Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2014 Emmy Awards: E! Live From The Red Carpet Hosts Wish List

With the Emmy Awards just around the corner we all know that the E! team will make it to the red carpet. Giuliana Rancic actually won a Daytime Emmy for being the Fan Favorite Host for E! News. I am expecting to see her go all out for the Primetime Emmy Awards. I would love to see G wear this white Basil Soda Fall 2014 RTW one shoulder peplum gown. I love Giuliana in white and I think that she would look absolutely stunning in this gown. A dazzling pair of diamond drop earrings and a pair of silver sandals will finish this gown off perfectly for the red carpet hostess for the Emmy Awards.
Kelly Osbourne has never been one of my favorites on the red carpet she is either too offbeat for my tastes or her hair clashes with her ensemble. The hair will most likely be the case come the Emmy Awards next month. To minimize the clash of the lavender hair I picked this silver metallic Tony Ward Fall 2014 RTW gown with a ball skirt and embellished top for Kelly to wear for the 2014 Emmy Awards. This is a high impact look that I think I would love even with the my little pony hair color. A simple pair of diamond earrings and a pair of silver sandals would finish this look off  perfectly with a simple lip color.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

2014 Young Hollywood Awards Wish List Part 1

Allison Williams is nominated for Fan Favorite Female Actor at the Young Hollywood Awards that will take place on July 28th. With so much going on in the upcoming month and a half I decided to start these wishes early. The "Girls" star favors girlie grown up styles with a hint of edge. This electric blue Dion Lee Resort 2015 draped cocktail dress would be a perfect choice for the 26 year old actress to make for this red carpet. As one of the older stars, yes 26 is old for this red carpet, I figure Allison will bring the sophistication as we are bound to see many colorful mini dresses on the red carpet. I would pair this dress with a pair of silver sandals to give it a fun shoe and have Allison opt to go clutch-less for the night to complete this red carpet ensemble.
30 year old Aubrey Plaza is nominated at the Young Hollywood Awards on July 28th in the "Cuz You're Funny" category. Pitted against some very funny company. For this awards show I would love to see Aubrey wear this black and red Proenza Schouler Resort 2015 aline cocktail dress. The print and the sporty style of this dress make it perfect for a young Hollywood party. A red Rawoulf clutch and a pair of simple black sandals would give Aubrey the perfect ensembles to fit right on in with all of the young twenty somethings and teenie boppers that will be in attendance.
Bella Thorne is one of those teenie boppers I was talking about. At 16, Bella fits the bill of Young Hollywood. Nominated for the "You're So Fancy" and "#SocialMediaSuperstar" awards at the Young Hollywood Awards later this month, there is no doubting that Bella will be in attendance. Having worked a Versace Pre-Fall 2014 dress to the MTV Movie Awards earlier this year I would like to see what else Bella and Versace could to together. That is why I looked to the Versace Fall 2014 RTW collection and picked this teal draped mini dress embellished with six gold Medusa head buttons. I think that this is sexy yet age appropriate for the star who would most likely ad gold pumps to not make it look like she is trying to be older than she is.
And last but not least for today we have Chloe Grace Moretz. Despite being seated front row at the Armani Prive Fall 2014 Couture presentation earlier this week, which defiantely showcased quite a few looks perfect for young Hollywood, I am going to pick something from Valentino for the budding fashionista. Also nominate for "Fan Favorite Female Actor" the 17 year old would look stunning in this Valentino Resort 2015 multi colored lace striped mini dress. This striped look is one of the biggest trends that came out of the Resort 2015 collections and I am really excited becuase I love seeing patterns on the red carpet. A pair of simple Stuart Weizmann 'Nudist' sandals and a pink clutch would finish this look off perfectly for the young starlet for the Young Hollywood Awards.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

2014 ESPY Awards Wish List

Of all the sports stars in the world we are most likely to see Maria Sharapova take to a red carpet, and end up on the best dressed list. I don't know if its the model stature and tone that she has instead of bulging muscles but Maria is a great rack for clothing. One of her go to brands is J. Mendel and for the past two year Maria has chosen a look from the designer for the ESPY Awards red carpet. If she decided to make it a three-peat I would pick this teal J. Mendel Fall 2014 RTW one shouldered chiffon gown that feautres ruched details and a slashed cutout on her chest. A gold clutch, a pair of gold sandals, and a pair of statement gold drop earrings would finish this look off perfectly.
Serena Williams is 98% of the time a slight or disastrous miss when it comes to the red carpet. I am hoping that come the ESPY Awards next Wednesday night that Serena will give me a stunning look. Unlike Maria, Serena tries to hard sometimes to stray away from the sportier ensembles and tries to give uber girlie ensembles on the red carpet. These are the ones that fail to elicit any type of positive response. I want to see Serena make the best dressed list next week, so I have picked this sherbert multi colored Juan Carlos Obando Resort 2015 sleek gown. The colors are bold yet soft and the silhouette is perfect for Serena's very muscly frame. I would finish this look with a pair of navy sandals and a navy clutch to keep the focus all on the stunning gown.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Runway Report: Georges Hobeika Fall 2014 Couture

