Golden Globes 2014

Hola, awards season! 

The Golden Globes are my favorite ceremony to watch, because scores of very important Hollywood royalty in attendance seem the most relaxed (drunk) and game for a night of fun.  As the first major red carpet event of the new year, the Globes the perfect opportunity to spot emerging fashion trends. Let’s jump in! 

There were a lot of lot of bold reds, and Lupita Nyong’o kills in caped Ralph Lauren.  Her minimal accessories and androgynous hair let the dress shine.  

Emma Watson wore a fashion-forward Dior dress that looked amazing from the front, but not so elegant from behind.  I want to love this, but the awkward pants eliminated all elegance.  

Amy Adams’ color-blocked Valentino dress stuns with its simplicity and the plunging neckline gives a nod to the costumes of her American Hustle character. 

Shimmering Gowns 

A far cry from her Breaking Bad character, Anna Gunn looked the best I’ve ever seen in a beautifully sculpted gown by Donna Karan Atelier.  

Robin Wright’s toned physique and chiseled features were the perfect canvas for her minimalistic Reem Acra dress.

Meanwhile, Naomi Watts radiated warmth in iridescent Tom Ford.   

Embellished Black Dresses 

Accustomed to seeing her caked with mud, American Horror Story’s Lily Rabe’s red carpet transformation stunned. Her Georges Hobeika gown was a refreshing take on a classic silhouette.  

Studded with Swavorski crystals and layers of lace leaves, Cate Blanchette’s high-collared lace Armani Prive dress accentuated her delicate facial features and porcelain skin.  

Juliana Marguiles’ clean makeup and reined-in styling perfectly complimented her regal Andrew Gn gown.  She nailed it with one of my favorite looks of the evening.  

White Hot 

Paula Patton’s controversial Stephane Rolland Couture gown topped a lot of worst-dressed lists, but I loved the modern, sculpted fin.  

A pregnant Kerry Washington gave a masterclass on appropriate, elegant dressing for mothers-to-be.  

Margot Robbie’s Gucci number was the perfect marriage of modernity and glamour with sparkling emerald embellishments that juxtaposed the clean and crisp cut.    

Sequins

Clad in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabanna sequins, Camila Alves’ insane figure leads me to question if she is human.  How has she given birth to multiple children?  

Another mother, Kate Beckinsale, channeled old-school Hollywood glamour in a form-fitting ombre sequin Zuhair Murad gown.

And soon-to-be mother Olivia Wilde made jaws drop in her sequined Gucci. She makes pregnancy look really, really good.  

Pretty Florals 

The gorgeous detailing and soft colors of Sosie Bacon’s dress suited the youthful spirit of Miss Golden Globe.  

I die for Drew Barrymore’s whimsical and vibrant Monique Lhuillier.  This dress could easily become disastrous, but Drew’s tasteful styling elevated the look.  H & M cannot make a knock-off soon enough.  I need this dress tomorrow.   

Michelle Dockery’s Oscar de la Renta gown featured subtle floral embroidery punctuated with delicate silver sequins that befit her timeless good looks.  

Black Dresses

Emma Roberts wisely refrained from over-accessorizing her dramatically-cut Lanvin dress.

Sophia Vergara’s chose classic elegance in a chic Zac Posen gown.

Amy Poehler brought some NYC edge to the red carpet with sleek and modern Stella McCartney. 

Brights

The cut and colors of Sandra Bullock’s Prabal Gurung gown are great elements separately, but I’m not sure how well they work together in this ensemble.  

Caitlin FitzGerald’s  bold blue dress by Emilia Wickstead was a home run.  Her quirky accessories, wedded with the gown’s unique cut, prevented any dull moments.  

Carolina Herrera outfitted Taylor Swift in vibrant coral that draped beautifully against her lithe frame. 

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are truly the greatest awards show hosts.  What were your favorite moments and favorite red carpet looks? I’d love to hear! 

Images courtesy of E! OnlineHuffington PostJust Jared 

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