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
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
The crown of Teen TV Queen has just been passed, in a very public way, to Leighton Meester, Blair on Gossip Girl, for those of you without cable or an internet connection. It has just been announced that she will be the new face of Herbal Essences, taking over for Mischa Barton who played Marissa Cooper on the O.C. This is quite a slap in the face for Barton who used to be famous the world over for her beachy laid back California vibe. But this is no longer the case, after being arrested a few times for DUI and driving without a license and then failing to pay her landlord $7,000 rent she has been spiraling downhill and hasn’t acted in a decent show again. Enter, Meester playing Waldorf, known for her bows, headbands, and super preppy ensembles, the total package of an UES WASP.
Mischa Barton in the Herbal Essences Ad
Even the ads show a complete change since last January when Barton was named the face of the company. It is so cheap and gaudy, not something you want in hair care. The pink and black background with random heart and flower graphics is one of the worst I’ve seen. And her hair honestly doesn’t look that great.
Now Meester’s ad hasn’t been released yet, but their are pictures of her from the photo shoot. Her hair looks lovely and the single flower is a nice touch. I just wish she had her back straight, she is a bit slumped forward which is not very attractive. And since this is a cosmetics/hair ad I think she should look happy, a more sincere smile would do wonders for her. Just not quite as big as Barton’s toothy grin.
Sorry Mischa, it looks like the torch has been passed, and you are no longer the Queen of Teen TV.
Leighton Meester's Herbal Essences Ad