So as I wind down my wishes for the 2019 Venice Film Festival, only have 2 more days of wishes after today, I am definitely getting more and more excited about what will come from this years red carpets. I have been going through all the films in my Venice wishes and trying to flush out their awards season potential. Wasp Network by Olivier Assayas isn’t in any of Gold Derby’s predictions for the big eight Oscar nominations, but I wouldn’t count it out for something like a Best Foreign Language Film nomination and consideration for the Goya or Cesar awards. With that in mind I still want to see the amazing cast of this film bring their A-game to this red carpet. Aside from the the two Ralph & Russo Couture moments that Penelope Cruz wore this year I haven’t been thrilled with most of what she has worn. She seems to have a very busy fall season ahead of her and I want to see her on top of her game. For the Wasp Network photocall I decided to go with this chic Fendi Resort 2020 ensemble which features a blush silk pajama long sleeve blouse paired with a pair of brown high waisted pleated pants for Penelope. We don’t often see Penelope wearing pants ensembles for red carpet occasions, but I definitely believe that she would sell this look to me with effortless ease. It is an easy and chic moment, especially for a photocall. Old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi’ pointed toe smokey PVC pointed toe pumps, and Atelier Swarovski ‘Evil Eye’ jewels designed by Grecian designer Themis Zouganeli including a pair of drop earrings and a matching cocktail ring all would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. For the premiere I did turn back to Chanel, whom Penelope is a face, customizing a look from the labels Fall 2019 Couture collection. I decided to take an ivory column gown which features a black and white floral applique asymmetrical neckline and add a dramatic train to it. The red carpet at the Lido in Venice is such a wide platform and as such needs absolutely dramatic moments. This beautiful gown would be perfect for Penelope to bring to life on this red carpet especially with a sleek vintage inspired bun updo, defined eyes, dark red lips, a pair of white leather and lace Gianvito Rossi ‘Evie’ pointed toe pumps, and chic Atelier Swarovski ‘Luna’ lab created diamond cluster earrings. Young Spanish actress Ana de Armas made her jump to Hollywood last year with a role in Blade Runner 2049 and will be a Bond girl next year in Bond 25. She is staring alongside Penelope in Wasp Network this fall and I am hoping it will mean that Ana will be delivering major moments on the red carpets this fall festival season. For the films photocall at the 2019 Venice Film Festival I would love to see Ana bring a very feminine moment to the stage wearing a black Marchesa Resort 2020 sleeveless bright floral print a-line knee length dress. I definitely think that Ana does femininity very well and I feel like this dress is just beautiful and perfect for a photocall. Pair it with loose waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and light pink Christian Louboutin ‘Hot Chick 100’ patent leather pointed toe pumps and I know that the look would be film festival ready. For the premiere I went for bold glamour customizing a look from the Atelier Versace Fall 2019 Couture collection for Ana. In the collections lookbook this gown was seen as a mini dress. I love the bright tangerine color of the gown and I want to see Donatella take this cocktail dress and swap the mini skirt that was under the bow peplum for a floor length column skirt to create the perfect gown for Ana to wear on the red carpet in Venice. I think that the intricate gold embroidery of this gown really elevates it to a Best of Venice worthy moment. Finishing the look with a romantic updo, defined smokey eyes, soft nude lips, a pair of orange Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Neyla’ sandals, and simple yet glamorous 18k yellow gold and white diamond Nikos Koulis ‘Feeling’ figure eight meets art deco drop earrings would definitely ensure that Ana makes a major wave on the red carpet in the city of canals. Of course had to include another wish for what I want to see jury member Stacy Martin bring to the Venice red carpet over the course of this years festival. She has been a good friend to the house of Louis Vuitton and its creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere. She goes through spats where she exclusively wears one designer. When she kicked off her time in Cannes earlier this year with 3 back to back Louis Vuitton looks I was expecting that she would stay on an exclusive Louis Vuitton kick for the entire festival. I was glad she didn’t, but I do expect that she will wear at least one look from the brand on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival. I decided to go the custom route for her even though she wore a runway cocktail dress in Cannes. I would love to see Nicolas create this emerald green beaded gown which features leather straps and black ruffled lace which is based on the custom Louis Vuitton Fall 2019 RTW column gown for Stacy. I love how this gown meshes edge and modernity with classic elegance. A wavy bob pinned behind the ears, smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of simple black Aquazzura ‘So Nude’ sling back sandals, and dazzling art deco inspired Cartier High Jewelry white diamond and emerald drop earrings would definitely ensure this is another amazing moment for Stacy to bring to the Venice Film Festival red carpet. Finishing out this list is another of the beautiful faces of Armani Beauty Sara Sampaio. Last year Sara walked the Venice Film Festival red carpet the first two days and delivered some major glamour. I am definitely hoping we see her bring that same level of glamour to the red carpet. I would love to see her wearing this black, mint, blush, and lavender Armani Prive Fall 2019 Couture ensemble which features a bandeau style top, a high waisted peasant style ball skirt, and overlaid with a crystal embellished net cape. This is definitely not your typical film festival red carpet moment, but since Sara is a model and not an actress I honestly believe it would be a perfect moment for her to bring to life on the festivals red carpet. Now I had seen a pair of Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 orchid floral cluster earrings composed of opals, amethysts, sapphires, tsavorites, and diamonds set in colored titanium while I was styling another look and I fell in love with them, but in that moment I didn’t know what look I would be able to use them for. Then I got to this wish I already had planned and I felt like they would be a match made in heaven. Finish the look with a sleek low bun, defined eyes, ice blush pink Armani Beauty ‘Lip Maestro: Lip Freeze’ matte finish lipstick, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Filamenta’ strappy peep toe platform sandals and I know that Sara would once again have an absolutely major glam moment on her hands.
The 2019 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday August 28, 2019 and runs through Saturday September 7, 2019.