2020 Venice Film Festival: Opening Ceremony and “The Ties (Lacci) Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

In just under one month the Venice Film festival will kick off. It is the first film festival we’ve seen since Berlin back in February. I am so excited, as you all already know. It may not boast the most star studded selection ever, but I’m craving all the glamour we we can get. So I am really excited. Will we see Best Dressed of the Year worthy looks out of Venice? Since I launched this blog back in 2011 four looks from Venice have made my Best Dressed of the Year list, but with Cannes and the Emmy’s cancelled (along with pretty much everything else) I am really intrigued to see what Venice will bring. Cannes has always held at least one spot on my Best Dressed of the Year list so I have a feeling that spot will go to Venice this year. Shall we get into the wishes I have to make the Opening Ceremony gala premiere of The Ties (Lacci) super glamorous in the midst of the global pandemic?The film stars Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, whom I first took notice of wearing Louis Vuitton & Valentino at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. She has a very distinct IDGAF vibe about her and honestly she isn’t the most exciting person style wise, but I am going to take whatever is given to me. For the photocall for Lacci ahead of the big gala opening ceremony premiere I decided to go for more of a military vibe for Alba picking this grey Fendi Fall 2020 RTW long sleeve shirt dress which features an asymmetrical harness belt detail. I don’t know what it was about this look that spoke to be for Alba as it isn’t something I feel we would normally see her wear, but I felt like it just worked. It could be a great look for her to do something different with her beauty look giving us a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, and bold red lips. Finishing this dress with a pair of black mesh Fendi ‘Colibri’ pointed toe slingback pumps would definitely put Alba on top form. For the premiere I went for something more obviously in Alba’s wheelhouse with this bold red Valentino Spring 2020 Couture long sleeve fit to flare gown which features a high neck and a small train. I honestly had to check to see if this was the gown I picked for Alba to wear in Cannes had it happened earlier this year. It screams modern glam and I do feel deep in my soul that this is exactly what we are going to see Alba bring to life on the Lido red carpet in Venice this year. I would be quite happy with that finishing the look with her signature messy updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of red Valentino ‘Rogue’ crystal embellished scalloped pointed toe pumps, and simple Chopard ‘Precious’ collection white diamond and ruby arabesque wing earrings. Laura Morante is an Italian film actress and also stars alongside Alba Rohrwacher in The Ties (Lacci) and I am really intrigued to see what she will wear in Venice. I am putting a lot of faith in the stars of international cinema to bring the glamour to this years festival. We’ve seen Laura invited to sit front row at shows for Christian Dior and Armani Prive so she has some fashion credibility on her side. To promote The Ties in Venice I knew I wanted to pick two super glamorous moment for Laura. I started with this dazzling white sequin No. 21 Resort 2021 sleeveless asymmetrically ruched knee length dress. I love me a good No. 21 look and unfortunately they are an underrated label to rock on the red carpet. So when I was thinking of the perfect looks for this Italian beauty to wear in Venice I knew I wanted a super chic Italian designer for at least one of those looks. When I saw this sequined dress I would love to see her style it with a chic romantic bagged casual updo, simple white diamond drop earrings, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, and a pair of strappy white patent leather No. 21 pointed silver cap toe pumps. For the premiere I went for effortless elegance opting for this smokey lavender Christian Dior Spring 2020 Couture pleated chiffon gown which features a jewel neckline, a cape tunic bodice, and a flowing skirt. This look isn’t about drama it’s just about elegance and I feel like Laura would look gorgeous wearing this look on the red carpet in Venice. I would finish this look with a chic teased bouffant like updo, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a silver crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch with a crystal ball clasp, a pair of silver leather Roger Vivier ‘I Love Vivier’ crystal ball detailed ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Bulgari ‘Barroko’ collection jewels including a pair of dazzling white diamond drop earrings and a statement intricate geometric cut white diamond cuff bracelet to make sure that Laura delivers glamour from head to toe. Cate Blanchett is the president of this years Venice Film Festival main competition jury. I am sure she will be delivering nothing but dramatic glamour from the moment she touches down at the airport to the moment she leaves the city of canals. Over the last two years we have gotten used to seeing Cate in Venice as a face of Giorgio Armani Beauty, which is a sponsor of the festival. I know that we are going to see her bringing some superb Armani moments to the festival red carpet over the course of her reign over the jury. Due to COVID-19 the Italian couturier decided to forego a presentation for couture, instead waiting until January of 2021 to show couture again. So I went shopping the archives of the brand for Cate. I have wanted to see her wearing this bold red Armani Prive Fall 2014 Couture cap sleeve ballgown which features a cap sleeve top overlay since it was first presented. In fact I used this as a wish for her to wear hot off the runway for the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. Well she hasn’t yet and no one else has either, so as I was picking the perfect looks for her to wear in Venice this year I knew that this was the perfect option for her to wear for the festivals Opening Ceremony. I know that with a sleek retro updo, thick defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of red Gianvito Rossi crystal embellished ankle strap d’Orsay pointed toe pumps, and statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 white diamond and ruby three row chandelier earrings that Cate would make sure that she kicks off the festival in high style. French actress Ludivine Sagnier will serve on the Venice Film Festival main competition jury alongside Cate and I am really interested to see what she will bring to the red carpets. She has given us looks from some of the most coveted red carpet brands including Celine, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton. To kick off her time in Venice I went to a super sleek and extremely glamorous moment opting for this white Atelier Versace Fall 2020 Couture strapless gown which features subtle crystal embellishments, seaming details, a short split, and a train that is barely there. I feel like this sleek glam moment is definitely something that I could see Ludivine being drawn to. I want to see it used as a canvas for a major necklace moment with a Bulgari ‘Barocko’ collection multi-colored emerald cut fancy stone and white diamond collar necklace. It would be a real statement for Ludivine to make on this red carpet. A romantic updo, defined eyes, medium pink lips, a white satin Christian Louboutin ‘Palmette’ clutch, and a pair of white satin Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Queen’ ankle strap sandals would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. Anna Foglietta will serve as the hostess for the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2020 Venice Film Festival. The Italian actress isn’t a stranger to the festival and I am interested in seeing what she will wear for the festival. Many of the mistresses of ceremonies have worn Armani Prive for the opening ceremony since Armani Beauty has been one of the presenting sponsors of the festival. So I turned to the Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture collection to pick the perfect look for Anna to wear on the red carpet at the Opening Ceremony. I love this deep blue strapless a-line gown which features ruffled details on the neckline and waist, intricate crystal embellishments, and a tulle layered skirt. It is super glamorous and I definitely think that it fits perfectly with what I’ve seen on Anna’s sense of style. The look would be styled perfectly for the Venice red carpet with a loose romantic updo, navy smokey eyes, pink lips, a navy satin Giorgio Armani ‘La Prima’ clutch, a pair of navy velvet Francesco Russo platform t-strap sandals, and a sleek yet glamorous Pomellato ‘Pavé Sublime’ circle necklace made up of 1,706 white diamonds.Armani Beauty just released another campaign staring Barbara Palvin. So I would imagine that the Hungarian model will be attending her third straight Venice Film Festival to walk the red carpets as a guest of Armani. Honestly I’m not a big fan of Barbara’s style, but I always hold out hope that she will wow me this year included. Armani girls usually walk two red carpets over the course of the festival so I picked two looks for Barbara to wear on the red carpets in her time at the festival starting with this strapless black velvet Armani Prive Fall 2016 Couture tiered ballgown which features a crystal embellished knotted rope detail on the waist, and crystal embellishments on the horsehair crinoline underskirt. I can’t think of a time we’ve ever seen Barbara wearing a ballgown on the red carpet so this is definitely pushing the envelope for her, but I feel like the message of go big or go home would definitely apply with this look. I feel like that going for that classic glamour with this look styling it with a sleek retro updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Round Chick’ half d’Orsay peep toe ankle strap platform pumps, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 white diamond paisley disco earrings with emerald details would definitely make this one of Barbara’s best red carpet moments ever. For the second look I would like to see Barbara to wear while promoting Armani in Venice I went deep into the brands Ready-to-Wear archives and picked this silver mirrored stripe fit to flare sleeveless gown which features a plunging rounded scoop neckline from the Giorgio Armani Fall 2007 RTW collection. I definitely feel like this gown is more in tune with Barbara’s style. She pulled an archive moment for last years Venice red carpet and I think that this would definitely be a great premiere moment for this year. Now this dress is definitely on the sportier side of glam so I would finish the look with a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, glossy nude pink lips, black Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Queen’ ankle strap sandals, and major Chopard jewels including a pair of white diamond Chopard Loves Rihanna earcuffs, and a statement zigzag white diamond Red Carpet Collection cuff bracelet to make sure that Barbara really dazzles on the Venice Film Festival red Carpet.

