2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Mandibules”

The prankish sensibilities of French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux have screened several times over the years in Cannes proving that he has no shortage of outrageous ideas, and the wherewithal to pull them off. Cannes would have been a natural platform for his latest bizarre cinematic adventure Mandibules, which has the sort of ludicrous premise that only Dupieux could envision: It’s the story of two friends who discover a fly trapped in a car boot and train it to do tricks for easy money. It doesn’t have a big fashion cast, but I would have loved to see this premiere have the effortless French glamour sensibilities filled with many spokesmodels bringing a lot of extra glamour to the red carpet in Cannes. Adele Exarchopoulos was launched to French film fame in Cannes with her film Blue Is The Warmest Color. Since then we have seen Adele in Cannes promoting several projects and I was interested to see what she would have brought to the festival to promote Mandibules at this years festival. I went uber French glam for the perfect effortless moment for the films photocall picking this Patou Fall 2020 RTW ensemble which features a black silk puffy sleeved blouse and a pair of high waisted cropped jeans. Typically I would consider this more of a street style look or an influencer fashion moment waiting to happen, but when I thought of Adele wearing this gown in Cannes I knew it would be that perfect effortlessly dramatic French casual glam moment I am craving. Style this gown with a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of hot pink suede and silver glitter Miu Miu peep toe thick heel pumps to add a dose of color and sparkle and it would be perfection. For the premiere I again went for dramatic simplicity picking this blueish grey Valentino Spring 2020 Couture gown which features a v-neck tank top style bodice, contrast lined peplum, red sash, soft a-line wrap style skirt, center split, and a sweeping train. The look is simple and elegant, but super glam and I think that Adele would ensure the look screams effortless glamour styling it with a sleek updo, soft smokey eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, a pair of silver metallic leather strappy Roger Vivier ankle strap sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection aquamarine sapphire geometric lace drop earrings. Bella Hadid has been heading to Cannes promoting labels she has contracts with, Dior and Bulgari. Every year since 2016 she has ventured to the French Riviera and walked the red carpet twice. One look is always in Dior since Bella is a face of Dior Beauty. So I went on the hunt for the perfect glamour moment for her to bring to life on the red carpet. I am obsessed with this black feathered Christian Dior Fall 2019 Couture ball gown which features an embroidered tulle sweetheart neckline bustier and a single one shoulder tulle strap. I’ve already picked one star to wear this gown in Cannes, but I really think that Bella would make it the perfect edgy meets glamorous moment on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. So I think that styling this look in a glam manner with a sleek retro updo, smokey eyes, red lips, black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Very Cathy’ ankle strap platform peep toe sandals, and a pair of dazzling white diamond Bulgari cluster earrings with an emerald drops would ensure this look is perfection from head to toe. Celine Dion was announced as a face of L’Oreal Paris last year and when the announcement happened I got really excited. She has become one of my favorite fashionistas and I was immediately ready to see her bring dramatic glamour to the festivals red carpet. So I was really hoping to see her jet to Cannes this year. One of the looks I would love to see her bring to life this year was this champagne gold Elie Saab Spring 2020 Couture column gown which features puffy shoulders, long sleeves, a plunging v-neckline, belted waist, an asymmetrical ruffled detail on her waist, and a superb hip high split. It would be that superb glamorous moment that I think Celine would bring the moment to life in Cannes. Styled perfectly I know that while Celine could give the biggest gowns on the red carpet that this could be a superb head to toe glamour moment. So I would style this gown for Celine with a sleek side parted bouffant updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of champagne gold Christian Louboutin ‘Labella’ glittered leather and mesh crystal embellished strappy peep toe pumps, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection yellow teardrop waterfall chandelier earrings to ensure Celine delivers nothing but glamour. This purple pleated jersey Roberto Cavalli Couture gown which features a plunging neckline, silver crystal embellishments trimming the bodice and on the hips, and a sweeping train is my second wish for Emily Ratajkowski to wear on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. It is another slinky hyper sensual gown for Emily to wear on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. That is the type of look that Emily is able to deliver with ease on the red carpet. I actually had thought of Emily as the perfect person to bring this look to life on the red carpet and I know that she would make it work. Sleek old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of purple satin Alevì Milano gem embellished ankle strap sandals, and a selection of de Grisogono jewels including amethyst pendant drop earrings and a statement white diamond cuff bracelet would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. Fan Bingbing has been a Queen of Cannes for almost a decade showing up on the festivals red carpets every year for one reason or another. She was catapulted to fashion fame thanks to the festival when she was a L’Orealista. She has subsequently left the beauty label, did a couple turns for Chopard, and was a juror. I don’t know what would bring Fan to the festival this year, but I wanted to see her bring the glamour to the festival anyway. So for this look I went for DRAMA picking this aquamarine Georges Chakra Spring 2020 Couture ballgown which features huge short puffy princess sleeves, a sheer leaf embroidered bodice, a ball skirt with a thigh high split, and a sweeping train. There are not many who would be able to sell this gown to me on the red carpet. Fan would wear it with effortless ease. Style it with a sleek bun updo, defined eyes, red lips, a silver Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ snakeskin crystal clasp clutch, a pair of silver crystal embellished Rene Caovilla bow detail cross strap sandals, and a pair of statement David Morris ‘Orecchini Opali’ aquamarine, paraiba tourmaline, white diamond, and black opal drop earrings and Fan would ensure that this look is a major Cannes red carpet moment.  I didn’t realize it until I started writing this wish that I had picked two Atelier Versace moments for Marion Cotillard to wear in Cannes had she gone there to promote Chopard. It is a little ironic since she is the face of Chanel, but out of 4 looks I’ve picked for her to wear for this years festival only 1 came from Chanel. I thought about picking another look from the label for Marion, but I LOVED the idea of seeing her wear this red Atelier Versace Spring 1990 Couture column gown which features a bustier bodice with a sculpted embellished asymmetrical neckline. So much so that before I had even put this image together I already knew exactly how I was going to style it. A sleek retro updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of ruby red crystal embellished Gianvito Rossi ‘Glam’ satin ankle strap sandals, and a statement white diamond and ruby Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 three row collar necklace all came to mind when I pictured Marion wearing this gown and it would definitely make for a statement ensemble that is both edgy and glam.

