2016 Hollywood Film Awards Red Carpet Wish List

janelle-monae-2016-hollywood-film-awards-wish-list-1After taking a hiatus last year, after the failing of its first televised show in 2014, the Hollywood Film Awards will resume with a ceremony held on Sunday November 6, 2016. I am excited to see what will happen with the return of this red carpet. There is a great mix of stars that are set to be featured. Janelle Monae is going to be honored with the Hollywood Spotlight Award for her work in the film “Hidden Figures.” I love seeing Janelle on the red carpet because even though she sticks to a black and white box most of the time she always brings something chic and fabulous to the red carpet. For the Hollywood Film Awards I would love to see Janelle hit the red carpet in this absolutely amazing avant garde Christian Siriano Spring 2017 RTW ensemble which features a lot of sequins and dramatic ruffles. It would take a bold woman to really make this look work on the red carpet and Janelle is one of the few that I could see really making this look come to life on the red carpet. She would have to wear a pair of black stilettos to add a little height. I would say that Janelle should wear her hair pulled back and up adding a bold Edie Parker clutch and a red lip to really turn this into a great look.lily-collins-2016-hollywood-film-awards-wish-list-1I am super excited that we are going to be seeing more of Lily Collins on the red carpet again. I have long been a fan of Lily’s style and I am excited to see where another awards season is going to take her. At the 2016 Hollywood Film Awards Lily is going to be honored with the New Hollywood Award for her work in Rules Don’t Apply, which will get its first premiere days later at the AFI Fest. While I don’t see Lily and New Hollywood, as she has been in several films including Mirror Mirror and The Blind Side, I am excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet. I think that this sweet pink Valentino Spring 2017 RTW peasant style pleated gown would look so chic and elegant on Lily. We have recently seen Lily wearing a lot of Chanel and Saint Laurent styles, though she was a guest of Valentino at the Met Gala earlier this year, so her style is very unpredictable. I would imagine that she is going to go with something chic and elegant for an awards show red carpet. What would turn this gorgeous gown into a best dressed red carpet moment is loose wavy bob, light pink lip, a pair of simple diamond drop earrings, a diamond bracelet, and a pair of simple nude sandals. naomie-harris-2016-hollywood-film-awards-wish-list-1Naomie Harris has been someone I have had my eyes on since she kinda burst onto the scene during the promo tour for the James Bond film Skyfall a couple of years back. Since then Naomie has had some luck with international red carpets, but hasn’t really been seen on the red carpets in the United States. At the Hollywood Film Awards, where she is going to be honored with the Hollywood Breakout Actress award for her work in Collateral Beauty and Moonlight this year,  we will kinda get our first taste of Naomie on a Hollywood red carpet. I went back and forth on what to pick for Naomie to wear for his red carpet. Usually we don’t see too many full on gowns at this event but I think that since she is going to be honored that why not go for it. This gorgeous citrus green Zac Posen Spring 2017 RTW jacquard gown which features a bateau neckline, cap sleeves, a fitted bodice, and a column skirt would be such a gorgeous moment for Naomie to wear as she accepts this award, and hopefully kicks off an awards season run that will take her all the way to the Oscars.
natalie-portman-2016-hollywood-film-awards-wish-list-1Awards season, pregnancy, and Natalie Portman all seem to go hand in hand with eachother. Natalie has her next shot at winning an Oscar for playing the role of Jacquine Kennedy in Jackie and the last time that Natalie was nomianted (and won) for an Oscar was when she was pregnat with her first child for Black Swan. I have to say that I have been mixed on my feelings of Natalies maternity style so far this year, as I was the last time, and I am hoping that she will just WOW from now until the Oscars. As a face of Dior I am expecting that Natalie will wear a lot of the brand (probably custom) over the next few months. I would love to see Natalie accepet her Hollywood Actress Award (for Jackie) wearing this gorgeous ecru Christian Dior Spring 2017 RTW lace ribbon criss cross halter gown, but there may be a caviat in that. Italian Olympic fencer Beatice Vio wore this gown as a guest at the White House State Dinner for the Italian ambassador earlier this month, but there were not photos of the athlete wearing the gown as she entered the cross hall into the dinner. So I am hopeful that we will still get this as a red carpet moment. While many of the looks from the Dior Spring 2017 RTW collection, the first for the house by new creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, are not suitible for a burgeoning baby bump this is one of the few that is. Simple blush pink satin peep toe pumps, a nude Dior clutch, chic updo, and a light pink lip would really mark this as a gorgeous look for Natalie.nicole-kidman-2016-hollywood-film-awards-wish-list-1Rounding out this list is the gorgeous Nicole Kidman who will be honored with the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award. I am really excited to see what Nicole is going to bring to the red carpet over the course of awards season. This year Nicole has taken a lot of risks with her fashion choices with bold looks from Alexander McQueen, Atelier Versace, Rodarte, and Armani Prive and I am praying that her winning fashion run will continue. While it isn’t a bold look like her McQueen gown from the Academy of Country Music Awards I think that Nicole would be absolutely stunning in this white Olivier Theyskens Spring 2017 RTW bias draped tea length gown. I am really excited that Olivier has returned to fashion with his own label and I can’t wait to see it on the red carpet and I think that Nicole would be a vision in this gown. I think that with her hair in a loose updo, a red lip, silver clutch, silver sandals, and a pair of dainty diamond earrings that Nicole would be a vision on the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet.

