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

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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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VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2015 – THE GOOD , THE BAD AND THE #WTF

As young men, I’ve always loved looking at Celebrities on the red carpet at awards shows.  Most of the time I am more interested in watching the red carpet than the actual awards show. Which is why, even though I’ve never watched a full MTV’s Video Music Awards, I’ve spent the yesterday looking at what the celebrities wore on the Red Carpet this year.
Unlike The Film or TV Awards (Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys) Shows which calls for formal and glamour evening wear, Music Awards shows are usually more fun & kirky and its a red carpet which Artists, Musicians and Celebrities can really express their own style and take risks with fashion (both in terms of style or press attention) so sometimes a lot of the looks are either Yay or Nay.
At this year’s VMAs , the fashion choices in general for me is a tad on the disappointing side.  Maybe because with the absence of the Fashion Risk Taking big names like Katy Perry or Lady Gaga and the Glamazons like Beyonce or J.Lo , there seem to be a lack of good fashion wow moments or dramatic fashion risk taking. In general, for me the Red Carpet have only a view best dressed and a lot of either bad or bla looks and a bunch who just dressed to get people talking in the press.
So without further Doodahs, Here is my review of some of the fashion moments at the VMAS this year. (Warning: long post but please read it all to get to the WTFs )

THE GOOD

The Good - Taylor Swift in Ashish

Taylor Swift in Ashish- photo by Getty Image

Even though this was on a lot of worst dressed lists, but I love this look on Taylor because this feel like a departure from her usual long glamorous evening dresses on the red carpet.  This is a personal fashion risk for going sporty glam.  I really love the sequined cropped top pair with sparkly sweat pants.  The shoes are to die for and gives a wink to the outfit without being too matchy.  The effortless pony tail is perfect for the look.  My only complain is that the eye makeup feels too long making her eyes look wider than it is, but overall its an edgy and glamorous surprise coming from her.

FKA TWIGS IN Atelier Versace and Eva Fehren Jewellery. Photo: Getty Images

FKA TWIGS in Atelier Versace and Eva Fehren Jewellery. Photo: Getty Images

Usually I am not a fan of Sheer Evening Dresses but FKA’s Altelier Versace gown is one of the most dramatic and glamorous dresses last night.  Its super sexy without being vulgar.  Really love the softness of the chifton against the hardness of the lines in the corset details. Really happy that she decided to incorporate her sequinned bra and panties as part of the look unlike the “naked trend” we’ve been seeing on the red carpet all year. The big big hair with the glamorous makeup with the pop of red lip.  It is the most refined and effortless look we’ve seen from FKA in a long time.

Vanessa Hudgens in Naeem Khan Photo by Getty Images

Vanessa Hudgens in Naeem Khan
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Soft Bohemian Chic.  Really love what Vaness Hudgen brought to the red carpet last night with this Beautiful evening gown by Naeem Khan.  The floral applicque against the dusty pink made it so romantic and feminine.  The Plunging Neckline gave the dress a bit of sex appeal.  Really love how the braided beach waves, the jewellery and the vintage style clutch gave the look a hippy vibe cause if she had her hair up and wore diamonds , it would just a typical ballgown look.  Against a red carpet of bling, glitz and crazy colors, this stood out on the red carpet ’cause its so different.

Lasichan and Pharell Williams Photo by Getty Images

Lasichan and Pharell Williams
Photo by Getty Images

I wasn’t sure about these looks at first glance because It felt too casual for this event and I am not a fan of denim but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. He looked impeccible and I loved the fact that even though the vibe is casual but he kept everything slick and tailored. Really glad he didn’t go the ripped denim road.  Her denim shirt with denim overalls is the perfect compliment to his look.  The Chanel Clutch gave it a bit of edge.  I only wish her shoe laces matched then it would’ve been perfect.  But even  though the looks seem casual but its done in such a unique and sophisticated way.  Together they looked effortless yet dramatic at the same time.

Cara Delevingne in Saint Laurent and Stuart Weitzman shoes

Cara Delevingne in Saint Laurent and Stuart Weitzman shoes Photo: Getty Images

Really love the star printed fringed Saint Laurent mini dress.  Some may say its not dramatic enough but Cara is a chilled It girl who always wants to look edgy and cool with a hint of darkness so this girl is perfect for her.  The stars and the fringe gave it drama while the super short length gives it sex appeal without being vulgar.  It feels very modern day flapper with an edge.The effortless hair and makeup is beautiful. She knows her style and she is doing her version for the VMAs.

