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Trend Alert Tuesday: Red Hot Recap – Golden Globes Edition


Disclaimer: I tend to get overly enthusiastic when it comes to award season and red carpet fashion. You may want to get comfy and grab a snack before reading any further.

Let me just start by saying that I think Tina Fey and Amy Poehler absolutely killed it at the Golden Globes. I loved the way they played off of each other and the crowd. They were so witty and irreverent and though they did get quite a few digs in, nobody seemed to mind. Props to the funny girls!


Now let’s get down and dirty… time to talk Red Carpet Fashion. It seemed that red was the color of the evening and seemed to bring luck to the ladies both on and off the Red Carpet. My top 4 fave looks of the night were Jennifer Lawrence, Claire Danes, Zooey Deschanel, and Jessica Alba. Red can be a tough color to wear, especially on the red carpet, but these girls were on fire. Jennifer Lawrence’s dress was stunning, as was her hair and makeup. I like how she kept her accessories to a minimum but gave her gown a young, fun, on-trend vibe with the gold metallic belt [[we will be seeing a lot of this during awards season]]!! She also scored an award for her epic performance in Silver Linings Playbook {my fave movie of 2012 by far}. Claire Danes looked so spectacular. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that she (and her adorbs husband Hugh Dancy) just had a baby! She looked so striking in her gorgeous red gown. That shade beautifully complimented her fair skin tone and blonde hair. I like that she worked a smokey eye yet kept her hair simple. She is so incredibly talented and won an award for her incredible work on Homeland. Zooey Deschanel looked adorable as ever… I don’t know what it is about this girl, she is just so dang likable. I loved the sweetheart neckline on her gown which she paired with simple pearl accessories. I love that she kept true to her signature style which is always a bit of a throwback. Though Jessica Alba’s gown wasn’t red per se, she rocked red lips, a red clutch, and looked freaking amazing! Seriously, what’s up with these ladies’ post baby bods.?? Must be something in the water.


Golden Globes red gowns top 4

My best dress list also includes Kristen Wiig. She was a total knockout in her simple black cut out gown. Not to mention she and Will Ferrel had me in stitches as they presented best actress. Their “shocked Taylor Swift face” was priceless.

Kristen Wiig Will Ferrell Golden GLobes

My second favorite trend of the night was the pale nude / ivory gown. I thought Amanda Seyfried looked gorgeous in her cream lace gown. I also loved Francesca Eastwood’s old Hollywood glam vibe. She looked absolutely stunning. Megan Fox knocked it out of the park in her Dolce & Gabbana dress paired with an oxblood clutch. Michelle Dockery looked lovely in her gold and cream Alexandre Vauthier gown paired with a simple short tousled ‘do and natural makeup.

Nude Gowns Golden GLobes

As for my favorite red carpet couple… Helana Bonam Carter and Tim Burton hands down. I am slightly obsessed with them. Helena looked like a hot mess in her Dolce & Gabbana dress and I loved it. Tim was as cool as ever, broken arm and all. They are just so quirky and comfortable in their own skin. She is a brilliant actress and he is an absolute genius. They are the perfect not-so-Hollywood, Hollywood couple!

Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton

It just wouldn’t be a red carpet roundup if we didn’t get to the ugly… Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham, and Eva Longoria take the cake as far as I’m concerned. Taylor looked wise old beyond her years. Her dress was way too mature for a 23 year old. It was neither on trend nor flattering. She looked so gorgeous in her Ralph Lauren Collection dress at the recent People’s Choice Awards. I expected more from her at the Golden Globes. Lena, Lena, Lena. You are a brilliant writer, producer, director, actor, the list goes on. I love your quirky style, but this dress was Frumpville USA… population you. You are the it girl of the season. There is no need to wear Helen Miren’s hand me downs. However, congrats on the win… so excited for season 2 of Girls. Eva… We know you have a rockin’ bod, but that slit is so two-thousand-and late. Angelina went there, did that, and caught some major flack for it… probably a good idea not to follow suit.

Golden Globes Worst Dressed


Now, let’s hear it for the boys. Bradley Cooper, you are a gorgeous specimen of a man and a ridiculously talented actor [[call me maybe?]]

Bradley Cooper GG

Now that I’ve got that out of the way let me express my feelings on menswear. In my opinion there is nothing worse than an ill-fitted tux. If a man is wearing a suit that does not fit him, he may as well be wearing his PJs as far as I’m concerned. Well, there you are… the good, the bad, and the ugly Golden Globes style. I’m literally counting down the days ’til the Academy Awards!!


Trend Alert Tuesday: Do the Dip

Unless you’ve been in hibernation… chances are you have been seeing dip dyed hair everywhere! Celebs and fashion icons have been sporting this trend for the better half of twenty-twelve, but it seems that more and more trend conscious chicas have been taking it to the streets. I really like this trend when done properly. I’ll admit, I experimented with dip dying a lot while attending Paul Mitchel {that was 8 years agoYikes!} I had blonde + pink, brunette + purple, yellow + orange… you name it, I’ve tried it. I have since decided to give my hair a much needed break and have settled into my God given hue, however, I am really digging the dip dye revival and am pretty tempted to take another dip!

Trend Alert Tuesday: Color Me Cold.


 ‘Tis the season for all things comfy, cozy… and colorful? Yep! Though winter seems like the perfect time to bedeck yourself in black… this year we are seeing an influx of color, especially in the form of tights and stockings. Though I tend to wear a ton of black, I am really digging this trend! I think it’s a great way to add a little kick to your winter wardrobe and glam up a gloomy, grey day! I have been sporting this trend all Fall and have no intention of stopping now. My favorite hue…? Oxblood red! They are the perfect color for this season and go great with all black. So what are your thoughts on this trend? Love it… or leave it?

Trend Alert Tuesday: Cut it out.

Holy Moly! Is it just me or am I seeing less fabric and more skin this season?? Holes, rips, tears, gashes, slashes, and cut-outs are popping up [or should I say popping out] everywhere. I don’t know about you… but I’m totally digging it.

So… what do you think? Love it… or leave it?

Trend Alert Tuesday: Pinky Promise

Well, it looks like pinky rings are back with a vengeance [or did they ever leave??]… either way, they’re not just for ballers, wise-guys, evil villains, and British royalty anymore. It seems that everybody from foodies to fashionistas are sporting the apparently timeless trend. Pinkie rings appear to be especially popular among our male counterparts and I have to admit… I’m kind of digging it!

 Can you spot the child star turned super talented [and super hunky] actor who made pinky rings look twice as nice??

Trend Alert Tuesday: Loafer Love.

The penny loafer originated in the 1930s. Loafers in general were a very popular shoe at the time among both men and women. In an effort to make his loafer stand out from the crowd, John Bass created a strap across the top of the shoe that resembled a pair of lips. People started placing pennies in these openings both to adorn their tootsies and because that was the cost to make a call from a pay-phone [remember those things??] … how convenient!

Ashley Olsen, Naya Rivera, and Elizabeth Olsen lookin’ good in their loafers.

It seems that the penny loafer has made a comeback and I couldn’t be happier! They are cute, comfy, and look good with [almost] everything. Just look at those pretty pennies.

Pixie Lott dresses ’em up, dresses ’em down, and wears her loafers all around town.