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.

2020 Emmy Awards Red Carpet Wish List

Well, I was SWAMPED with my actual job lately and I’ve been neglecting If I Was A Stylist as a result. That means that even though I had 14 posts planned for the 2020 Emmy Awards, which take place tonight, all I was able to do is this all in gallery for the nominees, presenters, and cast members of nominated projects. I am really interested to see how the Emmy’s will work from home with production kits sent to over 130 different locations. How will the fashion fare? We saw the fashion factor happen for the VMA’s and then Venice Film Festival actually happened in person and I was THRILLED. So in my wishes for this years event I’ve pulled looks hot off the runway this past week during NYFW, things shown seasons ago, as well as several looks I would love to see stars pull out of their archives and give another go. So check out my 54 wishes below and let me know which ones you would most like to see come true.

Peacock Launch Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

Peacock is going to be NBCUniversal’s take on Netflix. I know you are all thinking the same thing I am. Why do we need ANOTHER streaming service. The whole reason people started leaving cable for streaming was because of how expensive cable has become. Now NBC, Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, AppleTV+, Amazon Prime and I know there are more. Why do we need all of these different streams that end up costing more than cable? Are the different companies banding together to push people back to regular television? Now while I do not plan to indulge NBCUniversal and subscribe to Peacock I am sad there won’t be a big launch party for the streaming platform. The streamer will have content from all the best of the NBCUniversal family including from NBC, Bravo, E!, as well as movies produced by Universal. It will also include original series created by some of the favorite names in the NBCUniversal family. Now while there isn’t a big launch party planned ahead of the streaming services July 15, 2020 launch date I’m making wishes as if there would have been and if it had been a major gala red carpet event like the AppleTV+ launch. So let’s get on into it shall we? Amy Poehler will not only have her hit comedy series Park & Recreation, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance, streaming on Peacock; but she is also producing Division One, a coming-of-age original comedy series about an underdog women’s collegiate soccer team for the service as well. So I would definitely imagine that had there been a launch party for Peacock that Amy would have been on the red carpet. Now when it comes to fashion I am not usually expecting Amy to push the envelope of fashion. She loves pantsuits for the red carpet, usually your standard black tuxedo cuts. So I started looking for a cool suit look for her to wear on the red carpet. That is when I saw this aqua blue Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2020 suit which features a blazer with big bell cuff sleeves, a pair of straight leg pants, and an aqua silk charmuse blouse with a fuchsia pink scarf. The color is definitely a lot bolder than we are used to seeing from Amy, but the look really spoke to me for her. It is super cool and I definitely think it would have been a personal best for Amy in terms of her red carpet style. Now since the suit is such a bold statement all on it’s own I would just style it with a loose updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of hot pink Stuart Weitzman ‘Anny 95’ pointed toe suede pumps to really make sure this look is envelope pushing, yet still within Amy’s comfort zone for red carpet looks. Emmy Rossum is always one of my favorite’s to see on the red carpet. So when I saw that she is staring in Angelyne, a limited drama series from her husband and producer Sam Esmail based on the true story about a surgically enhanced LA pop-culture icon in the 1980’s, I was really looking forward to seeing what she would bring to the red carpet. I went for DRAMA picking this two tone pink Azzi & Osta Spring 2020 Couture strapless jumpsuit which features a corseted satin bodice, asymmetrical pleated peplum on one hip, slim crepe ankle length pants, delicate floral