2021 SAG Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

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

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

2021 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 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 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 13

I am getting really excited to see what the Golden Globe Awards are going to bring this weekend. Almost every day we are getting announcements of new presenters who are going to appear live. So the wishes below are ones I definitely moment I am really excited to see. Let’s get into it, Annie Mumolo is back on the big screen right now in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar and is expected to present this weekend. I can’t say that I know anything about her style, but I want to see her give a very chic and elegant moment on the red carpet. I turned to the virtual racks of Bergdorf Goodman and found this black CDGNY crepe column gown which features silver chainmail cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline and fell in love. The gown is simple and classic, but the chainmail sleeves give this gown the perfect twist to make it a visually interesting moment. A sleek hairstyle tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, red lips, a black glitter medley plexi Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Emsy’ crystal embellished peep toe criss-cross sandals, and simple sparkle via Kwiat ‘Silhouette’ white diamond oval drop earrings would make this look scream glamour from head to toe. Bryce Dallas Howard has long railed against the red carpet system and how women dress. Instead of working with a stylist or trying to deal with the limitations of designer samples, the actress is known to buy her outfits right off the rack. For the promo tour for Rocketman Bryce turned to the virtual consignment racks of The Real Real to plan all of her outfits. So when I saw her name on a list of presenters for Sunday’s show I immediately turned to the virtual consignor again. I found this black and red floral print sleeveless Oscar De La Renta tea length gown with a dramatic train and open back and immediately fell in love with the idea of Bryce bringing it to life. This gown is from the brands Fall 2019 RTW collection and has actually already been worn on a red carpet, by Gina Rodriguez. I don’t think that would mean much to Bryce. I would style the look differently for Bryce than Gina did. I think that for Bryce that this gown should be styled with a big bun updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of red Francesco Russo cross strap pointed toe d’orsay pumps, and a vintage white diamond and ruby cluster earrings from Beladora. It would easily be Bryce’s best red carpet moment ever. Kristen Wiig hasn’t made a lot of red carpet appearances in the last couple of years, but when she has they have been MOMENTS. So when I saw her name on a list of presenters alongside her Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar co-star I knew I wanted a major moment from her again. This black sequined long sleeve column gown from the Prabal Gurung Fall 2021 RTW collection which features a jewel neckline, strong shoulders, crystal bow details, and a thigh high split is one of the few looks from this collection that I really love and I feel like Kristen would definitely make it come to life beautifully. It is a major 80’s moment and I would really run with it for Kristen. A side parted sleek pixie, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black satin Saint Laurent ‘Hall’ ankle strap silver crystal embellished sandals, and DAZZLING white diamond Amwaj High Jewelry waterfall earrings would pull this look together beautifully. Sofia Carson will be one of the hosts on the “red carpet” for the network like she did last year and I want to see her bring a DRAMATIC moment to the red carpet. She is a huge fan of Giambattista Valli so it was a no-brainier for me to turn to the label once again opting for this black ruffled halter gown with an open back and a-line skirt. It is glamorous, avant garde, and dramatic all rolled together so it checks all of Sofia’s boxes and would be a major red carpet moment especially if styled with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold glossy red lips, a pair of black Amina Muaddi ‘Ursina 105’ pointed toe pumps with a crystal embellished strap, and dazzling white diamond and emerald David Morris starburst drop earrings. Finishing out today is the gorgeous Tiffany Haddish. Regular readers are going to be SHOCKED that I am picking a look for Tiffany from D***e & G*****a. I don’t easily turn to the label, but I know her stylist isn’t afraid to put his clients in the problematic brand and despite all of those problems I still love this navy, turquoise, and sky blue color blocked pleated gown with a halter neck, defined waist, a-line, and flowing train from the brands Fall 2019 Alta Moda Couture collection. So when I was looking for the perfect gown for Tiffany and I saw this gown in my archives I knew it would be a perfect fit. She loves a great color moment and I feel like this is here for Tiffany’s major fashion choices as of late. I would style this gown with her shaved head, thick defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of navy crystal embellished Aquazzura ‘Tequila 105’ strappy sandals, and MATEO NY ‘Something Blue’ 14k gold set blue topaz and white diamond drop earrings to really make sure this look is glamour from head to toe.

