Golden Globes 2017 – Best Dressed

Last night saw the start of Awards Season in Hollywood, with the awarding of the annual Golden Globe Awards which honour the best in film and television from the previous year. As always. the Golden Globes are all about the fashion, as well as being a pointer to who might win big at The Oscars next month.

I have to say that from a fashion point of view, the awards were a little disappointing. I was unimpressed with the likes of Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldana, both reliable fashionista’s who failed to shine on the night. I also thought that this was a show that missed real fashion moments that usually come from the likes of Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie, Naomi Watts, JLo and Gwyneth Paltrow  – non of these ladies were in attendance.

Even amongst the dresses we did see, I was disappointed in general. I loved the colour and design of Jessica Chastain’s dress, but wished it wasn’t quite so ‘booby’ – a little more fabric would’ve totally nailed old Hollywood styling. I really liked SJP paying tribute to Carrie Fisher with her Leia-esque hair, and the dress was stunning, but I can’t think it would’ve been even more beautiful without the sleeves.  I’m still torn by Sienna Miller’s dress – was it cool and understated, or a little too ‘beachy and underdone?’ Best Actress Emma Stone looked beautiful in a sea of stars, but it was a little underwhelming if I’m honest.

So what did I love? Well, my favourite colour is yellow so I was loving the looks from Viola Davis, Maisie Williams and Reese Witherspoon. Special mention must go to the beautiful Natalie Portman, nominated for playing Jackie Kennedy and totally channeling that Camelot, White House style. Mandy Moore and Kristen Bell both wore black, plunging dresses with aplomb, they were just super stunning and hair and make-up was perfect.

Art Deco is my era of choice, so I love Drew Barrymore in her unusual white and silver dress. Naomie Harris flew the flag for Britain in a slinky metallic column dress, whilst there were princess moments for young stars Hailee Steinfeld and Lily Collins.

What was your favourite dress from this year’s awards?

Kristen Bell
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Mandy Moore

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Naomie Harris

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Claire Foy

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Drew Barrymore

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Amy Adams

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Natalie Portman

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Lily Collins

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Regina King

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Thandie Newton

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Jessica Chastain

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Brie Larson

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Kerry Washington

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Emma Stone

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Blake Lively

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Sienna Miller

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Reese Witherspoon

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Viola Davis

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Maisie Williams

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Hailee Steinfeld

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Style Crush – Octavia Spencer

There’s a new style star in town. Octavia Spencer was one of the winners at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, and now looks like a shoe-in for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She was also voted one of the best dressed on the night in an exquisitely pretty pink/lavender gown by Tadashi Shoji. But this is not the first time that Octavia has shone at a Red Carpet Event, in fact it’s becoming quite a habit for the lovely star.

Octavia, of course, isn’t a perfect size 10, but she is super stylish. And part of the reason for this is that she realises that dressing stylish isn’t about having a sylph like physique, it’s about dressing the body that you have. Knowing your shape is super important, accentuate your best bits and minimise the bits you’re not so keen on. Octavia cinches her waist in Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses, just perfect for curves, and shows off her impressive bust with v necklines. She follows simple rules which mean that time after time, she looks classy and elegant.

I love Octavia’s use of accessories, animal print shoes to add a touch of surprise, bright, funky jewellery to add colour to a monochrome palette, all these touches make a really polished look. Glossy hair and flawless make-up finish the look.

 

Golden Globes 2011 – best, worst and trends!

Last night Fashion-Mommy stayed up until 2pm live blogging on the Fashion parade that was the 2011 Golden Globe awards. There were some amazing, and not so amazing looks on show on the Red Carpet. Now the dust has settled, I am going to update you on all the trends, the looks I adored and the ones that I could well do without.

Everyone’s gone GREEN!

No , unfortunately I’m not talking about all the stars becoming ecologically sound, I’m talking about what was definitely the colour of the night. Bottle green was a big story on the new carpet, and most of those who chose this colour wore it well. Angelina Jolie was my best dressed of the night in a jade shade by Armani, that proved that if she isn’t wearing black, a more vibrant shade is much more her sort of thing than wishy-washy Amanda Wakeley pastels. Mila Kunis looked stunning in green Pamela Roland, whilst Catherine Zeta Jones wore a dramatic dress that sort of resembled grass, but was also totally beautiful. Elizabeth Moss in Donna Karen  also wore the hot shade on the night.

Elizabeth Moss in Donna Karen

Angelina is totally stunning in Armani

Mila Kunis in Pamela Roland

Catherine Zeta Jones

Think Pink!

