Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Who Wore It Better - Awards Show Edition

Who Wore Black Better?
Awards Season 2013

We are only a week into awards season and already there are three fashion face-offs to rate and review. Interestingly enough, all three of these are looks are in black, with two of them designed by Emilio Pucci. Either the stylists didn't look back into the red carpet archives or perhaps they felt these dresses needed to be reinvented. You decide...

Round One
Stunning supermodel Natasha Poly was the first to debut this Emilio Pucci gown on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival last year in May. Natasha had her dress adapted to include a longer-length train. She styled her look with a skinny leather belt, Louboutin heels, a side-tied fishtail braid and smouldering smokey eyes.
Best Actress nominee Naomi Watts wore the Resort 2013 dress to the Critic's Choice Awards last week, on 10 January 2012. The strapless black column gown features a sheer V-insert on the bodice. Naomi wore side-swept waves and a smokey eye, and accessorized with green and blue drop earrings and a sparkly Edie Parker clutch.
In the Emilio Pucci Resort 2013 Lookbook, model Jourdan Dunn is pictured in the dress with a casually styled black jacket and flat sandals.

The Verdict: My vote very easily goes to Natasha Poly, I love the added fabric to the skirt, and the belt adds more definition to her waist, I was also lured in by the charming side-braid. 

 Round Two
Leslie Mann first wore this knee-length Emilio Pucci dress to a Governor's Awards ceremony in December 2012. The 'This is 40' actress paired her dress with a bronze pair of Rupert Sanderson heels and a metallic clutch. Her hair was tightly pulled back with minimal make-up.
Amber Valletta made an appearance at a pre-Golden Globes party in LA wearing the same dress this past weekend. The sultry frock features sheer long-sleeves and side cut-outs, as well as a sheer halter neck panel and front-slit. Amber kept things simple with plain black pointy-toe pumps. Uncombed locks and red lips complete her look.
On the Fall 2013 runway, Lindsay Wixon modeled the enticing black dress for Emilio Pucci, with a bejeweled hairband and matching heels.

The Verdict: I am going with Lindsay Wixon on this one, I much prefer the wavy locks & styling on the runway. I found Leslie's guise too severe & Amber's tousled hairstyle too casual.

Round Three
Former Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko stunned at this year's Golden Globe Awards in a lace and taffeta dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Her gown has a fitted bodice with lace frill laid over a folded mermaid skirt. Olga had her hair tied up in a voluminous bun, with simple makeup.
Two months earlier, Olivia Wilde wore the attractive charcoal gown with scalloped strapless neck to a museum gala event in New York. Olivia carried a Cartier clutch, her hair was also elegantly worn up and her makeup was bolder with strongly lined eyes.
In the Dolce & Gabbana Evening 2013 Lookbook, the black gown is similarly styled with pulled-up hair, a black clutch bag and drop diamond earrings.

The Verdict: As ravishing as both ladies look, I like Olga most in the dress, I find the fit most flattering on her. The model also deserves a mention for looking splendent in the dress.

Who do you think wore each look better? Let me know what your verdicts are.

94 comments:

Ali Hval said...

1, Natasha Poly, there's something about her hair!
2, Lindsay Wixon.
3, Olivia Wilde, but maybe I'm biased. ;)

All such pretty black dresses, wow!

moonstyle said...

Natasha Poly, Amber Valletta and Olga are my choices.

The Urban Market said...

My choices are Natasha Poly, Leslie Mann and Olivia Wilde.
The last dress is just gorgeous.

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Andrea said...

natasha poly, lindsay wixon, wlivia wilde. that's my opinion. :-)

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Annette Brennan said...

I agree with you on all of these. However, I found it hard to chose on the first dress. All three wore the dress brilliantly!
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Raquel T.G. said...

I totally agree! and Natasha Poly looks amazing :)
xx

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Always Maylee said...

Naomi Watts, Leslie Mann, and Olivia Wilde for the win!

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Gigi, street style said...

Same choice for me!

Carmen said...

From all the pics I always like the first outfit best ;)
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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

First and third dresses are stunning, and I go with you, specially that first one because of the belt, and Olga is Olga so... The second dress I don't particularly like, seems a bit strange in shape. And looks best on the model...Ilina

VintageDanielle said...

I agree on each round with you!

Gabriele said...

First round - Natasha Poly definitely! Second round - Leslie Mann and last - Olga, she's so beautiful and pulls the dress off perfectly. :)

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Love this kind of post, always very funny! So my verdict: Round one Natasha Poly, round 2 Amber Valletta, round 3 Olivia Wilde! Above all I just love the Emilio Pucci dress from the resort collection, so flawless and ladylike! Natasha rocks with it and is my fav also among all these ladies!:) Kisses and hope you have a nice evening dear!♥

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I think Olga and Olivia both look good in the dress. For round 1, I have to go with Natasha as well.

