“On Sundays, we wear white.” – Golden Globes Fashion 2016

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Everyone welcome back our fashion blogger, Maggie. (Also it’s her blogaversary with us, so throw some glitter at her. YAY SPARKLES.) Maggie will once again be your guide through the madness that is Red Carpet Season. What were her favorite looks from the Golden Globes? Read on to find out. –Kim

The Top Ten

Taraji P. Henson

Was there really any other choice for the top of our Best Dressed list? Taraji wasn’t the only star stunning in white last night, but she was the one having the most fun working her look. (God help the man who stepped on her train as she walked up to accept her award.) Hair and makeup game strong, and I think her earrings were the best of the night. You could see a little bit of the workings of the bodice, if that makes sense? But it’s impossible to focus on such a nitpick when the fiercest woman in the room is handing out cookies and declaring that she’s waited twenty years so no, she will not be played off, thank you very much.

Kirsten Dunst

Kiki is back, y’all, and I am here for it. This black number reminded me a little bit of Rosamund Pike’s monstrosity from last year in structure, but this look is much more successful — and flattering. I think she manages to look sophisticated while baring a fair amount of fair skin, and somehow what appears to be black velvet looks light and fresh.

Zendaya

I love this color on her and I can’t get over the tiers. The fabric is a touch stiff? But it works to maintain the killer shape. She looks lovely here and the Fashion Police better only have compliments this time around.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

I know. I KNOW. This is the best I’ve seen Maggie Gyllenhaal look in a long time. I think the print works beautifully, I love the shade of yellow (in a year of some truly dour yellows) and I’m a sucker for this shoulder detail.

Laverne Cox

I freely admit to being biased here, but just look at her. You know the expression “slay”? Well, I wrote in my notes “straight up murder,” that’s how great I think she looks. She is glam for days, and I think she managed to stand out even in the sea of white with trains. I did see a few wrinkles, but again. I’m biased.

Emmy Rossum

To me, this is the perfect red carpet look. Beautifully fitted, understated red gown. Flowing locks. NECKLACE. Red lip. Done.

Rachel McAdams

Another print! This one is the tiniest bit more couch-like to me, but I love the colors and I think she’s pulling it off. Bonus points for lipstick.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

I love the beading, the neckline, and the shape of the skirt, which I much prefer to some of the more structured prom-y dresses I saw last night. Also pockets! And btw I know we all talk about the Dewan-Tatums as relationship goals, but why/how did she let Channing out of the house with his hair like that last night??

Kate Bosworth

I’m super particular about beading (foreshadowing) and I love what’s happening here. The pink is so beautiful and the pattern created with the silver just. I love it. I think she looks overall amazing here and I hope to see more of her on the red carpet.

Bonus shot from the back, mainly because this PICTURE is stunning.

Alicia Vikander

Okay, so I know this might be controversial, but I loved this. I thought it was just out of the box enough without going full apron or anything. It’s really flattering and it has a belt! What more do you want from me? I wasn’t sure what to expect from Alicia, but I was pretty sure she would do something less traditional and I, for one, am glad she did.

Also, lounging goals.

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“Fashion show! Fashion Show! Fashion Show at Lunch!” – SAG Fashion Post

Posted by Maggie, with commentary from Sage and Kim.

Let’s get right to the fashion, shall we?  Who do we think we are?  The E! Red Carpet team vamping until the famous people show up?

Best Dressed

1) Julianne Moore

Maggie: Look at this beautiful emerald-green goddess. Full disclosure, I am a sparkle enthusiast (YAY SPARKLES) so I was immediately drawn to this. I can’t get over how perfect this beading is and this shade of green. It is to die for. Can we all agree Julianne should stick to sparkly Givenchy for always and ever? I also thought the purple earrings were an inspired choice and again, I liked her hair down and loose (I do think it kept its shape better than at the A/C-less Globes).

Kim: Red hair + Green = WIN.  I think the FugGirls put it best…Julianne knows she’s running the table here, and she definitely upped her game.  I would still like some more volume in the hair, but it DOES look better than the Globes.  Also I hope she did some serious twirling in this dress cause the beading is like a Dancing with the Stars costume in the best way possible.