embroidery, and a dramatic tulle train. In all reality I wouldn’t have expected this event to be a big couture look worthy event, but since it has become about fantasy I went for super fantastical wishes. This look definitely something I think that Emmy would bring to life with effortless ease. A sleek updo, defined eyes, punchy pink lips, a pair of raspberry pink Giuseppe Zanotti strappy slingback sandals, and a selection of dazzling Kwiat jewels including ‘American Beauty’ 8-stone white diamond cluster earrings and a matching ‘American Beauty’ round, marquise, & pear shaped white diamond necklace would definitely have made this a major high drama glamour moment for Emmy. Clean Slate, starring Laverne Cox as a trans woman who returns to Alabama and reunites with her estranged father after 17 years, produced by legendary producer Norman Lear is also set to be one of the original comedy series added to Peacock. I have long loved seeing Laverne on the red carpet. Over the last year though she has gone from dramatic glamour to this trashy edgy vibe that I’m just not feeling. I know that Laverne has the potential to bring the dramatic glamour to the red carpet. So I decided to pick this super glamorous black velvet Christian Siriano Fall 2020 RTW one sleeve draped gown which features a daring side split. It is super glamorous but maintains a lot of sex appeal. I think that is the perfect vibe for Laverne to rock on the red carpet for this premiere. I would have really loved to see this gown styled with a sleek high ponytail, smokey eyes, dark ruby red glossy lips, a rainbow crystal Judith Leiber Couture ‘Disc Lollipop’ tassel detailed minaudiere, black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Cathy 150’ peep toe ankle strap platform sandals, and a selection of Nikos Koulis jewels including a pair of ‘Energy’ collection white diamond fringe hoop earrings and a ‘V’ collection white diamond cuff bracelet. Law & Order: SVU is easily the most successful NBC series ever. It is now in its 24th season. Mariska Hargitay has been a part of the series since the beginning. So since the show will be added to Peacock I would have definitely loved to see Mariska on the red carpet. We don’t see her make the red carpet rounds very often, so I would have definitely loved to see her on the red carpet at the launch of the streaming service. I went to the virtual racks of Bergdorf Goodman to find the perfect gown for Mariska since she isn’t one who rocks runways looks. When I saw this navy blue Zac Posen off-the-shoulder taffeta mermaid gown I knew it was a perfect choice. I am super sad that Zac has closed up shop on his label and that we have most likely seen the last days of the label on the red carpet. This gown is available through Bergdorf’s sale at 40% off, and I really do think that it would have been super glamorous on Mariska especially styled with a soft retro glam updo, defined eyes, blush pink glossy lips, a navy satin Judith Leiber Couture crystal embellished rectangle clutch, a pair of navy glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Romy 85’ pointed toe pumps, and Amwaj jewels including multi-cut white diamond collar necklace with a pendant drop and a white diamond solitaire and marquis cut cocktail ring. Rounding out today is a super glam look for Tina Fey. Like Amy not only is Tina’s hit NBC comedy 30 Rock being added to Peacock, but she is also creating original content. The original that Tina is creating for Peacock is called Girls5Eva and is about a one-hit-wonder girl group from the ’90s that reunites for one more shot at stardom. So I would have loved to see Tina give us sophisticated elegance wearing this black Erdem Fall 2020 RTW ‘Adalyn’ a-line 3D floral jacquard midi gown which features thin straps. It is such a chic and elegant dress. A classic with a twist. That tends to be the perfect look for Tina. I would have loved to see her bring this midi gown to life on the red carpet styled with a sleek updo, defined eyes, pink lips, a black satin Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of black satin Jimmy Choo ‘Love 100’ pointed toe pumps embellished with white and green crystals and faux pearls, and Kwiat ‘Legacy’ collection art deco inspired emerald cut white diamond and calibre emerald pendant drop earrings.