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

2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 11

Starting tomorrow I am going to take a two day break in my Golden Globe Awards wishes to get into another event quickly, but before that I have a couple more wishes for nominees (and one confirmed presenter) for this years Globes. I am still crossing my fingers that we are going to see some major fashion moments this year despite the fact that all of the nominees will be joining the show remotely. Anya Taylor Joy just might nab the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award for her performance in The Queen’s Gambit. She is also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy thanks to her role in Emma. This is a major accomplishment for the actress who has never been nominated for a Golden Globe before. I cannot wait to see what Anya will wear for this years Golden Globes because her stylist Law Roach definitely isn’t afraid to have his clients serve up DRAMA even if they are just joining a show remotely. It was really a no brainer for me to pick this major late 60’s meets bohemian glamour moment from the Giambattista Valli Spring 2021 Couture collection to life for the Globes. I love the sheer blouse with blouson sleeves and big green satin bows and the ball skirt with a an intricate leaf embroidered pattern and a sweeping train of this look. It isn’t an east look to pull off at all, but I think that Anya has the avant garde sensibility to really make a gown like this come to life especially if she styled it with a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, green satin Roger Vivier ‘I Love Vivier’ pointed toe pumps, and vintage Bulgari emerald and white diamond flower cluster earrings. Jane Levy is also a first time Golden Globe nominee this year. Her performance in Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has earned this beautiful redhead a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy so I want to see her bring an incredibly glamorous look to the screen. I was looking around at some of the labels available at PR showrooms in LA that I thought could be a good fit for Jane and found this deep blood red Gurav Gupta column gown which features an asymmetrical scarf cap sleeve neckline and heavy beading and fell in love. I think there is nothing that can be sexier and more glamorous than a redhead in a deep red gown. It screams film nior siren and I can definitely imagine this look becoming a major glamour moment. To put the perfect finishing touches to this look I would include a loose curly romantic updo, thick smokey defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, burgundy sequin and velvet vintage Gucci by Tom Ford peep toe ankle strap sandals, and Sutra ‘Mosaic’ collection ruby drop earrings. To say I was SHOCKED that Kate Hudson got nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her performance in the controversial film Music. Now I haven’t seen the movie yet and not sure I plan to, but I do always love seeing Kate and I want to see her bring sleek and sexy glamour to the Golden Globes wearing this black liquid sequin Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2020 RTW strapless column gown which features a cutout exposed back and a center split. I have loved this gown since it was first presented and I definitely think that Kate has the glamorous presence to really make this look work even if she she is just zooming into this years Golden Globe Awards. I would love to see Kate take this gown and style it with old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Mafaldina Spikes 100’ silver spike studded asymmetric ankle strap sandals, and a statement white diamond Cartier art deco inspired high jewelry necklace. Even more shocking than Kate’s nomination for Music was the fact that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated the film itself for Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. So yea I am sure that had there been a red carpet this year that we would have seen the movies director Sia on the red carpet and we just might see her Zoom into this years ceremony. When I was thinking I about what I would have wanted to see Sia wearing on this red carpet I knew that it had to be dramatic and over the top. Enter this pink and white floral print Juana Martin Spring 2021 Couture long sleeve mermaid gown which features ruffle details on the cuff and hem. I discovered this label when I was looking at collections presented during Paris Haute Couture Virtual Fashion Week. It definitely falls in line with Sia’s crazy insane sense of style so with a sleek avant garde hairstyle, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of white Dr. Martens lace up combat boots, dazzling white diamond Yeprem ‘Chevalier’ cluster wreath earrings, and a dramatic huge candy pink wavy bow fascinator from the Etsy store Hats by Cressida and this look would be avant garde glam defined. Renee Zellweager will be on hand this year as one of the presenters at the Golden Globe Awards after taking home the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama trophy last year. The HFPA has asked that all of the presenters do attend in person either at the Beverly Hilton in LA, where co-host Amy Poehler will be holding down the fort, or from the Rainbow Room in New York City, where it will be Tina Fey holding things down as the co-host. So I am really praying that when they do that they will bring LOOKS. When it comes to fashion Renee isn’t know for making waves, but she does make really glamorous choices. I’ve basically been mentally reserving this pale pearl pink Brandon Maxwell Spring 2021 RTW strapless column gown with a bright orange bow detailed waist for Renee ever since we first saw it presented back in December. I know this look is perfect for her and the pairing of the two Texans would be a match made in heaven. Styled with a sleek center parted updo, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of shimmering blush pink Jimmy Choo ‘Emsy 85’ strappy peep toe sandals, and a Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond flower collar necklace this look would scream glamour from head to toe.

