Did you think I was done for today with my wishes for the 2019 Palm Springs Film Festival Black Tie Awards Gala? You were wrong. I wanted to get all my wishes out in the universe today. The glamour of this red carpet is one that I think people underestimate. Usually there is at least one look from this red carpet that I fall in love with and stays with me all through the year. The red carpet is usually chock full of honorees bringing their A-game. So who will it be this year?Emily Blunt will join some of her Mary Poppins Returns co-stars as they are set to recieve the Ensemble Performance Award. I won’t lie when this news came out yesterday I was a little surprised. I was waiting for one of the major ensembles already honored at other events like the casts of Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, Suspiria, or Black Panther to be announced as the honoree for this award at the Palm Springs Awards too. I do however love Emily Blunt on the red carpet so I am excited to see what she will bring to this red carpet. Will it be long and glamorous or short and dramatic? I decided to go with long and glamorous in bold color opting for this saffron yellow Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2019 gown which features a rounded neckline, gathered angle detail at fitted bust, rolled fabric straps, a-line drape skirt with slit at side, and a small train. I was originally thinking of saving this gown for Emily to wear for the SAG Awards, but I think that it has the right glamour about it for this red carpet. I would pair it with a romantic updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a gold Jimmy Choo ‘Clemmie’ box clutch, gold Rene Caovilla crystal studded metallic snakeskin ankle wrap sandals, and a pair of dazzling Anabela Chan ‘Canary Daisy’ canary citrine, white diamond, and freshwater pearl drop earrings to make this look bold glamour from head to toe. I was kinda expecting to see Irina Shayk fight for the Best Plus One while supporting her partner Bradley Cooper while he promoted A Star Is Born. She was at the first premiere at the Venice Film Festival, but we didn’t see here at any of the other premieres or events surrounding the promotion of the film. I am hoping that we see her out supporting him over the course of awards season. I went round and round in finding the perfect gown for Irina to wear on the red carpet at the Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala with Bradley, where he will be honored with the Director of the Year Award for his directorial debut A Star Is Born. I wanted chic and sexy and so when I finally saw the Cushnie Pre-Fall 2019 lookbook and this cobalt blue silk slip style gown which features a triangular organza insert at the bust, fit and flare silhouette, think straps, and a raw edge trim along the bodice I knew I had found the perfect gown for Irina to wear on this red carpet. I absolutely adore the color and I think that while I cannot remember Irina wearing a bold blue like this on a red carpet in the past that it would look amazing against her caramel skin tone. Add old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of cobalt blue velvet Tom Ford rock crystal heel ankle strap sandals, and simple Chopard diamond and sapphire cluster drop earrings to make this a perfect plus one moment for Irina to deliver on this red carpet. Olivia Colman is the third front runner, including Melissa McCarthy and Glen Close, for the Best Actress title during awards season. She will be Desert Palm Achievement Award for her performance in The Favourite. I am really interested in seeing what she will bring to the red carpet over the course of awards season. She has been bringing some more interesting, but still simple, looks over the course of this tour. I had no real inclination to feature her for the first premieres, but her use of major British designers including Victoria Beckham, Antonio Berardi, Stella McCartney, and more. I am still sticking to British brands for her to wear on the red carpet during awards season, at least for now. She has yet to bring Burberry, arguably the most classic of the British labels, to the red carpet. So I decided to pick this black asymmetrical draped long sleeve jersey gown from the brands Spring 2019 RTW collection for her to wear on this red carpet. Again this look isn’t bold in color or style, but I definitely think it would be a really glamorous and chic moment for Olivia to bring to life on this red carpet especially when paired with her pixie cut, defined eyes, red lips, a black satin Roger Vivier ‘Trianon’ crystal buckle draped bow clutch, a pair of black velvet Roger Vivier ‘Viv’ platform sandals, and David Morris rose cut diamond wreath earrings.Rami Malek rounds out this years wishes for the 2019 Palm Springs Film Festival Black Tie Awards Gala. He will be receiving the Breakthrough Performance Award for his first major movie roll as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. I guess I wasn’t expecting Rami to take this award home since he already has and Emmy and a Golden Globe Award under his belt, but they are for his television show Mr. Robot. Rami is one of the guys who likes to subtly push boundaries with his menswear and I am really excited to see what he will pull out over the course of awards season. He was at one point a face of Dior’s menswear and I decided that I would turn to the brand, and their first Pre-Fall collection for him to wear on this red carpet. I love this subtle dark grey Dior Men Pre-Fall 2019 slim fit suit which features tonal patch-working on part of the chest and the pants. It has just enough extra to make this a stand out moment on the red carpet. Would he wear this draped silk jersey turtleneck that the suit was paired with on the runway? He might. I would air of the side of caution though and opt for a classic black turtleneck instead adding a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Mortimer’ leather monk strap oxfords to complete the look.
The 2019 Palm Springs Film Festival Black Tie Awards Gala will take place on Thursday January 3, 2019.