This Week in Awards Season: The Madness Descends

While we like to emphasize the positive in life, there are teachable moments found in the negatives as well. Now that the whirlwind of awards season is here, there are many positives to choose from. And there are some serious negatives that serve as a great lesson of what not to do.

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If Carey was a 50 year old ex-Vegas showgirl, this would be a great dress. But for a 25 year old English girl, it's ridiculously over the top. Sometimes, things are a risk because they can look silly and sometimes, they're just silly. This look gave me the giggles and made me want to shimmy, probably not the intended reactions.

17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

Diane is such a repeat offender that she has her own category, the Kruger. The pleating of this dress is not the problem, it's the odd and unnecessary color combination. The pale yellow halter just stops the whole thing dead in its tracks.

2012 People's Choice Awards - Red Carpet

Somewhere, there's a deep sea fisherman going "that's exactly the dress I would have designed." It makes me want some salmon but it doesn't help me like this sea creature of a dress.

W Magazine's 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Celebration

Are we looking at the future Mrs. Timberlake? With the ring MIA, it's still a mystery. What's also a mystery is why people are raving about this dress? I find it perfectly appropriate - for a 70 society matron. But for Jessica, it's just another in a long line of dreary dresses.

2012 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala - Red Carpet

I am usually a fan of Camilla's but confection is too much. If you're going for a neon color, then it has to be all about the color, with a subtle design. The geometry here, from the uneven bodice to the asymetrical hem are too distracting. Throw in the belt and I want to turn off the light.

2012 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala - Red Carpet

When feathers go bad, it's in one of two ways - either it looks like you're about to have your debut at Paris's Crazy Horse or you're channeling Tinkerbell. Rachel falls squarely in the second category. It's like a ballet-lovin' chicken threw up on her. If it had been just the bodice or just the skirt, that would have been fine but both are just a cuteness explosion.

37th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Arrivals

Does being an Olsen mean a predisposition to weird dressing? It's starting to look like it. Elizabeth's dress looks homemade. It's like one of those Project Runway challenges where they have to use random materials, in this case a tropical sarong and a black jersey T. At least she looks happy.

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January took a break from the red carpet while she was pregnant and now that baby Xander's a few month old, she's back. As is apparently her alter ego Betty Draper because I could swear that her character wore something similar on Season 4. This would be a great dress for a charity luncheon, in the 60′s, but it's not stellar enough for the red carpet.