Monday, August 31, 2015

"Everest" LA Premiere Wish List

Just days after opening the Venice Film Festival with "Everest," Keira Knightley will jet to to LA for a premiere on September 9, 2015. I am so excited to see what Keira will wear while on the promotional tour for this film. I picked Erdem & Valentino for her to wear during Venice and I am sure that there will be at least one Chanel ensemble during the course of the promo tour. I would love to see Keira wearing this sage green Chanel Fall 2015 Couture tea length silk tulle organza gown. I don't think that anyone wears Chanel quite like Keira does and I think that this will look amazing on her. Finish the look with a pair of gold sandals, a chic soft updo, and a pink lip and Keira will have a killer red carpet moment at the "Everest" LA premiere.

#VMAs2015: Best Dressed at the 2015 VMAs

 So the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards were last night, and I gotta say that I was quite underwhelmed by the red carpet. Many stars played it way to safe, some looked like they just left the beach, and very few took risks. Rita Ora took a risk and went for sexy high glamour in her custom Vera Wang gown with its ostrich feather ball skirt. While I can't believe that I am topping a best dressed list with a black gown, there really was almost no color to be seen on the red carpet anyway.
FKA Twigs continues to show us that she is someone to reckon with on the red carpet. Her black Atelier Versace Fall 2015 Couture ensemble, may be likened to the ensemble that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore to the collections presentation, was sexy and dramatic. This is what I expect to see on the VMAs red carpet. 

I am sure many of you will disagree with me but Miley Cyrus in her custom Atelier Versace chandelier harness and boots really rocked it out. This is a music video awards show and the stars are not taking enough risks. What other awards show could you get away with wearing something like this on the red carpet and not get torn to shreds? I don't even think that this would have gone over well at the Grammy Awards but on Miley at the VMA's it was pure perfection.

Taylor Swift rocked a firey beaded fringe Yousef Aljasmi bodysuit to lay down the hathet and perform with Nicki Minaj, whom she had been feuding on twitter with (I have a whole other theory about that but we will just stuck to the fashion.) I think that Taylor has become quite the sexy thing over the past year and she definately knows how to work it.

While I was really in love from the get go with her performance outfit, it took me a little longer to get behind the two piece Ashish ensemble that TayTay wore on the red carpet. I was thinking that 1989 got a little too literal with this sparking houndstooth ensemble that reminds me of a 1980's workout video. I will say that what I did like about this is that on a sea of safe that Taylor did take a risk and that risk paid off. 

Why was Ciara at the 2015 VMA's? Your guess is a good as mine but I am really happy that she was. Her Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2015 Couture fringe ensemble was one of my favorite looks of the night. I think that on any other night I would have looked at this and gone WTF, but last night when I was craving some avant garde fashion Ciara brought it.

You can see all the best and worst look from the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on the Facebook page. Comment your thoughts, I would love to know who was YOUR Best/Worst Dressed.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

#Emmys2015: Oustanding Host of a Reality Competition Nominee Wish List

The last set of nominees for the Emmy Awards are the ladies nominated for Outstanding Host of a Reality Competition. "So You Think You Can Dance's" Cat Deeley is always a delight to see on the red carpet and I am excited to see what she will wear to this years Emmy's. I picked this sunflower yellow Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015 RTW silk satin chiffon one shoulder gown with a draped construction in a sheath silhouette with a twisted one shoulder neckline and a cinched waist. I can't believe that New York Fashion Week kicks off this week and this gown still hasn't been snatched up. I believe that the blonde television personality would look extremely elegant in this bright bold gown. Finish the look with a gold clutch, a pair of gold sandals, simple elegant hair & makeup to ensure that Cat really shines on the Emmy's red carpet.
Heidi Klum is one that I either love or hate on the red carpet. I am sure that we will see Heidi Klum wear a Zac Posen gown on the red carpet, since she has worn her "Project Runway" co-star's gowns. I think that Heidi would look very pretty and lady like in this strapless Zac Posen Resort 2015 multi-colored floral jacquard fit and flare gown. We usually expect Heidi to wear something very sexy but I think that this would be a sexy yet feminine look for the former Victoria's Secret model to rock on the red carpet. Style the look with a pair of gold sandals, old Hollywood waves, and fresh faced makeup to ensure that Heidi nails her Emmy's red carpet ensemble.

I will be live tweeting this years Emmy Awards red carpet and telecast with Kelly from Dream In Lace on September 20. I hope you will follow me and Kelly on Twitter and join in on the conversation! I am excited as this is our awards tradition now, so pop your bubbly and join in the fun.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vogue Runway Launches Monday!

On Monday the way that most get their fashion news will change. Style.com, which has been my go to site for runway coverage and images since I started, will be closing its virtual doors to allow for them to make their transition into an e-commerce website. Not to worry though, all of the coverage from style.com over runways is being transferred to a new home, VogueRunway.com. I have been very weary about what Vogue Runway would become since in the past the runway coverage on Vogue.com has been very slim picking. What I liked about Style.com is that they showed all the known designers but also showed emerging and lesser known brands as well. I am being reassured that Vogue Runway will be doing the same thing. I really hope so. With the Spring/Summer 2016 collections starting up on Thursday, Vogue Runway will be put to the ultimate test.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

#Emmys2015: Oustanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama Nominee Wish List

