2017 Golden Globes

And the winner is…the color yellow.

Reese Witherspoon


















Viola Davis


















Natalie Portman





















Looks that made me laugh out loud:

Sarah Jessica Parker


















Nicole Kidman


















Felicity Jones


















Kerry Washington


















Carrie Underwood


2012 Academy Awards

The Hits:

Penelope Cruz

Natalie Portman

Mila Jovovich

Cameron Diaz

Octavia Spencer

The Misses:

Kristen Wiig

Tina Fey

Maya Rudolph

Melissa McCarthy

Meryl Streep

This last one pains me, because I adore Meryl Streep. In this instance, however, her beauty is overwhelmed by masses of fabric.

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