Monday, November 30, 2015

Best Dressed of November 2015

If you don't know the November Best Dressed list the end of the year for If I Was A Stylist. I take looks from December of the previous year through November of the current year into consideration for my Best Dressed of the Year list. Starting tomorrow the End of the Year Style Awards will start posting with Best Transformation. Topping the Best Dressed of November list is Lea Seydoux who looked very much the part of a Bond girl wearing a red custom Miu Miu off the shoulder chiffon at the "Spectre" premiere in Mexico City. I was a little concerned with Lea only wearing Miu/Miu and Prada during this promo tour and thus becoming a one note but each look that Lea put out was more glamorous than the last and this was the piece du resistance.
Spanish supermodel Nieves Alvarez, who has long been a favorite of mine (often giving looks worthy of being on my Best Dressed of the Year list), attended the Vanity Fair Awards in Madrid wearing a custom Stephane Rolland Couture gown which masters illusion neckline which she paired with an Yliana Yepez clutch, Torricao Alta Joyeria jewels and a Santiago Del Palacio fur. Nieves for sure showed us how it is done as this is the perfect way to wear white going into the winter season. The big shock of the month for me was how amazingly beautiful that Heidi Klum looked on the red carpet of the Bambi Awards wearing a custom eggplant Zac Posen strapless structured ball gown. Heidi has been wearing a lot of really unflattering, age inappropriate looks which have aged her more than they should so it was amazing that this gown made such a glamorous impact. Talking about glamorous impact model Arizona Muse stepped out for the British Fashion Awards wearing a Ralph & Russo Fall 2015 couture embroidered cap sleeve crop top and high waisted palazzo pants. Arizona took this modern take on a classic look and went full on old Hollywood movie star glam with her hair and make-up which just made this look even more beautiful.
Kiernan Shipka is always the most amazingly dress teenager on the red carpet. She attended the Guggenheim International Gala Pre-Party wearing a Christian Dior Spring 2015 Couture embroidered and embellished cocktail dress. What other 16 year old can work this dress on red carpet with such class and confidence. Kiernan is definitely getting better and better with each red carpet that she steps out on and I am excited to continue to see her grow. Stephanie Sigman was an unknown to me prior to the "Spectre" promo tour but after wearing one of my favorite Marchesa looks for the London premiere and this absolutely stunning red custom Armani Prive long sleeve structured gown, it is safe to say that she has put her foot in the cement of being a fashion darling. Solange is one of my favorite ladies to see on the red carpet. She gives some of the looks that you would only see fashion folks wearing during fashion week on the red carpet. On the red carpet for the Louis XIII Celebration of ‘100 Years’ The Movie You Will Never See, Solange rocked a tangerine Milly Spring 2016 RTW off the shoulder pencil dress with flamenco sleeves that she paired with a gold box clutch, neutral sandals, braids and an orange lip. We don't see much of Milly on the red carpet and it is looks like this from Solange that makes me question why we don't.
While I loved Kiernan's dress at the Guggenheim International Gala Pre-Party it was Dakota Johnson in her white Christian Dior gown with a silver embellished bodice at the Guggenheim International Gala Dinner that took my breath away. Only a day away and such vastly different looks this has got to be my favorite look from Dakota as she keeps getting better with her red carpet dressing. I am actually looking forward to seeing what she is going to bring next year. Elizabeth Banks started the final promo tour for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 in high style wearing a floral Elie Saab Fall 2015 Couture spaghetti strap ball gown for the films premiere in Berlin. This is a perfect red carpet moment to close a major film series, which is good since Jennifer Lawrence completely let me down. Finished with an Elie Saab floral crown this look is in definite contention for Best Dressed of the Year. Kerry Washington made a very disappointing night on the red carpet from the Academy Governors Awards into something interesting wearing a black organza Giambattista Valli Fall 2015 Couture sheer ball gown with pink floral embellishments to the Baby2Baby Gala. Usually we see some very pretty dresses, which there were many pretty gowns, but Kerry brought a dramatic red carpet moment. Kerry plus Giambattista Valli Couture = amazing. 
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

