2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards: Jessica Biel & Keisha Whitaker Wish List

Jessica Biel was, sadly, supporting her husband at home during the American Music Awards, but I am hoping that at the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards the lovely couple will take to the red carpet. Justin will no doubt look dapper in a Tom Ford tuxedo and I am hoping that Mrs Timberlake will wow just alongside him. If she dons this Christian Dior Spring 2014 RTW strapless bustier and cigarette pant ensemble I think that that could be a wish easily come true. Since attending the Christian Dior Resort 2014 presentation in Monaco back in May, Jessica has donned Dior twice once a custom leather dress and then a Spring 2013 Couture cocktail dress. This look would be elegant, sophisticated, yet modern and edgy. Finish the look with a pair of black, white, and yellow Christian Dior Spring 2014 RTW pointed toe pumps, a black Christian Dior clutch, a pretty pink lip, and slicked back hair into a pony tail will make for the perfect look for this event for Jess.
Keisha Whitaker was by her husband, Forest Whitaker’s, side during the ‘The Butler’ promo tour and I am sure that that will continue through the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards where he will receive the 2013 Tribute Award. For this event I would love to see Keisha wear this amazing powder blue Marchesa Spring 2014 RTW cocktail dress with 3-D floral embellishments. I think this dress is so sophisticated and lady like which is something that Keisha goes for when she steps out to support her husband. Finish the look with a pair of gold sandals and a gold clutch and Keisha will be the perfect arm candy.

2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards: Scarlett Johansson & Shailene Woodley Wish List

Scarlett Johansson had quite the up and down promo tour for her film ‘Don Jon’ which she is nominated for Best Actress for. An aqua Roland Mouret disaster in New York and too short and bland Saint Laurent in Toronto just lead to ugly looks from the star who I know has better potential than what she has. For the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards I think that this Stella McCartney Spring 2014 RTW black sheer over skirt cocktail dress would be the perfect look to help ScarJo get her sexy back. Finish the look with a blue Edie Parker clutch, a pair of black Saint Laurent sandals, and sexy old Hollywood waves swept over one shoulder and Scarlett will have the perfect sultry look for the Gotham Independent Film Awards red carpet.
Shailene Woodley has never been someone who’s style I admire because she rarely looks better than alright. Even though thanks to her role in the film ‘The Spectacular Now’ Shailene is nominated for Best Actress at the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards. I will say even though she favors the designs of Calvin Klein, each time that Shailene has stepped out in a design from a British based brand, such as Mary Katrantzou and Christopher Kane, she has always ended up looking her best. With that in mind I thought about what to put Shailene in for this event another British designer came to mind, David Koma and this electric blue and white Spring 2014 RTW. This dress is a modern take on a classic shilouette which makes it something that I have already fallen in love with. A simple pair of blue or white sandals and her hair pulled back into a tight sleek pony tail will make for the perfect look and one that would actually see her on the best dressed lists.

2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards: Lupita Nyong’o & Rooney Mara Wish List

Lupita Nyong’o is the woman I am most looking forward to seeing take to the red carpet, aside from Queen Cate of course, at the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards. The stunning Kenyan actress has been the one to watch since she arrived on the scene at the ’12 Years a Slave’ premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in a custom Prada gown. Since then she has wowed in custom frocks and couture ensembles for almost all of her appearances and I am not complaining. For the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards, were Lupita is nominated for the Breakthrough Award, I would love to see her wear this amazing ruby red Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture strapless cocktail dress. This dress is elegant and I am hoping to see her wow me at this awards show. I would complete the look with the matching runway pumps, a red Edie Parker clutch, and a bold red lip to ensure that I am completely wowed.
Rooney Mara is known for her black and white looks on the red carpet and I am hoping to see her step out of that box as she represents her film ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ which is nominated for Best Picture at the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards. This floral embroidered Balmain Spring 2014 RTW cocktail dress with a flouncey hem. I just see this dress as something that would look so elegant on Rooney and out of the box with it’s pastel color scheme. A pair of silver pumps and her hair slicked back would complete this perfect look for Rooney for me.

2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards: Carey Mulligan & Cate Blanchett Wish List

The road to the 2014 Academy Awards started back in October with the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards and will continue with the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards on December 2nd. Carey Mulligan is not nominated for any awards but her film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is nominated for Best Picture. As she isn’t nominated I think that this white Elie Saab Spring 2014 RTW cocktail dress with 3/4 length sleeves and sheer panels is perfect. I have been really conflicted on Carey’s style and I am hoping that I will love what she wears and if she wears this Elie Saab dress with a pair of silver sandals or pumps and simple jewels, and shock with a bold lip and I will fall off my seat in love with Carey on the Gotham Independent Film Awards red carpet.
As the first round of nominations come out I am already planning what I want to see Cate Blanchett to wear to the 2014 Academy Awards but we have a long way to go until we get there. For the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards Cate is nominated for Best Actress for her film ‘Blue Jasmine,’ which I am still dying to see. For this red carpet I am hoping to see the Queen of the Red Carpet wear this Andrew Gn Spring 2014 RTW one shoulder geometric black white and gold cocktail dress. I think that this dress would just stun on Cate as it is a classic silhouette but is still extremely modern and edgy. Finish the look with a gold clutch, a pair of black and gold peep toe pumps, and Cate will show why I call her the Queen.

