Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Who Wore It Better - The Citrus Edition

Who Wore It Better?
Citrus Shades
Spring 2013

The popularity of bright citrus hues for Spring is vividly evident in this special edition of 'Who Wore It Better'. We witness a fashion face-off that lines up three different zesty dresses, worn by a series of international stars on the red carpet. Get out your style goggles, this one's going to be interesting.

Round One - Gucci
1. Australian actress Gracie Otto wore a citron yellow gown with oversized ruffles by Gucci to an awards show in January 2013. Keeping it simple, she pulled her hair back in a bun and carried a see-through clutch bag.
2. Bollywood beauty Bipasha Basu wore the same strapless Gucci dress to the Stardust Awards in Mumbai last month. Coral lipstick and volumized locks styled her outfit. She put on a statement diamond collar necklace for some sparkle. But was it really needed? 
3. Spanish actress Manuela Velasco was the third to wear this vibrant column gown at the Goya awards in Madrid this week, pairing it with a orange-edged clutch bag. Her unfussy hair and makeup is refreshing.
4. On the Gucci SS13 runway, Dutch model Bette Franke wore the graceful saffron gown, with her hair tightly pulled back in a centre parting.

The Verdict: My vote goes to Manuela Velasco, I find the fit of the dress most flattering on her. With both Gracie and Bipasha's gowns, the hemlines were too long & dragged on the floor.

Round Two - Alexander McQueen
1. Katy Perry donned this punchy tangerine gown by Alexander McQueen last week, which features an embellished multi-tone collar neckline. Her raven locks were worn in loose waves.
2. Emily Blunt was the first to wear the Resort 2013 dress on the red carpet last November. Her hair was slicked back and she carried a black McQueen skull-handle clutch.
3. The mandarin halter gown was modelled for the Alexander McQueen Resort 2013 lookbook by Margita Zuchova, and was styled with a wide leather and link-chain belt.

My Verdict: I was unsure of either looks, Katy fills out the gown better but, I am also swayed towards Emily Blunt due to her polished styling. I'm on the fence here...your opinions please.

Round Three - Stella McCartney
1. Kylie Minogue wears a vivid hibiscus yellow Stella McCartney dress, decked with swingy fringing. Kylie wore nude Louboutin pumps with her look, which was back in November 2012.
2. Willa Holland wore the flapper-esque frock last month to an Elle event in LA. The Arrow actress picked out the same chunky 
white Stella McCartney heels from the lookbook, carried a white Chanel clutch and showed off a white manicure. I liked her cute top knot with this dress.
3. La La Anthony took the striking floral embroidered dress out for an event in Miami earlier this month. The TV personality impressed in the shoe department with multi-coloured T-strap sandals by Christian Louboutin.
4. Chinese actress Qin Lan looked poised and pretty in the dress last November. She styled it with a spectacular pair of zigzag Sergio Rossi sandals, a gold bracelet & white cocktail ring.
5. Danish model Nadja Bender casually 
poses for Stella McCartney's Resort 2013 lookbook.

The Verdict: I loved how elegant Qin Lan looked in the fringed dress and her heels were the perfect choice. Also, kudos to Willa Holland for her fun and youthful styling. 

I would love to hear your verdicts on each round. What do you think?


Levi (tlnique) said...

For me it's gracie, emily and qin lan! Tho I think the gucci dress looks best on the catwalk! :)

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miss b said...

Firstly, I love your 'who wore it best' feature! My vote goes to Manuela, Emily and Qin Lan. I do think the citron lemon is a difficult colour to wear - in fact I steer clear of any yellow! The tangerine gown is gorgeous and without a doubt my favourite here.

Emma Pinto said...

I love those posts Sam!

So I'd say round 1 is for Manuela, round 2 I would mix a bit of Katy Perry and Emily Blunt (can I do that?!) and 3 Nadja/Qin

Have a great day my lovely xx

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

I'm useless, I just didn't like any of the dresses to begin with! I think they're a bit too bright and too full on for my liking (which is probably why I'm an academic and not in fashion!)

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

in the first one, gracie otto! great post xxx

Rakhshan said...

gracie otto for me in gucci!
emily blunt in orange and kylie minogue in the last one!! xx

Heather said...

That first dress is my favorite- I am LOVING all of the brights!

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Coco said...

Hello dear, I'm a new follower here, nice to meet you! My absolute favourite is Manuela Velasco, she looks so graceful and sophisticated!
hope you'll get the chance to stop by some time :-)
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Bodil Huisman said...

My favorites are Gracie Otto, Katy Perry and Willa Holland! The Gucci dress is stunning, the colour is amazing :)


Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Here my votes: Round 1 agree with you, Manuela Velasco, she got the perfect body for that dress! Round 2: Emily Blunt, she looks mesmerizing and the color of the dress suits her! Round 3: agreed with you, Qin Lan wore it better! Above all, I think that the Gucci dress is my fav, love the color! So striking and fierce! Hope you have a good day dear! Kisses!

Maddie said...

That first dress is simply stunning! It's very hard to choose a favorite!
But for other two rounds: Emily and Willa are my favorites!

