“Irresistible” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Irresistible is an upcoming political comedy start Steve Carell, Chris Cooper, & Rose Byrne. A Democratic political strategist works the campaign for a retired veteran’s bid for mayor of a small right-wing Wisconsin town. After the Democratic National Committee’s top strategist Gary (Steve Carell) sees a video of a retired Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) standing up for the rights of his town’s undocumented workers, Gary believes he has found the key to winning back the Heartland. However, the Republican National Committee counters him by sending in his brilliant nemesis Faith (Rose Byrne) and a local race quickly becomes a fight for the soul of America. The film is slated to be released on demand on June 26, 2020 after being delayed from it’s original May 29, 2020 theatrical release date due to COVID-19. I will say I am a little disappointed that there won’t be a red carpet premiere for this movie because with the cast there was potential for some super chic moments. Rose Byrne is always one of my favorites to see on the red carpet. Earlier this year she wore a strawberry pink Alexis Mabille couture tuxedo inspired gown for the premiere of Like A Boss, but over did it with the emerald green top handle bag and the bow detail Roger Vivier sandals. For this premiere I really wanted to go with a chic turn on business glam picking this stone grey Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 RTW collection ensemble which features a silk long sleeve button down, a wide belt on the natural waist, a pair of straight leg pleated wool pants, and a second belt on the hips. I have been loving this look since it was first sent down the runway. I loved the use of two belts. It makes this look very intriguing. It was a cool look and would definitely take a cool girl to make this look come to life. I definitely think that Rose would have been the right cool girl to bring this look together. Now it would need the right styling including a sleek center parted bob, defined eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, a grey crystal embellished Le Silla ‘Borsa’ clutch, a pair of statement making electric blue Saint Laurent ‘Zoe’ pointed toe snakeskin pumps, and simple yet glamorous Anabela Chan ‘Comet’ intricately hand-set with two dazzling 4 carats laboratory-grown synthesised and simulated kasmir blue sapphires, pavé-set with 56 white diamonds to really bring the business glam to the red carpet for Rose. Mackenzie Davis has been one of my favorite stars to watch grow. She hasn’t had a huge leading lady yet, but she has the potential to be a major force on the red carpet. I saw this celadon green silk charmuse Prabal Gurung Fall 2020 RTW dress which features asymmetric long sleeves, a crystal collar, loose fit bodice, crystal button details, draped skirt, broach detail, and a mid calf length and immediately thought it was perfect look for Mackenzie. It was definitely something I believe that Mackenzie would have rocked this look with effortless ease for this premiere. With a loose bob, defined eyes, soft pink lips, white Aquazzura ‘Disco’ crystal embellished chunky heel platform strappy leather sandals, and a pair of Norman Silverman emerald cut white diamond stud earrings surrounded by a halo of white diamonds this look would have been put together perfectly for this premiere. Rounding out this set of wishes is the always beautiful Natasha Lyone. I love her quirky sense of style. It walks the line between masculine and feminine quite well. I was originally looking at Peter Do for Rose, but when I was looking at this black liquid sequin ensemble from the designer Fall 2020 RTW collection which includes a blazer, button down shirt, and a  pleated ankle length skirt. There are also a pair of slashed trousers worn under the skirt, but I was thinking of dropping the pants for this look. I think that all on it’s own that without them the look would work just right for Natasha especially styled with her signature red hair in big curls, smokey eyes, red lips, a black Edie Parker ‘Wonderstone’ marbled acrylic clutch, a pair of black Gucci ‘Madea’ art deco meets 70’s inspired patent leather peep toe platform chunky heel sandals, and statement white diamond Yeprem ‘Y-Couture’ wing drop earrings.

2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet Wish List

The day before the Oscars in a tent adjacent to the Santa Monica beach the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place. This carpet is typically the most laid back of awards season, but given some of the nominees I am hoping that while this might be a mid day awards event that the stars will bring their a-game to the red carpet. This years event is going to be hosted by Aubrey Plaza and so that is why I picked two looks for her. One is a printed maxi gown that is perfect for the red carpet and then a bold green Balmain mini dress for her to wear while on stage hosting the show. In terms of the looks for nominees and guests I have to say my favorite wish here is the soft peach Givenchy Spring 2020 Couture ensemble I want to see JLo shut the red carpet down in. The look is definitely not the easiest to pull off, but I believe that JLo is the perfect one to translate this look off the runway. Every single one of these looks would be an absolutely amazing moment for each of these ladies to bring to life on the red carpet.

Aubrey Plaza to wear Etro Spring 2020 RTW & Balmain Spring 2020 RTW

The 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday February 8, 2020.

