2021 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

The 2021 Grammy Awards are just a week away and like all the rest of awards season are going to look very different than normal. There will be no live audience, but the performers (who are expected to be announced today) are apparently working with the shows producers to give amazing performances in and around the Staples Center in LA where the Grammy’s show is traditionally held. While details have been kept very hush hush, which is I’m sure due to the pandemic and not knowing what would be allowed far in advance, we do know who the host will be this year. Trevor Noah is hosting this year and doing it for the first time a year to the day lockdowns started. I’ve always loved to see what he will do and I am really excited to see what he will bring in terms of his dialogue and his fashion. I’ve always paid attention to Trevor Noah on the red carpet. He’s rocked some superb fashion moments over the years and for the Grammy’s I went with 4 AMAZING looks for Trevor from 4 different designers and each one would make for a major fashion moment. Kicking things off with a major “red carpet” moment I would love to see Trevor wearing this black Alexander McQueen Spring 2021 Menswear tuxedo which feature a statement draped asymmetrical white bow detail. I feel like this look is a statement choice giving us a very avant garde take on traditional white tie formal dressing and I do think that it would be a phenomenal moment for him to bring to life, especially for the Grammy’s when styled with a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Greggo Orlato Flat’ velvet, glittered lurex, and patent leather oxfords. Now with all of Trevor’s fashion connections I went for all statement looks for him to wear while hosting the 2021 Grammy Awards. Starting with haute couture and this Atelier Versace Fall 2020 Couture peak lapel tuxedo which featured an intricately beaded blush to black ombre embroidery. I’ve always been excited when Versace adds menswear to it’s couture collections and always disappointed that there aren’t more stars who embrace these chic, but boundary pushing ensembles. I feel like this is definitely something that Trevor would be drawn to and I can see it come together perfectly styled exactly as it was in the lookbook.

The second look for the telecast I picked for Trevor goes back to the idea of an idea many have endured for the last year and that is chic pajamas to work from home in. I wasn’t originally in my plans as I feel we are kind of over that whole shtick at this point, but then I was flipping through the Tom Ford Fall 2021 Menswear lookbook and saw this multi-tone/pattern loungewear ensemble which features a floral robe, light blue silk button down shirt, and teal/aqua polka dot trousers. It spoke to me. I’m still working from home and it is a look that I would wear easily. I feel like even for a quick moment that this would be a fun look to speak to where we are at this moment. I would keep the look pretty much the same but swap the loafers from the lookbook for a pair of black patent leather Tom Ford ‘Midland’ grosgrain detailed loafers.

My final wish for Trevor to host the Grammy’s is this midnight blue brushstroke print Moschino Fall 2020 Menswear shawl lapel tuxedo. When it comes to mens fashion there aren’t many men in the “red carpet scene” that I feel aren’t willing to push their boundaries enough to wear Moschino, but this very classically cut tuxedo with a subtle print is one that could easily allow for some to push their boundaries. Now that being said Trevor is one that will push the boundaries out of the classic black/navy solid tuxedo box and I think that this would be a wonderful moment for him to bring to the Grammy’s stage. Now I would make this look a little more statement making swapping the combat boots from the lookbook for a pair of silver sequin embellished Dolce & Gabbana derbies to make this a super cool fashion moment head to toe.

The 2021 Grammy Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, will air live on CBS Sunday March 14, 2021.


2021 Critics Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 7

Check out all these looks I would have loved to see on a red carpet at a regular Critics Choice Awards. The wishes below are a mix of nominees, presenters, and members of productions that are nominated. I am missing all the glamour and drama of awards season, but I am hoping that there are going to be some major fashion moments tonight.

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

2020 E! People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

Tonight is the night! I am really excited to see what everyone is going to bring. There was still a fantastic list of stars who are nominated, presenting, and performing tonight. So I decided to finish up my wishes with a round-up of everyone left. While I enjoy detailing out my thought process in picking my wishes there just wasn’t enough time to write about everyone. There are definitely some absolutely major fashion moments I want to see on this red carpet tonight out of these wishes. While I know we can expect to see Alison Brie, Armie Hammer, Christina Hendricks, and Justin Beiber tonight I don’t know who else we can expect to see that I’ve featured in this list. But as I’ve said multiple times this year it’s better to dream in glamour than drown in the fear of what is going on in the world.

