Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Golden Globe Awards

Happy Monday!!!

I can't believe it's been a year since last year's Golden Globes!
(Check out what the stars wore last year.)

There were so many different looks from the 2012 Golden Globe Awards that it took me a long time to pick the ones I'm gonna feature on my recap. ;)

I have a long list of red carpet looks to talk about (and there's still a lot I didn't include!), so I'll try to keep this post as short as possible. Let's get started!

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

She looked absolutely gorgeous in this pale pink Christian Dior gown!
I have said many times before that I am not a fan of short front-long back dresses, but with Charlize Theron, it doesn't matter. ;)

Her sexy white stilettos, loose side bun, and embellished Cartier headband make her look picture perfect!

Emma Stone -

Emma Stone

Emma turned up in a beautiful deep plum and fuchsia Lanvin gown with an eagle-embellished belt.

She has this amazing ability of always dressing appropriately for the event. 
The Golden Globes is more formal than the People's Choice Awards but is more laidback than the Oscars...
Emma's look is right in between, just perfect!

Lea Michele


I am not her biggest fan, but I acknowledge spectacular when I see it, haha! ;)

Lea Michele looked amazing in her silver Marchesa gown. 
She's covered up but still sexy with the daring sheer peek-a-boo bodice detail of her dress. 
Her hair, makeup, and accessories -- her whole look = gorgeous!

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Seriously, when does she ever not look amazing?!

This mermaid-style Vera Wang gown hugs her body in all the right places.
Since her dress has a lot of texture and detail, I like how she kept things simple with her sleek, straight hair.
Oh, and I think we also need to mention that she's wearing Harry Winston jewels worth over $5 million!

Reese Witherspoon -

Reese Witherspoon

To me, she is the picture of complete and utter happiness... look at that smile!

Reese rocked her red Zac Posen gown. 
And she made her dress and curves the stars of the show by sporting simple but sexy tousled hair.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

She gave birth, like literally just a few months ago!
The mom of two looks fantastic in this beaded lavender Gucci gown.

I think motherhood made Jessica a happier and more beautiful person. :)

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley

The Descendants and Secret Life of the American Teenager star looks young and pretty in her embroidered illusion column dress by Marchesa. She's also wearing Tabitha Simmons shoes.

It would be amazing if she gets an Oscar nomination for her breakthrough role. :)

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

The reportedly newly engaged Jessica Biel seems to be trying out a bridal look in this beautiful lacy white Elie Saab dress. 

She looks great, but perhaps an updo would've been better?

Octavia Spencer


The Best Supporting Actress winner looked like an absolute winner in her pale lilac Tadashi Shoji gown paired with Christian Louboutin shoes, Irene Neuwirth jewelry, and a silver clutch.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Look at that high slit, wow!
She looked amazing in this wine-colored, one-shoulder Emilio Pucci dress.

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

I want to be as beautiful and as graceful as Dame Helen one day. :)

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

Her black strapless gown is classic. 
I love her hair and her emerald statement earrings!

Meryl Streep -

Meryl Streep

It's not a fashion-forward look, but she's Meryl Streep -- she can do no wrong in my eyes
(and I'm sure in everyone else's eyes too!). ;)

I am so so so happy that she won the Best Actress award!

Mila Kunis -

Mila Kunis

The new Dior muse wore a black Dior gown, a Bvlgari ring, Cartier earrings, and Jimmy Choo shoes.

She looks great, but where's the fun and spunk of last year's red carpet looks?

Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen

Reem Acra is one of my favorite designers, and this dress is so so so pretty.
But I just feel that it kinda gets lost in Julie Bowen, or maybe it's the other way around... bottom line is neither the dress nor Julie stood out on the red carpet.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie is as gorgeous as always!
I'm just not a fan of this Lanvin gown... but really, does it even matter what she wears? 
She's always beautiful anyway. ;)

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Michelle's blue velvet Jason Wu dress and jeweled headband look is not my favorite, but I give her the best acceptance speech award (she won the Best Actress for a Musical/Comedy award)! 

"I consider myself a mother first and an actress second, and so the person I most want to thank is my daughter, my little girl, whose bravery and exuberance is the example that I take with me in my work and in my life. I want to say thank you for sending me off to this job every day with a hug and a kiss. I couldn't have done it any other way. It made me so excited to come home at night. And for suffering for six months of bedtime stories, where all the princesses were read aloud in a Marilyn Monroe-sounding voice."

It made me cry, seriously!

Rooney Mara -


While I admire her astonishing transformation into Lisbeth Salander, someone needs to tell Rooney that she doesn't need to dress like this all the time!

Her Nina Ricci gown is pretty, the detail and the neckline are daring, but I need some color from Rooney... and a smile while we're at it!

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto

This teal bustier strapless silk Prada gown looks way too big for Freida.
It seems like the duchesse satin belt is the only thing holding this dress up. :/

The only thing working for me here is her Chopard necklace. ;)

Zooey Deschanel

 Zooey Deschanel

Oh man, Zooey!

