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Red Carpet Fashion Round Up | Golden Globe Awards 2014

It was one of the glitziest nights in Hollywood yesterday evening. The Golden Globes red carpet was awash (literally at first thanks to a burst pipe) with the best of the TV and film business. The standards for me were sky high this year and this event certainly set the bar for the next few awards shows in the coming weeks. Check out some of my favourite looks from the night…

The ‘Now THAT’S How You Make An Entrance’ Award | Lupita Nyong’o
An event like the Golden Globes attracts some of the biggest stars on the planet, but all eyes were on Lupita Nyong’o. The relative newcomer blew everyone away on the red carpet in a bold red Ralph Lauren gown, with the addition of a cape (a la Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2012 Oscars) and discrete jewels. This is by far my favourite look of the night. It was a risk that definitely paid off and I’m looking forward to see much more from her this season.
The Beauty Is In The Detail Award | Zooey Deschanel
I can always count on Zooey for a little bit of quirk. She really upped her game for the event in an Oscar De La Renta ensemble. At first glance it looks like a gown, but look a little closer and you can spot that she’s wearing separates, an embroidered crop top and tulle ballet skirt. And that’s not all! There’s the subtle studded pumps, simple rose gold jewels and also the side swept bun with floral hair accessories. Not to mention her amazing daisy nail art! On paper it sounds like there’s a lot going on, but the unified colour keeps her outfit from looking like a mash up of everything and the red lip provides a welcome hit of colour.
Best Use Of Colour Award | Caitlin Fitzgerald & Reese Witherspoon
Two ladies in blue who wore some of the brightest looks on the red carpet. Caitlin Fitzgerald went for a retro look in a light blue Emilia Wickstead gown, with 50’s inspired hair and make up. Her  unexpected choice of coral accessories was also just fantastic. Reese went for one of her favourite designers, Calvin Klein, for this simple and sleek ensemble. The teal colour look amazing on her and her minimal styling really let the dress pop on the screen.
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The Fashion Forward Award | Emma Watson
Whilst most ladies opted to stay within the award show gown boundaries there was one lady who dared to be different. Emma Watson broke apart from the fashion pack in Christian Dior Couture. From the front it looks like your standard minimalist dress, but the split reveals something a little unexpected…trousers! Yes! The Dior gown conceals a pair of skinny trousers, only revealed by the backless parting at the back. Accompanied by Roger Vivier pumps and slicked back hair, Emma certainly turned heads for all the right reasons. She risked it and I’m on my knees thanking her for it!
more under the cut!….

