We are getting close to the opening of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Over the course of the 11 days of the festival it is just wall to wall celebrity. I am really excited to see what everyone is going to bring this year. The level of glamour and drama we have seen at every major event this year has been the best they have ever been and I know deep in my soul that TIFF this year is going to turn out a few Best Dressed of the Year worthy red carpet moments. One of the many stars who I am really excited to see at TIFF this year is the always glamorous Gabrielle Union who will be presenting her film The Public. I always get very excited about what Gabrielle brings to the red carpet. She has a style that molds to whatever occasion she is attending and I definitely think that for a TIFF premiere that she will be on top of her game. When I went shopping for the perfect gown for her to wear I knew I wanted to put her in something yellow and I decided that this bold saffron yellow Sachin + Babi Resort 2019 off the shoulder gown was the perfect fit. It doesn’t have any bold print or embellishment, but I think that the color on Gabrielle would be one of those eye popping moments. I wouldn’t keep this look completely devoid of sparkle though adding a pair of yellow Gucci ‘Ilse’ crystal embellished sandals, a pair of Harry Koltar ‘Arabesque’ white and yellow diamond stud earrings, and a matching Harry Koltar ‘The Vault’ tennis necklace. A dramatic braided bun, smokey eyes, and red lips all would really make this the perfectly dramatic and bold moment I am praying for from Gabrielle. Aside from an appearance at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival earlier this year we haven’t really seen anything from Jena Malone on the red carpet since the final installment of The Hunger Games saga was released. She stars alongside Gabrielle in The Public and I am hoping that she dazzles us one the red carpet in Toronto this year. Jena has been working with power stylist Karla Welch and so that means that I have high expectations for her look. I went the custom rout picking this green, silver, and gold custom Prada strapless column sequin print gown for Jena. It would be one of the better custom Prada gowns and I definitely think that this moment would make it a really dazzling return to the red carpet for Jena especially when styled with a sleek blonde bob, smokey eyes, pink lips, a green leather Prada studded clutch, and a pair of black Prada crystal embellished strappy sandals. When Orange is the New Black first debuted I loved seeing Taylor Schilling on the red carpet, but I have to admit that she hasn’t gotten me excited about anything that she has worn in a long time. I won’t lie I didn’t pick the most boundary pushing moment for her to wear for the premiere of The Public alongside Gabrielle and Jena, but it is something I think she would wear. I definitely think that this simple but chic black Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2019 RTW strapless draped silk cocktail dress is perfect for Taylor. It definitely isn’t anything special, but with some great styling I know it could be a really chic moment. I would add a black velvet Tyler Ellis ‘Lily’ clutch, a wavy bob, defined eyes, pink lips, a pair of black and white Sophia Webster ‘Soliel’ ruffled leather sandals, and L’Dezen by Payal Shah ‘Sisilia Bella’ sliced and pave diamond drop earrings to add some chic visual impact to this classic moment for Taylor. Vera Farmiga is another one who I loved when I first learned who she was, but I haven’t really been interested in anything that she has worn since before she took the role she had in Bates Motel. I would love to see Vera deliver something really chic that I could get excited about on the red carpet in Toronto where she will be promoting her newest film The Front Runner. I picked another LBD for Vera just because that is typically her comfort zone and I really want to see her execute it in a major way. I definitely think that this black velvet Stella McCartney long sleeve midi dress which features an open back tied at the neck is something that Vera would own the red carpet at this festival rocking this gown. I feel like if anyone could make this simple velvet LBD come across as a major moment it could be Vera and I think that would be executed perfectly with a romantic updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a black and silver Stella McCartney ‘Falabella Zigzag’ clutch, black Jimmy Choo ‘Lancer’ strappy mesh pumps, and a pair of Hueb ‘Botanica’ diamond and emerald wreath earrings.While Vera isn’t a major fashionista anymore her young co-star Kaitlyn Dever definitely is. I definitely think that Kaitlyn is going to make a major moment out of this red carpet. She hasn’t had a major couture moment on the red carpet yet, and what better place for her to have one than at a major film festival? I definitely think that the 21 year old actress would own the red carpet at the premiere of The Front Runner wearing this black Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture cocktail dress which features flutter sleeves, defined waist, a-line skirt, and simple beaded embellishments. I could definitely see Kaitlyn’s stylist Karla Welch pulling this dress and pairing it with a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Tacey’ crystal and feather embellished slingback pumps and Maxior emerald and white topaz cluster earrings making it a real statement moment for the red carpet. Finishing the look with a sleek updo, defined eyes, and red lips all would make sure that this ensemble is head to toe perfection.
The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival will open on Thursday September 6, 2018 and runs through Sunday September 16, 2018.