Sage: Julianne looked so at-ease. Like she was hostessing a garden party in the Hamptons. You could tell she loved that dress.

2) Tatiana Maslany

Maggie: Tatiana hit almost every button I have: BLACK AND WHITE. STRIPES. (#healthybodyimage) EARRINGS. BIT OF A SASSY PONYTAIL. RED LIP. It is a travesty that she doesn’t attend more awards shows and get all the recognition she deserves for Orphan Black in part because she is straight up killing this red carpet. And how cute was her genuine moment of panic at the thought of doing the mani cam with dry skin? (Girl, same.) I need more Tatiana in my life.

Kim: STRIPES.  I’m obsessed.

Sage: This is dead-on for the SAG Awards. Not glitzy enough for the Globes, a little too whimsical for the Emmys. It’s glam and youthful, without trying too hard.

3) Viola Davis

Maggie: Viola is so strikingly beautiful always but especially in this white gown. I love the neckline and peephole, and she styled it perfectly with natural hair, strong makeup game, and did you see that bracelet? Also, I can’t discuss her acceptance speech without just a lot of emotions. Can Viola give me lessons on how to live rather than how to get away with murder?

Kim: I think Viola has such an exquisite skin tone and this white showcases it BEAUTIFULLY. I love the little pop of color in the earrings that coordinates with her eye make-up.  And agreed re: her speech.  I never want her to stop throwing shade at that New York Times article.  You are a GODDESS, Viola.

Sage: I bow to everyone’s earring game at this ceremony. Viola’s dangles paired flawlessly with this regal column gown. And like my girls here, I think life-long classy rage towards that NYT piece is absolutely warranted.

4) Natalie Dormer

Maggie: The cut of this gown is perfect and I can’t get over the splash of color. I will never be over the splash of color. I’ve seen other people attempt this kind of look but no one has ever gotten it quite right like this. I thought opting for a fresh face without heavy makeup was exactly the right choice, and while I wasn’t crazy about the hair, I do think it worked overall.  She was like the perfect canvas for that work of art gown.

Kim: I DO wish her hair had been up, mainly because I want to see more of this gorgeous watercolor gown.

Sage: Natalie usually plays the bad-ass or the temptress (it’s the eyes), so I definitely see the appeal for her in going totally flowy and pretty every once in a while.

5) Reese Witherspoon

 

Maggie: This look was pure understated glam and I couldn’t forget it once I saw it. I love the one shoulder with sparkly beading and the cute little sleeve set off the look perfectly. Add in a sassy pony and I’m sold. I think it’s Julianne’s year thanks to Givenchy and her performance in Still Alice, but Reese isn’t going down without a fight. (Although not an actual fight, there’s a lot of love and #ladiessupportingladies in their category this year. Bless.)

Kim: I’m so obsessed with everything about this look.  I love the more conservative front and then the daring back (HER ASS THOUGH).  The ponytail is everything and her face is flawless.  Elle Woods for President.

Sage: Reese has been through this gauntlet already and came through the other side with an Academy Award. This time, it feels like she’s just livin’ it, you know? Maybe it’s because Julianne is such a lock or maybe it’s because Wild was an exercise in learning to let go, but Reese gives no fucks. She is here to party, and so is dat ass.

6) Felicity Jones

Maggie: I didn’t quite get this look at first, I wasn’t sure it was the right look for Felicity. But I kept coming back to it, and I’ve completely reversed my position. Talk about Old Hollywood glam. She’s a pure Audrey Hepburn dream in this delicate pink. I love the earrings, but remain unconvinced about her hair. It’s thisclose to gym hair, or am I crazy?

Kim: It’s definitely gym hair.  Emilia Clarke’s dress was also similar to this, with the crisscrossed top, but I prefer Felicity’s.  When you stop focusing on the hair, she looks like a Peach Princess.

Sage: I’m loathe to disagree with the panel, but I was underwhelmed. The color is sweet, but the criss-cross top actually made the dress look too big on her. Felicity is such a slip of a thing, she has to be careful of volume that swallows her up.

