I am so excited the new year is here! 2019 was a rough year and I'm so glad to have it behind me. I'm back to blogging with my best dressed picks from the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards!
I love seeing Helen Mirren on the red carpet! She always looks stylish and comfortable while having a blast and wearing this burgundy Dior gown was no different. This look proves that off the shoulder styles can look great at any age. The 3/4 length sleeve keeps the style from looking too formal and the contrasting underskirt was a fun reveal when she twirled.
Last, but not least my favorite look is Joey King in this amazing dress by Iris Van Herpen. I love the optical illusion created by the print of the fabric and the shape of the dress. What's even trickier is the curvature of the lines beginning at the waist and extending down into the hips that create a flattering silhouette verses a bulky one. I also love the unique sleeve/cape piece as well.
Hello, everyone! and Hello 2019!!!
I am back to blogging and I am oh so happy to share my thoughts on the fashion at last weekend's Golden Globes! There were SOOO many fabulous garments to pick from that it's taken me a week to narrow down my favorites! So let's not delay any longer and get to it!
You can't go wrong with a big puffy, tulle skirt at an awards show! They are often a safe choice so they can become a dime a dozen, but that is not the case with this Monique Lhuillier gown worn by Heidi Klum! I love the unexpected sheer-looking bodice and the flowers adorning the skirt! It's a very fresh look for the red carpet!
Judith Light's Christian Siriano gown was part angel, part Greecian goddess! That fabric is gorgeous and drapes beautifully! I love the layered pearls as accessory, too!
Sandra Oh made history at the 2019 Golden Globes as the first Asian host and of course as hostess she had multiple costume changes, but this Versace look is my favorite! While the skirt has a similar silhouette to Judith Light's gown, it stands out thanks to the draping detail across the torso, the asymetrical neckline, and the big bow at the shoulder. I love that her hair is up to show off the top of this gorgeous gown.
I love this 4 piece custom couture ensemble worn by Billy Porter! It's so refreshing to see a new take on a typical men's suit. Randi Rahm and his team took 6 months to complete this look! The embroidery and embellishment detail is delicious and I love the unexpected hot pink lining! Gorgeous work!!!
When I first saw this next look I was admittedly not a fan. However, it's grown on me and frankly I love it! Caitriona Balfe absolutely rocked this unusual Moschino dress! Not everyone could pull off this silhouette, but Caitriona's statuesque physique wears it beautifully.
I love this Alexander McQueen dress worn by Emily Blunt! It's a great ratio of elegant and sexy. I'm not usually a fan of crochet lace as it often looks like a doily on your grandmother's couch, but the thread and lace detailing used were a fantastic choice. And the peak-a-boo look through the lace isn't scandalous with a nude color bodice and grey skirt. The asymetrical hem has a wonderful organized chaos to it, too. Overall a wonderful choice!
Of course Gemma Chan is like a clothes hanger - everything looks good on her! This deep blue Valentino gown was one of my favorites tho. It's basically a sleeveless romper with an oversize skirt including a long train. I love that because a) it was no doubt comfortable and b) it's completely unexpected!
And last, but definitely not least - my absolute favorite look - Danai Gurira in a custom Rodarte gown! This dress design was inspired by Zimbabwe's national flower, the flame lily. The simple silhouette of the dress is the perfect choice to not over power the texture of the fabric. Red can be a difficult color choice for the red carpet, but pairing it with orange makes this dress pop! Her updo was a perfect styling choice to show off the asymmetrical neckline and bow, too! Bravo!!
Getting over my post-holiday cold has allowed me time to make my choices for my favorite 2018 Golden Globe looks! I wondered how limiting the designs may be this year as most everyone chose black to stand in solidarity for all who've endured harassment, discrimination, and assault. However, the designers really upped their game! There were soooooo many amazing looks, but I've narrowed it down to my favorites below:
I love the way Gaultier plays with the stripes of the fabric in this dress. The uneven hem in the back gives the look a gothic feel while remaining elegant.
When I first saw this look I wasn't crazy about it. As a designer I would have lengthened the top a bit, just simply to bring the lace farther down to incorporate it into the skirt more. However, at second glance the disjointed part actually makes me really love it as it's unexpected. The peplum not only balances out the shoulders, but gives volume to go with the Victorian era walking skirt.
Presumably due to the way the Hollywood Foreign Press packs the nominees and presenters like sardines, you don't see a lot of fuller skirts at the Golden Globes. This silhouette plus the pink/peachy tones stood out in the sea of black. This look was elegant and modern at the same time.
I love the perfect draping on this Prabal Gurung frock. As a costume technician I'd love to see the inside of the dress, particularly the structure of the bodice. It looks effortless, but I know the craftsmanship was particular. The shimmery fabric choice was perfect to make this look stand out.
This Solace London look worn by Gillian Anderson proves design does not have to be complex to still be effective. The long right sleeve offers a Grecian goddess quality while the lack of sleeve on the other side shows off Gillian Anderson's unbelievably toned arms.
There were a lot of lady tuxes at the Globes this year, but Gal Gadot wore it best. Pairing her cropped tuxedo jacket with a sexy and sophisticated dress, Gadot perfectly embodied the TIME'S UP movement with her look. I loved so many looks this year, but if I had to choose a favorite - it would be this one.
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