2021 SAG Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

“We’re looking at trying to do a unique award ceremony in an hour and leave people saying, which they very rarely do [with an awards show], ‘Man, I wish we had more,'” SAG Awards co-executive producer Todd Milliner told Variety about this years ceremony. That has me very intrigued. After taking a lot of time to find my inspiration to write wishes for this years event I’ve finally found it. While I am disappointed that this years show isn’t going to be live I am still excited to see what fashion the stars will bring to this show. Another of the producers for the show Kathy Connell said “We hope they [the nominees] respect the show enough and everybody does, and their fellow actors, that they don’t want to disappoint the audience at home by letting any surprises go.” So far this is true and it seems like even stylists are holding images of looks to release them when the red carpet would usually take place. For the Golden Globes Carey Mulligan rocked a draped white Prada column gown. I wasn’t thrilled with the fit of the gown and the look was lacking great hair and makeup. She kept a similar beauty look with a white satin suit for the Critics Choice Awards. It seems like white has been her color of choice this awards season so with that in mind for the SAG Awards I would love to see Carey bring something incredibly chic from head to toe to life. I found the perfect look for Carey in this vintage Chanel Couture ensemble which is a white short sleeve lace blouse, a black banded waist, and a white sequin diamond pattern embroidered a-line tea length organza skirt from the brands Spring 2001 Couture collection. I have been loving vintage Chanel in lieu of many of Virginie Viard’s collections and I believe that Carey would look absolutely phenomenal wearing this gorgeous gown. With a soft curly romantic updo, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of white Jimmy Choo ‘Romy 85’ crystal trimmed pointed toe pumps, and antique Victorian white pearl and white diamond silver-upon-blacken gold drop earrings from London based vintage jewelry dealer Jewellery Discovery I know that Carey would have a phenomenal glamour moment on her hands. Kerry Washington hasn’t made any appearances this awards season, but with her Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series nomination at the SAG Awards I am praying that she ends up serving us a look. I looked at a lot of dresses and there wasn’t a whole lot that spoke to me. This black Iris Van Herpen Spring 2021 Couture high low strapless gown with a peplum train, mini underskirt, and intricate sequin embroidery was the gown that really spoke to me. I can’t say that Kerry is someone I would normally think of when looking at an Iris Van Herpen collection, but the moment I saw this dress I couldn’t help but shake the idea of Kerry bringing this gown to life. I’ve loved her looks since she’s worked with Law Roach and the two make magic together. It would be a super cool edgy glam moment and I believe that Kerry would absolutely be able to sell this gown to me. I would add a sleek side parted bob, defined eyes, dark red glossy lips, a pair of black Aquazzura ‘Moon Crystal’ crystal embellished ankle strap sandals, and a statement emerald and white diamond de Grisogono collar necklace to really make this a statement edgy glam moment for Kerry from head to toe.Leslie Odom Jr. has been showing up in some super cool fashion moments for award shows so far this season. He rocked hot off the runway Valentino Couture for the Golden Globe awards and Celine look from a collection we haven’t seen a lookbook from for the Critics Choice Awards. I am very excited to see what is last few stops along awards season including this weekends SAG Awards. I’ve always thought that Leslie in classic menswear styles with a twist. That is exactly what I found in the Tom Ford Fall 2021 Menswear collection. I adore this black leopard print tuxedo jacket styled with a silk button down shirt and black tuxedo trousers. It is a cool moment and I definitely believe that Leslie would be able to sell this look with ease. I would keep the styling rather simple finishing the look with a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Greggo Orlato Flat’ glittered velvet and patent leather oxfords. Nicole Kidman dress in her best custom Louis Vuitton for the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year to partake in the ceremony virtually with her family from their living room in Australia. I am very excited to see what she will wear for this weekends SAG Awards where she is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series. I had several options for what I would like to see Nicole wearing, but it was this black liquid sequin Giambattista Valli Fall 2021 RTW column gown which features a single sleeve, floral embellishment, and a bow detail on the shoulder that really spoke to me. I feel like it this gown is incredibly sleek and glamorous with a hint of sex appeal and Nicole would easily be able to make this look come to life on the red carpet. With this being a pre-recorded virtual event I know this simpler silhouette would be perfect for Nicole. A soft romantic updo, defined eyes, light pink lips, black crystal embellished mesh Rene Caovilla pointed toe slingback pumps, and a selection of jewels from Fred Leighton including a pair of Georgian pendeloque rose cut white diamond drop earrings, a pink spinel and white diamond cocktail ring, and a 1960’s Colombian emerald and white diamond cocktail ring would all tie this look up together in one glamorous package. Viola Davis has been loving bold prints lately. She’s rocked Lavie by CK for the Golden Globes, XulyBet for a recent appearance on Jimmy Fallon, and Duro Olowu for the NAACP Image Awards. Each one was statement making and bold. Never a look I would have expected to see from Viola and who knows if they are looks she would have chosen to wear had this been a regular year. I didn’t go the bold pattern for my SAG Awards wishes I really wanted to see Viola wearing this teal chiffon Elie Saab Fall 2021 RTW a-line flowing gown with a sweetheart crystal halter neckline, ruched bodice, and a crystal waist. I saw this gown and knew immediately it was perfect for Viola. It was the first gown I picked for my SAG Awards wishes. It was actually the thought of not putting this wish into the universe that kept me coming back to look at my wishes and persevering to make sure I got them up. To make this a perfect red carpet moment I would love to see Viola style this gown with a teased afro hairstyle, smokey eyes, deep burgundy glossy lips, a silver crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture slim faceted rectangle clutch, a pair of strappy silver Casadei ankle strap platform sandals, and selection of Thelma West jewels including simple white diamond drop earrings and a statement white diamond cushion cut cocktail ring.

