Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Who Wore Monique Lhuillier Better?

Who Wore It Better?
Monique Lhuillier Neon Gown

Three award shows in eleven months - one sparkling neon dress. This fluorescent yellow Monique Lhuillier gown has made a vivid impact on the red carpet this year, worn by three different celebrities at three high profile Hollywood events. Either their stylists have not been paying attention or they must all just really love this dress.

Nicki Minaj donned the radiant lime green trumpet gown to the American Music Awards held this weekend on 18 November 2012. Her signature wild blonde tresses, hot pink lips and a statement gold neckpiece accented her look from Monique Lhuillier's Resort 2013 collection.
Modern Family actress Julie Bowen first wore the glaring acid green gown with drape-folded mermaid skirt to the 2012 Emmy Awards, which was held in Los Angeles on 22 September 2012. A gold Swarovski clutch bag and large Bochic earrings accessorized her outfit. Julie kept her hair and makeup low key.
Back in January 2012, Paula Patton wore what seems to be the same strapless dress, only in a slightly different shade of luminous lime yellow. The Mission:Impossible actress picked out the Spring 2012 version of Monique Lhuillier's showstopping gown for her appearance at the Golden Globe Awards. She carries a Judith Leiber clutch and wears Kwait jewels.

These are both the gleaming gowns as shown on the runway. The design is exactly the same, however the colour of the Resort 2013 dress differs slightly towards a more neon green tone.

As for 'Who Wore It Better'...I think it's clear the stunning and very striking gown suits every skin tone and sense of style, however my vote goes to Julie Bowen. She wears it with class and sophistication. What are your thoughts?


Chai Chen said...

Weird bet but I think Nicki Minaj tamed a little bit for this dress. :)


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

I like the way Nicki styled it, it suits her (:

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Dress is gorgeous in shape, but I don't like the color...Like how it looks on Paula...:)

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

I LOVE this designer but not a great lover of the neon ;-) However, like you I'm going for Julie Bowen; she looks gorgeous x

Jody_Cailin said...

I totally agree :D don't like neon, but the one who wore it best is Julie Bowen!

Alexandra said...

Wow, gorgeous color, I love these dresses!!! Nice post, thank you for share!
Have a happy time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

The Urban Market said...

Julie Bowen wins!


Danie said...

I can't quite believe I am saying this but I think Nicki Minjai rocked it!

Danie B x

Bodil Huisman said...

I think Julie Bowen looks stunning in the Lhuillier dress.
In mine opinion Nicki definitely failed.. the big hair makes the outfit look cheap and this gorgeous dress doesn't deserve that.



My vote goes to Paula Patton! I think it looks better with dark hair but I don't really like it on the red carpet.

Vicky Fernández said...

I choose Julie Bowen!!!



Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

Wow... three celebs wearing the same dress in one year? Yeah, someone wasn't paying attention. Anyway, I think I agree with you. Julie does wear it better.
Fun post as usual, Sam!!

Adeola Naomi said...

Its not even a competition Julia Bowen wins like a Zillion times!
She is wearing the dress not the other way around.
Hope you are doing great dear!

Antonella C'est moi said...

wow stunning!!!kisses

cmichellestyles said...

It's totally between Julie n' Nicki! They both brought something different to the gown!

The Chic Sheet said...

Julie did, but this is the best Nicki Minaj has EVER looked. LOL


Daniella said...

Hi Sam, I have to agree with you and I think it seems to suit every skin tone beautifully and that my favourite is also Julie Bowen! I also love how it looks on the model in The Resort 2013 picture! Great post sweetie :0

Take care,

Daniella xox

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Francesca said...

I agree, I think Julie Bowen wore it best! Though it looks great on all of them!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Think I'm going to have to go with Julie Bowen too, love the look! What a gorgeous gown too, absolutely stunning.

Hope you're having a fab week!

Emma said...

Julie Bowen deftly wears it better! Xoxo

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i vote julie bowen! that's a gorgeous gown!

zhanna said...

I have to say Julie Bowen. She just looks so stunning!

Josie said...

Nicki Nicki Nicki! Good to see her in something like this instead of the usual wacky outfits. The big hair is a bit much but if anyone can pull it off it's her! xxx

Cathy said...

Love the more yellow toned gown and my vote is for Julie! She was one of the best dressed of the entire Emmys :)


Kacie Cone said...

I love Julie looks the best! With Nicki's hair it makes her look insane haha


Lavender Loafers said...

I like the most Paula, its her color pallet - good on her stylist! Julie also good but for her it would be better if this dress was light lemon color, in this case this color has blue undertone what make her skin a little bit unhealthy pale. Nicki - no, no,no one more time NO, bcz this is not her color at all - it makes her appear very sallow.

MOSAMUSE said...

dare I vote for Nicki? I'm voting for her to transition her style!


Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Love the dress on Paula, she looks stunning!

