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The Golden Globes 2013: I laughed, I cried, I actually saw more than The Dresses!

Here are a few of my favorite things from the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, from the fashion, jewels and beauty to the moments that left an impression!

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“I beat Meryl!” quipped Jennifer Lawrence when she won the globe!  The reference to First Wives Club (and guts to jest with Mrs. Streep) makes it official.  She’s more than an “It Girl.”  She’s here to stay.

Lawrence was gorgeous in a red-coral Dior Haute Couture gown.  I love the color!  The smooth metallic belt and box clutch ads a bit of edge.  These belts have appeared on several red carpets now and I can’t wait to get my waist in one!
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Julianne Moore looked the opposite of the character she played in Game Change – chic and overjoyed for her nomination.  She wore a Tom Ford dress and diamond chandelier earrings.
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Catherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones presented a clip from Les Miserables wearing an ivory Jenny Packham gown with sheer sleeves, shimmery embellishments and a romantic silhouette.  The style is somewhat reminiscent of the twenties, my favorite era, and this is one of my favorite dresses of the evening.
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Emily Blunt was simply statuesque.  She wore a gold Michael Kors dress with cutouts and and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.  Her form and face – just beautiful.
Photo by GettyRachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton Getty

Classic, yet trendy describes Rachel Weisz’s Louis Vuitton dress with sheer panels covered in polka dots.  I think she looked so pretty and her hair and makeup gave her a little extra vavoom!
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Kate Hudson wore a black Alexander McQueen keyhole gown with gold trim around the neck and on the belt.  It’s sexy, but understated and unique.  Black and gold is such a popular combination right now and it’s oh so chic.
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Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood Couture Getty

Ben Affleck’s leading lady also shone in red.  Jennifer Garner wore a sequined Vivienne Westwood Couture gown in a rich red.  I like how the sequins were sewn in a pattern to give the dress some texture.  Her tousled curls were swept back in a blasé way to reveal yellow gold and diamond earrings by David Webb.

Before Garner presented, she was sweet enough to thank a couple people her husband forgot. Ben’s a lucky man – two golden trophies to match his (not just a) trophy wife.
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Isla Fisher GettyIsla Fisher was stunning in a pale Reem Acra gown with a sheer neckline and shiny embellishments.  I loved the color of her hair with the hue of the dress and her berry lip.
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Jessica Chastain GettyApparently I have a thing for red heads.  While I’m not crazy about the extra fabric on the top, I still think Jessica Chastain looks amazing in this Calvin Klein Collection dress.  Maybe it’s the electric color with her ginger hair.
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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom arrive at 70th Annual Golden Globe AwardsMirand Kerr lived up to her title as a Victoria Secret model in this bombshell of a dress.  Her red Zuhair Murad gown featured a deep V neck and high slit.  Her statement earrings, lingerie runway-ready hair, red lips and arm candy, husband Orlando Bloom, complete her sexy ensemble.
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Jennifer Lopez looked absolutely ravishing in a nude Zuhair Murad gown that made her appear as if she was wearing nothing but delicate white lace.  The gown blended perfectly with her skin.  Her curls were swept to the side in an Old Hollywood sort of way, which proved to be a popular style that evening.
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I think Lea Michele’s dress suited her perfectly.  The shimmery white Elie Saab featuring her signature thigh high slit was young and fun and fit for a stage.  But I’d love to see her try something a bit more edgy.
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Anne Hathaway GettyAnne Hathaway wore a simply elegant Chanel gown.  She glowed in the white, sparkly creation, but it left me wanting more.
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UPDATE:

Found some new dresses that I adore…
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Since JT couldn’t, Vanessa Hudgens brought sexy back in a shiny Jenny Packham dress at the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party.  She looks party-ready with sultry eye makeup, large yellow gold earrings, a plunging neckline and large sequins.  Note: More yellow gold and black!  It’s a little rock and roll and a lot of glam – love it!

aAlso at the party, Julianne Hough wore another Jenny Packham creation.  (Jenny Packham is a popular lady!)  The blush pink gown was given some edge with structured shoulders, a deep V neckline and shiny side panels.  I like the silhouette the lines create, her matching pink lip and her hair in a retro wave.

IAshley Tisdale nailed it in this Issa dress at the same party.  The nude dress is so simple and sleek and the slim fit and cutouts keep it sassy.  She paired it with a cuff by Sylva & Cie, earrings by State Room and a clubch by L. K. Bennett.
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Pin the Train on the Bride: Finding The Dress with the help of Pinterest

Brides-to-be, get your pin boards ready!  It’s Bridal Fashion Week and photos of the latest and greatest designer bridal gowns are circulating the Web!  If you’re like me and can only drool over these works of art, pinning images of them is a great way to get an idea of what you like.  Then you can take photos of the details that make your heart flutter, like a sweetheart neckline, lace trim, mermaid train or whatever your little heart desires, and look for similar elements at more budget-friendly bridal shops.  You can also bring these ideas to a skilled seamstress to create a custom gown exactly how you imagine.  More about that later.

Thanks to the Oscar PR Girl of Oscar de la Renta for making photos of their bridal line immediately accessible during the show on Monday, April 16.  Erika Bearman, director of communications and a leader in social media, had images of the gowns and backstage pinned to a designated “bridal” board on their Pinterest account.  Many brands have pin boards of their wedding dresses too, such as Ann Taylor, Sarah Jassir, Temperley London and Modern Trousseau.  BRIDES magazine also has their own Pinterest account with 58 different boards including “Bridal Fashion Week,” “Couture-Inspired Wedding Gowns,” and “The Wedding Dress.” 

The Custom Wedding Dress

If you decide to use your favorite pinned photos of wedding dresses to have your gown custom made, be sure to find the best seamstress your money can buy.  Ask potential dream dress-makers to see actual gowns they have made, a portfolio of their work and references of past clients to make sure you have an expert who can visualize your style.  When viewing their work check for quality, examine seams, notice the shape and movement of the dress and feel the fabric.

Once you chose a seamstress, bring in all the photos you’ve collected from Pinterest (or that binder you’ve been stuffing with wedding wishes since you were little) that show what you prefer in style, shape, color, fabric, unique details, etc.  You can even draw a sketch of what you want.  Ask your seamstress for help with things you’re not certain about, like the right fabric.  Then let them work their magic!  When it comes to the dress fitting, be brutally honest to make sure The Dress is perfect for The Big Day.

Here are the wedding dresses from the Spring 2013 Bridal Fashion Week that I pinned for my dream wedding, hopefully at the beach:

Alfred Angelo

  

Anne Bowen

 

Badgley Mischka

  

Christos

  

Ines Di Santo

Ivy & Aster

Jenny Lee 

Junko Yoshioka

Kelly Faetanini

Kenneth Pool

 

Lela Rose

  

Marchesa

  

Mark Zunino

  

Monique Lhuillier

Amsale

Modern Trousseau

Reem Acra

Oscar de la Renta

 

Romona Keveza

Sarah Jassir

Temperley London

Theia

Photos courtesy of WWD, Zankyou Magazine, Weddingbells and FirstView.

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