Tinker Bell said...

manuela, katy and kylie are my fav

Beauty Follower said...

Velasco did!!!
Emily Blunt looks so classy.
I think that Nadja Bender looks cute in those fringes.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I'm with you on all of your picks and am also on the fence about who wore McQueen best. Hmm but it is a great dress on all of them!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Adeola Naomi said...

My favourite is the Alexander McQueen dress but none of the ladies impress me.
I also love the way Qin Lan pull off the Stella McCartney dress.

Kate Rose Blair said...

A great post, looks best on Malnuela Velasco! I have posted a post of the Pret A Porter - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid! I follow your blog :)


My Urban Market said...

My favorites are Gracie Otto, Emily Blunt and Qin Lan. I'm in love with the Alexander McQueen dress. It's amazing.


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Raindrops of Sapphire said...

Wow those dresses are gorgeous! Loving the yellow and orange! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

Elmedina Tiric said...

beautiful dreses!<3

Anonymous said...

Lovely dresses! For the first one I think the lady with that necklace, for the second one I think Emily and for the last one everyone did.


Mélo l'imparfaite said...

For me it is Manuela, Margila, and Qin Lan !

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Alessandra said...

Gucci (of course!)

Miu said...

Sooo, let's see...

Round 01:
First, I do not like the dress^^ But as you said, Manuela Velasco looks best in it due to the hemline. However, I think Bipasha Basu's skin colours looks best with the dress's colour.

Round 02:
Katy Perry. Because, as you say it, she fills out the gown better.

Round 03:
Qin Lan, but I cannot really say why^^ I think it is somehow connected to her attitude wearing it.

Ashley Turchin said...

Great picks! I'm obsessed with the versatility of each! xoxo

Visceral Maze said...

yellows are in looks like. I think they all look really nice. especially the first dress.thank you for stopping by!


Always Maylee said...

I agree with all 3 of your verdicts!

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mademoiselle mode said...

I really love yellow dresses


Well... said...

I'm casting my vote on Round 2 for Emily Blunt's styling. Although Katy certainly filled it out better, the simplicity of Emily's look was better for that gorgeous dress :)

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Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

In my opinion:
Round 1: Bipasha Basu, I don't know her but she is stunning!
Round 2: Katy Perry
Round 3: Qin Lan, she is just too cute and I like her hair:)

Sophie said...

manuela looks amazing in the yellow dress! thanks so much for your Birthday wishes :) xxx

VintageDanielle said...

My thoughts:

Round 1: Bipasha. The color looks best with her skin tone.
Round 2: This was tough but I prefer the model with the edgy accessories. Katy made the dress a bit frumpy but maybe it's just how she was posing.
Round 3: Loved Kylie!

Carolyna said...

I love Mcqueen orange dress :-)

yosivoyalamoda said...

Great post!!


Oh to Be a Muse said...

Round 1: Manuela
Round 2: Katy & Emily both--they look fantastic!
Round 3: Qin

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, very cool post! By round 1 I like Bipasha Basu the most - may be because of the necklace, it´s perfect with the dress! Round 2 I like Katy and 3-Willa, kisses chris

Anonymous said...

Round 1 - Bipasha
Round 2 - Emily Blunt.
Round 3 - Kylie.

Little Rus said...

I'd say Bette and Emily for the first two looks... And I don't like the third dress at all, sorry.

Denisa said...

All that women are great in each dress. I like all. Have a nice day.

Nee said...

in my opinion it's manuela valesco, katy perry and kylie minogue=) love all those dresses! can't wait for the warmer days... i'd love to wear some colors now:) lots of love xx

Sandra Leiva said...

Katy Perry is my favourite! <333

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Sakuranko said...

My favorite was Alexander McQueen I´m not so engaging with the orange color.
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Jenny Peaowl said...

My favourite dress is the orange one, and I would say:

Round One - Gracie Otto
Round Two - Katy Perry
Round Three - La La Anthony

:) xx

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love the title-citrus edition clever! and my fav would have to be emily blunt! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

Kacie Cone said...

I don't know if I think that gucci dress flatter anyone! Definitely agree on the Alexander Mcqueen, Katy fills it out so much better! Not sure about the Stella dress either, I guess I'm just not a fun of yellow! Love this post :)

Diana Marks said...

Katy Perry looks so chic in McQueen!

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The Glamour Drama said...

models... always!!!!!


Bravoe Runway said...

Oooo this is one of the posts where my opinions differ...ok so in the Yellow gucci gown, I liked it most on the runway model. The orange gown I liked it best on the runway model, the chain link belt did it for me. And finally, the yellow dress, I agree that it looked great on Qin, but I would have preferred the dress with LALA's shoes.

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Ooooh Sam these are my faves of your posts!!! Ok, down to business...hmm. I think I'm going to go with...Gracie (love her hair style and also that she shows that pale-ys can also pull of citron), Emily (agree re the styling) and Kylie (loving the nude heels).

Hope you are having a fabulous week dear!xx

Diana S.T. said...

