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Golden Globes Fashion 2013 (Part 2) January 25, 2013

Hello again!!! So here’s the last half of my Golden Globes post! I’ve really had fun gathering all these looks (by the way, all photo credits go to Huffington Post!!) I love seeing the different celebrities’ ensembles at gala events, and don’t forget to like if you do too! Enjoy!

Adele (Burberry)

Adele in Burberry

Starting it off with one of my favorite singers, Adele, who, I have to say, looks pretty darn awesome post-baby!! Her signature color is definitely black, and she didn’t switch it up for this event either! First, the hair (as always), is super funky, and again, part of her signature style. It’s definitely influenced by the beehive hairdo of the 1960’s, sported by icons like Audrey Hepburn and Amy Winehouse, and Adele wears it with so much confidence and poise! Ok, so now that I’m over the hairdo, on to the dress 😛  The cut of the dress is perfect for her – the wide neckline offsets slightly broader shoulders, and the sinched waist creates an hourglass figure, while the skirt skims over whatever might be left from the baby bump, creating a flawless figure that Adele carries perfectly! The minimal makeup and jewelry is understated, but elegant, and really just fits Adele’s simplistic, but sophisticated personality 🙂

Amy Poehler (Stella McCartney & Chopard)

Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney & Chopard

Kudos to the women who buck the system and show up in blazers and pants instead of dresses!!! The key to this is to make it still feminine and stylish – unlike the ensembles seen on some celebrities who have tried to pull this look off at previous events, this particular one is very feminine, but still to the point and business-y.
So why does it work? First, the cut of the blazer, while boxy, is still somewhat fitted, giving it a less girl-trying-to-look-like-guy vibe. The blingy necklace also helps with this, giving it a decidedly feminine air. The fitted cropped pants add to this, showing off Amy’s figure, and making what would have been an office look (if the pants hadn’t been cropped) a funky, personalized, feminine look. The shoes are (in my opinion) awesome! Also notice how the bling on the shoes matches the bling on the necklace, which is also mirrored in Amy’s box clutch, giving the whole outfit a cohesive look 🙂

Carla Gugino (Rami Al Ali & Swarovski)

Carla Gugino in Rami Al Ali & Swarovski

Haha, ok, not much to say about this one, other than that I love it! First, I’m obsessed with the hairdo – if I could figure out how to do it myself (and pull it off as well), I would totally try it!! Anyways. The dress.
I love the way the panels with the crystal are mixed with the silk panels, giving it a subtle stripe effect with some weathering on the edges! The keyhole back, high neckline, and small train add structural interest, and also give the dress an unexpected twist. Carla’s makeup fits the dress, as well as her skin and hair color, and while I would have gone with earrings that maybe matched the dress more, the overall score of the outfit makes it totally forgivable 🙂

Helen Mirren (Badgley Mischka)

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

*sighhhhh*…. If I get old I would so love to age as gracefully as Helen Mirren… at 67, she still looks incredible and knows how to dress to complement her age… First, I love the hair! Not sure about the color, but the curly bob complements her face shape and is a great youthful style that actually looks really good on her! Skipping around a little, the dress was also a great choice for her – the black is slimming, while the gold adds interest and character – especially with the small studs on the sleeves and around the detailing on the bodice and at the waist. The cut of the dress does a fair job of hiding and disguising trouble spots, while the drape of the dress elongates her figure and the train gives it an almost regal feel that is matched by Helen’s posture and air (in the best way :P). She’s also done a great job accessorizing, choosing accessories that pick up the accent colors in the dress (aka. the earrings and clutch). Overall, a very cohesive, age-defying, but age-appropriate look!!

Jessica Alba (Oscar de la Renta)

Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

Ok. Wow. I don’t ever think I’ve seen a red carpet miss by Jessica Alba. She always looks fab… but then again, how could you go wrong wearing Oscar de la Renta??? By the way, he happens to be one of my all time favorite designers, bot just for formalwear, but also for bridalwear… his designs are always gorgeous… Anyways!!
Jessica has jumped on the Ombre hair trend that was big last fall and is still seen a lot now, and while I can’t say that it’s my favorite hair color for her, she can definitely pull it off. The dress is, as always, gorgeous, and warms up her somewhat pale skin (come on guys, it is hard to safely tan in the middle of January, so you have to improvise! xD).  The cut off the dress gives her the coveted hourglass figure, while the trumpet style adds volume and interest. She seems to have gone with an analogous color scheme here, with the light peach gown, darker peach lipstick, and dark peach feathered clutch (which, by the way, I love…. it looks almost like a furry, colored pet lol…), but she’s broken it up a little with the silver-white accents in the necklace and ring.