2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 16

Today’s Met Gala wish list is all about firsts. I think that the theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” is perfect for firsts. Timelines have to start somewhere. In each of my wishes today I am going to feature a first to come to the Met Gala red carpet. Most of the wishes are for new stars to receive their first invitation to walk those famed red carpeted steps, but there are also a couple of wishes for new labels to be featured on the Met Gala red carpet. I am hoping that lots of major beginnings happen on this years red carpet. So why don’t we get right on into the wishes shall we? I am always ready for a great couples moment on the red carpet. This year I would love to see Dylan Sprouse & Barbara Palvin make their Met Gala red carpet debut, both as a couple and as individuals. Last year it was all about Dylan’s twin brother Cole and his former girlfriend Lili Reinheart and now I am hoping that Dyan and Barbara will get their turn. I was looking at menswear and definitely wanted to see this black Balmain Pre-Fall 2020 crystal embellished skinny shawl lapel button-less tiger print tuxedo jacket to see on the red carpet and I immediately thought of Dylan. I don’t know what it was about the jacket that screamed Dylan to me since he has never worn Balmain before, but I would love to see him make this classic yet extra and fun moment perfect for the Met Gala red carpet with a crisp white button up buttoned all the up, without a tie, a pair of skinny tuxedo pants, a satin cummerbund, and a pair of black suede Balmain ‘Karen’ silver cap toe ankle boots. Now for Dylan’s former Victoria’s Secret Angel supermodel girlfriend Barbara Palvin. She is a face of Armani Beauty so when I was trying to think of the perfect person to wear this black Armani Prive Fall 2016 Couture gown which features a sheer long sleeve bodice with beaded “pockets” on the breasts, a poufy peplum, and a flared velvet skirt with a long train It just clicked as a great moment for her. Now the sheerness of the top could pose a problem. I don’t really want to see boobs on the red carpet so trying to figure it out could include a black velvet bustier underneath, a black bra (another option I really don’t want to see), or a strapless bustier specifically made to match Barbara’s skin tone perfectly. The nude bustier is probably my favorite option. Old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Queen’ ankle strap sandals, and a selection of white diamond Djula jewels up one ear would definitely make this look come to life on the red carpet. Both of these looks would compliment each other extremely well and make for a major moment for these two to rock for their first Met Gala red carpet. It has been a while since I have really loved the look that Karlie Kloss has worn on the Met Gala red carpet. Honestly I’m not the biggest fan when it comes to the looks Karlie decides to wear on the red carpet. I decided that for this year’s Met Gala that Karlie would be the perfect choice to give New York City based label Marina Moscone designed by sisters Marina and Francesca Moscone its first Met Gala red carpet moment. The label has had great moments at the BAFTA Awards on Zazie Beetz and at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Martha Hunt, and I feel like they are ready for their first Met Gala. I LOVE this cream Marina Moscone Fall 2020 RTW silk-blend gown which features a partially lined relaxed fit, shift silhouette, leopard print, floor length fringe throughout, a rounded neckline, and long sleeves. It was definitely one of my favorite stand out moments to come out of New York Fashion Week and I think that it gives nods to several eras in fashion. There’s 20s, 60’s, 70’s, and 90’s inspiration in this look and I really want to see Karlie bring this look to life in the perfect way on the red carpet. I think that this gown styled with a romantic updo, defined eyes, dark cherry red lips, simple cream nappa leather Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ ankle strap sandals, and a pair of dazzling rose gold set Messika High Jewelry ‘Diamond Catcher’ feather inspired white diamond drop earrings would definitely ensure that Karlie makes sure that Marina Moscone has a major moment for their Met Gala debut. Meryl Streep is going to make her Met Gala debut this year as she is one of the co-chairs of this years event alongside Anna Wintour, Emma Stone, Lin Manuel Miranda, and Nicholas Ghesquiere. It is shocking to think that the queen of cinema has never attended a Met Gala before, but it is true. I would imagine that Meryl will most likely wear a custom Louis Vuitton design, especially since her stylist Micaela Erlanger works very closely with the house, but I looked at the latest runway show and I just didn’t imagine Meryl wearing any of the looks. So I went back to the drawing board. I had saved almost 700 looks to consider for stars to bring to life on this red carpet, so I went searching for a look that screamed Meryl. When I saw this champagne sequin and crystal embellished Celine Fall 2020 RTW long sleeve 70’s inspired peasant dress and thought it would be the great base for a super custom gown for Meryl to wear on this red carpet. Lengthen the skirt to hit the floor and add a sweeping train would definitely make this a major moment on the red carpet. Now Celine creative director Heidi Slimane is known for his super skinny size 0 models. Meryl has curves so I don’t know if he would create a custom gown for her, but he should. I can imagine how major of a moment this could be and it would be a shame for it not to happen. A chic updo, defined eyes, punchy pink lips, a gold Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ mirrored stingray leather clutch, a pair of gold Roger Vivier ‘Flower Strass Buckle’ pointed toe pumps, and a selection of vintage Bulgari jewels including white diamond framed emerald cut emerald stud earrings and an 18k gold set white diamond and emerald coil ring worn on her index finger would all make sure this look just oozes effortless bohemian glamour from head to toe for Meryl’s first time walking the famed Met steps. Olivia Culpo has also never walked a Met Gala red carpet. It honestly depends on the moment on whether or not I even think she should. I was looking that this black Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2020 strapless a-line dress which features a strapless velvet bustier bodice and intricate art deco inspired gold beading thinking about bow it would be amazing customized into a floor length gown. That custom gown definitely speaks to the theme of this years gala. I was racking my brain for the perfect person to bring the gown to life on the red carpet and I got the thought of Olivia wearing the gown and it was a great idea. The look screams glamour and I imagine that with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, red lips, a black crocodile pattern stamped satin Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of two tone bronze and gold Sophia Webster ‘Nicole’ ankle strap sandals, and a statement 18k gold Buccellati ‘Serendib’ white diamond and black sapphire collar necklace that this look would be glamour defined from head to toe. Yara Shahidi is one of my favorite red carpet stars, but I just haven’t loved any of her past Met Gala moments. I really want to see Yara bring the drama to this years red carpet. I decided to pick Yara to be the first celebrity to bring Christopher John Rogers to life on the Met Gala red carpet. The designer won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize last year and I can imagine that he will be bringing the drama to this years red carpet. The Christopher John Rogers Fall 2020 RTW collection was full of major moments that could be major moments on this years red carpet. This emerald green silk cap sleeve ballgown has a dramatic skirt with a major tulle crinoline underneath is different than anything Yara has worn before. It honestly could skew a little old. I want to see Yara rock this gown perfectly fit to her torso, perfectly steamed with a teased afro bun, defined eyes, ruby red lips, a pair of black and green Gucci ‘Crawford’ knotted metallic leather platform sandals, and a statement Bulgari High Jewelry ‘Cinemagia’ collar necklace set in pink gold with amethysts, tourmalines, moonstones, emerald beads, and white diamonds to really make sure that Yara gives Christopher the first major Met Gala moment his label deserves.