The 2016 Hollywood Film Awards will kick off awards season 2017 on Sunday November 6, 2016.



20 Must See Red Carpet Looks from the Spring 2017 RTW Collections

runway-report-20-must-see-red-carpet-looks-spring-2017-ready-to-wear-1Fashion month has now come and gone and left a glamorous wake behind it just waiting for starlets to snatch up and rock on the red carpet. Looks from YSL, Rodarte, Altuzarra, Gucci, DSquared2, Brandon Maxwell, Adam Selman, Monse, Jason Wu and more’s Spring 2017 RTW collections have already been flying off the runway onto the backs of some of the most glam ladies in fashion and Hollywood including Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Jamie King, Gigi Hadid, and Karlie Kloss. I am really excited to see who will bring some of my favorite looks alive on the red carpet.

Since I was unable to review all the shows that I truly loved due to my current crazy work schedule I tasked myself with coming up with a list that comprehensively showcased all the best looks from over New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks. Some looks I couldn’t wait to feature in a wish list already, and others it was hard to decide on just one look from the collection to feature. This list just in alphabetical order, showing no favoritism to one look over the other (even though there are definitely some looks that I HAVE to see hit the red carpet.)

Alberta Ferretti: Alberta Ferretti took us on a glam version of a safari. This is one of those looks that I couldn’t wait to feature in a wish list. This look is absolutely fantastic. From the rich purple tiered silk peasant style ball skirt to the strapless embroidered leather crop top this is a look that not many could pull off (Bella Hadid did so with great aplomb on the runway) but I think that Lupita Nyong’o would really turn this look out on a red carpet. The dramatic nature of this look would make it perfect for a film festival or for one of the more edgy awards shows like the Hollywood Film Awards.

Alexander McQueen: McQueen is usually one of my favorite shows of fashion month and Sarah Burton didn’t disappoint. I am sure that we will see several of the looks from this collection on the red carpet but this black and silver gown which features an embroidered ship being overtaken by a wave of silver sequins and a feathered hem is the look that I am most hoping to see hit a red carpet. This really isn’t a look that we will see on the red carpet at a film festival or any awards show, but I think for an awards show after party or a music awards red carpet. This is a very dramatic look and I think that this is one of those moments where Nicole Kidman would shine on the red carpet at like the Grammy Awards.

