2021 Critics Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

We are just a couple of hours away from the Golden Globes “red carpet” however that will look exactly, but before that carpet starts I have some wishes I want to put into the universe for next weekends Critics Choice Awards. We know that this years show will be much like the Globes tonight where the host and presenters are expected live, but all the nominees will join the show remotely. I just hope that people take the approach of getting dressed up to join the show from home like Zendaya and Tracee Ellis Ross did for the Emmy’s last year. I don’t want to see stars in pajamas all awards season long. It was a cute trope for the Emmy’s, but it’s one that will get real old real fast. So you aren’t going to see any pajamas here. I really can’t believe that Amanda Seyfried has been an awards season fixture for a while now, but is just now earning her first nominations. She always brings drama and glamour to the red carpet with looks that are visually interesting. I’ve kept to a very subdued color palate for Amanda so far this awards season with the Elie Saab Couture gown I picked for her to wear for the Golden Globes and the vintage Prada dress I used for my AFI Awards wish. I decided to keep that soft palate theme going with this dusty mauve Antonio Grimaldi Spring 2021 Couture strapless gown which features an asymmetrical bead embroidered neckline, a wave of ostrich feathers, and a column silhouette. I feel like Antonio Grimaldi could be a major red carpet force if the brand put the same effort into VIP PR as it does in paying the different Vogue’s around the world to feature the collections on their websites. This gown is classic yet boundary pushing all at the same time. It is all party on the top and classic on the bottom. I feel that this gown is perfect for the Critics Choice Awards where we don’t often see big couture gowns and stars take some risks. Since Amanda is nominated for the first time I wanted to make sure it was a moment befitting a nominee and I think this would be perfection. Style this gown with a sleek center parted hairstyle tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, deep mauve lips, a pair of nude satin Aquazzura ‘Bow Tie’ crystal embellished ankle strap sandals, and a pair of delicate pink morganite and white diamond Tiffany & Co. gold scroll set teardrop earrings and I know that Amanda would deliver the moment I am craving. Now I know I just said that most stars give more of a simplistic look on the Critics Choice Awards red carpet, but I don’t think that Cynthia Erivo knows the definition of simple. She really is a magpie who loves to give us DRAMA and GLAMOUR. She’s been one of the stars during lockdown that has consistently shown up and shown out with major fashion moments. So should we see her during the Critics Choice Awards telecast, where she is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, I want to see her bring that same vibe to the stage or screen. I turned to the archives of Vera Wang to pull out this black strapless gown from the brands Spring 2016 Bridal collection which features a built in bustier, tummy cutout, dramatic ostrich feather skirt, a thigh high split, and a long train to find that moment. It is a perfect balance of sexy, glamour, modernity, and drama and I know that Cynthia would be a perfect person to bring this look out of the archive. Her signature bleach blonde shaved head, defined smokey eyes, glossy nude lips, a crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Wildcat Black Panther’ minaudiere, a pair of black Roger Vivier ‘Mini Broche Vivier’ crystal buckle peep toe platform sandals with a crystal embellished clear lucite chunky heel, and a statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection fringe choker would make sure that Cynthia is delivered that dramatic glamour from head to toe. I almost changed my wish for Dan Levy to wear for the Critics Choice Awards this morning after seeing a major piece of Boucheron jewelry I want him to wear, but I decided I’m going to hold onto that for a future wish. I went for a really wild and statement making menswear moment for Dan to wear for the Critics Choice Awards red carpet next weekend. I saw this black, gold, and green leaf print Libertine Fall 2021 RTW tuxedo during New York Fashion Week: Digital and fell in love with it. I would definitely add this to my personal wardrobe and I think that Dan could really bring this look to the Critics Choice Awards. Should we have to work with Dan Zooming into the show to most likely collect his Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series trophy I feel like this look would POP on the screen. I think that styling this suit with the white shirt and big bow tie from the lookbook adding thick black frame glasses and a pair of black velvet Christian Louboutin ‘Marpyramide’ loafers with gold square studs on the heels would put this look together perfectly. Jurnee Smollett Bell is nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series and I really want to see what she will bring to the red carpet. Having looked at some of her past red carpet looks I know that she could bring some really major drama and avant garde moments to the red carpet. I’ve included her in some of my posts for events where her show Lovecraft Country has been nominated or honored. I did a bold ADEAM suit for the AFI Awards and a LBV gown for the Globes, but for the Critics Choice where she is actually nominated I wanted a true major glamour moment. I knew immediately as I was putting this list together that I wanted to use this intricately black beaded Nicholas Jebran Fall 2020 Couture gown which features a strapless structured bustier, dramatic plunging sweetheart neckline, portrait sleeves, defined waist, wrap style column skirt, and a super sexy thigh high split was what I wanted to use to give Jurnee a major glamour moment. I would make sure this look screams glamour from head to toe styling it with a sleek avant garde retro inspired updo, defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Jewel Queen 100’ ankle strap and crystal embellished bow detailed sandals, and a statement Bayco ‘Magnificent’ collection collar necklace featuring 31.76 carats of Colombian emeralds and 74.09 carats of white diamonds. Finishing out today’s wishes is the always beautiful Tessa Thompson. I always love seeing Tessa get dressed up. She has served up looks while promoting projects like Passing and Sylvie’s Love in lockdown. The latter is where she earns her Critics Choice Award nomination this year. I was surprised that Amazon Studios decided to run Sylvie’s Love in the Television category instead of film, but it gave Tessa her only nomination this awards season. So with that in mind I wanted to pick something superb for her to wear for the Critics Choice Awards “red carpet” this year. I was in my couture archives and when I saw this silver and gold stretch Schiaparelli Spring 2021 Couture long sleeve gown which features a high neck, fitted silhouette, and over 100,00 Swarovski crystals covering the entire body I knew it was perfect for Tessa. I can just imagine how the stretch fit of this couture gown would hug all of Tessa’s curves and I know that she would work it from head to toe. To make this major moment even more major I would add a bun of braids, defined eyes, deep mauve matte lips, a pair of gold Tom Ford ‘Padlock’ metallic leather ankle strap sandals, a selection of major Mateo New York jewels including 14k gold set ‘Sunset’ citrine and white diamond geometric drop earrings, 14k gold set citrine and white diamond ‘Point of Focus’ coil ring, an ‘East West’ chunky citrine cocktail ring, a geometric 14k gold set white diamond ‘The Gift’ ring, and a 14k gold set ‘Secret Diamond Initial’ crystal quartz ring with a T initial halo set in white diamonds.

