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.

2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet Wish List

The day before the Oscars in a tent adjacent to the Santa Monica beach the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place. This carpet is typically the most laid back of awards season, but given some of the nominees I am hoping that while this might be a mid day awards event that the stars will bring their a-game to the red carpet. This years event is going to be hosted by Aubrey Plaza and so that is why I picked two looks for her. One is a printed maxi gown that is perfect for the red carpet and then a bold green Balmain mini dress for her to wear while on stage hosting the show. In terms of the looks for nominees and guests I have to say my favorite wish here is the soft peach Givenchy Spring 2020 Couture ensemble I want to see JLo shut the red carpet down in. The look is definitely not the easiest to pull off, but I believe that JLo is the perfect one to translate this look off the runway. Every single one of these looks would be an absolutely amazing moment for each of these ladies to bring to life on the red carpet.

Aubrey Plaza to wear Etro Spring 2020 RTW & Balmain Spring 2020 RTW

The 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday February 8, 2020.

2020 Oscar Parties Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

Oscar night is always one of the most glamorous nights of the year. We can see upwards of 200+ looks on the red carpets of Oscar night. Despite the fact that last year I did not actually post a Best Dressed of the Year list an Oscar party look has never made the final cut for a BDOTY List. We have seen some superb moments on the red carpets at Oscar parties. I am specifically remembering Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a mint green Ralph & Russo Couture at the 2018 Vanity Fair Party. That look was in my final round of cuts for my 2018 Best Dressed of the Year list, though that was a really tough year to make the list. I hope that with some of the people who I am rumored to hear are making an Oscar night appearance will deliver some major moments as I was super underwhelmed with last year. In all of today’s wishes I am featuring some of the looks that are hot off the Paris Haute Couture runways, Pre-Fall 2020 looks I am dying to see on the red carpet, as well as looks from Spring 2020 RTW I don’t want to see lost to the archive, as well as couture archive moments I am still waiting to see on the red carpet. Honestly if just a 1/3 of these could come true then this could be one of the best Oscar nights ever.

Oscar Night 2020 is Sunday February 9, 2020.

2020 BAFTA Awards Red Carpet Wish List

Sunday night in London the biggest names in Hollywood will descend upon the Royal Albert Hall for the 2020 BAFTA Awards. I have to say that after getting a list of the presenters I am super excited for this years red carpet. “Sustainability is very important to BAFTA, and we’re doing more than ever before,” a BAFTA spokesperson told Harper’s Bazaar. “The goal is that the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 will be carbon neutral, working towards having a net positive impact on the environment. From travel and food, to branding and materials, BAFTA is ensuring the awards are as sustainable as possible.” That idea has pushed to the red carpet as well. The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge were asked to “dress sustainably” and quickly it went to everyone. So I decided to have fun with these wishes and do things a little differently than normal. Every look from this list is a wish for someone to re-wear something they have in the past, wear a vintage (or nouveau vintage), off the rack, archive runway, or from labels who are lauded as having sustainability as part of their core mission. Honestly I think this might be my favorite set of wishes. I raided the online vintage shop Shrimpton Couture (who has loaned out some of the best vintage for stars including Tracee Ellis Ross, Naomi Campbell, Emily Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Busy Phillips, & more) because owner and curator Cherie Balch has some of the most amazing gowns. I also found “second hand” gowns from The Real Real and 1stDibs. When it came to the re-wear’s I’ve picked it was super easy choices there as each of the looks I want to see worn again are some of the looks that I immediately think of when I think of those ladies. Overall I am really intrigued to see what will happen on this red carpet.

The 2020 BAFTA Awards will take place on Sunday February 2, 2020.

2020 Critics Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List

The 2020 Critics Choice Awards are slated to take place tomorrow night at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. This red carpet bridges the weekends between the Golden Globe Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Historically this red carpet is a little more laid back than the Globes and even the SAG’s, but given the low level of “go big or go home” at the Globes (save a few major gowns even if I didn’t love them) I am hoping that stars are planning some major moments on this red carpet. While many of the nominees convey from the Globes to the SAG’s there are also some differences and I know that there are going to be several faces making their first awards season appearance tomorrow night. I am definitely excited to see what will come from this red carpet. Below are the 35 looks I want to see from nominees, presenters, plus ones, and guests of nominated projects. I don’t expect a red carpet filled with 100+ big a-list stars but I want everyone who does attend to deliver major moments on the red carpet. Which of the looks below do you think would make the best moment for this red carpet?

2020 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

This is my last set of wishes for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. I am so excited to see what everyone is going to bring to the red carpet. As I have said the red carpets leading up to this event have been awesome and I am just ready to see everyone bring their A-game to this red carpet. The theme of this set of wishes is drama and glamour. Some of these wishes are definitely more out there than that we are used to seeing from the wearers (ie. the Valentino Haute Couture gown I’ve picked for Awkwafina, the Givenchy feathered eleganza I picked for Dakota Fanning, and the ombre Marchesa gown for Tiffany Haddish) to super dramatic moments for red carpet queens like the Azzi & Osta Couture mermaid gown I want to see on Tiffany Haddish and the major modern yet classic moment from Stephane Rolland I think that Cynthia Erivo would shut down the red carpet in, but I believe that each of these moments would turn me into the heart eyed emoji making me fall back in love with red carpets again.

