2021 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

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

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


2021 Critics Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 7

Check out all these looks I would have loved to see on a red carpet at a regular Critics Choice Awards. The wishes below are a mix of nominees, presenters, and members of productions that are nominated. I am missing all the glamour and drama of awards season, but I am hoping that there are going to be some major fashion moments tonight.

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 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 15

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

2021 AFI Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

Out of all the programs that were released last year I am most annoyed that COVID stole a promo tour and an Emmy’s night from us for the cast of Mrs. America. This cast was built for red carpet promotions and the series was phenomenal. I know we are going to see a lot of them at events like the Golden Globe Awards, the SAG Awards, and the Critics Choice Awards, but the awards season journey would have started at the AFI Awards where it is being honored as one of the Top 10 TV Programs of 2021. So today’s wishes for what could have been at the 2021 AFI Awards had there been an in person event vs a virtual benediction I have the women from Mrs. America. Shall we jump into them? I think the moments I am missing the most from the cancelled promo tour and awards season red carpets from is Cate Blanchett. Regular readers should know that Cate will always be a queen to me (even if I was really disappointed in her run during the Venice Film Festival last year) and I would have expected major things from her. For the AFI Awards I would have loved to see Queen Cate give us a very chic moment wearing this gold Lanvin Spring 2021 RTW silk pant set which features a chinoiserie inspired asymmetrical button down blouse with a chic metallic thread Koi fish embroidered paired with a v-banded wide leg pants. I have been loving this look and there aren’t many red carpets that it would be appropriate for, but for a brunch event I definitely think that it would be perfect especially styled with soft waves, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, nude Aquazzura ‘Dalia 85’ mesh paneled pointed toe pumps, and a pair of dazzling Kentshire antique white diamond grapevine drop earrings. Elizabeth Banks is another style favorite, there are many amongst this cast, and yes I am sad that we aren’t going to see her at the AFI Awards either. When thinking about the casual glam look I wanted to see Elizabeth wear I immediately thought of this periwinkle Elie Saab Spring 2021 RTW ensemble which features a matching floral jacquard double breasted coat and high waisted pleated above the knee skirt paired with a solid silk chiffon v-neck sleeveless top. It is a very chic moment and I definitely feel like it is something that Elizabeth would wear. Now I would have Liz wear the coat over her shoulders as it was styled in the lookbook finishing the moment with soft wave bob, defined eyes, poppy pink lips, a pair of navy suede Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ pointed toe pumps, and some major Sylva & Cie blue quartz & tourmaline asymmetrical drop earrings.Niecy Nash has some bold style and I am definitely intrigued to see what she brings to the red carpet. I would have loved seeing Niecy showcase this bold orange Christian Siriano puff sleeve dress which features an asymmetrical cutout on the shoulder and a fitted silhouette. I feel like this simple yet chic moment and it would definitely be a true MOMENT on Niecy. A hairstyle that is side parted and pulled back with teased curls (like she wore for the NAACP Image Awards last year), soft smokey eyes, glossy nude lips, a gold metallic leather Gucci logo detailed envelope clutch, a pair of metallic gold Le Silla ‘Eva’ pointed toe stilettos, and a bit of statement sparkle via Mattia Cielo ‘Rugiada Diamanti’ diamond studded concentric circle hoop earrings would have pulled this look together beautifully. Rose Byrne is just another major fashion girl in the cast of Mrs. America. I love the risks that she takes and that no matter what she wears she always puts forth the the most. So thinking about what I wanted to see her wearing for the AFI Awards I took inspiration in her character from Mrs. America and thought about Gloria Steinem and her iconic 70’s style. I saw this Victoria Beckham Spring 2021 RTW ensemble which features a butter yellow virgin wool two button blazer, a ruffle trimmed cardigan layered over a ruffle trimmed ribbed turtleneck knit skirt tucked into camel virgin wool split-hem straight leg trousers. It is that perfect mix of 70’s bohemian and tailoring and I can imagine it being a phenomenal moment on Rose. I would keep the styling very 70’s as well finishing the look with a sleek bob, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, the necklace from the lookbook, and a pair of gold croc embossed leather Paris Texas clunky platform wedge sandals to really make this a killer moment for Rose. As I continue writing down this list I am getting more and more FOMO for this years AFI Awards. There are so many amazing fashion girls in the programs being honored and Sarah Paulson is another amazing fashion girl who I am sure would have brought a major look to the red carpet. She was another who I knew immediately what look I wanted to pick for her. I thought of this Prada Spring 2021 RTW ensemble which features a grey mohair v-neck sweater worn with the sleeves pushed up layered over a caution cone orange openwork viscose turtleneck top paired with a grey wool kick pleat a-line midi skirt with a safety buckle belted waist. It is cool and feminine all at the same time and I know that Sarah has the carriage to really make this look come to life. Now I was really turned on by the baby pink pumps the look was styled with on the runway. In fact I was originally thinking about keeping them, but the more I think about it the more I would like to see those same nylon gabardine slingback pointed toe kitten heel pumps in black instead for this look. Now I would take the pink from the pumps and still include it in the look but via a baby pink Prada ‘Sidonie’ leather clutch instead. Finishing the look with a sleek bob, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, and a pair of vintage Rhonda Faber Green orange faceted opal and white diamond teardrop drop earrings from Beladora would definitely make this such a major fashion moment for Sarah to bring to the red carpet.  Finishing out today is the beautiful Uzo Aduba who is the only member of the cast who was nominated at the Emmy’s last year to actually win and so I would bet that she would be font and center here had there been a red carpet for the AFI Awards this year. For this more casual event I went with a dress off the rack from a designer we haven’t seen Uzo wearing before. I wanted a great Gucci printed dress and I fell in love with this black and pink floral jersey button up dress with a matching ribbon belted waist and knew it would be a perfect match. It would hug her curves beautifully and showcase some killer star style. A high pony tail of braids, defined eyes, glossy deep red lips, a black leather Gucci ‘GG Marmont’ clutch, a pair of black Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ pointed toe pumps, and simple Boucheron ‘Serpent Boheme’ 18k rose gold and rhodalite stud earrings would definitely make this a major fashion moment for Uzo.