The 2021 Critics Choice Awards will take place on Sunday March 7, 2021. You can find all of my wishes for this red carpet here.

2021 Critics Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

Even though the Golden Globes haven’t happened yet I am moving on to the next red carpet which will be the Critics Choice Awards which is next Sunday. Unlike when I started my Globes wishes we know the format that the 2021 Critics Choice Awards will take.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards show will be an in-person/virtual hybrid, with this years host Taye Diggs and some of the evening’s presenters filming from a stage in Los Angeles, and nominees appearing remotely from various locations around the world. As I plan these wishes I am filling them with all the stars nominated on both the film and television side, but I may change things up over the course of the week adding presenters and moving some of the nominees to the roundup post like I did earlier today for the Golden Globe Awards. But, let’s kick things off in high style with 5 major looks for nominees shall we?Andra Day is nominated for Best Actress thanks to her performance in The United States vs Billie Holiday. Because of her very bold vintage inspired/rockabilly style I knew that at some point in my wishes for Andra that I wanted to include something vintage. When I saw this navy and black 1950’s Pierre Balmain Haute Couture beaded organza and silk column gown from Morphew with features halter straps, a high low hem, and a very little train I knew it would be a perfect look for the Critics Choice Awards. This red carpet is usually one of the more laid back events and I think that the simplicity of the silhouette is perfect. I have to say I love seeing vintage Pierre Balmain on the red carpet. The DNA of the house of Balmain is so different than the sex pot glam that we know the house to be now and every time someone pulls out vintage Balmain it really makes for great red carpet moments. I think of Penelope Cruz at the 2009 Oscars and Kristin Davis at the 2020 White House Correspondents Dinner as perfect examples. This very 50’s silhouette, styled with a sleek victory rolls updo, saturated blue smokey eyes with sharp winged liner, bold red glossy lips, a black Holt Renfrew fox fur cape stole with rhinestones, a pair of black satin Givenchy ‘Double G 105’ pointed toe strappy pumps, and a selection of high jewelry from Gismondi 1754 including white diamond ‘Ghiaccio’ floral waterfall earrings and a one of a kind white diamond and sapphire cocktail ring would be an absolutely phenomenal moment for Andra to rock for the Critics Choice Awards. Claire Danes earned her 2021 Critics Choice Awards nomination once again thanks to her role as Carrie Matheson in Homeland. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Claire on an awards red carpet for this series and I would absolutely love to see her giving us a super feminine moment wearing this light blue Oscar de la Renta Resort 2021 lace ball gown which features a tie shoulder, ‘square’ neckline, defined waist, and an a-line skirt. It is all about the soft feminine glamour with this look and that would need to have that same elegant femininity in the styling. I would finish this look with a loose romantic updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of nude Casadei ‘Felina’ strappy ankle strap sandals, and delicate white diamond Cartier ‘Pluie de Cartier’ feather inspired drop earrings to really make it scream feminine glamour from head to toe.So far in my awards wishes this year for Josh O’Connor I’ve picked intriguing looks from Dior Men & Fendi Couture for him to bring to life on this season red carpets. Continuing with my run of interesting choices for Josh I would have the Best Actor in a Drama Series nominee wearing this ivory Givenchy Pre-Fall 2021 tuxedo which features short peak lapels, pin clasp closure, lengthened hem blazer, and a pair of straight leg trousers. It is a cool look and I definitely think that it would be something that Josh would bring to for this red carpet, even if it a virtual one. I would keep the runway styling just leaving the bag at home and hemming the trousers so there is no pooling at the ankle. Julia Garner has done both the big heritage brand thing and the rising star thing. So I would love to see her do the rising star thing for the Critics Choice Awards after the Burberry gown I want to see her bring to life for the Golden Globes. I must be in a blue feeling for Julia because I would adore seeing her wearing this navy pleated chiffon Rhude Fall 2021 RTW halter gown which features major draping. It is modern, yet glamorous and I feel like it would be a really cool girl moment for her to bring to life. A sleek finger wave updo to really play into the modern flapper vibe of this look, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, a navy crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture slim rectangle clutch, a pair of navy glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Misty 120’ ankle strap sandals, and white diamond set in platinum Tiffany & Co. multi-cut drop earrings would make this moment glamorous from head to toe. The last look today is for Shira Haas who I’ve done nothing but Chanel looks for all awards season long and I am not changing that idea any time soon. While I am almost always against brand ambassadors and consistently wearing looks from the same designer all the time I feel like Shira is the perfect ambassador for Chanel. She has a look that we don’t often see from the brand, but her edgy youthfulness works for the brand in a way that other Chanel ambassadors don’t. So as I was looking at looks for Shira to wear for the Critics Choice Awards I thought that this black and white liberty floral print halter gown from the Chanel Spring 2021 RTW collection which features a high halter neck with a pussy bow detail, loose fit blouse, fitted waist, and a high low fishtail skirt would be a perfect choice. This look meshes old Hollywood glamour, 70’s disco, and bohemia and meshes them all together perfectly. I feel like Shira would definitely be the perfect person to bring this look from the runway to real life especially if styled with her shaved head, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, black crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ankle strap sandals, and a pair of dazzling Cartier High Jewelry ‘Dioscures’ white diamond chandelier ear cuffs.

