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

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

2020 Venice Film Festival: “The Duke” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

The 2020 Venice Film Festival official selection is much more Euro-centric, although not exclusively, than past editions. I feel like this was a conscious decision by festival organizers to plan for delegations from the films to actually be able to attend in person screenings at this years edition due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. We saw the Shanghai Film Festival go on with in person events and the closing ceremony gave us major fashion moments from labels like Valentino Couture, Azzi & Osta, Emilia Wickstead, Alberta Ferretti, Marchesa, and more. So I am hoping that this years Venice Film Festival will finally end the drought of glamour we’ve experienced since just after the Oscars this year. One film I hope to see have the cast on the red carpet for the premiere is The Duke which stars Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. The film is about how in 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage. So let’s get into my wishes shall we?I always love seeing Helen Mirren on the red carpet. She continues to deliver major fashion moments on the red carpet and I am definitely hoping she will be in Venice to promote her film. Now I would also understand if she chooses not to and join the screening virtually out of caution over COVID-19 concerns. If we do see her in Venice I’ve picked two glamorous looks for her to bring to life starting with a robins egg blue Erdem Resort 2021 ‘Mills’ jersey ruched waist midi dress which features a jewel neckline, long balloon sleeves, and pearl detail on the waist. I feel like this is a super chic moment and a nod to British designers which Helen has been known to do on the red carpet every once in a while. I decided to make this look a true homage to British fashion styling it with matching blue Malone Souliers ‘Maybelle’ wavy croc embossed pointed toe pumps. Finishing this look with a sleek bob, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and Chopard white diamond and pearl stud earrings would definitely make this a superb photocall fashion moment for Helen. For the premiere I turned to Armani Prive and this GORGEOUS ice blue band stripe ball gown from the Fall 2019 Couture which features a crystal embellished circular mesh long sleeve tunic. I love this gown and I really do think that Helen would as well. I would have some sort of nude lining added to the bodice and sleeves for her as she does like to be a little more covered. I feel like she would deliver this moment as glamour defined with a whispy bob, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a silver Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ croc embossed leather crystal clasp clutch, a pair of silver Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Monstera’ mesh paneled pointed toe crystal feather broach detailed pumps, and dazzling white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection cluster earrings. In my wishes for Cate Blanchett to bring to life in Venice this year as the festivals jury president I have given a little bit of everything. I’ve given you new, archive, re-wear, and vintage. I love that Cate isn’t afraid to dig into the archives for her looks. So I decided to dig into the archives from Jean Paul Gaultier Couture for this is. I love the film nior femme fatale glamour of this black velvet one shoulder column gown with attached white chiffon cape and sleeve from the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2009 Couture. I have since it was first presented. I feel like if anyone could bring this major glam moment out of the archive and to life on the red carpet it would be Cate. I can imagine the regal glamour that Cate would infuse into this look. Personally I would love to see it styled with a sleek retro updo, defined eyes, deep red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Round Chick Alta’ peep toe half d’Orsay ankle strap platform pumps, a pair of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels white diamond and emerald art deco chandelier earrings, and a white gold set Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Ludo Hexagone’ white diamond bracelet. When it comes to fashion French actress, and 2020 Venice Film Festival jury member, Ludivine Sagnier is a little more subtle and classic. While some of the looks I’ve picked for her have