WE may be over the hump on my London Film Festival wishes but don’t worry because there are still a TON more coming your way. One film tour I have been excited about is the one for the film Sorry To Bother You. The film is screening at the London Film Festival in competition and with a major cast including Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Armie Hammer I know that the films screening will be a spectacle. I was honestly surprised that we didn’t see Tessa Thompson supporting her Best Drama nominated series Westworld at the Emmy’s last month. In fact we haven’t seen Tessa on the red carpet since the MTV Movie & TV Awards back in July. I am ready for her to make her red carpet return because when she steps out she commands whatever carpet she is on. I wanted something equally edgy and glamorous for Tessa to rock on this red carpet so I turned to British based couture house Ralph & Russo and this very chic lack wide-net tulle cocktail dress from the brands Spring 2018 Couture collection which features long sleeves, and plunging neckline, embellished with jet black Swarovski stones and edged with devoré ostrich feathers. This dress is the perfect mix of glamour and edge and it will take a very special person to really sell it to me on the red carpet and I definitely think that Tessa has what it takes. The dress itself is such a statement I would want to keep the styling really simple adding a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold matte red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass PVC’ crystal embellished pumps, and large diamond studs to really ensure that this is just a real wow moment for Tessa to rock on the red carpet. So far this year Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers are definitely fighting for that Best Dressed Couple Award. I know Elizabeth’s stylist, Ariana Weisner, likes to make sure that Elizabeth always compliments Armie’s look (especially when he’s the one whose project is being celebrated) but doesn’t ever want them to look too matchy-matchy. I love that. A couple that coordinates outfits together, but doesn’t match always end up looking so incredibly chic on the red carpet. Armie likes to take color and texture risks usually so Elizabeth is usually in a solid color gown and that is why for the London Film Festival premiere of Armie’s film Sorry To Bother You I went for this chic white Dolce & Gabbana “Secrets & Diamonds” collection midi dress which features thick straps, crystal trimming on the straps, waist, and bust, and all over crystal polka dots. I think that this is a PERFECT look for a plus one. It is a simple silhouette but the embellishments make it anything but basic. The dress itself is such a dazzling statement that I would just pair it with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, nude lips, a silver Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ clutch, and a pair of silver Aquazzura ‘Linda’ metallic leather sandals.
The 2018 London Film Festival will open on Wednesday October 10, 2018 and will run through Sunday October 21, 2018.