The 2021 Critics Choice Awards will take place on Sunday March 7, 2021.

2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 15

Well. The 2021 Golden Globe Awards are tomorrow night. In a normal world there would be a ballroom packed full of stars, but well COVID has killed that for all of awards season this year. So instead of writing about the stars who are part of the casts of films and television programs that are nominated, plus ones, and people whom I would usually expect to see on this red carpet I thought I would just put a gallery of wishes together. So as the words to “Audition” from LA LA Land goes “Here’s to the fools who dream, foolish as they may seem.”

2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 14

Well I have one more detailed set of wishes for this weekends Golden Globe Awards. This set includes 4 glamorous moments for women who were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as presenters for this years show yesterday and I cannot wait to see what everyone will wear. Each of these women, as are all of this years presenters, are expected to show up in person for this years show. So let’s get us into these wishes shall we?I always love seeing Angela Bassett on the red carpet. She knows how to bring drama to the red carpet and I know that she will bring a major moment for this years Golden Globe Awards. I am definitely setting my expectations high. I went left of a typical gown option for Angela instead going for the drama thanks to this deep royal blue Azzi & Osta Fall 2020 Couture pant ensemble which features a blouse with a v-neckline, structured peplum embellished with embroidered feathers, and dramatic ruffled cape sleeves that turn into a train paired with matching straight leg trousers. There are very few people who I think could actually sell this look to me and I think that Angela is definitely in that small list. I would make it even more major styling this look with a center parted pulled back afro, thick defined smokey eyes, nude glossy lips, a pair of navy and silver ombre glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Love 85’ pointed toe pumps, and simple yet dazzling white diamond Gismondi 1754 ‘Essenza’ drop earrings. Jamie Lee Curtis has had a love of wearing off the rack Alexander McQueen dresses for a while now so when I saw her name on the list of presenters for this years Golden Globe Awards I immediately went back to the brand. I scoured the virtual racks to find the perfect gown and immediately fell in love with this hot pink long sleeve jersey Alexander McQueen gown which features strong shoulders, draped detailing, and a side split. It is strong and sophisticated and I just think that it would be a really powerful look for Jamie to wear on the red carpet. Now I will say I hate the way that Harrods styled the look for their store pictures. I would change things up styling this look with Jamie’s signature platinum grey pixie, defined eyes, light pink lips, a hot pink metal Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of hot pink satin pointed toe pumps from The Attico with strappy ankle tie details, and a dazzling white diamond collar necklace and matching cocktail ring from Amwaj to really make this a major glamour moment. Laura Dern really started her journey to Oscar gold last year at the Golden Globe Awards where she took home the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture trophy. She will be on hand this year as a presenter and I hope her fashion choices this year are much better than they were last year. As I was doing my search I saw this black lace Azzedine Alaia Fall 2021 RTW sleeveless gown which features features a pleated construction and intricate braided details on the bodice that add a visual edgy statement to the look and thought it was the perfect option for Laura. It is edgy, modern, and sexy but oh so glamorous and I think that would be a perfect look for Laura to wear for the Golden Globe Awards. I would style this gown with old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, nude lips, black mesh trimmed Azzedine Alaia strappy suede strappy platform sandals, and a selection of jewels from Fred Leighton including a pair of pendant earrings designed in house by Fred Leighton inspired by their antique floral elements with sumptuous Old Mine and Old European cut diamonds and a 19th Century bracelet in oval plaques filled with old mine cut diamonds to ensure it’s a perfect moment for Laura head to toe. Finishing out this list is the beautiful Salma Hayek. I like to refer to her as the first lady of Kering as her husband is the CEO of the fashion powerhouse conglomerate. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that we almost always see Salma wearing looks from the companies different fashion houses. The biggest jewel in the Kering crown is Gucci and that is the brand that Salma turns to the most often. I won’t lie I haven’t loved Salma in Gucci since Alessandro Michele took the reigns, but I have to say that as soon as I saw this light pink pleated one shoulder gown from the Gucci Spring 2021 RTW collection I knew it was a perfect look for Salma. It is simple and chic and I think that is exactly what she needs for a successful Gucci moment on the red carpet. Now I would love to see her style this look with a dramatic sleek sculpted twists updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pink brocade Gucci ‘Broadway’ clutch embellished with a crystal dagger piercing a crystal heart, a pair of light pink Gucci knotted metallic leather sling back peep toe sandals, and a selection of Boucheron High Jewelry including white diamond tassel drop earrings and a white diamond and pink morganite ‘Plume de Paon’ feather inspired cocktail ring to really make this one of her best red carpet moments in a long time.

The 2021 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday February 28, 2021. You can see all of my wishes for this years event here.