pushed the boundaries on her sense of style I’ve also gone with more classic looks for Ludivine to wear on the red carpets in Venice. In today’s wishes I am going with another classic gown for Ludivine with this champagne gold crystal covered Armani Prive Fall 2018 Couture strapless column gown. The gown is not a boundary pushing moment. Not for Ludivine and not for fashion, but a perfectly done classic moment can be just as impactful (and sometimes more) as a big ball gown or dramatic trains. This gown has the potential to bring a major glamour moment to the red carpet. If Ludivine stepped onto the Lido red carpet wearing this gown styled with an elegant side parted updo, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, a ballet pink and champagne crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, gold Jimmy Choo ‘Emsy’ peep toe crisscross strap metallic leather sandals, and a vintage Bulgari white diamond art deco floral garland necklace from 1954 I know that this look would have that perfect classic glamour moment on her hands. Etro has become a major red carpet contender in the last year having dressed major stars for the Cannes Film Festival, last years Venice Film Festival, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. I can guarantee that the Italian fashion brand will have ambassadors walking the red carpet in Venice wearing their creations. I was on Etro.com looking at their stock when I saw this black crepe de chine gown which features draped detailing embellished with tone-on-tone sequin embroideries on the shoulders, a v-neckline, ruched detail, cutaway center split, and a flowing skirt with a long train. I knew I wanted to put it in my wishes for Venice, but I wasn’t sure for who. I was looking at who has worn Etro on the red carpet in the last year I saw Kat Graham at the InStyle Golden Globes party and it clicked. It isn’t a typical gown we see from Kat, but I feel like with the right styling it would be a major moment. I would go with a sleek blunt bang black bob, defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Aquazzura ‘Milos’ PVC strap sandals, and a statement David Webb ‘Cascade’ white diamond, emerald, and sapphire necklace to really make this the major moment I know Kat can deliver on the red carpet. As I was saving archive Armani red carpet looks there were a couple that made me think of Korean supermodel Soo Joo Park. I decided to include her in my wishes to see Armani on the red carpet, but I feel like this might be a pipe dream. See Armani has such a presence at the Venice Film Festival because Armani Beauty is a presenting sponsor of the film festival and Soo Joo is a face of L’Oreal Paris. So while I feel the two looks I’ve picked from Armani for Soo Joo are perfect for her the contractual conflict of interest probably means that these wishes are going to be just that; at least for the Venice Film Festival. It was the black and jade green liquid fiber Armani Prive Spring 2011 Couture strapless shapeless ballgown that made me want to include Soo Joo in these wishes. I love this gown, but it isn’t something that works for very many. I feel like Soo Joo who has an edgy almost alienistic sense of style would definitely be the perfect person to bring this look out of the Armani archives and onto the red carpet. I would love to see Soo Joo style this major look with a sleek side parted updo, avant garde thick lined eyes, pink lips, a pair of black satin Tom Ford squared platform peep toe ankle strap pumps, and the white diamond, emerald, and sapphire Tiffany & Co. Blue Book 2020 choker necklace that Charlize Theron wore for the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. It would definitely be a major fashion moment. The second look I’ve picked for Soo Joo is also an archive moment with this black and white striped Giorgio Armani Spring 2007 RTW strapless gown which features a cutout bustier bodice with a sweetheart neckline and a tiered flamenco flounce skirt. It is the balance of avant garde styling and classic elegance that made me want to pull this gown out of the Armani Archives for Soo Joo. It is a simpler style, but I feel like she would once again make it a major fashion moment. To make it a superb high glamour moment I would love to see this gown styled with a 20s fingerwave updo, classic cat eye winged thick eyeliner, bold red lips, a pair of black leather, suede, and crystal embellished Saint Laurent knot detail sling back pumps, and a STATEMENT de Grisogono white diamond and pearl choker necklace.

