2017 AFI Fest Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

There are some really great stars who are slated to present films at the 2017 AFI Fest as centerpiece galas and I am really excited to see what they will bring to the festival. As I said yesterday the dress code for the AFI Fest red carpet is the most laid back of all of the festivals. I think that stars take this red carpet as a more laid back opportunity to promote their films after doing the glam gowns at other festivals. Usually when it comes to the red carpet at the AFI Fest I don’t even think about couture, but I was looking for the right dress for Rosamund Pike to wear for the gala premiere of Hostiles when I saw this rainbow striped Schiaparelli Fall 2017 Couture tea length dress. This dress is definitely a little more than I think the AFI Fest red carpet is used to seeing, but for a gala premiere I think that this dress which features a beautifully embroidered sleeveless bodice and a pleated a-line skirt would be a great choice. I think that the embroideries and stripes bring this couture confection down to a level of glamour appropriate for the AFI Fest red carpet. I couldn’t see this dress on the red carpet at any of the major awards shows, and I really want to see it on a red carpet and I definitely think that Rosamund would turn this gown into a major moment on the red carpet. A sleek updo, a red lip to match the red stripe in the skirt, kohl rimmed eyes, red velvet Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ sandals, and a pair of simple gold set vintage Cartier diamond earrings would all turn this look into pure perfection.The Disaster Artist is star studded and on track to make a great awards season run. I do have myself wondering if any of the female stars will step out on the red carpet for the films gala premiere at the AFI Fest since almost all of them skipped out on the films premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and they all skipped the San Sebastian Film Festival. Alison Brie was the only female star of the film to join director James Franco in Toronto. Her look was so boring. It just faded into the background, and I was shocked. For the films premiere at the AFI Fest I would love to see Alison go for classic feminine glamour with this rose pink Giambattista Valli Resort 2018 floral lace, sleeveless dress which features a jewel neckline, a drop waist silhouette, and a flared midi length hemline. This dress is classic and elegant and I think a perfect look for an AFI Fest premiere red carpet. I think that if Alison styled this look with old Hollywood waves, a punchy pink lip, defined eyes, simple diamond drop earrings, and a pair of silver Jaggar ‘Lane’ metallic sandals that she will definitely not fade into the background.Kristen Bell can have some really great red carpet moments so I really want to see her step out at some point to help promote The Disaster Artist and I think that the AFI Fest gala premiere would be a great platform for her to do so. While the AFI Fest doesn’t call for a gown I think that the sassy side of Kristen Bell would come out on the red carpet wearing this Monique Lhuillier Resort 2018 ensemble which consists of a strapless floral embroidered peplum bustier and a pair of slim ankle length pants. I think that this is a chic, feminine, flirty, modern, and sassy look and Kristen would wear it with ease. Pants on the red carpet has been a huge trend and I think that this is a perfect feminine take on that trend. A wavy bob, smokey eye, glossy light pink lip, black and gold Monique Lhuillier tassel detail minaudiere, and a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Ada’ gold heel sandals would all ensure that Kristen has a chic return to the red carpet.Lizzy Caplan also stars alongside James Franco, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Kristen Bell and more in The Disaster Artist. Lizzy, thanks to the help of stylist Ilaria Urbinati, has always been one that I get excited to see on the red carpet, and I am hoping to see her step out to promote this film at some point. If she does step out on the red carpet at the AFI Fest I think that this denim blue Akris Spring 2018 RTW mini dress which features an a-line silhouette with 3-D floral geometric appliques would be such a chic moment for her. Akris is such an underrated brand when it comes to the red carpet and I think that Lizzy would definitely be one that would be able to take this chic, fun, and elegant dress and turn it into such an elegant red carpet moment. A chic curled bob, red lip, indigo blue Judith Leiber Couture satin coffered rectangle clutch, a pair of navy velvet Tony Bianco ‘Karvan’ sandals , and a pair of dainty Fred Leighton diamond drop earrings all would work to ensure that this ensemble is exactly that, elegant.You can also add Zoey Deutch to the cast of The Disaster Artist that I am also hoping will step out to help support the film. I know I have said that there is a slim chance that we will see couture on the red carpet at the AFI Fest, but there are a few stars who I think could bring the couture factor to the red carpet. Zoey is one of those stars and I think that since the premiere of The Disaster Artist at the 2017 AFI Fest is a gala a couture cocktail dress isn’t entirely out of the question. I think that taking this ivory Ralph & Russo Spring 2017 Couture long sleeve tuxedo dress which features navy blue satin buster and lapels and gorgeous floral scroll embroidery and rocking it for an AFI Fest gala premiere would be a really great moment for Zoey who has become quite the fashionista. This look is sexy to its core and I think that Zoey would infuse high octane glamour to really make this look chic. Taking her long bob and giving it a shorter vintage inspired faux bob, defined kohl rimmed eyes, light pink lips, a pair of navy satin Jimmy Choo ‘Alexa’ crystal brooch embellished pumps, and vintage diamond and sapphire Van Cleef & Arpels ear clips would just add to the sexy glamour of this ensemble.

The 2017 AFI Fest opens November 9, 2017 and runs through November 16, 2017.

