A little longer than one week into 2017 and a lot has happened. Like the 2017 Golden Globes, with a red carpet that left me a little disappointed at first, but then kinda grew on me. Maybe I have high standards, or maybe my life is beyond boring but I was not blown away by any dress or look. Certainly not at first sight. So… with no coup de foudre happening I decided to sit on it, and let it sink in a bit before I start ranting about it.
And so I did.
Meanwhile I realized Brad Pitt was at the globes, so for me that was it. sigh.
Three days later the world wide web is talking more about Meryl Streep’s and Ryan Gosling’s speeches than the red carpet Golden Globes. Have we grown up? I must say…. I did cringe a little when I typed the title of this post, like who seriously gives a shit who the best or worst were. Watch the damn movies, enjoy the event, and focus on what really matters.
Apparently I have a shallow side, and it won today.
Left unimpressed by the gowns I decided to get off my high horse and maybe, just maybe look at everything with a not-so-bitchy-vibe you know. Here we go.
2017 Golden Globes Red Carpet – Best Dressed
I’m probably the least whimsical dress type girl out there, like give me a sexy mermaid dress and I’m done for life. However… 2017 Golden Globes red carpet showed me otherwise. Emma Stone looked simply beautiful. The dress was perfect, sweet, pretty, I adored the effortless hair and the heavy touch of bling. Same fairy-tale vibe had Hailee Steinfeld’s dress, with a tiny Mila Kunis throwback if you remember. I think it’s very ethereal-night-gown’ish-young-fresh-type-of-dress. Giuliana Rancic slay!!!! She’s always nailing it, and I always feel like she’s setting the tone for that red carpet. Hello princess slash whimsical dresses!
Lily Collins oh my! Perfection. Just yesterday I was chatting with one of my readers on FB about this year’s red carpet and we were both pretty much on the same page – Lily Collins being sort of a red carpet winner despite her pink’ish fairy tale kinda gown, which is so not me. Clearly it’s hers. And she totally nailed it. Lola Kirke stuck to the same trend and looked great. A bit of Alexa Chung channeling if you ask me. Nothing wrong with it though.
Yellow was a bit hit on the rad carpet at the globes and I think Viola Davis won the look. Super glamorous in a very elegant clean style. Perfection. Maise Williams looked pretty, although that hairstyle was a bit too dated and prom-like. Loved the dress. So simple. Clean lines. Perfect body. Reese Witherspoon stuck to the why fix it if it ain’t broken and did a look she’s done before: the yellow dress. Hmm. A lot of channeling and throwback this year at the globes.
Then came the white-silver-golden gowns. LOVED most of these looks. Elsa Pataki looked stunning and very very va va voom in her see-through gown/ Loved the fact that she kept the rest on the low key: hair, makeup, jewelry. Beautiful. Sofia Vergara! Finally she did something somewhat new: new hair which I thought looked really great and sleek, and a gown that was everything all at once but it kinda worked. It was mermaid but it was not really. It was see through but not really. What it was in fact it’s super glamorous and very sexy. Loved the color, and the sleeves.
A new personal fave of mine on the red carpet is Priyanka Chopra who always looks stunning. I really loved the dress and and the whole look (hair and makeup on point) but, like of my readers pointed out the gown was a bit ill-fitted, perhaps too tight on the upper part.
Regina King perfection! I’m starting to love simple and clean cut dresses more and more. I think this one’s the definition of simple glamour. Sometimes less is more. Ruth Negga shut the front door. This look was probably the only one at which my heart skipped a beat. I adored everything from head to toe, the perfect hair and makeup, and the liquid fabric, it was all pure glamour done old Hollywood style in 2017. Speechless.
Another great look in my book was Thanadie Newton‘s. Again… I’m falling for simplicity. I must be either growing up and turning boring. It’s so no frills no drama it’s simply beautiful. Tracee Ellis Ross gorgeous! It’s so statuesque in a very nonchalant and effortless way. Really like the length of the dress and how it sits flawlessly on her body.
Olivia Culpo oh my God! She was one of my wow moments, again despite going for a red carpet dress style I’m not too crazy for – the big princess gown. But THIS I adored!!!! The wild prints, the big puffy dress, the upper part, and the beauty look was insane. I loved how dramatic and Dolce and Gabbana style it was, and I swear to wear this look – hair and makeup – forever this year. #InLove
Simplicity wins my heart again with Natalie Morales’s dress, and Kristen Cavallari‘s. I think Kristen was one of the best dressed actually, very red-carpet-by-the-book style. Everything about this dress and her beauty look were on point, and I think one of the reasons was cause she didn’t overdo it.
Jessica Beil looked great, but I wasn’t blown away by the dress. It was all a bit chaotic, but she did pull it off, and I think the reason for that is cause she balanced it all with a minimal makeup and hairstyle, and no massive bling. Gal Gadot was one of my favorites!!!! Simple, pretty, and very hot! The woman is glowing and she needed so little to look this good.
Emily Ratajkovski cause quite the internet commotion. She’s sexy and beautiful either way and the dress was very va va voom. One of the best certainly. I loved the fluidity and how effortless Greek Goddess she made it look. Loved the hair and the makeup and also that silver tie like details. Color wise – stunning!