2020 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

This is my last set of wishes for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. I am so excited to see what everyone is going to bring to the red carpet. As I have said the red carpets leading up to this event have been awesome and I am just ready to see everyone bring their A-game to this red carpet. The theme of this set of wishes is drama and glamour. Some of these wishes are definitely more out there than that we are used to seeing from the wearers (ie. the Valentino Haute Couture gown I’ve picked for Awkwafina, the Givenchy feathered eleganza I picked for Dakota Fanning, and the ombre Marchesa gown for Tiffany Haddish) to super dramatic moments for red carpet queens like the Azzi & Osta Couture mermaid gown I want to see on Tiffany Haddish and the major modern yet classic moment from Stephane Rolland I think that Cynthia Erivo would shut down the red carpet in, but I believe that each of these moments would turn me into the heart eyed emoji making me fall back in love with red carpets again.

2019 Emmy Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

The 2019 Emmy Awards are coming. They will go live from the Microsoft Theater in LA two weeks from yesterday! It is going to be a big night. We will be saying our final goodbyes to some shows and cast members who have been on this red carpet for years. I definitely want to see this years red carpet wow me. I have been in a drought of red carpet glamour lately. The fashion at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals has done nothing for me. I’m craving a major Best Dressed of the Year worthy moment. It has been too long since the last look I would consider a contender. I want more major moments. There was a look from the Emmy Awards on my Best Dressed of the Year list every year from 2011 to 2015. I am hoping that the stars of television are cooking up major moments for the red carpet this year. Amy Adams was seemingly robbed of both a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award earlier this year for her role in the HBO limited series Sharp Objects. The show premiered over a year ago and I am wondering if Amy really has any steam left behind to to take home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance in the show. I want to see Amy deliver a major moment on this red carpet. Her looks during awards season were pretty, but not the outstanding moments I know and expect her to deliver on the red carpet. For this years Emmy Awards I decided to turn back to one of Amy’s dear friends, Tom Ford, for her red carpet look. Now the new CFDA president is showing his Spring 2020 RTW collection tonight at New York Fashion Week, but I would imagine that if he was dressing Amy for the Emmy’s that he would be creating something custom for her. Now regular readers will know that I love a red head in green so when I started thinking about a custom Tom Ford for Amy that was really my only requirement. I found a green Tom Ford dress online that had these amazing velvet slim leg-o-mutton sleeves on it. I did love the sleeves, but thought that it needed a bit of sparkle so when I sent the inspiration dress to Evita to work her magic I told her I wanted the gown to be fully beaded with a single velvet sleeve. She delivered this gorgeous column gown in exactly the manner I requested and it was everything I could have imagined. I do believe that this style on Amy with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, soft rose pink lips, a pair of gold Tom Ford knot-detail crystal embellished chain sandals, and vintage art deco Cartier diamond and emerald drop earrings would be a killer fashion moment on the Emmy Awards red carpet. Billy Porter is definitely a contender to be the first man to take a place on my regular Best Dressed of the Year list after his amazing custom Christian Siriano tuxedo gown he wore for the Oscars earlier this year. He has definitely become one of my favorites to see on the red carpet. He loves fashion and isn’t afraid to take a risk with it. I would love to see his bring the “unexpected” drama to the Emmy Awards red carpet where he is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for her work on the FX series POSE. I feel like Billy is definitely ready to bring Pierpaolo Piccioli’s creative vision for Valentino to life on a red carpet. I think that he would absolutely shut down the Emmy’s red carpet with this blue and gold art nouveau pattern opera coat from the Valentino Fall 2018 Couture collection. I fell in love with this coat the moment I saw it open this show in Paris over a year ago. It hasn’t gotten a major red carpet moment to now and I feel like Billy is the perfect person to give it the daylight it deserves. I could definitely see Billy rocking the whole runway ensemble, but he also love a very tailored suit moment with his capes and trains so I personally would want to see Pierpaolo create a custom gold tuxedo for Billy to match the cape. Gwendoline Christie paid her own fees to be included in the written ballots for the 2019 Emmy nominations. HBO did not submit Gwendoline for Emmy consideration. So she took her destiny into her own hands and now she is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, a category dominated by her and her Game of Thrones co-stars. Now out of the GOT ladies nominated in this category I wouldn’t say that Gwendoline