The 2020 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday September 2, 2020 and runs through Saturday September 12, 2020. You can see all my Venice Film Festival wishes here.

2020 Venice Film Festival: “Nomadland” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

 Chloe Zhao’s upcoming feature Nomadland has been set to world premiere on September 11 on the Lido. It will also have a simultaneous screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, both of which will feature virtual introductions by producer, writer, editor, and director Zhao, and producer and star Frances McDormand. So we won’t have a red carpet for this premiere, but I can still wish right? I mean I’ve already done one fantasy premiere for Nomadland in my What Could Have Been in Cannes series, so let’s get into what I would have liked to see for this red carpet in Venice.Frances McDormand isn’t a fashionista by any means. In her 2018 winning awards season she skipped every red carpet despite being dressed by Valentino for every event. She did walk the red carpet the same year with Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli at the Met Gala and is now one of the stars of the brands Fall 2020 handbag campaign. So had Frances been able to make the trip to Venice I would have loved to see her bring two super chic off the rack Valentino moments to life starting with this bias cut navy and off white striped poet sleeve silk tie waist midi dress. This look screams easy breezy and I feel like that is what Frances would be drawn to. I would style it with a bare face of makeup, her signature unkempt hair, and black leather Valentino ‘Rockstud Flair’ platform oxfords to keep it in tune with her style. Now for the premiere I went with something a bit more boundary pushing for Frances with this ivory-white Valentino gown crafted in wool blended with silk and features intricate beading and crystal accents ostrich feathers. It is definitely much more dramatic than the things we are used to seeing from Frances, but I feel like for a major film festival one should go big or go home. Now the styling wouldn’t change much except for the fact I would swap the shoes for a pair of gold leather Stuart Weitzman ‘Zoelie’ crystal embellished thick sole flat sandals to make sure this look still would have screamed Frances, but with a high fashion twist. In the lead up to couture I was really hoping the Demna Gvasalia would make his couture debut putting Balenciaga back on the couture circuit. Now that didn’t happen due to COVID-19, but I already had the label in mind for Cate Blanchett to wear in Venice. So instead of picking a look from Demna I instead went into the Balenciaga archives and found this major black silk crepe evening gown from Cristobal Balenciaga’s 1960 Haute Couture collection. The gown is a sleeveless tunic-style design which features a round neckline in the front and a straight neckline with straps in the back, a left side split, and overlapping ribbon trim with pearlescent sequin bead application, floral sequins and cotton flowers. I saw this gown in the Balenciaga Museums online archive and fell in love with it immediately. It is classic glamour defined. If she cannot wear the original I would love to see the gown reissued just for Cate. It wouldn’t be the first time she’s worn reissued Balenciaga Couture. In 2013 Cate was among my Best Dressed of the Year wearing a pink cap sleeve cape tunic and floral embroidered midi dress reissued by then creative director Alexander Wang from the Fall 1967 Couture collection for the New York premiere of Blue Jasmine. It isn’t really within Demna’s edgier take on Balenciaga, but it would definitely be a major moment for Cate. Style it with a bouffant inspired updo, defined eyes, bold red lips. a pair of black satin Aquazzura ‘Bow Tie’ silver crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, and a selection of MAJOR Bulgari jewels including white diamond ‘Barocko’ collection drop earrings and a vintage white diamond ‘Serpenti’ snake coil cuff bracelet to really make this look scream GLAMOUR on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. Ludivine Sagnier to me seems like a Celine girl. I definitely want to see her rock a look by Heidi Slimane on the red carpet in Venice. I feel like it would most likely be a custom look, but if she were to grab a runway look I would love to see her wear this champagne gold Celine Spring 2020 RTW boho disco glam midi dress which features a ruffled tied neckline, poet sleeves, and intricate sequin embroidery. I really cannot believe that no one has snatched this look up even before the pandemic. I feel like Ludivine would definitely be able to really bring this look to life on the red carpet styled with a loose romantic updo, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, a black and silver geometric galuchat skin Bulgari ‘Serpenti Tubogas’ clutch which features a brass palladium plated snake closure with black enamel, a pair of black Celine ‘Sharp’ patent calfskin gold studded ankle strap sandals, and Bulgari 18k gold set emerald and white diamond drop earrings.It was the super sexy glam Giorgio Armani gown that Vanessa Hudgens wore last year to the LA premiere of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood that made me want to include her in my wishes for the 2020 Venice Film Festival. I am hoping that Armani, whose beauty label is a presenting sponsor of the festival, will still have spokesmodels on the red carpets delivering glamour. If they were to fly Vanessa to Venice I picked two gowns I feel speak to her sense of glamour starting with a powder blue and pink banana leaf print strapless Giorgio Armani Spring 2020 RTW column gown which features a gathered bandeau empire bodice, slinky fit, and is covered in a crystal mesh. I definitely knew I wanted to include this gown in these wishes and when I was thinking of who would be the perfect person to wear it Vanessa came to mind. She has the right vibe to really make this look come to life. Style it with a loose romantic updo, soft navy smokey eyes, light pink lips, a silver Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slide Lock’ crystal embellished clutch, a pair of silver glitter Casadei ‘Blade’ ankle strap sandals, and a major white diamond Messika High Jewelry ‘Diamond Spears’ collar necklace and it would definitely be a major glam moment for Vanessa. The second look is more of a princess moment picking this golden ivory silk organza Armani Prive Spring 2007 Couture halterneck gown which features intricate crystal embellishments and draped fringe on the bodice and a tuck pleated rise and fall a-line skirt with a bubble hem. We don’t see Vanessa wearing ball gowns on the red carpet so this would be a bit of a departure, but I feel like it does still fall in her sense of style. Now I would love to see her rock this gown with a sleek updo, bronze smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a gold Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ champagne gold snakeskin jeweled clasp clutch, light gold Giuseppe Zanotti ankle strap sandals, and Messika High Jewelry rose gold set ‘Desert Bloom’ white diamond feather inspired cluster earrings.

