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We’re not sure we’ve ever seen this happen before. Style star and star in her own right Carey Mulligan stepped out last week to celebrate the launch of Boutiques.com in a leopard print Lanvin dress. And while she looked gorgeous, we couldn’t help but notice that she also looked a little like Anna Wintour, who wore the same dress to Michael Kors‘ spring/summer 2011 show here in New York. It’s a great dress, but we’re not sure which lady it suits better — is it more fit for Mulligan’s eclectic style or perfect for Wintour’s wardrobe full of prints? You tell us.
On Wednesday, Natalie Portman and cast celebrated the premiere of Darren Aronofsky’s The Black Swan at the 67th Annual Venice Film Festival. And while she isn’t in the movie, model Elisa Sednaoui certainly made herself equally known in a dramatic black ball gown with soft feather detailing. But here’s the question: who looked better?
We give Taylor Momsen a hard time here on Styleite, but the truth is: she’s not alone. Bare midriffs, crotch-revealing skirts, overly exposed cleavage — there are no shortage of sartorial offenses to which young celebrities fall victim when climbing the golden ladder of fame.
Earlier today, first lady Michelle Obama met withCrown Princess Letizia of Spain at Marivent Palace. And just as soon as the press pictures from the event hit wire services, bloggers across the world started comparing the first lady’s white bow top and pink skirt to the princess’s one-shoulder white dress and bejeweled neckline.
Last night, two up-and-coming young performers attended the New Look Foundation’s World Leadership Awards. Both shook hands with Usher. Both underwent diva costume changes and then took the stage and performed to a packed house. And both are too young to buy cigarettes. While one of the young men is already significantly more famous than the other, they both have the potential to be superstars. Or at least that’s what their handlers want us to believe.
M.I.A. has a bone to pick with Lady Gaga — well, actually a few bones. She first called Gaga “a good mimic,” who is talented only at copying the likes of Madonna and Grace Jones, and now M.I.A. has taking to criticizing Gaga’s entire career path.So what is to be done to settle the feud that M.I.A. has fueled? Simple: a good, hearty edition of Fashion Wars.
Comic Con isn’t very high on our list of fashion events, though we can’t help but admire people’s dedication to replicating costumes. But when celebrities show up to the convention dressed to the nines, we take notice. Case in point: True Blood stars Rutina Wesley and Anna Paquin showed up yesterday glowing, gorgeous, and both sporting some pretty amazing outfits. But which do you prefer? Rutina’s combination of a blazer and cleavage, or Anna’s one shoulder sparkly charcoal creation?
We’ll be honest, we were inspired to do this post when we saw Blake Lively’s outfit because, well, it’s pretty terrible. Then we took a look at Leighton Meester to see if she was holding her sartorial head up high and we were confused. Isn’t it July? In Paris? And so, in this mini-edition of Fashion Wars, we’re turning the question around, and asking you which look was worse.
Now, we have our bets as to whose talent is more lasting, but who, we ask, has the better style? Harry Potter fans and High School Musical fans rejoice! It’s time to vote in this installment of Fashion Wars: Emma Watson vs. Vanessa Hudgens.
If only our political decisions were based on which candidate dressed the best. With the exception of Sarah Palin’s sartorial decisions, which frequently leave us scratching our heads, most of the time, politicians’ outfits are a collection of huge yawns. And we don’t even want to get started on their hair styles, or rather, their lack of hair styles.
Between the Oscars, the Met Gala, and Cannes, recent red carpets have seen a dearth of color. Luckily, the Cannes Closing Ceremony had Kirsten Dunst and Diane Kruger to liven things up a little bit, as each chose to go bright (and then go home.)
They’ve been friends for over thirty years and talk an estimated four times a day. But for the sake of Fashion Wars, we must ask: whose designer duds would you rather wear? They both love a shift dress and stick primarily to neutral tones: blues, blacks, and whites. Sometimes it looks as though they’ve raided eachother’s closets, but for now, you must make a choice. Is it Oprah or Gayle?
While Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Megyn Kelly may share the same peppy cheerleader look, sport the same “healthy glow,” and perhaps use the same hair colorist, the verdict on one breaking issue has not yet been determined: which woman dresses better? You tell us. Time for Fashion Wars: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Vs. Megyn Kelly.
If you’ve been watching this season of The Real Housewives of New York City, and if you’re anything like us, you too are probably losing sleep over the Bethenny and Jill situation. Was Bethenny a bad friend? Is Jill holding an unnecessary grudge? It’s impossible to take sides! We can only hope that the two, who were once attached at the hip, will some day reconcile. If not for their sakes, then for ours.
Anyway, to make the debate a little more lighthearted, we’ve decided to make today’s edition of Fashion Wars housewife-centric.
The rivalry that is French Vogue vs. American Vogue is one that will never be settled. (They even made a movie about it!) So, we figured we may as well bring the daughters into the mix. It’s time for Fashion Wars: Bee Schaffer vs. Julia Restoin-Roitfeld.
The premiere of The City may still be three weeks away, but to tide us over, we’ve manufactured some controversy of our own. It’s Fashion Wars: Whitney vs. Olivia!