We are now officially less than a week to the 2019 Golden Globe Awards and I am getting more and more excited about what the red carpet will bring as each day passes. The group of stars nominated this year is fantastic potential for major red carpet moments and on top of that there are just countless stars who bring absolute glamour to the red carpet that feature in the casts of the films and television projects that are being nominated. It is going to make for an absolutely major moment on the red carpet. I believe that typically we see about 200 red carpet moments on Globes night and I think that this year might be a little more. Now we kick off the red carpet wishes first with nominees. Alison Brie is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical/Comedy for her performance in the Netflix series GLOW. In the middle of this year Alison swapped her stylists from Cristina Ehrlich to Erin Walsh and I have noticed that I haven’t put Alison on as many Best Dressed lists since. She hasn’t been delivering really major moments and I am hoping that will change when she steps out onto the red carpet at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. The moment I saw this strapless gold Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2019 metallic gown which features a straight neckline, floor length, with a loose silhouette, and all-over embellished metallic embroidery scalloped throughout dress I thought of Alison and the Golden Globes would be a perfect place for her to bring this gown to life on a red carpet. It isn’t a big train or couture confection, but when a look is done perfectly from head to toe I know it can be a major moment. I think that this look would hit that status with a sleek updo, defined eyes, soft rose pink lips, a gold Edie Parker ‘Jean’ metallic lizard skin leather clutch, a pair of gold strass embellished Rene Caovilla mule sandals, and a selection of simple Anita Ko jewels set in 18k gold including a pair of diamond twisted hoops and an ‘Atlas’ diamond tennis style bracelet. Connie Britton isn’t someone who usually gets me excited as a style star, but she has been known to deliver really glamorous moments on the red carpet. So for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, where she is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for the Bravo miniseries Dirty John, I decided to give that glamorous moment I know Connie could sell to me on this red carpet. It was another case of love at first sight when I saw this navy Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2019 beaded halter neck gown which features a fitted bodice, high neckline, crisscross open back, and a column skirt. I saw this look after Globe nominations came out so I already had the nominees in the back of my mind so the moment I saw this chic column gown I knew it was the perfect fit for Connie. One of my favorite moments Connie has ever brought to the red carpet has come from Naeem back in 2013 at the Emmy Awards. This gown is very different from that one but it does satisfy my love of redheads in blue and I really do believe that Connie could really sell this look to me on the red carpet especially if paired with old Hollywood waves, simple defined eyes, red lips, a cobalt blue Judith Leiber Couture ‘Cayman’ crocodile leather box clutch, navy Gianvito Rossi suede cutout d’Orsay sandals, and a pair of Hueb ‘Botanica’ diamond and tanzanite ear crawler earrings.Emily Blunt has been on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet three times, once in Dolce & Gabbana and twice in Michael Kors. I won’t lie I was very tempted to create a custom Michael Kors gown for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy nominee to rock on the Globes red carpet again this year, but I decided to give her a couture moment instead. She has some stiff competition from other favorites including Olivia Colman and Constance Wu in this category, but I still think that Emily is one of the top contenders to take home this trophy this year. So I wanted to do something that would be perfect with a Globe. Enter this chic red Valentino Fall 2018 Couture draped goddess gown which features a halter neck, flowing bodice, keyhole cutout, pleated skirt, and a cape like silhouette. It was another case of love at first sight. This time it came though when I was searching for gowns for Emily to wear for this red carpet specifically. Emily has only worn Valentino on the red carpet once before, and it definitely wasn’t my favorite look from her, but I think think that this gown would definitely fit her aesthetic perfectly and be a really chic look on this red carpet. A romantic updo, defined eyes, matching red lips, a pair of red velvet Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pointed toe pumps, and vintage Cartier diamond and ruby cluster earrings all would perfectly compliment this romantic look. I won’t lie to you, and I may be biased, but I definitely think that Lady Gaga has the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama trophy on lock. She is one of my top