Oscar night is always one of the nights of the years I look forward to the most. It has felt like it was never going to get here and is here all too fast at the same time this year. We are less than a week out and I am really excited to see what everyone is cooking up behind the scenes right now for Hollywood’s biggest night. With it also being the middle of fashion month I am sure that while everyone is going nuts trying to get custom gowns created or snatch the newest thing as soon as it comes down the runway.I won’t lie to you I haven’t been feeling that Amy Adams magic this awards season. I know she has the potential to really WOW me, but she hasn’t given me anything to gasp over. It has honestly been a little while since I have really loved something that Amy has worn, and I want to see her wearing something absolutely glamorous on the Oscars red carpet this weekend. She is nominated for Best Supporting Actress and if anyone might upset Regina King it would be Amy (though I don’t believe that is going to happen.) I would love to see Amy deliver head to toe glamour and this bright red Elie Saab Spring 2019 Couture off the shoulder gown which features a portrait style neckline, draped pin pleats, a flowing skirt, and a cape like train. This was honestly one of the first gowns I picked for this years red carpet and I believe that Amy would own this gown in such a glamorous manner. I would style it with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of red Gianvito Rossi crystal embellished mesh ankle strap sandals, and a statement Cartier diamond and ruby collar necklace to really ensure this look is glamour defined from head to toe. Charlize Theron started the season out with nominations in the Best Actress – Musical/Comedy categories at the Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards. She wore her contractual obligatory Dior Couture gown for the Globes and dazzled in mermaid vibe Givenchy Couture at Critics. I can expect nothing other than a Dior gown from Charlize at the Oscars. I looked at both the recent Spring 2019 Couture collection and the Fall 2018 Couture collection to see if there was something presented on the runway I would want to see Charlize wear on the red carpet. But there wasn’t really anything. I didn’t really have any ideas based on those collections for a custom gown. So I went to Pinterest and put Vintage Dior Gown into the search bar. I don’t typically see Charlize as a vintage girl, but I was hoping that there could be something I could use as a jumping point for a custom gown. I found a black and white gown from the late 50s or early 60s that I fell in love with. I sent it to my photo editor and we started the process. I decided that instead of black and white I wanted to do silver and black which is where this strapless gown which features a black velvet bodice and a satin skirt and train came from. In my head the gown is a sheath silhouette with the train attached at the waist that trails behind Charlize. Now some might see this as something more suited to a nominee, but Charlize has never strayed away from the go big or go home mentality so why start now. A sleek vintage inspired updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of black satin Jimmy Choo ‘Kenny’ crystal embellished sandals, and a statement Harry Winston diamond collar necklace would all keep the classic glamour of this custom look alive. Last years winners in all of the acting categories are confirmed to be attending this years ceremony as presenters. I was wondering if that was going to be the case with Frances McDormand since she didn’t present or walk the red carpets last year, but sources say that she is going to be there. Now will she walk the red carpet or slip in the side door I don’t know. A year ago I felt like I had to pick gowns for Frances because she was going to win. This year I saw this green Marc Jacobs Fall 2019 RTW crystal embellished gown which features a turtle neck, long sleeves, and a pleated skirt come down the runway and she was the first person to pop into my brain. I think that thinking of high fashion when it comes to Frances all changed when she SHOCKED me with a Valentino Couture cape and matching feathered headpiece at the Met Gala last year. I think that this gown is perfect for Frances because it is the same shape as she tends to favor, but from a designer whom she hasn’t worn on a red carpet before and I think that with her signature short curls, barely there makeup, a pair of black satin Jimmy Choo ‘Santina’ crystal embellished block heel platform sandals, and simple Hueb ‘Spectrum’ emerald and diamond stud earrings that Frances would have another really chic and surprising moment on her hands. Marina de Tavira was a bit of a surprise nomination for me. We have seen the Roma actress on all of the awards season red carpets supporting the film, but this is the first time that she has been nominated for her performance in the film. The Best Supporting Actress category is definitely one of the ones who I think is a solid lock. I think that it is Regina King’s statue to loose, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want all of the nominees to bring their a-game to the red carpet. Marina has favored designs from Vivienne Westwood this awards season and I am almost expecting that she will wear another gown from the famed British fashion house on the red carpet at the Oscars this weekend. This dusty peach corseted gown in the brands signature draping from the Vivienne Westwood Fall 2019 RTW collection just came down the runway yesterday and I think that it will be worn off the runway this weekend at the Oscars. I would style this gown with a romantic updo, defined eyes, nude pink lips, a pair of gold Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Maeva Pearl D’ sandals, and statement Anabela Chan ‘Ruby Rose’ drop earrings made up of rubies, tourmalines, pink sapphires, and white diamonds. Finishing out day one of my Oscar wishes is Best Supporting Actress nominee Rachel Weisz. I have been waiting for Rachel to bring a Chloe gown to the red carpet all awards season and Sunday night is the last chance we have. We don’t really see Chloe send gowns down the runway so of course whatever she wears will have to be custom made for her. I found a navy long sleeve silk crepe de chine with a floral lace trimmed dress on Net-A-Porter and wondered what I could do with it. Sometimes in my messages back and forth with my photo editor looks can take two or three back and forth before I say okay. This gown had us go back and forth 10 times. I adore the final product with this sleeveless halter gown which features a v-neckline, a column silhouette, crystal embellished lace trim among the neckline and the front of the gown and a dramatic scarf train. For the back of the dress we were inspired by the red Alaia gown that Rihanna wore for the Grammy Awards a few years ago it adds that drama with a bit of sheer crystal embellished scarf and train. The gown is very Chloe bohemian from the front but the back of the dress is where all the drama comes from. The shape of the dress is already more dramatic than we are used to seeing from Rachel so I would just finish this look with simple navy Rene Caovilla ‘Evania’ satin crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, a romantic updo, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of simple vintage Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and sapphire art deco drop earrings to make this one of Rachel’s best red carpet moments EVER.
The 2019 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday February 24, 2019.