2021 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

We are getting closer and closer to this years Grammy Awards and I am still incredibly excited to see what will happen. From the live and in person performers to the nominees who might join the show from home. Now I will say that I’ve learned that in place of various celebrity presenters introducing the categories the Grammy’s are going to be paying tribute to the independent music venues who have been impacted greatly by the pandemic having staff from these venues present the various categories throughout the night. So I really want to see some major fashion moments from the stars who are appearing live performing and the nominees. The eight women in today’s wishes can bring the glam. So let’s get to the wishes shall we?Chloe x Halle have 3 Grammy nominations this year and I would love to see the duo serve us a LOOK for the “red carpet.” The sister duo is always a favorite to see on the red carpet and I really want to see them SHUT IT DOWN for their first ever Grammy nominations. I would love to see them rock some glamorous moments from Christian Siriano this year. I wouldn’t normally go for Siriano since these two can serve up some major moments from some of the top avant garde designers, but as I was on the hunt I saw the gown I want to see Chloe Baily bring to life and I was changed completely. I fell in love with the idea of her wearing this black Christian Siriano Pre-Fall 2021 two piece gown with a cross strap bralet and a high waisted tulle ball skirt and I couldn’t shake the idea of her wearing this look even when I was looking at all the new collections coming out of Paris and the recent couture shows. I think that she would be able to sell this sexy, dramatic, and glamorous moment perfectly especially if styled with an avant garde updo of braids, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Illimiboot Strass 100’ crystal embellished mesh peep toe booties, and dazzling white diamond David Morris ‘Cherry Blossom’ round floral cluster earrings. Now for a chic complimentary moment I would absolutely love to see Halle Bailey rock this black silk Christian Siriano Fall 2020 off the shoulder mini dress which features intricate silver star embellishments, chain detail, and long puffy sleeves. I usually pick two looks from the same collection for these sisters, but I feel like this is a better choice. It compliments the big ball gown for Chloe, but in a way that allows for both to stand on their own in addition to standing together beautifully. I would style this dress with a pair of simple black mesh Christian Louboutin ‘Mariacar 120’ crisscross strap peep toe platform pumps, and dazzling white diamond David Morris ‘Illusion’ 5 row feather inspired drop earrings to make this look beautiful for Halle. Together this would be a major fashion moment for the duo to rock Instaglam for the Grammy Awards.Alana Haim, Este Haim, and Danielle Haim AKA just as HAIM are true fashionistas. They have rocked major complimentary moments from Chanel, Dior, Rodarte, Chloe, Stella McCartney, Versace, and Acne Studios on red carpets over the last several years. They love fashion and they aren’t afraid to rock avant garde looks on the red carpet. So when I was thinking about who I want to dress the sister group nominated for two Grammy’s including Album of the Year and who are performing I immediately thought of the cool girl brand of the moment Bottega Veneta by Daniel Lee. I’ve been obsessed with the Bottega Veneta Resort 2021 collection since it was first presented and I know that in a world where there are red carpets that stars would have been all over it. I picked three looks from the collection that work together perfectly to make for the perfect looks for these sisters to rock on the Grammy’s red carpet starting with a black corseted mini dress for Alana Haim, but I would want to see it customized into a floor length column gown. It would be a sleek and sexy yet classic moment and I feel that would be perfect for Alana especially styled with soft center parted waves tucked behind the ears, soft nude smokey eyes, taupe lips, black Bottega Veneta leather mesh gold chain detailed square toe pumps, and a selection of Anita Ko jewels including yellow gold set ‘Maya’ white diamond drop earrings, a yellow gold set baguette cute white diamond coil bracelet, a yellow gold link ‘Zoe’ bracelet, and