2021 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 6

As we get closer to the actual date of the Grammy’s my wishes are going to get a little more fantastical. While I am still incorporating picks for performers and nominees, some of my wishes are for people we would normally have seen on a Grammy’s red carpet. There are all sorts of great events happening before and after this years show which tell me that there would have been some great moments from those stars as they usually make appearances at those events and then at the Grammy’s themselves. So I am disappointed we are loosing out on some of those moments, but I am getting more and more excited for the future. Red carpets are sure to start returning in full force by the end of this year and I am very excited.Andra Day is one of those stars. She is attending one of those satellite events and with her major awards season run (so far in Chanel Couture and custom Prada) on the road to the Oscars I would definitely expect that we would have seen her at the Grammy’s. For her last two Grammy’s shes referenced bold retro inspired glam, but for this years show I would have gone for more 40’s femme fatale glamour with this deep pool blue velvet Ralph & Russo Fall 2018 Couture strapless column gown which features soft draping, a bustier bodice, intricate crystal snake embroidery, and a daring hip high spit. I love the super sexy Rita Hayworth vibe of this gown and I feel like Andra would be able to sell this gown to us easily. So I would have loved to see her wearing this gown with a sleek retro inspired updo, defined eyes, matte burgundy lips, a pair of gold Casadei rock crystal studded ankle strap sandals, and a statement 18k gold David Webb chain-link collar necklace with brilliant-cut white diamonds and black enamel. Billy Porter will be appearing in a Grammy special about the music connected to social movements in the weeks after the show. Knowing that I would have expected to see the fashionista on the red carpet. He always serves up major fashion moments and I’ve been dying to see Billy wear this lime green Palomo Spain Spring 2021 ensemble which features a floor length duster coat (with a robins egg blue lining) with matching trousers and a white shirt since it was first presented. I was going to use it for a “premiere” of a movie he will be staring in, but that movie release got pushed. So I was thrilled that I still got to put this wish into the universe. I would love to see this major fashion moment styled perfectly with a pair of gold Saint Laurent ‘Candy’ platform boots and a vintage Veruda ‘Nosegay’ peridot, white and yellow diamond brooch set in 18k gold and platinum. Cardi B will be performing on this years show Sunday night so I know she will be serving LOOKS. Her last two Grammy’s have both been in Mugler, both vintage and custom. I wanted a major moment this year and I found it in this black and silver Elie Saab Spring 2021 Couture one shoulder gown which features sequined “feather” 3D details on the bodice, a single sleeve, sheer construction, crystal embellished waist, and an a-line skirt. I have been all over this collection in my Grammy wishes picking looks for H.E.R. and Ariana Grande as well. Crazy thing is that while all three looks are coming from the same collection they all feel very different at the same time. I would absolutely love to see Cardi take this sexy yet glam moment and style it with a sleek updo, smokey winged eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Round Chick Alta 150 Black Kid’ scalloped edge peep toe ankle strap d’orsay platform pumps, and a selection of Amwaj jewels including white diamond waterfall chandelier earrings and a matching white diamond cocktail ring to really make this look come to life. John Legend has two Grammy nominations this year and that would definitely have meant we would have seen him and wife Chrissy Teigan on the Grammy’s red carpet this year. I am hoping that this social media savvy duo will still do some super chic fashion moments for the ‘gram. I picked two super dazzling and glam complimentary moments for the pair starting with a steel blue and silver floral jacquard metallic Tom Ford Fall 2021 Menswear tuxedo blazer styled with black trousers. Now the jacket is a favorite of mine from the Fall 2021 menswear collections and I feel like John would look phenomenal in it, but I would style it with a classic white tuxedo shirt, black tuxedo studs, a black bow tie, and a pair of black patent leather Jimmy Choo ‘Foxley/m’ tassel detailed loafers. Now for Chrissy I went with a shining moment with this metallic gunmetal grey pleated chiffon Georges Chakra Fall 2020 Couture strapless gown which features intricate ruffle details, a beaded waist, an a-line skirt, and a thigh high split. Chrissy always knows how to deliver high glam moments on the red carpet and this look would definitely make this a major moment on the red carpet. A sleek updo, defined eyes, dark mauve lips, a grey crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, a pair of metallic gunmetal grey Stuart Weitzman ‘Oracle 100’ crystal ball detailed ankle strap sandals, and statement arabesque inspired Karen Suen white diamond chandelier earrings would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. A winning duo for a fabulous couple. Best Country Song nominee Maren Morris will be performing with John Mayer at this Sunday’s show. I always find something to fault Maren with. I want to love her, but her style just is tacky and dated and very try to hard. I actually can’t believe I went here, but I picked two looks from D***e & G*****a Secrets & Diamonds collection. She wore D***e for the CMA Awards and it was one of her better looks. I just feel like if anyone could make me like a D***e moment now it would be Maren. For the “red carpet” I would love to see her wearing this black tiered gown with thick straps, intricate crystal embroidery, and a bustier bodice. It is all about glamour from head to toe and would be perfect with sleek old Hollywood waves over one shoulder, defined eyes, bold red lips, black suede Amina Muaddi ‘Vita’ strappy platform sandals, and a selection of Dena Kemp jewels including black and white diamond drop earrings and a matching link cocktail ring. For the performance I went with more dazzle for Maren picking this silver crystal fringe mini dress which I can see being a super modern flapper moment. Keeping the same beauty adding a soft waves, a pair of silver Aquazzura ‘Temptation’ crystal trimmed PVC peep toe slingback sandals, and more Dena Kemp jewels including white diamond fan cluster earrings, a three flower stud white diamond two finger ring, and a five row white diamond cocktail ring would make this look sparkle and shine in the best way possible on our television screens.

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.

Dream Inaugural Ball for President Joe Biden Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