The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards will take place TONIGHT November 15, 2020 and you can see all of my wishes for this years red carpet here.

2020 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List

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

2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

jnbkAlright after a couple days of 6 looks a day I am now on 5 looks per wish list per day until I finish. All in there will be over 170 wishes for this years Met Gala red carpet. That number isn’t crazy. The Met Gala sees about 500 guests from the worlds of film, television, music, fashion, politics, theater, society, sports, and more. So the possibilities are pretty endless. In the documentary The First Monday In May Baz Luhrmann said “You can have an acting icon next to a musical icon, next to a political icon. It’s like an giant aquarium on that night.” Its so true and is one of the many reasons I love this red carpet. It really is the only space where all of these worlds collide on the red carpet. This set of wishes is wide spread it has a top model of the moment, a super hero, a Broadway vocal powerhouse, a teen scene TV princess, and a fashion icon.  I will never forget watching the Versace Fall 2018 RTW collection and seeing Adut Akech walk on the livestream and really noticing her. She has presence which is what really draws me to her. Now she has become the muse to Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, but after bring his Met Gala date two years in a row I decided that I wanted to see Adut branch out. I had originally pulled a photo of Adut when I was picking her to wear a Valentino look, but then I saw this sand Schiaparelli Spring 2020 Couture one shoulder column gown which features a dramatic sculpted shoulder and I knew it would be a killer moment for Adut to bring on this red carpet. Now the look was sand on the runway and I do think Adut could sell the gown to me exactly as it was presented, but I would absolutely DIE to see her wear a this gown custom made for her in the signature Schiaparelli “Shocking Pink.” The color would just burst off of Adut making for a superb stand out statement. Her signature short hair, defined eyes, dark burgundy red glossy lips, a pair of matching shocking pink Christian Louboutin ‘Araborda Strass’ crystal embellished sling back peep toe d’orsay sandals, and a selection of Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of rubellite and white diamond cluster earrings and a statement white diamond and rubellite heart shaped cocktail ring would definitely ensure that Adut shuts down the red carpet at the 2020 Met Gala. Chadwick Boseman is a man with real style. He loves some fashion and isn’t afraid to take a risk on the red carpet. I knew going into my Met Gala wishes I wanted to include menswear to show how even though I think that classic glamour is what we are going to mostly see on this red carpet that men can still have fun with fashion and deliver some real wow moments on the red carpet. One of my favorite labels to see Chadwick wear on the red carpet is Givenchy so when I was looking for the perfect person to wear this Givenchy Fall 2019 Couture ensemble which features an intricate silver sequin embroidered coat, a silver sequined t-shirt, and skinny cropped pants I knew it had to be Chadwick. He would be able to sell this look to me with effortless ease and a whole lot of swagger. The look itself is such a statement that there really doesn’t need to be a whole lot of styling. Personally I would just add a pair of black sequined Christian Louboutin ‘Jolly Flat’ low heel ankle boots to really pull this look together perfectly. Idina Menzel is definitely known more for her powerhouse vocals than she is for red red carpet fashion. The star of stage and screen is definitely not one of the first people I think of when I think of Met Gala fashion, but I do believe that she could very well be on the red carpet this year. Her last Met Gaga moment in 2014 at the Charles James