Monday, January 17, 2011

Standouts at The Golden Globes 2011

#1 Emma Stone
Emma Stone in a Calvin Klein Collection dress with jewellery by Bulgari and Van Cleef & Arpels

Why Emma Stone you ask? Because simple is the way to go sometimes. Her understated, fuss free look was a breadth of fresh air amidst the sequins and tulle. I think we've had enough of those fairytale, frou frou concoctions, time to streamline things a bit and I think Emma, Claire Danes and Tilda Swinton paved the way with their minimalist choice. Also, the coral did wonders for her skin tone. 

Milla Jovovich in Armani Privé

She may not be on anybody's best dresses list, but I thought Mila looked stunning on television, she dazzled and definitely deserves more notice.

Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé. with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels

Another gown that looked more beautiful on television than it does in pictures. Anne Hathaway can do no wrong on the red carpet, those shoulders, sequins and gait add to her statuesque charm.

Tilda Swinton in a Jil Sander skirt with Fred Leighton jewels

Not because she tried to be different, but because she looked simply amazing! Tilda Swinton's unconventional look and outfit often gets her props with fashion lovers all over. Nobody could have pulled off a simple white shirt and a shiny butter cream skirt, and appear so fresh and delightful. Tilda with her height, personality and je ne sais quoi air totally pulls it off. 

Mila Kunis in Vera Wang

The emerald drape with its fall and ruching beautifully flatter her feminine curves, Mila looks exquisite.

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

And speaking of curves, no one can outdo Sofia Vergara in that department. Sofia with her killer curves shone and looked radiant in her form fitting Vera Wang dress.

Jane Fonda in Martin Katz jewels

This is a biased choice, I think Ms. Fonda looks absolutely beautiful; resplendent. Watching her on TV gave me goosebumps, which is why she comes out on tops for me.

Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf

Ms. Portman's gown was a rather controversial pick, but I think in her case, it's more the person wearing the gown than the gown trying to enhance or completely take over it's wearer. One can't overlook her beautiful glow, no not even the unappealingly large, embroidered swarovski flower distracts from how graceful she appears.

Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood

Not a fan of the curly hair or the dress, but the mismatched shoes? That's another story, I thought it was quirky and fun, and it showed Ms. Helena Bonham Carter to be quite the risk taker.

Kyra Sedgewick in Emilio Pucci

I like the gown's soft pleating and think the colour looked beautiful against Kyra's skin. I also like her jewels, especially her earrings.

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein Collection

Claire Danes with her minimalistic choice rules in my book, the clean lines, halter neck and colour totally flatter her.

Julianna Margulies in vintage Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture with Cartier jewels

No I am not partial to pink or only understated looks, I just find Ms Julianna Margulies' look lovely.

Jayma Mays in Alberta Ferretti

The dress is okay, the hair not so great, but I like how she matched her clutch to her gown.

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace with Brad Pitt, who also wore Versace

In my honest opinion, Angie's gown looked like a sequined curtain to me, but that didn't take away from her beauty at all. She looked amazing on television, and also because she didn't wear black, her usual favourite. 

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta

There's too much going on with Lea's dress, but the pink really suits her and I'm partial to her ring. 

Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham

The embroidered tulle didn't float my boat, but what did, was Sandra's bangs and the way she accessorised her outfit. The cuff bracelet really got my attention.

Michael Douglas, in Canali, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, in Monique Lhuillier, with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels

Everyone seemed to go va va voom over Catherine Zeta Jones but I just couldn't get past the colour; I'm not bowled over by the dark chutney.

Olivia Wilde in Marchesa

And everyone went ga ga over Olivia Wilde in her princessy Marchesa, but I thought it was so last year and the froth looked quite out of place. Maybe my eyes are tired of drama and veering towards simplicity, but this sort of mild drama seemed a little jaded to me.

Julianne Moore in Lanvin, with Bulgari jewels and Lanvin shoes

Here is one Lanvin that did not cut it; the drape, shape, design, colour, the unflattering blousy effect; so wrong on all counts.

January Jones in Atelier Versace

Ms. Jones received a lot of flak for her pick of dress which squished her twins. Had she taken care of the fitting better and covered up a notch, I think this fringe number would be a hit. But I guess the design is a little off on the top, it's hard to carry, or, it takes a certain kind of wearer, possibly a flat chested one.

Leighton Meester in Burberry, with Cathy Waterman jewels, a Louis Vuitton bag, and Jimmy Choo shoes

Everyone seemed to love Leighton's look and her choice of accessories, but I thought the colour washed her out and her dress looked bland.

Jennifer Lopez in a Zuhair Murad dress with a Swarovski clutch and Harry Winstone jewellery

Jennifer Lopez's gown was the most disappointing, the white shiny satin looked bad on TV, and even on the red carpet it was nothing special; for a diva who's usually very well turned out.

Tina Fey in L'Wren Scott

Tina Fey surprised me, in that she didn't look bad this year. I just can't get over how great her earrings are. Wish I could find a close-up pic, those blue stones are so gorgeous and eye catching.

Jane Krakowski in Badgley Mischka Couture

And that's the same reason why I present Jane Krakowski here, I just love her earrings and she doesn't fare too badly in her blue gown either. 

These men looked great in Prada:

Susan Downey with Robert Downey Jr., in Prada

Jeremy Renner in Prada

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Prada

And these guys didn't fare too badly either. 
Kevin Spacey in John Varvatos

Ryan Gosling in Salvatore Ferragamo, with Derek Cianfrance

Robert Pattinson in Gucci

Zac Efron in Calvin Klein Collection

Jesse Eisenberg in Dolce & Gabbana

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