The 2016 Venice Film Festival is set to be a star studded event, and will kick off in exactly one month on August 31, 2016. As with most festivals the first group of people we see are the members of the feature film jury. This year I am excited that English actress Gemma Arterton is on the Jury. I have long been a fan of Gemma’s style so I can’t wait to see what she is going to bring to the red carpet over the course of this years festival. For her first appearance at the Jury Photocall I would most love to see Gemma wearing this black Lanvin Resort 2017 chiffon gown which features an a-line skirt and peasant sleeves. I am super in love with this Lanvin collection so you will be seeing it a lot until it’s all been worn. I think that this is a perfect look to wear for a photocall, not too casual and not too dressy. Elevating this look with a pair of quirky and fun Charlotte Olympia ‘London Calling’ sandals (to add a fun nod to her heritage) and a chic bob with loose curls would be perfection. During Venice stars are often seen riding their water taxis on their way to their destinations so adding a pair of red cat eye sunglasses for that part would really ensure that Gemma kills this look for every sighting of this look.
The 2016 Venice Film Festival runs from August 31, 2016 through September 10, 2016.
The 2016 Olympic Summer Games will commence in Rio De Janeiro in just six days away and we are bound to be treated to a visual spectacle of Brazilian culture for the games Opening Ceremony. A host of world leaders and VIP’s are expected to converge upon the historic city for the events. Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio has been tapped as a cultural ambassador for this year’s games so I bet that we see her in a VIP box (if not during the ceremony) at the Opening Ceremony. I picked a look for Alessandra to wear just as a spectator. I know that Ale will still be on top form as a spectator at this wold watched event. That is why I picked this Zuhair Murad Resort 2016 ensemble, which features a white lace blouse and a blue, black, and whit striped pleated sailor skirt, for her to wear for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. I think that Alessandra would be an vision of absolute perfection wearing this look. I would take inspiration from the lookbook by pairing this look with a pair of gold wing detailed Christian Louboutin ‘Samotresse’ sandals adding glossy, wavy tresses and a pink lip to really showcase Alessandra’s killer sense of style. With the rise of ZIKA many heads of state have not committed to attending the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio as of yet. I am hoping that some of my favorites will make the journey to Brazil to support their countries delegations. One of those that I am really hoping will make the journey is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Catherine has some of the best style of any head of state and I am super excited to see what she would bring to the dignitary box of the Rio Olympics. I would love to see Catherine wearing this cream Peter Pilotto Spring 2016 RTW dress which features geometric threadwork embroidery, but it would need some modifications. Adding cap sleeves, bringing up the plunge just a bit, and ensuring the splits are gone would make this perfect for the fashionable royal. I am sure that Catherine would pair the look with her trusty navy Prada suede pumps, a navy clutch, and her glossy waves to really make this a gorgeous (and event appropriate) look for the Duchess. Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who famously retired from the runway earlier this year, has announced that she will come out of retirement for one night to walk during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics next Friday. If the role of Gisele is anything like previous supermodels like Natalia Vodinova and Carla Bruni, then we will see her deliver the host country flag. If this is the official capacity that Gisele will take at the ceremony then she will need a gorgeous gown to do so. I went to one of Gisele’s good friends Donatella Versace and this gorgeous black gown with neon embellishments from the Atelier Versace Spring 2016 Couture gown to get the perfect look. Gisele would ensure that this gown has a spotlight on it truly deserves. I would even keep the runways bright yellow sandals, adding gorgeous pulled back waves & bronzed makeup to really ensure that this is a perfect look for Gisele. I bet you that Katy Perry will make an appearance at either the opening or closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics to perform her latest song, and NBC’s Rio theme song, Rise. I am truly obsessed with this song and I am praying that she will be invited to perform the song for the world. If she does I imagine that it will be a very dramatic performance and that would mean her ensemble would have to be just as dramatic. I picked this bone colored Zuhair Murad Spring 2016 Couture jumpsuit which features crystal stripes and cape like sleeves. This is is the dramatic look that I picture in a sea of smoke making a majorly dramatic moment as Katy delivers her performance. A large bun, silver pumps, and a red lip would finish this look off perfectly. Rounding out my wishes for the 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony is for the current First Lady of the United States. I am going to milk all of the events that I possible can for Michelle to pick looks, because as I have said before Hillary Clinton doesn’t care for fashion and I will refuse to put up anything Trump. For the Rio Olympics I would love to see FLOTUS in the world leader box wearing this gorgeous blue Altuzarra Spring 2016 RTW tie-dye cotton, cap sleeve, sheath dress. For such a fun, more relaxed event on the international stage I think that this would be the perfect look for Michelle to wear. I really hope that she makes her way to Rio to represent the United States. A pair of black pointed toe pumps would ensure that the dress does all the talking, as it is enough of a statement all on it’s own,
On Tuesday August 8, 2016 Meryl Streep will take to the red carpet to premiere her latest film Florence Foster Jenkins in New York City. This has been quite a long stretch of a promo tour and I am glad that it is picking up steam again. Meryl first presented this film in London back in April, now (as the film gets its international release) Meryl is set to make a few stops promoting it in NYC. Since this is the most formal of all the NYC promo stops I went with something a little more glamorous with this color blocked and draped Lanvin Resort 2017 flutter sleeve cocktail dress. While I would love to see Meryl take this dress and lengthen it into a floor length gown, she rarely wears gowns for anything other than a major awards show. But this dress paired with a pair of navy pumps, a navy satin box clutch, and diamond cuff bracelet (inspired by the lookbook styling.)
