Next Monday (February 5, 2018) all of the stars nominated for an Academy Award will gather to celebrate each other in a more informal setting at the 2018 Academy Award Nominees Luncheon. Every year the stars get to celebrate in a casual setting the fact they they are nominated with their fellow nominees, before the voting kicks off for who will win.Allison Janney is my favorite to take home the Best Supporting Actress statue for her performance as LaVonna Golden in I, Tonya. With every red carpet that Allison has walked she has just gotten better and better this awards season and I cannot wait to see what that will mean for her come Oscar night. For the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon I thought that this red tone on tone Roksanda ‘Keanu’ silk flared midi dress would be a really chic option. It boarders on the edge of casual and cocktail and I think that is just what is needed for this laid back red carpet. With a sleek hair tucked behind the ears, a dark red lip, simple eyes, a metallic red alligator Tyler Ellis ‘Bridget’ clutch, and a pair of red Manolo Blahnik ‘BB Strap’ pumps this would be a perfect moment for Allison to wear on this red carpet. I was laying in bed watching the Oscar nominations live stream on my phone and when they came to Best Original Screenplay and they said Greta Gerwig’s name I got really excited, and then she was on the list of those nominated for Best Director and I lost it. It was shocking to me that someone who directed her leading lady to a Best Actress Golden Globe and directed the film that won the Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy Golden Globe wasn’t nominated as a director for said film, so I feel like she was completely vindicated through her Director’s Guild of America nomination and her Oscar nomination. For the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon I went to a really chic look for Greta with this orange stripe printed Emilio Pucci Spring 2018 RTW silk shirt dress which features a pointed collar, hidden button placket, and a handkerchief hem. This is such a chic casual moment and I think that Greta has the perfect kind of laid back glamour to really make it a beautiful moment for a red carpet. I think that loose curls, a simple lined eye, rust red lips, and a pair of rust velvet Chloe Gosselin ‘Helix’ crustal broach pumps all would ensure that Greta is bohemian glamour from head to toe.Over the course of awards season we haven’t seen Lady Bird star Laurie Metcalf wear any sort of print on the red carpet. That is probably because her stylist see’s print for her as something that is too casual, and I think that on gowns and cocktail dresses that is exactly right. The Oscar nominees luncheon is a casual event so I think that a print could work and when I saw this navy and ivory floral print Escada Spring 2018 RTW ensemble which features a long sleeve button up shirt and matching fitted pants I thought it would be perfect for Laurie. I think that the obvious choice for this red carpet would have been to pick a black wear to to work dress, which I think is probably the likely case, but I think that this look is a more suited for someone nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards. The perfect finishing touches for this look include neutral makeup, chic waves, and a pair of navy Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pumps.I am really looking forward to seeing what Mary J. Blige will wear on the upcoming red carpets. She has been bringing it to the carpets recently and I think that with her Oscar nomination that we will only see her continue to give major moments on the red carpets. Last year two stars brought couture to the day time with Nicole Kidman wearing Chanel Couture and Isabelle Huppert wearing Armani Prive right off the runway for this red carpet. I have a feeling that with some of the great more daytime options that were shown on the couture runways that we will have some great couture moments next Monday. For this red carpet I would love to see Mary give this grey Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2018 Couture sculpted suit a real red carpet moment. I think that the dramatic, yet sophisticated nature of this gown calls for someone with flare and Mary definitely has the flare to make it work. A sleek updo, smokey eye, red lips, and a pair of black and neutral Casadei ‘Blade’ Mary-Jane pumps all would ensure this is perfect for the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon next week. Last in this list is my favorite to take home the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Lady Bird, the gorgeous Saoirse Ronan. I just mentioned how there were so many great looks that could gear more daytime that walked the French Haute Couture runways last week and I think that Saoirse would shut the red carpet at the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon down wearing this Armani Prive Spring 2018 Couture ensemble which features a smokey mauve organza asymmetrical sleeveless top paired with gorgeous sequin embroidered pants. The look itself is such a chic statement that I think with a loose updo, smokey eye, nude glossy lips, and a pair of simple black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ sandals would all ensure that Saoirse has a perfect moment for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon red carpet.
The 2018 Academy Award Nominees Luncheon will take place on Monday February 5, 2018.