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 MTV Movie & TV Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

It seems that after several years of taping the show in advance of airing it on television that MTV is going back to having a live show for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The awards are always more of a funky red carpets of the year. I am really interested in seeing what everyone will wear on this red carpet. When it comes to this red carpet not all of the nominees show up and typically just winners and presenters are on hand. I am really excited to see what everyone is going to bring. Amandla Stenberg is nominated for Best Performance in a Movie thanks to her role in The Hate U Give and I am praying that she is on the red carpet on Monday. She has become quite the style star rocking major looks from Gucci, Valentino, Miu Miu, Ralph & Russo Couture, Louis Vuitton, Celine, and more for major red carpet appearances. I definitely wanted to pick a statement making look for Amandla to bring to life on this red carpet so I turned to one of my favorite edgy glam designers, Christopher Kane, to find the perfect moment for Amandla to bring to life on this red carpet. I love this Christopher Kane Fall 2019 RTW ensemble which features a raspberry red lava lamp print long peasant sleeve button down blouse and a matching print pool blue mini bubble skirt and while it isn’t the typical awards show ensemble I think that Amandla could definitely serve this look up on this red carpet. I think she has the effortless edge to really make this complicated look work with ease on the red carpet. A braided updo, defined light smokey eyes, raspberry red lips, fuchsia pink Malone Souliers ‘Darlene’ metallic leather strappy sandals, and simple Anita Ko ‘Floating’ ruby earcrawler earrings would all make this look absolutely fabulous from head to toe. Something tells me that Captain Marvel star Brie Larson will take home the Best Hero award on Monday night at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. Brie infused her superhero persona into all of the looks that she wore over the course of the promo tours for both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, but I decided to go for more of a modern chic glam look for her to bring to life on the MTV Awards red carpet. I do love this dark teal silk Cushnie Resort 2020 ensemble which features an asymmetrical one sleeved top and a pair of buckled high waisted wide leg pants and think that it would be a perfect moment for her to rock on this red carpet. It is the perfect look of laid back elegance with just the right amount of glamour and sex appeal for the MTV Awards red carpet. A sleek side parted low bun, defined winged eyes, punchy pink lips, a pair of navy iridescent glitter Jimmy Choo ‘April’ platform sandals, and Yvan Tufenkjian ‘Stacked Collection’ diamond earcuffs would definitely make this is SUPER chic moment for her to bring to life. Jada Pinkett Smith will be honored with the Trailblazer Award which recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment. While Jada isn’t most recognizable for her film or television roles she has made waves in the internet talk show world for her digital series Red Table Talk which tackles the hard issues. So while I was a bit surprised by the announcement of her being honored I definitely support it. I typically love Jada and her sense of style, but the looks she wore recently while supporting hubby Will at premieres for Aladdin. I am hoping that Jada brings it out in full force come the MTV Awards on Monday. I decided to go for bohemian glamour picking this fully beaded fringe Roberto Cavalli Couture long sleeve mini dress for her since it is something that I definitely think it is a look right up her ally. I think it is a perfect look for an honoree to bring to life on this red carpet and it would be styled with her new short blonde hair, defined eyes, pink lips, simple black Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Queen’ stiletto sandals, and a selection of Hanut Singh jewels including a pair of ‘Noblesse’ pink sapphire, emerald, enamel, and diamond drop earrings and a ‘Pretty Please’ cabochan pink sapphire, gold pearl, and diamond cocktail ring.Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina star Kiernan Shipka has been one of my favorite red carpet stars since she was about 15. She hasn’t lost her magic yet when it comes to serving up chic, fun, and distinctly her looks on the red carpet. She is nominated for Best Performance in a TV Show, up against stiff competition from Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke (maybe that whole Kings Landing murder thing will bode well for Kiernan). While her taking home a golden popcorn is up for debate I know that she will take home a Best Dressed title since I don’t think I’ve ever not liked what she has worn on a red carpet. As I was looking for MTV Movie & TV Awards looks I saw this black Marc Jacobs Fall 2019 RTW pleated hot pink floral print mini dress which features an off the shoulder neckline, a wide balloon skirt and a tied ribbon at the back and immediately thought of Kiernan. I have loved the dress since it first came down the runway back in February and I definitely think that it is perfect for the 19 year old actress to wear on this red carpet. I did wonder if the silhouette of the dress was too similar to the black and red Christian Dior Couture dress that she wore back in early May at the Billboard Music Awards and while they are similar I think the overall vibes are completely different so I don’t think there would be any real comparison. Styling this dress with a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Sereno’ sculpted heel crystal buckled embellished sandals, a sleek updo, defined eyes, glossy blush pink lips, and simple yet statement making Anabela Chan ‘Ruby Lily’ ruby garnet, pink sapphire, and rose tourmaline drop earrings I think would make this the major fashion moment I am craving. Lupita Nyong’o is a red carpet queen, but I have to say she hasn’t worn anything to wow me, except for her Atelier Versace Met Gala ensemble, recently and I am ready for her to deliver the most fashion forward moments on the red carpet again. She has been closely connected to Dior lately wearing several looks from the brand in recent months and was flown out to Marrakesh for the Dior Cruise 2020 show. One would assume automatically that I would then pick a Dior look for Lupita. Well regular readers know that unless I really love something from Dior I don’t pick Dior unless I absolutely have to for one of the brands ambassadors. Since Lupita is not an official ambassador of Dior I decided to go elsewhere. Enter this gold and silver Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 ensemble which has intricate embroidery inspired by New York City landmarks and is trimmed in thick white banding. While I also typically get very bored with seeing Louis Vuitton on the red carpet (because it is EVERYWHERE) at least I cannot typically hate the collections that Nicholas Ghesquiere sends down the runway. I do love this look and I think that Lupita has the grace and presence to really bring it to life on a red carpet. It is a little stiff and structured for a setting like the MTV Movie and TV Awards, but I think that Lupita would definitely make it work. I would style the look sans bag adding a sleek short hairstyle, smokey eyes, glossy rich red lips, a pair of black leather Louis Vuitton ‘Horizon’ gold logo buckled platform sandals, and a vintage Bulgari gold, diamond, and onyx ‘Serpenti’ snake coil cuff bracelet to really ensure this look is brought to life perfectly. Rounding out this list breakout style star from POSE MJ Rodriguez. I definitely took note of MJ over the course of awards season and she has just kept getting better and better. I am really excited to continue to see her grow and deliver some really major fashion moments on the red carpet. She was the breakout style star of awards season and nominated at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance in the groundbreaking FX series. For her first major nominated red carpet I think that we are likely to see MJ bring something bold, dazzling, and chic to the red carpet and that is exactly what I found for her with this silver Halpern Fall 2019 RTW ensemble which features a draped off the shoulder bodice and matching pants. MJ would be channeling her inner disco diva wearing this look on the MTV Awards red carpet. I want to see her really bring this look to life with a loose updo, smokey eyes, burgundy lips, a pair of silver Aquazzura ‘Monroe Plateau’ glittered platform strappy sandals, a silver Judith Leiber ‘Faceted Box’ clutch and sleek art deco inspired Samer Halimeh diamond drop earrings.