contenders to ride awards season all the way to an Oscar. The Hollywood Foreign Press, who vote and present the Golden Globes, loves her and I definitely think that she will most likely walk home with two Globes again on Sunday night (she’s also nominated for Best Original Song for “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. I have been dreaming of gowns for Gaga to wear during Awards Season since that first Valentino Couture moment at the Venice Film Festival. She has shown her love for Heidi Slimane’s debut at Celine having been the first to wear anything from the collection debuting his new signature bag before the collection even walked the runway. She was also the only celeb who was seated front row at the show. I decided to take a dazzling silver cape neck crystal mini dress from the Celine Spring 2019 RTW collection and have it customized into a very glamorous gown with a dramatic train for Gaga to rock on this red carpet. Since this collection was only short dresses I knew that there would have to be modifications made for an awards red carpet and when I knew that Gaga was a lock for the nomination I sent my photo editor this dress and told her exactly what I wanted. She turned my vision into a reality. I get distinct 60’s vibes from this gown so I would go almost retro glam with the styling of this look adding an updo inspired by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (even adding a vintage Harry Winston diamond crescent brooch in place of Audrey’s tiara,) bold black and silver winged eyes, red lips, a pair of silver Christian Louboutin ‘Very Strass’ PVC platform peep toe pumps, and more Harry Winston diamonds including cluster earrings (with subtle drops) and a starburst cuff bracelet to really hit home the glamour of this ensemble, Olivia Colman is another front runner for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy for her performance in The Favourite and I am really interested in seeing what she will bring to the red carpet over the course of awards season so far. We have seen Olivia only wearing British designers on the red carpet so far during the promo tour for the film, and I have been continuing that with my wishes. Until now. While I have been loving those British brands on the red carpet I decided I wanted to see Olivia bring this dark wine red velvet Azzedine Alaia Fall 2018 RTW gown which features cap sleeves, a round neckline, belted waist, and an a-line skirt to line on the Golden Globes red carpet. Alaia is definitely one of the riskier choices because the brand isn’t exactly known for dressing stars on the red carpet, and those it does are usually from a small pool of stars. I however definitely think that on Olivia this velvet gown would be a very regal moment. I don’t see her being one that will push boundaries of style or size on the red carpet and I definitely think that this glamorous gown would definitely fit the aesthetic that Olivia brings to the red carpet especially with her signature pixie cut, defined eyes, soft pink lips, black Jimmy Choo ‘Lucy’ half d-Orsay suede pumps, and vintage Fred Leighton art deco briolette diamond earrings. Regina King is nominated for two awards at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for If Beale Street Could Talk and Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film. I have this inkling feeling that Regina is about to sweep awards season in that Best Supporting Category all the way to the Oscars, even without a SAG nomination. I have had such a hard time picking looks for Regina because she hasn’t really been one of the people who I particularly enjoy seeing on the red carpet. She tends to do looks that are overcooked, too twee, or ill fitting (or a combination of any of those three) from designers I have usually never heard of. I am praying that over the course of the next week that I will start to get more of a feel for what kind of look she and her stylists Wayman and Michah are going to be cooking up this awards season. I have given a wide range of designers for her to deliver on awards season red carpets. This red Tadashi Shoji Pre-Fall 2019 princess gown is definitely not on the same tier of designer like the Dior I picked for Regina to wear for the AFI Awards, but when I saw this gown I thought it would be perfect for her to deliver on the red carpet at the Golden Globes. I love this sleeveless gown which features intricate tonal embroidery on the bodice and a tiered ombré a-line skirt and I definitely think that it is the perfect option for the front runner to take home a major award should wear. I would modify the gown just a bit to have a sweeping dramatic train, because like I always say #WhenInDoubtBeExtra. A sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of red Rene Caovilla crisscross crystal embellished satin sandals, and Maxior ‘Moment’ rhodolite grenade, white topaz, and diamond cluster earrings all would really ensure that this is a winning moment from head to toe.
The 2019 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday January 6, 2019.