Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Golden Globes: The good, the bad, and the beige

So my first attempt at live blogging was a bit rocky but I hope to do it again for the next big red carpet event! Shoot me a message if you would like to participate as a "producer."

Anyhoozelbeez, onto the important stuff! Most of my individual predictions were completely off but there were quite a few gowns that I chose for one lady and showed up on another. As for my overall predictions (tangerine, no red, and lots of pastels) were pretty much totally wrong. For more on who wore what and why, keep reading!

I thought for sure red was done after the Prime Time Emmys but Reese Witherspoon and Stacey Keibler Elf rocked the rouge. And what was with all of the beige?! Kate Beckinsale, Julie Bowen, Giuliana Rancic, Kristin Wiig, Sarah Hyland, Amanda Peet, Elle MacPherson, Katharine McPhee, Heidi Klum, Jessica Biel, and Emily Watson all rocked the flesh-tone (although, some of these ladies' gowns could have actually been more of a blush-tone since some colors don't translate well to TV). 
Shades of Beige: 2012 Golden Globes

I'm not saying that beige is necessarily bad, it's just that certain shades can wash you out. Just look at Julie Bowen. That color does absolutely nothing for her. And don't worry, I'll get to Emily Watson and Jessica Biel later. Elle MacPherson and Sarah Hyland, however, knocked it out of the park color-wise. A tip to all of you ladies who want to rock this beige trend and not look like you're wearing nothing, go for a shade of beige either considerably darker or lighter than your natural skin tone. 

I would like to add a surprise category to the blog: Most Improved. While these ladies may not be the best dressed, they've definitely come a long way since their past red carpet blunders. 
Golden Globes most improved

Now for my best dressed! I have to admit that some of the ladies are on my "best" list because I admire them. But most are on the list because their entire h-to-t ensemble is perfection -- and that includes hair, accessories, gown tailoring, shoes, and confidence. Oh, and I couldn't decide on a top 10 so I went with a top 11. Here goes:
Top 11 (11 through 2)

Best Dressed: Charlize in Dior

Onto the BEST part of the evening: the worst dressed! Now don't get me wrong. I love fashion and understand that gowns are the fashion industry's most prominent works of art. That being said, this wearable art does not look good on everyone. A dress that makes me look like Dorothy Zbornak could make you look like Grace Kelly and some things should stay on the runway or on the pages of Vogue. Getting back to the Globes, here are the winners of my omg-what-was-their-stylist-thinking-do-yourself-a-favor-and-fire-him/her (oh, and I went with 11 again because there were that many bad fashion decisions Sunday night):
GGlobes Bottom 11

Worst Dressed: Jessica Chastain

So there you have it! My best, worst, and beige! I'll be back with a red carpet report after the next award show. Until then, I'll be getting back to regularly scheduled programming (advice, bargains, and more!). 
Take care, Buttons!
Melissa, The Shop Therapist

ps -- I just realized I didn't mention the gentlemen. Since they all basically dress the same, here's my favorite of the night, Mr. Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 
Photo courtesy JustJared.com

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