Golden Globes 2017 Red Carpet Review

I’ll admit up front that I watched very little of the red carpet as I had Henry to contend with and a terrible cold (and hungover husband from a quick trip to Chicago this weekend to celebrate some friends). So I did not see some of these on camera and may have missed some, but from what I did see and the photos this morning I can say this. NOT IMPRESSED. There wasn’t a single look that had me wowed. No clear winner for best dressed for sure. But some that I did like a lot, and lots that I did not.

Overall, I have to say that Lily Collins looked gorgeous– even though the dress independent of her was not my favorite (too frilly, too much detail), it looked INSANE on her.  The top (front and back) is gorgeous and the unexpected red lip and big bun was working for her.  It was interesting, and I like interesting.
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Similarly, I LOVED this dress on Emma- it’s whimsical star print and cut were so very “her”… but I did not like the necklace or hair.  But overall, she looked really lovely.

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Reece’s dress was a favorite, especially with the necklace, but something was up with her hair no? Yellow was HUGE trend on the red carpet, and I think Reese did it best. Naomi Harris killed it in this textured gold column gown. I don’t think a dress has ever fit someone so perfectly!

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Zazie Beets’ black dress was super interesting, flattering and unique.  Again, not a big fan of the necklaces, but I dig her unique style.  Kristen Bell looks so glam in this beautiful sequined gown, but the hair was too Dynasty!  A the super low cut front was another repeated trend, and I think her dress was the best version of that.

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Gillian Anderson looks perfectly ethereal and pretty and Priyanka Chopra could have done with a little more room in the bust (it went a little Sophia Vergara for me), but her overall look was really lovely with the loose hair and dark lip against the glam, gold dress.

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I liked Mandy Moore but didn’t LOVE.  The cape bothered me.  But I love the dress itself- the color, cut and flow looked really great on her, as do the earrings!

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Two dresses that i liked because they were different- Drew’s funky fan sleeve number and Louise Roe’s beautiful embroidered gown with batwing sleeves.

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I actually liked Busy Phillips whole look more than Michelle Williams, but I just think Michelle is so stunning.  I wish her dress didn’t have those little sleeve things.

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These next two looks with bold color are polarizing, but I find them architectural and pretty interesting.  Catriona Balfe’s navy and orange dress looks fantastic on her, but may have been a disaster on anyone else.  So different, but still pretty!  Natalie Portman’s Prada gown is dividing fashion critics- I’m middle of the road- I love the appropriate homage to Jackie O.  The color is fab as is the detail work, but overall I think the hair made it look a bit too matronly.

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Suits were a big trend, seen on a few women. I Like Katherine Hahn’s look but wish the bra had been a bustier and there had been big earrings. I like the suit look when mixed with ultra feminine accessories.

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Two bold color looks made pretty by keeping the silhouettes simple- Angela Bassett and  Viola Davis (although I wish this yellow were turned down just a notch)

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Is Winona a vampire? Because that woman has not aged in DECADES, y’all!  She looks exactly the same as she did in the 90’s.   I thought this was simple, appropriate and very her.  You know Winona ain’t rolling in in pink sequins. EVER.

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Okay- we’re getting to the good stuff now. I barely recognized Kristen Wiig!  This dress would have KILLED it without the huge sleeves and with a full length beige liner. I am so over the sheer skirts! DONE, I tell you!  Amy Adams looked perfectly pretty but so stiff. The straight hair with the structured column dress and straight earrings… not my favorite.

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Really did not like this dress on Jessica Chastain.  The fit up top is ALL wrong. And the haro too severe.  As for Brie Larson, I’ve never felt her look has been right. Always off just so and a little 80’s.  This fell flat for me.

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This may be the first time I’ve put Blake Lively in the “NO” category.  So do not like this dress-  the  huge pockets and trim that was like, upholstered and padded?  Also, never wear a dress you have to pose a specific way in as she is here.

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Form the “Way Too Much” files. Both these looks were yikes.

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Another first for me putting Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a negative.  She looked blah- the dress was not flattering and her her looked very flat. As for Tracee Ross-Ellis– hated the awkward length of this dress, which really seemed more like a cage! She could barely move!

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Jessica and Justin were adorable together on the red carpet interviews, but I did not like the dress– the front opening was a bit too low and wide and it seemed to have padded hips (a look I’ll never understand).  She herself looked amazing (those arms), maybe a touch too thin though (could have been the dress)

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Two of my LEAST favorite looks (what was with all the open shoulder sleeves???)  SJP in one of her worst ever (sorry SJP, I love you, but not this look) and Nicole Kidman whose face looked frozen and filled within an inch of her life! And the dress was bizarre- way better without the sleeves!

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I’ll move into those whom I would have dressed in specific other things and the worst of the worst.

Hailee Steinfeld looks pretty, but this dress would have been SO much better 1) in another color (navy/black or emerald?) and 2) again, without those damn sleeves!  Also not a hage fan of the boob area. For a similarly ethereal look I would have loved this Jenny Peckham dress!

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Zoe Saldana’s super ruffly, super pink dress was just too much of a look. I would have have put her in something like this– the green color with her skintone would have been bananas good!

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Kerry Washington’s dress was head scratching with the bad length, broaches and shoulder shields? I would have loved to see her in this graphic print Herrera gown with a bright red/orange lip.

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Sienna Miller looked like she got ready in five minutes- the hair was messy, the dress  cutouts a bit odd and the accessories really made no sense. For a white, sweet ladylike look I would have preferred this Monique Lhuillier!

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Kerri Russel shows how to do leopard the wrong way– and that choker is trying too hard.  I’d love to see her in something super simple like this Gabriela Hearts gown with a crazy funky, jeweled long pendant necklace.

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Oh Claire Foy! The Queen! What in the fresh 1988 prom is this? Who tied that sash around her waist too? Noooooooo.  For some pink with sparkle I would have preferred this Monique Lhuillier!

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I can’t with this dress Carrie. I have no words.  For a bold look that doesn;t remind you of a Georgia O’Keefe painting, I’d recommend this gorgeous blue floral dress paired with a simple updo and big diamond studs.

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Poor Anna Kendrick- this dress could have been good but those bust cups made it look like her boobs were crooked! And the color really washed her out.  I would have preferred this playful yet sexy Monique Lhuillier!

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Olivia Culp is such a nice girl (I met her when she modeled for us at Two Penny Blue way before she was Miss Universe) but this look is waaaaaaaay over the top.  The eye makeup, the dress, the hair– so severe.  For an equally moddy look I would have loved this high necked sequin number.

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WORST DRESSED WINNER: Felicity Jones! Whaaaaaaat is this????  For something with sheer fabric and whimsy, this Elie Saab would have been SO much better!

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Who were your picks????

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59 comments

  1. Pretty much agree with you on all. So sad, what has become of Nicole Kidman? She is in my age group and I have always admired her style, but she is trying to hard to make herself younger…I guess. Her hair is too white and I agree, face is too stiff with too much filler. She looks too skinny in that dress (the sleeves are not only unflattering as part of the dress but I wonder if they make her look to skinny too)…just a mess! Sorry…maybe we are hardest on those from whom we expect more.

  2. As in prior years and with other red carpet looks – you nailed it! The looks that you chose as alternates are gorgeous. Their stylists could learn so much from you. Just goes to show that although not your core focus EG, having such a ‘good eye’ for visuals and design translates well to multiple mediums and that individuals who call themselves stylists, doesn’t always make them one. So often in watching the show, it was ‘what were they thinking??’

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