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 Critics Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

I am loving awards season being back, even if the stars are zooming into the shows and there aren’t really red carpets. The glamour of it all might not be exactly the same, but it’s better than nothing. I am ready for more events and more looks. I am so over the blah moments and ready for more glamour, more effort, and more DRAMA. The five wishes in today’s Critics Choice Awards series are all glamorous, perfectly fitting for this red carpet, even if it were to happen in person, and I want to see them come to life. I can’t even recall if Annie Murphy was at the Globes on Sunday. I don’t remember seeing her and she didn’t post a look on Instagram. I want to see what she has to offer. She has rocked looks from must have labels like Dior and Valentino so I know she has the pull to get really cool moments. As I was flipping through my archives of images to find the perfect look for Annie I thought that this black cady Versace Pre-Fall 2021 fitted tea length gown which features a sweetheart neckline, bra like straps, and charm embellishments would be a really cool moment for her to bring to life for this red carpet. I feel like it definitely speaks to her sexy and glamorous side especially if styled with a sleek ponytail, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of major black satin Versace sequin embellished platform sandals, and some sparkle via champagne diamond Sutra three pendant drop earrings set in 18k rose gold.Cate Blanchett has skipped out on all of the virtual award shows so far including the Emmy’s and the Golden Globe’s so I am not holding out hope that she will be delivering a moment for the Critics Choice Awards. That isn’t going to stop me from dreaming. I fell in love with this sleek long sleeve gold Alberta Ferretti Fall 2021 RTW column gown which features intricate crystal, sequin, and tinsel fringe embellishments the moment I saw it and when I was thinking about what look I would love to see Cate wearing on this red carpet I knew that this would be a MAJOR moment. I can’t recall Cate ever doing disco glam on the red carpet, but I know that she would definitely be able to shut it down bringing this moment to life. I would let the gown be the focus of the look styling it with a sleek updo, defined eyes, nude pink lips, a pair of gold metallic leather, suede, and mesh Aquazzura ‘Savoy 105’ pointed toe pumps, and simple Pomellato ‘Nudo’ drop earrings in 18k rose and white gold with mother of pearl, white topaz, & white diamonds to really make this a major fashion moment for Cate. Glenn Close wore a simple maroon Lafayette 148 silk suit for the Globes. It wasn’t a boundary pushing moment, but it was chic. She also seemed to debut a horrid blunt bob with bangs that I just don’t love. I just don’t know how this hairstyle will make for any sort of good red carpet moments. That being said I would still like to see her give the effort and try to give us a look to love. I would love to see Glenn wearing this black Carolina Herrera silk chiffon gown which features long sheer sleeves, pleated bodice embellished with hand-embroidered 3D flowers, jewel neckline, and a dramatic train. It is simple, sophisticated, age appropriate, and elegant moment that I think is perfectly in line with Glenn’s style. I don’t know how to re-imagine her hair to make it work, but I would style this look with defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Stuart Weitzman ‘Tasha 100’ glittered mesh pointed toe pumps, and a pair of dazzling white diamond and emerald Chopard Red Carpet Collection cluster earrings with teardrop pendants I think would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. H.E.R. rocked a cool, but very casual, Valentino Couture look for the Globes. While it was cool I want to see an even more glamorous side to H.E.R.’s sense of style. So as I was looking for the perfect look for her to bring to life on the red carpet for the Critics Choice Awards and I saw this super cool black 16Arlington Fall 2021 RTW ruffled suit and thought it would be the perfect moment. This suit is a very flirty take on the classic pantsuit and I love the feminine rock and roll vibe that it gives off which is exactly what I think of when I think of H.E.R.’s style. I think a sleek hairstyle, smokey eyes behind red and green striped clear acrylic Gucci oversized square sunglasses, bold red lips, a pair of black Tom Ford ‘Disco’ platform curved sculptural heel ankle strap sandals, and a statement Jacob & Co. High Jewelry emerald and white diamond choker necklace would definitely make this a MAJOR fashion moment for H.E.R..Finishing out today is the gorgeous Regina King who was easily one of my Best Dressed at the Golden Globe Awards where she wore one of the best custom Louis Vuitton gowns ever made. I am very excited to see what she will wear all awards season long. She is a major fashion girl and loves to show up and show out. I went for a statement suit moment for her to wear for the Critics Choice red carpet opting for this black Alexander McQueen Resort 2021 tuxedo with a bold fuschia asymmetrical bow detail on the blazer. It is a statement look that I would style with a pulled back hairstyle, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, black Christian Louboutin ‘Victorilla’ strappy pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Vanleles jewels including a pair of ruby halo set white diamond ‘The Nile’ stud earrings, a statement ‘Out of Africa’ white diamond and Mozambican responsibly sourced cabochon rubelite shield cocktail ring, and a simple ‘The Nile’ pave set white diamond band ring to really make sure this look comes together perfectly.

