2021 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

I am getting very excited for what this years Grammy Awards will be. With all the possibilities from in person presenters and performers (and hopefully some winners) to looks from nominees who aren’t able to attend in person on Instagram I am ready for FASHIONS. The Grammy’s always allows for some major fashion moments we wouldn’t see on any of the film awards red carpets during award season. So I am having a lot of fun wit my wishes for the collection as well. Billie Eilish has always had a very interesting sense of style. Last awards season she rocked Chanel, Gucci, and Burberry track suit style looks for all the red carpets she walked. I don’t want to change her, so when I was looking for something for the singer who is nominated for 4 Grammy’s including Record of the Year and Song of the Year and is also performing at this years show I turned to the Valentino Spring 2021 Couture collection. I was thinking about all the cool boxier cut and layered looks from the collection and knew that I would find a great moment for Billie to wear on this red carpet and I found it in this look which features a gold embossed brocade cocoon cape inspired sleeveless hoodie (A COUTURE HOODIE), a sleeveless light but turtleneck, sand colored pleated front trousers, and matching elbow gloves. This moment is definitely the most Billie look that was show in this collection and I really want to see her rock it for the Grammy’s red carpet. According to her Instagram Billie is still rocking that horrible acid green roots thing. I don’t think that would work with this look though. Instead I would like to see Billie give us more of something like an deep ink blue instead. To finish the look I would style the moment with defined eyes, nude pink lips, and a pair of metallic gold Valentino Couture platform derbies. Cynthia Erivo is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for her song “Stand Up” from Harriet. She is a consummate fashionista and so I know that had this been a regular year that she would have shown up on the Grammy’s red carpet serving a major look like she was one of the top nominated artists of the night. The fact that she is also be a part of this years post Grammy special “A Salute to the Sound of Change” would have also boded well for her being on the Grammy’s red carpet. I was going to start looking through my archives of couture runways for Cynthia, but then I saw this gold lamé button back of the shoulder peak lapel gown with an oversized drape and puffer coat backpack turned tiered train from the Paris Fashion Week presentation of the Thom Browne Fall 2021 RTW collection. There are very few stars who I think could pull a look like this off, but despite her petite frame I know that Cynthia could serve this moment up and deliver it on a red carpet and the Grammy’s would be perfect. Now for the lookbook the gown was styled with a signature black Thom Browne tuxedo on top under the gown. I would ditch that. Instead styling the gown with her signature bleached buzzed hair, smokey eyes, deep berry red glossy lips, metallic gold leather Aquazzura ‘Gin Plateau 140’ strappy platform sandals, and a statement Harry Winston white and yellow diamond collar necklace would make it a major fashion moment.Harry Style is nominated for Best Solo Pop Performance, Best Pop Album, and Best Music Video at this years Grammy Awards and I am super disappointed that the regular red carpet isn’t going to happen. Harry has been one of my men to watch on the red carpet because he isn’t afraid to blur the gender lines on the red carpet. Now that being said Harry is still performing at this years show and I hope he serves up some cool looks. I have two looks for Harry one for the red carpet and one for a performance. The red carpet look