The 2020 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday September 2, 2020 and runs through Saturday September 12, 2020. You can see all my Venice Film Festival wishes here.

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.

2019 Venice Film Festival: “The Laundromat” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

My final wish for an film in competition at the 2019 Venice Film Festival is Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat. The film is currently a leading contender for Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay according to GoldDerby. I am hoping it will mean that the cast delivers major moments as they take the fall film festival season by storm. It will screen in Venice on Sunday September 1st just under two weeks away!Meryl Streep stars in The Laundromat and actually was just announced as the star of Soderbergh’s next project titled Let Them All Talk for HBO Max also staring Gemma Chan and Lucas Hedges. Meryl is a Hollywood icon and as such doesn’t need to do big press tours for her films. I do hope that we see her in Venice to kick off the Oscar campaign for The Laundromat, she is currently a leading contender for Best Actress thanks to her role in the film. For her time in Venice with this film I turned to two of my favorite Italian labels No. 21 and Prada. For the films photocall I went with this grey and dark snakeskin No. 21 Resort 2020 long sleeve ensemble which features a long poet sleeve blouse with a peter pan collar and a pleated a-line skirt. It is a chic moment and I definitely think that it fits the looks that Meryl’s stylist Michaela Erlanger has been putting her in since the two started working together a couple of years ago. I would add a pair of grey glitter Aquazzura ‘Forever’ cutout detail pointed toe pumps, loose pushed back hair, and simple makeup would definitely make this a majorly chic moment for Meryl. Turning up the glamour for the premiere I had a custom Prada gown whipped up for Meryl. I saw the grey Prada Fall 2019 RTW collection long sleeve draped v-neckline midi dress back in February and I immediately thought it would be a perfect gown for a red carpet. I believe that taking the runway version and lengthening the skirt for be a flowing a-line moment with a dramatic train is definitely the way to make this the major moment I am craving from Meryl. Now the color is definitely more within her normal comfort zone and isn’t anything to write home about, but with the right styling I know this look could be glamour defined from head to toe. A romantic updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of black Prada crystal embellished pointed toe mary-jane pumps, and a selection of dazzling jewels from Fred Leighton including simple diamond stud earrings and a major antique 19th century diamond flower necklace would definitely ensure that Meryl delivers glamour in the chicest and most effortless of manners. I have run a gambit of looks for jury member for Stacy Martin to bring to life on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. I have been picking looks from a different label I want to see from Stacy for each wish list. I haven’t repeated a designer once. For today’s wishes I went with another custom moment for Stacy with a custom Celine gown. I have loved seeing Celine on the red carpet since Heidi Slimane took over the reigns at the house almost a year ago. I would be surprised if we don’t see the label in Venice like we really didn’t in Cannes. Stacy has this rock and roll spirit about her and so it was an easy option for me to want to do something from the brand for her to wear in Venice. This black and silver column gown which features crystal embellishments at the neck and the waist, a silk crepe halter bodice, and a silver sequined skirt takes it’s queues from Celine Spring 2019 RTW as well as the custom gown that Brie Larson wore for the Oscars earlier this year. The gown definitely holds its own thought and I don’t believe would draw any comparisons to what the label has already sent down the runway or red carpet. Finishing this look with a sleek low bun updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black Roger Vivier ‘Viv Bling’ crystal studded satin sandals, and dazzling yet simple Cartier ‘Magnitude’ emerald and diamond stud earrings would definitely ensure that Stacy delivers rock and roll glamour in a perfect manner for a major film festival red carpet.

The 2019 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday August 28, 2019 and runs through Saturday September 7, 2019.

