Golden globe awards

Throwback Thursday: Golden Globes 2004

January 27, 2004

Everyone knows that award shows aren’t just about the winners. Self-respecting, hard-working fashion victims around the globe sit glued to awards shows for hours, critiquing the outfits, the accessories, the boyfriends, the make up and the speeches. Come on, fess up. You do it, we all do it. Now, let’s compare notes…

Former royalty A-lister, Sarah Ferguson quite frankly should have stayed home! Her Cleopatra eye makeup was more Mardi Gras than Golden Globe… Someone who has all the right moves, however, is South African farm girl turned superstar Charlize Theron who made a fabulous entrance in Christian Dior. Gorgeous, charming and a winner through and through, taking home the best Actress award.

Blondes have more fun? Not so for Sarah Jessica Parker and that haute coute dress made especially for her by Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel looked stunning! Also looking like a million bucks was Jennifer Aniston, minus her most famous handbag, hubby Brad Pitt. Mrs Pitt also presented an award on the night, and it looked like she came dangerously close to popping out of her sexy dress with its super plunging neckline!

One of the spunkiest men on earth, Johnny Depp looked positively sexy in his old-style gangster get up, accompanied by his stunning wifey Vanessa Paradis. Sex in the City veteran Kim Cattrell looked just peachy with an up hair do, and a silky frock, that was ten times as classy as her alter ego Samantha has even been. Vintage Valentino will do that to a girl, darling.

Will and Grace star Debra Messing was positively glowing in a fab frock with loads of cleavage! Not a hint of frumpy maternity wear here! And that other fabulous-when-pregnant star Catherine Zeta Jones, self-appointed princess of Hollywood, rubbed everyone’s noses in it – talk about smug married! Queer Eye fav Carson got into the spring of things, sporting a pink jacket – how appropriate. Notably absent from the red carpet was another fiery raven-haired beauty, Penelope Cruz.

Current beau Tom Cruise was nominated for best actor, the award being presented by ex-wife Nicole Kidman. Now, that could have been one awkward moment. But luckily, for our Nic, neither Tom, nor good friends Russell Crowe and Jude Law took the title. Nic was a fashion star on the night with a stunning frock featuring a gold sequin bodice, plunging neckline and romantic flowing, chiffon skirt, courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent. Critics the world over have been commenting on our Nic’s style on this night of nights. To us, she can never put a foot wrong.

Get the Look: Jessica Chastain’s Golden Globes Makeup

Jessica Chastain looked radiant and glamourous at the Golden Globes 2014, with flawless skin, sexy eyes and rosy lips. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Kristofer Buckle created the look, with some fabulous makeup tips for recreating the look at home.

Kristofer enhanced Jessica’s porcelain complexion using Le Teint Touche Éclat in B10, and the cult favourite touch éclat #1 pen to cover any little imperfections and to lighten up dark lines around the eyes. We’ve been using touch éclat for years – it really is that good!

Kristofer then applied Blush radiance #4 on her cheeks for a natural, rosy glow.

Jessica has beautiful green eyes, which Kristofer enhanced using eye shadows from the the Ombres 5 Lumières #3 Tawny palette to instantly lighten and widen her expression.

On Jessica’s lashes, Kristofer applied three coats of the Singulier Waterproof black Mascara. He applied it only on the top lashes to give her eyes a sultry doe-eyed look.

Kristofer used Rouge Pur Couture in Fuschia (#19) to achieve Jessica’s perfect pout. This is one of our favourite lipsticks – a vibrant fuchsia that is completely wearable whether you have pale, tan or dark skin.

What did you think of Jessica Chastain’s Golden Globes makeup?

Get the Look: Sofia Vergara’s Golden Globes Makeup

Definitely one of our favourite Golden Globes makeup looks – Sofia Vergara was bombshell from head to high-heeled toe. If you have a tan or olive skin, you’ll want to save celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams’ makeup tips to recreate this look at home – it’s the perfect makeup for summer parties and weddings!

