Jewels, Golden Globe Style

A more laid-back cousin of the Academy Awards, the recent Golden Globe Awards nonetheless gave a sneak peek at red-carpet trends for the coming season. The Awards also showcased some of Hollywood’s finest independent thinkers, from Hilary Swank, who sported an enormous bejeweled flower tucked just behind her ear like a flamenco dancer who hit the lottery, to ever-the-convention-bucker Angelina Jolie, who wasn’t afraid to wear a full suite of jewels and pulled it off without looking too matchy-matchy.

To those who dismiss such trends with the “what someone in Hollywood wears doesn’t matter to my customer” line, we gently remind them of the chandelier earring trend; the colored-stone trend; and the long, layered neck-lace trend—all of which trace their ancestry to Hollywood’s red carpet.

The Golden Globes’ top trends:

  • Necklaces, especially pendants (Helen Mirren) or choker-length line styles with small Y-drops (Renée Zellweger)

  • Earrings, either oversize in wide shapes (Jennifer Lopez) or simple diamond studs and buttons (Penélope Cruz)

  • Bracelets, either layers of various sizes and shapes (Sheryl Crow) or one statement (Beyoncé)

  • Pear- (Angelina Jolie) and heart-shape (Kate Winslet) diamonds