I am kicking off today the same way I ended yesterday with a set of wishes that is dominated by a single film and and the addition of one wish for another film. There are so many films and stars that are set to grace the Toronto International Film Festival red carpets, that I can barley contain my excitement. The fall festival season kicks off tomorrow with the Venice Film Festival and will continue through TIFF. Basically the most glamorous time of the year is upon us. From now until the Oscars we will basically have some sort of premiere, for your consideration event, awards show, or film festival every week. The next 3 weeks in particular will have an event every single day. The Upside is a star studded film that has snatched up one of the festivals coveted gala screening slots. I have to say that this premiere is one that I am most intrigued to see who from the cast will be on the red carpet and what they will wear. It was last year while she was promoting The Birth of a Nation that we really started to see Aja Naomi King evolve into a fashionista. She works with the same stylist that has made Kirsten Stewart into a major fashion heavy hitter, and as Aja’s star continues to rise I have a feeling that she will become as major of a style star as Kristen. I would love to see Aja go for true glam with this cream and gold silk brocade Emilia Wickstead Resort 2018 draped a-line gown which features a criss-cross strap open back. The gown is effortless glamour at its peak and I am really excited to see who gets their hands on it. I think that it would look absolutely gorgeous and stand out against Aja’s skin tone and I feel that for a major film festival gala premiere that it would be a perfect choice for her to make. With a pair of champagne Oscar Tiye ‘Adele’ ruffled satin pumps, diamond cluster earrings, a braided high bun, and a red lip this look would be styled perfectly for Aja. I was very disappointed that Golshifteh Farahani skipped the international promo tour for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales earlier this year. I was hoping that we would really get a look at the Iranian actresses style on the red carpet. I hope that she will join her established a-list co-stars on the red carpet premiere of The Upside. I have gone off mostly things that I would want to see Golshifteh wearing on a red carpet, without making an informed choice based on her past history. I usually like to go through and make my wishes based on what stars have worn in the past, but there isn’t much of a history for me to go on with Golshifteh. For the TIFF premiere of The Upside I would love to see her go for bold with this multicolored sequin Elie Saab Resort 2018 mermaid gown which features a round neckline, a sleeveless silhouette, and a full length skirt. When I was picking looks and unsure of what to pick for Golshifteh to wear and I saw this gown I fell in love with the idea. The gown is elegant and dramatic all at the same time, making it a perfect choice for Golshifteh to wear on the red carpet at TIFF.Since The Good Wife has ended we have not seen very much of Julianna Margulies on the red carpet. I am hoping that when she steps out to promote her latest film The Upside that she will deliver a really amazing look on the red carpet. Julianna has the potential to really make me fall in love with her sense of style on the red carpet, and I want her to deliver something really major for this TIFF premiere. I think that this Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture gown which features a strapless velvet peplum bustier with a plunging neckline, gold belted waist, and a smokey ombré flowing chiffon skirt would be a totally major moment on Julianna. This gown is chic and classic, while also being sexy and dramatic all at the same time. I think that the look is so dramatic that simple styling would make it perfection. With a sleek romantic updo, smokey eye, nude lip, diamond cluster earrings, and a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Ada’ gold heel sandals I know that Julianna would own this red carpet.The final star of The Upside that I have a wish for is the gorgeous Nicole Kidman. Earlier this year in Cannes Nicole killed it with so many films premiering in competition and I am really excited to see how she is going to handle the fall festivals. Nicole has had a lot of success with wearing Armani Prive on the red carpets this year, that I just had to make another wish for her to wear the label. I correctly predicted Nicole’s Armani Prive Oscar gown earlier this year so I am hoping that I also get this beautiful multicolored Armani Prive Fall 2017 Couture strapless midi length pencil dress which features beautiful floral embellishments correct as well. Nicole was the first person that came to mind when I first saw this gown come down the runway at the Armani Prive show back in July and I think that for an event like a TIFF premiere that she would look absolutely beautiful wearing this gown. It is not often that we see Nicole wearing a strapless gown on the red carpet, and I think this would make for a perfect option for her to showcase her awesome upper body. I decided to pull color from the dress and take it to her feet with a pair of navy Manolo Blahnik ‘Clarice’ satin pointed toe sling back pumps. Adding a sleek updo, pink lip, smokey eye, and a pair of dainty diamond earrings all would add the perfect finishing touches to this look.Rounding out this list is Kate Winslet who will be presenting her latest feature The Mountain Between Us at this years festival. This film is also screening as a gala presentation so I would imagine that we will see Kate wearing a gown on the red carpet. When it comes to style I am usually very underwhelmed and bored with Kate’s style, and I am hoping that she gives me something to peak my interest on the red carpet at her TIFF premiere. This black Reem Acra Resort 2018 embellished bow gown which features a fit to flare silhouette and an extended train screams Kate’s style on the red carpet, and I am thinking that this gown would elevate her style just enough to make me take note of her TIFF red carpet ensemble. I know that the styling would be very standard with a romantic updo, red lip, diamond cluster earrings, a diamond bracelet, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Aketata’ patent leather peep toe ankle strap pumps.
The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival opens September 7, 2017 and runs through September 16, 2017.