When it comes to promoting movies no one holds a candle to Blake Lively. Most promo tours are multiple days and travel to many major cities. Blake does most her promo duties in New York City and does multiple appearances in or two days. She can be seen walking into one appearance wearing one look and she can exit wearing another and that just happens all day long. The photos are usually snapped on the street instead of on a red carpet or in front of a step and repeat, and they are always some of the most glamorous press looks that anyone wears all year long. So with that in mind I wanted to shop the runways (and christianlouboutin.com) for the looks that I want to see Blake rock when she steps out to promote her newest movie A Simple Favor. We have already seen Blake rock four looks in one day while promoting this film at CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier this year wearing Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Zimmerman, and Sonia Rykiel. If those looks are any indication the actual tour for the film is going to be great. So I went shopping on all the latest runways to pick 9 looks I want to see Blake rock over the duration of this tour (not including an actual premiere that wish is coming soon.) These are the press and party looks for events related to promoting the film. All of the television appearances, a visit to SiriusXM, and more are where I think we will see Blake wear these looks. Up first is one of two hot off the runway couture looks that I picked for Blake to wear on this red carpet. When going out and doing press we don’t really see Blake wear couture, but I definitely think that this rose and lavender iridescent Azzaro Fall 2018 Couture halter dress which features an all over pleated construction and a metal collar neckline is perfect for Blake. It is something that is easy and glamorous and I could definitely see Blake being photographed wearing this dress with old Hollywood waves, simple makeup, and a pair of gold glitter lurex & PVC Christian Louboutin ‘Fossiliza’ sandals as she sashays from her apartment into her car and into a television studio. When it comes to what Blake wears while being snapped on the sidewalk in the middle of the day has ranged from the hottest off the ready to wear runway dresses to Jenny Packham gowns worn as maxi dresses. So why wouldn’t she wear this blue and white sailor stripe Balmain Resort 2019 mini dress which features ruffled shoulders, a defined waist, and long sleeves for a middle of the day appearance? Many would keep this for an event like the Teen Choice Awards or the MTV Video Music Awards, but I can definitely think that Blake would own this look on the sidewalk with a sleek low bun, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of blue suede Christian Louboutin ‘Drama’ spike toe pumps.
One of the best moments of Blake’s last blitz promo tour was a yellow Brandon Maxwell ensemble she wore for an appearance on Good Morning America. I went back to the brand for another great moment from the designer to bring some major glamour to this promo tour. I really do think that Blake would rock something like this rose pink satin halter scarf neck top and red pebble crepe flared leg pants ensemble from the Brandon Maxwell Fall 2018 RTW collection for something like Jimmy Kimmel Live! especially when paired with a wavy ponytail, red lips, and shoe box printed Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pumps.
I loved the color of that the yellow Brandon Maxwell ensemble from last year on Blake so much that I really wanted to see her wear the color again and that is why I opted for this sun yellow Carolina Herrera Fall 2018 RTW silk midi dress which features a square neckline, spaghetti straps, fitted bodice, and asymmetric draping. This has been one of my favorite dresses from this collection and I have been waiting for the right person to bring it to life on the red carpet and I do believe that Blake is the perfect person to really bring this dress to life. A messy fishtail braid over one shoulder, red lips, and a pair of yellow measuring tape print Christian Louboutin ‘Metrissandal’ sandals would really make this a chic moment, with a fun touch.
One thing we can always count on seeing during one of these promo tours from Blake is at least one look from Chanel. It has been a long time since her contract with the brand expired, but she has remained a friend of the house. She is one of the few who can really dig into the brands archives for the red carpet. They don’t let many do that, but for Blake they do. I didn’t dig into the archives for this blue and white print pleated midi dress in fact its actually one of the most recent collections that the brand has put out. This chic dress is summer ready and I think that with loose waves, nude lips, defined eyes, and white Christian Louboutin ‘Choca Spikes’ silver spike embellished sandals that this would be another really chic moment for Blake to deliver over the course of this promo tour. The second hot off the runway couture look I want to see Blake rock is this black and gold abstract web embroidered ensemble from the Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture collection which features an oversized blazer coat and a mini dress with a plunging neckline. Now this is the kind of look I want to see from Blake during a press event, maybe a late night talk show, but I wonder if Elie Saab would lend hot off the runway couture for a late night appearance? This isn’t Cannes where they will lend the latest stuff for street style, but I feel like if anyone could make it happen it would be Blake. While most would see this as an after party look for something like the Venice or Toronto Film Festivals I can see Blake rocking this outfit with confidence in the middle of the day as she sashays down the sidewalks of New York City from location to location. It is honestly the kind of look I feel we would have seen her Gossip Girl character Serena Van Der Woodson rock on the sidewalks as well. I went with the black and gold jacquard leopard print Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pointed to pumps to add another dose of sexy drama to this ensemble. Finishing the look with a loose updo and red lips really would make this look one of my favorites from this press tour.
Blake has rocked many, many designers over the years, but one brand that I am surprised she has never worn is Naeem Khan. Blake loves drama and sparkle and that is exactly what Naeem Khan is all about, even in his more “daywear” designs. I really do think that Blake would be drawn to this ensemble from the Naeem Khan Fall 2018 RTW collection which features a green short sleeve pussy bow tie blouse and a pair of sick bead, sequin, and pearl button embellished high waisted pants. It is that elevated casual look that Blake likes to stick to during these tours and I really think that with teased hair worn down with braided pieces pulling it back, easy neutral makeup, and a pair of black lace Christian Louboutin ‘Nouba’ peep toe slingback sandals that it would be a really chic moment.
I hope you all don’t get bored of seeing his black No. 21 Resort 2019 short suit which features a double breasted blazer with white shirting details attached to the hem and cuff and a pair of mini Bermuda shorts on my wish lists, because until someone wears it it is one of my favorite more casual options out there right now. This is that look that I would give to a client going to a cocktail event but doesn’t want to be too dressed up. Blake gives that effortless vibe sometimes and I think that she would definitely be able to really sell this kind of a look to me on the red carpet. This is the kind of look that you could pair with everything from flat brogue style shoes to sky high stilettos. I honestly believe that Blake believes the taller the shoe the closer to god and that is why I want to see her pair this look with a purposefully messy ponytail, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of sporty black and white Christian Louboutin ‘Twistissima’ mesh toe pumps.
The final look I have on this set of wishes for Blake is this burgundy, blue, and green color blocked Peter Pilotto Fall 2018 RTW cady frill shoulder jumpsuit which features asymmetrical sleeves, mint braided rope belt, and a deep V-neckline. While everything on this list was done in alphabetical order it make sense that this jumpsuit was the last look. It was the final option I picked for Blake. It is definitely something that I can picture her wearing, but I wonder the likelihood of it being worn. This collection hasn’t been embraced by the Hollywood style set as much as I would have expected, but I think that Blake should snatch this jumpsuit up for an appearance on a show like The Late Late Show with James Cordon paired with dark brown Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass’ crystal embellished pumps.
So tell me, which of these looks do you most want to see Blake bring to life while she promotes A Simple Favor? The movie will be released in theaters on September 14, 2018.