Sofia has amazing skin, so Kayleen simply enhanced her glowing complexion with COVERGIRL truBLEND Foundation in M6.

When the focus is on the lips, you want a natural warmth on the cheeks, which Kayleen achieved using one of our favourite blushes, COVERGIRL Clean Glow Blush in Roses.

Sofia’s sexy cat eye is actually brown, not black, to look more natural against her golden skin. Kayleen used Bombshell Liner in Chocolate Kiss, then Bombshell Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess to give add sparkle to the eyes.

Complete the look with big lashes using Bombshell Volume Mascara.

We’re obsessed with Sofia’s tropical coral-red lip colour. Sofia chose LipPerfection Lip Color in Flame.

What did you think of Sofia Vergara’s Golden Globes makeup?

Worst Golden Globes Red Carpet Dresses

So many amazing red carpet dresses at the Golden Globes 2014…and yet, so many shockers, and surprisingly, from some of our favourite celebrities. Let’s take a look at some of the fashion disasters…


What just happened? Who styled this? You’ve got the start of a business-casual, boyfriend shirt-inspired outfit by Dolce & Gabbana. Then, her stylist added a feminine sparkly diamante belt, which does nothing to accentuate her waist. Finally, a 60’s beehive to complete the discombobulated look.


Zoe Saldana is one of the hottest actresses right now, so I guess she was going for edgy when she chose to wear this Prabal Gurung 80’s prom dress. She’s not the only one who had a Prabal Gurung disaster tonight…


Sandra Bullock has been scoring a lot of fashion wins lately, so it’s sad she chose this Prabal Gurung satin mullet dress. The colour combination doesn’t work, and the low cut doesn’t flatter either. And those pointy boobs remind us of Anne Hathaway’s 2014 pink Oscars dress. Not good.


Mila Kunis has worn some of the prettiest red carpet dresses, yet even she doesn’t love this Liberace-inspired look.


Uma Thurman seems to have lost her red carpet mojo. The black top and skirt don’t match, instead creating a jarring contrast. She looks severe and unsexy, which is unheard of for Uma.


We wanted to love anything that Jennifer Lawrence chose to wear to the Golden Globes. And from the thighs up, we get it. It’s Dior, it’s high fashion, but that white tulle skirt just looks cheap, like the Spotlight end of year offcuts. Also not a fan of the mismatched jewellery.


We can’t wait for season 2 of House of Cards, but Kate Mara’s Golden Globes J Mendel gown is hurting our eyes tonight. The bleached locks, the in-your-face boobs, the weird drape…so many better choices for this pretty young thing.


Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss sadly looks like she just woke up an hour before the Golden Globes. Her hair looks messy and her handkerchief tail J Mendel dress doesn’t flatter.


Hayden Panettiere debuted a new short haircut, sleeking it back – but it just looks like covering up a bad hair day. And we don’t like the dress either – remember when above-knee slits were big in the early 90’s? Yep, this looks feels just as outdated.


We’ve seen Emma Thompson rock the pre-Golden Globes parties in style, but sadly, she showed up wearing a rock-hard gold bodice that looks like it belongs on the set of 300, finished in a boring black skirt.

Who’s your Golden Globes worst dressed celebrity?

Photos: People

Best Golden Globes Red Carpet Dresses

It’s the first big awards show of the year, but all we really care about is the fashion. Luckily, this year’s Golden Globes red carpet dresses are packed with style and inspiration.


Just love this palm-print Fausto Puglisi dress on The Office’s Rashida Jones. The top knot is a great choice for this fun look.


Kate Beckinsale is statuesque in this pewter Zuhair Murad gown.


Taylor Swift is cute as a button in this red-black Carolina Herrera satin gown that evokes old Hollywood style.


