First it was side boob, now it’s the extreme leg slit. Seems like ladies are looking for any place they can to show off a little bit of skin. The first to really give it a go was Angelina Jolie at the Oscars. Her leg caused such a stir that it got its own Twitter account. She was not to be outdone by the beautiful Anja Rubik at this year’s Met Gala. Her slit was dangerously high, though I doubt anyone’s complaining. So, are legs the new side boob which were, of course, the new cleavage?
To be honest… I was almost so uninspired that I didn’t even bother with a Red Carpet Recap for this year’s SAG Awards. While the dresses are a bit better than when they started this award season with the People’s Choice Awards, I’m still waiting to be wowed. Having just finished up the Paris couture shows, one would think there would have been a little bit more drama on the red carpet… On a positive note, there was nothing this time that truly offended me either… that much. As we all know, there are only so many designers to go around, so I will now present you with the good, the bad and the debatable (where you’ll be the judge of who wore which designer best).
Rose Byrne in Elie Saab, Kyra Sedgewick in Emilio Pucci, Emily Blunt in Oscar de la Renta, Regina King in Alberta Ferretti
Kaley Cuoco in Romona Keveza, Gretchen Mol in L’wren Scott, Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga, Zoe Saldana in Givenchy
Angelina Jolie and Ashlee Simpson in Jenny Packham
Viola Davis and Sofia Vergara in Marchesa
Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland in Temperley
Jessica Chastain and Julianna Margulies in Calvin Klein
Alright ladies, it’s time to really step it up. I can’t sit through another boring awards ceremony if you’re not willing to wear something wow-worthy. I will pretend it didn’t even happen next time. Just remember what Rooney’s dad said… the Oscar’s are your Superbowl.
Natalie Portman in custom Lanvin, Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Okay, let me just start off by saying that both Natalie and Angelina are two of the most beautiful women on the planet (let alone the red carpet), so this is, by no means, a personal attack or me “being a hater.” That said, I really disliked both of their gowns at last night’s Golden Globe Awards. While they both wore different colors, and slightly different necklines, they both had a little lip of red on their gowns. To me, these both look like bad Valentine’s Day cards, or perhaps boxes of cheap drugstore chocolates. Natalie is beyond petite and this dress is just too much for her tiny frame. I also love the mixing of pink and red (as shown here), but in this instance, it just does not work.
Speaking of tiny, Angelina has never looked more thin (not a compliment). I do not care for the matchy matchy or her “lip,” lips, bag, (and I assume shoes). To me, this dress does not look modern at all. It reminds me of something Aunt Gertrude once wore to a country club social. I applaud her for stepping out of her comfort zone, but hope that she does not get too comfortable in this zone either.
While my opinion is probably not popular with some of you (weird)… I hope at least a few of you are in agreement. So, I’m wondering, whose “lip” do you love?
Emma Stone in Lanvin, Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen
I sort of have a love/hate relationship with award shows. I always go into them hoping to see some of Tinseltown’s most gorgeous gals wearing dresses that I can only dream of, but am left feeling ticked off about the stupid things that these ladies decided to don instead. Another thing that really irks me is the sort of unspoken rule that you “must love” so and so’s dress because, well, she’s so and so! It’s The Emperor’s New Clothesand I’m not buying it. Before I even had a chance to tune in, my Twitter feed was blowing up with “ANGIE ANGIE ANGIE” and “REESE REESE REESE.” So, I’m gonna go ahead and say it: I didn’t like it. Either one.
This year’s Golden Globes wasn’t all bad: there were heartfelt speeches, good laughs, and some serious trends that you need to pay attention to:
You need a headband.
You need red lips.
You need to invest in some Spanx for the sexy mermaid silhouettes that dominated.
You need to stop using self tanner. (I hope it was just the lighting or maybe a bad feed- but wow, was Hollywood orange!).
Here are my favorite looks from this year’s red carpet: Charlize Theron in Dior, Nicole Kidman in Versace, Jessica Alba in GucciClaire Danes in J. Mendel, Salma Hayek in Gucci, Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci
There were a few other honorable mentions by Shailene Woodley (Marchesa), Julie Bowen (Reem Acra), and Elle MacPhereson (Zac Posen), but again… nothing that blew. my. mind. I hope this was just the ladies warming up for the rest of award season. With access to the best designers and stylists in the world… I expect a little more.
Wait a second… You. just. wait. one. second. Did Brad and Angelina adopt another child without us knowing it? No? So, you mean to tell me that Maddox is not responsible for smash hits like Grenade and The Lazy Song? Hmmph. Bruno Mars, you got the short end of the stick.