another ‘Zoe’ bracelet inlaid with white diamonds. Moving to Este, the tallest of the sisters, I though that she would look gorgeous wearing this black silk halter gown which features a bandana scarf detail on the neck. It is sleek and sexy with a nod to the 90’s and the soft shine would make it a super chic fashion moment. A sleek side parted low bun, defined eyes, defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of strappy black leather Bottega Veneta square toe ankle strap sandals, and a bit of sparkle via yellow gold set white diamond Anita Ko ‘Rope’ drop earrings would make this a super glamorous moment. Finally for Danielle Haim I added a pop of color to the group with this dusty mauve tiered knotted jersey fringe dress with a halter neckline that I would love to see also lengthened into a custom floor length gown which I would style with a loose romantic updo, defined eyes, deep taupe lips, lilac Bottega Veneta ‘BV Curve’ woven leather two strap mule sandals, and a pair of yellow gold set Anita Ko ‘Snowflake’ white diamond cluster earrings. All in all this would make for a MAJOR fashion moment for the HAIM sister. After rocking what I imagine is either rented or purchased Tom Ford for the CMA Awards last fall I decided that I would turn to the brand once again for Best New Artist (and 2 more) Granny nominee Ingrid Andress. I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for her and I would love to see her literally shine bright wearing this silver Tom Ford silver sequin embroidered one shoulder gown with a sexy asymmetric silver chain collar and a side split for the Grammy’s red carpet. This is definitely a moment and I feel it in my soul that Ingrid would definitely be able to sell this moment to me effortlessly. Now I would swap up her CMA’s beauty look keeping those bold defined eyes, but styling the hair in a sleek updo and adding bold matte blood red lips to make the beauty vibe match the vibe of the gown. With a pair of black Tom Ford ‘Disco’ sculpted heel platform sandals and simple white gold Nikos Koulis ‘Universe Line’ geometric drop earrings with white diamonds in translucent enamel this look would scream dazzling glamour from head to toe. Following Ingrid who is a rising country music diva to a long reigning queen of modern country music Miranda Lambert. I can’t say that Miranda is one of my favorite red carpet stars, but when she gets it right she gets it right. I almost loved the Alex Perry look she wore for the CMA awards had there been better hair and makeup. For the Grammy’s where she is nominated for 3 gold gramophones and will be performing I went with a major color moment thanks to this bold emerald green Rasario Fall 2020 RTW draped one shoulder gown with a sexy split and a very small train. I feel like this color moment with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, an emerald green Serpui ‘Mirela’ crystal embellished clutch, a pair of MAJOR emerald green satin Mach & Mach white crystal embellished double bow rope detailed pointed toe ankle strap pumps, and a bit of sparkle thanks to white diamond and emerald Kwiat chandelier earrings with three pear shaped drops would make this look perfect.  Poppy is nominated for Best Metal Performance and will be performing at the non televised Grammy Premiere ceremony, so I want to see her serve a look. She has always given very avant garde moments on the red carpet that go from sweet to edgy and I want to see her continue to give a major fashion moment So I turned to this white Giambattista Valli Fall 2020 Couture mini dress which features a dramatic asymmetrical taffeta bow for her. I just feel like Poppy would be the perfect person to bring this look to life. She has has the stature to really make this look come to life. To really make this a perfect red carpet look I would love to see Poppy style it with a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, crazy high white Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Tarifa’ platform peep toe ankle strap sandals, and a selection of MAJOR Yeprem jewels including a singe total surround white diamond ‘Chevalier’ earcuff and a matching white diamond whole hand ‘Chevalier’ hand piece worn on opposite sides of the body.

The 2021 Grammy Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, will air live on CBS Sunday March 14, 2021. You can see all of my wishes for this years red carpet here.