2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 13

I am getting really excited to see what the Golden Globe Awards are going to bring this weekend. Almost every day we are getting announcements of new presenters who are going to appear live. So the wishes below are ones I definitely moment I am really excited to see. Let’s get into it, Annie Mumolo is back on the big screen right now in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar and is expected to present this weekend. I can’t say that I know anything about her style, but I want to see her give a very chic and elegant moment on the red carpet. I turned to the virtual racks of Bergdorf Goodman and found this black CDGNY crepe column gown which features silver chainmail cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline and fell in love. The gown is simple and classic, but the chainmail sleeves give this gown the perfect twist to make it a visually interesting moment. A sleek hairstyle tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, red lips, a black glitter medley plexi Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Emsy’ crystal embellished peep toe criss-cross sandals, and simple sparkle via Kwiat ‘Silhouette’ white diamond oval drop earrings would make this look scream glamour from head to toe. Bryce Dallas Howard has long railed against the red carpet system and how women dress. Instead of working with a stylist or trying to deal with the limitations of designer samples, the actress is known to buy her outfits right off the rack. For the promo tour for Rocketman Bryce turned to the virtual consignment racks of The Real Real to plan all of her outfits. So when I saw her name on a list of presenters for Sunday’s show I immediately turned to the virtual consignor again. I found this black and red floral print sleeveless Oscar De La Renta tea length gown with a dramatic train and open back and immediately fell in love with the idea of Bryce bringing it to life. This gown is from the brands Fall 2019 RTW collection and has actually already been worn on a red carpet, by Gina Rodriguez. I don’t think that would mean much to Bryce. I would style the look differently for Bryce than Gina did. I think that for Bryce that this gown should be styled with a big bun updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of red Francesco Russo cross strap pointed toe d’orsay pumps, and a vintage white diamond and ruby cluster earrings from Beladora. It would easily be Bryce’s best red carpet moment ever. Kristen Wiig hasn’t made a lot of red carpet appearances in the last couple of years, but when she has they have been MOMENTS. So when I saw her name on a list of presenters alongside her Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar co-star I knew I wanted a major moment from her again. This black sequined long sleeve column gown from the Prabal Gurung Fall 2021 RTW collection which features a jewel neckline, strong shoulders, crystal bow details, and a thigh high split is one of the few looks from this collection that I really love and I feel like Kristen would definitely make it come to life beautifully. It is a major 80’s moment and I would really run with it for Kristen. A side parted sleek pixie, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black satin Saint Laurent ‘Hall’ ankle strap silver crystal embellished sandals, and DAZZLING white diamond Amwaj High Jewelry waterfall earrings would pull this look together beautifully. Sofia Carson will be one of the hosts on the “red carpet” for the network like she did last year and I want to see her bring a DRAMATIC moment to the red carpet. She is a huge fan of Giambattista Valli so it was a no-brainier for me to turn to the label once again opting for this black ruffled halter gown with an open back and a-line skirt. It is glamorous, avant garde, and dramatic all rolled together so it checks all of Sofia’s boxes and would be a major red carpet moment especially if styled with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold glossy red lips, a pair of black Amina Muaddi ‘Ursina 105’ pointed toe pumps with a crystal embellished strap, and dazzling white diamond and emerald David Morris starburst drop earrings. Finishing out today is the gorgeous Tiffany Haddish. Regular readers are going to be SHOCKED that I am picking a look for Tiffany from D***e & G*****a. I don’t easily turn to the label, but I know her stylist isn’t afraid to put his clients in the problematic brand and despite all of those problems I still love this navy, turquoise, and sky blue color blocked pleated gown with a halter neck, defined waist, a-line, and flowing train from the brands Fall 2019 Alta Moda Couture collection. So when I was looking for the perfect gown for Tiffany and I saw this gown in my archives I knew it would be a perfect fit. She loves a great color moment and I feel like this is here for Tiffany’s major fashion choices as of late. I would style this gown with her shaved head, thick defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of navy crystal embellished Aquazzura ‘Tequila 105’ strappy sandals, and MATEO NY ‘Something Blue’ 14k gold set blue topaz and white diamond drop earrings to really make sure this look is glamour from head to toe.

The 2021 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday February 28, 2021. You can see all of my wishes for this years event here.

