The Glitz, the Glamour, the Globes

09globesIt's AWARDS SHOW season!  We've dished about our intense love for awards shows before, and the Golden Globes may just be our favorite.  The show, which airs this Sunday, January 17 at 8 p.m. on NBC, is a sassy precursor to the Oscars with cooler fashion and a more entertaining show (and yes, we do actually watch the show). Like all awards shows, this one is all about the dresses.  We devour each and every bit of them, gushing over those that fit perfectly and float down the red carpet and sympathizing with those that, despite best intentions and an actress who just finished the Master Cleanse, completely miss the mark.

Why do women obsess over starlets in beautiful dresses?  Because (1) like celebrity gossip, they're a fun distraction from everyday life; and (2) for many of us, it's impossible not to - it's in our DNA.  After all, after high school proms, college/law school formals and her wedding day, what does a woman have to live for?  (Answer: other people's weddings)

The fashion at last year's 2009 Globes didn't get any better than a stunning Eva Mendes in Christian Dior (shown above, second from right - do I really have to tell you?).  Absolute perfection.

Below, a sampling of the some of the best from the 2007 Globes (as you may recall, the 2008 Golden Globes ceremony was canceled due to the writer's strike).  There wasn't a woman in America who wasn't infatuated with Reese Witherspoon that year when she debuted new bangs looking incredibly chic in yellow Nina Ricci.  And will anyone ever look more gorgeous than Penelope Cruz in Chanel Haute Couture? 07globesWe used to be those people who tuned into the pre-show beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday and barely wavered from the set, but the technology of DVR has allowed us to take risks and leave the house.  Just make sure you don't have any double recordings (i.e., repeat Jersey Shore episodes) set up that day.

P.S. In case you're into the awards themselves, click here for a full list of the nominees.