Globes fashion: Nicole Kidman and the problem with neutrals & light colors


Nicole Kidman looked like hell last night, didn’t she? It’s as if she’s punishing herself post-Botox marble-head. Now that her face is back to moving a little bit, Nicole was like “Eh, I’m just going to run a brush through my hair and throw on this ugly off-white dress.” You know what killed me about the dress? It was seriously unflattering on her body – Nicole ALWAYS wears clothes that will make her look thin, and this dress made her look like she had (GASP) gained weight. Maybe she has gained some weight – if she has, seriously, good for her. But she needs to learn to not wear ill-fitting off-white dresses with waist bows. I would have thought Nicole already knew that!

Milla Jovovich… maybe I don’t “get” her, but I thought the dress was ugly, I thought her styling was boring, and I didn’t know why she was there. At all. She was just one big WTF? to me.


Megan Fox in Armani… more pink than neutral, but whatever. My mom thought her dress was really pretty, and maybe it was and I just can’t see it. Megan could turn even the prettiest dress into something tacky and trashy. She just has that quality – even fine couture looks like a stripper’s coverup on Megan.


I honestly didn’t hate Jennifer Lopez’s dress, I really didn’t. It was an interesting choice for her, and surprising covered-up and mature. It’s like… she realizes she’s in her 40s! Gasp. However, her makeup and hair was horrible. The makeup especially was just terrible.


ScarJo makes it onto our bad hair post, and our bad neutrals post. I absolutely hated this gown on ScarJo. So matronly, and it washes her out terribly.


Kaley Cuoco – I would ordinarily ignore her, but she presented and she was kind of adorable when she got to give the Globe to her costar Jim Parsons. The dress is kind of awful, though. Just the wrong color for a blonde. It washes her out.


Photos courtesy of Fame and WENN.

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  1. Isabel says:

    I can’t understand all of the boring neutrals from this round. They were taking over the place. Have any of their stylists ever seen pictures of such colored dresses on the red carpet? We could have dressed these women better!

  2. bros says:

    I hate kidman in white, and what was that loop thing on her shoulder? It looked like one of those 80′s hoops for pulling your t-shirt though to make a rad half shirt.

    scarlett looked like she was going through a divorce. definitely.

  3. Rita says:

    I sort of like neutral on Nicole because her skin is so light the neutral lets me see her. Bold colors seems to leave her invisible.

    @Crash2GO2- Where are you honey bunch, I miss you! Posting luv.

  4. tiki says:

    methinks keith urban borrowed some of tommy-girl’s lifts. look at the soles on his shoes.
    scarjo is one lightning hairstreak from looking like the bride of frankenstein with that updo.

  5. brin says:

    I can’t get over how bad ScarJo looked…her hair was hideous (both the style & color) and the dress was awful…total fail.

  6. Tess says:

    The color of Kidman’s dress wan’t the problem for me. I like her in pale ivory and off-white, as they flatter her natural coloring.

    I just think that she and her husband do nothing, in a visual sense, for each other. She makes him look like a pint-sized adolescent and he makes her look plain old odd. Like doesn’t she want a man with a little heft that she can hang on to?

    Hated Jennifer L’s makeup. Can we have a little contrast, please. She needed lighter foundation, brighter cheeks, and some lipstick that showed up.

  7. Aria says:

    I don’t see the apparently weight gain in Nicole. Actually I think her waist looks smaller than usual. Anyway, I hate the dress and that strange pin hanging from it. Milla looks good to me and she seems to have gained some needed weight. I totally agree with Megan’s stripper style. The rest are just mew….

  8. someone says:

    I thought Scarletts dress was beautiful, very girly,her hair..not so good. …and Megan looked great…

  9. Eileen says:

    JLo looks like she’s in a trance and she has that trying to take a crap look she thinks is sexy. Ugh- I can’t even see the dress with that face on top of it!

  10. Leona says:

    Ah, there’s our cat lady. God what did Megan do to her face? looks like she went psycho with the fillers.

  11. Kaboom says:

    Liked Megan, hate J-Lo with a passion.

  12. December says:

    Milla looked awesome.

    Megan Fox – WHY WAS SHE EVEN THERE!?!? She’s not even acting anymore for god’s sakes.

    Maybe the people were just trying to see if Megaon would go stalker-crazy on Angelina or see if Angelina would react to seeing her “look-a-like”. That’s my theory.

