I Paid More Attention to This

Well, who wouldn’t?

Every awards night in Hollywood is not just about who are nominated and who should win. It’s also about which designer to wear, what kind of pose to do in the red carpet, and definitely how to avoid numerous members of the fashion police especially when you know something is sort of wrong in your ensemble.

And if we’re totally honest about it, maybe we pay more attention to what is worn by whom than who actually are the best bidders at the 69th Annual Golden Globes.

Real fashion enthusiasts even collect the many looks of varied biz people and grade them depending on style, color, accessories, shoes, and the overall look.

While a totally non-enthusiast myself, I still found myself gushing over and grunting against different looks when I was browsing through the photos of them people in LA.

The best ones for me? Here:

Emma Stone

You know I’ve always loved Emma’s bubbly smile complete with deep, happy eyes. Although of course, what do we expect from someone who literally has so many of the beautiful things life has to offer (yeah, including Andrew Garfield)? And this Lanvin gown on her pretty much complements her content gait.

Evan Rachel Wood

I love the cropped hair, I love the Gucci Premiere gown, I love the feathers at the hem. And basically, I love Evan’s confidence complete with edginess.

Adam Levine and James Valentine

Let’s get this straight first, James is not a fan posing beside Adam’s wax figure. Haha! At first glance, that’s what I thought. Adam’s expression was so set he could actually be a wax figure and you won’t notice the difference. Seriously though, these two rocked their suits.

Kate Winslet

If there is one woman who would tell me it’s perfectly fine to be curvy and I would agree without a shred of doubt, it’s Kate. Seriously, you’d find it so hard not to be envious of her curves. Jenny Packham’s black-and-white creation also set off more of this envy.

Jessica Alba

Somebody tell me she hadn’t just given birth! Come on, seriously? How do you get a body like this again after giving birth? Well, it’s Jessica Alba, what else can we say. A radiant smile and a Gucci gown seemed like just an accessory to her already beautiful self.

Charlize Theron

I must admit that the first time I had ever heard of Charlize was in the trailer of her upcoming “Snow White and the Huntsman”, where she played the ever-glam Evil Queen. And ever since, I started noticing her playful but uber pretty way of dressing. This Dior gown could have eclipsed her altogether had it not been for the unusual cut and the oh-so-deep plunge.

Angelina Jolie

It’s not just the Atelier Versace, or the bright red lips, or the sky-high slit, or the cream (or is that white?) peep-toes. It’s e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! You cannot stare at Angelina Jolie looking like this and wonder just when she would ever fail to be beautiful.

They may not all be perfect, though, as in the cases of:

Freida Pinto

Freida, whose blue Prada gown sort of just overshadowed her usually alluring looks. I think she could have done better if this is more form-fitting. No problem, though, with her accessories–her smile just complements everything else.

Mila Kunis

Mila, who usually looks beautiful and vibrant (like in her Oscars 2011 gown) but is somehow lackluster in this black Dior number. I like the gown, no doubt about that, but I think it’s her sleek almost-flat do or the bored expression minus the smoky eyes that have diminished the entire look.

Sofia Vergara

Everybody scream at me now: What on earth are you saying?! And I promise I’ll take no offense. I don’t know what it is about this entire Sofia look that didn’t work quite well. Maybe it’s the cut of the gown, or the all-too detailed bottom part, or the fact that everybody else raved about the $5M jewelries. But something about Sofia walking down the red carpet looking like this seems to be off. Like she’s just passing by the way most celebrity onlookers just do.

Well, as everything in Hollywood works, there are those who will meet what is expected of them and those who will not even attempt to do so. Then, there is everybody else who just comes around looking their happiest.

The 69th Annual Golden Globes has just been concluded and in the next awards or the next year, these dresses would be forgotten quite a bit. But of course, for those who have stood out, they may have already had another time-of-their-life moment.

On THG: Taylor Swift

Safe and Sound, Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars

(No official music video yet, I think. I’ve tried searching, but there’s none yet in YouTube).

Three reasons I am so loving this song right now:

1. Makes me want to cry every time I hear it.

2. I can very much visualize/imagine so many scenes that the song could be used and I know that it would just make the film more heartbreaking than it already is.

3. It’s something I could listen to whenever I feel so stressed (which is bordering on always).