67th Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards are the first important event which kicks off the season of cinema and music awards. The 67th edition was held yesterday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel: the weather was rainy, so umbrellas were everywhere and some dresses of the celebrities who walked the red carpet were wet or spotted with rain. I had high expectations for this event, because I knew two of my red carpet heroines (Anna Paquin and Diane Kruger) were in attendance, and I was looking forward to seeing the outfit chosen by Christina Aguilera, one of the presenters of the evening.

I will put the best-dressed celebrities in categories according to the shades of their dresses. As usual, you won’t find the ones I think were the worst-dressed, because it is extremely depressing writing about something you actually don’t like.

Ladies in Peach/Neutral/Gold

Being a huge Aguilera fan, I open the post with her outfit, because she looked stunning. She didn’t walk the red carpet, but presented the Best Original Song award with Cher.

She wore aVersace peach dress, made of chiffon and leather. I love the thin chain decorations on the bodice, and the juxtaposition of different materials. I’ve always thought Christina is a Versace girl (the campaign by Steven Meisel which she shot for Versace in 2003 is one of the best ever, in my opinion) and this confirms my idea.

Make-up artist Kristofer Buckle created her make-up, using NARS products [1] and he did an amazing job. Don’t get me wrong: in my mind Christina is always wearing her trademark red lipstick, but this neutral make-up really emphasizes her natural features and her beauty. I love her new haircut, too. She also wore Nina Ricci sandals and Stephen Webster diamond earrings and bracelet.


My second best is Anna Paquin, who attended the event with her fiancee and co-star in True Blood, Stephen Moyer. Her recent engagement to Stephen must have worked as a booster for her, because she is so different from how she used to look on the red carpet (do you remember her fixation for black/red/white dresses?). She looked divine and fresh in this gold embellished dress, which emphasized her charm.

Anna wore a Stella McCartney dress, with plunging neckline and short sleeves. The dress is embroidered in gold sequins and the overall effect is stunning. Her accessories were an Alexander McQueen skull clutch and Stella McCartney fishscale double-platform sandals. Her make-up was based on neutral tones, and her hair was styled in an updo.

Drew Barrymore wore a wonderful Atelier Versace nude dress with a beaded chiffon overlay and glass fringe decorations on the shoulder and at the hip. The decorations remind me of the equally stunning Atelier Versace dress seen on Diane Kruger at the Inglorious Basterds premiere in Los Angeles. I love this unique tone – a mix of beige and powder pink – and I think it is lovely on Drew.

She also wore Lorraine Schwartz diamond studs and a ball-shaped cocktail ring, and Jimmy Choo sandals. She completed her outfit carrying a Roger Vivier gold metal and leather box clutch. Her make-up is neutral (I would have chosen a bolder lipstick) and her hair is styled in an updo.

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s colour choices on the red carpet are never daring, but this time she wore a RM by Roland Mouret siren peach dress, with origami details on the bodice, which really suited her and made her look younger and fresher than usual.

She wore simple but precious jewellery – Bulgari 14-carat diamond drop earrings and a 59-carat diamond bracelet. Her hair was styled in an updo and her make-up was very simple and light.

I am not a fan of Nicole Kidman’s style on the red carpet, where she often wears dresses by her stylist, L’Wren Scott, whose silhouettes are pretty much the same. This time she opted for something different and wore a lovely Nina Ricci gown in peach satin. The colour of this bias-cut dress is amazing and I also love the details – the fabric-covered buttons on one side of the bodice, the bows on the shoulders and on the gathering at the hip. Nicole’s face looks strange to me (I guess she over-used Botox), but her make-up is nice.

She probably wore the most stunning jewels of the event – Fred Leighton 4-carat cushion-cut diamond drop earrings, a breath-taking 19th century diamond bow brooch (pinned on a bow at the hip) and 1920 diamond and emerald bracelets. She completed the look with a Nina Ricci metallic clutch.

On the contrary, Chloe Sevigny is the queen of quirky (but classy) outfits on the red carpet and at the Golden Globes she lived up to her icon state. She wore a romantic Valentino chiffon dress, with ruffles on the bodice and down the skirt. I like this dress very much, but it reminds me of a Viktor & Rolf dress from their Spring 2006 collection. The lilac/mauve colour is perfect for Chloe, who won an award as Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Supporting Role for her work in Big Love (where she plays the role of the shopaholic Nicki).

She completed her look with Stephen Russell vintage diamond earrings and a Roger Vivier clutch. I love her hair styled in a bun.

Ladies in Bright Colours

Cameron Diaz often wears dresses in bright colours and she did it at the Golden Globe event, too. She wore an Alexander McQueen crimson satin dress with cowl neck, which beautifully contrasts with her blonde hair and fair complexion. Not many celebrities wear bright dresses on the red carpet, but Cameron is fearless when it comes to experimenting with colours.

