My typical awards season routine goes as follows: tune in for the fashion, and tune out when the awkward humor begins. But this year I was pleasantly surprised to make it through the entire show. From telling Taylor Swift to stay away from Michael J. Fox's young son, to describing the Golden Globes as the event where "the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people in television," Tina Fey and Amy Poehler absolutely killed it. The only thing that stole the show from the SNL alums was the hair and fashion seen on the red carpet. From old Hollywood glam, to fishtail braids, and high-volume pompadours, we got a good preview of what the hottest looks for 2013 are going to be.
Here are some of the most notable:
Anne Hathaway, or Annie as Rachel Zoe and I call her, has been sporting the pixie cut since early summer. So while her look came as no surprise, I thought that the longer bangs gave this pixie a sexier feel. It also made me wonder if 2013 might have us seeing Annie with a longer mane once again. Are you growing out your short do? It can be a rough transition so be sure to check out these tips for doing it gracefully.
Lena Dunham, star of the HBO hit, Girls, took the pixie plunge late last year. I love this shaggy cut for Lena because it meshes so well with her carefree attitude, but I cannot wrap my mind around the decision to wear this matronly Zac Posen gown. A straight cut with a brighter color would have complimented her hair much better.
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Lucy Liu was not even on my radar of stars to get excited about this year, so I was shocked to see her in this daring, floral, Carolina Herrera gown. But what took this look to the next level was her hair. The halo on top and the fishtail on bottom proved to be the perfect combo for taking the braid from childish to sophisticated. I would have even loved to see her in a Katniss inspired braid.
The pompadour has made a comeback in a big way, and the modern take on it made some notable appearances at the Globes this year.
Julianne Hough took a chance with this rockstar style, and it definitely paid off.
Eva Longoria strayed from the simple chignon we typically see her in and instead stunned with this high volume pompadour.
We were loving the Baroque fashion trend this Winter, so I was really excited when I saw it on the red carpet.
Michelle Dockery, star of the hit show, Downton Abbey, wowed in this baroque breasted dress. Her short hair and simple waves were the best choice for not making this look feel overpowered. These curls can, and should, be done without heat, which is the only tried and true way to preventing damage.
Kate Hudson incorporated the baroque trend in the best possible way: subtly. And anything other than the sleek boho inspired hair she went with would have made this look too much. A+ for Kate.
Old Hollywood Glam
Jennifer Lopez stunned in side-swept curls. Love the look as much as we do? Try out these easy tips for doing it at home.
Seriously, does Jessica Alba ever have a fashion miss? She looks so glamorous with soft curls and a coral lip, which is a perfect shade for her hair color. I have been wanting to try out making curls with my flat-iron, and I think Jessica has finally inspired me to do it.
Modern Family is one of my favorite shows and I love Sofia Vergara, but last night I just wanted to pull her off that red carpet and give her a rundown on the 7 deadliest weave sins. Extensions can be an amazing way to vamp up your look and add length and volume, but if they are too long and have zero shape, they are going to look bad. And most importantly they are going to look fake, which no one wants. If you are going to go faux, be sure to make it look natural.
And the winner goes to.....Amy Adams. She blew everyone out of the water in this fitted, mermaid, Marchesa gown and 1920's inspired finger waves. Absolutely stunning.
For the love of awards season,