69th Annual Golden Globes 2012 - dress round up

The Golden Globes dresses of the ceremony initally didn't excite as much as last years... see here as I don't think there was as much variety and vibrancy. However I must say many have started to grow on me with a few favs in between. The eaiest way I saw to catorgise them was intially by colours as the palette was overly adventurous 

From top left to Right: Michelle Williams, Berenice Bejo, Dame Helen Mirren, Tilda Swinton, Freida Pinto and Kelly Osbourne. 

Poor Michelle Williams who received alot of criticism for her choice of a Jason Wu dress which was kindly likened to granny curtains among many other things, still managed to steal the show by scooping the Golden Globe for actress in a musical or comedy as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn" as deserved. Personally I don't find her assemble for the awards that highly offensive and I can only salute her for wearing a dress which she not only appears comfortable in but exudes confidence, surely this is much more the point than going against the usual "award gown" grain. It would of been nice if she had worn something of heritage, inspiration perhaps from the old school glamour that Marilyn Monroe embodied... however maybe this may of been far too expected. The addition of a vintage fred leighton headband completes the elegant 1920's gamine look.         

Berenice Bejo the stunning french star of the Artist wowed in deep cobalt blue floor length Gucci gown which apparently was "a very last minute choice"-THR which they report as an Emilio Pucci although a number of others report it as Gucci Première, If anyone knows which it is please do let me know. She teamed this with a vintage navy blue Daniel Swarovski clutch, Rene Caovilla heels, and Chopard jewelry.

Dame Helen Mirren seems to show the "young hollywood" how it should be done time and time again, she looks absolutely incredible in a deep federal blue Badgley Mischa gown with cascading origamni ruffles. The jewelled band excentures her slender figure and is matched 
with a dazzling clutch and vintage fred leighton jewllery. 

The lady who can do no wrong in most fashion books teams and Androgyny with femininity perfectly. I must say this is a difficult look that would be hard to carry of which only Tilda Swinton knows how, the cut blazer in silver blue crossed by flowing organza. This is by far my favourite Swinton number I have seen for a while.  

The last two... honestly were not my initial cup of tea and felt slightly disappointed with Freida Pinto's Prada number however in this image above it looks far better than it did from a side perspective photo I saw and has to be given credit for the geometric lined shaping which is rarely seen on a red carpet. 

Kelly Osbourne... well I had to include her, for she is the E's style commentator of the evening! In a Zac Posen structured body dress, which yes shows off her amazing figure but reminded me far too much of Tulisa's xfactor fishtail disaster. As Joshua Alston and Hadley Freeman comicaly summed up on their Guardian live golden globes blog: " 7.44pm: Joshua – I was just about to ask you about the "fish tail," Hadley. Is that a massive trend or is Kelly Osbourne just employing the "say things assertively so people will think you know what you're talking about" technique? I'm assuming it's the latter"  

Monochromic Glam: 

Two British ladies who always dress impeccably with sophistication and class with knowledge of the styles that suit, is Claire Danes & Kate Winslet... given they are a little bit boring,  nevertheless they still appear groomed to perfection:

Claire Danes wore a monochrome dress by J Mendel with a spectacular open back, which captured all the press attention so it did it's job.

While Kate Winslet opted for bridal-wear guru Jenny Packham two tone simplistic dress with swarovski crystal embelishment and Fred Leighton Jewelry.

Ladies in Red:
L>R: Reese Witherspoon, Stacy Keibler and Dianna Agron image via FashionEtc

My stand-out of all of these crimson beauties has to be Dianna Agron, of Glee fame, in a intricately cut Giles gown, teamed with classic red lips. Accessories were kept to a minimum however delicate vintage jewellery from from Fred Leighton (including a 1920s onyx and diamond bow bracelet) completed the "modern-day Grace Kelly look". 
Reese Witherspoon with her signature tousled waved hair wore a figure huggin strapless red taffeta dress from Zac Posen's Pre-Fall 2012 collection matched with Fred Leighton's diamond drop earrings and vintage diamond bracelets in platinum.
Stacy Keibler main accessorie was her man on her arm aka George Clonney, however she opted for a simple silhouette of red Valentino dress which had a bow detail in the back finished with a a splash of Chopard jewels and a slim black frame clutch.  

