower appliqué coupled with the boxy cut make this dress look like it was made on an episode of Project Runway where the task was to create a bridesmaid dress from an office supply store.

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Halle Berry in Versace

The color, loudness of the print and bareness of this dress make this ensemble appear more like a swimsuit and sarong than a gown.

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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

I usually love a ball gown, but there are so many things wrong with this one. I don’t like the color. The fabric is too crisp and shiny. The metal belt over at the waistline seems tacky. The bust line is puckered, ill fitting and fussy with too many details to be flattering.

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Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

This is the most overdone I’ve ever seen Emily Blunt and I don’t like it. I hope she will return to her own lovely and simpler personal style. I hate the wheat/ gold beaded lace and the cutouts. I don’t like anything about this dress.

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Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

I love this shade of blue. I hate everything else about it. I don’t like the draping of the waistline and the bust line is very unflattering. I also thought her hair was unflattering.

Almost Successes

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Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera

The cut of this dress is amazing and I love the pockets. I just hate the country blue base of this gown. I have mixed feelings about the garish rose print. But, I detest the blue background.

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Lea Michele in Elie Saab

I love the whole 60’s vibe of this look from her hair and makeup to the dress itself. I just wish the slit wasn’t quite so high. I like the defined waistline, but the beading makes the wait look thicker. It’s an almost great look.

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Taylor Swift in Donna Karan Atelier

Oh, Taylor. You were my style star of 2012, but 2013 is not shaping up to be a good fashion year for us. I don’t like the heavy and serious plum color of this dress. It’s a very hard color to pull off and it doesn’t suit here. While her hair and earrings were lovely, they were overpowered by such a dark, heavy, voluminous gown.

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Rachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton

If the dress didn’t have the layer sheer fabric at the bottom it would be a darling cocktail dress. But if it were a cocktail dress it would be a little informal for the Golden Globes. As it is the sheer fabric at the bottom is distracting and throws off the proportion of the dress. I do love the bow at the waist.

He Said Golden Globes 2013

The Golden Globes mark a sad moment for me in men’s red carpet fashion every year.  It’s a night almost entirely filled with boring tuxes.  There’s very little deviation or risk.  It’s very disappointing for me.  I saw no shiny suits, or open collars.  Almost everyone took this evening very seriously.  But, there were some people that had some fun.


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The best traditional look was Hugh Jackman.  The fit was amazing.

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Bradley Cooper also looked great in standard tuxes with traditional bowties.

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Jonah Hill did a wonderful job of using a wide long tie instead.  It was really a great choice.

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Eddie Redmayne’s velvet jacket was occasion appropriate and his tux fit well.

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Kunal Nayyar tried a similar look that wasn’t nearly as pulled together.

More Fun

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John Hawkes stood out with his monochromatic suite and tie.  It was very stylish.

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A few people made the attempt to stand out with their choice of bowties.  Victor Garber looked nice with his purple bow tie against his black shirt.

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However, the best bowtie shirt combo was sported by young Nolan Gould, who had both a patterned tied, and a patterned shirt.  The choice of the two together was a genius fashion move.  It’s so hard to get two patterns that work so well together, but he really nailed it.

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Ryan Seacrest showed us a different colored suit that he looked very nice in, but we’ve seen this tux on him before at several award shows.

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My biggest risk taker of the night was Al Roker.  The plaid jacket really paid off for Al!  He really catches your eye, and in the best way.  I never would have thought I would have said that plaid was daring, but last night it was, and it was also my favorite outfit.

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