Monday, January 16, 2012

Divas and Darlings - Golden Globes 2012

Red Carpet Fashion
Golden Globe Awards 2012

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place last night at the Beverly Hills Hilton. As a pre-cursor to the Oscars, Hollywood's second biggest awards show laid out the red carpet to welcome some incredible styles. Click on each of the pictures for a larger view.


The Romantics

Charlize Theron was ethereal in a pale blush pink Christian Dior gown, which has a large bejeweled waist bow and split leading into a long train. A sparkly headband completed her vintage look. Jessica Alba is lovely in lavender, wearing a strapless beaded Gucci gown with matching clutch. Jessica Biel incited antique charm in this exquisite ivory lace gown by Elie Saab. With the addition of Salma Hayek's and Georgina Chapman's dresses, these are my favourite looks from the event.

Radiant Shades 
'Mission Impossible 4' actress Paula Patton was wrapped in a canary yellow Monique Lhuillier gown with flared skirt. Jenna Dewan is gorgeous in a silky teal Maria Lucia Hohan gown with nude underlay skirt. Purple statement earrings are the prefect accessory to her outfit. Ariel Winter looked adorable in a violet Dolce & Gabbana dress with ruffled skirt and black tulle hem. Natalie Portman underwhelmed in a cerise pink Lanvin gown with red band and clutch. Kelly Osbourne's azure blue mermaid gown with exaggerated shoulders is by Zac Posen.

Two-Tone
Georgina Chapman is breathtaking in a white grecian Marchesa gown, with delicately embroidered gold neckline and cuffs. Claire Danes went for a simple silhouette, wearing a black and white J Mendel gown. Emma Stone was her glorious self in a plum sheer pleated gown with ruby panels. She accessorized with a black eagle belt and Lanvin sandals. Kate Winslet chose a classic Jenny Packham gown with black satin keyhole cutout top and white skirt. Angelina Jolie was polished in an off-white Atelier Versace gown with draped split skirt. Colour comes in the form of a folded red neckline, crimson lips & clutch.

Raspberry Rouge 
Reese Witherspoon wore a cherry red Zac Posen gown with strapless sweetheart neck. Her best accessory was a dashing smile. Viola Davis chose a one-shouldered burgundy Emilio Pucci gown with thigh-high slit. Dianna Agron was unusual in scarlet laser-cut Giles dress, with tiered skirt. Kudos to her for taking a risk. Penelope Anne Miller looked elegant in a wine coloured Pamela Roland gown. Stacy Keibler sticks to her simple yet sophisticated style in a red hot Valentino gown. 


Bridal Inspired
Kate Beckinsale wears a chalk blush Roberto Cavalli gown with mermaid skirt. Elle McPherson is yet another star to wear Zac Posen. Her ivory gown features a corset satin bodice that unfolds into a layered tulle skirt. Amanda Peet wore an irresistible one-shouldered Marc Jacobs dress with wispy tiered frills. Jessica Chastain opted for a white high-collared and beaded Givenchy gown with accented waist. Shailene Woodley wore a pale grey Marchesa gown with zig-zag strapless neckline and pleated skirt. Giuliana Rancic picked a surprisingly tasteful cream textured gown with high-neck.


Blue Belles
Golden Globe award winner Michelle Williams in a navy blue Jason Wu velvet dress. An anti-climax since her last red carpet look. Frieda Pinto wore a teal blue Prada gown with a black leather belt and capacious skirt. Sofia Vergara does a figure-fitting gown like no other. Her indigo blue peacock gown with fishtail skirt is by Vera Wang. Madeleine Stowe made a rare red carpet appearance also wearing Vera Wang. Her bright blue gown has a strapless corset and trailing skirt. Berenice Bejo strikes a pose in a navy blue silk organza Gucci gown, with Daniel Swarovski clutch.

 Back to Black
Mila Kunis looked elegant in a one-strap Christian Dior dress with sheer ruched bodice. Rooney Mara was predictably in black, wearing a Nina Ricci gown with deep plunge and strapped neckline. Salma Hayek looked ravishing in a custom made Gucci gown with angular silver and gold beading and shimmery black skirt. Debra Messing wore another favored designer of the night, Monique Lhuillier. Her asymmetrical gown has a tucked-in drape skirt. Julianne Moore was every bit graceful in a delicately ruffled Chanel gown.

 Green Screen
Award winner Laura Dern glistened in a long-sleeved, emerald green Andrew Gn gown. Hannah Simone was alluring in a jewel green off-the shoulder gown. The colour is amazing with her hair and skin tone. Evan Rachel Wood tried out a bottle green Gucci gown, exorbitantly embellished with shiny paliettes and ostrich feathers. Zoey Deschanel maintained her unique style, wearing a lime and black Prada gown and 60's hairdo .

Shades of Champagne
Nicole Kidman showed off her slender figure in a body-hugging Versace gown, decorated with gold studs. Diane Lane was graceful in a gold flecked Reem Acra dress. Julie Bowen displayed vintage glamour in a fairy-esque Reem Acra dress with embellished sleeves and retro waves. Katherine McPhee opted for a shorter length Donna Karan dress with uneven hem. Sarah Hyland was dressed in a champagne lace Dolce & Gabbana gown with black lace beaded belt. Heidi Klum was toned down in a simple Calvin Klein column gown, placing all emphasis on a million dollar turquoise Lorraine Schwartz statement necklace.