The 2021 Critics Choice Awards will take place on Sunday March 7, 2021. You can find all of my wishes for this red carpet here.

2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 8

Well the Golden Globe Awards are coming up in just 10 days. I am ready. I am ready for fashion and I am ready for glamour. I want to see all the nominees and presenters for this years ceremony give us MAJOR fashion moments despite the fact the show will be partially socially distanced in person and partially remote. At the Emmy Awards which took on a similar format last year. We didn’t get a whole lot of major gown looks. I hope that will be different at the Globes. I want drama, I want sequins, I want glitter, I want tulle, I want couture. Today’s set of wishes feature five phenomenal moments I pray to the fashion gods come to fruition. Shall we get into it?H.E.R. is nominated for Best Original Song thanks to “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah and I really want to see her bring a major look. Her glamour is all about meshing bohemian, rock and roll, and glamour. For her look for the Golden Globes I went with an 80’s glam inspiration with this black and white Jean Louis Sebaj Spring 2021 RTW gown which features a dramatic shawl lapel inspired asymmetrical neckline, a single long sleeve, wrap style skirt, and a thigh high split for her to bring to life for her first Golden Globe Awards red carpet. I saw this gown and thought it was super sexy yet still modest and all glamour. To make this a perfect moment I would finish the look with a sleek hairstyle with curled laid edges, defined eyes behind silver round Linda Farrow ‘Carousel C2’ sunglasses (a signature of hers), bold red lips, a pair of black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Round Chic Alta 120’ peep toe scalloped half d’orsay platform ankle strap pumps, and a wide selection of major Butani jewels including white diamond and emerald drop earrings, a sleek statement white diamond wave collar necklace, and a selection of rings including pear shaped emerald circled band trimmed in white diamonds, two white diamond and emerald flower rings, and a four row white diamond cocktail ring. Kaley Cuoco would have made her first Golden Globe Awards red carpet since the end of The Big Bang Theory. It’s crazy to me that the comedienne is just now earning her first Globe nomination thanks to her new HBO Max comedy The Flight Attendant. I would love to see the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy nominee give us frothy glamour wearing this gold and ivory silk tulle strapless Vera Wang Fall 2009 Bridal collection strapless ballgown which features flower applique detail and floral crystal embellishment details. She has long had a relationship with Vera Wang and I feel like it is a perfect pairing. I think that pulling this gown out of the archives and giving it a red carpet moment finally with a loose romantic updo, defined eyes, blush pink lips, a pair of gold leather Stuart Weitzman ‘Ellsie’ strappy sandals, and Brumani ‘Looping Shine’ collection champagne quartz and white diamond four stone drop earrings to make it feminine glamour defined from head to toe. Maria Bakalova is probably the most surprising, yet not surprising star to be nominated for a Golden Globe this year. She had a breakout role in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and has landed herself a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. We haven’t yet seen her on an actual red carpet but she has been embraced by labels like Dior, Miu Miu, Giambattista Valli, and The Vampire’s Wife for promoting the film while still in lockdown. For the Golden Globe Awards I would love to see Maria bring this candy pink, blue, and yellow Christian Dior Spring 2019 Couture pleated gown which features of a strapless neckline, bow detail on the waist, and a short train. It is a dazzling and glamorous moment and I believe it would be a fabulous moment for Maria to bring to life on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards. I think that this is one of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s better creations and would be such a  glamorous choice. Style it with a loose romantic updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of dark blue Aquazzura ‘Tequila 105’ crystal studded ankle strap strappy sandals, and a simple multi-cut white diamond Tiffany & Co. reverie necklace and it would be that incredibly glamorous moment. The red custom old Hollywood inspired Atelier Versace gown that Nicole Kidman wore to the 2020 Golden Globe Awards was one of my favorite looks of last year. She always brings glamour and I would expect nothing else this year where she is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her performance in The Undoing. I LOVED this limited series and I would love to see Nicole serve a moment as she is one of the top 3 I would say in the category with Anya Taylor Joy and Cate Blanchett. I would love to see her give us sleek elegance wearing this white Fendi Spring 2021 Couture gown which features a jewel neckline, defined shoulders, wide long sleeves, and 3D flower details that filter up from the hem. This gown needs someone with tall statuesque regal presence and we know that Nicole has it. I feel like with a sleek updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a white Tyler Ellis ‘Lily’ white satin clutch, a pair of white mesh & leather Christian Louboutin ‘Galativi’ pointed toe pumps, and vintage 20th century white diamond and pearl drop earrings from Fred Leighton it would just ooze sleek sophisticated glamour. Finishing out today is Viola Davis whose performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom has earned her a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. This is her sixth Golden Globe nomination and I am always excited to see what she will bring to this red carpet. Over the years she’s worn Zac Posen, Emilio Pucci, Donna Karan Atelier, Marchesa, and Michael Kors for the Globes over the years and I am hoping she brings something major. I knew almost immediately that I wanted to pick this ice blue silk chiffon Elie Saab Spring 2021 ruched detail one shoulder gown which features a knot detail on the shoulder and a draped sash detail on the back of the waist. It is a superb moment and I can just imagine it being an absolutely glamorous goddess moment for Viola to wear for the Golden Globe Awards. I want to make this a shining star moment having Viola style this gown with an afro puff updo, defined eyes, deep glossy red lips, a silver metallic snakeskin leather Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ crystal clasp clutch, a pair of chandelier crystal trimmed Aquazzura ‘Temptation 105’ peep toe slingback pumps, and dazzling white diamond David Morris feather style chandelier 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.

