2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 13

I am getting really excited to see what the Golden Globe Awards are going to bring this weekend. Almost every day we are getting announcements of new presenters who are going to appear live. So the wishes below are ones I definitely moment I am really excited to see. Let’s get into it, Annie Mumolo is back on the big screen right now in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar and is expected to present this weekend. I can’t say that I know anything about her style, but I want to see her give a very chic and elegant moment on the red carpet. I turned to the virtual racks of Bergdorf Goodman and found this black CDGNY crepe column gown which features silver chainmail cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline and fell in love. The gown is simple and classic, but the chainmail sleeves give this gown the perfect twist to make it a visually interesting moment. A sleek hairstyle tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, red lips, a black glitter medley plexi Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Emsy’ crystal embellished peep toe criss-cross sandals, and simple sparkle via Kwiat ‘Silhouette’ white diamond oval drop earrings would make this look scream glamour from head to toe. Bryce Dallas Howard has long railed against the red carpet system and how women dress. Instead of working with a stylist or trying to deal with the limitations of designer samples, the actress is known to buy her outfits right off the rack. For the promo tour for Rocketman Bryce turned to the virtual consignment racks of The Real Real to plan all of her outfits. So when I saw her name on a list of presenters for Sunday’s show I immediately turned to the virtual consignor again. I found this black and red floral print sleeveless Oscar De La Renta tea length gown with a dramatic train and open back and immediately fell in love with the idea of Bryce bringing it to life. This gown is from the brands Fall 2019 RTW collection and has actually already been worn on a red carpet, by Gina Rodriguez. I don’t think that would mean much to Bryce. I would style the look differently for Bryce than Gina did. I think that for Bryce that this gown should be styled with a big bun updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of red Francesco Russo cross strap pointed toe d’orsay pumps, and a vintage white diamond and ruby cluster earrings from Beladora. It would easily be Bryce’s best red carpet moment ever. Kristen Wiig hasn’t made a lot of red carpet appearances in the last couple of years, but when she has they have been MOMENTS. So when I saw her name on a list of presenters alongside her Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar co-star I knew I wanted a major moment from her again. This black sequined long sleeve column gown from the Prabal Gurung Fall 2021 RTW collection which features a jewel neckline, strong shoulders, crystal bow details, and a thigh high split is one of the few looks from this collection that I really love and I feel like Kristen would definitely make it come to life beautifully. It is a major 80’s moment and I would really run with it for Kristen. A side parted sleek pixie, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black satin Saint Laurent ‘Hall’ ankle strap silver crystal embellished sandals, and DAZZLING white diamond Amwaj High Jewelry waterfall earrings would pull this look together beautifully. Sofia Carson will be one of the hosts on the “red carpet” for the network like she did last year and I want to see her bring a DRAMATIC moment to the red carpet. She is a huge fan of Giambattista Valli so it was a no-brainier for me to turn to the label once again opting for this black ruffled halter gown with an open back and a-line skirt. It is glamorous, avant garde, and dramatic all rolled together so it checks all of Sofia’s boxes and would be a major red carpet moment especially if styled with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold glossy red lips, a pair of black Amina Muaddi ‘Ursina 105’ pointed toe pumps with a crystal embellished strap, and dazzling white diamond and emerald David Morris starburst drop earrings. Finishing out today is the gorgeous Tiffany Haddish. Regular readers are going to be SHOCKED that I am picking a look for Tiffany from D***e & G*****a. I don’t easily turn to the label, but I know her stylist isn’t afraid to put his clients in the problematic brand and despite all of those problems I still love this navy, turquoise, and sky blue color blocked pleated gown with a halter neck, defined waist, a-line, and flowing train from the brands Fall 2019 Alta Moda Couture collection. So when I was looking for the perfect gown for Tiffany and I saw this gown in my archives I knew it would be a perfect fit. She loves a great color moment and I feel like this is here for Tiffany’s major fashion choices as of late. I would style this gown with her shaved head, thick defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of navy crystal embellished Aquazzura ‘Tequila 105’ strappy sandals, and MATEO NY ‘Something Blue’ 14k gold set blue topaz and white diamond drop earrings to really make sure this look is glamour from head to toe.

The 2021 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday February 28, 2021. You can see all of my wishes for this years event here.