Debatable
You will either love or loathe these. Sarah Michelle Gellar wears a blue and white smoke print dress with lumbering folds, by Monique Lhuillier. Lea Michelle in a sequined silver grey Marchesa gown with a sheer bodice, craftily covered in a feathered design. Piper Perabo looked washed out in a very sheer nude Oliver Theyskens ballgown with voluminous skirt.

Who are your best dressed celebs of the event?

70 comments:

Rahul Bhatia said...

Wow! that was a lot of gorgeous women draped in finery!

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Charlize Theron is the most stunning! Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet and Angelina Jolie also look great.
Georgina Chapman, Michelle Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar are the worst dressed by my opinion...

ftashion said...

Many looked stunning here! My favourite series must be the romantic styled dresses, esp the one on Charlize.

Fang Ting
ftashion

Purvi said...

I loved Nicole Kidman, Claire Danes and Emma Stone :)

Nee said...

wow i love the photos you put together so beautiful, they all look stunning:) but i love the "bride inspired" the most:)

Love,
Nee
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Charlotte's House said...

OMG. There were so many beautiful dresses... really hard to choose the favourite one.

But I try to choose three dresses I would have for myself:
1) Katherine McPhee's Donna Karan shorter lenght dress
2) Michelle Williams's a navy blue Jason Wu velvet dress
3) Jessica Biel's incited ivory lace dress by Elie Saab

Dresses I don't like:
1) Sarah Michelle Gellar's blue and white smoke print dress by Monique Lhuillier.
2)Zoey Deschanel's lime and black Prada dress
3)Rooney Mara's black Nina Ricci dress

Dianne Tho said...

i love all this dresses, are amazing.
i love jessica alba, she's always so pretty
xoxo
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Marcela Cavalini said...

My favorites are: Charlize Theron and Angelina!
I loved your blog, I'm a new follower! =))

Cheeky Chic said...

Loved all of champagne and bridal inspired.Couldnt look away from gorgeous dresses wore by Mila Kunis, Jessica Alba and Debra Messings. Angelina Jolie ..was rocking
thanks for sharing..
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Anonymous said...

the gown designed by Zac Posen as worn by Kelly Osbourne is inspired by Maria Clara gown - the national costume of the Philippines.

Denise said...

Amazing! I love dresses, and these ones made me dream... of nights going out to have some champaign, why not? Of course I would adapt them to the situation! Anyway, my favorite ones are: NUMBER 1 on my list, the purple ruffled dress. My style!!!!
Then Laura Dern's dress and the two-tone ones. I love red, but the red dresses didn't talk to me this time.
Jessica Alba's dress is also very sweet, and the pink one from NP was also very beautiful.
*Sigh* I want the purple one, but it's very expensive, I have to find a similar one... :)

Teresa said...

I love Charlize, Emma, Reese and Freida Pinto.. they were STUNNING!!! awesome post, so complete :) thanks for sharing!

happy week
teresa
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Ember Drake said...

Angelina and Kate Beckinsale are my favourites - they look stunning!

Em :-)
x

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Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

Everyone looked so beautiful!! I'm not sure I can pick a favorite. I need to study the pictures a little longer! Haha. xo

Vicky Fernández said...

I love coloured ones! I thinkg we've seen the rest of tones before... Some changes are good!!!

Vicky
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Nicole said...

Charlize was the winner in my eyes :)
Some great dresses there!
xxx

Rakhshan said...

i love the way you've categorized them all Sam. I love jessica beil in that romantic dress and emma stone looks great! nicole kidman looks better than ever before!! x

The Jones said...

This is the first awards show that I've seen were I really loved every red carpet look! I mean, there are def a couple that I don't love quite as much...but really I don't think there were any ugly, boring, mistake type dresses out there. Wish Natalie Portman would've stuck to her usual creativity and worn something more exciting, but her dress was lovely regardless.

<3 Cambria
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fashion kats said...

Great selection you made! The debatables are really confuse, there's something about the 3 that I like and something that I don't like! But I would pick the Lea Michelle look, just for the sexyness in the look :)

xo
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Jayme and Mendi said...

I loved Sophia Vergara's dress the most! Didn't really love Piper's looks or Lea's dress. Sarah Michelle Gellar...I'm still on the fence. I think I might like it maybe not for this show.

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Alexandra Rebelo said...

well hard to decide again....but...in my first look i liked Jessica Alba

Kisses Alexandra

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Victoria West said...

I liked Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie the most. :)

Have a great day!

Xoxo, Victoria.

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Arianne said...

Well, she doesn't appear on the photos, but I think the dress that Elle McPherson wore was SO AMAZING!!!! And of course, she's so pretty so the dress makes her to stand out hahah
And I recognise that Angelina Jolie is always so incredible but I don't know, I don't like her dress at all...
And regarding the dresses on the photos, I LOVE Jessica Alba so far!! :D
Much love, xo -A

Violets and Cardamom said...

