2021 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

I cannot wait to see how the Grammy Awards go off this weekend. So far in the midst of the socially distanced the Music Awards shows have done the best feeling “normal”. While some went expected with the regular set up in an empty arena while others went for more virtual continuity with green screen set stages. The Grammy Awards are expected to have multiple stages set up in and around the Staples Center complex where a major list of performers are set to showcase. I am really excited to see what the show will bring. So over the next several days you are going to see wishes for those nominated, performing, and presenting at this years show. I’m crossing my fingers for major things. Kicking things off today is this years most nominated artist Beyonce who has 9 nominations thanks to her Black is King visual album including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Despite all of those nominations she is not one of the performers this year and I highly doubt we will see her get all dressed up for any sort of live acceptance speech should she win any of those 9 awards. When I was picking looks for the Grammy’s back before they postponed their date I picked this major glamour look which features a sheer Ese Azenabor Couture column gown which features long sleeves, intricate beading, and a plunging neckline which I wanted to style with the major black and white fur stole from the Georges Hobeika Fall 2020 Couture collection. I really wanted to see Beyonce support a young up and coming designer I found through her stylist Zerina Akers @BlackOwnedEverything she started after sourcing items from black labels (in addition to a lot more) for the Black Is King visual album. I thought this gown with that stole would give major old Hollywood vibes with a sleek rose twist retro inspired updo, thick winged eyes, bold red Pat McGrath Labs ‘Elson 2’ bold red matte lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Double L 100’ patent leather & mesh strappy pointed toe pumps, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels including statement drop earrings made up of white diamond halo set Colombian emeralds and a selection of major white diamond rings. It would easily be one of my favorite Beyonce looks in a really long, long time. Especially a red carpet look. I had so many ideas for what to pick for Dua Lipa to wear for the Grammy Awards. I was originally going to go down the route of vintage Thierry Mugler Couture, but then Kim Jones made his debut as the creative director at Fendi. The moment I saw this ivory sheer pearl embellished caped column gown with a halterneck bodysuit and a dramatic train it spoke to me. It was a really cool moment that gives me regal vibes as well as rock and roll glamour. I feel like it would definitely be something that Dua would be drawn to and since she is on the list of performers in addition to being nominated for six Grammy’s including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. Her music helped get me through lockdown and I would love to see her walk away with a couple of those golden gramophones as a consolation prize. A sleek updo embellished with a Mikimoto ‘Splash’ akoya pearl and white diamond brooch, defined eyes, glossy mauve lips, a pair of metallic champagne nude Christian Louboutin ‘Mariacar’ crisscross mesh platform sandals, and Mikimoto ‘Bubbles’ akoya pearl and white diamond cluster earrings would turn this look into the perfect glamour moment for Dua to bring to the Grammy’s this year.  H.E.R. has been making the rounds this awards season with nominations at both the Golden Globe Awards and the Critics Choice Awards. Her next stop would be the Grammy’s in a normal year. She is nominated for 3 Grammy’s including Song of the Year and two Best R&B nods. She gave us more casual cool in Valentino Couture look at the Globes and a major floral beaded brocade custom Miu Miu suit for the Critics Choice Awards after wearing neon trimmed Vera Wang Chinese inspired pants looks for the Emmy’s last year. She isn’t performing, but I would still love to see her serve a major drama glam moment wearing this peach rosé avant garde ruffled Elie Saab Spring 2021 RTW column gown which features a 3/4 length cape bodice, intricate crystal embellishment, a thigh high split, and a dramatic train. It isn’t like anything else we’ve seen H.E.R. wear. She goes for more of that left of “expected” glamour for the red carpet, but I feel like this could be a really cool moment especially if it was styled with an intricate cornrow braided bun updo, defined eyes behind orange Gentle Monster ‘Chakra’ gold-toned metal cat-eye sunglasses, glossy nude lips, a pair of metallic orange Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Catia’ strappy sandals, and glamorous A & Furst ‘Bouquet’ rose-cut rose de France, citrine, pink tourmaline, and madera citrine cluster earrings.Megan Thee Stallion has been getting better and better with her red carpets lately. So when I saw that the rapper who is nominated for FOUR Grammy’s including Record of the Year and Best New Artist was going to be performing this year I wanted to make sure I was giving a major fashion moment. I went through all sorts of ideas when I was thinking about what the perfect look would be for Megan I went through a couple of ideas, but I thought about going the custom route going off the rack and picking this bronze Gucci long sleeve gown with a choker detail on the neck, a metallic sheen, a straight fit, a long length, a rear central vent and a chainmail-style construction as the inspiration. How I would customize this look for Megan would be to add a dramatic train and moving the rear vent to become a right side split to really make this a superb fashion moment for the Grammy’s red carpet. It would be edgy, glamorous, and sexy which are all adjectives I would use to describe Megan. I would style this gown with a major high afro bubble puff ponytail, smokey eyes, deep glossy burgundy lips, major black ankle strap Casadei fishnet mesh peep toe platform pumps, and a selection of major Sutra jewels including 18k blackened gold 3 row emerald hoop earrings and a ‘High Emerald’ 18k blackened gold set emerald and white diamond cocktail ring to make sure that Megan is serving a MAJOR moment from head to toe. Finishing off today is the beautiful Taylor Swift who is nominated for six Grammy’s and will be performing this weekend so I am really excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet. Despite multiple nominations since Taylor hasn’t attended a Grammy’s ceremony since 2016 when she won several for her album 1989. So I am really interested to see what she will bring this year. When she dropped Folklore and Evermore last year Taylor seemed to ignite the Cottagecore trend, and a refound love of cardigans. I’ve wanted to see what this would bring in terms of red carpet style, but Taylor has skipped pretty much all of the music awards shows during the pandemic. When I was thinking of something that I feel would fit the vibe of her recent albums, but still give us red carpet I was having a hard time coming up with the right pick. Then I watched the Valentino Spring 2021 Couture show and I immediately fell in love with this light grey slip style gown with a dramatic train paired with a copper brown knit sweater vest that was worn asymmetrically on the runway and I would keep it that way for Swiftie. Finishing out the look with a soft romantic updo, defined eyes, her signature bold red lips, gold metallic leather Aquazzura ‘Celeste’ platform crystal rope knot detailed platform ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Irene Neuwirth jewels including one of a kind ‘Tropical Flower Triple’ drop earrings made of carved mixed tourmaline, a one of a kind three stone ‘Gemmy Gem’ pink tourmaline & white diamond ring, and a one of a kind ‘Tropical Flower Triple’ carved pink tourmaline and sapphire ring would give this look is a major cottagecore glamour moment.

