From today on forward we are in full steam ahead into the final 5 weeks of awards season. So far the red carpets have been very exciting and that is making me even more excited for things to come. Not all awards season red carpets happen in the US, and not all feature films that we have been talking about up until now. The GOYA Awards are the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars. It brings out the best and brightest of talent in Spanish film. It is always one of the red carpets every year I get really excited to see. We see everything from major couture moments to dramatic looks from Spanish labels. Spanish supermodel Nieves Alvarez is always on this red carpet. She serves moments in some of the most dramatic looks to ever grace this red carpet. She has worn Stephane Rolland Couture on this red carpet several times (including one that made the top of my Best Dressed of the Year list in 2013,) Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda, the first Ralph & Russo Couture runway collection, and Georges Chakra Couture. Most would put their bets on Nieves wearing another Stephane Rolland Couture gown on this red carpet this year, but I have been holding this red Georges Chakra Fall 2018 Couture gown which features a dramatic white asymmetrical ruffled neckline, a single sleeve, black waistband, a crystal embellished column skirt, and a dramatic draped overskirt and train for her to wear on this red carpet since it first came down the runway back in July of last year. She could definitely bring this dramatic regal moment to life on this red carpet and is really the only person I believe could sell this look to me as a Best Dressed of the Year worthy moment. A sleek high bun, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a red Yliana Yepez ‘Gaia’ resin minaudiere, a pair of red Aquazzura ‘Concorde’ peep toe d’orsay pumps, and vintage Bulgari diamond and ruby pendant drop earrings would all ensure that this is that absolutely major moment that I come to expect from Nieves.Color me shocked that since the kick off of awards season that we have not seen Chanel ambassador Penelope Cruz wear Chanel on the red carpet yet. She has worn Ralph & Russo Couture and custom Galvan London though. I wonder if she was saving her look because she wasn’t thrilled with the runway options available. While I wasn’t really thrilled with any of the off the runway options from thee Chanel Spring 2019 Couture collection for Penelope I did however love a lot of the embellishments and embroideries. So I took the 3D pink floral embellishments and fabrication from a more matronly look worn on the runway by Kaia Gerber and turned it into this simple column gown. Column gowns are a Chanel staple and Penelope wears them really well. I would imagine that she would be drawn to this very chic and feminine gown to bring to life on this red carpet. Personally I would add glamorous old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a baby pink satin Roger Vivier ‘Triannon’ crystal buckle embellished bow detail clutch, a pair of hot pink, baby pink, and silver Sophia Webster ‘Andie’ color blocked bow detail strappy sandals, and a sleek Chanel High Jewelry diamond collar necklace to really make this the perfect feminine glam moment for Penelope to bring to life on this red carpet.
The 2019 GOYA Awards will take place on Saturday February 2, 2019.