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Style Watch…Golden Globes 2012

I love to watch the award shows for the fashions.  I often find myself saying “ What gown would I love to have recreated for my doll collection?”.  It definitely sparks some thinking and dreaming in me.  I know I personally could never pull off any of these gowns because I am all of 5 foot 1 ( always wished I was taller) and don’t have the body of a super model.  I do , however, appreciate that others can wear these fabulous designer creations well.  Here are a few of my favorites from this years Golden Globes.

1.  Kate Beckensale in Roberto Cavali.  She would most likely look good in a burlap sack but here she looks like a princess.  Love the upswept hair, the cuff bracelets, the chandelier earrings and how this gown drapes at the bottom.  LOVE


2.   Jessica Alba in lavender Gucci.  Didn’t she just have a baby?  It’s just not normal to look this good after just having a baby right?  She looks so elegant in this gown.  Love the understated jewelry and cute little clutch to match.  Love, love, love that soft draping train of the skirt.67994836

3.  Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji.  I was definitely into the softer looks of pastels last evening.  One of the best things about Octavia’s look was the gorgeous hair she had.  Soooo lovely.67993452

4. Sophia Vergara in Vera Wang.  Va Va Va Voom!  Love the color, love the cut, love the fact that she kept her hair down and swept to the side.  Love the simple cuffs she wore with it.  Gorgeous!


5.  Viola Davis in Emilio Pucci.  The hair!!  Oh my word the hair!  LOVE.  She looks so elegant but current and hip at the same time.  Loved this whole look from head to toe.67993902

To the stylists that put these looks together, I salute you!

There were a few looks that had me scratching my head last night as well…..

1.  Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackerman.  Tilda honey….we love you and you are incredibly talented.  What is with the hairstyle here??  Are we doing a tribute to David Bowie?  It’s one heck of a tribute…just doesn’t work with the gown.  Love the color and cut of the gown…with the haircut?….not so much.


2.  Meryl Streep in  vintage Jeager ( yeah…had to look that one up too…didn’t know it).  Again, enormously talented lady but I feel like she will be donning a pair of jeans and hitting the rodeo later.67995520

3.   Missi Pyle, in Junko Yoshioka.  Okay…where to start here…  Could it be the color?  Yellow is a hard color to pull off by anyone but dirty yellow on a blond??? Near impossible to look good in that color.  Now, the dress itself..I think I saw that..wait..I think I wore that to a 1980’s prom.  Is there really a chiffon rosette at her waist?  Beautiful, Beautiful girl with lovely hair…needed a different dress.67993357

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8 responses

  1. Gotta give Tilda a little credit for almost looking like a woman.

    January 16, 2012 at 11:56 am

    • {{Snort!} Good one Terri. Her fashion choices in previous years have been very…..interesting.

      January 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  2. Tery H

    I wore a Tadashi Soji gown to my daughter’s wedding. Great designer, almost ALWAYS forgiving dresses……

    January 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    • LOVED the style and cut of that gown. How lovely to wear one of their creations to your daughters wedding. Fabulous!

      January 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

  3. I have to say, might favorite look last night was Evan Rachel Wood. I have never liked her, but she is turning into quite a stunning fashionista.

    January 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    • She was stunning I agree.

      January 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm

  4. Carin

    Excellent post. If ABC’s Carson Kressley EVER retires, I think you could take over his duties! Looking forward to the Oscars.

    January 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    • Thank you Carin. I am glad you enjoyed my oddball comments about red carpet fashions. I had so much fun doing this post I will definitely try and do one for the Oscars. There should be some knock out’s for that big event.

      January 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm

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