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
When I was in Middle School I remember countless assignments where I had to express what my goals in life were. I always found these tedious, because I knew what the teacher was expecting: a family, a nice job, a great house, etc. And while I did want these things I didn’t really think of them as goals, more as obligations of a sort.
So I would write that I wanted to win an Oscar or meet Karl Lagerfeld, have couture gowns and a penthouse apartment on 5th Ave. rather than a ranch style in the suburbs.
Over the years, of course my goals have changed, evolved, and grown and I have now found a new goal to add to my lengthy list. To be given the Fashion Icon Award by the CFDA (Council of the Fashion Designers of America). This year it was given to Iman, a well deserving model, entrepreneur and soon to be television host. In the past years the winners were Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and C.Z Guest. The award is not given out every year, so it is special when it is handed out. And how I would love to be on the receiving end of that.
It is given to women who appreciate fashion and have relationships with designers. They aren’t frightened of it, rather they embrace it whole heartedly and show off their style to the world.
Sarah Jessica Parker
And then hopefully, me.