Golden Globes

Golden Globes 2013: The Recessionista’s Fashion Top Picks

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Jodie Foster & Miss Golden Globes Francesca Eastwood in Armani

Part of the entertainment of the Golden Globes is the fashion parade.  The stars turn out in the good, the bad and the ugly.  While there were misses, there was also a lot to love, starting with those fabulous Armanis.   I didn’t understand all of Jodie Foster’s speech, but I understood how fabulous she looked in Armani.  At 50 she showed off amazing biceps and a stunning Giorgio Armani custom blue gown.  The dress was covered in blue paillettes and features wide beaded straps that were woven together in an intricate design over the chest and a sweetheart bust line. The form-fitting silhouette had a slight train.  This is one gown I would love to see some lower priced versions of. It would make a stunning cocktail dress.   The wide beaded V straps really showed off Jodie’s face and natural beauty.

Miss Golden Globes Francesca Eastwood looked like old Hollywood in her Armani.  She wore an Giorgio Armani vintage sea foam green gown. The tulle dress featured an intricate  beaded floral design with an irregular hemline, creating an ethereal effect.

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Taylor Swifts’ reaction to Adele’s Golden Globe win for Skyfall

My favorite fashion face off of the night was Adele in her gorgeous, classic long Burberry dress vs Taylor Swift in her Donna Karan eggplant gown.   Adele was the winner both on the red carpet and for her song, Skyfall.  Taylor looked none too pleased upon hearing of Adele’s victory.   I think Adele should’ve called Kayne, but she seemed oblivious to Taylor’s pout.

As for trends on the carpet, some played it safe in basic black (Kate Hudson looked terrific in McQueen), while there was a lot of red and plenty of pink or blush.    Here are some of the best looks from the carpet  by color (in my opinion.)  I was surprised to see so many actresses wearing their hair down in cascading waves.  There were only a few updos this year.



Pre Valentines, there was also a lot  of blush tones and deep reds on the carpet. Following are a few of my favorites. Amanda Seyfried (far right looked stunning in a blush Givenchy gown.  Catherine Zeta-Jones looked terrific in a white sparking Jenny Packham dress. There’s already a lot of blush in the stores for Valentines, take a look at Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s and Richard Nicoll for Topshop for more affordable blush dresses.

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Strapless red gowns with full skirts were very popular at the awards this season. Claire Danes was one of the few actresses to wear a halter gown, with a more streamlined skirt.   What did you think readers? What was your favorite color or trend?


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

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