2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 12

Well after my quick two day break for Palm Springs Film Festival Awards wishes I am back to tie up all my wishes for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. This years show will go live from (at least) two locations on both coasts of the United States this weekend and I cannot wait. I won’t lie with these wishes I feel like I’ve set myself up for failure really going for bold glamorous looks for the stars nominated even though they won’t be appearing live at any of the events. Well, today we are going to talk all about presenters who have been asked to appear live and in person at either the Beverly Hilton in LA, where Amy Poehler will be co-hosting from, or the Rainbow Room in New York City, where Tina Fey will be holding down her hosting duties. I will say this the stars who will be presenting live better bring all the glamour to life and make sure that my craving for drama and moments is satiated. Let’s kick things off with Awkwafina. I’ve enjoyed watching her style grow since she burst onto the scene thanks to her role in Crazy Rich Asians. I’ve really enjoyed her recent lockdown glam promo tour for Raya and the Last Dragon where she’s rocked looks from Dior, Versace, Miu Miu, Celine, Chanel, and Moschino in recent weeks. I want to see Awkwafina bring a super glamorous moment to the stage at the Golden Globe Awards picking this rose pink Christian Dior Spring 2020 Couture one shoulder pleated chiffon gown with a cape and a flowing a-line silhouette. While I might not be the biggest fan of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior I do love this soft feminine moment and I definitely can imagine it being phenomenal moment on Awkwafina. To make this moment red carpet ready I would love to see her styling this gown with a sleek center parted hairstyle tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, gold Francesco Russo ‘Hill’ lace up ankle strap sandals, and a pair of yellow gold Buccellati ‘Rete’ chandelier earrings with pearls.I always love seeing Catherine Zeta Jones on the red carpet so when I saw her name announced as a presenter this year I was THRILLED. She knows how to give sophisticated and sexy glamour on the red carpet without looking like she is trying. I was actually in the midst of picking an Elie Saab Couture gown for Cynthia Erivo when the announcement about Catherine came. I immediately dropped that idea in favor of putting Catherine in a gown from the Elie Saab Spring 2021 Couture collection. I saw this one shoulder silver gown with a single cape sleeve, intricate crystal embroidery, and a sheer skirt and it was seared in my mind. As I read Catherine’s name I knew it was the perfect option for her to bring to the stage at this years Golden Globe Awards. Styling this gown with a sleek high bun updo, defined eyes, light rose pink lips, silver glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Max 150’ peep toe ankle strap sandals, and a selection of dazzling Lorraine Schwartz jewels including 60 carats of white diamonds in three stone drop earrings, a white diamond coil ring, and a white diamond halo set three stone ring would make sure this look screams glamour from head to toe. As I said above I was thinking about an Elie Saab Couture gown for Cynthia Erivo to wear as a presenter this weekend at the Golden Globe Awards. I was loving the drama, but when I changed courses and went with Catherine in Saab I needed to go back to the drawing board for Cynthia. Immediately I went to Christopher John Rogers for a dramatic moment. I thought about Cynthia giving us an 80’s inspired glam moment in this fuschia strapless crinkle pleated taffeta strapless gown from the Christopher John Rogers Fall 2020 RTW collection with an asymmetric tea length tulip skirt, thigh high split, and a dramatic train and fell in love. This gown is a risk because it is all the things about the 80’s we usually hate, but I feel like if anyone could sell it to me it would be Cynthia. She knows how to take risk and make them work as well as own a really dramatic moment so I just believe this look would be perfect. Now as I was thinking about how to style this gown I kept thinking about styling this gown with turquoise jewelry and I found the perfect suite to compliment it via a white diamond trimmed turquoise Van Cleef & Arpels drop earrings, collar necklace, and bracelet set from the 1970’s. Her signature shaved head, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, and a pair of matching fuschia satin Christian Louboutin strappy platform sandals would add the perfect finishing touches to this look for Cynthia. There was a time a couple of years ago where Kyra Sedgewick was turning out looks from brands like Emilio Pucci, Reed Krakoff, Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Armani Prive, L’Wren Scott, and Oscar de la Renta all of whom were it designers of the moment. She is currently staring in the ABC comedy Call Your Mother and is confirmed to be one of the presenters this weekend. I would love to see Kyra give us dazzling glamour Sunday night and I think that this gold sequin Pamella Roland Pre-Fall 2021 caped cap sleeve column gown with an open back and a back vent would give us just that. It would be brought together perfectly with a loose romantic updo, defined eyes, light pink lips, gold Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi’ pointed toe pumps, and Sutra ‘Tassel’ collection rose gold set champagne diamond chandelier earrings. Rounding out today is This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson. She has a bold sense of style and I am always rooting for her to succeed, but unfortunately it just hasn’t worked for me yet. With so much pressure for the presenters at this years Golden Globe Awards I really want to see Susan give us a major fashion moment. I went for something I feel like I wouldn’t normally pick for the Globes red carpet when I picked this black and gold sequin chevron Morphew Collection backless disco gown which features a halter neckline, plunging keyhole neckline, and a thigh high split but it just worked for me. This is a one of a kind gown made for vintage retailer Morphew out of vintage sequined fabric from the 1970’s and so it has legs in up-cycled sustainability. Now with the right styling I definitely feel like this edgy and super sexy glam moment would be perfect for Susan to bring to life for the Globes. A sleek high ponytail, smokey eyes, deep red glossy lips, a black satin Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ crystal clasp clutch, a pair of black and gold Jimmy Choo ‘Lilah 120’ strappy sandals, and statement 18k gold set Fernando Jorge ‘Disco’ white diamond earrings would definitely make this look a major modern disco glam moment.

The 2021 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday February 28, 2021. You can see all of my wishes for this years event here.

2021 Palm Springs International Film Festival Black Tie Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

Today’s wishes for the sadly cancelled red carpet at the 2021 Palm Springs International Film Festival Black Tie Awards Gala is all about the tuxedo. The tuxedo is such a staple, but the three below are all just a little different and stray away from the classic cut just enough to be interesting. On men and women the tuxedo is a staple and I definitely love to see a major tuxedo moment on the red carpet. So let’s see what the wishes for today are shall we?Nomadland director Chloe Zhao was given the honor of Director of the Year from the Palm Springs International Film Festival. As I’ve previously said having looked at Chloe’s style she isn’t really one to get all dolled up and dressed to the 9’s so I feel like this awards season from home is perfect for her. I would love to have seen what she would have brought to the red carpets though. In my Globes wish I went for dazzle with a Tom Ford sequined gown, but I had already picked this black Thom Brown Pre-Fall 2021 shrunken tuxedo for her to wear for this red carpet when I made that pick. This tuxedo seems like it might have been a little more authentic for Chloe and I definitely think that it would have been a cool moment for her. Now I would have styled this look with a sleek low bun, barely there makeup, and a pair of black crystal embellished Thom Browne ‘Opera’ loafers to make it perfect for this red carpet. Eddie Redmayne is part of the cast of The Trial of the Chicago 7 which is being honored with the Vanguard Award. When it comes to my own personal style icons I have several of Eddie’s past red carpet looks on my mood board, though ever since his Oscar run it’s been a lot more on the safe side. I want to see him take risks again. I want to see him wear different things again. So I decided to push the envelope a little bit with this black Alexander McQueen Fall 2020 Menswear collection tuxedo which features a blazer on a blazer jacket. The jacket is definitely very “fashion” I feel like it wouldn’t work for many of the mainstream red carpets during awards season like the Golden Globes or the Oscars, but I definitely think it would be a great option for a red carpet like the Palm Springs International Film Festival Black Tie Awards Gala. I would love this tuxedo without a bow tie and a pair of black leather Alexander McQueen logo engraved silver heel-plaque detailed oxfords. Joseph Gordon Levitt would have most likely joined Eddie, and some of his other The Trial of the Chicago 7 co-stars on the red carpet at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. I don’t know what it was about Joseph that really made me want to include him in these wishes. He isn’t one that pushes boundaries very often. I didn’t push the boundaries with my wish either opting for this navy wool & mohair Prada shawl collar one button tuxedo. It is a chic classic tuxedo moment and I feel that the color would be enough boundary pushing for Joseph Gordon Levitt. I would style this tuxedo with a classic white pleated tuxedo shirt, a black silk bow tie, a pair of black polished saffiano leather Prada lace up oxfords, and a black Prada enameled triangle logo pin with saffiano leather trim to make this an uber chic menswear moment. Now I couldn’t go a whole post without a gown. Have you met me? Or at least been a regular reader? I am a lover of glamour and gowns so of course there had to be one included in today’s wishes. Caitlin Fitzgerald is also a part of the cast of The Trial of the Chicago 7 and while the Screen Actors Guild didn’t include her in the list of cast eligible for the Best Ensemble Cast I still would have loved to see her on red carpets this awards season. She is a statuesque beauty who I feel like would deliver some uber chic moments on the red carpet. For the Palm Springs International Film Festival Black Tie Awards Gala I would have loved to see Caitlin wearing this light dove grey Marchesa Spring 2021 RTW satin halter gown which features in incredibly intricate crystal embellished neckline, open back, and a column silhouette. The gown is just simplistic glamour but that neckline really does pack a whole lot of punch. A sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a silver sequin embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, a pair of strappy silver metallic leather Alexandre Vauthier ‘Jourdan’ crystal tassel embellished sandals, and a selection of simple Norman Silverman jewels including double halo set white diamond square stud earrings and a white diamond mixed fancy shape bracelet would make this look ooze glamour from head to toe.