2015 Gotham Independent Film Awards Red Carpet Wish List

Brie Larson is most likely going to be working the red carpets from the Gotham Independent Film Awards tomorrow night all the way to the Oscars at the end of February thanks to her performance in the film Room. I have slowly been getting into Brie's style as she has been trying to find her style over the past year and she has been killing the red carpets lately. For tomorrow nights Gotham Independent Film Awards, where Brie is nominated for Best Actress, I would love to see her wearing this black leather Alexander McQueen Resort 2016 floral embroidered sleeveless a-line dress. Gotham is usually a more laid back awards show, so no big gowns needed. This is a pretty dress and I think quite event appropriate. I would style this look with a pair of red pumps to just take this look to another level and ensure that Brie keeps going things great on her Oscar campaign.
Queen Cate seems to have lost her crown recently as she has not been giving me WOW moment after WOW moment and I am hoping that as she kicks off awards season that she will be back on point. Tomorrow night's Gotham Independent Film Awards, where Cate is nominated for Best Actress thanks to her performance in Carol, that she makes a major impact. Cate has been experimenting with different types of looks and I really want her to just go back to the old Hollywood glamour with a twist that made me fall in love with her. I picked this Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 RTW ensemble which consists of a three quarter length sleeve embroidered jacket paired with silk pants. This is a different look for Cate but still along that classic style that she would go for. I am hoping that she really gives me something that I can say WOW to tomorrow. Finish the look with a red lip, black Louboutin pumps, wavy faux bob, and diamond cluster earrings to ensure that this look is styled to perfection.
Helen Mirren is being honored tomorrow night with a Tribute Award at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. Helen will either wear Dolce & Gabbana or Badgley Mischka and I am guessing it is going to be the former, I am just hoping that it isn't another lace or floral dress as I am really getting tired of seeing Helen in those Dolce looks. I picked this Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016 RTW dress which features a full skirted 50's silhouette and a mikado brushstroke print. This is a look that Helen has done before but with a new print which would make it less deja vu than any other look that she could pull from this collection. Finishing the look with a pair of gold pumps and a red lip will keep that pretty 50's vibe that this dress commands.
Kristen Wiig is also nominated for Best Actress tomorrow at the Gotham Independent Film Awards and I am intrigued to see what she is going to wear. Kirsten is one that I can never really predict what she is going to show up in. At the gala premiere of The Martian at the New York Film Festival Kristen shocked me wearing an Oscar de la Renta Spring 2016 RTW strapless cocktail dress with a plunging neckline that I never would have even predicted that she would wear and rocked it. I am hoping that tomorrow she keeps up her good work on the red carpet. I picked this black Michael Kors Spring 2016 RTW metal grommet embellished cocktail dress. Some might think that this look is too casual for an awards show but I think that this is something that Kirsten would make look more formal than it actually is. A lot of the classing up would come through the styling. I would add a pair of black Saint Laurent sandals, a black and silver Edie Parker confetti clutch, sleek hair, and a red lip will ensure that Kristen actually gives me a beautiful look on the red carpet.
Rachel McAdams might not be nominated tomorrow at the Gotham Independent Film Awards but since her film Spotlight is nominated for Best Picture she might show up. Rachel has been having a pretty good year this year on the red carpet after letting me fall out of love with her red carpet decisions. I think I would literally die if Rachel showed up tomorrow night in this Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015 RTW sheath silhouette dress with an allover floral print, a defined contrasting waist, and a pencil skirt. I love the vintage and Spanish inspired elements of this dress and just how ladylike it would actually make this a major moment on the red carpet. I would finish this look off with a black box clutch, a pair of yellow pumps, and pink lip to just punch the look up just that much more. 