I am not sure what “An Evening With Natalie Portman” will consist of but I know that it is going to take place in New York City on August 12, 2016. I would imagine that this is not a formal event but probably something semi-formal. I went with this black Christian Dior Fall 2016 RTW asymmetrical which features a burnt orange, gold, and white scarf draped detail on one hit and one shoulder. I think that Natalie would look so gorgeous wearing this dress. She would make it seem so effortless and elegant that I know that it would be a perfect look for her. A pair of gold pumps, chic waves, and a nude lip will ensure that Natalie kills her look for this event, whatever it may actually be.
The Locarno Film Festival is one that I usually don’t take much notice but there are 3 women who have films premiering in this years edition that could get me really excited. Alicia Vikander is at the top of that list. She has been blowing me away with her promo tour of Jason Bourne and now The Light Between The Oceans recently and the former is going to be screen at the Locarno Film Festival. For all but one of the Jason Bourne premieres Alicia has played the role of perfect brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton and I am hoping that when it comes to the films premiere at Locarno that Alicia steps away from LV. I would love to see Alicia give some sexy Spanish flair with this deep red Rodarte Fall 2016 RTW sleeveless rose embellished lace cocktail dress which features with an asymmetrical ruffled hem. Some simple black strappy sandals, a romantic updo, and a smokey eye will elevate this look to one that is absolutely perfect for Alicia and Locarno.
Clotilde Courau is another one of the lovely ladies that has a film premiering at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival with her latest film Heaven Will Wait. Clotilde is a fashionista at heart who can often be spotted front row at Elie Saab and Valentino Haute Couture fashion shows. For this stage I would love to see Clotilde wear this white sleeveless Valentin Resort 2017 floral printed midi dress which features an a-line silhouette. Sometimes Clotilde prefers classic and elegant and sometimes she loves to be edgy. I prefer her more classic, elegant, and glamorous looks over the edgier ones. I think that this dress evokes the classic glamour of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. Rounding this look out with cornflower blue or gold pumps, a chic bun, and a pink lip would ensure that Clotilde looks, wow. I have been loving Gemma Arterton on the red carpet and I think that she is going to slay her way through the fall festival season. Her first stop will be the Locarno Film Festival where she will premiere The Girl With All The Gifts. I have never seen seen full on gowns at the Locarno film festival, and since Gemma has a bunch of her films premiering at other film festivals I decided to go with this navy Christian Dior Cruise 2017 asymmetrical midi dress which features silk scarf detailing. Gemma was one of the lucky ones who got to experience the Dior Express to Blenheim Palace for the Christian Dior Cruise 2017 presentation and I expect that she will snatch up at least one look from the show to wear over the course of the fall festival season. This dress would be complimented perfectly with a pair of gold pumps, a bob of loose curls, and bronzed makeup.
The 2016 Locarno Film Festival runs from August 3, 2016 to August 13, 2016.
Charlotte Le Bon is a rising fashion star. Last year at the New York Film Festival opening night premiere of The Walk Charlotte was one of the first to get their hands on the Carolina Herrera Spring 2016 RTW collection. That was a major get for her and I am hoping that she will continue to grow with her red carpet repertoire. For the NYC premiere of her latest flick Anthropoid on Thursday August 4, 2016 I would love to see Charlotte step out wearing this hand painted Rodarte Fall 2016 RTW guipure lace cocktail dress which features a sheath silhouette, square neckline, beaded embellishments, ruffled hemline, and ruffled cap sleeves. Rodarte used to be a brand that we never really saw on the red carpet save for a few select ladies but more and more we are seeing the brand make a red carpet emergence and I think that Charlotte would make a perfect Rodarte girl. Keeping the focus on this look with just a simple pair of black sandals, glossy waves tucked behind the ears, and light pink link would really make this a gorgeous red carpet moment for Rodarte and Charlotte.
