Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Who Wore Roksanda Ilincic Better?

Who Wore It Better?
Roksanda Ilincic 'Izumi' Dress

We don't usually see the same dress worn in the same week, let alone two days apart. However, both actress Marisa Tomei and Princess Beatrice of York were spotted in the same frock by Roksanda Ilincic last week. The blush tone 'Izumi' dress features a rounded neckline, double pleats on the bodice and long-sleeves that lead into a sapphire frilled cuffs. It's possible that somewhere Marisa's stylist is cringing, or perhaps Beatrice is a new trendsetter...either way, it was a good publicity week for the Serbian-English designer.

Left: Marisa Tomei wore the ivory crepe wool dress on 29th June during Paris Menswear Fashion Week 2012. The brunette actress paired her look with a nude clutch bag and snazzy Aperlai colourblock heels in varying shades of blue. 
Middle: Princess Beatrice was the first to take the dress for an outing to the 'Britain Creates 2012' Fashion & Art Gala in London on 27th June. The young royal looked sophisticated in the Izumi knee-length dress, accompanying it with a glittered gold clutch by Anya Hindmarch and a pair of digitally printed blue pumps by Nicholas Kirkwood
Right: The dress as presented for Roksanda Ilincic's Pre-Fall 2012 collection, styled with a pair of bright red ankle-strap heels.




The Roksanda Ilincic 'Izumi' dress retails at Farfetch.com for $1216.
Princess Beatrice's pair of Nicholas Kirkwood Digitex Print pumps can be bought at Boutique1.com for $285
The Aperlai Mixed Media Colourblock sandal that Marisa wears has been reduced on Saks Fifth Avenue for a price of $484.57


There is no doubt that both ladies wear this dress with grace and elegance, so it all comes down to styling and shoes. I like the pop of red as seen in the original model's look. If I had to choose between the two, I'd pick Marisa's look, because I preferred her hair up, and for those eye-catching Aperlai platform sandals. Having a dress this simple, those heels provide the perfect point of interest and vivacity. What are your thoughts?

53 comments:

Shahrzād said...

I prefer Marisa Tomei!
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Couture Noir said...

Such a stunning dress!

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Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

Yes, Marisa wore it better. She just seemed to carry the look better in general...
But what a stunning dress!
Beautiful post, Sam!
xoxo

Adeola Naomi said...

I like the dress and personally I prefer the simplicity in Princess Beatrice look.

The. Name. Is. Isabel. :O said...

I'm not a big fan of the dress, but I love the model's look because the red heels pop against the rather plain dress. I have to say though, those Nicholas Kirkwood shoes are absolutely gorgeous! A work of art!

BROKEN.WHIMSY said...

Awww I've been pretty good hun, just busy busy BUSY (as you can tell from my infrequent posts -_-) How've you been hun? Im gonna have to agree with you, I think the dress was styled the best on Miss Illincics' model BUT I actually prefer Beatrice over Marissa! haha. I think the choice of shoe is more complimentary but I agree that the hair up looks better haha. Pros and cons on both. Perhaps its a tie? ... :P

Eeli xx

Jade Purple Brown said...

The model def did it best!

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rae said...

in my opinion i think the styling on the model looks the best, but these ladies look great as well :)

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Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Dear Sam, thank you for your loving moment, I feel so blessed to have friends like you! I'm feeling a lot better now thank you :) I like it better on the model. I feel like the 'fits' and 'sits' better on her. And I like the way the look and lines are broken with the red heels :) xoxox

Rahul Bhatia said...

Grace personified:)

Maria Flicka said...

If I had to choose between them, I'd pick Princess Beatrice look, although I'm not her fan, I prefer hair down and I love the Nicholas Kirkwood pumps ;)
Thank you so much for your so sweet comment!!!! I clicked the "♥like button" on all your bloglovin posts, to show my appreciation ;)
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Ember Drake said...

I'm not usually a fan of Princess Beatrice's style choices but she is definitely my favourite here! I really love Marisa's colour block sandals too - they're gorgeous!

Em
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GlamFabChameleon said...

I would say Marisa, her shoes are absolutely fabulous! I always liked Roksanda's work, as she comes from my country...;) Happy Tuesday my darling! kisses

Kelinha said...

Marisa Tomei definitly, beacause i love her sandals =)

K. said...

Love the dress!;)

Fabliha said...

that dress is such a beauty... I'm not sure who it looked better on though
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Sandra Leiva said...

I love the 3rd one, with the red shoes!
And about my make-up, I'll make a post about it soon! :)

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Anna said...

