2021 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

The Grammy Awards are always one of the most fun red carpets of the year. I’ve always been excited to see what the stars will bring and I have to say that is still true this year. I have been quite happy with many of the previous music awards events. I want to see everyone bring GLAMOUR and DRAMA to the “red carpet” at the Grammy Awards this year, whatever it will look like. I have some major moments in my wishes this year and several of them are in today’s set. Are you ready to get into them with me? Ariana Grande is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Lady Gaga for their hit song Rain On Me. It is the only nomination Ari earned this year and she is not performing. What does that mean? Well I would say that means that we won’t be seeing her on a red carpet this year, but with the whole “red carpet from home” idea we’ve seen I hope that she will serve up a chic look on Instagram. When thinking about what I would love to see Ari wear for the Grammy’s red carpet I thought that going short with this sleeveless ice blue Elie Saab Spring 2021 Couture halter skater style dress with intricate beaded floral embroidery, an a line skirt covered in feathers, and a tulle train would be perfect. It’s fun, flirty, and a little ice capades-y and I think those are all thinks that are perfectly in tune with Ariana’s style. I think with her signature high pony, defined winged cat eyes, rose pink lips, silver crystal embellished PVC Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Catia’ ankle wrap sandals, and a pair of white diamond Butani cluster earrings that this look would scream youthful, flirty glamour from head to toe. I’ve been so excited about what Doja Cat would wear for the Grammy’s since I started to get to know her style over the fall. She has rocked major moments from Versace, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood, and Georges Hobeika Haute Couture for the different music award shows last fall and it is just leaving me really excited to see what the Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Solo Pop Performance nominee will bring to the Grammy’s, especially since she will be there in person as a performer. I went for two looks one for the “red carpet” and one for the stage to accept any award that she might take home. For the red carpet I’ve had my heart set on this white and silver Viktor & Rolf Spring 2021 Couture ensemble which features a heavily embellished bralet over a cropped white puffy sleeve button down and a high waisted tiered ball skirt since I first saw it. I feel like this gown is the perfect meshing of 80’s DRAMA and sex appeal in a very modern way. Doja is a fashion chameleon and I feel like she could definitely make it work. I would style this ensemble with a sleet retro inspired updo, defined eyes, wine red lined matte red lips, a pair of white Amina Muaddi ‘Zula’ PVC-trimmed and white leather strappy sandals, and a selection of major Lorraine Schwartz jewels including ‘Lightning bolt’ white diamond cluster earrings, a halo set three stone white diamond ring, a white diamond spear head coil ring, and a halo set marquis cut white diamond cocktail ring. Now all that being said I would say that after Doja was virtually front row at the Givenchy Fall 2021 RTW collection presentation this week I would imagine that she will definitely be rocking a Givenchy look for the show this weekend. While I would still love to see that Viktor & Rolf look on the red carpet I think that this black crystal embellished slip gown with a beaded fringe hem from the Givenchy Fall 2021 RTW collection would be cool. Now I would change the look up ditching that coat it was styled with and then lining the sheer gown with liquid sequins to really elevate the glamour moment of this look. I would go full classic glam with this look styling it with a sleek fingerwave updo, defined eyes, bold matte red lips, a pair of sky high black Jimmy Choo ‘Max 150’ suede peep toe ankle strap sandals, and even more Lorraine Schwartz jewels including emerald cut emerald and white diamond drop earrings, a Colombian emerald 3 stone cocktail ring, and a white diamond and emerald angular cocktail ring to make sure that both of these would be astonishing moments for Doja to rock for her first Grammy’s red carpet. Justin & Hailey Beiber will also most likely be celebrating the Grammy’s from home since the singer who is nominated for 4 awards isn’t performing this year. The two are notoriously private as a couple and they don’t often do couples appearances. That being said I would have loved to see the couple work the Grammy’s red carpet together this year if it were a normal red carpet. Now the two have like polar opposite styles with Justin very laid back and Hailey a glamizon, but I feel like I picked looks for the two that speak to their individual style, but would compliment each other perfectly. For Justin I turned to the Celine Spring 2021 Menswear collection and this major black, red, and white color blocked leather bomber with gold detailing pair with two tone light wash loose fit jeans. Now the look was styled without a shirt on the runway, but I would add a white Celine ‘The Dancing Kid” loose fit t-shirt to the look as well as a pair of white and beige Celine ‘Blank’ low lace up toe cap sneakers to really make it a cool moment. Now for Hailey I went for super sexy glam with this black and red strapless Tony Ward Spring 2021 Couture intricately beaded sheer tulle column gown with a thigh high split and a built in bodysuit. It would absolutely be something that Hailey would be drawn to and I think it would compliment that Celine look for Justin perfectly. To complete this look perfectly for Hailey I would style this gown with a sleek bun updo with face framing tendrils, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black patent leather Christian Louboutin ‘Epic Rose 100’ wraparound ankle strap sandals and a silver pin heel, and a selection of deGrisogono jewels including black diamond and ruby ‘Volcano’ drop earrings and a dazzling white diamond and ruby cocktail ring. Lady Gaga is currently in Rome filming the new Ridley Scott “House of Gucci” movie so I would say that since she is in the production bubble that we will not be seeing her at the Grammy’s this year. She is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album and I would LOVE to still see her show us a major fashion moment on Instagram celebrating the Grammy Awards. I’ve been  wishing to see Gaga wearing this shocking pink velvet draped Schiaparelli Spring 2021 Couture gown which is draped from a headband and I know that she is really the only person who could sell this moment to me. I seriously don’t know who else could wear all this velvet and not get lost, but I know that Gaga would be able to work through this gown and serve up a major moment for me. I would style this gown with the gold glitter Valentino Spring 2021 Couture ankle strap crazy platform pumps, and over a million dollars in Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. jewels including a vintage 18k gold set white diamond, pink rubellite, and turqouise collar necklace from the 1960’s which sold at Christie’s for $905,000, an 18k gold ‘Bow Tie’ cuff bracelet, and a major 18k gold and platinum set ‘Tapestry’ white diamond and rubellite cocktail ring. It would SCREAM major avant garde glamour from head to toeWrapping up today is the fabulous Tiffany Haddish who is nominated for Best Comedy Album. I don’t know if we’ll see Tiffany at the Grammy’s yet, but I hope to at least see her show up with a major IG moment if she isn’t headed to the Staples Center. While I’ve gone for very avant garde moments for most of the stars in these wishes I wanted to go for something sleeker and more simplistic for her since she isn’t one of the music nominees. I feel like this black sheath dress from the David Koma Pre-Fall 2021 collection which features short flutter sleeves, plexi crystal circles on a peplum busts and a center split. It is sleek and sexy rock and roll glam and I feel like Tiffany would definitely be able to sell this look to me with ease especially if styled with her shaved head, defined eyes, deep red glossy lips, black Christian Louboutin ‘Spikaqueen 100’ crystal embellished PVC ankle strap pointed toe sandals, and Gismondi 1754 jewels including white diamond ‘Niagara’ waterfall cluster earrings and a white diamond ear cuff in both ears.

