Angelina Jolie will be on hand tomorrow night at the Hollywood Film Awards which will kick off her Oscar campaign. The actress and director is, at least on paper, a shoe-in for a Best Picture and Best Director nomination at the 2015 Academy Awards for her film “Unbroken” that will premiere later this year. I am very excited because when Angie is nominated she knows how to be on point. I figure that will be the case when she shows up for the Hollywood Film Awards tomorrow night. I have saved this white Atelier Versace Spring 2014 Couture long sleeve gown which features silver beading and an open cut out back. I am sure that we will see Mrs Jolie-Pitt in more than one look from Atelier Versace as she has such a good relationship with the house, and they almost always make red carpet magic together. The collections signature headscarf would be removed as it just does not suit Angie; and a pair of white Saint Laurent pumps would be added to ensure that this is a perfect red carpet ensemble for Mrs Jolie.
With a slight misstep in Antonio Berardi at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Governors Awards this past Saturday, I am hoping that at the Hollywood Film Awards Hilary Swank will be back to her best as she really has been on a roll this year. I think that this Marchesa Resort 2015 pale coral sleeveless silk crepe cocktail dress that features a gathered neckline with draped rose detail at shoulder, peplum waist, and a slim-fit knee-length skirt with side slit accent would be the most elegant and glamorous choice for Hilary to make for this occasion. Stars show up in everything from short to long dresses for this event and I am figuring more stars will opt for shorter dresses this year. A pair of metallic gold pumps, a metallic gold box clutch, and a simple updo will finish this look off perfectly for Hilary for the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet.
Janelle Monae will be on hand at the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards as the house performer for the evening. The R&B/Soul singer is known for her masculine style of dressing always working a variation of the pantsuit for the red carpet. I am a firm believer in personal style but I am hoping for something a little more modern from Janelle at the Hollywood Film Awards tomorrow night. It is for that reason that I picked this look from the Alexander Wang Spring 2015 RTW collection. The look which consists of a double face compact cotton cropped jacked with knit mesh belt, white couture cotton tee, and double weave crepe high waisted referee pants with a mesh stripe down the side. I think that this is a sleeker look than Janelle usually rocks, as her looks usually consist of ruffled shirts. Her signature broach could be worn on the lapel of the jacket; add a pair of metallic silver Saint Laurent pumps and a bold red lip and this look is performance ready.
Keira Knightley, like many of the other ladies preparing for a slew of awards nominations, has been 100% on point recently and I am excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet tomorrow night at the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards. I personally really want to see Keira wear some color (other than black, deep blue, and gold) so I went back to the Elie Saab Spring 2014 Couture collection and picked this raspberry red long sleeved floral embellished cocktail dress which hits just below the knee. I love the vintage 1950s feel that this dress gives off and I think that Keira would inject some sexy modernity into this classic dress. A pair of gold sandals and a sleek hairstyle would ensure that Keira has the perfect red carpet look for the Hollywood Film Awards.
Prior to kicking off a promo tour for her 2015 Awards Season contender “Big Eyes” Amy Adams will be on hand at the inaugural television premiere of the Hollywood Film Awards. As this is the first televised awards show of awards season I am expecting that we will have some major red carpet moments on Friday. This Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture white cocktail dress that features stunning floral embroidery on the bodice and the start of the skirt is perfect for Amy. I would obviously have the skirt lined for Amy. Pair the dress with a gold clutch, purple pumps, a soft updo, and a light pink lip to ensure that this is a perfect look to kick off awards season.
Yesterday Julianne Moore kicked off the “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” promo tour in London and I am sure will be jetting around the world premiering the movie, but on Friday she will be on hand at the Hollywood Film Awards as a presenter. I would love to see Julianne wear this simple yet chic Valentino Fall 2014 Couture tea length black cocktail dress. The chic modern lines and sexy cutouts will help Julianne in her efforts to defy aging, at 53 she rocks the red carpet with more confidence than some half her age. Statement earrings in bold colored stones. a black clutch, and simple black sandals would finish this look perfectly.
I don’t know what has been in the water that Kristen Stewart has been drinking but she needs to keep drinking it because she has never looked better! I am praying that this stunning run will continue at the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday. As a face, and long time fan, of Chanel I am expecting that KStew will break out a look from the label for this red carpet appearance. I think that this black and white abstract print cocktail from the Chanel Spring 2015 RTW collection would be a perfect choice for the edgy star to make. This mini-dress, the only kind Kristen cares for, is sexy yet sophisticated and I think that it would look great on Kristen. A pair of black Christian Louboutin pumps and a red pout would add the perfect touches, oh and of course that signature KStew attitude, to make this the perfect red carpet ensemble for the Hollywood Film Awards.