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2017 AFI Fest Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

The last film festival of the year is always the AFI (American Film Institute) Fest. We usually start our year with the AFI Awards and we end it (almost) with the AFI Fest. I am looking forward to seeing what all of the stars who have films screening at this years AFI Fest will wear over the course of the festival. When it comes to the red carpet at the AFI Fest the dress code is much more laid back than any of the other film festivals. I don’t think that we will see any gowns on the AFI Fest red carpets. I also find the chance that we will see couture on the red carpet either. They just don’t fit with the vibe of the festival.Mudbound will open the 2017 AFI Festival and it is expected to make a major bid during awards season.  Since the promo tour for the film kicked off at the Toronto International Film Festival Carey Mulligan has delivered some really great looks on the red carpet. I am loving all of her looks. She has always been one who to me just scraped by not living up to her potential. She has really made the effort to deliver gorgeous looks from head to toe. For her look on the red carpet at the AFI Fest I went to this modern take on 1920’s style with this black and white Victoria Beckham Spring 2018 RTW ensemble made up of a plunging v-neck top with a pleated waist detail, and sheer appearance and a midi length skirt with a high waist, and twisted yoke with sequin details. This look is such a chic glamorous and classic, but also incredibly modern all at the same time. While it does have very distinct vintage inspired vibes it doesn’t come across as a costume. I would have Carey style this look with a sleek low bun, red lip, kohl rimmed eyes, a pair of black Gucci ‘Ilse’ crystal embellished sandals with a pink sole, and a pair of dainty Cartier diamond briolite chandelier earrings to really make this look perfect for the AFI Awards red carpet.Mary J. Blige will have just come off of being honored at the Hollywood Film Awards when Mudbound screens at this years AFI Fest. I am hearing a lot of awards buzz for Mary so I have a feeling that she will be on top form from now until the Oscars. So far at the premieres for Mudbound Mary has only worn black looks on the red carpet. I went outside of that with red for the Hollywood Film Awards, but I am back to black for her for the AFI Fest red carpet. I wasn’t the hugest fan of the Lanvin Spring 2018 RTW collection, but there are a few bright spots that I want to see on the red carpet. One of those looks is this black Lanvin Spring 2018 RTW ensemble which is a strapless evening gown which features a strapless neckline, a fitted bodice, and a sheer maxi length layered over a pair of silk cigarette pants and I think that Mary would definitely make it work with and edge that other might not. Some might compare this to Emma Stone’s iconic Lanvin jumpsuit with a train, but I think that it would have a very different vibe on Mary. I think that Mary would look amazing in this look with a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Very Lace’ platform peep toe pumps, sleek hair, winged cat eyes, a red lip, and a statement Bulgari necklace of rubies, emeralds, turquoise, diamond, and gold.Anya Taylor Joy’s star has slowly started to rise and with the help of stylist Ilaria Urbinati (who dresses Nina Dobrev, Tom Hiddleston, and Krysten Ritter) she has captured the eye of the fashion industry. We often see Anya in brands like Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana. Edgy yet feminine and glamorous creations all the time. Anya will be presenting her film Thoroughbreds at the 2017 AFI Fest after presenting it first at the London Film Festival. For the AFI Fest red carpet I went to the edgier side of Anya’s style picking this black and white Balmain Spring 2018 RTW long sleeve leather midi-dress and a dramatic ruffled hem. On many this gown would be extremely sexy, but I think the overt sex appeal would be toned down due to the fact that Anya doesn’t throw her sex appeal around like the standard member of the Balmain Army. I would keep the styling of this look really sleek with a red lip, kohl rimmed eyes, black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistpearls’ sandals, sleek high ponytail, and a pair of diamond and pearl Annoushka ear pins to really ensure that Anya has another beautiful look under her belt.Thoroughbreds also stars another rising star Olivia Cooke, who was a guest of Burberry at the Met Gala earlier this year. Olivia has several projects on the pipeline set to be released and I am really excited to see what she will bring to the red carpets. She has been one that I have kinda followed for a while now and I am really interested in seeing what she will bring to the red carpets as the hype behind her promo tours continues to grow. She wore a feminine and edgy Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress for the London Film Festival premiere of Thoroughbreds and I went for pure feminine elegance for Olivia to wear on the red carpet for the films premiere at the AFI Fest. I think that Olivia would look so chic and lovely wearing this Valentino Spring 2018 RTW 3D floral embroidered cap sleeve shift dress. This dress is very chic and laid back while still being completely event appropriate. I think that this dress perfectly fits Olivia and the events aesthetic perfectly. With a loose updo, a simple lined eye, light pink lip, and a pair of gold Valentino ‘Rockstud’ metallic leather sandals this look would ensure Olivia has a perfect AFI Fest premiere look. Zoe Kravitz is always one that I look forward to seeing on the red carpet and when I saw that her film Gemini was selected for the American Independents selection at this years AFI Fest. This has been the little film that could Zoe has been presenting it since the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. With that in mind I wonder if she will step out on the red carpet at the AFI Fest, or if the film will run more under the radar. I would love to see Zoe on the AFI Fest red carpet and I think that this black Adam Selman Spring 2018 RTW pajama inspired ensemble would be a really great option for her to rock. Pajama dressing on the red carpet is a huge trend that isn’t slowing down anytime soon and I think that this look plays to the idea of meshing pajama dressing and tuxedo dressing. This look would be made absolutely perfect by pairing it with a smokey eye, red lip, black Gianvito Rossi feather-embellished ankle-wrap sandals, and a diamond and emerald Piaget necklace worn under the top to really make sure this look oozes sexy glamour.

The 2017 AFI Fest opens November 9, 2017 and runs through November 16, 2017.

