can’t get enough of golden globes fashion

Here we are again, one of my favorite times of the year….AWARDS SEASON!!! It combines several of my loves, fashion, films, and TV.  The People’s Choice Awards were on this past week, but I am not sure they count.  Yes, I am an awards show purist.   The Golden Globes kicked off the season in style, especially this year!  I can’t remember a time when I have LOVED this many gowns at one event.  There were several dapper men as well.

There were so many gems that it is hard to share just a few!

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Julianna Margulies – Andrew Gn – Black and gold ball gown.  The gold coral accents were just perfect to make it one of the most elegant gowns of the evening.  The look was completed with stunning chandelier earrings and a low chignon.  I would wear this dress in a heartbeat!

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Sofia Vergara – Zac Posen and Lorraine Schwartz – black ball gown with huge turquoise collar necklace.  The slightly dropped waist gave a wonderful spotlight moment to the necklace that I am dying to have.  Turquoise is one of my all time favorites, especially in formal settings.  Also, I loved that she worn her hair down.  This allowed the necklace to show even more than it would have if her hair was pulled back.

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Michelle Dockery – Oscar De La Renta – what could be better for the Lady Mary than and this asymmetrical hemmed beauty.  The dramatic lipstick really completed the look with her super dark hair.  Oscar’s gown acted as its own jewelry with the beautiful gold accents.

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Sandra Bullock – Prabal Gurung – This color block gown was a little more playful than we are used to seeing on Sandra Bullock.  In my opinion this was one of the most wonderful gowns of the evening.  I especially love the pink peeking out from the underside of the skirt.  This small detail really finishes the gown.   Some people may not have loved this look, but I think she killed it!

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Taylor Swift – Carolina Herrera – While I am not always in love with TSwift’s choices in fashion, this gown was stunning.  The lipstick pink red gown with black bodice was both age appropriate and elegant.  Here softly styled hair and signature red lipstick really complimented soft waves of the fabric of the gown.

On to the gorgeous men…

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Bradley Cooper – Tom Ford – Between his blue eyes and this tux, I don’t know what could be better.

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Matthew McConaughey – Dolce & Gabbana – Three words: Velvet tux jacket.  Velvet is one of my faves, especially when it is worn by this good-looking Texan.  It takes the tux to a new level of formal and I like it.

Finally, a shout out to my love of navy & black.  Oddly enough, dear Seth Myers of SNL was one showing off this perfect combination.

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I could go on and on, but I will stop and wait anxiously for the next gem of the award season – the SAG awards.

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fashion review – grammy style

I’ll admit I was an entire day late watching the e! red carpet and Grammy awards (which had been dutifully DVR-ed).  I was completely impressed with the musical performances of the night.  I think this was one of the most entertaining Grammy awards in many years.  Loved the reggae tribute with Bruno Mars, Sting, Rhianna, and the Marley brothers.  The retro glam way Bruno Mars performs really brings style to the 21st century.  Big bands were a thing of the 1940s along with the wide lapel dinner jackets.  It’s a little crazy that I loved this tribute because I don’t even like reggae music, not even a little bit.  It must be the modern take of Bruno and the collaboration that drew me in. We must not leave out  Justin Timberlake…nough said.  (more on my love of JT in a bit).

Carrie Underwood stole the show in her elegant Roberto Cavalli gown with sparkly jewels and soft curls.  She looked glamorous in a dress that could have quickly made a turn to a gothic look.  Also, she knows how to walk in it & the appropriate way to lift it up to climb the stairs of the stage when accepting an award.

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I also appreciate that the Grammy’s bring together so many different styles and levels of dress.  The Grammy’s are the only place that you will see pants and balls gowns side by side, I’m convinced.  Kaley Cuoco looked great in leather leggings and a sequined blazer.

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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE killed it.  The look:  the black moire blazer & oversized (slightly) bow tie.  Moire is a fabric that appears to have a wood grain.  Elegant, fashion forward, old hollywood.  His new “swept off his face” styled hair really completed the look.  In my book, he can do no wrong.  I was thrilled beyond belief to have him back on stage singing. Tom Ford, I salute you.

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There is no great way to explain any of the many examples of a fashion faux pas (in my book) of the night because of the range of styles represented.  Also, do you dress up for the event, since it’s a big deal, or do you dress in the look you have cultivated as an artist?  Or maybe thats just me not understanding the hipster, rocker, rapper way of life?  Let’s face it – I know nothing about any of these.

What are your thoughts on Grammy style?