Who Wore Contrarian Better? Taylor Swift or Katie Holmes

Taylor Swift picked this pretty Contrarian ‘Barbara Bibb’ dress to attend Brooke and Dunn’s ‘The Last Rodeo’ in Las Vegas back in May.

The cute lavender dress features a deep V-neck, silk sash belt and ruffled trim around the hem.

Taylor kept her look simple, accessorizing with her trademark ringlet curls and metallic silver peep-toe Christian Louboutin heels.

Katie Holmes chose the same dress to wear to the 2011 LA Film Festival “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” Premiere.

The actress chose a navy blue version of the dress and paired the look with Lanvin tan T-strap pumps, a gold Jennifer Meyer “S” pendant necklace, a horseshoe charm bracelet and pearl stud earrings.

Katie finished her look with lightly smoky eyes, pink lipstick and glossy straight hair.

I’m slightly torn on this one as I love the lavender version on Taylor but adore Katie’s chic, sophisticated look – especially her gorgeous heels and pretty jewelry.

My vote is going to Katie as I much prefer her accessories and the elegant look she went for, plus I think this look is nothing new or exciting on Taylor.

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09.08.11 Premiere

Katie Holmes In Holmes & Yang – “Dont Be Afraid Of The Dark” New York Premiere

There was yet another LBD on the red carpet last night, this time courtesy of Katie Holmes.

She was in New York City for the premiere of her latest movie, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.”

Katie wore a simple black halter dress from her own Holmes & Yang collection.

Whilst Katie looks beautiful…blah, blah, blah…the dress is identical to the dress she wore to the LA Film Festival back in June.

Katie has always been incredibly bland to me, but this sinks to a new low.

I thought Cameron Diaz had the most uninspiring promo tour, but that prize now goes to Katie.

The v-neck dress black dress was teamed with nude Alexandre Birman heels.

On the plus side I do like her curly hair.

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Katie Holmes In Isabel Marant & Madewell – The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Katie Holmes made a guest appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night.

The actress who’s known for a preppy look opted for a more laidback look.

She wore a pair of Isabel Marant red jeans from the Fall 2010 collection, which we would expect from the likes of Kate Moss or Erin Wasson.

The jeans are doing nothing for her, but I like that she’s trying something different.

A Madewell Montauk mesh pullover over a white vest and Prada heels completed her look.

The thing I like most about this look is her hair.

Katie was on Leno to talk about her new movie, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” as well as her super-hot Vogue España cover in which we see her channeling her inner dominatrix.

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Armani Privé Fall 2011 “Hommage au Japon”

Giorgio Armani titled his Armani Privé Fall 2011 collection, “Hommage au Japon.”

The designers work has often drawn inspiration from Japan, his Armani Privé Spring 2009 collection is a perfect example.

As an admirer of the captivating culture and the refined sense of aesthetics of this country, the designer found himself profoundly moved by the tragic earthquake in March, so he dedicate this Armani Privé Fall 2011 Couture collection to Japan.

The designer favoured a sleek silhouette of classic chic looks, mixing black with gorgeous vivid floral prints throughout this collection.

Velvet was used heavily. We saw velvet suits, bustier tops, tapered skirts, pants and obi belts which accented
several pieces.

With Cate Blanchett and Katie Holmes in the front row the designer catered to both their needs.

The stronger, directional, modern pieces would be mastered by Cate, who could easily pull off the floral suit with the patent leather belt as effortlessly as the floral print Mikado silk skirt suit and the black velvet bustier gown with Swarovski fringed details on the hips.

Katie may chose the more classic Armani pieces like the signature tailored jackets, velvet pants suits, or the black bustier gowns. I would personally love to see her in Look 34.

Front Row: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Olivia Palermo and Daphne Guinness

Favourites: Floral print duchess satin suit and strapless gown with tangerine embroidered top and black sequin skirt.

Key Accessories: Floral clutches, fan fascinator, obi belts, patent leather belts and geishas hairstyle-shaped fascinators

Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Jodie Foster, Rihanna and Marion Cotillard

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28.06.11 Premiere

Katie Holmes In Contrarian – 2011 LA Film Festival “Dont Be Afraid Of The Dark” Premiere

Katie Holmes flaunted her fresh Miami vacation tan at the “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” Premiere, which closed the 2011 LA Film Festival at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live this weekend.

The actress opted for a simple navy Contrarian backless dress with a pleated skirt.

She accessorized with tan T-strap Lanvin pointy pumps, a gold Jennifer Meyer “S” pendant necklace and pearl stud earrings.

Katie’s young co-star Bailee Madison upstaged her by wearing a very colourful cute printed pink strapless dress.

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