Perhaps it’s because I was blown away by the vocal strength of the performers from the original Les Miserables musical (more than any other show I’ve watched in the West End) and that I had set such high expectations for the movie that I was pleasantly surprised by the musical’s successful translation into film and moreso the live vocal performace of all concerned star characters (Hmm ok, Russell Crowe – not so much) that I now have greater respect for Anne Hathaway as an actress. She seldom puts a foot wrong on the red carpet (hard not to with Rachel Zoe as your stylist!) and this time was no exception.
T-Styled Me’s Vote for Best Styled goes to …
Anne Hathaway in Couture Chanel
With her slightly slimmer frame (after losing 12kgs to play the role of Fantine) and refreshing cropped locks, Anne oozed classic romantic elegance in this Couture Chanel White Peplum gown. The overall look had a both a timeless and feminine feel mixed with a subtle modern and edgey tone. The simple structure of her fishtail gown, with just the right hint of shimmer, juxtaposed against her stylish dark pixie haircut and minimal accessories, drew the right amount of attention to beautiful facial features. The light make up (a perfect hint of pink on the lips) further emphasised her stylish hair and kept the focus on her face and the stunning gown. Despite her flawless alabaster skin, Anne doesn’t looked washed out against the white fabric and it’s really refreshing to see the disregard for fake tan that so often accompanies a white dress and red carpet.
I love the timeless look she’s achieved by dressing in gown that clings to her curves modestly and sits well on her new frame and shape. Her overall style and look is elegant and modern and commands attention without being OTT and loud. In my opinion, perfection on the carpet!
T Styled Me’s Vote for Worst Styled goes to …
Sienna Miller in Erdem
Sienna is usually one you look to for style inspiration, especially being renowned for her signature boho-chic streetwear so it’s disappointing to see this new mum choose an unflattering, slightly bizarre print of a gown at the Golden Globes this year. Erdem, a British designer, has a multitude of faboulous gowns (I know, I wonder in a daze through this section at Selfridges to then steer myself into a more realistically affordable level) so I’m curious about the thinking behind choosing this particular Erdem dress. The two piece sillouhette is modern but the fit around the waistline is unflattering on Sienna leaving her looking slightly akward and frumpy. The fabric and print, I’m not going to lie, looks dated and tacky. If they had perhaps altered the neckline, changed the colour of the dress and removed the applique perhaps it could have been salvaged?! Sorry Sienna!
T-Styled me other stand outs on the night were:
- Miranda Kerr in a Zuhair Murad Burgundy Gown
– #Mirandakerrenvy much? I’m in love with burgundy this season and this particular hue coupled with the silk chiffon and daring plunges and splits looks like it was made for the supermodel’s enviable figure. I love the matching make up and the sky high heels and her ultimate accessory: Orlando Bloom.
- Naomi Watts in Zac Posen
– What can I say? I’m cearly partial to burgundy. I love the fit and flare of this Modern Zac Posen gown that skims Naomi’s figure and the subtle hint of back sexy against the modest and elegant long sleeves. Looking amazing in her mid forties!
- Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen
– Don’t love the hair but quite like the unique design of this Alexander McQueen creation. It’s elegant and edgy.
- Jessica Alba in Oscar De La Renta
– The colour of the dress is refreshing against the pastel pinks and black on the red carpet and I like the complementary make up. Her hair, soft old school Hollywood waves perfectly match the overall starlet’s look. You had me at Harry Winston’s $5.8m diamond necklace…
- Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan
– I absolutely love the colour, detailing and sleeves on this dress but feel Nicole’s darker tan and icy blue make up don’t do the dress justice. It’s important, when planning a look to get all elements right: hair, make up and gown. I think if she had kept her signature fringe and bun with a lick of bright lippie a more standout look would have been created.
Kristen Wiig in Michael Kors
– Sexy subtle and relatable
Photos: from fabsugar/dailymail/getty images
What was your favourite look of the night?
I hope you enjoyed my review of the gowns from this year’s Golden Globes and if you’re a fan of musicals and have say 3 hrs to spare, watch Les Miserables but I must warn you, it’s a long movie and they sing every song from the original score …
And just because I’m a bit of a nerd, here are my favourite Trivia Les Mis Movie facts (from IMDB):
- The soundtrack for a movie musical is usually recorded several months in advance, however in Les MIs, every single song was recorded live on set to capture the spontaneity of the performance.
- Anne Hathaway’s ‘I dream a dream’ song took 8 hours to film.
- Anne Hathaway’s mother, Kate McCauley Hathway, played the role of Fantine in 1987 in the US version of the musical.
- Amanda Seyfried, who auditioned for Fantine but was cast as Cosette, played the young Cosette as a 7y.0 in a concert.
- Samantha Barks, who plays Eponine, played this role in the West End and in the 25th Anniversary show.
- Most of the cast of Les Mis in London played extras in the movie.
- Hugh Jackman personally lobbied for Anne Hathaway after the two performed together at the Academy Awards. She blew away everyone at her auditions, reducing everyone to tears.
- Hugh Jackman went without water for close to 36 hrs to lose water weight around his cheeks and eye to achieve the prisoner look.
- Anne Hathaway lived on two slices of oatmeal paste a day to lose weight for her character role.