Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

What Looks Will Shine on Season's Red Carpet

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

What Looks Will Shine on Season's Red Carpet

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The holidays may be over, but for lovers of pop culture, style and all things celebrity, the marathon of awards shows this time of year is its own kind of Christmas.

Tonight's 74th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles marks the official start of awards season and the road to the Academy Awards. For those who plan to play fashion critic from home, here are some predictions, trends and people to look for this evening and through February.

For the ladies: With a nominee list filled with fashion favorites (Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Ruth Negga, Emma Stone, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis and Lily Collins, to name a few) the Golden Globes are sure to give us plenty of trends to talk about. If last month's Critics' Choice Awards offered any clues, expect to see sexy peek-a-boo cut-outs, sleek neutrals, metallic accents and a few sleeved styles with plunging necklines. Plus, don't be surprised if some stars play with voluminous proportions, particularly when it comes to bold shoulders. Balenciaga, Jacquemus, Rodarte and Saint Laurent are some of the brands whose recent collections have included frocks, trenches and blouses with puffed, strong shoulders plucked from decades past.

For the guys: Hollywood's leading men know how to flex their fashion muscles, too. Look for double-breasted jackets, check and '70s-inspired suiting or something monochromatic in a rich color. For those who prefer to keep it classic, ditching a tie is one way celebs are freshening up the traditional black tux and dress shirt.

Natural beauty with a dash of glitz: If celebs take a cue from the runway, fresh faces and un-fussy hair will likely top heavy makeup and extravagant updos this awards season. At the latest New York Fashion Week, eye shadow, liners and dark lips were kept to a minimum in favor of a dewy, neutral look. Meanwhile, glitter and holographic lip colors (also dubbed unicorn lipstick) are having a moment. …

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