2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Spectator & Stage Style Wish List Part 1

One of the most anticipated events of the year is one of the most casual, the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Every year in fields in Indo, California the masses of hipsters (and some mega watt stars) make the exodus to a mecca of music. So many musical acts that will take the stages over two mirror weekends. The Weeknd, Beyonce, and Eminem are the headliners for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows for both weekends with over a hundred stars who will also grace the stages of the festival. The festival has a great mix of bohemian street style and dramatic stage style. I wanted to mix both into my wishes this year so I added some of my favorite regular Coachella guests and one of the first to come to mind was the now former Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio. She has been spotted at the festival many times and for the red carpet I went to her own label and this chic garnet floral Ale by Alessandra ensemble which features a long sleeved ruffled crop top and a wrap style ruffled maxi skirt with a sexy split. I think that this look is a perfect fun and flirty look to take in the music of the festival. I think with beachy waves, neutral makeup, a pair of rose gold Jimmy Choo ‘Naia’ metallic leather flat sandals with crystal buckles, and a wine suede Eugenia Kim ‘Giovanna’ wide brimmed snakeskin trimmed fedora I think that this could be a really major street style moment on the fields of Indo, California.On Saturday Night Live! this past weekend Cardi B used the platform to announce that she is pregnant. She did so in really glamorous form wearing a custom white ruched Christian Siriano long sleeve mermaid gown that really showcased her burgeoning bump. It made me reconsider what she would rock for her performances this Sunday and next on the main stage at Coachella. I am obsessed with her new album “Invasion of Privacy” and I know that she will shut it down. I decided to pay tribute to her New Yorker heritage with this white Christian Cowan Spring 2018 RTW ensemble which consists of a long sleeve blouse which features “NY <3’s Me” in black and red crystals paired with white drawstring cropped pants. I think that this look screams Cardi, and would be a fun look for a Coachella performance. I would pair it with multicolored graffiti printed Christian Louboutin ‘Moulamax’ sequined ankle boots, a fun updo, dramatic glitter winged smokey eyes, and red lips to really make it a statement moment on the red carpet. HAIM is performing on the Saturday night slots at this years festival and I am really interested in seeing what the band of sisters is going to pull out for their stage style. They have been seen front row at so many major runway shows and worked red carpets in designers like Chanel, Stella McCartney, Rodarte, Valentino, and Dior. They always pick complimentary looks from the same designer for each red carpet they walk and I am really excited to see what they will bring to the Coachella stage on Saturday. I feel like that Elie Saab would make for the perfect option for the band of sisters to rock for the stage. For Alana Haim (left) I chose this black Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2018 jumpsuit features a high collar with tie at neckline, lace long sleeves, and long fringe from waistline down. The fringe adds a lot of presence for the stage and I definitely think that it would make it a major moment for the actress. For Danielle Haim (center) I think that this floral Elie Saab Fall 2018 RTW crepe georgette dress which features a sheer lace crewneck, ruffles on the sleeves, and pleats in the skirt. This is the epitome of high fashion bohemian and I think that the shortest of the HAIM sisters would definitely own this dress on the Coachella stage. Finally I picked a Victorian inspired Elie Saab Fall 2017 RTW floral beaded embroidered lace dress which features a mock neck, ruffled peasant sleeves, sheer skirt, and large bows at the wrist for Este Haim (right.) Together all three of these looks compliment each other, but hold their own at the same time. That is exactly what I think makes their style so amazing. They always make a statement together, but each look is strong all on it’s own. Miguel may not have rocked the Balmain looks I picked for him to wear for the Oscars, but I am really interested in seeing what he has in store for his performances on the Sunday night stages at Coachella. Will we get our second look at Givenchy Couture for men? I think that he would rock this Givenchy Spring 2018 Couture ensemble which features a black sleeveless long vest which features embellished moon phases, a sleeveless white button down, and tight black skinny pants. This look is the glam rock look I think that Miguel can go for with his style when he really wants to make a high fashion statement. While Coachella isn’t usually the place I think of couture for, I think that a performance would be the perfect time to bring the couture factor to the outdoor music festival. St. Vincent brought the edge to the Oscars red carpet wearing a full Saint Laurent cocktail ensemble to the red carpet. It wasn’t event appropriate, but it worked. I am really interested in seeing what she will bring to the Coachella stage this Friday and next. I turned to Adam Selman and this Fall 2018 RTW ensemble which features a long sleeve zebra print jumper and a slip dress which features a printed hand grasping slime. This look is weird. This looks is edgy. This look isn’t for everyone, but I think that if anyone could sell it to me that it would be St. Vincent. I would style it with a sleek hairstyle and a pair of black Saint Laurent ‘Tanger’ feather embellished calf high boots to really make this a fun stage moment for her. Rounding out my first set of wishes for this years Coachella festival is Vanessa Hudgens. She is another regular guest at the festival and when I heard that Michael Costello was going to be feted by Revolve at a party during the festival I thought that Vanessa would be a perfect person to show up wearing this pale blue Michael Costello x Revolve draped ‘Austen’ romper. It is elegant, flirty, and feminine and I think that it is perfectly breezy for a festival part. I would really style it up with a pair of white Aquazzura ‘Cosmic Star’ flat espadrilles, sky blue Gigi Burris ‘Drake’ wide brim straw fedora, and a pair of blue Alexis Bittar asymmetric lucite drop earrings to really ensure its a really major moment on the laid back red carpet.

