2017 Berlin International Film Festival: “The Dinner” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

chloe-sevingy-2017-berlin-film-festival-the-dinner-premiere-red-carpet-wish-list-1While most of Hollywood is getting ready for this year’s Academy Awards the first film festival of the year is slated to begin next Thursday bringing a new crop of hopefuls for next years Oscars. The Berlin International Film Festival is the first of the major European Film Festivals from which we usually start to hear early Oscar buzz come from. I haven’t started hearing the pre-festival buzz about which films are the most anticipated yet. From what I have seen of the films selected to premiere this year there is a definite lack of major star power. There are a few films with some big names, but not many. The film kicking off my Berlin Film Fest wishes is The Dinner and I am intrigued to see who from the film will be on the red carpet. Chloe Sevigny is one of the stars of the film and is very hit or miss to me when it comes to her red carpet styling. Most of the time I am totally against what Chloe is wearing and then there are sometimes that Chloe really shows me something amazing. For the Berlin International Film Festival premiere of The Dinner I would love to see Chloe hit the red carpet wearing this gorgeous black tea length Chane Pre-Fall 2017 gown which features a mock turtleneck, long sleeves, textured a-line skirt, and a gold belt. I think that for this red carpet that something heavier and dark would be a fitting choice. Finishing with a sleek bun, red lip, gold clutch, and black pumps would make this a pretty great look for Chloe. laura-linney-2017-berlin-film-festival-the-dinner-premiere-red-carpet-wish-list-1Laura Linney was MIA from the red carpet for a while and then popped back up during the promo tour for Nocturnal Animals last year. For the Berlin Film Festival premiere of The Dinner I would love it if she called up Tom Ford and got her hands on this ensemble from his Fall 2016 RTW presentation which features a black sequin top and plastic fringe evening skirt. While there is a bit of edge in this look, it is also really classically glamorous. I think that Laura would really be gorgeous wearing this ensemble as her strawberry blonde hair would just pop against the black sequins. Hair styled into a chic chignon, a smokey eye, nude lip, black clutch, a pair of diamond cluster earrings, and a pair of black pumps would perfectly style this look for Laura. rebecca-hall-2017-berlin-film-festival-the-dinner-premiere-red-carpet-wish-list-1Last year Rebecca Hall made a return to the red carpet and showed her chops wearing Dior Couture and custom Prada. I am hoping that as she transitions into the new year that her style only continues to evolve. While I was very aware of the cold temperatures on the Berlin Film Festival red carpet for Chloe and Laura, but for Rebecca I went for something that forfits warmth for fashion. I think that this white Schiaparelli Spring 2017 Couture column gown which features a cape train attached at the shoulders to a sheer yoke would look absolutely amazing on Rebecca for this red carpet. Sheer yokes can go really bad so I hope that if Rebecca wears this gown that she works with Schiaparelli to get the right shade of nude so the illusion is really kept and illusion. Adding a chic wavy bob, diamond cluster earrings, and a pair of white pumps would really make this another great look for Rebecca on the red carpet as she continues to grow.

The 2017 Berlin International Film Festival opens on Thursday  February 9, 2017 and runs through Saturday February 18, 2017.

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amfAR New York Gala Red Carpet Wish List

