Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Golden Globes

The Golden Globes were on Sunday night. I recorded it and fast forwarded through most of it. I really like to see the way the dresses move and see them from every angle, which is pretty impossible if you don't watch the show! There were funny parts as well that made it more interesting. There was a lot of Tina Fey funniness, which I enjoy. Unfortunately, her dress was not so pleasing, but we will get to that. There were a lot of boring dresses that were not bad or good, but just not worth the effort of finding pictures for. To view some of those, look at the dresses that Penelope Cruz, Demi Moore, or Eva Longorio wore.

First, here are the dresses that I did not love nor did I hate. They are not boring or hideous, but they did not capture my fancy.

I have never seen Mad Men, but understand that this actress is in the show. I like the neckline of the dress with the strips of fabric, but I think the continued strips at the waist make it a little too costumey. The color is really pretty and unique and her hair looks really nice with it. I couldn't find a picture of the back, but the back was very cool.

I usually like the way that Anne Hathaway dresses. She does not dress revealing for the most part and wears interesting clothes. If you look at her gown close up, she looks lovely. I think the hair and makeup and earrings look really classy. The dress is extremely sparkly, so you don't need much ornamentation. The big problem is when you back up and look at her from head to toe.

Her skin is so pale and the dark color of the dress totally washes her out. Her features practically disappear. Her hair is so close to her head and her earrings are so small in comparison to the dress, that all you see is a glaringly white shoulders and head. She still looks nice, but she doesn't stand out. In general, I think she is really good at picking clothes that make her stand out and that balance on her body well. In the next two pictures, whether you love the outfits or not, her features and hair are balanced and look nice.

America Ferrera looks very elegant and youthful. The dress looks better in person, but looks pretty good in the picture too. She did the same kind of look really recently at another red carpet event that I also liked (below).

I like this length on her.

So you are probably wondering how I could not hate this look. Stay with me here. Just imagine that the sleeves were not pirate sleeves. Imagine that they were just sleek and long. I really like her hair and necklaces and belt. I like the long skirt. I think she looks really elegant (minus the sleeves) and very modest. I just think she looks classy and unique. I think there is a little of a 90's vibe, but the belt and hair save it. The sleeves prevent her from moving into the section of outfits I like, though.

Kate Beckinsale looks really nice. I don't like how extreme of a mermaid silhouette the bottom creates and I don't really like the neckline. I think it is architectural and different, but it reminds me of fondant on a wedding cake. Overall, I think she looks good, but I can't get past wanting to reshape the neckline into a bow or something,

I don't like a lot about this dress. The color is okay, but Cameron Diaz just wore that same color at another red carpet event not long ago. It is hard to see in this picture, but I hate that peekaboo bit of underarm fat on her left side. Above all, I hate her hair. Her roots are all grown out and her hair, once again, is not brushed. If you are going to wear a dress that busy, the hair has to be more controlled. Overall, she looks like a mess with potential.

This outfit should really be in the "like it" section but for the fact that I just don't care. I don't know why either! I like her hair and makeup and color of the dress. I can't name anything I don't like except maybe how low cut it is. She looks lovely, but it just doesn't do anything for me. It is probably the best she has ever looked at one of these award shows though, I must say.

This dress puzzles me. If it did not have the big napkin on the hip, it would be boring with nothing to it. On the other hand, the napkin is kind of different and fun. The top doesn't fit her right. On the red carpet you can see all these weird peaks in the bodice and you are afraid the dress isn't zipped up in the back. It reminds me of a couple dresses that Cameron Diaz has worn in the last few years, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Now on to the ones I hate!

My biggest complaint about this dress is that this girl is 16! 16 and showing this kind of cleavage. She was there with her mom and dad for crying out loud! I guess she is a role model to kids, whether she wants to be or not, and it bothers me that she wore this. I think the dress itself is quite unattractive, but what bothers me the most is how inappropriate it is on her.

This one pains me to do. I pretty much hate the dress that Tina Fey wore. I like the skirt of the dress a lot. It is a pretty fabric and moves really pretty, but she has no top on! The diamonds on the shoulders are cool and she could look really good if the neckline were raised up. She won an award and the camera was on her and she bent over to stand up and her whole upper body was revealed. She is clearly taped into that thing so as not to have a wardrobe malfunction, but one of the things I have always like about Tina Fey is that she would never wear anything she has to tape herself into to begin with- I thought. She has done low cut before- as in the picture below- but this is far worse. I HATE this look. She was hilarious at the event though and if you look at the post of my blog before this one, there is a funny video of her calling out her internet "haters". I wish she read my blog so she could call me out on trashing her dress.

Hmm, I wonder why Salma Hayek is famous? Above: Exhibit A. Below: Exhibit B. Ridiculous.

Why can't these poor girls from "The Office" get a stylist? Why?! It is just mean. I swear that Pam does that same hair and dress every time and it is not good. Angela just wore the bridesmaid dress from her sister's wedding last month. Just horrible. They are both attractive and would look great with a little help. Angela looks SO BAD. Looks at her chest and stomach and that seam down the middle of the dress!

This lady is so freaky skinny. The gathers in the bodice look like her ribcage.

Miss Texas.

Beyonce wears this same dress every time. Her cleavage is just obscene. I got bored typing this and have no more to say.

Oh J. Lo! What can you say!!? Is this gold lame'? It is so unflattering on her!! There is no front and no back to the dress. Just a hideous gold lame' skirt. I wonder how many times her husband put his hand on her back and just felt skin and looked down and just saw her chest bone and had a mini-freak out thinking his wife was at this event naked. I think she looks the worst of anyone there, but for...

... this disaster!!!!

