A personal take on the Golden Globes

A hapai Natalie Portman at the Golden Globes.

Okay, I give up. It seems every fashion writer is expected to say something about the red carpet at the Golden Globes. Here’s a brief summary of my take:

Love that it was all about color this year! Red, hot pink, emerald green, peach…hardly any black in sight. Although Halle Berry made a dramatic statement (which I happened to love) in her revealing black gown.
My fave was Natalie Portman. She simple glowed with her obviously happy hapai-ness. She is always incredibly gorgeous, but in that graceful, balletic pink confection from Viktor & Rolf, she was transcendant. I loved “Black Swan” but found it painful to watch. What a relief to see that Portman survived, and thrived through, that challenging role. She seems to be able to do anything.
I loved the elegance and simplicity of Ann Hathaway in her Armani column, as well as Clare Danes’ minimalist approach.
January Jones was daring and dashing in her red Versace gown and her styling was superb, with the red lipstick and movie star coiffure.
I’ve gotta love the confidence and devil-may-care attitude of the inimitable Helena Bonham Carter in her over-the-top Vivienne Westwood. You can always count on her to shock and amuse. She was superb in “The King’s Speech,” wasn’t she?
Sometimes it’s so refreshing to see utter simplicity on the red carpet. Emma Stone offered us that in her peach column with the perfect fit. Loved her ruby red clutch too.
My favorite in the men’s department? Christian Bale, from the top of his head to the tip of his toes.

Emma Stone at the Golden Globes.

Who were your favorites?

– Paula Rath

About paularath

I'm a freelance fashion writer and fine artist in Honolulu. Expect to read fresh voices here through Hawaii's Fashion Forum.
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