I’ve picked for Harry is a powder blue Gucci Spring 2017 Menswear shawl lapel tailcoat tuxedo which I would style a little differently than it was on the runway I would ditch the tangerine short wide tie and change the shirt. Instead I would style the look with a classic pleated tuxedo shirt, the cummerbund front he runway, a pair of navy velvet Gucci ‘New Jordaan Horsebit’ leather trimmed logo embroidered loafers, and a major white diamond and tanzanite Gucci High Jewelry heart, arrow, and floral brooch instead of a tie to really make this a cool look for Harry. For the performance, of which I don’t have any idea what it will be, I would love to see Harry hit the stage wearing this raspberry red metallic plaid silk brocade Gucci Fall 2020 Menswear 70’s inspired wide lapel suit. It is definitely something I can see Harry being drawn to and I feel like the subtle sparkle makes it a perfect stage look. Again I would switch up the styling ditching hat, shirt, and sweater from the runway in favor of a blush pink floral jacquard Gucci blouse style button down, a pair of black Gucci ‘Zahara’ silver buckle cowboy inspired ankle boots, and a Gucci ‘Hortus Delicarium’ white diamond and morganite leaf wreath and lion head necklace for a bit of sparkle. Jhene Aiko will host the Grammy Premiere ceremony, which is the party of the show that isn’t televised where they hand out all kinds of awards. In addition to that she is nominated for 3 Grammy’s herself this year including Album of the Year, Best Progressive R&B Album, & Best R&B Performance. So I am really hoping to see her deliver a superb moment on the red carpet. I went for sexy glamour inspired by Grace Jones with this black/gold sequin Rami Al Ali Spring 2021 Couture draped hooded wrap style gown with a major split in the front. I love this super glam moment and I feel like it would just ooze sexy and edgy glam, especially with tight cornrow braids, perfectly laid curled edges, defined eyes, nude glossy lips, a pair of gold and black Casadei ‘Blade Jeannie’ strappy ankle strap sandals, and a statement gold basket weave Vhernier ‘Giunco’ cuff bracelet. The last two wishes for today are for Travis Scott & Kylie Jenner. I would have loved to see the on again off again couple back on the Grammy’s red carpet together. But since he is just nominated for one Grammy this year, Best Melodic Rap Performance, I doubt we will see either of them on the red carpet either in person or virtually. If they do I would love to see them rock superb complimentary moments starting with an industrial grey Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2021 utilitarian inspired double breasted suit with a light grey turtleneck (a menswear trend this awards season), and a red silk flower boutonniere for Travis styled with a pair of black calfskin leather Dior Men ‘Dior Explorer Boot II’ oblique embossed combat boots. It’s a cool yet chic moment and I feel like it would be something that Travis would be drawn to. For Kylie I wanted glamour and sex appeal and I found it in this red one shoulder Atelier Versace Spring 2021 Couture column gown which features a structured origami petal inspired sculptural shoulder detail and a thigh high split. I am obsessed with this gown and while I wouldn’t usually waste this major moment on Kylie I know that if anyone could bring up a major IG red carpet moment it would be Kylie. Taking this gown and styling it with a sleek flip style high pony tail, defined eyes, Kylie Cosmetics ‘Lovey Dovey’ matte lips, simple red satin Versace ankle strap platform sandals, and a selection of Jacob & Co. jewels including a pair of white diamond art deco inspired chandelier earrings and a dazzling pigeon blood ruby and white diamond three row bracelet would make sure this statement look would compliment the Dior on Travis perfectly.

