#TIFF2015: "Into the Forest," "Ville-Marie," & "Endorphine" Premieres Wish List

We haven’t seen much of Evan Rachel Wood on the red carpet recently and I am hoping that when “Into the Forest” premieres at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival next month that she rocks the red carpet. I am not going to pull Evan from her comfort zone of black gowns, because she works them so well, but this Elie Saab Resort 2016 gown which features a halter neckline with linear embroidered beading on the bodice and an a-line silk crepe georgette skirt would look so elegantly sexy on Evan. The gown is covered up but the sheerness of the embroidered bodice, the open back and the thigh high slit add just enough sex appeal to make this a drop dead look for a TIFF Premiere. I would finish the look with a pair of black Gucci sandals, a black and gold Edie Parker clutch, a red lip, and a vintage inspired hairstyle to ensure that Evan kills this red carpet premiere.
Monica Bellucci is usually a bit of a snooze for me on the red carpet. The Italian model turned actress is forever loyal to Dolce & Gabbana tends to look the same on every red carpet. I am not expecting much from her at the TIFF premiere of “Ville-Marie” but I think that this red Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 Alta-Moda off the shoulder sheath dress would be slightly different from the completely covered looks that we are used to seeing on Monica. Now with that being said, if Monica wants to wear her favored sheer black pantyhose with this dress and clodhopper black pumps she should just stick with what she knows best. This look calls for a pair of red pumps (preferably the runway shoes), a red clutch (not 100% necissary), a pair of gold drop earrings and a red lip to ensure that this is something sexy yet refined for Monica on the TIFF red carpet.
We were first introduced to 15 year old actress Sophie Nelisse last year when she burst onto the scene with the film “The Book Thief.” We are going to see Sophie present her latest film “Endorphine” at the Toronto International Film Festival. I am excited to see what she will wear because in a time where young actresses are ready to look so mature so quick I am hoping that Sophie will look sweet and age appropriate. I picked this floral embroidered Monique Lhuillier Resort 2016 high low gown with an illusion neckline. I think that this is a perfect look for a 15 year old girl to wear for a movie premiere red carpet during TIFF. A pair of yellow sandals, a pink lip, and some simple earrings would finish this look off perfectly ensuring that Sophie has a look that is event and age approriate.
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#TIFF2015: "Trumbo" & "The Lobster" Premieres Wish List

Hi everyone! I am sorry yet again for neglecting the site. I have a bunch of stuff in drafts that is ready to be written but with my move of homes and then my move back to and starting my senior semester of college I have just been so busy that I haven’t really had a chance to do any writing. I will keep on top of things for the rest of the year from here on out. Lots of big things coming up in the next few weeks and I am excited to be able to share my thoughts on them with you. The Toronto International Film Festival is one of these events and I am excited to see Elle Fanning is on the excepted stars to appear list for her film “Trumbo.” Elle’s style has been slowly growing on me, although she is still hit or miss I find myself liking more and more of her choices as she grows up. For this premiere I would love to see Elle wear this sweet Giambattista Valli Fall 2015 RTW floral organza ruffled cocktail dress which features a sheath silhouette with a ruffled mock neck, a floral lace appliqued bib, & flared cuffs. I think this 60s mod style dress is perfect for a 17 year old actress. Finished with a pair of pink pumps & pulled back hair this could be a hit for Elle’s red carpet portfolio.
At 70 Helen Mirren still knows how to bring the sexy to the red carpet in a chic and sophisticated way. I am looking forward to seeing what her offerings at the Toronto International Film Festival will be. I picked this indigo Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2016 long sleeve fit and flare dress with a rounded neckline and ankle length hemline. I think that despite being so covered that this dress just exudes sophisticated sex appeal and Helen would make this look just as sultry as the model. A pair of black peep or pointed toe pumps and a pair of diamond cluster earring would ensure that Helen delivers on the “Trumbo” premiere red carpet.
Lea Seydoux is going to be a very busy woman on the promotional tours this fall. “The Lobster,” which first premiered at Cannes in May, and “Spectre” are both going to have a lot of stops for the French actress. If anyone can handle the pressure of delivering good look after good look it is definitely going to be Lea. Mostly loyal to Prada and Miu Miu, I am hoping that Lea will step out in other designers as well. Recently if Lea hasn’t worn Prada/Miu Miu she has been spotted out in Elie Saab. I am hoping that Lea chooses this tea length Elie Saab Fall 2015 Couture embroidered and embellished sleeveless gown for the TIFF premiere of “The Lobster.” I think that this elegant offering would look so chic on the French actress who has the grace and elegance to make this look 5x more chic that it was on the runway. A pair of gold Prada sandals and a pink lip would finish this sweet look off perfectly for Lea, who has the potential to win Best Promo Tour, Red Carpet Diva, & Best Brand Ambassador come the End of the Year Style Awards in December.
Rachel Weisz is another that is either hit or miss for me on the red carpet. Her photocall looks at Cannes were amazing but the looks that she picked for the red carpets were just a little lackluster. I would love to see Rachel wearing this dusty rose Balenciaga Resort 2016 strapless midi cocktail dress with flocked detail on the bodice. This simple silhouette is perfect for a red carpet look for Rachel as she is one who doesn’t like a fussy red carpet ensemble. Finished with a pair of simple silver sandals, a pair of cluster diamond earrings and a chic updo and Rachel will slay the TIFF red carpet.
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#TIFF2015: "Black Mass," "Forsaken," "Families," & "Brooklyn" Premieres Wish List