Her bun was decorated by a diamond brooch, lovely! She also carried a Roger Vivier Prisme black fringed satin clutch and wore Salvatore Ferragamo satin peep-toe pumps, plus a vintage Van Cleef & Arpels 1950 gold fringed bracelet. Her make-up was focused on red lips (she wore one of my favourite red lip colours, Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon). I don’t know if you noticed it, but I’m glad she hasn’t used Botox yet: it’s comforting for us to see the wrinkles around her eyes.

My red carpet heroine Diane Kruger could wear anything and always look flawless. This time she ditched Chanel and opted for a fuchsia Christian Lacroix Haute Couture dress, with a pleated bodice and a cute white ribbon on the waist-line. This is not one of the best outfits she sported on the red carpet, but she looked beautiful as usual.

Her hair was styled in a chic half-updo and her make-up emphasized her blue eyes with brown-bronze tones. She wore Chanel Fine Jewelry Venitienne earrings, Franges Ring and Ribbon diamond bracelets, and carried a Raven Kauffman Couture Muse clutch.

Ginnifer Goodwin walked the red carpet with Jeanne Tripplehorn, one of her co-stars in Big Love. I’ve never thought she has an interesting style, but this time she wowed me wearing this Vionnet cobalt cocktail dress, with asymmetrical straps and a draped skirt. This bright colour makes her looks so beautiful.

I love her short hairstyle, very sophisticated, and I love even more the marvellous jewellery and accessories she wore – Neil Lane diamond chandelier earrings and diamond and 50-carat diamond and platinum ruffle cuff, a Judith Leiber fluted beaded minaudiere and Brian Atwood Maniac satin pumps.

Maybe I shouldn’t have put Marion Cotillard in this category, but no one else wore a bottle green dress, like she did. As the face of Lady Dior collection, she wore a Christian Dior satin dress, with a pleated bodice and a central slit, beneath which peeks a short lace-trimmed slip detail. This dress has a classic design, but with a twist, so it’s perfect for Marion’s modern beauty. Her make-up was focused on her eyes, made intense by a smokey make-up, but the rest was kept neutral; her nails were painted black.

Marion’s updo was made precious by stunning Chopard 12-carat platinum and diamond hair clips. She also wore Chopard platinum and trillion-cut diamond bracelets, Roger Vivier Navette clutch in black crocodile and Jimmy Choo Drake sandals.

Ladies in Black/White

If you attend an important event wearing a black dress, you can rarely do wrong, like these ladies demonstrate.

We don’t see Julia Roberts on the red carpet very often, so it was nice to see her among the attendees of the Golden Globes. She really amazed me wearing a vintage Yves Saint Laurent dress, showing her long legs. Julia has sported several lovely – but more conventional – outfits on the red carpet; for this reason, this dress is perfect for her, because it emphasizes the playful aspect of her personality.

Her golden hair was loose and wavy. She accessorized the black dress with a 1972 statement citrine and diamond chain necklace with oval pendant by Van Cleef & Arpels, gold bangles, a Christian Louboutin pleated satin clutch, patent pumps and red nails.

I am quite on the fence with the outfit seen on Kate Hudson. I love the Marchesa gown she wore, but I would have preferred it in a different colour. The model comes from Marchesa Spring 2010 bridal collection and it shows. The structured bodice, the feather applications, the skirt with a short train all scream Marchesa, but there’s something in this dress on Kate which doesn’t convince me.

She also wore Stephen Russell tassel earrings and a geometric diamond bracelet, Casadei platform pumps. A silvery-shaded make-up and a nice updo completed her look.

I was expecting to see Olivia Wilde in a structured and romantic Marchesa gown, so I was surprised to see her wearing a Gucci sparkling sleeveless dress, with a plunging neckline and a draping at the waist. She looked stunning. This dress will be auctioned to benefit the relief efforts in Haiti.

She was one of the few to sport a half-updo, the perfect hairstyle for this dress. She wore Tiffany & Co. jewellery – black onyx, platinum and diamond earrings, a diamond puzzle ring, a black onyx and diamond bangle – and chose a Judith Leiber Streamline clutch and Jimmy Choo Zena sandals to complete the look.

Many bloggers didn’t like the outfit sported by January Jones, but I actually like it. It’s not a conventional look for her, but it worked, in my opinion: she wore a Lanvin dress with ruffles on the shoulder and neckline, a side slit on the skirt and on the back. I cannot explain why but she looked very chic and fashion-forward.

At first I hated the black satin ribbon she used as headband, but now I love it, because it gives a unique touch to the look. I am in love with her make-up, because it makes her blue eyes pop, and because it features the classic combo red lipstick-red nails. Brian Atwood platform sandals and stunning Neil Lane diamond deco diamond bracelets complete the outfit.