2021 Palm Springs International Film Festival Black Tie Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

The Palm Springs International Film Festival and Film Awards Gala is not presenting an in-person event this year due to the pandemic, however the Palm Springs International Film Society is recognizing this year’s best in filmmaking. In a special on Entertainment Tonight later this week will celebrate the honorees awards with exclusive interviews. The Palm Springs International Film Society looks forward to seeing us again with a red carpet in in 2022! The PSIFF Black Tie Awards Gala is usually the kickoff to awards season. It is traditionally the first red carpet after the new year ahead of the Golden Globe Awards. With some of the nominees this year I am very disappointed that we will not get a red carpet, but I still wanted to talk about what I would have loved to see the honorees bring to life on the red carpet. So I am taking a break from my Golden Globe Awards wishes today and tomorrow to bring you wishes for these nominees. Andra Day has earned herself several big award nominations this year so far with nods from the Globes and the Critics Choice Awards. There is still Oscar buzz for her as well thanks to her performance in The United States vs. Billie Holiday which earned her the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Had there been a red carpet this year I would have loved to see Andra give us something different than I have picked for her in recent posts. So far this year I have gone for really retro glam looks from Giambattista Valli Couture and Schiaparelli Couture for the songstress turned actress to bring to life. I was doing some looking and I saw this black and white Georges Hobeika Spring 2021 RTW asymmetrical caped gown which features a high neck, beaded fern leaf detail on the bodice, belted waist, and a high low hem. I don’t know what about this gown spoke to me, but the thought of Andra bringing this moment to life on a red carpet was a phenomenal idea for me. While it screams modernity I also see that with the right styling it could still scream retro glamour with the right styling. The whole retro glam vibe is definitely Andra’s signature so I would style this look with a sleek beehive embellished with a silver crystal embellished black satin Prada headband, defined winged eyes, deep glossy berry lips, a hot pink satin Gucci envelope clutch, black satin Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Sphera’ crystal detailed ankle strap chunky heel platform sandals, and a selection of Anabela Chan jewels including a pair of ruby garnet, pink sapphire, & rose tourmaline ‘Lily’ pendant stud earrings, an amethyst, pink sapphires, peridot, blue topaz, canary citrine, coral cabochon, and white diamond ‘Rose Neredies’ cocktail ring, a ruby, fuchsia pink sapphire, and rose pink sapphire ‘Nova Coil’ ring, and a crimson red rubellite ‘Mirage’ cocktail ring with marquise, trillion and round brilliant-cut rubies, orange sapphires, and rose tourmalines. Carey Mulligan could very well take her role in Promising Young Woman all the way to the Oscars. That performance has gotten her honored at the Palm Springs Film Festival with the International Star Award.  I am really looking at all of the designers Carey tends to gravitate toward, but also making sure I am making wishes I really want to see from her. I’ve already picked looks from Dior and Chanel for Carey and decided to go with a little bit of a wish picking this navy silk Giorgio Armani Spring 2021 RTW cap sleeve tea length gown which features a plunging neckline, intricate beaded flower embroidery, and a center split. This look screams glamour and and I feel like it would be something perfect for Carey to bring to life for this red carpet. A loose romantic updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a navy satin Jil Sander ‘Goju Small’ clutch, metallic blue Giorgio Armani peep toe t-strap sandals, and a pair of London by De Beers ‘Thames Path’ white diamond cluster earrings with teardrops would finish this look absolutely beautifully. Leslie Odom Jr. is another who is very likely to run awards season all the way to the Oscars. He was phenomenal as Sam Cooke in One Night In Miami so I definitely understand. So I am definitely keeping an eye on him. I am really excited to see what major menswear moments he will wear over the course of awards season. Had there been an actual red carpet for this years PSIFF Black Tie Awards Gala I would have loved to see Leslie wearing this black Versace Pre-Fall 2021 tuxedo with a two tone black and tan shawl lapel one button lapel tuxedo jacket. I adore this tuxedo and I would love to see this look on Leslie especially if styled with a white Versace collarless button down with a black ribbon detail at the neck, and gold crystal embellished buttons on the neck and cuff, a pair of black and cream leopard print Christian Louboutin ‘Style on the Nile’ loafers, and a black and gold Versace ‘V-Race’ duel time watch. Riz Ahmed is another one of the men I am very excited to see on the red carpet this  awards season. I want to see him bring some very interesting moments on the red carpet. He is the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor winner for his performance in Sound of Metal. Had there been a red carpet this year for the PSIFF I would have opted to put Riz in this black and white print Haider Ackermann Fall 2020 Menswear tuxedo which features a thin lapel blazer and black slim fit trousers. Now on the runway the look was styled with a a three button vest and no shirt, but I think I would ditch the vest and add a white Haider Ackermann crystal collar button up dress shirt to really make this a super cool menswear moment. To add the perfect finishing touches to this look I would add a pair of black velvet Christian Louboutin ‘Nit Night’ grosgrain strap and silver spike studded loafers and a black alligator strap Cartier ‘Rotonde de Cartier’ Astromystérieux watch. It would make another major menswear moment that I would die to have in my own closet for this awards season. Finishing out today is Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress honoree Viola Davis. I adored her performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and I am very excited to see her looks this awards season. So far this awards season in terms of wishes I’ve gone with Elie Saab and Jason Wu for Viola. I have all gone for color moments and I am not slowing that down now. I would love to see Viola pull out this baby pink strapless LBV Spring 2021 RTW column gown with a cowl detailed sweetheart neckline. LBV is a new line for the designer Elizabeth Kennedy who was a red carpet powerhouse for a hot second and I want to see this line get all kinds of red carpet love. The silhouette of this gown is definitely something that Viola has been drawn to in the past. A full afro style, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a money green and pink Judith Leiber Couture x Ashley Longshore ‘I’ll Pick Up The Tab’ crystal embellished minaudiere, a pair of metallic baby pink Gianvito Rossi strappy ankle strap sandals, and a selection of David Morris white and pink diamond jewels including a pair of teardrop earrings and a statement collar necklace would add the perfect finishing touches to this look.

