Golden Globe glamour |

Golden Globe glamour

Laura A. Ball
AP file photoReese Witherspoon wins a Golden Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy for her work in Walk the Line on Monday. Witherspoon also wins for her glittery vintage Chanel cocktail dress, even though its the same dress Kirsten Dunst wore to the awards in 2003. The fashion house apologized for the oversight.

The most beautiful actress in the world can be wearing the most beautiful dress in the world and not be the most beautiful woman on the red carpet. Why?Each woman possesses an inherent style, a style which shines through no matter what we do or who we try to be. Fashion is fantasy, but the trick is believing in it. If the dress doesn’t personify one’s true nature, even the best actress can’t hide it.

From Gwenyth Paltrow’s creamy empire-waist Victorian Balenciaga gown to Reese Witherspoon’s sparkly vintage Chanel cocktail dress, the women of the red carpet took no fashion risks this year and leaned entirely on their inner whims. The result: confident beauty.

Golden goddessesThe look of the red carpet radiated old Hollywood glamour meets goddess with red lipstick, long sultry waves, plunging necklines and empire waists giving way to billowing skirts. Women were not afraid to be women.

Red, white and black

An ode to one of spring’s biggest trends, Kiera Knightley, Maria Bello, Felicity Huffman donned ethereal all-white gowns. Scarlett Johansson, Geena Davis, Eva Longoria and Laura Linney were red hot in their dresses. And Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Sarah Jessica Parker played it cool in all black.

Staff Writer Laura A. Ball can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14641, or

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