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 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

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

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

2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 14

Well I have one more detailed set of wishes for this weekends Golden Globe Awards. This set includes 4 glamorous moments for women who were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as presenters for this years show yesterday and I cannot wait to see what everyone will wear. Each of these women, as are all of this years presenters, are expected to show up in person for this years show. So let’s get us into these wishes shall we?I always love seeing Angela Bassett on the red carpet. She knows how to bring drama to the red carpet and I know that she will bring a major moment for this years Golden Globe Awards. I am definitely setting my expectations high. I went left of a typical gown option for Angela instead going for the drama thanks to this deep royal blue Azzi & Osta Fall 2020 Couture pant ensemble which features a blouse with a v-neckline, structured peplum embellished with embroidered feathers, and dramatic ruffled cape sleeves that turn into a train paired with matching straight leg trousers. There are very few people who I think could actually sell this look to me and I think that Angela is definitely in that small list. I would make it even more major styling this look with a center parted pulled back afro, thick defined smokey eyes, nude glossy lips, a pair of navy and silver ombre glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Love 85’ pointed toe pumps, and simple yet dazzling white diamond Gismondi 1754 ‘Essenza’ drop earrings. Jamie Lee Curtis has had a love of wearing off the rack Alexander McQueen dresses for a while now so when I saw her name on the list of presenters for this years Golden Globe Awards I immediately went back to the brand. I scoured the virtual racks to find the perfect gown and immediately fell in love with this hot pink long sleeve jersey Alexander McQueen gown which features strong shoulders, draped detailing, and a side split. It is strong and sophisticated and I just think that it would be a really powerful look for Jamie to wear on the red carpet. Now I will say I hate the way that Harrods styled the look for their store pictures. I would change things up styling this look with Jamie’s signature platinum grey pixie, defined eyes, light pink lips, a hot pink metal Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of hot pink satin pointed toe pumps from The Attico with strappy ankle tie details, and a dazzling white diamond collar necklace and matching cocktail ring from Amwaj to really make this a major glamour moment. Laura Dern really started her journey to Oscar gold last year at the Golden Globe Awards where she took home the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture trophy. She will be on hand this year as a presenter and I hope her fashion choices this year are much better than they were last year. As I was doing my search I saw this black lace Azzedine Alaia Fall 2021 RTW sleeveless gown which features features a pleated construction and intricate braided details on the bodice that add a visual edgy statement to the look and thought it was the perfect option for Laura. It is edgy, modern, and sexy but oh so glamorous and I think that would be a perfect look for Laura to wear for the Golden Globe Awards. I would style this gown with old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, nude lips, black mesh trimmed Azzedine Alaia strappy suede strappy platform sandals, and a selection of jewels from Fred Leighton including a pair of pendant earrings designed in house by Fred Leighton inspired by their antique floral elements with sumptuous Old Mine and Old European cut diamonds and a 19th Century bracelet in oval plaques filled with old mine cut diamonds to ensure it’s a perfect moment for Laura head to toe. Finishing out this list is the beautiful Salma Hayek. I like to refer to her as the first lady of Kering as her husband is the CEO of the fashion powerhouse conglomerate. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that we almost always see Salma wearing looks from the companies different fashion houses. The biggest jewel in the Kering crown is Gucci and that is the brand that Salma turns to the most often. I won’t lie I haven’t loved Salma in Gucci since Alessandro Michele took the reigns, but I have to say that as soon as I saw this light pink pleated one shoulder gown from the Gucci Spring 2021 RTW collection I knew it was a perfect look for Salma. It is simple and chic and I think that is exactly what she needs for a successful Gucci moment on the red carpet. Now I would love to see her style this look with a dramatic sleek sculpted twists updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pink brocade Gucci ‘Broadway’ clutch embellished with a crystal dagger piercing a crystal heart, a pair of light pink Gucci knotted metallic leather sling back peep toe sandals, and a selection of Boucheron High Jewelry including white diamond tassel drop earrings and a white diamond and pink morganite ‘Plume de Paon’ feather inspired cocktail ring to really make this one of her best red carpet moments in a long time.

