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Black, White, and Red Gowns Dominate at 70th Annual Golden Globes

The Reds

The Carpetbagger’s Favorite: Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood Couture

Zoe Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

Zoe Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

Jennifer Lawrence in Monique Lhuillier

Jennifer Lawrence in Monique Lhuillier

Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood Couture

Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood Couture

Claire Danes in Versace

Claire Danes in Versace

Naomi Watts in Zac Posen

Naomi Watts in Zac Posen

Jessica Alba in Christian Dior

Jessica Alba in Christian Dior

The Blacks

The Carpetbagger’s Favorite: Helen Miren

Taylor Swift in Donna Karan

Taylor Swift in Donna Karan

Helen Miren

Helen Miren

Adele in Burberry

Adele in Burberry

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

NIcole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

NIcole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

Sally Field in Alberta Ferretti

Sally Field in Alberta Ferretti

Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen

Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen

The Whites

The Carpetbagger’s Favorite: Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Anne Hathaway in Chanel

Anne Hathaway in Chanel

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

Megan Fox in Dolce and Gabbana

Megan Fox in Dolce and Gabbana

Isla Fisher in Reem Acra

Isla Fisher in Reem Acra

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Amy Adams in Marchesa

Amy Adams in Marchesa

Julianne Hough in Monique Lhuillier

Julianne Hough in Monique Lhuillier

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Lea Michele

Major improvement from last week!  Just lovely Lea!  A girl can never go wrong with fresh, crisp white in Springtime!

Heather Morris

Frankly, I’m a little scared.  Did Britney S. Pierce or Heather Morris pick this look?!  Very often girls get an idea and sort of run in the wrong direction with it, but it still tends to make some sense as you can typically see where they’re trying to go.  But I couldn’t be more lost here.  She’s just sending soo many mixed messages!  Her footwear says chic/quirky schoolgirl; Her middle area says K Mart hippie;  the top says 13 year old girl at dance class, and her tacky hair says yearbook picture circa 1992!  Someone give this girl a towel.

Ellie Kemper in Naeem Khan

First things first, this dress kicks some serious ass!  With that said, I would have definitely done it up on the accessories side of things.  Just can’t help but feel that this look is lacking a little pizazz.  The tribal inspired print is rad, not too mention the impecible fit of this classic cocktail dress.  Though I can’t help but feel something maybe missing… design and tailoring aside, this ensemble is a little too beige all on it’s own.  Bring in a lavish beaded  statement necklace in a boldy saturated hue, a strong  brass cuff, even a pair of chandelier earrings, and this ensemble would up the ante.  Still totally cute look and a pleasant surprise for an actress who isn’t your typical fashionista.

January Jones in Mary Katrantzou

Honestly January, talk about inconsistency!  One day you look like a total trainwreck (have a particular potato sack dress in mind), the next you’re in a total show stopper!  Prints master Mary Katrantzou on the red carpet?  Yes please!  However, if I had the chance to wear this wickedly talented designer’s work to an event, I don’t that I would go with this black and white choice.

Mary Katrantzou, Fall 2011

Compared to Katrantzou’s other masterpieces this dress is rather on the quiet side, but hey it’s baby steps.  Plus, I see a smidgen of January’s insecurity peaking out, probably due to walking on the wilder side of fashion, so had this been a more traditional Mary Katrantzou (which isn’t the least bit traditional), the actress may  appear completely overwhelmed.  Wonder what January will put herself in next, anyone’s guess is as good as mine!

 

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Katy Perry in Emilio Pucci

This is a wonderful outfit choice for Katy.  It’s nice to see her not trying so hard, and wearing something that totally works for her image.  This Pucci dress is classic in its silhouette, yet still has a bit of the whack factor.  And I LOVE the blue hair.  Not that I ever really would have the balls to go through with dyeing my hair, but if I did, I’d take her picture to the salon!

structured Todd Lynn blazer, gray tee, J Brand skinny jeans

Simple and cute.  Maybe could have added some interesting jewelry to up the ante here, but still cute all the same.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail, no, no, no, Sweetie!  I’m wondering, in what world does she think it’s a good idea to disguise herself as a 47 year old pro bono lawyer?  This is ALL wrong for Abigail and it’s a real shame, because she is at such a ripe age; she should be having fun with fashion!   But instead of exploring her options, it appears she hired some nut stylist who thought this mess was a good idea.  Note to Abigail: get a new wardrobe team!

Charlize Theron in Dior Dress and DKNY Shoes

Nicely done!  Here we have Charlize strutting her (totally bodacious!) stuff in a sleek and modern version of the lbd.  This dress enhances her amazing womanly curves and has pounding the pavement like she owns it!  My personal favorite part is the turtleneck- it  keeps things fresh and gives a fun spin on the traditional little black dress.  The strappy shoes and classic oval cat-eyed sunglasses finish this haute look off with perfection.

Taylor Swift

Looking ever so prim and proper (as usual), Taylor Swift shows us that yellow is definitely her color (not than any color wouldn’t look stunning on this girl).  I’m loving the loose fit of this free-flowing trench in mustard; it’s an excellent nod to menswear, but feels totally feminine worn by Taylor.  The dress is nothing to freak out over, but it does a good job of keeping your eye flowing throughout the whole look.  The slipper trend, I honestly somewhat loathed for quite sometime, but recently I’ve noticed myself taking a liking to them.   Taylor makes them look subtle, yet perfectly sweet.  The pearl necklace is a bit too granny for me, but it is the angelic Taylor Swift we’re talking about here.  And the bold red lips and guitar case are the perfect accessories!

Rihanna

Rihanna is smoking!  The first thing about this look that catches my eye is the super cute two-tone shoes, they rock!  And I positively love the suited getup.  She is the perfect girl for wearing menswear inspired looks.   Being as ridiculously sexy as Rihanna is, stepping into androgynous territory is seriously hot.  The printed pants are adorable and the grey tweed blazer tops off the whole look.  And let’s not forget the smug look on her face she often wears when off duty and among the people.  The girl looks uber hot and she knows it.  You couldn’t touch that fierce poise with a ten foot pole!

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