I’ve been so busy this awards season so far with my actual job and there have been so many stars to feature in my wishes that I haven’t had the chance to really write out how I would style anything. Since there are just two ladies on my wish list for the 2020 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Gala on Tuesday I knew I really wanted to write out what I want to see from these two beautiful ladies on the red carpet. Compared to an event like tonight’s Golden Globe Awards the NYFCC Awards Gala is a much more laid back event. We typically see simple gowns and chic cocktail moments on this red carpet and I cannot wait to see what Laura Dern and Lupita Nyong’o will deliver on this red carpet. So far this awards season Laura Dern has worn Erdem for the Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala, Giuseppe di Morabito for the AFI Awards, and Dries Van Noten for the BAFTA LA Tea Party. Not one of them is something I really love, but it isn’t the clothes that are ruining the looks it is the hair. We are looking at seeing Laura take the awards season train all the way to the Oscars, so I really need her whole team to get on top of their game like they did when she was on a winning roll for the first season of Big Little Lies. For the New York Film Critics Circle Awards where Laura is going to be honored with the Best Supporting Actress award for her roles in Marriage Story and Little Women. I have personally only seen one of these films and she was fantastic in Marriage Story, which is where I think her Oscar nomination will come, and so like I said I need her to be on top form. As I was searching for the perfect look for Laura to bring to life on this red carpet I saw this dazzling yellow liquid sequin Gucci Pre-Fall 2020 shift style ankle length gown which features a plunging v-neck and crystal embellished button details on the waist and thought it was an absolutely perfect moment for Laura to wear on this red carpet. Laura rarely wears her hair up, and on even rarer occasion in a sleek updo, but I think that would allow for the hair not to compete with the sequined moment that I feel Laura would own. A soft smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of gold and silver Gucci ‘Alison’ metallic leather platform ankle strap sandals, and dazzling Irene Neuwirth one of a kind tropical flower lapis and green tourmaline stud earrings set in 18k gold would all add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. I had a hard time finding the perfect look for Lupita Nyong’o to wear on this red carpet. I went through every cocktail dress and gown image I’ve saved from the last year and just wasn’t sold on anything. I did see this dark ombre rainbow Zuhair Murad Spring 2020 RTW draped v-neck gown which features a flowing a-line skirt. I think that this glamorous yet fun moment I think Lupita would definitely be drawn to this look. She loves color and a gown she can twirl in and that is exactly what this is. The glamour of this gown is perfect for someone receiving the Best Actress honor at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. A high bun of braids, dark navy smokey eyes, bold lips via Lancome ‘L’Absolu’ lip lacquer in Rose Talisman, a black snakeskin Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ clutch with a gold crystal embellished clasp, a pair of black oil slick holographic Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ ankle strap sandals, and Anabela Chan ‘Fuchsia Shard’ drop earrings which features intricately hand-set with laboratory-grown and created gemstones including two dazzling 12 carats fuchsia pink sapphires, pear-cut orange sapphires and pavé-set white diamonds would definitely make this an absolutely dazzling moment for Lupita to bring to life on the red carpet at the NYFCC Awards.
The 2020 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Gala will take place on Tuesday January 7, 2020.