2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “The Woman In The Window”

Joe Wright’s “Rear Window”-style psychological thriller about the mental collapse of an agoraphobic, alcoholic psychologist has already endured a push back after Disney purchased 20th Century Fox Studios. Adapted from author AJ Finn’s 2018 potboiler, it was originally slated for an October 2019 awards season release, then moved to May 15 of this year, and has yet to have it’s release rescheduled as its fate — like so many movies right now — remains unknown. But a Cannes slot could give this hotly awaited film a chance to rise from the ashes. Co-starring Amy Adams and Julianne Moore this film would have definitely cultivated a glamorous premiere at this years Cannes Film Festival. 2010’s On The Road was the first and only film that Amy Adams has stared in that has screened in Cannes and she didn’t even make the trip to the French Riviera to promote the film. I would have LOVED to see Amy bring her signature glam to Cannes this year to promote The Woman in the Window. I picked two super glamorous and elegant moments for Amy starting with this dark blue Oscar de la Renta draped cap sleeve wool blend midi dress which feature a faux wrap style skirt and a thigh high split. While some would work that full split to its potential I think that is much more of a classy woman and would just let the flesh pop naturally. I think that this dress minus the oxblood leather belt it was styled wit on the runway styled with a sleek center parted hairstyle tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, rose pink lips, and a pair of black and red Gianvito Rossi ‘Caterina’ pointed toe bow detail slingback pumps this look would ooze ladylike sophistication. For the premiere I went for big drama with this stone grey archive Elie Saab Spring 2009 Couture ball gown which features a sheer 3-D floral embroidered sleeveless bodice and a high waisted tiered crinkled silk skirt with a dramatic train. This gown has always been in the back of my mind. I’ve never used this gown in a wish before. I’ve been waiting for the right person at the right event to bring this gown out of the archive and Amy in Cannes is definitely the right pair to finally give this gown the red carpet moment it deserves. Amy has worn this color in the past and can get washed out easily wearing it, so the styling has to be PERFECT. To make sure this look just oozed major glam on the red carpet I would love to see Amy style this gown with a sleek retro updo, smokey eyes lined in emerald green, bold red lips, a pair of zinc grey Casadei ‘Blade Modern Love’ pointed toe ankle strap d’Orsay pumps, and a selection of Cartier High Jewelry including modern white diamond, enamel, and cabochon emerald fringe drop earrings and a vintage art deco white diamond and cabochon emerald bracelet.Julianne Moore has screened many films in Cannes and has won the festivals Best Actress award so seeing a film with her amongst the cast screening at the festival. So I started searching for two super moments for Julianne to wear while promoting The Woman in the Window in addition to the two couture moments I picked for her to wear as a L’Orealista from vintage Yves St. Laurent and Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller. For this films photocall I wanted to see Julianne turn to one of her favorite casual brands with this forest green Chloe Fall 2020 RTW cotton jersey midi dress which features long poet sleeves, lace details, a jewel neckline, drop waist, and a pleated skirt. Julianne in any shade of green is always something I am down for and I think that while this is definitely more of a winter color that Julianne would have made it feel light and bohemian for a photocall overlooking the French Riviera. I would do so by styling this look with loose waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of two tone brown Aquazzura ‘Cozumel Plateau’ strappy platform ankle strap sandals. Now for the premiere I hadn’t realized until I started writing this blog post that I had picked an archive runway look for Julianne in addition to Amy. This red chiffon Chanel Spring 1985 RTW draped gown which features a halter neck that turns into a dramatic train and a flowing a-line skirt is the second vintage moment I wanted to see Julianne bring to life in Cannes. I think that this moment would have been absolutely glamorous. Chiffon gowns in Cannes can bring magical moments if the fabric catches the sea breeze on the outdoor red carpet and knowing how Julianne handled that on the red carpet in Venice I know that she would have made this a super glam moment. Styled with a sleek updo, defined smokey eyes, rose pink lips, lipstick red satin Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ bow detailed ankle strap sandals, and a pair of dazzling three row Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 fringe chandelier earrings I know that Julianne would have delivered nothing but glamour on this red carpet. I have several wishes for Cannes regulars today starting with L’Orealista Andie MacDowell. Sometimes Andie delivers WOW moments and sometimes she delivers beautiful but standard looks and sometimes she tries taking a risk and it just doesn’t work. My first wish for Andie was a super sleek statement red Valentino sequined column gown. That would most likely have landed in the WOW category. Today’s wish is much more within the beautiful but standard area. I LOVE this glamorous black silk Carolina Herrera Fall 2020 RTW strapless pailette embellished trumpet gown and I think that it is definitely something that Andie would be drawn to. I was looking and we have really only seen Carolina Herrera on the red carpet in Cannes three times before. Usually we see stars opt for European or couture labels for Cannes, but this super glam gown definitely would have spoken to the elegance that Cannes requires. I think that had Andie worn this gown with old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, red lips, a black crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slim Rectangle’ clutch, black Aquazzura ‘Forever’ cut out detailed pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Messika High Jewelry including white diamond ‘Firebird’ intricate cluster earrings, a super chic white diamond ‘Desert Bloom’ riviere necklace, and a white diamond peacock like ‘Desert Bloom’ cocktail ring that she would definitely have had a super glam moment on her hands.  Bruna Marquezine is a friend of Chopard so I was definitely hoping to see her bring the glam to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet this year. I wanted to see her wearing a custom version of this sea glass blue Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Fall 2019 Couture ruffled gown which features a plunging neckline removing the sheer yoke, intricate beading, and a mermaid silhouette lengthening the hem to have a dramatic train. This gown with those modifications could definitely make for a perfect Cannes Film Festival gown and I think that Bruna would have been able sell this moment to me with ease. A loose romantic updo, soft smokey eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of silver crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Ellabrita’ ankle strap sandals, and statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond and paraiba tourmaline pendent drop earrings would have definitely make this look seaside glam from head to toe. Thai actress Praya Lundberg knows how to bring the sexy and the drama to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Over the years she has typically chosen one column gown and one ballgown. In my What Could Have Been wishes I went for two major ballgowns. The first was super glam from Rami Kadi, so for the second look I wanted to infuse some sex appeal into the look. So I picked this black Georges Chakra Fall 2019 Couture asymmetrical one shoulder gown which features a cold shoulder, chest cutout, a sheer beaded column skirt, and a dramatic ruffled bustle train. It would be that dark, sexy glamour moment and I knew that it would have easily been something that Praya would have been drawn to. So to finish this look I would have loved seeing Praya style this gown with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Very Cathy’ ankle strap peep toe d’orsay platform sandals, and a pair of dazzling asymmetrical white and black diamond de Grisogono waterfall pendant drop earrings. Originally I was going to pick a more traditional Indian look for my second wish for the gorgeous Sonam Kapoor, but instead I went for dramatic glamour. I have wanted to see this midnight blue shiny Georges Hobeika Fall 2014 Couture gown which features a sweetheart neckline, fitted silhouette, and a dramatic bustle train on a red carpet since it was first presented six years ago. At the time I really wanted to see Eva Longoria wear this gown, but now I feel like Sonam is the perfect person to pull this gown out of the Hobeika archives. The gown itself isn’t beaded or dazzling on its face it has gravitas. I know that with a sleek updo, navy smokey eyes, soft rose pink lips, a pair of midnight blue iridescent crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Celebrita’ platform ankle strap sandals, and a punch of sparkle via a white diamond and sapphire starburst Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 collar necklace would have definitely ensured this moment was nothing but dramatic glamour defined.