Julianne Hough (Monique Lhuillier)

Julianne Hough in Monique Lhuillier

Ok, so basically, I love the dress here, but I think it totally should have gone one someone else… Julianne is a little too pale for this number, and it makes her look washed out and pale. There are times when it’s ok to match your dress with your hair color, or whatever, but the blonde-gold in the dress is too close to her face and hair, making it just look washed out, while the bottom is an almost blinding white. I think what I’m trying to say here, is that there is nothing in a darker color that grounds the outfit. You can see that Julianne’s stylist has attempted to do this by adding the oxblood-colored clutch and nail polish, a d dark eyeliner, but it just isn’t enough to counteract the effect of the dress. The dress really is gorgeous though, and I think even if Julianne had dyed her hair maybe a darker brown, it would have made her look less washed out… Oh well 😦

Lea Michele (Ellie Saab)

Lea Michele in Ellie Saab

Hahaha, Lea Michele looks adorable in almost anything… and this is no exception. My favorite shortie is, like Jessica, rocking the ombre hair, but with more subtlety. The light makeup keeps her face from looking really dark (which it would have, combined with her hairstyle, had her makeup been darker), while the dress complements her figure and makes her look taller (again, though, the people behind her give away her height, lol…)  The halter cut of the dress does double duty, downsizing shoulders that are a little on the broader side (hence the reason I love halter, lol), while also giving the design extra interest. While turquoise wouldn’t have been my first choice in an accent color, I love how Lea stuck with it, using not only earrings that bring in the color, but also using a bracelet with small turquoise accents the keep the color going. I would have gone a little further and maybe used a turquoise colored sandal, or even just a buckle on the shoe in the accent color to make sure the color is kept throughout, but overall, I have nothing to complain about! 🙂

Maria Menounos (Celia Kritharioti)

Maria Menounos in Celia Kritharioti

Again, not much to say about this one! The dress is super pretty, and I love the color. Maria uses minimal jewelry to accessorize, but she makes sure to keep it all related by using the same metal and style (minimalist). One thing that I have to point out in this picture is how a stylist can always take styling cues from nature. Notice how picture perfect this ensemble looks next to the flower arrangement to the right, and against the topiary behind her. The colors in the flower arrangement are all in the same color family as Maria’s dress, and imagine how different, but how perfect this outfit would have been if Maria had taken color cues from the colors in the plants and maybe accessorized with those colors… maybe a small, skinny belt and a pair of shoes in a the dark (almost eggplant colored) purple seen in the tall, leafy flower in the arrangement, or a clutch that used the colors from the green plant in the arrangement that looks almost like an artichoke… Anyways, kind of off topic, but just an example to show you guys that nature is often one of the best places to find inspiration for color matching and so much more!

Megan Fox (Dolce & Gabbana)

Megan Fox in Dolce & Gabbana

Haha, prime example of the “color grounding” that was missing in Julianne’s outfit. In this outfit, Megan’s dark hair and clutch ground the outfit, and give the pale color in the outfit some dimension. Had Julianne take note, it might have saved her! Anyways, I love this dress… Another designer who knows what they’re doing – Dolce & Gabbanna! The only thing I have to say about this outfit is that Megan doesn’t relate her accessories. Her earrings are too light, and it’s a pinky color that doesn’t relate to the tone of the outfit. Her shoes are a light gold that really has nothing to do with the rest of her accessories. Here, the only accessory I would keep is the clutch, which was actually a hit, as it mirrors her hair color and carries it throughout the outfit. To complete the rest, I would change the earrings to this Amrita Singh pair (here), which complement her hair color, as well as something similar to these Rupert Sanderson heels (here) – both of which are in colors that match and complement the gold-brown in Megan’s hair and clutch, as well as have the same bohemian-glamor vibe as the gown.

 

Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta & Kwiat

Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta & Kwiat

Haha, Oscar de la Renta does it again! Simplistic gown that’s striking and bold, but totally elegant. Zooey totally understood this, and played up her accessories to match, using the timeless pearl, finishing off the look with a soft, simple hairstyle that allows the dress to take center stage 🙂
I think I love this looks so much because Zooey totally understood the tenor and overall look of the dress and just went with it, like she and Oscar de la Renta had the same mind.

Taylor Swift (Donna Karan)

Taylor Swift in Donna Karan

This was a stunning outfit on Taylor that left me wondering why in the world she rarely wears dark colors! The high drama color is perfect for her, and looks incredible on the gown itself. The only thing I might have changed about the dress is the neckline. I love the neckline to be honest, but I think an off-the-shoulder neckline would have offset the slightly overdone figure that the trumpet gown created. Otherwise, gorgeous gown! Taylor also accessorized it perfectly, using the same shade of purple for the earrings. One thing that I might have added to her accessories is a maybe a wide indian-looking bangle that matched her earrings or something like this 🙂

 

 

Okays, so I’m done!! Hope you enjoyed my favorites from the Golden Globe Awards! Don’t for get to comment, like, or follow!! It means so much to me!!

Also, if you want to see all of the celebrity outfits from the Golden Globe that didn’t make it into my post, check out the link at the end of the part 1 post. Thanks!!!!

<3Christiana<3

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