Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 Met Ball: Kate Hudson, Lupita Nyong'o, & Miley Cyrus Wish List

Coming off the coat tails of her stunning Oscar night Atelier Versace and Zuhair Murad Couture gowns I am hoping that Kate Hudson will keep up her game for the 2014 Met Ball. When picking a look for the Met, Kate usually runs to her gal pal Stella McCartney for a custom gown. Well I am hoping that Kate shuns the gowns and rocks one of the fringe Stella McCartney Fall 2014 RTW mini dresses. I picked this navy and royal blue high neck mini because I want Kate to show off her stunning legs and I think that the color would just accentuate Kate's eyes and bombshell blonde hair. Old Hollywood waves over one shoulder, neutral makeup, a blue Edie Parker clutch, and some simple blue peep toe pumps will finish off this look perfect for the red carpet.
Lupita Nyong'o ran the red carpet during awards season with no fewer than 18 stunning red carpet ensembles in the first 2 months of the year. I am hoping that the new fashion darling will take to the red carpet at the 2014 Met Ball, and I think that this is a very major possibility. While another custom Prada or Miu Miu gown is expected I am going to take my wish is a totally different direction. I think that this orange Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 RTW gown with a mosaic metallic bodice would give Lupita a look that would be admired for being incredibly ballsy. There are not many women in the world that I can picture wearing this gown and being able to rock it off the runway and Lupita is one of them. Some gold jewelry and gold pumps will make for this absolutely amazing look for Lupita's very first Costume Institute Gala.
Miley Cyrus has just put an indefinite postponement on her 'Bangerz' tour so I am not so sure if she will take to the Met Ball red carpet in 2014. Usually Miley does take to this red carpet so it will be different to not see her taking to this red carpet If she does I would love to see Miley wear this Armani Prive Spring 2014 Couture gown with loads of embellishments and spaghetti straps. This is a slinky silhouette that Miley loves when it comes to her formal red carpet dressing as of late. I would add a navy Chanel clutch and some simple black Saint Laurent 'Janis' sandals to complete this amazing red carpet ensemble for Miley.

Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 Met Ball: Kate Bosworth, Lily Collins, Nina Dobrev, & Rita Ora Wish List

Since attending the Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture presentation back in January, Kate Bosworth has graced 4 red carpets where she could have rocked one of the looks but she has yet to pull from the collection. I am wondering if she is saving her Dior Couture moment for the 2014 'Charles James' themed Met Ball. This black and white Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture 1960's inspired cocktail ensemble would be a perfect look for this major red carpet. Most of the attendees will go for full length gowns, and only a few ladies daring to go short. Kate rocks these retro short looks so well and I am praying that she rocks this creation on the red carpet. A bold red clutch, a pair of black and silver Christian Louboutin crystal encrusted sandals, simple diamond studs, a bold red lip, and a sleek high bun will finish off this amazing ensemble for this red carpet.
Last year donning Houghton twice for the 'The Mortal Instruments' promotional tour, Lily Collins single-handedly put the New York based brand on the map. I was lucky enough to take in the Houghton Fall 2014 RTW collection taking to the runway back in February during New York Fashion Week. There were an abundance of looks that I would love to see Lily wear but the one that stood out most to me was this amazing cream silk floral jacquard gown with an elephant ear sleeve top in the same fabric layered over to make up a dramatic ensemble for the 2014 Met Ball. Lily isn't the tallest at 5'5", but she definitely knows how to hold her own in avant garde creations. A sleek up-do, a red lip, and gold sandals will make this the perfect red carpet look for the Met Ball.
Nina Dobrev always rocks the red carpet at the Costume Institute Gala and I am excited to see what the 'Charles James' themed red carpet will bring for her this year. She knows how to work the theme and give us a non-costumey look that is usually custom. While this black and green abstract line printed gown doesn't scream Charles James to me I do think that Nina would rock the fuck out of this gown on the red carpet. Hair worn in Hollywood waves over one shoulder, simple kohl rimmed eyes, a black Edie Parker clutch, and black Stuart Weitzman 'Nudist' sandals will finish off this look.
Rita Ora knows how to make a major statement on the red carpet and I think that after donning a few other looks from the Moschino Fall 2014 RTW collection, the first for the brand from friend Jeremy Scott, I am hoping that she brings the black and white 'Nutrition Facts' ball gown the same collection. This is going to make for an absolutely stunning red carpet moment that combines both the designs of Charles James and the craziness of Rita Ora. Her signature red lip will undoubtedly be in play, with a simple updo, and a pair of bold colored sandals will make sure that Rita is on the top of every best dressed list from this event.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 Met Ball: Anna Kendrick, Charlize Theron, & Jennifer Lawrence Wish List