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 9

The producers of the 2021 Golden Globe Awards have crushed my hopes. They have told all nominees to stay home and that they don’t want gathering parties like the casts of Schitt’s Creek and Little Fires Everywhere did for the Emmy’s happening. I was hoping that we would see the casts gathering and maybe a little more glamour from those nominated. Unfortunately I just don’t see it happening. All of my nominee wishes seem like they just might be in vain. The five looks in today’s wishes would definitely be incredibly chic red carpet moments, but also perfect looks for getting all dolled up with nowhere to go.Daisy Edgar Jones is nominated for her first Golden Globe Award for her performance in Normal People. I was looking at Daisy’s red carpet history and saw that she spent some time in Venice as a guest of Miu Miu so of course I turned back to the brand for her Globes gown. I would love to see the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television nominee wearing this black tuxedo inspired Miu Miu column gown with a criss-cross bow detailed neckline, empire waist, and a thigh high split. It is a super glamorous moment and I feel like it would definitely be a perfect choice for Daisy. Now had this been for an actual red carpet I would have wanted to see a customized version with black beading and a dramatic train, but for the Globes from home I would love to see this as a perfect option. A sleek ponytail updo, defined eyes, red lips, a silver crystal embellished Miu Miu box clutch, a pair of black Miu Miu bow detailed strappy sandals, and Martin Katz half moon and trapezoid art deco inspired white diamond drop earrings would make this look super glam. I would say that I was surprised to see Jared Leto amongst the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture nominees for his performance in The Little Things. I always love to see what he will bring to the red carpet. He is anything but predictable when it comes to his fashion choices, but I knew immediately what I wanted to see him bring to life for this years Golden Globe Awards. I would say that even if he is to appear from home I would imagine that he will still serve a look. We know he is a friend and face of Gucci so I immediately thought of him wearing this purple suit (which I believe is suede) from the Gucci Spring 2021/Pre-Fall 2021 Menswear collection which features a cropped blazer with gold baroque scroll embroidery, matching flared trousers, and a beige pussy bow blouse. He is all for a bold 70’s inspired menswear moment and this is definitely something I want to see from Jared at the Globes. There isn’t much to do to make this better, but I would take the lookbook shoes and swap them for a pair of black leather Gucci ‘Worsh’ monk strap ankle boots. I wasn’t a big fan of the emerald satin sack gown Jodie Comer wore for last years Golden Globe Awards red carpet. I was even less enthused by all her rainbow accessories. I want to see the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama nominee serve up a super chic look. She skipped out on attending the at home Emmy’s but I hope she brings a glamorous moment to the screen at this years Golden Globe Awards wearing this electric blue Atelier Versace Spring 2021 Couture one shoulder gown which features a blue and white crystal embellished bodice, cape sash detail, and a thigh high split. When it comes to these at home events it is all about set up and color. Well I can’t say what Jodie’s set up would look like, but this color would definitely pop on the screen. Now I would love to see Jodie style this gown with a sleek side parted low bun, defined eyes, blush pink lips, a pair of navy blue crystal embellished PVC Aquazzura ‘Heaven 105’ strappy sandals, and asymmetrical white diamond and sapphire Cartier pendant drop earrings. It would definitely scream bold glamour from head to toe. Rosamund Pike is always one of my favorites to see on a red carpet. She brings bold, edgy glamour to any red carpet she steps out onto and I would love to see her bring something phenomenal to the screen at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards from home. I want Rosamund to bring sleek, edgy glamour to this with this white Stephane Rolland Spring 2021 Couture sweater gown in white crepe which features a window embroidered with a crystal cascade, long sleeves, and a dramatic train. It was one of my favorite gowns from the Spring 2021 Couture collections and I feel like Rosamund has the stature to really make this gown come to life. A sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of major white satin Mach & Mach double crystal embellished bow pointed toe ankle strap pumps, and simple white diamond Repossi ‘Lateral’ ear crawlers would finish this look in sleek glamour. Her roll of a grieving mother in Pieces of a Woman has earned Vanessa Kirby her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. I know that Vanessa has phenomenal style and I really want to see her serve up looks during this awards season. I would assume she will go for labels like Dior, Tom Ford, Armani, and Versace; but when I was looking on the runways for the perfect gown for Vanessa to wear for the Golden Globe Awards I feel in love with the idea of her wearing this nude pink Ashi Studio Spring 2021 RTW column gown which is covered with pearl embroidery with a spray of details on the bodice and features a v-neck. I think it would look like a second skin on Vanessa and with the right styling would be one of her best looks to date. I would finish this major moment with a sleek hairstyle pulled back and tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of cream pearl embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Maisel’ ankle strap sandals, and simple vintage Cartier white diamond and akoya pearl drop earrings.

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 AFI Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

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

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

2020 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List

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

2020 Emmy Awards Red Carpet Wish List

Well, I was SWAMPED with my actual job lately and I’ve been neglecting If I Was A Stylist as a result. That means that even though I had 14 posts planned for the 2020 Emmy Awards, which take place tonight, all I was able to do is this all in gallery for the nominees, presenters, and cast members of nominated projects. I am really interested to see how the Emmy’s will work from home with production kits sent to over 130 different locations. How will the fashion fare? We saw the fashion factor happen for the VMA’s and then Venice Film Festival actually happened in person and I was THRILLED. So in my wishes for this years event I’ve pulled looks hot off the runway this past week during NYFW, things shown seasons ago, as well as several looks I would love to see stars pull out of their archives and give another go. So check out my 54 wishes below and let me know which ones you would most like to see come true.