COVID-19 has stolen so many red carpets from us. The latest casualty are the traditional inaugural balls following the swearing in of a President of the United States. Now while President Trump didn’t have troves of celebrity following to add more dazzle to the balls, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris do. So I am really disappointed in the fact we aren’t going to see these supporters get up and dazzle in the ballrooms of Washington D.C. Beyonce was relatively silent this election cycle until right before the election where she posted a photo of herself on Instagram wearing a full Balmain ensemble and a Biden/Harris mask saying “Let’s do this Texas.” I was honestly surprised that we didn’t see Beyonce do more especially with Kamala Harris. Now I still would have loved to see Beyonce give us a dazzling moment had she attended any of the inaugural balls and that is exactly what she would have done wearing this royal blue Nedo by Nedret Taciroğlu Fall 2020 Couture strapless trumpet gown with asymmetrical ruffle details and a hip high split. I did tend to go with American designers for these dream inaugural ball wishes, but I needed a dazzling couture moment for Beyonce. I know she would definitely own this moment and with a sleek retro inspired updo with white roses in her hair, thick wing defined smokey eyes, bold matte red lips, a pair of silver Jimmy Choo pointed toe d’orsay crystal fringe trimmed ankle strap pumps, and a selection of major Lorraine Schwartz jewels including ‘Mesh Collection’ sapphire drop earrings, a round sapphire cocktail ring, and a geometric white diamond cocktail ring it would be retro glamour defined. Darren Criss was a part of the virtual Biden inaugural event “America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America’s Changemakers” on Saturday. I would definitely have marked that as a reason why he would have been given a ticket to one of the inaugural balls had there been any. I always love seeing Darren and his style on red carpets and so I feel like this really is a potential major menswear moment stolen from us due to the pandemic. Had he done a look for an inaugural ball I would have loved to see him rep American based designer Virgil Abloh and this ensemble from the Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Resort 2021 collection which features a grey blazer with a half band belt waist and skinny fir black trousers. Now I love this look and it is definitely something that Darren would be drawn to. I would make the look more formal with the styling to make it appropriate for an inaugural ball with a crisp white shirt, black bow tie, and a pair of Thom Browne classic long black leather wingtip brogues with a red, white, and blue striped grosgrain strap. It would be statement making with a nod to patriotism. Demi Lovato will be performing tomorrow night at an event titled “Celebrating America” which will take the place of the traditional inaugural balls. I haven’t always loved Demi’s style and I was uber disappointed in most of her looks from the People’s Choice Awards last year. Demi and her stylist Siena don’t have a lot of pull with major designers so I turned to the resource that they used for most of her PCA’s looks, Albright LA. Albright is a fashion rental library where stars and stylists can rent looks for red carpets and editorials. I went through their virtual racks and found this super glam art deco inspired black and silver beaded Tom Ford sleeveless column gown. It is super simple in silhouette, but it definitely packs some glamour. I think it would go great with the pink high and tight pixie that Demi just debuted on Instagram. I would definitely have gone with a high glam styling with defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, a black crystal embellished Judith Leiber ‘Slim Slide’ clutch, a pair of black satin Tom Ford crystal embellished wrap around ankle strap sandals, and a little more sparkle via Messika Paris ‘Desert Bloom’ feather inspired cluster earrings to really make this look absolute perfection. When it comes to country music stars they tend to skew Republican, but Maren Morris made a very passionate plea for people to vote for Joe Biden. She made the plea during an I Will Vote event and said “Coming from a Southern family with a conservative background, throughout my childhood I was always taught to treat people with respect and dignity, no matter their race, their religion, their sexual orientation and, yes, event their political party. But like a lot of us, I’ve been in perpetual shock watching what’s happened to our country these last few years.” Well now America is about to have a new president and I would have loved to see Maren show up and serve up a glamorous look. I don’t always love what Maren wears on the red carpet, but I always give her the benefit of the doubt. I went into the Naeem Archives to find this gorgeous gown with a silver intricately crystal embellished bustier and a lilac silk charmuse wrap style skirt and a thigh high split from the Indian born New York based designer’s Spring 2015 RTW collection. I have gone through a couple brands archives to find amazing looks for these wishes and found many amazing unworn gowns like this one. I feel like with a chic sleek center parted hairstyle slicked behind the ears, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a silver mirror crystal cut L’Afshar acrylic clutch, light purple and silver Grey Mer strappy platform sandals, and some dazzling jewel moments from Paul Morelli including a pair of elongated ‘Triptych’ brilliant cut white diamond, blue sapphire, pink sapphire, and purple sapphire drop earrings and a ‘Moderne’ purple sapphire and white diamond cocktail ring would definitely make this a very chic head to toe moment for Maren. In an opinion article she penned for The New York Times Padma Lakshmi said “when I heard the news of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden’s victory. I felt elated. Then suddenly I felt this heat welling up from my chest into my throat and it burst out of me in tears I could not control. At first I didn’t even know why I was sobbing. Finally, I was thinking. Finally a woman, and a woman of color, takes this office.” During the campaign Padma participated in virtual events to work to elect Biden and Harris, specifically working to get out the vote of members of the South Asian community. Well to celebrate the success of the campaign and to mark this historical moment that means so much to Padma herself I would have been sure that we would have seen her on inauguration night giving us glamour at one of the balls. I had gone through my photo archives and found some designers who show in New York and picked this black and white Greta Constantine Spring 2021 RTW column gown which features a v-neck, puffy sleeves, and a cape almost immediately for Padma. It is statuesque glamour defined and I know that she would be able to really make it a major moment. Now while Greta shows in New York, she is based in Toronto, Canada. So she isn’t really an American designer, but I am still here for it. A sleek side parted low bun updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a black croc leather Judith Leiber Couture ‘Cayman’ crystal embellished clasp clutch, white satin Aquazzura ‘Bow Tie’ crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, and a nod to Kamala and her famous pearls with a pair of TASKI Atelier ‘Aurora’ white diamond and akoya pearl drop earrings would add the perfect finishing touches to this extremely glamorous look. Rasario Dawson participated yesterday in the “United We Serve: A Celebration of the National MLK Day of Service” and she is the girlfriend of Senator Cory Booker, so yea I definitely would have expected to see her in Washington, D.C. for one of the inaugural balls this year. I’ve always loved that Rosario is an outspoken activist and she is appealing to the better angels after supporting Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary over Joe Biden, but is now throwing her support behind the new president. When it comes to fashion Rosario can be a little hit or miss for me, but when I thought of Rosario wearing this white one shoulder Sergio Hudson Fall 2020 RTW column gown with gold belt buckle details on the shoulder and the waist I thought it could be a really chic moment for her to rock. Sergio Hudson is a black owned luxury women’s ready-to-wear label designed and produced entirely in Los Angeles so checks all the boxes of a Made in America label which Joe is really advocating for in supporting to help us weather the pandemic and job loses. I would have loved to see Rosario give us glamour styling this gown with old Hollywood waves, defined smokey eyes, deep red glossy lips, a gold lizard embossed Tyler Ellis ‘Lily’ clutch, a pair of gold Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Kate’ ankle cuff sandals, and more pearls to honor from another young black designer with a pair of MATEO NY 14k gold baroque pearl trio dangle earrings.