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“Murder on the Orient Express” London Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Murder on the Orient Express is one of the many blockbuster promo tours that are gearing up to kick off over the holiday season. I am really looking forward to all of these tours and I am thinking that this tour will deliver a whole lot of glamour. Just the air of the classic glamour of the Orient Express and the famed tale all are fuel that should lead to major glamour on the red carpet while the all star cast steps out on the red carpet to promote the film. Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Willem Dafoe, and Josh Gad make up the biggest names in the cast and if even just a few step out for each premiere I would say that we are in luck for a few major moments. The films premiere in London on November 2, 2017 is where I am expecting most of the glamour to be. Daisy Ridley burst onto the red carpet scene two years ago almost with a killer promo tour for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and has worn brands like Chanel Couture, Jason Wu, Lela Rose, Roland Mouret, Chloe, Mary Katrantzou, and Giambattista Valli Couture in the past two years. She really is one to watch, and I am really excited to see what her two major promo tours for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Murder on the Orient Express are going to bring. For the London premiere of Murder on the Orient Express I want to see Daisy give us a new designer and modern glamour on the red carpet wearing this black and silver Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 gown which features an allover sequin bodice, a cascading leaf design, and a full length column skirt. I was actually pulling looks for Daisy to wear during the Star Wars press tour when I fell in love with the idea of her wearing this gown and I think that this would be the perfect red carpet for her to wear it. While the sequins scream space age modernity the gown itself is very classic glamour so I think it makes for the perfect modern glam moment for Daisy. Finishing this look with a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti for Jennifer Lopez ‘Coline’ suede and crystal sandals, chic waves, red lip, and Chanel Haute Joaillerie including diamond and onyx drop earrings and a diamond cuff would ensure that Daisy makes this a truly major red carpet moment.Michelle Pfeiffer knows how to give sexy, glamorous red carpet moments that come across as elegant instead of trying to hard. It is a hard balance to make when you’re 59 years old. Michelle does it with such ease and sophistication every single time she steps out on the red carpet. I think that for the London premiere of Murder on the Orient Express I would love to see Michelle go for bold shape with this black Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2018 RTW long sleeve pencil dress which features a dramatic ruffled off the shoulder neckline that continues down one sleeve. The dress might be an LBD, but thanks to that dramatic ruffle it is anything but basic. I think that is the key to Michelle’s dressing on the red carpet. She doesn’t wear a whole lot of loud colors or prints, but usually picks much more elevated basics which end up translating to major moments. This would be another if Michelle decided to pick this dress for this premiere. I would add some more elevated basics via some Jimmy Choo accessories including a ‘Bow’ crystal bar satin clutch and ‘Bridget’ leopard devore velvet pumps to add some more subtle sophistication to this look. With a loose updo, kohl rimmed eyes, red lip, and statement jewels from David Morris including a pair of diamond and emerald chandelier earrings and a statement diamond and emerald bangle would ensure that Michelle just oozes sensual glamour on the red carpet at this premiere. For this big gala premiere I would love to see Penelope Cruz bring the couture factor to the red carpet. I would probably bet that Penelope will wear custom Atelier Versace, but I decided to go to another of Penelope’s preferred red carpet brands Elie Saab. I think that if Penelope stepped on to the red carpet at this premiere wearing this grey-ish blue Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture a-line ball gown which features gold beaded embroidery, a feathered skirt, velvet belted waist, and a plunging neckline that she could potentially throw in a late contender for Best Dressed of the Year. I have been waiting to see this gown on a red carpet, and since it missed being pulled for the fall film festivals I would say that it is a major blockbuster premiere or that it will be saved for awards season pulls. I would think that the traditional large platform that a London premiere usually has would ensure that this gown has the grand stage that it deserves and Penelope would definitely be one of the few who would be able to wear this gown and just ooze glamour. A sleek updo, smokey eye, rose pink lip, gold Aquazzura ‘Eden’ crystal fringe sandals, and a pair of gorgeous yellow diamond Chopard chandelier earrings would all make this look perfection.

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2017 Hollywood Film Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

We are just about a week out from the first awards show of the race to the 2018 Academy Awards with the Hollywood Film Awards. I am really excited to get this show on the road. This year has been such a great year for fashion that with all of the award shows that are coming up over the next month all have the potential to throw a wrench in my Best Dressed of the Year list, that I always think I have locked up by November 1st. I really do hope that all of the honorees and cast members of films that are being honored all step out in high style and top form to kick off awards season in the right way. Andra Day is being honored with songwriter Diane Warren and featured artist Common with the Hollywood Song Award for the title ‘Stand Up For Something’ from Marshall. I am interested to see what Andra will bring to the red carpet at the Hollywood Film Awards. Everything that she touches seems to turn to glamour and I think that she will definitely be one of the most dramatic moments on this red carpet. I went for all glamour with a large dose of sexy with this royal blue Georges Hobeika Fall 2017 Couture long sleeve gown which features a metallic draped skirt with a daring split and a fully embroidered sheer top. I think that Andra would definitely shut this gown down on a red carpet. It could come across as too much for a smaller film awards red carpet, but I think that would be just the prerogative that Andra would be able to bring to the red carpet. With chic 40s inspired updo with white flowers, a silver Judith Leiber Couture ‘Disco Ball’ minaudiere with a chic tassel detail, a heavy smokey eye, bold red lips, silver Jaggar ‘Lane’ metallic sandals, and a pair of dazzling diamond and sapphire Van Cleef & Arpels statement earrings I think that all eyes will be on Andra. Honestly after the drama that I picked for Andra the rest of the wishes I have for the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards are just on the boring side. Kate Winslet is going to be honored with the Hollywood Actress Award for her performance in Wonder Wheel. It is no secret that I find Kate’s style incredibly boring and predictable. She almost always wears black or white and it is usually a fitted dress. So I stuck to that very small, albeit boring, box and picked this simple black Lanvin Spring 2018 RTW chainmail mesh cap sleeve evening gown for Kate to wear for this red carpet. I think that this is exactly something that would fall right into Kate’s wheel house for red carpet dresses. It isn’t anything that will land her on any best dressed list, but with the right styling she can stay off the worst dressed. I think that a sleek updo, dazzling Chopard chandelier earrings, a red lip, kohl rimmed eyes, a black Judith Leiber Couture ‘Tuxedo’ crystal-trim satin clutch, and a pair of simple black Christian Louboutin ‘Mira Bella’ leather peep toe strappy sandals all would be the perfect formula to make this a chic moment for Kate. Zoe Kazan is par of the cast of The Big Sick which will be honored with the Hollywood Comedy Ensemble Award at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards. A while ago she caught my eye when she wore this gorgeous red and white stripe custom Miu Miu gown for the Emmy Awards in 2015. She was one of my Ones To Watch in my 2015 End of the Year Awards, but then she didn’t really do anything for a long time. When I saw that she had a movie to promote this year I was intrigued to see what she would bring to the red carpets. Sadly the looks that she wore for the promo tour for The Big Sick didn’t live up to my expectations. She wore Erdem, Vivetta, and Huishan Zhang over the course of the tour and none of them got me really excited. I am hoping that if the film has any sort of an awards season run that Zoe will deliver some beautiful moments on the red carpet. I went back to Miu Miu for Zoe to wear for the Hollywood Film Awards with this ivory Miu Miu Spring 2018 RTW midi gown which features spaghetti straps and beaded floral embroidery. I think that this dress lengthened to hit the floor and obviously styled without the sleeveless buttoned down collared shirt that it was paired with on the runway all would make this a beautiful gown. A loose romantic updo, simple defined eyes, a pink lip, a nude to white ombre Prada ‘Torpedo’ frame sequin clutch, and a pair of silver Miu Miu jeweled glitter sandals all would add the perfect finishing touches to this look.