2020 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

Today’s wishes are about the men who are nominated and performing at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. I am really interested in seeing what this award show will turn out to be. When it comes to major menswear moments the men of music know how to live up to my life motto of “When In Doubt Be Extra.” So when I was picking menswear moments for the VMA’s I got to have a lot of fun going for real avant garde fashion moments for the men below to bring to life. A$AP Rocky is known for bringing the fashion factor to the red carpet. He has favored Dior Homme since Kim Jones took the helm, but instead I went to another super hyped brand for him to wear for the VMAs. I LOVE this black and chocolate brown Bottega Veneta Fall 2020 collection ensemble which features a dancing shadow sheer knit button down long sleeve top, a pair of high waisted straight leg pants, and a cummerbund. It isn’t a look for the faint of heart and I think that A$AP Rocky would definitely be able to sell it to me with ease for the VMAs. Harry Styles is a Gucci devotee. I live that Harry, especially as a a straight man, wants to blur the lines of gender on the red carpet. Unfortunately it often doesn’t work and he ends up looking like a grandma in ill-fitting clothing. Had there been a red carpet for this years VMAs I would have LOVED to see Harry rock this peach and bright floral printed Gucci Resort 2021 Menswear suit which features a box cut double breasted jacket, flared wide leg trousers, and a beige pussy bow blouse. It is definitely right up Harry’s sense of style and I feel like we will definitely see him bring this look to life at some point. His tousled waves and a pair of oatmeal leather Gucci horsebit leather loafers would finish this look perfectly. John Legend is nominated in two new categories at the VMA’s. He could take home the Moonperson for Best Music Video from Home and/or Best Quarantine Performance. Now with his awards being taken from the Pandemic performance shift I would imagine that if John won anything that he will accept it from home super casual. It’s a shame because I always love seeing him and wife Chrissy Teigan rocking a red carpet. So of course I had to pick two looks for the couple as if there were going to be a red carpet. For John I would have loved to see him rock this Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Resort 2021 Menswear suit which features a grey single button blazer with an asymmetrical band detail on the waist and a pair of slim fit black trousers. Now I would have switched up the styling a bit instead styling it with a crisp white shirt, a black bow tie, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Met Greggo’ glitter, patent, and velvet silver heeled cap toe oxfords. Now for Chrissy, who recently announced that she was pregnant, I went with fun glamour opting for this black and silver beaded fringe covered Azzaro Fall 2019 Couture halter gown which features a loose fit and a side split. This gown would be a super glam maternity moment and I feel like Chrissy would definitely be able to sell it to me giving a bit of a twist and twirl to really work that fringe to it’s full potential. A sleek updo, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Follies Strass’ crystal embellished mesh pointed toe pumps, and dazzling white diamond Butani chandelier earrings would definitely make sure this couple, as usual, would have delivered glamour on the VMA’s red carpet. I love Maluma. He is always one to serve a look so I am really excited to see what he will wear for the VMAs where he is both nominated and performing. I went through a gambit of different labels when I was thinking about what to pick for Maluma, but it was this Dior grey two button double breasted Dior Men Spring 2019 Menswear suit with a cream to fuchsia ombre silk sash kept popping back into my mind. We’ve seen a couple iterations of this look on the red carpet thanks to Gwendoline Christie and Darren Criss, but I feel like Maluma would definitely give this style a MAJOR red carpet moment. The runways t-shirt and a pair of silver Balenciaga tyrex nylon, mesh, faux leather, and rubber sneakers would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble for Maluma. The last look today is for Travis Scott. I’ve definitely kept an eye on Travis and his style. He tends to favor looks from Dior Homme or Louis Vuitton, but I saw this sunset print Balmain Resort 2021 Menswear blazer and matching button down shirt worn unbuttoned with a black t-shirt and black trousers and it spoke to me. It is a super cool look and I feel like Travis would bring his effortless cool vibe to this look for sure. I would finish the look with statement sneakers via a pair of black and gold Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Talon’ low top sneakers to really make sure this look is cool from head to toe.