2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Summerland”

Olivier Award-winning playwright has long plotted her jump to feature film making: in 2012, she won the BAFTA JJ Screenwriting Bursary, which she then spent on writing the original script for what would become her feature directorial debut. Starring Gemma Arterton as a reclusive writer, the film is set during World War II and finds Arterton’s Alice unexpectedly in charge of a young man after the London Blitz. The film also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton, and Lucas Bond and promises something increasingly rare: a new look at wartime through the eyes of a female lead. The film wrapped in November of last year, and we may not see it at a film festival now with a July 31st release date, but hopefully there will still be some sort of premiere for the film. For now let’s imagine what could have been had the film gotten to premiere in high style on the Croisette in Cannes. Gemma Arterton knows how to deliver some superb fashion moments on the red carpet and I was looking forward to seeing her walk the red carpets in Cannes promoting Summerland. I feel like Elizabeth Saltzman, Gemma’s stylist, would make sure that she is on her a-game for her first Cannes since 2012. I wanted fun, colorful, and glamorous moments for Gemma to wear while promoting this film. So starting with these wishes with a sunshine yellow Rahul Mishra Fall 2020 RTW ensemble which features a sleeveless shell top with intricate 3D floral embroidery on the lower half as well as a pair of front pleated straight leg pants. It is honestly one of my favorite wishes from all of my 2020 what could have been posts. It would be such a chic yet fun moment for Gemma to wear and given the photocall setting in Cannes I know it would be a major fashion moment. Style this look with a loose updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of matching sunshine yellow Francesco Russo sculpted pointed toe pumps, and even more yellow via Fernando Jorge ‘Gravity’ 18k set serpentine and diamond drop earrings and I know it would be an absolutely major moment for Gemma. For the premiere I kept with the same sunshine vibe, but in a super glam manner with this pale pink silk crêpe Ralph & Russo Spring 2020 Couture column gown featuring oversized pale pink and mustard silk taffeta bows and sashes. I adore this gown and it seemed destined for the red carpet in Cannes. Gemma would definitely be able to bring this look to life in just the perfect manner especially styled with a sleek updo, thick defined eyes, pink lips, metallic gold Jimmy Choo ‘Thaia’ crystal embellished strappy sandals, and dazzling white and yellow diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection floral drop earrings. Gugu Mbatha-Raw would have made her Cannes Film Festival debut this year had Summerland been chosen to screen at this years festival. I have long loved Gugu’s sense of style and I would have loved to see her rise to the occasion. So I went to the runways to find some major moments for her to bring to life on the red carpet. For the photocall I went for archive couture picking this fire engine red Chanel Spring 2015 Couture ensemble which features a sleeveless pleated collared ankle length duster coat layered over a v-neck sleeveless basket woven dress with a fringe hem. I LOVE this look and think it would be a super chic moment for Gugu to pull out of the Chanel archives for Cannes. Now while presented the belt was used to create a drop waist, I would hike it up to her natural waist to make sure we can elongate her torso and make her seem super tall. Finishing the look in the perfect monochromatic manner with soft tight curls, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of red Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Tiphaine’ low heel crystal embellished slingback sandals, and Atelier Swarovski red crystal ‘Tigris’ stud earclips would definitely make this a major color moment for Gugu. For the premiere I went to 1930’s glamour vibes picking this dusty robins egg blue silk charmuse Rodarte Fall 2020 RTW ruffled cape gown which features a hand painted red and burgundy floral print and a square neckline. Now to round out this look in the most glamorous manner I would finish the look with a romantic updo, defined eyes, deep red lips, metallic bronze Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ ankle strap sandals, and dazzling Boucheron rose gold set garnet and white diamond drop earrings.Cindy Bruna knows how to deliver fierce glamour on the red carpet and I always look forward to seeing what she has in store for us on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. So I am really