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2017 Hollywood Film Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

Continuing on with my wishes for the 2017 Hollywood Film Festival today are some stars who I would really like to see on the red carpet. I do this every year. I go through films who are nominated outside of the acting categories and pick the stars who I want to see on the red carpet. Today I went to the casts of Blade Runner 2049 being honored with the Hollywood Producer Award and The Disaster Artist which will receive the Hollywood Screenwriter Award. Usually some of the big stars of these films will step out to promote the films and help celebrate the people who have helped make their films such huge successes.Ana de Armas has been a breakout star this year. She was known in the Spanish film world prior to this year, but has made her big Hollywood break with her role in Blade Runner 2049. Ana is 29, but has this youthful glamour that I love. I am really interested to see what more she has in store. Her big premieres for Blade Runner 2049 were canceled out of respect for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting and so I am interested to see what she will wear for a major red carpet. I would love to see Anna show up on the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet wearing this nude Elie Saab Spring 2017 Couture long sleeve tulle midi gown which features beautiful blue floral embroidery. This is definitely the most dramatic couture style that we usually see on the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet. I don’t think we will see couture gowns with big skirts or dramatic trains because the carpet just doesn’t call for that. I think that if Anna wore this dress with a romantic updo, a matte rose lip, and a pair of gold Aquazzura ‘Uma’ metallic leather sandals that she would have a gorgeous look for her first major Hollywood award ceremony red carpet.Lizzy Caplan has laid really low over the last year. Her last appearance was at the London premiere of Allied back in November of last year. I love Lizzy so I was hoping that she was going to step out to promote The Disaster Artist in Toronto, but that didn’t happen. I am hoping that she will step out for the Hollywood Film Awards to celebrate the films producers next Sunday. It has been a while since Lizzy has worn Prabal Gurung on the red carpet. When I was looking for the perfect dress for her to wear on the red carpet at this awards show and I saw this Prabal Gurung Spring 2018 RTW dress which features a v-neckline, georgette floral embroidery, ruffle details, and a midi length the light bulb over my head went off and I fell in love with the idea of seeing Lizzy wearing this midi gown. I think that this beautiful dress would be such a chic, fun, and flirty dress for a guest to wear for the Hollywood Film Awards. A sleek bob pinned behind her ears, hot pink Stuart Weitzman ‘Curivia’ pumps, and a light pink lip all would add the perfect touches to this look.Readers know there are very few men who I actually feature on my wish lists. We have seen a shift in menswear in Hollywood. While many still wear the requisite black standard tuxedo more and more we are seeing colored suits, prints, metallics, and embellishments on the jackets of Hollywood’s leading men. I  honestly used to care less about what guys wore on the red carpet and then came Ryan Gosling. I feel he was one of the first champions of stepping outside of the normative box and dressing with style instead of just going for standard and classic. Ryan stars in Blade Runner 2049 and I would love to see him step out and celebrate the films producers at the Hollywood Film Awards. Ryan would be off duty so to speak since he isn’t the focus of the award. When that is the case he tends to take more of a risk. I would love to see Ryan step onto this red carpet wearing this black Dior Homme Spring 2018 Menswear suit which has visual white top stitching details. This suit is classic with and edge and I think that is exactly what we need from a great statement making menswear look on the red carpet. I would keep the rest of the look pretty classic with a crisp white Dior Homme button down shirt, a black woven Dior Homme skinny tie, and a pair of black Dior Homme strappy brogues to really make sure that this is a great menswear moment.Zoey Deutch is a red carpet favorite so I would definitely like to see her step out on the red carpet at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards to celebrate the writers of her film The Disaster Artist. Zoey has a very classic approach to dressing usually, and usually the sleeker the look the more I love it. I thought about that when I was picking the perfect dress for her to wear for this red carpet. I stumbled on this gold Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 cocktail dress which features a v-neckline, allover sequin embellishments, and a tea length and I thought about how chic it would look on Zoey. The dress shines like a disco ball, but has a very chic and sleek silhouette that I think make for the perfect pairing for the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet. If she styled this look with old Hollywood waves, a smokey eye, nude lip, gold Rafe ‘Azura’ asymmetrical faceted clutch, and a pair of gold Gucci ‘Allie’ knotted sandals then I know that Zoey would have a winning red carpet moment on her hands just to celebrate those that made her film possible.

