Monday, July 21, 2014

Who Wore It Better - Valentino 2014 Edition

Who Wore Valentino Better?
2014 Collections

Valentino is always a favored red carpet choice by socialites and celebrities, as their range of beautiful gowns are impossible to look bad in. On this edition of 'Who Wore It Better', 3 different Valentino dresses are put on display by international stars, each providing their own unique spin.

Round 1
1. Fashion queen Anna Dello Russo was pictured last week wearing this popular butterfly printed gown from Valentino's Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Surprisingly demure, Anna carried a maroon fringed Valentino bag with her outfit.
2. Saoirse Ronan was the first to wear this black, yellow and blue butterfly tulle frock in March this year, with sleeves that are delicately feathered in a rainbow of colours.
3. Italian actress Matilde Gioli picked this pretty black butterfly embroidered gown for an event in June 2014. She charmingly wore her hair in a side braid.
4. This flutter-filled gown featured as part of Valentino's Pre-Fall 2014 range.

The Verdict: I am impressed at how toned-down Anna is in this beguiling gown, but my vote goes to Saoirse. The dress has a youthful feel to it and her 20-year-old self portrays that wonderfully.

Round 2
1. Blake Lively took a stylish stride in New York during May 2014 wearing a violet hued flower and butterfly embossed Valentino coat dress. The blonde actress added printed Christian Louboutin ankle boots to her chic outfit.
2. Shailene Woodley wore the same butterfly jacquard print in a slightly different silhouette, also in May this year. The 22-year-old vivified her look with neon pink Kurt Geiger heels.
3. Miroslava Duma was pictured this July wearing the green-toned version of this Valentino Fall 2014 coat dress with glazed floral print. Mira wears black ankle-strap sandals with her look.
4. US Model Lexi Boling struts the Valentino runway in this butterfly and flower patterned coat with lacquered sheen.

The Verdict: Between the exceptional poise of Blake and the fashion savviness of Miroslava, I find it difficult to choose between the two. Both wore it splendidly. 

Round 3
1. Asian beauty Lulu Tan attended the Valentino Couture show last week in Paris, elegantly decked in this exquisite white tulle gown with transparent criss-cross bodice.
2. Katy Perry was the first to wear this Valentino Spring 2014 Couture gown back in January, making a memorable appearance at the Grammy Awards. The fluttery white tulle gown with sheer neckline and skirt was an apt pick for the event, seeing that it was decorated by musical notes.
3.  Dutch model Maartje Verhoef looked graceful on the Valentino Spring 2014 Couture runway in this white gossamer gown.

The Verdict: My vote goes to Lulu, her dainty frame enhances the fairytale appeal of this ethereal gown. I also liked it worn on the runway.

What are your Verdicts on these Valentino Dresses?


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mademoisellemode said...

Blake Lively and Lulu Tan <3


Jackie Harrison said...

Blake and Shailene are my favorite.

Sandra Leiva said...

Round 1: Anna Dello Russo
Round 2: Blake Lively
Round 3: Katy Perry


Elle Sees said...

i want to test out some valentino! is that a job? ;)

Style and Paper said...

Blake Lively looks great with that coat!!

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Imogen said...

Wow I love the Valentino in number 3.

Carolina ogliaro said...

Anna, Miroslava and Kate won for me!
They were ah-mayzin!!!
Xxx princess


Christine Uy said...

Valentino is one of my best designers! <3 Blake Lively looks absolutley stunning with the coat dress.. fits her body like a glove!

Take care always, love Christine ~ xx

Mira Devils said...

Loving all these beautiful looks. My favorites Saoirse (difficult name haha), Blake and Lulu but the others look great too. Have a happy Monday Sam. It's a wonderful idea to make an inspiration board and to put it on the wall. Thanks sweetie :D

xx Mira

Daniella said...

Hey Sam, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Ah, Valentino….. so so dreamy!

Round 1. Anna Della Russo, as she seems to be wearing it with some attitude, which I think gives her the edge. Round 2. Both Blake Lively and the catwalk model. Round 3. Is to hard, I think they all wear it in their own stylish way. :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Beautetude said...

I love how Blake wore it.
Hope you have a great start of the week Sam.

Michelle LL said...

I don't mind a valentino dress :) Blake and Mira are my favourites. Have a great day Sam!

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Blake and Miro Duma are my favourites, Anna is okay but only okay.
Valentino collection are always so totally dreamy.
Have a great day Sam!

Patrícia M. said...