bummed that we will not be seeing her bring something major to the festival this year. As I was thinking about the looks I wanted to see Cindy wearing this silver grey fit to flare Michael Cinco Spring 2020 Couture off the shoulder gown which features intricate beaded embroidery, lilac lining, dramatic ruffled cape sleeves that turn into a dramatic train, and a daring central split came into my mind. I definitely think that Cindy would have turn this gown into a dramatic moment for the supermodel to bring to life in Cannes. I really do believe that wearing this gown with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, matte antique rose pink lips, a pair of silver glitter Le Silla ‘Gwen’ ankle strap platform sandals, and a glamorous white diamond multi cut three strand de Grisogono High Jewelry necklace that Cindy would have made my Best of Cannes list.Eva Herzigova always jets to Cannes to walk the Cannes Film Festival red carpet as a guest of Chopard. Over the last couple of years Eva has not delivered something major. She’s been wearing a lot of Dior Couture by Maria Grazia Chiuri, and well all my regular readers will know how I feel about that. I decided that as Gaultier has presented his final collection I thought why not find moments that never made it to the red carpet as a perfect look for Eva to bring to life this year. I have always loved this dark purple (almost black) silk strapless column gown from the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 Couture collection which features a layered neckline, and a light smokey amethyst bustle train and honestly can’t believe that someone like Nicole Kidman or Cate Blanchett hasn’t snatched it up yet. That being said I know that Eva has the retro elegance sensibilities to really bring this look to life on the red carpet. I would go full 40’s glam styling this look with a sleek retro updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a dusty sterling rose purple satin Jimmy Choo ‘Cinderella Cloud’ clutch with a light blue crystal clasp, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Bel’ sliver crystal embellished d’orsay slingback sandals, and a dazzling Chopard Red Carpet Collection choker in white gold, diamond, amethyst, and tanzanite to ensure this look brings nothing but glamour.I don’t know what would have brought Fan Bingbing to the Cannes Film Festival this year, but I know I wanted to see her bring her signature dramatic glamour to the red carpet. I would have loved seeing Fan bring this sky blue and nude Elie Saab Fall 2019 Couture caped ballgown which features a mandarin inspired collar, intricate crystal embroidery, a velvet and metal belted waist, and a dramatic cape. Fan has long loved Elie Saab creations and his Chinese inspired collection is calling her name. This gown on Fan in Cannes would have been a match made in heaven. A sleek bun updo, thick winged eyes, punchy pink lips, a champagne gold Judith Leiber Couture ‘Jazz Age’ marble print crystal embellished box clutch, statement light gold Aquazzura ‘Sundance’ platform chunky heel sandals, and a selection of statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of white and yellow diamond scalloped teardrop earrings and a white and yellow diamond cocktail ring would ensure that Fan graced the Cannes Film Festival red carpet in high glamour from head to toe.My final wish today is my last wish for Julianne Moore to wear in the capacity of promoting brands she is a friend of. I was hoping to see Julianne walk the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals for L’Oreal Paris as well as Chopard. She is the official face of L’Oreal and is a good friend of Chopard. So for the today’s wish I dug deep into the Yves Saint Laurent archives picking this black long sleeve column gown which features a rounded neckline, criss-cross pleated detail on the hips, and a bustle train off a hip from the brands Fall 1997 Couture collection. This gown is glamorous and I believe that Julianne would make it the sleek regal glamorous moment that it deserves. As I want Julianne to spend some time as the guest of Chopard I picked some major jewels to compliment this gown including a white diamond and emerald flower stud earrings, a statement white diamond and emerald pendant necklace, and a statement matching cocktail ring. These jewels in addition to a sleek retro updo, defined eyes, red lips, a black Saint Laurent ‘Kate’ silver monogram tassel detail clutch, and a pair of black Saint Laurent ‘Anouk’ strappy sandals would ensure that Julianne had delivered a major fashion moment on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.

2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Here Before”

