Fantasy Stylist: “Notes on Camp” and the Met Gala

One could argue that The Met Gala, this year celebrating all things camp, is indeed itself a giant annual display of camp. The 2019 Costume Institute’s exhibit, “Camp: Notes on Fashion”, is inspired by Susan Sontag’s famous 1964 essay that attempts to define the camp aesthetic across 58 bullet points.

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Fantasy Emmys Stylist – 2018

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Last year, I renounced the Emmy’s due to their complete snubbing of the single greatest TV show ever: The Leftovers. It had everything – tiger sex orgies, mute death cults, Mark Linn Baker, and of course, Justin Theroux’s abs. And yet, the Emmy’s ignored it.

However, I would be remiss If I didn’t re-launch Fashion Wonk for the annual celebration of Peak TV. I took the summer off from blogging while I moved in with my boyfriend, got a promotion, and worked like mad. I’m going to try to keep it updated more, but unfortunately awards season and campaign season coincide…so check back with me in 50 days or so!

Anyway – here are my picks for what some of the nominees should wear to this years Emmy’s! I pulled looks from Fall 2018 Couture collections and the recently finished/currently running New York and London Fashion Weeks.

Photo credit: Vogue

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Fantasy Oscars Stylist: Presenters and Performers

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And here are your various presenters and performers! Lot’s of variety here and as non-nominees, there’s less pressure to nail it!

Same caveats and parameters apply: no accounting for custom designs or collections that debut after Sunday night, and I only chose from looks that debuted in 2018.

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Fantasy Oscars Stylist: The Nominees

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I am beyond excited to share this post with you all. After weeks of scrolling though the latest collections from New York to London, to Paris, to Milan, I finally made my picks for what each Oscars nominee should wear to this weekends ceremony! It’s not a scientific process, but I would say these are 1) all things I like, 2) mostly things I think these ladies might actually pick, and 3) chosen with a soupçon of wishful styling thrown in!

I did set myself some parameters: I could only choose from collections that debuted in 2018. Without parameters, I had dark visions of myself combing through archival images of Chanel shows from 1962 for vintage gems. And that’s a bit much. If there was any information about who they usually wear/might be wearing/have a contract with, I tried to factor that in. One disclaimer: there are still collections debuting through Oscars weekend at Paris Fashion Week, which I won’t be able to see until after the show – but celebrities could and likely will grab things from yet-to-be-debuted lines. And, of course, there’s no way to guess who will go with custom creations, but likely quite a few folks.

That all being said, if any of these actually show up on the red carpet on Sunday, I will proclaim myself a genius, buy a new pair of shoes, and treat myself to an entire cheesecake. Not necessarily in that order.

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Golden Globes: What Would Molly Wear?

Now that we’ve taken a look at what everyone wore to Sunday’s Golden Globes, I took a look through the collection from the last year to pick what I would have worn, like I did with the Emmy’s.

This was tougher than I thought. First of all, I wanted to choose a female designer, for the obvious reason that the blackout was partially a statement on the importance of amplifying female voices in Hollywood. Women are actually still in the minority when it comes to leading many of the top fashion houses. Also, aesthetically, I am almost pathologically attracted to bright colors and patterns, so sticking to black was definitely a challenge!

I narrowed it down to two, but simply couldn’t choose, and they’re different enough I decided to share both!

First up is this Reem Acra from her Resort 2018 collection:

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I like that I would look like a nicely gift wrapped “fuck you” to the patriarchy.

My second choice is a gown I have been obsessed with for a while now from Alberta Ferretti’s Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear line:


I love that it adheres to the blackout, but as we know, I can resist neither a cape nor a whimsical, romantic, sparkle.

What would you wear? Comment with your red carpet choice!