Saiorse, Blake and Katy!! That coat is really a wow piece!


Candy floss said...

the 3rd dress is the most beautiful :)

Emmylou said...

I think Saiorse and Shailene looked the best among these ladies. They make it look effortless, yo! :D

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! You picked the most gorgeous dresses from Valentino, love them all and the first one is definitely my ever fav! Is hard to choose the best in each round but here my verdict in order: Matilde Gioli, Miro Duma and Lulu Tan. Have a great week Sam, kisses! xo

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I liked Saoirse Ronan in the first set with her plait hair style and also Blake lively amazing in her coat dress. Kisses, Sam.
I am going on holidays tomorrow and I will post again when I return, until then I wish you have lovely days .

Lori Afia said...

I go with Saoirse, Blake and Katy, they really nailed that look in my opinion.

xx Lori

Dainté said...

matilde, blake, lulu :D that would be my choice :D

Julie Chagas said...

I love Blake in set2!
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Kashaya said...

Matilde and Blake are my choices. The third I cant decide.=)

Moscow blogger by Marina Maximova said...

Grate! Valentino is grate brand and I want to have one of their dress! As about topic I love as wear Valentino Anna Dello Russo she know how to wear, and I love the music dress!

Alessandra Heidelberg said...

I love Blake Lively and Kate Perry!

What Kenny Hearts said...

Blake is so chic! Looking forward to seeing your next post! Have a fun day.

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I have to say I actually prefer the runway versions of all three of these looks the most! Happy Monday Sam!

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Marina Ghirga said...

La migliore è Blake Lively!!!


Natalie Harris said...

Anything blake wears is fab!

CM said...

Saoirse Roran, Blake Lively and the model Maartje Verhoef are my choices! I think they wore those dresses better! ^-^
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

Dawn GT said...

Hey sam..

I loveee round 2. Gorggg!


Kathryn said...

I'm pretty sure Blake Lively can do no wrong; I definitely love her look the most.

Eva M. said...

Amazing post as usual!
Blake so chic!!
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Lauren Michelle Major said...

For round one I'd pick Saorsie, round two Blake Lively, and round three Lulu Tan. Beautiful dresses, I think over all I liked round two the best!

Mia Marie said...

Round 1: Saorside, round 2: Blake, round 3: Katy :)

Sophie S said...

Round 1 Saorside, Round 2 Blake Lively, and Round 3 Lulu Tan.

ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

Saorside, Blake and Katy for sure!! :)

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Toks said...

For rounds 1 and 2 I think I like the dress and coat dress on the runway. Round 3 I would go with Lulu Tan. xoxoxo

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Round 3 is my favorite!
It's so sweet.
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Anonymous said...

I choose Blake Lively with no hesitation, love that woman, she's gorgeous!

Have a nice week honey


Magda Carvalho said...

Love the round 1 ;)

Tanya said...

Hi dearly Sam. I also love the round 1, but the favorite goes to the beautiful Lulu Tan ; she did it way better:). as the perfect frame she is. Thank you for you lovely words as well Sam. Wish you a beautiful new week and lovely evening:).

andysparkles said...

Blake Lively is such a style icon!

Caro * said...

Saoirse - Miroslava - Lulu !!
How are you dear Sam ? :)

Ali Hval said...

Matilde, Blake, then Lulu! Aaah, that musical note dress is such a creative idea. I wonder what it would look like on a creamier background, opposed to white? I suppose we shall never know.

I hope you're doing most well, Sam! I haven't commented in quite a while and I apologize--I've been on trips and so busy this summer, which is great, I suppose! But I have much needed to stop by quick to say hello. May the rest of your week be wonderful!

June said...

Blake Lively for sure! As for the dress in round 3, its perfect for Katy Perry but looks better on Lulu Tan's body structure!

Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Blake looks amazing in this dress. *__*
Lovely greets Ness

little luxury list said...

The Valentino musical note dress was definitely a recent favorite, but I love the floral trench on blake lively - she is truly stunning!

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Zahra Sandberg said...

Hi Sam! I have missed your posts! My verdict goes to: Anna for round 1 - and I was surprised about this myself because I am not a huge fan of her taste, round 2 I will pick Miroslava because I love the simple shoe and hairstyle - she always looks so effortless - and round 3 I agree with your choice, and Katy's hair and everything is too "done" for my taste.

Great post as always!


melissa said...

To me the modes worn it better ;)

Busola Coutts said...

