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Golden Globes red carpet winners and losers

January 16th, 2012
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In the battle for red carpet supremecy, I think Angelina Jolie owned the Golden Globes with this striking Versace Atelier gown. The line and cut are impeccable, and the red adds a striking, origami-like, if somewhat dangerous and scary, contrast. Very Angelina!

If the Golden Globes red carpet were judged like “Project Runway,” it was easy to see who the evening’s winners and losers were.

There were a whole lot of middle-of-the-road gowns that were clearly safe, but could be dismissed in a minute, there was a handful of striking gowns at the very top, and a ghastly spate of “what-were-they-thinking?” moments.

Here’s my 2 cents:

The only one who came close to matching Angelina in glamour, drama and daring was Charlize Theron, in Dior.

Natalie Portman came close with a Marilyn Monroe-esque gown, but there’s some weird scrunching all over, and if you saw her on stage, I didn’t like the way the little lopsided bustle made it look like she had a hump on one side of her body, the opposite of last year’s frontal baby bump.

Jessica Biel may have been one of the worst, but also bad were the old-lady frocks of Lea Michele and Kelly Osbourne, below: (more…)

The opposite of attraction gains attention

November 10th, 2011
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Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel dressed for the fashion show to air on CBS Nov. 29.

Wondering if are there any men out there who think the Victoria’s Secret fashion show is remotely sexy?

This year’s show takes place Nov. 29, but the VS website shows the angels being fitted in their costumes. You can check out more looks here.

My seatmate here in the office said if he saw any of these women walk into a bar dressed liked this, he’d take off running.

The company still gets a lot of attention for staging the fashion shows, though, and I suppose women who shop at VS see past the wings and gaudiness to the skimpy things beneath the costumes. Even so, I still wonder if some of the things women think men find sexy actually make them want to laugh out loud.

Adriana Lima looking rather crow- or raven-like.

Lindsey Ellingson in Pink.