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Monday, January 17, 2011

Da Globes

Those of you are regular DivaDebbi readers, know I live for Red Carpet events, specifically the Golden Globes, Emmy's and of course, the big kahuna, the Academy Awards.  As a Personal Shopper, I love to see magnificent gowns, jewels and beautifully styled hair and makeup.  I also relish the missteps...who doesn't???  One of my biggest pet peeves is men on the Red Carpet.  Why can't they just take their seats like gentlemen and get out of the way???  Do I care if you are in Dolce, Armani, Tom Ford or your Bar Mitzvah suit??? No...and admit it, neither do you.

Let's start with my LOVE's.  I haven't the vaguest clue or Jayma Mays is, but I was knocked out by the elegant, modern simplicity of this black Alberta Feretti gown. The Golden Globes are supposed to be a somewhat  low key event.  Overblown looked wrong to me.  Despite being a spectacular gown, beachy hair did not tone down Olivia Wilde's strapless, shimmering Marchesa enough to suit the occasion, particularly since she wasn't even a nominee.  Kudos to:
  • Anne Hathaway and  (a too skinny) Megan Fox in  two beaded Armani Prive beauties
  • Adorable newcomer Hailee Steinfeld in an ivory Prabral Garung stunner
  • Mila Kunas (in the best of the forest green numbers) by Vera Wang
  • Dianna Agron in blush and the ravishing Kelly McDonald in grey chiffon, both J. Mendel
  • Julia Stiles in  a black one shouldered Romona Keveza
  • Amy Adams in a navy one shouldered Marchesa
  • Lea Michele in a pink one shouldered Oscar de la Renta. A whole LOTTA DRESS
  • Piper Parabo in a black Oscar that was simple but lovely
  • Emma Stone in a whistle clean pink Calvin Klein gown with a deeply cut out back

Do Overs:
  • Annette Benning, still in her costume, channeling Director Lisa Cholodenko
  • Helena Bonham Carter, channeling Sharon Osbourne on 'shrooms in Vivienne Westwood
  • January Jones in a red Chinese lampshade by Versace Atlelier
  • Christina Hendricks aflame in a red Romona Kevesa gown with an overblown corsage
  • Tina Fey, with modified corn rows in L'Wren Scott
  • Halle Berry in a black bondage bathing suit
  • Julianne Moore looking frumpy in a fuscia Lanvin that was missing a sleeve
  • Sandra Bullock. Bad hair. Bad bangs. Bad dress
  • Michelle Williams in a daisy Valentino gown.  Why was it made? Why was it worn?
  • Tilda Swinton looking like the Ninth Maid 'a Milking, in a Jill Sander blouse and skirt
  • Heidi Klum off the plane from St. Barts in a multi colored, beachy, too casual Marc Jacobs
  • Christina Aguilera in Zuhair Murad.  Tuh tuh tuh tacky.
  • J. Lo in her Communion dress (another bomb from Zuhair Murad)
  • Note to all the Do-Overs: I am available for consultations after you fire your stylist.
        Who am I still on the fence about???  Natalie Portman, pregnant, glowing and usually a fave.  I loved her sixties up do and soft makeup.  I wanted to love the red beaded rose on the blush chiffon Victor & Rolf gown.  One moment I do and the next moment I don't.  I loved Eva Langoria's hair and makeup and 3/4th of her gown.  I saw no need for that enormous train, which overwhelmed her and looked reminiscent of Morticia Adams.  Who else???  Ms. Jolie-Pitt in a long sleeve, strong shouldered, asparagus green sequin Versace Atelier Anyone else would have looked like they were starring in a local dinner theatre production.  Angelina did look pretty fabulous.... imagine how spectacular she could have looked, if she remembered to brush her hair.



        1. My Dear Friend Diva Debbi

          I checked facebook many times yesterday waiting for your post on the Golden Globes fashion review.

          I must say, I absolutely agree with your descriptions of each and every one of those beautiful actresses and their gowns. As for Angelina and her need to brush hair, personally, I think she may have all together forgotten to shower.

          By the way, Jayma Mays is the school psychologist on Glee and yes, her gown was absolutely stunning!

          I was glued to the TV starting at 6 watching "E The Red Carpet". I thought there were definitely more fabulous then wacky dresses this year. A very satisfying evening.


        2. Of course you and GM were glued! You might be the only person I could watch with...I generally need the silence of a monastary. Hung up on my sis in mid sentence... Didnt get to write this till late last night. Glad we were on the same page but not surprised! Still thinking abnout Scar Jo....


        3. LOL at January Jones in the Chinese lampshade! I just can't get past her blank stare. It serves her well as the Stepford-like Betty Draper but sadly there is nothing more going on there...

        4. I was disappointed with all the MM girls, as usual, especially January and Christina...two disasters in a row. It must feel terrible to get such blistering reviews...hard to figure out why they haven't invested in new stylists and good full length, 3-way mirrors!

        5. Nice to check out the fashion and style that is happening around us to get a touch and feel of how people are dressing up.But picking up what you want you must buy that which you can carry well and can feel most comfortable in.



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