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.

2020 American Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

I am SOOOOOO excited for the 2020 American Music Awards. With the confirmed performers, the nominees, and the hostess I am expecting some major fashion moments. I keep getting excited about fashion moments to come. I thought I had put my Best Dressed of the Year list to wrap, but with every event the stars continue to bring it. I appreciate that immensely since we have been deprived of so many big red carpets this year. I am hoping that the stars who we will see this weekend at the American Music Awards will bring the drama, glamour, and couture. The looks featured in today’s wishes all could be be real Best Dressed contenders. Ariana Grande is nominated, with Lady Gaga, for three American Music Awards. I would honestly be surprised if Ari doesn’t perform this weekend with her new album just dropping and all. I feel like her style is finally starting to mature and evolve so I am very interested in seeing what this years red carpet will bring. I saw this Jean Louis Sebaj Fall 2020 Couture empire waist bubble hem high low gown which features a black tulle over to an iridescent silk under-layer and immediately knew I would love to see Ariana bring it to life on the red carpet at the American Music Awards. It is a major glam moment that I feel is a perfect bridge moment for Ari. It is sexy yet a frothy voluminous look. I would love to see Ariana style this gown with a sleek braided high bun updo, smokey eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, black Casadei ‘Flora Folies Bergere’ mesh peep toe platform mary-jane pumps, and a selection of Butani jewels including a pair of  simple two row pear cut white diamond drop earrings and a statement 12 carat oval opal cocktail ring. It would definitely make a major red carpet moment for Ariana.  Dua Lipa announced the nominees for the 2020 American Music Awards, is nominated for two, and will be performing her latest single “Levitating. I have long been a fan of Dua, her music, and her style. When it came to what I wanted to see from Dua on this red carpet I had many options, but ultimately decided that since I didn’t use this sheer crystal chandelier strapless Schiaparelli Spring 2020 Couture tea length gown which features a plunging sweetheart neckline and a think silver belted waist for my hostess wishes for Taraji P. Henson that I wanted it to be Dua to bring this dress to life. I really want to see this dress worn. I feel like Dua knows how to bring sexy glamour to life on the red carpet. That is exactly what this gown is. To really make this look major glam from head to toe I would love to see Dua style this look with a sleek updo, black and silver glitter smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of silver crystal embellished PVC Aquazzura ‘Heaven’ pointed toe slingback pumps, and major white diamond and grey spinel Nikos Koulis ‘Universe Line’ double circle earrings. I don’t know anything about Gabby Barrett’s style aside from the seafoam Talbot Runhof caped gown she wore for the CMA Awards last week. We got to know Gabby as she made it to third place on American Idol Season. I’ve always said that the runners up do better than the winners from American Idol. Gabby finds herself nominated for Favorite Female Artist – Country at this years American Music Awards alongside country hit-makers Miranda Lambert & Maren Morris. After that chic caped moment I decided that I wanted to put some wish energy out into the universe for her to wear on this red carpet if she makes the jaunt to Hollywood. I LOVE this one shoulder red Jovani bow detailed mermaid gown with a peplum waist for her. I had to keep in mind that Gabby has a growing baby bump, but I feel like this look would be a super chic maternity moment for her to bring to life. A sleek updo, defined eyes, dark pink lips, red crystal embellished Via Spiga ‘V-Nora2’ strappy pumps, and a pair of Atelier Swarovski ‘Lola’ lab created white diamond and ruby tear drop earrings would definitely pull this looks together perfectly.Maluma will be performing “Pa’ Ti + Lonely” with JLo from the soundtrack of their upcoming film, Marry Me. When it comes to fashion Maluma knows how to bring some high fashion moments to the red carpet. Now that being said he wore a cartoonish look he wore for the EMA’s earlier this month was not one of his finer moments. I would love to see him redeem himself at the VMA’s wearing this baby pink Versace Spring 2021 RTW oversized tuxedo which features which features a crystal starfish boutonniere, tank top undershirt, and a tonal pink belt in lieu of a cummerbund. I love this suit and white I would love a more tailored version for myself I can definitely picture the whole thing as presented on Maluma. The look is cool so I would love to see this look styled with a pair of light pink and silver Adidas by Raf Simons x Ozweego ‘Mirrored – Clear Pink’ chunky sneakers, silver mirrored lens and white acrylic Versace tiny angled sunglasses, and a white diamond Norman Silverman round cut straight line necklace set in 18K white gold. Finishing out today are some looks I really grappled with. Regular readers will know that since the whole China debacle I have pretty much made If I Was A Stylist a Dolce & Gabbana free zone. I don’t respect the brand anymore. But that being said, the brand got a new VIP PR guy earlier this year and they have made a huge resurgence on the red carpet. So it is inevitable that we will see Dolce on the red carpet. I will never go immediately to a look from Dolce, but when I haven’t felt the spark click with anything else I will look at looks from the Italian fashion house. That is what happened when I was looking at looks for Favorite Female Artist – Latin nominee Rosalia. I don’t know if we will even see her on this red carpet, but if we do I think she would look phenomenal wearing this deep rose red Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Fall 2020 red chiffon gown which featured a corseted bodice, thick straps, bodysuit, a hip high split, and a dramatic train. It is a super glamorous and sexy moment and I feel like it would definitely let Rosalia deliver a major confident glam moment. Style it with old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, matching red lips, a pair of red Pollini gold crystal trimmed ankle strap suede sandals, and statement David Webb ‘Spoil Her’ chandelier earrings which features oval and pear-shaped cabochon rubies, brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18K gold and platinum and it would be a major glamour moment for her to bring to the red carpet. I also picked an “inside” look that is shorter and easier to get around in with this sheer black embroidered lace Dolce & Gabbana crystal chandelier fringe embellished cami strapped sheath dress. This dress is definitely more of the classic Dolce look we are used to seeing. I would swap the red carpet styling for thick bouncy retro curls, defined eyes, red lips, black Christian Louboutin ‘Galativi P Strass 100’ pointed toe mesh paneled pumps, and a pair of super chic David Webb ‘Twilight’ carved rock crystal, brilliant-cut diamond, and carved black onyx chandelier earrings set in 18K white gold to make this look super chic as well.

