It varies from year to year whether or not I get excited about the London Film Festival. Sometimes the stars decide to come out and support their films and sometimes they don’t. With some big stars who have promoted their films at other festivals this season I have high expectations for the red carpets at this festival, so the stars better bring it. Carey Mulligan has really killed her looks so far while promoting Mudbound and I am really looking forward to seeing what she will wear for the London Film Festival ‘Royal Bank of Canada’ gala screening of the film. Carey has been one who I have loved and I have not, and I am glad to see she is living up to that one to watch title I bestowed on her several years ago. I would absolutely drop dead if Carey stepped out on the red carpet wearing this red floral embroidered lace Azzedine Alaia Fall 2017 Couture stripe midi dress. We don’t see a whole lot of Alaia on the red carpet, and I think that Carey would definitely make this dress come to life on a red carpet. Sleek side parted hair, a smokey eye, red lip, and a pair of red Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ sandals would all add the perfect finishing touches to this look for Carey.I have never been a huge fan of Mary J. Blige’s red carpet choices, but I am hoping that with the awards buzz surrounding Mudbound that she will up her style game. Most of Mary’s red carpet looks this year (if not all of them) have been black, and I decided to go to the exact opposite of that for this wish. I think that Mary would look so chic on the red carpet at the London Film Festival wearing this white/silver Sally LaPointe Spring 2018 RTW dress which features a plunging v-neckline, long sleeves, a self tie waist, and midi length. This dress is modern glamour meets disco in all the best possible ways. It is chic and simple and I think that would be the perfect formula to put Mary back on track for an amazing red carpet moment. With a silver Judith Leiber ‘Faceted’ clutch, old Hollywood waves, a kohl rimmed eye, red lip, a pair of silver Schutz ‘Thaynara’ pumps, and a statement Tiffany & Co. ‘Masterpieces Ribbons’ necklace with diamonds and pearls would ensure that Mary has one of her best red carpet moments ever.Blonde Emma Stone is not my favorite. I have felt like she is has just tried, and not given me anything that knocks me off my seat since making her red carpet return following awards season. I am praying that ahead of awards season that she will be back on her mojo. Her film Battle of the Sexes is expected to garner some awards season love and she is expected to present at most of the awards shows. I am hoping that at the London Film Festival gala screening of Battle of the Sexes that Emma will shut down the red carpet wearing this grey and white chevron beaded a-line gown from the Christian Dior Fall 2017 Couture collection. I wasn’t a huge fan of this collection, but I think that Emma would look so incredibly chic wearing this gown on the London Film Festival red carpet. I would elevate this look even more with a pair of black Sophia Webster ‘Mila’ suede cutout peep-toe booties, a sleek updo, smokey eye, red lip, and vintage ruby and diamond Tiffany & Co. earrings to put Emma back on the best dressed lists.
The 2017 London Film Festival opens October 4, 2017 and runs through October 15, 2017.