Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Golden Globes 2014 - What They Wore..

It's the time of year again when the awards ceremonies take centre stage. Magazines, online articles, tumblr and social networking all want to talk about one thing - the awards. Last year they were talking about Miley Cyrus twerking with bears and a foam finger, or Jen Lawrence tripping up the stairs on the way to receive her award - this year it's a whole new ball game. At any event there is always an element of drama, some wardrobe malfunctions and a stream of comments on what the A-listers wore. Last year I dedicated a few separate posts to the awards, commenting on their outfits and what my love/hate outfits were on the red carpets. This year I thought I'd do something similar but put in my own twist - 'how to get the look'. Next to my favourite outfits from the awards I've put in some style tips on how you can gain a similar look to the A-lister and be as fashion-forward as her this upcoming season.

Starting with the Golden Globes awards in this post, because they came first on the calendar, here are my most favourite looks…

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Emma Watson's Dior Couture gown is possibly one of my all time favourite, red carpet looks that has ever graced the carpet. Why do I love it so much? The elegance and the simplicity that is achieved with what is essentially a kind of casual outfit from behind, but a show-stopping gown from the front. Daring and quirky, Emma was the only A-lister to wear a pair of tailored trousers underneath her dress. Emma has slicked her hair back in a slouched, neat low bun - a hair trend that is definitely going to be big this upcoming Spring. Certainly an unexpected, unpredictable look and so, so gorgeous. Em Watson simply looks uh-maze. If you're not jealous - you should be.

Take a tip out of Emma's style and master the low bun for this coming S/S14. 

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Kate Bekinsale wearing an amazing metallic crusted Zuhair Murad Couture dress. Firstly, this gown is something to admire. With its intricate detailing and perfectly fitting structure, it's no wonder that this dress is couture and with a couple of zeros at the end of its price tag. This dress nails the new metallic Spring/Summer look while also incorporating another of Spring's hottest trends - embellishment. Kate really knocks this look out of the park and with her minimal accessorising she hasn't gone overboard with the glitz and glam. Paired with a cute Edie Parker clutch, her simplistic accessory creates a perfect contrast to her busy and fun dress.

If you're going all out with the embellishment and metallic finish this S/S14 make sure you keep your accessories tamed and simple. Leave it to the clothes to do most of the talking! A head-to-toe embellished look will make you dazzle in a less flattering way - remember, less is more - take it from Kate! 

Olivia Wilde may be heavily pregnant but since when did maternity clothes become so stunning? Oh yeah, that's right, when you've got Gucci Premiere on your label tag. The baby bump wasn't stopping Olivia Wilde as she stepped out in this shimmering green number. I think this dress is gorgeous and does most of the talking, it's the centre of attention and rightly so. Accessorised with a metallic Emm Kuo clutch, Wilde has kept her accessories minimal yet effective.

Ombre hair is a definite look and although it stepped onto the scene a year or so ago, there's no getting rid of the trend anytime soon. If you're looking for a new style, maybe shake things up with an ombre dip die like Olivia Wilde? 

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What's that? Why it's Lady Gaga and she actually fits in with the crowd this time! Don't get me wrong, I adore Gaga. I love her crazy and edgy ways - she constantly breaks fashion boundaries (who knew there even were any) but seeing her tame it down a bit in this stunning, custom made Perry Meck dress really does make me wonder if there's a girl-next-door side of her just dying to be set free? Although Gaga wasn't on the main carpet awards, arriving at Universal Golden Globe's after party, Lady G strutted her way looking super chic in this dress. Sporting the embellishment trend of S/S14 and going for a metallic finish, Gaga looks really elegant and well, normal!

Chic locks like Gaga's look effortless and classy. Go for structural tailoring to add an extra edge to your outfits this S/S14 and if you usually go for crazy, in-your-face kind of outfits, maybe try a new kind of look this year just like Lady Gaga? 

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Mila Cunis looked amazing in this Gucci Premiere backless dress. As you can see, I have a sort of obsession with the metallic and embellishment trend that's hit the catwalks and is soon to hit the high street collections of S/S 14. Mila's dress is like a waterfall of sparkly goodness. Elegant and show-stoppingly awesome.

Mila's famous for her big eyes but she definitely embraces them with the smokey eye look. Unless she's on a dog walk with her boyf, Ashton C, you won't catch Mila Cunis without her smokey eye. Steal Mila's smokey eye look and pair it with a S/S embellished statement piece. Keep jewellery far away from any heavy embellishment, if you really want to accessorise you need to do it Mila's way and use makeup as a way of making a secondary statement to your outfit! 

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Although nothing will ever beat what she wore at last year's Golden Globes, Vanessa Hudgens continues to have a wardrobe that I would die for - this dress included. With a slight 'Great Gatsby' vibe, V-Hudgens looks beautiful and her nude number is simple and elegant. Letting that daring v-neck dip do the talking, Vanessa has played it safe by not drawing too much attention, with a statement necklace on top of such a risqué but stunning plunge neck. Some cute dangly earrings and a compact clutch is all Vanessa needed to top the look off while she wears Giorgio Armani at the Warner Bros after-party..oh and with a fabulous boyfriend as her escort.

