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On Trend: Red Carpet Review – The Golden Globes

On Trend is a fashion column dedicated to street style, celebrity fashion, and current trends. I will be giving my opinion on all things fashion-related, as well as sharing my tips and tricks to keeping on trend.

-Rache’ll Brown

Sunday, January 13th, the 2013 Award Show season (or, as I like to call it, Red Carpet season) kicked off with the 70th annual Golden Globes. The show, which awarded the best in film and television from 2012, offered an array of fashion that both disappointed and impressed me.

First of all, I’ll start by saying I never really watch the show itself – I couldn’t care less which movies and television shows are considered the best because to me all that matters is the clothes. Every year many celebrities inspire and offend me, and this year two lovely women knocked it out of the park. Emily Blunt’s gold Michael Kors dress (top left) was sleek, well-fitted, and detailed perfectly. The accessories complimented it just right, and her up-do was a great choice (John Krasinski is a lucky man!) And Kate Hudson . . . wow. Her Alexander McQueen gown (top right) was to die for. She looked absolutely amazing, and I am obsessed with the pairing of black and gold (apparently many stars are too! Nicole Kidman, among several others, also rocked the classy color combo.)

The worst-dressed of the night was also a tie because I couldn’t decide if I hated Halle Berry’s or Jessica Chastain’s (Zero Dark Thirty) dress more. These two really need to start dressing their age! Berry wore a bright, outrageous skin-bearing Artilier Versace dress (bottom left) that looked cheap and childish, while Chastain might as well have saved her money and wore a drape instead of Calvin Klein (bottom right). And the hair? Just stop. Nothing irritates me more than when stars spend thousands of dollars on a couture dress, but just slick back their hair or put it in a ponytail. Take this loss into consideration ladies, and step it up for the next show.

 

Now, on to the trends. For textiles, there was a lot of satin, and I hated it. To me, the sheen of satin makes a dress look cheap, not high-end (but this can be an exception – Zooey Deschanel looked amazing in her satin Oscar de la Renta).  As for the shapes – strapless, sweetheart necklines, and mermaid cuts – I thought they were perfect. Personally, I love the sleek look, which Hayden Panettiere, Amy Adams, and Megan Fox wore well. However, my favorite trend of the night was one of the prominent dress colors. Jennifer Lawerence, Zooey Deschanel, and Claire Danes wowed me with their bright red-orange hues! Although this look isn’t exactly seasonal, I hope the trend sticks because it is fabulous. Overall, the Golden Globes started off the Red Carpet season with some hits and misses, and I’m excited to see what the rest of the award shows bring!

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If You Like Country Music, You’ll Love Nashville

-Whitney Menefee

ABC’s newest musical television series, Nashville, is full of romance, good country music, infidelity, and glamor, enthralling audiences everywhere. The show takes place in Nashville, Tennessee, the city known best for its contribution to country music. One of the most entertaining aspects about the show is that it gives viewers a deeper look into what the culture of Nashville is all about.

The main characters in Nashville are Rayna James (Connie Britton), Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), and Scarlett O’Connor (Clare Bowen), who are all trying to make it big as country music stars. The majority of the storyline follows Rayna James, the Faith Hill and older side of county music, and Juliette Barnes, the Taylor Swift and pop side of country music. The drama aspect of the show is revealed through the rivalry between the two country stars and the irony that sets in (spoiler alert!) when both characters are forced to tour together in order to remain successful.

One of the more appealing things about the show is that most of the scenes are filmed in famous cafes and locations throughout Nashville. For example, a few of the scenes are shot in The Bluebird Café, a famous music club known for having country music stars perform small live sets for its patrons. Many viewers, myself included, love Nashville for its music, which has made the show’s soundtrack become a hit on iTunes. One song from the soundtrack, Panettiere’s Telescope, has become so popular that it is playing nationally on country radio stations.

The show’s appealing scenery and country culture make any viewer want to visit Nashville and experience the city for themselves. If you’re not a current viewer of Nashville, no problem— the show has aired a total of eight episodes with the season finale aired on Wednesday, December 5th, so it’s the perfect time to start watching the show!

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