The Golden Globes 2012 may have honored achievements in film and television, but fashion lovers also got plenty of treats. With the traditional red carpet ceremony, they got the usual parade of high fashion and good styling.
While many women shined on the red carpet outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, including Angelina Jolie
and Natalie Portman
whom we discussed in an earlier post, here is a “list” of some of the women who made the best impression at Sunday's festivities.
Fashion gurus say that turning heads on the red carpet isn't necessarily about rocking the right dress by the right designer with the right styling, but rather proudly owning, working
whatever you have on.
Suffice it to say, these ladies surely worked it!
We're starting off with one of the most stunning appearances of the night: Nicole Kidman
. Though she usually goes for very feminine, frilly designs on the red carpet, for the Globes, she made an exception.
She opted for a studded Versace dress in a pale color, which could have washed her out had it not been for the intricate, golden design on the front.
The cut and the fabric flattered her body, emphasizing her hourglass figure. As for styling, Nicole chose minimal makeup and, even more interesting, natural hair.
Not many are the women who could have rocked the simple 'do, but she could, mostly because of the dress, which thus became the focal point of attraction.Julianne Moore
also turned heads on the red carpet, this time not by design but by contrast: it's always wonderful to see a redhead wearing black with bold emerald accents.
Moore wore a Chanel couture strapless black gown with ruffles on the hips and bottom part, accented with emerald jewelry: chandelier earrings and cocktail ring.
She too chose minimal makeup and hairstyling, going for loose curls.
Not a stranger to fashion hit and misses, Reese Witherspoon
was the picture of timeless elegance at Sunday's Golden Globes 2012.
A golden red carpet rule says you're never to wear red – unless, of course, you're Reese. She matched the mermaid Zac Posen design with heavy diamond jewelry and bedhead hair, pulling off an efortlessly chic, young and relaxed look.
The contrast also helped: blondes in red will always attract attention. Salma Hayek
and Sofia Vergara
chose bolder, more intricate designs but the result was the same: they made for jaw-dropping appearances on the red carpet.
Salma wore a Gucci sparkling gown with patterns on the bodice and what looked like a luxuriously heavy skirt, while Sofia chose a Vera Wang deep blue mermaid dress with a rigid corset and lots of fabric in the lower part.
It might be redundant to note, but Sofia truly wowed in her dress: because of her enviable curvy figure and the way she posed in her dress, she looked as if she'd poured herself in it.Freida Pinto
and Jodie Foster
also opted for blue, with the younger star donning a Prada design with a very simple, classical cut, while Foster chose Armani in a lighter blue.
go to Kate Beckinsale
, who looked the picture of grace in a strapless Roberto Cavalli gown, and Kate Winslet
, who was chic in a black and white creation by Jenny Packham.