I am trying my absolute best to stick to a very tight schedule that will allow me to bring the most coverage of fall film festival, award show, and stand alone movie premiere red carpets to you as possible. But as shown by some of the days the last two months I have gotten behind on my writing while also balancing working full time and living my life. This week it was going to see Joan Jett and Heart that put me behind the eight ball as I didn’t get home from the concert until 1am and then came home from the next day at work and was asleep super early. Well I am going to try and get back on track this weekend, but today I have my wishes for the 2019 Venice Film Festival premiere of Saturday Fiction staring the incredibly glamorous Gong Li. When I saw that a Gong Li film was screening at the 2019 Venice Film Festival I got really excited because she definitely knows how to bring the glamour to the red carpet and we typically only get to see her bring the fashion factor to the red carpet when she is representing L’Oreal for two days at a time at the Cannes Film Festival. I am hoping that Gong will deliver two absolutely chic moments while in Venice this year staring with the Saturday Fiction photocall. I would love to see her deliver a very flirty and feminine moment wearing this pastel plaid Chanel Cruise 2020 halter neck tea length dress which features a criss-cross neckline, thin ribbon belted waist, and a tiered skirt. This dress isn’t what we typically expect from Gong Li, but when I was searching for the perfect photocall moment for her and I saw this dress I knew it was the perfect moment. I would keep the styling similar to the runway with a center parted low bun, defined eyes, soft nude pink glossy lips, and a pair of classic Chanel beige pumps with a black cap toe and metal and pearl detail on the heel. For the premiere I decided to go with a haute couture twist on traditional Chinese dress with this powder blue Elie Saab Fall 2019 Couture gown which seems to mix inspiration between the Japanese kimono and the Chinese Hanfu. When I saw this collection come down the runway I was unsure if it would translate to the Chinese clientele. The Chinese stars who sat front row at the show seemed to receive it well, so now I am intrigued to see if anyone will wear the label on the red carpet. I think that if Gong Li showed up on such a major international platform as the Lido red carpet at the Venice Film Festival wearing this gorgeous short sleeve gown with a sexy thigh high split and a dramatic train that any question I have would be lost. I know that Gong Li has the regal glamour about her to really make a gown like this come of life. Pair it with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, rose pink lips, gold-tone mirror leather Gianvito Rossi ‘Annabelle’ ruffled d’Orsay ankle strap pointed toe pumps, and a pair of chic and simple yet dazzling Chopard Red Carpet Collection 18ct yellow gold chandelier earrings set with rose-cut pear-shaped diamonds (7cts), yellow diamond briolettes (24cts), pear-shaped and round-cut yellow diamonds and I know that this could be one of my favorite red carpet moments in Venice. I want to see jury member Stacy Marin play with shape and length a lot over the course of the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Her run in Cannes showed me that she could make anything work for the incredibly formal occasion where the expectation is “go big or go home.” Now that being said this white Givenchy Fall 2019 Couture strapless trumpet shaped tea length gown isn’t a mini dress like she brought to life in Cannes, but it definitely isn’t the typical gown I would go to first for a film festival like Venice. Honestly I think that Stacy has the red carpet chops to actually make me fall in love with this look. She would edge the look up with a wavy bob center parted and pinned behind her ears, smokey eyes, nude pink lips, a simple pair of white Jimmy Choo ‘Misty’ sandals, and chic Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 diamond and emerald floral meets art deco drop earrings.Finishing out today’s wishes is another look I want to see Armani Beauty ambassador Cate Blanchett bring to life on this red carpet. I do love this simple black Armani Prive Spring 2019 Couture column gown which features an off the shoulder sweetheart neckline and intricate beaded embroidery throughout. It delivers classic old Hollywood glamour and that is exactly what I expect from Cate when she is acting in her role as an Armani brand ambassador. Now while I can definitely picture Cate wearing this gown as it was presented on the runway I would also love to see a dramatic silk taffeta or organza train added to this gown since the large red carpet at the Venice Film Festival definitely would allow for a majorly dramatic moment like that. To keep the glamour of this look alive I would finish this look with a vintage inspired updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Krystal du Desert’ ankle wrap ribbon sandals, and a selection of Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including white diamond ‘Supurb’ drop earrings and a white diamond paisley cuff bracelet. It would definitely ensure that Queen Cate presides over the Venice Film Festival red carpet in nothing but the most glamorous manner.
The 2019 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday August 28, 2019 and runs through Saturday September 7, 2019.