alessandra-ambrosio-2017-amfar-new-york-red-carpet-wish-list-1Next Wednesday night (February 8, 2017) is the amfAR New York Gala which will help kick off New York Fashion Week. The event is always a hot ticket. Last year the likes of Diane Kruger, Chanel Iman, and more all descended upon Cipriani Wall Street for the red carpet. This year there are a whole new crop of women are chairing, co-chairing, and honorees will all be on the amfAR red carpet. Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has kicked off this year with a bunch of killer red carpet moments and I am praying that she will continue to give us great red carpet moments as one of the events co-chairs. I think that this gorgeous teal Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2017 floral jacquard gown which features an inverted V neckline, a strapless silhouette, and allover floral details would be the gorgeous on Alessandra. It is not the usual sexy or sheer gown that we are used to seeing Alessandra wearing on the red carpet, but I think that this would be an absolutely major moment. ellie-goulding-2017-amfar-new-york-red-carpet-wish-list-1Ellie Goulding will be in attendance next Wednesday as the headline performer. Ellie has been either really great on the red carpet or someone that I totally pass over. I am hoping that at the amfAR gala that Ellie will deliver an absolutely major moment on the red carpet. I have been waiting for this silver Marchesa Spring 2017 RTW gown which features a draped scarf top, a halter styled neckline, and jeweled floral embroidery to make a red carpet appearance and since the labels fall 2017 presentation is almost upon us I am praying that someone gives it a moment at the amfAR gala and I really think that Ellie would look gorgeous wearing it on the red carpet. Styling her hair into a loose updo adding a lined eye, pink lip, silver sandals, and diamond drop earrings would finish this look perfectly for Ellie. heidi-klum-2017-amfar-new-york-gala-red-carpet-wish-list-1What is a fashion week red carpet without the appearance of Heidi Klum? The former Victoria’s Secret model is one of the event chairs and I am quite intrigued to see what she will bring to the red carpet. I wouldn’t be surprised if Heidi shows up wearing one of of the big New York based fashion brands like Michael Kors, Zac Posen or Marchesa. If I had my way Heidi would walk the amfAR red carpet wearing this gorgeous one should tangerine Armani Prive Spring 2017 Couture column gown which features an asymmetrical neckline and a side cutout. The gown is bold and dramatic and I think that it could quite possibly be one of Heidi’s best red carpet moments ever. Rounding the look out with a pair of gold sandals, a gold cuff bracelet, drop earrings, a sleek low bun, and fresh face of makeup would really add the perfect finishing touches to this look for Heidi. iman-2017-amfar-new-york-gala-red-carpet-wish-list-1Iman has made but a few small red carpet appearances since the death of her husband David Bowie last year. I was really excited to see that her name was on the list of event chairs for the amfAR New York Gala. I adore seeing Iman on the red carpet. The iconic 61 year old supermodel is absolutely gorgeous and her red carpet moments are always among some of the most elegant or dramatic. This gorgeous gold Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2017 sleeveless gown which features a fit to flare tea length silhouette, floral beading, and fringe details would be absolutely amazing on Iman. The color, the shape, the slightly punk details all make for what I could see as the perfect look for the gorgeous supermodel. Pairing this gown with a gold clutch, cluster earrings, gold pumps, a sleek updo, and a red lip would be just the icing on top of this perfect red carpet moment for Iman. lady-gaga-2017-amfar-new-york-red-carpet-wish-list-1Lady Gaga will be just off her performance at the Super Bowl half-time show when the amfAR New York Gala will come around. Gaga is among the event chairs and I would more than love to see her hit the red carpet. I imagine that if she does that Gaga will wear some sort of preview of the upcoming Brandon Maxwell Fall 2017 RTW collection as she is his friend, client, and muse. Since I can’t post something that hasn’t been presented yet I went with this petal pink Brandon Maxwell Spring 2017 RTW heavy georgette and satin layered bodice gown which gown features a halter style, column silhouette, and a plunging v-neck. This gown is glamour personified and I would imagine that Gaga would absolutely kill this gown on the red carpet. Finishing the pair of pink diamond drop earrings, rose gold sandals, and a sleek high ponytail would really make this a killer look for Gaga. scarlett-johansson-2017-amfar-new-york-red-carpet-wish-list-1Scarlett Johansson and Donatella Versace are both being honored next Wednesday at the amfAR New York Gala and I would bet you that ScarJo will wear a Versace gown on the red carpet. While I really know that is probably is going to happen (and you can see which Versace gown I’d like to see her wear here) I went for something a bit more risky and bold to wear. This orange draped Sies Marjan Spring 2017 RTW dress is one of those things that I just saw last season (it was a new label that Anna Wintour was seen seated front row at) and said wow that could be a great red carpet moment. I had been waiting for the perfect person and the perfect event to pull this gown out for a red carpet wish list, and I think that amfAR New York and Scarlett would make this a killer moment. What would really make this a killer moment on Scarlett all lie in the styling; a pair of gold sandals, sleek hairstyle, gold set diamond cluster earrings, and a gold clutch would add the perfect finishing touches to this look.

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2017 Academy Awards: Nominees Luncheon Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

