Justin Timberlake may be bringing sexy back, but the stars at the 64th annual Golden Globes are bringing glamour back. There were so many best-dressed celebs, "The Szish Dish" had to add new categories.
Rating stars on the red carpet best-dressed list goes way beyond the gown, the hair, the makeup, the shoes and, of course, the jewelry. All facets must work together to create a flawless, head-to-toe look so the world at large will say, "Aha! So that's what a real star looks like!"
Angelina Jolie -- Her charcoal-gray, strapless gown was only the beginning. Add the delicate diamond necklace, the sleek updo, the soft smoky eyes, pale lips and a one-of-a-kind accessory, Brad Pitt, and you've got yourself the ultimate Hollywood legend.
Hilary Swank -- Her navy blue, spaghetti strap dress fit her perfectly (style note: Fit is crucial!), and the bow detail at the waist added a feminine touch. Natural makeup, 1940s-style finger waves and the diamond flower hair clip made her look, well, super-swanky!
Penelope Cruz -- Her fitted, black Chanel Couture gown was anything but basic. The fluttery ruffle detailing on the straps brought attention to her face, as did her Brigitte Bardot-esque hair. Instead of noticing Penelope's dress or makeup or hair, you simply noticed Penelope.
Drew Barrymore -- Drew's Hollywood royalty roots were evident last night. When she breezed down the red carpet in her pale pink strapless John Galliano for Christian Dior gown, all eyes were suddenly on her, despite the fact that several other A-listers were in the immediate vicinity.
Cate Blanchett -- A modern style icon, Blanchett never fails to impress. Her black lace, off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown with the asymmetrical hem looked even more sophisticated with her barely-there makeup and soft, tousled hair.
This purest form of fashion only happens when boundaries are pushed and risks are taken; and it only succeeds when the risk-takers don't look like they're trying too hard. Here, the success stories:
Cameron Diaz -- I still prefer her as a California blonde with natural makeup, but her dark hair and red lips did look particularly striking when paired with a one-shoulder white gown. The ruffle detail on the shoulder and the jeweled black bow belt were especially intriguing.
Sienna Miller -- Love it or hate it, only Sienna could pull off this look. I'm still not sure exactly where I stand on it, but her white and gold patterned gown had a gladiator-meets-goddess vibe that was substantially softened by her Heidi-like braided hairdo. Hair guru Oscar Blandi, who created Sienna's look, told me that she's one of the few stars who can get away with any hairstyle. "The Szish Dish" agrees.
Last night the red carpet style stakes were raised, and these women didn't rise to the occasion.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus -- First, the mustard hue. Mustard? Next, the length. While hemlines may be on the rise, it seemed inappropriate for a best actress nominee to opt out of a full-length gown in favor of a knee-length cocktail dress. Plus, the dress didn't fit. Every time we saw Julia, her bustline seemed to be in a different place.
Patricia Arquette -- Her unnatural coif and stiff strapless dress made this former Globe winner look like a…well, you know.