Katy Perry vs. Alexandra Burke – Who Wore D&G Better?

by Profashionelle on February 15, 2009 · 2 comments

Katy Perry and Alexandra Burke wearing a striped D&G Spring 2009 Sailor Dress

Katy Perry was the first to wear this cute navy striped sequined sailor minidress to the D&G Spring 2009 fashion show back in September 2008. Katy wore her dress with a rosette detail on the shoulder, red lips and a pair of white, red & blue platform wedges from the same D&G collection.

X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke followed into Katy’s footsteps by wearing the same D&G dress to the ELLE Style Awards 2009 a few days ago. The singer wore her dress without the rosette detail and accessorized with a black bow clutch and matching black pumps.

This is a tough decision for me because I really love the dress on both. I prefer the dress as Alexandra wore it without the rosette detail, but I was a bit disappointed with her clutch & shoe choice. Black just doesn’t work with that sailor-esque look and feel. And because I simply adored Katy’s platform wedges, it’s slighty 1:0 for Katy. Do you agree?

Who wore D&G better?

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Runway to Red Carpet… D&G Spring 2009

D&G Spring 2009 striped sailor dress

D&G Spring 2009

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Blake Lively – 59th Berlin Film Festival 2009

by Profashionelle on February 10, 2009 · 0 comments

Blake Lively in a soft pink Oscar De La Renta Spring 2009 dress at the 59th Berlin Film Festival 2009

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Blake Lively attended the premiere of “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” at the 59th Berlin Film Festival wearing a beautiful soft pink deep v-neck gown which had a red sash tied to the waist.

I love the dress, but Blake Lively is making every effort to destroy it with her “I’m too cool for this“-pose. She ALWAYS stands like that when she steps on the red carpet and I wonder why? Can’t she just straighten herself for five minutes? It’s always like she’s going to bend over any moment.

And don’t even get me started on the messy hair. I know this is her trademark, but in a gown like this you need to polish up your look to make it justice. The dress outshines her by a landmark.

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2009

Pink Oscar De La Renta Spring 2009 gown as worn by Blake Lively

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2009

“The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” Photocall – 59th Berlin Film Festival

Blake Lively wearing Vena Cava and Moschino heels at the 59th Berlin Film Festival 2009 Photocall

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Before Blake Lively attended the premiere, she stepped out for a photocall wearing Vena Cava and Moschino Mary Jane pumps.

This is an OK look for Blake. I’m not hating the black getup, but I’m far away from loving it either. She could’ve ditched the black opaque tights and chosen shoes that wouldn’t clash with her brown wide leather belt, but who am I to give style tips.

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Does anyone else see a pretty gross Marc by Marc Jacobs “Alessandra Pussy Bow” dress knockoff here? I don’t even know where to start, it’s such a hot mess.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Alessandra Bow Dress vs. Moniko Claire

First, they got the material all wrong. The original is pure silk while the knockoff version seems to be polyester. They also gave the model that dress 2 sizes too big. See how it just hangs like a tent from her body while it hugs the model’s curves on the left? But the worst thing about it is the messed up bow on the collar. I mean, come on, don’t they know how to loop a decent looking bow?

Albeit looking very cheap the dress still costs freakishly $210. Considering that the original Marc by Marc Jacobs went on final sale at NeimanMarcus for $150, it’s blatant usury. Even Forever 21, where such a dress would cost $30 max, makes better knockoffs.

If you hoped to find a link to the original dress here, I’m sorry to disappoint you. The dress sold out fast after it was seen on Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl…which directly leads me to…

Blair Waldorf vs. Fergie

Blair Waldorf and Fergie wearing Marc by Marc Jacobs Alessandra Pussy Bow Dress

… A Fashion Faceoff! Leighton Meester (aka Blair Waldorf) has been sporting this cute preppy dress in the second Gossip Girl episode of season two called “Never been Marcused“.

Fergie did the same by wearing it to a Marc by Marc Jacobs fashion show with…sunglasses…in a dark showroom. Yeah, classy!

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Cheryl Cole vs. Zoë Kravitz vs. Eva Longoria all in Matthew Williamson Spring 2009 Pink Dress

Cheryl Cole was the first to wear this cute salmon strapless dress to a show of X-Factor back in November 2008. Cheryl wore the dress which had embellished pockets on the front with a slim belt like it was presented on the runway and a pair of hot pink pumps.

Zoë Kravitz wore the same dress with a colorful from the same collection, beige heels and sans belt to the MoMa Film Gala honoring Baz Luhrmann one week later.

Eva Longoria was the last to join the row by wearing it to a benefit event in Miami last week. Eva also opted out of wearing the pink belt and instead finished off her look with a pair of gold Christian Louboutin “Hyper Privé” Peep-toe Pumps.

All three carry off the dress well, but I prefer it most on Eva. The dress fits her petite frame best and her Louboutins compliment her dress instead of taking away from it (like Cheryl’s pink pumps). Plus, Eva’s hairstyle allows to see the neckline of the dress which cost Zoë major points for me.

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Runway to Red Carpet – Matthew Williamson Spring 2009

Matthew Williamson Spring 2009 salmon strapless dress with pockets

Matthew Williamson Spring 2009

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – The Boyfriend Guide

by Profashionelle on February 9, 2009 · 0 comments

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows.
Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
And the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
Which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide.
And this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart.
I carry your heart.
I carry it in my heart.

E. E. Cummings

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Go Shopping:

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