isabelle-huppert-2017-academy-award-nominees-luncheon-red-carpet-wish-list-1Next Monday (February 6, 2017) everyone nominated for an Academy Award will gather for this year Academy Award Nominees Luncheon. This is always quite the glamorous event as all the actors and actresses nominated rub shoulders with the people that helped them achieve their stellar performances. After winning the Golden Globe Award Isabelle Huppert has gained some traction to be a real contender for the Oscar for Best Actress thanks to her performance in Elle. Like I said in an earlier post couture isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when I think of this red carpet, but if any one of the nominees could make it work it would be Isabelle. The Armani Prive Spring 2017 Couture collection was one of my favorites from the haute couture shows and since Isabelle was perched front row I am intrigued to see what she will be bringing to the red carpets over the next few weeks. I think that this visual print blazer paired with a lace blouse and black pants would look so chic on Isabelle and is perfect for the nominees luncheon. Old Hollywood waves, a fresh face of makeup, and a pair of simple black pumps would be the perfect finishing touches to this look. michelle-williams-2017-academy-awards-nominees-luncheon-red-carpet-wish-list-1Michelle Williams has continually been the biggest snooze fest of the year. Last night at the SAG Awards Michelle wore a custom Louis Vuitton gown which immediately made me think of the Louis Vuitton gown Alicia Vikander wore to the same event last year. I am hoping that Michelle will turn things around between now and the Oscars, but I know that is probably the least likely things to happen. I would bet that Michelle will wear some neutral Louis Vuitton fit to flare casual dress on the red carpet at the Academy Awards nominees luncheon, but I would love to see her wearing this burnt orange Fendi Pre-Fall 2017 long sleeve cocktail dress which features a cream peter pan style collar, full skirt, and a black hemline. I think that this dress is the perfect look for Michelle as it fits her quirky style perfectly. A pair of black Louis Vuitton sandals (so she still represents the brand,) a sleek hairstyle, and a fresh face of makeup would make this a great look to really bring Michelle back to life on the red carpet.natalie-portman-2017-academy-awards-nominees-luncheon-red-carpet-wish-list-1Natalie Portman is very pregnant. Based on my pseudo-math I believe that Natalie is just about ready to pop and with that in mind I don’t know if she will be going to make it to the Oscars red carpet. I personally think that Natalie’s performance in Jackie was the best performance by an actress in a movie in a really long time and I personally would love to see her win. If the closest that Nat gets to the Oscars red carpet this year is the Nominees Luncheon next Monday I want her to go about it in high style. I think that this orange Jenny Packham Spring 2017 RTW silk chiffon peasant style dress would be perfect. This dress would drape over Natalie’s baby bump in the chicest way possible, and not make her look like shes wearing a comforter liker her Dior Couture SAG Awards gown did. I think that a pair of gold Christian Dior pumps, loose waves, and classic fresh face makeup would finish this look to perfection.  octavia-spencer-2017-academy-awards-nominees-luncheon-red-carpet-wish-list-1As I said in my Best Dressed at the SAG Awards list that while I was wishing that Octavia Spencer would expand her red carpet repertoire but her best fit is her longstanding relationship with Tadashi. I am back to the brand for her to wear on the red carpet at the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon. I think that this almost 40’s swing style Tadashi Shoji Pre-Fall 2017 raspberry red dress which features a bit of a plunging neckline, Juliet sleeve, floral print, and a knee length skirt would be a good choice for Octavia to wear on the red carpet. This is the most casual red carpet of awards season and I think that while casual is the name of the game, that we will still see very elevated looks on the red carpet. I could see Octavia finishing this look with loose waves, a pink lip, and a pair of black pumps. viola-davis-2017-academy-awards-nominees-luncheon-red-carpet-wish-list-1Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress award at the SAG Awards last night all but sealing the deal that she will win the Academy Award in the same category at the end of next month. With that in mind I am going to need Viola to put all of her best feet forward over the next four weeks. For the red carpet at the Nominees Luncheon I think that this plum purple Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2017 pencil dress which features an embellished crew neckline, ruffles at the bodice, and a midi length would help Viola to really kick off that glamorous sprint to the Oscars. The color would look amazing on Viola and the ruffles add some visual interest to this look. Adding a pair of silver pumps, short bob, and a red lip would add the perfect finishing touches to this winning look.

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2017 Academy Awards: Nominees Luncheon Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