2019 Venice Film Festival: “Marriage Story” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Heading into fall film festival season I have to say I would have expected that Noah Baumbach’s film Marriage Story for Netflix was heading in as a major Oscar contender. Well thanks to Gold Derby my interest is waning just a little. They rank films heading into awards season as either leading, strong, or possible contenders. Currently the highest ranking prediction they have is a Laura Dern as a leading contender for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. From there Gold Derby has the film listed as a strong contender for a Best Original Screenplay nomination and a Best Actor nomination for Adam Driver. When it comes to Best Actress for Scarlett Johansson, Best Director, and Best Picture the film is just currently just sitting at a possible contender ranking. I wouldn’t say that bodes well for the films chances come awards season overall, but since it is screening at almost all of the major film festivals I am interested in seeing what the cast will bring to the red carpets. Scarlett Johansson is the leading lady of Marriage Story and I am very interested in seeing what she and her stylist Molly Dickinson are cooking up for this film festival tour. The films first stop on the road to awards season will be an in competition premiere at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. This will be Scarlett’s third film screened at the Lido. When it comes to her style ScarJo has been slowly getting back into my good graces again this year and I am praying that this fall festival season headed into awards season that Scarlett just continues to get better and better. It would be kicked off in high style if she stepped onto the stage at the photocall for Marriage Story wearing this black and white Haider Ackermann Fall 2019 RTW ensemble which features a sleeveless draped tank top and a pair of black classic mid-rise and tapered-leg trousers. Now this look could be seen as very similar to the David Koma jumpsuit that Scarlett just wore for Comic-Con, but I think that the two looks are just different enough for her to have a really cool moment to wear for a Venice photocall. I would style this runway look with a sleek slicked back bob, defined eyes, dusty rose pink lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Spike Cross’ pointed toe d’Orsay leather pumps, a bit of sparkle via Anita Ko ‘Sophia’ swag draped huggie diamond drop earrings, and black and silver Prada metal cat-eye sunglasses with contrast brows. For the premiere I went for dramatic glamour. I want to see Scarlett really bring the drama to this red carpet so I decided to go the custom route. I would love to see her wearing this custom ruby red Alexander McQueen off the shoulder draped duchess satin gown which features a sweetheart neckline, a column silhouette, and a dramatic draped train jutting from the hip inspired by a cocktail dress from the labels Pre-Fall 2019 collection. This look is definitely movie star glamour and I want to see Scarlett exude that vibe from head to toe wearing this gown on the red carpet at the Marriage Story premiere in Venice. Finishing the ensemble with a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, ruby red lips, a pair of red Casadei ‘Julia’ metallic suede sandals, and a dazzling suite of Bulgari jewels including diamond stud earrings, a statement ‘Cinemagia’ high jewellery diamond collar necklace, and a ruby and diamond cocktail ring would definitely ensure that Scarlett kicks off this promo tour in high style. Given the fact that Laura Dern is the leading cast member in the race to the Oscars I definitely expect that she will be making the rounds with the cast and crew over the course of festival season. She is definitely one of my favorite ladies to see on the red carpet. I love what she and her stylist Cristina Ehrlich cook up for major red carpets and I am expecting that the two are working on a major wardrobe for her to wear over the course of the fall film festival season. For the Marriage Story photocall I would love to see Laura step onto the stage wearing this white eyelet Alaia Spring 2020 RTW sleeveless ankle length dress which features a high neckline and a flared hem. I am definitely happy that the house of Alaia is being kept alive in the wake of its namesake’s founders death. While this dress isn’t a boundary pushing design it has that effortless ease that one thinks of when they think of Italian fashion. A loose updo, defined eyes, nude pink lips, a pair of white Alaia ‘Bomb’ ankle strap sandals, statement green aluminum Emmanuel Tarpin diamond studded leaf drop earrings, and chic white Alaia round lens cat eye plastic frame sunglasses would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. Keeping the effortless glamour vibe going for the premiere I would love to see Laura take to the red carpet at the Lido wearing this black RR 331 Fall 2019 Couture sleeveless bias cut column gown which features sheer paneled cutouts, a jewel neckline, and a dramatic train. It is a very modern moment which is what I feel is Laura’s usual red carpet MO. Styling this gown with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, dusty rose pink lips, black Christian Louboutin ‘Filamenta’ strappy platform peep toe sandals, and dazzling white diamond Tatiana Verstraeten ‘Rain’ cluster earrings would ensure that Laura is delivering her A-game on this red carpet. When it comes to the looks I want to see Stacy Martin bring to life on the Venice Film Festival red carpets this year as she takes in all the films of the festival as a member of the jury I am definitely casting a wide net. I haven’t picked a look from the same designer twice. Stacy has such a unique sense of style. We saw it on display earlier this year during her time on a Cannes Film Festival jury. She wore every length from mini Louis Vuitton to a tulle Dior Couture ball gown. I want to see her bring that same varried wardrobe to Venice with her. So far I have given Stacy a feathered ballgown, sheer pleated tulle with an a-line skirt, and a slinky column gown. Today I add this gold No. 21 Resort 2020 ‘Antonia’ sequin one shoulder gown which features a dramatic bow and a ruched elasticized waist to the wide range of looks I want to see Stacy bring to life in Venice. Now she is one of the few stars who has worn No. 21 in the past. The brand is one of my favorite and is severely underrated. This dazzling disco moment is a little more “extra” than I am used to seeing Stacy get on the red carpet, but when you are a juror at a major film festival I always say #WhenInDoubtBeExtra. A loose updo, defined eyes, nude pink lips, nude satin No. 21 sequin and crystal embellished strappy bow detail sandals, and vintage Cartier gold, diamond, and briolette emerald bouquet cluster drop earrings would definitely make this a major moment for Stacy. Finishing out today’s list the the beautiful face of the Armani Beauty summer 2019 advertising campaign Barbara Palvin. I really want to see Barbara deliver a really glamorous moment on the Venice Film Festival red carpet this year. I am expecting her to attend at least one premiere walking the red carpet as an ambassador for Armani as Armani Beauty is one of the presenting sponsors of this years festival. I decided to go for a very classically glamorous moment for Barbara to bring to life this year with this strapless black Armani Prive Fall 2019 Couture crystal studded ballgown which features sheer tiered construction and a velvet waistband. This look is definitely nothing boundary pushing, but sometimes a perfectly executed classic moment can be just as impactful if not more. Now the key to making a classic look really come to life is in the styling. I would add a sleek vintage inspired updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a black velvet Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ box clutch with dark green crown jewel detailing, a pair of simple black velvet Jimmy Choo ‘Misty’ stiletto sandals, and statement de Grisogono white diamond and emerald drop earrings to ensure that Barbara is just oozing glamour from head to toe with this ensemble.

The 2019 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday August 28, 2019 and runs through Saturday September 7, 2019.

15 Looks From Milan Fashion Week Spring 2019 I Want To See On The Red Carpet

Milan Fashion Week ended almost two and a half weeks ago, but I have just been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to get my 15 favorite looks that I want to see on the red carpet list out there. These posts take a lot of time not just because I have to go through all of the collections and narrow down all the looks down to just 15 but have to research the collections and then pick who I want to see wearing the looks on the red carpet. Over the course of Milan Fashion Week I saved over 350 looks that I think have red carpet potential. These looks cover everything from major gowns to cocktail moments to chic casual looks for press events to edgy performance looks. I went through all of those collections and narrowed them down to the following 15. These are the looks from Milan Fashion Week – Spring 2019 that I want to see on a red carpet.Attico: One of the brands that I have loved watching grow over the last year is Attico. It is one of the chicest, very Italian brands who deliver very wearable glamour in their collections. For Spring 2019 RTW the collection was a major love letter to the 80’s and I definitely think we will see many looks from he collection on the red carpet. Over the last year stars have really embraced the brand for cocktail and press appearances. In fact Olga Kurylenko has already brought a feathered buster and leather cargo pants ensemble from the brands Spring 2019 RTW collection to life for the London premiere of Jenny English Strikes Again. I went for more a simple look from this collection for Jennifer Lopez with this lilac and orange creamsicle fluid pois jacquard ‘Pat’ dress which features puff shoulders, faux wrap style, a v-neckline, a tie detail at waist, and embellished shoulder details. This dress is very chic and wearable and if JLo rocked this for a press stop during her upcoming movie promo tour I think it would be perfection.

Dolce & Gabbana: In the wake of Stefano Gabbana calling Selena Gomez, whom Dolce & Gabbana had dressed several times over the years, ugly it seemed like the Time’s Up movement was going to really push a boycott of the brand. However since the brand is such a fashion powerhouse I don’t think is going to stop stars from wearing the brand on the red carpet. In fact Cardi B just wore a dramatic gown from this collection on the red carpet at the American Music Awards. Aside from that Domenico & Stefano showed a collection that really embraced all of the codes that they have infused into the brands DNA over the last 33 years. The show was a celebration of women, a diverse group of women. There were women of different sizes, every color, and many age groups. It was actually really beautiful. The moment I saw this blue and natural sleeveless mixed-fringe midi dress which features contrasting rows of fringe and tassels throughout, a midi length, and a column silhouette I pictured it being rocked by Amal Clooney as she is spotted headed out on a date night with George.

Emporio Armani: I usually wouldn’t pay much attention to Emporio Armani, but with bold colors and sparkling embellishments my inner magpie was drawn to this collection. This faction of the Armani brand is usually geared towards a younger crowd and I really think that there are quite a few looks that young Hollywood stars will want to fight over. I think that if anyone could really make this electric lime green and royal blue strapless jumpsuit which features intricate sequin and feathered embroidery and I definitely think it would be Halsey.Ermanno Scervino: When you look at an Ermanno Scervino collection you know you are going to get two things volume and glamour. The brand is known for those and doesn’t veer from that very often. While you don’t get boundary pushing designs like you can find at other Milan based brands like Marni, Prada, or Gucci you know that there will be great red carpet options from Ermanno Scervino. Orange is a huge trend for Spring 2019 RTW and I think that Jasmine Sanders would be the perfect person to bring this Ermanno Scervino Spring 2019 RTW orange tea length gown which features a strapless sweetheart neckline and dramatic ruffles offering of the trend to life on the red carpet.

