Golden Globes – looks and trends 2016

Last night saw the first red carpet proper of awards season, when the Golden Globes took place. This post is dedicated to the trends of the night, which saw deep, plunging cleavage being one of the key looks on the night, as Halston style necklines reigned supreme.

Best dressed on the night for me was the exquisite JLo, who moved away from the nude, barely there dresses of last season, to full on, vintage style Hollywood glamour, in a dress she described as ‘mustardy’. It was a beautiful look by Giambattista Valli and made JLo stand out from the all the flesh on display. America Ferreira went for a dress in a similar shade, but I was not so keen on this look due to the high neckline.

Other looks that I loved on the night included the enchanting Saoirse Ronan, who was fresh and pretty in Yves Saint Laurent couture and Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton. Amy Adams delighted me by opting for orange Versace that was sassy and sexy. I loved Olivia Wilde in steaming hot Michael Kors, 70s influenced and perfect, although I think she needed to have a word with hubby Jason Sudukis, who just looked an idiot in trainers on the red carpet.

There were some looks that didn’t work for me. Rooney Mara has a perfect face and her make up was impeccable, but the dress looked like she’d had a run in with a dog on the way out the door. Eva Longoria, usually so glam and sexbomb, was wearing what can only be described as Amish chic, with the double bows and flowers on the hips just looking garish and managing to make Eva look frumpy. Kate Hudson flashed the flesh in Michael Kors, and  yes, the abs are perfect, for frankly, I’m sick of seeing them, and wish she could do something else. Cate Blanchett will split opinions, but I think she looked like Constance Bennett from the 1930s in her Givenchy gown, simply elegant and beautiful.

Ultimately, I think Golden Globes 2016 will be remembered as the one where a lot of the female guests took the event title super seriously and got their Golden Globes out. The biggest trend of 2016? Probably tit tape if this is anything to go by.

What was your favourite look from last night?

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Saoirse Ronan in Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane

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Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Corrinne Fox

Corrinne Fox

Colour

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard in Jenny Packham

America Ferreira

America Ferreira in Jenny Packham

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum in Armani Prive

Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom in Christian Siriano

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez in Giambatista Valli Haute Couture

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth in Dolce and Gabbana

Amy Adams

Amy Adams in Atelier Versace

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore in Tom Ford

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence in Atelier Dior

Jenna Dewan Tatum

Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad

Carly Chaikin

Carly Chaikin in Juan Carlos Obando

Gina Rodriguez in Zac Posen

Gina Rodriguez in Zac Posen

Black

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga in Atelier Versace

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

Sofia Bush

Sofia Bush in Narcisco Rodriguez

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst in Valentino Haute Couture

Nude/Gold

Brie Larson

Brie Larson in Calvin Klein Collection

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Atelier Versace

Eva Green

Eva Green in Elie Saab

Pink

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett in Givenchty Haute Couture

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen

 

 

The Golden Globes – my fave looks.

It was the Golden Globes last night, awards season finally started. But, to be fair, It wasn’t a vintage night style wise. So many of my favourite ladies (Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Drew Barrymore and many, many more) wore dresses that made me despair and say aloud ‘All those dresses and you chose that.’

Paula Patton came dressed as a giant marshmallow. Lena Dunham picked a Zac Posen dress of a beautiful citrus yellow shade that looked so tight and uncomfortable she seemed unable to stand up straight in it. It reminded me of the Granville/Arkwright exchange in ‘Open all Hours’ when Granville calls his outfit something he just ‘threw on’, and Arkwright quips that he missed. Usually reliable Taylor Swift and Hayden Panettiere were safe and boring in Carolina Herrera and Tom Ford respectively. And Emma Watson, gorgeous, fun Emma Watson, turned up in something that looked suspiciously like a pair of leggings. So not a good look. Ever.

I could go on in this vein, but instead I want to focus on some of the dresses I really, truly loved. Starting with the wonderful, exquisite and frankly blow everyone else off the red carpet perfection of Lupita Nyong’u in Ralph Lauren.

golden-globes-rexfeatures-3497506gkTomato red, with minimal accessories, and a cape effect, this was the dress of the night. Nupita is fast becoming the one to watch on the red carpet. This did remind me of when Gwyneth wore a cape to the Oscars in 2012, and with Amy Adams also rocking a cape on the Golden Globes carpet, and Sharon Stone also sporting the look recently, I’m seeing the start of a very elegant trend.

Gwyneth's look at the Oscars 2012.

Gwyneth’s look at the Oscars 2012.

Amy Adams also in a cape from Maison Valentino.

Amy Adams also in a cape from Maison Valentino.

Next up is the almost regal elegance of Cate Blanchett in gothic black lace from Armani Prive.Cate is very much a ‘movie star’ in the old sense of the word, and a true fashion original. On the night she won the award for Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine, Cate reminded me of Joan Fontaine, in both dress style and with her chic blonde hair.

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Cate reminds me of Joan Fontaine in this image.

Cate reminds me of Joan Fontaine in this image.

Olivia Wilde was another lady who was definitely a smash hit in her Gucci sequined gown. The pregnant actress went for a glossy and glamorous ‘blingy’ look and just glittered and glowed on the red carpet. Again, there were elements of deja vu to this dress. The very classic style reminded me of two previous Golden Globe dresses, this time worn by Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway. In fact, if these two dresses matted, I think you’d get Olivia’s dress.

Olivia’s dress

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Another pregnant lady = another hit. The lovely Kerry Washington went for custom made Balenciaga. Her look was simple, fresh and had an early 1960s vibe. Another hit.

Kerry Washington

The E! Channel coverage didn’t really feature Kate Beckinsale, but the Zuhair Murad metallic showstopper was both beautiful and fitted the actress perfectly. With Sofia Vergara opting for a ballgown, Kate was the Queen of the fishtail on Golden Globes night.

golden-globes-rexfeatures-3497488fiNaomi Watts is always a safe guess for best dressed on any awards night. She looked sensational in a shimmering nude/gold dress from Tom Ford. Minimal accessories and sleek hair completed a great look.

golden-globes-rexfeatures-3497505gyI just love everything about Sofia Vergara, but this years dress was actually a pleasant surprise, as the actress went for a princess style ballgown rather than her trusty fishtail silhouette. She was divine in classic black Zac Posen, and adding a dramatic necklace in turquoise was a masterstroke.

golden-globes-rexfeatures-3496764apI know opinions were divided about Zooey Deschanel, but I loved the romance and vintage feel of her Oscar De La Renta ‘mullet’ gown. The beading required you to look again and again. Prettiness personified.

golden-globes-rexfeatures-3497505ctMargot Robbie may have had quite a few people shouting who? before the ceremony, but one slinky walk up that red carpet, in that impeccable Gucci dress, and that is most certainly no longer the case. The dress and the look had me thinking this is the modern version of the Hitchcock Blonde.

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More Fabulous Frocks

Camilla Alves in Dolce and Gabbana

Camilla Alves in Dolce and Gabbana

 

Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham

Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham

Emma Roberts in Lanvin

Emma Roberts in Lanvin

Taylor Schilling in Thakoon

Taylor Schilling in Thakoon

 

Melissa Rauch in Romona Keveza

Melissa Rauch in Romona Keveza

Michelle Dockery in Oscar De La Renta

Michelle Dockery in Oscar De La Renta