2015 Tony Awards

A little bit of good. A little bit of bad. A lot of indifferent. It’s disappointing to watch an awards show featuring so many dresses that generate little reaction other than “meh.”

On the bright side, I thought these were winners:

Elizabeth Moss in Oscar de la Renta

Elizabeth Moss in Oscar de la Renta

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

Jennifer Lopez in Valentino

Jennifer Lopez in Valentino

Misty Copeland in Herve Leger

Misty Copeland in Herve Leger

The biggest failures of the evening:

Rose Byrne in Delpozo

Rose Byrne in Delpozo

Rita Wilson in Tom Ford

Rita Wilson in Tom Ford

Amber Valletta in Anthony Vaccarello

Amber Valletta in Anthony Vaccarello

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

 

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Golden Globes 2015

In many instances, the theme of last night’s Golden Globes should have been “Eat a Sandwich.” There were several terrifyingly thin bodies on the red carpet, highlighted by this one:

Giuliana RancicGiuliana Rancic

There’s no dress on the planet that could possibly have made her look attractive.

Other misses included:

rosamund pikeRosamond Pike (I don’t care if you just had a baby. Try something that actually fits.)

Amanda PeetAmanda Peet (Tablecloth or bedspread?)

Lena DunhamLena Dunham (Posture, girl, posture.)

Zosia MametZosia Mamet (This poor girl desperately needs a stylist.)

On a positive note, there were a few dresses that I loved:

viola davisViola Davis

Maria MenounosMaria Menounos

naomi wattsNaomi Watts

Jenna Dewan TatumJenna Dewan Tatum

helen mirrenHelen Mirren

 

2013 Golden Globes

My inner fashion critic comes screaming to the surface during every awards show, and last night’s Golden Globe Awards were no exception. Here, in my humble opinion, are the hits of the evening:

Anne Hathaway in Chanel

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Claire Danes in Versace

Claire Danes_Versace

Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

Jessica Alba_Oscar de la Renta

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

Helen Mirren_Badgley Mischka

Jodie Foster in Georgio Armani

Jodie Foster_Georgio Armani

Megan Fox in Dolce & Gabbana

Megan Fox_Dolce & Gabbana

Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

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Transitioning from best to worst, I think Tina Fey looked spectacular…Amy Poehler, not so much.

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And the flops of the night:

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

Jessica Chastain (The expression on the face of the woman behind her pretty much sums up my feelings about this dress.)

Jessica Chastain_Calvin Klein

Halle Berry (mainly because the bodice of this dress makes her look as if her right boob is melting)

Halle Berry_Atelier Versace

Glamour at the Golden Globes

There were so many stunning dresses on the red carpet last night that I’m not going to do my usual bash on the bads. Here’s my overview of the very, very goods:

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

Salma Hayek in Gucci

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

Claire Danes in J. Mendel

Jessica Alba in Gucci

Special kudos to Jane Fonda, whose body, at 74, is nothing short of magnificent.

2011 Oscars: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly

For starters, I loved everything Anne Hathaway wore throughout the evening. My fave of the bunch was her Lanvin tuxedo…and oh! those shoes.

There were enough girlie elements in play for this to work and not look like she hired a tailor to alter a man’s suit. I think she pulled it off beautifully.

She also looked fabulous in her Valentino archive, and while I like the red lipstick, I think the red nails were a bit much.

Natalie Portman was stunning in Rodarte, and the color was beautiful on her.

Amy Adams was majestic in L’Wren Scott, but I honestly would have ditched the $1.35 million in Cartier emeralds that competed with the dress.

Kudos to Helen Mirren and Oprah Winfrey for proving, once again, that you don’t have to be under 30 to look fabulous.

Moving in the opposite age direction, 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld was blushingly beautiful in Marchesa.

My votes for highly questionable taste go to:

Melissa Leo, wearing my nonna’s special-occasion tablecloth

Cate Blanchett, whose beads look like some sort of terrible skin growth

Hilary Swank, wearing what appears to be feathers that have been dragged through the street

Mandy Moore, whose stylist apparently thinks it works when you match fabric to skin

Helena Bonham-Carter, who is so bloody good at being crazily inappropriate HBC