Etro: While Etro is a very successful brand when it comes to sales they don’t often get a whole lot of red carpet love. The brand, known for bold eccentric prints, doesn’t focus on celebrities to influence sales likes some other brands so when they do end up on a red carpet I get very excited. There aren’t a whole lot of looks from the Etro Spring 2019 RTW collection that I think could be red carpet looks, but this black white and yellow floral print one shoulder gown is definitely one that I think could be really chic. I think that if anyone could really make this look work, probably on one of the more causal party red carpets, it would be supermodel turned actress Suki Waterhouse.

Fausto Puglisi: In an off season from showing a runway show Fausto Puglisi showed an 80’s Flashdance inspired collection in a presentation/lookbook. The collection was very much repetitive, but it is definitely something that I think many music stars will be drawn to. While I typically pick red carpet looks for this list it was this cape meets letterman jacket and color blocked swimsuit that really spoke to me from this collection. I immediately pictured Rita Ora rocking this look for one of her many performances. Giorgio Armani: I wasn’t thrilled with the Giorgio Armani Spring 2019 RTW. I was hoping for really amazing things, but I was rather underwhelmed with what Mr. Armani sent down the runway. The fit of the collection overall was terrible and the color palette reminded me of a Dixie disposable cup. I do however want to thee this Monet ‘Waterlilies’ inspired print beaded fringe cap sleeve jumpsuit which features a plunging v-neckline, and cutout sides and back on the red carpet and wouldn’t supermodel Karolina Kurkova just really deliver this look with ease on the red carpet?

Marni: Marni is one of the rarest brands on this list to see on the red carpet. It used to be a favorite of Anna Wintour, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Carey Mulligan. It had a hit H&M collaboration. But we don’t often see the brand on the red carpet anymore. I will say there weren’t too many looks from the Spring 2019 RTW collection that I think have what it takes to make a really chic red carpet moment (plenty of items that can be incorporated into your personal wardrobe though,) but this neutral canvas sleeveless midi dress which features a ruched exaggerated waist, a gathered a-line skirt, and blue hand-painted floral detail throughout made Keira Knightley pop into my mind. It could be a really chic press look while she is out promoting The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

Missoni: In the last year we have seen a revitalized celebrity love of Milan based knitwear brand Missoni on the red carpet. The brand has been back to more creative looks than just reinventing its signature multicolored zig zag print over and over again. It’s almost like the brand has gone through a bit of a renaissance again. While incredibly easy to wear knits were the focus of the brands Spring 2019 RTW collection there were a handful of looks that I could definitely see celebrity stylists vying to get their hands on. One of those looks was this slate blue sheer halter gown which features layers of metallic knit layers. This is a very easy glam moment and the moment I saw it I immediately thought it would be something that Zoe Saldana would be drawn to. Moschino: There was a bit of controversy surrounding Jeremy Scott’s Spring 2019 Collection for Moschino. Edda Gimnes, a Norwegian womenswear designer based in London, accused Scott to taking un-credited inspiration from one of her collections that heavily featured a marker print as did this collection, but I have to say that the kitschy (campy) spirit of this print is something that has been in the Moschino archive for many years. He gave several examples of this technique in his defense including a Moschino ad campaign from 1986 and a jacket (similar to the one shown above) shown in the Moschino Spring 1992 collection. I loved the major artist doodle pad meets Pretty Woman vibe that was given in this collection. Jeremy is one of the masters, and I definitely think that the MET Museum picked wrong in its choice of designer co-chairs for next years MET Gala. The show started strong with the black and white trompe-l’œil print crepe suit which features a bow front blazer and a pair of tapered pants and just continued to deliver hit look after hit look. I was taken with that suit because it seemed to be the perfect meshing of the brands signature camp and a sense of wearability and I definitely think that it is something that Evan Rachel Wood would rock on a red carpet. No one does a suit on a red carpet quite like ERW.

No. 21: Every season I always find one look from No. 21 to feature on my lists. I love the brand. From the chic clothing it creates to amazing iconic accessories I just think that the brand exudes wearable glamour. I also feel like the brand is totally underrated when it comes to the red carpet. It has attracted the likes of Constance Wu, Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, and Jessica Chastain in the last year or so. I want to see stars snatch up looks from the Spring 2019 RTW collection including this sequin fringe ‘Anne’ dress features a sleeveless knit dress underneath an embellished outer layer with a fitted silhouette which I definitely think Amber Heard should snatch up for press appearances for Aquaman.

Roberto Cavalli: I was less than impressed with Paul Surridge’s debut as the Roberto Cavalli creative director a year ago. He just didn’t seem to have that same sense of sex and flash that is at the core of the Cavalli DNA, but considering some of the couture gowns he’s created for Olivia Wilde, Sara Sampaio, Joan Smalls, and Alessandra Ambrosio in addition to his Resort 2019 collection I think that he could have a place at the house, he just has a steep learning curve to live up to the likes of Mr. Cavalli himself and even former creative director Peter Dundas. I do believe that he did a better job of balancing his tailoring experience with the hyper sexuality of the Cavalli woman this season. I actually want to see several of the looks from this collection on the red carpet and I definitely think that Olivia Wilde would take this terracotta colored long sleeve midi dress which features a sheer long sleeve beaded bodice with a plunging neckline and a ruched a-line midi skirt and make it a really chic red carpet moment. Is it the sexy mini dresses that Surridge also presented in this collection? No, but I still think that it defines the Cavalli woman. Salvatore Ferragamo: Like the new Cavalli creative director I was less than enthused with Paul Andrew’s (the shoe designer whose eponymous line I LOVE) debut at Salvatore Ferragamo back in February, but now he has had a look on both my Best of Resort 2019 and my Best of Milan Fashion Week Spring 2019 lists. The collections have gotten stronger and stronger. There were several looks from his newest collection that I think are destined for casual events like press interviews and then gowns that are perfect for gala’s. I think that for one of the more edgier, “artistic” galas that Olivia Munn would rock this suede macramé dress layered over indocina silk slip dress features a sleeveless body with a straight, fitted silhouette and full length with fringe hem. It is edgy and glamorous and I definitely think with her inherent sex appeal that Olivia radiates on the red carpet would really ensure this look is perfection.

Sportmax: I don’t usually bother looking at Sportmax collection typically. The looks that the brand send down the runway aren’t typically what I feature here on If I Was A Stylist, but something told me to check out this seasons collection. I’m glad I did. The brand had more of a dazzling air to it this season compared to the more day to day sportswear vibe we typically see from the brand. I fell in love with this silver and blue ‘Ciriaco’ dress designed with slits on both sides, sequin detailing throughout, a haltered neckline, and a midi length hem the moment I saw it. Is it anything really innovative or boundary pushing when it comes to style? No, but it is just a fun dazzling party look that I think would be perfect for Tiffany Haddish.

Vionnet: Finishing out this list is the always beautiful Vionnet. The label established in 1912 and revitalized in 2009 has been one of the brands that I feel is very underrated. When it first relaunched it was a celeb favorite, but in recent years that love has waned. I want to see the brand, which has been working at becoming a leader in sustainable luxury, have a resurgence as a celebrity favorite. It isn’t one of the edgy boundary pushing labels that we typically see on the fashion week circuit, but I think that the glamorous draping is perfect for the red carpet. It has been a hot minute but Naomie Harris was a fan of Vionnet and I definitely think that she would be the perfect person to bring this beige and hot pink tulle draped gown which features a silver waistband, plunging v-neckline, and a sheer skirt to life on a red carpet.

So there you have it my 15 favorite looks that came down the Milan Fashion Week runways for Spring 2019 RTW. Which ones do you want to see on the red carpet and who do you want to see bring it to life?

