The return of The Little Curly Girl...

Monday, 18 January 2010

Hold on to your hats, kids, because I'm back, ready to take on 2010 and all of its sartorial delights with gusto, panache and a hell of a lot of curly hair!

Hang on Franki, you can't just burst in here, acting like nothing's happened, expecting us to welcome you back with open arms, you've been gone for six months, where the chocolate-covered-spider-monkeys have you been?!

...ah, right, yes, I see your disapproving looks there... well the thing is, it's a long story and quite frankly I don't have the time to tell it and you probably don't have the time to listen, but needless to say I was doing lots of important stuff, you know, saving lives, rescuing kittens, teaching small, misguided children valuable life lessons and just generally being brilliant.

And there was an unfortunate situation with a goose.

But I'm not allowed to talk about that for legal reasons. Anyway, Beanie Baby Council, I'm back now, and I promise I will more than make it up to you, for I have so much to talk about on this here thing you crazy kids like to call a 'blog'!

Alright, alright, we are appeased, for now. But no more tomfoolery, we're watching you.

You know, the great thing about toys is that they're quick to forgive and they don't ask too many questions. And, you know, they're not actually alive so I can pretty much make them do and say whatever I want.


Now that that's all over and done with, I figured I'd kick off my return to the blogosphere with a good old-fashioned dose of red carpet glamour. Last night was the 67th Annual Golden Globes, which saw Drew Barrymore pick up a Best Actress award for "Grey Gardens", while "Glee" (the best TV show EVER... fact) scooped the award for Best Comedy TV Series (rightly so). However, here at The Little Curly Girl HQ (otherwise known as my bedroom), we are WAY more interested in who WORE what rather than who WON what. In my eyes it should be called the Golden Globe Haute Couture Fashion Show of Dreams and Simultaneous Horror. As always with these events, some celebs got it very, very right, while others, sadly (for them, amusing for me) got it so desperately wrong. I've put together a few lists to sum up the night;

First off, let's take a look at the good stuff;

As you may already know, I'm a sucker for ruffles and frills and layers etc and the red carpet had no shortage of them, with Emily Blunt looking gorgeous in this amazing soft pink Dolce & Gabbana gown. Jennifer Morrison (from "Ugly Betty") also looked amazing, although I've read mixed reviews of her Luis Antonio gown. Whatever, I think it's fabulous. Ruffles galore! "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks channelled her inner Hollywood bombshell, wearing an amazing, peach-coloured, figure-hugging Christian Siriano number, seriously I love her; it's so refreshing to see an actress who actually looks like a real person. (albeit a ridiculously hot one...) Also going for a nude/peach colour was Drew Barrymore in a bejewelled Atelier Versace design - this is another one that's made both the best and worst dressed lists today. Maybe the big sparkly cluster things on the shoulder and hip might have put people off this one, but they probably just fear that which they don't understand, the fools. Drew is HOT. End of.

Flying the flag for simple but sexy black was Courteney Cox Arquette who wore a Victoria Beckham design. I know, I know, what kind of freak buys anything that Mantis Face has put her name to, but as much as I hate to say it, it's a good dress. Plus Courteney is a fittie - I love her elegant hair and makeup, plus, see the arm holding up her umbrella? That's David Arquette! Cute! Courteney's FRIEND Jennifer Aniston (get it? Friend?! Hahaha!) also wore black, but she went for an uber sexy Valentino dress, with a cool asymmetric neckline and cheeky thigh high split. Team Jennifer forever.

Also opting for black but going for all-out drama was "Glee's" Lea Michele in an Oscar de la Renta gown that I'd imagine you would never ever want to take off once you'd put it on (well I wouldn't; I'd live in that dress, people would call me "the girl in the Oscar de la Renta dress" and then years later, they'd call me "the girl in the Oscar de la Renta rags") This was my favourite of the night, but then I love "Glee", I've loved Lea since she was in "Spring Awakening" and I love de la Renta, so really, it's no contest.

Adding a bit of colour to the night was Cameron Diaz, wearing Alexander McQueen. Love the colour, love the shape (slightly padded shoulders - yes indeedy!), love the minimal accessories. Gold star for Cameron!
Marion Cotillard also went for a bold colour choice in a deep green Dior gown. I think green is one of the hardest colours to pull off, but Miss Cotillard wore it well - love the little cheeky flash of lace too (that's not an accident, I think it's part of the dress as that's exactly how it looked on the catwalks). I have a bit of a girl-crush on Marion Cotillard; she is so incredibly beautiful and adorable and lovely! Watch this New York Times interview with her if you don't believe me.

Last on my good list is Avatar's Zoe Saldana in Louis Vuitton. This is genius - such an unusual colour choice but I think it really works. Some people might think the skirt is a bit weird, but I like that 'raggedy' look (I'm not sure it's correct to describe a Vuitton gown as looking 'raggedy' but you know what I mean, don't you???). Plus Zoe's makeup looks so fresh and beautiful; she clearly understands the concept of less is more. I like how she's become a bit of a Sci-Fi starlet; first Star Trek, now Avatar. It's funny to think that once, many moons ago, she was the bitchy one in that awful Britney Spears movie, "Crossroads"...

Anyway my little pumpkins, that's all for now - come back tomorrow for more Golden Globes shenanigans when we take a look at those who got it a bit wrong, those who got it VERY wrong and those who shouldn't have bothered leaving the house...


  1. Nice blog. I would love it if you could send me a sexy pic of you for my blog. I would be sure to include a link to your blog in the post.


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