According to Screen Daily when it came to first features there were a couple of UK features that seemed to be in post-production and ready to screen at this years Cannes Film Festival prior to the quarantine. One of these films was Stacey Gregg’s Belfast-set drama Here Before, starring Andrea Riseborough as a bereaved mother. Aside from that little bit and the cast there isn’t much I know about this film, but with Cannes pledging to feature more female directors in competition this film definitely could have been a real contender to screen in the main competition, or at very least it could have been in contention for a slot in the Un Certain Regard selection. We have seen Here Before starlet Andrea Riseborough at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, London Film Festival, and the Berlin Film Festival; but she has never been to Cannes. I am always interested in seeing what we Andrea will look like when she steps onto the red carpet. She is a fashion chameleon. I never know what her vibe is going to be. I am hoping that we see her bringing some major moment on the red carpet while promoting this film. For a Cannes Film Festival photocall I would have picked this navy and yellow random item sketch printed Lanvin Fall 2020 RTW maxi dress which features slashes cold shoulder peasant sleeves, a ruffled neckline, a leather belted waist, and a high low ruffled neckline. The look speaks to Andrea’s darker side, but is breezy enough for the light and airy balcony setting photocalls take place on in Cannes. Styling this look with a teased coif, defined eyes, wine red lips, black leather Alexander McQueen ‘No. 13’ carved wood wedge cage sandals, and a pair of rose gold set Maison Dauphin white diamond fan ear jackets I know this would be a really cool moment for Andrea. Now for the premiere I went for something more classic, but still dramatic opting for this black Armani Prive Fall 2016 Couture ensemble which features a beaded long sleeve top and a peplum silk column skirt. I am a little surprised that this look hasn’t been snatched up in the past and I do think that Andrea would be a perfect person to bring the look to life on the red carpet. I think that while this gown doesn’t have a big skirt or a long train like many gowns we typically see in Cannes that it would be Andrea’s quirky personality, and some really good styling, that would really make this a major moment. So I would style this gown with a sleek side parted updo, smokey eyes, bold fire engine red matte lips, a pair of black Aquazzura ‘Sublime’ crystal embellished bauble strappy sandals, and dazzling white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 chandelier earrings to make sure this look screams glamour from head to toe. Aishwarya Rai always owns the red carpets in Cannes. There was a time where of her two looks on the red carpet while promoting L’Oreal Paris would be a traditional Indian sari or lehenga, but recently she has been spending more moments in haute couture. So I went more western with my inspiration for the second look I would have loved to see Aishwarya bring to life on the red carpet, but infusing it with a hint of traditional Indian elegance picking this Manish Malhotra Summer Wedding Edit 2020 ballgown. This ruffle cap sleeve gown which features a square neckline, intricate traditional Indian beading all over, and a long train is absolutely glamorous. I can definitely see her bringing this look to life in Cannes with a braided updo, defined smokey eyes, burgundy glossy lips, a pair of ballet pink and silver suede Jimmy Choo ‘Katie’ crystal embellished hotfix bow detailed strappy platform ankle strap sandals, and a statement white diamond and brown topaz Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2018 open hinge fringe collar necklace. Thai actress Araya A. Hargate always knows how to deliver a fashion moment. I was expecting to see her deliver some major fashion on the red carpets at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The L’Orealista has delivered several Jean Paul Gaultier gowns in Cannes over the years, so it seemed only fitting that I once again pick a look from the designers final couture collection for Araya to bring to life this year. I really wanted to see Araya deliver the edgy side of glamour wearing this black Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2020 Couture asymmetrical ball gown which features a ruffled one shoulder detail, intricate beaded embroidery, and a tulle crinoline skirt. It is the perfect meshing of edgy and glamour and one of my favorite gowns that Gaultier sent down his final runway. I would love to see Araya wearing this gown on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals styling it with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, dark red matte lips, a pair of black suede Jimmy Choo ‘Belissa’ strappy feather trimmed sandals, and a statement Chopard Green Carpet Collection 2020 necklace made in a shape of an eagle whose diamond-set golden wings are unfurled, with a fancy brown yellow pear-shaped diamond firmly gripped in the bird of prey’s talons. It would definitely make for an absolutely major moment for Araya to wear in Cannes, or anytime honestly. I just really want to see her bring this look to life. Julianne Moore has delivered a Givenchy moment in Cannes every year since 2015. Each one has been dazzling and major. Those looks have been in final rounds of Best Dressed of the Year cuts every year and honestly sometimes I think that I should have picked them in each year. Had Julianne been given the opportunity to once again dazzle on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet wearing this silver and rose gold Givenchy Spring 2020 Couture tinsel fringe caped tiered gown. It is definitely a risky piece and not everyone would be able to be seen through this gown, but I know Julianne could. Now style the look simply with a sleek updo, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, silver glitter Givenchy ankle strap d’Orsay pointed toe pumps, and a pair of simple yet dazzling and elegant pink cushion cut diamond and white diamond teardrop Chopard Red Carpet Collection drop earrings and I know this would be a Best Dressed of the Year worthy fashion moment from Julianne.

2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 40

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

PARIS FASHION WEEK FALL 2020 RTW RED CARPET WISH LIST PART 2

Paris Fashion Week, much like New York Fashion Week, produced a plethora of options for stars to deliver stellar red carpet moments. But given the current state of our world right now the only thing we can do is fantasize about what could be. I am hoping that as the curve of this virus stars to decline and we start to see events being rescheduled that many of these wishes will come true. Some of my favorite collections of the season are featured in this set of wishes. I think that is evidenced well by just how many looks from some of the shows I have made wishes for. I am praying for glamour and drama coming forward. Which of the looks below to you most want to see brought to life on the red carpet?

PARIS FASHION WEEK FALL 2020 RTW RED CARPET WISH LIST PART 1

Paris Fashion Week might be long over, but as red carpet events are being cancelled due to Corona Virus I thought well best not to let the wishes that danced around my head as I watched the livestreams of these shows and flipped through the lookbooks on Vogue Runway. As Robert Fripp once said “In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in, sometimes a reasonable person might despair. But hope is unreasonable and love is greater even than this. May we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” We must continue to embrace our creative and optimistic sides as we take in the news daily. So with that being said I am going to try and post a little more regularly. I am still trying to work out what content will look like moving forward, but it will all be focused on bringing a little bit of fantasy and escapism to my readers. As we are self-isolating and social distancing now is a great time to engage with posts and start conversations. If you don’t want to comment here drop me an email at tjmstylingstudio@gmail.com or send me a DM on any of my social media accounts Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. I love engaging with my If I Was A Stylist Community so if you just want to chat or have an idea for content please do not hesitate to reach out to me!

Milan Fashion Week Fall 2020 RTW Red Carpet Wish List

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

London Fashion Week Fall 2020 RTW Red Carpet Wish List

Well fashion month is officially over, so I guess it is time to recap with some of my favorite looks from the collections. Today I wishes for 64 looks that walked the runways during London Fashion Week. We didn’t see quite as many potential red carpet moments, or anywhere near as many shows, during London Fashion Week that we did from New York, but the looks definitely have me super excited to see what the next several months are going to bring. There are looks in this wish list perfect for galas, movie premieres, press events, music award shows, the Met Gala, the Cannes Film Festival and beyond. I went through these collections to share looks for friends of the brands as well as people who immediately shot mind when I saw the looks walk the runway.

