Thank goodness for the glitz and glam of the Hollywood awards season to distract us from the cold winter lull that takes place after the holidays.
Last night I placed myself front and center the television with some chinese take-out, red wine and my phone (for texting fashion hits and misses to my mom and friend Christine) for one of my favorite Sunday nights of the year – The Golden Globes.
Poor Chris had to stand in for far away girlfriends/sister/mom and listen to me chatter on about over-rated movies (Midnight in Paris), new shows to DVR (Downtown Abbey), and how terrible Meryl Streep always looks.
In exchange, I only watched the red carpet arrivals during commercial breaks of the NFL playoff game until the show officially started. So although most of the red carpet looks I only caught online and during the awards show, I was still able to assess just about every dress in the building.
Here are my takes on this year’s red carpet fashions:
BEST USE OF COLOR:
Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier and Kwiat
Kelly McDonald in Neil Lane
Amber Riley in Neil Lane
FABULOUS USE OF SEQUINS:
Salma Hayek in Gucci
Julie Bowen in Reem Acra (have to point out I dislike her hair)
BEST IN RED:
MY TOP THREE:
Julianne Moore in Chanel Couture (the hair, makeup and accessories are perfection!)
Shailene Woodley in Marchesa (that’s actually not a strapless dress, it has a sheer top!)