themed gala from Donna Karan Atelier would be PERFECT for this years theme, but instead I went with a more moody art deco princess vibe for Idina with this strapless black J. Mendel Fall 2020 RTW strapless ballgown which features a bondage-inspired silhouette, boning at bodice, a full circle skirt, and a dramatic train. This look screams classic glamour with a hint of subtle sex appeal and I think that is exactly what Idina needs to have a really major moment on this red carpet. Styling is where I tend to look Idina when she does pick good looks. I would love to see her style this gown with a romantic updo (nothing too curly or severe though), defined eyes, bold red lips, a black Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ velvet crystal clasp clutch, black lace trimmed Jimmy Choo ‘Sacora’ peep toe suede sandals, and a selection of Kwiat jewels including a pair of white diamond and black onyx ‘Vintage’ drop earrings in 18k white gold and a statement white diamond ‘Trellis’ cuff bracket in 18k white gold to really deliver head to toe perfection.Madelaine Petsch made her Met Gala red carpet debut last year in fairy couture thanks to Jean Paul Gaultier. The Riverdale actress is definitely one of the more high fashion members of the cast and I hope we see her on the red carpet at this years gala. I was looking for the perfect person to wear this strawberry pink Moschino Fall 2020 RTW gown which features a sweetheart neckline bustier, asymmetrical tulle sleeves, and a draped and pleated taffeta tiered skirt and I thought of the gorgeous redheaded actress and magic was made in my mind. This Moschino collection was inspired by Marie Antoinette and the infamous quote attached to her name: “Let Them Eat Cake.” I really want to see Madelaine really run with the idea of a modern Marie Antoinette to make this look a MAJOR moment on the red carpet. I would modify this gown just a little to add a really long dramatic train finishing the look with sleek beehive updo, thick winged eyes, dark dusty rose pink lips, a white and gold Judith Leiber Couture ‘Tall Slender Rectangle Garlands’ pink floral pattern clutch, a pair of fuchsia pink Jimmy Choo ‘Kate’ crystal embellished bow detail strappy sandals, and dazzling Anabela Chan ‘Fuchsia Sapphire Chandelier’ earrings set in 18k rose gold vermeil, with 18k gold earring posts, hand set with an array of laboratory-grown synthesized and simulated gemstones including pear-cut citrines and 3 fuchsia pink sapphire drops, with round brilliant cut white diamonds and pale pink sapphires.The final person in today’s wishes is a Met Gala and style icon. Sarah Jessica Parker has really become a style icon thanks to her iconic role as the most iconic New Yorker Carrie Bradshaw. While the character has been left to the annals of television and movie history she lives on in Sarah Jessica Parker’s everyday persona. I am really excited to see what SJP might be cooking up for this years gala after skipping the “Camp” themed gala last year. I can imagine that Sarah would definitely bring the drama on the red carpet at this years gala with the theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” I decided to go with classic feminine elegance for SJP picking this ivory and black Carolina Herrera Fall 2020 RTW gown which features a solid black off the shoulder bodice with an empire waist and long sleeves and a full a-line skirt embroidered with a sketch of roses. As I was watching this show this was the first look I saw that really fell right into this years theme. A big dramatic updo (something SJP knows how to do), smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of black ‘Carrie’ pointed toe strappy t-bar pumps from her own SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoe line, and a selection of layered antique necklaces from Fred Leighton including a green paste rivière, a pink topaz rivière, and a diamond and emerald drop necklace would all make sure that SJP truly meets the high expectations that she has set for her Met Gala moments.