Cannes 2019: L’Orealista’s Red Carpet Wish List Part 6

We are inching closer to my wishes for the actual premieres that are slated to take place during the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Before I jump into those wishes I do have several more wishes though for ladies who are expected to head to the French Riviera to promote different brands, and the ladies who I’m most excited to see on this years red carpet are definitely the L’Orealista’s. They always bring the drama and glamour, which is their job, to the Cannes red carpet. I just hope that L’Oreal decides to sprinkle their strongest talent among some of the red carpets with less a-list level power to really up the drama of those premieres. I also hope that unlike most years that L’Oreal doesn’t front load all of their red carpet heavy hitters to the front end of the festival. The Cannes Film Festival can get a little heavy on models walking the red carpet. I have been known to get model fatigue towards the middle of the festival. But Cindy Bruna knows how to get me excited to see another model on the red carpet. She has given us such a varried sense of style from designers including Georges Hobeika, Zac Posen, Ulyana Sergeenko, Zuhair Murad Giambattista Valli, and Ashi Studio. Each of her previous looks have been incredibly different from the previous one and I am really excited to see what she might bring to the red carpet at this years festival. I went shopping the runways, and virtual racks, to find three perfect looks for Cindy to bring to life this year. I went back to three labels that Cindy has already worn for past Cannes red carpets to dress her for this years events. The first is a blush pink Georges Hobeika Spring 2019 Couture draped goddess gown which features a thigh high split. It is definitely a very chic and glamorous look. We haven’t seen Cindy wearing this type of goddess gown on Cindy before, but I think that it would be an incredibly glamorous moment for her to wear for the Cannes Film Festival. A sleek updo, defined eyes, blush pink lips, a pair of iridescent pearl pink Rene Caovilla crystal embellished stiletto sandals, and a selection of de Grisogono jewels including pink sapphire and diamond floral ear clips and a pink sapphire and amethyst fan bangle would definitely make it an absolutely beautiful moment for Cindy to bring to life on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. For look number two I went with a classic Zac Posen shape in an amazing fabrication with this strapless gold butterfly jacquard ball gown which features a sweetheart neckline, self tied sash at the waist, origami pleating, and a sweeping train. I feel like Cindy fits the Zac Posen look perfectly and while Zac isn’t the typical Cannes designer when someone wears one of his designs on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals something special happens. I feel like Cindy would be the epitome of glamour rocking this gown with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, burgundy lips, a pair of gold Gianvito Rossi crystal embellished sandals, and a white and champagne diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection fringe collar necklace. The final look I’ve picked for Cindy is probably my favorite. I love when Cindy gives us bold color and that is exactly what is being delivered with this aquamarine Zuhair Murad Spring 2019 Couture one sleeve ball gown which features sheer construction, intricate beaded embellishments, and a dramatic tulle ball skirt and train. This gown is dramatic and I know that Cindy would shut down the Cannes red carpet in this bold, fun, and glamorous gown especially if paired with a romantic updo, defined eyes, bold pink lips, a pair of silver crystal embellished Aquazzura ‘Studio’ sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection paraiba tourmaline, emerald, and diamond cluster earrings. Freida Pinto used to be a regular on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet wearing looks from Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Atelier Versace, and Gucci. She hasn’t been on the famed red carpeted steps since 2015 and I am hoping she will make her red carpet return this year. She has been making more appearances at major events like the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and the Tribeca Film Festival so I am hoping that she will make the journey to Cannes. I definitely picked three really chic looks for her to wear for her return to Cannes. Up first is an antique gold Christian Dior Spring 2019 Couture embroidered a-line gown which features a black tulle overlay and a sash tied waist. This look came from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s second presentation of the collection in Dubai where she added some of the best looks of the season. This simple and bohemian take on glamour is exactly what we expect from a Dior moment on the red carpet anymore, but done in a truly amazing way. I think that with a sleek vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, dark red lips, a black Edie Parker ‘Jean’ croc embossed box clutch, black Gianvito Rossi patent and plexi sandals, and Chopard yellow diamond chandelier earrings that it would be perfect for Freida to wear in Cannes. Now while the Dior is glamorous and all I want to see a lot of light and bright colors in Cannes this year. So the other two looks I’ve picked for Freida to wear in Cannes this year are full of color. The first of those colorful looks is this flamingo pink Elie Saab Spring 2019 Couture flowing gown which features a strapless 3D floral feather embellished bustier bodice and a flowing skirt with a thigh high split. I can just picture this color being absolutely beautiful against Freida skin tone. Now I go back and forth on using the cape for Freida. On one hand it adds breezy drama to the look, but on the other chiffon capes often fall flat for me if they are tied at the neck and not attached to the gown itself. If they wanted to keep the length that the cape adds I think adding it to the skirt at the back under the floral details could work. I would finish this look with a sleek updo, soft smokey eyes, dark rose red lips, a pair of pink strappy Gucci crystal embellished sandals, and chic Chopard pink