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

Bailey Schneider said...

The clear winner is Julie ;-) LOVE!!!

Katie Q. said...

That's quite funny that they all wore this gown in the same award season, usually if there's a popular gown it seems like it's spaced out between the stars a bit more. It looks quite gorgeous on each lady, but I think I like it the most on Paula Patton, it looks stunning with her hair curled like that and I like the little pop of color with her clutch. But it's fun to see Nikki is something that's not insane for a change, we get to see how pretty she really is.

Gill said...

Nicki M ;)

Becky said...

I think the dress fits Julie the best :)

the fashion nerd

The Garage Starlets said...

Paula Patton! But Nicki ... COOL!


Jacy said...

They all look fabulous and it's an amazing dress (however I would look terrifying in that color)! My vote goes to Julie Bowen :)



moonstyle said...

Julie Bowen

Ali W. said...

I love Julie Bowen! But I guess I am biased because I looooove her in Modern Family!

Wendy said...

Paula is the winner!!! <3


Roxana Miśkiewicz said...

I like Julie Bowen look :D

Maddie said...

Ah such a gorgeous dress! Julie is the one for me! ;)


Tammy Lau said...

obviously is julie bowen..but I just adore niki:P

Miu said...

I somehow like it best worn by Nicki Minaj :)

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Fashionthroughtravel said...

My vote is split: it goes partly to Julie Bowen for being perfect and sophisticated, but I prefer the yellow version of the dress rather than the acid green one, so I also have to give my vote to Paula Patton. I like her contrasting hair color.

Gigi, street style said...

Paula Patton is the best. The color goes well with her brunette hair.


Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Agree with you, Julie Bowen!! Awesome dress, so striking and sunny! Seems it gives also a good energy!!:P Kisses and have a good day my dear:*

Yulie Kendra said...

nice post ! i think nicki minaj looks awesome in this yellow dress! maybe we follow each other !? let me know :) greetings www.yuliekendra.com

Lyosha said...

great dress. For it looks lovely on each lady.. just in her way. I even like the way Nicki looked a lot which is surprising for me

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Heather said...

Julie Bowen is for sure my fave - what a gorgeous dress!

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Dee said...

def. Bowen - such a stunner :D

S said...

Definitely this isn't a color for blondie!
Still that dress is amazing!

PS: Both Julie and Paula are very nice, but Niki is so trashy!!!


Jayme and Mendi said...

Love this color and we totally agree with you! Julie Bowen wins this one!!

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Always Maylee said...

Julie Bowen all the way! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Fashion-Bridge said...

Oh wow! what a gorgeous dress! I really like this old-Hollywood shape. So classy & so sexy! The canary-yellow colour is fantastic but as well complicated (on me it would look ridiculous). I think it suits better girls with a darker tones of skin & hair. So I say Paula Patton looks the best!;)




Beauty Follower said...

Ι like Julie Bowens version!

Marsa said...

julie wore it best for sure!!


Caitie Schlisserman said...

I love Julie Bowen in it the best but they all look beautiful! such a fab color!


Margaret Cruzemark said...

To tell you the truth, and I don't know why, I like the Nicky Minaj version...Strange but true.
Sending you kisses and hugs.
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I'm not sure this is the best photo, but I've seen other good photos of all these ladies wearing this dress, and I think Nicki actually pulls it off best because of her curves.

Zoe Concepción said...

oooohh are you going to participate????????thanks dear!!!you're so sweet, I'm soo happy!!!!!!:)
And waht beautiful color of those dresses, just love it! Julie Bowen the best!!:)

Ivana said...

Oh wow, this dress really is a stunner! I love Julie Bowen's version most, somehow it fits her best, and she looks really pretty and glamorous.

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Well... said...

Yeah, I really like how the dress looks on Julie too. :)

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Nicoleta_B said...

Oh, it looks soooo summerish :) Miss the summer already :D




Anonymous said...

At first I was like, wow, nicki minaj definitely did not wear it best, she looks horrible.. but then I looked twice and was like actually Nicki wore it best! I LOVE how it looks on her, it suits her 'craziness' and goes well with her hair. But ofcourse the other two wore it beautifully as well.


Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, I love this dress! I like it on Julie Bowen the most! kisses chris

Wikaa said...

I love them all!♥

Anonymous said...

I prefer the middle one!


Tie Bow-tie said...

And my points go to Paula Patton!

Je ne sais quoi said...

Hey babe, dunno how I missed this post! lol , definitely i'd say Julie Bowen , the dress requires a slim figure , julie looks gorgeous and flawless in it , however i'd have preferred to see her hair pulled up in a bun or so to further accentuate her neck and the beautiful earrings she's wearing!
Great post :D as always !

Rahul Bhatia said...

One word- Stunning, Sam:)

Ember Drake said...

My vote goes to Julie Bowen too - by keeping it simple she looks so elegant and sophisticated!