The Peacock streaming service will drop on July 15, 2020.

2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Soul”

There is usually one blockbuster animated feature selected to screen as an out of competition at a gala premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Festival director Thierry Fremaux all but confirmed that Pixar’s Soul was going to fill this spot this year in an interview with Variety. The film, now set for a Thanksgiving release, looks like a smart spiritual sister to Inside Out according to Indiewire. Inside Out also screened as a gala at the Cannes Film Festival. While that movie was about the emotions that drive the human mind, Pete Docter’s followup is all about the soul that gives people their humanity. Jamie Foxx voices Joe Gardner, a mild-mannered middle school music teacher who has always dreamed of performing jazz at a lauded club, and the film follows his journey after his soul is accidentally booted out of his body. Other details are slim, but we know that Soul, which is also the rare Pixar feature focused on a person of color, will see Joe attempting to reunite his body and soul after learning some big lessons along the way. Jamie Foxx is a man with style and one of the few gentleman I included in my wishes for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. In the midst of working on my Met Gala wishes as I was contemplating what to do for the postponed Cannes Film Festival I accidentally deleted the folder containing all the runway images I reference for my wishes from a drive on my computer and lost the entire thing. So I had to rebuild it. As I was re-saving my favorites from the collections back to my drive, I saw this classically Missoni knit look from the multi earth tone Missoni Fall 2020 Menswear collection which features a long sleeve collared cardigan, t-shirt, and striped pants and immediately knew that if I was going to do Cannes wishes that it was the perfect look for Jamie to wear if he was going to attend a photocall at the festival. Well obviously I decided to do it and so when I was picking his looks I didn’t even have to think twice about this look. For the premiere I went for something classic with a dazzling twist opting for a copper threaded Celine Fall 2020 Menswear tuxedo which features black satin peak lapels. This look is definitely a great twist on classic tuxedo dressing and I feel like Jamie would definitely rock this look with effortless swagger. Now I don’t see Jamie wearing the pussy bow blouse the look was styled with on the runway instead I would recommend a black button down and a black satin skinny tie. Angela Bassett also stars alongside Jamie Foxx in Soul. This was going to be the first time Angela has attended the Cannes Film Festival since 1997. Over the last two years Angela has definitely shown us that she is a real fashion girl. She has been delivering bold, dramatic, and glamorous moments every single time she has stepped onto a red carpet. So I was really looking forward to seeing what she and her stylist Jennifer Austin were going to cook up for her turn in Cannes. I went opposite of what one would normally expect opting to pick couture for Angela to wear for her Cannes photocall while I picked a RTW gown for her to wear for the premiere. Again as I was rebuilding my archive of runway images I saw this black Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture suit which consists of a sheer beaded peplum blazer which features a dramatic sash that turns into a train and a pair of skinny fit ankle length pants and it just spoke to me as the perfect photocall moment for Angela. It is sophisticated and sexy all at the same time and out have come together perfectly with full tight curls, defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of black suede Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pointed toe pumps, and a pop of color via red Atelier Swarovski ‘Tigris’ crystal ear clips. For the premiere I went to a designer that Angela has worn for major events including the Emmy’s and the NAACP Image Awards: Azzi & Osta. I wanted to to see Angela bring this column gown from the Azzi & Osta Fall 2020 RTW collection which features a draped gold lamé bodice that turns into a major sash train and a black crepe column skirt. The gown is classic, but the lamé gives it a bit of edge. I think that is exactly what I think Angela should wear on a red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival promoting a film. Styling this gown with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a gold art deco pattern Judith Leiber Couture ‘Swanson Gaia’ crystal