Today has been a busy race to kick off my 2018 award season wishes. I had originally only intended to do 2 sets of wishes for the 2018 AFI Awards, but when I saw how many glamorous women were in the ranks of this years honored films and television programs I knew I just had to add one more, and I wasn’t event able to fit all of them into these three! Of all of the award season events the AFI Awards are the most laid back being the only luncheon where awards are handed out. I am really hoping that all of the stars of the programs being honored at this year awards, on Friday January 5, 2018, to really help ensure that award season kicks off in such a major manner. Allison Williams has been working the hell out of the red carpet scene helping to campaign for award nominations for Get Out and has done so in such a glamorous way. While so far none of the nominations have specifically gone to Allison I am expecting that she will deliver a really great selection of looks over the course of award season to help campaign for the film anyway. For the AFI Awards I went for chic femininity for Allison with this ballerina pink ADEAM Spring 2018 RTW ensemble which features a scarf panel twist dress layered over a twist back knit sweater. Honestly Allison has always been one that really wows me when she goes really girly with her looks and I think that this would be such a chic moment on her. With her blonde locks in a loose updo, a daytime smokey eye, glossy nude lips, and a pair of rose pink Jimmy Choo ‘Saga’ wave trim pumps she would be the the epitome of feminine elegance.Emilia Clarke has kept a really low profile this year. She has attended a total of two events over the whole year and I am really hoping that she will return to the limelight next year and the AFI Awards, where Game of Thrones is being honored, would be the perfect place for her to make that return. Earlier this year Emilia was announced as the face of the Dolce & Gabbana fragrance The One, and as a brand ambassador one should expect to see her wearing a look from the brand. I did look at Dolce looks, but there honestly wasn’t a single look that I felt would be right for Emilia to wear for this event. So while I was looking for the perfect dress I came across this dark green trellis jacquard Emilia Wickstead Spring 2018 RTW dress which features rope-like straps with gold button hardware and a pleated full tea length skirt. This might be a little more formal than I normally expect from the AFI Awards red carpet, but I think that how it comes across would be mostly about how Emilia presents it. I think that with a loose wavy bob, neutral makeup, and a pair of hand painted floral Dolce & Gabbana mary jane pumps that Emilia would turn this into the perfect luncheon ensemble for the AFI Awards red carpet.With Dunkirk expecting several nominations over the course of award season I would think it is a safe bet that we will see Harry Styles on many of the red carpets this award season. After he took three of the ten spots on this years Best Dressed Men list I am really interested to see what he will bring over the course of award season. If he steps out for the more causal AFI Awards I think we will see one of the more bohemian and out there looks from the singer and actor. I think that Harry would take this yellow and purple paisley Etro Spring 2018 Menswear suit and matching knit collared henley would make for the perfect fun casual moment for Harry. Tousled locks and a pair of mustard suede Armando Cabral ‘Astor Luga’ derby shoes would really ensure that Harry oozes cool guy sex appeal on the AFI Awards red carpet. Insecure star Issa Rae loves color and print when it comes to her red carpet looks and I am praying that she brings major color moment to the AFI Awards red carpet. I think that this lemon yellow cotton poplin Prabal Gurung Spring 2018 RTW wrap front dress which dress features a scoop neckline, short sleeves, flared hem, side split, and a peplum detail at the waist would give that bright color moment that I am craving. While on January 5th most of the United States will be layering with sweaters and coats the LA weather will still call for summer wardrobe so this look would be the perfect thing to cheer those of us who will be braving the cold right up. I wanted to keep the color theme of this look going with the shoes, but wanted to do it in the chicest way possible. So if I were styling Issa in this dress I would hand her a pair of white Sophia Webster ‘Coco Crystal’ pumps which feature an embellished rainbow heel to really make this a beautiful moment.Mandy Moore has emerged as quite the fashionista over the course of the last year and I am really excited to see what she will bring to award season this year. I went or a very strong yet classic look for Mandy to wear for the AFI Awards, where her series This Is Us is being honored. I think that if Mandy stepped out on the red carpet at the AFI Awards luncheon wearing this navy blue Jason Wu Spring 2018 RTW sleeveless trench dress that she would just ooze modern glamour. I think that chic waves, a red lip, navy blue Givenchy ‘Antigona’ envelope clutch, and a pair of navy velvet, satin, and patent leather Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Veronica’ chunky heel platform sandals all would help ensure that modern glamour. Last but not least for today is Sarah Paulson who I would love to see step out on this red carpet to promote her latest film The Post, which is being honored. Sarah’s stylist Karla Welch has been all about putting her clients in vintage recently from Karlie Kloss to Tracee Ellis Ross to Kathryn Hahn. Of all of Karla’s clients one that vintage comes to mind rather often when I think of is Sarah Paulson so I thought why not put her in something vintage for the AFI Awards. When I saw this black vintage Chloé long sleeve dress by Karl Lagerfeld which features silver embellished arrows Sarah immediately sprung to mind and I think that going a little extra mile with this look. It is a little more cocktail than the usual look that would be worn for the AFI Awards red carpet, but I think that if anyone could make it work it is Sarah especially if she pairs it with a black Prada snakeskin box clutch and a pair of silver JAGGAR ‘Lane’ metallic leather sandals.
The 2018 AFI Awards will take place on Friday January 5, 2018.