The 2021 SAG Awards special will broadcast on Sunday April 4, 2021. You can see all my wishes for this years show here.

2021 Critics Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

I am still riding a glamour high from Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, but I am definitely moving forward to this weekends Critics Choice Awards. If this past weekend said anything it just proved that stars are ready to get dressed up and have some fun, even if they are still joining the shows virtually. I definitely am keeping that in mind when it comes to picking looks for the nominees for this weekends Critics Choice Awards. While we eventually get a great floor length look via social media we really only see the stars from the waist up. So all these looks are visually beautiful especially from the waist up. I will say I loved Carey Mulligan’s Prada gown at the Globes in the Zoom setting, but in the full length I wasn’t a huge fan of it all. I want Carey to consistently bring major fashion moments this awards season. So for this weekends Critics Choice Awards I turned to Prada, once again. Now I will say that I had already picked this blue and black beaded and fringe Prada high low flapper gown for Carey long before she showed up in Prada this weekend, and I’ve decided to continue to run with it. I thought of pulling this gown after seeing Dua Lipa pull some of the costumes Prada made for The Great Gatsby for one of her music videos. I honestly had never thought about putting the fabulous creations in wishes before. I was kind of hesitant to do it for Carey since she was one of the stars of the film, but then I asked myself why I was and I couldn’t give myself a good answer. This gown wasn’t worn by any of the main cast members and was just worn by an extra in one of the party scenes and I feel like it deserves a major red carpet moment. I think that styling this gown with a loose wavy bob, defined eyes, pink lips, a pair of major black trimmed silver glitter Miu Miu t-strap chunky heel sandals, and antique Fred Leighton old mine white diamond tassel pendant earrings would definitely make this a major fashion moment for Carey. Emma Corrin’s winning Golden Globes look was a custom Miu Miu gown inspired by vintage clowns. It was a look that’s for sure. I can’t say I loved it, but I want Emma to give me fashion and glamour for the Critics Choice Awards this weekend. I would love to see Emma, who debuted a much shorter hairstyle, wear this black satin Chanel Pre-Fall 2021 column gown with a dramatic train and a crystal embellished bodice. I would definitely say that this gown is glamour defined and I feel it would be a superb moment for her to bring to life. I would love to see her edge this look up taking her short boyish cut and giving it a punky styling, thick kohl rimmed eyes, glossy nude pink lips, a pair of black Sophia Webster ‘Rosalind’ strappy crystal heel sandals, and a white diamond DeBeers ‘Radiating Lotus’ white diamond collar necklace.Maria Bakalova had one of my favorite gowns at the Globes wearing a gorgeous raspberry red Armani Prive crystal embellished strapless ballgown. I didn’t really know what to expect and whatever expectations were in my mind were blown away. I actually ended up dropping the Dior Couture tea length gown I originally had picked for Maria for these wishes and went for something that I feel is a little more fashiony with this blush to wine ombre Alexander McQueen Resort 2021 one shoulder tea length dress which features intricate drape details, exposed corset, and an a-line skirt. I love a great McQueen moment and I know her stylist Jessica Paster does too so I could definitely see this being a look that she would put on the rack for Maria. I think that taking this dress and styling it with a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of hot pink Manolo Blahnik ‘Selunga’ buckle detailed silk slingback sandals, and dazzling pink sapphire and ruby Lorraine Schwartz drop earrings would definitely give Maria another amazing fashion moment this virtual awards season. My wish for Ma Rainey herself Viola Davis to wear for the Critics Choice Awards is a complete 180 from the custom African print Lavie by Claude Kameni gown she wore for the Globes. I was obsessed with that whole moment and I love that Viola went there. For the Critics Choice Awards I went with the archive fashion route picking this simple yet very glamorous black chiffon Michael Kors Spring 2005 RTW one shoulder gown which features intricate draping on the bodice and an floating a-line skirt. I’ve always loved seeing Viola in Michael Kors on the red carpet and I feel like this gown is definitely something she would be drawn to. I would nod to a black designer in this look choosing to style this gown with Vanleles jewels including a pair of ‘Out of Africa’ rose gold set white diamond and Mozambican responsibly sourced ruby and rubelite fan drop earrings, a yellow gold ‘The Nile’ sculptural pave set white diamond necklace, and an ‘Out of Africa’ rose gold set white diamond and Mozambican responsibly sourced ruby and rubelite cocktail ring to add a pop of color to this look. A natural pulled back tight curl hairstyle, smokey eyes, glossy black cherry red lips, a gold Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ snakeskin embossed clutch, and a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Misty 120’ ankle strap sandals would add the perfect finishing touches to this moment. Headed into the nomination this year Zendaya’s performance in Malcolm & Marie was buzzing a lot for different nominations. When the Globe and SAG Awards were announced I hadn’t seen the film yet and I was so mad that neither nominated Zendaya. That being said, I just didn’t love the film. It wasn’t about her performance because it was stellar, but it was a great performance with no substance from the script. It left me wanting more. I will say that even in spite of my feelings I was happy to see the Critics Choice Awards nominate Zendaya. Not only did they nominate her for Best Actress, but they will be honoring her with the #SeeHer Award. So we know that we are going to see Zendaya in some way on Sunday night. I hope that she heads to the studio where the host and presenters will gather to accept the #SeeHer Award and do so in high style. I went full feminine glam picking this flamingo pink chiffon Georges Hobeika Spring 2020 Couture asymmetrically draped gown. I was looking for the perfect look and this was really the only one that spoke to me. I know that she would know exactly how to work this gown to really bring it to life perfectly. Taking this gown and adding a sleek bun updo, defined winged soft smokey eyes, glossy deep taupe lips, a pair of light pink Casadei platform ankle strap sandals, and MAJOR white diamond Yeprem High Jewelry ‘Gravity’ cluster meets fringe drop earrings would definitely make this the absolutely major moment I am craving from Zendaya.