  13. Chicoulina says:

    I was shocked with Megan Fox!!She looks terrible!!!Anorexic in the face,OMG!!I couldn’t stop looking at her face and how ill she looked!The dress was soooo boring!
    ScarJo looked terrible too!The dress was too big on her.
    80% of the stylists last night should be fired!Such beautiful women with amazing bodies and instead of looking beautiful most of them look awful!

  14. lilred says:

    I like Kaley Cuoco’s dress & it’s cool she was presenting to Jim. I love the Big Bang Theory.

  15. Carol says:

    Actually thought Nicole looked good – one of the better dresses of the evening, which tells me how bad the dresses were this year!

  16. KJ says:

    I like Megan Fox’s dress actually. The detailing is very interesting and pretty, and I’m not a pink girl by any stretch.

    But can we talk about homegirls FACE?!

    Megan, honey, I know you’ll never read this – but STOP fucking with your face. You had a beautiful one to begin with, and you are becoming one of those girls who keeps trying to “improve” with plastic surgery, only to do irreversible damage to what was once a pretty face. Why is BAG letting this happen?!!

    ScarJo’s hair was shit. It’s runway hair, not red carpet hair. And the dress – I honestly like the color and I LOVE the beading, but I loathe the sleaves. If she had done a nice, medium width strap of the same material rather than those mother of the bride sleeves, it would’ve been a lot, lot better. The sleeves are killing me.

  17. Faye says:

    Scarjo’s dress looks pretty, I wish it was a different color.

    Megan Fox’s face looks more jacked up than usual, has she been doing stuff to it? I’m not a Megan-hater, but her face looks weirdsies. I liked her dress except for the rogue glittery strap. It would have been very pretty without it.

    And to JLo, call me next time, I can do make-up better than that. The hair, make-up, and sexy-face combo make her look…I dunno what the proper word is. I’ll just go with bad. She has a beautiful face and could look so classy, but it’s like she doesn’t know how.

  18. original kate says:

    yikes – did someone steal all the color from hollywood? milla confuses me too, kaiser – why is she there? don’t like her dress either. nicole…meh. i’ve seen her look worse. megan always looks like she’s just out of the trailer park. i like scarlett’s dress, but the color is all wrong and her hair is too severe.

  19. Jilliterate says:

    The dress Megan is wearing is kind of interesting, and actually sort of nice…just picture it on, say, Natalie Portman. Unfortunately, Megan Fox has this natural Porn Face which both explains why guys inexplicably find her generic looks attractive, and why everything she wears looks kind of tacky.

  20. Louise says:

    What happened to Megan’s face? I just watched Transformers this weekend and forgot how pretty she was. She’s giving Kim K. a run for the money for the “screwed up my pretty face for no reason” award.

  21. moi says:

    is it just me or are ALL the dresses horrible this year? (with the exception of (imho) the long sleeved, shoulder pads look. sorry, but I love it. it is dated, but isn’t that the point?)

  22. crtb says:

    I think when you have very pale skin, you need you wear color otherwise you look washed out. Milla Jovovich looked beautiful. And I liked Megan Fox’s dress.

  23. Amanda says:

    I am looking at Nicole Kidman’s picture and really wondering how anyone could think it makes her look heavier. The first thing I thought when I saw her was how thing she looked– thin waist and narrow hips. I am not a fan of pale colors for her either, but I actually like this on her. It’s elegant and she carries it well.

    J.Lo is a trainwreck. She is wearing a shawl! Her eyeshadow is white and matches her white dress! It’s like being in 8th grade and wearing blue eye shadow to match your blue shirt. Wowowow. J.Lo is bad.

    Could Megan Fox get any thinner? It looks like something is wrong with her- like her skeleton is about to fold in on itself and collapse under the weight of her head. Like the dress, though.

  24. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Love JLO’s dress the best, hated her make up…

    Megan Fox.. just no.. ewwww.

  25. Crash2GO2 says:

    Hi Rita, I’m here! Giggling at your ‘bushes are trimmed’ post re Helena. :lol:

    I think Nicole looks good. She has gained weight, I think she’s trying for another baby.

    JLo makes me want to slap her with her awful eye makeup and that stupid ‘mouth open showing her lower teeth supposed to be sexy’ thing. Doesn’t she know it’s only sexy when you have a short upper lip and you can see your top teeth when you do that?? Otherwise, you just look like your about to drool. Honestly!