2018 Venice Film Festival: “Vox Lux” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Vox Lux looks like the perfect Black Swan meets club kid kind of movie and I am very interested in seeing what the cast will bring to the red carpet while they promote the film at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. This film may not have any awards season buzz behind it, but the cast has great style. So I feel like we will be in for a very glamorous treat when the step onto the red carpet at the Lido to promote this film.I will say that given her history Natalie Portman could announce that she is pregnant again. The last two times that we have seen Natalie promoting films at Venice she has announced that she has been pregnant. Will she take the red carpet for the first time in Venice without a baby on board? Who knows, but I don’t think she will be. For the Vox Lux photocall I went a more cocktail route picking this mauve and black Viktor & Rolf Sior Resort 2019 crystallized plisse cocktail dress which features a soft tulle overlay, halter neckline and belted waistline. It almost reminds me of early Rodarte pieces and I think that is why I was drawn to it for Natalie. It is one of my more glamorous photocall wishes. It reminds me of the looks that Natalie wore when she was younger, and I definitely think that she would own it. She is a Dior ambassador so I decided that the brand would still be represented in this photocall ensemble with a pair of black Christian Dior ‘D-Choc’ high heeled pumps in black mesh and suede calfskin in an eye motif. Finishing the look with a romantic updo, defined eyes, and pink lips would make this look elegant perfection. For the premiere I went the custom route for Natalie. She does classic glamour with ease and I think that she would own the red carpet at the premiere wearing this navy Christian Dior Couture off the shoulder gown which features a belted waist and a pleated mermaid hem. The glamour of the look would be perfectly complimented with a sleek bouffant style updo, defined eyes, blush pink lips, a pair of black Christian Dior ‘D-Mesure’ crystal eye motif slingback pumps, and Dior High Jewelry “Milieu du Sickle Diamant” earrings in white gold and diamonds. It would all make for a very glamorous return to Venice for Natalie.Stacy Martin has been experimenting with her fashion options recently. Everything used to be Prada or Miu Miu for her, but this year she has worn so many other amazing brands. She has Vox Lux in main competition and her film Amanda in the Orizzonti section, so I am really interested in seeing what she will bring to the red carpet yet. I want to see Stacy go to her comfort zone for this photocall with this Prada Resort 2019 ensemble which features an orange and gold embroidered brocade short sleeve top with a ruffle accent across the chest and metallic threading throughout the pattern and a pink and gold brocade mini skirt with a matching wide buckle belt and metallic stitching throughout the intricate pattern. She has had some of her best looks from Prada and I definitely think that this ensemble is something she would get into. A half up/half down teased hairstyle, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of coral Prada scalloped block heel platform sandals would make this look perfection. For the premiere I went to one of the brands I most want to see on the Venice Film Festival red carpet is No. 21 and I definitely think that the brand suits Stacy’s style. She has worn a few looks from the brand in the past and I think that she would definitely own the red carpet wearing a modified No. 21 Resort 2019 silver sequin embellished one shoulder gown which features a dramatic pink bow on the shoulder. This gown is inspired by a mini dress from this collection and I think that Stacy will own this dress as a gown on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. It is bold and dazzling moment. Definitely something a little more disco than we are used to seeing Stacy rocking on the red carpet, but I think that she would own this moment especially when paired with a pink Prada satin box clutch, silver Prada ‘Pearly’ leather sandals, a romantic updo, defined eyes, and pink lips.I have picked lots of glamorous gowns for Naomi Watts to wear over the course of this festival. Most of them are floor length or have dramatic trains, but I do think that we will see Naomi wear at least one tea length gown on the red carpet. I went back to last falls collections and picked this very chic black Chanel Fall 2017 Couture tea length silk gown which features a plunging neckline, knotted detail on the neckline, peplum like detail on the hips, crystal buttons, and a sheer beaded hem to be the perfect shorter option for Naomi to bring to life on this red carpet. I am really surprised that no one has snatched this gown up yet and I think that if anyone could really make this a very chic moment on the red carpet it would be Naomi. I think it would be styled oh so chic-ly with a romantic updo, defined eyes, red lips, a black satin Chanel clutch, black satin Manolo Blahnik ‘Nadira’ jeweled satin pumps, and a Bulgari ‘Parentesi’ diamond link necklace to make this a very chic moment for the festival juror.

The premiere of Vox Lux will take place on Tuesday September 4, 2018. The 2018 Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday August 29, 2018 and runs through Saturday September 8, 2018.

2018 Venice Film Festival: Jury Photocall Red Carpet Wish List

Tomorrow my fall film festival premieres wish lists kick off, but before that I wanted to put a wish out there for the 2018 Venice Film Festival jury photocall. After the star studded showing at Cannes I am a little underwhelmed with who is on this years jury, but still there is one who I think is going to bring the glam over the course of the whole festival. I was just beginning to question where Naomi Watts had gone off to. She hasn’t done a major red carpet in a really long time so I am really excited to see what she will be cooking up for her run as a jury member over the course of this years Venice Film Festival. For the photocall I went for something just more classic and chic, but in bold color with this goldenrod orange No. 21 Resort 2019 long sleeve midi dress which features button detailing along the front, a ruffled cravat, and a midi length. I feel like No. 21 is one of the more underrated red carpet designers out there, but I feel like the Italian brand is perfect for Naomi to kick off her time at the famed Italian film festival. A simple wavy bob, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, and a pair of champagne satin No. 21 sequin and crystal trimmed bow detail sandals all would really ensure that Naomi delivers the perfect casual chic moment to kick off her Venice Film Festival run.

The 2018 Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday August 29, 2018 and runs through Saturday September 8, 2018.

Blake Lively’s “A Simple Favor” Press Tour Red Carpet Wish List

When it comes to promoting movies no one holds a candle to Blake Lively. Most promo tours are multiple days and travel to many major cities. Blake does most her promo duties in New York City and does multiple appearances in or two days. She can be seen walking into one appearance wearing one look and she can exit wearing another and that just happens all day long. The photos are usually snapped on the street instead of on a red carpet or in front of a step and repeat, and they are always some of the most glamorous press looks that anyone wears all year long. So with that in mind I wanted to shop the runways (and christianlouboutin.com) for the looks that I want to see Blake rock when she steps out to promote her newest movie A Simple Favor. We have already seen Blake rock four looks in one day while promoting this film at CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier this year wearing Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Zimmerman, and Sonia Rykiel. If those looks are any indication the actual tour for the film is going to be great. So I went shopping on all the latest runways to pick 9 looks I want to see Blake rock over the duration of this tour (not including an actual premiere that wish is coming soon.) These are the press and party looks for events related to promoting the film. All of the television appearances, a visit to SiriusXM, and more are where I think we will see Blake wear these looks. Up first is one of two hot off the runway couture looks that I picked for Blake to wear on this red carpet. When going out and doing press we don’t really see Blake wear couture, but I definitely think that this rose and lavender iridescent Azzaro Fall 2018 Couture halter dress which features an all over pleated construction and a metal collar neckline is perfect for Blake. It is something that is easy and glamorous and I could definitely see Blake being photographed wearing this dress with old Hollywood waves, simple makeup, and a pair of gold glitter lurex & PVC Christian Louboutin ‘Fossiliza’ sandals as she sashays from her apartment into her car and into a television studio. When it comes to what Blake wears while being snapped on the sidewalk in the middle of the day has ranged from the hottest off the ready to wear runway dresses to Jenny Packham gowns worn as maxi dresses. So why wouldn’t she wear this blue and white sailor stripe Balmain Resort 2019 mini dress which features ruffled shoulders, a defined waist, and long sleeves for a middle of the day appearance? Many would keep this for an event like the Teen Choice Awards or the MTV Video Music Awards, but I can definitely think that Blake would own this look on the sidewalk with a sleek low bun, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of blue suede Christian Louboutin ‘Drama’ spike toe pumps.