Dakota Johnson is going to have a busy few weeks come the end of August and the beginning of September. She has two films premiering at the Venice Film Festival then she will jet to Toronto where her film “Black Mass” is going to be presented at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. “Black Mass” is premiering at the festival as a special presentation which means that it most likely wont be as formal a premiere as a Gala. With that in mind it is still a major premiere at a major film festival so couture is expected. I picked this black Chanel Fall 2015 Couture flapper-esque cocktail dress for Dakota to wear on the red carpet because I think that this is a look that she has yet to try out on the red carpet and I do think that she would look amazing in this piece. Dakota attended the New York special presentation on the Chanel Pre-Fall 2015 collection and then wore a Chanel Couture mini dress to this years Met Gala so there is already a standing relationship between the two. I would finish this look off rather simply with a red lip, a wavy bob, simple black Christian Louboutin sandals, and a pair of diamond cluster earrings to keep in that vintage look that the dress holds.
Demi Moore stars alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Donald Sutherland in the film “Forsaken,” which has a gala premiere slot at this years Toronto International Film Festival. It has been a hot minute since we have seen Demi on the red carpet and I gotta say that I am looking forward to what she might bring to the red carpet. I picked this black Prabal Gurung Resort 2016 lurex cable jacquard sleeveless gown which features a cable pattern flecked with metallic in an a-line silhouette with a square neckline and tulip high-low hem for Demi to wear for this premiere. It is a simple yet elegant statement for Demi to make on her red carpet return in a designer whom she helped launch the career of. I think that this is just dramatic enough for TIFF without being too over the top. I pray to the hair gods that Demi wears her hair up and back to showcase the neckline of this gown and I will forgive what I am sure will be a pair of boring black pumps worn with this dress.
Former fashion model turned actress Gemma Chan has been working the red carpet scene quite well recently, making splashes representing British designers mostly on her red carpet outings. Gemma will be in Toronto promoting her film “Families” and I can not wait to see what she will wear as it is expecting to be a chic colorful statement. I picked this Mary Katrantzou Resort 2016 ‘Amsonia” gown. This silk crepe gown features a square neck, front crossing straps and multicolor accordion pleat details coming from the front darts creating a relaxed silhouette perfect for a special presentation premiere. I would further the pops of color with a pink lip, pink sandals, and add a gold clutch for a metallic pop to ensure that no one will dull Gemma’s shine.
Rounding out today’s first set of wishes for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is Saoirse Ronan who will be presenting her film “Brooklyn” in a special presentation slot at the festival. The 21 year old Irish actress definitely marches to the beat of her own drum on the red carpet picking looks that most would fear to wear on the red carpet and I am hoping that she keeps up her avant garde look at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. With that in mind I picked this peacock like Chanel Spring 2014 Couture feathered cocktail dress. I honestly think that this dress screams for Saoirse to wear it on the red carpet and TIFF is the perfect platform to be able to do so. With such a bold dress a simple pair of black sandals, a sleek bun, and fresh faced makeup will ensure that Saoirse knocks this look out on the red carpet.
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2015 Venice Film Festival: Closing Ceremony Red Carpet Wish List

I will be extremely sad to see the 2015 Venice Film Festival come to an end. This years festival is shaping up to be one of the most star studded and glamorous yet. A major helping hand in that is the fashion star studded juries. Diane Kruger has shown us before, being on the juries of the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals, that she knows a thing or two about dressing for a film festival red carpet and I am very much looking forward to seeing what she will rock during Venice. For the closing ceremony I picked this avant garde Maison Margiela Fall 2015 Couture sand colored tiered column gown. This gown needs someone with a bold presence to be able to pull it off and Diane has that presence. This look reminds me of the days of Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, evoking a sense of deconstructed courtesan. A chic 40s style updo, a pair if yellow gold and diamond tassel earrings, a gold box clutch, and a pair of gold sandals are all would be needed to ensure that this is a winning look to close out Diane’s run at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.
Elizabeth Banks is also one to contend with on the red carpet. I am sure that over the course of this year Venice Film Festival we will see stunning looks from Elie Saab, Armani Prive, & Atelier Versace on Elizabeth. I was looking for something dramatic to round out my wish list for Elizabeth and the moment I saw this dark green Zuhair Murad Fall 2015 Couture embellished cape gown I knew I had found what I was looking for. On the runway the cape was presented as a cold shoulder sleeve, for Elizabeth on the Venice Film Festival red carpet I would except her arms to be over the cape instead. I don’t think that the look would loose any of it’s drama by doing so, in fact I believe that by doing so it would make the look more elegant giving Elizabeth a dramatic yet elegant offering. Accessorized with a dark green Rauwolf clutch, a pair of dark green sandals, and pair of diamond cluster earrings and finished with a red lip and chic updo Elizabeth would end Venice on a highly glamorous level.
Paz Vega is on a side jury to the main completion unlike Diane and Elizabeth but I am see that she will have just as glamorous an offering as either of the previously mentioned. For the 2015 Venice Film Festival closing ceremony I picked this stunning Armani Privé Fall 2015 Couture ombré silk fringe gown with a sexy low neckline. Many would liken this dress to a high fashion Muppet and I would agree if it was not worn by someone who knows how to work a red carpet ensemble with conviction and Paz definitely has that conviction. The models were even styled on the runway to have wigs that are similar to Paz’s current hairstyle. Finish the look with simple black accessories and a light pink lip and this look is sure to stand out on the red carpet.
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Madonna Annouces Costume Designers for "Rebel Heart" Tour