I love Zooey, but I don't like this look at all!
This green silk Prada dress is just not flattering. 
And what's up with the hair?! Where did her gorgeous Jess hair go???

Dianna Agron

Dianna Agron

Pretty girl with a not so pretty dress...

Her hair, makeup, and jewelry are all perfect. We just have to change this red Giles dress!
The laser cut swan detail is amazing, but why on a dress?

Piper Perabo

Golden Globes 2012: Worst Dressed Stars: Piper Perabo

It seems like Piper wanted to feel like a princess... but the thing is, I'm not sure princesses these days would want to wear this pearlescent Olivier Theyskens for Theory gown.

Moving on, there were a lot of couples on the red carpet too...

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum and Jenna  …

Awwww!
Did you guys see Octavia Spencer say "He's cute!" when Channing presented an award on stage?

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban -

Nicole Kidman and Keith U …

Yay for Nicole Kidman wearing this gray Versace halter gown with bold studded detailing!
It's not my favorite, but she looks better than she has in a while.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie and Brad P …

Although their relationship didn't start in the most virtuous way, I find myself rooting for them to last because they really do look like they care for each other a lot (it's so cute the way they light up when the other one is up on stage).

Anyway, the dress... Angie's Atelier Versace gown is not the best, but no one can deny that this woman is elegant and gorgeous!

Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

I'm not a fan of Salma's black and gold Gucci gown, but somehow she makes it work.
And I love her ombre curls!

Giuliana Rancic


A special mention goes to Giuliana for bravely facing breast cancer, undergoing a double mastectomy, and still showing up at work looking polished as always!

I also just wanted to share some photos of celebs wearing my favorite color on the red carpet. ;)



I couldn't find a photo of Emily Blunt wearing a gorgeous yellow Elie Saab (if I'm not mistaken) dress. :/

***images from Yahoo! and details from www.usmagazine.com***

But anyway, yay, that is the end of my 2012 Golden Globe Awards red carpet recap!

Whose look did you like the best? Whose look did you not like at all?
I'd love to hear what you have to say! :D

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Twitter? WhatMimiWrites :)

68 comments:

  1. Totally agree with Charlize and Sofia...and also Jessica Biel and Emma Stone - forgot to include them in mine, had too many already haha! However I didn't like Julianne Moores dress, I like her though, but this look didn't work for me...she couldn't even walk!

    Also agree with Zooey and Frieda , not their best looks, Especially Zooey, what was going on with her hair; the side burns :S

    Great recap and great choices, totally agree!! :D

    xo

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    1. i was kinda unsure about whether or not i liked julianne moore's dress, but in the end it won me over because i love her, haha. ;) and yeah, what is up with zooey's side burns??? :/

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  2. I always dislike Charlize no matter what. However I did think she had the best dress and her headband and hair were gorgeous. I also thought Reese looked AMAZING! xo

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    1. i didn't really like charlize before, but i'm liking her more and more now. ;)

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  3. I dunno what it was about that muted nude like color standing out at the Globes...yuck..

    What did you think of Sarah Michelle Galler's dress? She said her 2 years picked it out.

    Michelle Williams and Freida's were my favorites.

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    1. i didn't like her dress! and i am so sad to say that cuz i love her and i love monique lhuillier. :/

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  4. Charlize's dress was definitely a stand-out! I also liked Claire Danes' black and white dress - the contrast was so pretty!

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    1. yeah, i like the back of her dress. ;)

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  5. i love heren miller's dress color!! its such beautiful navy! great post hun!xx

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    1. it's such a gorgeous shade of blue!

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  6. oh my goodness, I see some beautiful dresses!
    I wish I could wear these kinds of dresses on a monthly basis lol

    Emma Stone just completely made me fall in love!
    She looks beautiful and the dress is just amazing! :)
    I also love Sofia's dress and that shade of blue is beautiful :)
    Jessica Alba's dress and Shailene Woodley's dress is simple and lovely :)

    I think I would love Dianna Agron's dress if the
    skirt was just a simple piece of draping fabric

    great post! :)
    and if I were to see Channing in person,
    I would think he's cute too :D

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    1. hahaha, you and me both. ;)
      and i agree, dianna's dress would've been better if the skirt is simpler -- the whole look of her dress just reminds of a doilie. :/

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  7. Selma did rock the red carpet!

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  8. I loved Julie's dress! I thought she looked beautiful in it. The color complimented her skin tone so well and the sparkles were so pretty

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    1. i agree, the sparkles of the cap sleeves are really pretty. :)

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  9. really loved charlize theron and jessica biel..they were so gorgeous...

    a kiss from the
    cocobloggers

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  10. I super loved Emma Stone's dress. I thought she looked awesome and I'm usually not much of her fan.
    Of course, Natalie Portman looks beautiful in anything, so jealous.

    I completely agree with your statement about Rooney not needing to dress so similarly in everything. She's so beautiful and I hope TGWTDT isn't the start of her plunge into all black ensembles forever :)!

