Who Wore Basil Soda Better? Shy’m or Michelle Rodriguez

French pop singer Shy’m attended the NRJ Awards in Cannes back in January, looking stunning in this black architectural Basil Soda gown.

She let the gown do most of the talking with the rest of the focus being on her towering hairdo.

Some bracelets or a cocktail ring would have been a welcome addition, but since she looks so glamorous I’m willing to let that part go.

Shy’m must know how amazing she looks since she is seriously working it on the red carpet. It’s hard to find fault with this.

Michelle Rodriguez surprised us all by stepping out in the same dress for her “Battle: Los Angeles” LA Premiere

Usually favouring a more casual look on the red carpet, this was a huge step up for the actress, but it certainly wasn’t perfect.

Her necklace is too fussy for a dress with an asymmetrical neckline. Even though her hair looks gorgeous, I would have loved to see it pulled back to really let her beauty (and the gown) shine.

Michelle gets points for stepping out of her comfort zone and trying something new but the details – including a basic black clutch – are just all wrong.

Shy’m on the other hand gets it right by directing most of the attention to the dress and her hair. She owns the look and knows it.

Shy’m wins for me.

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Michelle Rodriguez In Basil Soda – “Battle: Los Angeles” LA Premiere

I found myself very surprised by Michelle Rodriguez on the red carpet at the “Battle: Los Angeles” LA Premiere.

I was surprised because I didn’t hate the look.

Usually I dislike anything she wears mostly because she doesn’t have the grace to pull off most gowns or she pairs a leather jacket with everything.

On this occasion I feel like she really made an effort wearing a black Basil Soda gown despite wanting to take a pair of scissors to chop off that oversized padded shoulder.

Apart from the shoulder this look would’ve been more effective had she ditched the necklace.

I’ve never been a fan of necklaces with an asymmetrical neckline.

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Keri Hilson In Basil Soda Couture – 2011 Grammy Awards

Best Mini Dress Award
Keri Hilson always knows what’s required to look fabulous at these events.

At the 2011 Grammy Awards last night she wore a futuristic Basil Soda Fall 2010 Couture dress.

The blue mini dress has the gold zipper details which were the signature of this collection.

I prefer her shorten dress to the runway length.

Keri completed her look with metallic gold strappy sandals.

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Lake Bell In Basil Soda – “No Strings Attached” LA Premiere

Lake Bell co-stars with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman in “No Strings Attached.”

The beautiful actress opted for something different and less predictable on the red carpet at the LA Premiere last night.

Her sculptured Basil Soda Spring 2011 dress gives her an amazing silhouette.

I love the colours and print of her refreshing look, but I do wish she had pulled her hair back.

Nude Brian Atwood ‘Zenith’ pumps completed her look.

Lake was my favourite at this event.

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Basil Soda Fall 2010 Couture

Basil Soda’s Fall 2010 presentation was a rich collection of draped bustier cocktail dresses and gowns which were inspired by the Phoenicians.

Some looks were decorated with either gold leaf embroidery, but it was those decorated with zippers which stood out.

Dresses and gowns got the zipper treatment helping to add a touch of modernity to this collection.

We also saw these touches on the models ankle boots and structured vests which were paired with cigarette pants.

The designer favoured mostly neutral colours with the addition of black, fuschia pink and ocean blue.

The gowns, which will have celebrity fan Emily Blunt going weak at the knees, had a structured yet feminine silhouette.

I can see the cocktail dresses being worn by the likes of Carrie Underwood and Julianne Hough, who seem to be preferring shorter hemlines for their red carpet appearances.

The bride was as elegant as you would expect with touches of silver crystals on the bodice and exaggerated hips.

2010 Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet – Julianne Hough In Basil Soda Couture

Worst Couture Award
Like Carrie Underwood, Julianne Hough also wore Basil Soda to the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards which was held last night in Nevada.

The TV star opted for a Basil Soda Spring 2009 Couture white gown, with a silver folded detail on the bodice.

The gown itself is too bridal for my liking and that silver detail is quite ugly and extremely distracting.

Had it been part of the gown rather than attached to the gown it would have looked better.

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