Balenciaga: Balenciaga has not really been on my radar since Demma Gvasalia has taken over the label as creative director. We have not really seen any Balenciaga looks on the red carpet. Looking at this collection with its bold colors and draped silk jersey fabrics will be all over some of the red carpet on the backs of some of the people who have been loyal to the house. My favorite red carpet ready look from the Balenciaga Spring 2017 RTW collection was this this gorgeous pool blue draped silk jersey mini dress which features a dainty broach detail on one hip. I think that the effortless edgy glamour of Diane Kruger would really bring this dress to life on a red carpet.

Brandon Maxwell: In his third collection (shown in an intimate presentation at the Russian Tea Room in New York City to an audience that included Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, and Jourdan Dunn) Brandon added army green and very soft pink to his signature black, white and ivory. While each look from this collection deserves a red carpet moment (with Karlie Kloss, Kerry Washington, and Naomi Campbell already wearing the collection on the red carpet) I was immediately drawn to this gorgeous black structured gown which I would absolutely die if Lady Gaga slayed on the red carpet. She would go full glam with a chic up-do, red lip, dazzling diamond drop earrings and really turn this into an absolutely major moment. runway-report-20-must-see-red-carpet-looks-spring-2017-ready-to-wear-2Elie Saab: The past few seasons I have not been loving the red carpet kings ready to wear collections. Elie Saab has been trying to skew his woman to a younger demographic and it was not coming across well. This season was the first time that I was really saw the new look really work. There were a couple of looks from this collection that I would love to see on the red carpet but this blue and black beaded fringe embellished gown wins the ticket for being the look that I would most like to see hit the red carpet. I think that Elizabeth Banks would be the perfect person to wear this gown, maybe for the inaugural balls in January?

Emanuel Ungaro: I have to say that I was really surprised by how much of the Emanuel Ungaro Spring 2017 RTW collection I actually enjoyed. I have liked bits and pieces of the collections here and there but there were a lot of looks from this collection that I really want to see on the red carpet. The piece that I most want to see be brought to life on a red carpet is this aqua blue halter dress which features dramatic ruffles. It is going to take one fierce woman to really make this dress come alive. I would love to see someone like Jennifer Lopez or Blake Lively wear this. They both have looks that would really make this turn into a major moment for some sort of cocktail event.

Erdem: If someone asked me what were my favorite overall collections of Spring 2017 RTW the Erdem collection would most definitely be on that list. He reinvents the wheel each season sending out gorgeous floral prints (that are the staple of the label), that don’t usually seem very redundant. We see a lot of floral pencil dresses on the red carpet but I think that this one that would totally stand out. On the back of Charlize Theron this would become a Best Dressed of the Month and maybe the year look.

Gucci: Much like Erdem the Gucci Spring 2017 Collection was among my overall favorite collections of this season. Gucci has been dominating the red carpet this year and I don’t see that slowing down any time soon. There were several looks from this collection that I am sure that we are going to see it on the red carpet. I have already featured looks from this collection, and while it was really difficult to pick a look I did the difficult task. This dusty cornflower blue tiered tulle gown which features dazzling golden sequin embellishment is probably the most likely gown to dazzle the red carpet. There are several Gucci loyalists that I could see wearing this gown on the red carpet but Kirsten Dunst and Sienna Miller were the first two that came to mind and they would more than dazzle in it. runway-report-20-must-see-red-carpet-looks-spring-2017-ready-to-wear-3Jason Wu: I have loved Jason Wu since he first debuted at New York Fashion Week, before he became a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama and a red carpet phenomenon. Now we see his designs on all different red carpets and on the backs of some of the chicest women in the world. His very feminine take on the 60’s modernist movement for Spring 2017 RTW was amazing. Diane Kruger has already given this collection its first red carpet moment. I was really taken with the gorgeous neon 3-D floral embroidered gowns that Wu showcased. They will for sure be snatched up by some of the chic ladies of young Hollywood. I would most like to see this strapless high low a-line gown on the back of the queen teen Kiernan Shipka on the red carpet, I hope that she gets a project that would allow for this gown to have the moment that it deserves.

