GOLDEN GLOBES 2016-The Glam, The Cutouts and the 50 shades of Flesh

The Golden Globes 2016 have arrived.
Every red carpet have their dress code. Unlike the Oscars which demands big dramatic evening gowns, The Golden Globes Awards is the red carpet which have a very open dress code with holly wood fashionistas wearing a wide range of styles from dramatic couture gowns to cute cocktail dresses. Its the red carpet which calls for fashion statements without the requirement to look formal.
This year the stars have really amped it up so there are no major fashion disasters on the red carpet, although if I have to nip pick, there is a few mishap on the styling department.  Side cutouts and plunging necklines were a major trend with many stars daring to bare some skin without wearing the naked dress (thank god).  However, nude tones was the colour of the night although there are a few starlets whom surprised us by wearing a bright colour for the first time in a while.
Since there are not really a worst dressed list this year, I’ve decided to narrow this review down to 15 looks which is worth featuring (although praying for major #wtf fashion moments in future RC this year so I can do the worst dressed list you all seem to love so much).
Without further Doodahs here is my red carpet review of the Golden Globes 2016.

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture

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I am so happy I saw this eventhough I know I’ve said on instagram that I was hoping to see her in a designer besides Givenchy or Armani Prive. This is unique, this is a fashion statement and only Queen Cate can pull this off. She looks like a modern version of Greta Garbo. The hair and makeup is so on point with this soft elegant yet edgy creation. Can’t wait to see what she wears next during awards season.

Lady Gaga in Atelier Versace

Lady Gaga

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If Cate Blanchett is channeling Greta Garbo, then Lady GaGa is Channeling Marilyn Monroe. Really love the way her style is evolving going from OTT to glamorous movie star. This is classic hollywood glamour. The padded hip gave her the perfect hour glass figure while never realised that she has such beautiful shoulders to pull off this neckline. The slinky way the black velvet moved was so sexy.  Keep up the good work Mother Monster.

Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

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One of the biggest surprise of the night. Really love the fact that she didn’t wear another naked sparkly dress and let this beautiful shade of yellow give the diva drama. The colour of the dress looks so beautiful against her (fake) tan and the dark burgundy lip. Love the cape because its something new for her.  If I have to nip pick, I wish she ditched the necklace because the dress really don’t need it (this was for me one of the biggest fashion mishaps this year) but welcome back to the red carpet Jenny from the block

Jane Vonda in Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane

Jane Fonda

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I know many people will disagree with me but I actually love this a lot more than I should.  Yes I get the toilet paper reference but she is 78 YEARS OLD women taking a fashion risk by not wearing the usual illusion sleeve sparkly gown and still managed to look elegant.  The classic hair and makeup and minimal accessories makes this chic.  On any other women , this would definitely be worst dressed but for me, she pulled it off.

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

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I didn’t like this dress at first glance because it reminded me of a elongated french maid’s apron but lately she tends to go for looks which is slightly off beat, bohemian with a historical costume touch to it so this gets points for being different because its so refreshing to see a young starlet experimenting with fashion on a major red carpet.  For me she is definitely the one to watch because she has the potential to be her version of Lupita or Cate if she continues to keep this up.

Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana

kate bosworth

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Another big surprise by another fashion queen by the name of (k)ate. Love the hotpink sparkles.  At a music awards red carpet, this would never have stood out but this is glamour.  She looks like Christmas Cracker Barbie in the most fabulous way.  Love the fact that she kept her hair up because this dress with big curly hair will be sooooo tacky.

Amy Adams in Atelier Versace

GLAM Amy adams

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Effortless Glamour.  Really love the silhouette and the sequins gives it a touch of richness to what could’ve been a plain red dress.  Really happy she chose not to do her hair up instead keeping it simple and fresh otherwise the dress would make her look old and here she looks 10 years younger. Never crazy about her red carpet choices so for me this is the best she have ever looked in a very long time.

Katy Perry in Prada

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I get she is trying to go for 60s Glamour but like most Prada red carpet gowns, this dress is a bit meh.  Satin is one of the most unforgiving materials if you have to sit in a limo for a few hours and the winkles on the fabric is so obvious.  The neckline is a bit tacky for me .  Its not an offensive look but Katy Perry have turned herself into a fashion icon with her Fun, OTT numbers, this just looks like the dresses she wore in the beginning of her career.

Brie Lawson in Custom Calvin Klien

Brie Lawson

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I tried to like it. The colour looks beautiful on her body ,the hair and makeup is perfect for it but the fit and proportions are way off for me.  She has a beautiful toned body but it looks like the dress is being dragged down, hanging by threads with the metalic collar because halter necklines should sit right on top of the collar bones. Good dress and styling but she just have the wrong body type for it because this dress needs someone with less well endowed bosoms.

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

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Although for the past few years she hasn’t had the best experience with Dior because she always look unfinish or awkward, this is such a pleasant surprise.  She looks clean, polished and modern.  The hair and makeup is perfect for this dress.  If I had to be picky, I wish she cuffs instead of the necklace.  It is a beautiful necklace, just feel it might have even more impact if she didn’t wear it but otherwise this could be one of the best dior she have ever worn.

Jaimie Alexander in Genny

CUTOUTJaimie Alexander

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I love the print and the colour of the dress.  The silhouette looks amazing on her body.  The only problem is the neckline looks too bare.  Unlike Jennifer Lawrence, I wish she wore a statement necklace to balance it up because this has the potential to be one of the best looks of the night.

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors Collection

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We know she has a good body and cropped dresses is very on trend but I really can’t get behind this nude coloured Michael Kors. This looks like she picked up pieces Kim Kardashian thru out of her closet, got it resized and added sequins to it. Its so tacky. Hope she does better in future red carpets.

Kirsten Durst in Valentino Haute Couture

CUTOUTkirsten durst

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I tried to like this Valentino because there is something very rich and vampy about black velvet HOWEVER her boobs are too big for it making it look vulgar. It ended up looking like a window showcasing her breasts. If this ended up on someone more flat chested it has the potential to be a real red carpet moment.

Eva Green in Elie Saab Haute Couture

FLESH Eva Green

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Like all Elie Saab dresses, they are beautiful and super well fitted. I feel the dress clashes with the colours of her hair and makeup. Also her face is too edgy for such a demure basic dress to a point that she is wearing a brides maids dress she is forced to wear. I wish she embrace her edgy-ness because she can pull of something more dark and vampy.  Kirsten Durst’ s Valentino would’ve been perfect for her.

Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen

FleshRooney Mara

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Everyone was expecting her to wear black or white so in a way this is a surprise.  However this dress is too simular to the McQueen she wore to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 7th annual Governors Awards in November without the jacket. The colour is too close to her skin tone that it looks like her skin is peeling off the dress.   I get this is her signature look but I am still waiting for the day which she wears a bright colour like Red or Plum.  Beautiful Hair and Makeup Though….

Thats it for now. Who was your best and worst dressed at this year’s Golden Globes awards? Please let me know  in the comments section.

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Until Next Time


Timtim Wong

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