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

2020 Venice Film Festival: “One Night In Miami” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

After the Official Selection for the 2020 Venice Film Festival was announced they added two more films Out of Competition selection for this years edition. One of those films is Regina King’s directorial debut One Night in Miami. The story follows a young Cassius Clay (before he became Muhammad Ali) as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the new World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he has defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach to celebrate the match, Clay — unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws — instead spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in one of Miami’s historically black neighborhoods, celebrating with three of his closest friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown. The next morning, the four men emerge determined to define a new world for themselves and their people. In a statement from the festival Regina King said, “We are pinching ourselves to have been selected to be a part of the Venice Film Festival — such a prestigious festival. Excited to announce another step in this film’s journey.” We don’t know yet if there will be a delegation headed to Venice to promote the film. I am PRAYING that we will see Regina on the Lido red carpet, but with current restrictions on US travel to Europe due to COVID-19 I just don’t know. In the effort to have a positive outlook I went on the hunt for two perfect looks for Regina to wear in Venice to promote her directorial debut. For the photocall I would definitely love to see her wearing this red, white, pink, and black lively floral motif Prada sleeveless a-line dress which features a round neckline, pleated skirt, and POCKETS. I do love this bold feminine moment and I believe that it would be gorgeous on Regina. Styling this dress with hair worn down pinned behind the ears, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of major black satin Prada round toe pumps with a red lightning bolt heel would definitely make this look photocall ready. Now for the premiere I went for bold goddess glamour for Regina. Since I first saw the sketch of this cerulean blue silk chiffon Ralph & Russo Fall 2020 Couture gown which features a sweetheart neckline and an asymmetrically hand pleated bodice, finished at the waist with a jeweled brooch I’ve been thinking about the perfect person to bring it from paper to red carpet. I feel like this color would be PHENOMENAL on Regina and the sexy, yet glamorous moment that this would be the perfect look for Regina to rock on the red carpet in Venice. I would definitely want to see this gown have a long and dramatic train for Regina. A sleek updo, soft smokey eyes, deep red glossy lips, a pair of aqua metallic leather Gianvito Rossi ‘Irene’ pointed toe strappy ankle tie pumps, and statement white diamond and paraiba tourmaline David Morris waterfall chandelier earrings would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. So far in my wishes for Cate Blanchett to wear on the red carpet in Venice have been pretty expected. Now I don’t expect Cate to play it safe all festival long. I want to see her take risks and give us real fashion queen moments like I know she can deliver. I am honestly shocked that Cate hasn’t given us a Richard Quinn moment on the red carpet. I feel like his avant garde yet ladylike sensibility is right in line with her sense of style. I was excited that the selection expanded because I definitely feel like this wish for Cate to wear this dramatic gown from the Richard Quinn Spring 2020 RTW collection is perfect. I adore the intricately beaded long sleeve floral pattern drop waist bodice padded hips, jewel neckline, a full silk skirt, and a bow detail. It doesn’t surprise me it hasn’t been worn since it really would need the perfect person to bring it to life. I feel like Cate on the red carpet in Venice would be the perfect platform to finally give this gown a red