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 4

The 2020 People’s Choice Awards are TOMORROW! I am so excited to see what this event will be. I feel like there are a lot of surprises in store. There aren’t a lot of performers or presenters announced yet. So I don’t know how the show will work. This is a two hour “red carpet” hosted by Giuliana Rancic before so I would imagine there will be a good celebrity attendance. Today my wishes are full of some of the confirmed presenters and performers, as well as Dua Lipa who is nominated for 4 People’s Choice Awards this year. I had only heard of Addison Rae as a Tik Tok personality before she presented at the Billboard Music Awards last month wearing a full Valentino Fall 2020 RTW ensemble. I don’t know anything about her style, but I feel like she will bring some sort of chic look. I was looking at the Fall 2020 RTW collections and when I saw this pale butter yellow Lanvin Fall 2020 RTW skater style mini dress which features a scoop neckline, crystal embellishments on the straps, and an a-line skirt I thought it was the perfect look for Addison. It is chic and flirty moment and I feel it could help continue to push her into the fashion girl territory. Now I feel she rocked the Valentino gloves at the Billboard Awards as a nod to COVID safety precautions so she could definitely rock the ivory ones that the Lanvin dress was styled with on the runway. I personally wouldn’t it could become too kitschy and I don’t think Addison is established enough to fall into a moment in time kitsch. A sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, punchy pink lips, champagne platinum glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Jenique’ criss-cross strap peep toe platform sandals, and a pair of rose quartz and white diamond Brumani ‘Looping Shine’ collection stud earrings would all make this look the epitome of feminine chic. I feel like it’s been a while since we’ve seen Bebe Rexha, but she recently presented at the MTV EMA’s where she debuted some bold crayola red hair and she is going to present at the People’s Choice Awards tomorrow night. I have to say I hate the hair on her. The only person, in my opinion, to make this hair color work was Rihanna back in the early days of LOUD. I want to minimize the color so I went for a look for Bebe that I think fits her aesthetic (even though she doesn’t really have one) picking this black draped stretch satin Alexandre Vauthier dress which features a plunging neckline, open back, scarf draping on the hips, and an asymmetrical hem line. I feel the dress is definitely something that Bebe would be drawn to and I can see her making it a super sensual moment as well. I would pull the look together styling her hair into a chic finger wave updo with a beauty look that includes smokey eyes and lips to match her red hair and accessorizing with a pair of black Alexander McQueen crystal embellished ankle strap sandals and Amwaj ‘Vision in Blue’ white diamond and sapphire modern cross tassel drop earrings. Chloe x Halle are amongst the only performers (along with Justin Beiber) who are currently announced for the People’s Choice Awards. All of their performances at events since the pandemic hit have been studio recorded and played during the live show. I am hoping that we see the R&B superstar sisters take to the stage in person at the PCA’s tomorrow night. I have long been a fan of their style. They know how to rock some major FASHION. I would love to see them rock a new brand I’ve discovered thanks to Vogue Runway called Annakiki whose Spring 2021 RTW was all about taking intergalactic meets streetwear drama. I would love to see Halle wear the black sequined mini dress with pink 3D floral embroidered shoulder and for Chloe to wear the avant garde cropped interpretation of a white button down with high waisted black trousers. The looks are cool and chic which is exactly what the Bailey sisters are all about. I would style Halle’s dress with braids pulled back, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, black asymmetrical grosgrain bow detail Jimmy Choo ‘Aveline 100’ ankle strap sandals, and white diamond Harry Kotlar teardrop cluster drop earrings and Chloe’s trouser looks with a curly top bun, defined eyes, deep antique rose pink lips, bold hot pink Balenciaga ‘Knife’ pointed toe pumps, and white diamond Harry Kotlar ‘Scallop Silhouette’ dangle fringe earrings to really make these superb complimentary red carpet moments. Dua Lipa is the only person on this list who isn’t confirmed to attend the 2020 People’s Choice Awards tomorrow. I have really enjoyed seeing Dua continue to grow in her style choices. I am really hoping that if she steps out tomorrow night I would love to see Dua give us edgy glam wearing this Balenciaga Spring 2021 RTW ensemble which features a black sleeveless bodysuit with built in stiletto boots overlaid with a silver chain link mesh floor length tunic. This look is industrial glam defined and I definitely feel like it would be something Dua would be able to bring to life on the red carpet. She has lost the two toned blonde and black 90’s grunge hair coloring that she was sporting at the end of last year into this year and is back to straight black locks. Thank god. I would love to see Dua style this look with a sleek ponytail, statement black and white smokey eyes, bold matte red lips, and a pair of asymmetrical white diamond Messika High Jewelery ‘Equalizer’ zig-zag earrings. Finishing out today’s wish is the gorgeous Jameela Jamil who is nominated and presenting at tomorrow nights awards show. I go back and forth with Jameela and her style. I know she has potential but I don’t like the fit of many of her looks. So I went to one of the brands known for their fit with this emerald green velvet Vivienne Westwood Fall 2020 RTW mini dress which features strong shoulders, sweetheart neckline, corseted waist, long sleeves, and a draped mini length skirt. First I was drawn to the color of this dress for Jameela. It is a little shorter and sexier than we are used to seeing her wear, but I think that if Westwood would lengthen the look to hit mid thigh that this look would be a game changer when it comes to Jameela’s style. I would love to see her banged hair styled in a sleek high ponytail adding defined eyes, bold deep red lips, gold Jimmy Choo ‘Talika’ crystal embellished cross strap pointed toe pumps, and a pair of Amrapali ‘Kimya Fan’ graduated 18k yellow gold and white diamond chandelier earrings. It would definitely be among one of Jameela’s best red carpet looks ever.

