Golden Globes 2016


The Golden Globes is the time where stars from TV and film gather together to celebrate and recognize the best of the best. It is also a time when fashion comes to the forefront and we wait with baited breath to see what the stars wore and who wore it best.

This year, the stars brought out the big guns and showed us that standard means nothing. There were, however, some recurring themes throughout the night that caught my attention. Capes, plunging necklines, high slits, shiny sequins, lamés and embroidery, whites, golds and rose quartz were evident, but with no two dresses alike.

Those that went for more structure like Olivia Wilde demonstrated that less is more in her gorgeous deep wine coloured, sequined, plunging neckline gown by Michael Kors. The dress skimmed her body and she looked like perfection.

Amy Adams also showed us that simple works best. She was stunning in a tangerine Atelier Versace gown with sequins that banded her waist and delicately dotted a path towards the red carpet. The colour was exquisite against her skin and hair.

GG Amy Adams

Several stars put the golden into the Golden Globes by wearing the colour that they felt said it all.

Brie Larson stunned us all as she stepped out onto the red carpet in a gorgeous Calvin Klein gold sequin gown with cutaway sides that so beautifully defined her tiny frame. A1 sister!

GG Brie Larson

Rosie Huntington Whiteley can do no wrong in my world. If there’s one person I want to have a Freaky Friday moment with, well it’s her.  Can I please just step into her body for a day. She looked breathless in her Atelier Versace beige-gold spaghetti strap gown with delicate appliqués. She’s the definition of the California beauty, ‘cept she’s from across the pond. Daaaang!

GG Rosie Huntington Whiteley

White was another recurring theme of the soirée.

Alicia Vikander looked demure in her Louis Vuitton criss-cross back, pinstripe, ruffled edge gown. The Swedish Danish Girl looked like the chicest of French girl style.

Sticking with our world tour, Saoirise Ronan looked like a Grecian Godess in her Yves Saint Laurent Couture gown. It was safe, but it worked well with her simplistic look and style.

Paying homage to the Pantone Institute are those who showed up in Pink Quartz.

I would expect nothing less from Cate Blanchett than to take a fashion risk. And I believe she got it right. The Givenchy lazer cut, fringe gown done in the softest of pinks was red carpet lovely on her. It may not have been everyone’s favourite, but hands down I say  that she did it really well.

GG Cate Blachett

Rooney Mara took another giant style risk in an Alexander McQueen ruffled, fringed, spaghetti strap gown in the softest of blush pink that looked devine on her.

Kate Hudson normally rocks the red carpet with amazing fashion sense, but this year I think she got it wrong other than in her colour choice. The two piece bandeau style top showed us that no amount of working out in your Fabletics can amount to fabulous. The top flattened her out, the bottom made this itty bitty lady look poofy, the shoes were clunky. It just wasn’t my favourite.

Best of the night.

Drumroll please!

It’s a battle of the J.Ls.

J.Law showed the world that you can stand out like no other in a red gown against the red carpet. She looked devine in her cut-out Dior gown with bib overlay. The jewels around her collar added just the right amount of sparkle and I love her new blonder do. I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart after seeing Ms. Law win Best Actress for Joy in this little number.

GG jennifer-lawrence

May I please refer to her from here on in as J.Glow because that woman outshone everyone at the awards ceremony last night. What I love about Ms. Lo is to expect the unexpected. One moment it’s sex sells, the next she’ll bring a bit of her “block” back, then it’s pure elegance. Jennifer Lopez was Golden Globe perfection in this mustard yellow Giambattista Valli gown. The pinot noire lip, the jewels, the clutch, the shoes . . . the new shorter hair style. She was a vision, oh my.

GG Jennifer-Lopez

Carolyn Bissett



  1. I so agree with all of this! Especially Kate Hudson’s tired and trying-to-hard ensemble. I think she needs to start veering away from the light, skin tight sheaths that have in the past worked so well for her. For me, Rooney, Cate, and J.Law were perfection. Love your take, as always.

  2. Love your breakdown of the GG’s!!!! Loved Saorise & Rosie the best!!!!!!

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