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2017 Hollywood Film Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

The road to the Oscars 2018 will kick off next Sunday November 5, 2017 with the Hollywood Film Awards. This awards show is hosted every year and honors the best of film from the past year. We the public might not have seen some of these films yet, but the films are coming out soon and the voting body has. What is nice about this red carpet is that there are no nominees just honorees in all of the categories. The stars that come out are there to celebrate their success or the success of the teams of people who made the film happen. It is still a red carpet to get dressed up for, but it does not warrant the same level of gowns that we will see at the Critics Choice, Golden Globe, or SAG Awards. Allison Janney will be honored at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards with the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for her turn as LaVona Golden, the sharp-tongued mother of Tonya Harding in I, Tonya opening December 8th. I have been binge watching The West Wing recently and have been reminded of my love for Allison. Back when she was nominated and winning Emmy Awards for her role as C.J. Cregg, Allison was seen wearing couture from Elie Saab. In recent years we have really only seen her wearing the brands most people consider to be the b-list level of designers and I am hoping that with a possible Best Supporting Actress Oscar run gearing up that Allison will be able to up her style game. For the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet I would love to see Allison wearing this very chic Akris Resort 2018 tank gown which features a chiffon batwing bodice, column silhouette, and a dramatic side split. This gown would be the perfect first step to a major Oscar campaign. It is quite simple, but I think that on Allison that it would be a totally elegant moment for her to wear on the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet. Rounding the look out with a pair of black Schutz ‘Natally’ knotted peep toe sandals, a loose updo, smokey eye, rose pink lips, and a pair of Forevermark diamond drop earrings would make it a very chic moment for Allison. The cast of Mudbound will receive the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award at this years Hollywood Film Awards. The promo tour for Mudbound has been great with me really loving everything that Carey Mulligan has worn since the first premiere in Toronto. I am excited at the potential that Carey will be out promoting the film during awards season. She hasn’t done a full awards season run since her breakout season in 2010 and I know that she has grown so much since then as a style star that we are in for a visual treat if she does get to make a run to vie for awards like the Golden Globes, SAG, BAFTA, and Oscars. For the Hollywood Film Awards I would love to see Carey go for chic in this white embroidered Chanel Spring 2018 RTW strapless peplum, tea length gown. The look is very chic and I think that it is just enough for Carey to wear on this red carpet. The red carpet at the Hollywood Film Awards tends to be a simple gown and cocktail dress red carpet, so I think that this would fit right into that dress code. Adding a sleek hairstyle, smokey eye, pink lip, Chanel Haute Jewelry ‘Cafe Society’ modern diamond chandelier earrings, and a pair of sculptural white Manolo Blhanik ‘Scipios’ pumps would really make this a truly chic red carpet moment for Carey.Margot Robbie, and the rest of the cast of I, Tonya, will be taking home the Hollywood Ensemble Award and I am really hoping that she will deliver a major moment on the red carpet. I know that Margot has amazing potential to rock on the red carpet, but I have been extremely underwhelmed with all of her red carpet looks recently. I went to Calvin Klein, one of Margot’s favorite brands, for the perfect dress for Margot to wear. This navy blue leather Calvin Klein Spring 2018 RTW a-line dress which features pleated detailing, a white lining, and a plunging neckline is a dream and I think that Margot would look so elegant wearing this elevated take on a very classic silhouette. Margot was given an ELLE Women in Hollywood award which the event was sponsored by Calvin Klein and yet she showed up in a very simple black design from the house. I don’t know if the Hollywood Film Awards will be too close to the ELLE awards for Margot to wear Calvin Klein again, but I think that this dress is perfect for the occasion. A sleek silver Calvin Klein engraved metal box clutch, a pair of statement china blue Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ glittered pumps, old Hollywood waves, a red lip, and Messika diamonds including a pair of angel wing earrings and a wing cocktail ring all would ensure that Margot is back as one of my favorite red carpet ladies. Mary J. Blige will not only take home the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award with her Mudbound co-stars, but the film has also earned her the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award. This season will be the first time Mary could see any award nominations for her acting. She has maintained some edgy yet very glamorous looks from cocktail dresses to gowns to suits on the red carpet while she has promoted the film. I am really excited to see what an awards season run will make for Mary J. Blige. I would love to see Mary go for bold color and ethereal glamour on the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet wearing this red Giambattista Valli Resort 2018 sleeveless silk gown which features a deep v-neckline, lace detailing, and a soft pleated skirt. This is a much simpler and lighter gown than Mary has worn on the red carpet recently and I think that it would be such a chic moment for the Hollywood Film Awards. I would add a sleek bun, smokey eye, red lip, a red Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Gancini’ clutch, red Giuseppe Zanotti three strap sandals, and a statement Bulgari pearl, diamond, ruby, and peridot necklace to really make this a major moment for Mary on this red carpet.