The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on Monday July 17, 2019.

2019 Oscar Parties Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

Alright we are now on our way to Oscar night. Over the next several days I am going to go through all my wishes for the Oscar parties, then jump back a day with my wishes for the Independent Spirit Awards, and then give you all my wishes for the Oscars telecast red carpet. All of this in the next 12 days. It is going to be a busy and glamorous next couple of days. Are you ready for it? Because here we go. Alessandra Ambrosio is usually on the red carpets on Oscar night at at least one of the big parties that happen. I would love to see her rock the red carpet at both the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party and the Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party, and I would like to see her doing so in two different gowns. The red carpet at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party is usually less dramatic than what we see at the Vanity Fair party so I would love to see Alessandra kick the night off wearing this silver Zuhair Murad Spring 2019 Couture fully crystal embellished column gown which features thin straps, off the shoulder sleeves, corsetry, and a belted waist. It is sexy and glamorous without being overt. I don’t want to see Alessandra wearing any sheer gowns on the red carpet this year (I know that is a big hope.) This gown with a silver crystal embellished Christian Louboutin ‘Palmette’ clutch, sleek center parted hair tucked behind the ears, punchy pink lips, a pair of silver Christian Louboutin ‘Jonatina’ PVC strap sandals, and Amwaj diamond double drop earrings would be perfection on Alessandra. For the mid evening wardrobe change for the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party I want to see Alessandra bring more of a dramatic moment to the red carpet picking this dark metallic blue Zuhair Murad Spring 2019 Couture strapless ballgown which features a thin belted waist, ruffle detail along the hip and side split, and a dramatic train. This is typical a style we would more see Ale wearing on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, but it would definitely be a totally perfect and appropriate moment for Oscar night especially with a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Follies Strass’ crystal embellished mesh pointed toe pumps, a sleek high bun, smokey eyes, glossy nude lips, and a statement Amwaj diamond collar necklace. I don’t know if we will see Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone on the red carpets of Oscar night, but if we do I would imagine it would be at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. She knows how to deliver some really bold style moments on the red carpet so I would love to see her head over to Hollywood next weekend. I went for a bold gown with this strapless black and red Alexander McQueen Resort 2019 wave pattern gown which features a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, and a tiered mermaid skirt. I fell in love with this gown when the lookbook was finally released back in December and I have been waiting for the right person and the right event to be able to use it. I would leave the black leather corset belt at home though. I think that makes the look too edgy for Deepika, but without it I think it would be perfection. I would add a black Alexander McQueen ‘Queen and King’ kiss lock box clutch, a sleek high top knot, smokey eyes, dark red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Aribak’ peep toe d’orsay butterfly heel sandals, and a statement Jaipur Gems Burmese ruby and diamond collar necklace to really make sure that Deepika delivers a truly major moment on this Oscar night red carpet. I am sure that we will be seeing Irina Shayk on the red carpet at both the Oscars and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on the arm of her nominated beau Bradley Cooper. She has been at most of the events this awards season, but aside from the Golden Globe Awards where she rocked Atelier Versace all of her looks this awards season have been a little more understated than I have been expecting. I want to see Irina give us the most on Oscar night with dramatic unapologetic glamour and that is exactly what I have picked for her with this white and silver Roberto Cavalli Spring 2019 Couture scoop neck mermaid gown which features crystal embellished sheer construction and a dramatic feathered hem. This gown really gives me major Cher vibes and I definitely think that Irina could really sell this gown to me. She knows how to do unapologetic sexy glamour like few others can and I definitely think that she will be on her full game at the Vanity Fair party especially if she paired this gown with a sleek high pony, smokey eyes, nude lips, white Gianvito Rossi crystal embellished satin sandals, and a pair of absolutely amazing emerald Chopard Red Carpet Collection chandelier earrings. Laura Harrier is going to be an ambassador for the Green Carpet Challenge next Sunday at the Oscars. She will wear sustainable fashion. In the past other stars who have represented this initiative on the red carpet at the Oscars wearing archive looks, re-wearing past red carpet looks, and wearing custom designs using sustainable materials. I am wondering what she will wear. Before I learned that she was going to participating in this challenge I had asked my photoshop wizard to modify a hot off the runway Brock Collection Fall 2019 RTW gown for Laura to wear on this red carpet. On the runway this black peplum gown which features a corseted bodice, intricate gold embroidery, and an a-line skirt had short full cap sleeves and I just didn’t think that was very Laura. She does love a good Brock Collection moment on the red carpet and so I would love to see them modify that runway gown to be a strapless sweetheart neckline moment. I definitely think that Laura could sell the modified version of this gown to me on the red carpet. A sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a black shiny crocodile leather Louis Vuitton ‘Petite Boite Chapeau’ top handle evening bag, a pair of black Louis Vuitton ‘Horizon’ crocodile leather logo detail ankle strap sandals, and a pair of vintage gold and pearl Bulgari doorknocker earrings would definitely complete this look in a very bold and glamorous way. Rachel Weisz is nominated and I am expecting to see her on the red carpet at both the main ceremony and the Vanity Fair party afterwords. I am making Oscar night a Chloe night for Rachel. I definitely think that she could rock some custom Chloe looks on Oscar night, especially if they are done right. I spent last week working on the custom gown for her to wear for the actual show and I cannot wait to show you what me and my girl Evita have cooked up. But before that I decided that I wanted to have a costume change for Rachel because that ceremony gown is super dramatic. I had created this chic and edgy fashion moment inspired by a Chloe cocktail dress I found on FarFetch which features a v-neck, short sleeves, sequin embroidery, column skirt, and a belted waist a while ago for Letitia Wright to wear for the 2018 Emmy Awards and when I was thinking about what I wanted to see Rachel change into I thought of this custom look. I definitely think that if Rachel changed out of her ceremony gown into something else for the Vanity Fair party that it had to be simple, and so I definitely think this sleek gown is the perfect option for her. Add chic waves, defined eyes, red lips, a black Gianvito Rossi box clutch, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi simple style crystal embellished sandals, and dazzling art deco inspired Cartier diamond and emerald drop earrings all would add the perfect finishing touches to this moment.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party will take place on Sunday February 24, 2019.

