It’s that time of year again, when the ladies get fancy and the dresses get fancy and the middle aged moms of America start looking at their TVs with raised eyebrows — AWARD SEASON IS HERE!
Last night’s Golden Globes was fairly uneventful, as far as award shows go. Nothing too exciting, a few gasps here and there (one major gasp and I know you know who I am alluding to, girlfriend), but all in all, a tame evening. Gone are the days of a Bob Mackie headdress and even JLo has toned it down a bit (also, I know you know which bit I am alluding to, girlfriend).
Trends I noted last night were a resurgence of the mermaid cut (I am not a huge fan), great dresses paired with really, really bad styling, simple long hair worn tucked behind the ears, quilted, embossed and foiled fabrics, and, perhaps most sadly of all, 80s mall fashion that screams Dynasty.
One thing I really didn’t understand was the number of dress changes for our Middle Aged Mom co-hosts for the evening, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I guess I just don’t understand the need for all of that. They are hired, one imagines, not for their fashion sense or style, but for their brains and humor and wit and likability. The costume changes just distract from all those good things. You never saw Ricky Gervais or Billy Crystal knock back tuxedo after tuxedo, amirite? We love you for your brains and wit, ladies. Pick a dress and stick to it!
Alright, folks, let’s do this. Without further adieu, I give you my middle aged mom fashion commentary for the 2015 Golden Globes!