Who Wore Issa Better? Nicola Roberts or Rose McGowan

Nicola Roberts from UK girl group, Girls Aloud wore this emerald green Issa silk jersey gown to the Make-A-Wish Winter Ball in London last year.

She looked sensational pairing her dress with a gold necklace and a silver Alexander McQueen clutch with a gold skull clasp.

Nearly exactly a year on actress Rose McGowan wore the same dress to “The Artist’s Museum Happening” MOCA Los Angeles Gala this weekend.

She too looked amazing in the dress.

I think the dress works so well against their pale skin tones.

Rose’s added Tresor turquoise drop earrings and matching Ippolita bangles.

I’ve always loved Nicola’s style and as much as I want to give this to her, Rose’s accessories blew me away with this look so she wins for me.

Credit: Bauer Griffin

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15 Responses to Who Wore Issa Better? Nicola Roberts or Rose McGowan

  1. Kimma November 16, 2010 at 05:22 #

    Two words for Nicola – posture and confidence. Maybe this is just a one-off bad photo.

    • Steve November 24, 2010 at 09:38 #

      That’s not a fair comment Rose is purposely posing for the cameras while Nicola is snapped outside on the pavement it may have been chilly that night.

  2. karen November 15, 2010 at 21:58 #

    WOW i’ve never seen Rose look this good before! She deserves some recognition just for it. She looks great. Amazing.

  3. Suz November 15, 2010 at 15:36 #

    Never heard of Nicola Roberts before coming across this website, and I really like her style, but this is Rose McGowan’s dress for sure. I’d say BDOTW contender.

  4. Ethne Blist November 15, 2010 at 15:35 #

    They both look fab. I am in a dilemma! Rose though. Love her hair even though it’s not red.

  5. Melissa November 15, 2010 at 15:14 #

    Wow Rose McGowan looks stunning here!! Best she’s looked in years!

    • Fashion Critic November 15, 2010 at 15:35 #

      total agreement.

      • mol November 15, 2010 at 15:58 #


  6. Gaber November 15, 2010 at 15:09 #

    I am not going to decide because I feel that both brought something unique to this look and made it their own. The dress just creates a different look if it’s shoulders back/boobs out for an ultra sexy-, or hunched for a more high fashion look.

  7. dee November 15, 2010 at 15:06 #

    Rose wins. The color of the dress compliments Rose’s hair and skin color. Her accesories add some life to the dress and she fills it out better.

  8. Linda November 15, 2010 at 14:11 #

    This is a beautiful dress and both ladies look fantastic. I gave it to Nicola bc Rose’s accessories, while lovely, are a little too matchy matchy for my taste. I love Nicolas hair colour against the green too.

  9. sara November 15, 2010 at 13:38 #

    rose is wonderful here…those earrings are fabulous!!!!!!!love them!

  10. Laura November 15, 2010 at 13:26 #

    Rose is the clear winner to me, but both ladies look fab.

  11. Carys November 15, 2010 at 11:46 #

    I love Nicola and the colour is fab on her, but Rose fills this dress out so much better. Best I’ve ever seen her look.

  12. Marvel November 15, 2010 at 11:04 #

    Rose absoluetly blows me away here. A great look for her

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