Meryl Streep is a legendary actress, whose relaxed and age-appropriate style is so distinctive, without being conventional or over-the-top. This year she was awarded for her role in Julia & Julia (Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy), but she is the actress who has received more Golden Globe nominations (25!) than any other actor in the history of the award. She wore a Chris March black dress with a boatneck, long sleeves and a a leather belt at the waist. This dress will be auctioned to benefit Haiti, too. She also wore gold chandelier earrings and sported a chic updo. Thanks, Meryl, for showing us the signs of time on your face: you look beautiful with your wrinkles and all.

Last but not least, here is Julianne Moore, who walked the red carpet with Tom Ford, who directed her in his debut movie, A Single Man.  She has been wearing Yves Saint Laurent [1] on many red carpets, but this time she opted for a Balenciaga off-shoulder dress, decorated by ruffled tulle. I think she cannot do wrong on the red carpet, because she’s naturally elegant; this is not my favourite outfit on her, but she looked really beautiful.

Green is perfect on redhead women, that is why Julianne looked outstanding with those amazing Bulgari diamond and emerald drop earrings. She also wore Balenciaga suede and stingray gladiator sandals and a gold and emerald bracelet, to complete an unconventional look.

What are your opinions about this red carpet? Who is your best-dressed celebrity?

[1] He used India Song and Cordura eyeshadow duos for eyes, Fantasia lipliner pencil, Niagara Lipstick and Easy Lover lipgloss on lips, Malaysia Multiple bronzer for contouring cheeks, Mata Hari and Nico blushes on cheeks. He also used Orgasm Illuminator (a brand new product) on cheekbones, décolletage and shoulders.

[2] Tom Ford designed YSL collections from 1999 to 2004.

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22 comments

  1. Oh Superqueen !!
    Adoro sempre il Tuo punto di vista nel senso letterale: il Tuo modo di porgere l’immagine è affascinante per me come i tuoi commenti,
    di solito le carrellate dei red carpet così come i servizi di moda li salto a piè pari ma non se sono nei Tuoi post
    In questo caso i sandali di Marion Cotillard i gioielli di Julien Moore e Julia Roberts mi hanno davvero rapita.
    Il sorriso di Julia per me è davvero coinvolgente, peccato che anche lei come la maggior parte delle sue colleghe-anche giovanissime- ha ceduto credo al botox che inevitabilmente altera lo sguardo.
    Stupenda anche l’immagine di Madonna in cercasi susan disperatamente io ho davvero adorato questa donna nei mitici anni 80.
    Un bacio enorme a Bianca
    Barbara

    1. Ciao Barbara!
      E’ bello sapere che hai letto con entusiasmo ed interesse questo post🙂

      Sono d’accordo con te nel deprecare questa moda ormai dilagante del Botox. E la cosa più grave è che lo usano anche le attrici relativamente giovani. Mah, io capisco che l’immagine per loro sia tutto, ma non so quali vantaggi possa portare l’illusione di essere giovani ma di non poter esprimere emozioni con la mimica facciale. A questo proposito, ho appena visto l’esibizione di Fergie e Debbie Harry allo scorso Fashion Rocks e sono rimasta basita di fronte alla Harry: sembrava Cicciolina, la faccia praticamente immobile, che tristezza. Dei volti come quelli di Meryl Streep e di Cameron Diaz (la quale, oltre le comuni rughe di espressione attorno agli occhi, ha una pelle non esattamente perfetta) sono una boccata d’aria fresca, a dimostrazione che le donne vere esistono ancora, a Hollywood.

      Su Madonna negli anni ’80 non ho nulla da aggiungere a quello che hai già detto, se non che ho in programma da mesi un post su “Cercasi Susan Disperatamente”, uno dei miei film preferiti!

    1. Ennò, perchè quello era un evento pre-Golden Globes! Comunque vorrei farle un monumento per aver indossato quello che secondo me è l’abito *perfetto*. God save Alexander McQueen!

    1. Sì, infatti. Quest’anno, con la storia che gli Oscar li posticipano a Marzo, tra pre, durante e post Golden Globes è stato un delirio.

  2. Ma poi… Sta cosa delle tette di Mariah!? I Golden Globes sono un evento così castigato da storcere il naso per un paio di tette (che per una volta tanto non erano nemmeno strabiche)!?
    Che poi l’abito non fosse ste beltà e che lei fosse color pompelmo rosè lasciam perdere… -.-“

  3. Totally with Christina, glad she traded her usual red lipstick-eye liner look (that anyway it’s perfect on her) with a lighter, peached colored make up, and you’re right, her new ‘do is fab, it really suits her!

  4. I agree with you and Barbara about Nicole Kidman, she was considered a model of style and unreachable beauty, but definitely i prefer her face before botox and fillers.
    You picked out an interesting gallery, my favourite red carpet star is Diane Krueger, i love her dewy skin and her effortless way to rock a dress like that.

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