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The Beginning

And with the Golden Globes behind us, Award Show Season is officially underway.  I have always liked the Golden Globes because it mixes both television and movies which in my opinion makes for a less serious, fun environment.  The Academy Awards are of course my favorite, but it often seems a bit tense and everyone takes themselves quite seriously.  The Golden Globes are supposed to be a bit less dressy, and often more playful, but not to the extent of the Grammys.

Sunday night I was happily surprised by the clothes on the red carpet.  There was experimentation and some very sleek and sophisticated gowns.  There were only a handful of dresses that I really disliked, and a few lackluster ones, but other than that the show made me very excited to see what is planned for the Oscars!

My Absolute Favorites:

Michelle Williams in Valentino, channeling Twiggy.

Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf

Emma Stone in Calvin Klein

Julianne Moore in Lanvin

Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein

Honorable Mentions:

January Jones in Versace

Scarlett Johanson in Elie Saab

Nicole Kidman in Prada

Leighton Meester in Burberry

Julianna Marguiles in Vintage YSL

Jayma Mayes in Alberta Ferretti

Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood

Anne Hathaway in Armani

Angelina Jolie in Versace

And the Bad:

Jennifer Love Hewitt in Romona Keveza

Julia Stiles in Romona Keveza

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Christina Aguilera in Zuhair Murad

Milla Jovovich in Armani

 

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When TV Stars Collide

First of all, the Emmys are not like the Oscars.  Yes, they are both award shows and fabulous celebrites attend, win awards, and then throw afterparties, but they are by no means equal.  I love T.V., a lot, however I find that they do not dress as well as their silver screen counter parts.

You don’t see Rachel Zoe freaking out about what her client is going to wear to the Emmys, it just doesn’t happen.  Maybe it is because you can win an Emmy year after year and it isn’t a huge deal, Jon Stewart has like 6 of them.  But rarely do you see n toting 6 Academy Awards.

That said there were some beautiful dresses.  My favorite (and yes this could be because of my addiction to anything McQueen and the fact that we share the same birthday) was Anna Paquin’s black Alexander McQueen dress.  While the bottom part of the dress wasn’t entirely fabulous, the top of it, in all of its gold sequined glory was incredible.

I also thought that Claire Dane’s Armani Prive dress was beautiful, however it was quite safe.  It fit her perfectly and was all in all a great couture dress.

January Jones loves to get people talking about what she wears (or doesn’t wear).  Her blue Versace dress is no exception.  I didn’t hate it.  I loved the fact that she tried something different, and the color was amazing.  The little cones on the bodice were tacky, but she didn’t design the dress, so the criticizing for that should go to Donnatella.

And while it wasn’t my favorite, I do think that Tina Fey needs some recognition because she did look quite elegant in her Oscar de la Renta.

But other than those dresses I thought everything was pretty lackluster.  All Oscar de la Renta or Carolina Herrera, nothing fun, young, or interesting.  Take Lea Michele (whom I adore) for instance, she wore a dress made for someone twice her age.

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