The 2021 AFI Awards will be a virtual event with a benediction on February 26, 2021. You can see Part 1 of this series here.

Dream Inaugural Ball for President Joe Biden Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

As this post goes live Joe Biden will be taking the oath of office on the steps of the capitol. The day of change has arrived and we are going to mark it by continuing of what could have been tonight had COVID-19 not stolen the traditional Inaugural Balls from us. I have six more wishes for what could have been and I feel like these looks would definitely been given Best Dressed standards. Let’s dive in. Andra Day is gearing up for a promo tour for her upcoming film The United States vs. Billie Holiday and has been quite the activist in her own right. Her hit song “Rise Up” has become an anthem for pushing through. She took to the stage to perform on Monday for the “United We Serve: A Celebration of the National MLK Day of Service” coordinated by the Biden Inaugural Committee. So I would not have been surprised to see Andra rocking a major fashion moment in a Washington D.C. ballroom tonight at one of the inaugural balls had there been any. I’ve always loved how Andra gives very retro glam vibes on the red carpet, so I went into the archives of the king of retro glam: Zac Posen. While his label closed last year I would still love to see stars dig into the archives and wear so many of the amazing looks that have never been worn. For this occasion I would have loved to see Andra wearing this black silk faille off the shoulder ballgown from the Zac Posen Fall 2014 RTW collection. I love the structured bustier and the caped sleeves. It is very modern take on classic glamour, and I feel like Andra would have shut this gown down. Now I would take that black fur stole she is wearing in the reference photo on the left adding a retro updo with crystal pins, thick winged eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black Tom Ford ‘Disco’ platform ankle strap sandals, and a selection of major Amwaj jewels including white diamond pear shaped drop earrings, a white diamond pear cut collar necklace, and an abstract marquis cut white diamond ring to really make this look ooze glamour. Who was the most unexpected political pundit of 2020? It had to be Cardi B. She conducted interviews with Bernie Sanders during the primary (whom she was a very vocal supporter of) and then Joe Biden after he was the presumptive nominee. Cardi as a political face is actually something I love. So had she been invited to one of the inaugural balls I would have loved to see her show up and show out wearing an amazing look from a young black American based designer. I have been loving Ese Azenabor for a while now and I really do feel like this one sleeve a-line multicolor/patterned gown with a thigh high split and a dramatic train would have been a major moment for Cardi. It is the meshing of her flamboyant style, but a little on the reserved side. Reserved might not be the best phrase. It isn’t sheer. I think that’s what I’m more interested in. A high bubble ponytail, smokey eyes, deep mauve lips, major black Fenty ‘Ribbon Ropes’ crystal embellished satin strappy sandals, and dazzling ‘Cascata’ white diamond waterfall drop earrings from Cardi’s go to jeweler Gismondi 1754 would definitely have finished this look in a MAJOR manner. Debra Messing hosted “We the People” a pre-inauguration concert over the weekend and as a very vocal supporter of the Democratic Party I definitely would have loved to see her attend an inaugural ball. In these wishes you will see I dug into archives in spirit of both finding something “new” to talk about but also with the idea of sustainability in my mind. Debra has been friends with Christian Siriano for a long time and he has dressed her for so many red carpets it was an forgone conclusion that I would pick a gown from him for her. So I went shopping in his runway archives and found this burgundy silk strapless ball gown with a ruched bodice, dramatic bow hip detail, and a dramatic train from the Christian Siriano Fall 2010 RTW collection. I have to say that this was one of a few major gowns from this collections that were never worn on a red carpet. It is from one of Christian’s first post Project Runway era runway shows and before he became one of the biggest designers for the red carpet. I definitely feel like this color would be absolutely phenomenal on Debra and with a soft romantic updo, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of burgundy Christian Louboutin ‘Kate’ pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Norman Silverman diamonds including simple teardrop earrings and a delicate floral tennis necklace it would be perfection. Justin Timberlake will be performing tonight during the “Celebrate America” primetime special that is taking the place of the traditional inaugural balls. Regular readers will know I love when Justin and wife Jessica Biel take to a red carpet together. They know good fashion and always bring it. So I am disappointed that this moment has been stolen from us. Had there been a ball I would have expected these two to serve up glamour from head to toe starting with Justin wearing a perfectly tailored Tom Ford Fall 2020 RTW tuxedo which features a marbled black and white shawl lapel tuxedo jacket, straight leg silk trousers, a white shirt, and a big black bow tie. This is a classically cut tuxedo with a statement making twist and I know Justin would wear it well especially styled with a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Alpha Male Flat’ velvet and striped suede millerighe slip on oxfords with a crystal toe cap and a Chopard ‘MillE MIGLIA LAB ONE CONCEPT’ watch. For Jessica I went for a classically glam Michael Kors look with a black fitted sleeveless gown with a plunging neckline and a short train from the Fall 2012 RTW collection. I am honestly surprised as I have been with all the archive looks in this wish list that this gown has never been worn before. It is that classically glamorous moment and I feel like whether it was worn then or now it would be a very chic and elegant moment. A sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a black crystal embellished Christian Louboutin ‘Palmette’ clutch, a pair of black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Queen 120’ ankle strap sandals, and dazzling Dena Kemp ‘ Brilliant Jewels’ collection white diamond paisley inspired drop earrings would ensure this look was glamour defined. Separately these looks are incredible, but together it would just prove once again that Justin and Jessica are indeed a red carpet power couple. Finishing out my wishes for my dream inaugural ball is talk show hostess Tamron Hall. I have long been fascinated with Tamron’s style. She is definitely the most extra of all the TV hosts and I love seeing her when she steps out. One of her last looks before lockdown was a major pink high low ruffled taffeta Oscar de la Renta gown at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards. It was one of her best looks to date. So when I was thinking of who I could put in Vera Wang in my Dream Inaugural Ball Wishes I thought that Tamron would be a great option to bring this deep burgundy one shoulder mermaid gown from the Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal collection out of the archive and give it a major red carpet moment. I know that Tamron has the diva-tude to really bring this gown to life on the red carpet. Her unique sense of style would be perfectly on display in this gown styled with a  chic spiky pixie style, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, black embellished lace mesh Christian Louboutin ‘Follies’ pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Sutra jewels including a pair of 18K blackened gold ‘Fireworks’ burst white diamond and deep ruby earrings and a white diamond ‘High Diamond’ bracelet.

Dream Inaugural Ball for President Joe Biden Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