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Best Colour Blocking Award | Taylor Swift & Amy Adams
Though colour was prevalent all over the red carpet event, Taylor Swift and Amy Adams’ looks stood out as two of the best. 
Taylor went for a bit of a different take on her usual retro styling in a strapless Carolina Herrera gown. As I predicted she looked amazing, but what shocked me most about this is that it was almost devoid of her now trademark glitter and jewels, even her signature red lips were slightly more subdued. Nevertheless I thought it was a refreshingly sophisticated look. Hopefully this is the start of an exciting season for her!
Amy also went for red hues with her colour blocked Valentino gown. Despite the plunging neckline I thought it was a very classy look, almost reminiscent of her American Hustle character sans the hair! Pretty little jewels and a braided updo finished off the look.
The Dainty Doll Award | Michelle Dockery
Looking as regal as her Downtown Alley counterpart Michelle Dockery shimmered down the red carpet in an embellished Oscar De La Renta gown. The gown itself is stunning and requires little extra to make a statement, so I’m grateful for her simple styling, minimal jewelry and pretty satin pumps. J’adore Michelle!
The ‘We’re Fabulous And We Know It’ Award | Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
Hosts for the evening Tina and Amy walked the red carpet separately before posing together for the cameras. Tina stepped out in a gorgeous printed Carolina Herrera gown and Amy went for a sleeker black Stella McCartney dress. As fab as Beth and Kat were at the PCAs the other night, you can’t beat these comedic heroines.
The Best Golden Globe-inspired Award | Naomi Watts
Part of my own personal drinking game for the Golden Globes is to look out for someone who shimmers down the red carpet in a golden ensemble for the night. Naomi Watts was my personal favourite from this year’s ceremony in a glittering Tom Ford gown. I like the small cut outs that give a hint of skin, plus her complimenting golden jewelry too!
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The Va Va Volumous Award | Sofia Vergara
Sofia is known for her added sass and she certainly gave out a lot on the red carpet in this dramatic Zac Posen – she even joked she was smuggling people underneath the skirt! Setting off the look with a turquoise blue statement necklace, I thought this was a much softer look than we’re used to on Sofia. Am on the fence whether the dress and jewelry matched up but I like that she’s giving us something a little different this time.
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The ‘Who Cares If It’s Dior Again, It’s Couture!’ Award | Jennifer Lawrence
My girl Jen is becoming somewhat of an award show staple since she rocked up at the Oscars in Calvin Klein a few years ago. She became the girl that divided the most opinions on her Christian Dior Couture gown. As the face of the brand it’s no longer a surprise that she once again chose the designer for the event – she even joked about it on the red carpet – but again I think she carried off the look with class. It’s actually her styling that really got my attention, as she set off the look with dark jewels and oxblood red lips to give the gown a little edge. Perhaps not her most memorable look of all time but certainly not one of the worst.
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Best Mamas-To-Be Award | Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington & Drew Barrymore
Three very different looks from three stunning mothers to be. Olivia Wilde shimmered down the red carpet in an embellished emerald green Gucci Premiere backless gown, Kerry Washington went for a lighter Balenciaga gown with the floating bodice highlighting her new baby bump, and Drew Barrymore was a welcome explosion of colour and embellishment in a bright Monique Lhuillier gown (which was one of my favourites from the Spring collection!).
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The Rising Star Fashionista Award | Allison Williams
I sort of criticised Allison for pulling an Emma Watson at the PCAs, but she’s proving her versatility with this amazing Alexander McQueen number. Accented with silver, black and white jewelry and make-up she’s becoming one of the ladies to look out for at these events.
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The ‘Bow Down B*tches* Award | Emma Thompson & Cate Blanchett
There are two things I’ve come to expect from awards season, one veteran actress will storm the event generally make me fall in love with her all over again for being a badass and two, Cate Blanchett will walk the red carpet like she’s Queen of Hollywood.
At previous awards shows my BAMF actress has always been Helena Bonham Carter but this year Emma Thompson in her Laura Ashley gown faking tipsy-ness, heels and martini in hand as she presented the Best Screenplay award. And of course, Cate Blanchett looked positively decadent on an Armani Prive gown.
As the title of this one says, bow down b*tches.
So what about you guys? Who were your favourites from the event?


*all images via Zimbio
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Golden Globe Awards 2013 | Red Carpet Round Up | Part 2

Part two of my Golden Globe Awards red carpet round up!

Emily Blunt & Nicole Kidman
Emily Blunt embraced the spirit of the Golden Globes in a gorgeous, golden Michael Kors gown. Between the cut out panelling, the sleek up-do and the pop of colour from her earrings this is a really great look for her.
The next look came as a surprise. Who are you and what have you done with Nicole Kidman? My jaw hit the floor when I saw Nicole in her Alexander McQueen gown. Yes it’s black but the detailing under the bust and the neckline keep my interest and I love the styling here.
A trio of ladies in the ‘No, must do better’ pile for me next. Kelly Osbourne wore a in pale green Zac Posen gown which itself is ok, but matched with the god-awful un-matchable hair colour she has at the moment. For someone who’s supposedly a member of the fashion police, she’s not living up to her sartorial reputation of late.
After looking quite lovely at the PCA’s Kaley Cuoco ruined a perfectly good look with just one swipe of a lipstick. Unlike Julianne Hough her Zuhair Murad gown is totally overshadowed by her dark/gothic make-up – had this been paired with Taylor Swift’s gown I may have given it a pass. Bad move Kaley.
And finally Halle Berry in a tropical print Atelier Versace gown. While I’ll applaud her efforts to bring some colour, her whole look is seriously outdated at the moment. I don’t think I’ve seen anything different, from styling to hair to make up, from her since the early 2000’s.