embellished clutch, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Very Cathy’ peep toe ankle strap platform sandals, and a gold crystal Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane ‘Golden Shadow’ slim bolster collar necklace would definitely have put the perfect finishing touches on this look for Angela. Tina Fey would have made her Cannes Film Festival debut this year thanks to Soul. The funny lady is up and down to me when it comes to her red carpet style. So had Cannes actually taken place and Tina jetted to the French Riviera I would have loved seeing her do so giving some of her best looks. For the photocall I went for light and elegant pinking this aqua Rochas Pre-Fall 2020 asymmetrically draped midi dress which features short flutter sleeves. This gown is glamorous and elegant and I just know that in the setting of that iconic balcony where photocalls take place in Cannes that this look would have screamed glamour. Style this dress with effortless waves, defined eyes, her thick black rimmed eye glasses, soft pink lips, and a pair of metallic gold Roger Vivier flower strass crystal buckle mid heel pointed toe pumps and I know that Tina would be putting her best foot forward. For the premiere I would have trusted Tina with one of my favorite looks from the Spring 2020 Couture collections with this electric blue liquid sequin Valentino sleeveless mermaid gown. If you’ve been following my Cannes wishes this isn’t the first time this gown has made an appearance. I also picked this gown for Priyanka Chopra. Both ladies I think would look fantastic wearing this gown, but each would bring it to life in a different way. I think that Tina would definitely make it more of a modern classic moment styling it with a loose updo, defined eyes, red lips, electric blue satin Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Chopard ‘Magical Setting’ collection white diamond jewels including a pair of drop earrings and a matching cocktail ring. Elsa Hosk had one of the best gowns in Cannes last year channeling her inner Lauren Hutton wearing custom rainbow sherbet Etro. It was one of my favorite looks of all of last year. The gorgeous model is basically the living embodiment of Barbie and I really wanted to see her deliver glamour on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet this year. While I would imagine she would have been back in Cannes with Etro this year I went for goddess glamour picking this sky blue chiffon Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Spring 2020 Couture gown which features a plunging neckline, chain detail on the shoulders, knot detail on the waist, and sash scarves hanging from the shoulders. Now the gown is gorgeous all on its own, but in Cannes you have to go big or go home. So I would ask Alberta to custom make this gown for Elsa with a long dramatic train. Finish this look with old Hollywood waves over one shoulder, thick winged eyes, hot pink lips, a pair of silver crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Cleo’ coil strap sandals, and dazzling de Grisogono white diamond and cabochon sapphire teardrop earrings and Elsa would have definitely had another major glamour moment for this years Cannes Film Festival. In the second wish I wanted to see Helen Mirren bring to life on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival red carpet I really wanted to see her bring this sage and brown Azzedine Alaia Fall 2020 RTW long sleeve gown which features all over pleating, a cinched waist, and a plunging neckline. When I saw this gown several months ago I knew it would be perfect for Helen and I was just waiting for the right time to make the wish. As I was pulling the wishes for Cannes 2020 together I saw this dress again and I knew it was going to be perfect. What sealed the deal was when I saw a pair of light green tsavorite and aquamarine Chopard Red Carpet Collection drop earrings that would perfectly compliment this dress. Helen knows how to sell a look and I know she would do just that with this gown. Now I can say that just as presented with those earrings, the neckline brought up just a little, a dark green satin Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ coffered clutch, and black sheer Jimmy Choo ‘Romy 85’ sequin embroidered pointed toe pumps that this look would be perfect for Helen. But I might also want to see the dress modified to make it even more of a Cannes moment for Helen adding a train to really make sure this look exudes regal elegance. A curly updo, defined eyes, and dark antique rose pink lips would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble.