Sofia Vergara does what she does best – showing off her jewels. And why not? The girl has cleavage, and an abundance of sex appeal, so if you got it, flaunt i!


Love it, love it! Reese Witherspoon glows in this minimalist aqua Calvin Klein Collection dress.


Emma Watson is adorable in tangerine Dior – with contrasting blue suede shoes. Not many people can get away with matching their lipstick to their dress, but Emma can!


And here’s the back that we didn’t expect – yep, still love it!


Girls’ star Allison Williams is setting herself up a fashionista, after a string of red carpet appearances this week, and rightly so: we love her choice of  black and white dress that reminds us of something Audrey Hepburn might have worn.


Naomi Watts is the golden girl at the Golden Globe, pairing a Champagne-hued gown with straight goldilocks tresses.


…Is Naomi’s stylist cheating on her? Newly-engaged Robin Wright also wore a golden gown with similar neckline, this time by Reem Acra.


Amy Adams rocks this 70’s-inspired Valentino maxi dress, the perfect nod to her American Hustle nomination.


Remember, less is often more. Here’s a perfect example: funny girl Amy Poehler is chic in this classic Stella McCartney LBD – long black dress – with simple cutout.


Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland is so pretty in a coral pink Georges Hobeika dress and braided hair. She might only be 23, but she looks classy and stylish, and not overdressed for her age.


Can we give Lena Durham an award for most improved celebrity style? We might love her in Girls, but her red carpet dresses have been pretty shocking. This vibrant yellow Zac Posen gown is drop-dead gorgeous on Lena, even though the top half has us thinking of picking up some potatoes on the way home.

Who is your Golden Globes best dressed? Tell us in the comments!

Photos: People

Golden Globe Debrief – Shesaid

Well the biggest party to hit Hollywood certainly had a strong Australian flavour to it with Australians Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Rachel Griffiths, Judy Davis, and Baz Luhrmann all taking home awards. But enough about the awards, let’s get on to the real reason we all love US awards shows – so we can bitch about the frocks of course!!

Let’s start with Heather Locklear’s hair – what was that all about?? Every time she moved her hair didn’t and those curls were reminiscent of Lisa McClune at the Logies a few years ago. When are stylists going to realise major awards shows that will be televised to millions is not the time to be trying a “new do” on!!

Has anyone ever seen Angelina Jolie in a good mood?? Billy Bob Thornton was all smiles but she looked like she would rather be any where else but there!

A few colours that we thought needed addressing – Kim Cattrell’s apricot frock/ Cameron Diaz trashy red lipstick that didn’t match her frock at all, Kate Winslet’s blonde hair??

Spunk of the nite was a hard one to pick with Eric McCormack from “Will and Grace” just pipping out our Aussie Hunk Huge Hugh Jackman. Although we thought that James Falco from the James Dean movie needed a special mention as “what a nice young man” as our mums would say. Also what was Julia Roberts thinking when she dumped Benjamin Bratt?? He can always pop into the Shesaid offices and we will console him!!

Other fashion mentions were Sarah Jessica Parker – the hair cut and hair accessory?? Was that a dress or a pantsuit?? Sissy Spacek decided to attend the awards without dressing up or brushing her hair!! But we did love the look of her new movie “In The Bedroom”. Other fashion faux pas have to go to Cate Blanchet and of course our own Australian favourite Rachel Griffiths – was the dress something she borrowed from the Muppets wardrobe (Miss Piggy will be missed the pale pink fluffy frock) then the speech that followed was worse!! Something about Australia being her river?? Can anyone explain that one to us??

Our Shesaid highlights of the night have to be the fabulously single Miss Kidman who did us all proud with her grace and dignity as well as a little pure excitement at winning!! Her best friend Russell Crowe with his G’Day was a brilliant opening to a humble and eloquent acceptance speech. GO AUSSIES GO!!!

Can’t wait for the Oscars on March 24th when we can do it all again!!

Read on for complete run down on who won what!!!

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