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

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

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

2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 7

Just going to continue on with my 2021 Golden Globe Award wishes today and I have to say this set might be among some of my favorite wishes for this years red carpet. I hope that even in lockdown that stars will get all dressed up for the 2021 Golden Globes. The five ladies in today’s wishes run the gambit of established fashionistas, rising stars who we could mostly see grow, and icons. So let’s get into these wishes today shall we?Kicking things off is Promising Young Woman star Carey Mulligan whose performance in the film was absolutely phenomenal. I would definitely consider her a top tier candidate to take home the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama trophy this year.  With stars that are expected at multiple big events over the course of the year I tend to make a plan. I know all of Carey’s go to designers. Dior, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, and Erdem are all labels she is known to wear, and I was thinking about looking at looks for her I am definitely considering moments from all of them. I’ve already done Chanel and have Armani & Prada in the queue for other upcoming wishes so I turned to Dior for the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards. I don’t know what it was about this fluffy nude pink Christian Dior Spring 2017 Couture strapless ballgown which features pressed flower inspired detail on the bodice and a ruffled tulle skirt that spoke to me for Carey, but it does. She doesn’t go for big ball gowns for the red carpet, but I really want to see her go BIG or go home with her looks for the 2021 Awards Season. It is a bold take on bohemian glamour and is one of the few Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri looks I actually want to see on a red carpet. It honestly surprises me that it hasn’t been worn yet. I think that on Carey with a loose romantic updo, defined eyes, light pink lips, a pair of nude pearl embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Baily 100’ pointed toe mary-jane pumps, and vintage 19th century imperial topaz & gold pendant earrings from Fred Leighton it would be a winning red carpet moment. Emerald Fennell is the breakout director of Promising Young Woman and one of the record THREE women nominated for this years Best Director award. I have to say that while the preview did not make this movie look good to me I absolutely LOVED this movie and what Emerald did with it. She’s also nominated for Best Original Screenplay so I really want to see her show up and deliver a super chic moment on the red carpet. I don’t know if it was just subconscious but I was drawn to this emerald lamé Andrew Gn Fall 2021 RTW long sleeve pleated gown which features a very intricate crystal necklace embroidered into the neckline. I do think that this gown would fit and flatter all of Emerald’s curves and give a super glam moment for her to bring to the Golden Globe Awards red carpet especially styled with a sleek updo with bangs, defined eyes, rose pink lips, an emerald green satin Christian Louboutin ‘Palmette’ clutch, a pair of emerald green metallic leather Alevi Milano ‘Laila 110’ strappy peep toe sandals, and simple halo set emerald cut white diamond Norman Silverman stud earrings. Margot Robbie is one of the producers of Promising Young Woman and to be honest I almost forgot to include her in my wishes because, well when I originally went through the nominees her name wasn’t on the list just the films title. But of course I had to include her and pick a real boss lady look for her to wear on this red carpet. As she is a Chanel ambassador I had two looks narrowed down for her and I actually turned to the Margot fan style account @MargotFashionFiles on Instagram to help me narrow. She helped me lean towards this white Chanel Spring 2021 RTW ensemble which features a tunic style gown with black trim, a plunging neckline, side boob, and bow detail paired with straight leg trousers. I wasn’t sure if this was too out of the box for Margot, but I would absolutely love to see her bring this look to life on the red carpet. I could see her styling this look with loose waves, thick winged eyes, bold red lips, a black Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ pearl and crystal trimmed clutch, a pair of black peep toe Jimmy Choo ‘Pearl’ ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Chanel Haute Jewelry ‘Secrets d’Orients’ jewels including white diamond and pearl fringe chandelier earrings and a matching art deco inspired cuff bracelet. Now I did joke with @MargotFashionFiles that while this and the other option I had for her (which I just might save for another red carpet wish list) are so chic, but she would most likely wear the disaster that was Chanel Spring 2021 Couture look 12. I pray that she does go with this RTW look for all of our sake. Glenn Close always knows how to deliver chic moments on the red carpet and when I saw her name on the list of nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture thanks to her role in Hillbilly Elegy I was very excited. I wanted the right person to wear this burgundy Pamella Roland Pre-Fall 2021 floral crystal embroidered stretch crepe gown which feature long sleeves a caped back, and dramatic train to be nominated and when Glenn’s name was called I knew immediately that this was going to be my wish for her. I love this gown. It is super glamorous and definitely very age appropriate for Glenn. I could see the color being phenomenal and with a chic grey blonde pixie, defined eyes, soft antique rose pink lips, a burgundy velvet Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of burgundy velvet Aquazzura ‘So Nude’ pointed toe sling back pumps, and white diamond David Webb ‘Swirl’ cluster earrings I know this would be an absolutely glamorous moment for her to bring to life on the red carpet at the Globes. The last wish today is all about Jodie Foster who was a surprise nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture thanks to her performance of The Mauritanian. When it comes to fashion Jodie isn’t someone who is going to push boundaries. I would love to see Jodie who loves herself a good suit wearing this silver diamond pattern embroidered silk Armani Prive Spring 2021 Couture tuxedo with wide lapels, a crystal button, tapered trousers, and a black vest style blouse. There really wasn’t any other options that I had for Jodie. She wears Armani so beautifully and I feel like this would be right in step with her style. A side parted wavy bob, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a black satin Giorgio Armani clutch with decorative origami detail, a pair of black satin Jimmy Choo ‘Love 100’ crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, and simple Anita Ko white gold set white diamond huggies with three round diamond drops would definitely finish this look perfectly for Jodie.