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 BET Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

We may not be getting a red carpet for the 2020 BET Awards, but at least there will be a virtually created telecast. We don’t know what the future of awards shows are going to look like. So I am very interested in seeing what this virtual awards event ends up looking like. My wishes are not focused necessarily on what I want to see the stars wear for their Zoom awards show, but more for what I would have wanted to see them bring to life on the red carpet had an in person awards show happened. So check out the five major moments I would have wanted to see brought to life on the red carpet at the 2020 BET Awards. I always LOVE seeing Angela Bassett on the red carpet. She always brings the drama and the glamour. I would have loved to see Angela give us visual glamour wearing this water pattern sequined velvet Tadashi Shoji Fall 2020 RTW gown which features dramatic short ruffled sleeves, a plunging neckline, a bias cut, column skirt, and a short train. I was starting my search for the perfect gown for her Angela to wear had there been a red carpet for this years BET Awards and the moment I saw this gown I was sold. It is different, avant garde, and super glamorous and that is exactly the kind of look that Angela is drawn to for her red carpet gowns. I can definitely imagine her bringing this look to life with a sleek updo, emerald and charcoal smokey eyes, glossy deep nude lips, a gold Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ python leather clutch, gold metallic leather Aquazzura ‘Whisper 105’ strappy sandals, and a pair of simple yet dazzling IVY New York ‘Mistletoe’ tsavorite and diamond drop earrings. For Cardi B I decided to go the couture route which is definitely not the usual route I would go for in regards to the BET Awards red carpet. But this is a fantasy right? So let’s go big or go home right? I was looking at looks and I saw this white Georges Hobeika Spring 2020 Couture asymmetrical tea length dress which features a sheer leaf embroidered bodice, full bell cuffs with fringe, a thin silver bow detail belt, a crystal embellished column skirt with rounded seams and a daring hip high split and was wondering who could rock it for the BET Awards. When I thought of Cardi I was a little apprehensive at the beginning because I wouldn’t want her fake boobs ruining the look like it did with the hot pink Nicholas Jebran gown that she wore for the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy party earlier this year. The more I thought about it the more I decided that it was a risk that I would love to see her take. The dress is super glamorous and I think that with the right statement styling I knew that Cardi would have made it a major moment. I would have styled this look with a sleek high ponytail, silver glitter and aqua blue eyes, deep red matte lips, silver crystal embellished talon nails, a pair of silver Le Silla ‘Petalo 120’ ruffled detail ankle strap PVC d’Orsay peep toe sandals, and statement Lorraine Schwartz paraiba tourmaline and white diamond teardrop pendant earrings to make sure that this look screams dramatic glamour from head to toe. I first took notice of H.E.R. a little over a year ago when out of nowhere it she became a fashionista to me when she walked the red carpet at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes to help launch the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection. Before then I hadn’t heard of H.E.R. but I’ve followed her since. She has such an eclectic sense of style. It very much reminds me in a away of Andra Day, but a little more bohemian than retro. I knew immediately the designer I wanted to see H.E.R. wear on the BET Awards red carpet had they happened. I love this sea foam green silk Victoria Hayes Collection Fall 2020 RTW long sleeve robe style midi gown. It is structured yet relaxed and I definitely think it would have been a perfect option for H.E.R. to bring to life on this red carpet especially styled with a bun of curls, defined eyes behind her signature round sunglasses (the ones I picked for her to pair with this dress are Versace), deep berry red lips, a pair of dazzling silver crystal embellished plaid pattern Marco de Vincenzo chunky platform ankle strap sandals, and Norman Silverman white diamond hoop earrings. Lizzo is another one who I’ve been following for just over a year. Now in comparison to H.E.R. I have seen Lizzo turn into a MAJOR fashionista getting custom looks made for her from all of the top fashion labels. However I do love when she turns to one of the first designers to really embrace her, Christopher John Rogers. I was just starting to learn about Christopher John Rogers when Lizzo wore him for the 2019 MTV Movie and Television Awards. It was the first time I really noticed Lizzo and her beat hasn’t slowed since. So when I was looking for looks for her to wear for the BET Awards, had there been a red carpet, I turned first to the Christopher John Rogers Fall 2020 RTW collection and this marigold iridescent gown which features a cutout neckline, long sleeves, and a knot detail. I actually first considered this look for Lizzo to wear on the red carpet at the Met Gala. Ultimately I went for something more dramatic, but the BET Awards would have been a perfect time for Lizzo to bring this look to life on the red carpet. Styled with a high braided bun updo, smokey eyes, burgundy glossy lips, an ombre gold crystal embellished Judith Leiber slim faceted rectangle clutch, a pair of gold Saint Laurent ‘Hall’ metallic leather ankle strap sandals, and statement David Morris ‘Doorknocker’ hammered yellow gold and white diamond earrings I know that this would have been another MAJOR fashion moment for Lizzo. I always love seeing Zendaya bring the glamour to the red carpet. She is a style chameleon and we never know what to expect from her on the red carpet. Now had there been a BET Awards red carpet I have no idea what she would have worn, but I went for much more of a dramatic look than we are used to seeing on the BET Awards red carpet. Initially I was going to pick an Atelier Versace Spring 2020 Couture baroque scarf print cocktail dress for Zendaya, but when I saw this asymmetrically draped gown which features a single cap sleeve, draped detail, thigh high split, and short train. I was sold. I know that Zendaya would definitely have made this look come to life on the red carpet. It would definitely be a risk, but that’s what I love about Zendaya. I would have loved to see her style this gown with the runways strappy knee high sandals, a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, glossy light pink lips, and a pair of Kwiat white and yellow diamond pear shaped drop earrings.