2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “On A Half Clear Morning”

You can now say that my “What Could Have Been” wishes are predicting films that might be in the 2020 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection. The festival may not be happening, but next month the organizers plan to release the Official Selection showcasing what they are planning to screen at this years festival had it not been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. That being said let’s jump in to today’s film predication. While Cannes isn’t necessarily just for French cinema Thierry Fremeaux, the director of the Cannes Film Festival, definitely has a soft spot for movies made by French orators. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. As I was looking at films rumored to be submitted for this years festival there were a host of French films included. Bruno Dumont’s On A Half Clear Morning, starring Lea Seydoux as a celebrity journalist trying to escape fame was on the list. Both Bruno and Lea are Cannes regulars so I would definitely would have expected this film to make the cut. Lea Seydoux has delivered many major moments on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet over the years. I am super sad that her run as a jury member came while she has been under contract at Louis Vuitton because she has always delivered the best variety of effortless French glamour. I decided to pick one look for Lea under her Louis Vuitton contract as well as one that I just know she would own. I kept Louis Vuitton on the menu for her photocall appearance with this bold rich pink Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 bell sleeve jersey midi dress which features a mock neck, ruched detail on the bodice, and a wide deep purple obi inspired belt. The look is flirty and sophisticated and I think that Lea would make it effortless styled with a sleek side parted casual updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of rose pink satin Louis Vuitton ‘Madeline’ crystal embellished logo brooch detailed pointed toe pumps, and Chopard ‘Imperiale’ white gold set amethyst drop earrings. For the premiere I turned to Alexis Mabille whom I personally think is a very underrated couturier. Cannes is ones of the few times of the year where we are likely to see Alexis Mabille designs on the red carpet, and given the fact that Lea has worn the designers creations a couple of times in the past I thought it was perfect to pick a major look from the designer for her to wear on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals. I have been obsessed with this purple column gown with asymmetric ruffled neckline and a crystal embellished diadem belt since it first walked the runway at the Alexis Mabille Spring 2017 Couture presentation. It deserves a major red carpet moment and I feel like Lea would definitely be able to work this look in that effortlessly French manner. I think keeping the look glamorous with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, bold pink lips, a pair of black and silver Louis Vuitton ‘Urban Twist’ mesh net pointed cap toe pumps, and a selection of major Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including paraiba tourmaline and amethyst paisley teardrop earrings and a statement white diamond floral cuff bracelet would ensure that Lea would have had a MAJOR Cannes Film Festival red carpet moment on her hands. Deepika Padukone has great style. If my Best Dressed of the Year list were going out today I would have included an Alex Perry gown she wore earlier this year. But, when it comes to her looks in Cannes, aside from the hot pink Ashi Studio gown in 2018, I haven’t been a huge fan. I was hoping that this year that Deepika was going to WOW on the red carpets at the Palais de Festivals. Aside from the major glam traditional sari from Manish Malhotra I picked for Deepika I wanted a major western moment as well. So I went for COLOR via this marigold Givenchy Spring 2020 Couture one shoulder gown which features a loose fit, asymmetrical ruffled one shoulder neckline, an asymmetrical pleated hem, and a sweeping train. The color of this gown is everything. It isn’t a color we see very often so when we do I always get excited and I think it would be amazing on Deepika. Make this look even more major with a glamorous yet sleek curly bun updo, smokey eyes, deep red L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in ‘Fascinate’, gold Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Harmony’ three strap sandals, and another pop of color via a pair of statement Lorraine Schwartz carved pink ruby, orange faceted sapphire, and faceted pink sapphire drop earrings. Elle Fanning always delivers on the Cannes Film Festival red carpets. It was in Cannes that I finally fell in love with her sartorial decisions. She had one of the best Cannes jury runs fashion wise last year giving many major moments from labels like Gucci, Dior, and Vivienne Westwood. We were expecting to see her back in Cannes again this year fulfilling her duties as a brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris and I had high expectations for what she was going to deliver on the red carpet. I went for fun, flirty, femininity with my first wish for Elle picking this Azzi & Osta Spring 2020 Couture gown which strapless embroidered bustier bodice, a pink champagne taffeta high low bubble skirt, a bow detail on the back, and a sweeping train. It isn’t an obvious choice since Elle is usually seen in those top tier labels that I mentioned earlier, but I just know that this gown would be absolute magic on the red carpet. A side parted curled sleek retro updo, defined eyes lined in metallic rose gold, light pink glossy lips done in L’Oreal Paris Infallible 8 HR Gloss in the color ‘Blush’, a pair of blush pink satin Aquazzura ‘Chain Reaction’ crystal strap buckle detail pointed toe mules, and a dazzling white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection three row scalloped lace necklace with a statement teardrop diamond would ensure that Elle delivers her signature princess glamour with ease to head to toe.

2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Memoria”

