Golden Globes Fashion Glut

Ah, the Golden Globes. They always seem to sneak up on you, since it’s the first of many celebrity back-patting shows of the season. Though most of us Power Animals didn’t actually watch the show, we can safely say that we’ve seen enough red carpet recaps to talk the catwalk talk. After a spirited red carpet debate, we certainly didn’t come to a singular consensus, and that’s just the way it should be. We each have our own style, and our own style icons, which  is what Power Animals is all about.

Though we’ve each narrowed our choices down to a single favorite dress, there were many that we loved that didn’t make it on here. Most notably, we all agree that Helena Bonham Carter looked crazy in her Vivienne Westwood, but we wouldn’t have her any other way. She’s not afraid to do what she wants and wear what defines her. And then there’s Tilda Swinton, who didn’t make it on anyone’s best dressed list but looked stunning and self-asserting in her Jil Sander number. If there’s anyone who has a singular personal style, it’s these two. But let’s not forget the youngsters, the babies of the Hollywood set who manage to look appropriately dazzled by the spectacle in their age-appropriate frocks (Hailee Steinfeld next to Justin Bieber, adorbs). We raise our glasses to them and to all those in Hollywood who stay real and rock it.

So, without further ado, here are the Power Animals’ picks for the best dressed celebs at the Globes:


Leighton Meester, Burberry Prorsum
She nailed it from head to toe. Her hair and make up were simple and chic, and her accessories and shoes (Jimmy Choos) were perfect with little details like a beautiful bracelet over the long sleeve of her gown and a dainty Louis Vuitton Clutch.  The Burberry Prorsum gown was understated and soft.  Because let’s face it, the girl is on a WB show and in terrible movies.  If you aren’t nominated, keep it simple.  Look at our little Leighton, following fashion rules for once.

Anne Hathaway, Armani Prive
I wasn’t totally wowed by many people, but I was by her and thought she looked great.

P.S. We are also happy to report that the beautiful Anne Hathaway has earned the Power Animals top pick award for overall best dressed at the Golden Globes! She looked stunning in her power shoulders, scoop back, and shimmering pailletes. Hooray for fashion!

Jon Hamm, Brunello Cucinelli
Though many of the ladies looked lovely at the Golden Globes, I have to say that, on the whole, the fellas were my favorite. I thought Glee‘s Chris Colfer and the ever-attractive Jake Gyllenhaal were impeccably dressed, but I think my top GG best dressed pick must go to Mad Men’s Jon Hamm. I mean, man knows how to wear a suit; it is undeniable. And, as I am ever a fan of a colored suit, I thought Mr. Hamm looked extremely dashing in his navy blue tuxedo, which fit very well and managed to make him look both modern and classic at the same time. Well done, sir.

Leighton Meester, Burberry Prorsum
Leighton Meester has a tendency to go a little edgy, sometimes to her disadvantage, but this look had such a strong, classic silhouette, almost conservative, but the color kept it soft and the slit up to there was surprising and gave it a young and modern feel.  Her gold tasseled purse was the perfect accessory. I’m dying to know where I can find one!

Emma Stone, Calvin Klein
I am weirdly into the Calvin Klein dress she wore.  With her new blond hair, that peachy shade really makes her look so ethereal, and I love the open back.

Julianne Moore, Lanvin
Without a doubt, no one at the Golden Globes made me sigh like the goddess, Julianne Moore. The woman is over 50 and killed it with her class, beauty, sophistication, and realness. She doesn’t look like she’s been through the proverbial glamour factory of needles and knives, but rather that she’s a woman who takes great care of herself, happens to be gorgeous, and therefore looks better than everyone around her. This hot pink Lanvin gown suits her like a muhfuh.

Hailee Steinfeld, Prabal Gurung
She looked sleek, stylish, and age appropriate. I wish that I was that cute and put together at her age!

Claire Danes, Calvin Klein
When I saw her get up to receive her award, I was smitten. Her dress hit all the right marks – great color, flattering cut, and perfect fit. As a bonus, the gold and diamond cuff she wore was the most complimentary modern piece of jewelry for that dress.

Angelina Jolie, Versace
Angelina Jolie looked pretty amazing in an emerald green, sparkly, Atelier Versace gown. I love the dress for the same reasons I loved Anne Hathway’s choice – long sleeves and bold shoulders! She did a great job accessorizing it in an understated way. She wore a Robert Procop ring on her right hand and simple emerald earrings. A dress like that speaks for itself and needs no extra adornment. The whole look definitely said movie star. Love it!