Monday, January 12, 2015

{GOLDEN GLOBES 2015} EMMA STONE KILLING IT + SOME OTHERS, TOO


Traditionally, the Golden Globes is my favorite awards show and my favorite red carpet. I love that we get a mix of television and movie stars, and the ladies tend to be a bit more kicky and playful than they are at the Oscars—and less boring than the Emmys. It's a night rife with opportunities both seized and missed. Truthfully, I thought last year's carpet gifted us with a bit more to talk about, but I suppose I can make do with what we got.

Metallic was one of the night's biggest trends, and it was owned exclusively by two redhead angels. Amal made her red carpet debut in Dior, and it was snoozy enough to skip. The highlight of the night for me was seeing all the well-paired couples, from perennial perfectionists Josh and Diane to Benedict Cumberbatch and his pregnant fiancé.

So let's get into it shall we?

CLICK THROUGH FOR MY FAVORITE LOOKS (AND COUPLES) OF THE NIGHT!



MOST ASPIRATIONAL JUMPSUIT

To be honest, my best dressed list could have started and ended with Emma Stone in this Lanvin jumpsuit and Christian Louboutin d'orsay pumps. Remember last year when Emma Watson wore #surprisepants? This is a safer but no less stunning way to make pants look completely feminine and appropriate on the red carpet—and perhaps just a touch more glamorous, too. Emma's vibe here is just like, killing me. It's cool without being smug, unique without being weird and pretty without being cheesy. There's a #sidebuttbow and I don't even care. It works for me. I don't know when I'd ever have the occasion, but I would like to appropriate this look for myself as soon as possible—right down to the shoulder-skimming, done/undone hair. 


BEST ACTUAL DRESS

As I tweeted last night, this look is like "Emma Stone, behold your future!" And my god, if all of our futures were so gloriously gorgeous, glamorous and fun—how lucky would we be? I have so many feelings about this Givenchy Couture dress on Julianne Moore, and they are all extremely positive. It's really tricky to make sequins and feathers look elegant together—but this gown is doing it. The fact of Emma Stone's jumpsuit above allows me to say that this is my favorite dress of the night—and perhaps up there in the history of dresses, actually. I love the ombre fade in the train, and the halter neckline is crazy flattering. Not to mention Ms. Moore is in such unbelievable shape you can pretty much forgive her somewhat I-forgot-to-do-my-hair hair. 


FANCIEST BOHEMIAN DREAMBOAT

Sienna Miller is back—and killing it. This Miu Miu dress is fun and interesting and a nice break from the typically simple white dresses we see on the red carpet. The details are exquisite and her megawatt smile makes me feel like she enjoys this outfit as much as I do. I find the beading to be so feminine and special, and I think if you're going to do a peek-a-boo hemline, this is the way to do it—drapey and relaxed with just a hint to sexy sandal. Also, plunging necklines were everywhere at The Globes, and Sienna did it best. See also: that short, playful hair. Can somebody please come teach me how to do this with my lob?


BEST EARTH GODDESS

Also making a great showing in white—Emily Blunt in custom Michael Kors. The simplicity is what makes this dress such a hit for me, in perfect contrast to Sienna, above. You just can't find fault with this look. The fit is on point, the drape is goddess-y but not over-the-top. As a finishing touch, the hints of turquoise are just right with the white gown. This vibe echoes a white Ralph Lauren moment Taylor Swift had in 2013 at the People's Choice Awards and again I wonder why more brides don't punch up their ensembles with blue jewels. 


MOST ENVIABLE EVERYTHING

So like, what do you want from me here? Do you want me to say that Diane looks resplendent in this Emilia Wickstead gown, if not a little bit serious, and Josh looks so damn happy to be both nominated and on the arm of such a stone cold fox? These things are both true. But, as we know, none of this is surprising. She always looks this good, and so does he. They are #relationshipgoals and also #everythinggoals. Oh, and when The Affair won for Best Drama, this happened. Ugh.


MOST COMPLEMENTARY PAIRING

Next up, a couple giving Josh and Diane a run for their money in the Best Dressed Duo category. Benedict Cumberbatch's recently-announced-to-be-pregnant fiancĂ© Sophie Hunter chose one of the most interesting and unexpected yet appropriately plus one-y dresses of the night. (It's Erdem, by the way.) The shape both compliments and hides her expectancy, and I love the foil-y look of the metallic floral print. These two are gorgeous and well-paired, and that is that. I love love Benedict's midnight blue tuxedo with those nice wide peak lapels—it brings out the green in his eyes, no? The look on his face is very, "I am aware of how lovely she is, as well as how adored I am here. Behold, but also heyyyyy."


BEST SIBLINGS

I feel just okay about Maggie's Miu Miu dress—she looks great, don't get me wrong. But when you've got the bone structure to pull of that haircut for years on end, don't you want to kick up the style factor just a bit? Oh well. Meanwhile, Jake is just smokin'. Like, call the fire department because I can feel the sparks between me and the look he is giving the cameras. Also, his grooming game is on point. With so many bad beards out there last night (cough cough Matthew McConaughey), this is a prime example of how to have a nicely trimmed beard and a full head of hair working together in perfect, manly harmony.


MOST IN NEED OF A WIFE WHO LOOKS HAPPY

Now, check these two out. Eddie is tailored within an inch of his life in Gucci and posing like a boyish and delighted James Bond. I adore his velvet jacket and how nicely it contrasts with his black dress pants and patent shoes. But her? Come on now. Your man is nominated for a Golden Globe and you look like an unamused bridesmaid who refuses to forgive the bride for putting her in pistachio green. She is clearly a beauty, so I can only hope that when they hit the red carpet at the Oscars, she's able to locate some straps, a hairbrush and maybe even her teeth and a sense of posture. Just a suggestion. 


BEST TIME-HAVERS

Lastly? These two. Anna Faris' style is unremarkable pretty much always. She is kind of all the same color from head to toe here (literally), but—I don't mind. The glittering details of the Reem Acra dress bring her look to life, and she's clearly having so much fun that you can't knock her too much. On her arm Chris Pratt is looking buff and well-groomed in a Tom Ford tux that is just the right amount of shiney. You know you'd just have the best time at a dinner party with them, right? Their baby is so lucky.

OKAY, THAT'S IT! EVERYTHING ELSE WAS EITHER BORING, BAD OR NOT IN LINE WITH MY ULTRA-SPECIFIC AND PARTICULARLY JUDGEMENTAL TASTE.

WHO WERE YOUR FAVORITES AT THE 2015 GOLDEN GLOBES?

2 comments:

  1. I think there is something about Emma Stone & Emily Blunt that will always nail it with their style & both look comfortable in themselves & their skin without looking uptight or arrogant & as an average Joe I tend to find bits of their outfits that I know I'll always take something from. I also think that Louise Roe looked stunning in her ensemble. x

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  2. Aside from the fashion comment, bit harsh on Eddie Redmayne's wife, I'm sure red carpets can be a bit of a nerve wracking experience for those not used to being in the limelight, if you watch her on the red carpet, she looks quite nervous. Amal Clooney looked equally uncomfortable with the experience.

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