Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

Amber Heard is slowly getting back into my good graces mixing her new found love of all things bohemian and her old sultry style. I am hoping that she will be on hand at the premiere of "When I Live My Life Over Again" today and that she continues to wow me. I would love to see Amber wear this acid green Maison Margiela Spring 2016 RTW pant suit. I would button the jacket and have Amber go shirtless to add a bit of sex appeal to the look. Finish with a pair of gold pumps, a red lip, and loose beachy waves and I think this would be another Amber Heard look that I could get on board with, but then again the color could make it a complete disaster. I'm hopeful though.
"Macbeth" is gaining a lot of attention and I am excited to see if Marion Cotillard will show up for the film's premiere since it is one of the Spotlight films of the festival. Hampton's International Film Festival is not one were we see much couture but if anyone is gonna bring it, it's gonna be Marion. I hated the Christian Dior Spring 2016 RTW collection so I am hoping that Marion can weasel her way out of wearing it, as she is a face of Dior I have little hope for that, but show up at the premiere wearing this orange Christian Dior Spring 2015 (in photo editing there was a typo it is 2015 not 2016) Couture tangerine dress that features side cutouts and a full skirt. Finish the look with chic waves, fresh faced makeup, and silver pumps and Marion is sure to wow HIFF.
Last but not lease for my HIFF wishes I have a wish for Olivia Wilde who could make an appperance to promote spolight film "Meadowland." Olivia was front row at the Michael Kors Spring 2016 RTW presentation during New York Fashion Week and there were many looks from the collection that I can picture the actress wearing. I picked this royal blue 3-D floral embroidered spaghetti strap dress because for the laid back atmosphere at HIFF I think it is the perfect choice. A low bun, navy sandals and fresh faced makeup will ensure that Olivia rocks the red carpet.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

The Hampton's International Film Festival kicks off today and unlike most years it seems like many stars will be flocking to Long Island's famous resort town to promote their films. Cate Blanchett is one of the women expected to make her way to East Hampton to promote her latest film "Truth" at the Opening and the centerpiece gala of the festival is for her film "Carol." I only picked one look for Cate based on time constraints but I think that this Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 RTW ensemble with its red button down blouse and black trousers is a perfect look for this festival. The HIFF is known for being a more laid back festival so this ensemble would work for either of Cate's premieres. I love how this gives off a glamorous take on 1930's/40's women's work wear, and I love Cate in a vintage inspired moment. Finish the look off with Louboutin pump, Veronica Lake waves, & a red lip to ensure that Cate is oh so effortlessly glamorous.
I have doubts that Diane Kruger will journey to the Hampton's for the festivals premiere of her film "Disorder" since it is not one of the Gala or main slate films. If Diane does decide to jet out for the premiere, because why not?, I would love to see her wearing this black Christopher Kane Spring 2015 RTW slip dress which features a multicolored abstract print at the neckline, and a sexy split. This would be one off the sexier looks Diane would wear this year and I think she would rock the hell out of this simple 90's inspired dress. I would finish it off with the runways electric blue sandals, soft waves, and a red lip to ensure Diane is on fleek.
Emily Blunt may not have a film premiering at the HIFF she will be attending an "In Conversation" talk on Sunday. I would love to see Emily wear this soft white Peter Pilotto Spring 2015 RTW dress detailed with navy blue embroidery. I think that this is a perfect middle of the day look for Emily to rock for this type of an event. This dress will look good for the pre/post standing pictures as well as look good while she is sitting being interviewed. Finish the look with a pair of gold pumps and a soft pink lip and Emily will be sure to have a perfect look on her hands.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

2015 London Film Festival: "Trumbo" Premiere Wish List

Elle Fanning actually wowed me on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival and I am hoping that her wonderful red carpet mojo will travel across the pond for the 2015 London Film Festival and the premiere of "Trumbo." I picked this beautiful gold Elie Saab Fall 2015 Couture princess ball gown with its intricate embroidery for her to wear for her big night. This beautiful gown deserves a red carpet moment and I believe that Elle is absolutely the perfect person to give this gown its outing. Finish this look with a top bun, dewy make-up, and gold sandals and Elle will have another amazing red carpet look on her hands.
I figure it will be a custom Dolce & Gabbana or Badgley Mischka gown on the London Film Festival red carpet premiere of "Trumbo" for Helen Mirren. As much as I love those brands and Helen I lust for something more from the 70 year old actress. I picked this Jacques Azagury Fall 2015 Couture silk brocade cap sleeve structured gown for her to wear. This is a gown suitable for a red carpet queen, which is exactly what Helen is. I believe that this gown paired with a red lip, navy Ferragamo pumps, diamond & sapphire cluster earrings, and a blue silk clutch would be a beautiful welcome moment for Helen on this red carpet.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