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

“Godzilla vs. King Kong” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

As much as I get annoyed every time a movie studio announces a blockbuster has been pushed back I am disappointed that Godzilla vs King Kong won’t be getting a red carpet premiere. While personally I don’t really care for the movie itself the cast is PHENOMENAL. I just look at the names in this cast and think about all the possible fashion moments as they criss-crossed the universe promoting the film. Hopefully the stars of this movie will still do some sort of lockdown premiere and will still serve looks. So the wishes below are things I would definitely love to see the stars of the film wear for lockdown premieres or well they are just wishes that will remain just that wishes. KiKicking off these wishes is the gorgeous Danai Gurira. I’ve been a huge fan of Danai’s style for a really long time and I am always excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet. When I was thinking about what I wanted to see Danai wear for this red carpet I was picturing a really dramatic moment. What’s the centerpiece of that look? This gold tiered Cong Tri Spring 2021 RTW halter gown is a major look and I can just imagine the inner magpie within Danai would definitely be drawn to this gown. It isn’t a standard look and that’s what I love so much about it. Now on many I would go very simple and sleek with the styling allowing the gown to be the focal moment of the look, but for Danai I really want to see her go for the gold. Styling this look with an avant garde twist updo, thick black winged eyes with gold shadow, deep red glossy lips, a pair of gold Aquazzura ‘Bow Tie’ pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Ana Khouri jewels including a ‘Camille’ 18k yellow gold curved drop ear cuff detailed with a single pink sapphire in one ear, a ‘Mirian’ 18k yellow gold set white diamond ear cuff in the other, and a ‘Maia’ 18k yellow gold and white diamond cocktail ring would definitely make this a MAJOR fashion moment.Two years ago I was watching Millie Bobby Brown shut down red carpets as she made the international rounds promoting Godzilla: King of the Monsters. She gave us major moments in Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy Couture, Christian Dior Couture, and Valentino. It was where I felt Millie really started to grow up in front of our eyes. At 16 I want to see Millie wearing fun youthful looks that can still speak to the megawatt fashion girl that she has become. I immediately thought of this sunset orange Giambattista Valli Spring 2021 Couture strapless gown which features intricate 3D flower detailed down a ruched bodice and a dramatic high low ball skirt. This gown scream teenage fashion queen and I think that it would be a major moment for Millie for sure. We haven’t really seen Millie wear strapless on the red carpet. It can make it seem like she is trying to hard to be older than she is, but I think that the overall vibe of this gown definitely screams youth so I’m not concerned about that especially if she were to style this look with a loose curly romantic updo, soft defined eyes, blush pink lips, a pair of champagne gold Rene Caovilla crystal embellished satin sandals, and Tiffany & Co. drop earrings in 18k gold with imperial topaz and diamonds from the 2019 Blue Book Collection.Rebecca Hall has an amazing sense of style so I was definitely excited to see her name on the cast list for Godzilla vs. King Kong. I immediately knew what I wanted to pick for Rebecca. I really would have loved to see her give us sleek and sexy glamour wearing this black liquid sequin Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2021 RTW column gown with a cutout back and a center split. It is definitely a signature Vauthier gown, but isn’t the crystal embellished jersey draped gowns we are used to seeing from Vauthier RTW and that is a refreshing change. I feel like Rebecca would definitely take this gown and make it a major fashion moment with a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a black velvet Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ crystal clasp clutch, a pair of black crystal embellished PVC Christian Louboutin ‘Spikaqueen 100’ pointed toe ankle strap sandals, and a STATEMENT white diamond and emerald Bulgari ‘Barocko’ collection collar necklace. Like Millie we Zhang Ziyi giving lots of looks while promoting Godzilla: King of the Monsters wearing looks from Alex Perry, Chanel, and Ulyana Sergeenko Couture. She knows glamour and drama and I know that she would have served a major fashion moment had there been a red carpet premiere for Godzilla vs. King Kong. As I was starting to think about what I wanted to see Zhang wear on this red carpet I kept going back to the idea of her giving us a big poufy Marchesa moment. Well the most recent collections didn’t fulfill my wishes so I decided to start diving into the brands archives and when I saw this black strapless tea length gown which features a sweetheart neckline, ruched corseted bodice, and flower embellishment from the Marchesa Fall 2018 RTW collection I knew I had found the perfect dress. This gown comes from the collection that was released right after the trajectory of Marchesa changed forever due to the Weinstein scandal and many gorgeous gowns were sent to the archive. I feel that Zhang would be the perfect person to pull this gown out of that archive and finally give it the red carpet moment it deserves. A sleek bun updo, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of black satin Sophia Webster ‘Natalia’ crystal heel ankle strap platform sandals, and a selection of Chopard jewels including paisley inspired white diamond teardrop earrings and a ‘Precious Lace’ white and pink diamond cocktail ring would most definitely make sure that this look is glamour defined from head to toe.

