I am actually really excited for the 2019 American Music Awards red carpet this weekend. I have been fighting for inspiration to continue blogging lately. Which I think is made obvious by the fact that I have been super sparse in my posting over the last several weeks and months. I think that all the awards nominations coming out have revived my heart for blogging and I just want to see everyone on the American Music Awards red carpet come to slay and really show me why I love doing this thing. Billy Porter has been a major source of inspiration this year with his major gender non-conforming looks from Christian Siriano, The Blonds, Thom Browne, and more on the red carpets this year. The POSE star is one of the many confirmed to present at the AMA’s this weekend and when I saw his name on the list I was really excited. I am just praying to the goddesses of fashion that Billy brings his a-game. I would LOVE to see Billy deliver a major couture moment on this red carpet wearing this black silk Elie Saab Fall 2019 Couture suit which features a mandarin collar, leg-o-mutton sleeves, an obi style belt, and a train. While I would definitely not pick this look as a typical menswear moment I don’t ever expect Billy to bring the typical to the red carpet. This couture moment could be really cool especially if paired with thick black framed glasses and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘The Joker’ supple black lambskin and tonal veau velour ankle chelsea boots with a slight heel. Constance Wu could very well be making another awards season run to support her movie Hustlers in 2020 and I am hoping that we see her really bring her a-game to the red carpet. She will be another of the many presenters at this years American Music Awards and I decided to go for a super sexy and glamorous moment with this creamsicle coral Atelier Versace Fall 2019 Couture mini dress which features sheer lace and crystal embellished draped panels. I fell like this color on Constance would be a real WOW moment. A sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a gold snakeskin Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ crystal embellished clasp faceted clutch, a pair of gold Versace metallic snakeskin platform ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Fernando Jorge ‘Brilliant’ collection jewels including a pair of ‘Clarity’ 18k yellow gold and diamond sunburst drop earrings and a matching ‘Radiant’ cocktail ring would definitely ensure that Constance is on top of her game on this red carpet. Kelsea Ballerini is nominated this weekend for Favorite Female Artist – Country and she will also be one of the many presenters so I am really interested in seeing what she will bring to the red carpet. There was a time when Kelsea was being dressed by the likes of Zac Posen, Michael Kors, and Monique Lhuillier when I thought that she was going to be a real fashion contender in the category of Country Music ladies on the red carpet, but something seems to have taken a turn for the typical country music lady tack. I want to see Kelsea buck the tacky and typical for the red carpet at the 2019 American Music Awards on Sunday night. I would LOVE to see her give this major hot pink satin Marchesa Spring 2020 RTW strapless column gown which features a slim fit, column silhouette, strapless, sculpted origami rosette bodice, and peplum waist a turn on the red carpet. I think that she would be perfect to bring this look to the red carpet as it is super youthful and fun, but still a super glamorous moment for a nominated starlet. I would add a matching hot pink satin Giambattista Valli ‘Starburst’ box clutch, a sleek low bun, glossy nude pink lips, a pair of hot pink suede Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Neyla’ ankle strap sandals, and Kwiat ‘Starry Night’ white diamond chandelier earrings to really make this a superb moment for Kelsea to bring to life on this red carpet. Regina King has had a phenomenal year both with regards to her fashion and to her career. I have been loving seeing Mrs. King really become a red carpet queen over the last year or so and I am excited to see what more the future has in store for her. I decided that a gown just wasn’t the vibe I am expecting to see Regina deliver on this red carpet on Sunday night so I went on a search for something a little more relaxed that still brings the fashion factor. Enter this emerald green Sies Marjan Spring 2020 RTW ensemble which features a draped ‘Amira’ satin camisole top paired with a pleated coated-jersey ‘Amalia’ midi skirt. This look spoke to me the moment I saw it. It went right to the feeling I am expecting to see Regina bring to this red carpet on Sunday night. It is the right laid back style moment that would be elevated to the perfect level of glam by adding an intricate braided updo, defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of emerald green suede and metallic gold leather Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi’ PVC detail pointed toe pumps, and a pair of super statement David Webb ‘Samurai’ carved emerald, white diamonds, black enamel, 18K gold, and platinum.Sunday night is really all about Taylor Swift. In addition to her five nominations, including Artist of the Year, the country come pop star is being honored with the Artist of the Decade award. Now when they first announced that Taylor would be receiving this award was that it was just five years ago that the AMA’s gave her the Dick Clark Award for Excellence. It was a “lifetime achievement” style award at a time when Taylor was just officially starting the transition out of her country comfort zone and turning into a serious pop star. Now the more I thought about it I definitely think that Taylor definitely deserves the Artist of the Decade title. She has really had a journey from sugary sweet princess to a pop star in training to an edgy reputation ruining stint and has come back on top again. With every album she has released she has reinvented herself with a new character and persona, unlike just about everyone. Since the start of the decade Taylor has put out five albums with most of her iconic hit songs coming out of those albums. Now there was a lot of controversy recently about the performance that Taylor would be giving at Sunday nights show, but it seems like it has worked out and we will see Taylor demonstrate her decade in music on the AMA’s stage. Before that performance though I am praying that she will shut down the red carpet. It has been a while since I have really loved one of Taylor’s red carpet moments and I just imagine that given the fact that she is ensured to receive a major honor at the AMA’s that she will be on top form and deliver something major. I knew immediately what I wanted to see her bring to life on this red carpet with this pale blue tulle one shoulder Ralph & Russo Fall 2019 Couture asymmetrical gown which features a thigh-high slit, a cornflower blue silk taffeta bow belt, hand embellished with devoré ostrich feathers, and light azore glass beads. Taylor has been loving this light and airy pastel vibe lately, aside from the two neon Versace print jacket dresses she wore for the Teen Choice Awards and the MTV VMA’s, and this gown just would ensure that Taylor really delivers the major moment I am praying for. Finish the look with a loose updo, defined eyes, light pink lips, dazzling silver crystal fringe embellished Gianvito Rossi ‘Jasmine’ metallic leather strappy sandals, and Tiffany & Co. white diamond and aquamarine art deco drop earrings would all add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble.
The 2019 American Music Awards will take place on Sunday November 24, 2019.