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

2020 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

The VMA’s are coming and I am really excited to see what this years event will look like. The producers are creating bubbles for performers and their crews in New York and LA. I was hoping for a red carpet, but it doesn’t seem like that will happen. I do hope that glam squads are putting together formal looks in addition to performance looks so that if their clients are presenting or performing they serve us up FASHION. In today’s wishes you are going to find a plethora of superb glam moments for nominees and performers at this years VMA’s they all would have been major moments on the red carpet, but would be just as major from a studio space. I just want major fashion. Is that too much to ask for? Rain on Me has lead Ariana Grande (and of course Queen Gaga) to the most VMA nominations this year. They will also be performing at this years ceremony. We haven’t seen them able to get out and perform this song before so I am really excited to see what will come. Now while later you are going to see a wish for Gaga’s performance outfit I just picked a look for Ariana to wear if she gives us DRAMA to accept any of the awards she and Gaga are bound to win. I would love to see her grab up this fuchsia pink tulle Ralph & Russo Fall 2020 Couture ballgown which features a sweetheart neckline, asymmetrically micro pleated bustier bodice, and multi-layered voluminous fan frill skirt with cascading train. It is that frothy feminine moment that we know Ari loves and I feel like it would be a superb moment for her to wear for the VMA’s. Now she would most likely style this look with her signature pony tail (insert eye roll here), but I would love to see her switch things up and style this gown with a major big bun updo. A thick winged eyeliner, soft pink lips, a pair of fuchsia pink grosgrain Casadei ‘Cannete Blade’ pointed toe stilettos, and a selection of Butani jewels including simple pink ruby and white diamond teardrop stud earrings, a statement white diamond collar necklace, and a selection of two pink ruby and white diamond bracelets would add the perfect finishing touches to this look for Ariana. Camila Cabello is far from someone I get excited to see on the red carpet. She tends to look cheap and disheveled even when she’s wearing couture. It really is her hair that ruins looks for me. I feel like she could deliver good looks, but her pageant princess meets sex hair just doesn’t work for me. To put her on the path to a glamorous moment I started with this dusty sky blue tulle Christian Dior Spring 2020 Couture off the shoulder knot draped a-line ball gown. I feel like this gown speaks to Camila’s sexy meets bohemian glam sense of style. I feel like this could be a superb moment for Camila. I feel like maybe the pairing of Camila and Dior, both of whom I usually find very lackluster, could potentially work very well together. To make this look really work I would love to see Camila style this gown with a romantic curly and braided updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of silver lizard leather embossed Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Catia’ strappy sandals, and Tiffany & Co. drop earrings set in platinum with emerald-cut aquamarines and baguette white diamonds from the 2019 Tiffany Blue Book Collection.Dua Lipa knows how to bring the sexy and I am hoping we will see her take part in the show where she is nominated for 4 awards. I thought going to a British label known for his love of sex was the right choice for Dua. I love this black velvet and lace Christopher Kane Fall 2020 RTW mini dress which features a bralet, cutout underboob, corset style waist, and a flounced a-line skirt and I really do think it would be super sexy glam moment for Dua to wear for an event like the VMA’s. I feel like Kane designs are a little underrated. He is a master at toeing the like between sex, glamour, and trash without it coming across as trashy. A sleek updo, defined soft smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black velvet Christian Louboutin ‘Rabakate Alta 120’ peep toe half d’Orsay platform pumps, and art deco inspired Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2020 geometric white diamond and emerald drop earrings would definitely ensure this look screams absolute glamour from head to toe. When Lady Gaga is announced as a guest at any event she automatically becomes the person I am most excited to see. I feel like I never know what she will bring to life on the red carpet. I am sad that there will be no actual red carpet for Lady Gaga to grace this year. As I mentioned earlier I hope stars will bring a major fashion moment for both acceptance speeches and performances. Gaga is one of the stars who I actually picked two different looks for starting with that red carpet look for accepting the awards I am sure she will take home this year. It was recently announced that Gaga will front the next Valentino fragrance campaign and so I turned to the Valentino Spring 2020 Couture collection for a major fashion moment for her to bring to life at the VMAs with this baby pink silk and ostrich feather gown. This gown which features that major feathered bodice, a red lined skirt, thigh high split, and a dramatic train is definitely in tune with Gaga’s style. She is one of very, very few stars who I feel like would be able to make this gown really come to life and not let it wear her. I would let the gown be the statement with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of baby pink Pleaser ‘Aspire’ peep toe platform sandals, and a selection of dazzling Tiffany & Co, jewels including drop earrings set in platinum featuring pink kunzites and white diamonds and a geometric circle white diamond 2015 Blue Book cuff bracelet. To perform “Rain on Me” in a yet to be disclosed location (hopefully the streets of NYC) I turned to The Blonds and this major sequin and crystal detailed look from their Fall 2018 RTW collection. I fell like this gold moto jacket trimmed with floor length fringe paired with a disco ball bodysuit is right up Gaga’s ally. It would be a super cool moment styled with long center parted straight hair, a gold Manokhi biker hat, thick defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, the runways spike studded gold thigh high Christian Louboutin boots, and by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. ‘Leaves’ ear clips with peridots and diamonds set in platinum and 18 karat gold.

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on Sunday August 30, 2020. You can see all my VMA’s wishes here.