In this fraught environment I have to say that writing my wishes has been getting me through. I started officially planning my wishes for my dream inaugural ball since the day of the siege on the Capitol. Fashion has always been a bit of escapism for me and that is exactly what we need right now. There might not be fancy balls with star studded guest lists that will happen, but I am going to continue to dream about which looks we might have seen some of the a-list supporters of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. In the looks below you are going to find looks mostly from American designers and one super glamorous blue couture gown. Billy Porter always serves looks so I would have loved to see him bring a major fashion moment to the inaugural festivities this year. Just recently I was flipping through the Christian Siriano Pre-Fall 2021 collection and the moment i saw this ivory suit ensemble embroidered with 3-D eye appliques and features a cropped tailcoat with the tails turning into a train I immediately thought of Billy. Is this look anything we would expect to see at a presidential inaugural ball? Oh hell no. But as I’ve said menswear in Washington, DC needs a shake up and this look would definitely do that. Of course the look would need to be customized for Billy to fit his proportions. To finish out this look I would add a black button down dress shirt and a pair of black Rock Owens slip on platform chunky heel boots (a favorite of Billy) to make sure this look screams individuality. In a virtual campaign event Jennifer Lopez, and fiance Alex Rodriguez, sat down with Joe Biden to talk about the importance of voting, especially Latinos. She will also be performing at the Inaugural Ceremony. So yes I had to make sure she was included in my wishes for what could have been a dream inaugural ball. I decided to break away from American designers for Jennifer as she just needs a little bit more razzle dazzle. So I picked this blue metallic silk one shoulder Elie Saab Fall 2016 Couture gown with some intricate beaded embroidery and a thigh high split, I also picked a major Elie Saab gown for her to wear for her performance at the Inaugural Ceremony as well. It is inherrantly the sexy glam vibe that Jennifer always brings to a red carpet and I just know that she would have shut down the look down on a red carpet for an inaugural ball. Styled with old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, smokey eyes, glossy ruby red lips, a navy crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slim Rectangle’ clutch, silver crystal studded PVC Aquazzura ‘Dream 105’ ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Harry Winston jewels including white diamond and emerald cut sapphire drop earrings and a white diamond and sapphire ‘Crisscross’ ring I know this would have been a glamorous moment from head to toe. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the final hostess from the 2020 Democratic National Convention whom I wanted to include in my wishes for a dream inaugural ball. (The others are Eva Longoria, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kerry Washington). Out of the four Julia is my least favorite in terms of style. While her style isn’t bad it is just boring typically. That being said I knew almost immediately what gown I was going to use for Julia’s wish. This simple oyster pink silk Brandon Maxwell Spring 2021 RTW strapless column gown with a thin bright orange bow detailed belt is super chic and I feel like it would have been a perfect moment for Julia to wear for an inaugural ball. Simple waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, an orange Edie Parker ‘Jean’ marbled-effect acrylic box clutch, champagne Christian Louboutin ‘Galativi 85’ crystal embellished and mesh paneled pointed toe pumps, and one-of-a-kind Irene Neuwirth 18k rose gold set pink opal, fire opal, and white diamond pendant drop earrings would definitely make this look incredibly chic and just the right amount of statement making for Julia. Okay here we go. My wish for Lizzo is one of my favorite of all my wishes for what could have been at the inaugural balls for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Since she really burst onto the scene at the end of last year Lizzo has been encouraging her fans