2020 American Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

With every day that comes I am getting more and more excited for the 2020 American Music Awards. The presenters and performers list is really good. It is going to be the most star studded night since lockdown hit back in March. I’m holding out hope that everyone will be on the top of their glam game. I want this red carpet to rival the Oscars and Grammy’s earlier this year in a time that almost feels foreign. All of the looks in today’s wishes would definitely make for a major night of fashion. Let’s start today’s wishes by digging into the archives for Cardi B, who is nominated for 3 American Music Awards. She has been a big fan of Mugler and pretty much since she burst onto the scene. She’s rocked major modern and vintage Mugler on several occasions. For this weekends red carpet I went back into the brands archives to pick a major moment for Cardi to bring to life with this major ensemble from the Thierry Mugler Fall 1995 Couture collection which features a huge white fur coat with a train and a black to nude sequin ombre fitted column gown with long sleeves, an illusion bodice, and a crystal embellished necklace. I definitely feel like this would be a phenomenal moment for Cardi while still being the perfect meshing of hood glam and haute couture. That coat would definitely draw in some hate from PETA, but Cardi isn’t afraid to wear a fur and that is what really sold the idea of this look to me. A sleek braided high bun updo with curled edges, thick winged smokey eyes, deep berry red lips, a pair of black crystal embellished Giuseppe Zanotti peep toe double stacked stiletto pumps, and Lorraine Schwartz earrings made of 100 carats of round cut white diamonds and teardrop colombian emeralds would definitely make this the major uber glam statement making moment I want to see from Cardi. Harry Styles has been blurring the gender lines, ever so slightly, for a while now. He was lauded for being the first solo man to cover VOGUE wearing a Gucci gown none the less recently. I have gone back and forth when it comes to Harry’s sense of style. I want him to really deliver, but often times it falls flat. I think my expectations for his style are a little higher than what the Gucci people will let him get to. Now while he is a face of Gucci, and there is a purple suit from the recently presented Gucci Spring 2021 Collection I would love to see Harry wear, I decided to go left and pick this black J.W. Anderson Spring 2021 Menswear tuxedo which features a bow detailed waist tuxedo dress and high waisted harem pants. This look is such a statement. It would continue to blur the lines between masculinity and femininity for Harry and I would love to see him give it the moment it deserves. I would style this look with a pair of black patent leather Jimmy Choo ‘Foxley’ tassel detailed loafers, white Gucci logo tube socks with black bands on the ankles, and a single Cartier ‘Pluie de Cartier’ plume inspired white diamond drop earring. It would make it a really cool moment for Harry to bring to life. Justin Beiber is performing at the AMA’s this weekend (where he is also nominated for 4 awards). I hear it’s going to be an almost identical performance to the one he just gave this last weekend at the People’s Choice Awards. I hope not, but I also hope we see Justin serve a look on the red carpet. While I appreciate his more laid back style I know his stylist Karla Welch would be able to get him into something much more fashion-y which is why I picked this really cool hand drawn Burberry by Riccardo Tisci Spring 2021 RTW look which features a long sleeve button down shirt and straight leg trousers. I love how the buttons on the sleeve were styled unbuttoned on the runway and I would do the same for Justin if I was dressing him. Honestly I would keep all the runway styling except I would swap the shoes for a pair of white Nike ‘Air Force 1 Low Supreme I/O Michael Lau’ quilted leather sneakers. Now I doubt it, but who would be a better person to introduce Justin’s performance than his supermodel wife Hailey Baldwin? It’s been a really long time since we’ve seen her make a public appearance and I would love to see her up the glam game stepping out for the American Music Awards with Justin wearing this brick red David Koma Spring 2021 RTW halter gown which features crystal tube trimming at the neck and on the split, a cutout curved split, and a sheath silhouette. It is a sexy and sporty yet very glamorous moment that I think Hailey would be able to serve up on the red carpet. A sleek center parted bob, defined eyes, soft blush pink lips, silver Azzedine Alaia twisted studded rope strappy metallic leather sandals, and glamorous Kwiat ‘Cobblestone’ teardrop pendant drop pave set white diamond drop earrings would add the perfect finishing touches. Lady Gaga isn’t confirmed to attend the American Music Awards as of yet despite the fact she is nominated for 4 awards. I was all over the map when it came to deciding what I would want to see Gaga wear on this red carpet if she were to walk the red carpet. Ultimately I saw this lavender Germainer Spring 2021 RTW off the shoulder gown which features intricate ruching, a ruffled neckline, poet sleeves, tulip hips, and a flared hem and thought it would be a major moment for Gaga to bring to life. Believe it or not this gown is made up of just 5 rectangles of fashion so this look is considered to be zero waist. Germainer is one of the rising stars in sustainable fashion and I feel that in addition to the major alien like drama of the look that is something that would drawn Gaga to this look. I went round and round with how I would style this look. I adore the way the model was painted lavender to match the gown, and I can totally see Gaga doing that. I just don’t know if she would do it after the designer did in the lookbook. Instead I decided that a high metallic lavender high ponytail wig, bold smokey eyes, a statement silver crystal embellished Rinaldy Yunardi baroque inspired couture mask (which is decorative and Gaga would need a real protective mask underneath), and lavender glitter and clear PVC Pleaser ‘Adore’ crazy platform sandals. It would all make for a truly major alien glam moment. Closing out today is Maren Morris who is nominated for two AMA’s. I know she has potential. I can see it deep inside, but she doesn’t wear anything well. She has terrible taste and I know it isn’t the stylist. She has had multiple and no one has been able to make me like her red carpet looks. So I didn’t even try to pick something that would be a game changer for her standing on the red carpet, but instead opting for something I feel like is exactly what we should come to expect from Maren. I think she would be all about this hot pink and electric blue silk charmuse one shoulder Redemption Spring 2021 RTW 80’s inspired draped gown which features a bow detail on one hip, faux wrap style skirt, and a thigh high split. I personally hate it and there are very few I think could really sell it to me. That being said Maren isn’t one of them, but again it’s almost like I’ve given up at this point. A loose updo, defined eyes, soft pink glossy lips, hot pink Giuseppe Zanotti crystal trimmed ankle strap sandals, and a pair of one of a kind fancy shape Norman Silverman floral inspired dangle earrings set in 18K white gold might be enough to make me not hate it, but the look would have to be tailored perfectly.

The 2020 American Music Awards will take place on Sunday November 22, 2020. Check out all of my wishes for this red carpet here.

