White is Right (shoes and all) at the Golden Globes
I'm sure some people tuned into the the Golden Globes to see if Ricky Gervais was going to top his performance from last year (he didn't) or to see if Brad Pitt was still walking with a can (he was). Perhaps it was to see if George Clooney would walk the red carpet with Stacey Keibler (he did) or if Justin Timberlake would walk the red carpet with this betrothed Jessica Biel (he didn't). Not us. We tuned in for exactly five reasons -- to see the dresses, the diamonds, the clutches, the updos, and the fabulous shoes.
Awards season is a mixed bag for a shoe lover. You know that there are $1500 Jimmy Choos underneath these gorgeous ball gowns, but all you get is a sliver of a peek with a quick step or high slit (Thanks Charlize). But we squint, we stare and hopefully hopefully we get a great shot of the red carpet footwear.
The big takeaway trend from the Globes was the number of lovely ladies sporting blush or white. And, interestingly enough, matched their white dresses with white shoes. And you know what? We didn't hate it.
Let's start with the reigning queen of Hollywood.... (Team Aniston forever, but whatevs...)
The severe and angled red detail on her dress, the bright red lip, the red clutch and red toe nails locked her in as the winner of the white dress contest. She pulled off the dramatic eye and bright lip--- well... because she can pull off anything. Inspiring.
Nicole Kidman wears white/ blush so often on the red carpet that we almost mistakenly posted *two* wrong pictures from Golden Globes of years past. But when the shade of her hair (which is often times too light, thus washing her out completely) matches the beadwork on the dress, we can't argue with that. Plus the dress fits her so amazingly perfect. Love.
Now, if I were going to marry Justin Timberlake imminently, I too would be wearing a white dress at every possible opportunity. But, if I had Jessica Biel's body, I might not be so quick to cover it up. Thumbs for wearing white for this bride-to-be, but the dress leaves a bit to be desired. There's just... too much of it. We give her one point for wearing a dress that shows off those killer shoes, but the hair is too dark, the dress too frumpy. Not Love.
If there was one person in Hollywood I could have a face transplant with, it would be, undeniably, Charlize Theron. The heart-shaped face, the high cheekbones, the perfect pout -- it's all pretty stellar. Her blush dress and coordinating shoes look spectacular. If I am to criticize (and let's be honest, that's why I'm here) I would like her to have taken a page from Angie's book -- let's see a bit of tone differentiation somewhere. With the bronze skin, light hair, pale lip and underdone eyes it's all a bit too monochromatic. But the shoes look great - it helps to have legs longer than all of Ryan Seacrest, but still, the ankle strap was a great choice and adds a bit of something going on. Like.
So what's the takeaway here? White shoes. Don't be afraid of them. They are not just for weddings and 80s Prom Queens anymore. It's time to release the the post-Labor Day stigma. Boldly go where we've been scared to go before. Embrace!