2017 Golden Globes: Best and Worst Dressed

I’m back from hibernation, because it’s the beginning of awards season! Starting with the Golden Globes tonight, as always there were some great outfits, and some that left me scratching my head. There was a real range of trends this year because there were a lot of romantic, flowy, flowery gowns, but then also really simple, well structured dresses as well. There were even several pants suits on the women this year! Lots of really pretty outfits and people out there!

As usual, all the pics are from People.com.

Best

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As always, Reese Witherspoon is doing it, and doing it, and doing it well. This dress is so simple, but so flawless. Yellow was big on the carpet, and she chose a great shade with a great bodice. It’s fashionable, flattering, and on point!

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Pink seemed to be a big trend on the red carpet this week, and I love the cool detail on the bodice of Carrie Underwood‘s dress. It’s great because it’s both fashion forward and really flattering for her. And PS- she has abs for days!

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This is everything! I love that Lily Collins went all the way with this. It’s all the good stuff in one dress and she makes it work. I always think it’s fun when someone goes with a ballgown, but they don’t usually have this much fabulous details. It’s just awesome.

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YASSSS! Felicity Huffman is giving me so much Jane Fonda with this look and I love it! Sparkle, jumpsuit, what else do you need?

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I’m not always in love with Mandy Moore because she maintains kind of a retro, romantic vibe on the red carpet. This dress, however, is a great nod to some retro trends, but done in a really chic, flattering way. It’s quite simple but quite perfect.

Worst

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This is a weird one from Jessica Biel. There’s a lot a random going here, and I’m sure it’s supposed to be high fashion, but it’s just not that cute.

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This dress on SJP seems both over whelming and under whelming to me. I expect better from you SJP. Her eyes always look a little alien when she goes with heavy liner. The hair also isn’t helping anything.

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This dress seems like it’s supposed to be drapey and glam, but it just seems like such a mess to me. It also seems like Anna Chlumsky did not put a lot of thought in the entire look. It’s just kind of, meh for me.

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First, let the record show, I think she looks very good. Second, I think Bri Larson could have easily worn this to her high school prom and fit right in. It fits like a dream but it’s just not that fabulous.

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Keri Russell, let’s be honest, do you have a permit to wear animal print. She looks like she’s in a little over her head in this dress. This is a lot. Dial it back sweetie, stay in your lane.

 

Who were your faves?

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Grease is the Word

This is a PSA to remind you that there’s a live production of Grease on Fox at 7pm EST tonight! I’m excited to see it!

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I think this has the potential to be a good one! If you ask me, as opposed to some of the other TV musical productions, I think Grease was made for this venue. We’ll find out tonight!

Gigi at the Kennedy Center

I saw an article a couple months ago about Gigi the musical being revived on Broadway this spring. I love Gigi the movie and have seen it several times, so I was excited to hear it was coming to the stage. Then I heard that they were planning to preview the production in DC for a couple months before it went to Broadway. Bingo!

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Since my parents are also Gigi fans, it was a perfect excuse to trick them into visiting me. We had a quick but tasty pre-theater dinner at District Commons in Foggy Bottom, then headed to the Kennedy Center for the show!

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The big name in the production is Vanessa Hudgens who stars as Gigi. I believe this is her big Broadway debut (or at least debut in a leading role on Broadway). Hudgens is of course known for her role in High School Musical and other Disney productions. She does all her promotional shots in that black dress but it’s actually not in the production, it’s her curtain call dress. It’s not really true to the period which explains why it isn’t in the actual show, but I’m not sure why they decided it was a good look for the promos… Besides Hudgens, there are a few Broadway names, but no other headliners.

First of all, I enjoyed the production. Second of all, they made some rather significant song changes that threw me for a loop. In the movie version, Maurice Chevalier plays Honore LaChaille, the narrator and wise older uncle to Gaston Lachaille (the leading man). He sings one of the signature songs: “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.” In this production they gave that song away to Gigi’s Aunt Alicia and Grandmother Mamita, and it lost a lot of the Chevalier charm in the process.

Also, in this production, Gaston is interested in science and technology and spends a lot of time at the “Exhibition.” I’m not quite sure why they made that addition because outside of a little dialogue here or there it doesn’t do much to the plot at all.

Of course every revival is going to have changes, but overall I thought it was a solid production. Hudgens was good, and I think Corey Cott who plays Gaston has potential. His songs always ended really strong but he needs to be a little more consistent throughout. In the movie Gaston is played by a much older Louis Jourdan but it was clear that they wanted to make the Gaston/Gigi relationship a little more plausible for the current audience (apparently a 30 year age gap just isn’t the norm anymore…).  I thought the costumes and sets were great and made several nods to the original movie which was nice.

Though it might have lost some of that “je ne sais quoi” from legends like Leslie Caron, Chevalier, and Jourdan, and I think it’s definitely worth the trip. It’s a great love story and period piece that makes me want to watch the movie again!