Red Carpet ReviewJanuary 8, 2018

Statement Dressing Takes on New Meaning.

Last night’s Golden Globes was powerful on so many levels. While Hollywood itself can be very self-congratulatory and seem superficial- I really felt like the speeches and inclusion of so many great social justice pioneers and leaders as “dates” to the super famous on the red carpet really was something special.  Not to mention the showing of incredible support through almost every single person wearing black (I had to cringe at the handful of people who somehow missed the memo, including the president of the HFP).  You may think that having the dress code be only black would make for a rather sartorially dull red carpet– but NOT THE CASE! I actually thought it was one of the best, most interesting red carpets fashion-wise in many years!  Sometimes when given a directive or limiting “rule”, the results can actually be more beautiful than when it’s a free for all.  You have to think more creatively when limited in palette.  So while I had another post ready for today (which I will post this afternoon- my spring accessory collection is out and it’s a fab sea of color), this morning I wanted to share my favorite looks from last night and also pitch you a little fundraiser– so read to the end!

Reese was simply perfection in her one shouldered gown, straight locks and statement earrings.  But Viola Davis brought the house down with her look- a black velvet Brandon Maxwell paired with the most amazing diamond necklace and rockin’ hair.  She has to be one of the most intelligent, classy women in Hollywood.

Mandy Moore killed it in this number- the red sash plus the red lip was so good. PLUS LOOK IT HAS POCKETS!  One of her best looks ever.

And how about Diane Kruger? Can we say a collective WOW?

I looooooved this Oscar de la Renta on Alexis Bleidel. So unique, so artistic. And Dakota Johnson looked the best she has ever looked in this belted number with a crazy cool train. Top 5 for sure of the night.

Two daring and amazing looks on Issa Rae and Kate Hudson. I mean, DAMN GURLS.  Those necklaces too…

I have not seem SMILF but something tells me I’m gonna like it. I do know I like this lace bustier look on the show’s star.  Also while I was not a fan of Jessica Beil’s hair in the back, this gown plus the hot pink lip was stunning. She is so beautiful and I loved The Sinner (despite its very creepy parts). Her arms though– wow.

Two elegant and lovely strapless column gown on Zoe Kravitz and this star I can;t find the name of (help?)  . Adore the emerald earrings and the bow. Both little touches make these looks winners in my book.

I typically am not a big fan of Sarah Paulson’s red carpet looks- but this one was soooooo friggin’ good! Loving the separates and that big skirt!

There were a lot of sleeves last night, and two of my favorites were Roseanne Barr (never thought I’d have Roseanne on a best dressed roundup) and Elizabeth Moss. That jeweled collar and tea length skirt is just so spot on for her!

Allison Janney always looks good, and this take on the all black look was so funky and sexy without look age inappropriate. She’s one of my favorite actresses, hands down.  And I apparently really need to start watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel- Rachel Brosnahan looks simply lovely in this one shouldered gown (and I loved the black ribbon around her bun!)

I gasped and clapped when Debra Meassing called out E! for it’s pay discrimination while being interviewed by E!. And I thought the pants under gowns/capes was a cool look that many people chose to rock. Allison Brie did a more ball-gown version and it looked very cool on her.

My #couplegoals award would have to go to Sterling K. Brown and his wife who were so adorable being interviewed on the red carpet while also looking insanely good (note to self: get Andrew a velvet tux for no reason other than it looks amazing).

I was inspired by the energy and feeling of support from last night’s show, so I thought it would be great to find a way to give back in the spirit of the #metoo movement (because like many of you, yes- #metoo).  So I picked some of my favorite current black items and will be donating all affiliate revenue from this post to the Times Up Legal Defense Fund.  As soon as I have a total (in about 30 days) I will let you know how much was raised!  So share this post as much as you can and we can get that total up! CLICK IMAGES FOR LINKS!

If you loved Connie Britton’s sweater she wore, you can buy a “Time’s Up” version from Lingua Franca too, 100% of proceeds go to the Times Up Legal Defense Fund there as well!


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