There were also some interesting pink looks on the red carpet, but not all of these were successful. I loved Claire Danes in Calvin Klein, her look was simple and elegant, and really suited her colouring. Julianne Moore’s Lanvin dress was not so good. It looked unflattering and creased, and was disappointing from the fashion-forward actress. Emma Stone wearing a peachy shade was amazing, but her hair colour makes me think of Lindsey Lohan, so I hope she goes back to her natural red colour soon. Her Calvin Klein dress was a successful look, which is more than I can say about Glee’s Lea Michele, in what looked like a 1980’s peachy/coral bridesmaid dress! This was designed by Oscar De La Renta, who I believe is best left to SJP and Penelope Cruz.  The Best Actress winner Natalie Portman sported a pretty draped strapless dress by Viktor and Rolf. This was fine, except for the giant red carnation that seemed to cheapen the look.

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein

Oh No! Julianne Moore

Emma Stone in a stunning peach dress

Lea Michele in a peach monster that escaped from the wedding singer!

Natalie Portman in Viktor and Rolf

Pale and Interesting.

The nude/neutral trend shows no signs of disappearing soon. Scarlett Johannson and Sandra Bullock both sparkled in neutral dresses, with Sandra sporting a new hairstyle, and Scarlett’s hair resembling Elsa Lanchester in The Bride of Frankenstein’. Nicole Kidman looked elegance personified in a Prada column dress with all over sequins. Anne Hathaway, a best actress nominee, also sparkled in an Armani dress with a plunging back. Tilda Swinton was androgynous in Jil Sander – a look I hated, whilst Carrie Underwood was beautiful in a sparkly strapless gown. Michelle Williams, who usually looks amazing, wore what looked like a 1970’s wallpaper print dress from Valentino, and got a definite no from me, but Helen Mirren showed that style is ageless in her nude dress.

Sandra Bullock

Scarlett Johannson in Elie Saab

Anne Hathaway in Armani

A disappointing look from Michelle Williams

Nicole Kidman elegant in Prada

Tilda Swinton looks like a nominee for best dressed male!

Helen Mirren - age appropriate and stunning

Mad Men = Red hot women.

Peggy may have been in green, but Betty and Joan were both red-hot at the Golden Globes. January Jones had one of the most talked about looks in Versace. The revealing dress left poor Ryan Seacrest lost for words and wondering where to look when he chatted to her on the E channel. Whilst I loved her Veronica Lake style hair and make up, I couldn’t say I was crazy about the dress, which just seemed a little bit too revealing for the red carpet. Christina Hendricks also sported hot red for a more successful look. She looked amazing, although I do think the flower could’ve been a tad smaller, or maybe she should’ve worn her hair up to improve the look further.

January Jones in Versace

Christina Hendricks

Who else got it right?

I just loved Olivia Wilde in chocolate-brown Marchesa. She looked beautiful in this glittery dress, and whilst it was big, she was beautiful enough and confident enough to carry it off. Sheer and shiny perfection!

Olivia Wilde in Marchesa

Amber Riley flew the flag for the plus sized fashionista, again getting it so right. Her form-fitting blue dress fitted her perfectly, and shows why she is making the best dressed lists all over again.

Amber Riley

Jennifer Lopez has received mixed reviews for her white Zuhair Murad dress, but I loved it. She reminded me of an early 1960’s bride, and with her neat ponytail and pretty make up, she looked just perfect.

Jennifer Lopez

There were also some good looks on display at the after show parties. Camilla Belle looked amazing in slate grey Armani, whilst I also loved Selina Gomez.

Camilla Belle in Armani

Selina Gomez

A special mention must also go to Livia Firth, who looked beautiful on the night in a soft grey dress. This was Prophetik’s ‘peace’ gown, made from what is called vegetarian silk. I think she looked amazing.

Livia Firth

And who got it so wrong?

As well as the already mentioned Lea Michele, Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Tilda Swinton. there were other fashion disasters on display. And non was worse than that sported by Helena Bonham Carter. For a beautiful women, she always manages to look like a crazy bag lady. The was no exception. She wore Vivienne Westwood and odd shoes. She made Westwood look like something picked up at a jumble sale, and has for the odd shoes…they should be left in the realms of court jesters!

Heidi Klum managed to turn up in a dress from Marc Jacobs that looked like a holiday sarong made from a whole heap of faded scarfs.

Heidi Klum in Marc Jacobs

I know she is meant to be a serious fashionista, but I don’t get Leighton Meester, and this occasion was no different. I thought her Burberry Prorsum dress looked just dated and aged this beautiful young girl.

Finally…as much as I loved her red carpet outfit, what was Jennifer Lopez thinking at the after show party. She sported a silly little dress from Marchesa that looked suspiciously like one of the nightdresses worn by Olive in the 1970’s series ‘On the Buses’. Whilst this dress may have been fine on someone younger – I would love to see Leighton Meester in this, one Jennifer it just looked plain stupid!

Well, on to the screen actors guild awards. Join me for another live feed on twitter at plussizemomof1.