Thai auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul has been a Cannes regular ever since his film Uncle Boonmee Who Could Recall His Past Lives won the Palme d’Or in 2010, but his latest film Memoria marks the first time he’s worked outside his own country. That itself is an exciting shift, given that Weerasethakul has been the foremost cinematic chronicler of his country’s mythological and historical identity. This time with Memoria, he ventures to Colombia to explore the experiences of a nomadic woman suffering from exploding head syndrome, which causes her to hear loud noises that don’t exist. The filmmaker has described the movie as another dreamlike descent into a lyrical world just a few degrees removed from the real one, while still immersed in real places and people. Tilda Swinton is a Cannes Film Festival regular and I am always ready for a Swinton sighting on the red carpet. Memoria is one of three films that Tilda had in the running to screen at this years Cannes Film Festival, and I was hoping to see multiple films from the actress in contention so she would bring several fashion moments to the red carpet at the festival. The first two looks I’ve picked for her are more on feminine side of avant garde thank we typically see from Tilda on the red carpet. For the Memoria photocall I would have loved to see Tilda snap up this periwinkle blue Maison Margiela Spring 2020 Couture dress which features a thin pussy bow neckline, intricate scrap details on the bodice into the skirt, long billowing sleeves, a pleated calf length skirt, and a PVC belted waist. The moment I saw this gown come down the runway back in January Tilda immediately popped into my mind. When she does take on femininity instead of her typically favored sleek tailoring I definitely get excited. I would finish this look with a sleek side parted hairstyle, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of periwinkle blue denim Aquazzura pointed toe mules with a crystal buckle strap to make this look head to toe perfection. For the premiere I was less sure about what I wanted to pick for Tilda, but as I started my search for the look I most wanted to see her bring to life in Cannes I fell in love with the idea of her wearing this pleated ruffled periwinkle blue, violet purple, and lemon yellow tye dye like Givenchy Spring 2020 Couture gown. It isn’t an obvious choice, but this is a look very few would be able to really sell to me and I believe that Tilda has that avant garde presence to be able to sell it to me. This would make for a major fashion moment for Tilda to bring to life in Cannes with a teased high coif, defined eyes, nude lips, bold yellow Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ satin bow detail pointed toe pumps, and a bit of sparkle via Chopard Red Carpet Collection white and yellow diamond cluster teardrop pendant drop earrings. Had Camila Cabello finally made her Cannes Film Festival L’Orealista debut I want her to do so in high style. So in addition to the aqua mini skirt with a train from Elie Saab I wished for a couple of days ago. The second gown I’ve picked for Camila to wear in Cannes also comes from a Lebanese designer. This metallic gold Zuhair Murad Spring 2020 Couture Egyptian eagle wing embroidered a-line gown which features a think criss-cross strap halter neckline, a V-cut at the bust, and a defined waist is super cool and I do think it would play well on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. I would imagine that many of the looks from this collection won’t be worn because they verge a little too much on the costume-y line, but this one doesn’t. I think this gown takes the inspiration and translates it into a modern glamour moment perfectly. Now I went round and round on how I would style this look for Camila while giving her a different beauty look. Ultimately decided that a half up/half down curly and braided evening style, defined light smokey winged eyes, lips done in L’Oreal Paris Color Riche “Matte-sterpiece” matte lipstick, metallic gold leather Christian Louboutin ‘Impera’ laser cut strappy pointed toe pumps, and a pair of dazzling white and yellow diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection floral drop earrings would be the perfect finishing touches to this look. Catrinel Marlon has been on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet the last two years as a guest of Chopard. Given that she just recently shot another campaign for the luxury jewelry label I was sure we were going to see her again this year. The Romanian model is gorgeous and makes the festival rounds, but honestly I don’t get too excited about her looks. I don’t think she picks looks that flatter her. So I decided she needed some help so I decided to include her in these wishes. I am picking two looks for Catrinel from labels whom aren’t our red carpet regulars, as she doesn’t wear a whole lot from those big names anyway. The first label I wanted to include for Catrinel is this coffee and beige layered tulle Sebastian Gunawan Spring 2020 Couture strapless ballgown which features a sweetheart neckline, high cummerbund waist, and layered details above the hips. I would did the gorgeous sequined chevron opera coat the gown was paired with on the runway though. It just doesn’t hit right for Catrinel, but I would style this look with a sleek retro updo, smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Dochas’ crystal trimmed suede ankle strap sandals, and a statement white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection scalloped lace collar necklace with a large teardrop pendant. I believe that this would definitely be a major moment for Catrinel to bring to life. In December 2018 articles dropped all over that Cheryl Cole had been dropped by L’Oreal Paris as a spokesmodel after working with the beauty brand for nine years. I was sad because in her tenure as a spokesmodel for the brand in Cannes she had delivered major moments. Now none of those moments had come in the last couple of years and were mostly at the beginning of her tenure with the brand. It was because of that news that I didn’t even wish to see Cheryl in Cannes last year, she didn’t show, but in September of last year I was shocked to see Cheryl walk the runway at the L’Oreal Paris fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. I’ve read that Cheryl is just a friend of the brand now, and I hope that means that in the future she will come back to Cannes and WOW again like she did in her early days at the festival. As I was looking for looks for Cheryl I saw this oxblood red Azzi & Osta Fall 2020 RTW column gown which features a ruffled asymmetrical one shoulder neckline, all-over sequin embroidery, and a thigh high split and fell in love with the idea of her wearing this gown in Cannes. It reminds me of the more sculptural and avant garde designs that Cheryl favored in her high time in Cannes and I thought it would make for a major moment for her festival return styled with a sleek side parted beehive updo, smokey eyes, L’Oreal Paris Color Riche creamy lips in ‘Raisin Rapture’, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Thaia’ suede and crystal strappy sandals, and simple sparkle via a pair of white diamond and ruby de Grisogono pendant drop earrings. Rounding out today is Zhang Ziyi who is also a global brand ambassador for Chopard. The Chinese actress is no stranger to Cannes and I would have loved to see her bringing the glamour to the festivals red carpets this year. Over the years in Cannes and otherwise Zhang has worn several Armani Prive gowns on the red carpet so when it came time to find the second gown I wanted to see Zhang wearing in Cannes it was an easy choice to pick this gold Armani Prive Fall 2018 Couture strapless ballgown. Now while picking the gown was an easy choice it was also easy to imagine this gown being modified removing the black velvet belt detail and the black tulle layer from the gown leaving just the golden bead embroidered bodice and the tiered gold tulle a-line skirt. While the black definitely adds contrast I think the more clean and classic elegance of the modified gown is much more in tune with Zhang’s sense of style. I would make this look scream glamour with a retro updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black patent leather and gold metallic Gianvito Rossi strappy pointed toe d’Orsay pumps, and a selection of Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2020 jewels including a pair of statement “Ginkgo” drop earrings composed of pear-shaped emeralds, tsavorites and yellow sapphires in shades evoking the foliage along with a matching cocktail ring.

