The 2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet Fashion

With January comes awards season which I always revel in. If I don’t get up at 3am and actually watch the arrivals live I generally sleep with one eye open and peek at Instagram throughout the night. Each year, the Golden Globes red carpet is the one the place in Hollywood where the movie stars slum it with the TV and music plebs. Although the stars of the silver screen don’t enjoy sharing their carpet it does provide us with an opportunity to compare great fashion and up the ante. So here come my best and worst looks this year!

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Why not begin with Dior darling, Jennifer Lawrence. I’ll confess that I’m biased as I have a predisposition to love anything she does (including fall up the stairs at the Oscars) but this gown is uncharacteristically “un-classic” for the house of Dior. And I love anything slightly different. I don’t, however, love the styling. Although no-one in their right mind would say no to Chopard diamonds this neckpiece is too large and too overbearing. And her hair is pap – like she just got out the pool and shoved it in a ponytail. I still love you J-Law.

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Every time I see Jennifer Lopez I feel a little sad inside. Sad for the fact that this is what she looks like at 46. And sad for the fact that this will never happen for you and I. As beautiful as this Giambattista Valli gown is, I’m also sad for the cape. You had your time in 2015 cape, it’s time to know your place and only come back in the expected 5 year fashion cycle.

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Alicia Vikander looked stunning in a Louis Vuitton column dress. Not much white on the Globes red carpet. Not too many Swedes either.

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Zendaya is a part of my girl squad she just doesn’t know it yet. Looking very grown up here in Marchesa on the red carpet this tiered wine red gown surprisingly doesn’t overpower her. With a petite frame it could have easily looked like Tannie Madrie’s lemon meringue.

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Olivia Wilde looked insanely amazing in a Michael Kors dress and Bulgari jewellery. The styling complimented the gown perfectly with the matching red eyeshadow creating a sexy smokey eye.

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Taraji P. Henson is everything that the red carpet should be: glamourous, statuesque, elegant and confident. She wore a Stella McCartney dress and Kimberly McDonald for Gemfield earrings. Fierce!

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Game of Thrones star, Natalie Dormer stunned in a J. Mendel dress with such an interesting neckline and bold colour block detail. One of the most fashion forward looks on the carpet this year. Snaps for Nats!

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Go Amy Schumer, go! I’m a sucker for a gown with pockets and this Prabal Gurung dress stayed winning all the way down that red carpet. The neckline is very on trend with this dress cinching her in all the right places. The peek of white lining on the inside of the gown is also intriguing.

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If you haven’t seen Jenna Dewan Tatum’s EPIC lip synch battle with her husband Channing, is your internet connection working ok? She killed it there and she killed it here in a Zuhair Murad Couture gown. The balance of the plunging neckline and voluminous skirt is just right. Wonder what’s in those pockets? $1 bills?

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The symmetry and repetition of the horizontal silhouette in Kate Hudson’s Michael Kors dress is perfection. Most of us avoid anything that would make us look wider but when you’re pint sized and gorgeous you can pull anything off – including a crop and skirt at the Golden Globes.

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Yay for a shorter hemline on the carpet! Olivia Palermo rocked this Delpozo dress and it’s a-symmetry pattern as well as cut is something interesting for a pretty conservative carpet.

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So black is the new black for Taylor Schilling this year in a Thakoon suit and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. I love the spin on a traditional suit with a bat-wing sleeve.

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I don’t know how to describe the amazing sleeve feature on Uzo Aduba’s Talbot Runhof dress. But it’s awesome! A bell sleeve slash cape slash cowl back… a little bit of everything. The structured element of the sleeve is also darling. Uzo was definitely one of my best dressed for the night!

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In a sea of sating and tafetta, Amber Heard shone in a sheer, chiffon Gucci dress. Something else we haven’t seen much of tonight is embellishments and this floral neckline is everything.
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There were a few Atelier Versace’s on the carpet last night but I do think Amy Adams was in the best of them all. This colour is divine and complimented her strawberry blonde hair perfectly.
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With Oscar buzz surrounding her, Brie Larson must know that the spotlight is on her in the fashion department too. And she didn’t disappoint in a custom Calvin Klein Collection dress.
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Even though I hate the word I’m just going to say it… SLAY! Laverne Cox looked so incredibly simple and elegant in an Elizabeth Kennedy dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.
And here comes my not-so-favourites-what-were-you-thinking:
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I was very surprised to see Rooney Mara in a boho-esque Alexander McQueen gown. She isn’t exactly a free-spirited hippy. It’s… ok. I like the idea of matching her skin tone to the colour of the gown but when you haven’t seen the sun since 1962 you tend to look like a spoek coming back to haunt your family.
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You know on Idols when the judges advise that you should never sing your own sing? Well, Melissa McCarthy unless you are a fashion designer you should heed that advice and not wear your own design. And she’s been looking so good on the red carpet of late and then… this.
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Did your granny have a pretty silky nighty? Did your granny walk the red carpet last night at the Golden Globes? Oops, that’s actually Cate Blanchett in a custom Givenchy dress. There is just too much going on – it’s silky, it’s embroidered, there’s fringe, there’s beading. There’s A LOT going on and not in a good way. Sorry Cate.
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Jane Fonda. THE Jane Fonda. I feel as if it’s not right to not like something that Miss Fonda does but this fashion faux pax can’t go unnoticed. If Zendaya successfully avoided the lemon meringue unfortunately Jane was not so lucky in the icing department. This Yves Saint Laurent Couture dress might have been saved if not for the long sleeve. She can have her cake but can’t wear it too.
Until the next red carpet…
Roxy
xxx