  26. Jayna says:

    The only way Nicole’s simple ivory dress could have worked is if, instead of hair straight hanging down her back, that it would be all glorious and tousseled cascading down in front and around her face in the front offsetting so much pale skin against the pale dress. And also wearing red lipstick.

  27. Az says:

    I loved Megan Fox’s dress. And I thought Kaley Cuoco looked great – much better than usual.

  28. Kelbear says:

    Did anyone else see Kaley talking to Ryan Seacrest? He pointed out that she was wearing a diamond ring on her left ring finger that looked like it could be an engagement ring. But it’s not and she told him it was the only finger it would fit on. She knew it was going to bring attention to her. I like her but do not like the way her hair looked from the side or back.

  29. Ligeia says:

    this is an example of what happens when someone wants to wear a trend and has no clue whether it would look good on them. neutrals are in, but some skin tones just can’t pull them off. Jolie and Kunis understood that well, rest of the ladies not so much.

  30. Kim says:

    WOW! ALL of these dresses are TERRIBLE! Except Scarletts i sort of like BUT man does she look miserable (understandable since going thru divorce) but it ruins the whole look.

    Megans dress cold have worked but looked tacky on her. She needs to learn to pose with her arm facing back because the Marilyn tattoo is awful. Im not totally anti tattoo but this one is bad.

    Nicole looks awful. That dress is super cheap with that tacky bow and pin??? She is painfully botoxed as always.

  31. GeekChic says:

    I think Nicole looks lovely. I’m scratching my head to see how you think this makes her look heavier. To my eyes, the dress is very slimming on her (not that she needs slimming), and it’s simple and elegant.

    Scarlett’s dress is lovely as well, just perhaps on Dame Judi Dench instead of Scarlett. The color washes her out and it is quite matronly. I’m not even going to mention the hair except to say that the bride of Frankenstein comparisons are apt.

    I like Megan’s dress, but she looks so unhappy and borderline unhealthy. I wonder what’s going on with her.

    Kaley’s dress is pretty, but would have worked better if it had been a bit darker in color. That pale pink is really hard for us blonde girls to pull off successfully. I will admit though that it could be the harsh lighting that is washing her out and not the dress.

  32. Mairead says:

    I’m with geekchic as well – I actually like the (light yellow?) dress Nicole’s wearing and I even like the brooch (something similar needs to make it’s way into my jewellery box). She’s looking the best she has in ages and her hair colour is nice too.

    And I really must disagree on Scarlett – it’s all early 1930s Ginger Rogers, Virginia Mayo fluffiness to me and I love it. I’d prefer a more structured, red-carpet hair on her, but I don’t mind it.
    *Edit, I just saw more pics of the hair – I get the concept but the execution seriously let her down*

    The lovely Milla looks a bleedin’ wreck though.

  33. Ari says:

    Milla’s dress totally doesn’t suit her. She needed to wear Megan’s dress.

    Megan needed to stay at home.

    The rest are fugtacular.

    It’s like everyone’s stylist got the flu or some sh*t

  34. mln76 says:

    Who’s looking at Megan’s dress her face is so busted. Why would a girl in her early 20′s do so much to her face. She was really pretty back in the day. Sigh.

  35. Solveig says:

    I don’t get that “thing” on Nicole’s dress. Without that black ring on the shoulder it would be a nice dress, the colour doesn’t suit her at all.
    Milla’s gown is too “classy”, boring, but she looks great.
    Megan is beautiful, her face looks normal, the dress is fabulous.
    Scarlett can pull off that dress perfectly, IMO, she looks soft and classy without looking matronly or boring, or old.

  36. Tucson says:

    I hated the light grey that was worn (by Milla Jovovich & Julie Bowen)last night – it was tragic, since it isn’t a color that most people can wear very well, regardless of skin tones.. what were they thinking?

  37. Renee says:

    I think a lot of the problem here is lighting, at least that’s my impression of Kaley. She looked a lot better when she was inside and presenting.

  38. lisa says:

    Nicole and Keith had a baby daughter on Dec. 28

    credit People…
    Faith Margaret Kidman Urban arrived Dec. 28 at The Women’s Hospital at Centennial in Nashville. Faith was born through a gestational carrier and is the biological daughter of Kidman and Urban.

    Boy the gossip sites and tabloids don’t really know shit do they.