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

"Joy" Premiere Wish List

I was less than impressed with the looks that Jennifer Lawrence pulled out for her The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 promo tour so to be say that I am not that interested to see what she will will to premiere Joy is a little bit of an understatement. I am hoping that the next season of Christian Dior without Raf Simons will bode better for the actress but until then I am not going to be holding my breath for a major moment. I would love to see JLaw rock this saffron Prabal Gurung Spring 2016 RTW gown rendered in silk charmeuse and features an a-line silhouette with a deep v-neckline and a front split at the skirt. Jennifer rocks sporty yet feminine looks like no other and I think that has been the problem with her and Dior, they are usually to overly fussy for her. This gown is simple and extremely elegant which would give Jennifer a beautiful kick off for an awards campaign. 

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

What Michelle Obama Should Wear for the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors

On December 6, 2015 the Obama's will venture out of the White House and over to the Kennedy Center to witness the honoring of the recipients of the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors medals, Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa, & Cicely Tyson. I don't know who is going to be there to honor the recipients as they keep the cast very top secret so that the honorees are surprised so I am not able to make wish lists for them but Michelle Obama will be there. I have been a fan of the First Ladies style from the beginning and she has very seldom let me down and I am really hoping that she continues to wow me in her last year as first lady. For this occasion the honorees gather at the White House for a cocktail reception with the President and the First Lady before going to The Kennedy Center so we are usually able to get a full length view of what the First Lady is wearing. This year I would love to see the Michelle wearing this Marchesa Resort 2016 dark teal embroidered cap sleeve tulle ballgown which features a scoop neck, a fitted bodice, and full skirt. I think that this is a very regal moment and Michelle has not had one of these in a very long time. A pair of silver pumps, a pair of diamond cluster earrings, a curly updo, and a red lip would finish this look off perfectly for this kind of a major event. 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"The Color Purple" Broadway Opening Night Red Carpet Wish List

Jennifer Hudson has been slowly getting back to her best. Her red carpet career started rocky and then she lost a ton of weight thanks to Weight Watchers and was working a lot of fabulous creations and last year I was starting to question a lot of her sartorial decisions but this year JHud has been rocking the red carpets like they owe her back rent. Jennifer is staring in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, which is in previews right now, and will officially open on December 10, 2015. I am excited to see what the stars will wear on the red carpet which will either be before the performance or for a party afterwards. Jennifer has been giving glamorous yet edgy looks and I would love to see her wearing this sleek Zuhair Murad Resort 2016 long sleeved hot pink jumpsuit which features thin lace cutouts and plunging neckline. After being in period costume for the show I can picture Jennifer wanting to wear something very sleek and modern which this jumpsuit definitely is. Keeping the look sleek I would recommend that Jennifer wear the runways hot pink sandals, despite the frigid temperatures on New York City in December, adding a hot pink lip and edgy earcuff will just be the cherries on top of this perfect red carpet ensemble.
Danielle Brooks, of Orange is the New Black, fame is also amongst the top billed cast making her Broadway debut in the role of Sofia in The Color Purple. I am hoping that Danielle continues to show her amazing red carpet style on the red carpet at the shows opening night. Danielle has been championing style for bigger women since she stepped out on the scene (I even included her in my Top 10 from the 2015 Emmy Awards) and I am extremely excited to see what she will wear on this red carpet. I picked this cream Badgley Mischka Spring 2016 RTW halter neck gown with silver foil leaf detailing with silver beading on the halter neck and waist. I don't think Danielle has had a princess moment on the red carpet and what a better time for it than for her Broadway debut. A chic curly updo, fresh faced makeup, a pair of silver sandals, and a silver clutch would finish this look off absolutely perfect for this red carpet.
Oprah is sure to be in attendance on opening night of the Broadway revival of The Color Purple since she is a main producer of the show. Oprah has been closely involved with the story since the beginning staring in the film adaptation of the novel and then being a producer of the original Broadway incarnation. Oprah can be very hit or miss for me on the red carpet, a lot of time that I think that she picks looks that are too much fabric over her. With that in mind I am picking this high impact electric blue Marchesa Notte Spring 2016 RTW off the shoulder lace gown. I think that Oprah would look amazing in this chic simplistic silhouette as it is just enough without being over the top, she is not the star of the show but is high profile enough to warrant a major moment. Paired with her giant pear shaped diamond earrings and a pair of navy satin pumps Oprah will have a beautiful red carpet moment at the Broadway opening night of The Color Purple. 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"Concussion" Premiere Wish List

