2013 Golden Globe Rundown

Ah, January may be frigid, cold and gray, but it’s also the beginning of Award Season!  One of our favorite fashion times of year.  2013 started off with a bang at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, but we were surprised who wowed us, and who disappointed…  Our number one pick goes to the loveliest lady of Downton Abbey – Michelle Dockery.  While we were angry she didn’t win Best Actress in a TV Series (anyone else think Homeland is terrible?), she was definitely sporting our favorite gown there by Alexandre Vauthier Couture.  The svelte and alabaster star actually pulled off white without looking washed out.  Her dress was somehow conservative and sexy – the epitome of British beauty.  Lucy Liu looked demure in a sky blue and floral gown by one of our favorites, Carolina Herrera (pictured above, right), while Julianne Moore looked so sophisticated in black and white Tom Ford (pictured, above left).  Hostesses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler cracked us up with their witty comments, but they also looked very beautiful.  Before the show, Fey sported a lovely strapless black and white dress by L’Wren Scott, while her Parks & Recreation counterpart looked quite daring in her Stella McCartney tuxedo – sans shirt, but replaced by Chopard jewels!  While onstage, the funny ladies looked amazing once again – Tina Fey wore a sparkling teal column gown, also by L’Wren Scott, while Poehler donned a plunging frock, also by McCartney.  (P.S. Tina’s hair and makeup also looked the best they ever have – I guess those free products from her Garnier endorsement leads to old Hollywood glamor!)  The biggest trend of the night was RED.  Usually you see stars wear similar shapes (like the mermaid craze), or different shades become popular (jewel tones, nudes, pastels, etc.), but we’ve never seen just one color dominate the red carpet (go figure) like we did at this year’s Golden Globes.  Claire Danes, Jennifer Lawrence, Zooey Deschanel, Melissa Rauch, Jennifer Garner, Marion Cotillard, and Naomi Watts all sported scarlet.  Danes looked insanely good in her Versace gown, especially considering she’d just had a baby only a month ago, but by the time some of these beautiful stars showed up, we were already bored with everyone attempting to be “Lady in Red.”  Our favorites were Garner’s sparkly number by Vivienne Westwood (pictured, bottom right), and Naomi Watts’s backless vision by Zac Posen.  Our biggest disappointments were the two frontrunners up for Best Actress this year: Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence.  Admittedly, they were the two we were most excited for, based on Chastain’s appearance at last year’s Oscar’s, and Lawrence’s the year before.  What’s strange is they shared the biggest flaw with each of their gowns: an unflattering bust.  Lawrence wore a Dior number that sat way too low on her stunning shape, while Chastain sported a sea green Calvin Klein gown that had too much material at her petite frame, making both of their busts look low-hanging and frumpy from the side.  Chastain also slicked back her strawberry blonde roots that actually created the illusion she was going bald.  As for some of the ladies we love… At first, we loved Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Vera Wang black and beige gown (pictured, right), but the full ballgown made the tiny star look stumpy.  (Props to her hair/makeup team though – the award ceremony was held on her 52nd birthday, and she didn’t look much older than 40.  She is GORGEOUS!)  As for our other dislikes, we didn’t love the nude gowns sported by Amy Adams, Megan Fox, Kelly Osbourne and Kaley Cuoco – like we usually don’t.  Young stars Lena Dunham and Adele looked very dowdy for their age.  The adorable Emily Mortimer looked like Barbarella’s mother in a weird, conservative glittery outfit by Jenny Packham.  Alyssa Milano looked lumpy in her yellow Ports 1961 creation.  Eva Longoria, Julianna Marguiles and Jennifer Lopez were in way too revealing outfits for their ages.  It’s great they’re in awesome shape, but wearing see-through and slits up to there only seem desperate in trying to compete with their younger counterparts.  But nothing compared with the hot mess that is Halle Berry.  She wore a ripped-up, color-clashing mess by Atelier Versace that could be a metaphor for her personal life… Yes, she has the body for it, but dear God, this is something a stripper would probably wear to a black-tie event.  It was inappropriate and completely ugly.  Our final favorite we didn’t even see on the red carpet, but it was Catherine Zeta-Jones presenting in an ethereal Jenny Peckham embellished gown that floated as she sauntered across the stage.  We loved seeing some of our favorite girls looking fab – can’t wait for the next the awards show!