Amy Adams In J Mendel - 85th Academy Awards Nominations LuncheonEverything was coming up flowers for the Oscar-nominated Amy Adams who flitted down the red carpet at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon, hosted on Monday at The Beverly Hilton in California.

The actress went girly and graceful in her exploded floral-print entrée from J. Mendel’s Spring 2013 collection.

The long-sleeve, ultra-”violet” frock could have seemed overwhelming. But then Amy turned to reveal the cool cut-out back; it was just the touch of edge this luxe day dress required.

As for the ubiquitous nude pumps, I would have swapped the Casadei platforms, which felt too weighty for this diaphanous design, for something closer to the runway pair.

To complete the look, Amy pulled her auburn hair into a low ponytail, adding softness with face-framing layers, and painted on a petal-pink pout.