Bodil Huisman said...

Natasha Poly, Leslie Mann and the always lovely Olivia Wilde
(I think everything looks great on her). Really love the Emilio Pucci dress :)

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Daniella said...

Stunning post Sam! Natasha Poly wins it for me in round one and for the same reasons that you stated. Round two Lindsay Wixson also and round three I think they all look gorgeous in that dress, so its to hard to choose! :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

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Margaret Cruzemark said...

Models have an advantage of great body but i think Olivia pulled this dress really great.
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Menos es más said...

1º, 2º y 2º!!! jajaja! mola la entrada!!!besitos!

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Kacie Cone said...

I agree Natasha Poly wore the first look best! The belt adds so much to the look! The second dress I really dont think is flattering on anyone! The third dress for me goes to Oliva Wilde!

mademoiselle mode said...

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love the black! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Anthea F said...

bellissimo il primo!!!

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Nike Onile said...

Round 1: Natasha, Round 2: Leslie, Round 3: Olga. Check.. check....check. :)

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Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Oooh black! My fav color. I have 2 favs (is that cheating?). I'm going for both Olga and Olivia Wilde. I think similar styles that both look gorgeous.
xxx

Zoe Concepción said...

Hi!!!! How are you babe?My exam went wrong...I'm so sad because it's so frustrating when you study hard and the results are bad...but anyways, how are you? do you have exams too???
and by the way, cute dresses, I love black as you know so...these are wonderful!!!specially the first set of them:)
Have a nice end of teh week dear!
xx

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I think your picks are spot on even though all the ladies look fantastic. It's amazing how details like hair and styling can make a dress look better.

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Ember Drake said...

For me it has to be:

Round 1 - Natasha Poly (the belt is the perfect accessory)
Round 2 - Lindsay Wixon (I completely agree that Amber's hair is too casual)
Round 3 - Olivia and Olga are equally gorgeous so I just can't choose :-)

Em
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Paula RL said...

On the first round, I definitively prefer Natasha!

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Adeola Naomi said...

Ok so maybe I am too harsh but I prefer the dresses on the runway models than on any of the celebs wearing them but Natasa Poly won me over with the amazing work of Peter on that added dress on the Emilio Pucci dress.
I hope you are doing great dear

Tian said...

Natasha looks absolutely amazing in the Pucci!

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Lucie Srbová said...

I agree with your on everything although the last dress looks fab on both of them!

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Stephanie said...

Wow never realized how much could be done with a black dress!

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Inês de Castro said...

I agree with your picks :) The last dress is amazing!

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

beautiful pictures!!!:)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The Dolce & Gabbana gown is gorgeous on all of the ladies!

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Marina H said...

Ok Sam here we go...so the first one I like how Natasha Poly pulled this look way better than the other two. Second look NONE...Third Olivia Wilde. Great looks doll.

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Mélo l'imparfaite said...

Olivia Wilde ! Definately !
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Diana Marks said...

Kurilenko!

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Gongy González said...

Natasha Poly, Emilio Pucci, Olivia Wilde!!!

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Punctuation Mark said...

naomi watts always looks amazing!!!

Cathy said...

I made my picks then read your commentary and we picked all three of the same winners...score, for similar tastes! :)

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MOSAMUSE said...

love the emilio pucci look!
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Rahul Bhatia said...

You sure have an eye for the details, Sam to observe the minutest details of fashion and accessories:)

borka gamero said...

amazing red carpet looks... the dresses are lovely and chic!
Great post
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Fashion-isha said...

Natasha Poly, Amber and Olga win. Surprisingly I love the dresses on the curviest of the women (I know, even they are super skinny, but they look healthy!)
xo
Sharon

Anouka said...

Natasha, Amber and Olga!

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thirtysomethingchic said...

Natasha Poly, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde
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Chris Ed said...

Cool dresses Sam! I love the first one the most. It look sthe best on Naomi Watts! kisses chris

Katie Q. said...

I really love Natasha Poly's take on the first dress, the train with her loose fishtail braid is really gorgeous and makes the dress stand out a bit more than Naomi's version. (Which is awful because I love Naomi Watts, just not this time!) I have to go with you on the second set, the dress is really strict with the cut out and the looser hair makes it a bit more approachable.

I love this third dress so much, D&G always create such gorgeous, feminine dresses and this one is just stunning. They all look lovely but once again, I'm with you, it's Ogla for me, I love her soft updo and the fit is really fantastic on her. (I think it sits at a better spot along her bust line, on Olivia it looks like it's a bit lower and in an awkward spot for her.)

