Confession: I completely forgot about the Golden Globes this year. I know…I don’t recognize myself either. These are the tragedies that occur when you decide to save money and cancel your cable.
While the Globes are typically my favorite awards show-I love that they include both television and movie celebs–I was disappointed in this year’s fashion. The good wasn’t that good, and the bad was far from atrocious. The two ends of the red carpet spectrum weren’t extreme enough for my liking — luckily, Hollywood has an entire season of over-congratulatory ceremonies to redeem themselves!
While I didn’t watch any of the live footage, I’ve spent more time that I’d like to admit perusing red carpet photos and making snide comments about J-Law because she’s just so freaking perfect! Below, you’ll find the fruits of my labor: the ten best and worst dressed celebs to walk to carpet last weekend.
Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren
I love a woman brave enough to show up to the Globes in a giant red cape–especially when she manages to not resemble Super Man. The color, the shape, glowing skin, flawless makeup and genuine smile…Lupita is my new superhero.
Paula Patton in Stephane Rolland
This gown made every worst-dressed list, and I couldn’t disagree more. While I’m not a huge Paula fan, and really don’t care for Robin Thicke, this dress is bangin’. I love the simple color, sleek fit and sculptural ruffle thing. Also? You can see her six-pack through the fabric. How is that even possible?!?
Kate Mara in J. Mendel
This entire look feels very futuristic, and I’m really digging it. The Jetson-like shoulders paired with her undone hair are flawless. Also? I love Kate Mara as a blonde. But let’s be honest…I’d love Kate Mara as a junkie drug addict who hadn’t showered in a month. That girl can do no wrong in my eyes.
Maria Menounos in Max Azria Atelier
I know, I know…this dress isn’t super high fashion or haute couture. It’s Max Azria for goodness sake. But the color? The lines? That body? Maria looks fierce. That mean girl ponytail is the cherry on top. (Can’t you just picture her whipping Ryan Seacrest in the face with it as she walks away?)
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Of course J-Law would make the list. (Insert jealous eye roll here.) While the dress is pretty, it’s the styling that really made this work for me. I’m loving the eclectic bangles, funky green earrings and edgy dark lip. And her hair. Can we please talk about her hair? I’m about this close to giving myself a pixie cut with Scott’s razor right this second. Gorgeous.
Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhullier
I can’t tell if she’s pregnant or not in this dress. (She is, but clearly, that’s a problem.)
Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung
Oh, Sandy. You always look amazing, but this reminds me of a grown-up My Little Pony. Or possibly a layered ice cream bar.
Lena Dunham in Zac Posen
Lena and Zac are two of my favorite famous folk, but baaad things happen when they get together. I really love the idea of this dress, but her poor posture and sad storybook tattoos (Why, Lena? Why???) take things down a notch. I do love the color and her coral lipstick, though. Really, it was this close to being so good.
Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta
I feel like this looks like something a six-year-old girl pulled together from her Mom’s closet. (If her mom was a combination of Betsy Johnson, a Flamenco dancer, and an Angels in America chorus member.)
Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung
Zoe is typically one of my favorite celebs to walk the carpet. She takes big risks and usually looks fabulous. I give her a lot of credit for wearing something so unique and artistic, but this reminds me of….
Gah!! No!! Why??? Make it stop!!!
Next up…the SAG awards! Speaking of “sag” I’ll be laying on a beach in Hawaii wearing a bikini that looked a whole lot better fifteen pounds ago during the live broadcast…but I’ll be sure to whip up a passive aggressive recap as soon as I’m back on the mainland. Better watch out, Zooey Deschanel.