Louis Vuitton: If at the beginning of fashion month you had told me that Louis Vuitton would be on my list of favorite collections I probably would have laughed at you, but alas we are here with a look from the collection on this list. I had written off Vuitton as a brand pretty much, but Nicolas Ghesquiere turned it out. I was in awe of how much I actually liked so many of the looks that hit the runway. There are a bunch of looks that I would really love to see on a red carpet (and with a bevy of spoksemodels promoting films right now I am sure we will see a lot of it) but the opening look of this green one sleeved draped midi dress would be absolutely perfect. I think that the likes of Nicole Kidman or Cate Blanchett would be the ideal person to really make this dress come to life. The d-ring faux belt and studded fringe just add chic industrial details to this chic look.

Marchesa: Every season I fall in love with one look from the Marchesa collection and I get really disappointed when it doesn’t get worn. I don’t know why my favorite Marchesa looks never get worn, but it has been a trend for several seasons. So I might be cursing this gorgeous metallic silver gown which features a draped scarf top, a halter styled neckline, and jeweled floral embroidery, but it truly has major red carpet moment written all over it. I would absolutely die if Blake Lively hit the red carpet at any premiere or awards show wearing this gown. I think that her classic Hollywood glamour would really showcase this as a winning red carpet look. Hopefully this isn’t the only time that we will see this gown.

Monse: 3 runway shows in for Monse and they just keep getting better. I am intrigued to see where the house will head as the founders/creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim prepare to return to the house that gave them their start, Oscar de la Renta, as the lead creative directors. They will be designing both Oscar and Monse and I am looking forward to seeing how the duo will progress both labels. There were a bevy of chic modern red carpet moments that were showcased on the runway at the Monse Spring 2017 RTW presentation, and Jaime King has already worn a look from the collection on the red carpet already. The pants looks were among my favorite. Kim and Garcia are amazing at tailoring and this look which features a red, white and blue sequined stripe blouse and tapered black pants is a must see red carpet look for me. While it feels more like a look someone would wear for a less formal press event or some type of fundraiser I think that it has the potential to be a major moment. On the back of someone like Kate Bosworth this would be an A+ look.runway-report-20-must-see-red-carpet-looks-spring-2017-ready-to-wear-4Naeem Khan: I was super jealous when my friend and fellow blogger Kelly from Dream In Lace sent me the screenshot of the invitation she received to the Naeem Khan Spring 2017 RTW presentation during NYFW. Naeem is a show that I always love and he did not disappoint. Me and Kelly were texting during the show I was watching the livestream while she was there in person and we were fanning over how amazing the looks were. I was taken from the very first look with this ivory, black, and red gown which features an abstract swirl print, cape, sexy spit, asymmetrical neckline and a column styled silhouette. This is not exactly a look I see on the red carpet at a major awards show (though it could be a good SAG Awards gown,) but I think that Priyanka Chopra would absolutely slay the red carpet in this creation.

Nina Ricci: I have not been the biggest fan of Nina Ricci since Peter Copping left the label for Oscar de la Renta (which he has also now left,) but the Spring 2017 Collection really had me falling back in love with the label. The rich colors, the modern lines, and the sparkling sequins are always a win in my book. This purples scoop neck sequin stripe column gown is going to be a moment for whomever wears it, but there are a few people I think that the real presence to pull it off. Emma Stone and Naomi Watts were the first two faces that popped into my head as I watched this dress walk down the runway. Both would wear it in different ways and each would deliver an amazing moment with it, I wouldn’t be disappointed either way.