One of the best moments of Blake’s last blitz promo tour was a yellow Brandon Maxwell ensemble she wore for an appearance on Good Morning America. I went back to the brand for another great moment from the designer to bring some major glamour to this promo tour. I really do think that Blake would rock something like this rose pink satin halter scarf neck top and red pebble crepe flared leg pants ensemble from the Brandon Maxwell Fall 2018 RTW collection for something like Jimmy Kimmel Live! especially when paired with a wavy ponytail, red lips, and shoe box printed Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pumps.

I loved the color of that the yellow Brandon Maxwell ensemble from last year on Blake so much that I really wanted to see her wear the color again and that is why I opted for this sun yellow Carolina Herrera Fall 2018 RTW silk midi dress which features a square neckline, spaghetti straps, fitted bodice, and asymmetric draping. This has been one of my favorite dresses from this collection and I have been waiting for the right person to bring it to life on the red carpet and I do believe that Blake is the perfect person to really bring this dress to life. A messy fishtail braid over one shoulder, red lips, and a pair of yellow measuring tape print Christian Louboutin ‘Metrissandal’ sandals would really make this a chic moment, with a fun touch.

One thing we can always count on seeing during one of these promo tours from Blake is at least one look from Chanel. It has been a long time since her contract with the brand expired, but she has remained a friend of the house. She is one of the few who can really dig into the brands archives for the red carpet. They don’t let many do that, but for Blake they do. I didn’t dig into the archives for this blue and white print pleated midi dress in fact its actually one of the most recent collections that the brand has put out. This chic dress is summer ready and I think that with loose waves, nude lips, defined eyes, and white Christian Louboutin ‘Choca Spikes’ silver spike embellished sandals that this would be another really chic moment for Blake to deliver over the course of this promo tour. The second hot off the runway couture look I want to see Blake rock is this black and gold abstract web embroidered ensemble from the Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture collection which features an oversized blazer coat and a mini dress with a plunging neckline. Now this is the kind of look I want to see from Blake during a press event, maybe a late night talk show, but I wonder if Elie Saab would lend hot off the runway couture for a late night appearance? This isn’t Cannes where they will lend the latest stuff for street style, but I feel like if anyone could make it happen it would be Blake. While most would see this as an after party look for something like the Venice or Toronto Film Festivals I can see Blake rocking this outfit with confidence in the middle of the day as she sashays down the sidewalks of New York City from location to location. It is honestly the kind of look I feel we would have seen her Gossip Girl character Serena Van Der Woodson rock on the sidewalks as well. I went with the black and gold jacquard leopard print Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pointed to pumps to add another dose of sexy drama to this ensemble. Finishing the look with a loose updo and red lips really would make this look one of my favorites from this press tour.

Blake has rocked many, many designers over the years, but one brand that I am surprised she has never worn is Naeem Khan. Blake loves drama and sparkle and that is exactly what Naeem Khan is all about, even in his more “daywear” designs. I really do think that Blake would be drawn to this ensemble from the Naeem Khan Fall 2018 RTW collection which features a green short sleeve pussy bow tie blouse and a pair of sick bead, sequin, and pearl button embellished high waisted pants. It is that elevated casual look that Blake likes to stick to during these tours and I really think that with teased hair worn down with braided pieces pulling it back, easy neutral makeup, and a pair of black lace Christian Louboutin ‘Nouba’ peep toe slingback sandals that it would be a really chic moment.

I hope you all don’t get bored of seeing his black No. 21 Resort 2019 short suit which features a double breasted blazer with white shirting details attached to the hem and cuff and a pair of mini Bermuda shorts on my wish lists, because until someone wears it it is one of my favorite more casual options out there right now. This is that look that I would give to a client going to a cocktail event but doesn’t want to be too dressed up. Blake gives that effortless vibe sometimes and I think that she would definitely be able to really sell this kind of a look to me on the red carpet. This is the kind of look that you could pair with everything from flat brogue style shoes to sky high stilettos. I honestly believe that Blake believes the taller the shoe the closer to god and that is why I want to see her pair this look with a purposefully messy ponytail, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of sporty black and white Christian Louboutin ‘Twistissima’ mesh toe pumps.

The final look I have on this set of wishes for Blake is this burgundy, blue, and green color blocked Peter Pilotto Fall 2018 RTW cady frill shoulder jumpsuit which features asymmetrical sleeves, mint braided rope belt, and a deep V-neckline. While everything on this list was done in alphabetical order it make sense that this jumpsuit was the last look. It was the final option I picked for Blake. It is definitely something that I can picture her wearing, but I wonder the likelihood of it being worn. This collection hasn’t been embraced by the Hollywood style set as much as I would have expected, but I think that Blake should snatch this jumpsuit up for an appearance on a show like The Late Late Show with James Cordon paired with dark brown Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass’ crystal embellished pumps

So tell me, which of these looks do you most want to see Blake bring to life while she promotes A Simple Favor? The movie will be released in theaters on September 14, 2018.

16 Potential Red Carpet Moments From Resort 2019

Today we have just one more set of seasonal wish lists to close out the week. Since the Resort 2019 season kicked off back on May 3, 2018 with the Chanel Cruise 2019 presentation and just wound down during Paris Couture. Over the course of that about two month long period fashion houses staged runway shows and held presentations around the world. Aside from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, and Louis Vuitton most designers showed a lookbook instead of a runway show. I love this season because it is just about the clothes more so than theatrical styling. The hair and makeup are simpler. They don’t compete as much with the clothes. There are definitely many potential red carpet moments hiding in this season’s collections. Andrew Gn: Kicking off the looks that I want to see brought to life on the red carpet is this yellow and silver brocade wing sleeve gown which features an exaggerated sleeve detail, an A-line bodice, flared hem, and small train detail. It is a very flirty and feminine gown, but it will need a real statuesque woman to make it work on the red carpet and I think that Elizabeth Debicki would be the perfect person to do just that.

Badgley Mishcka: I don’t often think about Badgley Mishka anymore, but I really loved the brands Resort 2019 collection. The whole collection was a statement of glamour, and I do think that there are several chic looks that would make for chic red carpet moments. This teal, yellow, white, and red floral print tea length gown which features a v-neck, full skirt, and bold red bow detail is something that is an incredibly glamorous yet statement making moment. Someone like Sarah Hyland would really make this a chic red carpet moment, maybe for one of the pre-Emmy Awards parties?

Carolina Herrera: This season was the first season where Wes Gordon was in total control of the Carolina Herrera creative directions. He has been around consulting for the brands namesake for a couple of months, but after handing Mrs. Herrera with a bouquet of red roses he took the reigns solo. This collection was incredibly chic and it makes me forward to seeing what Wes will continue. This collection showed how seamless the transfer of power at Herrera has been. He stuck to the codes of the brand to a T. It was the epitome of femininity and stars are already giving love to this collection on the red carpet. We have already seen Brie Larson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Goya Toledo, Zendaya, Lupita Nyong’o, and Tao Okamoto all rocking looks from this collection on the red carpet. As soon as I flipped to this white one shoulder tea length gown which features rainbow stripes and a full ball skirt I knew that I wanted to see Emilia Clarke rock it on a red carpet. It could be a really chic moment and I think that if anyone could make it the perfect effortless moment on the red carpet it would be her.

