With awards season picking up, the New Year is always an exciting time for fashion. Last night (January 8) the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards 2017 took place in The Beverly Hilton Hotel, California with legendary funny man Jimmy Fallon hosting, and my what a brilliant ceremony it was. Full of laughs and tears, these awards celebrate the best in film and American television of 2016, but before the show went underway there’s always the red carpet pre-show – and this was definitely a fabulous turnout. So without further ado, here is the Killer Fashion Best Dressed List for this year’s Golden Globes.
Killer Fashion Choice
This year I’ve also decided to up my fashion game and share with you the designer dress I would wear, if I were attending the big ceremonies! When I first spotted this Jenny Packham Bridal Spring 2017 dress, I knew it would be a perfect choice for the Golden Globes. I adore the light mint hue, the polka dot sheer sleeves and of course the floral motifs and embellishments.
The Best Dressed
Lily Collins absolutely blew me away. I genuinely said “oh wow!” as she stepped onto the red carpet. The brunette beauty wore a stunning creation by Zuhair Murad Couture, a rose gold & pink hued gown that featured sheer sections on the shoulders & neck with an all-over floral embroidery, sequins and a tulle skirt finish. With Harry Winston jewellery, red lipstick and soft smokey eyes, her voluminous hairbun that also featured plaits, which altogether really added to the actress’ young and fun personality.
Janelle Monáe looked amazing, SO amazing! The brunette beauty attended the Golden Globes donning a custom-made black & white gown by Armani Privé. She revealed that she worked on the design of the dress with her stylist and the Armani team, to create this scooped neckline look that featured off-the-shoulders sleeves with a fully sequined bodice, black disc sequins from the neckline down into the white skirt. The waterfall skirt also had a netted overlay for extra fashion drama, which the singer/actress wore with Forevermark diamond jewellery, triple strap embellished sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti and a black box clutch by Jimmy Choo. Her hair was styled into an updo adorned with pearl hair pins and a pavé hairclip at the back. Fabulous!
Kristen Bell attended with her husband Dax Shepard, and she truly stole the show. She wore a black Jenny Packham gown that was fully sequined with a sexy but modest wide & low squared neckline that showed off her décolletage. I was also drawn to her sparkling pavé earrings, perfectly styled with a wavy lob hairstyle, smokey eyes and nude lipstick. The beautiful blonde also added silver cuff bracelets and a black Jimmy Choo clutch.
Wearing a sparkling black gown to the awards, Susan Kelechi Watson stepped out in this sleeveless mermaid gown by Romona Keveza Collection. The high neck dress hugged her curves beautifully, with the all-over glitter that was a perfect fit for the occasion. A slick ponytail, silver cocktail rings & line drop earrings, a clutch by Onna Ehrlich with flawless smokey eyes and nude lips completed her look.
Mandy Moore looked wonderful as she attended the awards in a black gown by Naeem Khan that featured a plunging v-cut neckline with a cinched-in waist, an open back and a sheer cape to finish too. I’ve always been a fan of the brunette’s style and her hair & makeup were complimented the look perfectly; wavy hair, soft metallic eyeshadow and nude lipstick with oversized drop earrings from Neil Lane to finish.
Legendary actress Meryl Streep stepped out in a stunning bejewelled gown by Givenchy. The black long-sleeved gown featured colourful stones around the v-neckline & shoulders that hugged her body perfectly and finished in a train, styled with a wispy updo and minimal accessories. She gave an incredibly powerful speech accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, which you must watch below! Meryl, you’re the Queen of Film in my eyes.
Drew Barrymore looked fantastic in a white & silver gown that featured cold shoulder and a v-cut neckline with cape-like sleeves. The Monique Lhuillier dress featured lines of sequins with an open scooped back. Harry Winston jewels, wavy hair and red lipstick were her chosen finishing touches.
British actress Sienna Miller attended in a white dress by Michael Kors. The glistening textured look featured a cut out on the sides that turned the top half into a crop top at the back, and was worn with Tiffany & Co. jewellery. She also added a black Christian Louboutin clutch that featured a red trim that complimented her black hair accessory in her ponytail and nude lipstick to finish.
