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2014 Golden Globes: Red Returns to the Red Carpet

It’s January folks and that means…awards season beginning!  This year things will be a little more protracted because the winter Olympics will be sandwiched in between awards ceremonies.  I am not a huge fan of the award shows myself but I am a huge fan of the fashion shows they create on the red carpets for these things.  This year will be no exception. 

As my title would indicate, red was a favorite this year on the Red Carpet.  Many stylists will tell you this is a tricky color to dress their clients in because there are so many different shades and each one can potentially clash with the red carpet itself.  Wearing red on a red carpet….risky.  Apparently there were many willing to take the risk.  For the most part, they gambled and won.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren.  STUNNING!  This was my favorite look of the night.  She wore this beautifully and paired it with simple elegant jewelry.  Beyond gorgeous in my opinion.

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Amy Adams in Valentino Haute Couture.  While I love her hair and love the fact that she channeled her 1970’s American Hustle character for this look, it was not my favorite.  I love to see Amy Adams as sweet and pure on the red carpet.  Here she just looked hard and cold.

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Taylor Swift in Carolina Herrera.  Gold star to Taylor’s stylist…AGAIN.  This gown screams red carpet in my opinion and she chose a wonderful updo with simple jewelry for a soft classic look.

Carolina Herrera 2014 Pre fall

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Emma Watson in Dior MSN

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Emma Watson in Dior Couture.  When I saw this fashion from the front I was not impressed…I felt it was just a little dowdy for Miss fashion forward Watson.  Then she turned around.  Whooo!  Love the back and she had a pair of black crop pants with navy blue strappy pumps.  Chic and edgy.  LOVE!

Red may have been a favorite but black was also in elegant attendance.

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Kate Blanchett in Armani Privé and Chopard jewels.  This was my second favorite look of the evening.  So classic and elegent.  A winner for fashion and a winner of the award for best drama actress.

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Jessica Chastain in Givenchy Haute Couture with Bulgari jewelry.  Stunning design and she pairs it with simple hair and classic makeup.  Another wining look on the red carpet for her.

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Sofia Vergara in Zac Posen with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.  This is not my favorite look on Ms. Vergara.  It just feels too big for her.  I do,however, adore the necklace she pared with this real estate swallowing gown. It was a beautiful pop of color amongst the sea of black.

Zac Posen 2014 Pre Fall

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Emma Roberts  in Lanvin.  Loved this gorgeous and elegant look on her.  It also looks like her stylist took a shorter look from the Lanvin 2014 spring RTW line and made a longer dress out of it.  Winner!

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For the most part, the fashions satisfied and exceeded expectations last night.  There were a few less than stellar moments though.  I wish I could take credit for the title of this next segment but alas …I cannot.  My husband actually uttered this for one of these fashions and it was so appropriate I had to use it.  Jon, my love, you get the credit.

“She is not wearing that fashion….that fashion is wearing her”

…and not in a good way.

Lena Denham in Zac Posen MSN

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Lena Dunham in Zac Posen.  First of all, lemon yellow on a red carpet spells potential retinal seerage.  Yes, you are definitely noticeable and I am not sure she wanted to be in this.  Also, I ask the question again, “Can you really pull off elegant couture with major tatoos?”  In her case, in this dress, I don’t think so.  This is NOT her color.  Enough said.

Paula Patton in Stephanie Rolland MSN

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Paula Patton in Stephane Rolland.  Ummm…do you guys remember the Queen’s bed skirt that was on Helena Bonham Carter’s dress last award season?  Guess where it ended up.  One word: blindside.  Hope she never had to see anything to her left.  Maybe she just didn’t like the person sitting to her left at the table LOL!  A couture solution to “talk to the hand”…in her case it was “talk to the ruffle.”

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Bérénice Bejo in Giambattista Valli.  I am sure this looked stunning on the 6 foot model who wore  it on the 2013 fall couture runway.  Here it just had me imagining this conversation “Honey, who cut up the red bath matt from the guest bath?”  WAY too many poufy things on this one. 

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3 responses

  1. toto

    I like Kate Blanchett, very romantic, yet not boring.

    January 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

  2. urrgghh

    Any Adams had a red cape that went with it which I thought was great seeing as how she’s Supermans girlfriend. :)

    January 13, 2014 at 11:01 am

  3. Lena Dunham outfit is hideous

    January 28, 2014 at 12:36 pm

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