2020 CMA Awards Red Carpet Wish List

Tomorrow night at the 2020 CMA Awards and I am interested in seeing what the ladies of country music are planning. There have been two country music awards since the pandemic hit and both have gone off without a hitch. “It will be an honor to bring the biggest country stars in the world together — in one room — for the first time this year,” said CMA CEO Sarah Trahern to The Boot, who describes the 2020 CMA Awards environment as “fully safe and physically distant.” So I will be very interested in seeing what the event will be. Will there be an actual red carpet? Who will actually show up? The 5 looks below would all make for a very successful night on the red carpet. Ashley McBryd won the Best New Artist trophy at last years CMA Awards and holds 3 nominations this year. She will also be performing in the opening tribute to the late Charlie Daniels as well as performing her own song “One Night Standards.” I don’t know anything about Ashley’s style, but I always look at all the female nominees pictures to decide if I will cover them or not (country awards aren’t known for big fashion moments) and Ashley made me interested. I don’t know who designed her gown from the Grammy Awards earlier this year, but I liked it. I also love her chest tattoo. So I went shopping. As a curvy girl on the red carpet it can be difficult to pick looks or find brands who will dress you. One brand who specifically caters to curvy women is Marina Rinaldi who recently partnered with Antonio Berardi on a capsule collection. I would love to see Ashley rock the china blue water print silk chiffon caftan gown which features a sash collar, long balloon sleeves, cut at the waist with gathering layered over a matching slip, finished with contrasting black lace. I feel like to ensure this look is a major fashion moment for Ashley I would style it with the black leather and gold chain charms detailed belt that it was styled with in the lookbook with a rockabilly inspired updo, defined winged eyes, bold red lips, and matching gold Marina Rinaldi x Antonio Berardi charm detailed gold chain strappy metallic leather sandals. When it comes to country music Carrie Underwood is a queen, but when it comes to the red carpet not so much. I always feel like Carrie has such potential, but often times she just doesn’t live up to it. Her gown last year at the CMA Awards was a mess. It was a sheer monstrosity that had the worse shapewear slip and a dirty dishwater tulle train attached. I want Carrie to rock something major on the red carpet at the CMA Awards this year with this lavender Rami Kadi Fall 2020 Couture strapless mermaid gown which features a crystal embellished sweetheart neckline, a lattice textured drop waist bodice, crystal appliques, and a dramatic feathered skirt. It has been a hot second since we’ve seen Rami Kadi on the red carpet and I feel like Carrie wearing this gown on the red carpet at the CMA Awards would be a triumphant return for both of them. Old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of silver Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Catia’ strappy ankle strap sandals, and Kwiat ‘Legacy Embrace’ white diamond pear shaped drop earrings would all make this look scream glamour from head to toe. When it comes to the ladies of country music it’s Kacey Musgraves whom is really the only “fashion” girl out there. She is the one who’s brought looks from Valentino, Giambattista Valli Couture, Moschino, Armani Prive, Balmain, Marchesa, and more to the red carpet. For tomorrow night’s CMA Awards I went with another major high fashion moment picking this rose gold chainmail Atelier Versace Fall 2020 Couture gown which features a plunging v-neck, off the shoulder knot draped sash over the shoulders, fitted silhouette, and a thigh high split. I knew almost immediately that I wanted to do an Atelier Versace moment for Kacey and this gown would be phenomenal on the songstress. With a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, soft nude pink lips, rose gold Sergio Rossi ‘sr Gydda’ snake effect metallic leather strappy platform sandals, and a selection of gorgeous David Yurman jewels set in rose gold including a pair of ‘Starburst’ pink morganite and white diamond drop earrings and a ‘Stax’ pave set white diamond cuff bracelet I know that this could easily be a Best Dressed of the Year worthy contender. Maren Morris tries really hard to be a high fashion country princess, but it just doesn’t work. I tend to think that she comes across looking like she’s trying to hard when she steps out for a red carpet. Earlier this year she wore Alexander Wang and Versace for the ACM Awards and both were very disappointing looks. I feel like she should go for the sugary sweet side of country red carpets and that would be better than trying to force high fashion moments. Case and point? I think that this blush pink Georges Chakra Spring 2020 Couture strapless mini dress with a dramatic cape train would be a really great moment for Maren to bring to life on the red carpet. It is soft and sexy and despite its drama doesn’t seem like something that would have to be forced. It was a natural pick. While it would fit the boxes of your typical country music awards red carpet look I also think that Maren would be able to make it her best red carpet moment ever especially if she were to style this gown with a sleek high bun, defined eyes, bold pink lips, a pair of nude crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Cleo’ coil ankle strap platform sandals, and Yessayan white diamond and yellow gold wreath earrings. The final wish I have for this years CMA Awards is for Miranda Lambert. She doesn’t walk many red carpets and she doesn’t have really good style. In fact for this wish I went for something every classic ans glamorous. She isn’t going to push boundaries so why even try. It’s been a while since I’ve even loved one of Miranda’s simpler looks. I feel like this black Tony Ward Spring 2021 RTW Chantilly lace fitted gown which features multicolor floral embroideries overlapped with a draping asymmetrical Georgette gathered on the waistline screams eleganza and would be a super chic moment for Miranda to bring to life on this red carpet. I wouldn’t be a major Best Dressed of the Year moment, but with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a black Judith Leiber Couture crystal embellished slide lock clutch, a pair of black glittered Stuart Weitzman ‘The Amelina 95’ ankle strap sandals, and Gismondi 1754 one of a kind art deco inspired white diamond waterfall earrings I know it would be a personal best for Miranda.

The 2020 CMA Awards will take place tomorrow Wednesday November 11, 2020.

