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Monday, 30 August 2010

Whitney Port vs. Olivia Palermo

Whitney Port

Olivia Palermo and Whitney Port are, without question, two of the most influential fashion figures today. With their sleek city dressing and ability to mix vintage with modern and high street with high-end, these two have earnt their labels as Trendsetters. But who wins in the battle of 'The City' stars?

Casual: Whitney is often seen in her New York uniform of a grey t-shirt, button down, or strappy top paired with a printed skirt or pair of shorts and chic heels. (See middle picture.) She epitomises laid back dressing for the catwalk that is the high street. But where is the mixing it up? 
Evening: With access to the hottest designers in the world, Whitney always gets it right when it comes to occasion dressing. While other starlets opt for perhaps slightly conservative longish dresses in a muted palette, Whitney mixes things up in a sophisticated cut-out dress. 
Olivia Palermo

Casual: Olivia Palermo is never seen in the same outfit twice, making for melodramatic and zestful outfits. If she wears a blazer, it has ruffled sleeves and is paired with an unexpected addition to her attire. (See third picture- she could wear that maxi dress and blazer casually as well as dressing it up) If she wears a belt, it's tied in her own preppy twist, reminiscent of a sailors knot. There's certainly no uniform for Olivia.
Evening: When it comes to occasion dressing, Olivia is certainly spoilt for choice: all of the designers want to dress her! She's known for her floaty, whimsical dresses straight from fairy tales- there's no sign of a herve leger bandage dress or a fiercer look, therefore in my opinion her versatility in evening dressing is limited.

All in all, Olivia wins hands down on the casual front, however Whitney jumps the final fashion hurdle when it comes to formal attire.
Olivia's new way to fasten a belt, at Berlin Fashion Week 2010

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