2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 11

Starting tomorrow I am going to take a two day break in my Golden Globe Awards wishes to get into another event quickly, but before that I have a couple more wishes for nominees (and one confirmed presenter) for this years Globes. I am still crossing my fingers that we are going to see some major fashion moments this year despite the fact that all of the nominees will be joining the show remotely. Anya Taylor Joy just might nab the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award for her performance in The Queen’s Gambit. She is also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy thanks to her role in Emma. This is a major accomplishment for the actress who has never been nominated for a Golden Globe before. I cannot wait to see what Anya will wear for this years Golden Globes because her stylist Law Roach definitely isn’t afraid to have his clients serve up DRAMA even if they are just joining a show remotely. It was really a no brainer for me to pick this major late 60’s meets bohemian glamour moment from the Giambattista Valli Spring 2021 Couture collection to life for the Globes. I love the sheer blouse with blouson sleeves and big green satin bows and the ball skirt with a an intricate leaf embroidered pattern and a sweeping train of this look. It isn’t an east look to pull off at all, but I think that Anya has the avant garde sensibility to really make a gown like this come to life especially if she styled it with a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, green satin Roger Vivier ‘I Love Vivier’ pointed toe pumps, and vintage Bulgari emerald and white diamond flower cluster earrings. Jane Levy is also a first time Golden Globe nominee this year. Her performance in Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has earned this beautiful redhead a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy so I want to see her bring an incredibly glamorous look to the screen. I was looking around at some of the labels available at PR showrooms in LA that I thought could be a good fit for Jane and found this deep blood red Gurav Gupta column gown which features an asymmetrical scarf cap sleeve neckline and heavy beading and fell in love. I think there is nothing that can be sexier and more glamorous than a redhead in a deep red gown. It screams film nior siren and I can definitely imagine this look becoming a major glamour moment. To put the perfect finishing touches to this look I would include a loose curly romantic updo, thick smokey defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, burgundy sequin and velvet vintage Gucci by Tom Ford peep toe ankle strap sandals, and Sutra ‘Mosaic’ collection ruby drop earrings. To say I was SHOCKED that Kate Hudson got nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her performance in the controversial film Music. Now I haven’t seen the movie yet and not sure I plan to, but I do always love seeing Kate and I want to see her bring sleek and sexy glamour to the Golden Globes wearing this black liquid sequin Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2020 RTW strapless column gown which features a cutout exposed back and a center split. I have loved this gown since it was first presented and I definitely think that Kate has the glamorous presence to really make this look work even if she she is just zooming into this years Golden Globe Awards. I would love to see Kate take this gown and style it with old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Mafaldina Spikes 100’ silver spike studded asymmetric ankle strap sandals, and a statement white diamond Cartier art deco inspired high jewelry necklace. Even more shocking than Kate’s nomination for Music was the fact that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated the film itself for Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. So yea I am sure that had there been a red carpet this year that we would have seen the movies director Sia on the red carpet and we just might see her Zoom into this years ceremony. When I was thinking I about what I would have wanted to see Sia wearing on this red carpet I knew that it had to be dramatic and over the top. Enter this pink and white floral print Juana Martin Spring 2021 Couture long sleeve mermaid gown which features ruffle details on the cuff and hem. I discovered this label when I was looking at collections presented during Paris Haute Couture Virtual Fashion Week. It definitely falls in line with Sia’s crazy insane sense of style so with a sleek avant garde hairstyle, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of white Dr. Martens lace up combat boots, dazzling white diamond Yeprem ‘Chevalier’ cluster wreath earrings, and a dramatic huge candy pink wavy bow fascinator from the Etsy store Hats by Cressida and this look would be avant garde glam defined. Renee Zellweager will be on hand this year as one of the presenters at the Golden Globe Awards after taking home the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama trophy last year. The HFPA has asked that all of the presenters do attend in person either at the Beverly Hilton in LA, where co-host Amy Poehler will be holding down the fort, or from the Rainbow Room in New York City, where it will be Tina Fey holding things down as the co-host. So I am really praying that when they do that they will bring LOOKS. When it comes to fashion Renee isn’t know for making waves, but she does make really glamorous choices. I’ve basically been mentally reserving this pale pearl pink Brandon Maxwell Spring 2021 RTW strapless column gown with a bright orange bow detailed waist for Renee ever since we first saw it presented back in December. I know this look is perfect for her and the pairing of the two Texans would be a match made in heaven. Styled with a sleek center parted updo, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of shimmering blush pink Jimmy Choo ‘Emsy 85’ strappy peep toe sandals, and a Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond flower collar necklace this look would scream glamour from head to toe.

