College football season is over. Formula 1 doesn’t start up again until March. However, a new season has begun — awards season. And that means RED CARPET EXTRAVAGANZA! The season kicked off with the Golden Globes last Sunday. It’s been a stellar year for film, but I’m sad to report that I was overall underwhelmed with the fashion. However, there were a few standouts. And now, ladies and gentlemen, the winners of the 3rd Annual Beautypendence Golden Globes recap are …
BEST NEWCOMER: Margot Robbie
Despite the excessive debauchery, I really enjoyed Wolf of Wall Street. Stunning Australian actress Margot Robbie played Leonardo DiCaprio’s Brooklynite, lingerie-designing, sexpot wife. Undeniably gorgeous, Robbie blew me away with her red carpet look. She donned a custom, cream-colored Gucci gown with emerald and clear crystals along the neckline and below the bustline. Extraordinarily elegant, with just a hint of sexy thanks to a deep-V and up-to-there slit. Robbie’s matching satin emerald peep-toe pumps and diamond hoop earrings were the perfect accessories. A beautiful chignon, glowing skin, and simple makeup were all that was needed to complete the look.
BEST BABY BUMP: Olivia Wilde
Continuing the theme of emeralds and Gucci, Olivia Wilde was breathtaking Sunday night. There were lots of beautiful pregnant women on the carpet (Kerry Washington in Balenciaga, Elsa Pataky in Paule Ka), but Wilde definitely took the cake. Rather than going the more safe, flowy gown route, Wilde showed off the bump in spectacular style with this slinky, beaded, long-sleeved gown. Her beachy, ombre waves and smokey purple eye looked sultry with this gown that had no need for big jewels.
BEST NEVER-DISAPPOINTS FASHIONISTA: Cate Blanchett
Who doesn’t love Cate Blanchett on the red carpet. Her statuesque frame and regal presence are ideal for high fashion. Never one to play it safe, Blanchett owned the carpet in this lacy Armani Privé gown. From the front, it harkens to Victorian times thanks to the high neckline, but then the back is all va-va-voom, framed by her faux-bob. I couldn’t dream of a more perfect earring to accessorize this gown, and the sweet pink lip is a thoughtful and unexpected foil. Flawless.
DRESS I MOST WANTED TO LIKE: Sandra Bullock
My co-watcher, Katy, and I were at odds on the dress. I really wanted to like it, but the look just didn’t work for me. I applaud Sandra Bullock’s bold choice of this Prabal Gurung gown, but it looked too casual for the red carpet. The fit is beautiful, the peekaboo hemline is interesting, and the simple strappy shoe is perfect, but the ensemble needed more. The side-swept ponytail was a nice choice with the neckline, but I kept thinking Sandy needed a big diamond necklace. However, her makeup is very pretty and a good styling decision for the look. Hopefully at the Oscars, she’ll bring it like she did in 2010.
MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE: Camilla Alves & Matthew McConaughey
When I first saw McConaughey, I said to myself, “What is he wearing?!” And once I got a better look, I couldn’t stop looking. His green velvet tuxedo from Dolce & Gabbana was a daring choice, and I think it earned McConaughey the title of best dressed man of the night. His beautiful wife, Camilla Alves, was the perfect complement to her hubby in her own black sequined D&G gown. The two of them together were a knockout on the red carpet. And congrats to McConaughey for his well-deserved win. Texas forever!
BEST LOOK OF THE NIGHT: Lupita Nyong’o
When I saw Lupita Nyong’o walk onto the red carpet, my mind was blown. This caped gown by Ralph Lauren reminded me of Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford at last year’s Oscars. When I see cape, I think superhero, and that she was. This tomato red is stunning against Nyong’o’s amazing skintone. The hair is simple but a perfect coiffed style for short hair. The copper lips, gold eyelids and winged eyeliner are a warm match to the bright dress. With such a dramatic look, she rightfully kept her accessories simple with diamond studs. No need to take away from her beautifully striking face.
What were your favorite looks from the Globes? And who are you looking forward to this award season?