Joyce said...

These dresses are so pretty! I love the first and third dress the most, with Natasha Poly wearing the first one (I think it's the hair that makes me like it) and Olivia Wilde for the third one although I think the third dress looks amazing on all three. Gahhh it's just such a beautiful dress!

Ali W. said...

Love that first dress. So gorgeous! I love how Naomi Watts wore it the most. It just looks so classy and elegant.

fluff and fripperies said...

My votes go to: Natasha, Leslie, Olga! Though everyone looks fabulous, black is a classic for a reason!

Y además sombreros said...

Me gustan muchas.
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Sofies closet said...

Round 1: I love how Natasha Poly styled the dress with a belt in the waist!

Round 2: That is a tough one, but I must say that the dress looks better on Leslie Mann.

Round 3: Olga Korylenko, no doubt. She look stunning!

Fashion-Bridge said...

I'm as always puzzled...how to chose from so many beautiful gowns and stylish ladies?:)
I go for this:
1. Natasha Poly
2. Leslie Mann
3. fabulous Olga Korylenko

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Alexandra

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Janice Lunes said...


Great Post!

Always like these kind of topics

1. Pucci
2. Pucci
3. Olivia Wilde

Love,

Jen

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Gina said...

Natasha and Olga! Stunning! That Dolce & Gabbana dress is to die for!
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Alice Oliveira said...

I agree with you in Round one and two, but I think in round Three the model was really gorgeous, for me, she is teh winner :D

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life is style said...

natasha and olga :)

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naomi and olivia!!!! *.*
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Gabriel Kaefer said...

so beautiful!
i love black!
:)

Alexandra said...

It's gorgeous selection, though I don't like black dresses a lot:)Nice post, thank you for share! Also thank you for dropping by my blog and checking out my post!

Have a fabulous time Sam!!

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Catriona MacLeod said...

Although they all look gorgeous, I've got to say my winners are Natasha Poly, Lindsay Wixon and Olivia Wilde. I love the first dress out of the three the best too =)

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Sandra Leiva said...

Natasha Poly looks amazing!! :D

Lilli said...

Thanks Sam! Have a great day, looking forward to your friday frills! kisses!!:*

Megan Wait said...

Round 1 is Natasha, round 2 the model and round 3 all of them, but I like the model's look best. Olivia Wilde's dress looks a bit too small for her.

S said...

Natasha and Olivia look best!!!!^^
Stunning dresses, anyway! ;)
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Miss Top Ten Image said...

I couldn't agree ore with your veredicts darling!!
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Katie Frank said...

Ohhh it's hard decision!
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Miss Z said...

Hello dear! Nice dresses!
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Alina said...

Absolutely Amber Valletta and Olivia Wilde, kisses darling!
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Little Rus said...

Struggling to pick the one for look 2 and 3, but Natasha gets my vote for the first one. x

yiqin; said...

i cannot decide :/.

Fashion Riddles said...

Look number 1: verdict: Natasha!
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Nee said...

hi Sam! hope you're doing well. my exams are nearly over and i've got quite a good feeling - but let's see:)
woahh i really love the dress by d&g - i think that olivia wilde wore it best. in my opinion the "winners" of the other dresses are natasha poly (because of the belt!) and amber valletta.
have a great one xx

Borjana said...

Absolutely loving it,hun!
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MateaTPol said...

im for black lace!

Maddie said...

MMm there is just something about black dresses! :)

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Heiress said...

Natasha, Lesley and Olga for us !

This is a great fun post really ! But what a mistake on part of stylists to make celebs repeat outfits. What is done to them afterwards?

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Kashaya said...

I agree with your verdicts.=)

Jonnessa said...

1: Natasha,
2: Lindsay,
3: Olivia. :)
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Danny said...

I agree with your choices! excellent post :)

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Love these posts Sam, LOVE THEM! Oooh, which to pick...I think I'm going to have to go with...Naomi (love the earrings and clutch), Lindsay (except she's SO slim, I feel like someone needs to feed her a sanga) and Olga. Ooh, I got two out of three, well dome me! Have a fab weekend dear.

Bravoe Runway said...

I definitely agree with your picks. Usually I love what Olivia Wilde wears but in that black lace gown by d&g it definitely looked better on Olga.

Genie said...

all of them are gorgeous!

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i vote natasha, lindsay and olga!
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Natasha and Olivia! x
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Jacy said...

I agree with you on all 3! Natasha Poly looked absolutely stunning and she's one of my favorite models!

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Miu said...

Thank you so much!

I totally agree with you in all cases :)

Indira Cherietmoi said...

I looovee Dolce&Gabanna dress... really beautiful! ^_^