L>R:Eve Mavarkis, Busy Phillips, Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams

A number of stars decided to add some extra pizazz to their outfits by adding a jewelled headband to their casual hairstyles. Hair accessories were seen all over the catwalks and it seems the celbs were keen to follow. Michelle Williams supporting friend Busy Phillips sported a thin band, while Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams both rocked ‘20s-style vintage headbands and Eve Mavarkis went for a thick ribbon embellished band. Charlize Theron wore a pale pink Dior couture dress which she teamed with a breathtaking 1920's diamond Cartier Collection headband. Michelle Williams accessorised her super-cute pixie crop hairstyle with a vintage headband by Fred Leighton.  

What a handsome couple... and Eve Mavrakis and husband Ewan McGregor. Her dress is beautiful and so far I am assuming it could possibly be a vintage number as I am yet to find out who the designer. Her headband is also abit of an enigma but I believe could be Chanel... again I could be wrong, but I am a little in love with these two.   

Madonna in Reem Acra and Andrea Riseborough in Vivienne Westwood, Adding a modern twist to classic hollywood glamour. 

The Golden Girls:

L>R: Kristin Wiig, Katherine Mcphee, Angelina Jolie & Diane Lane.

Bridesmaids writer and star Kristin Wiig went neutral in a plunging blush Bill Blass gown and vintage Fred Leighton jewelry.

Katherine Mcphee wore a custom Donna Karan nude chiffon & tulle silver leaf embroidered gown. She is the star of the upcoming NBC show Smash which is a series, set as a musical drama, and follows a group of characters who come together to put on a Broadway musical inspired by Marilyn MonroeSteven Spielberg is the executive producer. The show should make its series premiere on February 6, 2012.

This is a great look for Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace the bold splashes of crimson illuminates her skin. One of my favourite looks of the evening, I must say.

Turning up the sparkle in yet another Reem Acra gown Diane Lane who was nominated for best performance in a series or television film  for her role in HBO drama Cinema Verite just missed out to Kate Winslet for Mildred Pierce.

Amy Poehler and husband Will Arnett scrubbed up well to find out if she would win best comedy actress. Her in a delicatly beaded Naeem Kham dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Judith Leiber Clutch and Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry. Will on the other hand was suited and booted in Calvin Klein. 

Best of the rest...
Over to the Darkside...

Mila Kunis in Dior, Girl with the Dragon tattoo Roney Mara in Nina Ricci, Ariel Winter in a full skirt purple D&G number, Julianne Moore in Chanel Coture, and Meryl Streep in an unusual shirt dress with vintage Fred Leighton jewels.

The Light of it...

Ethereal Shailene Woodley in Marchesa, Nicole Kidman in Versace from the Spring 2012 collection, Jessica Alba in muted lilac Gucci, Jessica Biel in lace (almost wedding like) Elie Saab dress.

Rocking Retro...

Busy Phillips with a 60's bombshell vibe  in a asymmetrical Temperley London dress, Enchanting Zooey Deschanel in a futuristic Prada gown teamed with volumous 60's style hair, Presenter Salma Hayek turned up in a couture beaded strapless dress by Gucci and a black satin clutch by Gucci and Nicole Richie selected a shimmering silver Julien Macdonald dress and Jimmy Choo shoes and her very own House of Harlow bag.

The only lady on the night who opted for a vintage dress was Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland. "This one is really different," Hyland told MTV News of her beige lace Dolce & Gabbana gown. "I never really wore lace before so I feel very feminine in it. It's very vintage-y, classy, and I like that." Hyland's figure hugging dress was covered in lace, after a mini fashion emergency were the newly replaced zip broke, she literally had to be sewn into gown, although you would never have know on the red carpet as she remained poised and graceful.  

However the real star of show was Uggie, the talented The Artist hound... the official top dog of the Golden Globes 2012. 

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