David Koma: Sexy, structure, and beading are the main codes at David Koma. Coming off the heels of him exiting as the creative director of Mugler I was expecting to see Mr. Koma invest more creative capital in his own brand, but we definitely did not see that this season. It was more of just what we have come to love, and expect, from the brand, but there were still several red carpet moments that came out of this collection. Usually when I see something like this blue embellished strong shoulder dress which features an asymmetrical side slit hem and a v-neckline I would think of Jennifer Lopez, but this time it was a different Jennifer (Jennifer Lawrence) that came to mind. While I think that JLo would absolutely kill this dress on the red carpet with some sparkly black Louboutin’s I also think that it would be an unexpected edgy glam moment for JLaw as well. Fausto Puglisi: I have to say that I often feel like Fausto Puglisi is very repetitive when it comes to his runway looks. I have to say that when I look back at his Resort 2019 collection it was pretty much more of the same, but it was done so well it wasn’t till I typed those words that I realized how much of the collection is a seasonal reinterpretation of a classic Fausto Puglisi piece. The brand is known for this sexy cut that also seems to have and ode to ancient Rome, and that is exactly what we got from him this season but with bold color and color-blocking. My favorite look from the collection was this bold and black, lilac, and red asymmetrical color block long sleeve column gown which features a v-neck, grommet stud detailing, and fit and flare silhouette and I really want to see Suki Waterhouse bring it to life on the red carpet, and I think that is because the model reminds me of her.

Fendi: Fendi is the only brand that has made my potential red carpet moments lists for Fall 2018 Couture, Spring 2019 Menswear, and now Resort 2019. I don’t know what is the water that Karl has been drinking when he designs Fendi, but it has been inspired. While the iconic Fendi ‘Zucchino’ logo print is nothing new it has had a resurgence in the last year or so. In fact logo prints have been back across the board from Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Chanel. So this teal and red ensemble which features a short sleeve button down top with a wide collar and a matching wrap style skirt which with features a buckle waist detail, pleating, and an asymmetrical hemline is a bold modern moment on this classic Fendi print. I’m not usually one for in your face logo prints, but I do love this look and I feel like someone who doesn’t flaunt brand like Naomi Watts would really bring this look to life for a casual red carpet appearance.

Gucci: Watching the Gucci Resort 2019 show, which was located at medieval cloisters in Arles, France with fire lighting the runway, was like partaking in a religious experience. Maybe Alessandro was inspired in part by this years Met Gala theme. He encapsulated the inspiration behind the collection by saying that tit was inspired by a rave in a cemetery. The styling was as over the top as ever. You don’t see robotic and repetitive styling from Alessandro’s Gucci, ever. The styles that came down the runway were hard to digest in most cases. There was so much layering, almost too many accessories, props, and patterns that things got lost in translation for me. One look I did really love, but have absolutely no idea where it would be worn, is the black velvet midi gown which features blouson 3/4 length sleeves, a watteau neckline, and a 3D rib cage embellishing the bodice. It is the beauty in the grotesque and it only marginally works. It definitely would take the right person to make me fall in love with this look off the runway. Lady Gaga is really the only person that springs to mind, but with her promoting A Star Is Born under her birth name I wonder if we will see looks like this from the eccentric singer turned actress.

Louis Vuitton: When I watched the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 show I thought of all the potential that lies within the codes set forth in the collection that could lead to custom gowns. In fact in the days following the release of this collection me and my friend Evita from For The Love of Red Carpet Fashion (and the person who does all the custom gown edits) came up with custom design ideas for almost 40 custom Louis Vuitton gowns inspired by what came down the runway during this show. When it comes to runway looks I tend to get very bored with Louis Vuitton very fast because it has to many brand ambassadors that they over saturate the market. I usually say that halfway through a season I am ready for the next one I am bored with seeing the same styles over and over again. I do however really want to see this black, white, and orange mixed print sequin mini dress which features strong ruffles shoulders, long sleeves with flared cuffs, subtle peplum detail, and a skater skirt to make a red carpet moment. There are so many Louis Vuitton devotees who I think could really sell this dress to me on the red carpet but I feel like it would be an edgier moment for someone like Ruth Negga whom we are used to seeing wear more romantic style. Marchesa: It is not a “special anniversary” season for Marchesa. In fact it came out when Marchesa is still in the throws of controversy thanks to Harvey Weinstein. Back in May right after Scarlett Johansson wore a Marchesa gown to the Met Gala stylist to the stars Ilaria Urbinati took to her Instagram with a defense of Marchesa, and its co-founder Georgina Chapman. She said “I don’t see how it’s right to have completely thrown her under the bus alongside him despite the fact that she left him. It reeks a bit of the old habit of asking the woman what SHE did wrong when the husband cheats. If anything my first instinct is not to blame her but to rally by her because i can’t even begin to imagine what she must have felt when she found out.  This is a woman whose entire life has been flipped upside down and who will have to deal with the fact that her children will grow up with a scarlet letter – a fact which i can assure you as a mother – all the money in the upper west side can never make okay.  As a stylist, putting her dresses on clients is tricky because i wouldn’t want to enforce that kind of scrutiny on a client. That would have to be their choice. But i appreciated the ballsiness of Scarlett Johansson showing up at the recent Met in one of her creations.” And I have to agree. I don’t want to see Marchesa or Georgina harmed anymore than they already have been. I want to see people who constantly wore Marchesa head back to the brand for future red carpet moments. I would love to see Kate Beckinsale snatch up this black and gold strapless ruffled gown which features a sweetheart neckline with a fit and flare bodice, golden embroidery, and a mermaid hem and make it a totally major moment. It reminds me of a Marchesa gown Kate wore back in 2010 for an Elton John event.

Maticevski: One of the most underrated designers out there right now is in my opinion is Toni Maticevski. The Melbourne based designer is a genius of draping and drama and I feel like we don’t see a lot of the brand on the red carpet. It has a celebrity fan base that includes Ciara, Solange Knowles, Aishwarya Rai, Lily Collins, and Sonam Kapoor. I think Thandie Newton would be the perfect person to join those legions wearing this black and brown ensemble which features a black one shoulder origami draped top with a dramatic train, black tailored classic pencil pants with a thick banded waistline and seam detailing, and detachable toffee faux leather ruched sleeves.

Mugler: Mugler ended up showing off season after the unexpected departure of its creative director David Koma with its Fall 2018 RTW collection. New creative director Casey Cadwallader presented his second collection for the brand and I am slowly coming around. It isn’t the most red carpet friendly brand, like it was under Koma, but there are pieces that I would like to be worn. Most of all I am obsessed with the blush, yellow, and purple fringe gown that that really made for a very dramatic moment. It was a real statement moment, but I have struggled with who would sell it on the red carpet. I thought about all of the fun that Heidi Klum had when she was wearing a similar fringe gown by project runway alumni Sean Kelly on the red carpet at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards and thought she might be perfect to give this Mugler fringe gown a moment as well.

No. 21: Another one of my favorite brands that I think is very underrated is No. 21. Alessandro Del’Aqua delivers chic Italian glamour in his collections for the brand and I am always excited to see what he will present next. There is no shortage of looks to make glamorous moments on the red carpet from the brands Resort 2019 collection. In fact I’ve already put a short suit from the brand in my San Diego Comic-Con wishes for Evan Rachel Wood. My favorite look from the collection was this silver one shoulder sequin cocktail dress which features a large pink bow detail on the shoulder and a contrasting color back panel. It is fun and flirty and I think that since Alison Brie is working with a new stylist recently that this might be a fun moment to bring to one of the cocktail events that she attends.Oscar de la Renta: When it comes to glamour does any brand to it better than Oscar de la Renta? I have always loved the looks that came down an Oscar de la Renta runway but when Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim took over the reigns of the brand they brought this new modern twist to the brand. It found a whole new life under these two and I am forever in love with it. I am already hoping that these two will be to Oscar what Karl Lagerfeld has been to Chanel. The brand has attracted a younger brand of celebrity since the two joined the brand including Emma Watson. She wore several looks from the brand last year while she was promoting Beauty and the Beast, and I would love to see her step onto a red carpet wearing this white strapless eyelet lace gown which features a sweetheart neckline, empire waist, contrast bow at the bustline, and an asymmetrical hemline.

