Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Who Wore It Better - Cannes 2013 Edition

Who Wore It Better?
Cannes Film Festival 2013

One would assume that at a fashion extravaganza as exclusive as the Cannes Film Festival, there would be no outfit repeats. But this is not the case. Here is a list of five previously worn looks, two of which were in rotation just a few days apart. Now that's calling it close. 
I haven't included the runway versions in each round, making this edition of 'Who Wore It Better' just a little more difficult to decide on.

Round 1
*Alessandra Ambrosio took many-a-breath-away in this form-fitting cobalt blue Roberto Cavalli gown with sexy side cut-outs and contrast black banding. Alessandra wore the alluring outfit for Roberto Cavalli's Cannes yacht party on May 22 in the South of France.
*Just 4 days later, Italian actress Nicoletta Romanoff wore the exact same dress to the Life Ball in Vienna, Austria, styling her outfit with layered necklaces & a black woven clutch bag.

The Verdict: Alessandra wears this dress only like a supermodel can, the fit is flawless on her. That said, Nicoletta drives a great contest, however I find the heaps of chains take away from the simplicity of the dress.

Round 2
*Solange Knowles rocked an abstract botanical printed Roberto Cavalli suit at the Belvedere Party during the Cannes Film Festival last week. Solange anchored the suit with a crisp white shirt that has a black edged collar. She added a bright green clutch bag for further interest.
*Karolina Kurkova had already worn the black-lapeled blazer from this Roberto Cavalli pants suit for a TV appearance in March 2013. The Czech model opted to leave out the matching trousers in favor of some slim-fitting leather leggings by Marissa Webb. Karolina also wears the same white Cavalli shirt and stepped into nude pointy-toe Ruthie Davis pumps.

The Verdict: My vote goes to Karolina for her sophisticated styling of the printed tuxedo blazer. She perfectly balanced out the look with sleek black leggings. I found the wide-legged trousers overwhelming on Solange, it almost drowns her frame.

Round 3 
*French actress Audrey Tautou posed for a movie photocall during the very first day of the Cannes Film Festival, dressed in a delightful floral printed crepe dress by Red Valentino. Her spaghetti-strap midi-length frock was worn with nude pumps and a cropped coif.
*Alexa Chung was ahead of the game on this one, already having worn the charming cream and yellow dress to the Grammy awards in February 2013. The British style star paired her look with silver glittery ankle strap pumps and a loose updo.

The Verdict: I am a little biased around Alexa's style so I am going with her in this round. I do think the dress was a better fit on her, with the skirt more flaired out and the bodice more tailored. Also, her addition of a bright red lipstick did wonders for this look.

Round 4
*Burlesque star Dita Von Teese was spotted in a stunning cherry red Elie Saab dress just 5 days on the Cannes red carpet after it was worn by Bollywood fashionsita Sonam Kapoor. Dita styled her beautifully embellished tea-length dress with a red clutch & satin round-toed pumps.
*At the Cannes Gala Dinner, Sonam Kapoor debuted the ravishing brightly hued dress, accessorizing with a crystal encrusted clutch and red ankle-strap shoes. I could only source this Twitter pic of Sonam in the Elie Saab frock, hence the unclear appearance. 

The Verdict: I am stuck in the middle on this one. I like the daintiness Sonam brought to this graceful Elie Saab look, and I preferred her pin straight hairstyle. Dita however, undeniably wears this dress just as well too. Any thoughts?

Round 5
*Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai looked exquisite in a teal blue sequin scattered gown with sheer neck and long-sleeves, which she wore to the famous Life Ball held during the Cannes Film Festival. Ash had her Roberto Cavalli gown lined to exclude the original front slit. She wore her in soft curls and had intense blue smokey eyes.
*Jennifer Hudson impressed at this years Academy Awards show held in February 2013, wearing the exact same Roberto Cavalli dress, only with the slit still in tact, pairing it with bright blue sandals and a matching clutch. Jen wore her hair sleekly straight with a fringe.

The Verdict: I prefer the demure refinement of Aishwarya in this round. Also, I couldn't get past those glaring blue peep-toes Jennifer wore, it was too loud for such an elegant look.

I would love to hear your personal verdicts on each round. In the comment box, list Round 1 to 5 and let me know who you thought 'Wore It Better'.


Anonymous said...

Love all of them!


Paint Me Blooming said...

Haha, such a good and funny post! I adore it!


Rachel. said...

I love the Cavalli blazer on Karolina Kurkova. They all look fab though! xp


Anonymous said...

Round 1 - Nicoletta Romanoff
Round 2 - Karolina Kurkova
Round 3 - Audrey Tautou
Round 4 - Dita Von Teese
Round 5 - Aishwarya Rai

just my own preference and honest opinion! haha! :D

Stylish By Nature said...