2020 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List

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

2019 Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List

A week from today I am going to kick off my Met Gala wishes so I am going to do my best to fit a lot of the big events that are expected to take place over the next month and cover them in the next 7 days. The 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet is set to take place in Las Vegas this Sunday April 7, 2019 and I have to say that this year I am really excited to see what everyone will wear. This year it seems like is the year where fashion is really embracing country music stars. So while this red carpet is typically full of middle eastern designers and their (sometimes overly) dramatic embellished gown or off the rack top label looks. This year I am expecting some really amazing fashion moments on this red carpet. Bebe Rexha is nominated with her Meant To Be” co-stars Florida Georgia Line and I am really interested in seeing what she will wear on this red carpet. After all the social media drama of Bebe talking about the fact that designers didn’t want to dress her for the Grammy’s because of her size the look she wore was a bit underwhelming with the fact that she picked a gown by Monsoori. Luke Meagher, AKA Haute Le Mode, said it best “I don’t think your size is the issue, I think the fact that your Bebe Rexha is the issue” in reference to why designers wouldn’t dress her. I don’t think Bebe is going to be a muse for Marc Jacobs, Versace, Prada, or even Michael Kors (like Rita Ora and I am sure she gets annoyed with Rita Ora comparisons.) So I decided to stick with the lane of labels I think would actually dress Bebe. I adore this fuchsia Rasario Fall 2019 RTW asymmetrically draped silk satin gown which features a strapless neckline, a fitted waistline, midi-length, and a cascading sash along the side that creates an asymmetrical silhouette and definitely think that a wide range of women could rock this gown on the red carpet, and I think that it would be a really glamorous moment on the red carpet at the ACM Awards for Bebe. It isn’t the quirky or overtly sexy looks we are used to seeing from Bebe, but it is a very chic and elegant gown that I think that she could edge up a little. To do just that I would love to see Bebe style this look with an edgy updo, smokey eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, a pair of black and gold Rene Caovilla ‘Fiocchina’ metallic leather bow detail crystal embellished sandals, and Anabela Chan ‘Midnight Tassel’ 18k gold set rose cut diamond and onyx drop earrings and I think this look would be head to toe perfection. Carrie Underwood also doesn’t wear the top of the line designers on the red carpet. She tends to stick to her middle eastern incredibly embellished designs and honestly I don’t think that is going to change any time soon. So when I was searching for gowns for her to wear on this red carpet I decided to stay in that lane. I turned to Dubai based Syrian born designer Rami Al Ali and this incredibly chic champagne gold Rami Al Ali Spring 2019 Couture sleeveless column gown which features an asymmetrical bodice, plunging neckline, asymmetrically draped skirt trimmed in fringe for the perfect gown for Carrie to wear on this red carpet. It isn’t the most dramatic or fashion moment that I have picked for this red carpet, or for Carrie, but I definitely think that this would be an incredibly chic moment for her to rock on this red carpet. I would style this gown with sleek center parted hair tucked behind her ears, smokey eyes, glossy antique rose pink lips, a pair of gold Giuseppe Zanotti strappy crystal beaded stiletto sandals, and incredible Borgioni rose gold set baguette diamond drop ear jackets to really make this an absolutely glamorous moment for Carrie. Kacey Musgraves is really the one who is changing the level of designer on the red carpet as a country music star. Since she first came onto the scene she has always given a higher level of label, but when she attended the Grammy Awards earlier this year wearing Valentino Couture and a hot off the runway Valentino Pre-Fall cocktail dress to accept her album of the year title, I am really excited to seeing what she will wear on the red carpet at the ACM Awards. She has long been a fan of Versace designs on the red carpet and I would love to see her rock her first couture confection from the brand on the red carpet. I LOVE this champagne, blush, seafoam, periwinkle, and cornflower blue micro-pleated Atelier Versace Spring 2019 Couture gown which features an intricately draped design, an a-line skirt, draped scarves, and a sweeping train (the back is absolutely AMAZING) and definitely think that sometime over the next several weeks we will see it on the red carpet. It could be saved for the Met Gala or the Cannes Film Festival, but if Kacey’s stylist Erica Cloud asked very nicely I think that Lucio (the head of VIP relations for Versace) just may loan this gown out for Kacey to wear for the Academy of Country Music Awards. A sleek updo, defined soft glittery smokey eyes, soft pink lips, blush pink Versace satin platform sandals, and an amazing pair of Irene Neuwirth green tourmaline, pink tourmaline, sunstone, and diamond chandelier earrings all would ensure that this moment is high fashion unicorn glamour from head to toe. Maren Morris has potential to really wow me on the red carpet, but often times I find her really underwhelming. That surprises me as she has the same stylist as Taylor Swift, but the looks that Maren wears are nowhere near the same level. I want to see Maren up her game so I decided to turn to one of the more underrated French designers, Andrew Gn. This black and white Andrew Gn Fall 2019 RTW mini dress which features a floral embroidered empire sleeveless bustier and a velvet-trimmed waistline that blossoms into plumes of ostrich feathers is chic, flirty, and glamorous and I definitely think it would be a perfect option for Maren to wear on the red carpet at the ACM Awards especially if paired with a black Judith Leiber ‘Reflection’ resin box clutch, a side parted sleek bob, defined eyes, red lips, black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Peony’ crystal trimmed satin sandals, and IVY New York unheated sapphire and diamond drop earrings. Rounding out this list is the always fabulous Nicole Kidman. She is almost always on the arm of her hubby Keith Urban at the country music awards shows and some of her best looks have come from these red carpets. In recent years we have seen Nicole step onto this red carpet wearing looks from brands like Alexander McQueen and Michael Kors. I decided to go with something different for Nicole to rock on this red carpet. We have never seen Nicole wearing an Alexander Wang label design on the red carpet before. She did wear one or two looks from the designer when he was the creative director of Balenciaga, but never from his eponymous label. I honestly was originally going to pick this white asymmetrical Alexander Wang Fall 2019 RTW column gown which features short voluminous sleeves for Kacey to wear on this red carpet, but then I really thought about what an amazing moment this would be on Nicole and from there on out I was sold on the idea. A romantic updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of white Christian Louboutin ‘Et Voici Et Voila’ lace and satin sandals, and statement vintage emerald and diamond Bulgari drop earrings all would ensure this look is the perfect messing of modern and classic glamour.

The 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Sunday April 7, 2019.