2020 Democratic National Convention Red Carpet Wish List

A lot of people say fashion isn’t and shouldn’t be political. I say they are dead wrong. I’ve honestly missed writing about fashion as it relates to American politics. I’ve had a blackout on the Trump administration because I fervently disagree with the administrations policies. So now that we are into campaign season I am getting excited. From Michelle Obama launching careers of young designers to Barack Obama’s biggest scandal being the tan suit the Obama white house was full of fashion moments. I don’t expect that if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win the 2020 Presidential Election that they would come close to rivaling the Obama’s, but I definitely think that I will be watching. The 2020 Democratic National Convention, the official kickoff of the final stretch to election day starts tonight and over the next several nights we will see the biggest names in Democratic politics gather around the country virtually to rally their support behind former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris. So let’s talk about some of the looks I would like to see worn for some of the speeches that will be given. Starting the list is Senator Kamala Harris, the nominee for Vice President of the United States. She will deliver the Keynote speech on Wednesday to officially accept the nomination for Vice President. I’ve followed Kamala for a while now, but not because of her fashion. So when the announcement came down I did a bit of a dive into what she’s worn for events and as a senator in the Capital to shape what I would love to see her wear. She loves a pantsuit so of course for the speech to accept the nomination I found an amazing pantsuit for Kamala. I love the cut of this grey Altuzarra Fall 2020 RTW melange wool blend suit which feature a wide lapel double breasted blazer and a pair of wide leg pants. It is an interesting take on the classic pantsuit and I feel like it is easily something Kamala would wear. For the speech I would style the look with her signature soft curls, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, a teal blue peony watercolor floral print Altuzarra silk button down shirt, a pair of black suede Jimmy Choo ‘Love 100’ pointed toe pumps, and her signature pearl earrings. Now typically on the final night of the convention after the presidential nominee gives their acceptance speech the VP nominee and the families come out and greet the crowd to a balloon drop and explosion of confetti. Due to COVID-19 we know that there will be no crowd. We don’t know what the speeches will look like yet, but I am really interested to see if Kamala will come out and join Joe Biden at the end of the convention. If she does I would like to see her step onto the stage wearing this royal blue Carolina Herrera Resort 2021 long sleeve crepe midi dress which features a draped skirt and a crew neckline. It isn’t often we see Kamala wearing a dress, but I feel like this one is perfect for her. Her signature curls, defined eyes, dark red glossy lips, those signature pearls, and black Christian Louboutin ‘Brandina’ croc stamped calfskin leather asymmetrical sling back pointed toe pumps would put the perfect finishing touches on this look for Kamala. It would make sure the official kick off is done in style. Fashion isn’t what I associate with Dr. Jill Biden. She isn’t a high fashion political spouse, but she always gives us very chic and elegant looks for both more casual and more formal events. I would love to see Dr. Biden wearing two super chic looks for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. For her speech tomorrow night as the potential next First Lady I knew immediately who I would love to see dress Dr. Biden. I feel like she is perfectly slated for Oscar de la Renta and when I saw this azure blue Oscar de la Renta sleeveless midi dress which features an overlay neckline and a flared hem I knew I had found the perfect look for Dr. Biden’s speech. It is a chic off the rack moment and fitting for a future First Lady. Her signature waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of ballet pink suede and patent leather Jimmy Choo ‘Ray’ mid heel slingback pointed toe pumps would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. Now for the final night to join Joe on the stage after his speech (hopefully to a hail of balloons and confetti) I went with another off the rack look. I imagine Joe will wear a blue suit that I would love to see styled with a red tie, so to compliment the blue Carolina Herrera dress I picked for Kamala and that suit for Joe I would love to see Dr. Biden wear this white Lauren Ralph Lauren faux-wrap knee length dress which features a v-neck and a barely cap sleeves. It would make a perfect trio of looks especially if styled with her signature waves, defined eyes, nude pink lips, and a pair of white lace Gianvito Rossi ‘Liliane’ pointed toe pumps. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to be speaking tomorrow night as well. She has become a huge star since upsetting her district’s long held congressman. She gives major style moments. What I love about her is that she does stay accessible with her fashion. “Get used to me slaying lewks because I am an excellent thrift shopper” AOC has said. When I was looking for the perfect look for her to wear on the stage, wherever it may be, to deliver her DNC speech I knew it had to be accessible. So I went shopping on the virtual racks of Macys.com. Specifically the sale racks. I fell in love with the idea of seeing AOC wearing this black DKNY sleeveless a-line knee length dress which features an electric blue asymmetrical pleated panel immediately. Then I saw the $45.13 price tag and I knew it was perfect. She does live her life to what she talks and  appreciate that. Now I have seen her rock a really good shoe, so I went a little higher end with the shoes picking a pair of electric blue Alexander Wang ‘Rie’ silver studded pointed toe pumps. They are on the pricey side at $360 even at 40% off, but shoes are gold. To finish this look I would love to see her style the look with a sleek bun updo, defined eyes, red lips, and stud earrings. Former First Lady Michelle Obama will take the virtual stage for the DNC tonight. I always love seeing Michelle because she LOVES to play with fashion. I would love to see her give us a bold fashion moment tonight so I picked this marigold yellow Christopher John Rogers Fall 2020 RTW draped dress which features batteau neckline, long bell sleeves, gathered detail on the waist, and a side split. It is a bit of a political statement not because of color, but because it is a black designer and a rising star. I would love to see Michelle really go for it with this look styling it with a chic wavy bob, defined eyes, dark red glossy lips, a pair of metallic yellow gold Schutz ‘Sol’ ribbed detail slingback pointed toe pumps, and Mateo NY 14k gold set baroque pearl drop earrings. It would make for a statement fashion moment for Michelle. In addition to all of the political leaders speaking at the convention the DNC will also have a line up of musical acts that rivals what the VMA’s have already announced. Queer icon and Broadway star Billy Porter is among those who have been announced to perform at this years Democratic Convention. I always love seeing Billy as he serves a look no matter if hes walking a red carpet or joining an interview via Zoom. While I went pretty conservative with the looks I picked for the speakers I’ve picked some real FASHION moments for the performers starting with this major yee-haw meets glam grunge red, white, and blue Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 RTW ensemble for Billy Porter. Billy recently covered Buffalo Springfield’s 1967 protest anthem “For What It’s Worth.” I’m betting that he will be joining Stephen Stills who originally wrote and sang that protest anthem. It would be a great moment. I feel like this now archive fashion moment I would love to see Billy pull it out of the archive and bring it to life. Common & John Legend are also going to be performing at the 202 DNC. Now it isn’t confirmed that they are going to perform together, but I would imagine that they will be performing their Oscar and Grammy Award winning song “Glory” from Selma. I decided not to include John this time because of sheer time cuts (I also wasn’t able to include Billie Eilish, Prince Royce, The Chicks, and more it really will be a star studded event) but I wanted to include Common. I’ve always loved seeing she sharp dressed rapper on the red carpet. I love that he isn’t afraid of color or pattern. I gave him that for my wish thanks to this Dzojchen blue and white basket weave single breasted suit with matching shirt. It is a statement suit for sure and I definitely can picture it being something Common would be drawn to. Style it with a pair of black calfskin leather Christian Louboutin ‘Dr Jack’ side laced oxfords to make the look perfect. Vocal powerhouse Jennifer Hudson will also will be performing and I honestly wish I could pick one song to zero in on. She could give us Aretha Franklin performing some of the Queen of Soul’s protest anthems like “Respect,” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” or “People Get Ready” or she could perform her Oscar nominated song “I’ll Fight” from the documentary “RBG.” I’m leaning towards her performing Aretha since she does have the movie where she stars as the late Soul icon. I picked my look for her with Aretha in mind. I LOVE this ice blue sequin Prabal Gurung Resort 2020 one shoulder ruffle gown which features ostrich feather trim and a hip high split. I can imagine Jennifer giving us full 60’s inspired glam wearing this gown with an avant garde twist updo, thick winged eyes, deep red glossy lips, a pair of silver Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Sophie’ metallic leather slingback sandals, and dazzling Hueb ‘Botanica’ white diamond and aquamarine cluster earrings. It would be a major fashion moment for sure. I can say I’m not exactly sure what Maggie Rogers will be performing at the 2020 Democratic Convention. She is one of the few who I’ve actually seen on the official schedule. She will perform tonight before speeches by Senator Bernie Sanders and former First Lady Michelle Obama. With her voice she could perform patriotic standards like “This Land Is Your Land” or “America The Beautiful.” While I don’t know what she will be performing I know I would love to see her rock her performance wearing this Carolina Herrera Fall 2020 RTW ensemble which features a rounded sleeve with ribbon tied cuffs electric blue tunic with a black rose pattern embroidered it paired with periwinkle blue straight leg pants. It is a meshing of oversized, femininity, and tailoring and I feel that is something that Maggie is drawn to in her looks. Styling it with a loose updo, barely there makeup, and white black Roger Vivier ‘Texan Sabot’ crystal buckle detailed cowboy boot inspired mules would definitely make this a super cool look for Maggie.

