Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Golden Globes

I'm not one who usually follows what's going on at the Golden Globes but as I've started styling people for red carpet events I thought it'd be appropriate to check them out and discuss my opinion.

As most of you know the Golden Globes have just been on and most of you only watched it for the red carpet moments. I think the hardest thing with red carpet fashion is that you have to find something your client is going to like, find something that will be well recieved by the media and also to find something fashion forward that is just forward enough for people. What I mean by "forward enough for people" is something that is ahead of the fashion game that people will be ready to accept as fashionable and not freaky, think of Gaga in the meat dress... not only was it too forward it was actually just completely wrong in all aspects (although she clearly showed how women are viewed as pieces of meat haha).

We saw many trends marching down the red carpet but one that stood out for me would be all the shimmering sequins. A few few versions of sequinned gowns showed up and we also saw a peek at different styles soon to be filtered down to high street stores (mainly the sequins.. I don't really think you'll find red carpet rip offs at Sportsgirl or The Gap).

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Here we have Tron Legacy star Olivia Wilde in a stunning Marchesa gown, now a lot of people gave her flack saying this was more for the Oscars and too extravagant.. but I say bring on the drama as she looked stunning. I love how the embellishing looks like clusters of stars seen from the Hubble telescope. Why this works: Its fitted at the bodice and it starts to expand from the smallest part of Olivia's waist, also chocolate is a trending colour along with other brown shades.

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Here we have the stunning Anne Hathaway in an Armani backless gown. It seems she can do no wrong when it comes to Armani. One thing I love about this is that it has full sleeves, a floor length hem but is backless which turns this into a sexy gown, it's not often that covering your front is considered sexy but "leave a little to the imagination" must be this actresses mantra. Why this works: this shade really compliments Anne's hair and makeup it's also just a really great gown!

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Scarlett Johansson is sporting this Ellie Saab gown with elements of ethereal beauty fused with Hollywood glamour. Now she did get slammed for wearing this being accused of looking "boring" I don't think its so much boring as it is too pale for her complexion, put this on someone with a darker skin tone or get a darker colour of this dress and it would be spot on. Why this works: this is a great fit and style for Scarlett even though the shade doesn't do much for her, I think returning to classic periods in fashion is something that should be celebrated so thumbs up!

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We have our OCD petite school counsellor ("Glee" for those a little lost) Jayma Mays in this stunning Alberta Ferretti gown. I'm so glad there is a sheer panel at the "V" of this neckline because without it the dress would be completely wrong. Why this works: not only does it really highlight her fiery red hair but she really suits old school glamour so this flapper inspired dress goes with her personality.

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Angelina Jolie in an Atelier Armani full sleeve gown. This shade of green is just stunning and I love how she's decided to go for something a little more classic for a change (last time I payed attention she was wearing a scary bondage dress and she was too skinny). Why this works: the open neckline adds an element of sensuality to this dress it also compliments the power shoulder incorporated into the gown, again the colour is stunning and it just really highlights Angelina's eye.

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Amber Riley in Oliver Tolentino showing that "Gleeks" can be red carpet winners. A lot of people with fuller figures always seem to think black is the way to go but Amber shows us that not only can you wear light colours, you can sparkle while you're at it. Why this works: It's asymmetrical breaking up Amber's figure it also cinches in at the smallest part of her waist, the texture of the sequin also break up the body with the fabric just skimming down her hips which compliments her shape.

I'm actually looking forward to the next red carpet event so stay tuned for my 2 cents on trends and top picks.

Mitch x

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