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Nieves Alvarez to wear the Spring 2018 RTW Collections

Spanish supermodel Nieves Alvarez is one of my favorite ladies to see on the red carpet. She always has some of the most dramatic looks and sadly I always feel like I don’t get to feature her enough. So after each fashion week I love to put a random wish list together to show some of the looks that I really want to see Nieves wearing for many of her red carpet moments. Calvin Klein isn’t a designer that we have ever really seen Nieves wearing on the red carpet in the past, but under the creative direction of Raf Simons I have this new renewed sense of the brand and there are so many major moments just waiting to come out of this collection. This red vinyl Calvin Klein Spring 2018 RTW draped and knotted midi dress is perfection and I am dying to see it worn on a red carpet. If Nieves were to finally wear Calvin Klein on the red carpet I feel like this would be a perfect option for her to really bring to life on the red carpet. I feel like many would end up being swallowed by this dress, but I know that Nieves has the presence to wear the dress and not let the dress where her. Finishing it with a chic updo, smokey eye, red lip, and a pair of red Calvin Klein asymmetrical crystal embellished sandals would ensure that Nieves’s debut in Calvin Klein would be gorgeous.Nieves was all over the front rows of Milan and Paris scoping out potential red carpet looks. One brand  where Nieves is a fixture on the front row is the Elie Saab show. Nieves has been at all of the Elie Saab shows this year and has worn the brand on the red carpet religiously in the past. I watched the Elie Saab Spring 2018 RTW live and almost immediately after I send a message to Sahar Sanjar who founded LaChambre PR and does all of the celebrity PR for Elie Saab asking her to pack this nude column gown which features a fitted silhouette, 3/4 length sleeves, embellishment throughout, and a low back up and ship it to Nieves’s stylist Victor Blanco. Nieves was the first person I thought of when I first saw this gown come down the runway and I think that this is definitely a contender for any of her formal red carpet appearances. Add a romantic updo, smokey eye, nude lip, a gold Elie Saab metallic clutch, and a pair of gold Aquazzura ‘Starlight’ sandals and I would be fully in love.Nieves hasn’t, to my knowledge, worn Louis Vuitton since Nicolas Ghesquiere took over the brand. I have to say that I haven’t really seen her in any of the collections, but when I saw this edgy Louis Vuitton Spring 2018 RTW edgy Versailles style floral print mixed with edgy sculpted leather and bohemian glamour I thought that this look would be a perfect look for Nieves to wear for one of her more casual and breezy red carpet moments. With a pair of orange Gianvito Rossi ruffled suede lace up sandals, loose waves, lined eyes, and a glossy nude lip I know this would be perfect bohemian moment for Nieves. With the fall out of all the Harvey Weinstein allegations so closely tied to Marchesa co-designer Georgina Chapman the fate of the brand in Hollywood is murky. My personal feelings are that she is not him and she and her brand should not be punished for his misgivings and transgressions. I wanted to see Nieves wearing this ruby red Marchesa Spring 2018 RTW one shoulder gown which features gorgeous tulle textured flowers before these allegations came about and I definitely think that it would be amazing on Nieves. She wears drama on the red carpet better than almost anyone and I think that she would look beautiful wearing this gown on a red carpet. Match-y match is the way I would go with the styling for this look with a pair of red Jimmy Choo ‘Ren’ caged sandals, romantic updo, red lip, smokey eye, and a pair of  diamond cluster earrings.Off-White is the coolest brand and hottest brand out there right now. Virgil Abloh is a creative genius that has constantly delivered something new each season but still been very cohesive at the same time. The Off-White Spring 2018 RTW collection was a modern, urban interpretation of Princess Diana and I can honestly say I was never expecting that cross over, but it worked oh so well. I would love to see Nieves take this black leather top which features white lapels and cuffs and a skirt with a dramatic side split and give it a major moment on the red carpet. I think that it would be a cool look for a Bulgari event or maybe Nieves will sit front row at the next seasons show wearing this design. Voluminous yet sleek updo, smokey eye, red lip, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Pigallie Follies Crow’ fringed patent leather pumps all would be perfect additions to this look making it edgy yet glamorous. Last but not least is Versace. This was my favorite show of all of the Spring 2018 RTW collections. It was such an emotional tribute to Gianni Versace and there are so many major moment that could happen on the red carpet. Nieves has been a good friend to Versace and I am sure that she will have a major moment in this collection. This ice blue Versace Spring 2018 RTW off-the-shoulder chenille pencil dress which features a asymmetrical v-neckline, ruched bodice, and midi length hem would be a gorgeous moment on Nieves. The glamour of this dress is beautiful and I know that Nieves with her statuesque elegance would more than turn this dress into a truly winning red carpet ensemble. Add a gold and silver Versace clutch, loose bob, smokey eye, pink lip, and a pair of silver Casadei grained metallic pearl embellished pumps to really make this look red carpet gold.

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2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards Red Carpet Wish List