Godzilla vs. King Kong will hit theaters and HBO Max on Wednesday March 31, 2021.

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

On the heels of two Golden Globe nominations The United States vs. Billie Holiday is picking up Oscar steam. There are a couple of categories I feel this film could get and so I want to see some amazing virtual premiere looks from the cast in the lead up to the films digital release on February 26, 2021. I think that great press leading up to the release will help push the film over the hump and on its way to the Oscars.It was unexpected that Andra Day was going to get a Best Actress nomination for the Golden Globe Awards. Most of the articles I read predicting this years nominations had her in the dark horse category. So when they called out her name I was very, very excited. Now as I was planning looks here I would love to see Andra wear I knew that this Giambattista Valli Spring 2021 Couture long sleeve a-line dress which features an intricate silver sequin and crystal embellished high neck bodice and a big metallic pink dotted black tulle all skirt. The dress is tied together perfectly with black and red satin bows. It would definitely speak to Andra’s favored retro glamour and I can only imagine the major glamour she would be able to deliver rocking this look. With a sleek curled retro inspired updo detailed with red roses, thick winged smokey glitter eyes, bold matte red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Suola Kate 100’ crystal sole detailed pointed toe pumps, and a selection of dazzling Butani jewels including a pair of white diamond and ruby flower stud earrings, a statement ruby and white diamond flower cocktail ring, and then a selection of white diamond and ruby bands strewn about her fingers would definitely make this a major Instagram premiere moment for Andra.

The United States vs. Billie Holiday is set to start streaming on Hulu on Friday February 26, 2021.