2019 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

Are you ready for my countdown to the biggest night in music? The Grammy Awards are this Sunday night and I am really excited to see what everyone is going to bring to the red carpet. Before I started writing this post I decided to look back at my Best and Worst Dressed of the Year lists since I first started If I Was A Stylist back in 2011 to see how many times looks from the Grammy’s have featured on those lists, and the answer is just once. It was the Worst Dressed of 2015 list and it was a Jean Paul Gaultier Couture robe worn by Kim Kardashian. That honestly shocked me. I thought there was at least one Grammy’s red carpet moment on a Best Dressed of the Year list. Will this year be the one to change that? Anything’s possible.Alicia Keys is hosting this years Grammy Awards. Honestly it was a bit of a surprise when she was announced. I would have never expected her to be the host since she usually keeps a real low profile on these red carpets. Usually for female hosts I do an individual post dedicated to several wardrobe changes, but I honestly have no idea what she would wear on the stage while hosting. I did however know exactly what I wanted to see her wearing on the red carpet. I loved this black Ashi Studio Spring 2019 Couture gown which features a deep curved neckline, long sleeves with feathered cuffs, and a tulle ball skirt with a thigh high split when I saw it come down the intimate Paris Haute Couture Runway on an Instagram Live and it just screamed Alicia’s style to me. It would be a bold way for her to kick off the night especially with her curls pulled back tight and full, simple defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of black Azzedine Alaïa strappy suede sandals, and a selection of Nikos Koulis jewels including a pair of ‘V’ collection diamond, onyx, and emerald spiked hoop earrings, and three ‘Oui’ collection rings including an emerald cut emerald and diamond cocktail ring, an emerald, diamond, and black enamel band, and a triangle cut diamond and emerald ring. Will the Grammy Awards be Demi Lovato’s return to Hollywood event life following her overdose last year? She is nominated as the featured artist on Christina Aguilera’a “Fall In Line” for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and with all the support Christina has thrown her way I think we just might. She might skip walking the red carpet and just slide in the side door to be in the room filled with her fellow artists. If we do see Demi on Sunday night I would love to see her deliver some real glam with this black and white sheer lace detailed Nedo by Nedret Taciroğlu Spring 2019 Couture strapless lingerie inspired gown. It could go a very glam route or a very tacky route and I of course want to see nothing but good things for Demi so the styling of this gown would have to be perfect to really make it work. I would add sleek slicked back hair, smokey eyes, red lips, simple black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ silver glitter strap sandals, and a pair of dazzling Amwaj diamond waterfall earrings to really ensure that she has a really glamorous moment on her hands for her red carpet return. I almost always love what Janelle Monae brings to the red carpet, but I won’t lie I wasn’t on board with her head to toe Chanel look at the Golden Globe Awards last month. I want to see Janelle, who is nominated for both Album of the Year and Best Music Video and performing on Sunday night, really deliver a moment on the red carpet. I went back to her black and white box and one of her favorite designers to pick the perfect look for her to bring to life on the Grammy Awards red carpet. The moment I saw the photo of this black and white one shoulder fan pleated sheer bodice paired with white high waisted pants with a black stripe down the sides I knew it was perfect for Janelle and I definitely think that this would be a really great moment for the Grammy Awards. I know that typically Janelle loves a big gown for red carpets like this, but this would go back to the looks that I was so used to seeing from Janelle when she first kinda burst onto the scene. I would add some fun details with a fingerwave updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of black Valentino suede and feather peep toe d’orsay pumps, and Hueb ‘Luminus’ diamond cluster earrings to really ensure that this is a really chic moment for Janelle. Following The Band’s Visit basically sweeping the Tony Awards last year the original cast album has been nominated for Best Musical Theater Album and I would love to see the shows leading lady Katrina Lenk on the red carpet to represent the show’s cast. She wore a chic custom Georges Chakra Couture gown for her Tony Awards win and so I decided to turn to the designer again for the perfect look for her to wear for the Grammy’s this weekend with this hot pink Edition by Georges Chakra Fall 2018 RTW one shoulder draped jumpsuit. It is more of an edgy look than I have seen from Katrina before, but this is for the Grammy’s so I know it would work. I would need the jumpsuit to be tailored perfectly for Katrina thought. The lookbook fit was terrible. Just look at the length of the trousers and the crotch. That just isn’t acceptable for a red carpet, but I am sure that Katrina could get a really great tailor to ensure that this look fits her like a glove. It would be perfectly finished with a loose updo, smokey eyes, nude glossy lips, a black Judith Leiber Couture ‘Reflection’ resin box clutch, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Peachy’ chunky heel platform sandals, and Djula ‘Harmonie’ diamond feather drop earrings. Maren Morris has five Grammy nominations this year including Record and Song of the Year. She is also performing and I have to say I am quite interested in seeing what she will wear on this red carpet Sunday night. I am not really Maren’s biggest fan when it comes to her style. I tend to find it very dated, but I didn’t really try to push her out of that zone with the gown I picked for her to bring to life on Sunday. I saw this deep purple and lilac ombre printed Julien Macdonald Spring 2019 RTW scarf inspired gown which features an asymmetrical one shoulder neckline with sing details, a faux wrap style skirt, thigh high split, and a dramatic train and thought it was definitely something that Maren would be drawn to. It isn’t a gown that would worth for many red carpets, but since the Grammy Awards are pretty much an anything goes red carpet I think it could work. A sleek low bun updo, dark purple glitter lined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of silver glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Emily’ sandals, and Anabela Chan diamond chandelier earrings would all make this one of the more interesting looks Maren has worn on a red carpet. “All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA is nominated for four Grammy Awards and I am wondering if the two will be on hand Sunday night to support their song. It has come under some scrutiny for copyright violations. Despite all that it has been nominated for Grammy’s, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar. We saw SZA show her fashion chops last year giving us angelic vibes wearing a white Atelier Versace princess gown and I have gone in a very different direction for what I want to see her wear this year. I decided to go with this Alexander Wang Fall 2019 RTW ensemble which features a white, black, and purple printed oversized polo shirt and a peridot green satin pencil skirt with a side split. It was honestly the first thing I thought of when I thought of SZA’s style. She loves sexy but oversized looks and that is exactly what this look is. I went round and round in my head trying to figure how to elevate this more casual look for the Grammy Awards red carpet and I think that adding sleek center parted locks, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of of Balenciaga ‘Knife’ graffiti print pointed toe pumps, and dazzling Jacob & Co. ‘Cascata’ multi-color sapphire and diamond drop earrings would do just that.

The 2019 Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday February 10, 2019.

2018 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

A week from Monday all of the hottest of young Hollywood are expected to descend upon the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards. There has been a whole new crop of young talent that seems to have really gained steam with their careers over the last year and I am really excited to see what they just might bring to this red carpet. Looking ahead at the wishes I have today they are pretty much exactly what I expect to see stars to bring to this red carpet, both the young stars and the more established names. Auli’i Cravalho was plucked out of obscurity to play the title role in the animated feature Moana, since then she had a short run on a new GLEE-like series called RISE for NBC, which sadly got canceled. She is expected to voice Moana again in next years Wreck it Ralph sequel Ralph Breaks The Internet and is expected to be one of the many presenters who will take to the stage at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards. When it comes to her style I don’t really know that much about it. I went for something chic and feminine for Auli’i to wear this year with this magenta and red silk Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2018 RTW one sleeve mini dress which features a slashed shoulder and an a-line tiered skirt. I do think that Auli’i would look very chic and flirty wearing this dress for the Teen Choice Awards and I think that chic waves tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, rose pink lips, and a pair of nude Sam Edelman ‘Ariella’ patent leather sandals all would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. Elizabeth Olsen actually made me a little excited about her style for the first time since she burst onto the scene in 2011 and was one of my ones to watch in 2012. While she was out promoting Avengers: Infinity War wearing incredibly chic looks from Alexandre Vauthier and Oscar de la Renta I started to re-develop my girl crush on Elizabeth and I hope that if she is at the Teen Choice Awards, where she is nominated for Choice Action Movie Actress for Avengers, that she brings the chic yet again. I went to a brand that I really wouldn’t normally think of for the Teen Choice Awards red carpet with this black and white Brandon Maxwell Fall 2018 RTW ensemble which features a white twist bottom sequin covered t-shirt and black skinny jeans, but I think that it is the perfect meshing of Elizabeth’s glamorous style, Brandon Maxwell’s structure and drama, and the inherent ease of the Teen Choice Awards. I wouldn’t do a whole lot with the styling either adding a sleek ponytail, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ patent leather pointed toe pumps to really make this a simple yet chic moment on the red carpet. Karen Gillan also stars in Avengers: Infinity War but her Teen Choice Award nomination this year for Choice Comedy Movie Actress comes from her performance in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. I really do wonder what Karen would wear on the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards. This is her first nomination and with the other nominees in the category I honestly have no idea who may win. When it comes down to it all of the looks that I have loved from Karen are way to dramatic, formal, and avant garde for this red carpet. She loves Valentino Couture, Thom Browne, and Monse. None of those brands really scream Teen Choice Awards so I went to Prada, not really a TCA norm brand either but I think that this pistachio, brown, and black printed Prada Resort 2019 mini dress which features a turtleneck collar with long sleeves and a logo patch on the chest. This dress is easy and flirty and I think is the type of elevated look that we could very well see from Karen on this red carpet, if she chooses to attend. I think that a sleek side parted ponytail, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of black Gianvito Rossi strappy d’orsay sandals all would really ensure that this is an incredibly chic moment for Karen to rock on the Teen Choice Awards red carpet. Rising country superstar Maren Morris has three nominations at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards and I wonder if we will see her step out. Usually we see the winners in the music category perform or they accept via video, but the Teen Choice Awards do fall in between a short break in Maren’s current tour so anything is possible. I would love to see the star continue to stretch her fashionable legs on this red carpet opting for bold, short, and sexy with this purple David Koma Fall 2018 RTW long sleeve mini dress which features a turtleneck, triangular cutout at the right shoulder, and large feather crystal embellishments at the chest and hip. This is a chic look for the singer, who believe it or not is actually 28 years old, to rock on the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards especially with a sleek updo, defined eyes, dusty rose lips, and a pair of silver Aquazzura ‘Casa Blanca’ lamb leather buckle detail ankle cuff sandals.Rounding out this list is one of my favorite ladies of young Hollywood, Storm Reid. She has been a real style force so far this year rocking looks from the likes of Coach, Prada, Yanina Couture, Reem Acra, and Moschino. I went back to the brand that Storm wore in June for the MTV Movie & Television Awards to pick the perfect dress for her to rock on the red carpet at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards with this white Viktor & Rolf Sior Resort 2019 mini dress which features a shift silhouette with a collared neckline, puffy 3/4 length sleeves, and faded crystal patterns. This dress is perfect for this red carpet it is that chic summery easy glamour that we want to see on the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards. I would compliment the embellishments in the dress pairing it with a pair of lime Jimmy Choo ‘Mischa’ crystal buckle low heel sandals. Add a teased curly updo, defined eyes, and pink lips to really finish this look perfectly.