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.

2020 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

The 2020 Grammy’s are tomorrow night and I don’t know what exactly happened from Monday to now, but I have lost my excitement for this red carpet. With every press release of new performances, Grammy moment announcements, and the release of the list of presenters I just got less and less enthused. While I went into this week hoping that the Grammy’s were going to be a bright spot in a rather bland awards season thus far I am growing ever more weary that will be the case. I always loved the Grammy’s for the fact that nominated stars showed up no matter what. Some of the other music awards shows almost seem disingenuous with handing out awards. One nominated star will be in the audience per category and you know they are the one that will be taking home the award. That wasn’t the case with the Grammy’s. That all seemed to change this week as ousted Grammy CEO Deborah Dugan went public with tales of sexism, vote rigging, and more. So I can see why some of the biggest names in music are stepping back from this years show. Now all of the stars in this set of wishes are confirmed to be presenters, performers, and nominees at tomorrows show. If I had to guess I would say that the likeliness of seeing Lady Gaga or Michelle Obama is rather slim as they are just nominated and are not expected to present or perform and as a plus one and a major player in the #TimesUp movement I don’t know if we will see Nicole Kidman on the arm of hubby Keith Urban who is presenting. Later today I am going to post 63 of my favorite looks form the recently presented Spring 2020 Couture collections, and I guess you could count this list as an extention of that as seven of the looks in this list are hot off the runway. I do feel like these are some of my favorite wishes so far this awards season. I think it is because that at the Grammy’s anything goes and you can really have fun with looks and that is definitely what I did here. Oh and just a little tidbit of information for you I was looking through the Atelier Versace Spring 2020 Couture lookbook this week and Donatella named each of the looks presented and when I saw that the gown I picked for Ariana Grande to wear on this red carpet was named Ariana I knew I had to put this wish into the universe because I definitely believe it is right up her glam.