The 2021 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday February 28, 2021. You can see all of my wishes for this years event here.

2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 10

The news that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has asked all of the Golden Globe Award nominees to stay home and not even gather with the other members of their casts. I really hope that this doesn’t mean more and more stars in t-shirts and pajamas like we saw at the Emmy’s. I really want to see everyone nominated really bring the glamour from home since they won’t be attending in person. I know that is asking a lot, but I am craving big glamour. Julia Garner wore white silk Chanel tank and trousers with loads of pearls to Zoom into the Emmy Awards. She ultimately lost, but I really want to see her give us major edgy glamour for the Golden Globe Awards next weekend. I saw this midnight blue liquid sequin Burberry Pre-Fall 2021 long sleeve column gown which features thumb-holes, and cutouts on the sleeves and definitely think that it would be a really great moment for her to bring to life. I would love to see it on the screen with her signature short curls, defined eyes, deep red lips, and a pair of black Burberry ‘Hove 110’ strappy chunky heel sandals. Now since Zooming in is all about the waist up I would definitely want some statement jewelry so I turned to a major white diamond Messika High Jewelry asymmetric collar necklace to really up the amp of glamour.Like her Ozark co-star Laura Linney also zoomed into the 2020 Emmy Awards and unfortunately I wasn’t all that thrilled with her look either. She made a political statement wearing a “Vote” emblazoned suit from Christian Siriano. He has been one of Laura’s go-to designers for the last couple of years, but for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards where her work on the show earned her a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama I really want to see Laura work a BOLD fashion moment for her to remotely join the ceremony. I want to see her bring color to the screen and I would adore seeing Laura do so wearing this marigold yellow Oscar de la Renta Resort 2021 gown which features cutout details on an an asymmetric neckline and the short puff sleeves, built in belted waist, and a column silhouette with vent at back hem. I have long loved a red head in yellow and I can definitely imagine this gown being a major color on her especially if it was styled with a romantic updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of golden yellow crystal embellished Dolce & Gabbana pointed toe pumps, and dazzling David Yurman ‘Origami’ 18k gold set pave set white diamond multi-ring hoop drop earrings.Riz Ahmed is one of the men who are nominated this year that I feel could bring intriguing menswear fashion moments. I have always loved his subtle approach to pushing the boundaries of mens fashion and I really want to see him give phenomenal moments starting with this dark brown glittered Celine Fall 2020 Menswear tuxedo which features black satin peak lapels and matching trousers for the Golden Globe Awards where his performance in Sound of Metal has earned him his first nomination in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama category. I love this suit and I can definitely imagine it being a wonderful statement. I would swap the silk pussy bow shirt the dress was styled with on the runway swapping it instead for a black viscose Celine classic pleated detail button down shirt, a black skinny tie in satin-effect silk from Celine, and a pair of black shiny calfskin Celine ‘Jacno’ ankle boots to really make this look a major menswear moment. I watched Ratched on Netflix and I have to say I am shocked that in a year I felt had so many great performances that it got love. That being said I always love seeing Sarah Paulson make appearances. It didn’t seem like she put in much effort for the Emmy’s which she zoomed into, but I want to see her bring some major dazzle to the screen for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards where she is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. If she were to pull something out of her closet to wear for this red carpet I would love to see Sarah re-wear the emerald beaded fringe detailed Prada gown with a plunging neckline and 3/4 length sleeves that she wore for the Emmy’s the year she won. It was a dazzling moment then and could be again, but if she were to give us something new I would love to see her wear this just presented light yellow LBV Fall 2021 RTW sequin embellished long sleeve gown which features a jewel neckline and ostrich feather details on the cuffs. I was on the hunt for a new look for Sarah to bring to life and I wasn’t loving anything, but the moment I saw this look I knew it was perfect. It would be incredibly chic with a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, butter yellow Roger Vivier ‘Mini Broche’ crystal buckle clasp ankle strap peep toe sandals with clear crystal embellished plexi chunky heels, and yellow gold Nikos Koulis ‘Feelings’ collection snake inspired chain earrings with white diamonds.Cynthia Nixon also earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Ratched. I am really interested in seeing what she will be wearing over the next several months as we approach the “And Just Like That…”, the Sex and the City spin off. When it comes to the red carpet there isn’t a whole lot for me to go on in terms of picking looks for Cynthia. I was thinking of an vintage Calvin Klein gown for Cynthia, but when I knew that the plan for nominees was to have them join the ceremony remotely I completely changed my mind. I decided instead to go with this black Gabriela Hearst Fall 2020 RTW single button tuxedo which features braided trimming on the peak lapel blazer and wide leg trousers. It is a simple, yet incredibly chic moment and I feel like it would be perfect for Cynthia to wear for the Golden Globe Awards. I would finish this look with a black Lafayette 148 New York ‘Fielding’ jersey tank, defined eyes, soft nude pink lips, her flared side parted bob, a pair of black patent leather Aquazzura criss-cross strap pointed toe pumps, and a Pomellato High Jewelry ‘Sabbia of Tahiti’ black pearl, gold chain, and diamond y-shaped necklace to make this an incredibly chic moment for Cynthia.

The 2021 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday February 28, 2021. You can see all of my wishes for this years event here.