 Monet's Midnight Stroll. That is the title that Georges Hobeika gave his Fall 2014 Couture presentation that he presented yesterday. Within the collection nature blossoms, just like in Monet's paintings, but instead of oil and canvas the luminous fabrics in dark blue, red, peacock blue, cream, maroon served as the art form that presented itself. Romance, sensuality, femininity, grace, and delicacy are all ideas that were manipulated into becoming this most glamorous collection. I have been following Georges Hobeika for years now and gone are the days of flowing plain girly days and here are the dramatic elegant regal looks that are almost new to the house. It's like the Georges Hobeika girl grew up before my eyes and I am staring right into the soul of a beautiful strong woman.


Runway Report: Chanel Fall 2014 Couture

 “Le Corbusier goes to Versailles.” The great god of mid-century minimalism let loose in the shrine of gorgeous, gilded excess. Today at the Grand Palais creative director of Chanel Karl Largerfeld showcased his Fall 2014 Couture collection for the house. Showcasing a wide variety of ensembles, 70 to be exact, starting with coats and tweed suits that are the staples of the house (and what will most likely be the biggest sellers) and finishing with stunning avant garde cocktail and evening gowns. A bustling number of stunning potential red carpets moments walked the runway today and I can not wait to see who will be the first to snatch up the collection. The front row was jam packed with celebrities; amongst them Kristen Stewart, Jared Leto, Lily Collins, Dakota Johnson, Poppy Delevingne, Alice Dellal, Zhou Xun, Nina Dobrev, Isabelle Huppart, and Baz Lhurmann.


"Sex Tape" LA Premiere Wish List

Cameron Diaz has been working the red carpets this year first promoting "The Other Woman" and now starting to promote "Sex Tape." I am excited to see what Cameron will wear for the LA premiere of the film on Thursday evening, especially after her unexpected white one shouldered Roland Mouret cocktail dress at the films Berlin premiere. I would pick this red Alexander McQueen Resort 2015 leather cocktail dress with laser cut floral details on the skirt. This is a sexy and fun look that is kinda out of Cameron's norm but still checks a lot of her norms. Mini skirt to show off her toned legs? Check! Modest top? Check! Leather? Check. Not many starlets can pull off a leather dress but Cameron is one of the few who I believe can. Finish the look with a simple pair of red Stuart Weitzman 'Nudist' sandals, her famous blonde locks pulled back, a red lip, and a gold clutch and Cameron would have the perfect red carpet look for this premiere.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Runway Report: Alexis Mabille Fall 2014 Couture

 Alexis Mabille is always a light spot on the day. You know exactly what you are going to get when you see his collection. Classic glamour. This season was no different. Luxurious gowns, a couple structured cocktail dresses, and perfectly tailored separates made this the ultimate collection. But to be honest all of the staples of a great wardrobe were addressed in this collection and it would be the ultimate couture closet.


Runway Report: Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture

After a few seasons presenting a collection of mini dresses with a finale filled gowns Giambattista Valli went back to the roots that made him a star. Volume. Lots and lots of volume. Floral embellishments and updated classic silhouettes. The uber chic woman that is the Giambattista Valli client is now ready to take on Paris in a brand new light. She will have lunch in the chicest of cafes, dinner in the glitziest of restaurants, and finish the night taking in the opera wearing one of the stunning gowns. Black and white played stark to the lilac, ice blue, yellows, and pinks that gave a more spring time color palate than fall but will undoubtedly well embraced on red carpets around the world far past the Spring 2014 Couture presentations.


Runway Report: Christian Dior Fall 2014 Couture

 Raf Simons showed what were like 8 mini collections inside his Fall 2014 Couture collection for Christian Dior. Opening with eight modern takes on 18th century royal court dressing, Marie Antoinette hips for days in gowns or cocktail dresses that it will be quite the difficult for the normal woman to make work off the runway. I can only picture the likes of Marion Cotillard, Natalie Portman, Diane Kruger, and Zhang Ziyi being able to pull off those stunning creations. Then the collection moved into ten couture cosmonaut ensembles that ranged from couture coveralls to zipped dresses and coat dresses. Duster coats in fur and wool paired with simple pants followed the cosmonaut ensembles. Sixties inspired minis, twenties flapper influenced gowns, and more coats finished off the collection. Its going to make picking gowns for Jennifer Lawrence come the fall film season and awards season very difficult.



