The Oscars are just four days away now and with each passing day I get another press release sent to me from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that gets me more and more excited. I have mentioned several times that I think that this year is going to be the most glamorous ever. From the stars confirmed to attend to the clothes that are coming down the runways of New York, London, Paris, and Milan there is just no stopping my excitement for Sunday nights red carpet. Last years Best Actress winner Emma Stone will be on the Oscars red carpet again this year as a presenter of the Best Actor award. Emma is always one of my favorites to see on the red carpet, but with her contract with Louis Vuitton in full swing I am getting really fatigued with seeing her in LV look after LV look. She was one who played with designers and styles, but with this Vuitton ambassador ship I am finding that none of her looks have been really memorable. That is why I bucked the brand for my wish for Emma to rock on Sunday nights red carpet. I totally think that Emma could take this black J. Mendel Fall 2018 RTW mermaid gown which features a scoop neckline, thin straps, sheer detail throughout, floral embroidery, and a fitted silhouette and make it a major moment. I don’t think that Emma has worn a silhouette like this in the past, but I think that it would be a really bold statement from her. Sometimes shape can make bold statements instead of color, print, or embellishments. I didn’t completely remove Louis Vuitton from Emma’s Oscar night ensemble adding a pair of black Louis Vuitton ‘Vanity’ platform sandals which feature a stunning interpretation of the Monogram pattern in glittering strass crystal embellishment and a statement Louis Vuitton High Jewelry diamond and citrine collar necklace. I think that with those statement accessories, a romantic updo, smokey eyes, and a deep red lip that this would be a really chic moment for Emma’s return to the Oscars stage.I was kinda surprised that Gal Gadot was announced as a presenter at this years Oscars since Wonder Woman was completely shut out. I am really excited to see what Gal will wear on Sunday at her first Academy Awards. She delivers really major moments on the red carpet, but also knows how to do glam and still let the focus be on the nominees of the night. I would love to see Gal snatch this black one shoulder Dolce & Gabbana Secret Show Fall 2018 gown which features all over crystal embellishments, a draped column silhouette, and a big pouf and a crystal embellishment detail on the shoulder off its Milanese runway and bring it to life on the Oscars red carpet. Dolce started showing these ‘Secret Shows’ the night before their official presentation during Milan Fashion Week last season and they tend to hold better red carpet potential. This gown is another perfect example of a statement making gown devoid of any color and I definitely think that Gal is one of the few who could really sell it to me on the red carpet. Style it with a sleek low bun, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black Dolce & Gabbana rhinestone encrusted sandals, and a selection of Harry Winston diamonds including small cluster earrings and an art deco floral spray cuff bracelet to really ensure that this look is head to toe perfection.Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Kelly Marie Tran will follow in the footsteps of Daisy Ridley and represent the film and present at the Academy Awards this weekend. She has been making some of the awards season rounds presenting at the SAG Awards and attending The Hollywood Reporter’s Nominees Night party. Her style has continued to evolve, and for her first Oscars red carpet I went back to the designer who dressed her for the London premiere of The Last Jedi, Bibhu Mohapatra. The Indian born, New York based designer has never had an Oscar night moment (at the ceremony or the after parties) and I feel like after some gorgeous gowns that came down the brands Fall 2018 RTW runway during New York Fashion Week that his time has come. I went for big volume and bold color with this fuchsia Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2018 RTW ballgown which features a sleeveless color blocked bodice with orange embroidery and a full ball skirt. It could be a really bold moment, but it has to be done right. I don’t want Kelly to look short and/or stout so the way the gown is tailored for her would be incredibly key. Where the waist line seem hits has to hit in just the right spot. I do think that her stylists Wayman and Michah have the people and connections to really make this look perfect for Kelly. A pair of matching fuchsia pink Jimmy Choo ‘Lancer’ strappy pumps, a sleek updo, defined smokey glitter eyes, a rose pink lip, and a pair of Jason of Beverly Hills ‘The Flower’ white diamond and pink ruby stud earrings would add the perfect finishing touches to this bold moment.One of the guys who I am really interested in seeing on Sunday night is Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland. The young actor definitely has a strong sense of style, and could be along the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Timothee Chalamet, and Ansel Elgort. I went for a really bold style for Tom to rock on Sunday night. I definitely think he could take this bold red Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2018 Menswear tuxedo which features black details on the collar, buttons, and tuxedo stripes. It may or may not be too bold for the Oscars red carpet, especially on a young rising star, but it would get people talking. I would style this tuxedo with a crisp white shirt, black skinny tie, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Charlie Me Flat’ in black agora leather with decorative broguing and a Loubi red lined lug sole to really ensure that this look is just statement making enough to make this the best menswear moment of the night. Tom’s Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star Zendaya is also presenting this Sunday at the Oscars. This isn’t the first time Zendaya has been a guest at the Oscars, but it will be the first time that she is a presenter. The last time Zendaya was on the Oscars red carpet a lot of controversy came when on Fashion Police Giuliana Rancic said “The hair to me on her is making her a little more boho. Like I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Or weed.” Referring to the fact that Zendaya paired her Vivienne Westwood gown with dreadlocks. I thought that was a chic moment, but I want bold style and glamour for her first appearance as a presenter at the Academy Awards this year. I usually don’t associate the kitschy glam of Moschino with the Oscars. I usually think of Grammy’s or the Met Gala, but when I saw this mint Moschino Fall 2018 RTW gown come gown the runway the Oscars red carpet immediately came to mind. Earlier that day the AMPAS had sent out a press released which announced a slew of presenters including Zendaya so when I saw Gigi Hadid take to the Moschino runway Zendaya’s Oscar gown immediately came to mind. I think the stunning butterfly gown that Zendaya wore for the Australian premiere of The Greatest Showman really had an impact on my decision to pick this gown for her to rock on Sunday night’s red carpet. The gown is such a statement on it’s own that the right styling will be pertinent to really making this a head to toe major moment. A sleek 60’s inspired updo, defined winged eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of silver Giuseppe Zanotti crystal embellished slingback sandals, and a selection of Tiffany & Co. opal, aquamarine, and tsavorite jewels would all ensure this look is head to toe perfection.
The 2018 Academy Awards are Sunday March 4, 2018!