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.

10 Best Collections of Spring 2021 – Versace

I had to take a break from my 10 Best series to give you detailed wishes into some of the big red carpet events including the People’s Choice Awards and the American Music Awards. It let me ruminate and make sure that the last 3 collections I featured in this series were really worthy. I was able to watch the Versace Spring 2021 RTW show live from my phone while taking a break from work and I remember sitting on a high. It made me want to go under the sea and party with Donatella and her major crop of starfish embellished supermodels. In her tenure as the head of Versace since her brother’s death Donatella spent almost 2 decades continuing to define the Versace woman (and man) and in more recent collections seems to be enjoying playing in her brothers archives to inspire her collections. The Versace Spring 2021 RTW collection was inspired heavily by the starfish, coral, and seashell motifs that Gianni used for his Spring 1992 ‘Tresor de la Mer” collection. In one way or another each look that came down this runway had some sort of aquatic inspiration almost all done in bold neons. Versace has never been a brand for the faint of heart. This collection is no different. In fact I feel like even the woman whose been parading around in the black and gold baroque prints for the last couple of seasons will have to evaluate if they are ready to rock these looks. I appreciate that in a season where designers scaled back. Where they didn’t show as much evening and cocktail wear. Where they played it safe. That Donatella said fuck that and had A LOT of fun with this collection. Now of course I feel like this collection will be highly coveted for stars to bring to life on the red carpet. If you’ve been following you will see that I’ve already used looks from this collection for wishes for Maluma, Doja Cat, and Dan Levy in wish lists. Those are 3 of my favorite looks that came down the runway, but since there were so many looks that deserve red carpet moments out of this collection I decided that I wasn’t going to include those looks in this list you can read about them in each of their respective posts. Below you are going to find six major moments for the sidewalk runway, the red carpet, and the talk show circuit and who I would love to see bring this collection to life. Don’t worry though there are so many major moments in this collection that I am sure that we will be seeing it a lot in future wishes too.  It’s been a really long time since Rihanna has walked a red carpet, but she has made a lot of smaller appearances to promote her Fenty Beauty line as well as major street style moments. So when I was imagining her wearing this electric blue, hot pink, and bright green colored blocked Versace Spring 2021 RTW fully pleated plisse tank dress which features a slim fit, sleeveless, scoop neck, built-in bra, and a ruffled midi hemline I thought it could be a really cool moment for a more “casual” moment for Rihanna. Even when she is giving her street style I always find that Rihanna is ON. So this dress would be a great option. If she were to give us this dress in NYC this winter I would love to see Rihanna style the look with sleek center parted hair, smokey eyes, bold ‘Vivid Pink’ Fenty Beauty stunna lip paint lips, a hot pink Yves Salomon lambskin fur coat, a shamrock green Hermes ‘Kelly Ghillies 35’ top handle bag, the hot pink ‘Ribbon Rope’ crystal embellished satin ribbon tie sandals from her latest Fenty x Amina Muaddi collab, and blue Fenty ‘Centerfold’ shield sunglasses. It would be a MAJOR statement street style moment for sure.