My favorite dresses were Jessica Biel's, Emma Stone's and Laura Dern's! I do wish Jessica Biel would have done different hair and make-up though. I was surprised at how many gowns were very light colors in the creme/beige/champagne range.

GLAMOURMOES said...

Heeey sweety!

I love to this kind of posts! My favourites were Lea Michele and Sofia Vergara!

Xxx

Under the Fluorescents said...

the romantics and champagne were my favorite

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Christeen said...

they are all stunning :) ang my fave is angelina j. love her :)



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Zoe said...

woww! I wish i can put some day one dress like these!!!!!!!

hautepinkpretty.com said...

Sofia Vergara's might be my absolute faves! I watched the rerun this morning lol... I totally agree on your debatables... not a fan of any of the three actually!

The Violin Style said...

So hard to choose which one is the best - many of them are pretty ;)
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Joanna from www.violinstyle.blogspot.com

Punctuation Mark said...

Loved Charlize and Emma... hated Piper!

Miu said...

I like Jessica Alba's, Emma Stone's, Berenice Bejo's, Evan Rachel Wood's, Katherine McPhee's and Lea Michelle's dresses.

Elisabeth said...

Jessica Biel is my absolute favorite-look the romantic look!

xxx
E from Helsinki
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Rolled Up Pretty said...

FUN! I love Giuliana's dress!

Helen* said...

This post is amazing, thank you!! Hadn't seen the dresses until now, they are all so lovely! xoxoxo

realelinkling said...

Piper Perabo <3

Lola said...

wow, i love these styles <3

Daniella said...

Amazing post sweetie!!! So many beautiful dresses i couldn't possibly pick a favourite. There are so many different styles that i adore and i must say i do agree with your choices in your debatable section,can't say i like any of them. Perfect post as always honey :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Judith said...

Amazing post, love the dresses! :)

Molliee said...

great recap!! love it!

NYorker@heart said...

Wow! so many beautiful gowns! love Sofia Vegara, champange and bridal looks!

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Rachel said...

wow! everyone looks beautiful. I love the romantic looks the most.

indie by heart said...

I fell in love with Charlize Theron's Dior.. That's so beautiful and shows right amount of her legs. Very chic and little bit seductive, really lovely look. :)

Thanks for your comment,

xx Satu
Indie by Heart

ISABELLLE HEIJHOFF said...

Amazing how up to date you are!
Love the styles and definitely love your blog!
I am following you now with google!

Lots of love
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Ekaete said...

I am still dying over Charlize Theron's dress. It is the best dress I have ever seen anyone wear to an awards ceremony. Amazing!
Xx

Live life glamorous said...

You made a nice collection. Like the nude colors the most!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

I like the way you've done this up, stating the facts, she wore, she wore that...There were a lot of people tweeting during the GG and I just couldn't read all these awful comments about how terrible some people look blah blah blah...I almost felt sorry for the celebs for the amount of smack that was dished!

Style Servings said...

I thought is was such a well dressed event!

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Sam said...

Agree with you on Charlize

Sam said...

Thanks Nee!

Sam said...

I also was not so fond of Zoey's green and black dress, felt too casual.

Sam said...

Thank you Marcela

Sam said...

Thanks for sharing your favourites

Sam said...

Hi Denise, you should really make one in the same colour and style!

Sam said...

I agree Vicky, blush and nude tones have become very common

Sam said...

I fully agree!

Sam said...

Thanks Rakhshan :) I also think Emma looked great

Sam said...

Yes so true, there weren't any major disasters on the red carpet and all the dresses were pretty in their own way.

Sam said...

Thanks for your insight

Sam said...

Sarah's dress wasn't terrible, maybe the print should have been different?

Sam said...

Hi Arianne, I also didn't find Angelina's dress that appealing.

Sam said...

Thank you Daniella, you are always too kind!

Sam said...

Thanks Helen

Sam said...

Thanks Vanisha, I appreciate you staying that :)

hope in high heels said...

Sam, this was a fabulous run-down... I loved looking at/reading about each outfit. So, my two cents - loved Jessica Alba and Sarah Hyland, so pretty and soft. Emma Stone, Dianna Agron and Zoey Deschanel were eye-catching - they were wearing something a little different and it made them stand out. Great seeing Angelina Jolie out of her trademark black as well...

Fictitious Fashion said...

Mine would be Angelina jolie, Nicole and Emma stone :)
Love the way you have written the post :)

Have a nice dayy

Anonymous said...

jessica alba from the romantics, paula patton from the radiant shades,cant decide between georgina chapman and emma stone for the two tones, dianna agron from the raspberry rouge, kate beckinsale from bridal inspired, freida pinto from the blue belles, salma hayek and debra messing are both god in back to black, hannah simone in green screen, diane lane and katherine mcphee in shades of champagne and probably sarah michelle gellar in debatable, even though none of them really are good or really terrible.

Anonymous said...

freida looks stunning, she's incredibly gorgeous. proud to be south asian <3

Sam said...

Thanks for all your input!

Sam said...

Thanks sweetheart! I Appreciate you sharing what you thought