I think there is really only one way to wear that Valentino dress. It looks better on a much taller frame like Anna but in terms of executing the youthfulness of the dress Saoirse sure takes the cake.

Blake is my girl and she wears an outfit well but i think she and Shailene tie. They both look fantastic.

libys11 said...

i agree with all your verdicts.. for the second one, my vote was for miroslava!! :D

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Shaira Manalo said...

My vote goes to Shailene Woody! Love how she wore it with a pair of neon heels! Chic :)


trishie said...

I can't decide between Blake and Miroslava either!

Jointy&Croissanty said...

In my opinion in first round Matilde Gioli looks the best, in second Shailene Woodley and in third round Lulu Tan.
Have a wonderful week:)

Paola Lauretano said...

Anna, Blake and Lulu my winners!!!!
I love Valentino!!!!
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Jessica Mattioli said...

Round 2 is my fav! Love Blake!!

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Carmen Vecchio said...

beautiful Kate Perry!

Sveva said...

it's difficult but my verdict goes to:
round 1: the model
round 2: Blake and Miroslava
round 3: Lulu

Helena Resende said...

Round 1 : Matilde Gioli
Round 2: Blake
Round 3: Lulu

LoveT. said...

Interesting Post ,love it! :)
Matilde Gioli
Blake Lively
Lulu Tan

big Hugs <3

MilanoTime said...

Blake is amazing!

Carolina ogliaro said...

Loads of kisses babe <3


Samantha Mariko said...

ahhh the gown with the musical notes... love!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Anna, Blake and Lulu for me, I think. :) P.S. They should have never ever let Katy wear that dress :(

Stella said...

I only liked the last dress with the music notes.
Hope you are having a nice week so far.
Stella from a A Shiny Place

Patricia G. said...

My prefer is Blake Lively! She is lovely!

Elena Dal Maso said...

I vote for Matilde Gioli (round 1; you know, I'm Italian....:), Blake Lively (2) and Lulu (3).
I wish you a happy day!


Beauty Unearthly said...

Matilde, Miroslava, Kate won for me! Have a beautiful Tuesday dear! <3

Bárbara Marques said...

I vote Anna, Blake and Lulu :p

Anett B said...

My votes: Saoirse, Blake and Lulu. I don't really like that last dress though, but the first two are amazing.

Cristina Fdez said...

Wow! I love the second dress <3

Diva Desle said...

Love round two the coat dress. Blake Lively looks amazing<3

Petite Yeoja said...

I love how Saoirse and Lulu wore it too! XD
As for the round 2 I love Shailene Woodley better.
Have a nice day! x


Anonymous said...

Amazing :)

Tania Franco said...

I love Valentino on everyone here! It does look a bit better on a taller person though, it's fabulous on all.
Such great inspiration always!


Lady Lilith said...

I like the black flower dress. I am a huge fan of black clothing with pops of color.

Olivia said...

For the second round, I'd have to say Blake Lively takes the cake. I don't think there's ever any competition with her because she always looks drop dead gorgeous!:)
Love, Olivia

Corinne Figliuzzi said...

i am so partial to blake lively!! that dress/coat is BEYONDDDDD
ugh, expensive taste strikes again :/
great post!
xx Corinne

Amanda said...

Totally in love with Shailene Woodley!

Shes Dressing Up said...

Ooh! I love the Valentino gown & I think all three ladies really pull it off.

Pilar Bernal Maya said...

Anna and Blake are for me the best

Jessica said...

Gorgeous outfits! My favorites are: the round 1 - Saoirse Ronan; round 2 - Blake Lively and Shailene Woodley and round 3 - the runway.


Jessica said...

I love the dresses in the first two sets. I think Blake Lively looks fantastic.

Kacie Cone said...

Round one: Saoirse Ronan
Round two: For sure goes to Blake Lively, looks like a whole different coat on her!
Round Three: Lulu Tan, Katy Perry is just a little too pale for the color!

borka gamero said...

This is beyond beautiful!
Kisses from Miami,

Anonymous said...

Mira Duma can wear whatever and always look fantastic.

Tany said...

I totally agree with your verdicts, Sam. You have keen well trained eyes and were right on the spot!
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Kim Alston said...

I love the musical note dress. So gorgeous.

Svetlana said...

I love how Blake and Mira wore the Valentino ensemble. It's really hard to choose between those two !


Miu said...

Round 1 goes to Matilde Gioli, Round 2 to Blake Lively and Round 3 to Lulu Tan :)