emma-stone-2017-academy-award-nominee-luncheon-red-carpet-wish-list-1Now that the SAG Awards are over we are officially on the dash to the Oscars. Last night Emma Stone took home the Actor statue for Best Actress, which bodes really well for her winning the Oscar on February 26, 2017. Before we get there the next stop for the Oscar nominees is the Nominees Luncheon where they will meet and greet with each other and do a whole lot campaigning for votes. For the luncheon red carpet I would love to see Emma hit the red carpet wearing this gorgeous emerald and black Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2017 long sleeve mini-dress which dress features a lace mock neck, lace cutout details, and Juliet style sleeves. This dress might be a little more cocktail than the Nominees Luncheon red carpet usually calls for, but I think that Emma has the chops to really make it work on the red carpet. With a pair of black lace Christian Louboutin ‘Neoalto’ pointed toe pumps, casual updo, and a smokey eye would really make this the perfect luncheon look for Emma. meryl-streep-2017-academy-awards-nominees-luncheon-red-carpet-wish-list-1Meryl Streep snuck in a nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. I don’t know if Meryl will attend the Nominees luncheon next Monday because she doesn’t have the best track record of attending when she isn’t a front runner to actually take home the coveted little gold man, for which she already has 3. If she does show up I think that this black square duchesse satin Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2017 coat dress which features a rounded neckline, a exposed front zipper, and a square print would be perfect. Meryl as a very elegant style and has been experimenting with styles and labels more and more recently and I think that this dress would be a perfect addition to her recent repertoire. To make this look more Meryl I would have her wear this dress with a black belt, black pumps, and soft makeup, to really make it another great look for Meryl on the red carpet.  naomie-harris-2017-academy-awards-nominees-luncheon-red-carpet-wish-list-1Ever since I first saw this lime green Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2017 twist front dress which features an asymmetrical neckline and draped waist in the lookbook I have been trying to find the perfect red carpet for Naomie Harris to wear it for, and I think that the Oscar Nominees Luncheon would be the perfect place. Naomie is never one to shy away from the bold and I think that since she is campaigning against front-runner Viola Davis for the Best Supporting actress award that Naomie will really be bringing it from now until Oscar night. This dress is formal yet casual enough for this red carpet and I honestly think that Naomie would really slay her way through this event. Going a bit of the matchy matchy route with a pair of lime green Gianvito Rossi ‘Moijto’ sandals adding a gold metallic box clutch, loose waves, and a smokey eye would really make this another amazing red carpet moment.nicole-kidman-2017-academy-award-nominees-luncheon-red-carpet-wish-list-1At the SAG Awards last night Nicole Kidman showed me that she can make an effort and make that effort pay off wearing a dazzling green sequin Gucci gown, and I am hoping that mojo will continue through the rest of the race to the Oscars where she is nominated for Best Supporting Actress. While couture isn’t usually the first thing that one thinks of when they think of Luncheon attire I think that this Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2017 Couture ensemble which features an off the shoulder striped silk peasant blouse, black pencil skirt, and thick black belt is a perfect look for her to wear on the red carpet. I think that this look would be the perfect ensemble to really make Nicole the fashion plate that I know that she can be on the road to the Oscars. A pair of black suede and nappa leather Jimmy Choo ‘Vanessa’ pointed toe pumps, a loose updo, and nude lip would make this couture look luncheon ready. ruth-negga-2017-academy-awards-nominees-luncheon-red-carpet-wish-list-1Ruth Negga was the surprise nomination amongst the ladies nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. I was hoping that Ruth would make the cut instead of Meryl, but instead she beat out Amy Adams to round out this years crop of Best Actress nominees. For the Nominees Luncheon I think that this white Thom Browne Pre-Fall 2017 short sleeved shirt style dress would be perfection. Thom Browne has been gaining a lot of red carpet traction and I would really love to see the label continue to gain red carpet moments as the year moves forward. Finishing the look with short curls, a dark berry lip, and a pair of Paul Andrew ‘Zenadia’ Swedish pine damask pumps would make this the perfect luncheon ensemble for Ruth.

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“Fifty Shades of Grey” London Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

dakota-johnson-fifty-shades-darker-london-premiere-red-carpet-wish-list-1I am really excited for the Fifty Shades Darker promo tour to get underway. Dakota Johnson’s style has evolved in such an amazing way since she kinda just fell hard into the red carpet. Over the last year or so Dakota’s style has really evolved into something amazing. Despite the fact that Dakota is the current face of Gucci I don’t think that she is going to exclusively wearing the label over the course of this tour. For the film’s premiere in London on February 9, 2017 I would love to see Dakota wearing this sandstone Cushnie et Ochs Pre-Fall 2017 ‘Catherine’ gown which is rendered in gloss jersey and features a v-neckline and an embroidered cinched waist. This gown is sexy and glamorous, the foundations of the Cushnie et Ochs woman, and I really think that Dakota would be the perfect fit to really make this gown work on the red carpet. Adding a champagne Judith Leiber ‘Speccio Duchesse’ clutch, champagne and gold Christian Louboutin ‘Corsankle’ pumps, a sleek ponytail, red lip, and a pair of gold set diamond cluster earrings would really turn this into another best dressed moments for Dakota. bella-heathcote-fifty-shades-darker-london-premiere-red-carpet-wish-list-1While I am really excited to see what Dakota is going to bring to the red carpet over the course of the Fifty Shades Darker promo tour I am intrigued to see what Bella Heathcote will bring. Bella has a great sense of style and I am really hoping that she will join Dakota on the red carpet as they make the rounds promoting this film. For the London premiere I would love to see Bella wearing this gorgeous grey and silver Chanel Spring 2017 Couture cocktail dress which features a plunging neckline, all over embroidery, metallic silver belt, and an a-line skirt. This dress is chic and elegant and statement making at the same time. I wouldn’t normally think of Chanel for this kind of movie premiere but I think that this is perfect for Bella to wear on the red carpet. Finishing this look with a pair of silver and black Miu Miu metallic leather sandals, a sleek pinned back hairstyle, and a red lip would really make this a major moment for Bella to wear on the red carpet. rita-ora-fifty-shades-darker-london-premiere-red-carpet-wish-list-1Rita Ora skipped the Fifty Shades of Grey promo tour and I am hoping that she will be on the tour to help promote Fifty Shades Darker. I think that for the London premiere, where Rita will be on home court, that this red embellished Zuhair Murad Spring 2017 Couture gown which features 3/4 length sleeves, a plunging neckline, crystal buckle belt, and sexy center split. While I am not usually a fan of matchy, matchy, matchy looks I think that this gown would be perfection on Rita with old Hollywood waves, a bold red lip, and a pair of statement red Christian Louboutin ‘Marylineska’ eel skin bow embellished sandals would add the perfect finishing touches to this look.