I LOVE these posts you do - It always amazes me how amazing stars can make the look their own, & see the potential in things off the runway. The dress on the model, although gorgeous just isnt that appealing...but then...you see it on them and its knock out amazing, drop dead gorgeous. I SO agree with your comments for Marise, but I can't ever go past a princess ;) So think Princess Beatrice of York pulled this look off better (don't like the shoe option though). Princess Beatrice just gets more gorgeous with age doesn't she?

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Dominika said...

I think I would go for Marisa as well, the dress is really figure-flattering in Princess Beatrice's case, but Beatrice herself looks ugly in that photo.

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Shes Dressing Up said...

I love the dress & think both ladies wore it fantastically!

Rikki said...

i like it on beatrice cz of the above the knee length and her Nicholas Kirkwood pumps but i dont like her hair:/ i love how the model has paired it up with red shoes! xx

Denise said...

I'm picking my new passport up today! Just answering that at first, cause I'm very excited! (And then ready to go back!) Well, I liked both looks... I like the dress very much and both wore it with class and matching it perfectly with the shoes - I liked both pairs! So it's difficult to decide... :)

Ivana said...

This is so hard, I can't even decide which one wore it best, they all look fantastic! But I think I have a slight preference for Princess Beatrice, maybe it's something in her posture...anyhow, this is really a beautiful dress!

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Re_becah said...

the light green and blue shoes I loved!! It matches perfectly with the dress!

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Ulia Ali said...

I think it looks better on Beatrice.

Btw love Aperlai sandals so much <3

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Serena said...

I completely agree with you!
Marissa looks beautiful I think the dress suits her body shape really well and her accessories are to die for!

x

Maria Flicka said...

Hi sweetie :)
I was following you for a long time with bloglovin, that's how I saw your post about Portugal ;)
Yesterday I noticed that I wasn't following you via GFC, then added me into your GFC followers list! But that is weird because I only follow blogs with bloglovin, after following via GFC! So it seems that in your case I did the opposite :S

Thanks for following me on GFC, I'm really grateful for that :)

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CutestPrincess said...

the girl on the right wore it better! she's a beautiful model!

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Bonnie said...

I happen to think the model looks the best. Marisa Tomei's version is so wrinkled and crumply. She should have had it tailored.

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Miška said...

Aperlai Sandals are too gorgeous <3

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

I think Princess Beatrice wore it best. I'm usually not a fan of what she wears, but she "filled it out" perfectly I think , but then what the hell do I know ;-)
How you are well Lovely xx

GLAMOURMOES said...

I like them both, can't choose between them!

Elle Sees said...

Princess bea I liked best

Priscilla said...

beautiful pictures! i enjoyed it ♥


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Daniella said...

That dress is so stunning,love it so much!!! I kinda like each look though I am slightly edging to original way it was styled on the model! Hope your well sweetie :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Phuong said...

the dress is beautiful, love the first look for sure

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Josie said...

As I am a total Royalist, I have to say that Beatrice rocks it best. But I do love Marisa's shoes, they're gorgeous! xxx

Jenna Hughes said...

they all look fab!

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Kate Frenkel said...

I think the dress looks nice on all three photos!!!
Have a nice day!
Kate

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The Sunshine District said...

I love #3 paired with the red shoes
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Joyce said...

The dress is so cool, I love how the bottom portion of the sleeves are a pop of blue color! Hrmmm it is hard to choose who wore it best but I think I like Marisa wore it because those shoes are amazing. I kind of want them :P

Audrey Allure said...

Definitely love Marisa's look better -- those shoes are gorg!

Style, She Wrote said...

Marisa Tomei all the way! xo style, she wrote

Indistinctive Writer said...

i'll go with marisa tomei because the other lady was slouching and in fashion posture is everything! ^_^

have a great day sam! ^___^


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The Chic Sheet said...

I think they all look beautiful!

XX,
Miranda

Fashion Tales said...

All are lovely, but I really love Marisa in this silhouette and colour.

erica marie said...

I really love the way it's styled with the red shoes but I guess if I had to choose between the two, I would go with Marisa.

xo erica

Wynne Prasetyo said...

i think the original presentation was best, that red shoes are perfect for it. then yes, Miranda comes second, this dress needs the hair up! pretty dress overall!



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Punctuation Mark said...

I'd say Marisa tomei wore it better... That princess will forever wear that terrible hat for me, ha! Thanks for your nice comment last week!

Nicole said...

Oh wow. This is difficult. I can't choose. I really like red hair and royal blue together though!

Pratishtha Durga said...

I too prefer Marissa's look, though there is something with her look that i don't quite get. I wish she did not look just a tad tired...

VintageDanielle said...

This is tough! I slightly prefer Beatrice over Marisa only because I don't like Marisa's choice of heels.

samairah aggarwal said...

I wish either one had chosen to wear a shade of orange for the shoes!but i prefer marissa.