The race for Best Actress in a Comedy Series is one that I feel is wide open. Aside from one all of the stars in this category are from new shows. I really have absolutely no idea who will take home this trophy, and in most cases I have no idea what their red carpet MO is. I am really hoping that the funny ladies of television really bring their a-game to the 2018 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet. Alison Brie is one of the only stars on this list who I can kinda get a grip on what she may wear on the red carpet. In addition to her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her Netflix series GLOW, Alison is also part of the ensemble casts of the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy nominated film The Disaster Artist and the Best Motion Picture – Drama nominated film The Post. When we see stars that have projects nominated in both the film and television categories at the Golden Globe Awards we usually see stars rocking some really great fashion, so I am really excited to see what Alison, and her stylist Cristina Ehrlich, will pull together for this red carpet. I had a rather basic gown picked out for Alison, but as she has made some appearances lately my feelings started to change, so I went back to the drawing board, with the black dress idea in mind. I think that going for the bold in this floral embroidered tulle overlaid Giambattista Valli Fall 2017 Couture gown would be a risk for a TV actress, but with the films she is a part of being nominated for Best Motion Picture (in each category,) I think that Alison could get away with this very bold couture moment. In the case of this look the dress is the moment, and the styling will have to be simple and 100% on point. I think that with a pair of black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ sandals, a sleek vintage inspired updo, smokey eye, pink lip, and a pair of diamond Van Cleef & Arpels floral wreath earrings that this look would be nothing but sheer perfection on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet. Frankie Shaw is one of the new faces on the scene this year and I did a little poking around at some of the things that she has worn in the past and honestly it wasn’t much help at all. When one gets a major award nomination they suddenly start to make even better fashion choices, thanks to the help of even better stylists. Frankie is working with Annabelle Harron, who also dresses stars like Sarah Gadon, Salma Hayek, Jaime King, Teresa Palmer, and Oprah. I know some of the brands that Annabelle likes to place on the red carpet, and we could very well see Frankie wearing just about any of them, but I went in a different direction. I was looking through lookbooks at gowns that would be perfect for the Golden Globe Awards and I saw this black velvet Monsoori Fall 2017 RTW gown which features a dramatic train and a plunging neckline. I thought that it would look so chic on Frankie. The drama of this look is in stark contrast to the frothy (and fugly) tulle ruffled gowns from the brands that we have seen on the likes of Pink, Kelly Rowland, and Kesha. I am 100% over those gowns, but this would be a refreshing change of pace for the brand. Which I was ready to write off. Sultry glamour, that is exactly what this gown is and I think that Frankie has the perfect look to really make that come to life on the red carpet. I think that if she paired this gown with old Hollywood waves, a smokey eye, nude lip, red Judith Leiber Couture faceted box clutch, a pair of black Steve Madden ‘Carrson’ suede sandals, and a statement ruby and diamond Adler necklace that Frankie would definitely be able to hold her own against the Hollywood heavyweights that will also be on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet. Black may be the name of the game when it comes to picking the right gown for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards but Insecure star Issa Rae is known for her use of color and pattern. I went back and forth on what to pick for Issa to wear for this red carpet. She could definitely be one of the ladies joining in on the silent protest of wearing black, but she just does color so well and the idea of her wearing this melon yellow Carolina Herrera Spring 2018 RTW embroidered silk organza gown which features a straight strapless neckline, open pale blue ribbon-trimmed back, and a cathedral train was an idea that I just couldn’t shake. This gown closed this show and I remember watching the livestream and seeing a lot of really beautiful moments, but not being wowed. Then this gown came down the runway, and it took my breath away. I knew that it was bound to get saved for an awards season moment. I fear that the Golden Globes are the only place where we just might get to see this gown on a red carpet, and that the black gown protest will leave this beautiful gown in a garment bag in the Herrera archives forever. Issa is one of the very few stars who I think wear color well enough to really make this gown come to life on the red carpet and I really want to see her give it the moment I know this gown deserves. A braided updo, smokey eye, nude lip, china blue Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ glitter pumps, and a pair of statement diamond and emerald Nina Runsdorf fringe pendant earrings all would complete this look in the most eye catching manner.Pamela Aldon is another newbie that I had a really hard time picking a look for. She is known her her pants ensembles and black. So I figured she will join the ranks of nominees and presenters that will don black in protest, but I went to a gown instead. I just couldn’t find a pant look that I thought would be right for Pamela and the Golden Globe Awards. But when I saw this very simple black Tadashi Shoji Resort 2018 gown which features an a-line skirt, long sheer sleeves, and a draped cowel neckline I thought that it would be a chic moment for Pamela to rock on the Golden Globe Awards. Is this a gown that will end up on my best dressed list? Probably not, but I don’t think that is what Pamela would factor into her look. I feel like she will always be one that will give something very simple and sophisticated, but will never push the boundaries of style and fashion. Simple styling including loose waves, a smokey eye, nude lip, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Lancer’ suede caged sandal pumps, and simple diamond stud earrings would finish this look off in a very chic way for Pamela.Finishing out today is yet another newbie, Rachel Brosnahan. The fair skinned, redheaded star of the Amazon Prime series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is one that I am definitely going to watch. She has the potential to be a really great red carpet star joining the ranks of some of my other favorite red carpet redheads Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, and Julianne Moore. I decided to go dark for Rachel to wear on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet, but not black. When I saw this dark eggplant purple Georges Hobeika Fall 2017 Couture cap sleeve, column gown which features beautiful beaded fringe and delicate floral embroidery I thought of how gorgeous of a moment it would be on Rachel for her first Golden Globe Awards red carpet. It might be the model has similar skin tone and hair color, so it was easier for me to imagine, but I can really see Rachel really having a truly glamorous moment wearing this gown. Styling it with old Hollywood waves, matching Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ glitter clutch, a smokey eye, a burgundy red lip, a pair of matching Roberto Cavalli platform sandals, and Tiffany & Co. blue book diamond drop earrings would ensure that this look is perfection from head to toe.
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday January 7, 2018.