Check out Part 1 of my 2020 BET Awards wishes here. The virtual BET Awards will take place on Sunday June 28, 2020 at 8pm on BET, BET Her, & CBS.

2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

I finally finished picked all my wishes for this years Met Gala. This year with all the uncertainty in the world and a whole slew of event cancellations has allowed me to do A LOT of wishes for this years red carpet. Today is list number 3 and I have 30 more planned. It was not easy thing picking over 170 looks that I want to see brought to life on the Met Gala red carpet this year. I am always interested in seeing how stars will interpret the theme of the gala. I am interpreting “About Time: Fashion & Duration” as classic glamour. So that means on this red carpet I want to see a lot of super dramatic takes on glamour like the six gowns below. So enjoy today’s set of wishes and just stay tuned! Supermodel Adriana Lima always exudes sexy glamour on the red carpet even when she is giving us classic glamour. I am so excited to see what she will bring to the Met Gala red carpet this year. In the past I haven’t been in love with anything that Adriana has worn on this red carpet. To be honest I cannot even remember looks she’s worn at the Met before even though I know she’s been there. That all would change if she turned to one of my favorite New York designers Area to create a custom gown based on this silver Swarovski crystal embellished bodysuit which features a cable knit braided bodice, a plunging neckline, and fringe. I imagine that creating a gown out of this look would just be making sure the fringe is a little fuller and then brought all the way to the floor allowing for the bodysuit to be hidden and allowing for a whole lot of leg to be on display easily. This look would exude sensual glamour especially if styled with old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, thick winged eyeliner, bold red lips, silver Rene Caovilla ‘Celebrita’ crystal embellished satin ankle strap platform sandals, and then a selection of dazzling Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of statement emerald cut emerald drop earrings and a beautiful white diamond and emerald floral bracelet. Now this wish may surprise some people. When it comes to major red carpets we have come to expect Dakota Johnson to wear Gucci on the red carpet as she is the face of one of the brands fragrances. I do expect that we will see Dakota wearing some sort of custom gown from Gucci. That being said, as I was picking gowns for this red carpet I thought putting Dakota in some skin tight Saint Laurent PVC would be the perfect idea for her to bring to life on this red carpet. This black Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW calf length dress which features thin straps, a sweetheart neckline, and a flared hem is super classic in its design, but it is made modern with the PVC fabrication. Now I would customize the look by lengthening the hem to skim the floor, adding a train, and then having it customized in the wine colored PVC that was used in another look from this same collection. To make this look 100% perfect I would finish the look with a sleek side parted updo, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of gold Saint Laurent metallic leather platform ankle strap sandals, and a super statement vintage 18k gold set Bulgari High Jewelry from 1965 made up pf amethysts, emeralds, turquoises, and white diamonds to really ensure that Dakota delivers a sexy, modern take on classic glamour on the Met Gala red carpet. In the case of including H.E.R. in my wishes for the 2020 Met Gala it was definitely a case of the gown choosing the wearer. I first learned who H.E.R. was at the amfAR Gala at the Cannes Film Festival last year when she walked the red carpet announcing the Giambattista Valli x H&M collaboration wearing one of the looks from the early release of the collection. Since then I have loved watching her on the red carpet. She always brings edge and soul to the red carpet. So I was thinking of who would be the perfect person to bring this cherry red chiffon and watermelon pink silk taffeta Giambattista Valli Spring 2020 Couture strapless gown which features a goddess draped gown and a dramatic bow detailed cape I knew that it fit perfectly with H.E.R.’s sense of style. I really do think that she would really be able to make this super dramatic and statement making moment come to life on the Met Gala red carpet with effortless ease especially if styled with a big curly updo, defined eyes behind pink round sunglasses (one of her signatures), bold red lips, a pair of red velvet Giuseppe Zanotti platform chunky heel sandals, and statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection ‘Good Luck Charm’ ruby tassel drop earrings. Pop Diva Kim Petras has never attended a Met Gala