With the Awards Season buzz around "Concussion" I will be very surprised if it doesn't have another premiere after the AFI Fest. Gugu Mbatha-Raw has ascended to being one of my favorites on the red carpet, her Louis Vuitton gown on the AFI Fest red carpet was a surprise as she gave a more sleek modern look than we are used to seeing on the actress who brings a fresh take on ladylike dressing. While I enjoyed that step from her norm I am a sucker for a lady like look. For the "Concussion" premiere I picked this dusty mauve Erdem Spring 2016 RTW jacquard midi length cocktail dress for Gugu because it reps a British brand and is sweet and ladylike making for a perfect red carpet moment. Style this look with a pair of gold sandals, a gold metallic clutch, a curly updo, and a pair of gold set diamond cluster earrings to keep up the ladylike glamour of this look and endure that Gugu has yet another red carpet win on her hands. 

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Monday, November 23, 2015

"By The Sea" London Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

I read somewhere that the Angelina Jolie directed "By The Sea," which stars herself and husband Brad Pitt, will have a red carpet premiere in London. I have not been able to confirm a date or location for the premiere. Anyways, if there actually is a premiere I am intrigued to see what Angelina will wear as she has been incredibly predictable. I was originally going to pick a dark teal velvet gown from the Ralph & Russo Fall 2015 Couture collection but Monica Bellucci snagged it first for the "Spectre" World Premiere. My second choice was this bronze Ralph & Russo Fall 2015 Couture long sleeved gown which featured an embroidered lace top and a pleated silk lame skirt. Angie has been known to wear the same Atelier Versace gown over and over in slightly different incarnations. I am really hoping that she will make a different decision as this is something that I think would make for an incredible red carpet moment.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