2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

I have so many wishes to make for this years Screen Actors Guild Awards. But as I am waiting for the couture collections to come out next week I didn’t want to go through two or three posts worth of wishes in a day like I did with the Golden Globe Awards. That happens almost every year with the SAG Awards. I wait until the last possible minute to start my wishes because I want as many of them to be filled with the hot new things. That’s why you might feel like there is more menswear on the wishes for the next few days. Menswear shows are just getting ready to wrap up and so I have all kinds of hot new things for the men to wear, but women also feature in these wishes too. Darren Criss has swept awards season taking home the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice Award for his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. He has been serving interesting sartorial choices at each of those awards shows. It was embellished Emporio Armani at the Emmy Awards, floral Dior Man at the Golden Globes, and casual “Miami Vice” chic in Giorgio Armani for the Critics Choice Awards. The SAG Awards is the final stop on the awards train for Darren where I would say he is the favorite to sweep all the major awards shows by taking home the Actor trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie. I would love to see Darren do so in high style wearing this black and dusty burgundy gingham plaid Ermenegildo Zegna Fall 2019 Menswear double breasted suit which features abstract shiny pattern all over the jacket and slim fit pants. It is one of the best suits of all of the new menswear collections and it is that perfect mix of extra and casualness to be a perfect choice for the SAG Awards red carpet. Would Darren wear the suit as presented on the runway with a matching dusty burgundy tonal collar t-shirt for the SAG Awards? His Critics Choice look says he might. I would personally want to see a custom dusty burgundy button down collard shirt adding a slim black silk skinny tie. A pair of black leather and burgundy quilted velvet Louis Leeman lace up derbies would add the perfect finishing touch to this ensemble. Elisabeth Moss tends to pick short black dresses for the red carpet, and that is exactly what I am expecting from her next Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale. I stuck to the color black, but I went a different style route opting for this black Givenchy Pre-Fall 2019 pants ensemble which features a long sleeve pleated top with a v-neck, asymmetrical hem, and a draped bow and a pair of matching slim fir cropped pants for her to wear for this red carpet. I really do want to see Lizzy give us something a little different on this red carpet and I believe that this pants look is the right change of pace to be a breath of fresh air. A wavy bob, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi ‘Rea’ crystal embellished mesh pointed toe pumps, and statement Butani diamond and emerald earrings would all make this an absolutely beautiful moment for Elisabeth to deliver on this red carpet. The fifth season of Grace and Frankie dropped on Netflix today so you know that is what I will be watching all weekend as I write more and more of my 2019 SAG Awards wishes. I adore Jane Fonda and her role in the series has earned her another SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. She hasn’t actually attended any of the previous SAG Awards where she has been nominated for the series, but with the new season being so fresh I could see Netflix wanting to see her keep up appearances and walk the red carpet this year. I thought about waiting for a couture gown for Jane to wear on this years red carpet, but then I saw this Zuhair Murad Pre-Fall 2019 ensemble which features an intricately beaded gold bodice with a v-neckline and fringe details and a pair of black flared front seam pants. The more laid back vibe of the SAG Awards I think would allow for Jane to really make this look work. A black Roger Vivier ‘Club Chain’ gold buckle and tassel detail clutch, her signature hairstyle, smokey eyes, soft nude lips, a pair of black and gold Roger Vivier ‘Choc Real Onda Passementeie’ pumps, and a statement Bulgari High Jewelry ‘Parentesi’ gold and pave diamond collar necklace would make this the perfect look for Jane to wear on her first SAG Awards red carpet. Michelle Yeoh has been giving chic looks all awards season, but I haven’t been truly wowed. My favorite look so far this awards season was the one shoulder red Marchesa gown that she wore for the Critics Choice Awards. I think that the cast of Crazy Rich Asians has a real shot taking home the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture trophies. I want to see Michelle bring her absolute a-game to the red carpet. She knows how to bring major couture to the red carpet and defies what society says a 56 year old woman should wear on the red carpet. That is why I picked this nude Roberto Cavalli Couture gown which features spaghetti straps, a fully beaded bodice, and a feathered mermaid hem for her to deliver on this red carpet. This glamorous gown is definitely something I think Michelle would wear. She might ask for a matching beaded sheer shawl to be paired with this gown, but I love it just as it was presented. I think that with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of gold Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Zeri’ bow detail metallic leather pointed toe pumps, and lotus cut Chopard Red Carpet Collection yellow diamond chandelier earrings would all add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. Penelope Cruz shocked me when she opted for a Ralph & Russo Couture ballgown on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet over one from Chanel. I would have expected the current face of Chanel to wear Chanel for the first major red carpet of awards season, but that didn’t happen. I wonder if she will wear the brand for the SAG Awards? She could snatch a gown right off the Chanel Spring 2019 Couture runway next week, and I think that is probably what is going to happen. However I fell in love with the idea of seeing Penelope wearing this champagne gold Armani Prive Fall 2018 Couture strapless fully beaded column gown so I wanted to keep that as my wish and not wait for anything new from Chanel. This simple gown is perfect for Penelope who knows how to deliver classic glamour with ease on the red carpet. I think that while the gown gives distinct 90’s vibes that a sleek 50’s inspired updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a vintage gold Chanel box clutch minaudiere, gold Christian Louboutin ‘New Very Prive’ peep toe pumps, and a pair of vintage Cartier diamond and emerald pendant earrings would all ensure this look is perfect head to toe. I was expecting really major things from Rami Malek this awards season, but aside from a red Berluti suit I have been rather disappointed. He has fallen in the winners track rut picking just wearing safe menswear options for the red carpet. Has the fit on all of his looks, mostly from Givenchy, been on point? Yes. But perfect tailoring is only one part of what I love about Rami’s typical styling. I decided to stay on the safer side with my wish for him to wear on the red carpet at the SAG Awards next weekend, but still push the boundaries of menswear. I love this black prismatic checkerboard pattern Emporio Armani Fall 2019 Menswear tuxedo and I think that it would still be considered a rather ‘safe’ option, but still be one of the more statement menswear moments on the SAG Awards red carpet. The pattern changes depending on the way that the light catches it. I think that a pair of black patent leather boots, a crisp white tuxedo shirt, and a black bow tie would all make this a very chic menswear moment on this red carpet.

