Who Wore Stella McCartney Better…Nicole Richie, Dafne Fernandez or Tika Sumpter?

Who Wore Stella McCartney Better

Nicole Richie wore a Stella McCartney ‘Bianca’ striped black-and-white dress while seated front row at the designer’s Fall 2013 presentation in Paris back in March as one of the early adopters of the black-and-white trend.

Dafne Fernandez wore the same dress a few days later while attending the Fotogramas Awards, styling her look with sexy black sandals and a matching clutch.

Cut to July, and Tika Sumpter was spotted taking this dress for a spin for the third time while making a guest appearance on ‘New York Live!’ She styled her look with Christian Louboutin ‘Love Me’ pumps and a sleek ponytail.

The A-line skirt looks somewhat deflated on Dafne, so between Tika and Nicole I am going to go for Nicole, as Tika’s pumps do not complement the dress.

You can buy their Stella McCartney dress from Saks.com, Forward by Elyse Walker, farfetch.com US, farfetch.com, Ssense.com and Selfridges.

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Tika Sumpter In Stella McCartney – ‘New York Live!’

Tika Sumpter In Stella McCartney - 'New York Live

Tika Sumpter was spotted leaving New York Live! in New York City yesterday, where she made a guest appearance to talk about her series on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The ‘Sparkle’ actress wore a Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2013 on-trend black-and-white dress, the vertical stripes elongating her silhouette, while the flared skirt and nipped-in waist create a streamlined, hourglass figure. The back of the dress features horizontal stripes to give the dress a mod-chic appeal.

Tika pulled her hair back into a tight ponytail, with hot-red lips and Christian Louboutin ‘Love Me’ bow-front heels completing her look.

As cute as the shoes are, they don’t work with the dress, so I only like this from the ankles up.

You may remember that Nicole Richie, one of the early adopters of the black-and-white trend, was the first to wear this look during Paris Fashion Week, followed by Dafne Fernandez.

You can buy Tika’s Stella McCartney dress from Saks.com, Forward by Elyse Walker and Selfridges.

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Tika Sumpter In Chado Ralph Rucci – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Opening Night

Tika Sumpter In Chado Ralph Rucci - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Opening Night

You could spot Tika Sumpter from across the room, as she ignited the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s opening night at New York City’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday.

The actress gave us an intense jolt of colour in a shocking-pink Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2013 dress.

The hot hue, which translated even more explosively than on the runway, was undoubtedly the main attraction. But Tika’s trendy Manolo Blahnik x Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2013 heels commanded plenty of attention, too.

The clear PVC pumps, edged in metallic gold, are like the glass slipper for the modern fashion-girl, although I have a feeling they may be an acquired taste for some.

She completed the fluorescent flourish with a sleek, simple ponytail and without the glint of jewels—no sense competing with such a bold shade.

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Tika Sumpter In Alice + Olivia – 16th Annual ACE Awards

Tika Sumpter joined Julianne Moore on the red carpet for the 16th Annual ACE Awards, held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City last night.

The ‘Sparkle’ star wore a grand Alice + Olivia Fall 2012 ball-gown.

Her sleeveless black-and-white gown with a graphic faux foil-print ensured she was the belle-of-the-ball.

Tika styled her look with a white clutch, a retro-inspired ponytail, kohl-rimmed eyes and a bold red lip colour.

The only thing missing to perfect this look was the black patent waist cinching leather belt as worn by the model on in the look book picture.

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Tika Sumpter In Marc Bouwer – ‘Sparkle’ LA Premiere

Tika Sumpter returned to the red carpet on Thursday evening for the LA premiere of her latest film ‘Sparkle.’

We are kicking ourselves that we missed this last week.

The former ‘Gossip Girl’ actually completely blew me away wearing a stunning red Marc Bouwer Fall 2012 gown.

Pairing a plunging neckline with a thigh-high slit is dangerous territory, but Tika makes it look effortless and not overtly revealing.

I’m in love with the gown’s strong shoulders and gorgeous ruching along the waist.

A sleek ponytail and minimal jewelry complete the look.

A red-carpet star is born.

You can buy Tika’s B Brian Atwood ‘Cassise’ metallic leather chain-strap sandals from Neiman Marcus.

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