It’s officially award season ladies and gents. The Golden Globe Awards 2013 last night kick started the rounds of red carpet craziness of the year and, as usual, there were those that shined, and then there was… Rachel Zoe.
Here’s my little run down from the night. I’ve tried to put them in order of amazingness, with Lucy Liu winning hands down. And remember, this is only my opinion. I expect everyone has had a little praising/bitching session this morning…
***Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera pre-fall 2013***
THIS is how to work a red carpet. THIS is how to make a statement when people have all but forgotten about you on the carpets. Lucy’s curtain-chic gown is simply stunning. And the hair, the hair is amazing too. WINNER!
***Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan Spring 2013***
I think this is Nicole’s best red carpet look ever. The powder blue sets off her dark skin perfectly, and the long sleeves and neckline make it even more elegant. Just gorgeous!
***Katharine McPhee in Theyskens’ Theory Spring 2013***
It’s not because I have an unhealthy obsession with her show Smash, it’s because Katharine bought the sex-glam factor to the red carpet. This is a masterclass at head-to-toe black dress glamour.
***Lea Michele in Elie Saab Spring 2012***
In this dress, Lea makes it look like summer, not the middle of winter. The detailing is outstanding and I love the halter neck shape. A real good gown.
***Julianne Moore in Tom Ford***
She always always always looks so elegant. One of the only monochrome dresses on the Golden Globes red carpet, trust Julianne to make it one of the overall best of the night.
***Emily Blunt in Michael Kors***
Cut out detailing goes one of two ways: gross and cheap or gorgeous. Emily’s dress is the latter. I like her risk taking here, I love the scraped back hair and I love that bag.
***Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein***
And interesting and bold choice, Jessica describes the colour of her dress as ‘sea foam’. And it works so well with her red colouring. Just enough cleavage on show, and a clever use of origami folds make this dress a show stopper.
***Kerry Washington in Miu Miu***
Can she do no wrong at the moment? I don’t think so. What an amazing mix of sheer, nude and embellishment, and how gorgeous is does her hair look? Another red carpet hit for Kerry.
***Rosario Dawson in Antonio Berardi***
‘Haha, I know I know, it’s the best I’ve looked!’ That’s what she’s saying here. And it’s true. I’m a big fan of a peplum on a floor length gown, it gives shape to even the most up-and-down figures. And this blue, this powder blue again. She’s got every right to smile like this.
***Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen***
She’s another funny one for me – sometimes amazing, sometimes not. This, however, is one of her best. A dramatic neck and low cut AND this slinky makes this gown my favourite of the black dresses. Keep it up Kate!
***Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka***
Another black dress thumbs up. Helen is loving the black/gold mix of late, and I still can’t believe this woman is 67-years-old!
***Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent Spring 2013***
Always smokin’ hot, RHW flashes some leg in this sultry, vampy black dress. Another halter neck shape, another perfect look.
***Sofia Vergara in Michael Cinco***
Who? I have no idea who the designer is either, but trust Sofia to wear the most amount of sequins on the red carpet and STILL make them look uber glamourous. Her curves look impeccable in this dress.
***Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture Fall 2012***
A bit of a predictable one, but still I really love the full skirt on this gown, and I love how Jennifer has belted it too, it breaks it up a bit. The best red dress on the red carpet by far.
***Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad***
Here’s the thing, JLo loves a barely-there outfit of late, and not that I have a problem with it, but it’s becoming a bit… samey. Does she have share in Murad or something? Her body looks INSANE here, but just a bit over this kind of dress on her now.
***Claire Danes in Atelier Versace***
Reading Twitter last night, people loved this dress on Claire, but it just left me a bit… meh. It’s nice, and considering she gave birth very recently she looks great, but I can’t get excited about it. Soz love.
***Rachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton***
I would have loved this dress last year, before Stella McCartney did practically a whole collection of sheer and spots, but now I don’t. And considering Vuitton’s amazing Spring collection, Rachel could have done better if you ask me.
***Amanda Seyfried in custom Givenchy***
This is a gorgeous dress, no two ways about it, but having marvelled at Riccardo Tisci’s new Spring Summer collection, I was disappointed that Amanda wore this creation. It wasn’t wow enough.
***Megan Fox in Dolce and Gabbana***
Don’t hate me for putting Megan all the way down here, it’s just that this dress did nothing for me. Her pout and smouldering looks are way too overpowering for something so pretty. She needs something grittier, like Givenchy!
***Anne Hathaway in Chanel Couture***
This bores me to tears. Considering Anne hit the headlines in a questionable Givenchy dress and then that Tom Ford ensemble, she’s obviously going understated for the Globes, but this is just plain boring. Non non non.
***Thandie Newton in Giles***
She looks as impressed with this dress as I am. And her slouch speaks volumes too. It’s just not a Golden Globes red carpet dress. It’s a cocktail dress. Thandie, come on, there was SOOO many amazing dresses in that Giles collection. Humph.
***Sienna Miller in Erdem***
So on the red carpet, Sienna said she had a dress in mind but didn’t like it when she tried it on. I think she should have stuck to it. I don’t like anything about this custom made Erdem. It’s meant to be cutesy, but it doesn’t quite work. Can’t put my finger on why though…
***Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen***
It might be fashion blasphemy, but I think this dress looks cheap. The middle ‘thing’ annoys and upsets me, and the detailing at the neck looks weird. Shame, as I LOVED Nicole in that Berardi dress last year!
***Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vauthier couture***
Is it just me who thinks this white dress is a nightmare? I just think it’s so unflattering on her. I much prefer Heidi’s full Versace wardrobe from the EMAs. Her hair and makeup is gorgeous however, her saving grace.
***Julianne Hough in Monique Lhuillier***
NOOOOOOOOO. What is this?? Is Julianne secretly friendly with a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star?? That’s the ONLY explanation for this disaster. I HATE it. Too white, too big, too embellished. YUK.
***Halle Berry in Atelier Versace***
This is seriously one of the ugliest dresses I’ve seen for a long time. And it’s Versace, so you can imagine how much it pains me to say that. Halle should have known better. She should have stepped away from the ugly rail. She should really fire her stylist now. This is definitely a dress that should stay on the model in a catwalk show. NFRCC – Not For Red Carpet Consumption.
***And then there was Rachel Zoe***
Words actually fail me.