I have just a few more wishes I want to make for the 2018 Academy Award Nominees Luncheon. I am not picking looks for ALL of the stars nominated for this red carpet, but I will do that for the red carpet at the actual Oscars. Some of the stars this year like Frances McDormand, aren’t usually big red carpet stars and I don’t think that for this more casual red carpet that there will be much of a lewk.Margot Robbie on the other hand I am sure will serve a lewk on the red carpet. With a Best Actress nomination for her performance as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya I want to see Margot give us something really major on this red carpet and I think that this Valentino Spring 2018 Couture ensemble which features a mint draped bodysuit with a dramatic pussy bow and a pair of purple tailored wide leg pants is the perfect look for her to do just that. This is something that one wouldn’t normally think of for a luncheon, but I think that if anyone could sell it to me Margot would. I would ditch the runway’s coat, the event is taking place in LA after all, and add a pair of beige sequin Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pointed toe stilettos, a sleek updo, defined eyes, nude glossy lips, and a pair of turquoise and diamond Belladora drop earrings to really ensure that this look is a really major lewk. If there were a gun to my head and someone asked me what Octavia Spencer is going to wear to the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon next Monday I would say Tadashi Shoji. Now that is what I am almost sure that she will wear, BUT this is a wish list after all. I applaud the fact that Octavia has stayed true to Tadashi. He was the only designer that wanted to dress her back when not many knew who she was during her awards season run for The Help, but now the fashion industry has finally started to come around to women with curves and are actively trying to dress women with curves for the red carpet. Zac Posen has been one of those designers and I definitely think that this white Zac Posen Resort 2018 cotton poplin dress which features cold ruffle shoulders, an A-line silhouette, and a knee length would look very chic on Octavia. With a simple white cotton shirt dress like that I would love to see Octavia pair this look with bold accessories including a yellow lizard Tyler Ellis ‘Jaime’ clutch, a pair of yellow SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker ‘Bliss’ suede slingback pumps, and a gold hoop earrings. Chic loose waves, a daytime smokey eye, and a bold red lip would all add the perfect finishing beauty touches to this look for Octavia. Sally Hawkins has been giving us Dior moment after Dior moment on the red carpets this awards season, and I have this feeling deep down that is going to continue. I actually find it interesting that Sally and Octavia share the same stylists and they keep putting the two in the same brands over and over, interesting coincidence? Usually when Oscar nominations are announced the gown is the first thing that comes into my mind, but in Sally’s case it was actually the luncheon look that I thought of first. I immediately thought of this 1960’s vintage Oscar de la Renta silk printed dress with an ascot neck tie and long sheer sleeves. Sally in a vintage moment is usually really good and I think that this dress would definitely make for a really chic moment for Sally to wear on the Oscar Nominees Luncheon red carpet. I did add a pair of black Christian Dior curved heeled pumps in black suede calfskin adorned with a bee embroidered heart to keep her relationship with Dior going. Aside from that her standard hair and makeup that is all I would add to really make sure that this is a perfect ladies who luncheon moment for Sally. Finishing out my wishes for the red carpet is just one menswear moment for Best Actor nominee Timothee Chalamet. I know that I am holding onto very loose hope that Timothee will usurp the little gold man after Gary Oldman has seemingly swept all of the other awards shows. For the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon I went to this grey and red Prince of Wales plaid Alexander McQueen Spring 2018 RTW slim cut two button suit. Timothee is definitely a budding menswear style star, and I want to really see some great looks from him from now until the Oscars. This look would definitely do just that. I would swap the cream vicars collar shirt the suit was paired with on the runway with a white and red Alexander McQueen floral print button down shirt to add another layer of visual impact to this look for Timothee. Add a dark red Alexander McQueen skull print tie and a pair of brown leather Alexander McQueen brogues to make sure that this is is perfect for this red carpet.
The 2018 Academy Award Nominees Luncheon will take place on Monday February 5, 2018.