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


2020 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

When I went to bed last night I had no wish for Alicia Keys to wear on the red carpet at the 2020 Grammy’s. She is hosting and I had plenty of options for her in show wardrobe changes, but the actual look for the red carpet was just evading me. So what did I do? I found out the for the first time ever Schiaparelli Couture was actually streaming the couture show live on their website. It was 4am Eastern Standard Time. So I set an alarm, went to bed the minute the Screen Actors Guild Awards were over, woke up for the show, saw a couple of really good options, went back to bed with peace of mind, and then woke up at my normal time to start getting ready for work and quickly grabbed a runway image and threw it into this post. I won’t lie after last years hosting fashions I didn’t, and still kinda don’t, have the most faith that Alicia will deliver major moments this weekend. BUT in the latter half of last year she did deliver a lot of super chic fashion moments so I hope her mojo is really burning. Some of the looks I’ve picked for Alicia are not your typical awards show looks, but I think that they work for the purpose of hosting the Grammy’s as on stage wardrobe changes. We will see if Mrs. Keys brings the fashion factor to this stage or if my sleep deprivation was all in vain when she steps out to host the 2020 Grammy Awards this Sunday night. In the mean time definitely check out the five looks I would love to see her bring to life on the red carpet and stage. The idea behind these looks is simple: COLOR!

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

2019 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

As I mentioned yesterday I fell behind a little bit with my wishes for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards red carpet and had to cut my wishes short. So instead of 8 sets of wishes for this years red carpet I only have the time to share 6. So I am definitely going to make the most out the last three sets of wishes I have time to get out before this red carpet this weekend. Gabrielle Union just spent several days promoting L.A.’s Finest at the Monte Carlo TV Festival and is now nominated at the Teen Choice Awards for her role in the show. She always serves a look on the red carpet so I definitely want to see her on the red carpet, especially since her co-star Jessica Alba is already confirmed to attend. I decided to go for fun, funky, and dazzling meets elevated casual picking this Moschino Fall 2019 RTW ensemble which features a black and gold asymmetrical embellished brocade long sleeve crop top and a pair of currency embellished mid rise cropped jeans. This look is sin city meets Golden Girls and honestly I think it would take a real fashionista to make this look not look cheesy or tacky, and I believe that Gabrielle is the right girl to really make this look come to life in a chic and high fashion manner. Lately Gabrielle has been loving statement bags on the red carpet. Now I want to see her bring one with her to the Teen Choice Awards, but the slot machine bag that the look was paired with on the runway is a little much. I would add a Judith Leiber ‘Stack of Cash Rich’ crystal embellished minaudiere to keep the Vegas high roller vibe from the runway going. A ponytail of braids, defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of gold Gianvito Rossi studded PVC and metallic leather ankle strap d’Orsay pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Jennifer Fisher jewels including ‘Double Pin’ 18k gold and white diamond earcuffs and 2″ ‘Hailey’ 10k gold plated hoops would finish this look perfectly. Aladdin star Mena Massoud is the only dude in my 2019 Teen Choice Awards wishes. He definitely showcased some amazing sartorial decisions over the course of the Aladdin press tour earlier this year and it makes me want to see him step out on this red carpet where he is nominated for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actor for his breakout role in the Disney film. I decided that instead of going to one of the brands that Mena has worn on the red carpet thus far I decided that I want to see him expand her dossier of designers rocking this grey and black Dior Men Spring 2020 Menswear ensemble which features a short sleeve zip up trucker jacket, a Dior logo button down (I would like a short sleeve version for this red carpet though), a pair of high waisted pleat front pants, and a seat belt buckle belt. Since Kim Jones took over the reins at Dior Men I have loved every season just a little more and Spring 2020 Menswear had to be my favorite collection yet. This look is the right balance of high fashion style and casual tone that I think would make this a perfect look for him to bring to life on this red carpet. I would however swap the chunky boots from the runway in favor of black and white Dior Men ‘B24’ sneakers to make the look just slightly more casual for this red carpet. At the end of last year I put Naomi Scott on my Ones to Watch list, and she has not disappointed me. I am really excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for Naomi as she gears up for another major promo tour for Charlie’s Angels. At the 2019 Teen Choice Awards Naomi is nominated for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress and I am expecting that if we see her on this red carpet that she will deliver an absolutely glamorous moment. I saw this purple, black, and red geode print Prabal Gurung Resort 2020 wrap style mini dress which features a V-neckline, mutton sleeves, and an elongated drape tie at waist and immediately thought of Naomi. I feel like this color on Naomi would be phenomenal. A sleek center parted hairstyle, purple smokey eyes, soft nude pink lips, a pair of purple and red Alexandre Birman strappy metallic leather sandals, and simple Martin Katz amethyst and diamond drop earrings would finish this look in the perfect sexy and glamorous manner. Sofia Carson is always one I get excited to see on the red carpet. She is unafraid of taking risks when it comes to drama and that I what I am always happy to see from her when she steps out. Will she bring that same level of “extra” to the red carpet at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards? I definitely hope so. I would love to see the Choice Drama TV Actress nominee be one of the few rocking couture on this red carpet wearing this ruby red Zuhair Murad Fall 2019 Couture long sleeve mini dress which features a semi sheer construction, intricate bead and crystal embroidery, metal details on the waist, and flared feather detailed cuffs. I was honestly looking in my couture folder for someone else, but as soon as I saw this dress I knew it was the perfect look for Sofia to bring to life on this red carpet. It is fun, flirty, and dramatic. Now while for other red carpets I might have really done up the styling for this look I think that it is enough on its own for the Teen Choice Awards red carpet so I would just finish this look with a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of red Jimmy Choo ‘Minny’ simplistic strappy sandals.Finishing out today’s wishes is the gorgeous Yara Shahidi whom I always love seeing on the red carpet. She is nominated for three Teen Choice Awards this weekend and I definitely want to see her deliver a major moment on this red carpet. To do so I turned to one of my favorite young NYC based fashion brands, Area, to come up with the perfect look for her to do just that. I think that this watermelon pink Area Fall 2019 RTW tie-dye mini dress which features a crystal trimmed bow detail on the bodice, a crew neckline, and three quarter length sleeves is perfect for Yara to deliver on this red carpet. I think that like other looks I’ve picked for this red carpet fit the perfect meshing of casual and cocktail. Finishing this look with full bouncy curls, defined eyes, nude glossy lips, a pair of silver Miu Miu glitter detailed mirrored leather platform sandals, and Djula ‘Sun’ diamond hoop earrings would definitely lead to Yara having the major moment I want her to have on this red carpet.

