The little black dress. It’s timeless. It’s elegant. But it’s the equivalent of a ‘forfeit’ on the red carpet if you’re an A-lister like Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. What’s the rub? Once you’ve got syndication royalties rolling in you can throw in the fashion towel? Aniston, in particular, wears basic, boring, black to nearly every movie premiere (perhaps she’s in mourning for a good script) – and don’t get me started on her (dare I say its name) ‘pants suit’ to the star-studded ‘I’m Just Not That Into You’ red carpet. Every once in a while? Fine. But to every. single. friggin. event? Enough already! But I digress. The leading ladies did look lovely at the recent Women In Film celebration in Century City this week (maybe it was a black and white dress code, who am I to judge?). Loving the big hoop looks on these ‘Friends’, despite the basic black. Hair jewelry is another hot trend I’m spotting like this sparkly headband on Emily Blunt (in BLACK Elie Saab): And Zoe Saldana continues to hit it out of the park in a (white!) MaxMara gown with black and white diamond drops: What are your thoughts on the basic black bonanza? Should I step away from the ledge and chillax? Who wore your favorite look? Weigh in!
The rain couldn’t drown out the dazzling jewelry fashion at the 2010 Golden Globes tonight, and while the red carpet started off slow with lots of stars who opted for little or no jewelry – the showstoppers arrived just in time to save this jewelry hound from hyperventilating.
If 2009 Golden Globe jewelry was about the statement necklace, 2010 was all about the statement earring. Tassels, topaz, and tear-drops were big winners with Julianne Moore in emerald Bulgari beauties, Lea Michele in more emerald teardrops, Courtney Cox in black sapphires designed by Ofira Schwartz. Stunning!
Icy cuffs complimented just about every look with the necklace a veritable no-show compared to years’ past.
The boring-in-black awards go to Amy Adams in a jewelry-less snoresville ensemble and A-list queens, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts – who seem to have an allergy to color on the red carpet these days. Step it up, sisters. We need you!
And the less-is-more award this year has to go to one Mariah Carey, who thankfully didn’t have to speak this time around but brought out more cleavage and diamond overload than a Dolly Parton convention. Yikes.
What do you guys think of the Golden Globe jewelry extravaganza? Are Julianne’s jewels fab or funky? Julia’s statement necklace – cool or clunky? Weigh in!
Update: InStyle updated their credit information on these stunning earrings. They are NOT topaz as was earlier reported but (gasp!) black sapphires designed by Ofira Schwartz. Wowza!
The jewelry hounds are buzzing about another jaw-dropper of a red carpet earring worn by Cougar Queen, Courtney Cox. According to InStyle, the stunning center stone is topaz (can you imagine if they were champagne diamonds?).
Anywho, stay tuned for designer info when buzz builds more tomorrow. In the meantime, back to the show!
Celebrity jewelry lines are a dime a dozen these days – from Nicole Richie and Paula Abdul to Tori Spelling and one or five of Bravo’s New York Housewives. So it’s nice to see celebrities putting their name behind jewelry that actually means something to them aside from dollar signs.
Cougar queen, Courteney Cox and hubby David Arquette are launching a jewelry line to benefit those suffering from a realtively unkown skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa or EB.
“There is a beautiful child named Brendon, the son of one of our dear friends, Andrea Pett Joseph, who was born with…EB,” Arquette told VOGUE.COM. “We were not aware of the condition until it affected us personally but, of course, once we got to know this incredible child we wanted to do whatever we could to help.”
EB is a rare and life-threatening genetic condition which results in the skin developing burn-like wounds, making even simple tasks incredibly difficult. David and Courteney designed the collection with US Jewelry outfit, Satya and used the butterfly motif to symbolize the fragility of the EB childrens’ skin.
Pieces range in price from $24 for a silver pendant to $348 for the gold version shown above. Support the cause and get a little bling in return by visiting Satya Jewelry online.