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10 Best Looks from the 2017 SAG Awards Red Carpet

2017-screen-actors-guild-awards-best-dressed-1Amidst the outcry of refugees and families being ripped apart over the weekend at the hand of President Trump, those who were seeking an escape from reality got just that. While watching a red carpet and commenting on fashion may seen frivolous in the new times that we live in it provides that escape from the geopolitical sphere that we all need from time to time. While stars brought out their voices to speak out against political issues through the night it was done in the classiest way possible, and they looked pretty good while doing it.

1) Evan Rachel Wood in custom Altuzarra: Evan Rachel Wood made a promise to herself that as she makes the awards show rounds this year that she will defy the expected and wear a pantsuit for every red carpet she walks. Now this can be seen as a pro-Hillary Clinton move, (could Evan be a member of Pantsuit Nation?) but I honestly believe that Evan is doing it because she wants to help define femininity in the modern era. When she steps out in perfectly tailored suits who can stop her? Evan walked the SAG Awards red carpet wearing a gorgeous custom Altuzarra dark blue velvet double breasted tuxedo ticking the pants trend box, the blue trend box, and the velvet trend box. Suit after suit, especially from the same label, can come across as tired and boring. Evan has looked fresh each time she has stepped out, and has made the best dressed list every single time. 2017-screen-actors-guild-awards-best-dressed-22) Thandie Newton in Schiaparelli Fall 2016 Couture: A few of the best dressed women from the Golden Globe Awards followed that appearance with another amazing look at the SAG Awards. Thandie’s custom Monse gown at the Globe’s was that modern glamour and it total opposites from her Schiaparelli Fall 2016 Couture SAG Awards gown. The gorgeous tan tea length Schiaparelli Fall 2016 Couture gown which features whimsical carnival meets caveman pattern and a velvet asymmetrical harness neckline was one of the biggest risks of the night, and it definitely paid off. After a while where she dipped off the best dressed radar I am glad to see that with the success of Westworld that Thandie is back on top.

3) Angela Sarafayn in Zac Posen Spring 2017 RTW: The Westworld girls dominated the red carpets at the SAG Awards last night. Evan, Thandie and now Angela Sarafayn take the top 3 spots on the best dressed list. While the first two were cemented fashion stars, Angela is a new face and she is definitely proving one to watch. Her gorgeous black and pink glitter paisley Zac Posen Spring 2017 RTW flocked tulle décolleté neckline gown which features a deep v-neckline, a fitted bodice, exaggerated hips,  and a maxi column skirt. With a silhouette that likens to Lady Gaga’s Atelier Versace gown at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, Angela took a big risk and it paid off in a major way. When it comes to print on the red carpet sometimes it doesn’t go over very well, but this is a perfect red carpet moment for Angela and she rocked it to the maximum of her potential.

4) Kerry Washington in Roberto Cavalli Couture: Political statements were amass on the red carpet via all kind of different variations. The most subtle of them all was probably the silver safety pin that Kerry Washington affixed to the sleeve of her gorgeous white Roberto Cavalli Couture gown. Kerry brought 90’s glamour to the SAG Awards red carpet with a fitted embellished Cavalli Couture gown which features slightly flared sleeves was one of the most glam moments of the night. The 90’s have been having a major resurgence in the fashion world and I am extremely excited that Kerry gave that to us, and not by way of the slip dress (which has become very supersaturated already.) 2017-screen-actors-guild-awards-best-dressed-35: Ellie Kemper in custom Wai Ming: Blue and velvet. Two off the biggest trends last night and Ellie Kemper rocked them both in the most glamorous way possible in her custom one shoulder Wai Ming column gown. I think this may have come as one of the bigger shocks of the night for me. Ellie usually hits the red carpet wearing a gown in a gorgeous bold pattern so this solid gown was a glamorous departure for her. I always love a sapphire hew on a red head and Ellie more than delivered an extremely modern, yet classic, moment on the SAG Awards red carpet.