2021 AFI Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

There are so many fabulous casts in the films and television programs that are on the Best of 2020 list which would be honored at the 2021 AFI Awards had we gotten a ‘normal’ red carpet. One of the best casts to see out on the red carpet is from The Crown. So I am really bummed that we won’t get to see them don their brunch best and attend the AFI Awards in person this year. But you know I still have opinions on what I would have wanted to see them wearing on the red carpet so let’s get into today’s wishes shall we?I think I am most disappointed that COVID has stolen all kinds of major red carpet moments from Emma Corrin. I adored her portrayal of Princess Diana in the latest season of The Crown and she is just as much of a fashionista. In the lead up to the latest season of the show dropping on Netflix her stylist Harry Lambert shared a series of photos of looks that the two had put together as options for looks for press and premieres and it included looks from 16Arlington, Christopher Kane, Rejina Pyo, Loewe, and Nensi Dojaka. She ultimately wore custom Miu Miu for the virtual premiere. Now had there been a red carpet for the AFI Awards I would have loved to seen Emma channel Diana’s two different senses of style with this look from the Louis Vuitton Resort 2021 collection. They grey double breasted blazer is more of the structured side of Diana’s style and the horizontal striped silk leggings are on the athleisure side and they shouldn’t work well together, but for some reason it does. Now I would swap the blue striped shirt the look was styled with in the lookbook instead opting for a white cotton sleeveless embroidered button down shirt with a ruffled neckline to add a soft touch of femininity to the very severe look. A soft wavy bob, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a black and white Louis Vuitton ‘Since 1854 Noe’ miniature drawstring bucket bag, black leather Louis Vuitton ‘Heartbreaker’ pumps, and very simple sparkle via 18k rose gold set De Beers ‘Clea Five’ diamond and chain drop earrings would have added the perfect finishing touches to this look. Erin Doherty emerged out of the cast of The Crown as a fashion force we didn’t know we were looking for. She has a super feminine sensibility and has rocked major moments from coveted brands like Valentino and Giambattista Valli for red carpets since bursting onto the scene. If there were an in person AFI Awards this year I would have loved to see Erin show up to celebrate the show wearing this uber feminine pink floral flowing dress from the Giambattista Valli Fall 2020 RTW collection which features long blouson sleeves, a black bow belted waist, and an a-line skirt. This dress balances femininity and bohemian styling and I believe that Erin would wear it incredibly well. I would style this dress with some statement pieces to really make this a major fashion moment. I think that a soft updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of black and white butterfly print Sophia Webster ‘Nicco’ ankle strap satin sandals, and Bulgari ‘Divas Dream’ 18k rose gold set white diamond and colored gemstone drop earrings would make this a statement flirty and feminine moment for Erin to bring to life. If only. Gillian Anderson’s performance in Season 4 of The Crown and the Iron Lady, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was PHENOMENAL. It has lead to her receiving a Golden Globe, SAG, and Critics Choice Award nomination so far this awards season. I’ve always been a fan of Gillian’s style so I would love to see her bring some very chic moments to the red carpets. I would have loved to see Gillian show up for this super casual red carpet wearing this electric blue Carolina Herrera Resort 2021 long sleeve pencil dress which features a jewel neckline, a gathered seam waist, and a faux wrap style skirt. It isn’t a boundary pushing look by any