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ITFDS Musings from the Golden Globe Red Carpet

The Golden Globes were last night and It was fun watching the red carpet with my daughter.  She and I have differing opinions on what is good fashion.  I love classic styling and ball gown princess couture.  My daughter goes for the darker colors and edgier designers.  I have to say that my first positive impression from the red carpet had nothing to do with the fashion.  Did you guys get a look at the coolest heat lamps ever??!!  They looked like big white floor lamps.  The wedding planners of the world, I suspect,  are clogging up the phone lines this morning trying to line these babies up for the next year of events.

Fashion wise, there was much to admire on the red carpet for both my daughter and I.  There were also a few laugh out loud scratch my head and yell “ Oh my word….NO!” moments.  With so much going on, I decided to group my reactions into different categories like the awards ceremony itself.

Category 1:  Best actress in a fashion ensemble.  The queen of the ball.  Ms. Anne Hathaway in Chanel.  Nice to see Chanel redeeming itself after Elle Fanning’s shower mishap at the Critics Choice awards.  This lady gets more stunning with every award show this year.  It’s hard to believe she could outdo this number for the Oscars….we shall see.  The big rumor at last nights festivities was that Ms. Hathaway is expecting too.  The actress and her team have completely denied it.

** All photos are property of MSN’s Wonderwall**

Anne Hathaway in Chanel

Category 2: Best supporting actress in a fashion ensemble. The princesses of the court….  Woman who looked so good it was sickening…in a good I just ate too many chocolates way .Smile

Princess of the court copy

Okay…so Julianne Hough rocked the red carpet….AGAIN!!  Somebody get me her stylist’s number.  Taylor Swift consistently pulls off stunning red carpet looks.  The back of her Donna Karan number was just as fabulous as the front.  Well done stylist.  Amy Adam frothed her way down the carpet in this dreamy ballet pink Marchessa creation and Zooey Deshanel is beyond cute in anything she wears.  Oh and I have to throw in an honorable mention in here..

Rosario Dawson in Antonio Berardi did not fit with the princess of the court theme but I loved her in this

Rosario Dawson in Antonio Berardi

Category 3:  Best actress who just had babies… and had no business looking this good on the red carpet!

New Mothers copy

This is soooooo not right.  {{Rebecca sits in a corner and sulks.  She decides to make plans to hit the gym ASAP }}.  Seriously though folks…they JUST had babies. 

Category 3.5  Cutest pregnant woman on the carpet…..Kristin Bell in Jenny Peckham

Kristen Bell in

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

Awwwwww!  Dax Shepard and Kristin Bell….that’s so sweet..I think I just got a cavity.

Category 4:  Best actress portraying a siren on the red carpet.

Katharine McPhee in Theyskins’ Theory ( yep..had to look that one up too).  Hey…if I had a body like this I would be wearing half a dress and showing it off too.

Katharine McPhee in Theyskins' Theory

Selma Hyak in Gucci.  Look in the dictionary under “va va voom”  and you will find a picture of this woman. 

Salma Hayek in Gucci

Halle Berry in Versace.  Holy cow!!  Does this woman ever age??!!  In the genetic pool there are winners and then there are LOTTO winners.  I believe this woman was the single winner of the  largest gene pool Powerball.  I adore her in this Versace…and every red blooded heterosexual male in the room just stood up and said “AMEN”

Halle Berry in Versace

Naomi Watts in Zac Posen.  Okay…I am going to come right out and say it…Naomi Watts is a GODDESS in this gown.  From top to toe…PERFECTION!

Naomi Watts in Zac Posen 2

Category 6:  Most confusing performance by a stylist.

One of these things is not like the other..one of these things just doesn’t belong ( Do we all remember this from Sesame Street??…sing it with me now…)

Helena Bonham Carter in Dolce and Gabbana.  Would someone please, please, please tell Helena to brush her hair.  Oh and what can I say about the lips purse????  Well try this “Shun, to push away…to say “no thank you”.  That purse is indeed the final kiss of death for this entire look.  Love this woman’s work as an actress.  She is brilliant.  This outfit…is not.  To Helena and her stylist…please pack your knives and go.

Helena Bonham Carter in D&G

Sienna Millier in custom Erdem.  Custom meaning it is OOAK…meaning it won’t be repeated…THANK GOD!!  What is this love affair going on with applique flowers??  I don’t think Martha would label this a “Good Thing”.

Sienna Miller in custom Erdem

Alyssa Milano in….an orange mumu.  I don’t even know where to start. The color is not flattering on her and the cut is REALLY not flattering on her ( note to self ladies…an empire waist does not solve everything).  The accessories are too heavy in my opinion.   In the words of an epic line from the movie Aliens….”Game over man…game over.”Alyssa Milano in

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen.  I don’t know much about Ms. Dunham or the show “Girls” that won last night .  She seems like a very talented young woman.  I think she is adorable.  I think the dress is to die for.  The two just don’t seem to go together.  Maybe it was the impressive set of tats this actress displayed in this couture gown that turned me off.  Don’t get me wrong.  I have no problem with tattoos.  I  have a question though.  Can anyone seriously pull off a couture ball gown with a full upper back tattoo?  Okay…Angelina Jolie can but I don’t believe Lena Dunham has done it.  The color is not flattering on her either.  Unlike poor unfortunate Alyssa above, the cut of this gown does work on Ms. Dunham and love her short pixie hair.  I felt sorry for the girl though.  This gown should have come with an assistant to help get her up on the stage.  It looked like a battle to wrestle this big dress up to the podium…and she had to do it….twice.

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

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