6) Michelle Dockery in Elie Saab: While Ellie may have left bold pattern at home there were still many other bold graphic gowns on the red carpet. Michelle Dockery was one of the few who opted to go for the bold wearing a multicolored stripe Elie Saab gown which hails inspiration from the labels Spring 2017 RTW collection. Michelle is another one of those who once was on top of best dressed lists that has taken a few steps down and it was nice to see her back on top again last night.

7) Octavia Spencer in custom Tadashi Shoji: I started this awards season lobbying for Octavia Spencer to expand her repertoire of designers over the course of awards season. She started that at the beginning of awards season and her looks kinda fell flat. Last night she back back in her go to label, Tadashi Shoji, and the look was magic. Octavia seems to have a different demeanor when she wears a Tadashi look on the red carpet and I have to say that despite this being a black gown that the embroidery detail make it far from boring. I love that Octavia embraces her curves and Tadashi sure knows how to showcase them in the most flattering way possible. Her gorgeous Jacob & Co. earrings really made this look perfection for Octavia.  7) Annalise Basso in Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2016 RTW: Annalise Basso was one of the first on the SAG Awards red carpet and she definitely brought the drama to the red carpet. Annalise wore a gorgeous raspberry red Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2016 RTW gown which features cape-like sleeves, a criss-cross off the shoulder neckline, and a flowing skirt and let me tell you Annalise definitely worked those sleeves to their full potential. I had previously seen Annalise on the red carpet at a few of the events leading up to this red carpet, but this gown really made my take notice of her.

8) Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2017: While I was expecting something absolutely major from Emma Stone on the SAG Awards red carpet her gorgeous feminine Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2017 gown was still very very pretty. This is one of those gowns that I don’t know if I would have liked on many others and Emma wears it so extremely well. Not every single of Emma’s looks are going to be the Dior moment that she had on the SAG red carpet a few years ago. Given the more casual nature of the SAG Awards this gown was absolute perfection.

9) Teresa Palmer in Valentino Spring 2017 RTW: Rounding out this list is Teresa Palmer, who was probably the dark horse in contention for making this list. I didn’t even know that Teresa was going to be on the red carpet at the SAG Awards last night. My first thought was that she was a last minute switch in for her Hacksaw Ridge co-star Andrew Garfield, who was sick and unable to attend. Teresa was gorgeous in one the Valentino Spring 2017 RTW gowns that I most wanted to see on the red carpet. This gown is a straight line, which makes it hard to wear without looking completely shapeless, and despite that I think that between the moodiness that Teresa had on the red carpet and the couture like beading of the gown that she really pulls this hard to wear look off.

The next big red carpets are the BAFTA and Grammy Awards which take place on the same day February 12, 2017.

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2017 Directors Guild of America Awards Red Carpet Wish List