rubellitte, white quartz, pink sapphire, and diamond drop earrings to keep the feminine glamour of this look alive. The final look I’ve picked for Freida is one that I’ve designed. I was looking at the Prada Fall 2019 RTW trunkshow on Moda Operandi and I saw a Tiffany blue satin high waisted floral hip corsage pleated midi skirt and I thought it would be a great jumping point for a custom gown. Then I just had to think of a perfect bodice. I wanted a touch of sparkle and then I remembered a teal and aquamarine Prada crystal embellished box clutch from Fall 2014 collection and the idea just clicked. So I had Evita create this custom column gown which features a strapless half moon bustier and that high waisted column skirt for Freida to wear in Cannes. Freida has rocked a custom Prada look or two in her time on the red carpet and I definitely think that Prada is perfect designer for her to wear in Cannes this year. I think with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, light pink lips, the actual Prada crystal embellished clutch that inspired the bodice, a pair of light blue Prada translucent PVC sandals, and a selection of Chopard jewels including asscher cut diamond chandelier earrings and a paraiba tourmaline and diamond cocktail ring that Freida would definitely bring nothing but glamour to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Julianne Moore has been on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in her duties as a L’Orealista at the opening ceremony and second day of the festival for the last six years. Will she do so again this year? My bet is yes. I am always excited to see what Julianne wears in Cannes. She has made my Best Dressed of the Year list in 2015 thanks to her custom black feathered Armani Prive moment and looks from the last 3 years of the festival have been in my final round of consideration for Best Dressed of the Year, though they ultimately didn’t make the cut. I want to see Julianne deliver many major looks this year starting with a custom Celine gown. I cannot take credit for the idea for this black and gold art deco column gown which features an intricately embroidered bustier with a peak neckline and a fully beaded column skirt. I told Evita I wanted custom Celine and she went through the collections, searched for vintage, and created this gown. The moment I saw it I fell in love and I definitely feel like this is something that Heidi Slimane would create for a custom red carpet moment for someone like Julianne. Now it doesn’t have a big skirt or a long train, but I still think that it is the perfect look for Julianne to bring to life on this red carpet. It oozes old Hollywood glamour, but in a sexy and modern way. A sleek updo, smokey eyes, dark red lips, a pair of black Celine ‘Sharp’ strappy patent leather sandals, and gold set yellow diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection teardrop chandelier earrings would all add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. For the last four years Julianne has worn a Givenchy Couture creation for the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. Given the fact that she just feted Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller at the Time 100 Gala last month I would imagine that the partnership will continue again this year. It has been that Givenchy gown the last 3 years that has made my Best of Cannes list and has stayed in my mind for the Best Dressed of the Year list. That gown Julianne has worn from Givenchy the last several years has been custom designed for her, but instead of designing a custom gown for her to wear this year I fell in love with this silver Givenchy Spring 2019 Couture cap sleeve gown which features intricate beading and a fit to flare silhouette off the brands latest couture runway. I love this gown and honestly and surprised it wasn’t picked for Oscar night, but maybe it is because Julianne’s stylist Leslie Fremar had already called Givenchy and put it on hold for Cannes. It has this modern glamour that I know Julianne would deliver with effortless ease on the red carpet especially if paired with a sleek updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, silver mirrored leather Givenchy strappy slingback sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection ‘Magical Setting’ white diamond drop earrings. The final look I’ve picked for Julianne is the one I am most excited about. Aside from Givenchy a custom Louis Vuitton gown is a safe bet for Julianne to bring to life on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. I was thinking about what I wanted and was looking at details from the collections and other custom LV gowns me and Evita have dreamed ups and I came up with this emerald green fully beaded gown which features long sleeves, a plunging cowl neckline, an exposed velvet bustier inspired by the Louis Vuitton Fall 2019 RTW collection, and a column skirt with a small train. I love when Julianne, or pretty much any red head, wears green. The color against Julianne’s milky pink skin and her red hair would just POP. The gown should be the main focus of the look so I wanted to keep the styling relatively simple with a sleek side parted low ponytail, emerald green Gianvito Rossi ankle wrap knotted sandals, and a pair of statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection emerald and diamond drop earrings to definitely ensure that Julianne delivers another absolutely major fashion moment on this red carpet. I have been waiting to put Liya Kebede in a wish list because I got super busy the day I was going to post her and I just didn’t have time to write a paragraph on my choices for her. But that being said I LOVE what Liya brings to the red carpet. She doesn’t stick to the go big or go home mentality of Cannes, in fact more often than not her looks on the famed red carpet are actually cocktail mini or midi length instead of a floor length gown all together. She brings this effortless modern glamour to the red carpet and it is always a welcome change of pace when everyone is typically wearing voluminous ballgowns and multitude of yardage. So I have three very different looks for Liya to wear in Cannes this year starting with this sleek black sequined one sleeve draped Elie