Gillian Anderson was a wonderful sight in white, wearing this Jenny Packman dress. The sleeveless dress featured a sweetheart bustier with chiffon overlay that connected the to bejewelled neckline, with a fitted waistband to add shape to the look. The beautiful blonde styled her look with a Buccellati bracelet, bronze glitter clutch by Sophie Hulme, and finished up with a bouffant updo.
Also in white, Thandie Newton attended in a white gown by Monse, that featured bronze fish scale sequins around the trim of the skirt in a flame-like design. The long-sleeves off-the-shoulders dress was worn with Harry Winston jewellery including a back chain, and Jimmy Choo shoes, rounding up the look with a bouffant ponytail.
Fashionista Louise Roe was also in attendance in white, wearing this beauty by Monique Lhuillier. The long bat-sleeved look featured a wide-v neckline covered with silver floral embroidery & sequins, with an open cut on the skirt showing off her black ankle wrap sandals. The brunette beauty added an array of jewellery from the collaborative collection by Gemfields X Kimberly McDonald Fine Jewelry, completing her awards attire with straight hair, bronze shimmer eyeshadow and nude lipstick.
Actress Kristen Wiig was a beautiful sight on the red carpet as she stepped out in this white gown by Reem Acra. The half-sleeved peekaboo crochet lace dress was worn with a nude mini slip adding to the demure look, and styled with Christian Louboutin heels, a Calvin Klein clutch, and jewellery by Chanel. I’m loving the actress’ blonde pixie haircut, barely there makeup and light pink lipstick for this awards attire.
Classic Black & White
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner stepped it up in this Louis Vuitton number. The dress featured a white upper bodice and sleeves, with metallic sheer panels running up the sleeves that matched the skirt finish, along with a triangular cut out on the bodice, a curved asymmetrical black underlay and a skirt slit too. The impressive dress was well styled with same designer sandals, Forevermark jewellery, straight hair, smokey eyes and nude lips to finish.
Evan Rachel Wood opted for a stand-out femme tuxedo by Altuzarra, which looked wonderful on the tall bronde. The slim-fitting custom suit was a beautiful fit, worn with a high neck bow tuxedo shirt & waistcoat, and styled well with a chic curled do.
Going for monochrome, Veep actress & Golden Globe nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore this asymmetrical dress from Georges Chakra. The look featured a striped design with a cut out on the shoulder and a fitted finish, styled with Chopard jewels, Salvatore Ferragamo heels and a black bejewelled Roger Vivier clutch.
Heidi Klum looked great in her black & white beaded dress by J. Mendel, that featured a strapless sweetheart neckline. The peekaboo bodice complimented the midi length of the skirt, teamed with Giuseppe Zanotti heels, black & white drop earrings from Lorraine Schwartz, rounded up with a sleek straight hairstyle.
Attending with her husband Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel looked fabulous in her Elie Saab Haute Couture choice. The wide-cut neckline of the halterneck dress added a little sexiness, whereas the black & white skirt featured embroidered & beaded motifs for a more classy finish. Her sleek updo was accented by a bejewelled hair accessory and flawless makeup, accessorizing the look with Salvatore Ferragamo heels and jerkily by Neil Lane.
Tracee Ellis Ross sure made a statement in her jewel encrusted silver midi dress by Zuhair Murad. The strapless gown featured exposed boning and created such a beautiful shape on the brunette beauty, accentuated by her pulled back curly ponytail. The glitz & glam didn’t stop there as she also wore a selection of diamond rings on every finger, doubling up on a few.
Arrival actress & Golden Globe nominee Amy Adams looked gorgeous in her strapless sequined dress from Tom Ford. The column look featured a straight square with a curved cut on the sides, that fell straight down. Straight hair, smokey eyes and nude lips with sparkling jewellery completed her look.
Chrissy Teigen attended wearing a bronze gown by Marchesa. The peplum lace dress featured a glitter overlay that looked great against her skin tone. With Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Jimmy Choo heels, a wrap ponytail and smokey eyes, her awards attire was on point.
One of my favourite fashionable females is Priyanka Chopra and she did not disappoint. The Indian beauty attended in a gold lamé gown by Ralph Lauren, which featured a v-cut neckline and long sleeves that hugged the actress beautifully. Along with Brian Atwood heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery, the brunette’s Golden Globes attire was rounded up with soft waves, smokey eyes and a dark berry lipstick. Just beautiful!
