There are so many stars who are attending this years Academy Awards. Every day new presenters, performers, and guests get announced and I feel like we are in store for a really major night of glamour this Sunday. I feel like after an awards season filled with protest that stars are ready to let loose and really have fun with glamour this weekend. Ashley Judd is one of the most prominent faces in the #MeToo movement and I applaud her bravery. We will see her on the red carpet on Sunday night as a presenter at this years Oscars and I am really hoping for an incredibly beautiful moment on the red carpet. The last time Ashley was on the Oscars red carpet was back in 2001 and times have changed. In most of her recent appearances Ashley has worn ready to wear designs, but for her return to the Oscars red carpet I would love to see Ashley do so in a major moment. I feel like if she stepped out wearing this blueish grey Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture a-line gown which features gold beaded embroidery, a plunging neckline, velvet belted waist, and a feathered skirt that we would have this major moment that I am praying for. I don’t know if Ashley is going to go big or go home, but I definitely think that this gown would make for a beautiful moment for her. Add old Hollywood waves over one shoulder, simple defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of gold Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ glitter sandals, and Martin Katz jewels including a pair of champagne and yellow diamond drop earrings and an 18k gold and diamond lattice link bracelet to really ensure this look is head to toe perfection. I had a sneaking suspicion that Emily Blunt would be presenting at the Oscars when she perched herself front row at the Dior Couture show in January and then the Michael Kors show a few months ago. Dior is the obvious choice, but for Sunday night’s red carpet I went to the latter. I saw this black Michael Kors Fall 2018 RTW pannier dress which features a square neckline, a ruffle starting at the hips, and allover silver crystal embroidery as a cocktail dress, but my first thought was make it floor length and it would be the perfect Oscar gown. It was honestly any of the stars frow (Blake Lively and Zendaya) at the Michael Kors show could snatch this cocktail dress off the runway, but I feel like Emily was the only one who could make this gown come to life on the red carpet. She has the classic elegance and glamour that I know would really make this a major moment on the Oscars red carpet. A chic high bun, defined eyes, red lips, an emerald Tyler Ellis ‘Lily’ marbled plexi clutch, black Jimmy Choo ‘Betty’ crystal embellished sandals, and a whole selection of Harry Winston jewels including a pair of diamond and emerald drop earrings, a statement emerald and diamond cocktail ring, and swapping the crystal bow on the waist for a diamond and emerald brooch would add the perfect finishing touches to this look for Emily making it Oscars ready.To be honest I was less than thrilled when I saw Gina Rodriguez was going to be one of the many presenters on Sunday night. She doesn’t have a stellar track record, but I am hoping that on the occasion of her first Oscars as a presenter that she will rise to the occasion. I was originally looking for something simple for Gina to wear, but then I saw this deep red Badgley Mischka Fall 2018 RTW strapless, floral embroidered ballgown. This is a truly statement making moment, and I feel like if Gina really wants to play ball against some of the biggest style stars in the world that this is exactly what she should bring to the red carpet on Sunday. It would be total perfection with a pair of crimson velvet and patent leather Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Betty’ platform sandals, old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, matching crimson lips, and IVY New York ‘Cascada’ ruby and moonstone chandelier earrings. Lupita Nyong’o has always delivered on the Oscars red carpet, but it has been a hot minute since she’s been a guest at the Academy Awards. I am really excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet this Sunday. Lupita does color extremely well. She isn’t afraid of making a bold statement that’s for sure. I would love to see her step out this weekend wearing this red Rodarte Fall 2018 RTW gown which features a black sequin embroidered floral bustier with a sweetheart neckline and a black polka dotted high waist skirt with a full length ruffle detail and a center back slit. I saw the midi version of this gown in the brands Fall 2018 RTW lookbook (modeled by Chloe & Halle) and thought it would be a really great moment for Lupita. It’s definitely more of a flirty approach to feminine glamour than we have seen Lupita deliver on the Oscars red carpet in the past, but I definitely think that she would shut the red carpet down in this design. I would go full glam with a pair of red Francesco Russo stiletto sandals, simple hair, smokey eyes, bold red lips, and a selection of Ara Vartanian jewels including a pair of ruby and diamond drop earrings and a ruby and diamond cocktail ring to really ensure that Lupita shuts this gown down.Finishing off today’s wishes is a really out there and unexpected wish for the gorgeous Nicole Kidman. Last year I correctly predicted the embroidered nude Armani Prive gown that Nicole rocked on the Oscars red carpet. I don’t have the same faith I had last year in this years wish, but it would be a really major moment. I think that Nicole would shut the red carpet down giving us a glam take on menswear wearing this black Giorgio Armani Fall 2018 RTW suit which features silver, fuchsia, and teal crystal embellishments. On the Oscars red carpet lady pants are not really something we see very often. It is definitely a risk, but I think that with all of the fashion cred that Nicole has rocked over the last year or so that she could make it work. Bare chested with a sleek updo, defined eyes, pink lips, black satin Gianvito Rossi pumps, and a pair of art deco Fred Leighton diamond cluster earrings I know that this would be a truly major moment.
The 2018 Academy Awards are Sunday March 4, 2018!