Up last but not least for today I have this look for Reese Witherspoon to wear at the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards on Friday. The “Wild” actress is looking at a possible Oscar nomination and I am sure that because of that Reese will no doubt be on full form from here until that Academy Awards at the end of February. This stunning Giambattista Valli Spring 2015 RTW white organza crepe ankle length gown with a keyhole and organza crepe leaf skirt would be perfect. While I have picked cocktail dresses for the most part for the stars confirmed this gown would not make Reese overdressed as it is simplistic in style. I would have Reese style her hair in sleek old Hollywood waves and don a hot pink lip for the perfect beauty touches for this look. Finishing with a silver box clutch and a pair of hot pink sandals to ensure that Reese has a perfect look for the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday night!
It has been a very long time since we have seen Queen Latifah out on a red carpet. Well on Friday the Queen will host the television debut of the Hollywood Film awards. Having several hosting experiences under her belt; the People Choice Awards, the Grammy Awards, and her own talk show The Queen Latifah Show are just some of the shows on her hosting resume. When it comes to her style she defiantly knows how to clean up and I am expecting some stunning red carpet moments at the Hollywood Film Awards. On the red carpet prior to the start of the telecast I would love to see Queen Latifah wear this stunning white Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture long sleeved gown with an embroidered bodice. This gown would hug all of Queen Latifah’s famous curves and put her on the same level of dressing as the honorees and presenters. To start the show I would have Queen Latifah change into this jade colored Georges Chakra Spring 2015 RTW embellished one shoulder gown with a sexy thigh high split. Georges and Latifah have had a good relationship in the past and I am betting that at least one look during the night is designed by him. Finally we have this stunning sunshine yellow Jenny Packham Resort 2015 chiffon gown. I think that this gown is more flowy than the other gowns that I have picked but would imagine that this would look stunning as Queen Latifah works the stage for her hostess duties.
Of all of the premieres that “Foxcatcher” has had Sienna Miller has only attended the London and New York Film Festival premieres. I am really hoping that when the film closes the 2014 AFI Fest on Thursday that the British actress is on the red carpet giving us full on glam. I picked this army green Erdem Spring 2015 RTW strapless textured gown which features a center tummy cutout, which if her recent black crop top has anything to say about it Sienna would have no issues with. I think that while this isn’t a stereotypical glamorous moment that this has Sienna written all over and I think that with a sleek hair style, a pair of gold sandals, and a red lip that this would be a winning red carpet moment for the stunning British star.
Some light possible Oscar buzz has been buzzing around for a possible acting nomination for Hilary Swank because of her role in “The Homesman.” I am sure that has had some impact on the extremely strong promo tour that she has had with this film, she is definitely a front runner for best promo tour right this moment. Another Cannes film that will screen during the 2014 AFI Fest, it is a gala premiere on Tuesday, I am very excited to see what Hilary will wear for this premiere. I would pick this Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture strapless floral embroidered cocktail dress. This is a feminine beautiful elegant choice perfect for a gala premiere. I would have the skirt lined in cream because I do not see the 40 year actress wearing the bodysuit runway version. A pair of gold pumps, a gold clutch, and soft waves over one shoulder would ensure that Hilary has yet another winning look on this promo tour further solidifying her as the promo tour star of the year
Julianne Moore is leading the pack at the current moment for the 2015 Oscar Race to take home the Best Actress trophy. Because of this I am expecting to see Julianne Moore at the AFI Fest premiere of “Still Alice” despite it being the day after the “Mockingjay Part 1” premiere in London. Julianne will be able to rest over the December holidays but first we need to get through the final push is 2014. For this premiere I picked this stunning ice blue Nina Ricci Spring 2015 RTW crushed silk pencil dress with an symmetrical bodice. I think that this is a very chic ladylike option for Julianne who I am sure we will see pushing boundaries for what 53 year old women should wear. I would modify this look slightly so that the skirt would hit right above Julianne’s knees so that it would not make her look short and stumpy. A silver clutch, a pair of silver cage sandals, a slick parted tight bun, and a red lip would finish off this amazing red carpet ensemble.
At the “Still Alice” premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival Kate Bosworth delivered one of her best ever looks in head to toe red and while I do not think that this sugary pink Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015 RTW flared cocktail dress with white lapel style detail would even come close to that look I do think that it is event appropriate and would look stunning on Kate. Kate and Oscar had a close relationship, he custom designed her wedding gown and styled her bridal look, and I think that she will pay tribute to the late designer at some point on the red carpet. Accessorized with a white clutch and a pair of white Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals and finished off with a tight low bun and soft pink lip this look would do the late designer proud.
