The Golden Globes. The stars have a better chance of winning on the carpet than winning a little golden dude on a pedestal and this year they did not disappoint! While there were certainly some No No’s, for the most part, there were some fantastic looks that walked the carpet. We saw big Spring trends were definitely on display. Some key trends were the greens and turquoise which you saw on Kelly Osbourne (ditch the gray hair, girlfriend), Frieda Pinto, Sophia Vergara, Laura Dern, and Kelly McDonald’s gown (note, we love the color, not the overall look).
Also, laser cutting is going to be a HUGE trend this Spring. And Diana Agron’s dress was chock full of this detail. This is a very intricate treatment of fabric that entails making small cut out shapes within the fabric that give it the illusion of a print.
And lace detailing. Still big. Still sexy. Still loving it.
But enough about the details…Here are my favorite overall looks from the 2012 Globes.
MY TOP 5
JESSICA ALBA : Her gorgeous olive glow looked fabulous against this lilac Gucci design. I loved the sparkle and the appliqués that looked like small butterflies fluttering about. The medium sized drop earrings and dramatic cuff complimented the strapless frock beautifully and the understated hair and makeup allowed her natural beauty to shine!
CHARLIZE THERON: The poster girl for Dior represented the iconic Fashion House as if she was the princess of the party. Pale pink, plunging neckline, oversized bow with jeweled brooch. PER-FEC-TION. She glided so effortlessly down the runway with her train flowing behind her. And it’s a wonder how she was able to walk with those shoes (check out the angle of her foot in that heel!). Her jeweled headband sealed the deal for me. So feminine and lovely.
KATE BECKINSALE : VA VA VOOM. Ms Beckinsale’s body looked unreal in this Roberto Cavalli gown. It’s hard to see the details in these photos but this frock was full of intricate bead. It’s just what this pale blush lace and chiffon gown needed to pump up the look. But what really skyrocketed the look into “favorite” status were the jewels…OH! THOSE JEWELS! Lorraine Schwartz, jewelry goddess, had to have had at least 5 muscle heads surrounding her at all times with the dollar amount of diamonds she was wearing. What do you think? 10 mil?
NICOLE RICHIE : This girl bothers the heck out of me, but there is no denying how fantastic she looked on the carpet. She stunned in a Julien Macdonald all over silver beaded gown. The modest high neckline was balanced out by the sexy low plunging open back. With such a petite figure, it would have been easy for this gown to overwhelm her but she made sure the pumped up the hair with some major volume. With such a vintage look, her House of Harlow jewels were a great compliment to her overall look.
NICOLE KIDMAN : Now, this was a toughie for me because this dress was far and away, the winner of the evening. Versace. It’s one of those dresses that really embodies Versace’s signature aesthetic too, which I love. It had a futuristic, ethnic vibe to me. So cool! The beading looked impeccable. The neckline, sexy, no vulgar. But the color didn’t compliment Mrs. Urban’s fair skintone and her hair color really could have used a bit of a saturation. But the dress…I just loved this dress so much! How much? I’ll take two!
So there you have it, my top five. But before leaving you, I just want to include a few more details that I loved from the night.
This dress horrified me at first sight but the more I looked at it, the more I fell for it. Evan Rachel Wood’s statuesque figure carried this multi species dress flawlessly. The ombre effect achieved in both color, texture, and animal influence really caught me off guard. Is it fish? It is a raven? Is it a faven? Who cares. It’s fashion forward and exciting!
While maybe slightly underdressed, it wasn’t Kristen Wiig’s dress that caught my eye. It was her awesome necklace. Did she raid Rachel Zoe’s vintage jewels atelier? I’m obsessed and I need it! Or at least a cheap knock off of it!
And on a final note, we leave you with the best dressed, most handsome, most intelligent male on the carpet…