carpet moment it most definitely deserves. A sleek updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of black satin Salvatore Ferragamo platform strappy peep toe sandals, and a selection of Chopard jewels including a pair of white and yellow diamond cluster teardrop pendant earrings and a statement white and yellow diamond cocktail ring from the Red Carpet Collection 2020 would definitely ensure this is the major red carpet moment I’m envisioning in my mind. I’m definitely holding out hope that Ludivine Sagnier will turn out some super dazzling moments. For today’s wish I shopped right off the rack at FarFetch for this gold chainmail disco glam Gucci long sleeve gown which features a loose column fit, rear split, and a v-neckline. Gucci is always a fixture in Venice and I definitely feel like it is a great label for Ludivine. This gown is sexy meets glam. Now I would define the waist with a black leather Gucci ‘Gucci 1955 Horsebit’ belt it would have a very Studio 54 disco glam vibe about it. A wavy bob, thick defined and soft smokey eyes, red lips, a black satin Gucci ‘Broadway’ crystal embellished clutch, a pair of black leather Gucci knotted sandals, and Pomellato jewels including ‘Sabbia’ pendant drop earrings ombré pavé set in white, brown, and black diamonds, a matching ‘Sabbia’ cocktail ring, and a ‘Nudo Maxi’ obsidian and black diamond ring would definitely finish out this look perfectly. A little birdie has told me that Spanish supermodel Nieves Alvarez will once again be on the red carpets in Venice. So of course I had to make sure that she would be included in my wishes for this years festival. I feel like she and her stylist Victor Blanco are cooking up something super chic from the likes of Etro or Alberta Ferretti like they have been, but I’ve decided to give the Bulgari ambassador two major couture moments to bring to life in Venice. I knew immediately when I heard that Nieves was attending that one wish I was going to have for her is this acid green Armani Prive Spring 2012 Couture dramatic asymmetrically ruffled neckline column gown with a beaded one shoulder detail from the brands second showing of the collection in Beijing. This isn’t a color that many could make work, but something tells me Nieves could. This statement gown with a retro inspired updo, thick defined eyes, bold red lips, a black satin Yilana Yepez ‘Grace’ crystal studded minaudiere, black suede Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ bow detailed ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Bulgari jewels from the recently presented ‘Barocko’ collection including a pair of delicate white diamond and emerald drop earrings and a statement white diamond cuff bracelet would definitely be a major fashion moment for Nieves. I also decided that to pay tribute to a label that has brought her many red carpet success in the past during a difficult time for them that I would pick a look from Elie Saab for Nieves to wear in Venice this year. The Beirut based Elie Saab studio and headquarters, which are located two and a half miles from the devastating explosion that recently happened, had sustained heavy damage. Reconstruction is already underway and the priority is to see that two or three floors, including the atelier and Mr. Saab’s studio, would be functional after the traditional summer break ends on August 17. So to celebrate the brand I would love to see Nieves wearing this white silk crepe column gown from the Elie Saab Spring 2020 Couture collection with an intricate gold embroidered bodice and a dramatic lace cape. I is classic yet dramatic all at the same time. With a sleek updo, smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a silver and gold Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slim Slide Pearl Grid’ crystal and pearl embellished lattice pattern clutch, a pair of gold Aquazzura simple ankle strap metallic leather sandals, and statement Bulgari peridot, rubellite, pink sapphire, amethyst, tanzanite, and white diamond chandelier earrings I really do believe this look would be a super glamorous statement.