amy-adams-2017-directors-guild-of-america-awards-red-carpet-wish-list-1Last night the likes of Nicole Kidman, Janelle Monae, Sarah Paulson, Lily Collins, Kerry Washington, and Thandie Newton all descended upon the Producers Guild of America Awards cheer on the people that made their awards nominated performances happen. I would imagine that the same will happen at the Directors Guild Awards on Saturday (February 4, 2017.) I only pulled from the feature film nominees at the DGA Awards, but I could be that some of the stars of the nominated TV series will be in attendance. When I was planning out who to feature in this post I picked Amy Adams because I was expecting her to make stops campaigning for an Oscar, but shockingly the Arrival star did not receive and Oscar nomination this year. With that news still settling in I would still like to see Amy on the red carpet at the DGA Awards to support her Arrival director Denis Villeneuve. I think that this strapless Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2017 floral jacquard cocktail dress which features a straight across neckline, a strapless silhouette, and allover floral print would be a very chic and feminine moment for Amy to wear on the DGA red carpet. Amy loves to go for that classic sheath or a-line look on the red carpet and I think that this very lady-like dress would fit perfectly into her red carpet repertoire. Finishing the look with old Hollywood waves, a light pink lip, and a pair of gold pumps would really make this a gorgeous red carpet moment for Amy. emma-stone-2017-directors-guild-of-america-awards-red-carpet-wish-list-1Emma Stone did come out of the Academy Award nominations with one of the much coveted Best Actress nominations (and is among the top contenders for who could win) so I would imagine that we will be seeing Emma on the red carpet at a lot of the events leading up to the Academy Awards. Her La La Land director Damien Chazelle has swept the major awards shows thus far and is looking like a lock to win both the Directors Guild Award and the Best Director award at the Oscars. I would love it if Emma stepped out to support Damien at the DGA Awards wearing this  strapless barely lemon Chanel Spring 2017 Couture cocktail dress which features a strapless neckline, column silhouette with a draped peplum, and gorgeous embellishments. Some have voiced concerns that Emma will mostly wear Chanel through awards season, but I don’t think that is the case. I think there are one or two more Chanel looks in store for this season, but that Emma will be on so many red carpet that we will still get a variety of different looks and labels from the gorgeous red head. On the runway this dress was paired with a pair of silver pumps, but I would have Emma go the nude pump route with a chic updo, pink lip, and diamond cluster earrings to really make this an extremely chic red carpet moment. hailee-steinfeld-2017-directors-guild-of-america-awards-red-carpet-wish-list-1Hailee Steinfeld may have only received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in The Edge of Seventeen and her director Kelly Fremon Craig is nominated at the DGA awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2016. I would love to see Hailee take to the DGA red carpet to support Kelly on the red carpet. I would love to see Hailee go for feminine glamour with this nude Elie Saab Spring 2017 Couture long sleeve, a-line midi dress which features gorgeous blue floral embroidery. Now this might be a more covered, classic, and feminine style than Hailee is used to any more, but I really think that it would be a gorgeous moment for Hailee to wear on the red carpet. I would love to see Hailee pair this dress with the Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik beaded denim sandals adding a chic bun, lined eye, nude lip, and diamond cluster earrings to perfectly round this look out for Hailee. naomie-harris-2017-directors-guild-of-america-awards-red-carpet-wish-list-1Naomie Harris has been the biggest style star of this awards season and I am really excited to see what she is going to wear as the Academy Awards draw ever closer. For the Directors Guild Awards, where her Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is nominated, I would love to see Naomie hit the red carpet wearing this modern and flirty acid yellow Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2017 cocktail dress which features an asymmetric one shoulder silhouette, ruffled bodice layer, and knee length fitted silhouette. This is such a modern moment, and the color is extremely bold making it the perfect look for Naomie to wear on the red carpet. Diane von Furstenberg has been making a red carpet comeback in a major way and I am looking forward to continue to seeing what lies ahead for the brand, and this would be another major moment. Since she has been killing her shoe game recently I would love to see Naomie wearing another really bold pair of shoes with pair of bold Sophia Webster ‘Chiara’ sandals. A sleek pinned back hairstyle, lined eye, nude lip, and a black clutch would let the dress and the shoes do all of the talking. nicole-kidman-2017-directors-guild-of-america-awards-red-carpet-wish-list-1And last but not least is Nicole Kidman. I have been extremely disappointed in the looks that Nicole Kidman has put forth on the red carpet this year. Last year Nicole narrowly missed out on being on my Best Dressed of the Year list and this year she has a bunch of looks already in contention for Worst Dressed of the Year. I am hoping that as the race to the Oscars turns into the final sprint that the Best Supporting Actress will turn everything around. For the Directors Guild Awards I would love to see Nicole go for feminine and masculine all at the same time with this floral print Erdem Pre-Fall 2017 black suit on the red carpet. I think that if done correctly that this suit would be absolute perfection. A sleek low bun, nude lip, lined eye, diamond cluster earrings, and a pair of black pointed toe pumps would totally make this the turn around moment for Nicole on the road to the Oscars.

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2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance Wish List

lady-gaga-2017-super-bowl-half-time-show-performance-wish-listLady Gaga is slated to take the stage next Sunday as the headliner of the Super Bowl 51 Pepsi Half-Time Show in Huston, Texas. Gaga’s performance comes just one year after she gave one of the most memorable National Anthem performances ever at Super Bowl 50 wearing a custom Gucci suit. As she will perform a 15 minute or so concert next Sunday I think that we will see Gaga take the stage in many quick changes, and I would probably guess that she will turn to her good friend Donatella Versace to create her custom stage looks. I wold love to see Gaga take inspiration from this Atelier Versace Fall 2014 Couture ensemble which features a silver Swarovski crystal cap sleeve bodysuit draped in waxed leather-like silk into a dramatic train. This has been one of those performance looks that I am still craving seeing on the stage and I think that Gaga could really turn it into a really magical moment. I can just picture her now dancing around the stage to “Born This Way” or “Bad Romance,” as I am sure it will be a melody of Gaga’s greatest hits come her performance on Sunday. I am less concerned if the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons win the Super Bowl, but if Gaga wins and there are a few really good commercials I will be content.