The 2020 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday September 2, 2020 and runs through Saturday September 12, 2020. You can see all my Venice Film Festival wishes here.

Milan Fashion Week Fall 2020 RTW Red Carpet Wish List

As they say fashion week stops for nothing. Well this season the Coronavirus tried to shut down the bi-annual Milan Fashion Week, and only partially succeeded. While the theaters on the final day of Milan Fashion Week might have been devoid of the usual guests of editors, buyers, celebrities, and influencers the shows still went on with those aforementioned people watching the collections come down the runway via a livestream from their hotel rooms. Overall I feel like while in shear number I was disappointed in the offerings that came out of Milan, but overall the quality of moment far exceeded both New York and London. In my wishes below you will find some absolutely major wishes for which I am now sending major positive energy out into the universe to manifest the red carpet moments and keep be excited about fashion. After loosing inspiration towards the end of last year and a mostly lackluster and rushed awards season the looks below give me hope that this year will have major glamour moments in store for us.

2020 AFI Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

Well just because yesterday I concluded my last wish list for a red carpet in 2019 doesn’t mean I am going to slow down. Awards season 2020 was thrown for a loop when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences moved the date of the Oscars forward from its usual perch at the end of February and moved to the beginning of February. That means that starting from the turn of the new year to February 9, 2020 we are going to see a marathon of glamour. My first set of wishes for the 2020 Awards Season is for cast members of the films and television programs that are being honored at the AFI Awards. Now this event is a more casual luncheon so I definitely wanted to reflect that in my wishes. I will have multiple sets of wishes for this red carpet, but when I pulled photos of all the cast members of the films and television programs which are being honored and the list was 33 people long I knew I didn’t have time to break down each look individually. I love this red carpet because stars are always on point, but still allowed to let their hair down a little before going from black tie affair to black tie affair. So check out my first 11 wishes for this red carpet. They range from legacy brands off the runway to recently presented Pre-Fall 2020 collections and even an off the rack look for Jamie Lee Curtis who tends to buy her red carpet looks.

The 2020 AFI Awards will take place on Friday January 3, 2019.