to get out and vote! From Tik Tok and the stage at the Billboard Music Awards to virtual events for the campaign she was really pushing people to do their civic duty; so under normal circumstances I would have been shocked not to see Lizzo in Washington DC for inaugural events. As I was looking for wishes I knew I wanted to use this red satin strapless Oscar de la Renta Fall 2020 RTW gown which features a fitted bodice, drop waist, and an asymmetric high low bubble hem and when I thought of Lizzo wearing the gown my heart started to race. It isn’t something we’ve see Lizzo wear before, but I feel like the dramatic glamour is definitely something she would be able to sell with ease. I would style the look with a vintage inspired updo, defined smokey eyes, bold deep red glossy lips, a red crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Hot Lips’ minaudiere, a pair of red crystal embellished Amina Muaddi ‘Karma’ pointed to slingback ankle strap pumps, and Butani jewels including ‘Hypnotic” ruby and diamond wreath hoop earrings and a selection of ruby and diamond bracelets to finish it off in high glam style. “Party in the USA” the hit song by Miley Cyrus made a return to the iTunes charts back in November 2020 thanks to the election of Joe Biden. Miley herself shared a video of Biden and Kamala Harris dancing with the song edited in, and captioned it, “Now THIS is a PARTY IN THE USA!” In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Miley said that she would love to perform at the inauguration. Well as of now I haven’t heard anything about her performing at the ceremony, but had she gone to Washington for the inaugural events I would have loved to see her do so in her full glam grunge vibe that she has been rocking. I wanted to put Miley in Marc Jacobs, but decided instead of going for something current that I would dive deep into the brands archives. When I saw this black chiffon and sequined slip style dress from the Marc Jacobs Fall 2006 RTW collection I knew I had found the right look. It is the perfect balance of grunge and glamour and I feel like it would have definitely been a superb moment for Miley to wear for an inaugural ball, especially if styled with her signature mullet, thick smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black patent leather Christian Louboutin ‘Double L’ strappy sandals, and white diamond Yeprem ‘Inside Out’ double hoop earcuffs. Talking about “Party in the USA” Selena Gomez danced to Miley’s hit song on Instagram Stories after the race was called. Selena has been a voice to make sure you are registered to vote and specifically encouraging Latina’s to use their voices in the electoral process. So yes I would have loved to see her take on Washington DC for an inaugural ball especially if she did it wearing this burgundy jersey Ralph Lauren Fall 2005 RTW criss-cross halter gown. I adore this super chic and glamorous moment and I know that Selena would definitely make it a super chic moment. A sleek updo, defined eyes, burgundy lips, a gold Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ python embossed clutch, burgundy suede Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino 85’ ankle strap sandals, and a selection of major Messika x Kate Moss 18k gold set jewels including a pair of broken hoop white diamond earrings with baguette cut drops and an art deco inspired white diamond ring. Rounding out today is a super chic look for Taylor Swift who has been using her voice in politics for the last couple of years. I just always love seeing Taylor so after seeing her really using her voice to encourage people to vote I would have loved to see her in DC for the inaugural events. I went with classic glamour with this pool blue silk chiffon Monique Lhuillier asymmetric draped gown with a thigh high split. It isn’t anything boundary pushing, but I definitely think that for gliding around the room shaking hands (a novel thought isn’t it) and schmoozing that this is a great look for Taylor. A soft romantic updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of silver strappy Jimmy Choo ‘Lilah’ metallic leather sandals, and simple yet glamorous art deco inspired Tiffany & Co. aquamarine and white diamond drop earrings would add the perfect finishing touches to make this look super glam for Taylor.