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will run today Monday August 17, 2020 through Thursday August 20, 2020.

Peacock Launch Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

Peacock is going to be NBCUniversal’s take on Netflix. I know you are all thinking the same thing I am. Why do we need ANOTHER streaming service. The whole reason people started leaving cable for streaming was because of how expensive cable has become. Now NBC, Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, AppleTV+, Amazon Prime and I know there are more. Why do we need all of these different streams that end up costing more than cable? Are the different companies banding together to push people back to regular television? Now while I do not plan to indulge NBCUniversal and subscribe to Peacock I am sad there won’t be a big launch party for the streaming platform. The streamer will have content from all the best of the NBCUniversal family including from NBC, Bravo, E!, as well as movies produced by Universal. It will also include original series created by some of the favorite names in the NBCUniversal family. Now while there isn’t a big launch party planned ahead of the streaming services July 15, 2020 launch date I’m making wishes as if there would have been and if it had been a major gala red carpet event like the AppleTV+ launch. So let’s get on into it shall we? Amy Poehler will not only have her hit comedy series Park & Recreation, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance, streaming on Peacock; but she is also producing Division One, a coming-of-age original comedy series about an underdog women’s collegiate soccer team for the service as well. So I would definitely imagine that had there been a launch party for Peacock that Amy would have been on the red carpet. Now when it comes to fashion I am not usually expecting Amy to push the envelope of fashion. She loves pantsuits for the red carpet, usually your standard black tuxedo cuts. So I started looking for a cool suit look for her to wear on the red carpet. That is when I saw this aqua blue Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2020 suit which features a blazer with big bell cuff sleeves, a pair of straight leg pants, and an aqua silk charmuse blouse with a fuchsia pink scarf. The color is definitely a lot bolder than we are used to seeing from Amy, but the look really spoke to me for her. It is super cool and I definitely think it would have been a personal best for Amy in terms of her red carpet style. Now since the suit is such a bold statement all on it’s own I would just style it with a loose updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of hot pink Stuart Weitzman ‘Anny 95’ pointed toe suede pumps to really make sure this look is envelope pushing, yet still within Amy’s comfort zone for red carpet looks. Emmy Rossum is always one of my favorite’s to see on the red carpet. So when I saw that she is staring in Angelyne, a limited drama series from her husband and producer Sam Esmail based on the true story about a surgically enhanced LA pop-culture icon in the 1980’s, I was really looking forward to seeing what she would bring to the red carpet. I went for DRAMA picking this two tone pink Azzi & Osta Spring 2020 Couture strapless jumpsuit which features a corseted satin bodice, asymmetrical pleated peplum on one hip, slim crepe ankle length pants, delicate floral embroidery, and a dramatic tulle train. In all reality I wouldn’t have expected this event to be a big couture look worthy event, but since it has become about fantasy I went for super fantastical wishes. This look definitely something I think that Emmy would bring to life with effortless ease. A sleek updo, defined eyes, punchy pink lips, a pair of raspberry pink Giuseppe Zanotti strappy slingback sandals, and a selection of dazzling Kwiat jewels including ‘American Beauty’ 8-stone white diamond cluster earrings and a matching ‘American Beauty’ round, marquise, & pear shaped white diamond necklace would definitely have made this a major high drama glamour moment for Emmy. Clean Slate, starring Laverne Cox as a trans woman who returns to Alabama and reunites with her estranged father after 17 years, produced by legendary producer Norman Lear is also set to be one of the original comedy series added to Peacock. I have long loved seeing Laverne on the red carpet. Over the last year though she has gone from dramatic glamour to this trashy edgy vibe that I’m just not feeling. I know that Laverne has the potential to bring the dramatic glamour to the red carpet. So I decided to pick this super glamorous black velvet Christian Siriano Fall 2020 RTW one sleeve draped gown which features a daring side split. It is super glamorous but maintains a lot of sex appeal. I think that is the perfect vibe for Laverne to rock on the red carpet for this premiere. I would have really loved to see this gown styled with a sleek high ponytail, smokey eyes, dark ruby red glossy lips, a rainbow crystal Judith Leiber Couture ‘Disc Lollipop’ tassel detailed minaudiere, black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Cathy 150’ peep toe ankle strap platform sandals, and a selection of Nikos Koulis jewels including a pair of ‘Energy’ collection white diamond fringe hoop earrings and a ‘V’ collection white diamond cuff bracelet. Law & Order: SVU is easily the most successful NBC series ever. It is now in its 24th season. Mariska Hargitay