Golden Globes Fashion, Wedding Inspiration: 2014

Hi!  Welcome to my annual Golden Globes fashion post!  (See previous last year's here.)  I look forward to sharing my opinions and predictions about award show fashion and how it inspires the wedding industry, and vice versa.  I also enjoy sharing my favorite and least favorite looks of the night.  Let's talk about celebrities, y'all! First off, Tina Fey.  I loved Tina's jewel tone gown, I thought it fit her perfectly and that merlot color would be beautiful in a fall wedding.  But the element that caught my eye first was her hair.  The host's messy, center part and full volume looked so chic! The most obvious bridal-inspired dress was on Jennifer Lawrence.  I don't hate the dress, but the fit bothered me a bit.  I just felt like she had to keep pulling it up all night.  Strapless gowns on the red carpet are a staple, and it seems that the strapless wedding gown trend is here to stay as well.  I encourage brides to dress to their strengths and keep fit in mind…Jennifer Lawrence has a long torso and I don't think this dress was necessarily flattering for her figure. But it could definitely work as a wedding gown, and J Law is super high profile this year…so I had to talk about her look!  What do you think?

Black and White - looks like a big trend again!  Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Hayden Panettiere and Jenna Dewan-Tatum all rocked the combo last night (and of course, so did Jennifer Lawrence).  I like the look overall, and I love a black tie wedding, so I am looking forward to seeing more of this trend in wedding design this year.  (Big thumbs up to Zosia Mamet, btw, she's usually a miss in my opinion.) Next up, a huge trend I couldn't ignore, but one that I am not a fan of: the High/Low dress.  Zooey Deschanel, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Elizabeth Moss, Michelle Dockery and Caitlin Fitzgerald all wore dresses that were long in the back and offered us all a little stiletto peep show in the front.  I don't get it.  I think all of these dresses would be better off floor length hems.  I also think that this trend will be all over wedding dresses this year.

Now for a little about color!  Canary Yellow popped up on the red carpet, and I liked it!  Not an easy color to wear, but it's bright and happy and I think both Lena Dunham and Melissa Rauch pulled it off.  And I was looking for Radiant Orchid--Pantone's Color of the Year--but I didn't really find it at the Globes.  Maria Menounos came close in this pink shade though, and she flaunted another 2014 trent - subtle cutouts.  Gorgeous.

There were a few looks last night that I think really missed the mark.  Below are three of the worst, in my opinion.  Paula Patton just looks silly, Zoe Saldana is all over the place, and Emma Stone is…confusing. And now for my favorite look this year…Laura Dern!  I think she looks flawless from head to toe.  If I had a reason to Spanx myself into a formal gown this year, I would choose this one.  (Or a less expensive version of this one.)  I love the metallic tones, the neckline and the print.  It fits her perfectly and her hair and makeup complete the look. Second place goes to Diane Keaton.  She works a suit in the very best way.  The cut of it was divine and I love that she had the balls to wear it for her presentation.  A suit tailored this well is certainly wedding appropriate, for a man or a woman. And her hair looked AMAZING!

 Ok, that is it!  I'll be posting about the Oscars as well - see you then!

 

All photos are from the Huffington Post, except the first one, which is from www.stylenews.com