Runway Report: Schiaparelli Fall 2014 Couture

 Following the inaugural Schiaparelli collection designed by Marco Zanini only two celebrities were brave enough to take on the very avant garde collection Tilda Swinton and Sarah Jessica Parker. While the sophomore collection from the designer was just as avant garde, maybe even more, but there were still some amazing gowns that I am praying to the fashion gods make it to the red carpet. Zanini went back to the houses glory days in the 1940's for his inspiration. Sending models in a Shocking Pink room down a leopard print runway in exaggerated forties shoulders, lots of fur, hand painted prints, elegantly draped fabrics, and manipulated structured silhouettes which Zanini called "Controlled Excess." I hope a bevy of a-list Hollywood beauties get their hands on this collection for the film festival season this fall.


Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture Presentation Wish List


Jennifer Lopez is probably the biggest celebrity fan of Zuhair Murad, having worn their creations to everything from the Grammy Awards to the Academy Awards to the stages of her concerts. It would not surprise me to see the singer and actress seated front row looking for her next red carpet or performance ensembles as she continues to promote her new album "A.K.A." In doing so this Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 RTW black and light grey multi print long sleeved dress with slashed chest detail would be the perfect choice for JLo to make for this front row. It is body hugging and sleek but sexy which is something that Jennifer always looks for in her red carpet ensembles. A pair of black Christian Louboutin pumps would finish this look off for the Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture presentation that will take place on Thursday.
When she represented Chopard at the Cannes Film Festival back in May model Petra Nemcova looked to the Zuhair Murad Spring 2014 Couture collection for her stunning black ball gown. I would love to see Petra looking for more stunning red carpet gowns from Zuhair Murad at the Fall 2014 Couture presentation on Thursday. I would pick this black silk tuxedo blazer paired with zebra print sequined pants for this appearance. A pair of silver pointed toe pumps and a bold red clutch would finish this look off perfectly in conjunction with flowing beach waves and a red lip.

Runway Report: Atelier Versace Fall 2014 Couture

Fall 2014 Haute Couture Fashion Week had its official start last night in Paris with the presentation of the Atelier Versace Fall 2014 Couture collection. Sticking to a minimal celebrity front row that they had at the Spring 2014 Couture presentation with only Nina Dobrev and Jennifer Lopez being seated front row at this presentation. Donatella Versace looked to classic 1950's Haute Couture as the starting point of the Fall 2014 Couture collection. The collection was classic meets bad girl couture, think elegant debutante meets dominatrix. The ensembles were created with a the idea of constructing and deconstruction with ball skirts giving way to bodysuits, gowns slashed and paired pants, and ensembles that had mini shorts on one side and long trousers with the other. These looks will be worn mostly by the stars of the stage like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, ETC and modified and custom versions will be rocked with the elite of Hollywood for Film Festival and Awards Season come the Fall red carpets.




Sunday, July 6, 2014

Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2014 Couture Presentation Wish List

Earlier this year Jaime King rocked Ulyana Sergeenko Couture for different events on Oscar week so it would not come as a surprise to see her seated front row at the Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2014 Couture presentation on Tuesday July 8th. I would pick this ensemble from the Ulyana Sergeenko Spring 2014 Couture collection for Jaime to wear front row. The look consists of a white satin bustier and a pair of nude pink pants, I would not have her wear the blue silk robe.  A pair of red satin pumps and a red clutch would finish this look off perfectly for the front row with a red lip.
Rihanna has also rocked some Ulyana Sergeenko Couture this year, tho I was not really a fan of her boudoir inspired ensemble I would still like to see her seated front row at the Fall 2014 Couture presentation Thursday. I would pick this forest green bralet and champagne skirt ensemble from the Ulyana Sergeenko Spring 2014 Couture collection. This is sophisticated and sexy which is exactly the type of look I fall in love with from Rihanna. A pair of gold Charlotte Olympia platform pumps, gold cat eye sunglasses, and a gold clutch would finish off this look perfectly for the front row.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Georges Hobeika Fall 2014 Couture Presentation Wish List

