Last night’s Golden Globes kicked-off award’s season in style. While there were a lot of uninspired looks on the red-carpet, I was still able to pin-point a few stand out celebs – and some favourite trends too. Oscar Night comes next, and last night promises surprise fashion favourites for the season’s biggest night!
We saw a fashion leader transition – Goodbye to Kidman, J Lo, Jolie & Moore, and Hello to Agron, Danes, Hathaway & Kunis. A pack of fresh faces have been unveiled as Hollywood’s new fashion front runners.
1. Bangs. Sandra Bullock, Amber Riley, and Olivia Wilde donned sassy, blunt bangs for the big night. I’ve always wished I could pull off bangs.
Sandra Bullock in a beaded gown by Jenny Packham.
5. Emerald Green. Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Elisabeth Moss, and Mila Kunis left the bright colours at home and wowed in the rich jewel-tone.
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Monique Lhuillier.
3. Pink. Lea Michele, Claire Danes, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, and Natalie Portman wore shades ranging from bubblegum to fuchsia to honeysuckle.
Emma Stone in peach Calvin Klein.
4. Beige. Michelle Williams, Dianna Agron, Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, and Carrie Underwood were demure in nude frocks.
Scarlett Johansson in nude + sparkly Elie Saab.
The night was a flurry of sequins, chiffon, embellishments, flowing locks, red lips, princess cuts, ruffles, sleek fits, blush tones, long sleeves.
1. Mila Kunis. This brunette beauty has officially stepped into the limelight as a high-fashion contender. While she didn’t bring home a trophy for her Best Supporting Actress-nominated role in Black Swan, she certainly set the bar high for 2011 fashion in a Goddess-like draped Vera Wang gown.
2. Lea Michele. The Glee darling brought home an award for Best TV Musical/Comedy, but she also gets recognition for her killer fashion sense. She wowed in this girly, frilly + bubblegum pink Oscar de la Renta gown. I’m a sucker for pink, and the girlier it is the better.
3. Claire Danes. Again, girly pink. She looked stunning in a custom minimalist Calvin Klein neon halter dress. Simple, yet youthful + elegant. And not only did she get to go home with her dashing hubby (Hugh Dancy), but she also snagged an award for Best Actress for her HBO film, Temple Grandin.
4. Olivia Wilde. She brought the recent ballerina trend to the red-carpet in this frothy, embroidered, chocolate brown & gold ombre Marchesa gown. The sparkles + the princess cut are pure perfection. If only you could see the killer gold studded Louboutin booties she’s hiding under all that tulle!
5. Dianna Agron. ELLE Canada’s February cover girl is a force on the red-carpet in a nude, pleated J. Mendel gown. Her hair, make-up + jewelry evoke old-Hollywood glamour far beyond her years, and she was the portrait of sweet sophistication in this sleek and amazingly simple ensemble.
Anne Hathaway fearlessly rocked killer shoulder pads in a long sleeved, sequinned, backless Giorgio Armani Prive dress. I love how the simplicity of her loose, flowing locks really plays against the severity of the dress.
Heidi Klum wore a pink, cream & copper Marc Jacobs dress. Although it was a little too summery & casual for the occasion, I loved the boho feel and the fun + fabulous mashup of shades.
Leighton Meester‘s Burberry dress was a little underwhelming, but it was a gorgeous fit and I loved the long sleeved look. But it’s her colourful Jimmy Choo sandals that really made a statement!
Angelina Jolie gets kudos for not wearing black, instead opting for a sparkly green Versace dress – a totally striking colour against her eyes and dark hair. But I am so bored by her always wearing the same style dress.
Julianne Moore. I am not sure what her stylist has been thinking lately, but too often do we see this gorgeous woman in ill-fitting dresses and unflattering colours, and last night’s fuchsia, satin, one-sleeved Lanvin number was no exception.
Halle Berry. There’s no doubt she’s knock-out gorgeous and graced with enviable genes, but everything about this look just screams 1990s – the haircut, the strappy sandals, the sheer overlay + miniskirt – and not in the good way.
Natalie Portman looked pretty and I like her colour combination, but I’m so disappointed with how devastatingly boring her Victor & Rolf dress is. For a Best Actress winner, I hoped she’d bring a more inspired look to the red-carpet. Michelle Williams normally wows with gorgeous dress choices & trendy street style, but everything about this outfit is wrong: the colour, the daisies, the fit, the cut. There is too much “flower-child” in this embellished Valentino gown.
I expected more from these two.