Oh my gosh!! This dress is so hideous! It is actually really funny to look at! Look at her pose in this picture! Then you get in closer and look at her hair! What the freak?!!? Look at the face she is making!! What is wrong with her?! When I saw her I just kept laughing and laughing. It made the whole night!

She looks like an escaped mental patient.

Now for the dresses I liked:

I guess these two are in a movie adaptation of Grey Gardens. If you have ever seen the documentary on it, it is fascinating. This mother and daughter- cousins of Jackie O. live in a run down house that is overgrown. It is a very sad and interesting story. I am not quite sure why it needs to be remade and even more unsure of why they chose these two to do it, but that is of no matter. At the award show these two were really hanging on each other and giggling and stuff. It was very weird. It seems like they were silly 12 year old girls.
This blue dress that Drew Barrymore is wearing is so fun. I love it! I love the skirt and the material and the color. I just adore the dress!

Grey Gardens

Her hair, on the other hand, is a wreck! I can't stand it! I think she was trying to be a little Grey Gardens and was taking some license. She was trying to promote her movie. That is the only way I can justify liking this look. If you put your finger over her head, I love it! I have to really like this dress a lot to put it in the like section with hair like that- and I do!

Love the dress.

I really love this whole outfit. I hate that the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore gets to have a role in the award show just because she is their daughter, but nevertheless, she looks great. I love the color of dress and I like how it almost clashes with her hair, but not quite. I love the belt and the details at the bodice and waist. The skirt is so pretty! I think the girl's hair and makeup are great too. She is a little young for all that chest showing, but at least it is not cleavage. Very fun!

I think this dress is so airy and pretty. The color is lovely on the girl and I love the bodice and skirt. It reminds me very much of one Charlize Theron wore a few years ago- which I also loved.

You have to see this dress on the tv to appreciate how beautiful and rich the fabric is. It seems that almost every actress wore a strapless and that style is not my favorite, but this looks so nice on her. I love the neckline with the square part and the skirt falls so beautifully. She just looks so elegant.

Laura Linney looked the best I have ever seen her and one of the best dressed of the night. I love this dress! I love the color and skirt and neckline. She looks young and classy and glowing. When I first saw it, I wanted Kate Blanchett to be wearing it because it just seemed to suit her, but it is very nice with this lady's hair and skin. I love it!

I don't know who this girl is, but I love her dress! Is she from Mad Men too? I adore this dress. It is one of my very favorites. It is so retro but very current. I love that color of red. I love the sleeves and skirt. Her hair is cute with it; one of my very favorites of the night.

I love this dress as well. It is very pretty and ladylike on Elizabeth Banks. I think the jewellry and hair and makeup are perfect along with it. The neckline is a little low, as usual, but I love it overall. This one you really have to see on tv to get the full effect because of the way it moves and the color of it.

Amy Adams looks so great! I love her hair color against this dress color. I love the fullness of the skirt. She looks so elegant and beautiful. This is one of my very favorites of the night. Another dress you need to see on tv in order to appreciate the beauty and weight of the fabric.

And finally, this canary yellow dress. I love it and I want it! It is so retro and feminine. She should be dancing in this dress. I love it! I did not get to see it on tv, unfortunelty and would like to. This is by far one of my favorite dresses in the last few years.

Finally, I love this picture of Ricky Gervais and wife. They are like little happy twins. This picture really made me smile! Her dress is horrible, but I love this picture!


Marie said...

Give poor Miley a break. Her dress is tame compared to many of the prom dresses out there. the teenagers at the mall show more cleavage. I'm not trying to say it's right. But that girl is tame compared to her others in her age group.

I Am An Automaton said...

The others in her age group are not worshiped and mimicked by girls ages 2-18. Kids watch her and dres and act like her.

I agree it could be worse, but that amount of cleavage is just scary for a 16 year old.

Marie said...

If they did follow her, they would be a bit more modest than most of them are now. sad to say, but true.

Katie said...

I KNEW you'd have something good to say.

Marisa question my FAVORITE. And if I have to here some one else say how fantastic J Lo or Beyonce look, I'll barf...a lot. Where's the fashion in that? They BOTH wear the same thing every time.

And Renee? Yikes...but she'd look awful in a spectacular dress cause she can't help but pull that face.

I could comment on every one of your pictures, but lack the time. Good post.

E-town said...

The lady from sex and the city wearing the white dress that you are uncertain of why you don't like it. I don't like the way it looks on her because it emphasizes the size of her shoulders and the low neckline makes her waist line look like its up higher making her look fat and shorter than she really is. So her legs look too short in comparison to her body and her shoulders look way too big in comparison also.

ferskner said...

Gah, I'm so far behind on blog commenting - but I wanted to comment before the Oscars!

Okay, I actually liked the Eva Longoria dress - I liked the way the fabric seemed very thin and delicate. It almost seemed to me as though it wasn't sewed so much as just cut to fit. Does that make sense? I'm not looking at it right now so I can't point out specifics.

I liked Anne Hathaway, but I don't think that there's anything super interesting about the dress. I did love the color.

I also REALLY liked Marissa Tomei's dress minus the sleves.

Eva Mendes' dress totally didn't fit. It was lame.

Tina Fey was super disappointing, especially since she looked good at the Emmys.

J.Lo. was HORRIFYING! Stop making that face!

The bottom of Renee's dress was great, but she RUINED it! What is wrong with her?!

I hated how Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange held hands the entire time they were on the red carpet. So stupid. That also was a great dress ruined.

Kate Winslet and Laura Liney were also flawless.

I was torn on Elizabeth Banks. I thought that her dress was great, I liked the necklace, but something about her hair was off for me. I didn't really like the comb in it, I think.

Sorry this isn't terribly detailed - I'll do better with the Oscars!