Finally! Some good uns at the Golden Globes ….

…… Well not exactly mind-blowingly fabulous, but a hell of a lot better than most!!!

Taylor Swift was certainly in favour of the colour trend that seemed to be everywhere at this event but unlike some of her peers, she seems to have been able to wear the dress rather than the other way around.  Perhaps it’s the fact that she’s very tall and slight in figure which means the dress doesn’t swamp her.  Also, the fact that it’s black paired with another colour might also have helped with this style as well rather than two clashing colours or a mixture of hues all at once.

Jessica Chastain shows us how a simple, black, well shaped Givenchy dress can look great on the red carpet.  It’s not a boring choice …. although doesn’t massively excite me either, it fits her body really well and she looks effortlessly chic.

I do like this fishtail gown on Kate Beckinsale, who always chooses the more “glamorous” options for red carpets and you can see why!  The sex siren style just suits her!  She always keeps her hair and make up nice and simple but pairs this with a va va voom dress and Voila!  Not my favourite dress at this event but at least she looks like she made a bloody effort!

I have two blog posts left on the 2014 Golden Globes …. One I will reserve completely for Emma Watson in Christian Dior and the other on the dresses that I really loved at this year’s event and there aren’t too many of them ….

Ghostly hues hit the Emmys red carpet …

It’s that time of year again when my SKY planner goes beserk recording all programmes relating to the Emmy Awards (mostly on channel E!).  I can’t help myself, I’m always just so curious to see what women who have the money to buy and wear any dress in the whole wide world finally decide to pick.

This year I was both disappointed and in awe at some of the styles.  It seems pale colours were making a big impact on the red carpet.  I am very undecided about this trend as I believe these very pale tones are extremely hard to wear unless you have a golden/tan complexion OR completely unblemished perfect ivory skin.  Everyone from Mad Men’s January Jones to Julie Bowen from Modern Family to DWTS Julianne Hough, these female celebrities donned the palest of pinks, nudes and various shades of white at this year’s big night for TV!

I absolutely detest the dress on January Jones for so many reasons!  I feel the bustline looks very awkward and cuts her bust off in a really weird place that actually makes the dress look uncomfortable to wear! Plus this girl is tiny so why have a dress that makes her look like she has pockets of flab under each arm??  I also don’t like the fabric that Givenchy has used as it reminds me of crochet squares my mum used to make and that panel along the bottom of the dress is horrendous.  Apparently, this dress was specially made for January??  And as she told a reporter at the event and I quote .. “They made this for me so I had to pick it.”  To be honest, if I had been January I would have thanked  Givenchy for the thought but politely declined the offer of this dress.

Just awful.

 

It’s a different story when we look at Julie Bowen!

 

Ok, the dress is completely over the top and some might say very 90’s in shape and style.  God help me, I don’t know what it is exactly but I really LOVE this.  It’s not my usual cup of tea at all but I think she looks so happy and confident in the dress that I’m looking at the style in a completely different way.

Unlike January, this bustline is perfect!  It’s flattering, delicate and so very pretty.  I love the choice of fabric and the blush/pale pink is just so girlie but the addition of the layered ruffles at the bottom help to remind us that this is definitely a grown ups dress!

Belle Dress Hire has some really beautiful pale coloured dresses available at the moment in sizes 6, 8 and 10 …

MC162061 SOFT PINKSoft Pink Short Size 8Icy Blue Size 8MC162061 TAUPE