For me January blues have always been washed away by the excitement of awards season. I can remember always being excited as a little girl to stay up with my mum and watch the stars walking the red carpet at the Oscars if only to gawp at the beautiful dresses and hair do’s. Last year I was waiting in anticipation of what Jennifer Lawrence would be wearing and she didn’t disappoint in her beautiful Dior gown.
So far this year we have had the Golden Globes, which has played host to an array of tropical colours and colour blocking and the usual array of monochrome blacks and whites.
As usual there were a few horrors but I found it difficult to be able to pick a stand out favourite. For me my favourite dresses were worn by Zooey Deschanel in a ballerina/Gatsby inspired Oscar De La Renta, Julianna Margulies in a black and gold flock Andrew Gn dress and Girls actress Lena Dunham kicking butt in a bright yellow Zac Posen fish tail dress.
Now lusting after these dresses is all very well but how many of us will actually be able to afford them? So with that in mine I’ve spotted a great alternative to the Julianna Margulies dress that I might actually be able to purchase (if I had such an event requirement that is!)
This gorgeous black Mango dress priced at £99.99 (ASOS.com) fills the boots of Andrew Gn perfectly, topped off with one of the statement gold necklaces that have flooded the high street for the last 6 months, like this one from New Look (£5.99). Now unfortunately I can’t bag myself the winning trophy but I can have a winning look!
So, who’s taking me out?