So stylish, so beautiful!!! Love them ALL :)

❤ StylishByNature.com

My Urban Market said...

Hi Sam. Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Alexa Chung, Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai are my favorites. Love this kind of post.


Karolina said...

Alessandra, Karolina, Alexa, Dita and Aishwarya <3

xx Karolina

Daniella said...

Oo wonderful post Sam! Okay so Round 1 is tough but even to my surprise I think I prefer Nicoletta's look. Round 2 - Hmm I think Karolina Kurkova looks a little more chic but I also appreciate the boldness of Solange Knowles look, so I love them both. Round 3 and agin I think they both look incredibly sweet and chic in this dress but Alexa for me takes the win. Rounds 4 - The dress is so perfect for Dita Von Teese style but I think Sonam Kapoor looks so pretty and chic, so she's my winner! Round 5 has to definitely be Aishwarya Rai and not because Jennifer Hudson doesn't look amazing because she does but those blue shoes are just soo wrong with that dress! :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

The Garage Starlets said...

Love them! They are all beautiful!


Heather said...

Great post! I love seeing the double looks and your take on the winner!

Pearls & Paws

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! You selected the most amazing looks, in particular I'm in love with the cobalt blue Cavalli gown! Btw, have read your verdicts and I have your same opinions, my fav are: Alessandra Ambrosio (well, is easy with that body she stands out with everything!), Karolina Kurkova ( love the tailored blazer by Cavalli, she matched very well with the leather pants, though I dislike how the suit is on Solange), Sonam Kapoor (she is utterly adorable and that Elie Saab dress is too beautiful! It suits well alson in Dita Von Teese but I dont like the short shape of the dress on her!), Aishwarya Rai (she has an elegant silhouette, the gown suits her perfectly and is very refined!). Have a good day dear, hugs! xo

Dominika said...

Round 1- Nicoletta Romanoff. I love her hairstyle and in my opinion those chains add to the look.
Round 2- Karolina Kurkova. Those wide-legged matching trousers Solange wore are just too much.
Round 3- Audrey Tautou. Even though I love the way this dress fits Alexa, I think it's not the right choice for the red carpet.
Round 4- Sonam Kapoor. She looks really sophisticated and the dress fits her very well.
Round 5- Aishwarya Rai. She's absolutely stunning, I love her figure. Plus, like you said, I think Jennifer should have chosen some other shoes.

Have a great day, honey! xo

nicoleta buru said...

Awesome post, my dear.

Love the first dress for its cut and color ^__^

Have a great day,



Rebecca Ragionieri said...

bel post (: Reb, xoxo.

* Sul mio blog c'è un nuovo post, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

beautiful my dear!!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love Karolina! Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Corinne said...

Haha, I totally picked the same ones as you before I even read what you had to see, even the one where you were stuck in the middle I was like 'I can't pick!'

Corinne x

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I love all this look and I will have to agree with you verdict except the the blue dress I personally love it with all the necklaces.
Karolina is just fabulous and I have grown to love her every look lately.
Alexa Chung is the perfect body fit for the dress so its not a matter of been unbiased, I love her style a lot.
Big hugs my dear.

Ana Aleksic said...

Karolina Kurkova! <3

Nee said...

i love all the pieces so much! the blue cavalli dress is my favorite here:)
in my opinion they wore it best:
round 1: alessandra
round 2: karolina
round 3: alexa
round 4: sonam
round 5: aishwarya

it's interesting to see how a dress can look so different on a different body:) really like those who wore it best posts hehe.

lots of love xx

blondebenedicte said...

cool post dear! x
I'm Italian so much love for Nicoletta Romanoff lol ;)
bisous x

S said...

Alessandra, Carolina, Alexa, Dita and Aishwarya are winners for me!^^

Sophie said...

the first dress is my favourite, so pretty! xxx

I left my heart in Miami

Zoe Fuentes said...




Jessica said...

I have to say that I am a huge fan of your who wore it better posts.

My favorites are Nicoletta, Karolina, Alexa, Sonam, and Aishmarya. I would so love to have the blue dress in the first two pictures.


Beauty Follower said...

I like them all... except the last round that i dont like the dress!


Sveva said...

beautiful dresses! my verdicts: Nicoletta, Karolina, Audrey, Dita and Aishmarya!


VintageDanielle said...

Ohhh I love these posts!
1: Alessandra
2: Karolina
4: Dita

Kim Alston said...

Here's my list: 1. Alessandra Ambrosio 2. Karolina Kurkova 3. Audry Tautou 4. Sonam Kapoor 5. Jennifer Hudson

Carolyne O' said...

Sooo hard! I say: Alessandra, Karolina, Audrey, Sonam, Aishwarja!
What about following each other? Just let me know!



Wil Harris said...