2015 American Music Awards: Celine, Chloe, Ciara, Gigi & Gwen Red Carpet Wish List

 Performers and presenters for the 2015 American Music Awards just keep coming in, the addition of Celine Dion this morning to the list of performers held up this post. Celine has been added to perform a special rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne à L’Amour” in French as tribute to those affected by the recent attacks in Paris at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. I have long been a fan of Celine's style and I am intrigued to see what she and stylist Annie Horth will put together for such a somber moment in the show. I believe that this strapless Elie Saab Spring 2013 Couture black gown with black embellishments of the bodice would be a beautiful statement for Celine to make. It would honor not just those in Paris but also Beirut, two places attacked recently and both important to the Elie Saab label. This is such a chic elegant moment that I would hope that Celine and Annie do pull from the Elie Saab couture closet to give such a beautiful moment at the American Music Awards.
 Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is on the list of presenters for Sunday night's American Music Awards and I am trying to figure out what the 18 year old actress would wear. I ended up settling on this Christian Dior Spring 2015 Couture bright yellow embellished coat dress because its edgy yet mod which is exactly what I think an actress presenting at a music awards show should be. No need for big gowns for this occasion as it really isn't her night. I would keep the styling simple with a pair of black Christian Dior pointed toe pumps and a mod hairstyle to keep this look chic and simple without it turning into a costume.
 After attending both the Grammy Awards and the VMA's this year with no real purpose other than wearing a pretty dress on the red carpet Ciara will actually have a duty at the 2015 American Music Awards as a presenter. If record has anything to say about it Ciara will be wearing Alexandre Vauthier on Sunday but after inspecting all of the current collections and the couture archive there isn't a look from the label that I particularly love for her. This black and white Alexander McQueen Spring 2016 RTW long sleeve lace turtle neck gown embroidered with a beautiful eagle on the other hand is something that I can totally picture Ciara wearing and working the hell out of. Many devoted red carpet fanatics, myself included, are sick of the naked dress trend but it seems like is has no signs of slowing down and when the gown can be this fierce who can really complain. Sleek hair pulled into a tight bun, a bronze smokey eye, a pair of diamond cluster earrings, and strappy black sandals will complete this perfect look for the AMA red carpet.
 Making her first appearance on this blog in a wish list model Gigi Hadid is going to be presenting Sunday night at the 2015 American Music Awards. I am intrigued as to what Gigi will end up wearing on the red carpet. After making a splash in two Atelier Versace gowns on Oscar night I was excited to see more from Gigi but sadly she has not really lived up to that standard she set. For Sunday nights awards I would love to see Gigi wearing this lipstick red Elie Saab Spring 2016 RTW strapless stretch cady and silk georgette jumpsuit for the red carpet. I was surprised when I saw Gigi on this runway and I think that she would fit right in wearing this collection on the red carpet. A pair of gold sandals, beachy waves, and fresh faced makeup will ensure that Gigi injects some cool girl status into this music awards red carpet.
Gwen Stefani will be on hand Sunday night as the only performer in this group. Gwen will be performing her new song "Used To Love You" and I am really excited to see what she will be rocking on the red carpet and during her performance. Her duo of Atelier Versace looks at the 2015 Grammy Awards were AMAZING and I am hoping that she continues to make amazing sartorial decisions. I would love to see Gwen take on the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 RTW collection for the red carpet. There are a lot of looks that I think she could work the hell out of but I ultimately decided to choose this blue surrealist print gowns which looks like they have been dip dyed in bleach. I love how this gown gives a laid back approach to high glamour and I honestly think Gwen is one of the few that could make this look crazy high fashion. I would finish the look with Gwen's signature red lip, a vintage inspired hairstyle, a pair of silver pumps, and a pair of diamond cluster earrings to keep the vintage inspired air of this look going on the red carpet. 

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

2015 American Music Awards: Nicki Minaj, Miranda Lambert, & Mary J. Blige Red Carpet Wish List

Nicki Minaj has been having a pretty good year on the red carpet and I am actually quite interested to see what she will wear on the American Music Awards red carpet on Sunday night. I think that Nicki has been growing and going for more glamour with a twist than outfits with shock value and I appreciate that. Despite being a muse for Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy I am picking this embellished Alexander McQueen Resort 2016 fitted spaghetti strap gown. This gown probably isn't going to happen but I think that it would be cool but I am thinking that this gown would have to be modified to accommodate all of Nicki's curves. A pair of simple black Givenchy sandals, a black clutch, sleek straight locks, and fresh faced makeup will ensure that Nicki slays the red carpet.
Miranda Lambert often falls plague to the big poufy dress that country stars so often think look great on the red carpet and most of the time I think that Miranda looks like she is trying to hard wearing them on the red carpet. I think this electric blue Georges Hobeika Fall 2015 Couture strapless mermaid gown would look absolutely amazing on the red carpet and on Miranda for the red carpet. We don't get many high glamour moments on the AMA's red carpet but this could be one of the few. A pair of silver sandals, diamond cluster earrings, loose curls and red lip will ensure that this is a perfect moment on the red carpet at the American Music Awards.
I dont ever get too excited when I see Mary J. Blige on the red carpet. She rarely delivers something that I find interesting and I am not holding her to much for her look when it comes to the red carpet on Sunday night. I picked this black Brandon Maxwell Spring 2016 RTW strapless gown which has as little visual interests via the layered ruffles on the bodice. I think that just by wearing the designer of the moment that it would help elevate Mary's red carpet look. Keeping the styling simple with a black Edie Parker clutch, a pair of black sandals, a pair of diamond earrings, her signature bob, and a red lip would ensure that Mary makes some sort of an impact on the red carpet.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 American Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, & Beyonce Red Carpet Wish List

