Monday, January 14, 2013
I've never really "gotten" Emily Blunt. I think she's kind of plain and usually plays boring characters (except for the messed up lesbian she played in "Sunshine Cleaning") and there's just nothing about her that interests me. BUT. Last night she totally impressed me.
I may have been more than a little swayed by her jewelry choice because I think the probably very expensive earrings look like lucite wonders she got from a vending machine. How cool, right? Collecting my quarters...
Before I get into it, let me make one thing clear: I am not a Zooey Deschanel hater, like, at all. I think New Girl is a surprisingly funny, clever and entertaining show and her character is charming and loveable. So this pains me to say, but her Golden Globes look (especially for a nominee!) was stale, played-out, lack-luster.
She opted for a classic ball gown which, whatever, it's fine, but she then paired it with a half-up half-down hairstyle and PEARLS. Fucking PEARLS. There needs to be a moratorium put on "retro pearls" because they're flat and common and make the wearer LOOK flat and common. Pearls can be done right (see: Chanel S/S 2012) and I can totally get into them but not in this string-of-pearls Leave It To Beaver 1950's housewife way. Come onnnnnnn.
Who's the genius who hired Tina and Amy to host the show this year? Was it the awesome lady /President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly? Whomever it was deserves some sort of distinction because last night was the best Golden Globes in a while (and I'm saying that as somebody who actually liked Ricky Gervais's "controversial" hosting year). They were comfortable on stage — years at SNL will help with that — and seemed to genuinely be enjoying themselves and one another.
Their red-carpet looks were completely different and both completely awesome. Tina looked maybe the most stunning I've ever seen her look (that HAIR! So full and shiny and lush) and Amy looked really, just, FUN. I'm obsessed with her 90's combo of strappy sandals and capris and I'm also really into the fact that she's doing BOOBS a lot lately (her Primetime Emmy's look was supa-hot). Please let them host again in 2014? Please?
I love this woman. She's the prettiest princess in all of the land and her voice in Les Miserables sounds like birds singing a beautiful morning song. Her dress wasn't earth-shattering but she looked incredible and her hairstylist somehow managed to make her hair look long and flowing while avoiding the dreaded Hollywood-Mermaid thing that almost everyone wears on the regz.
Although I'm pretty sure it's part of the dress, seeing her made me want to get a gold bar necklace like this one or this one.