Best Dressed: Golden Globes 2015

Best Dressed: Golden Globes 2015

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015! Ok, we know January’s technically been on for a good two weeks now, but given we live by the awards season calendar our year officially started last night.

The Golden Globes 2015 was an education of sorts, with Hollywood’s finest teaching us a number of vital lessons about this year’s impending awards season:

1) Dates are out, family members are in (Emma Stone brought her brother instead of actor boyfriend Andrew Garfield, much to the disappointment of Andrew Garfield fans)

2) Also out is celebratory champagne (Billy-Bob Thornton advocates eating seven pounds of pork as a post-victory indulgence)

3) It’s easy to confuse awards acceptance speeches with groom speeches (there’s a strong chance George Clooney accidently picked up the piece of paper on which he had written the latter before leaving for the Globes)

4) Ad-libbing should be kept to a minimum – spontaneous jokes about J Lo’s golden globes are unlikely to down well (Jeremy Renner we’re keeping an eye on you)

5) It’s ok to bring a selfie stick (Felicity Jones is a huge fan)

6) More is more on the red carpet – more flowers, more sparkles, more volume, more dressing like everyone’s favourite emoticon (you’ll see)

On Sunday evening feminine florals saw a number of leading ladies blossom in to red carpet beauties. Our favourite funny lady on Twitter Anna Kendrick took inspiration from her Into The Woods character Cinderella in a powder pink Monique Lhuillier gown any Disney princess would be proud of. Downton’s Joanne Froggatt complimented her strapless Marchesa with the most popular hairstyle of the evening – Grecian goddess braids – whilst Giambattista Valli dressed Lupita Nyong’o in possibly the dreamiest floral gown we’ve ever laid our envious eyes on.

The nominees for best actress and best supporting actress evidently already felt like queens of their categories, many turning up having bejewelled themselves in sequins and jewel tones. We applaud Emma Stone for the unconventional choice of a Lanvin jumpsuit, Felicity Jones for so gracefully pulling off what could have been a slightly dowdy Christian Dior, and Reese Witherspoon for paying homage to awards season by looking like a glittering Oscar statuette in Calvin Klein.

While George Clooney spent the evening gushing about his new wife, Salma Hayek channelled her inner bride in a brocade Alexander McQueen. In awe of Salma’s silver accessories, we’ve decided there needs to be more statement belts on red carpets! Best actress nominees Emily Blunt and Rosamund Pike might not have won in their categories, but we’re bestowing upon them our very official and much coveted red carpet style award reserved only for those who can elegantly pull off white cut out dresses. The beautiful Brit actresses wore Michael Kors and Vera Wang respectively.

Red at the Golden Globes 2015

Proving that technology and social media have well and truly infiltrated all areas of modern life, Catherine Zeta-Jones chose to make an impact by arriving dressed as everyone’s favourite emoticon – the red dress dancing lady. Following in her fiery footsteps were Taylor Schilling in a Ralph Lauren halterneck, and Helen Mirren in a fabulous figure hugging Dolce & Gabbana.

Anouszka Tate

Anouszka is a print journalist and radio & TV presenter with a penchant for sarcasm and tongue in cheek wit. Most importantly she’s YCB’s Features Editor. When she's not busy being all career driven she'll be baking, working out or making lists. Sometimes she wishes she had been born a decade earlier, and male, so that she could have been in a 90s boy band. Follow her on twitter and instagram @anouszkatate for vital updates on the above things summarised in 140 characters / in photo form.