As January rolls around it’s not only the start of a new year but the start of Awards Season which kicks off with the 72nd Annual Golden Globes, held at The Beverley Hilton Hotel in California Sunday 11th January (USA/LA time). You can find a full list of the winners here, but I’m here to discuss what awards shows are really about: the fashion! There were so many gorgeous looks this year and not many that I didn’t love. I will say that a fair few gorgeous actresses were playing it a bit safe with their looks but they still looked good. It’s been really hard to narrow down my list of favourites because there were so many, but these are my picks for the Golden Globes (in no particular order)!
1. Allison Williams
I love red, I love a ruffle (see my wedding dress) and I love sparkles; so it’s no surprise that I loved the Armani Prive number Allison Williams wore. Red can be a risky choice during Awards Season as you don’t want to match the carpet but the glitz and glam of this dress makes it a bit of a stand-out for me. I love the Old Hollywood glam style of Allison’s hair and makeup. It’s a winner in my eyes.
2. Emma Stone
Not many people can pull off a jumpsuit on the red carpet but Emma Stone sure can! Stunning in this Lanvin jumpsuit, the bejewelled top and sleek black bottom with gorgeous black bow is so chic. The Golden Globes is the perfect awards show to try out something a little bit out of the box. Her gorgeous cropped hair with subtle waves and her makeup finished off the look perfectly.
3. Julianne Moore
It was Julianne Moore’s night as she snatched up Best Actress in a Drama for Still Alice and she wore a winner’s attire! I loved her sparkly and feathered custom Givenchy Couture dress which is reminiscent of Mila Kunis in Gucci Première at the Globes last year which I also loved! Her make up and jewellery complimented the look perfectly. I was a tiny by underwhelmed by her hair but regardless, she was looking fierce!
4. Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren knows how to rock a red carpet like no other and her red rhinestone encrusted long-sleeve Dolce & Gabbana dress was another clear winner! Her hair, makeup and accessories were perfect— especially the Charlie Hebdo pin, showing that Helen loves to make a statement.
5. Jessica Chastain
Is this Jessica Chastain or Jessica Rabbit? What a bombshell! While I don’t often like too much cleavage on the red carpet (or in general really), Jessica looked SMOKING in her bronze shimmering Atelier Versace halter gown. Her side-swept curled hair, smokey eyes and the diamond drop earrings completed the look with style. Jessica was sultry and gorgeous, the perfect look.
6. Anna Kendrick
This Monique Lhuillier gown was perfect for Anna Kendrick who recently starred in fairytale-fantasy film, Into The Woods. The blush tulle, the neckline and the ruby beading and waist belt made for one magical look. Anna, you killed it!
Honourable mentions to: Chrissy Teigen, Emily Blunt, Katie Holmes, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Anna Faris, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Jones, Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling, Sienna Miller and Amy Adams.
1. Rosamund Pike
I should love this Vera Wang dress. Give me a white tulle dress and I am normally in love. But there’s something about the way this dress fits Rosamund Pike’s body that I don’t like. I feel as though it makes her slender frame appear wider than it is and the fit isn’t very flattering on her chest. Rosamund’s hair and makeup was very feminine and well executed, but this look missed the mark a bit for me.
2. Zosia Mamet
Zosia often makes her way onto my “didn’t love” list. She never wears horrible things but I think it comes down to personal style preferences. This Andrew Gn Resort 2015 gown seemed a bit too long for Zosia and I felt the colour palette of grey and baby pink washed her out. While I don’t mind a peplum, it seems a bit out of place in a red-carpet gown, especially one with a full skirt.
3. Keira Knightley
Keira Knighley took a risk wearing this custom Chanel gown and in my opinion, I don’t think she pulled it off. While removing the sleeves from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection gown was a good choice, the ruffles at the top and the bottom and the odd butterfly print of the rest of the gown left a bit to be desired. I still don’t know what to make of the over-sized butterfly wrist-wear.
4. Kerry Washington
Last year Kerry Washington was nailing maternity fashion on the red carpet. This year I wasn’t a fan. The corseted off-the-shoulder pink and navy metallic gown from Mary Katrantzou’s first Pre-Fall 2015 collection was a bit of an odd choice. The cut, the length and the combination of colours wasn’t working well for Kerry.
I’d love to hear what you all thought of the fashion choices on the red carpet! Who were your favourites? Which fashion picks do you think missed the mark?
And what did you think of Amal Clooney’s gloves?
Just a kind reminder: no nastiness, please. Celebrities are still people so you can critique their fashion choices, but don’t be nasty about it.
Images from Red Carpet Fashion Awards