2015 London Film Festival: "The Lobster" Premiere Wish List

Next Tuesday (October 13) "The Lobster" will premiere at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival. After a huge reception at the Cannes Film Festival in May I am excited to see what the stars will bring to the red carpet in London. Lea Seydoux skipped out on attending the films premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, and with a full load coming up promoting "Spectre" I am not so sure that she will be in London either. If she does I would love to see Lea step out of her Prada/Miu Miu box and rock this red floral embroidered Christian Dior Fall 2015 Couture sleeveless ankle length gown. Lea has been front row at a few of Raf Simons runway presentations for Dior Couture and I think that this would be an amazing break from her Prada/Miu Miu loyalty (though she is the only one with a 100% record of fabulous Prada/Miu Miu gowns.) Finished with a sleek hair, a light pink lip, and a pair of simple silver sandals and Lea would have a perfect red carpet moment.
Rachel Weisz has been having a wonderful red carpet run this year having made some beautiful choices during Cannes and TIFF. For the LFF premiere of "The Lobster" I would love to see Rachel wear this black Antonio Berardi Spring 2016 RTW spaghetti strap gown which is made less than basic by the beautiful crystal detailing down both sides! Rachel has such a banging body and this gown would hug every single one of her beautiful curves. Finish the look with a chic low bun, a red lip, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin pumps would give this look a classic Audrey Hepburn finish for a film festival red carpet.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Best Dressed of September 2015

 September was a crazy month on the red carpets we had plenty of premieres (major Oscar campaigns have started), fashion weeks, papal visits, and lots of product endorsements that went along with the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, and the Emmy Awards. I decided to take the Venice, Toronto, and Emmy Awards red carpets out of the running (they all got their own best dressed lists) so that all the rest of these women had a chance to earn a spot. Jessica Chastain is campaigning for an Oscar nomination for her role in "The Martian" and this stunning black Elie Saab Couture gown that she paired with the most amazing emerald and diamond statement earrings at the films gala premiere in London is the perfect way to start this campaign. There is something about a redhead in black with emerald earrings that just sings to me. Tell me when I would ever put a black dress at the top of a best dressed list? Surprisingly has happened a few times this year because these stars are doing them so well. Can anyone else remember Cate Blanchett in Margiela at the Oscars?
 Solange Knowles made her rounds during New York Fashion Week. She was spotted on her way to the 3.1 Phillip Lim show wearing a hot off the runway Zimmermann Spring 2016 RTW white lace dress that she paired with the most awesome Schutz ‘Karlyanna’ cut-out boots and white plastic rim sunglasses. This is a perfect look for Solange. I love that she is not afraid to take fashion risks and that she does so many different styles on the red carpet and she works each one just as well as the next. 

I have to give credit where credit is due to Dakota Johnson. I have not been a big fan of the actress on the red carpet since she first came around, but her white Balenciaga Resort 2016 strapless bell shaped cocktail dress at the "Black Mass" premiere in Boston was PERFECTION. I remember looking at Dakota in this ensemble and saying FINALLY a look worthy of a movie star. She knocked this look out of the red carpet ballpark styling it perfectly with that sleek hair, red lips, a beautiful Van Cleef & Arpels diamond necklace, and silver Bally sandals. There is not a single thing about this look that I would change, and that is something I have never said about one of Dakota's red carpet looks.

If you are an avid reader of this blog then you know that I LOVE Amal Clooney. I was sadly disappointed with her Christian Dior gown at the Golden Globe Awards but she has given so many other amazing looks this year that I am over that transgression. Last week she was spotted out on a date night with hubby George in New York City looking sexy, yet very chic, in green Versace Fall 2015 RTW that she paired with matching Jimmy Choo sandals. If I were a woman Amal would be one of my style icons and this look just shows why, she is not on a red carpet, she is not working, she is just out on a date with her husband and she is on fleek.
 There is a love/hate relationship with Prada gowns on the red carpet. When Emily Blunt stepped out on the red carpet at the "Sicario" premiere in London I let out a yelp of elation as this red embellished custom Prada gown is perfection. Emily has had some amazing Prada moments on the red carpet but this has to top that list. She looks chic and elegant while being extremely modern at the same time. 