While inside sources have told me that there will most likely not be celebrity VIPs in attendance at the Georges Hobeika Fall 2014 Couture show on Monday I still have a list of stars that I would love to see seated front row. Eva Longoria hasn't had a major Georges Hobeika moment in a long while and I have to say that one of my favorite red carpet memories of her have been in designs from the couture house. I would pick this pastel floral embroidered Georges Hobeika Spring 2014 Couture bell shaped cocktail dress. Not many women would have the presence to pull this dress off but Eva has some of the best red carpet presence in all of Hollywood. A pair of gold sandals and mint green clutch would finish this look off perfectly for the front row.
Georges Hobeika was the reason that I remembered why I loved to see Jennifer Morrison on the red carpet. I hope that the two continue to make magic on the red carpet moving forward. Jennifer could scout out gowns to wear for the Emmy Awards, that take place on August 25, seated front row at Georges Hobeika. To do so I would pick this white blouse with black trimming and gold lamé skirt ensemble from the Georges Hobeika Signature Fall 2014 RTW. This is a look that would look perfect on Jennifer as it has that business meets cocktail and would elevate he to a look above the rest. A high bun, like she has in the picture on the left and a pair of black pumps would finish this look off perfectly for this front row.
And finally I have a wish for Spanish actress Paz Vega to wear if she would sit front row at the Georges Hobeika Fall 2014 Couture presentation on Tuesday. This year Paz has really shown quite a bit of glamorous versatility on the red carpet. One of her first looks was a silver embellished Georges Hobeika striped dress for a pre-Oscars party and this would get Paz invited to the show from me for sure. To scout more possible red carpet looks from the brand I would put Paz in this ink blue Georges Hobeika blouse and matching skirt. The top features an embellished collar leaving the lest of the look sleek and simple. A pair of silver pointed toe pumps and a red lip would finish off this stunning ensemble perfect to sit front row at a couture show.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Michelle Obama's Fourth of July Wish List

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! While you are reading this I will be somewhere in my small town in North Carolina picnicking with friends and watching a parade, with the requisite fireworks to follow later tonight. And while I know that the First Lady of the United States and the President spend the day at the White House with their family I see this as a day that most other places would be a day of public appearances and since this has been a yearly tradition I have posted a wish for Fourth of July festivities since I started this website. For daytime appearance I would pick this blue and white abstract striped Carolina Herrera Resort 2015 dress for Michelle Obama to wear for activities like a prayer service. I would pair this with a white cardigan belted with a thin red belt and a pair of red patent leather pumps to ensure a perfect daytime ensemble.
Back in the day each the Fourth of July was celebrated at the White House with a huge ball. Those days are long past but that doesn't stop me from dreaming what I would put First Lady Michelle Obama in for an Independence Day Ball. This year I have picked this stunning red Carolina Herrera Fall 2014 silk embroidered ballgown. With its modified portrait neckline this ball gown would look stunning on Michelle no matter what event that she would wear it too. A pair of red evening pumps, a pair of stunning diamond drop earrings, and a diamond bracelet would finish off this perfect festive yet sophisticated ensemble for a ball that isn't even happening.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ralph & Russo Fall 2014 Couture Presentation Wish List

Carina Lau has been the biggest purveyor of the inaugural Ralph & Russo Couture runway collection wearing looks for the Berlin Film Festival, the Asian Film Awards, and 2 looks Hong Kong Film Awards. With all that in mind it would not surprise me to see the Asian actress seated front row at the sophomore presentation on next Thursday July 10th. Since the collection is mostly over the top gowns it was hard to figure what the VIP's should wear. I finally settled on this red lady like Ralph & Russo Spring 2014 Couture skirt suit. Carina has been wearing a lot of the daring looks that I would not have expected her too but I think that this ensemble is perfect for the front row. A pair of red Christian Louboutin pointed toe patent leather pumps and a red lip would finish this look off perfectly for this front row.
Nieves has always stunned in Ralph & Russo on the red carpet be it custom at Cannes or off the runway at the GOYA Awards, so I would love to see her seated front row at this presentation. I think that this pretty Ralph & Russo Spring 2014 Couture white embroidered pantsuit is absolutely perfect for this occasion. The black silk blouse with its tied neckerchief  is the perfect compliment. I would finish this look with a pair of Christian Louboutin black pumps and a red lip to ensure that Nieves holds her own seated front row.
Paz Vega was the only one to really wow me at the Cannes Film Festival in her silver Ralph & Russo Couture gown with black sculpted shoulder detail. This red carpet moment qualifies Paz to have a seat at the Ralph & Russo Fall 2014 Couture show come next week. I would pick this pale pink skirt suit with sculpted roses on the blazer from the Ralph & Russo Spring 2014 Couture collection for Paz to wear for this front row. With a statement necklace in place of a blouse, a pair of silver pumps, a pink lip, and a bright pink clutch would finish this look off perfectly for the red carpet!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Valentino Fall 2014 Couture Presentation Wish List