has been a part of the series since the beginning. So since the show will be added to Peacock I would have definitely loved to see Mariska on the red carpet. We don’t see her make the red carpet rounds very often, so I would have definitely loved to see her on the red carpet at the launch of the streaming service. I went to the virtual racks of Bergdorf Goodman to find the perfect gown for Mariska since she isn’t one who rocks runways looks. When I saw this navy blue Zac Posen off-the-shoulder taffeta mermaid gown I knew it was a perfect choice. I am super sad that Zac has closed up shop on his label and that we have most likely seen the last days of the label on the red carpet. This gown is available through Bergdorf’s sale at 40% off, and I really do think that it would have been super glamorous on Mariska especially styled with a soft retro glam updo, defined eyes, blush pink glossy lips, a navy satin Judith Leiber Couture crystal embellished rectangle clutch, a pair of navy glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Romy 85’ pointed toe pumps, and Amwaj jewels including multi-cut white diamond collar necklace with a pendant drop and a white diamond solitaire and marquis cut cocktail ring. Rounding out today is a super glam look for Tina Fey. Like Amy not only is Tina’s hit NBC comedy 30 Rock being added to Peacock, but she is also creating original content. The original that Tina is creating for Peacock is called Girls5Eva and is about a one-hit-wonder girl group from the ’90s that reunites for one more shot at stardom. So I would have loved to see Tina give us sophisticated elegance wearing this black Erdem Fall 2020 RTW ‘Adalyn’ a-line 3D floral jacquard midi gown which features thin straps. It is such a chic and elegant dress. A classic with a twist. That tends to be the perfect look for Tina. I would have loved to see her bring this midi gown to life on the red carpet styled with a sleek updo, defined eyes, pink lips, a black satin Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of black satin Jimmy Choo ‘Love 100’ pointed toe pumps embellished with white and green crystals and faux pearls, and Kwiat ‘Legacy’ collection art deco inspired emerald cut white diamond and calibre emerald pendant drop earrings.

The Peacock streaming service will drop on July 15, 2020.

“The Old Guard” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

I have to say that I am really disappointed that The Old Guard isn’t going to have a red carpet premiere. This film is a superhero flick directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, based on the comic book of the same name. With a cast that includes Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, and Chiwetel Ejiofor I would have definitely wanted to see a red carpet to celebrate the films release. The story focuses on a pack of mercenaries who are all centuries-old immortals able to heal from any wound. Just as they find another immortal has “awakened”, they realize someone is onto their secret and have to fight for their freedom. The Old Guard is scheduled to be released on July 10, 2020, by Netflix. So today I am putting out wishes for what could have been had the film had a big red carpet premiere. Over the course of awards season Charlize Theron let me down over and over again until her sleek and sexy custom black gown at the Oscars. I always want the most from Charlize on the red carpet be it a big gown or an intricate cocktail moment. So I decided that since I really wasn’t a fan of anything Maria Grazia Chiuri has created lately for Charlize that I was going to dig deep into the Christian Dior Couture archives. I found this forest green and black asymmetrically origami draped cap sleeve midi dress from the Christian Dior by Gianfranco Ferre Spring 1996 Couture collection. The look definitely brings the edgy glamour to the red carpet. I would love to see Charlize bring this glamorous moment out of the Dior archives and give it a major moment on the red carpet. Just like Charlize this gown balances hard lines and soft frills. I fee like for a Netflix movie premiere that this look would be perfection especially if styled with a pair of black lace up detail patent leather Gianvito Rossi ankle strap sandals, defined eyes, red lips, a side parted pixie cut, and vintage Harry Winston 18k gold set white diamond cluster earrings. I am really bummed that we won’t get to see Kiki Layne bring her signature high glamour to the red carpet to promote this film. I’ve been in love with Kiki and her style since she first burst onto the scene wearing Gucci for the Toronto Film Festival premiere of If Beale Street Could Talk. I would have loved to see her bring effortless high glam to this red carpet with this canary yellow silk charmuse Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2020 one shoulder bias cut gown which features a dramatic ruffle on the shoulder and a sweeping train. I know that with Kiki’s banging body that she would definitely have brought this look come to life. I definitely think that had she had the opportunity to bring this gown to life with a big bun updo, defined eyes, pink lips, a pair of light gold glitter Sophia Webster ‘Rosalind 100’ three strap stiletto sandals, and a selection of Anabela Chan jewels including ‘Diamond Pearl Raindrop’ chandelier earrings and ‘Constellation Pearl and Diamond’ cuff bracelet that this could have been a Best Dressed of the Year worthy moment.