means, but sometimes we just need chic and not evolutionary. The AFI Awards red carpet is a place where I am really not opposed to just seeing CHIC and this dress is that. Now I was inspired by the lookbook styling and I would love to style this look with a pair of orange patent leather Christian Louboutin ‘Hot Chick’ pointed toe pumps and vintage ‘Gumps’ citrine and white diamond button earrings set in 18k gold from Beladora to add a pop of color against the blue of the dress. A chic round brush blown out side parted bob, defined eyes, and blush pink lips would definitely put the perfect finishing touches to this moment.Helena Bonham Carter doesn’t really do red carpets except for the major ones, so I don’t really believe that she would have actually attended the AFI Awards. But, since we are dreaming today I decided to make sure she is included. I have a love hate relationship with Helena’s style. I love that she is always quirky and true to herself, but on the other hand I don’t necessarily love her sense of style. That being said, I went shopping in the runways and lookbooks to find something amazing for Helena. Now I fell in love with the idea of seeing Helena in Rodarte as I was looking at this bold floral print long sleeve silk-blend devore velvet tea length dress from the brands Fall 2020 RTW collection. We’ve never seen Helena in Rodarte, but I really think that this dress is perfectly in tune with her sense of style. I might go as far as saying that should she actually wear this look on a red carpet that it might be one of her best red carpet looks ever. For the AFI Awards I would dress this more cocktail oriented dress down with Helena’s signature messy updo, thick kohl rimmed eyes, bold red lips, a tumbled grained celadon leather Mark Cross ‘Grace’ small top handle box bag, black velvet Miu Miu crystal studded chunky heel platform sandals, and a pair of Miu Miu rhinestone embellished black and tortoise cat eye sunglasses. Josh O’Connor was a phenomenal Prince Charles. He had the voice and mannerisms down perfectly. Now last awards season he was working some really interesting 70’s inspired looks from Loewe. That alone designates him with a fashion boy distinction. As I was looking at the collections being shown recently I found myself imagining several looks on him so definitely know that I will be featuring him in many of my upcoming event wishes. One look I really loved for him was this Dior Men Fall 2021 ensemble which features a powder blue early 19th century military inspired blazer, dark oil blue silk trousers, and a victorian scene printed trench coat. It isn’t an easy look to pull off and I don’t think I would recommend all the pieces together for anyone other than Josh (though I totally want that coat in my closet). He has the effortlessly quirky sensibility to really make a look like this come to life. And last but certainly not least is The Crown’s very own Queen Elizabeth II Olivia Colman. A couple of years ago I wasn’t all that interested in Olivia’s style, but there have been some bright spots. I think mostly of her red Antonio Berardi at the Venice Film Festival, the custom Prada at the AFI Fest premiere of the Season 3 of The Crown, and her custom Stella McCartney at the Oscars last year. I wouldn’t expect a groundbreaking moment from Olivia at an event like the AFI Awards, but this cornflower blue silk jersey Erdem Resort 2021 dress which features a jewel neckline, blouson sleeves, pearl details at a gathered waist, and a soft a-line skirt would be incredibly chic. It is a very elegant gown that is in all reality a very classic design, but it also feels very modern. I would definitely love to see Olivia bring this chic moment to life with a short pixie style, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a powder blue Valextra ‘Iside’ envelope style clutch, and a pair of navy blue Malone Souliers ‘Maisie 851’ pointed toe mid strap d’Orsay pumps.

