71st Golden Globes Recap: Best Dressed

The red carpet flooded…literally…with gorgeous people from around the world for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. Here’s my picks for best dressed women and men.

Best Dressed Women:

Lupita Nyong’o

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Ladies and Gentlemen…Lupita Nyong’o has arrived…fashionably. Lupita’s gorgeous and sultry red sheath Ralph Lauren cape dress has been topping most best dressed lists (including mine), and with good reason.

This look is sophisticated with tons of drama. The draping of the cape is so beautiful – without overbearing her frame. She’s also styled to perfection, hair, makeup, jewellery and accessories. Everything is chic, clean, refined and elegant.

I have been pretty much obsessed with Lupita Nyong’o and her amazing wardrobe since seeing her grace the red carpet at the TIFF premiere for 12 Years A Slave. The girl is absolutely stunning, and can pull of any silhouette, any colour and any style. GIRL CRUSH!

Margot Robbie

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The wolves are howling for this Wolf of Wall Street babe. This white Gucci dress is sexy, elegant and tres tres cool. The detailing in the styling is perfection. Metallic embellishments have been off-set with the right amount of delicate jewellery. She’s a stunner.

Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett is a red carpet favourite of mine. She’s always taking risks and wears the most exquisitely complicated clothes so effortlessly. She did not disappoint. Wearing an intricate black lace Armani Prive Couture gown with a beautifully detailed front and daring back, Cate showed us all why she remains the QUEEN of the red carpet.

Olivia Wilde

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A pregnant pause for…an absolutely fabulous look. I love this colour – and I LOVE the fit of this dress. Showing off her baby bump in Gucci, the mom-to-be was glowing, and had us all green with envy over her stylish choice.

Kate Beckinsale

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The form fitting Zuhair Murad metallic-mermaid gown fits this woman like a glove…I don’t know what she was invited for…or what she’s promoting…but I’m glad she was there.

Amy Adams

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Amy Adams is still working that American Hustle. Her movie wardrobe was full of risqué plunging necklines, so ofcourse the red carpet would be no different. I love the mix of reds in her Valentino Haute Couture Dress. Simple, sexy and sleek.

Honourable Mentions:

Honourable mentions to Emilia Clarke in a lovely lace Proenza Schouler gown, Elisabeth Moss in J. Mendel (I love the geometry on this dress), Michelle Dockery looking lovely in Oscar de la Renta, Rashida Jones in Fausto Puglisi and Taylor Swift in Carolina Herrera and Lulia Louis Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez.

Need to think about:

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Emma Watson’s really cool and edgy take on a red carpet gown in her red Christian Dior Haute Couture dress and pants. I loved it from the front… love the back…but together? An Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior Haute Couture dress confused me a little. I think it’s the fit that I don’t understand. BUT…I loved the accessories, and the balance of her super short do’ with a voluminous gown.  I’m not sure on either of these yet. I think both are risky fashion choices that were styled impeccably (hair and makeup were divine).

The Trends:

Lots of ladies in red.  Champagne coloured metallics. Red lips. Subtle hi-lo hems.

Best Dressed Men:

Let’s get real…the men of the Golden Globes looked so so so handsome. I’ve narrowed it down to a few of my faves.

Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey looks more than Alright Alright Alright in his deep emerald green velvet Dolce & Gabbana 3-piece suit. A fun choice, that’s super on trend, fit him perfect and set him apart from the rest of the guys on the red carpet. Love Love LOVE this look. Best dressed man of the evening.

Bradley Cooper

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He don’t pop molly, he rocks Tom Ford. Maybe I’m recovering from his perm and polyester get up from American Hustle, but Bradley Cooper cleaned up REAL nice. The fit is perfect – this is a classic and perfect look.

Idris Elba

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Idris pulls off casual-chic better than most guys. His Gucci suit was the perfect amount of unkempt – ditching the tie all together, the three piece suit still looked fantastic on the double nominee.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leo channels his inner Gatsby with a sleek, clean cut and frankly traditional tuxedo. It’s all in the details for Leo. The black shirt studs were an elegant and edgy play on the classic white shirt.

Honourable Mentions:
Mark Ruffalo in his inspired brown and grey cross-hatched John Varvatos suit. Jared Leto, his man-bun, his Brazilian bubble butt, and his silk scarf – plus the great cut in his YSL suit. Michael Fassbender – everything about him –  in Tom Ford. Chris Pine looked pretty much perfect in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture. That beard. That hair. That face.

Trends:

Beards. Peak Lapels. Notched Lapels. Velvet Jackets.

Favourite Red Carpet Moments:

Jennifer Lawrence crashing Taylor Swift’s interview with Ryan Seacrest (and then saying that she might have to “push her down the stairs”).

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Cate Blanchett telling Leonardo DiCaprio that her interview with Ryan Seacrest was “absolute torture”.

Lupita Nyong’o’s fashion moment in her Ralph Lauren gown.

Everyone has upped their game. On to the next awards red carpet for some more fashion.

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2 thoughts on “71st Golden Globes Recap: Best Dressed

  1. So here’s what I have to say on this very favourite subject: LOVED Olivia Wilde…gorgeous. And am a huge fan of Kate and though Emma’s was a bit risque, it is the Golden Globes and she is young and edgy and that comes across perfectly. Men: Idris Elba takes the cake *drool*. But then, my man Matthew can seldom do wrong so he’s on my list by default because I’m not sure I like him in the smoking jacket… Leo, oh Leo…no. He dresses like an old hit man sometimes. Honestly? He could do with some updating in a skinny suit… Well done!

    1. Thanks T!
      I agree….Idris Elba…ugh…too handsome.
      I feel like I could replace Leo’s look with ANY of the honourable mentions. But he works the red carpet so well – and always looks great in a suit.
      I love the velvet jacket trend for guys. LOVE IT! Love the facial hair trend MORE.

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