Red Carpet Top Ten: Golden Globes 2015

The awards season kicked into gear last night with the Golden Globes (really pleased that Boyhood got best film by the way, though I can't quite see it getting the Oscar... yet), so as I've done before today's post is sharing my favourite looks from the red carpet. I know I say this every time but this was actually a really hard list to pick just ten from - there were so many nice outfits, as well as quite a few that didn't make the cut!

Lots of the trends we saw at the Emmys seemed to carry forward: plenty of metallics, whites and reds (although pastels were also coming to the fore ahead of the spring trends), classic make-up - lots of smokey eyes and red lips going on - and simple hair. It'll be interesting to see what shows up at the BAFTAs and Oscars, but for now let's see which outfits I loved...

Kelly Osbourne

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Kelly Osbourne shows up a lot in my Red Carpet Top Tens, I know, but with good reason: she knows exactly what looks good on her and nails it almost every time. This dress is a great example of that - the slightly Gothy colour and dramatic cape are toned down by the ladylike jewelled necklace, whilst her purple quiff and the camera bag add a great quirky touch. Edgy but still glamorous.

Lorde in Narciso Rodriguez

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This is one of those outfits that could (and has) go so wrong for so many other people on a red carpet, but Lorde is absolutely bang on the money here. There's a slight Addicted to Love video thing going on with the slicked-back hair and red lipstick, but the sharp lines there and sexy bralet top balance out the slouchy jacket and trousers and stop it tipping over into 'mannish'.

Allison Williams in Armani Prive

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A word of warning before I go any further: there will be a lot of red dresses in this post. The first is Allison Williams' - again, another regular in Red Carpet Top 10 posts - in this absolutely stunning beaded tiered gown. It fits her like a glove and is just so lavishly detailed, going perfectly with her Old Hollywood style waves (though I'm not quite sure about her eye make-up).

Felicity Jones in Dior

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Love, love, love this. There's something about it that's almost a bit sort of Scarlett O'Hara meets old-fashioned movie star - I can see Audrey Hepburn wearing something like this to the Oscars in the 60s. The teal colour is also beautiful against Felicity's pale skin and the simple make-up, hair and accessories are setting off the dress perfectly.

Helen Mirren in Dolce & Gabbana

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Because it's Helen Mirren and the woman is a legend. I don't know what I love more about this look - the dress, with its beautifully classic flattering shape and jewelled neckline, or her 'yes I'm here, and I'm awesome' pose. Love the red lip too - there weren't enough of those on the Globes red carpet!

Anna Kendrick in Monique Lhuillier

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This is just seriously pretty. I've featured a few of Monique Lhuillier's dresses on Red Carpet Top 10s past and you can often tell them just from a picture - that beautiful floaty texture, usually in a pastel colour, often with some kind of girly detail like butterflies or (as in Anna's case) flower petals. They just look like dresses you want to swish about in and pretend you're a princess! I do think the hairdo is a little harsh here though and would have liked something softer, but overall it's an absolute gorgeous dress.

Emma Stone in Lanvin

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There is literally nothing I dislike about this outfit. The jumpsuit has an edge that's offset by the massive girly bow at the back, the cat eyes and nude lip work well with the out-there sparkly top, and I have massive hair envy for Emma's tousled bob. It's like the dream Christmas party outfit - my favourite of the night.

Anna Faris

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Sometimes someone steps out onto a red carpet in something that's just so 'them', and that's definitely the case with Anna Faris. Beautiful delicate embroidery, a lovely creamy golden tone, flattering shape and set off perfectly by her slightly messy updo and black eyeliner. It just all comes together perfectly and looks like a dream.

Catherine Zeta Jones in Angel Sanchez

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More red, I know, but I couldn't not include this dress in my top 10. It just has everything - beautiful shape, unusual petal-like detail around the neckline, gorgeous colour, simple accessories, and classic hair and make-up. Just utterly stunning.

Leslie Mann

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There were quite a few yellow dresses on the red carpet last night, but this one worn by Leslie Mann was my favourite. Again it's a really simple shape but is lifted by the shimmery texture, and she's pulling off the slightly clashing red lipstick and green bag and earrings brilliantly.

Best Dressed Man: Eddie Redmayne in Gucci

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It was a relatively safe Golden Globes in terms of the men's outfits (well apart from Conchita Wurst), but Eddie Redmayne trod the fine line between different and just-too-out-there with his Gucci velvet jacket. Otherwise, it's a classic red carpet look - tux with slightly messy bow tie, shiny shoes and casual tie - but the fact he looks so natural in it seals it for me.
 
Honorable mentions:
Amy Adams in Armani
Quvenzhane Williams in Armani
Amelia Warner
Livia Firth
Jenna Dewan in Carolina Herrera
Katie Holmes in Marchesa
Sienna Miller in Miu Miu
Jessica Chastain in Versace
Tina Fey in Antonio Berardi
Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

What did you think of the Golden Globes outfits? Did you have a favourite?

4 comments:

  1. Lovely round up! My favourite from your picks is Leslie Mann. Excellent.
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  2. Emma stone looks absolutely amazing, I mean wow I need that outfit But felicity wins for me she just looks perfect, really suits the style and incredible dress. I love eddie's jacket too, woohooo some classy individuals here xx


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    1. Thank you! It was really hard to get it down to ten - there were loads of really nice outfits this year :)

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