Every year the Evening Standard Theatre Awards are a red carpet that turns ups two or three really beautiful looks on the red carpet. Elizabeth Debicki, Sienna Miller, and Nicole Kidman have all been guests on the red carpet at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in the past. While I don’t have the names of any of the nominees for this years awards I do know who will be sharing the evenings hosting duties. This year Tony Award winning actor, singer, and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, recent Tony Award nominee and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, and Vogue US editor-in-chief Anna Wintour will be the hosts of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards Anna Wintour is no stranger to the red carpet at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards having a true love of theater and with the legacy of her father (whom one of the evenings awards is named after) as the former editor in chief of the Evening Standard she has turned out several times in the last few years. I am always excited to see what Anna will wear on the red carpet and this will be no different. Michael Kors is the platinum sponsor of this years awards and I would bet that at least one person shows up on the red carpet wearing the brand. Anna and Michael have been close friends for years and he is one of the handful of designers that we actually see Anna wear on a red carpet. I went back to the Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2017 collection and this black lace, sleeveless, chain embellished, fit to flare midi dress with a statement collar neckline for a great dress for Anna to wear on the red carpet for this years Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Usually Anna wears full length gowns for this red carpet, and I think that this dress would be gorgeous as a floor length gown as well. I think that this dress would be right up Anna’s alley no matter if she wore the lookbook version, or as a gown. One thing we can always expect to see from Anna on this red carpet is a great coat. I went to another of Anna’s favorite brands and picked a white and silver arctic marble Oscar de la Renta striped fox fur bolero to add a very elegant coat to wear on the red carpet. Finishing the look with her signature bob, a lined eye, nude lip, and a pair of black Manolo Blhanik ‘Fernusan’ embellished satin sandals would make this the perfect look for Anna to rock on the red carpet.I have to say that recently I have been wondering where the magical queen Cate Blanchett has been. I have not loved a single look that she has worn this year and I am hoping that we will see her back on top of her mojo again soon. For the Evening Standard Theatre Awards I went to this beautiful liquid black sequin Giorgio Armani Spring 2018 RTW suit for Cate to rock on the red carpet. The suit is glamour defined and I think that it would put Cate back on top of her game. The look is something I feel like we have seen from her in the past, but I think that it has been long time since she wore the similar design that it would be okay. I want to see Cate round this look out with a simple black Armani satin clutch, a chic curly hairstyle, kohl rimmed eyes, red lips, diamond cluster earrings, and a pair of of black dot embroidered Christian Louboutin ‘Acide’ tulle shoe booties to really make this whole look perfection.

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2017 BAFTA LA Britannia Awards Red Carpet Wish List

From London to LA the BAFTA organization hosts several events from the beginning of the year to the end to celebrate British based film. They kinda help kick off the race to the actual BAFTA Awards in February by celebrating some of the stars that are gearing up for awards season bids at the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards on Friday October 27, 2017. In terms of awards season events this look is much more relaxed in terms of its dress code. We usually see the female honorees wear lovely cocktail looks on this red carpet and I have to say that I am really excited about the looks that I have picked for this years honorees to wear.Ava DuVernay has become a civil right and feminist icon and I absolutely adore her. She is being honored at this event with the John Schlesinger Britannia Awards for Excellence in Directing presented by The Great Britain Campaign. Ava has some amazing style and I am really excited to see what she and stylist Jason Bolden (who also dresses Yara Shahidi and Taraji P. Henson) will pull out for the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards red carpet. Ava loves color and print, for this red carpet I want to see her going for bold color with this red Stella McCartney fringe trimmed midi dress. I know that Ava has elegance with an edge that would take this dress and really elevate it. For the most part these fringed Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2017 dresses have fallen flat on the red carpet, but I think that this simpler silhouette would make for this to be a very chic moment on Ava. This look would be punctuated perfectly with a high braided bun, smokey eye, red Edie Parker ‘Jean’ marbled clutch, red lip, a pair of red Jimmy Choo ‘Vanessa’ pumps, and red agate and diamond Annoushka ‘Flamenco’ drop earrings.Claire Foy will be honored with the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry. Claire has been up and down with looks that I have liked and looks that I have not this year. She has yet to wow me and I am surprised by that. She has the potential to be a red carpet heavy hitter, but there is always something that puts me off from really loving one of Claire’s looks. I have to say that recently Burberry has suffered in its designs and I honestly really hope that Claire decides not top wear the brand. Instead I decided to go to the recently released lookbook for the Erdem x H&M collection and this gorgeous floral printed gown which honestly still surprises me that it is going to be sold at H&M. When it hits the racks at H&M on November 2, 2017 this dress with retail for just $399 and I think that this would be a great red carpet placement to promote the collection on the back of Claire who has worn Erdem designs for the premiere of The Crown, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Met Gala in the last year. I would finish this look with a pair of exotic pink velvet Aquazzura ‘Forever Marilyn’ pumps to add a splash of color, sleek low bun, smokey eye, nude lip, and a pair of simple and dainty vintage Fred Leighton diamond drop earrings to really ensure that all of the pieces of this look fall perfectly into place.

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2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala Red Carpet Wish List

