This week The Golden Globe Awards brought out the best in couture as well as in entertainment. I think it’s fair to say that asymmetry and bright colours are playing a big role in this year’s ensembles and I for one am loving it. There are many trends at play here, with ultra feminine Grecian draping as a major contender; we also have a distinct hint of gothic glamour on display this year with a dash of glitzy glitter and my ultimate favourite: jewel tones. Without further ado here are my top picks for best dressed from the 2016 Golden Globes:
It has to be said, J-Lo’s body looks insane in this canary yellow Giambattista Valli gown. It’s surprisingly conservative for Jenny given her previous endeavours into red carpet fashion but she looks gorgeous as ever. The bright yellow looks great against her skin tone and that draping is something even greek goddesses would weep over.
Lady GaGa appealed to my dark side with this custom plunging black velvet dress by Atelier Versace. She oozed old Hollywood glamour with her new peroxide blonde do and theatrically cinched in waist. This is so something I would wear to an event like this (a girl can dream right?)
Up and coming Brie Larson went sexy glam with a Calvin Klein glitzy look. I have to say, I’ve always seen Brie as a tomboy/girly girl so seeing her amp up her sex appeal is really working for her and those cutouts just do her all kinds of favours. She looks absolutely stunning!
Jada Pinkett-Smith isn’t one to shy away from bold fashion statements so it came as no great surprise that she showed up rocking this deep emerald green borderline Grecian number from Versace. Again channelling the goddesses with the dramatic draping and elegant length, it’s almost a bit of a fash-off with J-Lo don’t you think?
Kirsten Dunst opted for Grecian vamp on this occasion with a frighteningly low cut Valentino Couture dress paired with a smouldering smokey eye.
Emilia Clarke knocked me out with this gothic romantic Valentino gown. As a goth at heart, this made me gasp with delight! Lace, empire neckline and a cape? Yes please.
Saoirse Ronan showing off her equally as dreamy greek goddess look in Yves Saint Laurent paired with really neutral makeup look – she’s just so angelic!
Rooney Mara broke away from the other goddesses by opting for a distressed, fringed Alexander McQueen number in a much more demure dusty rose shade. I am a big fan of this look and it just evokes visions of a Dickens-esque ghost bride.
Another rebelle throwing a different shade on the goddess trend by Art Deco-ing it up with this unreal Givenchy fringed gown is Cate Blanchett. This is really up there with Lady GaGa for me as a real statement piece.
One more Glamazon throwing Grecian goddesshood out of the window is Olivia Wilde, driving me wild in that blood red Michael Kors gorgeousness. I am a huge fan of ox blood shades of goth and I feel like she broke the mould pretty well tonight.
Rosie Huntington-Whitely dressed for the occasion by showing up to the Golden Globes dressed in a golden robe. Following the goddess trend we’ve seen throughout the night but with a 1920s twist. Another red carpet success for Versace who seem to be sponsoring most of our starlets.
Taraji P Henson also brought her best Grecian goddess look to the party with this whiter than white dress by Stella McCartney. Taraji is really making a name for herself as a style muse for many since her portrayal of badass Cookie Lyon in ‘Empire’.
Natalie Dormer merged goddess with gothic glam with this J.Mendel scarlet draped gown. Don’t you just want to touch those pleats?!
In the same Grecian goddess category comes Laverne Cox in a stunning Elizabeth Kennedy gown. Her toned back and arms looked sensational in an outfit that holds special significance for Laverne as this is her first Golden Globes ceremony.
Julianne Moore went Mermaid on us in this dazzling Tom Ford piece. She looks fierce in that almost liquid like midnight blue blanket of glitz.
Kat Hudson brought her A-game with a wise choice of the ever glamorous Michael Kors. I love her refusal to do traditional award ceremony attire as of late, I admire her spirit. This ensemble just screams MERMAID at me in the best way possible.