It is about the Golden Globe again. This time it is all about the bad looks. Well, not so much as the bad looks, but the disappointing looks.
Today I have added links to the individual photos so you can make up your mind more easily. (At the end of the post, I have also added links to the five great gowns from yesterday’s post.)
So, again, in no particular order:
1. Vanessa Williams
Wrong hair and wrong makeup. The dress is not so great either. The look is too over the top. It is neither glamorous nor sexy. I am disappointed because I am sure she could have done better.
2. Drew Barrymore
The only good thing about her gown is the color, and that’s it. The drapings look messy, lumpy and unflattering. It also seems that she managed to do up her hair at the last minute. The whole look is not as polished and refined as it could be.
3. Beyonce Knowles
Again, it is a bit over the top. The cut of the gown is great for her figure and I like her hair. But the fabric is too glittery. It would be nice to see her in something more understated.
4. Salma Hayek
I am disappointed. She was my favorite at last year’s Oscar. But this time, the whole look is wrong. At first I was thinking that maybe the first few shots I saw were not very flattering. Maybe the camera angle was a bit off. But later I had to be convinced that she made multiple wrong choices.
The hair isn’t particularly working for the shape of her face. The makeup (the blusher in particular) is too peachy for her. The worst is the dress. The structure of it is not doing anything for her petitie (yet voluptuous) figure. It made her look disproportionate.
She needs something that streamlines and elongates her figure as well as shows off her womanly curves. The gown she wore at the last Oscar and another of her Oscar gowns did just that. (See how those two gowns complimented her figure.)
5. Jennifer Lopez
Her gown reminds me of the pale green one she wore a couple of years ago. I was a bit on the fence with that one, but I don’t like this one at all. Even though I suspect that I might like it better when I am able to see the movement of the gown, I just think the whole look is just a bit bland (and predictable) for her.
Overall, I like simple gowns with a bit of drama. But if the actresses choose to wear black or white gowns, I always want to see more drama. It is very disappointing to see an actress arriving at the Oscar wearing a black gown with no interesting details and fading into the background of all the gentlemen.
Black or white are great colors to go with for big occasions, but I think that with these two colors, there has to be more to make an impact (be it unique design features of the gown, jewelery, or other accessories). In these glitzy and glamorous occasions, apart from the recognition and accolade of the awards, isn’t it also about making an impact?
It is back to cosmetics for my next post. I will talk about Paula Begoun.
Links to yesterday’s gowns (my top five):