Saab Fall 2019 Couture gown which features a sash train draped from the shoulder and a thigh high split. The fact that this is an actual gown is already pretty much a departure for Liya and the sequins definitely make it even more of a stretch, but I think she would rock this gown, but in a very different way than someone like Hailee Steinfeld or Jennifer Lopez who I know would eye this gown. She would keep everything in regards to the styling relatively simple adding a sleek center parted low ponytail, defined eyes, matte nude lips, a pair of black Aquazzura ‘Minimalist’ PVC detail strappy sandals, and adding some sparkle via a pair of simple Chopard Red Carpet Collection diamond and emerald drop earrings to really make this look fit Liya’s sense of style. Now for look two I went with an easy look I definitely think that Liya would shut the red carpet down wearing. I was looking at Saint Laurent for a mini dress for Liya, but when I saw this white loose fit tuxedo with a black cummerbund and strong shoulders I fell in love with the idea of her rocking it for Cannes. It isn’t very often we see a woman wearing a tuxedo on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, but of all the L’Orealista’s I think that Liya is the one who could really sell one to us on this red carpet. I wouldn’t button the jacket or add a shirt to this look letting Liya use her model chops to bring this sexy yet masculine look to life. I would want to see her style this suit with a sleek center parted hairstyle, smokey eyes, glossy dark red lips, a pair of black Saint Laurent pointed toe pumps with crystal spheres studded down the heel, and a statement Chopard ‘The Garden of Kalahari’ diamond drop pendant collar necklace to really make this look the perfect meshing of modern and 70’s and femininity and masculinity. The final look I’ve picked for Liya is the only label I think is a lock that she would wear in Cannes this year. Liya is a muse to Pierpaolo Piccioli and so when I saw this drop waist floral midi gown from the Valentino Spring 2019 Couture collection which features bell cuffed long sleeves, and an a-line skirt I knew that it would be the perfect look for Liya to deliver the moment on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. A sleek low bun, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, a gold velvet Roger Vivier ‘Club Chain’ clutch, and a pair of gold metallic leather Aquazzura ‘Purist’ sandals would allow for the dress to be the main focus of the look since the femininity of the dress is out of Liya’s typical style. Each look, while vastly different, would definitely ensure that Liya delivers her special brand of glamour. Finishing out today is Thai actress and model Praya Lundberg. I think that Praya is one of the most underrated L’Orealista’s. She typically delivers one big ballgown (from designers Rami Kadi and Michael Cinco in the past) and one sexy dress (historically by Julien Macdonald) in her time on the red carpet at the festival. I personally prefer her more dramatic ballgowns as they make a statement compared to seeing the same Julien Macdonald styles we see all the time. I actually decided not to pick a Julien Macdonald look for Praya for that exact reason. Instead the sleeker and sexier look I’ve picked for her to wear during her time in Cannes this years is this turquoise Elie Saab Spring 2019 RTW one sleeve sequined midi gown which features a sheath silhouette, bow detail on the hip, a wrap style skirt, and a thigh high split. I loved this dress as soon as I saw it and I am sad that it hasn’t been worn. Now given the fact that it is the season currently in stores makes the chances of seeing this gown on a red carpet very unlikely, but I think that Praya would deliver this gown in an incredibly chic manner on the Cannes red carpet especially if she pairs it with a sleek center parted hair tucked behind her ears, defined eyes, pink lips, a pair of silver studded Christian Louboutin ‘Jamais Azzez’ PVC t-strap sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection amethyst and multicolor tourmaline drop earrings. Look two comes from the same designer that Praya wore last year, Michael Cinco. I have a feeling that L’Orealista’s are going to be drawn to the Dubai based couture line this year as he has garnered a lot of press and praise from stars wearing his designs in Cannes the last two years. He is always about the drama and that is exactly what is delivered in this red one shoulder gown from the Michael Cinco Fall 2018 Couture collection which features a feathered pouf on the shoulders, intricate crystal embellishment on the wist, a column skirt with a thigh high split, and a ball skirt with a dramatic train layered over it. Typically Araya sticks to dark colors or metallics, so this look would be a step into the world of bold color for Araya and I definitely think that she would shut the red carpet down wearing this bold design. Add a sleek updo, bold defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, a pair of red Rene Caovilla crystal embellished strappy sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection diamond and ruby chandelier earrings would definitely continue to make sure Araya owns the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. The final look I’ve chosen for Praya is the one that I knew the moment I saw it that I wanted to pick for Praya to wear in Cannes. 14 weeks ago when I posted my Rami Kadi Spring 2019 Couture collection red carpet wishes on my Instagram story I picked this gown for Praya and since it hasn’t yet been worn I am really excited to hopefully see her wearing this strapless 3D tinsel embellished ballgown. I definitely think that this gown is a major statement that there are only a few who could really sell it to me, and given her history of loving big gowns I really do believe that Praya is one of the few who could. A sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of silver Jimmy Choo ‘Fawne’ crisscross platform sandals, and simple Chopard Red Carpet Collection diamond cluster earrings would allow this gown to be a major fashion moment for Praya to deliver on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival opens Monday May 13, 2019 and runs through Saturday May 25, 2019.

