14.03.12

Samantha Cameron In Roksanda Ilincic & Michelle Obama In Zac Posen – White House Official Welcoming Ceremony

David and Samantha Cameron are currently in the US on a three-day visit, so of course they caught up with the Obamas.

It’s always a magic moment for me when Samantha Cameron and Michelle Obama meet as they dress to impress without trying to upstage each other.

Earlier today at the official welcoming ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, both ladies wore looks from their respective countries.

Samantha wore a Roksanda Ilincic tri-colour half-sleeve dress with an Emilia Wickstead navy belt and LK Bennett blue suede pumps.

Michelle complemented the PM’s wife by wearing a Zac Posen light-blue dress with a matching jacket for the occasion.

I love her silver pumps, they remind me of a pair I have been eyeing up in Zara.

Both women look amazing, but without bias, I’m going to give this fashion face-off to Sam Cam.

Her look feels fresher and less ‘ladies-who-lunch’ in comparison to Mrs O.

Whose look do you prefer?

Samantha’s Roksanda Ilincic dress is available to purchase from Browns Fashion.

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23.02.12

Samantha Cameron In Roksanda Ilincic – 10 Downing Street LFW Reception

Roksanda Ilincic, who presented her Fall 2012 collection on Tuesday, can add Samantha Cameron to her list of celebrity fans.

The Prime Minister’s wife held a fashionable soiree at 10 Downing Street in London on Tuesday with Caroline Rush (Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council), designers Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda Ilincic, Sir Paul Smith, Natalie Massanet of Net-a-Porter, Anya Hindmarch, and Danielle Crook of Vodafone on the guest list.

Our equivalent to the First Lady, and ambassador for the British Fashion Council, stood out wearing a vibrant colour-block Roksanda Illincic ensemble which incorporated the pink and aqua blue we saw during the designer’s Spring 2012 collection, as worn by Lady Gaga.

Who knew that Sam Cam and Gaga would have something in common?

Sam’s custom-made look was teamed with a waist-cinching silver belt and Nicholas Kirkwood heels.

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Who Wore Jonathan Saunders Better? Samantha Cameron or Tamsin Egerton

Samantha Cameron took her second spin in this Jonathan Saunders Spring 2011 dress, when she had lunch with the Queen and Prince Philip back in June in London.

On the runway this pretty baby blue and white printed dress features a striped black and green waistband plus a sexy cut-out from the neck to the waist.

Samantha’s version of the dress doesn’t have this cut-out. Not surprisingly.

She kept the rest of her look ‘meeting the Queen’ appropriate by pairing her dress with simple black heels.

Tamsin Egerton wore the same dress to attend the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Polo Final last month.

The British actress wore the runway version of the dress with the super revealing cut-out but opted to wear the dress without the belt.

She accessorized her outfit with lilac Nicholas Kirkwood leather Moccasin-inspired pees-toes heels and a black quilted Chanel shoulder bag.

Whilst I prefer Tamsin’s cool accessories, the dress is definitely missing the runway belt and I think this makes the cut-out way too revealing so my vote is going to Samantha.

The pop of green colour from the belt really livens up her outfit despite the conservative modifications.

If you can’t make up your mind, click on the image above to see more pictures of these ladies in their Jonathan Saunders dress

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Samantha Cameron In Jonathan Saunders – Prince Philip’s Birthday Lunch @ 10 Downing Street

Samantha Cameron followed in Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Michelle Obama footsteps by repeating her Jonathan Saunders Spring 2011 dress in London today.

The PM’s wife gave her cracked print dress with a green waistband a second outing for lunch with the Queen and Prince Philip in celebration of his birthday.

Samantha had worn the dress a month ago, when she served lunch to the military during a barbecue in the garden of 10 Downing Street with Michelle Obama who was in town for her state visit.

Whilst I don’t have problem with repeats from Michelle, Catherine and Samantha, it would’ve been nice to see her wear something else for this high profile occasion, especially considering it was worn at exactly the same location.

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Who Wore Peter Pilotto Better? Carey Mulligan or Samantha Cameron

Carey Mulligan selected look from Peter Pilotto’s Spring 2011 collection to wear to the Los Angeles Times ‘Young Hollywood’ Roundtable event back in November.

The darling young actress wore a slightly modified version of the dreamy chiffon dress, as her version features a shorter, fully printed lower half.

Carey kept things simple and only added a pair of blue satin peep-toe heels to her look. She wore her makeup light and wore her hair in a loosely pulled back bun.

Last week Samantha Cameron also wore the same modified version of the dress to meet President Obama and wife Michelle Obama on the steps of 10 Downing Street.

Also keeping her look minimal, Samantha added a pair of grey platform heels to the dress. She wore her down and straight and kept her makeup light.

Although both women look great in the dress, I’m voting for Carey on this one.

I love her cool but casual hairstyle and think the dress suits her eclectic style more. She brings a bit more attitude to the look than Samantha.