As always there are some women who just keep looking fabulous no matter what their age. Helen Mirren was a knock out, as always, in a sleek black Badgley Mischka gown with gold detailing. It’s actually a very similar design to Emily Blunt’s but minus the panelling, but she looks just as amazing.
Veteran actress Sally Field looked wonderfully elegant in a dark navy Alberta Ferretti gown adorned with diamond jewels. Simple styling is key to making this look beautiful.

Taylor Swift *& Ariel Winter
Taylor Swift pulls another one out of the bag in a dark Donna Karen gown. I adore this colour on Taylor and the subtle hint a skin with the dark panel running up the thigh, this probably the most mature look we’ve seen on her and it’s wonderful seeing her branch out from her usual bejewelled gowns and red lips. 
On the flipside is the beautifully bubbly Ariel Winter. She wore a brightly patterned Valentino mini, with a full skirt. Event and age appropriate, Ariel both looks so grown up yet never too old for her age.
After three years of reigning supreme on the Golden Globe red carpet the cast of Glee seemed greatly diminished this year – judging by their instagrams most of them had hit the ski slopes instead lol. With my style queen Dianna Agron noticeably absent my faith was resting on one Lea Michelle to rep my babies at the event. She definitely delivered stunning embellished white Elie Saab gown with emerald jewels, my only gripe? Has Rachel Berry gone a bit spray tan crazy because Lea looks a little on the orange side here…hmmm
I’ll count her just because I’m running low on McKinley cast members, but Kate Hudson also attended the event wearing a high neck keyhole gown by Alexander McQueen. I actually really love this look but just wish she’d have pulled back her hair a little so we can see that gorgeous shoulder detailing too!

A high profile event like this wouldn’t be complete without a couple of diva-ish looks would it? Heidi Klum went all out model in a blinding white gown by Alexandre Vauthier with a thigh high split.
Then Ms Jenny-from-the-block herself, Jennifer Lopez arrived in a skin tight nude gown by Zuhair Murad, with lace detailing to cover her modesty.

Katharine McPhee & Claire Danes

Katharine McPhee certainly has put her wholesome American Idol days and is embracing her inner Marilyn sex goddess in daring Theyskens’ Theory gown, complete with plunging neckline and thigh high split. It’s sleek, it’s fashion forward and totally hot.
Clare Danes also went for a red hot look in a simple Atelier Versace gown with loose hair, love the draping on the gown.

Anne Hathaway’s Les Mis co-star, Amanda Seyfried, also went for a pure white look in a white lace Givenchy dress. The detailing is so subtle but makes for a wonderfully put together gown.
Naomi Watts went for darker shade in a deep burgundy body con gown by Zac Posen with keyhole detailing around the bust and a simple retro updo. 

Adding some pops of colour to the red carpet crowds were Rosario Dawson and Marion Cotillard. Rosario went for a sky blue Antonio Beradi dress with ever the popular peplum detailing, they way this hugs her latina figure is amazing.
In true artisan style Marion went for an unpredictable orange dress from Christian Dior with slicked back hair. Matching pumps and barely there make up style up what could’ve been a rather dull look.

It was all about taking risks for the next two actresses. Kerry Washington, like Rachel Weisz, went for a sheer midi dress, this time in nude Miu Miu with embroidery and embellishment detailing. This look suits her to a ‘t’ and is well paired with her nude pumps.
Olivia Munn went for a rather relaxed Georgio Armani gown with a patterned top and sleek black hair.
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Woman of the night, Jodie Foster, debuted a ‘Wintour’-inspired blunt bob with a blue hued Georgio Armani gown. But what really got my attention was her pure confidence as she stood up on that podium declaring she was here loud and proud. Bravo Ms Foster!

What were your favourite looks at the event? Are there any looks you weren’t as keen on?
*all images via Zimbio

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