The 2018 Teen Choice Awards will take place on Sunday August 12, 2018.

2018 Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

Next Tuesday night some of the biggest names in country music, and more, will gather at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards. I feel like this year the stars are really going to bring their absolute a-game. Since the beginning of the year stars have been really showing up. It might only be April 10th, but there is already strong competition for Best Dressed of the Year, and while a look from a country music awards show has never made that list with the way this year has gone I have to say I can never say never. Bebe Rexha will be performing her song “Meant to Be” with the boys of Florida Georgia Line. She is definitely not the typical country music red carpet girl, she is much more of a sex vixen than we are used to seeing on this type of red carpet. I definitely went with a look that inherently much more of a country music awards show look than we typically see on Bebe, but it was honestly the first thing to come to mind when I heard she was performing. I think she would shut the red carpet down wearing this white sheer eyelet lace Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture pleated gown which features a plunging neckline and a feathered capelet. The dress screams Bebe’s style and I think that for this red carpet it would definitely showcase her softer side. I think the feather capelet would definitely add to the glamour of this look, but I can also see Bebe leaving it at home. Either way I think it would work. Styling the look with a choppy bob, defined winged eyes, red lips, a pair of white Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Coline Wings’ sandals, and a selection of Mouawad jewels including a pair of statement diamond drop earrings and a glittering diamond watch bracelet I think that Bebe would definitely fit in, yet stand out, on the ACM Awards red carpet.Danielle Bradbery is a rising star in the world of country music and I am quite intrigued to see what she will wear next week on the ACM Awards red carpet. There are quite a few young ladies who are budding starlets right now in country music and it will be interesting to see what they will all bring to this red carpet. I went back to the same designer that Danielle wore to the 2017 CMA Awards, Leanne Marshall. The former Project Runway winner has been showing her frothy gowns at New York Fashion Week for years, but is one of the more underrated designers out there. I think that there are plenty of really great options for Danielle to bring to life on this red carpet. I decided that this multicolored tye-dye chiffon Leanne Marshall Spring 2018 RTW halter gown would be a perfect look for Danielle to rock on a spring red carpet. I think that the colorful statement of this gown would definitely get her noticed. My only gripe would be that the illusion paneling on the gown has to perfectly match her skin tone or she should be brave enough to make it work without any. Finish the look with a romantic updo, emerald green defined eyes, a dusty rose lip, bronze Gianvito Rossi ‘XX’ metallic two-tone sandals in silk satin and leather, and a pair of 14k yellow gold Effy ‘Brasilica’ emerald and diamond drop earrings to really make this a beautiful moment for the rising starlet.Kelly Clarkson has worn a custom Christian Siriano gown for every red carpet and performance she has been invited to since the 2017 American Music Awards. Usually when it comes to dressing women with curves I applaud what Christian can do, but there has been absolutely nothing flattering about the gowns he has designed for Kelly. So instead of picking another Siriano gown for Kelly to wear next Tuesday at the Academy of Country Music Awards I changed paces and picked this navy Jovani gown rendered in stretch scuba fabric which features a fitted mermaid silhouette, high neckline, double layered puffy short sleeves, closed back, and a sweeping train. I think that this dramatic gown is definitely something that I think that Kelly would own on the red carpet. The silhouette is flattering for Kelly’s curves, but delivers drama via the ruffled sleeves and I think that with a pair of navy blue Jimmy Choo glitter peep toe pumps, sleek updo, navy smokey eyes, red lips, and Djula jewels including a pair of ‘Foliage’ diamond wreath earrings and a selection of rings like a diamond twist art deco cocktail ring, diamond spiral ring, and a sapphire wing ring would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble.Lauren Alaina is another of those rising young country beauties and I am really excited to see what she will bring to the Academy of Country Music Awards next week. This same red carpet last year was the last time we saw Lauren and I am interested to see what she is going to pull out. I think that she would look like a young goddess wearing this nude Georges Hobeika Fall 2018 RTW halter gown which features a ruffled skirt, beaded embellishment, off the shoulder sleeves, and a train. I feel like a glam moment with her hair up in a romantic updo, defined eyes, nude lips, a champagne Judith Leiber crystal slide lock clutch, a pair of nude Giuseppe Zanotti for Jennifer Lopez ‘Coline’ suede and crystal embellished sandals, and Daria de Koning ‘Czarina’ chandelier earrings made up of rose quartz, amethyst, pink tourmaline would really ensure that she is back on top of the style game. The newlywed country star Maren Morris is the final rising young artist that I am really excited to see on the red carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards next week. She is working with Taylor Swift and Kerry Washington’s stylist Joseph Cassell Falconer and I am really interested in seeing what she will rock on this red carpet. She was front row at the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 RTW presentation and so I decided to look at the brand to see what I think Maren would rock on this red carpet. I saw this nude and gold Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2018 mermaid beaded midi gown and thought that it could be a really chic moment. I think that the nude sheer gown would match Maren’s skin tone perfectly and I think that is exactly what is needed to really make this a really chic moment for her to deliver on this red carpet. Maren is short and a lot of her looks tend to make her look even shorter, but I think that if this look is styled right that even despite the length could potentially cut her off that Maren would own the red carpet. I think that a sleek updo, defined eyes, antique rose lips, a tonal sand Edie Parker ‘Jean’ striped confetti acrylic clutch, and metallic gold leather Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ wavy strap sandals would be that perfect styling to ensure that this is a really beautiful moment for Maren.One person I always am excited to see on the country music awards show red carpets isn’t a country music star at all. Nicole Kidman is always on these red carpets as her hubby Keith Urban’s plus one. Sometimes I think that some of her best red carpet moments come when she is with him. The last two years Nicole has been gorgeous wearing Alexander McQueen (in 2016 and 2017,) but for this years red carpet I decided that to go in a different direction. I think that Nicole would look absolutely stunning wearing this gold Elie Saab Spring 2018 Couture long sleeve, fully embellished gown which features feathered details on the shoulders and neckline. I saw this gown on the runway and I think that Nicole would definitely take this gown and make it a totally regal moment for this red carpet. I think that this look would be the definition of regal glamour if Nicole styled it with a sleek updo, defined eyes, light pink lips, gold Jimmy Choo ‘Emily’ glitter sandals, and a pair of Fred Leighton diamond cluster drop earrings.

