The Second Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Awards Season

Awards season. It’s always something to look forward to at the start of the year, a continuation of the holiday season in terms of celebration, grandeur and of course, fashion. I’ve been a spectator ever since I started paying attention to the way I dress. Before the internet, I would satisfy my craving through magazines and sit through commercials just to see a glimpse of the clothes. Now that there’s cable, E Channel, websites like People.com and Vogue.com, not to mention social media, it’s almost impossible to keep up with the ongoings without panting. As much as I love seeing it in real time, I feel that I need things to slow down a bit to appreciate each look. I compiled my favorites and not so stellar choices via images from People.com because each look deserves a chance to be seen, analyzed and nitpicked. This is only the first leading to the grand finale—the Oscars. My friends and I will probably have our annual viewing party again and play judge. I’ll save that for another post. In the meantime, here’s my take on the Globes fashion.

THE BEST

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Lily Collins
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The perfect princess dress of the night.

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Kerry Washington
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I find the midi length so fresh and modern. The lace details are incredible!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actress Kristen Wiig arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Lace done in a modern, tasteful way. The best Kristen Wiig has looked so far!

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Drew Barrymore
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Art deco meets bohemian. So very Drew.

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Felicity Jones
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Felicity Jone’s pink and black Gucci gown is as adorable as she is. I love that she never tries too hard.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Mandy Moore arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Best comeback goes to Mandy Moore in this sexy and dramatic Naeem Khan number.

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Hailee Steinfeld
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Hailee Steinfeld wears a tricky shade of lilac like she was born for it. Very Vera Wang in the softest chiffon.

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Emma Stone
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Emma Stone in Valentino makes a Best Actress dress.

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Louise Roe
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Leave it to a fashion girl to choose the most “fashiony” dress. This ivory Monique Lhuillier with wire leaf accents is classic meets ethereal.

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Millie Bobby Brown
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I’m calling it: Millie Bobby Brown will be the next big fashion star. This Jenny Packham cocktail dress is youthful glam personified.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Busy Phillips and Michelle Williams attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

BFFs who also both dress so well.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actress Natalie Portman arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Natalie channeling Jackie in this very classy Prada.

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Olivia Culpo
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I love a girl who isn’t afraid to wear a ton of print on the carpet!

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Ruth Negga
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Futuristic, metallic, dramatic.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Actress Evan Rachel Wood attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

A perfectly cut tux on a lady is as sexy as it gets.

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Tracee Ellis Ross
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Simple yet show stopping at the same time thanks to the incredible embroidery and cut!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actress Jessica Chastain arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

The soft baby blue just looks so refreshing against her alabaster skin.

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Stranger Things cast – Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard and Gaten Matarazzo
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I love it when boys start dressing so dapper at such a young age.

THE BAD

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Anna Chlumsky
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Wrong fit, wrong choice, blah accessories.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Musician/Actress Janelle Monae attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Love the hair and make up but this Armani gown is bad. Really bad.

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Jessica Biel
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Cut too low and the skirt is like upholstery.

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Monica Bellucci
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Sure, she’s gorgeous but a little more effort won’t hurt.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actress Nicole Kidman arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Love the gown, just not on her.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: (l-r) Model Helen Lasichanh and musician Pharrell Williamsarrive to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Him: too costumey. Her: too messy.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Actress Sienna Miller attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

This is just plain boring.

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Zoe Saldana
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Just doesn’t look right.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

What is happening, SJP??

THE SO-SO

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Kristen Bell
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Felicity Huffman
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Giuliana Rancic
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Actors Keri Russell (L) and Matthew Rhys attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Maisie Williams
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Sophie Turner attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

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Priyanka Chopra
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Thandie Newton
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Anna Kendrick
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Brie Larson
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SPECIAL MENTION

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: (l-r) Actors Gael GarcÌa Bernal and Diego Luna arrive to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

 

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