Best Dressed Of The Week
Posted by Catherine Kallon on June 2nd, 2013 In:
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Heather Graham in the stunning Talbot Runhof gown. Runners-up are Olivia Palermo in MSGM and Florence Welch in Gucci.
Thanks for the weekend coverage FC, you proved once again that this is the most amazing and up to date fashion site. But I don’t think that a weekend coverage is needed constantly, you need to rest too!
Thank you…I am going to try to update every weekend now. The response has been amazing.
OMG FC!! you are just amazing! I visited this website during the weekend for the past years even though it was not updated just to read the comments, n this week I was pleasantly surprise to see updates! wasn’t expecting anything esp after the hectic Cannes week. Seriously FC, you’re spoiling us! LOL! Thank you so so much for your effort! I hope you’ve gotten the much deserved rest!
As for this week, I’m giving my vote to Victoria Beckham because it was so unexpected to see her in prints! my runners-up are Angie and Heather Graham.
my pleasure xxx
Urghhh! The week after Cannes! Just feels very lame after the fashion smorgasbord we were all treated to! Angelina wins this one hands down! After 12 days of excess, I am ready for something tried, tested, and true. Love.
I went for Victoria Beckham
Clear winner – Heather Graham.
Runners-up – Samantha Barks and Olivia Palermo.
and thank you for your comments, Ms. Aniston.
Just to be clear, I’m actually Angelina’s fan, I think she is a stunning beauty and I actually like her look here and don’t mind her winning whatsoever. But I’m not obliged to vote for her, and some other looks simply interest me a bit more. Grow up.
My top five of the week:
Aside the fact that I never understood everybody’s fascination with Angelina Jolie, I do not understand how she can be winning Best Dressed wearing this nice but boring and ordinary gown, when we have a bunch of wonderful street-style looks, as well as better styled gowns – Heather Graham and Stacy Keibler. My vote goes to Stacy.
To your point — it is Best DRESSED and NOT Best DRESS. It makes sense to award someone who can lift such a “boring” dress by just being themselves.
Picture the other 11 ladies on this list, in this dress.
I have no doubt that the very poised and statuesque Stacy would’ve been a knockout in this gown. Kudos to Rachel Bilson for carrying off that tricky little Chanel dress so well (can you imagine it on other ladies…)
I do think that Angelina looks really beautiful of course.
Point is, I don’t see the dress being “lifted” by her wearing it. It is not styled in any certain way, and she doesn’t make it any more special. It could’ve been a better look had it been styled with more effort. If any of the ladies wore this dress exactly as she does, I would have the same issue with it being on the poll.
With all due respect, no Saint Laurent gown is going to be “boring and ordinary”. Have you looked at it up close? It’s about the construction of the gown, the pleating in the bodice, the sheer panel. It’s also about the woman in the dress, and the fact that she looks strong and radiant after what she’s been through. Of course, if you’re no fan of Angelina, you’re not going to love anything she wears. It is, after all, more about the wearer than the clothing.
I prefer to judge a look by what I see at the moment, without having to know the life story or the person. I may not be her fan, but that doesn’t mean I automatically dislike everything she wears. For example, her last year’s Atelier Versace from Golden Globes is still fresh in my memory, in fact that look was on my BDOTY list.
And like I said, this gown is nice, but it’s not out-of-this-world, one-of-a-kind type of thing, be it Saint Lauren or anything else. We are allowed to have different opinions afterall.
Please understand that I’m not trying to invalidate your opinion, I’m only trying to explain why other people like myself may like a look that you find dull. I never said that you disliked Angelina…it’s just harder to like a dress without liking the woman who’s WEARING it.
There’s more to a red carpet outfit than a quick glance can capture. That’s why Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, etc. can carry looks that others may not be able to. Sometimes a person’s background, like their maturity or personality, does matter. You don’t have to agree with me, but that’s the way I see it.
No, I completely understand that we all are entitled to our opinions. I’ve expressed mine, you shared yours.
To be honest, I try to never let my personal opinion of a person influence my judgement of how they look. It actually makes me a little sad that in order to be admired for your style and taste you have to be universally liked as a person. I feel that these things should not depend on each other. But this is a whole another discussion, and not exactly related to this post
Eve, it s actually YOU who started this discussion with a personal note about Angelina: “Aside the fact that I never understood everybody’s fascination with Angelina Jolie”, no matter you kept it safe with the expression “aside the fact”. It s YOU who challenged us to talk about her personality, and not her outfit.
My personal opinion is that Angelina looks outstanding in this simple and classy dress. Because: her radiance is outstanding, so she looks like a diamond on black velvet.
That was a remark to clarify the subjectivity of my own opinion. I didn’t exactly pull out a flamethrower, did I?
Here is one more quote from your comments Eve: “I prefer to judge a look by what I see at the moment, without having to know the life story or the person. I may not be her fan, but that doesn’t mean I automatically dislike everything she wears.”
Now you admit that your opinion is “subjective”
and dependent on your point “I never understood
everybody’s fascination with Angelina Jolie”.
So which one is true?
Every single one of our opinions is subjective, meaning it’s only one person’s personal point of view, nothing else.
I never thought that I would have to watch very closely what I say in the comment section of a public website, so as to not upset the people who do not share my opinion. Like Angelina Jolie is such a controversial topic, come on. What bugs me, is that you took that little comment and turn it into an elephant of an insult. Just because I do not share your opinion on her, doesn’t mean that I can’t accept that it is different from mine and move on with it. I would advise you to do the same, instead of coming back to find more “flaws” in my posts.
No styling??? Angelina chose to wear only ear-rings. She chose to keep it simple on all levels: hair, accessories, make-up, which goes perfectly with the dress. This is the STYLING she chose! And Angelina herself is a unique style.
To be clear, Eve_V, the issue here is not whether we like or dislike Angelina. You know that.
“It actually makes me a little sad that in order to be admired for your style and taste you have to be universally liked as a person.”
Where on earth did you pull that from? There’s no such thing as being universally liked. Even the red-carpet “greats” I mentioned (Nicole, Cate, Tilda) can’t please everyone all the time. If the person wearing the dress has no effect on the end result, why would we even bother comparing the RC version to the runway model’s, or compare two people who’ve worn the same thing?
Why would we compare them, you ask? Because for me in the end everything comes down to styling and making the look your own. I did not see her doing so, and that’s what motivated me to comment.
My above comment was meant here.
Well said, Eve_V, and I share your opinion concerning Jolie’s dress. I preferred at three other looks this week.
Eve-V, I agree.
I went for Olivia, I loved the coral hue of the top and pants outfit, the styling with the other pieces was eclectic but not overwhelming.
I could see FC rocking the that top and pants too.
I voted for Heather Graham. Lovely, fresh, and sophisticated.
Samantha Barks is my close runner-up. I think she struck a wonderful balance between sporty and ladylike, fun and sharp.
Best accessory of the week — Harper Beckham.
Angie. ‘Cause she’s Angie.
LOL! I get what you mean! Over the years I find myself voting for her even though she’s wearing something very simple (or others might sometimes say ‘boring’/'predictable’) because she’s Angie!
But my vote this week goes to VB. Angie is my very very close runner-up
Heather Graham in Talbot Runhof
Runner up: 1) Florence 2) Olivia Palermo and 3) Samantha Barks
I voted for Jolie. I must admit, initially I thought she got my vote because this is the best she has ever looked. But there is something so demure and classy about this look that even though they look simple, it’s very hard to ignore her. My vote almost went to Florence Welch.
A very interesting week!
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