Pre-Fall 2020 Round-Up Red Carpet Wish List

There are a lot of brands that don’t release lookbooks of their pre-collections during the season instead waiting for when the collections will start being delivered into stores. So while now we usually see designers releasing their resort collections in May, June, & July there have been a couple of Pre-Fall 2020 collections released around the Resort 2021 collections. So you’ve already seen me review Self Portrait, Erdem, & Alexander McQueen‘s Pre-Fall 2020 collections and give you a couple of wishes in those reviews, but I have more wishes for some of those labels as well as for brands that I didn’t feel the urge to review. So check out the 48 wishes from Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Marni, Miu Miu, Self-Portrait, Rasario, & Roland Mouret. With red carpets still on pause this is a great escape to the fantasy world of fashion.

So now you have seen all these wishes let me ask you. Which ones do you most want to see come true when we start seeing red carpets happen again?

 

2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 40

Well we have made it to my final set of wishes for the 2020 Met Gala. I have been really excited about all of these wishes, but today is extra special. When I had originally planned all of my archive fashion moments for this years Met Gala red carpets I decided that my final wish list was going to be nothing but archive runway moments I want to see on this years red carpet. I feel like archive moments are perfect to honor the theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” What better way to honor the idea of fashion enduring than bringing something that was first presented 15+ years ago and make it fresh and modern for today’s red carpet. So the five looks that close out all of my #MetGala wishes are some of my favorite.It was really just over a year ago when Cardi B wore 3 archive couture Thierry Mugler looks for the Grammy Awards that we started seeing more and more archive Mugler moments on the red carpet. At last years Met Gala it was Kim Kardashian who blessed the red carpet wearing archive Mugler. This year I thought that after Dua Lipa snatched a look right off the Mugler Fall 2020 RTW runway for the Global Awards that she would be the perfect person to bring an archive moment from the label to the Met Gala red carpet this year. I found this pearlescent white strapless ballgown from the Thierry Mugler Fall 1999 Couture collection which features a fitted pencil gown, pointed hips, and a dramatic bustle train and fell in love. I was looking for something gorgeous for Dua and this gown which to me hearkens to the hay day of the New Look, but in space seemed to click perfectly. It is the best of classic glamour mixed with the best of the Mugler aesthetic. Knowing that Dua can handle a big gown on the red carpet makes me know she would be able to shut the Met Gala red carpet down wearing this gown. A sleek bun updo, defined eyes, burgundy lips, a pair of iridescent silver Christian Louboutin ‘Spikaqueen’ PVC detail crystal embellished ankle strap pointed toe pumps, and a statement white diamond Messika High Jewelry ‘Beloved Feather’ asymmetrical collar necklace would add the perfect finishing touches to this look.I was looking at the Pierre Cardin archives because I remembered a major archive moment Naomi Campbell wore for a royal fashion event back in 2018. It made me want to dig further into the archives and pick something major this years Met Gala red carpet. I wasn’t really looking at the archive with the idea of anyone specific in mind, but just looking at moments. When I saw this brick red sequin column gown which features 3/4 length sleeve with satin bow details on the cuff I thought immediately of Julianne Moore and I knew I had found the perfect archive moment. Julianne knows how to bring structured drama to the red carpet and I feel like the color of this gown against her skin and hair would just turn me into the heart eye emoji especially if styled with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, nude lips, an antique gold Gianvito Rossi ‘Bella’ clutch, black and gold Gianvito Rossi ‘Olga’ ankle strap d’Orsay sandals, and a pair of pink gold Bulgari ‘Diva’s Dream’ white diamond detailed chandelier earrings.Kaitlyn Dever was an ambassador for sustainable fashion during Oscar weekend this year. She wore several vintage couture gowns that her stylist Karla Welch pulled from online vintage hot spot Shrimpton Couture and then a custom eco-responsible silk custom Louis Vuitton gown. Now while last year Kaitlyn tweeted “While all y’all are at the met gala, I’m at home playing #uncharted4 with pops.” I am hoping to see her on this years Met Gala red carpet and I decided to go vintage for her to wear for this red carpet as well. I saw this black silk taffeta one shoulder bustle ball gown from the Pierre Balmain by Oscar de la Renta Fall 2000 Couture collection and immediately thought of Kaitlyn. This gown is a dramatic classic, which is perfect to compliment this years theme. A sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of black Roger Vivier ‘I Love Vivier’ pointed toe pumps, and a statement Bulgari High Jewelry  ‘Cinemagia’ collection necklace with rubellite, sapphire, emerald, diamonds and chalcedony in white gold would make sure that Kaitlyn’s Met Gala debut is head to toe perfection. I only picked two Michael Kors looks for this years Met Gala red carpet. The first was the customized Fall 2020 gown I picked for Hilary Swank. The second is diving into the Michael Kors archives for Naomie Harris. Over the years Naomie has worn several Michael Kors moments on various red carpets like the BAFTA Awards and a premiere of Spectre. As I was looking at archive Michael Kors collection I found this white crystal embellished halter gown from the Michael Kors Fall 2005 RTW collection. I knew it would be a gorgeous moment for Naomie to wear on this red carpet. Super elegant and glamorous. Now as presented the gown is gorgeous, but I would love to see Michael customize this archive moment for Naomie so that it has a really long dramatic train. I just want Naomie to ooze timeless glamour on the Met Gala red carpet. A sleek bun updo, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a silver Swarovski crystal embellished Michael Kors ‘Simone’ clutch, a pair of white Gianvito Rossi ‘Glam’ crystal embellished ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Atelier Swarovski jewels including a pair of Penelope Cruz collection ‘Lola’ double drop earrings with dazzling pear-shaped Swarovski Genuine Topaz encircled by stunning Swarovski Created Diamonds, suspended from an oval-shaped stud and a statement ‘Azure Blue’ cocktail bracelet artfully arranged in bands around two cabochon Swarovski Created Star Sapphires, 3 rows of round brilliant Swarovski Created Diamonds surround sparkling rows of Swarovski Genuine Topaz and dangling details of marquise cut laboratory created blue Spinel and pear cut Kashmir blue treated Swarovski Genuine Topaz drops, all set in 18k white gold all would ensure the look delivers dramatic timeless glamour from head to toe. And my final wish for the 2020 Met Gala wish I dug into the glamorous Ralph Lauren archives. Like Michael Kors I picked two looks from Ralph Lauren for the Met Gala. Ralph didn’t get to present his Fall 2020 collection because of the COVID-19 crisis, but with an illustrious archive full of glam gowns I was able to make sure he was included. I saw this halter neck white silk charmuse halter gown from the Ralph Lauren Fall 2005 RTW collection (apparently a good season for white gowns) and knew that it was the perfect gown for the Met Gala. Now I went through many options of stars to wear it on the red carpet, but as soon as I thought of this gown on Olivia Munn I knew it was the perfect fit. The gown on Olivia would definite ooze sophisticated, sensual elegance. Styling the gown with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, nude pink lips, a white croc embossed satin Tyler Ellis ‘Lily’ clutch, a pair of white Casadei ‘Blade’ ankle strap stiletto sandals, and statement Lorraine Schwartz jewels including a pair of paraiba tourmaline and white diamond teardrop pendant earrings and a matching statement paraiba tourmaline cocktail ring would add the perfect finishing touches to this look for Olivia.

