The Golden Globes
The stars have a better chance of winning on the carpet than winning a little golden dude on a pedestal and this year they did not disappoint! While there were certainly some No No’s, for the most part, there were some fantastic looks that walked the carpet. We saw big Spring trends were definitely on display. Some key trends were the greens and turquoise which you saw on Kelly Osbourne (ditch the gray hair, girlfriend), Frieda Pinto, Sophia Vergara, Laura Dern, and Kelly McDonald’s gown (note, we love the color, not the overall look).
Also, laser cutting is going to be a HUGE trend this Spring. And Diana Agron’s dress was chock full of this detail. This is a very intricate treatment of fabric that entails making small cut out shapes within the fabric that give it the illusion of a print.
And lace detailing. Still big. Still sexy. Still loving it.
But enough about the details…Here are my favorite overall looks from the 2012 Globes.
MY TOP 5
JESSICA ALBA : Her gorgeous olive glow looked fabulous against this lilac Gucci design. I loved the sparkle and the appliqués that looked like small butterflies fluttering about. The medium sized drop earrings and dramatic cuff complimented the strapless frock beautifully and the understated hair and makeup allowed her natural beauty to shine!
CHARLIZE THERON: The poster girl for Dior represented the iconic Fashion House as if she was the princess of the party. Pale pink, plunging neckline, oversized bow with jeweled brooch. PER-FEC-TION. She glided so effortlessly down the runway with her train flowing behind her. And it’s a wonder how she was able to walk with those shoes (check out the angle of her foot in that heel!). Her jeweled headband sealed the deal for me. So feminine and lovely.
KATE BECKINSALE : VA VA VOOM. Ms Beckinsale’s body looked unreal in this Roberto Cavalli gown. It’s hard to see the details in these photos but this frock was full of intricate bead. It’s just what this pale blush lace and chiffon gown needed to pump up the look. But what really skyrocketed the look into “favorite” status were the jewels…OH! THOSE JEWELS! Lorraine Schwartz, jewelry goddess, had to have had at least 5 muscle heads surrounding her at all times with the dollar amount of diamonds she was wearing. What do you think? 10 mil?
NICOLE RICHIE : This girl bothers the heck out of me, but there is no denying how fantastic she looked on the carpet. She stunned in a Julien Macdonald all over silver beaded gown. The modest high neckline was balanced out by the sexy low plunging open back. With such a petite figure, it would have been easy for this gown to overwhelm her but she made sure the pumped up the hair with some major volume. With such a vintage look, her House of Harlow jewels were a great compliment to her over look.
NICOLE KIDMAN : Now, this was a toughie for me because this dress was far and away, the winner of the evening. Versace. It’s one of those dresses that really embodies Versace’s signature aesthetic too, which I love. It had a futuristic, ethnic vibe to me. So cool! The beading looked impeccable. The neckline, sexy, no vulgar. But the color didn’t compliment Mrs. Urban’s fair skintone and her hair color really could have used a bit of a saturation. But the dress…I just loved this dress so much! How much? I’ll take two!
So there you have it, my top five. But before leaving you, I just want to include a few more details that I loved from the night.
This dress horrified me at first sight but the more I looked at it, the more I fell for it. Evan Rachel Wood’s statuesque figure carried this multi species dress flawlessly. The ombre effect achieved in both color, texture, and animal influence really caught me off guard. Is it fish? It is a raven? Is it a faven? Who cares. It’s fashion forward and exciting!
While maybe slightly underdressed, it wasn’t Kristen Wiig’s dress that caught my eye. It was her awesome necklace. Did she raid Rachel Zoe’s vintage jewels atelier? I’m obsessed and I need it! Or at least a cheap knock off of it!
And on a final note, we leave you with the best dressed, most handsome, most intelligent male on the carpet…
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Bright Lights. Beautiful Women. Great Music. Sexy Lingerie. What else could it be but the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This year for the first time, I had the opportunity to sit and watch the event in the comfort of my PJs, but the spectacle drew me in and had me excited about bras and panties like I had never been before! The show highlighted the mega successful lingerie company’s (founded by a man who wanted to create a place where men didn’t have to be embarrassed to shop in) everyday and special occasion collections, magically transforming them into themes from outside of the bedroom. The show was split into 6 themes, with long legged “angels” gracing the runway in imaginative and creative fashions.