The 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will take place from Friday April 13, 2018 to Sunday April 15, 2018 and Friday April 20, 2018 to Sunday April 22, 2018.

2018 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

As each day ticks by ahead of the 2018 Grammy Awards I get more and more excited. There are so many moments that I cannot wait to see and the new couture collections have me excited to see who will be the first to get their hands on the coveted looks that came down the Parisian runways of Valentino, Givenchy, Chanel, Dior, Alexandre Vauthier, and more. I’m not sure if Alicia Keys will be on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, but after she and her husband Swizz Beatz were honored by The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing at a private gala last night it wouldn’t surprise me if they are on the red carpet. I mentioned I wonder who will be the first to snatch up the Spring 2018 Couture collections, but I went to the Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture collection to pick what I thought is a perfect gown for Alicia to rock on the Grammy Awards red carpet. I think that this black Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture velvet gown which features a high neck, gold chain details, peplum hips, and chiffon panels would be a really strong look for Alicia to bring for this red carpet. I picked this gown thinking that Alicia would just be a guest this year, and I think that this really beautiful gown would be a chic moment for a Grammy’s guest to rock on the red carpet. A sleek high bun, bold defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Casadei crossover strap sandals, and vintage 18k gold set Van Cleef & Arpels floral cluster earrings all would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. It was over the last year we have really seen the ladies of HAIM become fashion stars. They have been dressed by Rodarte, Chanel, Valentino, Diane Von Furstenberg, Bottega Veneta, and Dior most notably and I am interested in seeing what they would wear on the Grammy Awards red carpet if they attend after performing at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala tonight. I haven’t heard if they are going to present or perform, but I went to the hot off the runway styles from the Chanel Spring 2018 Couture collection for the HAIM ladies to rock on the Grammy Awards red carpet. I picked great looks that all compliment each other since the sisters seemed to be attached at the hip in every photo they take on the red carpet. So I’m going to go through the looks from left to right with the girls. First up, Alana Haim. The shortest of the HAIM sister I decided to pick this baby pink crisscross halter cocktail look which features a bell peplum top trimmed in feathered fringe and is completely covered in jade and sequin embellishments. Add a pair of antique rose velvet Aquazzura ‘Purist’ sandals and Chanel Fine Jewelry white and pink diamond floral earrings to make it perfection. For Danielle Haim I went with this white lace strapless cocktail dress overlaid with a crystal beaded organza midi length pinafore which would look chic with a pair of nude Aquazzura ‘Nathalie’ strappy sandals and Chanel Fine Jewelry pink pearl and white diamond earrings. And for Este Haim I decided to accentuate her height with this beaded lace halter gown which features a sheer organza floor length skirt over a short lace skirt. I think that just a pair of neutral Aquazzura ‘Eden’ crystal chandelier heel sandals should compliment this gown. I know that wishing for anything other than hair worn down in loose waves and simple makeup would fall upon deaf ears, but I think that they could make it work anyway. Put Alana in the cocktail dress in the center flanked by sisters in the longer silhouettes to balance the photos perfectly.David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is among the inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year and I would love to see the late singers wife, supermodel Iman, attend the Grammy Awards in his memory to accept the honor. I adore an Iman red carpet moment and I know that if she does step onto the red carpet at the 2018 Grammy Awards that she will do