is the favorite to win in this category, but she bet on herself so I want to see her deliver on this red carpet. I know she knows how to wow. She has done so in the past wearing looks from Gucci and Iris Van Herpen on the red carpet. For the Emmy Awards I decided to go with a custom look for Gwendoline from Miu Miu. She closed the Miu Miu Cruise 2019 show last summer and has been a good friend to the brand. I would love to see Miuccia Prada create an absolutely gorgeous dramatically glamorous moment for Gwen to wear on the Emmy’s red carpet. Ahead of creating specific looks for people for Venice, TIFF, and the Emmy Awards I actually had Evita, who creates all the custom look photos for me, go through some of the Resort 2020 collections of brands we see on major red carpets all the time and just go wild with looks. As she would come up with ideas she would send me her edits and I would make adjustments as I thought of things. I cannot take credit for coming up with this deep purple custom Miu Miu Resort 2020 gown which took the short puffy sleeves and embellishments from the collection and created this uber glamorous creation. Given Gwendoline’s height and stature I definitely believe that this gown would be one of the greatest things that she has ever worn. it would flatter her figure and just ooze glamour especially if styled with a vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, black suede and silver glitter slingback peep toe Miu Miu sandals, and vintage Harry Winston cluster drop diamond earrings. Natasha Lyonne is nominated for 3 Emmy Awards this year thanks to her Netflix series Russian Doll. She is not only nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, but also as one of she shows producers for Outstanding Comedy Series and one of the shows writers for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. One of these awards is handed out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards held before the main show so Natasha could walk this red carpet on the 22nd as an Emmy Winner already. I have to say I have been loving her style lately and I am really intrigued to see what she will wear on this red carpet this year. I had it in my head since the moment I heard her name announced that Natasha was going to be wearing Proenza Schouler for this red carpet. I loved many of the details in the Proenza Schouler Resort 2020 collection and just threw a bunch of the pieces from that collection into a folder and asked Evita to cook something up. She sent me several options, but it was this look which features a harness halter neckline and an asymmetrically cut skirt with sequined pleated stripe paneling that I fell in love with immediately. The only thing about this look is that it shows more skin that Natasha typically does on the red carpet. So I said well why not add a black Proenza Schouler novelty label wool twill blazer over her shoulders like a cape? It adds that coverage we expect from Natasha, while also infusing a bit of menswear inspiration which is another of her red carpet signatures. I would finish this look with full teased out curls, defined eyes, red lips, a black Tyler Ellis ‘Jaime’ clutch with gold hardware, a pair of Gianvito Rossi t-bar pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Nikos Koulis ‘Feelings’ collection jewels including yellow gold snake cluster earrings with white diamonds and a yellow gold cocktail ring with white diamonds to make sure this look balances edge and glamour in the perfect manner. Last up for today is Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nominee Phoebe Waller Bridge. I can honestly say I don’t know much about Phoebe or her style, but I am sure that we are going to get to know her and it well over the coming months. It seems like she might be the leading contender to win in this category and I wanted to make sure that I had a glamorous winners moment for her to wear on this red carpet. I wanted to put the British actress in a British designer and so I turned to my favorite British label Erdem. I can always count on Erdem to bring feminine glamour to the red carpet and he knows how to deliver a custom moment on the red carpet as well. I took inspiration for this black and white gown from an ensemble from the Erdem Resort 2020 collection which featured the same bow shoulder hammered silk bodice with a a white pearl embellished bow on the hip and silk pencil skirt with crystal encrusted floral appliques. For this gown I decided the smooth black silk of the skirt was perfect for this gown loosing the peplum from the original bodice turning into a floor length column gown and adding the dramatic white side sash that drapes into a train. I actually knew just exactly what I wanted this gown to look like that I actually sketched it out (very poorly I might add) for Evita so she knew exactly what I wanted. She sent this gown and I was immediately sold on it as the perfect look for Phoebe to wear on the Emmy Awards red carpet. A sleek center parted bob tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, rich crimson red lips, a black Bottega Veneta satin chain knot minaudiere, simple black Aquazzura ‘So Nude’ slingback sandals, and a pair of art deco platinum set white diamond dangle earrings circa 1920’s I found on 1stDibs would finish this look in the most perfect manner from head to toe. Just give her the Emmy to complete this ensemble.