2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Benedetta”

Dutch maestro Paul Verhoeven’s medieval lesbian nun erotica Benedetta would also appear destined to be heading to the Croisette. Verhoeven made a sensational comeback four years ago in Cannes with eventual Oscar nominee ELLE. The subversive, lurid nature of the material feels like a perfect fit for his unique sensibilities. Also, the film stars esteemed veteran actors Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson and current It-Girl of French cinema Virginie Efira. If not for the director’s health issues that prevented him from finishing post production last year, the film would probably have made a bow at the Cannes last year. So I would imagine that he will be holding the film for when Cannes finally reschedules. I’m not going to lie when I hear medieval lesbian nun erotica I do not exactly think of Charlotte Rampling. So I am really interested to see what this film will bring. Not only am I interested in seeing what the film will be like, but I am interested in seeing the cast promoting the film on the red carpet. Charlotte isn’t really a red carpet lady, but when she does walk a red carpet is usually wearing Armani Prive. So I turned to the Italian couture label for both of the looks I want to see Charlotte wearing while in Cannes promoting Benedetta. For the photocall I picked this black and white Armani Prive Fall 2019 Couture suite which features a white circle pattern crocodile leather blazer and a pair of white leg wool pants. This look is super chic and very regal and that is what I really think is perfect for Charlotte. A black silk shell top, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of black Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 85’ pointed toe pumps would definitely make sure this look just oozes sophistication. For the premiere I went with a black and nude shirred silk chiffon long sleeve a-line gown from the Armani Prive Fall 2018 Couture collection which features a crystal embellished tiered skirt. Again this look screams regal sophistication and I think that it is the perfect look for Charlotte to bring to life on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, but it would have to be properly lined for her of course and styled with defined eyes, soft pink lips, the same Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 85’ pumps from the photocall, and simple white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection cluster earrings. Clotilde Courau is Italian royalty and a French actress. She is a Cannes Film Festival red carpet regular and a star of Benedetta. So I am intrigued to see what she would bring to the festivals red carpet to promote this film. While we’ve seen Clotilde on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals many times I can’t remember her ever promoting a film at the festival. So I turned to two of Clotilde’s favorite labels to pick the perfect looks for her time in Cannes this year. First up I went with a super chic black sleeveless natural waisted a-line floral printed midi dress from the Valentino Spring 2020 RTW collection for the films photocall. It is a simple lady like moment and it would definitely be a chic casual moment for Clotilde especially styled with a whispy bob, defined eyes, nude lips, black suede Gianvito Rossi ‘Poppy’ strappy platform ankle strap sandals, and a pair of 18kt white gold Bulgari ‘Diva’s Dream’ earrings set with colored gemstones and pavé diamonds. For the premiere I turned to Elie Saab Fall 2019 Couture and this deep purple one shoulder ballgown which features a velvet bodice, bow detail, wide metal belted waist, a sheer layered skirt, gold floral embroidery throughout the skirt, and a sweeping train. This look is super glamorous and I feel like it is definitely something that Clotilde would be drawn to. A center parted updo, smokey eyes, pink lips, a pair of black oil slick iridescent Gianvito Rossi ‘Manhattan’ strappy sandals, and statement multi tone amethyst bead Bulgari High Jewelry tassel earrings would definitely make sure she delivers regal glamour. Virginie Efira starred alongside Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven’s last Cannes film ELLE. She has three Cesar Award, the French equivalent of the Oscars, nominations under her belt and has been a Cannes regular with three films screening in the last five years. She hasn’t worn any real big labels in the past, but as she is one of the top billed stars of Benedetta I hope that she gets herself good stylist and brings the fashion factor to the film festival. For the photocall it is all about color with this Gucci Pre-Fall 2020 ensemble which features a pool blue long sleeve billowing blouse and a pair of high waist red cropped pants with a sash belt. The look definitely is chic and effortless which is the French way and I think it would definitely make for a superb casual moment for Virginie to wear for the films photocall especially with loose waves, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of fun yet sensible black patent leather Gucci ‘Eleonor’ pointed toe strawberry detailed kitten heel slingback pumps. For the premiere I went to arguably the most iconic of French legacy houses: Chanel. I don’t see Virginie being able to snatch a hot off the runway couture look, so instead I turned to the Chanel Fall 2019 Couture collection and this black and iridescent thread tweed fit to flare gown which features a square neckline trimmed in purple sequin violet floral appliques. This gown is gorgeous beyond measure and it really is all the of up close details in the gown that make it have it’s subtle sparkle and shine. I would say this gown is the definition of high French effortless glamour and that is exactly what I want to see Virginie bring to life on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Styling this gown with a whispy romantic updo, deep purple smokey eyes, soft pink glossy lips, a pair of black satin & grosgrain Chanel slingback pointed toe pumps, and simple yet dazzling Chanel Haute Jewelry ‘7 Motif Russe’ white diamond drop earrings would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. Alessandra Ambrosio is almost always on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet at the guest of a jewelry brand. Be it Chopard, Bulgari, or de Grisogono (the three biggest names in Cannes jewelry) Alessandra showcases dramatic and sexy moments on the red carpet, while pairing her gowns with major jewelry moments. I went left of a traditional gown for Alessandra to rock on this years Cannes red carpet instead opting for a bit of dazzling disco inspiration with this rose pink sequin Rami Kadi Spring 2020 Couture asymmetric jumpsuit which features a dramatic cape sleeve. We don’t often see jumpsuits, or pants for that matter, on the ladies in Cannes, but if anyone could make it a really chic and sexy moment it would be Alessandra. I decided to say that Alessandra should be the guest of de Grisogono this year because I wanted to style this gown with a statement cabochon amethyst, cabochon rubellite, and pink sapphire collar necklace from the high jewelry label. Soft disco waves, defined eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, and a pair of rose gold Jimmy Choo ‘Pattie’ metallic leather peep toe ankle strap platform sandals all would make this a major moment for Alessandra to bring to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. L’Oreal Paris India spokesmodel Sonam Kapoor has been a Queen of Cannes over the years. She always bring super glam moments to the red carpets at the film festival. I am always excited to see what she Sonam will bring to the red carpet and so I would love to see her bring the glam this year wearing this rose pink origami draped Azzi & Osta Fall 2019 Couture one shoulder gown which features intricate ruffle details, an asymmetrical design, and a thigh high split. This gown is the perfect meshing of avant garde and classic glamour and I know that Sonam would pose the hell out of this gown on the red carpet. Styling the gown with a sleek retro updo, smokey eyes, dark rose pink lips, a pair of rose gold Rene Caovilla ‘Cleo’ crystal embellished coil strap sandals, and super dazzling Chopard Red Carpet Collection waterfall chandelier earrings in titanium set with pear-shaped amethysts for a total of 84 carats would definitely make this the absolutely major couture moment I know Sonam could deliver on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals in Cannes.