2020 AFI Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

So this is my final set of wishes for the 2020 AFI Awards. As I have said this is  one of the most casual red carpets of awards season. Stars themselves are not the honorees, but their films and television projects themselves. That means that the stars who show up are the ones supporting their films/TV projects or the ones hardcore campaigning for an Oscar nomination. The crop of honorees this year excite me. The casts of these films, TV shows, and limited series are top notch. If even just a small handful off the stars in my wishes for this red carpet show up I think it will be called a success. Today’s wishes features a lot of faces whom I either love or loathe on the red carpet and I am praying to the gods of fashion that if they show up on this red carpet they show out wearing the best in high fashion luncheon wear. Now this is one of two awards season luncheons I cover, the other being the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon, and while both are at noon this red carpet definitely is the most casual. I think that each look featured below would definitely make sure that the wearer is serving the best casual moment they can for the red carpet. That is of course unless they ruin it with terrible styling and that can be the case with several of these ladies. Top notch runway fashion with top notch styling will be the key to these ladies nailing this red carpet.

The 2019 AFI Awards will take place on Friday January 3, 2019.

2019 Academy Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Governor’s Awards Red Carpet Wish List

This Sunday night the race to the Oscars will officially kick off. We will get a preview of all the stars we can expect to see on all of the awards season red carpets as they fete the honorees at the 2019 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Governor’s Awards. This red carpet is always fun to watch. I can recall some really amazing moments coming off this red carpet over the past several years. Right off the bat I think of Marion Cotillard in a red tiered Dior Couture by Raf Simons gown and Emily Blunt wearing hot pink custom Michael Kors with a floral bodice. I do not have a guest list for this red carpet. Instead I picked the stars for this wish list based on who has Oscar buzz around a project that they are promoting in addition to whom I love. The only person in the images below we can count on seeing on this red carpet on Sunday night is Academy Board of Governor’s member Laura Dern, and wouldn’t she shut the red carpet down wearing that Tom Ford ensemble? I am definitely not ready to say I have picked my Best Dressed of the Year list just yet, especially when several large scale events are still slated to happen, but I believe that we could see some disruption in the list I feel like is pretty solid after this red carpet.

The 2019 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Governor’s Awards will take place on Sunday October 27, 2019.

“Angry Birds 2” LA Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

There are a couple of big movies coming out soon. I will be sprinkling them in over the next several weeks as we gear up for big red carpets like the Teen Choice Awards, Venice Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and Emmy Awards. One premiere that I am definitely interested in seeing is the red carpet premiere for Angry Birds 2. Honestly the movie itself doesn’t doesn’t do anything for me, but the cast definitely has the potential do deliver a lot of fun moments on the red carpet. Awkwafina was an unexpected style star that I started to love over the course of the promo tours for Crazy Rich Asians and Oceans 8 last year. She loves to have fun with fashion and I definitely decided to go for a really majorly edgy moment for her to deliver on this red carpet. This black Burberry Fall 2019 RTW ensemble which features a button embellished smock dress which features chain straps, cold shoulders, and long sleeves, a pair of black tights, and a pair of black and white flat ankle boots with crystal fringe is definitely an edgy grunge punk look for Awkwafina to bring to life on this red carpet. It isn’t the typical red carpet look that I would pick for a major movie premiere, but I definitely think that it is perfect for Awkwafina to bring to life on the red carpet. I think it fits her persona perfectly. Chic waves, defined eyes, dark burgundy lips, and a statement black and white diamond Colette ‘Istanbul’ wing ear cuff would make this look red carpet ready and an amazing moment for Awkwafina to bring to life for this premiere.Dove Cameron is one I am definitely intrigued to see take to this red carpet. She was supposed to have a big July headed into August, but the premiere for her Disney Channel movie Descendants 3 was cancelled following the untimely death of co-star Cameron Boyce. I don’t know how his death had affected Dove or if she will be in a good state to even want to make an appearance on this red carpet. I do want to see her on this red carpet because I definitely believe that Dove is one to watch on the red carpet and I feel like she could bring a fun moment to this red carpet. I went with a chic little white dress with this Cong Tri thin strap mini dress which features a ruched hemp with a large bow. It is definitely more of a risky look. Bows can be almost any time they are utilized and I feel like the placement is not the easiest to make work off a runway. That being said I believe that Dove is a perfect person to wear it as she oozes effortless edgy glamour and if she styled it with a sleek center parted hairstyle, defined eyes, red lips, red nails, a pair of white Gianvito Rossi ‘Athena’ feather detail ankle strap sandals, and glamorous Samer Halimeh diamond cluster drop earrings I know that she would shut down this red carpet. Now one I am really interested in seeing on this red carpet is Nicki Minaj. I am wondering in what direction the rapper will bring for the red carpet for this premiere. I go back and forth with my feelings on Nicki’s style. She goes through spurts where I love what she is wearing and then spurts where I hate what she is wearing. I have to say that she has been on a bit of a hate run lately, and I want to see her show up on this red carpet in something that I love. I believe that Nicki would look amazing wearing this florescent orange Christian Cowan Fall 2019 RTW short sleeve sporty crystal embellished dress which features a high crew neck and a side split. It is a bit of a more casual look, but I think with the right styling I feel like it could work. A black to orange ombre high long ponytail, thick winged black glitter eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of gold Christian Louboutin ‘Aknubakta’ platform peep toe strappy metallic leather pumps, statement orange Anabela Chan ‘Aphrodite’ antique crystal, Swarovski crystal, hand-dyed resin cabochon, glass stone, bead, and antique-finished plated brass drop earrings, and a major Anabela Chan ‘Violet Mirage’ violet amethyst, pink sapphire, canary citrine, garnet, tourmaline, white diamond, and coral cabochon cocktail ring would definitely ensure that this look is major from head to toe. Finishing out the list is Tiffany Haddish. When we were first introduced to Tiffany I wasn’t a huge fan of her red carpet style, but then she was introduced to Law Roach and the rest is history. Law turned Tiffany into a major style star and I am very interested in seeing what the two are planning for this red carpet. I went more glamorous for Tiffany than I did with anyone else picking this black leather Ermanno Scervino Fall 2019 RTW strapless midi dress which features a corseted bodice and an asymmetrical tulle trimmed hemline. I definitely believe that the strong and sexy side of Tiffany would own this dress on the red carpet. A glamorous updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of black and blue Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Madeline’ feather and crystal embellished sandals, and chic Hueb ‘Botanica’ diamond and tanzanite ear clips would definitely finish this look in the perfect manner for Tiffany to deliver on this red carpet.