Emma Stone rarely does wrong and I would love to see the red headed beauty seated front row at the Valentino Fall 2014 Couture presentation next Wednesday night at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild. With her films "Magic in the Moonlight" and "Birdman" already generating Academy Awards buzz it would seem appropriate that Emma be seated front row at one of the brands that she favors if not many many more. On her epic "Spider-Man 2" promo tour Emma wore 4 Valentino ensembles between appearances, premieres, & photocalls. For this front row I would love to see Emma wear this colorful 1970's style Valentino Resort 2015 cocktail dress with lace cuffs and bib. Not many would be able to make this look work off the runway as it is a very complicated and dated dress but I think that Emma could work it. With her wavy bob, a red lip, and a pair of simple Saint Laurent 'Jane' sandals in black Emma would have a perfectly styled front row moment.
Florence Welch is a Valentino front row regular and it would not surprise me to see the folk singer take to Fall 2014 Couture presentations front row. With her third studio album in the works right now I am sure that we will be seeing a lot of Flo around as she keeps up appearances. This floral and butterfly embroidered tulle dress from the Valentino Fall 2014 RTW collection is a perfect look for Florence. While she will most likely wear pants, Flo loves herself some pants for a front row look, I think that this dress would make much more of an impact. With her fiery locks and the runway's pumps this ensemble would be complete for the front row.
Naomie Harris started the "Skyfall" promo tour two years ago and has not slowed down since. Naomie has just grown on her red carpet looks since then going from clothing that was seasons old to straight off the runway couture. To be seated on the front row of this presentation I would pick this Valentino Fall 2014 RTW navy blue caped cocktail dress for Naomie to wear. I would pair this with a pair of silver Valentino crystal encrusted pumps and simple hair and make up to ensure that Naomie has a best dressed moment seated front row at the Valentino show next week.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture Presentation Wish List

Anna Kendrick has had a long time friendship with Elie Saab since about the time that she arrived on the red carpet scene in 2010 when she was nominated for every single award including an Academy Award for "Up in the Air." Anna did wear Elie Saab Couture for that awards ceremony and that has not been the only time. I am hoping to see Anna wear more Elie Saab couture coming up with the promo tours of "The Last 5 Years" and "Into the Woods" coming up this fall. "Into the Woods" is speculated to premiere at at least one of the major film festivals (Venice, Toronto, London, or Rome) and those would call for a stunning couture creation. To preview possible red carpet moments at the Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture presentation in Paris next Wednesday July 9th I would love to see Anna wear this deep berry Elie Saab Fall 2014 RTW jumpsuit. I feel like Anna is young and fun enough to make this look work for the front row. I would pair this with a pair of dyed to match pointed toe pumps and flowing curls to finish off this perfect front row ensemble.
Jessica Chastain has been another loyal Elie Saab devotee wearing him to all of the major film festivals. Jessica has 3 films that are film festival and awards season contenders that will premiere before the end of this year so it would not surprise me if Jessica sits front row at the Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture presentation next week to snatch up his stunning couture creations. To do so I would love to see Mrs Chastain wear this jade Elie Saab Fall 2014 RTW cocktail dress with an attached sheer cape. This is a dramatic look perfect for sitting front row. I would pair this with the runway clutch and a pair of gold sandals to ensure that Jessica has the perfect front row look.
Kate Beckinsale has two films coming out this year and always wow's me when she takes to the red carpet (especially when she is wearing Elie Saab). At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party earlier this year Kate dug into the Elie Saab Couture archives and rocked a sexy gold number for that appearance. If she could sit front row and judge all the new Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture creations I would love for her to rock the hell out of this Elie Saab Resort 2015 black jumpsuit that features lace yoke and sleeves as well as beaded embellishments on the bodice. This is sophisticated and sexy. Paired with her signature voluminous waves, a red lip, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin platform pumps would ensure that Kate wont fade into the background even in black.
And last but not least for this front row wish list I have a wish for Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor. When Sonam was not wearing a traditional couture sari at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival she was stunning on the red carpets in Elie Saab Couture wearing everything to haute couture realness to just plain pretty. I would love to see her previewing gowns for next years festival as she will most likely be back in attendance since she is a spokesmodel for festival sponsor L'Oreal Paris. This pastel yellow Elie Saab Resort 2015 sheath dress with a knotted keyhole (pictured left) would a perfectly appropriate dress to wear front row at the Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture presentation next week. I would go with a head to toe runway look wearing the nude and gold Elie Saab sandals and actually taking the nude and yellow Elie Saab chain strap purse from the look next to it to complete the perfect look with a bold red lip.