2013 Kennedy Center Honors Wish List

I am so sorry to all of my followers that this post has come so late today but I have been very sick, but like they say in the theater ‘the show must go on.’ The 2013 Kennedy Center Honors will present this years production to Washington DC on December 8th and will be broadcast on CBS on December 29th. Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former president John F Kennedy, always provides the opening and closing remarks at the event. She has done so wearing some fabulous brands like Rochas and Michael Kors. This year I would love to see her wear this amazing Carolina Herrera Resort 2014 blue, black, and white gown with some red details. This dress is so beautiful and I can just see Caroline wearing it as the dramatic wall of honorees names rises and she comes forward to the plexiglass podium to deliver what she has to say.
The woman that I am most looking forward to what she will be wearing is First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Having won my heart at this event wearing Vera Wang, Naeem Khan and Peter Soronen, and aside from her gold Michael Kors lamé gown last year (which landed her on my worst dressed list) Mrs. Obama has always looked fabulous at this event. This amazing pink Vera Wang Fall 2014 Bridal strapless mermaid pleated gown with romantic roses and layers. I am so in love with this gown and hope to see it on someone at some point and Michelle is the perfect person to wear this gown. Finish the look with a pair of gold pumps, a statement necklace, and a statement bracelet and Michelle will have the perfect look for this event.

‘Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom’ London Premiere Wish List

On December 5th Naomie Harris will take to the red carpet at the Odeon Leicester Square in London for the Royal European Film Premiere of her latest film ‘Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom.’ So far the promo tour for this film, which has included stops at the Toronto International Film Festival, the AFI Fest, as well as individual premieres in LA, New York, and Johannesburg, and had been a wonderful delight of amazing looks. I am hoping that this being a royal premiere that Naomie will make an amazing entrance in couture. This amazing emerald green Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture strapless sweetheart neckline ball gown will be the perfect choice for this huge premiere. A gold and emerald Edie Parker clutch, a pair of gold sandals, as well as some simple gold and diamond jewelery and Naomie will have this amazing red carpet moment.

2013 American Music Awards: Miley Cyrus

 

Miley Cyrus is set to be a performer tomorrow night at the 2013 American Music Awards and I am actually looking forward to seeing what the wild child of pop music will wear for the red carpet. I will say that while Diane Kruger, Anne Hathaway, and Cate Blanchett are still at the top of clients that I dream of having one day, but Miley is also on that list because I think I get her but I can refine her style so that she doesn’t always end up on the worst dressed lists. I think that this chiffon printed Emilio Pucci Spring 2014 RTW maxi gown with a sequin embellished bodice is the perfect look for Miley. It is edgy and sexy with out being ugly and slutty. Finish the look with a pair of edgy high heeled black gladiator sandal boots with gold hardware and her hair styled in the fuax-hawk pompadour that she favors and Miley will have the perfect balance of fashion and edge.

2013 American Music Awards: Ciara, Jennifer Lopez, & Jessica Biel

Ciara is also nominated for a few awards at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday and will also be presenting. I am hoping to see the stunning singer take to the red carpet and wow me on the red carpet. This lavender Versace Spring 2013 RTW long sleeve gown might be ‘covered’ kind of but is still extremely sexy. The sheer panels and cutouts along with the chain details make it not your grandmothers gown. Finish the look with a pair of silver Giuseppe Zanotti peep toe pumps and sleek straight locks will make sure this was an absolutely stunning red carpet ensemble.
Jennifer Lopez will be on hand Sunday night at the 2013 American Music Awards as a performer and will also present the first ever Icon Award to Rihanna. I am hoping for a major DIVA moment from Jennifer on the red carpet as we have not seen her go full on DIVA in a very long time and we are due for a best dressed diva moment. Now many who followed the looks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival might take a different stand on the fact that I am choosing this black Stephane Rolland Spring 2013 Couture mermaid gown with a sheer section showing part of the leg. Paz Vega wore a different gown from this collection with the same detail and did not have the best result. What I say to them is that Jennifer has the DIVA attitude that was missing in Paz’s ensemble. Finish the look with sexy waves, a pair of black Christian Louboutin embellished sandals, as well as some amazing diamond jewelry and Jennifer will have the most amazing red carpet ensemble.
Having been the most supportive wife attending the Time 100, the Grammy’s, VMAs, Cannes Film Festival, as well as film premieres on the arm of hubby Justin Timberlake I am kind of excited to see if Jessica Biel will take to the red carpet on his arm Sunday night at the 2013 American Music Awards. For this event I think that this jade green Elie Saab Spring 2014 RTW gown is a simple yet perfect look for her to attend this event wearing as to not outshine anyone who is nominated including her husband, who will no doubt be wearing Tom Ford. Finish the look with a gold clutch, a pair of gold Christian Louboutin pumps, a gold cuff, and a pair of gold drop earrings and Jessica will be the best dressed plus one.

