Monday, January 12, 2009

Swimming With the Fishes

The Golden Globes where held last night in Los Angeles and as usual the red carpet wear was much more interesting than the show itself. Congratulations to the winners, now let's talk fashion.

The shape of the Globes was not a sphere. It was a fish. Kicking off the award season, the trend of the mermaid gown prevailed. There were lots of color options and styles but the basic shape was there in droves or schools, as it were.

Hands down the most beautiful mermaid gown and starlet of the night was Eva Longoria. She looked like Hollywood Royalty in a red satin Reem Acra gown.

Kate Beckinsale chose a neutral for her look in a ruffled J. Mendel gown. J. Mendel can make any woman look fantastic and his job was easy with a figure like Kate's.

There were also the quirky mermaids. Debra Messing's navy, ruffled halter, Vera Wang provided a bit of a different look.

Sandra Bullock, like Kate, chose ruffles in a cream colored Dior.

Drew Barrymore wore John Galliano for Dior in blue. Leave it to Drew to show us her individuality with hair and accessories. Her stylist needs to put down those hot rollers. Nothing like big hair to age a woman unnecessarily. She's blonde because she's been filming the dramatic version of the cult classic Grey Gardens with Jessica Lange. The red clutch was a fantastic touch.

Minus the tail, Rita Wilson stuck to the trend of the night in her metallic gown with the fish scale pattern.

Renee Zellwegger wore a love it or hate it, Carolina Herrera. You have to give it to Renee. She is loyal. Carolina is her go to designer for awards shows.

Lots of critics may say that Renee was the worst dressed of the night. I will have to disagree. The worst dressed of the night was definitely Jennifer Lopez. I'm sure she was just trying to prove that she's still hot after having twins. She definitely is still hot. However, that dress just doesn't do her justice and muffin top isn't flattering on anyone. Her dress by Marchesa doesn't fit the trend but I couldn't close this post without addressing the travesty.

Jennifer isn't known for her sedate fashion choices. I'm sure everyone remembers the Versace dress she wore to the 2000 Grammys.

photo credits: wireimage

It is eight years and two children later. You can't and shouldn't go back.

If you're lucky enough to have an invitation to the Oscars or even an Innaugural Ball. This Amsale gown is classic and a modified mermaid style which is much more forgiving for most of us. It's also on sale for $131.90 at Saks! Classic style at a great price.

If you have an extra ticket to one of the Innaugural balls, just let me know. I'm an excellent date and I already have a classic, black, ball skirt ready.

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