Gowns astound at the Golden Globes
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
1/15/13 at 8:39 AM
This year's Golden Globes runway was a show that included bright and rich reds, high slits, winter whites and lovely neutral tones, much, much sparkle and some precious metals.
Here are some picks for the best, worst and notably dressed at Sunday's Golden Globes.
From left, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Watts and Tina Fey were show-stoppers at the Golden Globes. Associated Press photos
Jennifer Lopez in a white and nude Zuhair Murad long-sleeved gown brought to mind the gown Beyonce wore to the Metropolitan Museum of Art gala, but Lopez's was a lovely white lace overlay on top of a nude base. The look was finished with Lopez's signature sun-kissed makeup and side-swept hair that was wavy and glamorous.
Naomi Watts in a wine Zac Posen gown brought a rich Hollywood glam to the red carpet.
Jessica Alba in a simple but elegant salmon-toned Oscar de la Renta gown made the beautiful look pop even more with a blingy Harry Winston diamond cascading drop necklace valued at $5.8 million, according to Us Magazine.
Tina Fey wore a black and white strapless dress by L'Wren Scott.
Isla Fisher dazzled in Reem Acra.
Amy Adams' Marchesa gown in a soft champagne pink was among the most memorable with layers of tulle fanning out to the ground in a mermaid style. The color and style of the dress was a perfect choice for Adams.
Carly Steel of "Hollywood 411" wore a gown with gold embellishments that daintily fanned out in white layers to the floor. The V-neck dress paired with her simple high-bun hairstyle was absolutely sweet.
Michelle Dockery's "Downton Abbey" character, Lady Mary, would so wear that timeless gold and white Alexandre Vauthier gown.
Connie Britton wore a silver strapless floor-length KAUFMANFRANCO gown.
From left, Olivia Munn, Lucy Liu, Sienna
Miller and Nicole Richie were among the
evening’s misses. Associated Press photos
Amanda Seyfried in pink and white Givenchy failed - the demure color combination only made the actress's pale skin tone less vibrant.
Sienna Miller made a bizarre choice in her two-piece white Erdem with pink flowerlike pop-outs.
Oklahoma native Olivia Munn's Chopard jewels, as lovely as they were, did not compensate for the disjointed Giorgio Armani gown featuring a shiny turquoise and navy patterned bodice and long, solid-colored skirt.
Nicole Richie's periwinkle Naeem Khan gown would have been successful on her in a slightly deeper, greener tone.
Lucy Liu's floral Carolina Herrera gown conjured images of grandma's drapes. It was a whole lotta dress that is suitable above the knee but belling out to the floor with all those flowers was a bit much. Too much.
Julianne Hough's hair and makeup were spot on and sultry but were upstaged by her white and gold Monique Lhuillier gown that may have been more noticed at a music awards show.
Halle Berry wore a one-shouldered Atelier Versace dress with an up-to-there slit that was successful on the actress. It was a safe and flattering choice for the actress but not memorable.
Jennifer Garner in a cherry red Vivienne Westwood Couture gown looked very much the Golden Globes part.
Julianne Moore was safe but extremely stylish in a long-sleeved, boat-necked Tom Ford gown in black and white.
Adele loves her some matronly black dresses but never fails with the long, conservative looks that flatter her style and presence well. The singer's Burberry gown looked good with her Golden Globe win.
Rachel Weisz took a bit of a risk in her polka-dot black sheath dress by Louis Vuitton, but she pulled it off.
Nicole Kidman wore an Alexander McQueen gown that felt slightly similar in concept to her Emmys dress.
Anne Hathaway in bright white Chanel with its understated peplum was classic - still, the choice on her slender figure with her short haircut was not the best one for the actress.
Kerry Washington knows what colors do wonders for her. Her dress at the awards show was a Miu Miu in a pretty peach with a sheer silver-accented overlay. Pretty, but the sheath-style dress in this case needed to make up its mind. Given the occasion, the solid peach skirt hitting the same length as the overlay would have been preferable.
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John Frieda celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis was inspired by her sequined, structured gown.
Here are the steps Francis took to create her sleek and classic look, using products from John Frieda.
Step 1 - Prep
Spray Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray ($9.99 at drugstores) throughout wet hair and comb through to distribute the product evenly.
Step 2 - Style
Blow-dry hair straight. Take a flat iron and straighten hair section by section - the heat of flat iron will activate 3-Day Straight to ensure sleek style that lasts all night long.
Step 3 - Perfect
Smooth Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing CrÃ¨me ($5.99) throughout hair to give a smooth, shiny finish.
Taken by Claire Danes' look on awards night?
The "Homeland" actress' red Versace gown inspired celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler's creation of Danes' loose waves.
Here's how to get this look.
Step 1 - Prep
Blow-dry hair with a large round boar-bristle brush. Take a curling iron with a 1 1/2-inch barrel and start curling hair section by section. Set the curls with Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hairspray ($5.99 at drugstores).
Step 2 - Style
To create the perfect wave, use a paddle brush to brush through curls. Apply Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing CrÃ¨me ($5.99 at drugstores) throughout the hair - it will soften hair and add shine while leaving the curls chunky and intact.
Step 3 - Perfect
Finish by adding a fine mist of Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray to lock in the style.
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Anne Hathaway's white Chanel gown with its understated peplum was not the best choice. JORDAN STRAUSS / Invision / AP