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

2019 Toronto International Film Festival Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

Today the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival kicks off. I have just a couple more wishes to send out into the universe for this years edition. While fashion in Venice has been alright I haven’t seen that major WOW moment that could make a Best Dressed of the Year list. I am praying to the gods of fashion that TIFF will deliver some major moments. My soul is craving them. I have only ever put a look from the Toronto International Film Festival on my Best Dressed of the Year list once when Kirsten Stewart wowed in Zuhair Murad Couture in 2012. It was also the only time that KStew has made one of my Best Dressed of the Year lists. I want to see this be the most high fashion and glamorous edition of the Toronto International Film Festival EVER. I definitely think that with guests like Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Rosamund Pike, and Penelope Cruz that the potential for uber glamorous moments on this red carpet is high.

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival will open on Thursday September 5, 2019 and will run through Sunday September 15, 2019.

2019 Television Critics Association Awards Red Carpet Wish List

Before we start getting into multiple day wish lists tomorrow I have a list for one of the smaller awards events that is coming up. The Television Critics Association Awards are an awards show that I typically gloss over and if the nominees had been any less fabulous than they were this year I would have skipped right over this list. It has only one acting category and I definitely think that the winner is invited in advance. I don’t know if we can expect to see all the stars on this list at the event since they are all from just two categories. Despite that fact I definitely have some wishes for the ladies nominated to bring to life on this red carpet. Here we go!Amy Adams is nominated for her performance in Sharp Objects. I was honestly expecting to see Amy sweep awards season and then finish with an Emmy for her role in the HBO mini series, but it seems Amy’s curse is upon her and she is being passed over for wins yet again. If she isn’t going to win the trophy I at least want to see her win the red carpet. For the Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards I went with a classic Amy shape with this strapless Brandon Maxwell pencil tea length dress which features frayed trip on the neckline, but it does it in a very different way for her being rendered in black and white animal print silk. I know that the cheetah print isn’t usually something that Amy would wear on a red carpet, but I think that the chic silhouette and the fact it is all black and white that this gown would work perfectly for this red carpet. Sleek old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, red lips, a black satin Christian Louboutin ‘Palmette’ clutch, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Follies’ embellishes lace mesh pointed toe pumps, and Hueb ‘Luminous’ diamond cluster earrings are what I would add to this look to make sure that this look is absolute perfection for Amy from head to toe. Jodie Comer from Killing Eve is one I am really excited to see on the red carpet this fall. Her journey to the Emmy’s is expected to start at the TCA Awards and I just hope her fashion choices are better than they have been. I haven’t liked looks from labels like Ralph & Russo and Giambattista Valli that Jodie has worn this year and honestly it shocks me. She is an absolutely gorgeous woman and those are some of my favorite labels, but the looks from them that she has chosen have done her no favors. I want to see her deliver some uber chic moments on the red carpet in the coming weeks and this is the red carpet where that journey should start. Now for this red carpet I decided to stick with the more feminine and bohemian styles that Jodie has embraced for many of her looks this year opting for this antique white Brock Collection Resort 2020 lace and organza peplum midi dress which features a ruffled bustier top, peplum waist, ties at back, and thin straps. I believe that it is the perfect look for Jodie as it will still fit her figure. Many of her looks have overwhelmed her frame, but this look would not. A loose romantic updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of gold Aquazzura ‘Oscar C’ mirrored leather criss-cross sandals, and Hanut Singh ‘Lotus Buds’ drop earrings which feature green amethysts, diamonds, and vintage pearls with gold chain detailing would all make this the perfect flirty and feminine bohemian moment for Jodie to bring to life on this red carpet. I go back and forth about whether or not I am excited to see Michelle Williams on the red carpet this fall awards season. She is a loyal devotee to Louis Vuitton, and often times I find her looks underwhelming but I am hopeful that as one of the “movie stars” nominated for her performance on Television that will mean she brings super chic “movie star” moments to the red carpet in the coming weeks. Now typically the TCA Awards red carpet is more of a laid back cocktail or simplistic gown moment. As you can see in this list I have gone more for a cocktail moment for everyone, until now. Over the summer so far my photoshop wiz Evita has been slaying the days creating all kinds of custom fashion moments for me to use for the next several months. I had her keep Michelle in mind as I figured that she would be seen a lot over the coming weeks as her performance in Fosse/Verdon is being celebrated. I was sitting at my desk at my day job as Evita was sending me her edits and when I saw this custom Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 metallic lurex gown which features an embellished neckline, Chrysler building inspired print on the bodice, and and a simple silhouette I got really excited. It is an absolutely glamorous moment and I feel like it would make for a chic moment for Michelle to wear on this red carpet. She doesn’t really breathe life into gowns so they have to do a lot of the work for her and I definitely think that this gown would be able to do the work. Finish it with a sleek side parted pixie, thick defined eyes, red lips, black Louis Vuitton ‘Overnight’ crystal embellished monogram chain strap platform sandals, and a pair of Louis Vuitton High Jewelry ‘Le Royaume’ diamond drop earrings and I definitely believe that Michelle will have a very glamorous moment on her hands. Natasha Lyonne is one star I am really excited to see on the red carpets in the coming weeks. The red head knows how to rock a suit on the red carpet. I have been going back and forth on whether or not to pick a pants look for her to wear for the Emmy Awards, but it was an easy choice to do it for her for the TCA Awards. I love this sharp black Ronald Van Der Kemp Fall 2019 Couture suit which features wide lapels, strong pointed shoulders, big pockets, and flared leg pants and definitely think it would be something cool for Natasha to wear for this red carpet. I would add a sleek sheer black satin Ralph Lauren button down structured shirt, a black satin The Row ‘The Ascot’ top handle evening clutch, a pair of black Malone Souliers ‘Marguerite’ pointed toe mules, and Anita Ko ‘Rain Drop’ diamond fringe earrings to really make this look perfect for Natasha to bring to life on this red carpet.

The 2019 Television Critics Association Awards will take place on Saturday August 3, 2019.