Anna Kendrick has been kinda on fire when it comes to her red carpet style as of lately. During New York Fashion Week Anna popped up in the front row of several major red carpet labels. Since she wore J. Mendel to the Academy Awards it only seems fit that she will wear Monique Lhuillier to the 2014 Met Ball. This black and pink high low ball gown from the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 RTW collection would be a perfect homage to the themes inspiration, Charles James. Anna would rock this feminine elegant gown on this red carpet. A black Rauwolf clutch, pink sandals, and stunning jewels will finish off this perfect look for the Met Ball red carpet.
Charlize Theron killed it at the Academy Awards in a black Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture gown and $15 million dollars worth of Harry Winston diamonds. If she takes to the red carpet at the 2014 Met Ball I am sure that we will see the Christian Dior spokesmodel rock yet another gown from the label. This black and white Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture strapless gown will be worn either during the Met Ball or the Cannes Film Festival next month and I would love to see Charlize rock it during the Met because I feel like it was made for her statuesque figure. Her cropped hair worn sleekly parted, a bold red lip, simple diamonds, a black clutch, and some black Christian Louboutin sandals would ensure that Charlize has yet another stunning moment on the red carpet.


Another Dior girl that we are bound to see take to the red carpet of the 2014 Met Ball as she is on fire in her career right now. I think that this black chiffon Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture gown with a white sequin under dress would be an awesome option. This is one gown that I would love to see JLaw rock on the red carpet. I feel like this sporty ensemble was crafted with Jennifer in mind, as she does not fair well with the girlier frocks that they try to stick her with, A black Dior clutch and a pair of black simple sandals will finish off this ensemble for this red carpet.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 Met Ball: Naomi Watts, Pink, Rihanna, & Selena Gomez Wish List

Naomi Watts worked very simple silhouettes during awards season this year. I am hoping that if she takes to the red carpet at the 2014 Met Ball that she brings a look that leaves shock and awe. That is why I have picked this white Schiaparelli Spring 2014 RTW gown with sculpted voluminous sleeved cropped jacket. While Naomi might not be the tallest woman in the world, at 5'5", she can still rock the hell out of some dramatic looks. I would have her hair swept up into 1930's waves, add a red lip, a gold clutch, and a pair of gold pumps to give this look the simple yet statement making accessories that it needs to be a best dressed ensemble.
After going glam at the Grammy's and the Academy Awards I am hoping that if Pink keeps turning up on big red carpets that she will give us a shocking moment. I think that this white and red Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2014 RTW mermaid gown with a fish net skirt and men's shirt like bodice would make a statement that can only be seen on the red carpets of the Met or the Grammy's. Pink knows how to work glamour and punk which is exactly what meshes with this Gaultier creation. I would style her hair in her normal faux hawk style, a smoky eye, neutral lip and pair this look with just a pair of red Christian Louboutin pumps to give her the tools to work this red carpet to death.
As the face of the Balmain Spring 2014 RTW advertising campaign I am expecting Rihanna to take to the red carpet in a Balmain design. I am almost hoping for a custom creation but if I had to choose a runway look it would have to be Balmain Fall 2014 RTW look number 7. With its  detailed line by line leather top, thick belt, and feathered mini skirt, I think that this look is something that Rihanna would wear with her new look that she is rocking as of late. Some sky high black and gold stiletto sandals and a bold lip color will make sure that Rihanna ends up on the best dressed list.
Selena Gomez has been working the sexy lately on the red carpet and I have been loving it. I love this amazing aqua blue Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2014 Couture draped gown. I could see Selena going for this dramatic sexy gown that features an extremely long train that would drape so elegantly over the steps up into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. A simple silver minaudiere, a pair of silver sandals, a pair of statement diamond drop earrings, and a bold diamond cuff would make sure that Selena is sexy and sultry working the major red carpet.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 Met Ball: Heidi Klum, Jenna Malone, Kate Beckinsale, Lea Seydoux, & Michelle Dockery Wish List