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

2021 National Board of Review Awards Red Carpet Wish List

 The National Board of Review announced their 2020 honorees, with Da 5 Bloods earning Best Film and Best Director for Spike Lee, Best Actor for Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal, and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman. The organization has also announced that Chadwick Boseman will posthumously receive the NBR Icon Award, an honor that celebrates the work of leading cinematic artists who contribute meaningfully to the history, culture, and excellence of motion pictures. The NBR will announce its plans to celebrate its 2020 honorees at a later date. So since we don’t know if there will be a gala at a later point as there normally is or if we will have a virtual event I decided that I was just going to go ahead with putting out some wishes for stars who the National Board of Review has honored for their 2020 film awards. The National Board of Review has honored Carey Mulligan with their Best Actress award this year for her performance in Promising Young Woman. I have to say that when I saw the previews this movie did not seem like it was going to be something I would be interested in, but when it started getting honors and nominations I knew I had to check it out. Well I ate my words. It was a phenomenal film and Carey’s performance was also incredible. Now when it comes to style I go back and forth with regards to how I feel about Carey. I am hoping that with a major awards season run ahead of her that we will see some super chic looks from her. Should there have been or will be a gala like we are used to seeing for the National Board of Review Awards I would love to see Carey wearing this black Chanel Spring 2021 Couture midi dress with gold lattice beading and thin straps. It is a very simple dress that I think is perfectly in tune with Carey’s sense of style, but with an elegant sparkling twist. A chic romantic updo, defined soft smokey eyes, a pair of black suede Christian Louboutin ‘Rabakate 100’ pointed toe half d’Orsay pumps with a gold leather lined bow detail on the heel, and simple sparkle via yellow gold and white diamond Cartier ‘Agafe’ chain link drop earrings would all make sure this look is chic defined from head to toe. Regina King’s feature film directorial debut One Night In Miami was announced as the winner of the National Board of Review Freedom of Expression Award. To be honest I don’t exactly know what the criteria to win this award is, but none the less I am very excited for Regina. I really fell in love with her and her style over the course of the awards season run that culminated in an Oscar for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk. We have seen Regina take fashion risks and rock some of the most coveted labels in the world. Now for this event I would have opted for one of the younger emerging talents out there right now: Christopher Esber. Since founding his label in Sydney in 2010, Christopher Esber has built a global reputation for precision tailoring and a purity of expression that he employs to create silhouettes of structured fluidity that whisper rather than shout. That aesthetic is on full display in this tangerine orange strapless floating throw ‘Bahia dress which features an open back with a strap for support and cape like wings from the Christopher Esber Pre-Fall 2021 collection. It’s in a crinkled poly fabrication so it has a bit of a more causal air about it, but I feel like with some amazing styling that this look would be gala ready in a moment. So to make this look gala ready I would love to see Regina style this gown with an intricate braided updo, defined eyes, deep berry red lips, gold Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi 105’ PVC detailed pointed toe pumps, and a selection of major Fernando Jorge jewels including a pair of yellow gold set topaz and white diamond ‘Electric’ drop earrings, a yellow gold set white diamond ‘Disco’ ring, and a yellow gold set ruby ‘Electric Crown’ ring. Sound of Metal has earned Riz Ahmed the National Board of Review Best Actor award this year. The British Pakistani actor, musician, and activist has some good style usually so I would have expected to see him bring a cool look to the red carpet at the National Board of Review Awards. I went to the Prada Spring 2021 Menswear collection which featured a very simple and utilitarian take on dressing. While this black four button nylon suit isn’t groundbreaking or boundary pushing for menswear it is a very chic and cool moment. I feel like Riz would definitely be able to make this look work with the crisp white button down buttoned up all the way with no tie work for a formal occasion especially if styled with a pair of black Prada spat meets combat style lace-up boots and a Chopard ‘Millie Miglia Classing Chronograph’ watch with a black rubber strap evoking tire treads.