THE BAD

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa copy Photo: getty

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa
Photo: getty

I love Marchesa but YAWNNNNNNN…. soooo over the naked dress trend on the red carpet to a point I want to start a #sayyestopanties hashtag on instagram.  Although I don’t mind the detailing on the halter, but when you see side boob from the front, your boobs are too big for the dress.  The hair and make up is lack luster and also please put some panties on.

 Gigi Hadid in Emilia Wickstead Photo: getty

Gigi Hadid in Emilia Wickstead Photo: getty

I love her tan and her makeup looks good but this feel more pool side party than red carpet.  She looks like she thru a jacket over her swimsuit and rushed to the vmas.  Really don’t get the exposed crotch under the slit.  I think this dress would’ve been better if its floor lengh with a side slit.  Not sure this shade of orange goes with her beautiful glow.

The Bad Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne in Alexander Wang photo: getty

In theory, this is a black pinstriped jumpsuit would’ve been quite chic on Kelly. Loved the hair and make up but the fit with the sheer fabric makes it look sloppy and enter pajama territory. This also needs more statement jewellery to amp it up so it matches the amazing hair.  If this is more tailored and had more structure, had a belt and with more dramatic accessory, it would not have been as bad as what everyone made it to be. Have to admit I am disappointed because usually I am a fan of her unique style.

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels

This probably would’ve been on the best dressed list for VMAs 1995.  The matching bra under the sheer top is sooooooo 90s.  I get she has abs but do you need to show it every time you are on the red carpet?  I don’t mind the bottom half cause the pants are tailored well and the shoes look good but if you are gonna wear so much red, why does your lipstick don’t match the outfit?  It looks like she just drank water and forgot to retouch her lipstick.  I get shes not into fashion but shes rich enough to hire a stylist for the VMAs.

UGLY Jeannie Mai

UGLY Jeannie Mai Photo: getty

I love prints but this is just butt ugly.  This looks like a bottom entry for project runway challeng with the brief : design a red carpet dress out of materials you find from recycled garbage.  Really don’t get the stars with the flowers and the birds with the BIG 25 number.  The gold jewellery just took it to tacky level.  The prissy prom style hair is just wrong with this trashy disaster of an outfit.

THE #WTF

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna

While I respect the concept of bullying on an outfit – VMAs really is the time to do it but this is just attention seeking for me.  The mismatch nude fabric takes it to cartoonville, also why doe it match the colour of Blac’s hair and not her skin?  Also If amber is gonna make this statement then why is she wearing cocktail hour shoes?  They look more like they are making a statement about Kim Kardashian more than about online haters.

Frankie Grande Photo: getty

Frankie Grande
Photo: getty

I love bling and I 100% support men making fashion statement on the red carpet but the flamboyant hair with the sparkly makeup with the glittered chest made this super tacky and cheap.  He looks like a backup dancer at the Mardi Gras parade. I like men who dare to wear suit without shirt but I can never agree to pairing it with your underwear worn as pants.

Miley Cyrus in Atelier Versace photo: getty

Miley Cyrus in Atelier Versace
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So over Miley Cyrus and her attention seeking fabrics scarps she wears.  Lady Gaga have done it but at least when she did it, it has concept and drama.  Being barely naked in Couture scraps to make head line is just telling people to look at you.  I get that she is trying to make ppl forget about her Hanna Montana days but doing 180 just makes us remember that she used to star in a Disney movie.  I love Atelier Versace but thanks for ruining one of my favourite boots this season.

Baddie Winkle photo- getty

Baddie Winkle
photo- getty

This would’ve looked perfect on Miley Cyrus with the Versace boots and made her best dressed.  The only excuse an elderly women can walk out in public with this look is if they use this outfit to dress up as Miley Cyrus as a Halloween Costume. Maybe she is knowing Miley is the host.

Z Lala in Merlin Castell photo: getty

Z Lala in Merlin Castell
photo: getty

When this first came out, many people throught it was Dior Haute Couture 2004 by John Galliano but infact it is a rip off.  The designer proudly credited himself on Instagram last night.  Big no in my books no matter how dramatic it is. I don’t mind inspiration but DIRECT COPY is plagiarism and Dior should sue him for copying one of the most iconic looks from one of the most memorable collections ever.  The only thing this look did to me is that it made me know who Z La La is- a new star trying to copy Lady Gaga.

Any sorry about the LOOOONNNGGGG post.  Will keep it shorter next time.
Please let me know how you feel about this year’s VMAs fashion in the comments section.

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