The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Tuesday April 17, 2018.

“Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” Red Carpet Wish List

Tonight the biggest stars in music are gathering to celebrate the best moments in the last year in music, and on Tuesday several of them will gather at The Theater At Madison Square Garden in New York City to tape “Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute.” This is a tradition that has come after several other artists including Whitney Huston, Frank Sinatra, and The Bee Gees have all been honored. It also comes on the heels of last weeks announcement that Elton will be embarking on a 300 city 3 year international farewell tour. He says “My priorities have changed. I have young children.” I am really interested in seeing what this show will bring. As I am sure you are aware thanks to his flamboyant on and off stage wardrobe Elton became a bit of a fashion icon and almost all of the looks that I picked for stars to wear on Tuesday’s red carpet were inspired by him and definitely all things I think he would give his seal of approval to. John Legend will be one of the many performers at this concert on Tuesday so I went on a search for looks that I think that would be Elton John worthy for John and his wife Chrissy Teigan to rock on the red carpet. For Chrissy I went to this black silk Adam Selman Spring 2018 RTW sarong style gown which features a white feathered halter neckline and vented back. This gown to me is very chic, but the feathered halter gives it that bit of Elton flare. For the most part Chrissy has given us very fitted looks for her maternity style, but I think that this sarong gown would give a nice change of pace. Add a charcoal Tyler Ellis ‘Lily’ marbled plexi clutch, black Christian Louboutin ‘Cross Fliketa’ strappy pumps, a sleek updo, smokey eye, and nude lips to ensure the neck isn’t competing with anything and I think that this would be a really chic moment for this red carpet. For John I went to the Gucci Spring 2018 Menswear collection and this red, white, and blue checkered blazer which features extra wide beaded trimmed lapels. This jacket is incredibly extra, but is also inspired by one of Elton’s stage costumes from the 1980’s. In fact it is almost a complete replica. I would take this jacket and tone it down for John with a pair of simple black Gucci classic tailored trousers, a white Gucci button down shirt, a black bow tie, and a pair of black leather Gucci lace up dress shoes to ensure it still feels authentic to his style while paying tribute to Elton.Kesha’s out there style definitely fits into the Elton John aesthetic, but for Tuesday night’s concert I decided to go for bold color over explosions of embellishments and details. I definitely think that this hot pink Gucci silk high neck silk maxi gown that I think that Kesha would be drawn to, and Elton is a friend of the house of Gucci, and I think that the color is just enough to make for a really great moment for Kesha on this red carpet. The oversized style of this gown is definitely something we have seen Kesha rock in the past, and I think that this gown would totally work. I think that with a large pink high bun updo, a thick smokey eye, nude lips, metallic hot pink Casadei open toe platform sandals, and a Gucci ‘Broadway’ glitter resin heart shaped minaudiere that Kesha would definitely be weird and fashionable all at the same time. Rising country star Maren Morris has definitely been one that I have kept my eyes on as she has started to become one to watch on the red carpets. She keeps upping her style game, thanks to hiring a new stylist, and making higher end choices for the designers that she wears on the red carpet. I went back to the Francesco Scognamiglio Spring 2018 RTW collection, which she actually wore for the 2017 CMA Awards (the silver dress in the picture above,) but I think that this black furry coat layered over a black t-shirt dress which features a bold abstract print would be a fun look for this red carpet. I don’t think that this night will be all about gowns, and this is the kind of look that I think that Maren would totally turn this into a really chic moment for this red carpet. Add a sleek hairstyle, bold defined eyes, rose pink lips, and a pair of black Oscar Tiye ‘Malikah’ velvet sandals to really ensure that this is a real look for Maren. Miley Cyrus is performing on the Grammy Awards stage with Elton tonight and will be on hand to perform at the “Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” on Tuesday. For tonight’s performance with Elton I went to a Gucci look that was inspired by one of his stage costumes, like I did for John Legend, but for Tuesday I went to an original Bob Mackie design, who also helped dress Elton back in the day. This funky vintage Bob Mackie evening gown is fully sequined and beaded on a sheer black fabric and has multi-colored arrows pointing upward from the high low hem which features ostrich feather plumes dangling from beaded strips is definitely something I can see Miley being drawn to, and I think that it would be a perfect red carpet moment for an event honoring Elton John. The very 80’s glam statement of this gown would definitely need a chic updo, smokey eye, light pink lips, a pair of simple black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ sandals, and a pink sapphire and diamond Piaget ear cuff to really bring this look together in a really modern way for this red carpet. As I have said a few times I get very up and down with my feelings on Miranda Lambert’s style and I am hoping that Tuesday she will deliver something very chic on this red carpet. I think that red Pamella Roland Pre-Fall 2018 draped gown which features a plunging neckline, caped train, daring split, and delicate beaded embroidery would be a really beautiful moment for her. I don’t think that this look evokes the spirit of Elton John as much as other looks on this list, but I do think that it is perfect for Miranda. She isn’t one for much frills and over the top styles, so I think that this would be a great opportunity to deliver something really chic and glamorous. I did add a bit of kitsch to this look via a red Judith Leiber Couture guitar shaped crystal embellished clutch to pay homage to Miranda’s country music roots. I would add a loose updo, smokey eye, nude lip, red velvet RAYE ‘Blake’ sandals, and a pair of mid-century Beladora diamond spray earrings to round this look out in the most glamorous way possible. With Keith Urban performing at the “Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” concert I am hoping that we see his gorgeous wife Nicole Kidman, on the red carpet or at least inside. Nicole is always a favorite to see on the red carpet and she always looks beautiful when she is putting the effort in to support Keith. Like Elton Nicole loves herself some Gucci on the red carpet and I think that she would look so incredibly chic wearing this dark violet Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 velvet midi dress which features full length puffy sleeves, a plunging neckline, and crystal floral embellishments. As a guest I think that this is a really chic moment, that is incredibly beautiful and perfect for a Nicole to wear as a guest on Tuesday night. Add a chic loose updo, simple defined eyes, a punchy pink lip, and a pair of silver Gianvito Rossi plexi/metallic leather sandals to ensure this look is perfection from head to toe.

“Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” will take place on Tuesday January 30, 2018 and will air on CBS later this year.