The Academy Awards are just FIVE days away, and I am really excited to see what all of the stars are going to bring to the red carpet this year. I have been slowly excited about what the runways of New York, London, and Milan recently and I feel like some great custom gowns from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Armani, Dior, and Versace. I feel like the from the female stars to the men that this year is going to be the best Oscar night ever! Coming off of a major promo tour for Black Panther Chadwick Boseman will be one of the many presenters over the course of the Black Panther tour Chadwick gave major jacket envy with a statement Asian silk printed Emporio Armani double breasted suit jacket at the LA premiere and a black and midnight blue Givenchy velvet tiger stripe coat in London. On Sunday night I went to a more classic look, but something still elevated with this ink blue velvet Brunello Cucinelli Fall 2018 Menswear three piece tuxedo which features a shawl collar single button blazer, double breasted shawl collar vest, and tapered silk stripe tuxedo pants. This is a statement look because on the Oscars red carpet we tend to see men stick to black and navy silk tuxedos, occasionally a white dinner jacket makes an appearance. I think that if Chadwick showed up in head to toe velvet that he would deliver a really chic menswear moment on the Oscars red carpet. Keeping the white tuxedo shirt and black silk bow tie, and adding a pair of black patent leather Jimmy Choo ‘Axel’ derbies which feature silver-tone star and stud details on the soles would all ensure that Chadwick really delivers a chic, yet statement making, menswear moment on the Oscars red carpet. Jennifer Garner isn’t the most groundbreaking style star. She usually delivers very chic, but classic styles on the Oscars red carpet. (Though there was the unexpected statement Gucci Premiere gown in 2013.) So when I was looking for the perfect gown for Jennifer to wear on the Oscars red carpet this Sunday, where she will be a presenter. I would love to see Jennifer show up giving classic elegance on the red carpet with this black velvet Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 RTW strapless column gown which features silver leaf motif beading on the bodice. The gown itself isn’t something to write home to mamma about. It is a classic statement of glamour, but I know that is when Jennifer shines the brightest. I feel like with a chic updo, defined smokey eyes, red lips, a black DSquared2 jeweled clutch, a pair of black velvet Paul Andrew buckled sandals, and a selection of statement Tiffany & Co. ‘Blue Book’ jewels including a modern diamond collar necklace and a statement diamond bracelet would ensure that this is a really major moment for Jennifer. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors representative from the actors branch Laura Dern was someone I was expecting to be announced as a presenter for Sunday’s and of course she was. In the past Laura has worn some really chic gowns from Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti, and Rodarte. But none of them were really memorable moments. Over the last year Laura has been taking more and more risks on the red carpet. I went for something along the lines of her past gowns, but I think that Laura wearing this deep purple Zac Posen Fall 2018 RTW beaded gown which features a column silhouette, v-neck, draped back, beaded details, and a pleated skirt would make for a chic moment on the Oscars red carpet. Laura isn’t one of the stars who I expect really big and dramatic gowns from and I think she would be drawn to this chic gown for the Oscars red carpet. Add a burgundy Tyler Ellis ‘Lily’ marbled plexi clutch, black Aquazzura ‘Very Holli’ strappy sandals, romantic updo, defined eyes, burgundy lips, and a pair of Cartier diamond chandelier earrings to really ensure that this is a major moment for Laura. Tiffany Haddish helped Andy Serkis announce the 2018 Oscar nominations last month and I am really interested in seeing what she will wear on her first Oscars red carpet where she will act as a presenter. Over the course of awards season Tiffany has been a topic of conversation since people seem to view her performance in Girls Trip as one of the biggest snubs at the Globes and SAGs. I have to say that she might not have gotten any nominations, but Tiffany is definitely living her best life right now and I am really excited to see what she will bring on Sunday (from both her wardrobe and what will come out of her mouth.) I went for a glam, statement making look with this deep purple Pamella Roland Pre-Fall 2018 strapless gown which features a corseted bodice and a fully ruffled a-line skirt with a dramatic train. We haven’t seen many designers embrace Tiffany yet, but I am feeling that with her high profile and upcoming MTV Movie & Television Awards hosting gig I think that more and more brands will start to embrace her. I think that this chic Pamella Roland gown would be a dramatic moment, perfect for a presenter. It’s statement making, but isn’t something that would take away thunder from any of the nominees. I would style the look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, black cherry red lips, a pair of plum velvet Charlotte Olympia ‘Diana’ platform sandals, and statement Jacob & Co. diamond chandelier earrings to really ensure this is Tiffany’s most major moment yet. Last years Best Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis will be on hand this year to present the award for Best Supporting Actor this year. Viola is always a favorite of mine and I am praying that she delivers a major color moment on Sunday’s red carpet. After all the blackouts this awards season color is my biggest wish and Viola knows how to deliver color unlike most. She isn’t one who usually wears bright prints, but just rich, bold, punchy colors. So when I was looking for a really major moment for Viola to rock on the Oscars red carpet I fell in love with this aquamarine Carolina Herrera Fall 2018 RTW draped gown. The simplistic glamour of this gown is made extremely bold by the color of this design. I know that Viola would take this gown and really ensure it is a really major moment. A silver-tone metallic fibre ‘Celeste’ clutch bag and a pair of silver lamé ‘Lang’ sandals from Jimmy Choo, a romantic updo, defined eyes, red lips, and a selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewels including statement aquamarine and diamond earrings and a sculpted diamond bow cuff bracelet would all ensure that this is a really major moment from Viola.
The 2018 Academy Awards are Sunday March 4, 2018!