but I feel like her cult following just might allow her to gain an invite to this years Met Gala. I decided to include her in these wishes when I was looking at some super Jean Paul Gaultier Couture moments I want to see on this red carpet. When I was trying to think of the perfect person to bring this nude pink Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2020 Couture ball gown which is lingerie inspired with a high low tiered tulle hoop skirt I thought of Kim and couldn’t shake the idea of her wearing this gown from my head and now here we are. Given the fact that Gaultier has announced that he is retiring and that this was his final collection I will be really interested in seeing who the label puts on the Met Gala red carpet, if anyone. Gaultier has dressed everyone from established stars like Madonna and Alicia Keys to more up and coming stars like Charli XCX and Madelaine Petsch on the Met Gala red carpet so imagining the label taking Kim Petras is definitely not out of the realm of possibility. This look would be super cool with a sleek high bun updo with bangs, thick winged eyes, soft nude lips, a pair of dazzling champagne crystal mesh Rene Caovilla ‘Galaxia’ peep toe bootie sandals, and a pop of color via Anabela Chan ‘Pink Feather’ cocktail earrings in 18k gold and black gold vermeil with hand-set laboratory-grown synthesised and simulated gemstones including two stunning solitaire pear-cut pink tourmalines and 216 pavé-set sapphires, diamonds and amethysts.  Naomi Watts is no stranger to the Met Gala red carpet. Over the years we have seen Naomi grace the famed Met steps wearing looks from a bevy of different labels including Michael Kors, Burberry, Givenchy Couture, Mugler, and Stella McCartney. The theme ‘About Time’ is right up her alley. Naomi delvers old Hollywood glamour on the red carpet with ease and I definitely want to see her bring it to this years Met red carpet. I think that she would do it with great aplomb wearing this midnight blue and red Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture strapless a-line gown which features a fully beaded bodice, a beaded watercolor pattern layered tulle skirt, and a sweeping train. This gown is definitely a signature look from Armani Prive and I feel like with the right styling that this has the potential to be one of the best looks of the night. A sleek vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a midnight blue Judith Leiber Couture ‘Galaxy Crescent Moon’ tasseled crystal embellished minaudiere, a pair of midnight blue crystal embellished Gianvito Rossi ankle strap sandals, and simple yet dazzling Bulgari sapphire and white diamond drop earrings would definitely make this a major glam moment for Naomi. Closing out today’s wishes is the gorgeous Uma Thurman. I was able to watch the Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 RTW show live from the comfort of my bed in my fuzzy jammies. When I saw this salmon pink silk faille ensemble which consists of a dramatic opera coat which features wide lapels, three quarter length sleeves and a sweeping train and a matching empire waist a-line gown which features a rounded neckline, thin straps, and a small bow detail come down the runway I knew immediately it would be a perfect Met Gala moment and I know that Uma Thurman could really sell this 60’s inspired fashion moment to me. The look is very much inspired by the 60’s heyday of Cristobal Balenciaga. It shows how his legacy has endured the test of time and to me that fits the theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” perfectly. For the Met Gala red carpet I would go full 60’s with the styling with a sleek bun updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of matching salmon pink Roger Vivier sculpted heel pointed toe pumps, and a coral bead Chopard Red Carpet Collection strand necklace with those coral bead encased in a delicate cage of white diamonds and rubellites. I know this would all ensure that Uma OWNS this red carpet.

2020 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

The Grammy Awards are this weekend and I am just hoping that they deliver some super fashion moments as this awards season has been super lackluster in my opinion. I don’t know if it is just the fact I have been doing this for so long or the fact that I know there are so many better options out there or some combination of the both, but the ladies (and gentlemen of Hollywood) haven’t been able to snag my love and enamor towards anything they have worn for the most part. I am hoping the stars of music bring the drama to the red carpet and honestly a lot of the people on today’s set of wishes I know can do it. I NEED someone to wear the Balenciaga I’ve picked for Cardi for the Grammy’s. Seriously what other red carpet would that work for?

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