Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 Golden Globes Red Carpet, part 1


There are a lot of these red carpet photos! I'm still working through them but I wanted to post what I've finished so far so that you can get your red carpet fix.

I'm going to save the full analysis of the outfits until all of them have been posted. I figure the analysis will mean more when you can see all of the pictures.

Enjoy the pictures after the jump.


Maria Menounos in Blumarine
From the underarms up, she looks beautiful. The colour is gorgeous against her skin with her hair and her hair and makeup are very flattering. From the bust down it's clear that the dress is too tight as it's stretched to fit her bust, waist, hips, and thighs. Fortunately the dress is too long and so ended up the right length when it crept up later in the evening in a vain attempt to fit her hips.

Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen
She looks lovely in blue especially with her hair this colour. Since I have nothing else nice to say about this dress, I'll say nothing at all.

Shaun Robinson in Impero Couture
While I'm not a huge fan of this kind of top, there are some interesting shapes going on here. The colours also work for her and this dress looks super-comfortable. Who wouldn't want to wear something comfortable to a formal event?

Sharon Osbourne in Naeem Khan
Many people put this dress on the worst-dressed list but I love it. The print is gorgeous and a bit edgy and the style and colour suits her. 

Nancy O'Dell in Theia
I don't know what to call this colour; it's got a weird greenish-beige tint to it on my monitor. At least the colour is flattering. The silhouette and style are ok if not exactly interesting.

Brooke Anderson in Michael de Paulo Couture
Did she agree to wear something made in a fashion reality show that was put together in a day and this was the best of (the very bad) lot? Surely she didn't actually choose this dress, right?

Kat Kramer
I'm a little tired of fabric that matches the wearer's skintone. Thankfully, this fabric has that print which makes this dress something special. Her shoulders are too bare for my taste, even with those gaudy earrings.

Piper Perabo in Olivier Theyskens
She's like a five-year-old wearing a poufy skirt what with the way she's showing off its poufiness. Maybe she's doing it so that we won't notice how hideous the style and colour are on her or how awful her hair looks. 

Mireille Enos in Naeem Khan
If the bodice were just a little less droopy (or her boobs were bigger), this dress would be gorgeous. As it is, it's almost perfect: the colours, embellishments, and proportions are gorgeous. Sadly, her lipstick is too much for this look.

Guiliana Rancic in Monique Collignon
For some reason she wore two dresses at this event and this is the first one. It's a good thing she changed out of it because this dress is made for someone with a model's height and proportions, which she doesn't have. 

Guiliana Rancic in Basil Soda
Her second dress. While I don't love the embellishments or the colour, this dress is much more flattering than that first one. She looks taller and more comfortable in this dress. The high neckline isn't her best look but I suspect that she chosen it because she had a double mastectomy and reconstruction about a month ago and will still be healing. She looks great for someone a month out of surgery, doesn't she?

Katherine McPhee in Donna Karan
Thank goodness this dress is made of lace because that's the only thing that makes this look interesting. A little bit of colour would go a long way.

Julianna Marguiles in Naeem Khan
This dress fits her perfectly and the colour and style make her look amazing. And look - the hem just hits the floor! However, the overall look is unfinished and needs some additional colour in the form of jewellery or accessories.

Amanda Peet in Marc Jacobs
The lace is pretty, and the band at the top is gorgeous. She looks like she was heading for a beach wedding and somehow wound up on this red carpet.

Ariel Winter in Dolce & Gabbana
She's a teenager and dressed quite appropriately. The dress does look like a bit of a Barbie cake or a toilet paper roll cover but if you can't take risks at her age, when can you take them? The shoes are a bit too heavy and shift focus away from the dress.

Claire Danes in J. Mendel
Originally this was a short dress that she had lengthened and I think that it looks great as a too-long dress. I'm completely in love with the embellishments on the ombre back and shoulders because they take this dress from interesting to awesome. May I add that I'm so jealous of the way her butt looks in this dress? 

Taissa Farmiga in Vera Wang
Sure, the dress is the right length, but she looks kind of dead in that colour and there's nothing flattering about that style. And is that a panty line that I see? 

Callie Thorne in Alberta Ferretti
This dress must be cut on the bias because it skims over her body. The colour and style are gorgeous on her; while I love the burgundy embellishments, I'm not sure how I feel about them at the knee. 

Nicole Ritchie in Julien Macdonald
Her poor boobs are being flattened by a too-tight bodice. The back is gorgeous but the front, even with all those different grainlines, isn't all that flattering. Obviously the solution is for her to walk backwards everywhere while wearing that dress.

Jeannie Mai in Ines Di Santo
How is it that her cleavage points forward, the bodice center points over to the right, and her hips point to the left? That's some amazing contortionism going on there.

Missi Pyle in Junko Yoshioka
Either the bodice is weirdly asymmetric or it's her body that's uneven. And I think the wearer needs to be over six feet tall for that skirt to look rightl.