Sofía Vergara also attended in a metallic look, donning this stunning gown by Zuhair Murad Couture. Like Lily Collins above, this was a breathtaking moment that the Colombian actress easily does justice. The high scooped neckline was complimented by the cold shoulders and fitted finish, and then there’s the array of embroidery, sequins and peekaboo details. Her curves are perfect for this dress and I love the hair & beauty styling; a wrap high ponytail, exaggerated lashes with pink hue eyeshadow and a mauve berry lipstick with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery to finish.
Naomie Harris is one of my favourite actresses, and the Moonlight actress & Golden Globe nominee absolutely nailed her red carpet fashion. Wearing a strapless sweetheart dress by Armani Couture, the champagne & silver embellished look complimented her skin tone to a tee, but also hugged her slim body beautifully. The fitted look was styled with Jimmy Choo shoes & handbag, and Tiffany & Co. jewellery alongside curly hair and a soft pink lipstick.
Our own Irish gal, Loving actress & Golden Globe nominee Ruth Negga was a fantastic sight on the red carpet as she stepped out wearing custom-made Louis Vuitton. The silver metallic dress featured short sleeves and contrasting trims and an exposed front zip that beautifully complimented her skin tone. Alongside jewels by Gemfields X Fred Leighton, a slicked down pixie cut, smokey eyes and a nude lip completed her awards attire.
Regina King looked wonderful in her Ramona Keveza choice for the Golden Globes. The strapless look was an all-over glitter full-length mermaid gown that featured an abstract neckline and train. Giuseppe Zanotti heels, with a selection of jewels by Butani, L’Dezen and Yvel, the brunette actress also accessorized with a Tadashi bag.
Another favourite actress, Emma Stone attended the awards donning a silver embellished gown from Valentino that had me in such awe. The starry motifs, the criss-cross back, the tulle finish and the peachy hues were all so complimentary of the actress’ skin tone and her red hair colour, which was styled into a loose low updo. Subtle pink eye makeup with a soft natural lip colour rounded up her hair & beauty, with a sparkling drop collar necklace by Tiffany & Co. to finish. Emma Stone also won the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy in ‘La La Land’ – congratulations!
Wearing a shimmering & shimmying gown, Gina Rodriguez looked fabulous in her silver gown. The fringe-beaded v-cut look by Naeem Khan was a gorgeous choice for the brunette beauty, and styled perfectly with Giuseppe Zanotti heels and sparkling jewels from Chopard. A curled lob and pink lipstick completed her look.
Nicole Kidman looked wonderful on the red carpet as she stepped out in a silver sequin & beaded gown by Alexander McQueen. The dress featured sheer sections as well as the heavy embellishment, with over-the-hand sleeves and tulle cuffs at the top of the sleeves and on the fishtail skirt.
Kristin Cavallari also opted for a silver gown, attending in a plunging Idan Cohen number. The neckline featured a nude sheer panel with a fitted finish and slight train, with intricate beaded embellishments. Soft curled hair, delicate jewellery from Doves by Doron Paloma and Hearts on Fire with barely there makeup and pink lipstick rounded up her look beautifully.
Pretty in Pink
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actress Felicity Jones looked lovely in her Gucci choice to the awards. The two-tone pink gown featured a black sequin ruffle design with a cinched waistband and bow and a tulle skirt with a black embroidered design along the trim. Her full fringe upstyle, minimal jewels by Chanel and soft pink lipstick rounded up this look nicely.
Actress Zoe Saldana was a beautiful sight at the awards as she attended in Gucci Premiere. Her two-tone pink gown featured asymmetrical tiered ruffles with a v-neckline and satin bow waistband. with Bulgari jewelry, Jimmy Choo shoes, and a Gucci clutch. A chic ponytail, soft makeup and pink lipstick completed her awards attire.
Nashville actress Connie Britton stepped out in a beautiful gown from Georges Hobeika. The one-sleeved light pink hue featured a fitted bodice with embroidered details that contrasted well with the plain skirt, and I love the slit on the side that revealed her barely there sandals by Jimmy Choo. Jewellery by Jacob & Co. and Beladora, the red-haired beauty rounded up with a Tyler Ellis clutch and light pink lipstick.