Taylor Swift is nominated for six different awards Sunday night at the American Music Awards and is expected to sweep in each category that she is nominated in. I have been loving seeing Taylor evolve over the past year as she keeps leaving her country princess days in the past in favor of more modern and grown up looks. For Sunday's awards I would love to see Taylor wearing this red Atelier Versace Spring 2015 Couture bralet and high waisted pants. This is a style of look that we have not seen Taylor wear on the red carpet but I think she would really work. Finish with a sleek bob, red platform sandals, and a red lip and Taylor will for sure take home Best Dressed as well.
Rihanna is nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Collaboration of the Year for "FourFiveSeconds." I am not sure that RiRi will actually take to the red carpet since she is not performing but if she does I would love to see her wearing this Armani Prive Fall 2015 Couture strapless furry gown. I think that this gown is really difficult and I remember when I saw this gown take the runway my mind immediately went to Rihanna and this is the first chance that we would get to see her get to wear this gown. Not many would be able to make this gown work off of the runway but I think that Rihanna has the perfect presence to make this look an amazing red carpet moment. Finish with a chic updo, a pair of black sandals, and chic makeup to ensure that this would compete with Taylor for Best Dressed at the American Music Awards.
I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of pageant style dress from Carrie Underwood at the CMA Awards earlier this month. I kinda went with modern glamour with this Badgley Mischka Spring 2016 RTW pale pink strapless gown which features a beaded side cutout (which adds a dash of pageantry to the look.) The new mom has been showcasing her post baby body and I can defiantly picture her rocking this on a red carpet. I would keep the runways champagne satin strappy sandals, adding a gold Edie Parker clutch, old Hollywood waves, and a pink lip to keep this look chic and elegant for the American Music Awards red carpet.
So I am really not expecting Beyonce to attend the American Music Awards on Sunday as she is not nominated in any of the major categories nor is she performing. I have to say that I have been incredibly disappointed by what Beyonce has worn on the red carpet in the last year. She has been very boring or repeating looks that she has worn in the past. If she by some work of god ends up on the red carpet at the AMA's on Sunday I would love to see Bey wearing this midnight blue sheer chiffon evening gown. I love how this gown has some embellishments sewn into it at different points outside of the embellished waistline, to add to the starry sparkle of this gown. Finish this gown with up swept hair, a chic glamorous makeup, dazzling Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings, and a pair of navy blue sandals will ensure that Bey has a major moment as she walks the AMA red carpet.


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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2015 American Music Awards: Jennifer Lopez Wish List

Jennifer Lopez is going to be the hostess of the American Music Awards on Sunday night and I am excited to see what she will end up wearing but yet still a little apprehensive. JLo has been either really good, really trashy, or too mumsy as of recently and I am hoping that all of her moments for this awards show are going to be really good. For the red carpet prior to the red carpet I would be really excited to see Jennifer wear this Marchesa Spring 2015 RTW beaded lace corset gown which features a bugle beaded corset and a fishtail skirt with tulle inserts at the hem. Many are fatigued, myself included, with the naked gown trend but I think that Jennifer rocks this type of gown like no other. Keep this gown with an old Hollywood style with a pair of black sandals, a red lip, old Hollywood waves, a black clutch, and a pair of diamond earrings to add a glamour factor instead of letting this gown fall into trashy territory. I am also predicting we will see Jennifer in a bevy of other designers like Zuhair Murad, Atelier Versace, Mugler and Lanvin over the course off the night.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Carol" NYC Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Tomorrow night we are expecting "Carol" stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara to step out on the red carpet for the films premiere in New York City. I have not been loving Cate as much as I did last year or even at the start of the year and I am hoping that she gets her footing back for awards season. I would love to see Cate go for sleek modern glamour wearing this blue and purple ombre Armani Prive Fall 2015 Couture sequined blazer and midnight blue velvet pant ensemble for this premiere. New York premieres are usually a little more laid back so I am not expecting a major gown but I think that this pant moment would be perfect. Cate hasn't had a major pant moment on the red carpet in a really long time and I think that this Armani Prive ensemble is exactly what she needs to do to wow. Finish with a sleek hairstyle, a smokey eye, light pink lip, a pair of diamond cluster earrings or statement diamond necklace, a black clutch, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin pointed toe pumps to ensure that Cate is back on form for this premiere tomorrow night.
Rooney Mara has been pleasantly surprising me while she has been making the rounds promoting this film. She has even stood out for me against looks that Cate has worn. For tomorrows premiere of "Carol" in NYC I would love to see Rooney wear this white ruffled Balenciaga Spring 2016 RTW halter neck tea length cocktail dress. This is something that I would expect to see Rooney wear and I think that it would make for a very chic contrast to the look that I picked for Cate. A pair of silver sandals, a sleek updo, and a red lip will finish this look off exactly how Rooney would and I think that she would look divine walking down the red carpet with Cate.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Wish List Part 1