Heidi Klum is always a staple at the Costume Institute Gala and I am excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet come May 5th. I have been seeing that Heidi has been working on her red carpet style trying to bring it in with a new age. I think that this white Versace Fall 2014 RTW gown with a draped cowl neck, gold beaded spaghetti straps, and slash detailing on the skirt would be a perfect look for the supermodel to wear for this red carpet. This is a simple yet sexy and elegant statement that Heidi doesn't make very often. More often than not we see Heidi rock the overtly sexy looks or ones that are much to matronly on the red carpet and this is the perfect blend of the both. A pair of gold strappy Christian Louboutin sandals and some stunning gold Lorraine Schwartz earrings would make this look red carpet ready.
We really got to know Jena Malone towards the end of last year while she took to the promo tour for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.' One of her go to brands is J. Mendel and becoming a red carpet darling as of lately so if she were to take to the red carpet at the 2014 Met Ball I have very little doubt that she will not pick a look from the brand if not have a custom look. This white draped gown with a beaded neckline and loads of cutouts from the J. Mendel Fall 2014 RTW collection is exactly what I can picture Jena wearing. A pair of gold stilettos and a red lip would make this a best dressed worthy look on the red carpet of the 2014 Costume Institute Gala
Kate Beckinsale is one of my favorite stars to see take to the red carpet. I am so excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet at the 2014 Met Ball if she is attending. I love the baby blue tulle Marchesa Fall 2014 RTW gown with silver cap sleeve beading is perfect for this red carpet. Kate knows how to werk this almost mermaid silhouette like no other and I think that this will make for a moment that will go down in the record books. A pair of silver strappy sandals, a silver Edie Parker clutch, and some stunning diamond drop earrings will make for the best possible moment that Kate could bring to this red carpet.
Lea Seydoux is one of the current faces of Miu Miu's Spring 2014 RTW advertising campaign and I am sure that if she takes to the red carpet at the 2014 Met Ball that she will werk either Prada or Miu Miu. While I believe deep down in my soul that Lea will work with Muccia Prada to create a custom look from either one of the labels I have to hold out hope and pick a dress from the runway. This silver Miu Miu Fall 2014 RTW cocktail dress with a blue plastic yoke and bold crystal embellishments would be my choice for Lea. While for the most part we see her take to the big red carpets in custom gowns I think that it would be an awesome change of pace in this short design. It opens up the opportunity for an amazing pair of shoes and lots of details to be added. I would go as far as to go all out with a 1960's inspired look with a beehive, period makeup, and a cute clutch to finish this look off.
And last up for today is Michelle Dockery. The 'Downton Abby' star has not had the year so far that she did last, after all she did rank number four on my Best Dressed of 2013 list. I am hoping that she picks up the pace with the rest of the year and gives me red carpet moments to die for. Having been a regular at the Met Ball since 2012, wearing Ralph Lauren and Burberry, it would not surprise me if she took to the red carpet this year as well. The sad part about her past two appearances is that I was not in love with either of them and I am hoping that this year I will. I picked this Valentino Fall 2014 RTW red peasant gown with a beaded peter pan collar for Michelle to wear to this years event. Michelle rocks this more covered up look really well, a lot better than most other Hollywood starlets. I would just pair this look with the matching runway Valentino red satin pumps and some simple hair to give this look a sophisticated chic feel on this red carpet.

