January 16, 2012


Last night's Golden Globes were not a fashion blockbuster,  but, there were a few bright lights, and, as always, some power outages.

The Creme de la Creme Grand Prize winner is:

Paula Patton in a beautifully draped, on-trend Monique Lhuillier gown. Creme de la Creme yellow strikes again!


The "Glee" Girls

These ladies never disappoint. I've been watching their style at award shows for a while now--AND--they deserve an honorary award!

Lea Michelle in Marchesa.  Another win for this new style icon

Diana Agron in flamenco red ruffles with cutout bodice. Hot, hot hot!

Naya Rivera in a silver silky, high-necked column. Courageous, edgy and fabulous!

Gorgeous in Gucci:

Evan Rachel Wood in an amazing Hunter Green Gucci--deceptively simple but exquisitely detailed, as the eye moves downward. Stunning!

Pretty, pretty Jessica Alba in a mauve appliqued strapless Gucci with perfect accessories and a winning smile.

Salma Hayek in a Gucci with Art Deco bodice.  Breathtakingly beautiful hair, make-up and jewels finish the daring look.

Missing a beat:

 Sarah Michelle Gellar in a Monique Lhuillier, which needed to be in a solid colour or simplified.  Gellar glows regardless.

Charlize Theron in Dior Couture. What is wrong with this picture?  She would look great in a paper bag but...

OK, OK, I know it looks fine--but Michelle Williams is so pretty and young.  She could wear something funkier than this "mom" dress by Jason Wu.

Kate Winslet in a Jenny Packham that just doesn't work for her.

Rooney Mara's Nina Ricci is another attempt at the "Dragon Tattoo"  Punk/Goth look gone wrong.

Madonna in Neem Acra's chequerboard of black satin patchwork squares topped with silver.  Busy, busy!

Beautiful, bright with talent to burn:  our first lady of the screen.  A deserving winner last night--Meryl Streep.  Sigh.

Stylish Staying Power:

Mila Kunis in Dior.  The Black Swan needs a smile.  Otherwise, she is perfection.

Diane Lane in a knockout Neem Acra. Show 'em how it's done, Diane!

Natalie Portman in a hot pink Lanvin. Shades of  "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".  Gorgeous.

Most Improved:  Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann.  The hair is a bit freaky, but, it's Tilda after all.

Always Spectacular--The Hall of Fame:

Nicole Kidman in Versace.  She always looks wonderful. 'Nuff said.

Angelina Jolie, in Atelier Versace.  Perfect.

Special, added bonus pic:  Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: the cutest couple on the block!

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  1. Greta post, Inge.It was a beautiful night. People don't really make too many huge mistakes anymore (I miss those days!) and I am in agreement with you EXCEPT on 2 counts: my favorite (Clare Danes) wasn't included (to me, she always looks effortlessly elegant) and I am not a fan of Lea Michelle's dress. Salma Hayek was brilliant! I loved Angelina Jolie's dress and make-up, but she is becoming a tad too "great lady-ish" for me. The photo with Brad looks as though it's one of those "is it her or is it Madame Tussands?" But, she was knockout on the red carpet. All in all, a very glamorous night! Thanks for the recap!

    1. Her majesty, AJ, gets on my nerves. I agree about the "grande dame" mannerisms. She used them in "The Tourist" as well. I tried to go with some of the softer nude and taupe shades that I tend to ignore. Claire Danes looked great; it would have been a more "Inge" choice, LOL. Whatever would we do without Tilda Swinton? Thanks for the "review"!