PARIS FASHION WEEK FALL 2020 RTW RED CARPET WISH LIST PART 3

After today I am navigating uncharted waters. This set of wishes for looks that came down the runways of Paris Fashion Week a few weeks ago really finishes out all my immediate wishes for the Fall 2020 RTW runway season. Overall I have been really impressed and honestly sad at the thought that due to the COVID-19 crisis that many of these looks will end up lost to the archives of fashion history. Even if this list is the only place we will ever get to enjoy the idea of these looks on a red carpet then so be it. At least in this time of crisis we are able to maintain a sense of fantasy when reality is do bleak.

 

2020 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

The 2020 Grammy’s are tomorrow night and I don’t know what exactly happened from Monday to now, but I have lost my excitement for this red carpet. With every press release of new performances, Grammy moment announcements, and the release of the list of presenters I just got less and less enthused. While I went into this week hoping that the Grammy’s were going to be a bright spot in a rather bland awards season thus far I am growing ever more weary that will be the case. I always loved the Grammy’s for the fact that nominated stars showed up no matter what. Some of the other music awards shows almost seem disingenuous with handing out awards. One nominated star will be in the audience per category and you know they are the one that will be taking home the award. That wasn’t the case with the Grammy’s. That all seemed to change this week as ousted Grammy CEO Deborah Dugan went public with tales of sexism, vote rigging, and more. So I can see why some of the biggest names in music are stepping back from this years show. Now all of the stars in this set of wishes are confirmed to be presenters, performers, and nominees at tomorrows show. If I had to guess I would say that the likeliness of seeing Lady Gaga or Michelle Obama is rather slim as they are just nominated and are not expected to present or perform and as a plus one and a major player in the #TimesUp movement I don’t know if we will see Nicole Kidman on the arm of hubby Keith Urban who is presenting. Later today I am going to post 63 of my favorite looks form the recently presented Spring 2020 Couture collections, and I guess you could count this list as an extention of that as seven of the looks in this list are hot off the runway. I do feel like these are some of my favorite wishes so far this awards season. I think it is because that at the Grammy’s anything goes and you can really have fun with looks and that is definitely what I did here. Oh and just a little tidbit of information for you I was looking through the Atelier Versace Spring 2020 Couture lookbook this week and Donatella named each of the looks presented and when I saw that the gown I picked for Ariana Grande to wear on this red carpet was named Ariana I knew I had to put this wish into the universe because I definitely believe it is right up her glam.

The 2020 Grammy Awards will take place tomorrow night Sunday January 26, 2020.

 