One of the most glamorous events of the year is the annual LACMA Art + Film Gala. Each year the the gala honors one artist and one filmmaker to raise money for the LACMA and its mission. On Saturday November 4, 2017, notables from the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries will gather at LACMA for its seventh annual Art+Film Gala honoring acclaimed artist Mark Bradford and renowned award-winning filmmaker George Lucas. Aside from George, Salma Hayek, and Leonardo DiCaprio I am not 100% sure of anyone who is going to be in attendance at this years gala. I looked at stars of some of George Lucas’s films. I am sure some of the stars of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi will turn out for this gala. The gala is also once again sponsored by Gucci so I know that we will, as usual, see almost everyone wearing the brand on the red carpet. I picked some of my favorite Gucci looks and the person who I think would be the perfect person to bring it to life on a red carpet to really make this an amazing red carpet.I have been wondering where Cate Blanchett’s magic mojo has gone this year. I have always been a champion of Cate and her regal style, but I haven’t loved a single look that she has worn this year. I was looking through Gucci collections when I saw this pink and purple 40’s inspired Gucci Cruise 2018 caped gown with embellished bow details I said “Cate has to wear this.” So since Gucci is the presenting sponsor of the LACMA Art + Film Gala I thought what better platform for her to wear it? Cate has never attended at LACMA gala in the past, but I think that with the love of Gucci that she has had since Alessandro Michele (as has most of the world) that seeing her in this dramatic, glamorous gown would be a perfect first gala for Cate. Because this gown is such a statement on its own I think that if Cate paired this gown with a chic romantic updo, kohl rimmed eyes, pink lips, a pair of black Gucci ‘Ilse’ crystal embellished sandals, and a pair of simple pink diamond Tiffany & Co. drop earrings that this would be one of her best red carpet ensembles in a long time.Daisy Ridley is gearing up for a busy end of the year with major promo tours for Murder of the Orient Express and Star Wars: The Last Jedi set to start in the coming weeks. I am really excited to see what she has in store for us. I would love to see Daisy step out on the red carpet at the LACMA Gala since they are honoring George Lucas ahead of the Star Wars tour. I think that this dusty rose Gucci Spring 2018 RTW long sleeve pleated gown which features beaded embellishment throughout, a plunging neckline, and fringed epaulets would be a chic look for Daisy’s first LACMA Gala red carpet. I think that with a sleek low bun, a medium pink Bottega Veneta woven satin elongated knot clutch, and a pair of strappy metallic silver Marc Ellis sandals that Daisy would be kicking off her red carpet run in high style.Dakota Johnson, as a face of Gucci, is no stranger to the LACMA Gala red carpet. I was actually really surprised that Dakota skipped out on the gala last year, but I bet that she will be there this year. I have thought that this black velvet Gucci Cruise 2018 draped cold shoulder gown which features a ribbon halter neck, puffy sleeves, dramatic sequined embroidery, and a midi length would be a great look on Dakota, but I haven’t thought it appropriate for any of the appearances she has made since it was presented. I think that the LACMA Gala would be a perfect time for Dakota to bring this dress to life on the red carpet. Styling the look with a chic ponytail, lined eye, red lip, black crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slim Slide’ clutch, a pair of gold Gucci ‘Dionysus’ metallic sandals, and a pair of vintage diamond and emerald Bulgari chandelier earrings would ensure that this is one of Dakota’s beautiful red carpet moments.Evan Rachel Wood has been one of my favorites to see on the red carpet this year with all of her pantsuits. I am really looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year will bring. When I was watching the Gucci Spring 2018 RTW show and I saw this crystal trimmed navy blazer with a fuchsia silk bow belt and royal blue straight leg pants I immediately thought of Evan and I thought putting it in my wish list for the LACMA Art + Film Gala before it gets worn for an event and I don’t have the chance to feature it. I think that Evan will definitely make it work on a red carpet. I would ensure that this look is perfection by adding a dark blue velvet Gucci ‘Dionysus’ clutch, sleek hair, a pair silver glitter Gucci ‘Sylvie’ crystal embellished mary jane pumps, kohl rimmed eyes, fuchsia lips, and a statement Neil Lane diamond necklace over a bare chest.Lupita Nyong’o is one who I am sure will be on the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala. She is a star of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi and is a friend of the house of Gucci so I would think that she would be the most solid bet to be on the red carpet on this list, aside from Salma Hayek to walk this red carpet. I had originally picked a short brocade dress for Lupita to wear on the red carpet, but then Anya Taylor Joy snatched it up for her London Film Festival premiere. So I went back to the drawing board. I wasn’t sure originally if this lime green Gucci Cruise 2017 silk draped gown which features cap sleeves, bow details, and a stomach cutout would be a good choice because it features a fur neckline. Since the brand as just announced that it is going fur free so I feel like the removal of that detail would be no problem. I would love to see Lupita elevate this gown with a pair of blush Paul Andrew ‘Liva’ sandals, a statement Gucci ‘Broadway’ parrot feather detail clutch, a green smokey eye, dark magenta lips, and a pair of Tiffany & Co. green tourmaline and diamond cushion cut drop earrings. Ruth Negga has long been one of my favorite ladies to see on a red carpet since she first emerged at the Cannes Film Festival last year and she had a really stellar awards season. While the frequency of her red carpet appearances have thinned she is still hitting the style game hard with help of stylist Karla Welch as they make mega magic together. Ruth has worn Gucci a few times on the red carpet and when I was watching the Spring 2018 show and I saw this nude tulle and lace midi dress which features a blue crystal encrusted body suit underneath she was the first person I thought of. I love the modern edge that the bodysuit gives to this look, but wonder if stars will stay away from it as it could read a little ice dancer or Vegas showgirl. Personally I think that when paired with the tulle and lace that it makes for a perfect contrast and if anyone could make the absurd meshing work it would be Ruth. I think that if Ruth styled this look with a smokey eye, red lip, powder pink Aquazzura ‘Eden’ crystal embellished ankle wrap sandals and a pair of perfectly complimentary Gemfields emerald and sapphire drop earrings that she would definitely have another major red carpet moment on her hands.Salma Hayek is the only person on this list that I would bet money that she will actually walk the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala next month. As the first lady of Kering, the company that owns Gucci, Salma is always on the arm of her husband François-Henri Pinault (the Chairman and CEO of Kering.) I have to say that knowing Salma she will wear a Gucci gown for this red carpet, but I honestly couldn’t find anything from any of the current runway collection or online stores that I think would be a truly beautiful moment. I would also place a pretty safe bet that the gown that Salma will wear for this red carpet will be custom. If I were forced to pick a runway gown for Salma It would be this black pleated silk gown from the Gucci Spring 2018 RTW collection, but I would modify it. Removing the sleeves and adding a dramatic train would make this look much more fitting for Salma. I think that if those modifications were made and she styled the look with a pair of simple black Gucci strappy sandals, a sleek updo, smokey eye, red lip, and a statement diamond and emerald Boucheron (another Kering brand) necklace that this could be one of Salma’s best red carpet moments in a really long time.

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