Back in January Meryl Streep stepped out on a red carpet in London to premiere her film Florence Foster Jenkins and now that the film is about to hit the big screen on August 12, 2016 in the United States we are going to be seeing her promoting the film stateside. I started to get really excited last year when Meryl was promoting Ricky and the Flash because she got a new stylist and was having a lot more fun with fashion. Then it came to a halt. I am hoping that she will be back in top form as she promotes Florence Foster Jenkins. Meryl is expected to make an appearance at a more casual preview screening of the film on Monday August 1, 2016. Since it is a casual screening I decided to pick this absolutely gorgeous Prabal Gurung Resort 2017 ensemble which includes an ivory poet blouse and a khaki safari style skirt. I think that This would be a very chic look for Meryl, whom tends to look too relaxed and uncaring on the red carpet. I think that the look would be complimented with her frame glasses, nude pumps, and a ballerina bun to really make this a winning look for Meryl.
Sarah Gadon is not very well known as a star, this and this is her first appearance on If I Was A Stylist, but has some impeccable style. Sarah has worn Armani Prive, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, and Jason Wu off the runway right on the red carpet and I am always excited to see how she will continue to grow. We have not seen Balenciaga on the red carpet since the departure of Alexander Wang and the start of the reign of Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia and I think that Sarah is the fresh face perfect to bring the label to the red carpet. This silver sequined Balenciaga Fall 2016 RTW strapless cocktail dress which features a cracked glass pattern and a flounced hem. Sarah has this graceful and elegant style so the silhouette of this dress would be perfect for her. The cracked mirror design makes the classic silhouette a little more edgy. I would not have Sarah keep the runways matching boots instead swapping them for a simple pair of black sandals. A sleek bun, pink lip, diamond cluster earrings, and a black clutch would ensure that Sarah has a gorgeous look on the red carpet of her film Indignation in NYC on Monday July 25, 2016.
We have yet to be able to confirm a date for the London premiere of Suicide Squad but I am sure that the film will have a gala premiere in the British capital. Cara Delevinge has amazing taste when picking red carpet looks and loves mini dresses and pant looks on the red carpet. For the Suicide Squad premieres I picked two pant looks; the Georges Chakra look I picked for NYC is highly unlikely, but this rust red and black Altuzarra Resort 2017 ensemble which features a satin top and sheer embellished is right up Cara’s ally and I really hope she gets her hand on it and brings it to life on the red carpet. A pair of black pointed toe pumps, sleek pony tail, and a smokey eye would put Cara on the best dressed list. After picking a gorgeous gown for Jada Pinkett Smith to wear on the red carpet at the NYC premiere of Suicide Squad I decided to go down a different route for her to keep her perfect plus one status going. I would imagine that Jada would WERK this multicolored Atelier Versace Fall 2016 Couture strapless draped mini dress. Only certain people would be able to make this dress work on the red carpet and I think that Jada would have a lot of fun rocking this flirty and sexy dress. A simple pair of black sandals, black clutch, sleek hair, and a smokey eye would show us why she is considered one of the best plus ones on the red carpet. I love that Jared Leto loves to have fun with his fashion and shun the normative box that menswear always seems to get put in. When trying to pick a look for Jared I always look for things that have fun details and for the London premiere of Suicide Squad I decided that this peak lapel suit from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2017 Menswear collection which features white piping detail to make it more interesting. I think that this suit with a crisp white button down, a black bow tie, and a pair of statement shoes would make for another fashion win for Jared on this red carpet.I have to say that I am really praying that Margot Robbie will bring all the fashion factor that she can to the red carpet over the course of the promo tour for Suicide Squad. Since the fashion world has taken notice of her Margot has stuck inside a small box of designers and I would love to see her expand that repertoire. This Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2016 Couture chartreuse/olive draped gown would make for a gorgeous, and glamorous moment for Margot on the Suicide Squad premiere red carpet. I feel that Gaultier doesn’t get enough love on the red carpet anymore, and this gown is of the styles of the high time of the Gaultier red carpet reign which would make for a beautiful moment on Margot. Going full glam with a vintage inspired updo, a pair of vintage diamond earring, gold sandals, and a smokey eye all would put the perfect finishing touches on this look for Margot Robbie. And rounding out all my Suicide Squad wishes is for Viola Davis. I adore seeing Viola on the red carpet and I am hoping that she is able to hold her own amongst the heavy hitters that will be in attendance at these premieres in Margot and Cara. I think that Viola would look absolutely gorgeous on this red carpet wearing this bold red Paule Ka Resort 2017 a-line cocktail dress which features a plunging neckline and a defined tone on tone waistband. I think that Viola would look so super chic in this dress and if she doesn’t wear it over the course of the Suicide Squad promo tour I would love to see her wearing it over the course of Emmy Week. A pair of chic red pumps, red lip, black clutch, and a wavy bob would all make this a gorgeous red carpet moment.