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 and Part 2 here.

2021 AFI Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

One of the first events of awards season is typically one of the most casual. The week before the Golden Globe Awards the American Film Institute honors the top films and television programs with a luncheon. There aren’t categories at this event just the honors the programs so the air is very different than many of the other awards events. There isn’t the same pressure to have the winning look. The guests usually bring some superb luncheon fashion moments. Now this year the AFI Awards will have a virtual event, but I am going to continue to dream about what could have been on this red carpet with a couple of wish lists full of major moments for the stars of the programs who will be honored.  Anya Taylor Joy’s performance in The Queen’s Gambit is definitely what made this mini-series make the list of the AFI’s Top TV Programs this year. I always love to see Anya on a red carpet because of her quirky sense of style. When I was thinking what I would love to see Anya bring to life for a luncheon red carpet my mind immediately went to this black layered eyelet lace Loewe Spring 2021 RTW dress with v-neckline, ruffled sleeves, and an a-line skirt immediately popped into my mind. I felt like this would definitely speak to that very quirky side of Anya’s style. The dress isn’t exactly easy to pull off, but I feel like the effortlessness of Anya’s demeanor would easily make this a major moment for her. A sleek side parted knotted bun updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of black and floral print Aquazzura ‘Rendez Vous’ gold strap pointed toe mules, and Irene Neuwirth Gemmy Gem Collection one of a kind pair of 18k yellow and white gold chandelier earrings set with beryl, emeralds, pink and green tourmaline, full cut diamonds, and finished with diamond pavé hooks would finish this look perfectly. Bridgerton took the world by storm with its Christmas Day release. Since then it has become the most streamed show Netflix has ever had with a record 82 million households reached around the world. So it comes as no surprise that the show was honored with the title of one of the AFI Top TV Programs of 2020. Nicola Coughlan has definitely come out of this as a true fashion girl. She is working with stylist Aimee Croysdill and giving us looks from major fashion labels like Simone Rocha, Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Batsheva, and more. So I am really looking forward to the days of in person red carpets again so that we can see all the lewks that Nicola could bring to the red carpet. For this red carpet I went for something soft and feminine for the look I would have loved to see from Nicola with this yellow daisy print Giambattista Valli Resort 2021 RTW long sleeve chiffon dress which features long sleeves, an floating a-line skirt, keyhole neckline detail, and cummerbund style waist. It gives me slight vibes of her Bridgerton  character Penelope Featherington but in a modern way. I feel like I would definitely love seeing this curvy, blond bombshell bringing this feminine moment to dress to life on the red carpet. A soft romantic casual updo, defined eyes, bright pink glossy lips, a yellow by FAR ‘Mini Custard’ croc embossed leather top handle bag, a pair of soft yellow Fendi ‘Colibri’ sheer paneled pointed toe pumps, and simple yellow gold set Norman Silverman white diamond flower stud earrings would definitely have added the perfect finishing touches to this look for Nicola.Bridgerton‘s duchess herself Phoebe Dynevor is becoming a fashion girl herself as well. She was part of the virtual front row for the Christian Dior Couture show and has been embraced by Chanel. So I know that she will be serving looks on the red carpet as soon as red carpets can start again. Had there been a red carpet for the AFI Awards I would have loved to see Phoebe rock this ivory satin Emilia Wickstead Spring 2021 RTW ‘Xena’ navy boat pattern printed sleeveless dress with an a-line silhouette, square neckline, and a mini hemline. It is simple and chic and that is exactly what works perfectly for the AFI Awards red carpet. Creating the perfect red carpet moment with a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, nude pink lips, a navy velvet Christian Dior ‘Mini Lady Dior’ cannage quilted top handle bag, navy ombre glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Love 100’ pointed toe pumps, and Mateo New York 14K gold and white diamond huggie earrings with detachable pearl drops would ensure that Phoebe definitely continues to show she is really a fashion girl. Regina King’s feature film directorial debut One Night In Miami is on the list of the AFI Awards Best Films of 2020 and I and couldn’t be more excited about the possibility of another awards season run for her. For this more casual event I would have loved to see Regina give us this super cool Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2021 moment which features a black and white polka dotted short sleeve knitted silk wool cotton shirt and a pair of grey and white pleated zebra printed crepe wide leg trousers with a wide black belted waist. I originally had a dress on this list for Regina, but this cool moment definitely spoke to Regina’s sense of style to me. This is definitely not the usual look we see at the AFI Awards, but I really do think it would have been the perfect look for Regina to bring to life with a bun of braids, defined eyes, deep red glossy lips, black Christian Louboutin ‘Bingirl 130’ platform chunky sandals, and 18k white gold Djula ‘2 Sun’ white diamond detailed hoop earrings. It isn’t often we see couture at the AFI Awards since it is a casual luncheon setting and couture for noon is more reserved for photocalls in Cannes as opposed to luncheons in LA. That being said I felt drawn to freshly presented Chanel Spring 2021 Couture Unorthodox star Shira Haas. She has proved herself to be quite the Chanel girl after wearing several looks from the French luxury house last year including couture for the virtual Emmy Awards. I thought this black and gold tweed ensemble which features a sleeveless double breasted vest with big gold button and boot cut trousers was a very chic moment and I think that it would bring some cool girl couture to the AFI Awards red carpet. Styled with Shira’s buzz cut, soft lined eyes, nude lips, a pair of black patent leather Chanel gold button detailed loafers, and a Repossi ‘Serti Sur Vide’ 18k rose gold & white diamond ear cuff it would just ooze cool girl chic. Finishing out today’s wishes is Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star Viola Davis. I always love seeing Viola on the red carpet because she has an immense love of color. So thinking about Viola wearing this bold royal purple knit Jason Wu Spring 2021 RTW short sleeve fitted dress with a round neckline. This was was one of the few looks from this collection that I really did love and I feel like it would be a beautiful moment on Viola. The way the knit would hug her curves and the color would look against her skin I just imagine. A full short afro, defined eyes, bold red lips, black oil slick Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi 105’ patent leather and PVC pointed toe pumps, and a pair of Nakard Marabou ‘Bypass’ sterling silver set Ethiopian opal hoop earrings would make this look come together perfectly for what the AFI Awards red carpet should be.

The 2021 AFI Awards will be a virtual event with a benediction on February 26, 2021.

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.