2018 London Film Festival: “Wildlife” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Wildlife has been making the rounds from Cannes to Toronto to the New York Film Festival now it is expected to screen at the 2018 London Film Festival as one of the in-competition films. I wonder since this screening isn’t one of the galas I wonder what the cast will bring to the red carpet. So far this tour Carey Mulligan has given us a gown in Cannes but short dresses in Toronto and New York so I wonder which direction she will go for the films premiere at the London Film Festival. I would love to see Carey bring the glamour to this red carpet wearing this pistachio green Alexis Mabille Fall 2018 Couture long crepe gown which matching satin neckline bow and sash. This gown is definitely more than we are typically used to seeing on the red carpet at the London Film Festival, but I always say go big or go home. Now that isn’t typically what we see from Carey either, but I think that with a romantic updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, gold and silver Gucci ‘Millie’ sandals, and a pair of Dior High Jewelry ‘Petit Panache opal’ cluster earrings in yellow gold, diamonds and black opals that this would be an absolutely beautiful moment for Carey to bring to life on this red carpet.

The 2018 London Film Festival will open on Wednesday October 10, 2018 and will run through Sunday October 21, 2018.

2018 New York Film Festival: “Wildlife” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

The New York Film Festival is the third festival that Wildlife will be screened at. It made its world debut earlier this year in the Cannes Film Festival critics week sidebar selection and then just screened again at the Toronto International Film Festival. It doesn’t have much awards buzz behind it, but I still want to see the cast deliver top glamour on the red carpet for this premiere. Carey Mulligan has rocked very chic looks for all the premieres of Wildlife from Dior Couture in Cannes to Chanel Cruise in Toronto. I want to see Carey give a very glamorous moment on this red carpet wearing a metallic rose pink Emilia Wickstead Spring 2019 RTW a-line midi dress which features a square neck, thin straps, and pleated detailing. A year and a half ago this would have been a wishful thinking moment, but I definitely think that with the glamour that Carey has delivered on the red carpet over the last year and a half that this is definitely a real potential option for her to wear on a red carpet like this. I would personally style this dress with a romantic updo, smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of silver Roger Vivier crystal embellished sandals, and a chic vintage 1930’s Cartier art deco diamond necklace to make this that chic and feminine moment I know that Carey does so well on this red carpet. Zoe Kazan is one of the executive producers of Wildlife and while she skipped the films premiere in Toronto she was wearing Schiaparelli Couture for the films premiere in Cannes.I  wondered when J. Mendel filed for bankruptcy if we had seen the last of the brand on the red carpet, but we saw the brand dress several people for the Emmy Awards this past Monday and I am hoping that we see many more moments because the brands Spring 2019 RTW collection is so incredibly beautiful. So with that in mind I want to see Zoe wear this this very chic mint and sand watercolor print J. Mendel Spring 2019 RTW midi dress which features a plunging neckline, ruched waist, and a tiered a-line skirt the premiere at the New York Film Festival. The neckline of this dress is a little deeper than we are used to seeing from Zoe, but I think that she could either have it modified or take the risk. I personally would want to see her take the risk with this dress. Chic waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, gold Miu Miu metallic crystal embellished leather sandals, and a little sparkle via a pair of Miu Miu crystal and pearl drop earrings all would really ensure this is that chic and flirty moment I know that Zoe could definitely deliver on this red carpet.

The 2018 New York Film Festival opens September 28, 2018 and runs through October 14, 2018.

