Red Carpet Fashion: 2012 Golden Globes (Part 2)

Are you caught up on part 1 of the Golden Globes red carpet fashion? Okay good. Because I’m just getting started. Still have plenty more dresses to judge!

Let’s move onto part 2…

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Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Oscars (Part 2)

If you haven’t yet, I’d suggest reading Part 1 of my red carpet coverage for the 2011 Oscars. If you have, we can just move right along…

Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier

As I tweeted last night, Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier is just as surprising as Ryan Seacrest in Burberry. It’s hard for me to take Mandy seriously when I just think of her as the girl who sang “Candy” that I jammed out to a number of years ago, but regardless…she really does look beautiful. I love the pop of color in the lips. My only comment is that the color of the dress washes her out a bit. But overall, she looks great.

Melissa Leo in Marc Bower

Remember how awkward her acceptance speech was? It kind of reminds me of this dress. She tried, but it just didn’t work. It could be worse. It could be better. She could have worn something a little more cool and modern. I guess that’s all I can really say about this…

Michelle Williams in Chanel Spring 2011 (modified)

Thank you Michelle Williams for not wearing a floral pattern (see daisy disaster). I actually really wanted her to wear Chanel because it fits her look and many of the pieces from the most recent Spring 2011 collection would work for her. I’m glad she went with this modified version and not the original (would have given her no shape). It’s simple yet interesting. This dress fits her perfectly and I just love it. Michelle, you have redeemed yourself!

Mila Kunis Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture

I recognized this dress immediately when she walked down the red carpet. You can’t go wrong with Elie Saab Couture on the RC. Mila looks STUNNING in this dress. This color is amazing on her. The boob pieces are a little weird but I kind of love them. I really don’t find anything wrong with this look whatsoever…PERFECT. One of my favorites from the night!

Natalie Portman in Rodarte

The BEST she has looked on the red carpet since being pregnant. I especially appreciate the ode to Rodarte. This color looks beautiful on her and the silhouette is perfect for her “bumped” shape. But why did she have to wear matchy earrings? AND shoes? You are better than that Natalie. I know it.

Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture

I really love this dress on the original model, but when I see it on Nicole all I can say is…Ummmm no. Too much going on here–the structure of the dress, with the embroidered detail throughout, plus a chunky necklace AND orange shoes? Oh, and side bangs? Sorry Nicole…this just is not working for me (or for you).

Reese Witherspoon in Giorgio Armani

I love Reese Witherspoon which is why I hate to bash on her…but how can you not? I wore a Jessica McClintock dress very similar to this to my homecoming dance freshman year of high school. The clip-in ponytail is something I wore for cheerleading competitions in high school. Now I know you’re totally judging my high school experience but let’s get back to judging Reese. This is just beneath her. Get her some Oscar de la Renta ASAP…

Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang

Oh Sandy, remember when you wore that stunning Marchesa gown to the Oscars last year? What’s with the down grade? First of all, I can’t even handle another red dress on this damn red carpet. Second of all, especially one that isn’t anything special. Then pair with an awkward off-color red clutch? I love you Sandy but you have disappointed me here.

Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana

I am torn with this one. Let’s start at the top…I actually kind of love the hair. The “undoneness” of it is pretty cool. The color of the dress is ok. The dark patches over the floral lace confuse me a bit. But what confuses me the most is the exposed bra. Is that really her bra or just part of the dress? The world may never know…

So overall my best dressed picks for the night are: Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture, Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture, Gwyneth Paltrow in Clavin Klein (minus the brooch), and Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein. Who were yours?

Photos from Popsugar

Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 SAG Awards (Part 2)

If you haven’t yet, please see part 1 of the SAG Awards Red Carpet Fashion. If you have, let’s continue with the best and the worst…

 

Jennifer Lawrence in Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2011

It is very difficult to pull off hot pink and black without looking too Avril Lavigne. Unfortunately, I don’t think this was styled right. A metallic belt of some sort would have been a better choice (as seen on the original model ) and then maybe the shoes would have worked. But in this situation, I hate the shoes. Overall, not my favorite of the night.

 

Julie Bowen in Catherine Malandrino

I applaud her for taking a risk and doing pants on the red carpet. She actually looks great and her body is perfect for this outfit. However, the details are what makes me not love the outfit. I am usually against clear jewels and black together (very Jessica McClintock circa 2002) so I am not loving the jeweled detail at the shoulders…I would have liked it better in gold. This outfit could use some color as well but I’m just being picky. She’s working those pants and I’m not hating it!

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2011

Has she ever been on my worst dressed list? I don’t think so. I loved this dress on the runway and I love it on her. The belt is the perfect way to subtly dress it down. The hair is done but with a little beachy feel to it. Her body looks amazing in this and its overall perfection. She always does it right!