Watching the #ERedCarpet live pre-show is always a favourite aspect to award ceremonies, and my fave gal Giuliana Rancic always nails it. This year she worked the red carpet donning a stunning sleeveless gown by Rani Zakhem Haute Couture, that featured a high neck with sequined floral motifs on a nude pink body, with a gold waistband and deep pleats in the skirt. Styling her hair into an updo, the blonde beauty added Foreverrmark jewellery, including a cocktail ring and matching drop earrings as well as heels by Aquazzura.
Country singer Carrie Underwood was also in attendance donning a light pink number by Iris Serbane. The look featured an illusion of a crop top and skirt due to the sheer panel across the waist, as well as a sheer back finish. The ruffled roses and neckline added to the girly style, which was beautifully teamed with pearl drop earrings by Yoko London, a straight hairstyle and metallic eyeshadow with a nude lip, Giuseppe Zanotti heels and a Tadashi Shoji clutch to finish.
Lola Kirke is a new gal on the red carpet for me, and gosh was she pretty in pink at the Golden Globes. Her strapless gown by Andrew Gn featured a sweetheart neckline with a fitted waist and floral embroidery in hues of purple, green & white that was just so beautiful. She accessorized with Charlotte Olympia heels, an Edie Parker pearlescent clutch and minimal jewellery with barely there makeup and a nude pink lipstick.
Model Emily Ratajkowski brought her A-game to the red carpet as she attended in a halterneck gown by Reem Acra. The golden-yellow hue was perfect for the sunny evening in California, that featured a wide-cut neckline accented by a glittering neckpiece strap. The silky number also featured a slit on the skirt showcasing her silver barley there sandals, styled with drop earrings and bronze smokey eyes and a nude lipstick.
Jackie actress and Golden Globe nominee Natalie Portman attended the awards in a mustard yellow gown by Prada. The midi sleeves featured embellishments above the cuffs as well as on the lower skirt, that added subtle glamour to the scooped neckline dress, which hugged the brunette beauty’s baby bump perfectly. She also wore Tiffany & Co. jewels, including a vintage diamond bracelet from 1910. Her half up-half down hairstyle was a perfect finish, alongside neutral makeup.
Actress Reese Witherspoon always nails the red carpet fashion, and the Golden Globes was just another reminder. Wearing a custom-made strapless v-cut neckline gown by Atelier Versace, the blonde beauty showed off her figure with the bodice featuring a wrap over detail and leg slit that gave a glimpse of her Christian Louboutin heels. I also love the addition of the gold & silver necklace and her rings by Tiffany & Co. with her chic side fringe upstyle.
Viola Davis attended in a beaded gown by Michael Kors, with an asymmetrical neckline that shone from every angle. Styled with a white box clutch by Judith Leiber and diamond jewellery from Harry Winston, the Hidden Figures actress looked fantastic in this figure-hugging dress. Viola Davis also won the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Motion Picture in ‘Fences’.
A Splash of Colour
Young actress and The Edge of Seventeen Golden Globe nominee Hailee Steinfeld wore a custom lilac gown by Vera Wang on the red carpet, that featured a v-cut design on the bodice with a sheer yoke and embellished neckline. With cold shoulders, the sleeves of the dress attached to the bust area with a sweeping tulle overlay finish and train. Her hair was styled into a plaited chignon, with minimal diamond accessories from Forevermark.
Kerry Washington attended in a Dolce & Gabbana Moda Couture gown, a gold leaf patterned midi with embellished shoulders that was a beautiful shape on the Golden Globe nominee. Styled with strappy sandals by Sophia Webster, and Niwaka jewellery, the actress added an oxblood lipstick with straight hair to finish.
Actress Jessica Chastain is always a favourite of mine, and for the Golden Globes the red-haired beauty did not disappoint. Her Prada sky blue gown featured a wide off-the-shoulder neckline with a fitted waistband and floral beaded & sequined design down the side of the column dress. Wearing a drop necklace by Piaget, she kept her look simple with a sleek ponytail and pink lipstick.
Brie Larson was one of the few ladies in red, and how I’m glad she wore this hue because it really compliments her skin tone. Donning Rodarte, this strapless sweetheart gown featured wrap detail on the bodice alongside sparkling embellishments, styled with Forevermark diamond jewellery, Roger Vivier heels and a Tyler Ellis bag. Her Old Hollywood glamour curls, the lined eyes and berry red lipstick were the perfect finishing touches for this awards attire.
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