Versace has been a part of Blake Lively’s red carpet history since the beginning. Blake wears Versace so well so it should come as no surprise that I pictured her wearing this collection on the red carpet at all. Given how she is known for look after look when she gives a promo tour I could definitely imagine this bright banana yellow Versace ruffled trimmed crepe midi dress which features a pink satin lining on the hem, a slim fit, trumpet silhouette, scoop neck, and gold-tone hardware being a great look for her to wear during one of those guerilla style weeks. It would hug all of Blake’s famous curves really giving her a major bombshell moment. I would run with that idea removing the black bra the look was styled with on the runway and adding glamorous old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of rose pink suede Christian Louboutin ‘Rose Amelie’ ankle tie strappy sandals, and multicolored precious stone green, blue, and pink statement Lorraine Schwartz pendant drop earrings. Hailee Steinfeld is another who knows how to rock a good Versace moment on the red carpet. Seeing these major printed ruffled high low skirts that came down the runway were among some of my favorite moments. I adored them and feel like it would be a fun flamenco moment. The black off the shoulder cutout bodice of this look which reminds me of a bra and cardigan styled in a 90’s grunge manner balances the drama of the skirt. I feel like Hailee could rock this look for a music awards show with a sleek high ponytail, defined light smokey eyes, bright pink lips, black crystal embellished Casadei ‘Blade Venus Planet’ ankle cuff sandals, and a pair of dazzling Hueb ‘Luminus’ white diamond cluster earrings.

Doja Cat popped into my mind multiple times as I watched this collection come down the runway. She has been rocking some chic Versace moments recently and I really want to see her bring this collection to life I feel like should the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy’s brunch happen ahead of the Grammy’s next year I feel like this pleated plisse sea printed mini dress which features bold rounded shoulders, a square neckline with contrast green ruffles, and a ruffled hem would be a perfect look for her to bring to life on the red carpet. A sleek center parted long pink hairstyle, thick defined eyes, hot pink lips, a light pink L’Afshar ‘Eva’ crushed ice acrylic top handle minaudiere, a pair of gold metallic snakeskin Versace ‘Medusa’ platform ankle strap sandals, and simple 18k gold set Fernando Jorge ‘Electric Spark’ emerald stud earrings would definitely make it a super cute moment for Doja. Kerry Washington in bold color is one of my favorite things. She tends to stick to more of a subdued palate, but I would love to see her on the stage of Jimmy Fallon wearing this ensemble which features a bright green asymmetric linen-blend blazer, bright orange mini skort, and a stripped knit top. It is such a fun and flirty moment and and I just know that Kerry would be phenomenal in this moment. A ponytail of braids, defined eyes, bright pink lips, and a pair of yellow satin Jimmy Choo ‘Love 100’ pointed toe crystal embellished pumps to really make this a bold colorful moment for Kerry.

My final wish for this list is for Ariana Grande. I have been loving that she is giving a more grown up approach to dressing, but still on brand for the super frothy and sugary sweet looks we have come to know from Ariana’s sense of style. This babydoll dress which features a crystal embellished empire waisted bralet, a cornflower and yellow mini skirt with a flounced hem is exactly that perfect meshing of sex appeal and sugary glam for Ariana. I would definitely love to see Ari wearing this look with her signature high pony, thick winged eyes, punchy pink lips, a pair of silver Gianvito Rossi ‘Dynasty’ fringe detailed strappy leather sandals, and simple yet dazzling white diamond Messika ‘Love Drop’ earrings.

