An aura of beauty graced the carpet at this years 2013 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills this year. With events like this seen by hundred’s of millions of people let’s face it, strutting the Red Carpet is no cake walk. Fashion Police from Hollywood to Hong Kong are waiting to relish or rip into your outfit and tabloid TV commentators and of course every at home fashion viewer with aspirations are all eager to weigh in on FB & Twitter. With all that pressure, Stylist’s like Rachel Zoe must be functioning on red-bull and vodka this week!
One of my best dressed was Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen. Classic, yet edgy and absolutely stunning. Actresses from Jennifer Lopez to Emily Blunt opted for body- hugging gowns that accentuated their every soft spot, heralding the return of the curve. The butts! The legs! The Boobs! JLO was every bit a movie star and voluptuous in a white and nude Zuhair Murad gown with side-swept hair. Adele’s Burberry gown looked stunning with her Golden Globe win. Looking stylish & feminine were Jessica Alba in salmon-toned Oscar de la Renta, Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood Couture ( my all time favorite designer on the planet) and Halle Berry looking dynamite in Atelier Versace. I heard she made worst dressed list, are you kidding? She would look smashing in a sock for crying out loud!
Jodie Foster was a powerful force with her acceptance speech bringing everyone to tears. Bright red dresses were a major trend at this year’s ceremony, and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes wore my favorite crimson-colored gown of the night. Not too sure about the whole high-slit gown thing, posing with their leg out a la Angelina Jolie (at last year’s Oscars). Eva Longoria darling, pick one or the other, cleavage or thighs, but not both. Anne Hathaway’s white beaded Chanel gown was elegant, most fitting for her new ‘Les Miz’ short haircut, but as colorless as a tear. I would have loved to seen her in vibrant color. Helena Bonham wearing D & G reminds us that black & lace are always sexy. Hat’s off to Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera for making a fashion statement in that billowing print dress in an unexpected print and palette. Julianne Moore’s performance won her a Golden Globe, but what did you think of her Tom Ford black and white dress? Last but not least, Sofia Vergara, you take va va voom to another level girl!
This Style Spy would love to see more women taking chances. Go ahead and toss on a gimundo accessory while you’re at it. Up the ante by mixing haute couture that’s a bit off beat but extremely chic in terms of construction and fabric. Did you know that although the term ”haute couture” which is defined as being custom fitted clothing created by a handful of firms meeting strict guidelines, the word “couture” itself has been utterly hijacked? In theory, only garments that are hand crafted and include hours and hours of handwork and a whole lotta sweat deserve to be called couture. It’s a dying art and that’s why I’m a big fan of the Rodarte sisters who hail from Pasadena as they preserve the notion of craft in fashion. The genius thing about it is there are no limits, which means it’s always magical. Let’s just hope that “couture” doesn’t suffer the same fate as that other fabulous french word, champagne!
Bottom line ladies is fashion isn’t a trend that you have to follow like a sheep. When something is good and looks good on you, wear it! Be true to yourself, that’s the most important thing. There’s nothing worse than wearing something that doesn’t agree with you. Step out in something that reflects who you are. Beauty isn’t about being a size zero, it’s about taking a risk to shine and really be your chic, alluring, beautiful self. So dress up, let loose and hit the bar as quickly as you can for an outrageous martini. Tell the bartender The Food Stalker sent you…
To the best and the worst…we applaud you!