2018 Toronto International Film Festival Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

You better strap yourself in because this week is going to be quite bust on If I Was A Stylist. I have a lot of wishes for the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival to get through and New York Fashion Week is kicking off so there are reviews and collection wish lists coming your way as well. Now through the opening of TIFF I have three posts a day of wishes for the glamizons who have films screening at the festival and the level of glamour is completely varried from person to person. We can see everything from cocktail dresses to couture gowns on the red carpets of this festival. The step and repeat of the festival red carpets can be a little busy with its repeating orange logo lettering so I tend to think that more solid gowns tend to stand out on this red carpet. That is pretty much what I’ve gotten in this set of wishes. Wildlife opened the Cannes Critics Week sidebar festival during the French film festival earlier this year and Carey Mulligan was on hand in a cream car wash pleat Christian Dior Couture gown. I might not have liked that gown on the runway, but on Carey it really worked. I really want to see Carey give us a very glam moment when she jets off to Toronto to bring the film to TIFF. This black strapless Valentino Spring 2018 Couture strapless a-line gown made of layered sheer circles might be a little more than we typically see Carey wearing for TIFF, but I love the idea. For her three previous premieres at the festival she has rocked short dresses like Prada, Christopher Kane, and Chanel. I really upped the glamour level with this Valentino Couture gown, but I definitely think that Carey could definitely sell it to me especially when paired with a sleek updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, and a pair of black velvet Aquazzura ‘Ava’ platform sandalsI loved the Sachin + Babi Nior gown that Connie Britton for her last TIFF premiere in 2014 and I am hoping that when she steps out to promote her film The Land of Steady Habits at this years festival that we will see her deliver something just as chic and glamorous. Her style hasn’t been my favorite for a while, and I am hoping that the big film festival platform would really make Connie step up her game. I definitely think that is exactly what would be what we would see from her if she stepped onto this red carpet wearing this navy and gold Naeem Khan Resort 2019 short sleeve gown which features a plunging neckline, overlaid design, and a draped bodice. It isn’t a major boundary pushing moment, but I definitely think that it would be a very glamorous moment for Connie to bring on this red carpet. Pair it with a gold Lanvin ‘Sugar’ clutch, old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, dark red lips, and a pair of dyed to match dark navy satin Paul Andrew slingback sandals and I know that this would be Connie’s best red carpet moment in a long time. In Cannes earlier this year Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani promoted her latest film Girls of the Sun while wearing exclusively Chanel for her red carpet appearances. I feel like that is probably going to be the case again when Golshifteh takes the film from Cannes to the Toronto International Film Festival. While the likely option for her to bring to this red carpet is something that is right off the runway I decided I wanted to put Golshifteh in a custom Chanel Couture gown inspired by the mint finale bridal suit as modeled by Adut Akech. I turned that gown suit and turn it into a halter gown with intricate beaded floral embroidery, peplum bodice, and a column skirt and I definite think that the color would totally compliment Golshifteh’s complexion and make for a very glamorous moment. A chic updo, smokey eyes, pink lips, a pair of gold Gianvito Rossi perforated pointed toe pumps, and Chanel High Jewelry yellow diamond cluster earrings all would really make for such a major moment. Lebanese director and actress won the jury prize earlier this year at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival with her film Capernaum and did so looking ever so elegant in Lebanese designer Elie Saab. I am really excited to see what the very glamorous woman will bring to Toronto when she brings the films to TIFF. I went incredibly glamorous with this black, white, and gold Elie Saab Spring 2018 Couture art deco gown which features a boat neckline, long sleeves, and an a-line skirt. I would bet that Nadine will undoubtedly be wearing another Elie Saab design on this red carpet and this incredibly glamorous moment is perfect, in fact as I am writing this with the likelihood that she will receive an Oscar nomination I wonder if I should be saving it. But I am someone who doesn’t believe that anyone should save anything for one occasion or another, if you like it wear it. So I think that it would be a perfectly glamorous moment for Nadine to bring to life on this red carpet. Old Hollywood waves, a pair of gold Marchesa ‘Rose’ embellished peep toe pumps, smokey eyes, dusty rose pink lips, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection yellow diamond chandelier earrings all would really make sure that this is a glamorous moment for Nadine. Rounding out this list is another Cannes film, Everybody Knows. The Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem film which opened this years Cannes Film Festival. Just after the festival, where Penelope wore Chanel exclusively, it was announced that she was a new face of the brand. She has worn Chanel for many major red carpets in the past including the Oscars, the Golden Globes, movie premieres, and the Goya Awards and I would be surprised to see her wear anything other than Chanel when she lands in TIFF to promote Everybody Knows. Most of her big red carpet moments in Chanel have been vintage, but I decided to go the latest couture collection for the perfect look for her to wear in Toronto this year. I think that this steel blue Chanel Fall 2018 Couture strapless gown which features a embroidered tweed bodice, velvet waist, and flowing chiffon skirt (that I would like to see have a bit of a train added to) is perfect for Penelope and would be perfectly compliment with her jewelry collection for Atelier Swarovski. I would love to see her pair this gown with a selection of light blue Swarovski created sapphire, white topaz, and diamond jewels from that collection including drop earrings, statement necklace, and cocktail ring. Finishing the look with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a navy Judith Leiber Couture crocodile leather faceted clutch, and light navy glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Lane 100’ sandals would ensure this look is incredibly glamorous.

The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival will open on Thursday September 6, 2018 and runs through Sunday September 16, 2018.

