The Golden Globes kicked off Awards Season last night and with some awesome nominations, the red carpet was awash with talent. The Globes is usually a pretty good barometer for how fashion and couture week trends translate on the red carpet but this year, the fashion was decidedly underwhelming and, well, just a bit meh.
Amongst the metres and metres of unnecessary draping, there were however a few gems to be found and as usual, it was the risk takers who were on point.
Here are my best dressed gals at the 2017 Golden Globes and a couple who should have maybe stayed home that night…..
1. RUTH NEGGA in metallic Louis Vuitton. Shunning the drape for a metallic column dress with corset detailing, NEGGA was a futuristic dream on the red carpet & that Gemfields x Fred Leighton cuff finished the outfit off to perfection.
2. MANDY MOORE showcased a caped Grecian style dress by Naeem Khan & looked every inch the screen siren.
3. KRISTEN BELL in Jenny Packham. From that on trend icy blonde bob, to the modern lines of her Jenny Packham gown. Dax + Kristen = Red carpret couple goals.
4. BLAKE LIVELY in Atelier Versace and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery. Uh-mazing. Lively can veer into the boring end of the spectrum during awards season but this dress, handpicked by Donatella herself, is something else. Extra points for stepping out of your comfort zone Blake.
5. GINA RODRIGUEZ wore white Naeem Khan and Chopard jewellery and stayed just the right side of bridal by teaming it with an ultra modern beauty look & plunging neckline. Kudos Jane, Alba would be proud.
6. KRISTEN WIIG in Reem Acra. Wiig’s choices are bolder with each award ceremony and it looks like she’s found her groove with this one. Top marks for sporting THE hairstyle for Ss17 ahead of the curve.
7. EMILY RATAJKOWSKI chose sunset yellow Reem Acra and topped it off with accessories from H. Stern. She’s definitely not one of my favourite people but a great outfit deserves a mention.
8. EVAN RACHEL WOOD in Altazurra. Asked about her outfit choice and why she wasn’t wearing a dress, Wood said “I’ve worn a dress every single time and I love dresses. I’m not trying to protest dresses but I wanted to make sure young girls and women know that it’s not a requirement.” Slay. 🖤
My top pick from the afterparty was an easy one with no competition at all, one dress, and one only deserved its own VIP area complete with fluffers. Voyeurs, feast your eyes on Diane Kruger….
In this 70’s disco Nina Ricci high necked dress and Charlotte Olympia accessories, Kruger sported one of her best ever looks at the InStyle Golden Globes afterparty. Looking to recreate this look on the high street? Keep your eyes peeled for my runway to high street feature coming soon.
Special mention to Sarah Jessica Parker for her nod to the late Carrie Fisher with these Mexican braids. Ignore the dress, apart from it being freaking cray, it’s way too bridal for an awards ceremony…
Lastly, two people who should have just stayed in bed. Step forward Felicity Jones in baby pink Gucci. It’s not the dress that’s the problem here – put this on Sienna Miller or Florence Welsh and it’s a dream come true but the cutesy bangs and the girly makeup push this look into toilet roll cover territory. Not cool.
I’ve saved the best for last, Krrueche Tran wearing everything that’s appalling about fashion in one outfit and looking like she’d wandered in to a gas station asking for directions to prom. Fuschia pink, check. Satin, check, ruching, check. Put a drawstring around it and you’ve got a hideous Venetian blind. I can’t even, nor should I have to.
Want to try to re relate these looks with the best options from the highstreet? Look out for my post on red carpet dressing, or shoot me an email for personal styling suggestions. If you’re looking to recreate this fuschia pink disaster then strike me off your friends list and head to Hillary’s Blinds. I don’t need that kind of crap in my life.