so in high style. I would love to see her rock this Sebastian Gunawan Spring 2018 Couture gown which features a fiery orange ombré feathered off the shoulder long sleeve bodice and a black chiffon skirt. I was watching runway shows on YouTube one day and this came up on the auto-play and I was captivated and have already used a few of the looks from this relatively unknown Indonesian designer whom I think could be a major player in the international fashion market. Thank god for the power of the internet right? I do think that the formula of Iman in this gown paired with black Gianvito Rossi ‘Grace’ cutout lattice pumps, a sleek hairstyle, smokey eye, nude lips, and a selection of fire inspired Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels would ensure that she is (as usual) head to toe perfection.Since the American Music Awards last year we have seen Kelly Clarkson exclusively wearing Christian Siriano on the red carpet. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s not, and I am praying that on Sunday at the Grammy Awards, where she is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Love So Soft,” that we will see a really glam side of Kelly. I think that she would look so chic wearing this navy Christian Siriano Pre-Fall 2018 wing sleeve gown which features a v neckline and oversize glitter tulle exaggerated sleeves would help do just that. I think that the oversized sleeves would balance shape with the fitted silhouette against Kelly’s curves quite nicely. I would finish the look with a sleek low bun, defined eyes, nude lips, black Jimmy Choo ‘Annie’ crystal embellished sandals, and Hueb ‘Mirage’ earrings in white gold with black and white diamonds and black quartz to really let the gown be the statement of the look.Miley Cyrus is going to be joining Elton John on the Grammy’s stage on Sunday night and is one of the stars who I am most excited to see on the red carpet and stage this year. While many were done with Miley I was still in her more rebellious phase I was still loving it. I have loved this more glam side of her we have seen while she was a judge on The Voice and I have a feeling that is what we will see on the red carpet. For the red carpet I went to this hot off the runway shocking pink Schiaparelli Spring 2018 Couture strapless heart shaped bodice gown which features nude tulle overlaid on the skirt and some serious skin being shown. I think that this dramatic glam moment is definitely something that Miley would be drawn to and I feel like it would be Elton John approved. Finish the red carpet look with a pair of red, pink, and gold color blocked Casadei ‘Techno Blade’ crossover strap sandals, sleek bun, smokey eye, light pink lips, and edgy pink tourmaline and diamond Chow Tau Fook earrings to really make it perfection. For her performance with Elton I went to the Gucci Spring 2018 RTW collection, which featured several looks that were inspired by some of Elton’s past performance ensembles. I think that this orange and pink very 80’s style jumpsuit which features harem pants, a plunging scoop neckline, and leg o’ mutton sleeves inspired by a look that Elton wore for a concert in 1986. Pair it with sleek hair and a pair of hot pink Casadei metallic open toe platform sandals and I think that would really make for such perfect moment for her to rock on the Grammy Awards stage.Tina Turner is getting one of the Lifetime Achievement Awards this year and I am expecting to see her inside at the 2018 Grammy Awards, if she doesn’t walk the red carpet. Giorgio Armani has been Tina’s go to designer for years, so it was easy for be to head to this black liquid sequin Giorgio Armani Spring 2018 RTW suit which features laser cutout details on the jacket and three-quarter length sleeves to be the perfect moment on the red carpet. This look is chic and simple in its style but is so sparkly that it works for the Grammy Awards. A black crocodile Judith Leiber Couture coffered clutch, full hair, kohl rimmed eyes, red lips, black satin Manolo Blahnik ‘Perloco’ pumps, and Harry Winston diamond chandelier earrings all would ensure that this look just oozes icon status moment for Tina.

The 2018 Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday January 28, 2018.