2021 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

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

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


2019 Emmy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 9

Well the 2019 Emmy Awards are tomorrow night and I am so super excited about this red carpet. From the nominees to the presenters to the performers to the plus ones I have set my expectations for this red carpet tomorrow night high. I hope I haven’t set them too high. I have been super disappointed lately, but I definitely believe that all the stars who are attending this red carpet tomorrow night are way more than capable of making major Best Dressed of the Year worthy moments on the Emmy Awards red carpet. Some of my favorite wishes of the final 23 you will see below are the Ralph & Russo Couture gown I want to see Gwyneth Paltrow wear, the white Burberry Spring 2020 RTW hot off the runway gown I want to see on Kerry Washington, and the black crystal studded Michael Kors Spring 2020 RTW gown I want to see Marisa Tomei bring to life on the red carpet tomorrow. Though with that being said I love all of these wishes and I would be ecstatic if any of them came to life on tomorrows red carpet.

Who are you excited to see on the red carpet tomorrow?

The 2019 Emmy Awards will take place tomorrow Sunday September 22, 2019.

2018 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

Monday the brightest stars in music and beyond will descend on the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. This years show sounds like it is going to be really great. I am obsessed with the stars who are nominated, presenting, and performing this year and I just hope that everyone brings the glamour to the red carpet. Amandla Stenberg has been on my radar for a while now, since she played Rue in The Hunger Games to be honest. She is going to be one of the many presenters during the show and I am very excited to see what she will bring. She literally just started working with superstar stylist Karla Welch and I am really excited to see where their relationship can go. I had honestly already picked this Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 ensemble which features a lace detailed draped champagne silk top and a pair of lace and beaded scalloped drawstring shorts before I heard that Amandla was working with Karla, but since Karla does so well placing LV on her clients (especially Ruth Negga) that I thought that this would be just the perfect mashing of talents. Amandla has this edgy yet bohemian style and I think that is exactly what we get from this look. I thought about turning this top into a gown, but then I thought about it and the runway look just fit the vibe of the VMA’s. I think that if Amandla styled this ensemble with full pulled back curls, smokey eyes, burgundy lips, gold brocade Louis Vuitton ‘Night Bloom’ ankle boots, and a pair of Louis Vuitton ‘Bionic’ miss-matched wings and leaves earrings that this look would be absolutely perfect from head to toe. Common knows how to give good menswear on the red carpet. He doesn’t typically go for printed suits on the red carpet, but for the 2018 VMA’s (where he’s presenting) I went for a printed look for the rapper to rock on the red carpet. I don’t typically like shiny suits but I definitely think that this black Fendi Spring 2019 Menswear silk suit which features a tribal pattern embroidered on both the jacket and pants which I would keep paired with the black button down shirt with red piping on the collar and down the button lines is something that Common would rock with ease and aplomb on this red carpet. The shiny suit reads more formal but the embroidery and the bowling style shirt would bring this look to the more laid back vibe of the VMA’s red carpet. A pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Mika Sky’ derbies would just continue to make sure that this look is perfect for the this red carpet. After having a major year of giving birth, gracing her first post baby red carpet in custom Alexander Wang at the Met Gala, and turning 21 Kylie Jenner is expected to take to the red carpet at the VMA’s next Monday with her baby daddy Travis Scott. He is performing and I feel like Kylie will be there to support him. (Will Kris play the glam-mother and babysit Stormi?) I thought about a Balmain mini dress, but I wanted to give Kylie a more glamorous moment for this red carpet. So I went to Michael Costello and found this burgundy draped gown which features  a high ruffled neck, keyhole cutout, ruched waist, flowing skirt, sexy split, and a dramatic train. It was everything I was looking for: sexy, dramatic, and glamorous. I want Kylie to really deliver on this red carpet. I don’t know what it is about her but she is one of the few Kardashian-Jenner’s that I can actually support and I want to see her rock the red carpet in the most glamorous looks possible. I think that with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, her Kylie Cosmetics ‘Twenty’ colored lip kit, and a pair of bronze Casadei crossover strap platform sandals all would really ensure that this is a major glam moment for Kylie.Shay Mitchell knows how to give chic and sexy moments on the red carpet and that is exactly what I am expecting to see her bring to the red carpet Monday at the VMA’s. She is also one of this years many confirmed presenters and I am really looking forward to seeing what she will rock. I could have picked just about anything off the runway for Shay. She can wear just about anything and look great, but when I saw this white Balmain one shoulder evening gown which features silver crystal embellishments on on side of the hip, an asymmetric high-low skirt, and ruched details on the Neiman Marcus website it got me excited. It is glamorous, chic, and sexy and that is exactly what I think we will see Shay bring to this red carpet on Monday. I would add a sleek hairstyle tucked behind the ears, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of silver Gianvito Rossi asymmetric crystal embellished sandals, and Hueb ‘Luminous’ diamond and emerald earrings to really keep this look sleek, chic, and glamorous. Tiffany Haddish has really been an unexpected style star. I am really excited to see what the Night School star is going to bring the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet next week. I feel like her image architect Law Roach will bring something awesome to the table for this red carpet. I went really edgy picking this black Off White c/o Virgil Abloh Fall 2018 RTW half crocodile leather and half lamb leather cocktail dress which features an asymmetrical jewel neckline with a cutout at the shoulder, ruched details, an asymmetrical hem, and a single three-quarter length sleeve for Tiffany to rock on this red carpet. It has 0 hangar appeal, but I think that the way it hugs curves would look absolutely amazing on this red carpet. I think that sleek hair, smokey eyes, nude glossy lips, and a pair of black suede Jimmy Choo ‘Tacey’ slingback pumps embellished with crystals and feathers would really made this look extra af, and I totally think that Tiffany would own it with her confident presence.

The 2018 MTV Movie & Television Awards will take place on Monday August 20, 2018.