Morena Baccarin in Edition by Georges Chakra
The strap down the middle is a bit odd; it's like she decided at the last minute that the neckline was too low and she wanted it covered up.

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
She looks so sexy! The colour, the style, the fit - everything works together to make her look curvy and gorgeous. If only everyone looked this good! 

Melissa McCarthy in Badgley Mischka
I wish I could say that this dress is flattering or gorgeous but if I did say that, I'd be lying. Apparently the dress was made especially for her; if I was in that situation I'd have rather worn a garbage bag than this dress.

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique Lhullier
Her daughter chose this dress for her :) A lot of people thought this dress was ugly but I have to say that I rather like it. I especially love the print (which is what people disliked most) although the style is a bit reminiscent of a wedding dress. A few additional accessories would have finished off this look.

Sarah Hyland in Dolce & Gabbana
Although this dress matches her skin tone, it's lovely. The black waistband take this dress out of boring and into gorgeous territory. Hilariously, the zipper broke while she was on the red carpet and she had to be sewn into the dress. Better that than going naked, right?

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy


Stacy Keibler in Valentino
Oh wow, how lovely is this? The colour is gorgeous and the style is especially flattering. I love the bow on the back because it makes the dress interesting no matter how it's viewed.

Emily Watson in Armani
What is it with these high-end designers making these ugly, unflattering dresses? Are people just wearing them because a particular designer made them? This dress is hideous, and not just because it matches her skin tone so exactly. 

Alexandra Lamy in Ports1961 (with Jean Dujardin)
The fabric print really shows up in the photos, doesn't it? With a bodice cut that low I'd have expected the dress to be taped to her boobs so that she didn't have an accident. I was wrong. When Jean Dujardin won his Golden Globe she stood up to kiss him, put her arms around him, and exposed her nipple for all the tv cameras to see. Oops.

Debra Messing in Monique Lhullier
I like this even though it kind of looks like a black wedding dress. It fits her very well, is the right length, and doesn't overpower her frame. I'm not sure about the stand-away shoulder, though. Is it supposed to look like that?

Diane Lane in Reem Acra
This is one of my favourite dresses at the whole event. It's a classic silhouette made up in gorgeous fabric with just the right amount of embellishment. The fit is perfect; she looks stylish and classy and all-around gorgeous.


Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang
The best parts of this dress are the colour and the texture on the lower skirt. Sure, the dress fits her and the colour suits her, but that huge mermaid silhouette is a bit over the top. She looks almost hobbled.

Freida Pinto in Prada
She looks like she could remove the skirt and - ta-da! - show some sexy, sparkly skirt underneath. For all I know, this actually happened but no one reported it.

Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci
Another strange mermaid dress, only this one also comes with a ginormous ass bow. The bodice is gorgeous and has such promise, so why was it paired with that stiff skirt?

Shailene Woodley in Marchesa
This is another of my favourite dresses of the event even though this dress is too long. Everything from the colour to the style to the silhouette to the embellishments work together to create this vision of loveliness. She could have used a bit more jewellery to finish the look.

Julie Bowen in Reem Acra (left picture)
This is the same dress that Olivia Wilde wore to the 2008 Emmys (seen at right). The dress style is gorgeous on both women but the colour of Julie Bowen's dress is much too close to her skin tone and so washes her out. The pale grey that Olivia Wilde wore was a much more flattering colour.

Zooey Deschanel in Prada
She bragged that her nails are wearing tuxedos: each nail is painted white with a little black bowtie and buttons painted on top. Not that her tuxedo nails really go with this dress with its peace-sign back. If the goal was to look interesting and unusual, she succeeded. (as an aside, can I please have her hair?)

Emily Deschanel in Max Azria
If I was Emily Deschanel's date, I'd pretend not to know her because this outfit is one of the least flattering at this event. It's like her arm got really hot and the only way she could deal with it was by ripping off that one sleeve. The draping at the hip and narrow hem adds weight to her hips, waist, and boobs. Was she blinded by the gorgeous colour? What was she thinking?

Viola Davis in Emilio Pucci
"Look at me! I have a slit that's too far over to the side that I simply MUST show you!" Way to make yourself look short and dumpy, Viola Davis.

Kayte Walsh in Peter Langner (with Kelsey Grammer)
The big news is that she's pregnant, which explains why there's extra draping and length at the front of the skirt. She wasn't quite pregnant enough to wear this dress. The colour doesn't quite work with her skin and hair colour, either, so she looks washed out when she should look her most radiant.


photo credits: zimbio.com

1 comment:

The Hyperlexian Aspie said...

lol@"Who wouldn't want to wear something comfortable to a formal event?". Shaun Robinson DOES look comfortable.

i like Kelly Osbourne's silver hair! i wanted to do my hair silver too.

i wouldn't have spotted Ariel Winter's dress as a toilet roll cover, but that is SPOT ON!

Octavia Spencer's dress is the only one i really like of them all.

thanks for the red carpet report!

love,
vicki