    Congrats to them..

  39. Camille says:

    @Crash2GO2: Actually Nicole and Keith have just had a baby via surrogate, so guess you can forget that idea. :)

    You nailed it Kaiser.

  40. Isa says:

    I remember when Megan Fox used to be pretty. :(

    Holy Hell! Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban had another girl via a surrogate!

    Also, I loved Jennifer Lopez’s dress. Her makeup, hair and try hard pose is horrible though!

  41. W.O.M. says:

    Nicole Kidman’s boobs mystify me. They’re so small they’re practically non-existent BUT they’re also saggy. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!

    BTW, Celebitchy Bitches, love this format of breaking down the dresses and looks down into themes.

  42. Dea says:

    Just in the news: Nicole and hubby has a new baby daughter by a surrogate mother. I knew Nicole is a little weird but keeping it so secret even when the baby is almost 3 weeks old… that is really something. Unless she waited to win Golden Golden and wanted to share the news at the acceptance speech. Still weird. Anyways, good life to the new baby girl – she deserves happiness.

  43. lexirei says:

    “Nicole Kidman’s boobs mystify me. They’re so small they’re practically non-existent BUT they’re also saggy. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!”

    So weird. I thought the same thing when I saw her in “Eyes Wide Shut”.

  44. Keith Cross says:

    This website is aptly named. The commentary is shallow and judgemental kind of like an inept online regurgitation of Mean Girls. Capote would never read this kind of slop and Gerard Butler would never date anyone with such a lack of grace.

  45. P.M. says:

    Make Kaley’s dress navy & I’m on board, loved the dress on Megan as long as I didn’t look at her face, for some reason she does manage to cheapen it. And Capote would not only totally read this “crap” but he would contribute.

  46. Trillion says:

    Au revoir, Keith. Nice not knowing you.

  47. Trillion says:

    Olivia Wilde (sp?) looked just about perfect and super glamourous. I thought there was a lack of pop and glamour in general but I do like the format of the show with the audience sitting around drinking rather than being in theater seats.

  48. Dhavy says:

    I think the problem is that all these women are wearing colors that are too close to their skin tones and it makes them look washed out (except JLo, she always looks stupid since she always tries to look half her age)

  49. jane says:

    Megan did not look normal. I literally did not know who that was Megan and wondered why I kept seeing pictures of this unknown person until I read the caption below the photos.

  50. jemshoes says:

    @ Keith Cross

    I disagree. :) CB is one of the few celebrity blogs where you DO find intelligent, informed commentary on issues like breastfeeding, mental illness, drink driving, plastic surgery abuse, etc – and a lot of regular CB posters are, from what they post, well-educated, articulate women and men. It’s why I keep coming back to this site. Sure, there are posts about fashion, hair, makeup, shoes, dongs, etc but think of it as being at a buffet: you take what you want on your plate, leave the rest, and head back to the table. And I enjoy the company at the table: the life experiences and stories some people share are invariably uplifting, inspiring, or heartbreaking, funny, and so on. We have fun, sometimes there are fights and sometimes we throw mud and stones at one another, but there are also lots of hugs and hellos. :) That’s why I keep coming back. :)

  51. Keith Cross says:

    @ jemshoes

    well said.

  52. Dea says:

    @ Keith – CB is among the few websites that does not censor people’s opinions. Not to mention names of the sites out there who claim to be for freedom of expression but the moderators cut off what they do not like. I have proved that by posting two different opinions and I did not violate the user agreements at all – I just wrote what I felt. One was published right away and the other one that was contrary to moderator’s opinion did not. Now as a reader and commentator I would never want to use sites that censor my opinion otherwise they should not use the blog/comments section.

  53. coconut says:

    i love these blush/neutral/pink/off white dresses. i don’t think they wash out the wearer’s skin, rather they set it off. why must all their clothes be deep tones??

  54. Jazz says:

    I kind of like Megan’s dress, and it really pains me to say that, but it would of looked so much better on someone else. She manages to make anything look trashy. And I hated ScarJo’s hair.

  55. ra says:

    “I kind of like Megan’s dress, and it really pains me to say that, but it would of looked so much better on someone else.”

    on Rosie Huntington.

  56. gabs says:

    Anne Hathaway was the winner of the night for me. Her dress was amazing. Kudos to rachel zoe this time.

    I agree that the neutrals were so boring! ugh

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