There were so many beautiful women (and men) at last night's Golden Globes ceremony. I was following Twitter as I watched the red carpet arrivals and during the ceremony, and I concluded that there was absolutely no consensus on the best and worst fashion and looks. One second someone would Tweet that "so and so" had a glorious look; the next, another would Tweet that it was horrid. So goes the diversity of opinions.
It will be no different here. I'm sure that what I liked will be panned by someone out there. What I didn't like may make the "best" lists. Let's start with my dislikes. Michelle Williams and Madonna are at the top of the list. It can only go up from there.
I thought Michelle Williams' headband was hideous. I can live with her pixie hair style. The dorky headband distracted from her gorgeous cut-velvet blue dress. She certainly didn't need it to keep her hair out of her eyes. Why didn't she wear a Marilyn look?
The pretentious Madonna landed on my worst-looks list the moment I saw her. The squished look made it appear that she had purposefully selected a dress that was two sizes too small. That plus her one glove look and weight-lifting arms made her look ridiculous. She already sounds silly with her British accent.
What looks did I love? Let's start with Charlize Theron. Shown at the top of this feature in her Dior gown, with a headband that coordinated with her gown's waist detail and clutch, along with side-swept hair, she was a vision - like a Greek Goddess. The stars who've been around for awhile showed the new arrivals how it's done!
Jessica Alba glowed. I'd love to know what illuminator she wore. Her pale lavender Gucci gown was stunning on her. She accessorized with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Bulgari jewels, and a Roger Vivier bag.
Tina Fey was on fire in her red-purple Oscar de la Renta tulle, strapless, embroidered gown and clutch, finished with Kwiat jewelry. The look may be the best I've ever seen her wear.
Laura Dern wore one of my favorite gowns of the night. Designed by Andrew Gn, it complimented her coloring and figure perfectly.
Nicole Richie has to have taken home the best-hair award. Created with Suave Beauty's new Keratin Infusion products, she was a vision in her retro ponytail. I loved the look! Combined with the Julien Macdonald gown, she channeled old-fashioned glamour.
Other looks I loved? Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Huffman (wasn't that song fabulous?), Elle McPherson, Jody Foster, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron (whose lips matched her dress perfectly, but it seemed to go unnoticed because of Angelina), Jessica Biel (whose Bohemian-luxury hair style was created with Alterna Bamboo products), and Frieda Pinto (navy gown, citron gems - gorgeous).
My heart belonged to the dog Uggie from The Artist (who stole the show) and Octavia Spencer. Spencer proved that overweight women can look elegant and glamorous. I suppose I could use the latest politically correct term, "curvy," but overweight seems more appropriate here. Her look was exquisite, and her heart-warming acceptance speech ensured I'll be seeing The Help.
Who were your favorites? I've missed a lot of men and women whose appearance was stunning - one way or the other. You may notice I didn't mention some of super-celebrities. There's a reason.
Photos courtesy of various Internet sites