 

Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen Resort 2011

First off, I love seeing Alexander McQueen on the red carpet. Some of the designs can be risky for certain occasions but I always appreciate a fashion risk taker. However, this dress was on the safer side (as far as a McQueen) but it’s perfect for this event. Her hair looks flawless (I actually wish for my hair to look like this on a daily basis) and she just looks AMAZING. The belt was not shown on the original model and I’m actually kind of loving it with the belt. Belts were big for the SAGs this year…have you noticed?

 

Natalie Portman in Azzaro Spring 2010

Not a store bought cake  (see my commentary from the Golden Globes) so that’s a step in the right direction. I’m not the biggest fan of black accessories with a white dress and I am definitely hating the hair. Regardless, she’s pregnant so I can’t be too picky and the dress is really beautiful.

 

Nicole Kidman in Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2011

I actually really like this dress (especially the lace back) but I’m not loving the styling here. The hair is flat and drab. The necklace ruins the entire look for me. And I’m needing a few bracelets in the picture. It’s a good base for a look but just not executed well.

 

Rosario Dawson in J. Mendel

I applaud her (and/or her stylist) for the unconventional accessory pairings. I feel like we would normally see a nude shoe here so I appreciate the bronze peep toes. I also think the blue/green earrings are the perfect touch of color to this pastel dress. This is a simple dress styled right. Love it!

 

Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli

This is just okay for me. The good is that her body looks amazing (did you hear the E! camera guys loving on her?) but the bad is that it looks a little cheap to me. I love that color blue but I like it better when the carpet is not red. The two colors always clash (especially when the dress is long) and it’s something I can’t get passed. Overall, she looks stunning but the dress isn’t my favorite.

 

Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2011

I think this is the best Tina Fey has EVER looked on the red carpet. I normally don’t even like red dresses but the texture of this one is absolutely beautiful and it makes her body look amazing. I don’t love the hair and I prefer a metallic bag with a red dress but those are just minor details. So happy she went with color!

 

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Feel free to share your best and worst dressed picks in the comments section below!

 

Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Golden Globe Awards (Part 1)

If you didn’t watch the Golden Globes last night, you didn’t miss much. If you didn’t watch the Red Carpet, you missed a lot…one of the best I’ve seen in a while actually. That doesn’t mean I don’t have any worst dressed picks…because I do.

Let’s begin the judging, shall we?

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Claire Danes in Calvin Klein

I applaud her for trying this pink color, because it’s not an easy color to pull off. However, it does remind me of my Barbie accessories from childhood.

Emma Stone in Calvin Klein

First of all, I thought this was Kate Bosworth for the first few minutes. Then I put my glasses on and realized it was Emma Stone. I want to like this. I really do. But either her hair, her skin or the dress has to be a different color. I can barely make out the difference between the 3.

January Jones in Versace

Being the face of Versace, there was no doubt in my mind January would wear Versace…specifically something from Spring 2011. That fringe-filled collection was beautiful but I didn’t think I would see much of it on the Red Carpet. I hated this when I first saw it on her but it’s starting to grow on me. She chose the right hair and makeup for the look. It’s a lot of chest but it works. I also always applaud a risk taker!

Jennifer Love Hewitt in Romona Keveza

Prom 2001…topped off with beehive hair-do.

**Update: $99 gown sale at David’s Bridal

 

Julie Bowen in Tadashi Yoshi

I actually love this dress. It’s a lot of ruffle but the silhouette looks fantastic on her. My only comment is that a slightly darker version of this would look better with her skintone and hair color.

 

Michelle Williams in Valentino

If this made anyone’s best dressed list, I have lost all hope in fashion. Daisies on the red carpet are a big NO. This may work to a ladies-who-lunch garden party…but that is the ONLY time it would work.

 

Mila Kunis in Vera Wang

I love the green on her, even though it was kind of over done last night, but the hair ages her a little. I was also sick of the French Twist hair-do about 15 minutes in to the Red Carpet coverage. Overall, she looks pretty.

 

Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf

See my tweets from last night below

 

Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham

I love you Sandy but none of this made sense. Even if the faux bangs were of appropriate length, the stick straight hair was way too harsh with the lightness of this dress. It’s a pretty dress but I would have rather seen it on someone like Dianna Agron (especially so she’ll stop wearing Carolina Herrera and other “mature” designers).

 

Tilda Swinton in Jil Sander

I don’t understand this woman. She looks like a creature from Lord of the Rings. With or without the Jil Sander ensemble.

 

Be looking out for part 2…coming soon!

 

Photos: Getty Images (taken from The Cut)