The show opened with a scene reminiscent of Black Swan. Elegant ballerinas in red tutus and ribbon laced shoes doing the impossible on their toes for a brief number, and then the dancers scurried off the runway to make way for the real stars of the show. The FASHION!
The Pretty Reckless ’s “You Make Me Want To Die” blares from the speakers as the girls clad in feathers and lace start walking the runway. This collection was feminine and delicate, just as a ballerina would be. You saw mostly lavenders, pinks and pale yellows with girls in butterfly wings, tutus and lace up heels. I also noticed a lot of jeweled headbands to match the outfits. I loved that the stylists mainly stuck with red shoes despite the pale tones of each look. I thought it showed the strength and toughness that not all people associate with ballet. The show ended with 2 red and white outfits, which were my favorites! Miranda Kerr closed the segment and two things really stuck out at me: 1. She had a baby a few months ago! She looks unfairly incredible! 2. Her ribbon lacing came untied on her walk back up the runway but who would have known with that confident stride and unwavering grin. Here I’ve chosen my favorite look from the segment.
Kanye West performed his 2007 hit “Stronger” live on stage during this incredibly quirky, cartoony and fun segment. Comic book lovers would have been enamored by the excitement and larger than life outfits filled with oversized super hero capes, high collars, bright colors, metal armor and more. The pop art inspiration was seen throughout the cape designs and bold black outlines on the vinyl bustiers. The looks were exaggerated and the ladies even donned elbow length gloves and of course, no female superheroes outfit could be complete without the thigh high vinyl boots. Somewhere out there, Linda Carter was jealous.
By far, my favorite segment, the collection opened with Rihanna’s “California King Bed” which really slowed the show’s pace and changed the mood. Heavily influenced by Spanish flamenco opulence, the passion certainly was evident, the colors were bold and rich, and the jewels runneth over. There was a much more couture sensibility with hand embroidered skirts and meticulous attention to detail. The angels draped in jewels, even creating a floating jeweled corset in one look. Lots of ruffles and black lace accented many of the outfits. The opening look had angel Alessandra wearing a gold and jewel encrusted fan as her “angel wings”. As I said, this was my favorite collection so choosing one look just didn’t seem right. Two it is…
What would a Victoria’s Secret Angel look like under water? The mystery was solved in this ethereal collection from the magical underwater abyss. Marroon 5 played their pop hit “Moves Like Jagr” live on stage for this segment. I didn’t really feel the connection other than Adam Levine’s angel girlfriend gracing the runway with her presence. But Miranda Kerr, princess of the evening it seemed, had the honor of wearing the Fantasy Bra during Aquatic Angels. This is the outrageously priced, completely impractical and this time, stunning yet understated bra of the evening. She opened the segment with a shell inspired set of wings as she posed as the pearl, wearing the baby blue, 2.5 million dollar (no joke) diamond and pearls detailed bra.
We saw mermaids, fish, sea grass, and other under water angel creatures. Iridescent pailletes in blues, purples, and green were the main color choices while the fin wings and chiffon skirts floated along the runway. Here was my standout look from Aquatic Angels.
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
Inspired by turn of the century New Orleans, this segment was all about the naughty and sometimes nice saloon girl. “Secrets” by One Republic set the tone for this collection as the sultry saloon angels strutted down the runway. We saw lots of polka dots mixed with stripes, umbrella accessories, black and white combos, and crocheted lace. Many of the girls were adorned in layers of black jewelry with cameo accents and wore fantastic grey button up high booties. My favorite, by far was this extravagant raven winged outfit with a dark voodoo feel to it!
Last by not least was the young, flirty, and playful collection from their loungewear line PINK. And the perfect music match to this was Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” performed on stage. Her hair, makeup and outfit complimented the bright neons and whimsical details to each look. There was an 80’s pop feel with the fluorescent colors, peace sign jewelry, pom pom details and even stuffed animals affixed to the panties and accessories. I loved the choice of footwear which bright booties or black with fluorescent laces. The mirror plated outfits were also a highlight but certainly not to be outdone by the neon angel wings and light up bras. How fun! Check out my favorite look from this final collection.
All in all the show was fun, creative, entertaining and inspiring. I loved that each theme was so different from the one before. But as a first time viewer, I was definitely drawn in. Can’t wait for the next show!