I get uber-excited when the awards seasons approach either in Nigeria or beyond. This is because I get to feed my eyes with fabulous, very well thought-out creations from the very best in fashion.
Kicking off this experience is the 2012 Golden Globe Awards which took place in Beverly Hills, California on January 15, 2012.
The Top 15 on my Best Dressed List (and what they are wearing) are:
1) Dianna Agron in a scarlet Giles Deacon sleeveless gown.
I love this number for 2 reasons:
- The very eye-popping color and,
- The work of art as seen. Creative!
It's a very risky try at fashion, rocking such color on a red carpet but she pulled it off brilliantly; not forgetting the simple up-do, lip color and very minimal jewellery.
2) Evan Rachel Wood in a custom midnight green Gucci Première halter neck gown.
I adore the evolution of this dress, from the embroidered plunging neckline which goes all the way into this full skirt of beautiful iridescent feathers.
This is absolutely show-stopping and gorgeous! The make-up is just right. Loving the sleek sweep of her hair and the contrasting lip color. Love!
3) Nicole Kidman in a gold-studded Versace dress.
Need I say more? This is absolutely divine. Oh-my-word! I am completely blown away. Once again, Versace killed it with this formfitting V-strap halter gown. Nic teamed it up well with that healthy looking hair, matching clutch and subtle jewellery. Glam!
4) Claire Danes in a black and white J.Mendel gown.
Looking at this outfit from the front view didn't really get my attention. I was already criticizing the dress because of the bust area which should have been a bit busy considering Claire's bust but looking over the glittered back, I just fell in love.
J.Mendel is one to be really conservative with his designs but still brings out that sophistication in them. Bravo!
5) Emma Stone in Lanvin
I thought by now, this lady would have run out of outfits but she keeps turning heads at every event. What a style star!
I am sure you would agree with me when I say this is one statement of a dress. From the colors (deep plum and raspberry), to the very sexy plunging neckline, to the angled cap sleeves which mirror the lines of the eagle's wings on the belt and of course, that flawless skin. Too fab!
6) Angelina Jolie in Artelier Versace
She never disappoints. She looks absolutely stunning in this satin number. Red is such a great color when infused into an outfit. My high-points of this dress are the lovely red folded neckline, the soft hold at the waist and the uber-sexy slit. Isn't that all about the dress? Jolie!
7) Jessica Chastain in Givenchy
Soft, Chic and it pops!!!
Jess looks beyond glam in this lovely gold belted silhouette. It gives this trim and endearing effect and those beads are just great. Could even work as a bridal gown. Beautiful!
8) Salma Hayek in Gucci
Newly named French knight, Salma is metallic!
Gucci did it again with this futuristic strapless, metal-plated, black sequined gown which embraces her curves very right. It was also made solely for her. Great to be a knight? I thought so too. Loving those curls too. Knightish!
9) Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier
What exactly should I talk about here? Is it the color, the bodice, the drape or what? This is just gorgeous. I love that she just wore earrings. The marigold color was more than enough jewellery for this Spring 2012 straight-from-the-runway dress. Good one Monique Lhuillier!
10) Lea Michele in Marchesa
I have been pondering on whether this dress should make my top 10. Well, you all see my decision. It's very difficult to neglect such combination - Lea + Marchesa. Such a great match! Lea rocks this icy-grey Marchesa gown and I love that she paired it with a contrasting green ring and the gorgeous smoky eyes. Wow!
11) Frieda Pinto in Prada
Stunning! I am so in love with Frieda. She is sooooo pretty. The SlumDog Millionaire star is divine in this blue, A-line gown. I love the hold at the waist of the dress, which brings out the beauty of the full skirt. Not forgetting that gorgeous gold neck piece. Adorable!
12) Jessica Alba in Gucci
Very soft, subtle and endearing Lavender. She looks very beautiful in this tulle, strapless neckline embroidered gown. I just love the little train which flows all the way from the bodice coupled with the matching clutch. What better accessory than her very handsome hubby, Cash Warren. Voom!
13) Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli
Dayum! Take a look at that structured neckline. Dayum!!! I am in love with this. Great silhouette. Fabulous fit. Right amount of jewellery. Lovely hair. I am stunned. Just one thing, this look is getting too regular for Kate. She dressed similarly for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards but all in all, she looks Cavallicious!
14) Kate Winslet in Jenny Packham
This is very elegant of a top winner at an awards ceremony, ain't it? Yes! She was the top winner at the Golden Globes and she looked perfecto for the role in this two-toned silk JP gown accessorized with a ribbon embellished with Swarovski crystals. Ugghhh! Are you loving that mild but sexy keyhole? Thought so? Kate has actually been on top of her game in recent times. Way to go girl!
I am sure someone is wondering why Sofia Vergara who attended the awards in Vera Wang isn't on this list. Well, I admit she looked great but this list is about ladies who had striking features and accessories to couple their outfits. Moving on!
15) Madonna in Reem Acra
The material girl/mama brought the rock feel to the red carpet in this midnight green, metallic multi-flap gown. The crucifix gave more beauty to/and accentuated the lovely sweetheart neckline. The metallics are just gorgeous. Minimal jewellery was fab. Nice!
There you have it.
The gorgeous women that brought fun to the red carpet at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards with the help of some of the best designers in this game of fashion.
Let's know what y'all think.
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