2020 American Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 6

The 2020 American Music Awards are tomorrow night and there are just so many stars who will be performing and presenting (in addition to all the nominees) I just didn’t have time to write out my wishes for everyone. I didn’t want the event to come and go without putting some wishes into the universe for everyone so check out my final roundup of wishes below. I CANNOT wait for this red carpet. For those of you who have been long time readers I was a part of the team behind @CheckTheTag on Instagram until it was shut down by IG in 2018. Well, this week we made our return. So we will be posting all the looks and doing polls on all the looks that come down this red carpet. whatever that will look like. So make sure you are following and join in on the fun!

The 2020 American Music Awards will take place TOMORROW Sunday November 22, 2020. Check out all of my wishes for this red carpet here.

2020 E! People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

Happy Friday everyone! The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards continue to inch closer and closer. Today I am adding 5 more wishes to my round up. Details of what this years event will look like aren’t getting a lot of buzz. I am really interested in seeing what everyone has in store for fashion moments. So let’s get into today’s wishes shall we?I want Billie Eilish to bring some fashion to the red carpet. I want to see her get away from Gucci, Chanel, and Burberry and expand her designer dossier. When I was looking at the Marques’Almeida Spring 2021 RTW collection I found myself saying that there were some really good moments I wanted to see Billie wear, and my Fashion Forward Friends podcast co-host Kelly agreed. So when I was thinking of a cool look for Billie to wear on this red carpet I turned to this army green tonal patchwork oversized double breasted suit. It fits her oversized aesthetic, but does so in a way we haven’t seen from Billie in a while. Now while I think it would be cool for her to wear this look sans top like it was presented on the runway that isn’t really that on brand for her. So I would like to see a custom army green sequined sweatshirt made to compliment this look. Her signature lime green rooted black hair styled into easy center parted waves, big full lashes, nude lips, a matching mask, and major Dr. Martens ‘Jadon’ black leather thick sole platform lace-up combat boots would definitely make this a really cool look for Billie to bring to life at the People’s Choice Awards. Doja Cat has been making the the awards show rounds this fall. I honestly had no idea who she was, but the girl is serving looks. At the VMA’s she rocked Versace, at the Billboard Awards she wore custom Georges Hobeika Couture, and most recently for the EMA’s she wore brand new Givenchy by Matthew Williams. She is definitely a fashion girl and I cannot wait to see what more she has in store. She has two People’s Choice Award nominations and I really want to see her on this red carpet. I turned back to Versace. Her first look was two seasons old, but since then shes flexed some major fashion chops so I went to the Versace Spring 2021 RTW collection and this sea inspired ensemble which features a crystal embellished bralet and a wavy structured ruffle mini skirt. This is one of my favorite looks from all of the Spring 2021 RTW collections and I can definitely imagine Doja making it a really major moment. To make it head to toe perfection I would have Doja style this look with a sleek high pony with light blue ombre details, thick defined eyes, hot pink lips, a pair of silver Christian Louboutin ‘Corinetta 100’ round silver studded PVC strappy sandals, and Yessayan white diamond floral drop earrings. Joey King is one of my favorite young red carpet fashion girls. She loves to serve a look. So I am hoping that her Choice Comedy Movie Star of 2020 award nomination for The Kissing Booth 2 will take her to this years People’s Choice Awards. If she does I would love to see her rocking this gold, fuchsia, and black metallic chevron chiffon Ralph & Russo Spring 2021 RTW mini dress which features a slim fit, mutton sleeves, open-back, tie-accented waist, and a faux wrap style skirt. I thought of this look almost immediately. I did do a little more looking, but ultimately I decided that this was the perfect look for Joey to rock on the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards. It is fun, bold, and feminine which are all the boxes that Joey likes to check when picking her red carpet looks. Styling this dress with a sleek center parted hairstyle, bronze defined eyes, light pink lips, a pair of gold snakeskin Tom Ford ‘Padlock’ pointed toe ankle strap pumps, and a selection of Amrapali jewels including ruby and diamond floral drop earrings and two diamond and ruby surrealist art nouveau surrealist lip rings would make this look super chic. Sofia Carson knows how to bring the drama to the red carpet. The actress, singer, dancer loves volume and drama. She is known for wearing Giambattista Valli on the red carpet and when I saw that she was going to be one of the presenters at the 2020 People’s Choice Awards I immediately thought of this sherbet peach  strapless asymmetric tulle ruffled cocktail dress which features black ribbon detail on the neckline and a boned corseted bodice from the Giambattista Valli Spring 2021 RTW collection. It is such a Sofia dress. It delivers some major Valli drama, while still being the right glam for this red carpet. Styling this look with a soft side parted updo, thick defined eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, black glitter Stuart Weitzman ‘The Amelina 95’ ankle strap sandals, and a pair of white and yellow diamond Gismondi 1754 ‘Solstizio’ drop earrings would definitely make this a major fashion moment for the People’s Choice red carpet. Tiffany Haddish is also going to be presenting at the People’s Choice Awards tomorrow night. I go back and forth on whether or not I really like Tiffany’s style. During quarantine she shaved her head and I am really interested in seeing what her style will be. I thought that this lemon yellow and white one shoulder Christian Siriano Spring 2021 RTW pencil dress would be super chic. It is simple and classic in its silhouette and construction, but I feel that is perfect for Tiffany. I think that should this dress be perfectly tailored and styled with smokey eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of white Fenty ‘Date Night’ strappy pointed toe pumps, and simple 18k gold set Mateo NY ‘Small Diamond Axis Hoop’ earrings that it would be one of Tiffany’s best red carpet moments to date.