Embellishment and heavy detailed pieces don't have to be that much of a statement this S/S14. If you want the look without going to OTT, keep the colours nude and simple just like Vanessa. 

And then there were the outfits I wasn't loving so much…

Firstly I'll start by saying that although I may not like some of these outfits, you sitting there, scrolling through this little ol' blog of mine might love them - that's great. We're all entitled to our own opinions so please don't shoot the messenger, this is my opinion and if you don't want to hear it please scroll on or teleport to another post!

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I hate to do this because I really do love Jennifer Lawrence but Jen, what are you wearing? Well, I know you're wearing Dior Couture but this isn't one of their best looks! The amount of tumblr pictures mocking her outfit on the day of Golden Globes was unreal - my feed was a collection of images taking the mickey out of her dress. Although it's really not my favourite look, it's not as bad as some people made it out to be. Certainly not doing a lot for her figure, this dress loosely falls from her chest to the floor, clenched in at the waist and just below her thighs making Jen look bigger around the waist than in reality. However, on a more positive note - loving the new hair and her makeup is flawless. Just not sure about the extra belts around her dress that's all...

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 Julianna Margulies wears Andrew Gn's statement gown. The reason I wasn't loving this dress is not because it isn't an amazing dress - it is. It just reminds me a bit too much of Christmas. I mean, is it just me or does the hem detailing look like a collection of bronze snowflakes? I also wasn't loving the head-to-toe black canvas of the dress, a little to harsh for me personally. Margulies also kept her jewellery a little too similar to her dress, her earrings are practically identical. Maybe a different coloured clutch would have added a burst of colour contrast and mixed things up a little? A head-to-toe black and a hint of gold number wasn't really doing it for me but Julianna won't stop looking gorgeous because of it!

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Zoe Saldana has for sure nailed the floral prints of S/S14 in this Prabal Gurung gown but I'm not loving the dress - sorry! Perfect for a catwalk look but I'm not sure this dress is too flattering. Beautifully crafted, you can't deny that the dress is a work of art, but to showcase yourself it probably wasn't the best gown Zoe could've chosen. I think a casual sleek, side-swept hair-do would've drawn less attention to Zoe's shoulders and given the look more dimension and structure. Perhaps a simple necklace might've even added an extra something. Although I'd usually sway away from accessorising an outfit that's so heavily embellished, the bare areas need a little extra something - simple jewellery would most definitely have filled the spot!

Think simple jewellery if your statement outfit is missing that extra something - the key is to not go too overboard but don't go without! 

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I'm a little bit on the fence with Kaley Cuoco's outfit - I neither love, nor do I loathe it, it just doesn't really spark much of a reaction. Wearing a Rani Zakhem Couture, the gown itself is stunning. It nails one of the newer seasonal trend - florals and is elegant and has an edge of romanticism. Why do I therefore not love it? Maybe it's the lack of jewellery, which in this case would really add an extra something to Kaly's oufit. The colour palette on the dress is quite faded and washed out but with the simple addition of a statement necklace, I feel that the dress would really come to life and fill in the bare space around Kaley's neck. As a dress, you really can't fault it but personally I think a little bit of further accessorising in this case wouldn't go amiss!

If your outfit looks a little plain or you want to add more of a statement injection into your outfit ensure you have a few statement accessories at hand. Whether it is a statement necklace, a bold embellished clutch or a collection of midi-rings at your fingertips - add that extra something to give your outfit a wow-factor. 

Finally, the photos that made me smile…

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This photo literally make me Laugh-Out-Loud (no, I'm not going to use the abbreviated LOL - sorry but it's too cringe..). We all see celebrities looking painstakingly perfect on the red carpet but none of us actually gets a real glimpse of them being human beings. It's easy to forget that these A-Listers are real people but tweeting a pic of her munching on an oh-so-greasy burger, Emma Roberts put a smile on every girl's face. We all love a minor pig-out here and there - Emma Roberts isn't shy of broadcasting it to the whole world, so stop feeling guilty and enjoy that burger.

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Wouldn't we all love a husband as perfect as Mr Channing Tatum one day? While we get a good hour or so of him on our tv screens as we watch Magic Mike, The Vow and every other movie that makes a girl's dreams come true, his wife, Jenna gets to look at him all day. This photo is the textbook definition of 'picture perfect'. Looking as cute as a button and jaw droppingly beautiful, this couple makes me die a little inside and puts a smile on my face every time.

There you have it, the fashion I was loving, the pictures that made me smile and the outfits I wasn't too keen on. What was your favourite look from this years Golden Globe Awards? Look out for my next post on the Grammy's - What They Wore! Until then - toodlepip!


1 comment

  1. Great post, and I agree, Emma Watson always looks amazing!
    Emma xx


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