Helena Bonham Carter Talks Fashion

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Helena Bonham Carter says fashion is all about having fun, and based on that statement, she likely has a lot of it. Her recent appearance on the Golden Globes was a fashion train wreck, but she did seem to be enjoying herself.

According to a report from People Magazine, Bonham Carter wore a rather interesting get up to the Golden Globes, and has been critiqued in the media spotlight ever since. She admits she’s made a “few fashion mistakes,” but feels she gets it right most of the time.

Helena Bonham Carter most certainly did not “get it right” at the Golden Globes. She looked worse than someone who pieced their look together from a dumpster. Even her hair was a mess. Her mismatched shoes, ill-fitting dress made from what appeared to be a combination of crinoline and plastic, and her garish makeup was nothing but a formula for failure–unless the whole ensemble was created to thrust her into the spotlight. If that is the case, she has succeeded.

Bonham Carter explains a bit about her fashion (faux pas) choices.

“Why not wear mismatching shoes? Who says we can’t? I was just having fun. For me, fashion is all about fantasy and putting unlikely things together. That’s what I love. I genuinely love dressing up.”

Ahhhh… now that hits the proverbial nail on the head in a rather hard manner. Helena Bonham Carter was playing dress up! Do you remember delving into an old trunk of your grandmother’s clothing from decades past? The dresses never quite fit and dragged on the floor. A shoe here, a glove there, a lengthy strand of fake pearls and you felt like you were a fashion icon–remember that? That has got to be what Bonham Carter was doing the evening of the Golden Globes.

Of course if one truly follows fashion, they will note that the runways in Paris are often laden with emaciated young girls in styles not much better looking than what Helena Bonham Carter wore to the Golden Globes. Yet their ensembles tend to stay on the runway. When they emerge into polite society they have usually been toned down a bit and paired with a few sensible accoutrements.

Helena Bonham Carter is far more than a fashion maven, however. She recently received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film The King’s Speech, in which she stars opposite actor Colin Firth. In the film she dresses in a sophisticated and demure manner, so unlike her actual life.

What did you think of Bonham Carter’s Golden Globes fashion tragedy? Would you take fashion advice from her?

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