Monday, April 14, 2014

2014 Met Ball: Amy Adams, Blake Lively, Cate Blanchett, & Dita von Teese Wish List

Amy Adams is one of my favorite ladies to see take to the red carpet, and this year Amy has given us a wide range of fabulous designs on the red carpet experimenting with brand new looks. I am expecting that Amy will give us a major red carpet at the 2014 Met Ball. A purple Carolina Herrera Fall 2014 RTW draped gown would be the perfect option for Amy to give an elegant yet bold look on the red carpet. To bring out the blue embellishments on the skirt I would pair this look with a blue Edie Parker clutch, and a pair of dyed to match purple Charlotte Olympia pumps and a very elegant up-do will complete this look for this red carpet.
Blake Lively has been bringing her best back to the red carpet this year. After being off her game for most of last year, Blake has finally mastered a good way of being sexy whilst being grown up. I am excited to see what all 2014 will bring for Blake as she and hubby Ryan Reynolds are booked to walk the red carpets of the Cannes Film Festival next month (wish list for those red carpets to come later this month.) As a constant guest of the Costume Institute Gala since the early years of 'Gossip Girl' Blake will most likely werk the red carpet this year as well. I think that this tangerine orange Marchesa Fall 2014 RTW gown which reminds me of an western take on the Indian sari would be something perfect for Blake to rock on this red carpet. The stunning beading and draping just make this gown into something that is absolutely beautiful. A gold Edie Parker clutch and a pair of custom made Christian Louboutin gold sandals will finish off this look, with some beautiful old Hollywood waves thrown over one shoulder.
Cate Blanchett wowed all awards season long giving one glamorous look after the next. She shocked most by not selecting a blue gown from the Armani Prive Spring 2014 RTW collection, but I feel like she didn't want the headlines pulling reference to the title of the film which gave her her win, 'Blue Jasmine.' If the stunning Australian actress takes to the red carpet at the Met Ball then I am praying she wears one of the blue gowns. I think that blue is a wonderful color on Cate and I would love to see her wear this amazing strapless lace gown. This is an elegant option even for an over the top event such as the Met. Diamond and sapphire Chopard earrings and some dyed to match Roger Vivier pumps will complete this amazing look for the Met Ball.
Last month burlesque queen Dita von Teese took a trip to the Zac Posen atelier in New York City and was fitted in several of the gowns from his Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection. While she did wear a custom look for the launch of her lingerie collection at Bloomingdale s in Manhattan last month, I am still hoping that she will rock some Posen on the Costume Institute Gala early next month. Zac Posen has been regarded as the Charles James for this generation with a lot of the same styles and silhouettes, so I am excited to see all off the looks that he creates for this event as I am sure there will be a few. This ink blue Zac Posen Fall 2014 RTW gown with a cowel neck, cap sleeves, full skirt, and an open back would literally be a show stopping moment. I am figuring most of the show stopping moments will come from Zac Posen gowns. Matching Christian Louboutin heels, some stunning jewels, and her normal hair and makeup routine will finish off this stunning look.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

2014 Tribeca Film Festival: 'Loitering With Intent' Premiere Wish List

Marisa Tomei will be taking to the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival to premiere her film 'Loitering With Intent.' Marisa is always touch and go for me on the red carpet. For this premiere I think that this deep hunter green J. Mendel Fall 2014 RTW long sleeve leather dress would be absolutely perfect for this red carpet. An edgy yet sophisticated look is exactly what Tribeca calls for. A black and gold clutch and a pair of black and gold pumps will complete this look for Tribeca.