The performance that Christina Hendricks gave in the  final season of "Mad Men" is looking like it is going to earn her her first Emmy Award. Having been nominated 5 times before hopefully sixth times a charm for the stunning strawberry blonde actress. I tend to love Christina in a gown and I know that with this being her last nominated Emmy Awards for a while she will be bringing her a game. I picked this stunning purple Romona Kevesa Fall 2015 RTW one shouldered draped silk gown for Christina because it would accentuate her famous curves and just give a fluid silhouette and who can go wrong with a dramatic train? Go big or go home for your last nominated Emmy Awards right? I would add some simple sparkle to this gown via a pair of diamond cluster earrings and a black Edie Parker clutch. Finish the look with a pair of black sandals, old Hollywood waves, and a red lip and Christina will undoubtedly end up on the Best Dressed List.
"The Good Wife" star and nominee Christine Baranski has a wonderful red carpet relationship with New York based designer Zac Posen and I am sure that she will wear one of his creations on 2015 Emmy Awards red carpet. I picked this navy knot front silk charmeuse Zac Posen Resort 2016 gown that features a draped shawl neckline with a knotted detail at the front, long sleeves with pleats at the wrists, and a form fitting fluted silhouette with a train at the back. I love Diane in navy and I think that this gown is different from anything that she has worn on the red carpet before which is perfect for the Emmy Awards red carpet. I would finish this look off with a black clutch, pair of black sandals, and simple diamond earrings to ensure that the dress is the stand out of this look.
Emilia Clarke tends to rock the red carpet and I am sure that she will continue to do so at the 2015 Emmy Awards. The "Game of Thrones" star is one of the few who I can see being able to snag a couture gown for the the Emmy Awards red carpet and I am really hoping that she does. Usually a floor length gown is a dress code requirement for anyone over the age of 18 at these type of red carpet events, but I think that this Christian Dior Spring 2015 Couture strapless tea length embroidered floral lace gown is perfect for Emilia. Since the gown is such a statement I would suggest that Emilia keep the styling very simple wearing just a pair of diamond cluster earrings, a pair of silver sandals, and a red lip to ensure that the focus is kept on this stunning couture gown.
Joanne Froggatt surprisingly won the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series over many that were expected to win, will she do so again at the 2015 Emmy Awards? Critics are saying that is highly unlikely but I am sure Joanne will be on point on the red carpet anyway. I picked this Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016 teal & magenta strapless sweetheart gown which features ruching at the A-line waist and a column skirt with raffia embroidery and beading at the front and a back vent. I would keep the matching magenta belt that the gown was presented with on the runway and add a pair of gold sandals and a gold clutch to finish this look off for the Emmys red carpet.
"Orange is the New Black's" Uzo Aduba has what it takes to knock Christina Hendricks off the top and take home this years Supporting Actress Drama award at the Emmy Awards and, much like last year, I am sure that she will be working on top form. Last year Uzo sizzled in a sexy red Christian Siriano gown and this year I am hoping to see Uzo go the more glamorous and froufrou princess route. I think that this peacock blue Marchesa Resort 2015 strapless tulle ruffled ball gown is perfect for a major awards show red carpet. This is the look a winner would wear. Styled with a matching Edie Parker clutch, a pair of silver sandals, a pair of stunning drop earrings, a sleek updo, and a red lip would ensure that Uzo really is the belle of the ball.

I will be live tweeting this years Emmy Awards red carpet and telecast with Kelly from Dream In Lace on September 20. I hope you will follow me and Kelly on Twitter and join in on the conversation! I am excited as this is our awards tradition now, so pop your bubbly and join in the fun.

Monday, August 24, 2015

#Emmys2015: Oustanding Actress in a Lead Role in a Limited Series or Movie Nominee Wish List

I have to say that I am not expecting Felicity Huffman, nominated for "American Crime," on the red carpet at the 2015 Emmy Awards. I picked this white, black, & gold J. Mendel Fall 2015 RTW silk crepe scarf draped halter neck column gown. I think that this gown is perfect for Felicity for the Emmys as I think that this gown is simple, as she isn't expected to win, yet still sophisticated enough to wear if she does. Finish with a pair of gold sandals, a gold clutch, and pulled up hair and Felicity is ready for the Emmy Awards red carpet.
I love to see Maggie Gyllenhaal on the red carpet. I am always surprised by what she ends up wearing. I would go with something incredibly chic for the 2015 Emmy Awards. I think that this ivory and black Vionnet Resort 2016 draped column gown with its asymmetrical neckline is something that a modern day Jackie-O would wear and is a perfect gown to wear for an awards show. A pair of gold sandals, a gold Edie Parker clutch, pop of color via precious stone Bulgari earrings inlaid in yellow gold, and a red lip and Maggie will be red carpet ready and one of my favorite looks of the night in this Vionnet ensemble.
Queen Latifah is producing some awards buzz around her HBO movie "Bessie," so I am sure that the actress will show up on the Emmy Awards red carpet working it. I have to say that when Georges Chakra and the Queen work together on a red carpet look that it usually results in magic, I mean I predicted that she would wear the red gown that she wore to the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (though it was green on the runway). I picked this Georges Chakra Fall 2015 RTW gown which features a black and grey geometric sequined bodice and a simple black silk crepe skirt. I think that this gown on Queen Latifah would just hug, and accentuate, her famous curves. Finished with a pair of dazzling diamond chandelier earrings, a black Edie Parker clutch, a pair of black Christian Louboutin sandals, chic old Hollywood waves draped over one shoulder, and a red lip and Queen Latifah is ready to accept and Emmy in style.

I will be live tweeting this years Emmy Awards red carpet and telecast with Kelly from Dream In Lace on September 20. I hope you will follow me and Kelly on Twitter and join in on the conversation! I am excited as this is our awards tradition now, so pop your bubbly and join in the fun.