Expected to take place the Thursday before the Met Gala in NYC I am expecting all of the big names in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu to be on the red carpet at the films big premiere in NYC. To be completely honest the movie itself does nothing for me. While I was of the generation where Pokémon took off and became the cultural phenomenon that is is I was never able to get into it, even though I tried. This movie premiere however gets me really excited because I know that the cast, and one always major plus one, have the potential to make this a mini Met Gala ahead of the actual Met the following Monday! Blake Lively doesn’t actually have a role in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, but her husband Ryan Reynolds is the lead and I can almost guarantee that she will be by his side on this red carpet. Now most plus ones would have been at the bottom of a wish list behind all the people who actually star in the movie, but Blake always brings her a-game even when she is just acting as a plus one that I decided to keep her in her alphabetical spot at the top of this list. I was thinking a lot about kitsch when it came to my Met Gala wishes and I honestly had to do a bit of a mental reset when I was done so that looks for other events didn’t come across as, well, kitschy. I went back and forth on whether or not this bright sunshine yellow Atelier Versace Spring 2019 Couture pencil dress which features and off the shoulder sweetheart neckline was too kitschy for this premiere given the fact that the title Pokémon is yellow. Obviously I decided with this dress to embrace the kitsch and make the wish for Blake to wear this dress for this premiere. Now Blake is a shoe whore, especially when it comes to Christian Louboutin. It has been said that she snaps a photo of the dress she is going to wear for an event or appearance and sends the photo to Christian Louboutin and jeweler Lorraine Schwartz and they send her options that they think would go best with whatever she has picked. So of course I turned to both to pick the perfect accessories for this look. From Louboutin I picked a major pair of statement multicolor and multi pattern ‘Eclipse’ t-strap sandals and from Schwartz it was simple yet chic emerald cut emerald and diamond drop earrings to compliment this look perfectly. Finishing the look with old Hollywood waves, defined smokey eyes, and blush pink lips would ensure that this is an absolutely major plus one ensemble for Blake to bring to life on this red carpet.I am hoping that Kathryn Newton really makes a wave this year. She started her red carpet dossier strong with major looks from Gucci and Dior, but then she fell to the wayside and I am hoping with the impending Big Little Lies Season 2 and the fact she has roles in some major movies that she will definitely be one to keep an eye on again. She did rock hot off the runway Ralph & Russo Couture for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party earlier this year. I am hoping that come the premiere of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu next week that she is on the red carpet and delivering a look. I decided to go for something that we haven’t seen from Kathryn yet picking this black and blue velvet Giorgio Armani Fall 2019 RTW one shoulder jumpsuit which features a ruffled shoulder, color and texture blocking, and a bit of a harem pant hip vibe. I don’t know what it was about this look exactly that caught my eye to be perfectly honest, but when I was struggling to pick the right look for Kathryn to wear on this red carpet I was just drawn to this idea. I think that this look could help usher in a new chapter of Kathryn’s style. Add a sleek updo, smokey eyes, blush pink glossy lips, a navy marbled resin L’Ashfar box clutch, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Lynn’ crystal embellished strappy sandals, and a selection of Kallati diamond and sapphire jewels including a pair of chic drop earrings and a statement cocktail ring to definitely make this a major moment for this red carpet. Rita Ora always knows how to bring the drama to a red carpet, but instead of the typical big dramatic looks that we would typically see her wearing for a blockbuster movie premiere (no matter how small a roll she plays) I decided to go for more of a relaxed vibe with this bright orange Dundas Spring 2019 Couture textured silk suit which features a blazer cum robe jacket, a bralet top, and high waisted wide leg pants. I saw this look and it just clicked. I know it is something that I could see Rita wearing for many different events. A movie premiere isn’t typically one of them, but I just feel like for the vibe of the movie that this look just works. I would style it with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, burgundy lips, a pair of gold Christian Louboutin ‘Deck’ strappy metallic leather pointed toe pumps, and a statement Bulgari High Jewelry ‘Roaring 80’s’ 18 kt yellow gold necklace set with one 34.12 ct oval Colombia emerald, one smaller oval emerald, buff-top emeralds, onyx elements, baguette-cut and pavé diamonds to definitely make this look a major sexy boss lady moment on this red carpet. Last on this list is the beautiful Suki Waterhouse. When it comes to Suki’s red carpet looks she always peaks when she is on a movie premiere red carpet and I am PRAYING that she delivers a major moment on this red carpet. My wish however is rather simple and standard as she actually has a small role in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. I decided to go with this classic black Christian Dior Fall 2019 RTW a-line midi dress which features textured fabrication, braided straps, a ruched waist, and a sheer midi skirt over a mini skirt because it is one of the only looks from the most recent Dior collection I actually like and I think Suki could infuse some life into this dress. A romantic updo, defined eyes, pink lips, a pair of black and gold Tabitha Simmons ‘Iceley’ crystal embellished scrappy sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection drop earrings in 18k white gold with two grey pear shaped moonstone cabochon drops, orange-red sapphires, black onyx and diamonds would all make sure that this look is incredibly chic and at from basic.
The NYC premiere of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is expected to take place on Thursday May 2, 2019.