The 2019 Teen Choice Awards will take place on Sunday August 11, 2019.

Cannes 2019: L’Orealista’s Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

Yesterday I talked a lot about the looks from L’Orealistas at the Cannes Film Festival that have made the transition to my Best Dressed of the Year list. Before they can make that list they have to make my Best of Cannes list. I haven’t been the most consistent in posting an individual list having only done them in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2013. Each of the lists in 2013, 2015, and 2016 all featured just 10 looks while I had such a hard time narrowing looks in 2017 and 2018 that they both feature 21 looks. So how many of the 72 looks that have made the Best of Cannes lists have come from a L’Orealista? 27. I am definitely excited to see what everyone will bring to this years red carpet. I know that given that this years Official Selection doesn’t seem to be filled with as many a-list style stars that I am going to rely on the L’Orealista’s to deliver major moments as they ascend up those famous steps into the Palais de Festivals. Aja Naomi King made her Cannes Film Festival debut last year as a L’Orealista and really surprised me. She isn’t typically one of my favorite stars to see on the red carpet, but she rose to the occasion in Cannes wearing beautiful designs from Pamella Roland and Zuhair Murad Couture. So this year I am hoping that Aja continues to grow and deliver a major looks on the red carpet at this years edition. I wanted to do something a little different for Aja to wear in Cannes to kick off my wishes for her to bring to life on the red carpet picking a look from August Getty Atelier. The LA based designer isn’t typically a label I would associate with the Cannes Film Festival, but after he made his Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week debut back in January I decided that I wouldn’t count him out. I fell in love with this black and gold intricately beaded August Getty Atelier Spring 2019 Couture strapless column gown which features a dramatic asymmetrical folded detail back when it was first presented in January and I definitely think that despite the fact that it isn’t a big ball gown or have a dramatic train that it would be a perfect gown for Aja to bring to life on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. This gown is a statement all on its own so I would just finish it with a sleek high updo, smokey eyes, glossy dark red lips, a pair of black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ crystal encrusted strap sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection yellow diamond teardrop chandelier earrings. For the second look I’ve chosen for Aja to wear on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet I went with another non-traditional designer. In the last several years only two stars have worn a J. Mendel design on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Aja hasn’t worn J. Mendel before, but I definitely believe that this navy J. Mendel Fall 2019 RTW sheer tulle gown which features a plunging neckline, accordion pleat detailing along the bodice, a full skirt designed with rounded ruffle accents, and a sweeping train is something that Aja would definitely be able to deliver with effortless sophistication on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. I know that with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, matte red lips, black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist Pearls’ ankle strap sandals embellished with white pearls, and a suite of Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of diamond and sapphire drop earrings and a matching statement necklace that this look would be perfect for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. The final look I’ve picked for Aja to wear on this red carpet is the most typical ‘Cannes worthy’ gown that I’ve picked for her with this aqua Ralph & Russo Spring 2019 Couture asymmetric silk chiffon gown which features hand pleating and is embellished with aquamarine Swarovski stones. I LOVE this color and the flowing vibe of the gown fits perfectly with the seaside setting of the Cannes Film Festival perfectly. It would make for another perfect look for Aja to bring to life styled with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of silver Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Adaile’ crystal embellished stiletto sandals, and more Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of simple aquamarine, sapphire, and diamond pendant drop earrings and a statement diamond and aquamarine cuff bracelet. Each of these looks would ensure that Aja just continues to grow in her red carpet sartorial decisions, and rise to the occasion of the Cannes Film Festival. Barbara Palvin made her Cannes Film Festival debut as a L’Orealista way back in 2012. I loved the Valentino Couture moment she wore that year, but to be honest she isn’t typically one of my favorite L’Orealista’s to see on the red carpet. I think it is because she is so all over the map when it comes to consistency of style and fit. I definitely want to see her bring the glamour to the red carpet this year, and I feel like given some of the looks that Barbara has delivered some really chic looks on the red carpet so I have a good feeling. I think that classic glamour and bohemian elegance are the foundation of Barbara’s style and that made it pretty difficult to pick looks for her. I was drawn to this vibrant purple Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture strapless draped gown for Barbara as it is a meshing of classic glamour and bohemian elegance. I decided I wanted to pick one look that mixed both ideas and then one that was just an iteration of each aesthetic. This Elie Saab gown is devoid of any of the brands signature embellishments, but the drama and glamour of this gown definitely make it a major moment for Barbara to deliver on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. A loose romantic updo, bold defined winged eyes, dark red lips, purple Gianvito Rossi crystal embellished satin sandals, and chic Chopard Red Carpet Collection purple tanzanite chandelier necklace would make it perfection. I went in much more of a dazzling glamour direction for my second wish for Barbara with this