 Today, ahead of her “Rebel Heart” tour which kicks off in early September, Madonna announced the select group of fashion elites and up-and-comers that will be creating the costumes for the tour. There were the expected designers like Jean Paul Gaultier (who holds the title of Madonna’s most famous costume with her cone bra), Moschino (the pop queen wore a custom design by Jeremy Scott for the house to the 2015 Met Ball) and Alexander Wang (who appeared in her “Bitch I’m Madonna” video.) Also not too shocking are Fausto Puglisi (who has designed for Madonna and her backup dancers before), as well as Prada and Miu Miu which again are not shocking. Swarovski is creating looks for Madonna as well is Lebanese couturier Nicolas Jebran (Jebran designed the matador look Madonna wore during her now infamous performance at the 2015 BRIT Awards where her Armani Prive cape caught on her neck as it was pulled and she suffered quite a fall and still continued her performance. The big shock comes from the announcement that Alessandro Michele for Gucci will also be creating costumes. From what we have seen from Michele’s Gucci it is a very boho 1970s vibe which is not what we are accustomed to seeing Madonna wearing. Will Michele break away from his seemingly standard look or will he give us the OTT glamorous edgy looks that we are so used to seeing on Madge? I guess only time will tell.
Back at the beginning of the year when Madonna first released her “Rebel Heart” album we saw her performing and promoting the album in many matador styles. Will be see a lot of Spanish flair during her upcoming world tour? Or will Madonna hit up with something completely different? When it comes to Madge only time will tell. The sketches of the looks that Madonna will be wearing from these listed designers will be released at a later date and you know that I will be all over covering it for all of you fabulous readers!

2015 Venice Film Festival: "The Wait" Premiere Wish List

Juliette Binoche has been on a roll this year with her red carpet looks. I have to say that I am actually really excited to see what the actress will bring to the 2015 Venice Film Festival as she promotes her latest film “The Wait.” For the films photocall I would pick this head to toe Narciso Rodriguez Resort 2016 khaki shirt style dress and orange pointed toe pumps. This is a chic look perfect for a photocall. Had this been available during Cannes I am sure that someone would have been all over this for the outdoor photocall but alas all the photocalls in Venice are inside. For the premiere I would love to see Juliette go for dramatic elegance and that is exactly what this blue ombre beaded Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture gown that features an off the shoulder neckline and long sleeves is. This is a film festival perfect look that I am honestly shocked to know that Jane Fonda didn’t snatch up for Cannes. Finish this look with diamond and sapphire cluster earrings, a pair of blue Ferragamo peep toe satin pumps, and a chic low bun.
I have been wanting to see Diane Kruger wear this Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture white strapless chiffon gown with purple floral detail since it was presented last July but I am afraid that she is steering clear of this gown because of the similarities it shares with the Nina Ricci gown that she wore to the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Killing Them Softly.” That was such a moment for Diane that I can only imagine that this gown would be compared to that look. This would be an elegant yet still dramatic offering from Diane on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. Finished with a chic updo, a pair of silver sandals, and diamond cluster earrings and Diane will ensure that she has yet another breathtaking red carpet moment.
Elizabeth Banks hasn’t worn an Armani Prive gown since the dramatic red gown that she wore to the 2009 Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Up” and I think that the 2015 Venice Film Festival will see that streak end. Armani is one brand that we see a lot of on the Venice red carpet and I could see Elizabeth rocking many of the looks that the designer has presented recently. I picked this strapless ballgown from the Armani Prive Fall 2015 Couture collection because I can picture Elizabeth making this avant garde look seem effortless. I love the mix of colors so that I couldn’t even identify what I would call the base color of this gown, it’s almost iridescent. Hair pulled back, a light pink lip, simple earrings, a black Edie Parker clutch, and a pair of black sandals would be the simply styling that is needed to ensure that this gown is in the spotlight on the red carpet.
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