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Spotted on the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List

Editor’s note: Katherine Janiszewski is a new Fashion Intern at Fanzter, the makers of Coolspotters. Katherine has a passion for fashion and will be writing a series of posts here on the Coolspotters blog and welcomes your feedback. 

About a week ago Vanity Fair came out with its annual best dressed list, and of those on it some were expected, some you have never heard of and a few were nowhere to be found. In honor of the list I created one of my own. Three people I love, two who I was surprised by, and one that I feel is missing.

Three Loves

 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

No, I have not just jumped onto the bandwagon of royalty obsession. Kate’s style is divine. She not only dresses like a princess when duty calls, but she knows how to dress as a commoner as well. This was on display for everyone at the Olympics when she frequented the games. She is one of the few that can go from a McQueen gown to a pair of jeans and look effortless in both. Kate never looks as thought she’s trying too hard. Too many in Hollywood fall into that trap too frequently. It’s one of the beauties of Kate. Her appearance on the best-dressed list is not a shock but it is well deserved.

 Kate Middleton and Whiteley Taupe Hat

Diane Kruger

I admit it: I have loved her since National Treasure. I have also loved her style that long. Similar to Kate, she is someone who looks great (and comfortable) in jeans or modeling in a Dior gown. I admire women who can move so easily between casual and evening. Some of my favorite looks of hers this year were at the Cannes Film festival in the Chanel blue dress and the Dior black and white gown. Both had full skirts that did not seem to consume her but were well proportioned with her frame. I admire her for knowing how to dress her body.

 

Léa Seydoux

This lovely lady is someone who I had to search for because, honestly, I didn’t really know who she was. But with a little bit of research and going through all of her spots I have to say I admire her style, along with her love of Prada. Although one of her best looks has to be the Elie Saab gown worn to the Berlinale Film Festival. It is elegant and it looks better on her then it did on the runway without the silly little belt. I love her style because it is hard to pin down, but that’s okay since she seems to pull off everything!

 

 

Two Surprises

 

Fan Bingbing

Undoubtedly this girl has got style. But to me her style looks a lot like costumes sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing extravagant gowns and outfits but it comes to a point when I would rather see a beauty like this wear more flattering garments, more often. She is well dressed (most of the time), I would be a fool to deny that but from where I stand I don’t see the best-dressed aspect.

 

Jessica Chastain

I have similar feelings to Fan as I do to Jessica. I do think she is well dressed but some things she wears don’t flatter her, as they should. Also she hardly ever “wows” me. Yet again I don’t doubt she has style, but for a best dressed list, I want to be wowed. When you are that gorgeous I want you to flatter your figure!

 

One Missing

 

Emma Stone

This girl is extremely versatile. She can go from a redhead to a blond and back again without missing a beat. She also has a style that does everything too. She is yet again one of the women I personally admire because she can move so well between casual and evening wear. So in between the stalking paparazzi and the photographers on the red carpet she looks good either way. I will reiterate that to me that is the mark of a best dressed. Unfortunately she wasn’t included this year but hopefully she will continue to prove herself.

  

No matter what, style is just based on your opinions! You might love these women or not but one of my favorite things about style, everyone has their own! That concludes my list, but feel free to disagree! I would love to hear your feedback!

Katherine Janiszewski (katherine@fanzter.com)
Fashion Intern
  1. I am totally with you on Emma Stone! She would have been close to the top of the list for me :)

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