Ok Lovelies, let's get started, shall we???
Well, I'm one for two...Jimmy Fallon was not as I predicted, a natural. He is so likable and I don't think I was the only one really rooting for his success, but his performance as host, save for the opening La La Land tribute, fell short.
Ms. Streep, who was both nominated for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins and the recipient of the Cecile B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, was however, horribly attired and coiffed. Bam. No matter what your politics, I found her acceptance speech, deriding President Elect Trump, to be completely out of place and found it uncomfortable to watch.
Moving on to fashion. I loved that the stars really pulled out the stops for the GG's, traditionally a bit lower key than the Oscar's. I'm drooling in anticipation of what's in store for us on February 26th.
Canary yellow, which in my estimation is the single hardest shade for a woman to pull off successfully, but was managed well by Viola Davis and Natalie Portman,
Pink- divine on Lily Collins, and Zoe Saldana, cloying and overly sweet on Felicity Jones and Carrie Underwood.
Metallics- lovely on Emma Stone, Naomi Harris, Priyanka Chopra and Ruth Negga, (though I have no clue who she is.)
Deep plunging necklines, impeccably worn on Kristen Bell, Emma Stone (always trend savvy and nailing two of the big ones), and Mandy Moore, who stunned in a navy Naeem Khaan.
Black and White- horrible on Naomi Campbell, Sophie Turner, Jessica Biel and Heidi Klum.
White- Drew Barrymore, Tracee Ellis Ross, Thandie Newton and Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang. (Just. Say. No.)
Interestingly, some of my A List designers, also ended up on the F List;
Zuhair Murad, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Go figure!!!
The A+ Team
|Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham|
|Emma Stone in Valentino|
Perfect on every level, hair makeup accessories dress.
Oh! And congrats! Isn't she adorable???
|Naomi Harris in Armani Prive|
|Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan|
(well done, again. She made my last A List too)
|Viola Davis in Michael Kors|
(I thought she was introducing Mother Theresa
when she was presenting the Cecille B. DeMille award)
|Elsa Pataky Zuhair Murad|
|Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad|
|Zoe Saldana in Gucci|
Fresh and pretty!
|Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton|
|Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren|
(This chick understands the Red Carpet)
|Brie Larsen in Rodarte|
|Natalie Portman pregnant and resplendent in Prada|
Who fell flat for me?
Some of you may have swooned for Drew Barrymore's Monique L'Hullier, just not my kind of frock. I was also underwhelmed by Nicole Kidman in McQueen, Amy Adams in a too severe black Tom Ford, Blake Lively, Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Jessica Chastain, Michelle Williams, (whose stewardship as a Red Carpet darling is a mystery to me), Sienna Miller, Felicity Huffman, Sophia Vergara (finally in something A-Line, but sadly awful). and Reese Witherspoon, whose Atelier Versace was pretty, prommie and underwhelming.
And of course, the good stuff:
The "F" List:
Ho Ho Ho. Green Giant.
Bad. Bad and Worse:
|Naomi Campbell in Atelier Versace|
|Jessica Biel in Elie Saab|
|Sophie Turner in a Vuitton trainwreck.|
|Felicity Jones who lost her sheep, in Gucci|
|Sometimes a picture is worth 1000 words|
|Anna Kendrick in an odd, sling like Vionnet|
A rare miss for the lovely Anna.
And camel toe???
|Tracee Ellis Ross in Zuhair Murad|
Too much junk in that trunk.
Just not flattering.
|Kerry Washington in Dolce & Gabbana|
Kerry is another perrenial on my F List.
I dislike every single element of this dress.
Why oh why, is she always on the "best dressed" lists???
|Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang|
Where do I begin Princess Leia??? Maybe in Oz with Glinda...