Selena Gomez is now the big female name performing at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which is taped in New York City on Tuesday and will air on CBS on December 8, since Rihanna has dropped out. I am only slightly excited to see what Selena will bring to the runway and the after party red carpet. I picked this long sleeve Zuhair Murad Fall 2015 Couture midnight blue star embellished mini dress which features crystal embellishment, thin silver belt, risque plunging neckline, and gathering detail on the left hip. This dress is sexy and sweet which is perfect to either perform her new music in or for the red carpet after party. This dress paired with silver pumps sexy waves and a red lip will ensure that this is a perfect look for any of the VS events.
Adriana Lima knows how to work sexy, which is why I am sure that she is a Victoria's Secret Angel. All the ladies bring out their sexy best for the party after they tape the runway show and I am hoping that they bring the high fashion sexy. For Adriana I picked this one sleeved Versus Versace Spring 2016 RTW mini dress by Anthony Vaccarello which features a plunging neck, side cutouts, and leopard chiffon train. This is a sexy moment and I am sure that some model will pick this dress up for this red carpet and Adriana has my vote for who it should go to, even though I have a slight feeling she may wear custom Marc Jacobs. Finish this look off with a pair of Christian Louboutin sandals, a red lip, and sexy wavy hair and this will be a perfect look for this red carpet on Adriana.
I have been very bored of what Alessandra Ambrosio has been wearing on the red carpet lately and I am hoping that she switches things up for this red carpet, which I don't think is very likely. I figure Ale will wear Balmain on the red carpet but I am hoping that it won't be a sparkling fitted mini dress since they have been over done recently. I picked this tuxedo inspired Balmain Spring 2016 Couture fitted jumpsuit with an open bodice and mesh stomach cutout. This is not the standard look for a Victoria's Secret model so I am not sure that this will be what Alessandra will wear on the red carpet but a guy can hope. Finish the jumpsuit with a black clutch, a pair of black Christian Louboutin pumps, slicked back straight locks, and a pair of red lips.
Behati Prinsloo has been really showing her red carpet chops this year as she stood next to her hubby Adam Levine during awards season at the beginning of the year and continued to make the rounds looking fabulous at different parts of the year since. I am really excited to see what she is going to bring to the red carpet Tuesday at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party. I think that this J. Mendel Spring 2016 RTW ensemble which features a black silk bandeau and a silk organza multi-cascade asymmetric skirt. This look is sexy and elegant which is exactly what I want to see the VS models rocking on the red (it's actually hot pink) carpet for the after party. A pair of black sandals, a black clutch, hair worn up, and a red lip will keep this look working sexy and demure.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" LA Premiere Wish List