I do not have a confirmed date for the LA premiere of Angry Birds 2, but I am expecting to see it happen soon.

2019 San Diego Comic-Con Red Carpet Wish List Part 8

I have just 8 more wishes for the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con! Four come today and four will come tomorrow. Today’s wishes are all for the cast of new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It really does seem to be a heavy hitting all star cast and I am really excited to see see even just a couple of them at the shows panel in Hall H. Recently Awkwafina has been really showcasing her fashion chops and I am really excited to continue to see her grow her red carpet repertoire. For the Comic-Con panel for The Dark Crystal I decided to go for the ultimate designer in cool girl chic, a Balenciaga moment. I love this burgundy Balenciaga midi dress printed with delicate paisley motifs which features a directional twisted neckline, an asymmetric draped back, long sleeves, and a black elasticated belt defined the waist and definitely screams Awkwafina’s style as of late. Styling this dress with sleek center parted hair, defined eyes, burgundy lips, and a pair of black Balenciaga ‘BB Logo’ square toe leather slingback chunky kitten heel pumps would definitely make sure this look is chic and cool for Comic-Con. Caitriona Balfe definitely has the potential to deliver major moments on the red carpet, but often I feel like she falls a little flat. I want her to go for a very chic fashion choice wearing this black and white plaid Olivier Theyskens Resort 2020 chiffon midi dress which features a cold shoulder neckline, thick straps, long puffy sleeves, and a curved hemline for the Hall H panel for The Dark Crystal. I think that this could be an incredibly chic moment for Caitriona to bring to life. It almost could be a waste of a look to wear this at Comic-Con, but I am always about upping the level of fashion for this event. A wavy bob, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of black, white, and silver Jimmy Choo ‘Sophina’ pointed toe mules would definitely make this look absolute perfection from head to toe. Natalie Dormer has rocked a Comic-Con stage or two in the past and I would definitely expect to see her take on the San Diego Convention Center for this years edition to promote The Dark Crystal. I decided to go with a 70’s meets Little House on the Prairie ensemble picking this eggplant purple Coach 1941 Spring 2019 RTW long sleeve dress which features sheer embroidered lace panels, ruffled shoulders, long sleeves, silver chain details, and a flared hem for Natalie. She tends to be more interested in some of the lesser known labels, so I wonder if she would even turn to Coach for a red carpet like this. I do think this dress would look absolutely gorgeous on Natalie styled with hair pushed back tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of black Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Yasmin’ sheer paneled pointed toe pumps, and a black Maison Vaincourt belt with silver hardware. Finishing out today’s list is the gorgeous Nathalie Emmanuel whom I want to see wearing this rust and rose pink Victoria Beckham Pre-Fall 2019 sleeveless racer back midi dress which features a fitted bodice, A-line silhouette, and a flared handkerchief hemline. We have seen a slowing of celebrities wearing Victoria Beckham’s designs for the last three or four years and while I mostly understand why, but this very chic moment would be perfect for a Comic-Con fashion moment especially when styled with fully bouncy curls, natural makeup, burgundy lips, and a pair of bronze Tamara Mellon ‘Pipe’ metallic leather sandals.

The 2019 San Diego Comic-Con will take place from Thursday July 18, 2019 to Sunday July 21, 2019.