Golden Globes 2012: Best Dressed

It’s been a loooong weekend, my dears, so just one Golden Globes post tonight, with lots more to follow in the coming days.

I give you my best dressed, each for very specific reasons, and in no particular order.

I loved Andrea Riseborough in Auntie Viv’s regal gown. Riseborough is English and she chose a dress fitting her personality (not to mention her nationality) – and it happened to also fit her frame ever so perfectly. It takes a certain kind of woman to pull off this dress and I think she did it with ease. She looked comfortable in something that would have worn others and her curls had me green with envy. The hair and lip colour also complemented the pale green of the gown, just so.

Andrea Riseborough in Vivienne Westwood at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Andrea Riseborough in Vivienne Westwood. Madge is in Reem Acra, but didn't make my list.

Speaking of green with envy…

Johnny Depp at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Could you not admire the style and the man all day? Accents are another matter.

I also applaud Dianna Agron for going for it, in Giles. I don’t watch Glee and didn’t know who she was, but this dress will have many take note. Again, it takes confidence to wear hand-cut swans on a red carpet, and she embraced the challenge with grace.

Dianna Agron in Giles  at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Tiered, laser-cut swans. Poetic and edgy.
Dianna Agron in Giles - Detail of Swans at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
I loved her hair and makeup, too. Take note of just how many women actually wore lip colour this year! Hurrah!

My top pick may just be Emma Stone in Lanvin. As with the People’s Choice Awards last week, she looks ultra-comfortable and I like that she keeps it interesting in terms of colour choices.

Emma Stone in Lanvin at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Two-toned Lanvin, accessorized with an eagle bejewelled belt.

Bordeaux was a popular colour choice this carpet and you already know how I feel about the colour.

Julianna Margulies in Naeem Khan at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Julianna Margulies in Naeem Khan also worked the vino.

Julianna so often gets it right, doesn’t she?

Many a mermaid made the scene, too. I loved the scaled, feathered Gucci number worn by Evan Rachel Wood. It was a little old Holly, a little goth and a little off-mainstream – just like the woman who wore it.

Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Première at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Première.

Julianne Moore wore tiers of Chanel chiffon and I liked how her hair fell the same way as the hem of her dress.

Julianne Moore in Chanel at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Julianne Moore in Chanel.

Rooney Mara is really making a name for herself this style season. I think she’s made some really good choices and this Nina Ricci was no exception. While the dress on its own may not be the most spectacular piece you’ve ever seen, it suits her personality so very much, that you see it in a different light – her light.

Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci - Side View at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci.

Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci - Detail at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com

Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci - Makeup Detail at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
On Mara, the minimal makeup and no jewellery is preferred.

It’s like looking at a Sargent painting, isn’t it?

Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
"I have heard the mermaids singing each to each." TS Eliot

Each red carpet, I look forward to what Helen Mirren will wear. She makes choices that work for her figure, her age and she always looks comfortable, while keeping it fresh. Here, she chose a shade of sapphire (the red carpet was all about blue this year) and accessorized with sparkle.

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka.

Eve Mavrakis accessorized her blue with gorgeous accessories, including her hubby Ewan McGregor.

Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on Exshoesme.com
Love Ewan's skinny suit and Eve's fringed lapel dress and jewels.

I’ll look at the details, trends and yes, a few misses in the next few posts.

Good golden night for now…

See all Golden Globes 2012 posts.

Images have been edited and modified by yours truly. Original source photos are as follows: Johnny Depp photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America; Emma Stone and Evan Rachel Wood photos by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America; Juliana Margulies photo via The Sydney Morning Herald; Ewan and Eve photo via JustJared; horizontal Rooney Mara photo by AP via The Australian; all other photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America.

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