2018 Tony Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 7

Well the 2018 Tony Awards are tomorrow night, but I still have quite a few wishes left for stars that we are expecting to see on the red carpet at this years event. The glamour of the Tony Awards red carpet continues to get better and better and I am really excited to see what everyone that is planning to descend upon the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall will wear tomorrow night!Bette Midler took home the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical award last year for her performance in the revival of Hello, Dolly! while we wait for her name to be announced as a presenter this year I decided to just add her to the list this year. I would love to see Bette on the red carpet because she knows how to really do glam on the red carpet. She has great friends in fashion including Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors and either could whip up a custom gown for her to rock on this red carpet tomorrow night. I looked at both the runways and the online racks for a gown from either designer for Bette to wear, but there wasn’t one I was thrilled with. Instead I decided to snatch a very sleek Greta Constantine gown off the virtual racks of FarFetch. I think that Bette would look very chic wearing a modified version of this black and white off-the-shoulder column gown. I think that the shape of this long sleeve gown is very Bette, but I feel like she would want the gown to have more of a sleeve covering her shoulder than it was originally designed with. While we are used to seeing Bette in dazzling sequins or bright colors I think that this sleek gown would be a really gorgeous moment for her. Add a full whispy lob, defined eyes, rose pink lips, and a pair of black Marc Jacobs platform block heel sandals and I think that this would be a really great moment. Carey Mulligan is going to be one of the a-list presenters tomorrow night and I am really interested in seeing what she will bring to the red carpet. The past Tony nominee has been really giving me looks to get interested in recently and I feel like she will continue to bring it tomorrow night on the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet. I immediately went to one of Carey’s go to designer, Dior, and their newest collection for the perfect gown for her to wear tomorrow night. I feel like she would be absolutely be drawn to this black and eggshell Christian Dior Cruise 2019 strapless tea length gown which features a sweetheart neckline, defined waist, and a tiered a-line skirt. This very 50’s inspired gown is gorgeous and I think that with Carey’s no muss no fuss vintage inspired style that it would be a really beautiful moment. I would leave the wide leather belt at home. Instead opting to style the gown with a sleek updo, simple defined eyes, red lips, a black and gold Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ crystal embellished clutch, a pair of black and gold Jimmy Choo ‘Emily’ platform stiletto sandals, and vintage 18k gold set Bulgari diamond and emerald earrings.Tony Award winning actress Jessie Mueller is nominated again this year for Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in the revival of Carousel! and I am really excited to see what she will select for the red carpet tomorrow night. Jessie has a very feminine sense of style and we have seen her wear modern princess gowns from Randi Rahm and Christian Siriano in years past. Something in my soul says that Christian is once again going to dress the actress, but if I were to pick a gown right off the runway I would love to see Jessie wearing this blue velvet and rust red sequin Sachin + Babi Fall 2018 RTW strapless column gown. This is a darker, moodier approach to glamour is incredibly sexy and would allow us to see a different side of Jessie’s style than we are used to seeing. I think that with a romantic updo, defined eyes, dark red lips, a pair of navy Paul Andrew ‘Zenadia’ pumps, and Martin Katz rose cut diamond triangle drop earrings that this would be Jessie’s best Tony Awards red carpet moment yet.Jessie’s Carousel! co-star Lindsay Mendez is also nominated for a Tony this year in the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical category. She is the one in this list that I have the least knowledge of her style. So I went shopping knowing her body shape and picked a gown I think would flatter her figure perfectly with this red Carolina Herrera sleeveless evening gown which features a cascading side ruffle detail, v-neckline, wrap style a-line skirt. This gown is very beautiful and classically glamorous and I definitely think that Lindsay would really be able to give us a very elegant moment on the red carpet. Add a pair of red satin Aquazzura ‘Forever Marilyn’ pumps, old Hollywood waves over one shoulder, defined eyes, matching red lips, and a pair of Amrapali victorian inspired diamond and carved ruby drop earrings and I definitely think that Lindsay would be able to hold her own against some of the red carpet heavyweights who will also be in attendance tomorrow night. Uzo Aduba has never been nominated for a Tony, but she was a presenter in 2016 where she wore an almost casual Juan Carlos Obando maxi dress for the red carpet. I want to see Uzo really go for the glam tomorrow night. She has the potential to be one of my favorite stars of the night and its because of that that I decided to customize a gown inspired by a dress off the Prabal Gurung Fall 2018 RTW collection runway. I have loved this two tone purple sequin cocktail dress which a drapes asymmetrical neckline, side split, and a slight a-line skirt since it first came down the runway in February, but I feel like it would need some modifications to be perfect for Uzo to wear tomorrow night. I would love to see Prabal take this gown and slice the thick ribbon strap off and then drape the back along the same diagonal line as the bodice of the gown and of course take the skirt to the floor. I think that because the gown is completely covered in sequins that this would be a really statement making moment for Uzo to bring to the red carpet so I wouldn’t over do it with a dramatic train following the gown. Finishing the look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi ankle strap sandals, and Pasquale Bruni diamond and amethyst statement earrings would really ensure that this is one of Uzo’s best red carpet moments ever!

The 2018 Tony Awards will take place on Sunday June 10, 2018.

