It seems that after several years of taping the show in advance of airing it on television that MTV is going back to having a live show for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The awards are always more of a funky red carpets of the year. I am really interested in seeing what everyone will wear on this red carpet. When it comes to this red carpet not all of the nominees show up and typically just winners and presenters are on hand. I am really excited to see what everyone is going to bring. Amandla Stenberg is nominated for Best Performance in a Movie thanks to her role in The Hate U Give and I am praying that she is on the red carpet on Monday. She has become quite the style star rocking major looks from Gucci, Valentino, Miu Miu, Ralph & Russo Couture, Louis Vuitton, Celine, and more for major red carpet appearances. I definitely wanted to pick a statement making look for Amandla to bring to life on this red carpet so I turned to one of my favorite edgy glam designers, Christopher Kane, to find the perfect moment for Amandla to bring to life on this red carpet. I love this Christopher Kane Fall 2019 RTW ensemble which features a raspberry red lava lamp print long peasant sleeve button down blouse and a matching print pool blue mini bubble skirt and while it isn’t the typical awards show ensemble I think that Amandla could definitely serve this look up on this red carpet. I think she has the effortless edge to really make this complicated look work with ease on the red carpet. A braided updo, defined light smokey eyes, raspberry red lips, fuchsia pink Malone Souliers ‘Darlene’ metallic leather strappy sandals, and simple Anita Ko ‘Floating’ ruby earcrawler earrings would all make this look absolutely fabulous from head to toe. Something tells me that Captain Marvel star Brie Larson will take home the Best Hero award on Monday night at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. Brie infused her superhero persona into all of the looks that she wore over the course of the promo tours for both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, but I decided to go for more of a modern chic glam look for her to bring to life on the MTV Awards red carpet. I do love this dark teal silk Cushnie Resort 2020 ensemble which features an asymmetrical one sleeved top and a pair of buckled high waisted wide leg pants and think that it would be a perfect moment for her to rock on this red carpet. It is the perfect look of laid back elegance with just the right amount of glamour and sex appeal for the MTV Awards red carpet. A sleek side parted low bun, defined winged eyes, punchy pink lips, a pair of navy iridescent glitter Jimmy Choo ‘April’ platform sandals, and Yvan Tufenkjian ‘Stacked Collection’ diamond earcuffs would definitely make this is SUPER chic moment for her to bring to life. Jada Pinkett Smith will be honored with the Trailblazer Award which recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment. While Jada isn’t most recognizable for her film or television roles she has made waves in the internet talk show world for her digital series Red Table Talk which tackles the hard issues. So while I was a bit surprised by the announcement of her being honored I definitely support it. I typically love Jada and her sense of style, but the looks she wore recently while supporting hubby Will at premieres for Aladdin. I am hoping that Jada brings it out in full force come the MTV Awards on Monday. I decided to go for bohemian glamour picking this fully beaded fringe Roberto Cavalli Couture long sleeve mini dress for her since it is something that I definitely think it is a look right up her ally. I think it is a perfect look for an honoree to bring to life on this red carpet and it would be styled with her new short blonde hair, defined eyes, pink lips, simple black Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Queen’ stiletto sandals, and a selection of Hanut Singh jewels including a pair of ‘Noblesse’ pink sapphire, emerald, enamel, and diamond drop earrings and a ‘Pretty Please’ cabochan pink sapphire, gold pearl, and diamond cocktail ring.Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina star Kiernan Shipka has been one of my favorite red carpet stars since she was about 15. She hasn’t lost her magic yet when it comes to serving up chic, fun, and distinctly her looks on the red carpet. She is nominated for Best Performance in a TV Show, up against stiff competition from Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke (maybe that whole Kings Landing murder thing will bode well for Kiernan). While her taking home a golden popcorn is up for debate I know that she will take home a Best Dressed title since I don’t think I’ve ever not liked what she has worn on a red carpet. As I was looking for MTV Movie & TV Awards looks I saw this black Marc Jacobs Fall 2019 RTW pleated hot pink floral print mini dress which features an off the shoulder neckline, a wide balloon skirt and a tied ribbon at the back and immediately thought of Kiernan. I have loved the dress since it first came down the runway back in February and I definitely think that it is perfect for the 19 year old actress to wear on this red carpet. I did wonder if the silhouette of the dress was too similar to the black and red Christian Dior Couture dress that she wore back in early May at the Billboard Music Awards and while they are similar I think the overall vibes are completely different so I don’t think there would be any real comparison. Styling this dress with a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Sereno’ sculpted heel crystal buckled embellished sandals, a sleek updo, defined eyes, glossy blush pink lips, and simple yet statement making Anabela Chan ‘Ruby Lily’ ruby garnet, pink sapphire, and rose tourmaline drop earrings I think would make this the major fashion moment I am craving. Lupita Nyong’o is a red carpet queen, but I have to say she hasn’t worn anything to wow me, except for her Atelier Versace Met Gala ensemble, recently and I am ready for her to deliver the most fashion forward moments on the red carpet again. She has been closely connected to Dior lately wearing several looks from the brand in recent months and was flown out to Marrakesh for the Dior Cruise 2020 show. One would assume automatically that I would then pick a Dior look for Lupita. Well regular readers know that unless I really love something from Dior I don’t pick Dior unless I absolutely have to for one of the brands ambassadors. Since Lupita is not an official ambassador of Dior I decided to go elsewhere. Enter this gold and silver Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 ensemble which has intricate embroidery inspired by New York City landmarks and is trimmed in thick white banding. While I also typically get very bored with seeing Louis Vuitton on the red carpet (because it is EVERYWHERE) at least I cannot typically hate the collections that Nicholas Ghesquiere sends down the runway. I do love this look and I think that Lupita has the grace and presence to really bring it to life on a red carpet. It is a little stiff and structured for a setting like the MTV Movie and TV Awards, but I think that Lupita would definitely make it work. I would style the look sans bag adding a sleek short hairstyle, smokey eyes, glossy rich red lips, a pair of black leather Louis Vuitton ‘Horizon’ gold logo buckled platform sandals, and a vintage Bulgari gold, diamond, and onyx ‘Serpenti’ snake coil cuff bracelet to really ensure this look is brought to life perfectly. Rounding out this list breakout style star from POSE MJ Rodriguez. I definitely took note of MJ over the course of awards season and she has just kept getting better and better. I am really excited to continue to see her grow and deliver some really major fashion moments on the red carpet. She was the breakout style star of awards season and nominated at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance in the groundbreaking FX series. For her first major nominated red carpet I think that we are likely to see MJ bring something bold, dazzling, and chic to the red carpet and that is exactly what I found for her with this silver Halpern Fall 2019 RTW ensemble which features a draped off the shoulder bodice and matching pants. MJ would be channeling her inner disco diva wearing this look on the MTV Awards red carpet. I want to see her really bring this look to life with a loose updo, smokey eyes, burgundy lips, a pair of silver Aquazzura ‘Monroe Plateau’ glittered platform strappy sandals, a silver Judith Leiber ‘Faceted Box’ clutch and sleek art deco inspired Samer Halimeh diamond drop earrings.
The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on Monday July 17, 2019.