2019 American Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

After giving you a new format Tuesday for my wishes for the 2019 American Music Awards hostess Ciara I am back to a much more traditional set up. Regular readers will definitely know the format for today’s set of wishes for the red carpet at the 2019 American Music Awards which will take place this Sunday night. This is one of the last major red carpets of the year and I am hoping that someone will deliver a major moment. I have already narrowed down my Best Dressed of the Year List to just 55 possible contenders, but while there may only be 40 days left in 2019 there is still a chance that my list can be disrupted. I believe that some of the ladies that are confirmed to attend the 2019 American Music Awards could very easily put together a look worthy of the Best Dressed of the Year list. Ariana Grande is nominated for six awards this weekend and I am hoping that we finally see her take to a red carpet for the first time in almost a year this weekend. I honestly knew exactly what look I wanted to see the 26 year old sugary sweet songstress to bring to life on this red carpet on Sunday night. I have thought that this white, powder pink, and black Celia Kritharioti Fall 2019 Couture feathered high low gown would be such a perfect moment for Ari since it first came down the Parisian runway back in July. We are definitely used to seeing Ariana give us uber flirty feminine moments on the red carpet so I really think that this moment could work. I think this look is the perfect balance of chic femininity and DRAMA for Ariana to deliver on the American Music Awards red carpet. I would love to see Ariana change up her signature high ponytail hairstyle for a big bun updo, but I don’t think that will happen and I do think that her signature style would still work very well with this gown. The perfect finishing touches for this look include thick winged eyes, mauve pink matte lips, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Katie’ black patent and suede crystal embellished hotfix bow platform sandals, and a selection of Messika jewels from the ‘The Snow Queen’ inspired collection including a pair of ‘Shards of Mirror’ white diamond floating cluster earrings and a matching ‘Shards of Mirror’ white diamond cuff bracelet.Cardi B could finish out a major 2019 by taking home two American Music Awards home this weekend. It was really at last years AMA’s that I fell in love with Cardi’s sense of style. She really blossomed on this red carpet last year wearing a major floral Dolce & Gabbana (ew in retrospect) gown and matching headwrap. This year I want Cardi to deliver femme fatale Hollywood glamour wearing this silver fully beaded Yousef Al-Jasmi Fall 2019 Couture wrap style gown which features a plunging wide v-neckline, dramatic cape sleeves, and a high center split. This is definitely not something we have really seen from Cardi yet, but I just imagine her delivering this rich high glam bitch persona wearing this gown on the American Music Awards red carpet with a sleek bouffant style updo, thick winged lined smokey eyes, bold matte red lips, a pair of silver glitter Casadei ‘Blade’ pointed toe pumps, and dazzling Butani diamonds including a pair of ‘Mayfair’ white diamond cluster earrings and a statement white diamond draped collar necklace. Cardi already is on my short list for a spot on my Best Dressed of the Year List, but if done the way I am imagining in my head I believe that this could be another major contender as well. Dua Lipa is also on my Best Dressed of the Year short list currently thanks to the amazing red Valentino Couture gown that she wore for the amfAR Gala in Cannes earlier this year. Aside from that moment I was lacking major drama moment from Dua this year. That comes on the heels of her major drama moments in Giambattista Valli Couture last year. I decided that I was going to turn back to the French Haute Couturier for the look I most wanted to see Dua, who is performing at the AMA’s this weekend, bring to life on the red carpet. This bold hot pink strapless Giambattista Valli Fall 2019 Couture feathered mini dress which features a sash draped waist that trails into a dramatic chiffon train was one of my favorite looks that was presented during the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall 2019 back in July and I have been waiting for someone to wear it. I feel like this is a dress perfect for a party, premiere, or well a music awards since it doesn’t really scream “Hollywood” to me as much as it screams “Party.” I believe that Dua would bring this dress to life. She has that modelesque stature that I believe is needed to really bring this look to life. Now that being said I HATE her two tones hair. I would like her to choose if she wants dark hair or blonde hair and stick with it. That being said I do not believe that Dua is going to change up the hair style, so I want to see it as a center parted sleek updo to let the dress be the focus of this look. A pair of matching hot pink Christian Louboutin ‘Araborda’ crystal embellished peep toe slingback sandals, defined eyes, rose pink lips, and a pair of dazzling white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 drop earrings would ensure that Dua is ready to make this look come to life on the AMA’s red carpet. Coming off the news yesterday that she is the one with the most 2020 Grammy Award nominations I am expecting Lizzo to definitely be 100% that bitch and deliver a superbly major moment on the red carpet at the American Music Awards as she really begins her campaign to take home several Grammy’s in January. She has owned red carpets this year wearing Moschino, Marc Jacobs, and Christopher John Rogers for the biggest red carpets. As I was on the hunt for the perfect look for Lizzo to bring to life on the American Music Awards red carpet I found this seafoam green and black Christian Siriano Spring 2020 RTW cold-shoulder tulle bustier gown which features boned bodice, defined hips, column skirt, and overall sheer construction on the runway of the designers re-show during Paris Fashion Week. When originally presented at New York Fashion Week this gown was presented in all black, but I think that the seafoam tulle on the shoulders/neckline and skirt make this look like less of a costume, and more of a high fashion moment. I see this gown as Siriano does Thierry Mugler. Now I know that Lizzo has the personality and the confidence to really bring this look to life especially if styled with a 60’s inspired updo, smokey eyes, burgundy Fenty Beauty ‘Griselda’ mattemoiselle plush matte lipstick, black Christian Louboutin ‘Galativi’ point toe velvet and mesh pointed toe pumps, and Norman Silverman diamonds including a pair of ‘Fleur’ floral drop earrings and a major oval cut and half mood diamond cocktail ring. Selena Gomez will be performing her songs “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now” at the 2019 American Music Awards this weekend. Selena has had several chic moments on the AMA’s red carpet over the years and I am excited to see what this years look will be. It seems like Selena is now free of the reigns of her Coach ties now that Jennifer Lopez has been announced as the brands latest face. So I am really excited to see what she will bring to this red carpet. I loved the new sexier woman that Alessandro Michele sent down the Gucci Spring 2020 RTW runway. To be honest I can’t tell you why none of the looks from this collection have yet to make it to a red carpet. Well I would love to see Selena change that by stepping onto the AMA’s red carpet on Sunday wearing this black halter neck gown from that collection which features jade green and gold Chinese brocade inspired brocade, a daring chest cutout, a column skirt, and a thigh high split. The cut of this gown took me back to the days of Tom Ford and the fabric screams Alessandro’s vibe and the two together just makes for a perfect meshing of aesthetics. I think that Selena would deliver this moment on the red carpet with effortless ease. A pair of simple black suede Gucci ankle strap sandals, a sleek center parted low bun, defined eyes, light pink lips, and Hanut Singh ‘Egyptian Revivalist’ white topaz, emerald, enamel, and diamond drop earrings would ensure that this is one of Selena’s best red carpet moments in a long time.

The 2019 American Music Awards will take place on Sunday November 24, 2019.

