Think Globally

The 67th Golden Globes were held Sunday evening amid the crush of glittering celebrities and the drip of rain on those fabulous gowns (cringe). Many do not know that though it is known worldwide for its glittering Golden Globe Awards ceremony held every January and its multi-million dollar donations to charity, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had humble origins that stemmed solely from a group of journalists’ desire to efficiently and accurately cover all aspects of the world of entertainment. In the early 1940s when Pearl Harbor had drawn America into World War II, audiences, hungry for diversion, were seeking out films offering escape, inspiration and entertainment (how very like today), although our medias are more varied.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual Golden Globe Awards have enabled the non-profit organization to donate more than $10.5 million in the past fifteen years to entertainment-related charities, as well as funding scholarships and other programs for future film and television professionals. This year they, they took it a step (in those to-die-for Versace shoes) further and announced at the Golden Globes that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Foundation is donating $100,000 to Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti relief fund for the victims of the earthquake.
And you thought it was all about the dresses. Well, I do have my own take on that whole economy. But rather than stand on my soap-box, I shall avoid controversy and merely proclaim my own winners circle in the Fashion Sense.

Best Dressed – Classy and Glamorous – Who Wore It Well

Penelope Cruz was my choice for dress, makeup and jewels. The Armani Prive gown fitted her perfectly, her hair was off the face to reveal stunning makeup that complimented her enviable tan and  over 60 carats of classic Chopard diamonds to look old world Hollywood glamorous. By far the winning comment of the evening she declared on the Red Carpet, in reference to the vistims of Haiti, “If we are here, we have the obligation and the responsibility to talk about it. Tonight cannot be just about the movies.”
Drew Barrymore who was taught to be gracious, always happy for the awards of others, finally won her 1st Golden Globe. In my mind she was a winner when she arrived in the stunning nude Atelier Versace gown with clusters of crystal embellishment at the hip and shoulder. Her creamy complexion set with glamorous red lips gave her the look of innocence. Her jewels were platinum and diamond stud earrings (24 carats), and a platinum and moonstone ring (80 carats) by Lorraine Schwartz. Perhaps her best accessory was her genuine smile and humble appreciation of her award.

Olivia Wilde was pedal-to-the-metal, va-va-voom in the down-to-there glittering Gucci gown. She wore a fabulous Tiffany black onyx and diamond fan platinum bangle. Her flawless makeup lent a certain Greek Goddess mystique to her dazzling smile.

Anna Kendrick with her demure 24 year youthfulness set the record straight with Hollywood Glam from the past with an off the shoulder Marchesa gown embellished crystal beads. Her beautiful makeup perfectly complimented her heart shaped face and turn of the century (the last one) hairstyle. She did not overdo the magnificent gown but sparkled in Cartier white gold and diamond triple orchid drop earrings and a Cartier platinum, diamond and rubelite double orchid cocktail ring.

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