Superheroine of the Night: Lupita Nyong’o

I think this picture says it all:

SHE LOOKS LIKE SUPERMAN. Like, not even “if Superman were a woman of color she looks like Superman” she looks like Superman. Period. No caveat. The end. Look at that picture. Seriously.

Also she is stunningly talented and beautiful and I would cast her as any number of superheroes.

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Superheroine of the Night: Marion Cotillard

I glimpsed Marion in the crowd and I knew I’d found my Superheroine.

a photo of Marion Cotillard at the 2013 Golden Globes

a) She is so adorable. b) This is easily the most heroine chic look of the night. Now part of that was a lack of heroine chic (lots of blush and lace and pretty, little pow), but also:

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Princess of the Night: Lucy Liu

At her last big red carpet appearance Lucy was a warrior in flashy silver — and took Superheroine of the Night. At this year’s Golden Globes she pulled a 180:

a photo of Lucy Liu at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards

So. Pretty. Pure fairytale princess.

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Tilda Swinton is a Rock Star

Tilda Swinton ALWAYS makes a statement. The kind where I can’t call her just Tilda. She’s Tilda Swinton. Thing is, the statements Tilda Swinton usually makes are not universally beloved. Her look is “polarizing”. But this look…

How can you not like this? How can you not LOVE this?

Basically, everyone wants to be Tilda Swinton. If you don’t, you don’t matter.

In Which Stacey Keibler is Playing Along

I like Stacey Keibler. She owns her schtick. She’s pulled off “Leggy Girl-Wrestler” and “Star Who Dances” and she’s been a trooper as “Clooney’s Arm Candy”. I believe her when she babbles about being a tomboy. I sorta kinda think she’s cool.

But what the what is this?:

I mean. Here’s from the front:

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Heroine Chic at the Golden Globes

Heroine chic can creep up on you. I don’t expect many of our starlets consciously think “superhero!” when they pick their Red Carpet Looks…but I expect a number do think “powerful” or at the least “fierce”. These have that edge to them:

Dianna Agron. Look at that bodice. She told Ryan Seacrest she is wearing “laser cut swans”. (In related news, my new band Laser Cut Swans is making its debut this Friday)

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Superheroine of the Night: Emma Stone

Emma is on a roll with heroine chic. In her interview with E! she answered the (yawn) request “Tell us about your dress” with “It’s Lanvin. It’s fuscia and purple and has an eagle.” She was somehow adorable, sultry, and sassy at the same time.

But let’s break it down:

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Best Dressed at the Golden Globes: Catherine Zeta-Jones

First let’s cover the runners-up. Best Styling Paired with a Boring Dress:

Dianna Agron is so very pretty. But in this picture I really want to see more of the random press girl behind her. If she’d paired boots with that black dress it’d be so cute and heroine chic. Oh, right, Dianna. This dress puts me to sleep. But everything else is flawless:

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Worst Dressed at the Globes: Jennifer Love Hewitt

Okay, she wasn’t alone. I’ve already brought up Heidi Klum’s Bizarro wrap and Julianne Moore gave us this:

1. That colour does you no favors on the red carpet. Especially at that length (and it looks too long to boot).
2. This fabric saves every wrinkle and here they are on parade across her middle.
3. What IS that sleeve?

But maybe it looks better in motion, y’know?

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Other glimpses of Heroine Chic at the Globes

January wasn’t entirely alone. There was also this:

Halle Berry, who has appeared for both Marvel (Storm in the X-movies) and DC (sadly, Catwoman), picked a bunch of stuff out of her lingerie drawer and showed up on the Red Carpet. Which is absolutely heroine chic. And I’d believe she could beat us all up and look damn good doing it.

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