The 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place on Sunday January 27, 2019.

2019 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 10

The last set of wishes I have for today features a presenter, some plus ones, and a guest of a nominated film. We are finally hearing some of the presenters being announced and with each tweet that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and I keep getting more and more excited about what Sunday night will bring. I am expecting lots of drama and glamour following last years red carpet protest wearing all black. I am ready to see stars bring bring lots of bold moments this year. I have mentioned that according to my history in my Best Dressed of the Year lists that it seems like every other year a look from the Golden Globe Awards makes the list, and this is the (according to history) year for us to see a major Best Dressed of the Year worthy moment on this red carpet. Catherine Zeta Jones won’t just be on the red carpet on Sunday night as a plus one to her husband Michael Douglas (who is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy) but she is also confirmed as one of the many presenters over the night. I changed my mind at the last minute about what I wanted to see Catherine wear, even before she was announced as a presenter. I honestly don’t even remember what gown I originally picked for her. I guess that proves that I was right to change it. I love the idea of Catherine wearing this rich grape purple Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture strapless draped gown which features a cape detail off one shoulder, gathered detail at the waist, and a center split on this red carpet. I know it is a glamorous moment all on its own, but I really do think that the sex appeal that Catherine brings into every look would just really ooze into this look. Old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, matching purple Marskinryyppy ‘Pauwau’ sandals, and a selection of deGrisogono High Jewelry including a pair of amethyst and pink ruby drop earrings and an amethyst, diamond, & ruby cocktail ring to really ensure that Catherine exudes glamour on this red carpet. I was expecting Irina Shayk to step out on the red carpet over the course of the promotional tour to help celebrate her partner Bradley Cooper celebrate his film. She did step out for the films first premiere at the Venice Film Festival, but since then we haven’t seen the two together on the red carpet. We might see that change tonight on the red carpet at the Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala, but if we don’t I am almost expecting her to join Bradley on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards. He is one of the favorites to take home the Best Director trophy and is definitely a real contender for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama trophy too. I would love to see Irina bring sexy glamour to this red carpet opting for this gold Roberto Cavalli Couture strapless column gown which features intricate beaded embroidery, draped beaded fringe on the bodice, and a faux wrap style skirt with a center split. This isn’t a typical Golden Globes gown, but for a supermodel girlfriend supporting her nominated actor/director boyfriend I definitely think it could work. I want to see Irina fight for the Best Plus One and the pair to fight for the Best Dressed Couple awards in the End of the Year Style Awards and I think that this look would definitely put Irina in a strong first footing with this look. Sleek center parted locks tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, dark red lips, a pair of gold Christian Louboutin ‘Spikko’ spike studded PVC pointed toe ankle wrap pumps, and Tiffany & Co. by Jean Schlumberger diamond and emerald floral cluster earrings would all add the perfect finishing touches to this perfect plus one ensemble. Isla Fisher is expected on Sunday night as another of the nights plus ones to support her husband Sacha Baron Cohen who is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Isla is one of the more underrated stars in Hollywood and I wonder what she will bring to the red carpet on Sunday night. I decided to go with this sunset pink Zuhair Murad Spring 2019 RTW silk chiffon gown which features a deep V-neck, braided cinched waist, gathered skirt, and a flowing maxi silhouette. I think that against Isla’s peachy skin tone and red locks that this gown would just ensure glamour and elegance on this red carpet especially when paired with old Hollywood waves, bold defined eyes, soft pink lips, a gold Jimmy Choo ‘Clemmie’ box clutch, simple gold Jimmy Choo ‘Mimi’ strappy sandals, and a pair of Martin Katz diamond and emerald drop earrings. I am PRAYING that the gorgeous Laura Harrier will be on the red carpet over the course of awards season to promote and celebrate her film BlacKkKlansman. She might not be nominated or a presenter (at least not yet announced) but I know that she could deliver a really major moment on the red carpet. I am taking a risk opting for this dusty lilac Tom Ford Spring 2019 RTW strapless gown which features a crocodile leather peplum bustier and a draped fringe column skirt. Why is this a risk? Because Tom Ford is notoriously know for being incredibly picky when it comes to who they will dress for the red carpet. Usually they only dress one person for each of the major awards shows. Would the brand dress a rising style star who isn’t nominated or presenting at a major awards event? I don’t know, but I really want to see them embrace this young up and coming actress and style star. I believe that Laura would be able to really sell this gown to me on the red carpet. She would definitely be one of my Best Dressed contenders in this gown. Pair it with metallic lilac leather Tom Ford ‘Padlock’ strappy sandals, a sleek updo, smokey eyes, deep purple lips, and a pair of faceted amethyst Bulgari chandelier earrings and I know that Laura will be able to easily hang with all of the ladies who are nominated and presenting on Sunday night. Leslie Bibb was one of the major contenders last year for Best Plus One as she made the rounds with husband Sam Rockwell as he picked up award after award for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Sam is once again nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in VICE, and as last years winner in that same category is confirmed as a presenter for Sunday nights show. Will Leslie once again make the awards season rounds with Sam? I sure hope so. I went to one of my favorite gowns from the Spring 2019 RTW collections with this black and white Rasario bow detail silk blend gown which features a strapless silhouette with a contrasting skirt, thigh high split, and an oversized bow train down the back for Leslie to wear if she does attend. This gown defines femme fatale glamour and I know that Leslie has what it takes to really make this gown come to life on the red carpet. I don’t really see her pulling an Angelina or a JLo putting that leg out on full display, but I do think that with a vintage inspired updo, smokey eyes, red lips, black glitter Edie Parker ‘Jean’ acrylic box clutch, simple black Christian Louboutin ‘Iriza’ half d’Orsay patent leather pointed toe pumps, and Harry Winston diamond cluster pendant drop earrings that she would define femme fatale glamour. Last but not least is Zoe Kazan who I am expecting to see on Sunday night supporting her husband Paul Dano who stars in the Best Miniseries or Television Film nominated Escape at Dannemora. I wonder if since Paul isn’t individually nominated if he, or Zoe, will be on the red carpet, but I am hoping that they will. I find Zoe to be a slightly underrated star and any high profile red carpet in a high profile look would help boost her own individual profile. I went for something I didn’t think I would love but the thought of Zoe wearing this nude tulle and embroidered lace Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture strapless a-line gown has me very intrigued. I am very interested in seeing what Zoe could bring to the red carpet and I think that this gown fits her meshing of bohemia and glamour in the way that I know Zoe love to deliver on the red carpet and would be perfectly complimented with a romantic updo, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, and a pair of gold Rene Caovilla crisscross crystal embellished sandals.