Suicide Squad is the last of the summer blockbusters to hit the big screen. I am really excited for this film and the promo tour that will precede it. The film really has an all star cast, which will make for some major fashion moments. The film will kick off its premieres in NYC on Monday August 1, 2016. Supermodel-cum-actress Cara Delevinge will bring her flavor to the big screen in the roll of June Moore/Enchantress. Cara has some edgy style and usually is only seen wearing the top brands like Chanel, Balmain, Versace, and Givenchy. I decided to pick something completely different for her with this Georges Chakra Fall 2016 Couture ensemble which features a white tuxedo jacket with a gorgeous train and a pair of black cigarette pants. Georges Chakra is not usually a label I think of when I think of Cara but this look specifically really screams her name for me. Its the mix of masculinity and femininity, done in the chicest and most elegant way that would make this a major red carpet moment. Adding an edgy updo, smokey eye, black sandals, a statement diamond necklace, removing the runways gloves, and a red lip would put this as one of Cara’s best red carpet looks. Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t actually in Suicide Squad, but Will is and Jada always is by his side when he is promoting a film. Usually Jada delivers the most dramatic looks, even when the focus isn’t supposed to be on her. With some of the other members of this cast it is going to be tough so I went with something more subtly impact making. This black Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2016 RTW ‘Evelyn’ striped pailette gown which features a sheath silhouette, deep v-neck, front split, and beaded trim would be perfect for Jada. This gown is hyper sexy but still glamorous which is something that Jada looks for in her red carpet looks. I would imagine Jada would style this look with a sleek updo, red lip, black Christian Louboutin sandals, black clutch, and a pair of diamond drop earrings. Jared Leto is bring his charismatic charm to Suicide Squad in the role of The Joker. Jared is the first person since Heath Ledger to play the Iconic character on the big screen. I am really excited for Jared because he is not afraid to take risks and have fun with menswear. Most of this year Jared has worn Gucci on the red carpet and I am sure that he will don the brand at least once over the course of the films promo tour I am hoping that he doesn’t exclusively wear the label. When I was watching the Balmain Spring 2017 Menswear show (while waiting in line at the deli counter in Wal-Mart lol) I saw this vibrant beaded blazer and my mind first said “oooooo I want that in my closet” and then “Jared Leto needs to wear that on the red carpet. I would love to see Jared pairing this bold jacket with a black button down shirt, black slim fit pants, a skinny black tie, and black patent leather Christian Louboutin shoes all make for this to be a great red carpet moment for Jared. Margot Robbie has been making a lot of rounds recently with promoting The Legend of Tarzan. As that promo tour has come to a close now her tour for Suicide Squad, in which she plays Harley Quinn, is about to begin. Margot can be love or loathe to me and I am hoping that with this tour that she is firmly in the love column. This body-con lemon yellow Mugler Resort 2017 column gown which features a v-neck, side split, and white trimmed stomach cutouts would be a wow moment on Margot on the red carpet at the Suicide Squad NYC premiere. Sometime Margot can go for over complicated looks and I think that this simplistic, athletic look would be absolutely gorgeous and elegant on the red carpet. A pair of gold sandals, a pink lip, and sleek ponytail would ensure that Margot really kills this look on the red carpet. Rounding out this set of wishes is for Viola Davis who is playing Amanda Waller in the film. I am not sure that Viola will make the rounds promoting this movie but if she does I hope she will in high style. I picked this blood orange Jenny Packham Resort 2017 column gown which features sheer chiffon sleeves, cutouts, and embellished trim. This is something that Viola would look gorgeous wearing on the red carpet and wearing something that is a little different than what we normally used to seeing her wearing on the red carpet. A pair of dyed to match sandals, a gunmetal grey clutch, smokey eye, glossy lip, and wavy bob would ensure that Viola really owns the red carpet amongst some of the biggest heavy hitters in the red carpet universe.