2020 BET Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

Today we finish out my 2020 BET Awards wishes with three wishes for three stars with very different and distinct style. Had there been a major red carpet for the BET Awards I know that the three stars in today’s wishes would have definitely bring the drama and glamour to the red carpet. I am hoping that in the coming weeks and months we will start to get back to red carpet events, but until then I will continue to talk about what could have been. So let’s get into it. I love me some Billy Porter. The Queer actor brings the glamour to the red carpet. He takes risks and blurs the lines between menswear and womenswear. I am still imagining myself wearing the white Alex Vinash feathered tuxedo that Billy wore for the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year for my own wedding. So I turned to a designer who loves blurring the lines of gender, sexuality, and race: Prabal Gurung. As I was on the hunt for the perfect look for Billy to wear for the BET Awards I immediately fell in love with this white and black Prabal Gurung Fall 2020 RTW tailored tuxedo which features an asymmetrically color blocked jacket with a gold button detail and a pair of slouchy pintuck straight leg pants. I definitely think this look could be super effortless and majorly glamorous on Billy. It isn’t the big drama filled gowns or coats he tends to favor, but it gives us disco Saturday Night Fever elegance. Now I would want to see Billy really go for it with the styling adding a black Stefano Ricci crystal-tipped silk formal shirt worn with a button or two undone, a black feather embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ crystal trimmed clutch, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Night on the Nile’ crystal embellished and velvet loafers, and a DRAMATIC Philip Treacy black and white wide brimmed fedora style hat. It would all make a major moment come to together perfectly. Cynthia Erivo delivered all kinds of major looks over the course of awards season. From big ball gowns or simpler silhouettes done perfectly I was ALWAYS looking forward to seeing what she was going to bring to the red carpet. So I wanted to make sure that I included a major moment for what I would have wanted to see Cynthia bring to life on the red carpet. Enter this red jersey Balenciaga Fall 2020 RTW draped gown which features gloved sleeves as thigh high split, and a sweeping train. I went back and forth on picking this look for Cynthia because I don’t think that she would be able to pull off the look with the matching tight boots that the look was styled with on the runway and I wasn’t sure I would have liked to see the gown without the boots. The more and more I thought about it I think that customizing the gown so it had a bodysuit so there could still be a lot of leg shown and styling the look with her signature bleach blonde shaved hairstyle, defined eyes, deep red glossy lips, a red crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, a pair of red stretch mesh Balenciaga pointed toe pumps, and statement David Webb geometric hoop ruby and white diamond drop earrings would definitely make this a major moment for Cynthia to bring to life. 16 year old actress Storm Reid has definitely made a name for her self in the world of high fashion. She opened the Miu Miu Fall 2020 RTW show back in March and has rocked red carpets around the world in some of the most coveted fashion brands including Coach, Iris Van Herpen, Viktor & Rolf, Simone Rocha, & Etro. I cannot wait to continue seeing what the future has in store for her. So I would love to see Storm give us cocktail drama wearing this black Balmain Fall 2020 RTW strapless ruffled crepe midi dress which features a cropped bustier bodice with a sweetheart neckline and a tulip shaped skirt. The look is sexy and glamorous yet incredibly age appropriate for Storm, especially with the right styling. A chic fishtail plaited braid, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of black suede Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pointed toe pumps, and a statement Vhernier ‘Calla’ ebony and 18k rose gold link necklace would definitely have made this look a major glam fashion moment for Storm.

Check out Part 1 of my 2020 BET Awards wishes here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. The virtual BET Awards will take place on Sunday June 28, 2020 at 8pm on BET, BET Her, & CBS.