The 2019 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday January 6, 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 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

Today we kick off my wishes for the red carpet at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. There are so many iconic style moments from the VMA’s over the years. From Lil Kim and her one boob exposed lace jumpsuit to Lady Gaga’s meat dress to Katy Perry and Riff-Raff giving Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake denim tribute this red carpet definitely never boring. I feel like music stars in general have the most fun on the red carpet and this red carpet they really get to have the most fun. So I am really excited to seeing what everyone who is nominated, performing, and presenting at this years event will bring to the red carpet! I think that one of the biggest questions we ask almost every year is “Will Beyonce be there?!” I don’t know the answer to this question, she is nominated for the first time as a duo with her hubby Jay-Z simply as The Carters for their viral music video “Apeshit” from their debut duo album EVERYTHING IS LOVE. They have the second most nominations with eight. They are only topped by Cardi B who has ten nominations. Will the Carters jet, privately of course, from their tour stop in Buffalo, New York on the 18th and head to NYC for this awards show on the 20th before jetting off to Colombia, South Carolina for the next stop on the tour on the 21st? I can honestly say I don’t know. I hope they do. The last time that Beyonce stepped onto the VMA’s red carpet she ended up making my Best Dressed of the Year list. No she didn’t just make the list she topped the list with her seafoam green beaded and feathered Francesco Scognamiglio Couture gown. Often we don’t see Bey and Jay walk the red carpet together but since they are nominated together I would imagine that if they do make the trip down to Radio City Music Hall that they will walk the red carpet together, or will the once again sneak in the back door like they did at the Grammy Awards? I went for more of a simplistic look that I would normally pick for Beyonce with this black Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture gown which features one long sleeve, a 3D beaded floral applique, crepe and silk fabric blocking, and a dramatic side split. While it is more of a simple and easy gown that what we typically see Bey wear on this red carpet I think that if we saw her walk the red carpet wearing this gown with Jay wearing a black velvet Tom Ford tuxedo that it would be a really chic moment for the power couple to bring to the red carpet. I would keep the styling almost as simple as the look with smokey eyes, a sleek updo, red lips, black Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ sequined peep toe pumps, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels including a pair of diamond and emerald drop earrings and a selection of diamond and emerald rings to really ensure that this look is just the epitome of modern glamour from head to toe. Bruno Mars has six nominations, mostly for his hit sing “Finesse (Remix)” featuring Cardi B. When it comes to the red carpet we know that Bruno will bring something effortless and chic. He isn’t one to bring a suit or tuxedo to the red carpet so I really wanted to go on a hunt for the perfect look for him to bring when he steps onto the red carpet at the VMA’s this year. I am obsessed with his song “Versace on the Floor” (I may or may not be listening to it right now) and I know that Donatella is obsessed with Bruno so it wouldn’t surprise me to see him bring the brand to the red carpet. I feel like this ensemble from the Versace Spring 2019 Menswear show which features a bold primary color baroque print long sleeve silk button down shirt and a pair of black patent leather skinny pants is just a little outside of what we typically see from Bruno, but something that he would own on the red carpet none the less. It would definitely take a really secure man to really make this look come across with effortless ease and I definitely think that Bruno has just that. Add a pair of black and gold Giuseppe Zanotti embossed leather mid top sneakers and Versace metal studded shield sunglasses to make this look that edgy and cool moment on this red carpet.Chloe x Halle have been on my radar for a little while now but this year I feel like their star is poised to really start to rise even more. They can thank Beyonce and Jay-Z for inviting them to tour the world with them as their opening act. I cannot say I have really listened to Chloe x Halle’s music, but I know the twins because of their style. I personally love their dramatic and avant garde style. I am really interested in seeing what they will bring to the VMA’s red carpet where they are nominated for Best New Artist and Push Artist of the Year. We have seen twin stars before where they go for the double trouble act, but that isn’t usually the case with these two. The twins wear complimentary, but not usually matching, styles and I love that. The two have been dressed by coveted high fashion brands like Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Chanel, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, and Yanina Couture and it could easily be any of those brands that dress them. Rodarte dressed the relatively unknown duo for the VMA’s back in 2016 when Chloe x Halle were part of Beyonce’s squad. This is their first VMA’s nomination and I went down the go big or go home route picking two similar, yet different looks from Georges Hobeika Fall 2018 Couture for the sister to wear on this red carpet. For Halle (who is on the left) I thought that the champagne gown with beaded draped sleeves, a high low hem, feather trim, and a dramatic gown would be perfect while for Chloe I went to this ice blue feather gown which features crystal embellished illusion paneling with a dramatic split and train. Each look is really dramatic on its own, but I think that as the two walk the red carpet together that these gowns would really play off of one another perfectly. I would pair Halle’s gown with champagne Gianvito Rossi ‘Rania’ crystal embellished pumps and Chloe’s gown with blue Gianvito Rossi d’Orsay suede sandals, and that is about it. Their signature braided up-do’s and simple makeup would really let these gowns be the statements of the looks, and that is really all they need. Janelle Monae brought a rainbow of color during pride month to the red carpet at the 2018 BET Awards. That was out of character for her. Usually we see Janelle wearing black and white, with the occasional pops of gold, silver, emerald green, and red. I went back to that for the look I would love to see Janelle bring to the red carpet at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, where she has three nominations including Video With A Message. I went back to one of the first brands that really embraced Janelle, Chanel and this black Fall 2018 Couture bubble dress which features an embellished tank style bodice and a ruffled paper bag style waist. Janelle wears Chanel with such ease and I think that if anyone could make a hot off the runway Chanel Couture dress happen on the VMA’s red carpet it would be Janelle. I would pair this fun, yet very chic, dress with a braided mohawk hairstyle, smokey eyes, red lips, a Judith Leiber Couture cat eye sunglasses crystal encrusted clutch, black satin Sophia Webster ‘Lucia’ ruffle sandals, and a pair of Messika ‘Cassiopee’ diamond earrings to really ensure this movie is perfect for Janelle. Nicki Minaj is nominated for Best Hip Hop for her music video for “Chun-Li” and will be one of the nights many performers. Nicki is no stranger to the VMA’s and I am interested in seeing what she will wear this year. Shes given us everything from bubblegum latex to understated yet mini to sparkling glamour to sexy yet dramatic to just plain weird on this red carpet in the past. While she has rocked the likes of Atelier Versace, Givenchy Couture, and Tom Ford on the red carpet at the Grammy’s she has never rocked that level of designer for the VMA’s. I want to see Nicki really bring some sexy glamour and a major designer to this red carpet next Monday wearing this black and red watercolor print Roberto Cavalli Couture pleated gown which features a plunging neckline, open back, and side cutouts. I definitely think that this Cavalli Couture gown is something that Nicki would be drawn to and would be a really dramatic and glamorous moment for Nicki to bring to this red carpet especially if she paired it with a pair of red suede Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Coline’ winged sandals, sleek center parted locks, defined eyes, red lips, and a selection of Jacob & Co. ruby and diamond jewels including ‘Infinia’ circle earrings and a matching cocktail ring.