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

My Oscar party wishes might be over, but I have a handful of wishes for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards before I delve into my wishes for the Oscars ceremony red carpet. On the eve of the Oscars the biggest names in independent cinema leave LA in favor of a beach side tent in Santa Monica to celebrate the Film Independent Spirit Awards. While several stars who are nominated for Spirit Awards are also nominated for Oscars they don’t always go hand in hand especially since they aren’t mirror categories.Allison Janney is one of the stars who is both Spirit and Oscar nominated and I feel like she is probably the front runner to take home both trophies for her performance in I, Tonya. I have the best gown saved for her to rock on the Oscars red carpet, but for the Spirit Awards I am going for a much more relaxed approach to glamour. I feel like Allison would look really chic wearing this Prabal Gurung Spring 2018 RTW ensemble which consists of a navy and white twist draped bodysuit that features a halter neckline, a relaxed bodice, and a cut out at the waist and a pair of black high waist pants with light blue threaded seaming. Prabal might have just shown a new collection for Fall 2018 during New York Fashion Week, but I think that this look would fit the more casual air that we see from the spirit awards. I would keep the styling really chic with a navy satin Prada box clutch, sleek hair tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of navy Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalle Follies’ pointed toe pumps, and statement Irene Neuwirth opal and diamond earrings to really ensure this is a really major winning look for Allison. Carey Mulligan has been really low profile since she stepped out on the red carpet for the Gotham Independent Film Awards last year where she was honored with the cast of Mudbound. The cast again is being honored for their ensemble work at the Spirit Awards with the special Robert Altman Award for their performance in the film and I am hoping that Carey will bring her special type of glam to the red carpet at the Spirit Awards on the eve of the Oscars. I would love to see her snatch this light blue Delpozo Fall 2018 RTW sleeveless maxi dress which features a high low hem, statement red 3D floral embellishments, and an a-line skirt. This was just one of many statement looks that came down the Delpozo runway at the beginning of this week and I definitely think that it would be a really chic moment for Carey to bring to the red carpet at the Spirit Awards. I always think of Delpozo for the Spirit Awards red carpet probably because I feel like it holds the same independent spirit that the awards celebrate. The brand doesn’t stick to style trends opting to march to the beat of it’s own codes and it is usually one of the best shows of the season. I would add a navy satin waistband, a chic updo, navy defined eyes, light red lips, and a pair of navy suede and lace Jimmy Choo ‘Vantage’ sandals would all really make this a statement look for Carey. Ahead of the Writers Guild Awards if you asked me who I thought was going to take home an Oscar for sure Greta Gerwig would have been on that list. But since it seems like Jordan Peele and Get Out seems to be taking the drive now I am sad to think that her Oscar hopes are behind her. I had a last minute shuffle around of the looks I want to see Greta wear on Oscar weekend. I originally had picked this ruby red Monse Pre-Fall 2018 one sleeve pajama gown which features an A-line silhouette with a long sleeves, gathered side seam and asymmetric hem layered over a pair of tapered black pants for Greta to wear for the Vanity Fair party, but I ended up swapping that for a Brandon Maxwell pants ensemble that came down the runway just a day before my post went live. I then thought that it was a really cool moment for Greta to rock for Indie Spirits where she is nominated for Best Screenplay. I think that this really chic moment is the perfect mixed of relaxed and high glamour for Greta to rock on this red carpet. With a sleek hairstyle, defined eyes, a light pink lip, black Oscar de la Renta ‘Delcan’ strappy sandals, and a pair of Effy multi gemstone and diamond floral drop earrings I think that this would be a really great style moment for Greta. Margot Robbie has been getting better and better as the year goes on. After starting the year off on rocky footing there hasn’t been a single look that Margot has worn recently that I haven’t loved. For the Spirit Awards next Saturday I would love to see Margot deliver effortless glamour wearing this blue Rodarte Fall 2018 RTW ensemble which consists of a bustier which features a sweetheart neckline, a bow detail on the chest and waist, and a cut out mid section paired with a pair of high waist, wide leg pants which features a paper bag waist. I think that if Margot styled this look with a Rodarte antique gold arrow buckle, black ribbon belt, center parted waves, navy smokey eyes, a nude lip, gold Aquazzura ‘Sophia’ sandals, and a pair of Ana Khouri ‘Peacock’ earrings in 14k fairmined gold, pearls, and diamonds that she would definitely have the perfect look for Margot to rock on the Spirit Awards red carpet. Saoirse Ronan was another of my favorites to win the Oscar next Sunday, but I am resigned to the idea that she will loose to Frances McDormand. I am still praying for an upset. One thing I know that Saoirse will win is the style game. She has been killing it from Palm Springs Awards to now and I am really excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet at the Spirit Awards. With her wearing looks from the Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2018 and Pre-Fall 2018 collections for different events over the course of awards season I am sure that I would imagine that she will wear a look from the Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2018 RTW collection sometime between now and the end of Oscar week. I think that she should rock this hot pink Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2018 RTW ensemble which features an asymmetrical sleeveless top and a pair of white leg silk pants for the Spirit Awards red carpet. She can definitely handle a really great color moment and I think that this hot pink moment would definitely ensure that Saoirse is the boldest statement on this red carpet. I am keeping the bold going keeping everything hot pink with a pair of hot pink satin Charlotte Olympia ‘Paloma’ ruffled heel platform pumps, hot pink lips, and a selection of Fernando Jorge pink ruby, rubellite, and tourmaline jewels including a chic earring and statement wrap ring. A sleek ponytail and defined eyes would ensure that we have a really statement making look from Saoirse.

The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday March 3, 2018.