gold Moschino Fall 2019 RTW sequined gown which features a strapless, sweetheart neckline, a fitted silhouette, and bow-detailed accents. This is definitely a statement look. When it comes to Moschino on the red carpet it isn’t very often we see the brand off the runway, and even rarer that we see it on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, but I definitely think that especially on a model that this gown would be perfect for Cannes especially if paired with a sleek 40’s inspired updo, thick defined cat eyes, red lips, a pair of gold Rene Caovilla crystal embellished sandals, and statement floral scroll Chopard Red Carpet Collection multicolor gemstone drop earrings. The final look I’ve chosen for Barbara is in line with the bohemian side of her style. She has had some tremendous success wearing custom Philosophy bi Lorenzo Serafini gowns on the red carpets at both the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. So I decided that I wanted to create a custom gown from the label for Barbara to wear on the Cannes red carpet this year. So I went to the brands Spring 2019 RTW collection to an intricately embroidered ruffled tulle mini dress to create the tiered ruffled gown with a plunging neckline for Barbara to wear on this red carpet. A short curly bob hairstyle, smokey eyes, dark rose pink lips, a pair of gold and anthracite grey crystal embellished Rene Caovilla satin sandals, and ruby Chopard Red Carpet Collection cluster earrings all would make this look absolutely gorgeous for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Duckie Thot continues to rise her star in the modeling world. She will be making her Cannes Film Festival debut this year as a L’Orealista. I am actually a little surprised that Duckie has jumped ship from Fenty Beauty. She kinda became a big thing when she stared in the ad campaign that launched the Fenty Beauty brand. I have to say I am a little worried about Duckie on this red carpet since I don’t really know what her style is and she hasn’t really delivered a red carpet look in the past that has caught my eye. I am hoping that she will turn to some of the brands that she has walked for in the past to help dress her for one of the most important red carpets of the year. Of the three look I’ve picked for Duckie to wear for her Cannes debut only one comes from a designer she hasn’t worked with within the last year and that is the black and red geometric wave embroidered pattern Alexander McQueen Resort 2019 strapless gown which features a sweetheart neckline, fitted hips, and a tiered flared skirt. I pretty much knew the other two looks that I was going to use for Duckie for her Cannes debut and I went around and around looking at options for the third look I wanted to pick. So it happens that third look comes first alphabetically so it comes up first even though it was the last of the looks I chose for Duckie to wear on this red carpet. I just thought that given some of Duckie’s previous red carpet looks that this could be an elevated version of her style for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Pair it with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, glossy dark red lips, a pair of black Alexander McQueen beaded bow detail sandals, and a statement black and white diamond de Grisogono collar necklace to really make it perfect. One designer I would easily put money on Duckie wearing for her Cannes Film Festival debut is Balmain. Over the last year Duckie has walked in every Balmain show and was the face of the brands Fall 2018 ad campaign, so I feel like Olivier would definitely be willing to whip something up for her to wear on this red carpet. I decided to modify a black sequin mini dress I found online which features long sleeves, a plunging neckline, and an acid green feather embroidered on it adding a dramatic feathered skirt with a train to it. I think that this is definitely something right up Duckie’s ally and I honestly believe that out of all the looks I picked for her that it is something like this that we are most likely going to see her wearing on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. I would love to see this gown paired with a sleek bang hairstyle defined eyes, glossy nude lips, black crystal and spike studded Christian Louboutin ‘Mechante Reine Spikes’ ribbon strap pointed toe pumps, and a pair of black and white diamond de Grisogono tassel earrings. The final look I’ve picked for Duckie to wear on the Cannes red carpet is definitely the riskiest. Duckie just walked in the now iconic and uber inclusive Valentino Spring 2019 Couture show. It celebrated beauty of women who looked so incredibly different and I loved it. The styles that were shown in the collection were as varried as the models who wore the looks. While there are definitely plenty of big ball gowns that I could have chosen for Duckie to snatch off that runway for Cannes I decided to go with something totally unexpected with this Valentino Spring 2019 Couture ensemble which features a cap sleeve canary yellow crop top, brown undershirt, and khaki high waisted paper bag wide leg trousers. For Cannes I typically would have picked a look like this for one of the a-list stars to wear for a photocall, but I feel like that if anyone could make it work for a gala premiere red carpet it would be Duckie. I know that it won’t be to everyone’s taste, but I definitely think it would be a major moment. Pair it with a sleek high ponytail, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of matching yellow pointed toe pumps, and a pair of de Grisogono black and yellow diamond drop earrings to secure this as one of the most statement making looks that Duckie has ever worn on a red carpet. Irina Shayk really disappointed me this awards season. I went into it expecting major things and she let me down on every red carpet she walked with boyfriend Bradley Cooper. I hope that she is planning on attending this years Cannes Film Festival and is planning some major fashion moments to compensate for the fact that she left me with a drought of sexy glamour over the course of awards season. Irina almost always goes for bold sexy glamour when she is picking looks to wear on the red carpet in Cannes. We are used to seeing her wearing looks from labels like Versace, Balmain, Roberto Cavalli, and