Olivier Theyskens: Paris Fashion Week was a week of anticipated debuts. While the debut of Olivier Theyskens much anticipated was overshadowed by Bouchra Jarrar at Lanvin, Pierpaolo Piccioli’s first solo collection for Valentino, and Maria Grazia Chiuri at Christian Dior it was one of my favorite collections. We could talk about how this collection shows why he should have been picked for the creative director role at Dior, but I want to distance Olivier from Dior now. I am incredibly grateful to have him back on the scene after his exit from Theory a few seasons ago.  This collection was stripped down to glamour at its most simplistic and elegant. I am sure that French names like Berenice Bejo, Marion Cotillard, and Lea Seydoux would rock these looks on the red carpet. The person I would most love to see rock the red carpet in this gown would be Marion, but with her pregnancy I have a feeling that might not be the most likely look. Felicity Jones would also be a great choice.

Prabal Gurung: Prabal Gurung is a master. He went from unknown to star designer over night and has had continued success ever since. His star following is full of the chicest women on the face of the planet and he continues to pump out gorgeous looks season after season. I had a hard time picking a favorite look from the collection because as I watched the show on its livestream I gasped and oooed and ahhhed at almost every look that came down the runway. I will say however that the loudest gasp of excitement had to come from this rose pink gown which features an open back column styled silhouette and an exaggerated fan sleeve with a pleated cuff. This looks like something a modern Gwenevere would wear while presiding over King Arthur’s court. It is going to take someone with a lot of presence to wear this gown, and not let it wear her. The only woman I know with the gravitas to really own this gown is Cate Blanchett. I am praying that when it comes time for Cate to pick a gown for the red carpet that her stylist Elizabeth Stewart has this on the rack for her. runway-report-20-must-see-red-carpet-looks-spring-2017-ready-to-wear-5Rodarte: We are now in the final stretch of looks that I really want to see on the red carpet. Rodarte has long been a favorite of mine and I am glad to see that more and more celebrities are embracing the brand for the red carpet. Emma Stone, Elle Fanning, and Nicole Kidman have both already worn this collection on the red carpet and both were heavenly looks. I love the embellished lace cocktail dresses and evening gowns but I think that some of the more “casual” looks from the collection was my favorite. This ensemble which features a gold sequin and lace jacket top and pale yellow safety pin embellished trousers is a look that I am most looking forward to seeing on the red carpet. I thank that the perfect person to bring this look to life would be Milla Jovovich who will be gearing up for the promo tour of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. This would be the perfect look for a photocall or one of the international premieres, or even just a late night talk show appearance.

Thom Browne: This is probably the most out there wish to see on a red carpet from this list. I have always loved the avant garde styling of Thom Browne but because the looks are so out there they don’t get a lot of love on the red carpet. It takes a woman with a lot of confidence and presence to make a Thom Browne look work on the red carpet. I would absolutely die if someone, actually one someone Tilda Swinton, took this silver sequined one sleeve sequin gown inspired by art deco styles and men’s suiting. The Doctor Strange promo tour has just kicked off so we are going to be seeing a lot of Tilda on the red carpet and I think that this would be a perfect look for an LA or London premiere.

Yves Saint Laurent: Paris Fashion Week kicked off with the debut of Anthony Vaccarello as thee brands creative director after the sudden exit of Heidi Slimane. While the style was similar to the look of the brand under Slimane, and of Vaccarello’s namesake line (which has been shuttered for the time being) it was the start of rebuilding the Yves Saint Laurent name. The signature shoe from the collection was among one of my favorite accessories of the Spring 2017 collections. From the clothes there were some really great looks but my favorite was a black and gold draped one sleeved mini dress. I think that there are so many people that would rock this, like models like Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss, but I think that I would most like to see Game of Thrones starlet Sophie Turner turn this into a gorgeous red carpet moment.

Zuhair Murad: Last but not least we have the Zuhair Murad collection. Zuhair doesn’t show a runway collection during RTW fashion week but always releases a look book with the looks. The collection is always full of pretty dresses but I am usually not like drawn to put a look from the collection on my gotta see list. This season it is this black and silver beaded short suit with a sexy sheer bustier that really spoke to me. I like it when we see new versions of menswear meet femininity and this is one that I know will get a red carpet moment. The perfect person to really make this look come to life on the red carpet is Kristen Stewart. I like Kristen and Chanel but I am never really blown away by their partnership. When Kirsten wears Zuhair she always gives me chills (the only time she has ever been on my best dressed list is when she has worn Zuhair.) I think that this would be amazing as her platinum blonde locks would just add rock glam to this ensemble.