2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 27

This years Met Gala is still postponed with no reschedule date the the books. I am really excited for this years event and am ready to know when it is going to be rescheduled for. The theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” is going to deliver some super major moments on the Met steps and I cannot wait. The five looks in today’s wishes are a mix of long shots and expected moments, but all of them fit the DNA of the brands they come from and this years theme perfectly. I know they would make major moments on this years red carpet, and the styling I’ve picked to go with them just makes them even more perfect. Cardi B shut down the red carpet at her first Met Gala last year giving us edgy uterus quilted drama from Thom Browne. I knew she was going to bring the drama and she did. This year I decided to go for something a lot more subdued than that moment. I would love to see her give the David Koma label it’s first major Met Gala red carpet moment. Now Koma had a couple of simple moments on the Met red carpet back when he was the creative director of Mugler, but never as the David Koma label. I was looking at his Fall 2020 RTW collection when I saw this black velvet white and green crystal embellished velvet off the shoulder mini dress which features a curved neckline and sleeve and knew it would be a super glam moment for this years Met Gala red carpet. The look definitely makes sure that the David Koma label has its first major Met Gala red carpet moment. Now I would love to see this gown lengthened into a column gown for Cardi to really have a super glamorous moment for the Met Gala. Now while the gown might be simple in silhouette the embellishments and structure on the bodice add the right amount of drama to this look. I would up the drama level even more with the styling pairing this gown with a big bun updo, smokey winged eyes, ruby red glossy lips, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Max 150’ peep toe platform sandals, and a lot of jewels from Gismondi 1754 including a pair of white diamond and emerald ‘Rugiada’ drop earrings, a statement white diamond and emerald ‘Rugiada’ lace choker necklace, a ‘Rugiada’ white diamond and emerald lace cuff bracelet, and a statement emerald cut emerald and white diamond cocktail ring. After the 2012 Met Gala Gwyneth Paltrow said she would never attend again, calling the event “totally un-fun.” Well then she’s been twice since then as the guest of Calvin Klein 205W39NYC and Chloe. Well I don’t know why but I feel like she just might be on the red carpet again this year. Now that being said I have HATED every single thing that Gwynie has worn on a red carpet this year. It seems like she is trying to hard to hold onto her “fun.” I want to see Gwyneth ooze sophistication on this years red carpet. I have been thinking about Gwyneth wearing this nude liquid sequin Valentino Spring 2020 Couture long sleeve gown which features a diamond cutout back detailed with black satin bows and a sweeping train since it was first presented back in January. The gown is modern glamour defined and I believe that Gwyneth would be able to bring this look to life on the red carpet. A sleek updo so that the back of the gown will be on full display, defined eyes, soft rose pink lips, a pair of nude Aquazzura ‘So Nude’ slingback sandals, and statement Cartier High Jewelry ‘Sorelli’ rutilated quartz and white diamond drop earrings all would make sure that this is Gwyneth’s best red carpet moment in years. Lily Collins always knows how to handle a theme on the Met Gala red carpet. She has been amongst my favorites the last three years and I am excited to see her own the red carpet this year. I decided to go left of the expected labels for Lily because she was the perfect fit to wear this sage green tulle Azzi & Osta Fall 2019 Couture strapless ballgown which features a sculpted rose peplum bodice. This is a collection that traverses between vintage allure and modern glamour, paying tribute to the golden age of couture of the 1950s. The history of haute couture is intrinsically linked with the history of photography, and it is the work of Irving Penn that provided the inspiration for an absolutely stunning couture collection from Azzi & Osta. With inspiration like that this collection embodies the theme of this years Met Gala. Giving this gown the full 50’s treatment with a sleek beehive updo, defined eyes, pink lips, a pair of mint green satin Manolo Blahnik ‘Skyroj’ crystal embellished blue pointed toe pumps, and vintage peridot, yellow sapphire, and white diamond pendant drop cluster earrings would definitely make this a major moment for Lily to bring to life on this years Met Gala red carpet. Over the years Joseph Altuzarra has designed a number of custom gowns for the Met Gala red carpet. So I am always looking at his fall collections to find the perfect look for him to customize for a lucky starlet. As I was watching the Altuzarra Fall 2020 RTW collection presentation I fell in love with this silver crinkled velvet skirt suit which features a blazer with an off the shoulder portrait neckline and peak lapels as well as a pencil skirt with a serious thigh high split. The first person to pop into my head was Best Actress Oscar winner Renee Zellweger. This look as presented is definitely right up Renee’s little box of style. Now that being said I would create a custom gown for Renee to wear on this red carpet so there is no blazer lines down the tummy or on the hips. The silhouette of a column gown is exactly what Renee wore all awards season long and I wouldn’t expect to see her deviate from that if she were to step onto her first Met Gala red carpet in seven years. Keeping the styling relatively expected for Renee with a simple center parted low bun, defined eyes, soft pink lips, the blue leather belt the runway look was styled with on the runway, a pair of silver Jimmy Choo ‘Teja’ crystal embellished pointed toe d’orsay pointed toe pumps, and then adding a bit of a statement via a David Webb ‘Dinner Roll’ collar necklace made in carved rock crystal, brilliant-cut diamonds, 18K white gold, and platinum would definitely make this a major moment for Renee to wear on the Met Gala red carpet. When it comes to style I do not typically laud Sofia Coppola. She is quite mundane and bland when it comes to her sartorial choices. I would however love to see her walk this years Met Gala red carpet as a guest of Marc Jacobs. Sofia and Marc have been friends for a really long time so when I was trying to think of someone who could wear this superb black silk satin rode caged off the shoulder midi dress from the Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 RTW collection I thought it was a perfect match. This look is definitely a chic moment, simplistic which is in line with Sophia’s sense of style, but is enough to make a look for her interesting. The classic look is perfect for Sophia and I would love to see her style it with a romantic updo, thick defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, a black satin Roger Vivier ‘Mini RV’ floral crystal embellished buckle clutch, a pair of black Roger Vivier ‘I Love Vivier’ pointed toe pumps custom made in satin instead of leather, and vintage Cartier white diamond ribbon ear clips with white pearl pendant drops.

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 Oscar Parties Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

Kicking off my final push to the Oscar night is a bunch of wishes I want to see brought to life on the red carpet at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Oscar night delivers literally hundreds of looks on the red carpet between the actual ceremony red carpet and telecast as well as the seemingly endless parties that take place. Now I actually know very little about who will be on the red carpet at the Oscar parties, but I try my best to give you an idea of who we may see. To come up with the people you will see in these wishes I pull names of people who are nominated and presenting at the actual Oscar ceremony, the co-chairs of the Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala, guests who are confirmed to attend pre-Oscar events, past regular attendees, and of course people whom I love/people whom I want to see specific wearing specific looks on the red carpet. So in the 36 looks in today’s set of Oscar party wishes feature everything from cocktail looks to couture ballgowns and pretty much everything in between. I am really hoping that Oscar night is the shining beacon in an awards season where fashion has been almost lackluster.

Oscar Night 2020 is Sunday February 9, 2020.