The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards will take place on Sunday November 15, 2020.

2020 E! People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards will take place this weekend. Aside from one blip with the Emmy Awards I have been more and more impressed with every awards show that has taken place during the COVID pandemic. I don’t know what we are in store for in terms of how the show is going to go, but we have been seeing lots of great things about come out about who will be there. Today we kick off my wishes for this years event starting with my picks for this years hostess, Demi Lovato, to wear on the “red carpet” and the stage over the course of the evening. I don’t know what a “red carpet” would look like for this years People’s Choice Awards, but I went for something really glamorous for Demi if there is a red carpet to walk. I don’t really think of the People’s Choice red carpet as one that calls for a gown. I usually think of great cocktail looks instead, but when I was compiling options for Demi I loved the idea of her wearing this black Zuhair Murad Spring 2020 Couture gown which features a gold beaded bodice, sheer paneling, and a plunging neckline. It is definitely more than we expect to see on this sort of red carpet, but I feel like in a year where we have been starved for glamour that this is a great option for Demi to kick off her lewks during the E! People’s Choice Awards. I would love to see Demi finishing this look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, dark glossy rose pink lips, a pair of black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist Disco’ ankle strap platform sandals, and Hanut Singh ‘Deco Fans’ drop earrings made up of rubies, white diamonds, and vintage blush pearls with gold chain detailing.For the actual show I’ve picked six wardrobe changes for Demi to rock over the course of the night while hosting the People’s Choice Awards. I went for color, dazzle, and glamour in all of my picks for Demi. To kick the telecast off I went for a super dazzling orchid pink sequin Retrofete ‘Edith’ mini dress which features a plunging neckline, oversized draped sleeves and subtle ruching on the skirt. I feel like Retrofete is a great choice for Demi. They are known for dazzling sequined looks and I can definitely see Demi rocking this dress. It fits the more relaxed glamour vibe that we typically see from the People’s Choice Awards and I would love to see Demi style it with a loose romantic updo, defined eyes, glossy blush pink lips, light holographic gold leather and nude mesh Christian Louboutin ‘Degra 2019’ spike studded pointed toe pumps.