The 2018 MTV Movie & Television Awards will take place on Monday August 20, 2018.

“Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” LA Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Aside from the premiere in London expected on Monday I couldn’t confirm any actual other red carpet premieres for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. 10 years ago the first Mamma Mia screened in London, New York, and Sweden so I feel like we will see more than one premiere during the promo tour for the sequel. With how star studded this cast is they could break up and promote the film across the globe. I would love for the whole cast jet to LA where we typically see North American premieres. Aside from appearances at Cinema-Con and the Met Gala this year I feel like it has been a long time since we have see Amanda Seyfried on a red carpet. I love Amanda’s style usually so I really want to see her bring some really chic moments to the red carpet over this promo tour. I went for floaty, gowns in bold colors for her to rock this promo tour. In contrast to the acid yellow Ralph & Russo gown from yesterdays wishes this strawberry red Valentino Fall 2018 Couture draped chiffon goddess gown is darker and more demure. I think that while both gowns are very similar that they give two totally different vibes and I don’t think that there would be much comparison to each other on red carpet blogs. This dramatic Valentino gown is perfect for Amanda’s sense of style. While I could totally see Amanda wearing the live floral headpiece the gown was paired with on the runway for the Met Gala I don’t think it would work anywhere else. A sleek updo, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of tabasco red Gianvito Rossi ‘Desire’ sandals, and Chopard diamond and ruby cluster earrings would add the perfect finishing touches to this look.I CANNOT WAIT to see what Cher will bring to an international promo tour for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. She has never been one that shy’s away from drama, sex appeal, and glamour for her on and off stage red carpet moments. She is 72 years young and giving those more than half her age a lesson in how to dress for the red carpet every time she steps out. In more recent years Cher has turned to designers like Marc Jacobs, Julien Macdonald, and Jean Paul Gaultier for her red carpet moments. For this premiere red carpet I immediately thought of this hot pink Roberto Cavalli Couture fitted sequin gown which features a wide v-neck, sheer floral embroidered panels and three quarter length sleeves, and a fit and flare silhouette. This gown is a statement all on it’s own, and definitely not what you would expect your average 72 year old to wear. But Cher is not your average 72 year old. I really do think that she would totally sell this look to me. She would take this gown pair it with sleek center parted hair, thick smokey eyes, matching pink lips, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Rosie’ kidskin leather platform peep toe sandal pumps and slay it all day.Christine Baranski is the dark horse style star in this cast. She doesn’t get to wear couture and most of her looks are not custom made, but she knows how to wear clothes with presence and glamour. I am excited to see what she and her stylist Cristina Ehrlich are cooking up for this promo tour. I feel like for a premiere in LA I would love to see Christine give us bold color wearing this coral Pamella Roland Resort 2019 gown which features cap sleeves, a plunging neckline (with a sheer nude modesty panel,) seam defined waist, and a trumpet skirt. These bright summery colors are perfect for this promo tour. They match the easy vibe of the film and are perfect for a Summer blockbuster movie premiere. This gown paired with a gold Roger Vivier floral crystal buckle satin envelope clutch, nude Christian Louboutin ‘Uptown Double’ ankle strap d’orsay pumps, her signature bob, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of antique Victorian gold set pearl and diamond chandelier earrings from Beladora would be an absolutely gorgeous moment for Christine. For premieres I tend to stick to runway gowns, but I really do feel like going the custom route for Lily James is a great idea. We usually only see custom Miu Miu gowns come out during film festivals, awards shows, and the Met Gala, but I feel a big blockbuster premiere would be a great time for the brand to craft a custom gown for Lily. I was inspired by the Miu Miu Resort 2019 collection taking some of the embellishments to create the halter neck bodice with side cutouts that I paired with a white trumpet skirt for this gown. There were so many amazing details in that collection that I feel could be used to create a custom gown that could really be a showstopper, and that is exactly what we have here with this custom white gown. Add a silver Judith Leiber Couture ‘Reflection’ coffered box clutch, sleek updo, defined eyes, pink lips, and silver Gianvito Rossi asymmetrical strass embellished sandals to ensure that this look would be head to toe perfection. Rounding out this set of wishes is the fabulous Meryl Streep. As I said yesterday I still am not convinced that Meryl’s character isn’t dead and the clips of her in the film are taken from the first film. It makes me wonder if Meryl will be out and about to promote the film. I pray that she is because she has been giving some really chic fashion moments this year and I want to see them continue. I went to the runways to pick the perfect gown for Meryl to wear for this premiere, but I wasn’t really sold on anything. So I went to the virtual racks of Neiman Marcus and found this salmon pink velvet Bottega Veneta v-neck gown which features long sleeves, chain stitching, and a leather belted waist. I think that with the right modifications that this gown would be perfect for Meryl. The neckline would have to be sewn up just a bit so that there isn’t too much cleavage on display (I think that the neckline on her red Dior gown at the Oscars is a good inspiration for where the neckline should sit) and the cuffs have to be perfectly tailored to the correct sleeve length. I would finish this look so that is a perfect summer blockbuster premiere moment with a blush Bottega Veneta woven satin knot clasp clutch, a simple pair of nude Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito’ pointed toe pumps, a defined eye, light pink lips, and a simple updo.