While the memo at the Golden Globes celebration as to wear black as a sign of protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood, it also showed how wearing black evening wear can make just about everyone look great, So many awards ceremonies have had hits and misses as far as fashion is concerned, But at this years Golden Gloves everyone appeared to be a hit. Here are some examples of how wearing black evening wear can make you look even better,
Penelope Cruise was radiant in the black lace long sleeve off the shoulder dress. This year so many wore longer sleeves which was not often seen in the past.
Allison Janney looked awesome in this black butterfly cutout of a dress witht he white accents for the butterfly;s wings , It also may have made a statement about the rebirth of women in Hollywood in terms of power.
Margot Robbie’s dress looked great on the upper part, but on the bottom it was a bit heavy with the silver beading only at the waist which looked like an upside down heart. Perhaps that dress was selected to made a statement of an upside down heart indicating the sadness of what has been going on in Hollywood.
Mariah Carey never looked better with this mermaid trumpet dress, The neck with the band across it looked like a statement was being made which meant “No” as in no more sexual harassment , Nariah looked radiant in this black dress which seemed to have it all with see through ruching at body of the dress .
Even though Hallie Berry was one of the few who wore a shorter dress it looked beautiful in black like with thicker lace in strategic parts of the dress. Iy would have been even more beautiful if it was longer. Another thing I notice was that the makeup on so many was no as heavy as we have seen in other awards ceremonies. perhaps that was a statement as well.
While Francis McDormand wore practically no make up at all
Reece Witherspoon wore subtle makeup in her stunning off teh shoulder black dress with little train.
Even those who were made up like Nichole Kidman had more natural looking makeup.
Mary K Blide looked outstanding with her black and one sleeved sliver sequin gown with silver on he side, The other arm arm looked like she was wearing jewelry on her arm but it was the beauty of this dress. Her lipstick was soft and natural looking that enhanced her beauty. He gown and her look was my favorite of the evening.
And as far as accessories went the best accessory was Oprah’s glasses with black sequins at the top of the glasses. The size of the glasses looked very flattering as well. Oprah;s makeup was subtle and brought out her best features while her black dress with boat neck also flattered her curvy figure.
This Golden Globes ceremony was very empowering in terms of what women said and how they presented themselves. It made a huge statement that there would be a big change in Hollywood and that women would no longer stand by and be victims of Hollywood’s sexual harassment.
Perhaps the best statement was made by Barbara Streisand who was the only woman to with best Director. She told the audience that it was in 1984 and that we needed to step it up with more women directors. That made me feel particularly great since i am one of those new women directors with just having completed the rough cut of my first documentary film .