“Abominable” LA Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Tomorrow I start my deep dive into the 2019 Emmy Awards, but before I get neck deep in all that glamour I have just two more wishes for an upcoming blockbuster movie premiere. Abominable is an animated feature coming out at the end of this month. It will screened at the Toronto International Film Festival yesterday and will also be screened at the London Film Festival next month, but it is also scheduled to have a stand alone premiere in LA next weekend. Sometimes when films have multiple screenings at major film festivals the big production companies decide to forgo spending the money on their own premieres, so I am happy to hear that Abominable is getting one. Chloe Bennett has become one of my young stars to watch. She has rocked red carpets in Galia Lahav Haute Couture, off the runway Versace, dazzled in custom Vivienne Westwood, and been a darling to Prabal Gurung this year alone. I am definitely intrigued to see what she and her stylist Sonia Young are cooking up for this press tour. While we saw Chloe give a major couture gown moment in Georges Chakra Couture at the Toronto Film Festival yesterday I have decided that for the LA premiere of Abominable that I wanted to go with something with a little more edge. That is why I decided on this black and blue Giorgio Armani Fall 2019 RTW ensemble which features a strapless tube top, a pair of cropped high waisted pants with peplum pleated pockets, and a water print belt with a pleated peplum. This look is edgy yet glamorous and definitely worthy of the star of a big animated feature to wear for a premiere. I think that Chloe would infuse some sex appeal into this look. I would finish the look with a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Theodorella’ leather and mesh pointed toe strappy pumps, and a selection of Nikos Koulis ‘Jewel’ collection jewels with a pair of white gold cluster earrings with tanzanites, white diamonds and black enamel and a matching snake style ring. It would definitely make this a major style moment for Chloe. Sarah Paulson also attended the Toronto Film Festival premiere of Abominable yesterday. In stark contrast to the major couture moment that Chloe brought to the mid-day red carpet Sarah wore a much simpler Batsheva below the knee length dress for the red carpet. Ironically I had already picked this silver Georges Chakra Fall 2019 Couture cocktail dress which features a crop top with a high neck and short sleeves, a sheer panel at the waist, high waisted sequin miniskirt with a long pleated tulle hem for Sarah to wear for the LA premiere of the film before I ever saw Chloe in a gown from the same collection. I had originally gone into this collection looking for a dress for Chloe to wear for this premiere, but when I saw this silver dress I immediately thought it would be the perfect moment for Sarah to wear on this red carpet. It is classic but modern and edgy yet glamorous. I think that this exactly what we expect when Sarah steps onto a red carpet. Finishing this look with a sleek bob, defined eyes, red lips, a silver Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho Elaphe’ leather clutch with a jeweled clasp, a pair of silver Roger Vivier ‘Viv’ metallic leather strappy sandals, and chic mid-century white diamond fan earrings from Beladora would definitely make this the perfect look for Sarah to bring to life on this red carpet.

The LA Premiere of Abominable is expected to take place on Saturday September 14, 2019.

