Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Who Wore The Kooples Better Joanne Froggatt or Laura Whitmore

Last month Joanne Froggatt attended the British Independent Film Awards 2013 wearing a black strapless jumpsuit from The Kooples.

The ‘Downton Abbey’ star, who usually opts for more colourful looks, styled her jumpsuit with a black Louis Vuitton clutch and simple black pumps.

Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore wore the same jumpsuit last week, opting to go a bit further with her accessories, adding a white blazer, a Kate Spade New York clutch and a Jennifer Behr gold-spiked headband.

While I appreciated Laura’s styling efforts, less was more in this case so Joanne wins for me.

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Who Wore Mary Katrantzou Better Rebecca Ferguson or Han Dantong

British singer Rebecca Ferguson was the first to wear this Mary Katrantzou Resort 2014 ‘Trinkolo’ dress to the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards last month.

Her sleeveless printed party dress featuring a high round neck, a rose-and-trellis-patterned bodice and a voluminous circle skirt in a contrasting pattern was styled with the most unsuitable shoes for such a pretty frock.

So I was delighted to see Han Dantong take the styling down a notch and make this look all about the dress when she wore it earlier this month to the 2nd Sohu Fashion Achievement event.

Taking the volume in the skirt down two notches also improved the overall effect of this look.

Easy win for Han Dantong.

You can buy Rebecca and Han Dantong’s Mary Katrantzou Print Full Skirt Dress from
Net-A-Porter.com and Nordstrom.

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Who Wore Tom Ford Better Jourdan Dunn or Hayden Panettiere

Back in November Jourdan Dunn attended the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards wearing a Tom Ford black-and-white panel halter gown with a side slit, which she styled with a black Stark clutch and white sandals.

On the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Hayden Panettiere shared with Ryan Seacrest that she has been asking Tom Ford to loan her a dress for quite some time. I wonder if she knew she was being given a re-run.

Hayden’s styling was completely different. She opted for an ivory clutch and black pumps, adding a Jennifer Meyer diamond-encrusted flower brooch to the neckline.

Jourdan’s styling is much preferred. Hayden’s is a bit all over the place, starting with those heavy pumps.

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Who Wore Balmain Better Lala Anthony or Lindsay Lohan

Lala Anthony was the first to wear this green devoré-velvet mini dress from the Balmain Pre-Fall 2012 collection to BET’s Black Girls Rock back in October 2012.

Opting to sweep her hair up to show off that high neckline, she styled the dress with black Louboutins and a selection of silver jewels.

Lindsay Lohan attempted to make a fashion comeback wearing the same dress to the 2nd Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards this week.

While I think she should have done the same with her hair, those Christian Louboutin ‘Resillissima’ leather-and-mesh platform ankle boots kill any chance of her winning this contest.

An easy win for Lala.

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Who Wore Vivienne Westwood MAN Better Matthew McConaughey or Adam Lambert

On one of the first times Matthew McConaughey stepped out of his Dolce & Gabbana comfort zone, the actor attended a screening of his movie ‘Mud’ wearing a checked Vivienne Westwood Man suit back in April.

Styling the look almost exactly as it was worn on the runway, with the logo-engraved-button-accented chain closure, he completed his look with a white unbuttoned shirt and black shoes.

Adam Lambert wore the same suit to ‘Britney: Piece of Me’ at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino late last year, opting to make the look his own deciding not to wear the blazer.

Even as someone who tends to favour three-piece suits, there is no denying that Adam’s look is much better. I almost feel like Matthew’s look has too much going on in comparison.

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Who Wore Elie Saab Better Elsa Pataky or Li Bingbing

Elsa Pataky supported hubby Chris Hemsworth attending the ‘Rush’ Toronto Film Festival premiere back in September.

The Spanish actress wore a white embellished and embroidered gown from one of her favourite designers, Elie Saab, styling the Fall 2013 look with slicked-back hair and ruby drop earrings.

One month later, Li Bingbing wore the same gown to the 2013 Bazaar Stars Charity Night, also sporting a slicked-back ‘do; however, she opted to go sans jewels and added a splash of red to the lips.

Jewel-free and red lips perfected the look, so Bingbing wins for me.

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