Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2015 Academy Awards: Best Actress Nominees Wish List

Before I officially delve into the 2015 Academy Awards I would just like to take a moment and acknowledge that this is the 1,000th post on If I Was A Stylist. This comes right off of reaching 100,000 page views just last week! So I just wanna say thank you once again for helping me keep this blog going! And without further ado ladies and gentlemen I bring you the start of the wish lists for the 2015 Academy Awards, which take place in Hollywood on February 22. We have been continuing to fall in love with Felicity Jones all through awards season. From her Dior gowns at the Golden Globes and the BAFTA Awards and her Balenciaga at the SAG Awards, each look has personified glamour, sophistication and elegance. While I figure that a custom Christian Dior gown is in the future for Mrs Jones, as is a contract to be a spokesmodel for the house, I am going to pick a runway look for Felicity to wear for the Oscars. I love this Ralph & Russo Spring 2015 Couture high low ball gown covered in subtle embellishments and embroidery. This gown fits that elegant vintage glamour that Felicity loves to showcase on the red carpet. A pair of gold metallic pumps, vintage Van Cleef & Arpels diamond earrings, a chic up do and a bright yet soft pink lip would finish off this look perfectly for the actress nominated for her film "The Theory of Everything."
Julianne Moore is the one to beat thanks to her performance in "Still Alice." Having stunning in Givenchy Couture at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards and giving sexy its name in Tom Ford at the BAFTA Awards, I am really excited to see what Julianne wears on Oscar night. My main guess will be that her pal Karl Lagerfeld will custom make something from Chanel. I went back to the Chanel Fall 2014 Couture for my runway wish for Julianne. I absolutely love this feather and crystal embellished Chanel Fall 2014 Couture strapless bell shaped gown, but it needs some work to be red carpet read for Julianne to wear for the Oscars. First while I love the bell shape it would not look good on Julianne. Turning this gown into a column gown would make it much more red carpet ready and the feathers on the bodice would need to be trimmed down to accommodate for Julianne's petite frame. If Karl would make these adjustments for Julianne this would be a showstopping moment for the woman most likely to take home the naked gold man. Finish the look with an updo, something that Julianne has not done for a major awards show this season, a red lip, simple cluster earrings and a pair of very simple black sandals would finish off the look perfectly for Julianne.
Marion Cotillard is the surprise nominee at this years Academy Awards. I don't think even she expected the nomination. I say this because she wore the only Oscar worthy gown that was left from Christian Dior for the Critics Choice Movie Awards last month. Last year I started to doubt the partnership of Marion and Dior, but the start of this year has seen Marion back to her best. I think that this re-found confidence, and loads of risks, means that Marion is definitely one to keep our eyes on for Oscar night. After looking at the Christian Dior Spring 2015 Couture I was left with two options, either Marion would take a HUGE risk for her Oscar gown or Raf Simons will be custom making something for Marion. I am hoping for the risk. While a blue lace strapless tea length gown with a full skirt is far from a conceptual risk it is a huge risk for the Oscars red carpet where floor length is an unspoken requirement for any of the ladies nominated for their acting (unless your under the age of 18). Finished with a pair of sparkling silver pumps, a red lip and chic vintage inspired hairstyle Marion will have an ensemble that will be the biggest statement at the Academy Awards.
With silver Calvin Klein at the Golden Globe Awards, white Giorgio Armani at the SAG Awards, and then purple Stella McCartney at the BAFTA Awards I still haven't had a WOW moment from Reese Witherspoon on the red carpet this awards season. I am praying that when the "Wild" star steps out for the Academy Awards that she really pulls out all the stops. This salmon pink Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture ballgown with oversized crystal embellishments would be a statement for Reese. This gown is soft and classically pretty yet bold enough for a woman nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. Reese would HAVE to put her hair up in sleek low bun with this dress, she has been favoring leaving her long locks flowing but I am praying for her to put a little more effort into her hair for the Oscars. A clean barely there makeup palette, simple earrings, and a pair of gold peep toe pumps would just round out this Oscar worthy look for Reese.
The red carpet paved road to the Oscars has been quite rocky for "Gone Girl" star Rosamund Pike. It started off with a white Vera Wang at the Golden Globe Awards which really did nothing for her, followed by an avant garde Christian Dior Couture trapeze dress at the SAG Awards that was okay but again didn't really do anything for her, and then a black Roland Mouret gown at the BAFTA Awards that was perfect in every way but made me lust for her to wear color. I am hoping that Rosamund really gives me something to talk about, in a good way, at the culmination of this journey: the Oscars. I picked this Marchesa Pre-Fall 2015 ink blue cap sleeve sequin mermaid inspired gown with scalloped lace embellishment and a plunging v-neckline. I think that this is a modern way to nod at old Hollywood glamour. The silhouette screams silver screen siren while the textile makes it modern (with the lace adding a bit of vintage love). Barely there inspired makeup, her hair styled in a sleek straight bob, silver sandals, a diamond bracelet and a pair of dazzling diamond earrings will ensure that Rosamund really wow's me on the Oscars red carpet.

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