2019 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

We are getting closer to the last of my 2019 Teen Choice Awards wishes. Honestly I haven’t been able to confirm as many attendees this year as I like to, but that doesn’t mean that there are plenty of possibilities when it comes to who could pop up on this red carpet or on the stage at this years Teen Choice Awards. I want to see this be the most fashON Teen Choice Awards ever and in today’s wishes are five ladies who I know would bring that major fashion factor to the red carpet. Amber Heard is nominated for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress for her performance in Aquaman. I go back and forth with Amber and her style. I know she has the potential to deliver major fashion moments, but often I feel like she gets lost in over-styling. I want to see her bring something sexy, dazzling, and fun to the red carpet which is why I picked this gunmetal silver Balmain Resort 2020 sleeveless mini dress which features sequined embroidery throughout, and a black and red fringe trim hem for her to bring to life on this red carpet. Now Amber isn’t a “Teen” anymore and she is a big movie star so I don’t know if she would actually rock the red carpet, but this look is definitely ready for the stage if she doesn’t. A sleek slicked back hairstyle, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of strappy black Christian Louboutin ‘Filamenta’ mesh detail pointed toe platform d’Orsay pumps, and chic Anita Ko ‘Rain Drop’ diamond fringe earrings would definitely make this the perfect look for Amber to bring to life at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. I have to say I really don’t believe that Constance Wu will be at the Teen Choice Awards this weekend, but since she is nominated for Choice Comedy Movie Actress thanks to her role in Crazy Rich Asians I decided to include her in my wishes anyway. Because why not? I decided to go for a bright fun moment with this aqua Zuhair Murad Resort 2020 long sleeve ruched mini dress which features a v-neckline, ruffled details, lace panels, and a belted waist as it just screams fun, flirty, and sexy moment for Constance to bring to the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards. To finish this look in a really chic and sophisticated way I could style the dress with sleek center parted locks tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, coral-y pink lips, a pair of gold Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi’ metallic leather and PVC pointed toe pumps, and chic Mizuki 14-karat gold, freshwater pearl, and diamond drop earrings. Also if Constance doesn’t wear this for the Teen Choice Awards it would be a really great press stop option for her to wear promoting her upcoming movie Hustlers. Hailee Steinfeld has a lot of competition in the Choice Action Movie Actress category, but seeing as she is the closest in the category to being a “teen” I would still love to see her on this red carpet. She knows how to serve looks and I feel like while this back and navy Giorgio Armani Fall 2019 RTW ensemble which features a strapless bodice, leather pleated peplum belted waist, and high waisted cropped pants with origami fold pockets isn’t a typical look I would expect to see on the Teen Choice Awards red carpet I definitely think that Hailee would sell it to me. All these wishes are elevated versions of the looks I feel like we could see on this red carpet, but they just pack a little extra punch. I also think that who is wearing a certain look influences how that look comes across. I think that Hailee has the effortless diva presence to really bring this look to life on this red carpet especially if paired with a sleek high donut bun, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, a pair of ice blue glitter Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Miri’ pearl detail chunky heel pointed toe pumps, and geometric Nikos Koulis sapphire and blue diamond earrings. I have to say out of all the ladies on today’s list I think that Lady Gaga is the least likely to be on the red carpet at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. This really doesn’t seem like her crowd, but if she wins for Choice Drama Movie Actress or any of the other three awards she is nominated for I would hope that she would at least sneak in the back door to accept the awards on stage. If she does attend this event on Sunday night I would love to see her do so in edgy princess style wearing this Cinderella blue Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2019 high low gown which features an asymmetrical off the shoulder neckline, leather belted waist, and a rise and fall raw edge handkerchief hemline. I went straight for the over the top glamour moment for Gaga because that is just who she is. I definitely think that if anyone could make this dress work for the Teen Choice Awards it is her. On just about anyone else I would typically say that this dress is too much for this red carpet, but it is Gaga we are talking about. She is the embodiment of #WhenInDoubtBeExtra. I would style the look with the lookbooks black Alexander McQueen crystal jeweled bangle sandals adding a vintage inspired updo, defined winged eyes, red lips, and simple Djula ‘Eclat’ diamond drop stud earrings to really ensure that this look is pristine Gaga at her most glamorous. Finishing out today’s wishes is probably the most likely person on this list to walk the Teen Choice Awards red carpet: Zendaya. This girl is a queen when it comes to fashion and I definitely want to see her bring a major fashON moment to this red carpet on Sunday night. She is nominated for Choice Summer Movie Actress for her performance in Spider-Man: Far From Home and I can definitely see her taking home the surfboard. I would absolutely love to see her do so wearing this Monse Resort 2020 ensemble which features a black and beige striped one sleeve scarf detailed silk chiffon blouse and a khaki and cream two tone cotton twill button detail mini skirt. This look defines everything I love about Monse as it meshes the feminine and the masculine in a way that just reads uber sophisticated. It delivers the ‘Borrowed From The Boys’ trend in the most glamorous and feminine of ways. Finishing this look with a sleek high bun, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, black suede Jimmy Choo ‘Lancer’ strappy pointed toe pumps, and a pair of Marco Bicego ‘Africa Constellation’ 18-karat yellow gold and diamond disc stud earrings would ensure that Zendaya definitely owns the fashON moments of this red carpet.

The 2019 Teen Choice Awards will take place on Sunday August 11, 2019.

“Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” NYC Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Expected to take place the Thursday before the Met Gala in NYC I am expecting all of the big names in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu to be on the red carpet at the films big premiere in NYC. To be completely honest the movie itself does nothing for me. While I was of the generation where Pokémon took off and became the cultural phenomenon that is is I was never able to get into it, even though I tried. This movie premiere however gets me really excited because I know that the cast, and one always major plus one, have the potential to make this a mini Met Gala ahead of the actual Met the following Monday! Blake Lively doesn’t actually have a role in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, but her husband Ryan Reynolds is the lead and I can almost guarantee that she will be by his side on this red carpet. Now most plus ones would have been at the bottom of a wish list behind all the people who actually star in the movie, but Blake always brings her a-game even when she is just acting as a plus one that I decided to keep her in her alphabetical spot at the top of this list. I was thinking a lot about kitsch when it came to my Met Gala wishes and I honestly had to do a bit of a mental reset when I was done so that looks for other events didn’t come across as, well, kitschy. I went back and forth on whether or not this bright sunshine yellow Atelier Versace Spring 2019 Couture pencil dress which features and off the shoulder sweetheart neckline was too kitschy for this premiere given the fact that the title Pokémon is yellow. Obviously I decided with this dress to embrace the kitsch and make the wish for Blake to wear this dress for this premiere. Now Blake is a shoe whore, especially when it comes to Christian Louboutin. It has been said that she snaps a photo of the dress she is going to wear for an event or appearance and sends the photo to Christian Louboutin and jeweler Lorraine Schwartz and they send her options that they think would go best with whatever she has picked. So of course I turned to both to pick the perfect accessories for this look. From Louboutin I picked a major pair of statement multicolor and multi pattern ‘Eclipse’ t-strap sandals and from Schwartz it was simple yet chic emerald cut emerald and diamond drop earrings to compliment this look perfectly. Finishing the look with old Hollywood waves, defined smokey eyes, and blush pink lips would ensure that this is an absolutely major plus one ensemble for Blake to bring to life on this red carpet.I am hoping that Kathryn Newton really makes a wave this year. She started her red carpet dossier strong with major looks from Gucci and Dior, but then she fell to the wayside and I am hoping with the impending Big Little Lies Season 2 and the fact she has roles in some major movies that she will definitely be one to keep an eye on again. She did rock hot off the runway Ralph & Russo Couture for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party earlier this year. I am hoping that come the premiere of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu next week that she is on the red carpet and delivering a look. I decided to go for something that we haven’t seen from Kathryn yet picking this black and blue velvet Giorgio Armani Fall 2019 RTW one shoulder jumpsuit which features a ruffled shoulder, color and texture blocking, and a bit of a harem pant hip vibe. I don’t know what it was about this look exactly that caught my eye to be perfectly honest, but when I was struggling to pick the right look for Kathryn to wear on this red carpet I was just drawn to this idea. I think that this look could help usher in a new chapter of Kathryn’s style. Add a sleek updo, smokey eyes, blush pink glossy lips, a navy marbled resin L’Ashfar box clutch, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Lynn’ crystal embellished strappy sandals, and a selection of Kallati diamond and sapphire jewels including a pair of chic drop earrings and a statement cocktail ring to definitely make this a major moment for this red carpet. Rita Ora always knows how to bring the drama to a red carpet, but instead of the typical big dramatic looks that we would typically see her wearing for a blockbuster movie premiere (no matter how small a roll she plays) I decided to go for more of a relaxed vibe with this bright orange Dundas Spring 2019 Couture textured silk suit which features a blazer cum robe jacket, a bralet top, and high waisted wide leg pants. I saw this look and it just clicked. I know it is something that I could see Rita wearing for many different events. A movie premiere isn’t typically one of them, but I just feel like for the vibe of the movie that this look just works. I would style it with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, burgundy lips, a pair of gold Christian Louboutin ‘Deck’ strappy metallic leather pointed toe pumps, and a statement Bulgari High Jewelry ‘Roaring 80’s’ 18 kt yellow gold necklace set with one 34.12 ct oval Colombia emerald, one smaller oval emerald, buff-top emeralds, onyx elements, baguette-cut and pavé diamonds to definitely make this look a major sexy boss lady moment on this red carpet. Last on this list is the beautiful Suki Waterhouse. When it comes to Suki’s red carpet looks she always peaks when she is on a movie premiere red carpet and I am PRAYING that she delivers a major moment on this red carpet. My wish however is rather simple and standard as she actually has a small role in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. I decided to go with this classic black Christian Dior Fall 2019 RTW a-line midi dress which features textured fabrication, braided straps, a ruched waist, and a sheer midi skirt over a mini skirt because it is one of the only looks from the most recent Dior collection I actually like and I think Suki could infuse some life into this dress. A romantic updo, defined eyes, pink lips, a pair of black and gold Tabitha Simmons ‘Iceley’ crystal embellished scrappy sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection drop earrings in 18k white gold with two grey pear shaped moonstone cabochon drops, orange-red sapphires, black onyx and diamonds would all make sure that this look is incredibly chic and at from basic.

The NYC premiere of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is expected to take place on Thursday May 2, 2019.

