Taking home the gold

Unlike last week’s rant about poor outfit choices and horrible banter between presenters, this year’s Golden Globes brought the fashionable and the funny.

Let’s start with the laughs of the night. Ricky Gervais was a great host and most of the people he poked fun at were good sports about it. You can watch his entire opening monologue but his introduction of Colin “Hottie McSexyPants” Firth was one of my favorite moments:

http://www.hulu.com/edp/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hulu.com%2Fwatch%2F319498%2Fgolden-globes-ricky-introduces-colin-firth/embed/p_aLXxCZ1_60obp-6A9naw

Punching blind kittens, eh? I still love Mr. Darcy. And how about Seth Rogen’s exciting announcement on stage? Well played, sir. Well played.

But let’s get real, I was watching for the gowns and tuxedos. Let’s take a look at some handsome fellas.

L to R: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Uggie

Doesn’t it look like JGL is looking right at you? A girl can dream. I love that he chose a patterned bow tie and his classic hitRECord red button. Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg always look dashing, this night was no different. That’s a dog. On the red carpet. In a bow tie. To quote Rachel Zoe, I die.

George Clooney & Stacey Kiebler, Josh Brolin & Diane Lane
George Clooney can make a mullet look good so it’s no surprise that he looked amazing last night. He and his arm candy girlfriend are gorgeous on their own and even more beautiful standing next to each other. Diane Lane does. not. age. I swear, she must have some high tech magic skincare products that keep her looking young and sexy. Or she’s just blessed with great genes, in which case, I hate her. Her husband isn’t too bad to look at, either.

L to R: Julianna Margulies, Tilda Swinton, Jessica Biel, Kelly Osbourne
Blech. That’s what I think about each of these dresses. Let’s break it down. That purple dress is so snug that it looks like saran wrap. Not flattering, especially with a high crew neck and super tight updo. I don’t understand Tilda Swinton’s hair. It’s like Flock of Seagulls meets Donald Trump. The color is beautiful against her porcelain skin but it just doesn’t work for me overall. Lace gowns are getting a bad name with this one on Mrs. Timberlake. There’s too much going on up top with her hair and the heavy fabric. The very-visible undergarment distracts from what could be a beautiful lace skirt. I don’t even know where to start with the blue mermaid gown. It’s like what people thought a futuristic gown would look like in the 80s.

L to R: Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Claire Danes, Dame Helen Mirren

And now for a breath of fresh air! Let’s start with what they’re all doing right (in my opinion, of course). Up-dos, cinched in waists, jewelry that doesn’t distract from the dress. Black and white is such a classic combination but Kate spruces it up with pleated details and a sexy slit on top. Emma Stone…how I love thee and thy style. The plunging neckline is met by an eagle belt, which oddly works with her Grecian-esque dress. Red lips are the perfect accessory to a b&w outfit. Her gown is sort of like a tuxedo, which I love. And then there’s the Dame. Navy blue is a universally flattering color and makes diamonds look even more sparkly and elegant than they already are. She shows the right amount of flesh for her age with a deep v-neck and long sleeves.

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One response to “Taking home the gold

  1. I will love Colin "Hottie McSexyPants" Firth until the day I die. Also, while I don't care for the dress, I do adore Tilda Swinton and I'm dying to see "We Need to Talk About Kevin."

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