“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 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 29

There is a lot of variation in the labels I want to see on the Met Gala red carpet in this set of wishes, and in my overall wishes in general. I looked at last years Met Gala red carpet gallery on Vogue.com. There are 206 images in that gallery and I counted how many different designer labels were featured. Any guesses? In those 206 images there were only 62 different designers featured. In all of my wishes for this years Met Gala red carpet I have about the same number of stars featured, but I have 83 different designers featured. Now while I do have a lot of wishes for labels like Valentino, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton a lot of those are just one or two wishes per label. Looking at the five designers featured in this set of wishes for this years red carpet three weren’t even on the Met red carpet last year. I want to see more variation in labels than we have seen on the Met Gala red carpet. There are so many different labels out there why should stars be restricted to just a small box? Since Ralph & Russo launched its runway collection in January 2014 the label has only had two Met Gala moments. The first was Arizona Muse in a gorgeous red ballgown at the Charles James themed gala in 2015 and then a huge white and black ruffled ball gown worn by Janelle Monae in 2017 for the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons” themed gala. I’ve picked three Ralph & Russo looks I want to see on the Met Gala red carpet this year. The first was for Bella Hadid, the second was Katy Perry, and now the third and final wish is for supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel hasn’t been on the Met Gala red carpet since the technology themed gala in 2016 I was wondering who should wear this pale pink silk crêpe Ralph & Russo Spring 2020 Couture column gown, featuring oversized pale pink and mustard silk taffeta bows and sashes for this years red carpet. It just made sense to me that a model would be the perfect person to bring this look to life for this years Met Gala. I love it when Alessandra does classic glamour on the red carpet and I know that she would just ooze sophistication wearing this gown on the Met Gala red carpet especially if styled with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, ruby red lips, a pair of gold crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Dania’ strappy platform sandals, and a beautiful cushion cut yellow diamond and white marquis cut white diamond Harry Winston wreath necklace. To be completely honest I was shocked when no one wore Vera Wang for the Met Gala last year. The designer known for her bridal gowns and evening wear has been a go to designer for at least one star on the Met Gala red carpet for years. She has created some of my favorite gowns that work perfectly with the theme like the Sistine Chapel fresco print gown for Ariana Grande in 2018, the purple jacquard ball gown for Kerry Washington n 2015, and the silver feathers for Rita Ora in 2016. I need to see Vera back on this years Met Gala red carpet dressing a couple of stars. You’ve already seen my wish for a custom grey draped goddess gown for Jodie Comer. For the rest of my Vera Wang wishes for this years red carpet (there’s some still to come) I started looking through the labels archived collections. I was looking at Vera’s iconic ‘black and white’ Spring 2014 Bridal collection to find options for this years red carpet. I knew I wanted to have Vera dress Constance Wu and so I was in a deep dive into the photo archives to find the perfect gown. I saw this ivory silk, lace, and tulle strapless ball gown which features a black lace detail on the strapless sweetheart neckline and knew I had found the moment. Now obviously this gown can deliver serious bridal vibes, so styling for this look would be really important. One thing I would like to see Vera do to make this look a little less bridal and more red carpet is adding black lace detail on the hem of the dress. Then styling the look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, bold red lips, the black leather opera gloves the look was styled with for the lookbook, a pair of black leather Sophia Webster ‘Coco Crystal’ pumps with an ombre crystal heel, and a statement modern art deco white diamond Cartier High Jewelry ‘Etourdissant’ collar necklace I think would take this look out of the realm of overtly bridal into the realm of red carpet glamour. This set of Met Gala wishes is full of models. It has actually been a long time since we have seen supermodel Heidi Klum attend a Met. The last time I saw was back in 2013 when she bucked the theme and wore a super glamorous Marchesa gown for the gala themed “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” With her new hit Amazon fashion series Making The Cut I would love to see Heidi back on this red carpet. I feel like that will be surprising to many because I typically hate what Heidi is wearing on the red carpet, but I adore this moss green Christian Siriano Fall 2020 RTW ‘Funhouse’ one shoulder cape sleeve column gown and I could imagine this being a superb moment for Heidi to bring to life on this red carpet. While last year was not the first year we had seen Christian Siriano designs on the Met Gala red carpet it was his most major year yet. He dressed Janelle Monae, Ryan Murphy, Laverne Cox, and Michael Urie. This year I’ve picked two beautiful Siriano looks for the red carpet. This one for Heidi is the sleeker side of the Siriano label. Heidi has been a good friend to Siriano’s successful fashion house since he won Project Runway back when she was still the series host in 2008 on the shows fourth season. So I definitely could see the two attending the Met Gala together. I would ask Christian to lengthen the cape sleeve so it has a long train to add just a little bit of drama to this look. I think a teased bouffant updo with bangs, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of sand colored Alevi Milano ‘Penelope’ crystal embellished strappy sandals, and dazzling green tourmaline Anabela Chan ‘Papillon’ white and yellow diamond trimmed drop earrings would definitely make this a beautiful moment for Heidi to bring to life on the Met Gala red carpet. Logan Browning has had a major year this year. She was one of the SAG ambassadors for the 2020 SAG Awards and has been dressed by coveted labels like Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph & Russo, Chloe, and Prabal Gurung, but she has never been to the Met Gala. So as I was looking for the perfect person to wear this ice blue pleated tulle Prabal Gurung Fall 2020 RTW strapless gown which features a structured crystal embellished neckline and as I was searching for the person I saw Logan’s Prabal ensemble from the NAACP Image Awards and the idea of her wearing this gown just clicked in my head. It would definitely be the perfect look for someone to wear on their first Met Gala red carpet. Wearing a shapeless gown is super difficult for anyone. The automatic assumption is “well is she pregnant?” So this look could be a tricky one, but I think that Logan has the effortless edge and glamour to really let this gown come to life with that effortless air it will need. Now with this Prabal gown I would also love to see Logan pair the look with jewels from Prabal’s collaboration with Tasaki including a pair of ‘Cove’ akoya pearl and white diamond drop earrings, an architectural white gold and akoya pearl ‘Aurora’ cuff bracelet, and a white diamond ‘Spirea’ cocktail right. Finishing the styling of this gown with a tight braided hairstyle to keep the look balanced and show off those earrings, smokey eyes, glossy nude lips, and a pair of contrasting holographic blue Gianvito Rossi ‘Temptation’ PVC paneled peep toe slingback pumps would ensure that Logan delivers a major moment on her first Met Gala red carpet. During the time of last years Met Gala Bottega Veneta by Daniel Lee was still in its infancy. He had only presented one pre-collection and one runway show. I was really slow to jump on the Daniel Lee train. I wasn’t a big fan. I wasn’t happy with his seemingly endless copy of other designers and poor construction. I still hate his accessories, but Rosie Huntington Whitley wore a look from his Pre-Fall 2019 collection for a bareMinerals event and it was successful. Then she was his date for the British Fashion Awards wearing a customized look from the Bottega Veneta Spring 2020 RTW collection, also successful. I would bet that if the brand, and Daniel, are on the Met Gala red carpet this year I would bet that Rosie would be their guest. I went round and round on what the custom gown for Rosie would look like. In fact I changed my mind as I was writing this list. People who read fashion blogs might be a little surprised that I’ve got this nude Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2020 look on my list for Rosie. That would be because Rihanna wore the full lookbook version of this ensemble for the ROC Nation Brunch before the Grammy’s earlier this year. When I first saw the crystal embellished ruched halter nude midi dress in this lookbook I immediately put it on reserve for Rosie to wear on the Met Gala red carpet. When Rihanna wore it I was devastated0. Then Daniel Lee sent versions of this gown down the Fall 2020 RTW runway too and the thought of this gown for Rosie came back into my mind. Originally I was thinking of a red liquid sequin turtleneck gown from the Fall 2020 collection, but I just couldn’t shake the idea of this gown. So instead I decided to create a custom red moment of this gown where the hem reaches the floor. Styling this gown with a curly romantic updo embellished with a Cindy Chao ruby and white diamond bow broach detail, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a red crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slim Rectangle’ clutch, and a pair of red crystal embellished Aquazzura ‘Tequila’ strappy sandals would make sure this look dazzles.

