2018 Venice Film Festival: “Charlie Says” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

There are quite a few big names of stars who have films screening in the Orizzonti section of this years Venice Film Festival. This is a selection is an international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema, similar to the Un Certain Regard selection during the Cannes Film Festival. I was surprised by how many stars have films screening in this selection this year just because these movies are typically emerging orators. Supermodel and actress Suki Waterhouse is expected to promote her film Charlie Says in the Orizzonti section of the festival this year. She is no stranger to Venice, or this competition, as she owned the red carpet for the premiere of her film The Bad Batch two years ago with a beautiful pink Dolce & Gabbana gown. This year I went a different route for Suki. She has been working with Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn and going a very 60’s glam route with her looks. I wanted to keep that same glamour but go a little left. So for the Charlie Says photocall I went with a statement patchwork printed Mary Katrantzou Fall 2018 RTW dress which features an asymmetric neckline, long sleeves, and an asymmetric flared hem. It is a very glamorous statement I I think that Suki would be able to sell it to me with ease especially when styled with a wavy hairstyle, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of red Versace sky high stiletto sandals. For the premiere I went a much more relaxed route picking this lilac Alexis Mabille Fall 2018 Couture a-line sack gown which features lime pimping, a v-neckline, rise and fall hem, drop waist, and slashed batwing sleeves. I saw many looks from brands that we are used to seeing Suki wearing on the red carpet, but I don’t know what it was about this gown that just kept drawing me back to it. It is one of my favorite gowns from the fall couture collections and I really do think that Suki has the effortless ease to really make this gown a statement moment on the red carpet. I would pair it with a 60’s bouffant style updo, defined winged eyes, rose pink lips, simple diamond stud earrings, and a pair of barely blush pink Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Madelyn’ crystal chandelier embellished mules to really ensure that this look is nothing but glamour head to toe.

The premiere of Charlie Says will take place on Sunday September 2, 2018. The 2018 Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday August 29, 2018 and runs through Saturday September 8, 2018.

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