After a rather long impromptu “vacation” from blogging (also known as “buried in work”), I’m back with another best list of sorts. Hope you enjoy!
Most of the Golden Globes fashion in 2013 was more meh than wow in my opinion, but there were some beautiful clothes. I thought it’d be fun to share the high points and pair those with perfumes.
Best Dude: Ewan McGregor. He is such a talented actor, and I love the candor of his expression in this photo. He looks like a man with character.
I’d match Ewan to a slightly earthy, natural, unisex scent with a playful side. Something like Coeur de Vetiver Sacre or Saffron Troublant by L’Artisan or Vetiver Tonka by Hermes.
Best Accessories: Connie Britton. The beautiful Connie Britton seems to have almost flawless taste. This is probably not my favorite of her red carpet dresses; it’s very pretty, but not a major wow. What does strike me is that she isn’t taking the event too seriously with her bracelets, earrings, and nail polish. They are all tonal (and great match with her make-up), but a little bit funky as well. Brava! Would I lose the prom clutch, though? Yes, I would.
I’d love to pair this dress with a perfume that feels “big” in the manner of classic perfumes and restrained in the modern manner. Some that come to mind are L’Artisan’s Mure et Musc Extrait de Parfum, MDCI Peche Cardinal, and Frederic Malle’s Portrait of a Lady.
Best Make-Up: Adele. Adele is consistently on target with her hair and make-up. She really seems to know what suits her, and I like seeing that she varies her look to keep things interesting. For the Golden Globes, she didn’t go with her usual winged eyeliner; instead she opted for an almond shape with heavier lining underneath. Her lipstick is also peachier than her usual nude lipstick.
Best Shoes: Marion Cotillard. I don’t love Marion’s overall look, but her shoes are a different matter. Perfection!
In my mind, these shoes call for something fun, but also sexy and—naturellement—French. Parfums de Nicolai Sacrebleu or Parfumerie Generale Felanilla would fit the bill.
Best Try: Naomi Watts. I am often bored by Naomi’s red carpet choices. I have wanted her to take more risks, be less Doris Day-ish. Now that she’s done so, wearing a gown that is both glamorous and film noir inspired, I think it looks all wrong on her.
If someone like Lauren Bacall were wearing this, I’d go with a smoky, dangerous, sexy scent. That won’t work with Naomi’s good-girlishness, so we need to bridge her look and this dress. Une Rose Vermeille by Andy Tauer or Tolu by Ormonde Jayne would fit the bill. I also recommend a strict regimen of rich perfumes and Dashiell Hammett novels in advance of the Oscars. Naomi needs to get in touch with her dangerous side.
Best at Being Herself: Julianne Moore. Julianne was the Cate Blanchett of the Golden Globes this year. Her dress has a big personality, and she wears it with casual ease. The simple tie at the back is a nice feature, and the strong shoulder is very flattering to her petite frame.
Why not pair this with something angular but feminine, like Balenciaga’s Paris or Frederic Malle’s Iris Poudre?
Best Dressed: Kate Hudson. In my opinion, Kate’s Alexander McQueen was the only possible choice for “best” at this year’s Globes. It’s absolutely heartbreaking (because I can’t whip out my credit card and buy it).
This is a glamorous dress that needs a glamorous perfume, but like Julianne’s it looks effortless. The undone hair and simple make-up were an excellent choice. Dior’s Dolce Vita is similarly va va voom (it was launched in 1994, but it has a hint of the 80s about it), but also warm, lively, and likably frank and genuine.
Photos from around the Internet. Apologies to all sources that I stopped keeping track after trying to find just the right shots.