Wow, we were on the exact same page Sam! We agree with everything you said. In round four, we'll go with Dita only because of her shoes. While we love Sonam's shoes, an ankle strap does not go with a tea length dress; it cuts you off. Shoes really do make an outfit!
XOX Wil Harris

Kacie Cone said...

Yeah such a fun post!
Round 1- Alessandra Ambrosio
Round 2-Karolina Kurkova
Round 3- Alexa Chung
Round 4-Dita Von Teese... but I'm not sure if I really like it on either of them!
Round 5-Aishwarya Rai but only because Jennifer's shoes are terrible otherwise I would have said her!
So yeah I pretty much agree with you exactly!!

....... said...

this festival is amazing so many gorgeous looks between the dresses, hair and makeup! round 1 goes to Alessandra round 2 goes to Karolina round 3 goes to Alexa and round 4 I wouldn't really choose either round 5 to aishwarya in my opinion. thanks for sharing these! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

A. S. (Asilosofy blog) said...

AA and Alexa look amazing!


Rebecca said...

I actually agreed with you on every one this time! Alexa really did look amazing!


Afina blog said...

And now! Aleksandra! Karolina! Audrey! Sonam! Aishwarya! PS have a new post in 30 minutes)))

Carmen said...

Round 1: Nicoletta Romanoff
Round 2: Karolina Kurkova
Round 3: both look great :)
Round 4: Sonam Kapoor (the dress looks fresher on her!)
Round 5: Aishwarya Rai
So we mostly had the same opinions :)

Anthea F said...

love the blue dress!

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Paola Lauretano said...

I love this post Sam...... great idea!!!!!!!!
And the winners are:
Alessandra, Karolina, Alexa, Sonam and Aishwarya!!!!!
Kisses honey!

Mahnoor Malik said...

Beautiful Post :)


eQ said...

What a perfect article, love this kind of posts :) I am your new follower :))


Eva M. said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog sweetie!
very nice post!

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Peet said...

I can't believe I agree with you all of these!:D I prefer Sonam Kapoor's outfit to Dita's though because of the shoes. I think those Marry Janes complement the cut of the dress perfectly. But that's just my humble opinion.:)

Denisa said...

Perfect dresses. Alessandra looks perfect. HAve a great day.


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Nicoletta, Karolina, Alexa, Dita and Aishwarya (ha, all the names that end in A!) are the winners for me!

Coco said...

We are in total symphony on each verdict. The cherry red Elie Saab was donned beautifully by both ladies, it's really hard to decide. I like the words you use, your reviews are such a pleasure to read from
cover to cover. I really love your blog!
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Jayme and Mendi said...

We agree with every one of your verdicts!! :-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Menos es más said...

la mejor, Kurkova!!


Carolyne O' said...

Followed back <3 1250!
Keep in touch!

Kashaya said...

I agree with your verdicts!

Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

Round 1: Definitely Alessandra Ambrosio, the blue looks amazing on her and I like the fact that the rest is kept simple. Don't like the Necklace Nicoletta is wearing.
Round 2: Karolina Kurkova, love the leather pants!
Round 3: Audrey Tautou, she is just so cute! I love everything she wears!
Round 4:Dita Von Teese, she looks stunning!
Round 5: Aishwarya Ray, the dress looks amazing on her! She's gorgeous!

judith said...

Buena selección!!

Tamara Chloé said...

YOUR verdicts are MY verdicts!!!
I agree on every little bit you said about all of them,from lipstick choices to loud heeled shoes!!

You are amazing Sam!!

This was such a FUN post:))

kisses doll muwaaaah xoxo Tamara Chloé


Bailey Schneider said...

Great verdicts but can I just say - how amazing is J Hudson looking? wow!

Victoria West said...

Round 1 - Can't decide;
Round 2 - Karolina Kurkova;
Round 3 - Alexa Chung;
Round 4 - Dita Von Tesse,
Round 5 - Aishwarya Ray.

Aga Guerrero Olesinska said...

Stunning looks, but first dress is the best


BELULOVE said...

first second and first jajaja kisses

Caro * said...

Fabulous dresses !

Round 1 : Alessandra
Round 2 : Karolina
Round 3 : Audrey
Round 4 : Sonam
Round 5 : Aishwarya (she is wonderful) :)

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Aishwarya Rai and Alexa are my favourites....they look flawless :) Kisses, dear! Dora

ChatterBlossom said...

I agreed with you on all but round 3. I love the breezy elegance of Audrey's style.

Josie said...

1: Alessandra because the dress didn't need all those necklaces!
2: Solange because I just love her!
3: Waaah so hard to choose! If I must though I say Audrey.
4: Sonam, I agree with you about the hair!
5: Aishwarya, because as much as I love Jennifer Hudson her shoes were vile and cheapened her look!


