Glee’s Amber Riley (a.k.a. "Mercedes") wears Oliver Tolentino to the Golden Globes; Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mandy Moore wear Mo

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Amber Riley, 24, Glee’s feisty Mercedes Jones, wore a sequined dress by Pinoy designer Oliver Tolentino to the Golden Globe Awards held January 16 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Her one-shoulder gown was accentuated with a black studded belt and a pair of earrings she made herself. According to FabSugar Australia’s online poll, 81 percent of the voters loved her look. She is also included in Hollywood Life’s poll, with 4.36 percent of the votes as of posting time. The blog "The Fashionista’s Blackbook" raved about Tolentino’s piece, calling it "glambitious with just the right amount of the red carpet elegance." Just Jared said she "sparkled up the red carpet."

 

Riley at her fitting with designer Oliver Tolentino

 

According to Tolentino, Riley’s stylist went to his boutique on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood a few days before the awarding ceremonies. "She liked a lot of my gowns and the stylist asked me to make something. Amber approved the fabric and left the design up to me. For fuller bodies, the cut is extremely important so I personally made the pattern for her gown."

Tolentino added, "She (Amber) loved it when she first saw it. I think you can tell by her beaming face on the Globes’ red carpet that she loved the way she looked in the gown. I was very pleased and thought she looked amazing!"

 

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Meanwhile, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 41, wore a strapless emerald gown by Cebu-born Monique Lhuillier to the Golden Globes. "Coupled with some seriously sparkly diamond chandelier earrings, the look is pure Hollywood glamour," said FabSugar. Among the netizens who voted in FabSugar’s poll, 73 percent loved her look while 17 percent hated it. Ten percent were undecided as of posting time.

 

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Mandy Moore, 26, also wore a Lhuillier piece to the Golden Globes. The singer-actress paired the whimsical dress with Chopard jewelry, Brian Atwood shoes and a Jimmy Choo bag. Teen.com named her one of the best dressed women at the awards show, and Just Jared called her gown "gorgeous." InStyle.com said, "The deep bluish hue of (her) Grecian Monique Lhuillier gown accentuates her romantic brunette waves and peachy glow."

Moore’s movie Tangled was nominated for Best Animated Film.

For more on this story, log on to FabSugar Australia, Hollywood Life, Just Jared and InStyle.com.

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