Other ladies that looked great were Charissa Thomson – loved the color of the dress and this V-cut princess style is starting to grow on me. Busy Phillips very beautiful. Amy Adams stunning! I think she’s always gonna nail her red carpet looks. She’s always going for classic with as tiny twist, like the upper part of the dress was insane, it’s like it’s painted on her, and the fabric make sit so glam but the simple cut balances it all. LOVE! Sienna Miller and Amanda Peet were both okay, but a little meh. I wasn’t really feeling Sienna’s white beads or whatever. The dress though looked great, and it looked better on tv than in photos. Naomie Harris stunning!!! Simple but super glamorous. Hollywood style to the core. Many Moore looked good. I really liked it. It was a bit matronly but she pulled it off.
Kerry Washington... I really don’t know what to think of it. Sometimes I love it sometimes I don’t. What I do love is her makeup and hair. Then I love the color, and the upper part, so what I’m not really sure about it the length. She;s always going for this above-the-ankle-length… but I think I’m over it.
Chrstine Evanglista looked amazing! I love how the dress is soooo flowy on the bottom. Caitrona Balfe looked very elegant. I didn’t really like it at first but I think she actually picked a very refined and elegant gown. Blake Lively… I’m aware she’s not the worst dressed, but there;s just something off about her look… I will leave her at best dressed because the dress is stunning, and her while look is amazing, it’s just those damn pockets I think that kinda ruin some of the vibe.
Evan Rachel Wood… very editorial cool and sleek and sexy. Not my style. Not my fave. But a tuxedo look done well.
2017 Golden Globes Red Carpet – Worst Dressed
Might as well hand me a gun and I’ll shoot myself. Sarah. Jessica. Parker. My heart broke. The whole look was wrong, from the color to the hair and makeup. Perhaps it wouldn’t have been so bad without those sleeves but the dress is just too much or maybe too editorial for this event. Bridal gone wrong. Another gone wrong wedding look was Gillian Anderson… not so wrong but I really thought the hair ruined it majorly and while the dress was not bad at all, it was off a little bit. Too young for her or something. Yes I am aware I just signed my death sentence right now.
Janelle Monae looked great. For a freaking beauty pageant for kids. Things could have been worse, I mean she could have put stars in her hair. What what?! The dress is dated, and what is up with those polka dots just sewn on there?!
Karreuche Tran… she wasn’t that bad, I think what really worked against her was the dated prom vibe. The color I love and she’s so beautiful it’s hard to go wrong. Ah well…. better luck next time. #TooMuch80sVibe
Tiziana Rocca tsst, tsst? This was not a Halloween drill. I repeat this was not a Halloween drill. Moving on.
Naomi Campbell is rarely impressing me on the red carpet. She’s always going for these cake like dresses. We get it sweetie, you are a piece of fucking cake, but you don’t need to dress like one.
Another cake-complex is happening with Carrie Underwood. Why couldn’t you have kept the upper bodice clean? #wildthoughts
Felicity Jones proves there’s a not so great way to do the night’s ethereal trend. I hate this style dress anyway. It’s just too girly, too busy, too much.
Jessica Chastain is always so beautiful but every time I look at her dress I feel like I have to adjust the shoulders. Arhhh. Also that baby blue… is giving me mixed feelings. Julia Louis Dreyfus… not feeling it. It’s nice but not too flattering, like if the colors were switched it would have been better.
Kristen Wiig… what the hell?! Really not feeling this look. The dress I love up to the sleeves. The hair is just off. I don’t like it. She looks like she’s in a posh tablecloth for God’s sake.
Michelle Williams. Don’t get me started. The girl on the prairie vibe gone wrong. I get it, she’s like too pretty and too talented to give in to such trivial things like fashion and red carpet gowns and makeup… but really, pick another dress. How hard can it be.
Natalie Portman looks like a vase. What’s with the hair? And the makeup? The dress is fine I guess but a bit costume-like.
Nicole Kidman should just fire her stylist and get on with it. She’s got a perfect figure, and beautiful face, the world’s designers at her feet and she’s always on the worst dressed lists. Come on!!!!
Anna Chumski‘s green dress is not really that flattering. A simple cut, in a bold vibrant color like red or just simple black would have looked amazing. Anna Kendrick‘s upper part really made me say a loud wtf?! Or maybe it’s the pose. The color is not really that great either.
Claire Floy… what in the name of lawd is this? Such an unflattering cut and color. Also kinda dated. Drew Barrymore… not feeling it. She looked so all over the place, with a very messy gown, messy hair, messy effortless look. Nah.
Heidi Klum. I don’t know. The dress is amazing, but I’m not sure about how she styled it.
Liz Hernandez could have been the best dressed if only her gown would not have been so fitted. Like I love the simplicity of the dress and her look was beautiful. Comes to show you though how a tiny detail can make all the difference.
Winona Ryder major fail. Not a pretty dress at all. Sophie Turner... what the hell is that? It’s not ugly… not too ugly… it’s just too much and too many unnecessary details.
Chrissy Teigen... I don’t know what to say. #mixedfeelings I love the color and the texture and I love her hair and bold lips, but I’m not sure about that peplum thing.
Aaaaaand that’s a wrap. Now it’s your turn to share your faves and not so faves.