2019 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 13

We are getting close to the final wishes that I have for this years red carpet, but not quite yet. I have this set of six and then one more post headed your way with six more. I just put together the spreadsheet I create every year so that I can keep track of who everyone is wearing on Globes night and I put 116 names on that list, and there are always people that show up that I never would have thought of. I am really praying that we have an absolutely major red carpet tomorrow night. The glamour in my soul tells me that while last years red carpet was historic for its blackout protest, that this year is going to be the most glamorous year in the history of the Golden Globe Awards red carpet. Coming off her promo tour for Aquaman, which I really was not a fan of, Amber Heard is going to be one of the nights many presenters tomorrow night. I go up and down with Amber. She does glamour really well when she tries, but she also likes to try and be edgy. That edgy side of her really started when she was dating and married to Johnny Depp. I want the bombshell Amber back on the red carpet and so for tomorrow nights red carpet I chose this teal liquid silk velvet Ralph & Russo Fall 2018 Couture strapless gown which features a structured bodice and draped skirt with thigh-high slit, embellished with an intertwining gold twisted crystal and chain cord. The gown reminds me a lot of the signature Vivienne Westwood Couture corseted bustier gowns, but I think that wouldn’t deter Amber from wearing this creation. In fact I know from Vivienne Westwood looks that she has worn in the past that this gown would look fantastic on her. The styling needs to be kept very femme fatale adding a sleek vintage inspired updo, winged eyes, bold red lips, a pair of gold Nicolas Kirkwood ‘Mira Pearl’ sandals, and Buccellati ‘Étoilée’ 18k gold and diamond pendant earrings to really ensure that this moment is  absolutely perfect for Amber. Anne Hathaway has a movie, Serenity, coming out later this month so it comes as no surprise to me that she has been asked to come back to the Golden Globe Award this year as one of the nights many presenters. This will be her sixth time attending the Golden Globe Awards and of those previous five appearances two have been in Armani Prive. So I decided to turn back to the label for the perfect gown for Anne to wear on this years red carpet. She really let me down style wise last year and I am hoping that 2019 will hold much better moments. I picked this black and gold Armani Prive Fall 2018 Couture strapless gown which features a gold fully embellished corset bodice, a tiered gold tulle underskirt, velvet waist detail and a black glitter tulle overlaid skirt because of how glamorous it is, but I would want to see the look customized for Anne removing the black velvet waist and the tulle overlay. I honestly feel like those details I want removed just make this look look cheap, so giving Anne that all gold princess moment I really think would put her back in my good graces. I would keep black in the look adding a black and gold Judith Leiber ‘Jazz Age’ art deco crystal embellished resin box clutch, a pair of black Manolo Blahnik ‘Nabasa’ crystal sunburst buckle sandals and Cartier diamond and onyx drop earrings. Old Hollywood waves, defined smokey eyes, and bold red lips would all ensure that this look really does restore my love of Anne’s style. Last year Halle Berry really let me down wearing a totally event inappropriate Zuhair Murad black lace mini dress. The dress code for the Golden Globe Awards is formal. That means that tea length is the shortest one should wear on the red carpet. I want to see her redeem herself, but still stay true to her fountain of youth inspired style. So with that in mind I decided I wanted to see Halle wearing this rose gold Atelier Versace Fall 2018 Couture column gown which features intricate beaded embroidery, thigh high split, thin straps, a corseted bodice, and a plunging sweetheart neckline. I definitely think that Halle would be drawn to the inherent sex appeal in this gown and hopefully would be able to deliver it on this red carpet without looking dated. It could come across as a dated 90’s moment, and I am hoping that isn’t what happens. Sleek side parted hair, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of rose gold Jimmy Choo ‘Helen’ strappy sandals, and a pair of Bulgari high jewelry earrings rendered in yellow gold with pink coral beads, sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds all would add really chic touches to ensure this look is perfection from head to toe. The last time Janelle Monae was on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards was back in 2017 and she brought the fun factor to the red carpet wearing a high low bubble hem Armani Prive gown. She is one of the many presenters who are confirmed to attend tomorrow nights ceremony. She tends to stick to her back and white box and while on most I would get board with looks always in that color story, but the fact that Janelle brings major moments on the red carpet. She loves herself a Jean Paul Gaultier look for the red carpet and so for her look for tomorrow night I dug deep into the brands archives to find the perfect moment for her to wear. I found this black Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2006 Couture long sleeve sequin gown which features a high turtleneck, fitted bodice, and an a-line skirt and it just screamed Janelle to me. Is the gown itself a boundary pushing moment? No. But with a big braided bun on the front of her head, thick winged eyes, red lips, a black and white Rafe’ ‘Kiki Zebra’ shell minaudiere clutch, black Fendi faux pearl embellished sandals, and Mikimoto diamond and pearl fringe cluster earrings I know that it would be a really chic moment for Janelle to bring to life on this red carpet. I always get excited when I see that Julianne Moore is going to be on a red carpet. So when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association tweeted out that she was going to be among tomorrow nights presenters I got really excited. I immediately went to Givenchy for the perfect gown for Julianne to wear on this red carpet. I fell in love with the idea of Julianne wearing this black and grey Givenchy Fall 2018 Couture one shoulder gown which features an asymmetrical black velvet bodice, a single short sleeve, silver metal belted waist, and an a-line silver sequin and feather embellished skirt. I wondered for about 32 seconds if it was too similar to the Givenchy Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown that Julianne on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet back in 2015 ahead of her Best Actress win for Still Alice, but while they look they could have been in the same collection that each one is still very different and how I think Julianne would wear this gown is different than how she wore the one in 2015. I would have Julianne style this modern glam with a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black Aquazzura ‘Nathalie’ sandals, and Chopard high jewelry including a diamond and emerald chandelier earrings and a statement emerald cocktail ring to really make this look come to life on tomorrow’s red carpet. Lucy Liu hasn’t been to the Golden Globe Awards since 2013 when she shut the red carpet down wearing a statement floral Carolina Herrera ball gown. I love me some Lucy but she has been really MIA in the last few years. When it comes to major red carpets Lucy loves a big dramatic gown and that is exactly what I found for her to wear tomorrow night. I initially had a Ralph & Russo Couture gown on this list for Lucy, but when I saw this acid green Christian Siriano Spring 2019 RTW tiered tulle gown which features micro pleating throughout with a fitted waistline, cutout sides, full A-line skirt, and a dramatic train in my archive and I started wondering who could wear it for tomorrows red carpet. I kinda figured that following seeing this gown, and falling in love with it, come down the runway during New York Fashion Week I figured this gown was going to be reserved for awards season and honestly the Golden Globe Awards is the only red carpet where this much drama is okay. Well the Oscars are too, but that comes after the new collection comes out. So when I was looking at who all was left saw the Lucy was the only person in the ranks that I think is ballsy enough to make this gown work. The silhouette alone is tough, but that color makes this a difficult too to carry. I think though that Lucy has what it takes to really make this look come to life. The last time we saw her on a red carpet, last June, Lucy had blonde hair. I would like to see her back with her black hair if she is wearing this dress because I think that the darker color would allow for her not to be dominated by the color of this gown. Style that hair in a sleek low bun adding smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a gold Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ cutout star pattern metal clutch, a pair of gold Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ metallic leather pointed toe pumps, and statement Cartier high jewelry earrings made up of opals, tsavorites, tanzanites, and diamonds and this would be an absolutely triumphant return to the red carpet for Lucy. 

The 2019 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday January 6, 2019.