We are under a month away from the 2019 Academy Awards. Does anyone else feel like awards season just started and we are already half way to the end of it. We just have the Grammy’s, BAFTA’s, Costume Designers Guild Awards, and the Independent Spirit Awards standing between us and the Oscars, awards event wise at least. We will get all the nominees all together next Monday February 4, 2019 for the annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon. This red carpet is where the nominees go to do press and schmooze to win over Academy voters. Glenn Close is not officially the front runner to take home the Best Actress award home at this years Academy Awards and I am really excited to see what she will wear from here on out. She has given us all kinds of chic looks from designers like Armani and Ralph Lauren and I only want to see her continue to grow. For this daytime red carpet I went with one of the most dazzling moments that Glenn has worn in a while with this baby blue Elie Saab Spring 2019 Couture double breasted suit which features intricate sequin embroidery on the blazer and an asymmetrical draped detail down one hip. Glenn has loved a good suit, or suit inspired, look this awards season and I definitely think that she could bring this soft blue suit to life on the red carpet for this luncheon. This is one of the few red carpets where I think that Hollywood stars don’t stray away from wearing couture in the daylight outside of the Cannes Film Festival and I would love to see Glenn have that hot off the runway couture moment especially when paired with her signature hairstyle, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and simple gold Manolo Blahnik ‘Allura’ slingback pumps. Heading into awards season I would have expected that Lady Gaga was going to walk home with two little gold men at the end of next month, but if she is going to loose Best Actress to anyone I am okay with it being lost to Glenn Close. I still believe that she will walk away with one Oscar for Best Original Song and I honestly I am super excited to see what she will bring to the red carpets in the final push to the end of awards season. She was the only person on Sunday night at the SAG Awards to snatch a look right off the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week runways for the red carpet, and I am doing it again for the perfect look for her to wear on Monday at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon with this black and white Chanel Spring 2019 Couture ensemble which feature a white tiered pleated tulle a-line cocktail dress paired with a blacked waxed silk boat collar cropped jacket with 3/4 length sleeves. It has been a real hot minute since Gaga has worn Chanel but I was instantaneously sold that this was the perfect look for her to wear for this red carpet next week. I would totally go over the top with the styling adding a sleek vintage updo, thick winged smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Goyetta’ satin pearl broach embellished t-strap pointed toe pumps, and vintage Tiffany & Co. diamond and pearl cluster earrings to really ensure that this look is perfection from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. Melissa McCarthy has been serving chic looks this awards season, but I am still wanting something more from her. I know her stylist Chloe Hartstein, who also dresses Glenn Close, has been working with the online luxury retailer for women with curves 11Honore. So I turned to the online retailer to find the perfect look for Melissa to wear on Monday as the Oscar nominees luncheon. I saw this bold tangerine orange Altuzarra ‘Kat’ wrap style dress and was sold immediately. Melissa doesn’t do bold color like this very often, but I definitely think that she would really be able to make this dress come to life on the red carpet. It doesn’t take a big couture look to have the perfect look for this red carpet and I definitely think that this would be that bold, structured style moment that I am really craving from Melissa. Add chic waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of matching orange Bally ‘Ewa’ mid heel pointed toe pumps, and Marco Bicego ‘Paradise’ mixed stone and gold tear drop fringe double drop earrings would all make this a fantastic moment for Melissa to bring to life on this red carpet. Olivia Colman surprisingly skipped the SAG Awards earlier this past weekend, but I do expect to see her on the red carpet next Monday at the Oscar nominees luncheon. She has been a huge supporter of British labels on the red carpet since the promo tour for The Favourite kicked off, and I don’t expect it to change anytime soon. I think that we will see Olivia wearing British designers for all the awards events between now and the Oscars. She has yet to wear a Burberry look on the red carpet and I am a little surprised. I would love to see her wearing this black draped bodice Burberry by Riccardo Tisci Pre-Fall 2019 long sleeve midi dress. It fits Olivia’s chic no muss no fuss style and is the right kind of classic for her to wear for the Oscar nominees luncheon. I would keep the same low chunky heel pointed toe sling backs that the dress was paired with in the lookbook adding defined eyes and soft pink lips to really bring this look together. I will say that I was a little bit surprised that Yalitza Aparicio got nominated. The Academy really seemed to LOVE Roma and so I wouldn’t count her as a dark horse out to upset Glenn, Gaga, and Olivia in the Best Actress category at the Oscars. She has been gaining her red carpet footing thanks to stylist Sophie Lopez, who most notably dresses Kate Hudson, and I am very excited to see what Yalitza will wear for the rest of awards season. I went dark, but chic with this aubergine Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2019 long sleeve bias cut knee length dress which features a high collar and keyhole cutout on the bodice because I can imagine this color being absolute magic against Yalitza’s skin. I would style the look with sleek center parted hair, simple defined eyes, a cinnamon red lip, and a pair of black Nicolas Kirkwood ‘Annabel’ pearl detail chunky heel platform sandals to really make sure that Yalitza keeps delivering chic moments on the red carpet.Rami Malek is the only dude who I am making a wish for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon this year. He has been delivering chic looks on the red carpet all awards season long and as the front runner to win this years Best Actor award I am really interested in seeing what else he will bring to the red carpet over the next four weeks. I went for a great casual moment right off the Paris Fashion Week – Menswear runways with this Celine Fall 2019 Menswear ensemble which features a grey baseball jacket trimmed in black leather paired with a black and white striped turtleneck (that I think he should swap for a black and white striped t-shirt for temperature reasons) and a pair of black ankle length pants. Add a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Mortisky’ thick soled monk strap loafers and I would definitely be on board with this look from Rami.
The 2019 Academy Award Nominees Luncheon will take place on Monday February 4, 2019.