Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Awards Aftermath: Favorite Trends and Takeaways!

I love awards shows, but could not care less about the awards-- it's all about the fashion! I focus on the looks that I love rather than sling insults at attendees with less-than-stellar ensembles because, after all, it should be the stylist that gets the praise or criticism for a great pull. Well, I guess a little can go to the wear-ee for actually pulling it off :) 

There were a lot of interesting trends and colors at the Globes and I even appreciated looks of which I would not normally be so fond. I was not a big fan of all the nude/pale beige colors, but I admit that it is a personal bias. If I wore a nude dress, I would look like a giant index finger with jaundice. It's just not a good look for my practically see-through skin. That being said, I did like Charlize Theron's look, but it was more blush than beige and I enjoyed her diamond headband (every girl should have one, yes?). Let's take a look at Ms. Theron and a few of my other fav's that I have divided into three categories:

Blushing Beauties:
 Charlize Theron wore a Dior dress and Cartier bling, which included the aforementioned diamond headband. This had a bit of a retro vibe and I wasn't put off by the amount of skin displayed. Maybe the lighter color prevented it from looking too vampy?

 Julie Bowen flitted about in this Reem Acra confection. Though I was not wowed by the color, it is beautiful and ethereal and the sparkle on the sleeves is just the right amount. A bit bridal, too, which is probably why it appeals to me :)

Though I am not usually keen on red, I thought Reese Witherspoon rocked her Zac Posen dress. She is showing the right amount of skin, too, which prevents the red from looking garish and cheap and the wild hair made her look like some sort of lava mermaid. Love it ;)

Dianna Agron took a risk in this Giles Deacon number and the reactions have not been wholly positive. I obviously would have preferred a different color, (I am open about my biases!), but I loved the architectural assembly and cut-outs and the details looked amazing up close. A shortened version of this would have looked a little more young and fresh and might have done better at a less formal event.

Midnight Mavens:

 Another mermaid at the event, Sofia Vergara's Vera Wang dress looked amazing on her bod and I loved the swirling texture on the skirt. This deep, dark blue was my favorite color theme of the night and so much more interesting than basic black, yes?

Michelle Williams wore a Jason Wu gown to the event and although her headband was not my favorite (how can you compete with Cartier diamonds? It just isn't fair) this might be my favorite look of the night. It lacks the uber-glam wow-factor of other looks, but I love the cut, the cool texture of the velvet and the richly saturated color.

All photos via instyle.com

The takeaway? Pale blush tones are still prominent this winter, but you may want to replace them with a bronze hue this summer (hehe). Don't be scared of making a statement in red, whether it be a bold dress or just a perfectly crimson lip (my favorite color, Russian Red, here). And think about navy instead of basic black, especially if there is texture involved! Oh, and don't forget that headbands are a great accessory for cropped locks, too!

Who wore your favorite look? Who did I miss? And what Golden Globe trends will you be incorporating into your wardrobe?


  1. Enjoyed your post - especially to hear some very different opinions to mine! You can check out my Golden Globes roundup here: http://devourbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/01/red-carpet-faves-golden-globes-and-some.html

  2. Lava mermaid?! You crack me up! Thanks for the fun analysis of the red carpet looks :)

  3. I thought Charlize looked AMAZING. And I loved all of the blush and nude tones!
    xo Josie