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    1. i knoooow! i really hope she puts in some color in her ensembles.

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  11. lovely and cool.

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  12. I thought Emma Stone looked absolutely amazing. I also thought George Clooney's girlfriend looked beautiful. I also loved Julie's dress but it kind of looked washed out on her. Maybe in a different color?

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    1. yeah, i think a different color would've been better. ;)

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  13. Yes please to any and all of those dresses! Mila Kunis looks INCEDIBLE.

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    1. hahaha, i knooow! i would love to wear at least one of them. ;)

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  14. I've said this so many times, but Charlize Theron was definitely my fave of the night. I also like Julie Bowen's dress. Although it did kind of wash her out. There were so many "hits" in the red carpet this year. I had fun watching the red carpet special.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  15. My favorite I think was Claire Danes or Kate Winslet, I loved the black and whites. Great recap!

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  16. It maybe just me, but I really liked Jessica Biel in that gown!

    NO one really stood out to me this year tho-
    Angelina actually wore a gown I liked for a change, I think the red lipstick took it to another level!

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    1. i did too, i think she looked great. and yeah, the red lipstick really took angelina's look to another level. :)

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  17. I totally missed the golden globes this year. But thanks for posting about the fashion highlights! All the ladies look gorgeous but i'm particularly impartial to natalie portman.

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    1. you're very welcome! :D and natalie portman is always gorgeous. ;)

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  18. Yay, i'm really happy that almost all the golden globes fashion posts i saw included shailene woodley! I am a really big fan of hers. =)

    --Olivia :)

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    1. i love shailene woodley too! and i'm happy she's finally getting noticed. :)

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  19. Emma Stone is my girl crush of the year, I am so in loveee with her and her fashion choices! xx

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    1. her fashion choices are always spot on. she's talented and she's beautiful and so down-to-earth too. ;)

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  20. We also watched the golden globes and what a lovely dresses!
    We love your blog


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  21. Hey !
    Emma Stone was my favorite, she looks so beautiful !
    Oh, If you still want a photo of Emily Blunt, justjared.com has them :)

    xoxo

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    1. hi! i totally agree, she looked beautiful! and oooh, thanks for telling me, i'm gonna check it out. :)

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  22. Oh I love Emma Stone's dress and Julianna Moore. :) I didn't know Giuliana Rancic had breast cancer :( That must be hard. She looks professional as always tho :) I actually miss the golden globes...

    x0x0

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    1. yup, she's amazing though, so strong! :)

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  23. I LOVED going through your recap! What a great Golden Globe post! I loved Sophia's gown and Shailene Woodley looked amazing too. The yellow dress bottom-left is pretty hot too! :)

    xo
    Rachel

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    1. aww, yay i'm happy you loved it! i looooved sofia's gown too and shailene did look amazing. and i think that is maria menounos, she is always so pretty. ;)

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  24. These are some of my favorite posts of yours! I loved Sofia Vergara's whole look too! And actually, one of my other faves of the night was Naya Rivera.

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    1. aww, yay, i am definitely gonna make more posts like this then. ;)
      oooh, i didn't see naya's when i was doing my post...

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  25. Wow, so in depth, Mimi! You must've spent a long time on your post!:)
    I loved Emma's, Sofia's, and Jessica's look. I also really loved Michelle Williams' speech.

    Love, Belle

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    1. yup, it took quite some time, but i enjoy writing these posts a lot so it's no problem. :)

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  26. the cutout red dress was just terrible!!! charlize and emma were my favorites by far!!!

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    1. i knooooow, i didn't like it at all! charlize and emma were both gorgeous though. :)

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  27. Wow! Zooey's dress was fantastic!

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    1. the back of her dress is really pretty, i guess the problem i had with it is the fit. but nevertheless, i love zooey! ;)

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  28. Another awesome fashion recap! Charlize Theron is so stunning! She's my favorite from the night. I'm also loving Emma Stone's and Jessica Biel's looks.

    I love Shailene Woodley as well and I hope she gets nominated for an Oscar. Channing Tatum is a hottie fersure. ;)

    Lots of love, B
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    1. aww, thanks, you're very sweet! and i agree with everything you said! ;)

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  29. I did watch the Golden globes and was not impressed with too many after seeing Charlize, but I totally agree with you thoughts on the other dresses. Awesome blog!

    http://fetchcoffeeforfashion.blogspot.com/

    -Mariss

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    1. i knooow, after charlize, it's like i don't even want to see what others are wearing, haha. ;) and thanks, glad you like my blog! :)

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  30. Hi dear
    Thanks for your comment
    My favourite this night was Heidi, she's so simple and beautiful!! I just love her look

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
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    1. hi! you're welcome! and heidi klum did look great. :)

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  31. Love it! Your blog has got all the latest updates!
    I am your regular visitor now :)

    Love
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    1. aww, thanks! i'm glad you liked my post and my blog! :)

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