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Kim Casts the Guys and Dolls Movie

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Earlier this week news broke that Fox was looking to remake Guys and Dolls with Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as their dream leads.  Now while the article on Deadline infers (to me) that Tatum would be playing Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra in the movie, Nathan Lane in the 90’s revival) and JGL would be playing Sky Masterson (Marlon Brando in the movie, Peter Gallagher in the revival), I have to assume this is sloppy writing.  I mean, look at the gif at the top of this post.  If you are going by physical typing, CLEARLY Channing Tatum would be playing Sky and JGL would be playing Nathan.  So that’s what I am going with for now.

I know this may surprise you, but I am a tad bit opinionated (I KNOW).  So when this news broke, naturally I began screaming on Twitter about who else they should cast.  Said screaming prompted my friend Chelsea to say “Why don’t you just write a blog post about it?’.  So here goes…

I’m going to cover my thoughts on the 6 principle roles in Guys and Dolls: Nathan, Sky, Sarah Brown, Miss Adelaide, Nicely-Nicely Johnson, and Benny Southstreet.   I’m also breaking my thoughts into three categories: “Yes, cast this famous person” (it should be noted that I am putting Tatum and JGL in this category as that is what the studio wants), “But also consider this alternative, perhaps less famous person” and “FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS GOOD DO NOT CAST THIS PERSON” (for the four principles).

To the casting armchair we go!

Nathan Detroit: Manager of the “Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York”.  Always on the run from the cops, he’s also always desperate for cash.  Engaged to Miss Adelaide for 14 years and there is no wedding date in sight.

Please Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

JGL has proven his song and dance skills many times over between his appearance in this year’s Oscars, his stripping routine on SNL and his delightful song and dance number in 5oo Days of Summer.  JGL also has just the right balance of charm and smarmy charisma that Nathan needs to have.  Nathan is a shady guy and he’s a slick talker but he’s also incredibly charming.  And JGL could pull off the pinstripe suit and fedora look with ease.  Boom.  Done.

But Also Consider: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Nathan Detroit is a perfect role for him.  The Studio is totally right in their wishes.

Please Don’t Cast: Anyone From Glee #Sorry #NotSorry Gleeks.

Sky Masterson: Suave, handsome, wealthy dreamboat Gambler who has a reputation on betting on anything.

Please Cast: Channing Tatum

This is not my ideal choice, but this is who the studio wants.  Tatum DEFINITELY has the looks for Sky and well…we know he has the dancing skills.  But Sky sings a LOT, including perhaps the most famous song in the show “Luck Be a Lady”.  Does he have the vocal chops to do it?  Since when has that mattered to Hollywood?

But Also Consider: Aaron Tveit

His profile is rising after a great performance in Les Miserables.  He’s a Broadway Baby, so we KNOW he has the vocal chops.  And look how cute he is!  Also, if you saw him in Catch Me If You Can on Broadway, you already know he looks good in a fedora.

Please Don’t Cast: Jeremy Jordan

I know he is the cuurent musical theatre It Boy.  I’ve yet to see him on stage, but I have watched Smash and he does NOT translate well on screen…and you can’t just blame that on the fact that Brooklyn Jimmy is a terrible character.    He comes off as smug and vacant and I am terrified of what he is going to do as Jamie in the movie of The Last Five Years.  So ignore the urge, Hollywood!

Miss Adelaide: Headlining showgirl at the Hot Box club.  Dumb, but not so dumb, she has a perpetual cold due to Nathan’s refusal to nail down a wedding date

Please Cast: Scarlett Johansson

I think this would be INSPIRED casting.  Scarlett has long professed to be a musical lover and there were rumors a few years ago that producers wanted her for Maria in a new production of The Sound of Music.  We know that she looks great in period clothes and she has the perfect body for those skimpy Hot Box girl costumes.  Plus, she and JGL are buddies!  Can you imagine them singing “Sue Me” together?

But Also Consider: Megan Hilty

Because Lord knows the Hilty needs a project better than Smash.  She has the voice and she has the comedic acting chops.  And like Scarlett, she would look AMAZING in those Hot Box costumes.

Please Don’t Cast: Amanda Seyfried

While you don’t have to be THAT GREAT of a singer to play Adelaide, it is so much better when you DO.  Also, she made it pretty clear during all the Les Mis press junkets that she didn’t like doing musicals.  So let’s think out of the box, okay Hollywood?

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