|Green with envy? Angelina does her star turn in an elegant green gown.|
Of you knew before I did- the Golden Globes Awards went down last night. You probably watched it on T.V. Twitter was all, uh, atwitter. You watched, listened and read about the WINNERS & LOSERS, the hits and misses, and watched who walked down the red carpet. It was MAJOR news: who won, what they said. Oh, and almost as importantly, WHAT THEY WORE.
Nearly audible were the whirling of ooohs and ahhs, a veritable cooing over the stellar shines: Angelina in her Atelier Versace, Anne in her Armani Prive. And who couldn't resist the collective clucking, the turgid tsk-tsking over the fringe elements playing peek-a-boo on January Jones in her cardinal Versace? Eyebrows raising ceilings in stern disapproval over the dress selection of a certain otherwise embodiment of perfection, Halle Berry?
|Playing Neutral: Scarlett manages to make it on both lists in her nude red carpet number.|
Yet somehow, "Style" MIRACULOUSLY survived in the eye of the storm, in the eye of the beholder, really. One critic's candidate for the hit-list was another critic's contender for the MISS list, with the likes of Sandra Bullock, Clair Danes, Christina Hendricks, Leighton Meester, among others, who prominently placed on both.
|Seeing Red: Critics blew hot & cold over Hendricks' boiling Romona Keveza gown.|
With only a few unanimous HITS, it leaves this carpet-bagger wondering: just how on target are the critics? How representative is the critic's eye for the "average" woman Are the critically declared celebrity misses still a hit with "the Missus"? With a huge industry booming in knock-off dresses inspired by the frocks walking the red carpet, does a thumbs-down dress affect the sales of a copy-cat gown?
There is no disputing the fact that we, the adoring public, are almost as much interested in the costume of celebrity as their craft. We seem as much obsessed in a star's body as we are in their body of work. IS THIS GOOD, IS THIS BAD? Not my question. I am left wondering however, how STAR power affects OUR style? Does it validate our own personal view of the tasteful, the sartorial, the glamorous?
And, who was YOUR choice stand-out dresser on this year's Golden Globe RED CARPET? Was it frock or folly? Was there anyone, if any, who incited your style inspirations?
|Swan Song? Competing with Bjork's infamous Swan Dress for most memorable Red Carpet Don't, HBC gets nominated for her Westwood floral and tulle tsunami complete with a pair of mis-matched pink and green satin shoes. And the winner is........|