So far Jennifer Lawrence's promo tour for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" promo tour has been lack luster. For the promo tour for the final installment of a blockbuster film franchise JLaw has been really letting me down with her Dior gowns in Berlin and London. I have been wanting to see Jennifer wearing this black sheer chiffon evening gown with the strapless white sequin circle cocktail dress underneath. I think that this gown is sporty and glamorous and a perfect look for Jennifer. I was hoping that the Dior atelier would be turning out amazing custom gowns for JLaw in the post Raf world but I am still waiting for a wow moment. This gown paired with sleek slicked back hair, a bold red lip, and a pair of black sandals would ensure that this is a major moment for Jennifer on the red carpet at the "Mockingjay: Part 2" premiere in LA.
Elizabeth Banks its killing the promo tour for this film and I am excited to see what she is going to wear for the final premiere of the film in Los Angeles. The major Elie Saab Couture moment in Berlin and the modern meets classic pant gown at the London premiere and I am hoping for modern glamour at the LA Premiere. Elizabeth wore wearing Atelier Versace for the first "Hunger Games" premiere in LA and I am hoping that she ends this one wearing Atelier Versace bringing her journey full circle. It has been a hot minute since we have seen Elizabeth in a Versace design and I am really hoping that she rocks one since I don't think anyone, except for maybe Jane Fonda, rocks Versace like Elizabeth. This white sexy Atelier Versace Spring 2015 Couture fitted halter gown with sheer inserts. A pair of silver Jimmy Choo sandals, a white Edie Parker clutch, a pair of emerald and diamond drop Chopard earrings, and a red lip would ensure that this gown is perfection on the red carpet.
Jena Malone have a major princess moment at the Berlin premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" wearing Reem Acra and was M.I.A. at the films premiere in London. I am hoping that Jena will be back on the red carpet in LA on November 16. I would love to see Jena wear this vermilion orange Prabal Gururng Spring 2016 RTW halter gown which is very 90's and I think that Jena would rock this gown like crazy on the red carpet. Keep the styling simple with a pair of gold sandals, a gold metal box clutch, wavy bob, and some simple makeup so that Jena has a major moment for her last premiere for this series.
Julianne Moore has been slightly off her game while promoting "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" wearing black Jason Wu at the Berlin premiere (which was incredibly chic) and white Alexander McQueen in London. I am hoping that when she steps out in LA that Julianne pulls out all of the stops. This marigold yellow Giambattista Valli Fall 2015 Couture draped cape gown. This is a showstopping moment which is something that Julianne doesn't do while promoting these films but I wish she would as this would be an amazing red carpet moment. Finish the look with the runways strappy sandals, a chic updo, red lip, and a pair of diamond cluster earrings to keep this look from being overworked and Julianne will shine like the movie star that she is.
Broadway star and Tony Award winning actress Patina Miller has rocked a Zac Posen gown or two in her past red carpet appearances and I actually thought of her when this white Zac Posen Spring 2016 RTW flowing trapeze gown came down the runway. I think that this gown is edgy yet incredibly feminine which is one of the things that I expect out of a Zac Posen gown and Patina would rock the hell out of this gown on the red carpet. I would add a white leather waistband to add a little more structure to this gown because I don't think Patina quite has the height to make this gown work without a band and then add a pair of white sandals, old Hollywood waves, a red lip, and a pair of diamond cluster to finish off this look perfectly for this premiere.
Willow Shields wore a Marni gown at "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" premiere in Berlin that was just a little too grown up for the 15 year old actress. For the LA premiere I picked a much more age appropriate dress for her to wear. I think that this sweet light coral Monique Lhuillier Resort 2016 floral embroidered midi length cocktail dress which features a high round neck with a fitted bodice, a full tea skirt, and floral embroidery throughout. This is the age appropriate look that a 15 year old should be wearing on a red carpet. Willow has her whole rest of her life to wear sexy mature gowns, there are only a few years where she can get away with wearing a dress like this. A pair of silver strappy sandals, a silver clutch, and a pair of diamond cluster earrings would be the perfect accessories to finish off this look for the red carpet.