The 2014 AFI Fest seems to be a reincarnation of the Cannes Film Festival all over again but in LA. Seven of the major films that are premiering at the Fest got their first red carpet at the renowned French film festival. Lea Seydoux’s “Saint Laurent” was one of these films. Back then I thought for sure that the 29 year old French beauty would have worn a custom Saint Laurent creation for either the photocall or premiere but she shocked me, albeit only a little, by wearing custom Prada for both events in Cannes. I figure that she will once again be loyal to Muccia Prada at the AFI Fest premiere of the film next Tuesday and I think that this black silk ruffled crop top and pencil skirt of clashing prints from the Miu Miu Spring 2015 RTW collection would look stunning on Lea at this premiere. I mean they would look stunning on her anywhere but I think that the mix of classic, youthfulness, and edge are exactly what Lea needs for this red carpet. A pair of Prada or Miu Miu pumps dyed to match the blue in the skirt, hair worn down but pulled back to show the neck, and a red lip will just continue to elevate this into a perfect red carpet ensemble.
Marion Cotillard used to be a favorite of mine when she stepped out on the red carpet, her effortless French style always left me breathless. Since Raf Simons took over the reigns at Dior, which Marion is a spokesmodel for, her style has been less and less enthusiastic and varied. With that said I picked an obligatory look from the Christian Dior Spring 2015 RTW collection for Marion to wear for the AFI Fest premiere of her film “Two Days, One Night” on Friday. This look which consists of a white knit tank top and structured cream embroidered skirt would look very pretty on Marion and I would hope that she would make a glamorous statement wearing this on the red carpet. A chic Parisian updo, red lip, light smokey eye, a blue Christian Dior clutch, and black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals would bring about the perfect finishing touches to bring life back to Marion when she has been very lackluster as of late.
For the better part of the year the cast of “Clouds of Sils Maria” has been doing the red carpet pony show promoting the film, with no Oscar buzz surrounding the movie I am surprised that the production team is still pushing it. None the less from Cannes to the AFI Fest the cast of the film will be on the red carpet to promote the film on Friday at the Egyptian Theater. Chloe Grace Moretz has been rocking the red carpet this year showcasing her sophisticated youthful style. I am excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet at the AFI Fest. I think that this Valentino Fall 2014 Couture sleeveless completely embroidered mini dress is a perfect match for Chloe to wear on this red carpet. A pair of red Christian Louboutin sandals, a red lip, and old Hollywood waves would finish off this look perfectly for the AFI red carpet.
Kristen Stewart has been WERKING the red carpets lately. Gone are the days that I would cringe over the soiled major red carpet moments in some of the best looks from the worlds best designers. I think that Kristen has lost the pressure of constantly trying to outdo the last promotional tour that I am sure that she underwent during the “Twilight” years and I think has finally come into her own. For this premiere I picked this Chanel Spring 2015 RTW ensemble. As the face of Chanel Pre-Fall 2014, as well as good friends with Kaiser Karl, it would surprise me if Kristen didn’t pick a look from the collection for this premiere. I love the feminine white blouse with the pinstripe shorts paired with the thick gold belt and I think that this has Kristen’s name written all over it. Having shed her long locks in favor of a short punky do I have to say that Kristen would rock this look like no other. Finish the look with a simple pair of Christian Louboutin black pumps and a red lip and Kristen will indeed have another red carpet win on her hands!
“Inherent Vice” will be premiering at the AFI Fest with a gala premiere on November 8. I am excited to see this film premiere because like many of the other films being showcased at AFI it has some Oscar buzz around it, all be it as a dark horse but a contender none the less. Jena Malone is one of the cast members of this film and has been on a major red carpet roll this fall, with the “Mockingjay” promo tour and awards season just forthcoming I am excited to keep seeing Jena grow in her red carpet choices. For the AFI Fest I picked this stunning bright yellow Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2014 Couture layered chiffon cocktail dress. I think that this is pretty yet edgy and the bold color is something that Jena would rock the hell out of with her new red locks. I would just pair this dress with a pair of simple gold Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals, slicked back hair, and simple makeup to ensure that Jena is red carpet ready for the AFI Fest.
I have been really disappointed in Reese Witherspoon so far thus festival season wearing, while be they not boring, but almost all black frocks. I am hoping for some infusion of color come the AFI Fest premiere of “Inherent Vice” on Saturday. I picked this black Marchesa Spring 2015 RTW cocktail dress that features a slight sweetheart neckline with fitted bodice, a full tulle skirt, and floral embroidery throughout the bodice and vertically placed along the skirt in pink and green. This dress was shown on the pre-order site ModaOperandi with looks from the collection that took to the runway. While the base of the dress is black the pink and green floral embroidery elevate this dress into a stunning sweet statement that Reese loves to make on the red carpet. A simple pair of black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals, A light pink Edie Parker clutch, and some simple diamond drop earrings would accessorize this look perfectly. Throw on a bright red lip and hair styled in old Hollywood Veronica Lake waves swept over one shoulder and Reese will be back to her best.