I want to thank all of my loyal readers for continuing to bear with me as I go through the final days of the political campaign that I am working on. The posts might be sporadic but they are done with heart and love. Thanks for all your continued to support.

2016 London Film Festival: ‘Trolls’ Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

anna-kendrick-2016-london-film-festival-trolls-premiere-wish-list-1Anna Kendrick is always one of my favorites on the red carpet and I am hoping that despite the fact that Trolls just had a red carpet premiere in London that it will also have a grand gala premiere at the London Film Festival, where it is included in this years edition. At the films premiere at the Cannes Film Festival Anna Kendrick was absolutely gorgeous in a custom canary yellow Stella McCartney gown. London is always more relaxed than Cannes and I would love to see Anna hit the red carpet in this ruffled Altuzarra Spring 2017 RTW snake skin print gown which features red crystal embroidery. This is such a different look and I think that Anna has the effortless glamour to make it really come to life on the red carpet. Chic pulled back hair, a nude lip, and gold sandals would put the perfect finishing touches to this look for Anna. Save

2016 London Film Festival: “Queen of Katwe” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

lupita-nyongo-2016-london-film-fest-queen-of-katwe-premiere-wish-1Lupita Nyong’o has been KILLING the promo tour for Queen of Katwe and I am really excited to see where she is going to be headed next. The film is slated to premiere at the London Film Festival and I am praying that Lupita will shut the red carpet down. I would love to see her hit the carpet in this gorgeous Alberta Ferretti Spring 2017 RTW ensemble which features a bold purple silk ruffled, peasant style, ball skirt and an embossed leather strapless bustier. I think that this matches the gorgeous African inspired style that Lupita has been wearing on this promo tour and would look amazing with the headwraps that Lupita has been wearing a lot recently. I hope the weather in London is conducive to letting Lupita grace the red carpet in this gorgeous moment.


2016 London Film Festival: “A Monster Calls” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

felicity-jones-2016-london-film-festival-a-monster-calls-premiere-wish-list-1I adore Felicity Jones and I am really excited to see that her film A Monster Calls is slated to premiere at the London Film Festival. The film received rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival and was awarded with a special mention award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. I am hoping that Felicity, who only attended the Toronto Film Festival, will be back on the promo tour for the premiere in London. Usually London is a bit more subdued as a red carpet but on occasion there are some really gorgeous show stopping gowns. I think that Felicity would shut down the red carpet wearing this amazing Valentino Fall 2016 Couture gown with a feathered skirt and ruffled, lace embellished blouse. To really make sure that this is a perfect red carpet moment I would love to see Felicity sweep her hair into a romantic updo adding a soft pink lip, and black sandals to really let this dramatic gown do all of the talking.


2016 London Film Festival: “Nocturnal Animals” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

amy-adams-2016-london-film-festival-noctornal-animals-premiere-wish-list-1Amy Adams has been delivering a lot of really great looks as she has been making the rounds promoting Nocturnal Animals. That has come courtesy of all the gorgeous custom Tom Ford, the movies director, ensembles that she has been wearing. Prior to New York Fashion Week I was picking looks Tom Ford looks from online retailers for Amy to wear for the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, but Tom released his Fall 2016 RTW collection with a see-now-buy-now show. I would love to see Amy hit the red carpet at the London Film Festival wearing this gorgeous tone on tone red Tom Ford Fall 2016 RTW long sleeved gown. This meshes disco glamour and modern high fashion and I think that Amy would be absolutely dazzling in it. I love a red head in red and add the sparkle and it would be a total win. A dyed to match satin clutch, gold sandals, sleek pulled back hair and a matte nude lip would really ensure that this is another great red carpet moment for Amy.