Look number two I would love to see Demi wear during the telecast is another dazzling sequin moment. I had originally picked another orange look for Demi, but then I saw this tangerine orange sequin Alex Perry Fall 2020 RTW ‘Blaine’ strapless mini dress which features a floor length side sash detail. I saw it and I was immediately sold. It is fun and glamorous. I know this would be another major moment styled with a center parted wavy bob, smokey eyes, light pink lips, a pair of gold Versace snakeskin ‘Medusa’ platform ankle strap sandals, and a statement Marina B ‘Lalli’ collar necklace made of citrines, 18K Yellow Gold, and black enamel.

I went with a lot of off the rack looks for Demi. I’ve never really seen her as a huge runway girl. Now that being said, I do think that she rocks a lot of super high fashion labels. One she loves to rock in her personal style a lot is Balenciaga. So I felt like I had to dig through the virtual racks to find a major moment for her to wear on the People’s Choice Awards stage. I found that moment with this black crushed velvet Balenciaga long sleeve mini dress which features an asymmetric design which offers a figure-framing fit down one side and a caped silhouette on the other. It is a really cool dress that I think fits the heritage of Balenciaga in a very modern manner. Since color was my main objective with picking looks for Demi I thought that this look would be perfectly styled with a pair of fuchsia satin Jimmy Choo ‘Liu 100’ half d’Orsay stiletto sandals. A sleek updo, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of Anabela Chan ‘Ruby Lily’ cluster drop earrings in 18k rose gold hand-set with an array of laboratory-grown synthesised and simulated gemstones including two oval-cut ruby garnets, pink sapphires with rose tourmalines would add the perfect finishing touches. Now I went for mostly solids in my options for Demi, but when I was looking at this white Versace Fall 2020 RTW slip dress which features zebra print detail on the neckline and slash cutouts I definitely thought it would be a super chic yet fun look for her to wear on the People’s Choice Awards stage. It is a good dress with just a fun detail. I decided to continue the zebra print out of the dress and into the shoes opting for a pair of zebra print Jennifer Chamandi ‘Vittorio’ pointed toe slingback pumps detailed with yellow straps and from the yellow straps I was inspired to add a pair of ombre yellow crystal Dannijo ‘Asher’ chandelier earrings to continue the fun color theme of my looks. A sleek bob, defined eyes, and nude lips would finish this look perfectly.

Christian Siriano is a designer we’ve seen dress Demi a couple of times so it didn’t surprise me that in the end I really did want to see her rocking one of his designs on this stage. This red bubble cape and hem mini dress from the Christian Siriano Spring 2021 RTW collection is the only next season look I picked for Demi and I really think it would be a fun glamour moment. It is less of the laid back vibe I went for with some of the other choices and I feel like it is a good change of pace to showcase in a night full of multiple wardrobe changes. Because of all the volume of the look I would keep the styling simple adding just a sleek updo, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of black, white, and red geometric pattern Christian Louboutin ‘Kate 100’ patent leather pointed toe pumps.

To close out the show I decided to go FULL GLAMOUR opting for this fuchsia Tom Ford silk-satin draped tea length gown which features thin straps, plunging neckline, and an asymmetrical skirt. It is such a really great gown and Demi loves an off the rack Tom Ford moment, so I think it would be a great moment for Demi do finish out the night hosting the 2020 People’s Choice Awards. I would do a chic wavy bob tucked behind one ear, defined eyes, light pink lips, a pair of black Tom Ford mesh peep toe sandals with a PVC slingback strap, and a pair of dazzling Gismondi 1754 ‘Cascata’ collection white diamond chandelier earrings.

This whole line up would definitely make sure that Demi delivers major fashion moments from the moment the evening begins until she signs off at the end of the telecast. Which wish is your favorite?

The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards will take place on Sunday November 15, 2020.

2020 Billboard Music Awards Hostess Red Carpet Wish List

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are going to look a lot different this year. As with all the other awards shows in the era of COVID it will be a digital event. I hope that this event falls more along the lines of the MTV VMAs than the Emmy’s. Kelly Clarkson is ready to take the Billboard Music Awards by storm – again! The American Idol alum and Grammy winning songstress will host the show for her third year in a row on Wednesday October 14, 2020. In a recent interview Kelly gave us a sneak peek at what she and her team are putting together. They aren’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop their plans for create a safe and unforgettable night! In fact, Kelly even teased an emotional opening number which she hopes gives fans a different kind of 2020 vibe than many have been feeling. So below you are going to find picks for six looks I would love to see Kelly bring to life on the virtual red carpet.

