While I have already posted wish lists for several award shows already awards season 2018 officially kicks off withe the Palm Springs International Film Festival Black Tie Awards Gala on Tuesday January 2, 2018. The PSIFF Black Tie Awards Gala is always an incredibly chic way to kick off the season with a night of honoring the best films and performances of 2017. Allison Janney will receive the Spotlight Award, Actress for her performance in I, Tonya. Knowing her past from the red carpet I know all of the potential that Allison has. I am setting expectations high for what she and stylist Tara Sweenen will bring to the red carpet. Tara dresses stars like Kristen Stewart, Aja Naomi King, and Julie Bowen so I know she has access to some of the best designers out there. I would love to see Allison kick off her awards season run wearing this navy and baby blue Reem Acra Resort 2018 color blocked gown which features a fitted silhouette and long sleeves. I think that that the silhouette of this gown would flatter Allison’s curves and really make her a sleek glamizon on the red carpet at the Palm Springs Film Festival Black Tie Awards Gala. Add a pair of navy Schutz ‘Hara’ crystal heel sandals, a sleek updo, smokey eye, nude lip, and a pair of simple Norman Silverman diamond drop earrings to really make the look total perfection from head to toe.I believe the last time a comic book movie got any above the bill awards love was when Heath Ledger was nominated and won for his portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight. I love that this time it is all going to be about a female comic book film star with Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot set to receive the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Black Tie Awards Gala. When it comes down to who could bring the biggest fashion factor to the PSIFF Awards Gala red carpet I definitely think that could be Gal, so many will think the fact that I picked a short dress her to wear as a surprise. I think that this red 3D textured Alexander McQueen Spring 2018 RTW midi cocktail dress is as dramatic as any of the gowns I considered for Gal to wear for this red carpet. This rich red dress will be a beautiful statement on the red carpet on Gal, who does love a short gown. The key to really making this a truly major moment on the red carpet at the PSIFF all lies in the styling. I would add a pair of black Alexander McQueen bow detail stiletto sandals, a romantic updo, simple lined eyes, a bold red lip, and David Morris jewels including a pair of ruby and diamond cluster earrings and a simple diamond and ruby bangle to really ensure that every single detail of this look is absolute perfection.Jessica Chastain is always one of my favorites to see on a red carpet and I am praying to the heavens that when she steps out for the 2018 Palm Springs Awards Gala that she is on total top form. Jessica will be handed down the honor of the Chairman’s Award for her performance in Molly’s Game. I really am praying for another Oscar run for Jessica after several seasons of her not advancing very far. For this red carpet I think that this white Schiaparelli Fall 2017 Couture halter gown gown which features a pleated skirt would be such an ethereal meets classic Hollywood glamour moment. The simple chic white moment needs some really perfect styling to make it a total wow moment. A pair of white Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ sandals, old Hollywood waves, a simple defined eye, a bold red lip, and stunning Piaget jewels including chic diamond floral vine drop earrings and a statement emerald, diamond, and black opal cuff bracelet watch all would ensure that Jessica just oozes glamour on this red carpet. I am praying that this award season with Octavia Spencer will not just be an ode to her love of Tadashi. I have been really bored with seeing her wearing the same style of Tadashi gowns and cocktail dresses on the red carpet over and over again. With that in mind I am not going to complete shun the label from my wishes for her to wear this season. Back when I first saw this teal Tadashi Shoji Resort 2018 draped chiffon off the shoulder gown I remember thinking about how beautiful it was and how beautiful that Octavia would look wearing it. The color against her skin tone and the shape all would be totally flattering. This gown is just glamorous enough for the Palm Springs International Film Festival Black Tie Awards gala red carpet, where Octavia will receive Vanguard Award with the rest of the cast of The Shape of Water. Add a gold satin Bottega Veneta woven-chain knot clutch, a pair of antique gold Aquazzura ‘Chateau’ crystal embellished sandals, a chic updo, bronzed smokey eyes, a glossy nude lip, and brown diamond SUTRA drop earrings to round out this look in the most glamorous way possible.
The 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards will take place on Tuesday January 2, 2018.