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2017 Goya Awards Red Carpet Wish List

penelope-cruz-2017-goya-awards-red-carpet-wish-list-1The Goya Awards, which take place on February 6, 2017,  are the Spanish equivalent of the Academy Awards and the actresses who attend always bring it to the red carpet. Since I am not really familiar with most of the Spanish actresses this post is more of a short one. The always gorgeous Penelope Cruz is nominated for Best Actress thanks to her role in Ma Ma and I cannot wait to see what she wears on the red carpet. Last year Penelope rocked the Goya Awards red carpet wearing a gorgeous black Atelier Versace gown which evoked the glamour of Grace Kelly. This year I want to see the sexy, yet glamorous, side of Penelope. I went back to Atelier Versace for this years gown for Penelope and this blush pink and black Spring 2017 Couture one shoulder gown which features all over embellishments and feather detailing. This gown would be so good on Penelope and since it doesn’t seem likely that she will be at the Oscars, or Vanity Fair Party, that this is the best place for her to give this gown a red carpet moment. Black sandals, rose gold set diamond earrings, and a soft updo would add the perfect finishing touches.nieves-alvarez-2017-goya-awards-red-carpet-wish-list-1Spanish supermodel Nieves Alvarez is almost always on the red carpet at the Goya Awards wearing some of the most spectacular couture in the world. From Stephane Rolland to Georges Chakra to Ralph & Russo Nieves always looks gorgeous (that Stephane Rolland gown made the top of my Best Dressed of 2013 list.) For this years red carpet I want Nieves to wear a fresh off the Paris Haute Couture runways wearing this white embroidered Ralph & Russo Spring 2017 Couture column gown which features a royal blue lined cape like train. This gown is regal and is going to take someone with regal stature to really make this gown a major red carpet moment, and Nieves definitely has that air about her. A soft updo, smokey eye, silver sandals, a red lip, and gorgeous diamond and sapphire cluster earrings would be the perfect finishing touches to this look for the red carpet.

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“Fifty Shades Darker” LA Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

The promo tour for Fifty Shades Darker is almost upon us and I am hoping that it is much better than the first tour in the saga was. With some of the names in these films I couldn’t believe that it was just Dakota Johnson that took to the red carpet to promote Fifty Shades of Grey, so I am hoping that more of the cast will be on the red carpets as they promote this film. As Dakota makes her rounds this time I have a much higher bar set for her wardrobe choices. 2 years ago Dakota was just finding her red carpet footing, now with friendships forged with some of the biggest names and houses in fashion it would surprise me if there is a falter during this tour. As a current face of Gucci I expect that one of the big premiere looks for Dakota will come from the label. I decided to go with the LA premiere for Dakota to get her Gucci look in. I have been waiting for this nude and brown tulle Gucci Spring 2017 RTW strapless tulle ball gown which features a gorgeous embroidered dagger pierced heart embellished on the bodice to be worn on the red carpet and I do think that Dakota would be a perfect person to make this gown work. Now it may not be the “sexy” style gown that one would think of for this promo tour, but I think that is part of the grandeur. bella-heathcote-fifty-shades-darker-la-premiere-red-carpet-wish-list-1Since Bella Heathcote seems to play an integral role in Fifty Shades Darker (I will admit I couldn’t read this books, they were way too poorly written) so I bet that she will be on the promo tour grind. Bella has always been one of that I enjoy seeing on the red carpet. She always goes for this very elegant look, but with a bit of an edge. For the LA premiere of Fifty Shades Darker on Thursday I would love it if Bella hit the red carpet wearing this gold Elie Saab Spring 2017 RTW gown which features hand-beaded detailing throughout and a fitted bodice, modified halter neckline, and an A-line maxi length skirt. This dress evokes the glamour of both the the proper fifties and and the glamour of the disco era and I think that Bella would really make it extremely glamorous on the red carpet.rita-ora-fifty-shades-darker-la-premiere-red-carpet-wish-list-1Rita Ora was barely seen in Fifty Shades of Grey and I am intrigued to see if she will play any bit of a larger role in this film. With that in mind I was not surprised that she wasn’t on the promotional trail back then. I am excited to see if Rita will be on the trail this year. If she is I think that this gorgeous black spiderweb embellished Atelier Versace Spring 2017 Couture sleeveless gown which features raw style edges and a dramatic feathered hem would be absolutely gorgeous. Going for something elegant yet edgy is probably the perfect thing for Rita to wear for this premiere. Her signature red lip, glamorous updo, and black sandals would ensure that this is another amazing red carpet moment for Rita to wear on the red carpet.

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