Prada. I definitely want to keep her sexy alive and bring all the drama I am craving to this red carpet. To do that I have two custom gowns from designers we are used to seeing Irina wearing on the red carpet, and another that is the perfect ethereal sexy off the runway moment for Irina to wear in Cannes. The first is a custom peridot green Atelier Versace draped halter gown which mixes silk charmuse and chiffon and features a plunging neckline, gold crystal embellished safety pin detail on the hip, open back, a fit to flare silhouette, and a dramatic train. This is definitely a typical Versace moment and what I love most about the look is definitely the color. Cannes is a place for color and this color on Irina would be phenomenal. Finish this look with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of bold gold Jimmy Choo ‘Mimi’ strappy sandals, and a pair of de Grisogono yellow diamond and emerald drop earrings. Look two comes courtesy of a custom red Balmain gown that I created the idea for after being inspired by the leather corsets from the Balmain Fall 2019 RTW collection. I definitely think that at some point in the next several weeks we are likely to see Olivier Rousting showcase a look on the red carpet that utilizes one of these corsets. I love the sexy and dramatic flamenco vibe that we created by dying the lilac runway corset red and pairing it with a tiered chiffon skirt that I definitely want to see have a dramatic train trailing behind it on the red carpet. I would keep that sexy glamour going with a sleek updo, smoke eyes, red lips, a pair of red Christian Louboutin ‘Forever KST’ crystal studded satin strappy sandals, and a statement diamond, ruby, and pearl de Grisogono pearl necklace. The final look I’ve picked for Irina is this white Ralph & Russo Spring 2019 Couture one shoulder silk chiffon draped gown, embellished with crystals, xilions, sequins and devoré ostrich feathers. This sheer gown done just right could be the perfect meshing of sensuality and elegance. I believe that Irina has the right mix of sex appeal and glamour to really make this an absolutely gorgeous moment on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet especially if paired with a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of silver Jimmy Choo ‘Lilah’ metallic leather platform sandals, and de Grisogono diamond pendant drop earrings.Finishing out today is one of the Queens of Cannes, Sonam Kapoor. The Bollywood actress knows how to own a Cannes Film Festival red carpet. I always am excited to see what she will wear, but honestly her last 3 years worth of looks have all kind of blurred together to me. I want her to really deliver some major moments this year. Last year Sonam was only able to stay one day in Cannes and took to the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals wearing a sari inspired ensemble custom created for her by Ralph & Russo. It was beautiful, but very similar to the Elie Saab looks she wore the year before, and even more similar to the Ralph & Russo gowns she wore the year before that. This year I want Sonam to bring bold glamour to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, while still paying tribute to her Indian culture. The first look I would love to see Sonam bring to life in Cannes is this red Georges Hobeika Spring 2019 Couture strapless ballgown which features a multi-tone ruffled skirt and a dramatic train. We tend to see quite a bit of Georges Hobeika in Cannes, but it isn’t a label we have seen Sonam wearing in the past. This color too is bolder than we are used to seeing from her, but I feel like it is the perfect statement look for her to wear for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Pair this statement gown with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, nude glossy lips, a pair of red crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Lancer’ strappy pointed toe pumps, and statement Sabyasachi (an important Indian designer) diamond, ruby, and pearl tassel earrings and I know that this would easily be a Best of Cannes, if not a Best of 2019, contender. The second look I’ve picked for Sonam is a little more in tune with the looks that she has been wearing, but even more dramatic. I took the Ralph & Russo Fall 2018 Couture chantilly lace bridal gown which features a plunging neckline with statement tulle overlay, oversized corsage shoulder detailing and cascading tulle train and is embellished with layers of hand cut floral lace appliqué in a glitter finish, metallic silver xilions, crystals and pearls in an ornate design and had it died in a soft peony pink. I wouldn’t typically look at the brides from any couture show as an option for the red carpet, but the style of this gown is just so in tune with what we are used to seeing from Sonam on the red carpet that with it being died I knew it would be perfect for her to bring to life in Cannes. Now when I had my photo editor Evita create this I was thinking of adding embroideries that were taken from authentic Indian saris, that is where the embroidery on the bodice comes from. As I write this I realize that I’m not a huge fan of it and just changing the color would make this gown perfect for Sonam. I would imagine this look would need a sleek updo, defined eyes, dark pink lips, a pair of pink Jimmy Choo ‘Sereno’ jeweled buckle suede sandals, and a selection of Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of flirty pink amethyst, yellow diamond, and opal floral cluster earrings and a pink amethyst scroll work cuff bracelet to really be the major moment I know it has the potential to be. The final look I would like to see from Sonam is a pretty classic princess moment that I would edge up with styling. I adore this cream Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2018 Couture strapless ball gown which features a smooth strapless bustier bodice and a tiered ruffled ball skirt and I definitely think that it is something she would be drawn to. Add a statement Sabyasachi emerald and diamond collar necklace, a vintage inspired updo, smokey eyes, burgundy lips, and a pair of gold metallic leather and PVC Christian Louboutin ‘Fairdaravie’ round studded sandals to make sure that this is just another major Queen of Cannes moment for Sonam.

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