06 January 2012

Dressing the Golden Globe Nominees: Actress, TV Comedy or Musical Series Edition

Dressing the Golden Globe Nominees is a week-long series devoted to seeking out the best dresses for all the nominated females in both television and film leading up to the awards on Sunday, January 15. Each day we'll look at a new category and a new batch of actresses because they totally haven't already had their outfits chosen by paid professionals already for like months now.  All of the dresses are from the Spring 2012 RTW collections.


Zooey Deschanel, New Girl (Fox)

Hehe. Just kidding. 


But I'm deadly serious about this Temperley London. I know Zooey's look is her thing. But...new year, new single life, new chance to embrace a colorless dropped waist dress.


Laura Dern, Enlightened (HBO)

Laura Dern is one tall, bony woman. Theoretically it should be easier to slap a runway dress on her frame than say, little Natalie Portman, but for some reason tall women on the red carpet just look a little out of place in any old gown. We've seen it with Jane Lynch, Geena Davis, and the other three tall ladies in the existence of television and movies too. So, as a remedy, she should consciously choose a dress that a shorter person CAN'T pull off, which is why I love this blue, sequined, Elie Saab. It was made for a Katherine Hepburn/Laura Dern type: the curve-less statue with collarbones for miles. 

Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)

Does anyone else get the impression that Tina Fey is just generally uncomfortable in evening wear? Yeah, I know in the photo above she's holding her own freaking umbrella (because the Globes event staff couldn't get their act together to rent a damn tent even though it had totally been raining for more than 10 minutes prior to the red carpet) and is probably just feeling awkward because she didn't practice her holding an umbrella while posing in a frou frou dress. But beyond all that, she still doesn't look like she can breathe in that bodice, which is why I think she'd appreciate this flowy, color-blocked Salvatore Ferragamo

Laura Linney, The Big C (Showtime)

Laura Linney is a red carpet rock star. She sticks to a great blowout, solid colors, and classic prom queen silhouettes. I seriously have no complaints. This Zac Posen will be a little more difficult to walk in, but no one really WALKS down the red carpet, right? It's more of a shuffle.

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
 

What can I say? You look good in blue, kid. Also this will be easy to walk around in...you know...to the bathroom...and the stage when they call your name to win this category because seriously if they don't I'll just swear off awards shows not really everyone knows they're stupid anyway and I not so secretly love them if you haven't been able to tell already so you get my point, right?

Things will resume on Monday with Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Archive: Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3



05 January 2012

Dressing the Golden Globe Nominees: Supporting Actress, TV Edition

Dressing the Golden Globe Nominees is a week-long series devoted to seeking out the best dresses for all the nominated females in both television and film leading up to the awards on Sunday, January 15. Each day we'll look at a new category and a new batch of actresses because they totally haven't already had their outfits chosen by paid professionals already for like months now.  All of the dresses are from the Spring 2012 RTW collections.

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story (FX)

Knowing very little about Jessica Lange in general, somehow I am aware of the fact that she carried on long domestic partnerships with both Mikhail Baryshnikov and Sam Shepard and I will be forever envious of both of those relationships. BUT, on a more related note, girl has also gotten 12 Golden Globe nominations over the course of her career so at this point she's probably just going to show up to see some friends. Could she really still care all that much? So go kind of gothic with this sheer sleeved Valentino. Ryan Murphy will probably write an episode around it. 


Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Kelly MacDonald is so cute, but it's really hard to get past her desire to slouch on the red carpet. Maybe she's self conscious because she just wants to ACT and is just kind of bemused/annoyed by her celebrity responsibilities like dressing up and going to awards show. "OH. THIS OLD GAME AGAIN? SIGH, SNOOZE, SOMEONE FIND ME A DRESS AND A COMB, I'D LIKE TO BLEND IN WITH THE SIGNAGE IF AT ALL POSSIBLE." 

Well Kelly. This IS seriously business. You get to DRESS UP AND GO TO AWARDS SHOWS and that is FREAKING AWESOME. So listen, this Bottega Veneta dress here? It's perfect for you. Jewel tones will go great with your hair, you can probably eat dinner and still manage to breathe, it won't wrinkle in the car ride over, and you can wear an almost proper bra with it. EVERYONE WINS. Smile, stand up straight, and don't make me call your mother. 


Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
OMFG. HOW CUTE IS SHE?

Maggie Smith seems to mostly keep away from the red carpet these days (or the photogs are just too preoccupied with Emma Watson to notice that she's there), but she's 77-years-old so as long as she keeps charming us in television shows and movies, she can do whatever she damn well pleases. But...if she does decide to make an appearance, wouldn't this be charming? 

04 January 2012

Dressing the Golden Globe Nominees: Actress, Miniseries or TV Movie Edition

Dressing the Golden Globe Nominees is a week-long series devoted to seeking out the best dresses for all the nominated females in both television and film leading up to the awards on Sunday, January 15. Each day we'll look at a new category and a new batch of actresses because they totally haven't already had their outfits chosen by paid professionals already for like months now.  All of the dresses are from the Spring 2012 RTW collections.

Romola Garai, The Hour (BBC America)

Romola Garai rocked the late 50s, early 60s apparel in The Hour, and we've seen her primly dressed as a World War II era nurse in Atonement, but for the Globes I'd love to see her sport this beachy 40s-style Roland Mouret. Since she has breasts where most of her peers have bones, this shape would be extremely flattering, and the hint of skin keeps it from looking too demure or business-like.


Diane Lane, Cinema Verité (HBO)

Diane Lane, you saucy minx, I see you in this Carolina Herrera. The cross-neck strap will show off your toned shoulders, the light color (I seriously thought this was white but now it's coming across as minty green...but my decision still holds) will accentuate your perpetually sun-kissed skin tone, and the belt will make it look younger than your usual red carpet dress. You don't need to pull out the satin and brooch combination till you're 90, dear, and even then, let's talk - I'm sure there are other options to explore.

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