Natasha Gregson said...

That blue dress is just gorgeous :) I prefer Alessandra's hair and make-up with it. And Audrey always looks so stunning!!



bridechic said...


Mélo l'imparfaite said...

A. Ambrosio has it !

borka gamero said...

Alexandra Ambrossio... I think it all comes down to her body type.. she is perfection!
Kisses from Miami,

Halima - Fashionicide said...

Aishwarya Rai totally rocked rocked it!



Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Oooh fun fun fun!

Ok, here are my picks: Nicoletta (love her hair), Karolina (prefer just the blazer paired with those gorgoeus trews), Audrey (those nude heels!), Dita and Jennifer (fierce heels!).

Hope your week's going well Sam!

embui_fashion said...

The blue dress from round 1 is so amazing:)

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Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

I do love all of their outfits, and I feel like most of them wore the outfits fairly similarly. I do have to agree with Aishwarya, but primarily I just prefer the way she's posing (the same thing with Nicoletta, actually). I think the way people stand has a lot to do with how I feel about their outfits.

(Also, you're responsible for my new addiction to MS MR. Just so you know).



Alessandra, Solange and Dita of course, so stunning! I love those looks! xx/Madison

Rahul Bhatia said...

Tend to agree with you on choices, Sam:)

trishie said...

I'm agreeing with your verdicts too Sam. Alexa Chung looks SO gorgeous in that dress.

Fashion-Bridge said...

Mmmm, it's always so difficult to choose between all those gorgeous ladies, but I like the looks and the dresses of Alessandra and Alexa the most




Linda Greaves said...

I actually agree with your verdict on all these rounds. As for round 4, I really like Dita's

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Janice Lunes said...

Great post :)

Ok let's see..

Round 1 Alessandra for sure :P
Round 2 Solange
Round 3: Alexa
Round 4 Dita
Round 5 Jenifer

Really cool post love :D

Happy Monday !

daggistr said...

1. Alessandra <3
2. Karolina
3. Alexa <3
4. Dita
5. Aishwarya

Maddie said...

My choices! :)
1. Alessandra
2. Karolina
3. Audrey
4. Dita
5. Aishwarya
Gorgeous looks! :)


Bella said...

Great post! For me its Alessandra, Karolina, Audrey, Dita and Jennifer.


vgolove said...

Great post!
1 Nicoletta
2 Karolina
3 Audrey
4 Dita
5 Aishwaraya

Would you like to follow each other with Bloglovin?

Best wishes,

Jessica said...

Great post honey :)

1: Alessandra (my fav dress)
2: Karolina
3: Alexa
4: Dita
5: Aishwarya

Have a nice day Sam :*

The Fashion Heels

Sandra Leiva said...

Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Alexa Chung, Dita Von Teese and Jennifer Hudson :)))



Miu said...

Round 1:
Alessandra Ambrosio. I think Nicoletta's hair distracts too much from the dress.

Round 2:
Karolina Kurkova. For me the whole suit is too much, I like that Karolina is concentrating only on the jacket.

Round 3:
Audrey Tautou. Although her style is a bit colourless, Alexa's shoes are totally distracting! The colour does not fit and I don't like it at all.

Round 4:
Dita Von Teese. She's just perfect and totally rocks the dress!

Round 5:
Aishwarya Rai. I totally agree with you on this one - "demure refinement" is the perfect expression!

Mira said...

Round 1:
Round 2:
Round 3:
Both look lovely but Alexa with her bright red lipstick wins
Round 4:
Round 5:
Both look great
I'm really having fun with these posts :D

xx have a great day Sam!!

Ana said...

wow difficult election, 1 the blonde, 2 the blonde too, 3 alexa, 4 the second 5 the first


Katie Frank said...

Alexa Chung always win!:)

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

1. Alessandra
2. Karolina
3. Alexa
4. Sonam
5. Aishwarya

This is my opinion!


ELISA said...

I totally agree with Marta!

New post on my blog featuring my new dress by
Chi Chi
Let me know what u think!

The Hearabouts said...

Alexa and Dita forever!

The Hearabouts

The Preppy Student said...

love this post! I agree with you on most but think I prefer Dita and Hudson! Have a happy Wednesday and be sure to check out my latest review :).

Nicole said...

Hello Sam! How are you? :)

I loved this - I always enjoy your "Who wore it better" posts. Funny enough, I love all the ones on the right hand side of the photographs. Such a fan of Alexa Chung.

Hope you have a great day.


Taylor said...

I agree with you on all accounts! Alessandra looks soo stunning. that dress is tdf.


Adrielle said...

My picks: Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Alexa Chung, Dita Von Teese, Aishwarya Rai

Anonymous said...

Nicoletta, Karolina, Alexa, Sonam & Ash.


Anonymous said...

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