Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Golden Globes 2017: My Best, Worst, & Fave Picks

My Best Dressed Picks

I could not choose between Emma Stone in Valentino or Yvette Nicole Brown in Vince Camuto(!) so I am declaring a tie. Emma has progressively been stepping up her red carpet game and I love her fashion sense.  She looked like a true movie star in her romantic Valentino gown.  I love Yvette's projects, but this is the first time she catches my eye for her red carpet fashion. She looked amazing. The color, the cut, and the drape of her dress flattered her from every direction and her blingy, but understated jewelry made this one of my favorite looks of the evening. Can you believe her dress is by Vince Camuto?!?!

My Worst Dressed Picks

These all hurt. Here are three of my favorite people, two of them are Anna's for pete's sake. But try as I did, I couldn't like their fashion choices on Sunday night.  Anna Kendrick is such a beautiful woman and this corset top looks like it is strangling her chest and doesn't she just look like she knows she should have gone with an alternate pick? Then there is Cuba Gooding, Jr. There is no plaid I love like black watch plaid and I have been in search of a great tuxedo jacket in the fabric for my husband for over a year and I've been looking for the perfect black watch winter coat for myself just as long. But why did Cuba choose such an ill-fitting cut?!? This looks like he waited until the last minute and then looked around his closet only to find the jacket from his high school prom and deciding he could make it work! Sorry, you did NOT make it work, friend. And finally, Anna Chlumsky in what should have been a beautiful green dress but did nothing for her figure and washed her out.  And are we going to ignore those giant hoops that look inspired by 1989's Rhythm Nation?

My Faves: Sunshine Yellow

Can we all agree yellow will be one of the colors of 2017? I loved everyone who wore it on the red carpet Sunday.  Reese Witherspoon always knocks it out of the park and her Versace strapless sheath screamed Old Hollywood Glamour.  Maisie Williams in Ong-Oaj Pairam debuted her best red carpet look ever in canary yellow. Even Emily Ratajkowski's wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen Reem Acra dress looked fantastic when she first arrived.  But my favorite looks were from Viola Davis in Michael Kors and Natalie Portman in Prada. They both looked classically beautiful.

My Faves: Pantsuits

I have been dying to try this pants trend in formalwear since a charity function last year where a friend wore a gorgeous red pantsuit.  I haven't found something suitable for my short and rotund frame yet, but I am hopeful this is my year.  I was so thrilled to see Kathryn Hahn, Felicity Huffman, and Evan Rachel Wood all sporting pantsuits on the Red Carpet on Sunday.  I love all three as actresses and now I've added them to my "fashionista" faves, too. Kathryn Hahn wore a black suit by Brandon Maxwell and Evan Rachel Wood wore a tuxedo by Altuzarra, but of the three, Felicity Huffman's gold sequined jumpsuit from Edition by Georges Chakra was the best one in my opinion. I am probably biased because I think that is the one I would most like to rock. I hope to see more pantsuits on the red carpet because I know that can only mean a greater selection for us mortals going forward.

My Faves: Couples

I picked Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe as my favorite couple not because they had the best couture, but because they looked happy and relaxed and everything you want to look when you are out for a dressy evening out with your guy.  There is debate about his suit and complaints that her dress is boring, but together, they look fantastic and so, so, well-dressed.
Honorable Mention goes to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds and Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth. Kinda tough to look bad when everyone is beautiful, right?

Who were your faves? Least fave?

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