2020 American Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

I am thrilled that we are going to have a major red carpet at the American Music Awards this weekend. I am really interested in seeing what the red carpet will look like. With COVID-19 we know that it will not be business as usual, but with the list of performers alone I am thrilled to see what this red carpet will end up looking like. I really want to see some major fashion moments from everyone we see step out.We’ve seen Doja Cat give us major fashion moments on every red carpet this fall. I went through all kinds of looks trying to pick the perfect look for Doja to rock on the AMA’s red carpet. She is nominated for 4 awards and will be performing so I knew I wanted to bring something major. Enter this black and bronze silk Maison Margiela Spring 2020 Couture slip style velvet devore spotted gown which features thin straps, a plunging open back, and a short train. I have been in love with this gown since it was first presented back in January and while I’ve mentally had it on reserves for Zoe Kravitz I feel like Doja would be able to serve it up as the moment I know it can be. I would go for a really 90’s inspired moment styling this look with sleek long center parted black hair, defined eyes, dark bronze-y red lips, a pair of strappy black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Vanilla Punk’ knee high stiletto sandals, and a bit of sparkle via Kallati ‘Eternal’ white and yellow diamond drop earrings. I would definitely LOVE this moment. I’m going to try my best to not dive into a rant about Miranda Lambert like I did yesterday with Maren Morris, but my feelings are pretty much the same. I can’t really stand Miranda’s style. She has never wowed me and I don’t expect her to do it now. I would be shocked if she showed up on this red carpet wearing this burgundy to red ombre sequin Jenny Packham strapless gown which features a structured bodice, sweetheart neckline, and a column silhouette. I went off the rack to make it a little more of a possibility, but I still don’t expect it to happen. A loose romantic updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a burgundy mirrored Jimmy Choo ‘Sweetie’ envelope clutch, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Liu 100’ mesh-paneled sandals, and a selection of major IVY New York jewels including statement rubellite and diamond pendant drop earrings and a red spinel and diamond cocktail ring would definitely put this look together perfectly giving us the major fashion moment I know we shouldn’t expect to see from Miranda. I’ve never featured Paris Hilton in a wish list before, but there’s a first for everything right? She will be one of the presenters at the AMA’s on Sunday and I am interested in seeing what she will wear. I want Paris to give us sexy glamour wearing this black sequin asymmetrical beaded stripe Jean Fares sleeveless column gown which features a plunging neckline and a thigh high split. It is a little more covered than we are used to seeing from Paris, but I feel like when Paris goes for glamour that is when she gives her best looks. This gown is very classic in it’s style and isn’t a boundary pushing style in the least, but I would love to see Paris bring the look to life. A sleek retro inspired updo, thick defined smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black and silver Christian Louboutin ‘Double L Pump’ pointed toe crystal embellished strappy mesh pumps, and a statement white diamond Harry Kotlar cushion cut pendant drop necklace would add the perfect finishing touches to this look for Paris. Roddy Rich has 8 nominations at this weekends AMA’s and I have to say that since he isn’t a performer this year that he won’t be taking any awards home. I haven’t followed him to be honest, but I feel like he would give good fashion on the red carpet. For a cool look I went to a Louis Vuitton Spring 2021 Menswear ensemble which features an abstract black and white check print hooded trucker jacket pair with black trousers and black sneakers with a green sole for Roddy. I can definitely see it being a great music award show red carpet. I would ditch the runways hat and bag maybe adding some thick framed black sunglasses to make this a really cool menswear moment. Hot on the heels of the announcement that he will be headlining that Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show we are going to see The Weeknd performing at this years AMA’s. He tied Roddy for most nominations with 8 and I am expecting him to bring several home. When it comes to style Abel doesn’t push many boundaries. I loved the red suit he wore for the VMA’s earlier this year. For the AMA’s which I imagine he will sneak in the side door for I would love to see The Weeknd wearing this deep purple Rynshu Spring 2021 RTW slim fit tuxedo with contrasting black satin peak lapels and an iridescent silver strap on the two button blazer. I think this is a super classic look with a bit of a twist which is exactly what I want to see from The Weeknd. I would finish the look with a pair of black calfskin leather Christian Louboutin ‘Samson Flat’ ankle boots and black and grey Gucci square aviator sunglasses.

The 2020 American Music Awards will take place on 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 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List

Tomorrow night are the 2020 pandemic version of the Billboard Music Awards. The awards are finally happening, in a virtual event, after being postponed earlier this year. I don’t know what to expect, but there are some major names in the list of nominees and performers so I hope to see a lot of these stars over the course of the telecast tomorrow night. Check out some of the absolutely major moments I want to see these stars rock tomorrow night for the virtual “red carpet” and let me know which are your favorites and which ones you most want to see brought to life.