Last night was the real kickoff to the 2012 award season. At the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, the stars sparkled as usual. It especially was great to see the plus size actresses holding their own.
Amber Riley stole the plus size show with a very sexy red strapless gown. The Glee actress, wore a Badgley Mischka dress, Neil Lane jewels, and a Swarovski clutch. The gown hugged her curves perfectly and the ruffles and ruching were a pretty accent. The dress was very simple in design and the color took center stage.
Last year Melissa McCarthy voiced displeasure with her gown selection to the point that she designed her own and put us on notice that she would be starting her own plus size line to fill in the gap missed by other designers. This year, instead of wearing another one of her creations, she wore an emerald green, empire waist gown by Badgley Mischka. It featured a long two tierred skirt and a plunging gold and green jeweled neckline. Though the dolman sleeves were not particularly flattering, I agree with Guiliana Rancic that the color complimented her eyes. The jewel detail close to her face also made her complexion glow beautifully. Though Badgley Mischka has a way to go in designing for plus size women, the effort is commendable. She complimented the dress with a simple half-up do, drop earrings, a (looks like) amber cocktail ring and small gold clutch.
Octavia Spencer, winner of the best supporting actress award for her role in the Help, looked beautiful in a lavendar Tadashi Shoji gown. The floor length gown with a deep v-neclkine, crystal embelishments, and ruching hilighted her curves. She accessorized with a Judith Leiber clutch, Irene Neuwirth jewelry and gorgeous Louboutin heels
Totally cute, Johan Hill brought his little sister as his date for the evening. A pretty plus sized girl, she wore a v-neck gown by Kevin Hall
A note of mention for looking like perfection, Angelina Jolie looked beautiful in a gown by Atelier Versace. I love the simplicity of the design and the impact of the color in the neckline, her matched lipstick and clutch. Absolutely elegant, beautiful and stunning.
Trends of the evening: Bright red lips were the major accessory of the evening. I did not see any overwhelming color trends, muted tones (beiges, pastels, powdery colors), jewel tones (ruby red, emerald green, silver), as well as black and white graphic compositions were all seen.
Overall, both men and women turned out beautifully. I can't wait to see what the rest of award season has to offer.