2019 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 17

In the openings to most of my Met Gala wishes so far I have tried to go through Susan Sontag’s “Notes on ‘Camp'” and help define for you what exactly ‘Camp’ is. Basically it is ” the sensibility of failed seriousness, of the theatricalization of experience. Camp refuses both the harmonies of traditional seriousness, and the risks of fully identifying with extreme states of feeling.” It is neither here nor there, not good or bad, pretty or ugly. It is whatever you want it to be. I think that idea is going to make it hard to actually judge how well stars stick to this years theme, since under the ‘Camp’ aesthetic anything goes. I think people, myself included are expecting everyone to wear the biggest gowns possible and things covered in sequins, crystals, and feathers. I am really interested in seeing what everyone will wear for this years red carpet. We are just two weeks from this red carpet and with each passing day I am getting more and more excited!Cardi B made her Met Gala debut last year giving me Madonna (not the “Like A Virgin” one the actual virgin” with child realness in custom Moschino as the guest of Jeremy Scott. For this years red carpet I am picking a custom Mugler gown. In an article in the LA Times Cardi’s stylist was profiled for the major vintage Thierry Mugler ‘Venus on a Half Shell’ gown that he put her in for the Grammy Awards it was said “However, those wanting to see the Venus dress up close are out of luck because the ensemble won’t be part of the upcoming exhibition. It will make an appearance elsewhere, but Carter was mum on those details.” As soon as I read those words I knew that Cardi’s Grammy’s gown was bound for the Met Gala. So, even before I confirmed it, I went down a rabbit hole of creating a major custom Mugler moment for Cardi to rep the current creative director on this years Met Gala red carpet. I took inspiration from a vintage Mugler bustier shaped like a butterfly, but mixed it with a watercolor brushstroke print that current Mugler creative director Casey Cadwallader used in his debut runway show, but covering the print with iridescent sequins, creating this fitted gown with a dramatically sexy side split. Now on it’s own this gown is great, but it doesn’t have that drama that we typically associate with the Met Gala carpet built in. So I want to up the game with a matching custom hat inspired by vintage Mugler hats in the same sequined covered print as the gown and a pair of matching print opera length gloves. A pair of metallic gold leather Christian Louboutin ‘Choca’ strappy platform sandals, smokey eyes, sleek hair, orange lips, and statement Fernando Jorge ‘Disco’ 18k gold and diamond drop earrings would definitely make this look absolutely amazing for Cardi to rock on this years Met Gala red carpet, definitely could make her a major contender for Best Dressed (she should be defending her title since she was my Best Dressed at last years Met Gala.)Dua Lipa hasn’t been to a Met Gala yet, but I would imagine on the heels of her Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording wins at this years Grammy Awards and the fact she has been embraced by fashion brands like Giambattista Valli, Versace, Armani, Christopher Kane, and Saint Laurent already that she is definitely a major contender to get a coveted invitation to the biggest night in fashion for sure. Honestly I should have made the obvious choice picking a big frothy Giambattista Valli Couture tulle gown for Dua since she LOVES them, but I wanted to make a bit of an unexpected choice for her to wear for her first Met Gala. Now initially when I picked this hot pink satin Christopher Kane Fall 2019 RTW sleeveless mini dress which features cutout sides and an embellished buckle at the center I was going to let Dua be one of the rebels of the night wearing a short dress instead of a gown. But literally as I sit here at 2:39am writing this post (since they are all scheduled) I want to see Dua’s stylist Lorenzo Posocco work with Christopher Kane to turn this mini dress into a tiered gown. Now typically I would have had my girl Evita edit this as a custom gown, but when I change my mind this late in the game there just wasn’t time to create that custom gown. I think somewhere between four and six flounced tiers would be absolutely amazing for this look. Now I don’t want to see the gown have a train just keeping a tiered column silhouette with an open back (the mini dress has a closed back aside from the side cutouts. Finish the look with her signature sleek blunt center parted bob, grey glitter smokey eyes, dark rose pink lips, an iridescent PVC and silver glittered leather Christian Louboutin ‘Marie Jane’ spike studded bucket bag, a pair of sunset colored Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalle Follies Strass’ degrade crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, and statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection black opal and multicolor sapphire drop earrings to ensure that Dua owns her Met Gala debut.Broadway stars definitely get invited to the Met Gala. Anna Wintour is a huge lover of theater and so some of the stars who will most likely get nominated for a Tony Award are invited to attend the Met Gala, both the Hollywood a-list (like Kerry Washington) and the Broadway a-list. Eva Noblezada definitely falls into the latter category. She just opened Hadestown which from what I have heard is going to make some major waves this year. She made her rise to theater stardom from Charlotte, North Carolina, which is where I am based, and since she is just 3 years younger than I am I feel this sort of connection to her. I feel like this could be her year to be a guest at the Met Gala and I want her to definitely rock a look that lives up to both the Met expectations in general, but also this years ‘Camp’ theme. Pamella Roland isn’t typically a brand that we see on the Met Gala red carpet, but I definitely think that this lilac feather embroidered tulle high low ballgown which features a high neckline and a dramatic train from the Pamella Roland Fall 2019 RTW collection is PERFECT for a rising Broadway star like Eva to bring to life on this red carpet. It has the elements of drama and ‘Camp’ that is perfect for a red carpet like this. I definitely think that Eva has the potential to really bring this gown to life for this red carpet. (Also Eva if you read this, like it, and get nominated for a Tony and want to work with a Charlotte based stylist hit me up!) I would finish this look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, silver Jimmy Choo ‘Shiloh’ iridescent crystal embellished sandals, and a pair of Kallati diamond wreath earrings to make this a major moment.Katy Perry is on this years gala host committee and I definitely have high expectations for her after the major wing moment she had last year in Atelier Versace. I went for something a lot simpler for this years red carpet, but still really dramatic, with this black Armani Prive Fall 2018 Couture strapless ballgown which features a velvet bustier, hot pink netting ruffle on the waist, and a full ostrich feather covered ball skirt. Now Katy loves color and is definitely someone who understands what ‘Camp’ is and so this gown might be too simple for her to rock on this red carpet, but I definitely think that it fits her style and would be amazing. I would go very kitschy with the styling with a large 60’s bouffant flip style blonde wig, thick cat eye winged eye liner, pink lips matching that waist detail, a pair of black Saint Laurent strappy ankle tie tassel detail pointed toe pumps, black crystal embellished opera length gloves, and de Grisogono pink tourmaline and diamond tassel earrings to make sure this is perfect for a Met Gala red carpet look, especially given the ‘Camp’ theme.Like Cardi, Troye Sivan also made his Met Gala debut last year wearing a custom red Valentino tuxedo paired with a sheer mesh t-shirt. I thought it was a perfect look for the young South African pop star. I definitely think that he should be invited back this year given the ‘Camp’ theme. I think he has it in him to really deliver a look. I decided to take a risk for Troy picking this Moschino Fall 2019 Menswear black tailcoat tuxedo with a red bow cummerbund worn over the jacket paired with bondage inspired buckled skinny pants. It is definitely more of a tough take on rock and roll glam than we are used to seeing from Troye, but I definitely believe he could easily sell it to me. I would swap the colored shirt that the tuxedo was paired with on the runway for a simple white tuxedo shirt and the clunky boots for a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Roadie Orlato’ metallic fiber chelsea boots to make this look more of what we come to expect form Troye, but with that Moschino flare.

The 2019 Met Gala will take place on the first Monday in May: May 6, 2019.