I'm usually not interested except for the worst look, but last night it was fun to watch with my mom and discuss the fashion explosion. We generally approved the gowns but did not like the canary yellow dress worn by Heidi Klum. Definitely a bold move but it was a mess of conflicting everything. Was it short or long? Was it one pattern or six? Did it have shoulders or no? Just a mess.
I thought the most striking dress was the one Jamie Alexander wore, a colorful beaded beauty that was so elegant it really caught my eye. Not only elegant, but modest. Truly a win/win. Unfortunately her hair looked like she just got out of the shower.
One thing I miss is the jewelry. Very few in these strapless dresses with plunging necklines had anything adorning the huge blank space between chin and navel. Ladies, don't give up the jewels!! I love them! The minimal look was praised to the hilt with a simple bracelet being deemed quite enough, but not for me.
Makeup and hair also surprised me. The lack of color on these faces last night was gloomy and many of those chopped bobs looked like my hair when washed and air dried. It was the slicked down hair that is the worst though. Plastered down with goo to the shape of their heads. Not appealing at all. I like natural, medium length that looks cared for.
Lady Gaga comes to mind. She looked perfect. Beautiful hair, soft color on her lips and cheeks, elegant gown and had earrings. A broach would have been stunning on that dress but the tats might have clashed.
Who won the awards? I didn't care. I didn't watch. The red carpet was entertainment enough.