My favorite is Emily Blunt =) she´s so gorgeous!

Courtney Starr said...

Citrus looks so great on everyone! I cant decide!

xo, Courtney

Nico Saich said...

Love all these yellow dresses Sam! I think the Stella one is my favorite and I love Kylie so I guess she is my winner.

Oh and you should totally watch the movie Sabrina! the 90s version is WAY better than the original in my opinion. But decide for yourself. Some people would kill me for not siding with audrey but I think the new version is better.


Joreina Blanco said...

I think Katy Perry wore it better. It's not bias whether I'm a fan or not.
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Nicole said...

I love the yellow Gucci dress! (I featured it in the latest issue of VL).
Lovely bright colours. I *need* to own a yellow dress one day.

Katya R. said...

I'd say round 1 Bipasha but maybe because I prefer her body.. Round 2 Katy Perry, she looks amazing in this dress. Round 3 Qin Lan. I also like it on kylie, the choice of the shoes is excellent but Qin Lan is perfect in that yellow dress

BELULOVE said...

3, 2 and 1 for me are he best


Jessica said...

My favorite is Emily Blunt!

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Kati said...

Katy Perry definitely wins round 2!

Have a great day,

Fashionthroughtravel said...

These are such gorgeous dresses! My favorites are (for the three dresses that is!): Manuela Velasco, Emily Blunt, Willa Holland.

Anonymous said...

Gracie, Emily and Qin!


Imogen said...

My favourite out of everything is Kylie Minogue. Emily Blunt looks great too.

Miss Top Ten Image said...

In my opinion Manuela, Emily and Qin worn it best!! ;-)

S said...

I'd say Bette, Emily and Qin worn best!
Even if for the 2nd dress i love the way it looks on MArgita!

Demi Mist said...

I like Katy Perry in the orange dress.

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Amanda Chic said...

Love all these colours :)

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Heiress said...

Gracie, katy Perry and Willa. Very nice compilation and loved seeing Bipasha Basu on your blog.

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Pop Champagne said...

I love the orange dresses, ahh they look stunning!

Ivana said...

I can usually pick one or two favorites, but this time it's absolutely impossible: all of them look fabulous! The first and second dresses are flawless, and the ladies are rocking them like it's nobody's business! Well, if you held me at a gunpoint, I would say Katy Perry and Emily Blunt are THE most chic and stylish! Now I'm feeling totally inspired to add a few citrusy hues to my closet!

Hope you are well, sweetie!

xx Ivana

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Katie Frank said...

wow it's amazing. so many same dresses and it does look so different on random people !

Juliano Dias said...

Gucci is amazing <3

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Estilo Hedónico said...

AMAZING!! I loooooooooove Gucci!!!!!


Gigi, street style said...

Manuela Velasco looks amazing.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Round Two - we think Emily Blunt is the winner! She looks amazing!!

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Tie Bow-tie said...

Kylie Minogue, Bipasha Basu, Katy Perry!

Audrey Allure said...

That Alexander McQueen dress looks great on all of them! xo

blackberryfashion said...

wow, Katy Perry looks amazing!! :)

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I liky Kylie's way more than the others. I mean, I am a huge fan!
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Adrielle said...

Thanks for your lovely comment! I'd say Gracie, Emily and Qin Lan, but they all look great.

Megan Diaz said...

Oh my everyone looks so lovely! Especially in these hard colors! Love the Stella dress, Kylie just kill it!
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Chiara said...

Ah I already told you like a million times, but I love your blog posts! I just think everyone looks amazing!

Kacie said...

I vote for Manuela, Emily and Qin Lan :)

Josie said...

I like Manuela, Emily and Nadja's looks best! Out of all the dresses the McQueen one is my favourite xxx

I am Khatu said...

Manuela looked the best in the Gucci gown, mainly because it was altered to fit her.

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badbatdiary said...

I think Qin Lan is really great !

Katie Q. said...

Ooooh, that yellow Gucci dress is pretty. I think all of the ladies look pretty good in it but Mauela pulls it off the best, the yellow seems really suited to her and it looks like the dress fits her a little bit better. With the alexander mcqueen dress, all ladies again looks stunning in it but for me, the model pulls if off the best, it looks like its missing just a little bit something on the other ladies with the lack of a belt or something. (Katy Perry does look slammin in it though.) It's kind of a hard choice with the last dress but I think I have to go with your choice, Qin Lan just looks so polished.

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

round one: no one... (I don't like that dress at all)
Round two: Emily Blunt
round three: Kylie Minogue

Johnny said...

1: bette franke♥♥♥
2: magarita zuchova♥♥♥
3: qin lan♥♥♥

indie by heart said...

How fun, I love all the dresses on all the first ladies most ! ^^ Gracie, Katy, Kylie.

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

they all look gorgeous and I'm just so in love with the bright colors!

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Anna Moore said...

Many of those dresses are really impressed with their color! My favorite (oh i may notice more than 5! ahh just wanna have them all!!!!)is Emili's one. She looks really pretty in orange look)

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Ileana said...

I love the stella mccartney dress :D
Looks fab on all of them!