Today we start the road to the first film festival of the fall. I always get excited about Venice and this year I am even more excited knowing it will be an in person event complete with socially distanced red carpets. Before I get into the glamour of the red carpets I wanted to make some casual wishes for Cate Blanchett. The Australian actress is the president of this years Venice Film Festival main competition jury and I am super excited. I want to put as many wishes out there for her as possible. She will be making the city her home for 10 days and undoubtedly there will be moments where we see Cate snapped riding from her hotel to screening venues and jury meetings on the glamorous wood built water taxis. So I’ve picked four casual moments I would love to see her bring to life starting with this Dries Van Noten Fall 2020 RTW dress which features a dark green snake print and a bright blue and dark green plaid print. The sleeveless dress which features a gathered asymmetric ruffled detail from the neckline to the hemline is honestly one of my favorite dresses from the Fall 2020 RTW collections. It needs a special woman to really make the look come across as effortless and that is exactly why I want to see Cate wear it. I can just imagine the photos of Cate heading off the dock into the boat wearing this dress with a wavy bob, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a black snakeskin Gucci ‘Zumi’ medium top handle bag, classic black leather Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pointed toe pumps, and square gold frame Gucci smoke lens sunglasses. It could be an iconic casual style moment in the making. Speaking of creating a potential iconic casual style moment in the making why not pull couture for a casual appearance? When I first started cultivating the idea of a boat style wish list for Cate I knew immediately I wanted to include this Fendi Fall 2019 Couture suede ensemble which features a honey brown wide collar blouse and taupe straight leg trousers. I would drop the fur duster coat because, well, it is still technically summer and there is no need for it. The suede is warm as it is, but I feel like Cate would definitely be able to sell this look to me with effortless ease. Style it with a wavy bob, light pink lips, a Fendi ‘Peekaboo Iconic’ medium top handle back made of brown Cuoio Romano leather that features a front panel finished with black leather and beige mink, laser-cut and inlaid with a diamond motif, a brown leather partition with embossed FF motif, gold-finish hardware, a pair of gold snakeskin Aquazzura ‘Forever’ cut out detailed pointed toe pumps, and brown Alexander McQueen tortoise shell cat eye thick rimmed sunglasses and I know this would definitely be an ICONIC casual style moment.
Look #3 in my Boat style wishes for Cate to wear in Venice is this white cotton Petar Petrov Resort 2021 asymmetrical a-line calf length dress which gives distinct menswear inspired vibes with an asymmetrical cold shoulder neckline, 3/4 wide sleeves, and a think black belted waist. I love a mens shirting inspired fashion moment and I adore this one. I know that Cate would definitely make this a super chic moment with a wavy bob, daytime defined eyes, bold red lips, a Celine ‘Medium 16’ satinated calfskin top handle bag with silver hardware, statement black and white spotted Burberry calf hair pointed toe pumps, and retro black and silver Linda Farrow cat-eye sunglasses.
Finally we have another menswear inspired moment with a lot of femininity interwoven. I would love to see Cate represent an Aussie brand on the red carpet in Venice and this cream linen pinstripe suit from the Zimmermann Resort 2021 collection which features a double breasted jacket, a semi sheer stripped button down long sleeve blouse with a dramatic ruffled collar, and high waisted wide leg pants would definitely do that. We’ve never seen Cate wear a look from Zimmermann before, but I would definitely love to see her bring the glamour to the boats of Venice wearing this look. It is chic and sophisticated and I would definitely love it styled with a wavy bob, soft pink lips, a brown and beige Louis Vuitton ‘Montaigne MM’ monogrammed top handle bag, nude Gianvito Rossi patent leather & plexi peep toe d’orsay sandals, and a pair of Cartier Eyewear dark brown tortoise shell square oversized sunglasses.
The 2020 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday September 2, 2020 and runs through Saturday September 12, 2020.