I’m always as excited as I am wary of Hollywood award ceremonies and red carpets.
A bit like a wedding where normally fashion-forward and stylish women decide it’s “their” day and perfectly acceptable to lose themselves in a puff of meringue, award ceremonies tend to bring out the inner-toilet-roll-doll-holder in many.
Or, *yawn*, they dress just like they did at the last red carpet event and just like the next person at that red carpet event, *double yawn*.
What I look for in a good red carpet celeb frock is a little bit deeper. I’m looking for those gowns, hair, makeup and accessories that rock the personality of the person wearing them.
The ones who look just like “themselves” … only better. And the ones who try to find something a little different to don.
It shouldn’t be too hard when money is no object (most don’t buy the frocks and jewellery you see them in … they just borrow for the night), should it?
So without further ado, here the styles that stopped me in my Golden Globes-gawking track today.
Let’s start with the hair.
Charlize Theron’s messy up-do and glittery headband is something I’d be very keen to try.
And Michelle Williams also rocks a headband with her short crop as only Michelle can.
Best use of an accessory goes to Heidi Klum with a stunning statement in turquoise and champagne. Take the turquoise necklace away and it would just be MEH.
I’m a huge fan of quirky and Zooey Deschanel did not disappoint, with her long-bob hair style, green sequinned and black frock and some pretty awesome nail art.
Sleeves on dresses were a huge trend this year (Duchess of Cambridge-inspired perhaps?). Anyways, I think Jessica Biel worked the look best. If you’re going to go prim and proper with your frock you need to ooze sexiness with the hair. It’s all about the contrast, Stylers.
Claire Danes showed that simple with some detail and a statement lip is still super effective – and very her.
Emma Stone worked a rock-chic look, contrasting flowing chiffon with a “tough” belt and shoulder detailing.
And Angelina Jolie showed that the red carpet would not disintegrate should she dane to wear something other than black.
Pity she left her smile at home. If I were her I’d be hanging for a night out with HER hubby and WITHOUT the kids.
And because I’m into equality and a sucker for a man in a suit, I’m choosing to leave you with my vote for best dressed.
Pity about what’s-her-gorgeous-face on the right. Damn it.
Have you checked out the red carpet looks from the 2012 Golden Globes as yet? Thoughts? Any trends you’re keen to try at home? Any contenders for toilet-roll-holder-of-the-year?Photo credits: George Clooney, Michelle Williams; Charlize Theron; Zooey Deschanel nails; others: wikifashion