Jennifer Hudson had her most beautiful look ever, in my opinion, when she took to the state at Madison Square Garden to perform "Hallelujah" for the Pope's mass in New York City. This custom blue Prabal Gurung gown and cape (gives off MAJOR Giambattista Valli Couture vibes) was a perfect look for such a demure occasion. I love when JHud gives us full glamour and that is exactly what she gave us with this look.

Kate Bosworth stepped out on the red carpet at the Atlanta premiere of "90 Minutes In Heaven" giving us 1950's socialite glamour. Her beautiful gold brocade Schiaparelli Fall 2015 Couture tea length gown gives off very vintage vibes and styled with a sleek low bun, orange lip, gold clutch, & Nicholas Kirkwood gold pumps all perfectly punctuated her beautiful ensemble.
Lady Gaga made shock waves wearing a simple black gown by her stylist Brandon Maxwell, whom presented his first runway collection during New York Fashion Week, for the Emmy Awards. Gaga also wore a gown from Maxwell's Spring 2016 RTW collection for the Fox Emmy Awards After-Party, but instead of the runways black version she oped for a white strapless gown with a voluminous shawl. It seems like her TV time is starting to make her more demure and sophisticated, but I love that this look still has that touch of signature Gaga drama.

Squeezing into this list at the last minute was Charlize Theron who stepped out to be a "The Power of an Educated Girl" panelist. Charlize wowed me by taking a rare step out at a public appearance not wearing Dior. The face of "J'Adore Dior" is almost exclusively dressed by the brand so I cherish the moments where she steps out of that box and gives us something else. This Erdem Resort 2016 black, white, & blue floral shift dress is beautiful and demure perfect for a panel that also included the First Lady of the United States. Her side part pixie, oxblood lip, & simple black Christian Louboutin pumps were the perfect way to style this look to ensure that she was event appropriate. 

Finally there is Nicole Kidman who attended the OMEGA ‘Her Time’ Q&A session in Milan wearing a Giambattista Valli Fall 2015 RTW ensemble. As the face of OMEGA watches I have to say that Nicole did her part as brand ambasador quite well as this was just one of three amazing looks that she wore over the course of her duties. The victorian-esque ruffled organza and floral macrame blouse paired with a printed skirt and a pair of black Christian Louboutin sandals is the perfect look to wear for a Q&A session. 

Overall August was a very very busy month for the red carpets and I had a hard time narrowing down my options just to 10. Head over to to the Facebook page to see all of the looks considered in putting this list together.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

2015 London Film Festival: "High Rise" Premiere Wish List

Sienna Miller started promoting "High Rise" last month at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and after a GLORIOUS run at the Cannes Film Festival, where her wardrobe really disappointed me. I hope that when she steps out to promote the film at the 2015 London Film Festival on Friday that she does so on a high note. I picked this beautiful and yet demurely sexy Schiaparelli Fall 2015 Couture black sheer chiffon long sleeved gown with a gold embellished starburst from the chest. It is an absolutely stunning creation and I think that this hyper glam gown would mesh well with Sienna's boho astethic quite well. Finish the look with simple styling including Stuart Weitzman 'Nudist' sandals in black, a 20's finger wave bob, and a red lip to ensure that Sienna leaves competition on the red carpet at the London Film Festival in the dust.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

2015 London Film Festival: "Black Mass" Premiere Wish List

I saw "Black Mass" a few weeks ago and it was one of the best films that I have seen in a very long time. With that being said I have been kinda loving some of the looks that Dakota Johnson has been wearing on the red carpet while promoting this film. For the London Film Festival premiere of the film I would love to see Dakota wear this marigold sweetheart lace and floral embroidered Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016 strapless crepe bustier cocktail dress. I think that this dress is a perfect for the London Film Festival, especially since the film is already released in the US market. I don't expect to see Dakota wearing gowns like she did at Venice or Toronto. I would keep the runway styling with the black belt, black simple sandals, soft waves, and punch it up with a red lip to ensure that Dakota had a perfect red carpet moment at the London Film Festival.