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: “Lovers” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

When it comes to the red carpets in Venice I am getting more and more excited as the days go by. I am really excited to see what everyone is cooking up for the first major red carpet event since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. So I am really intrigued to see last years jury member Stacy Martin back on the Lido to promote her latest film Lovers which is set in Paris and follows the story of Lisa, who, while on vacation with her husband, rekindles a passionate affair with her ex-boyfriend. But that may lead to a murder.Last year Stacy wore mostly short looks for her jury duty, but this year I’ve gone with one short look and one (custom) gown for her to rock on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. I’m honestly shocked that I’ve picked two black looks to be honest, but they both just spoke to me. So let’s start with the photocall which I would love to see Stacy give us 70’s inspired chic wearing this black chiffon Celine Fall 2020 RTW long sleeve boho dress which features a blouson fit, high neckline, horizontal pleats down the bodice, a drop waist, and vertical pleated a-line circle skirt. I adore me a good boho glam moment and I definitely think that is what Stacy would be delivering to us wearing this look on the photocall stage in Venice. Finishing the look with a sleek center parted low bun, simple defined eyes, glossy pink lips, the runways gold chain belt, ditching the fringe pendant necklace, and adding a pair of black Celine ‘Sharp’ gold studded strappy leather sandals would make this look scream effortless bohemian elegance. For the premiere I’m going to ask you to get creative. I saw this black Louis Vuitton Resort 2021 mermaid skirt with a pleated flared hem and I thought it would be a really cool start of a gown. Now I’m not sure about the top will look like. I feel like it would be a straight strapless bustier bodice. Maybe adding a peplum on the hips, and belting it with a Louis Vuitton ‘Midnight’ 50mm black leather belt that features a massive sharp silver buckle. Of course I would also make sure the hem hits the floor. To make this look scream modern edgy glamour I would style this look with a sleek center parted updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black Louis Vuitton ‘Call Back’ ankle strap sandals, and statement Cartier High Jewelry ‘Type IIA’ white diamond drop earcuffs.In the course of my wishes for the 2020 Venice Film Festival I have a whole set of wishes for jury president Cate Blanchett. Regular readers know I LOVE me some Cate Blanchett and I am praying to the fashion gods that she will deliver Best Dressed of the Year worthy moments. Four of the past nine Best Dressed of the Year lists have included Cate giving us dramatic glamour. Now she is the face of an Armani fragrance and the Italian fashion label is a sponsor of the festival so I have a feeling that Cate will wear a couple of looks from the label on the red carpet. In today’s wish I turn back to the same bold pink and blue Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture strapless column gown which features a bandeau like corseted bodice and intricate beaded pattern that I featured in my wishes for Sara Sampaio yesterday for Cate today. If you had to ask me who I would most want to see wearing it I would have to say Cate. Each woman would wear the gown perfectly but in very different ways. For Cate I would style this look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, the runways matching clutch, a pair of matching pink Christian Louboutin ‘Araborda’ crystal embellished peep toe slingback sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of white diamond and pink rubellite teardrop pendant earrings from the 2015 collection and a MAJOR multicolored pink and purple sapphire bracelet set in pink titanium from the 2020 collection. I feel like I don’t know a while lot about French actress and jury member Ludivine Sagnier’s style, but I am really interested in seeing what she will be wearing on the red carpets over the course of the festival. Gucci is usually a staple on the red carpet in Venice so I turned to the Italian fashion brand for this look for Ludivine. I love this metallic purple sequin Gucci Pre-Fall 2020 long poet sleeve, straight fit gown which features a mandarin inspired collar, peekaboo details on the check and shoulders, and a thigh high split and I feel like it could be a really cool look for Ludivine to wear. With this dazzling gown being such a statement I would usually go for simple styling, but since it is a film festival and I want to see everyone go big or go home I would love to see Ludivine style this gown with a wavy bob hairstyle, soft smokey eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of purple suede Gucci crystal embellished ankle strap sandals, and statement Gucci High Jewelry lion and floral white diamond, amethyst, and pink morganite chandelier earrings. It would make for a really dazzling red carpet moment. Up to today all the lovely ladies I have wished to see represent Armani in Venice adding glamour to the red carpet have been those with direct connections to campaigns with the brand. We have seen the label invite some other stars to the red carpet in Venice to promote the brands beauty and runway collections. So with that in mind I decided I wanted to add a little fantasy to these wishes. In a perfect world I would love to see Emmy Rossum jetted to Venice to walk the festivals red carpet wearing two gorgeous Armani Prive gowns. We’ve seen Emmy wear Armani for the Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, WWD Honors, the Critics Choice Awards, and the Toronto Film Festival in the past. It is always a very glamorous pairing. If she were to head to Venice to promote the brand I would love to see her kick off her time at the festival wearing this bold electric blue hand embroidered arabesque lace one shoulder a-line gown from the Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture collection. I definitely feel like we will see this gown in Venice and Emmy would definitely be able to bring it to life with ease styling it with a sleek retro updo, thick defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of matching electric blue Rene Caovilla ‘Bessie’ two strap crystal embellished mule sandals, and a selection of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels including white diamond and sapphire floral drop earrings and a major sapphire and white diamond art deco inspired bracelet. The second look I would love to see Emmy wear in Venice is this soft blush pink Armani Prive Fall 2019 Couture strapless ballgown which features intricate beaded embellishments and a banded ball skirt. I am honestly shocked that this gown is still available. I don’t know why no one snatched this gown up for last falls film festival season or awards season. It screams feminine glamour. I believe that it would definitely be something that Emmy would be drawn to. Style it with Veronica Lake waves worn over one shoulder, simple defined eyes, bold pink lips, a pair of nude pink Pierre Hardy ‘Midnight’ crystal trimmed open toe strappy sandals, and a dazzling white diamond Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Snowflake’ three grow garland collar necklace and Emmy would have two major red carpet moments on her hands.

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.