Rosie Assoulin: When it comes to that relaxed glamour that often times goes over so well on the red carpet very few do it as well as Rosie Assoulin. She meshes bohemian elegance with drama and it makes for absolutely glamorous collections. I always look forward to seeing what she will present each season and the Resort 2019 collection might be my favorite one yet. Her brand is perfect for resort. It is the perfect mesh of dramatics and wear-ability. If I were a rich lady yachting the world I would want to sip my champagne on the sun deck wearing Rosie Assoulin. The brand has amassed a huge celebrity following including Naomie Harris who I think would be the perfect person to bring this navy strapless rainbow striped silk taffeta gown which features a fitted bodice that flares into a full, structured skirt and a defined sash detail waist to life on the red carpet.

Sachin + Babi: For the most part we don’t see Sachin + Babi dress a whole lot of the a-list, aside of Helen Mirren, but I really want to see more stars embrace the brands signature glamour on the red carpet. I feel like there are so many potential red carpet moments that are hiding in this collection. The gown I want to see most is this bright yellow strapless cocktail length pencil dress which features a dramatic bow attached at the back. We often see Amanda Seyfried rocking the most coveted labels like Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, and Prada on the red carpet, but I really do think that she would take this gown and own it.

Viktor & Rolf Sior: Finishing out this list the drama and glamour of Viktor & Rolf. I was really excited last September when the label relaunched ready-to-wear. I love the genius of the brand and I really do believe that there is a way to balance out the incredibly avant garde designs they send down the couture runways and the more wearable approach to glamour. That is what they have figured out with the launch of the Sior line. It is still dramatic, but still incredibly wearable. We have already seen Zendaya rock several looks from the first Sior collection, so I would love to see her bring the glamour to the red carpet wearing this lavender embroidered bow drape ballgown which features a sweetheart neckline, pastel 3D floral embroidery detailing on the bodice, and a dramatic full skirt.

2018 San Diego Comin-Con Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

This is the first time I’ve covered any of the stars who we might see later this month at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con and I have to say that I am really excited to see what everyone will bring. Another reason why I have loved putting these wishes together because I have been able to use some of the looks and designers that I don’t often get to feature on this site. I feel like I focus more on the cocktail and gown event, which I love, but I feel like sometimes a really great casual moment can be just as appreciated. Anya Taylor Joy is one of the stars of The New Mutants which was supposed to be released earlier this year, but it was pushed to next August. So with that in mind I don’t know if she will be on deck this year for Comic-Con or not. I have loved to see her extra meets bohemian style grow since she first burst onto the scene. She has been embraced major brands like Prada, Schiaparelli, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Gucci and also given love to young brands like Huishan Zhang recently. I would love to see Anya give a chic casual moment going to for not your typical red carpet brand A.L.C. for her Comic-Con ensemble. I was actually really surprised by how much I loved this collection and I really do think that this ivory robe style dress which features and obi style belt, long sleeves, skater skirt, and plunging neckline would be a flirty and event appropriate yet glamorous moment for Anya to bring to this red carpet especially when paired with loose waves, defined eyes, pink lips, and a pair of black and silver Dolce & Gabbana buckle detail chunky heel graffiti pumps. I have been seeing so many great looks for Evan Rachel Wood to rock all over the Resort 2019 and Fall 2018 Couture runways and it is making me really excited for her (potential) Emmy’s run. I have heard that despite being in the throws of Season 2 currently and the fact that it is a favorite for some Emmy’s this year that Westworld won’t be paneled at Comic-Con this year, despite being on the schedule last year. I hope that isn’t true because I really want to see ERW bring a chic moment to Comic-Con and that is exactly what would happen if she wore this black No. 21 Resort 2019 short suit which features a double breasted blazer with white shirting details attached to the hem and cuff and a pair of mini Bermuda shorts. This look needs someone with cool girl attitude to really make it work out of the lookbook and I know that Evan has that effortless cool girl ease to really make this look come to life. Styling it with a sleek low bun, defined eyes, red lips, and black Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Lola Pearl’ sequin and suede sock boots would keep that cool girl vibe going.I will say I was kinda surprised not to see Keira Knightley at the Chanel Couture show yesterday. She has the winter blockbuster promo tour for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to plan for. I don’t know if Disney movies, outside of the Marvel universe, will feature at Comic-Con but this type of live action fantasy is something I feel we could see presented. We have never seem Keira do Comic-Con before and with her style of films sticking more to the film festival crowd it doesn’t surprise me. Her style doesn’t scream Comic-Con to me either. As I write this I honestly don’t even know if this black, white, and peach Chanel Cruise 2019 midi dress is right either. I can totally see Keira wearing it, but I’m doubting that it would be the right choice for Comic-Con. I feel like we could see Keira go really casual wearing jeans, a white t-shirt, a Chanel tweed jacket, and a pair of Chanel sneakers for an event like this. Michelle Williams hasn’t been to Comic-Con since she presented Oz the Great and Powerful back in 2012 wearing a chic black and white Giulietta shift dress. She is another of the stars whose style I don’t necessarily vibes with what we expect at Comic-Con, especially now that shes a slave to Louis Vuitton. Could a Comic-Con appearance to promote Venom (which will release in October) be an extremely rare public appearance where Michelle decides to go outside of the Louis Vuitton umbrella? My guess is the chances of that are slim to none, but I will crave it none the less while still making a wish for Michelle to wear a Louis Vuitton ensemble. I feel like this black silk Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 knotted drape dress is right up Michelle’s ally but I would imagine that she would have it modified to bring up the very deep plunging neckline and cover up the cutouts on the sides and back of the dress. Those modifications would indeed take the allure out of this dress, but that is what I come to expect from Michelle. I wouldn’t expect any stand out styling to make up for the modifications either. I would imagine that Michelle would pair the modified dress with her signature sleek pixie, defined eyes, nude glossy lips, and a pair of black Louis Vuitton ‘Horizon’ low heel logo sandals.Rounding out this set of wishes is one of my favorite ladies whom I haven’t been able to feature enough of lately, Ruth Negga. Since bursting onto the scene with her award winning performance in Loving Ruth has gone on to role in Preacher and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so I would imagine that she will be at Comic-Con to promote either of those shows. She was at Comic-Con last year but her best looks (from The Vampire’s Wife and Miu Miu) were only seen thanks to her stylist Karla Welch and her Instagram. Ruth isn’t afraid to be a little extra so that is why I went for a full on leather look for her to wear for this years Comic-Con with this Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2019 ensemble which features a black, white and red patchwork halter top and black wide leg, high waisted culottes. I saw this look in the Ferragamo lookbook and Ruth was the first person to come to mind and it made me hope that there would be an occasion that I could use this look to wish for and then I thought of Comic-Con and the pieces just fell into place. A pair of black Sergio Rossi studded t-bar strappy sandals, a knotted braids bun, defined eyes, and oxblood red lips are what I would add to this ensemble to make sure this is a perfect look from head to toe.

The 2018 San Diego Comic-Con will take place from July 19 to 22, 2018.