2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 25

This set of Met Gala wishes is two major cape moments and three simple yet glamorous moments. I typically have a philosophy that is always go big or go home. But I also know that isn’t something that works for everyone. Some people prefer simplicity. When simplicity is done to perfection it can still deliver a Best Dressed of the Year worthy moment and make me fall in love more than even the biggest of gowns. I feel like this year’s Met Gala theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” will see a lot of perfectly done simple and timeless moments on the red carpet. So I cannot wait to see what this red carpet will bring. I realized as I came to the close of my first round of wishes for this years Met Gala that I had picked no looks from Mary Katrantzou to wear on the red carpet. I knew that had to change. So while this is my second Mary Katrantzou wish posted it was actually the first look I picked. I was thinking about who could really be a great ambassador for the brand and which gown I wanted to see most. Enter this Mary Katrantzou Spring 2020 RTW ‘Stellar’ gown floor length hooded cape with a train and trapeze gown in custom woven antiqued gold sunbeam jacquard, hand embroidered with zodiac symbols, constellations, and heavenly bodies in beads and Swarovski crystals. I have wanted to see this look on Cate Blanchett since it was first sent down the runway at the Temple of Poseidon. She actually wore a the look that came down the runway right before this gown for the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. I think this look brings the drama to the red carpet while also embracing the idea of time as seen through the stars. It would be great to see Cate wear this gown for just her THIRD ever Met Gala appearance. Honestly it shocks me that Cate has only walked the famed Met steps twice before, and this look would definitely make sure she captivates. A sleek updo, smokey eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, a pair of gold Malone Souliers ‘Lauren’ crystal embellished satin platform ankle strap sandals, and yellow fancy colored gemstone and white diamond Cartier High Jewelry Magnitude high jewelry collection ‘Yuma’ earrings would definitely put this look together in the most glamorous manner possible.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been walking the Met Gala red carpet for years. She always brings something super glam, but I feel like she doesn’t really ever stick to the theme. Now with the theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” I really want to see Gisele deliver a superb timeless moment that will ft the theme perfectly. I turned back to the same designer that dressed Gisele last year, Christian Dior, to find the perfect gown for her to wear on this years red carpet. Gisele is the face of Dior Beauty’s Spring 2020 “Capture Total” campaign so it wouldn’t surprise me to see her wearing the label on the red carpet again this year. This white knot draped Christian Dior Spring 2020 Couture column gown which features an asymmetrical neckline, a wrap style skirt, and a side split screams glamour on the red carpet and I believe that Gisele could definitely sell this look to me with ease. I want the look to scream classic glam so I would want to see her style the look with a sleek side parted beehive inspired updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of white Jimmy Choo ‘Dochas’ jeweled leather ankle strap sandals, and dazzling Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond and emerald chandelier earrings. Having hubby Tom Brady wearing a silver jacquard Tom Ford ‘Atticus’ tuxedo jacket on her arm as some man-candy would definitely up the game too. I’ve talked about how I don’t really pick people I want to see on the Met Gala red carpet first, but instead designers. Well that is not the case here. I learned who Jordan Roth was back in 2018 when I saw photos of him on the red carpet at the Met Gala wearing a custom Givenchy Couture ensemble. I found him on Instagram and followed immediately. He has become one of my personal style icons. He isn’t afraid to express himself and take fashion risks. He is the embodiment of my personal motto of “When in doubt be extra.” I mean last year he decided to wear an entire theater on a custom caped Iris Van Herpen Couture moment.  So I knew I needed to make sure he was featured in these wishes and that it was super dramatic. I saw this baby and raspberry pink bow covered Valentino Haute Couture Beijing 2019 Couture collection and I knew that I had down the look. Jordan would definitely be able to sell this look to me on the red carpet. He would rock it with the strawberry red velvet long sleeve gown it was paired with on the runway. He isn’t afraid to blur gender lines. Seeing Jordan wearing this ensemble on the Met Gala red carpet with a pair of red Christian Louboutin ‘Turela’ suede ankle boots, a chic updo, smokey eyes, and Harry Winston jewels including a ruby and diamond floral cluster necklace and a statement ruby and diamond wreath cuff bracelet would definitely make me really excited about what #WhatIsJordanWearing! Now we are back to looks picking the wearer and not the other way around. If we Laura Harrier on the red carpet at the 2020 Met Gala it will most likely be in Louis Vuitton. She has worn the labels the last two year, but neither look was worthy of this storied red carpet. That being said, I was looking at this black velvet Prabal Gurung Fall 2020 RTW one shoulder draped gown which features a could shoulder detail, hip cutout, a hip high split, a dramatic train, and crystal embellishments and I imagined the look on Laura and was sold. I am not a huge fan of Laura the LV ambassador, but when she steps outside of the label I usually fall in love with her looks on the red carpet. I would love to see Laura give us sexy glamour on the red carpet at this year Met Gala wearing this gown. Now while I stepped outside of LV for the gown I decided to pair this look with a black Louis Vuitton ‘Capucines Mini Capucines’ crystal embellished top handle evening bag to make sure the brand is still represented. Now on top of her LV ambassadorship Laura is also an ambassador for Bulgari so I picked some major jewels for her to pair with this gown including a pair of white diamond, black enamel, and emerald drop earrings and a white diamond ‘Serpenti’ cuff bracelet. Finishing the look with A sleek 60’s inspired updo, winged eyes, red lips, and black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Miria’ crystal embellished ankle strap sandals would definitely make sure this is Laura’s best Met Gala moment ever. When it comes to looking at the Fall 2020 RTW collections I am always looking at them through the lens of “what will work for the Met Gala red carpet?” Now Donatella Versace sent a couple of gowns down the runway for Versace Fall 2020 RTW, but none really screamed Met Gala to me. BUT this silver chainmail bustier mini dress with a crustal beaded tube curved neckline (a detail inspired by Gianni Versace Atelier Fall 1997 Couture) did. I immediately saw this dress being lengthened into a floor length column gown on Reese Witherspoon. Reese would definitely be able to show us how simplistic classic glam done perfectly could be amazing. I know that this gown fitted perfectly to Reese’s figure would be a major statement especially if styled with a sleek vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of silver Gianvito Rossi ‘Glam’ crystal embellished ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Tiffany & Co. jewels including teardrop earrings in platinum with tanzanites and diamonds, a vintage art deco white diamond bracelet, and a vintage white diamond and sapphire art deco bracelet.

New York Fashion Week Fall 2020 RTW Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

Closing out my wishes for the looks that came down the runway during New York Fashion Week from the Fall 2020 RTW collections. This season I noticed how even more diverse my wishes were. Designers who typically design for one type of person seemed to open to the most diverse set of starlets who I can picture wearing the looks on the red carpet. Now of course the people I see wearing the looks below are just my personal opinion, but I definitely think that the red carpets over the next several months that will include the Tribeca Film Festival, the No Time To Die promo tour, the Met Gala, the Cannes Film Festival, the Tony Awards, and more will see some major fashion moments. We are already seeing the looks from NYFW brought to life on the red carpet and the looks are phenomenal. I can’t wait to see what the next several months have in store. So enjoy these wishes and stay tuned my wishes for the runways of London Fashion Week are coming for you soon!

2020 Oscar Parties Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

Today I close out my Oscar parties wishes. The only thing that stands between you and my wishes for the actual Oscars ceremony red carpet now are my wishes for the Film Independent Spirit Awards which will be posted tomorrow. We are now less than a week to Oscar night. Unfortunately I will be on a work trip and unable to engage in the red carpet as much as I want to this year, but I am hoping that while I am working a trade show that stars are delivering superb Best Dressed of the Year worthy moments on the red carpet. I haven’t seen any yet this awards season, but I am holding out hope after the BAFTA red carpet last night shunned the “re-wear” and “sustainable” plea from the organization and delivered some of the best red carpet looks of the season. I am praying that this will continue through the week and end with a slew of knockout moments on Oscar night. I have high expectations, but trying to manage them so I can be blown away. Some of the wishes below are exactly that wishful thinking, but some of these (even the more realistic ones) could be a personal best for the ladies walking Oscar night red carpets.

Oscar Night 2020 is Sunday February 9, 2020.