Gaga for Green. After all the attention Angie received for her emerald earrings on the 2009 Oscar Red Carpet, it’s no surprise she chose a show-stopping beaded Versace gown in the same color. A perfect choice for cool January temperatures, the sleeves, neckline, and lady-like column silhouette were a bit safe, but effortlessly chic.
Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss and Catherine Zeta-Jones also chose green, but my favorite was Mila Kunis whose emerald beauty can’t be denied.
Green with Envy for: Mila A close Second goes to: Angelina Honorable Mention: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Beading and Bling. Always expected during awards show season is the sparkle and shine of faceted beads and sequins. Several gowns didn’t disappoint in the glitz department.
Anne Hathaway’s look had “Rachel Zoe is my stylist” written all over it, but I don’t care. It was everything I would have wanted if I were going to the Globes. Relaxed hair with warm highlights, vintage-chic dress that grazes every curve, and shoulder pads that allow the dress to drape and dip perfectly down the back.
ScarJo went a bit conservative, and less bodycon then usual. Her teased back/updo was big and little ratty for my taste, but with a resounding “She’s so hot” from my husband, I suppose I gotta give the girl some credit. I liked the gold color and exquisite delicate beading on the elbow length ethereal sleeves.
Olivia Wilde’s gown tonight was a strapless, sparkly, chocolate Marchesa dream. Call me crazy, but this gown in white would be gorgeous for a bride.
Nicole Kidman went for soft, pale yellow Prada sequins, with a bow belt detail, and slim column silhouette. What was with the green pin on her shoulder?
And I’ve been wondering if Nicole and Keith are expecting a second child – she either forgot spanx, is retaining water, or is pregnant and just hasn’t announced it yet.
Belle of the Beaded Ball: Tie between Anne and Olivia
Pink Ladies. A pregnant Natalie Portman chose a draped, silk, blush-hued gown with a beaded red rose adornment. Though her dress didn’t dazzle me, I thought her matching clutch and shoes were a perfect compliment to the look. If only they could bottle that pregnancy glow and perfect makeup…
Sandra Bullock chose a gorgeous Jenny Packham dress. The writers at People.com actually thought that Carrie Underwood might wear the blush style with silver sequins, but I guess once Sandra spoke for it, it was taken.
The feminine color, draping, and silhouette made for a gorgeous combination but for some reason despite the beautiful dress, I thought Sandra’s hair and overall look fell flat.
Megan Fox always gets attention, and her glittery Armani Prive pink and silver dress did as well. A soft look for Fox, her all-around look was pulled together and pretty.
Lea Michelle was all roses with her peachy-pink ruffled Oscar de la Renta confection. My favorite juxtaposition was the bright green ring she wore to accessorize the taffy colored gown.
Claire Danes dared to be different in hot pink Calvin Klein collection. Her skin was a perfect healthy shade, her make-up accented her features and let the dress be the statement. Well done.
Pretty in Pink: Lea Love the dress, hate the hair: Sandra Honorable Mention: Claire
Black and Better Than Ever. Eva is bouncing back and looking fabulous in her black, slightly plunging Zac Posen with sexy cut-out back. Glowing makeup and sheer confidence prove there’s nothing better than a woman who feels comfortable in her own skin, and chooses a dress that fits.
Best Black: Eva Honorable Mention: Halle Berry
Red Hot. January Jones and Sophia Vergara deserve a mention as they both rocked red the way it should be done. January channeled a sexy Grace Kelly with elegant hair, classic bold red lips and alabaster skin.
Sophia was the quintessential Latina Bombshell with my favorite jewelry of the night – unapologetically large and icy bangles and earrings that stood up with gusto to the va-va-voom of the red dress she wore.
Not My Favorite. Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood. My husband literally asked verbatim, “Is she gonna get a Razzi for her outfit?” You know it’s bad. (Two different shoes, really?)
Amy Adams in her navy, lazer-cut Marchesa gown with structured gathered asymmetrically placed bow (if that’s what you call it). I usually love Marchesa but this was a let-down.
Michelle Williams in Valentino. Gerbera daisy print? Was this Valentino for Anthropologie? Too hippy-dippy and maybe a cute fabric for bedding or a table cloth. Not a good choice for a Golden Globes gown – even if it is Valentino.
J.Lo’s turn on the red carpet was not one of her best white moments with the beaded sheer half-cape going on. And Emma Stone gone blonde and too casual. Where’s the respect? It’s the GLOBES!
Miss M is a retail consultant and stylist living in Bethesda. While she and Belle may not agree on January Jones’ Versace dress, M brings a different perspective to Capitol Hill Style.