“Welcome to Marwen” LA Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Going into the fall festival season, the precursor to awards season, I was a little surprised to see that Welcome to Marwen wasn’t selected to screen at any of the festivals. The film screams festival film. I was thinking it was going to be an awards season contender, but I think that since it hasn’t had that festival platform that those chances are little to none now. I am however still hoping to see the film have a very chic red carpet premiere. I am predicting that it will take place in LA, but since it is unconfirmed when or where the film would be screened that due to the fires in Southern California that we could see it moved to NYC or elsewhere. The ensemble cast of this movie are among some of my favorite rising and underrated style stars so I am hoping that we will see everyone bring something really bold and glamorous to the red carpet.I started to learn who Eiza Gonzalez was last year, then she rocked a few red carpets oozing modern sensual glamour during awards season. Since the Oscars (to which she wore a very sleek and sexy yellow Ralph Lauren halter gown) we haven’t seen anything from Eiza and I an hoping that she will step out on the red carpet for the premiere of Welcome to Marwen. I immediately went to Rasario, a brand that Eiza has worn in the past, for the perfect look for her to wear for this premiere. I adore this Tiffany blue Rasario Spring 2019 RTW silk dress which features a fitted midi silhouette, back slit, thin straps, and off-the-shoulder puff sleeves and I think that it is the perfect mix of glamour and sex appeal for Eiza to bring to this red carpet. I typically pick gowns for movie premiere red carpets, but I think that since Welcome to Marwen is a comedy and that it isn’t expected to be a major blockbuster film that a cocktail dress is the perfect moment for Eiza to bring to life on this red carpet. I think the gown itself is a statement all on its own so I would style it with a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of silver Jimmy Choo ‘Talia’ strappy sandals, and Tiffany & Co. aquamarine floral stud earrings to ensure head to toe perfection. Gwendoline Christie is one who I always have high expectations for, but often she doesn’t hit the stride I am hoping for. The six foot three inch tall actress literally looms large on the red carpet. She definitely has the height to make anything work and even with that she often falls short of expectations. I decided to go for a more “casual” style for Gwen to wear on this red carpet with this marigold yellow Peter Pilotto Spring 2019 RTW silk charmeuse midi dress which features a scarf tie neck, long voluminous sleeves, a printed scarf print belt, and an a-line skirt. I was having a hard time picking the right dress for Gwendoline. Her history had a lot to do with it, but despite the more casual nature, especially in comparison to the dresses I’ve picked for Gwendoline’s co-stars, I thought that this dress would be perfect for her to bring to life. Her signature curly bob, defined eyes, pink lips, and a pair of silver and gold strap Malone Souliers ‘Maureen’ pumps would all add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. I always love a good Janelle Monae sighting on a red carpet and so I am really excited to see what she is cooking up for her appearance at the premiere of Welcome to Marwen. She has been working with a new stylist this year. She has also been wearing a lot more color this year. Janelle was known for her pretty much exclusive use of black and white on the red carpet, with just a few sprinklings of red or pink in the mix. She shocked me earlier this year when she stepped out for the BET Awards wearing a bold Nicolas Jebran rainbow gown. For the premiere of Welcome to Marwen I went back to the black and white box with this bold and flirty Carolina Herrera Spring 2019 RTW cocktail dress which features sheer panels, a polka dot pattern, high neck, flutter sleeves, and a mini length a-line skirt. I immediately went to Carolina Herrera for Janelle because of her history with the brand on the red carpet. Janelle in Herrera is almost always a match made in heaven and now that the brand is being designed by Wes Gordon that the match is even more perfect. When it comes to styling I would love to see Janelle wearing this dress with a sleek vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, black Christian Louboutin ‘Fossiliza’ sandals, and a pair of Maison Dauphin ‘Fluid’ diamond drop earrings.Leslie Mann is one of the most underrated stars on this list. She always brings bold statements to the red carpet, even red carpets where I question who invited her, and usually looks absolutely beautiful. For the premiere of Welcome to Marwen I would love to see Leslie bring this aqua blue Giorgio Armani Spring 2019 RTW strapless tea length gown which is rendered in a pleated metallic printed fabric. The color alone against Leslie’s peachy skin tone and read hair would be phenomenal and with a pair of silver Jimmy Choo ‘Misty’ sandals, old Hollywood waves, pink lips, defined eyes, and a silver Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ crystal embellished box clutch would all really allow her to showcase her style in a major manner.

The date for the LA premiere of Welcome to Marwen is still unconfirmed.