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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Golden Globes 2017

Without a doubt one of my favorite things to do is go to the movies. Though streaming and torrents seem to be common place now, I always try to find theaters around my city that really create an experience out of the cinema. From showtimes in the cemetery to screenings in historic theaters, odds are you can find me there. Following that same logic, it's no wonder that I love to make a spectacle out of myself and most award shows. The Golden Globes are perhaps my favorite because it includes both television and film. The other great thing about award show season is that it happens right around the time of Fashion Month, allowing us to see the best trends happening now + what we can possibly expect in the future.The only downside is that many great films and shows that premiered earlier in the year are often forgotten by the time the nominees are chosen.  

This year I found the ceremony to be a snooze. I fell asleep during Tom Hiddleston's cringe-worthy acceptance speech and stayed sound asleep knowing that La La Land was going to sweep the show. (Were you seriously surprised that a movie inflating the ego and myths of Hollywood won?) Keep on reading to see the themes from the red carpet.

Stay Golden

Naomi Harris in Armani Privé; Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren; Sarah Paulson in Marc Jacobs
The first three lovely ladies all had one thing in common: gold. Check out the shoulders on Sarah Paulson's Marc Jacobs number. After the loss of so many 70s and 80s icons in the last year, I would keep an eye out on shoulder pads in coats and dresses in the upcoming season. Not only will many designers be paying tribute to these individuals, but over-exaggerated shoulders can help us normal people fake slender figures and silhouettes like Naomi Harris and Priyanka Chopra.

Silver Screen

Emma Stone in Valentino; Gina Rodriguez in Naeem Khan; Claire Foy in Erdem
It was only appropriate that I feature Emma Stone's gorgeous Valentino dress in my favorites since I'm loving the star print and I've had "City of Stars" stuck in my head for the past week. Tulle dresses and skirts are on the rise for all of us over the age of 6. Gina Rodriguez's Naeem Khan look reminded me of the chain and crystal dresses that are making a comeback this year. She also proves that you can shine in crystal and silver, no matter your skintone. Claire Foy shows off her regal elegance on the red carpet, thus proving that sequins (and ribbon for a belt) are always tasteful. Look at those sleeves!

No Cleavage? No Problem.

Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan; Hailee Steinfeld in Vera Wang; Kristen Bell in Jenny Peckman
Shoutout to all my fellow members of the Itty-Bitty Titty Committee. In 2017, it's time for all of us to collectively accept and appreciate our body and luckily for some of us these ladies are behind it too and can teach us ways to balance an outfit. The sheer cape draping in Mandy Moore's Naeem Khan dress balances out the plunging neckline. If you aren't that daring, take a page out of Hailee Steinfeld's ensemble with her "barely there" paneling. This can easily be reappropriated off the red carpet with some mesh tops that have been everywhere. The draping and shoulder cut-outs match the vibe of the longline slit in her shapeless tulle skirt: it's all about finding the perfect compromise to accentuate the shape of your body. Shoutout to Kristen Bell in her faux tuxedo look. Tuxedo coats for dresses have been around for a hot-second, but why not just rock the damn thing?

Illusionist

Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton; Riley Keough in Chanel; Naomi Campbell in Atelier Versace
These three deserve to be grouped together because they are all equally mesmerizing. Although sequins, tulle, and jewel tones are common place on the red carpet, these three stand out. Riley Keough had me seeing double. Nicholas Ghesquière's pieces at Louis Vuitton have been hit or miss (see Sophie Turner's look for the miss) but I am infatuated with this dress on Ruth Negga. I love the bodice-armor shape at the torso and how easily it flows to the rest of the dress, which definitely echoes the bodice and corset trend and Ava of "Ex-Machina." The same goes for Naomi Campbell, who looks like she walked out of some futuristic Roman empire mash-up. That glow, though.

Ornate

Felicity Jones in Prada; Tracee Ellis Ross in Zuhair Murad Couture; Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen
Pulling off an ornate look is like walking on a fine line. Add too much print and you might look like grandma chic or the gaudy Balmain dresses à la America's favorite reality television family. Felicity Jones' Prada dress, with its frill collar detail and intricate trim at the hem, prove that ornate details do not have to always be at the center of attention. If anything, they can simply elevate a look and actually help it become more versatile from the office to a night out. On the other side of the spectrum is Tracee Ellis Ross' Zuhair Murad Couture dress, thus proving that diamonds crystals are a girl's best friend. Nicole Kidman seems to be loyal to Alexander McQueen and the greyscale, but I'm not complaining.

Favorites

Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuiller; Brie Larson in Rodarte; Teresa Palmer in Armani Privé
My final three favorites are just a few that don't really fit the other categories. Drew Barrymore looked ethereal in Monique Lhuiller. For those holding their breath for the off-the-shoulder or shoulder cut-outs to go out of style, you'll be turning blue. Brie Larson is always a personal favorite and I'm happy this certain shade of red compliments the future Captain Marvel so well. Teresa Palmer's velvet dress just reminds us all to stay on the look out for some major shoulder pads.

I hope you all enjoyed this report and are as excited for the rest of award season as I am. I realized so many movies that have been nominated have not premiered yet in my city, but keep an eye out for a movie list as the Academy Awards approach.

All images from Vogue.com

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