2013 Golden Horse Awards Wish List

Many readers will know that I love an Asian red carpet, mostly because we are more likely to see extravagant avant garde looks than we are on other red carpets around the world. On Saturday the 23rd some of the biggest names in Chinese film will gather for the 2013 Golden Horse Awards. Nominated for Best Leading Actress at this years awards ceremony Guey Lun Mei should go big or go home in this Andrew Gn Resort 2014 ball gown. This sophisticated yet still modern look, consisting of a black ball skirt and lime and yellow strapless bustier, would make for an amazing red carpet moment. Finish the look with a black Roger Vivier crystal buckle clutch and a pair of black pumps and I think that Guey would shine on her big night.
Sammi Cheng stepped out during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival wearing a glittering nude Talbot Runhof long sleeved creation, but to her disadvantage Heidi Klum had worn it weeks earlier. Also nominated for Best Leading Actress, Sammi can redeem herself with the brand by donning this Talbot Runhof Fall 2013 RTW blue and silver sequined gown with one caped sleeve. This gown is edgy yet glamorous which seems like it would fit very well with Sammi’s style. A simple black satin clutch and a pair of simple black satin peep toe pumps to keep all the focus on the dress.
Shu Qi is known on the asian red carpets as one who usually brings a very girly regal glamour to the red carpet but there have been a few steps out of that style for her this year and as she is nominated for Best Leading Actress at the 2013 Golden Horse Awards I am hoping to see a big bold look from her. Shu Qi is one of the few ladies that will grace this red carpet that has the ability to be loaned a couture creation and I think that this black Valentino Spring 2013 Couture lace ball gown would be a perfect choice for Shu to wear on the red carpet. This is a very sexy villainess look where as she usually would pick a sweet princess gown. Finish the look with her hair swept back and up, as not to take away from all the shoulder and neckline detail of the dress, and a simple pair of black pumps and she will have a look that would make her look like a sexy temptress.
Now the princess, or well should I say queen, moment will most likely come from my Queen of Cannes Zhang Ziyi at this years 2013 Golden Horse Awards. The stunning Chinese actress always thrills me when she takes to the red carpet because she has such a range of looks. I am praying to see Zhang wear one of the stunning gowns from the Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture collection at this awards show. This dove grey ball gown would look just like a second most glamorous skin on her. Simple diamond jewelry and a pair of silver sandals as well as a simple up do will ensure that Zhang will make it on the best dressed lists.

2013 American Music Awards: Rihanna & Taylor Swift Wish List

Rihanna started this year off really strong in her red chiffon Azzendine Alaia gown at the 2013 Grammy Awards but she has not been having the greatest style run going much more for a boyish grunge look, much thanks to her RihannaXRiverIsland collection. At this years awards Rihanna is a nominated for 4 awards, will receive the first ever Icon Award, and will be among the many performers at this event. With all this in mind I am hoping that she will step up her fashion game for the 2013 American Music Awards. This amazing sexy, yet still sophisticated, avant-garde Marchesa Spring 2014 RTW gown which is mostly sheer would just give me goose bumps of delight. This gown paired with a pair of Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014 bondage cut-out boots, a punky hairstyle, a collection of rings, and a bold red lip would just make me die for Rihanna all over again.
Taylor Swift has been trying, aside from her red Elie Saab at the CMA Awards, to look more grown up on the red carpet. I am happy for this because seeing her in overly embellished princess gowns was starting to get really boring, not that I don’t love them but they get stale when that’s all someone wears. For the 2013 American Music Awards, where Taylor has 5 nominations, I would love to see her step out in not a gown or even a cocktail dress but this nude colored Monique Lhuillier Spring 2014 RTW strapless embellished jumpsuit. I think that event though that if this were a gown it would be exactly the embellished princess gown I don’t want to see her in, but turning it into a jumpsuit brings this amazing (yet subtle) edge. Finish the look with a Charlotte Olympia perspex clutch with a nude pouch inside, a pair of nude Charlotte Olympia ‘Octavia’ sandals, a pink lip, and straight locks with blunt bangs to ensure that I will fall out of my seat with disbelief when Taylor takes to the red carpet at the 2013 American Music Awards.