To open the show I would LOVE to see Kelly kick the night off in high glamour wearing this electric blue sequined velvet Tadashi Shoji Fall 2020 RTW draped cold shoulder gown with a faux wrap style skirt. I feel like this gown is definitely out of Kelly’s norm. I am not necessarily the biggest fan of her style and I feel like this could be a great opportunity for her to bring some major fashion moments in the midst of a glamour drought due to the pandemic. This gown would hug her curves, but flatter them. I feel like styling this gown with old Hollywood waves, defined smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of matching electric blue metallic leather Saint Laurent ‘Zoe’ pointed toe pumps, and a selection of jewels from Anabela Chan including a pair of dazzling, shoulder-grazing white diamond pendant earrings inspired by ancient brush-script calligraphy and a stunning ‘Mirage’ cocktail ring in 18k white gold and rhodium vermeil, hand-set with an array of laboratory-grown synthesised and simulated gemstones including a center royal blue sapphire, with marquise, trillion and round brilliant cut green emeralds, blue sapphires and blue topaz.

For her first change I went off the rack to this black and silver Balmain sequin embellished cocktail dress inspired by the brands Spring 2020 RTW runway collection. I think that this is a super sexy, dazzling, and glamorous moment and I think that it would be a chic moment for Kelly to wear as a hostess of a major music awards show. I know that Balmain for a music awards show is a little cliche, but I think that cliche would put Kelly back on the top of her game especially if she styled it with a sleek ponytail, defined eyes, blush pink glossy lips, a pair of black suede Christian Louboutin ‘Rabakate Alta’ 120 peep toe bow detailed half d’Orsay platform pumps, and Yvan Tufenkjian ‘Stacked’ collection ear cages.

Another cliche designer to pick for Kelly is a look from Versace, but I think that this black, white, and gold Versace baroque printed stretch jersey midi gown which features a glamorous draped design, halter neck, open back, and a thigh high split would be super cool. It is definitely riskier than we are used to seeing from Kelly, but I want her to take risks. I just want the risks she takes to flatter her shape. The way this gown is draped I think it would, as long as the sizing and tailoring is done perfectly. Now I would go full glam with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, nude pink lips, a pair of black Versace ‘Virtus Plaque’ ankle strapped sandals with gold metal detail, and DAZZLING yellow gold, white diamond, and black enamel Nikos Koulis ‘Feelings’ collection tapered chandelier earrings to really make this look superb for Kelly.

It wouldn’t be a list for Kelly Clarkson if I didn’t include one look from her go to designer, Christian Siriano. I am sure he is making something custom for Kelly, but I would LOVE to see her wear this black liquid velvet draped Christian Siriano one sleeved gown with a gathered detail on the hip and a thigh high split. It is a balance of classic glamour and modern elegance which I think is perfect for Kelly. I would definitely see this being a superb palate cleanser when it comes to all the sequined, printed, and color looks I’ve picked for Kelly to bring to life on the Billboard Music Awards stage. A sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black and silver crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Klerise `150’ platform round toe ankle strap pumps, and white diamond Amwaj waterfall drop earrings would finish this look perfectly.

Now aside from Christian Siriano I KNEW I wanted to feature a look from Christopher John Rogers for Kelly. The major up and coming design talent knows how to dress a woman with curves and I feel like this marigold iridescent knit gown from the Christopher John Rogers Fall 2020 RTW collection would be a really cool FASHION moment for Kelly to wear on the stage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. I adore the color and the cut is both mod and modern at the same time. Keeping a sleek updo and styling this gown with a defined gold lined eye, dark rose pink lips, gold and silver glitter Giuseppe Zanotti block heel platform ankle strap sandals, and a pair of Kwiat ‘Cobblestone’ oval drop earrings with white diamond accents set in 18k yellow gold would definitely ensure that Kelly did CJR proud.

The final wish I have for Kelly is this metallic red and fuchsia Tanya Taylor Resort 2021 one shoulder pleated cocktail dress which features a ruffled shoulder, thin gold belted waist, and a tiered a-line skirt. I was pretty much done picking looks for Kelly when I saw this dress and thought about how it would be a great, unexpected, moment for Kelly to wear for the Billboard Music Awards. I feel like this dress is could be a real game changer when it comes to Kelly’s style. A sleek bun updo, defined eyes, light blush pink lips, a pair of red Casadei ‘Blade Modern Love’ pointed toe pumps, and Anabela Chan ruby cushion wing stud earrings would make sure that this is the perfect look for Kelly yo close out her 2020 Billboard Music Awards hostess duties.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will take place on Wednesday October 14, 2020.