The South x Southwest Festival 2017 kicks off next Friday March 10, 2017 in Austin, Texas. The festival brings together the best of music, film, tech, and more to celebrate creativity. Over the course of the festival a whole host of new films will be premiered kicking off with the opening film Song to Song. The film explores a complicated set of intersecting love triangles set against the Austin music scene, so I think that it is the perfect film to kick off SXSW this year. This film is jam packed with stars but I could bet the we won’t see Natalie Portman (who skipped the Oscars because of how pregnant she is) or Cate Blanchett (who is currently staring on Broadway) on the red carpet. But do not fret because there are still a good group of stars in this film that we probably will see. Haley Bennett really burst onto the mainstream red carpet scene last year with the promo tour for The Girl on the Train and she has just continued to grow. I am intrigued to see what more Haley will bring to the red carpet scene this year. I would love to see her take to the red carpet at SXSW wearing this gorgeous rich blue velvet Altuzarra Fall 2017 RTW bias draped flapper dress which features gorgeous floral embellishments and a ribbon belt. This dress is glamorous and elegant and indie enough for this red carpet. I think that this dress is perfect for Haley to kick off SXSW in style. Adding a simple pair of black sandals, old Hollywood waves, a winged eye, and red lip would finish this look to absolute perfection for Haley. It has been a long while since Rooney Mara has worn anything that I could get even remotely excited about, and I honestly don’t expect that to change anytime soon. Though if Rooney stepped onto the red carpet at the SXSW premiere of Song to Song wearing this white embroidered lace Rodarte Fall 2017 RTW cocktail dress which features an asymmetrical bodice and a tiered skirt I think that there could be something amazing to happen. I was a little let down by this Rodarte collection, but there are pieces like this that get me excited for what the red carpet is going to bring. The dress is perfect for Rooney and I know it would fit right into her small style box, but still pushing the envelope a little bit. I hope that Rooney wouldn’t ruin this dress, but I would imagine that she would wear the dress with black pumps (I cringe at the thought.) Styling this look with a sleek hairstyle, a berry lip, and a pair of white sandals would make this a gorgeous moment for Rooney to wear for SXSW.Ryan Gosling is going to be hard pressed to top the custom Gucci tuxedo with a ruffled shirt that he wore for the 2017 Academy Awards. Now the SXSW is way more casual than the Oscars, but I often find that the more casual looks from Ryan are the more adventurous. I think that this forest green Prada Fall 2017 Menswear blazer and rust pants would be the perfect look for this premiere. This is the type of more casual look is perfect for the red carpet at South x Southwest and I know that it would be a great look for Ryan as well. While most of Ryan’s looks recently have come from Gucci or Ferragamo I remember really good days where Ryan wore Prada for most of his red carpet moments, and I think that this would be the perfect look for him to return to the brand for.