Fash Fave/Fail Friday

Fash Fave - Kate Beckinsale


Gushing! On a recent NYC trip, Kate Beckinsale turned heads in a striking black and white ensemble that is sure to land her on a slew of best dressed list. Fabulous statement coats are all the rage, which you may remember me posting about here, and Kate is rocking the trend effortlessly. I love the addition of the side braid, which keeps the look young, fun and perfectly posh. The black heels are beyond major and a totally fabulous bonus for this already perfect ensemble, but my ultra favorite part of Kate's jaw dropping city chic look is the stunning emerald green earrings, which add the perfect pop of color, or as Brad Goreski likes to say P.O.C.! Kate's fashion rarely falters and this black and white moment is no exception, which is why I simply had to make her my Fash Fave of the week. What do you think of Kate's spot on ensemble?

Fash Fail - Madonna


I'm slightly more than taken aback by Madonna's latest fashion attempt. Did somebody raid Party City for an adult sized Lady Gaga costume? Nothing about this is working. Yes, I'm fully aware that Madonna is the "original" and that Gaga comparisons are really going to piss off a ridiculous amount of Material Girl fans... but a lace cape and bright red lifting gloves, really? You have a clothing line, insane amounts of money and access to pretty much any designer item from here to Mars, which is where I'm assuming you found this get-up, so why is it so difficult to look better? I'll admit, this isn't the worst Fash Fail ever. It's certainly not as bad as this and this but I do think a few refinements are needed. My advice would be to ditch the cape and gloves. This velvet dress is better left without the decorative chotchkies. Stealing last minute fashion additions from your personal trainer is never a good idea. Trust me. xo

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126 comments:

  1. Kate has been looking stunning lately. What was Madonna thinking?????
    Happy weekend hun xoxo
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  2. Hhaha, omg, I couldn't understand the whole Madonna outfit either!
    Did she tried to cover her way too muscled arm? Then again, the other arm wasn't
    covered, so...?? :O

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  3. I love Kate, she has such an elegant, old Hollywood glamour kind of style! xo K

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  4. Kate looks fantastic! I love the pop of green added with her earrings. Just so beautiful. x

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  5. Woooowwww...I love the withe coat! It's fantastic!

    A good day,
    Fashion Crazy Ball

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  6. LOVE this! Kate always looks super nice :)

    Have a great weekend!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  7. Love the white jacket, so chic! No comments for Madonna..

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  8. hahah. What was Madonna thinking. You nailed it. She's not Gaga and she needs to stop trying.

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  9. Kate is a great choice. Her coat is very pretty. Madonna's isn't awful but I agree, the gloves are not cute. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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  10. LOVE your picks. I want those green earrings.

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  11. LMAO. The fail is funny.

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  12. Kate Beckingsale - another unbelievably beautiful women. She can do no wrong. Can't wait to see her in the newest Underworld.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  13. I think Madonna is trying to look like Little Red Riding Hood - only in black :D She certainly has seen better fashion days. But Kate looks so chic! Have to love that look - that's the look I will try to rock in spring ;) thanks for sharing this, hun, such a great post once again! xoxo

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  14. Kate is a stunner. Love the white jacket. Reminds me of Victoria Beckham a little.

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  15. Madonna needs a new stylist.

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  16. The detail on the back of Kate's coat is beautiful. I want her heels.

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  19. definitely greats picks... i love kates outfit :) xo

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  20. love kate and her style! xo - nice blog too!

    My Face Hunter

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  21. love Kate's look is so simple yet so elegant, I love the black pump, Madonna .... even the best make mistakes. I love this post

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  22. I have such a girl crush on Kate, she seems fun and has amazing understated style.

    Madonna on the other hand....eeeeek!

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  23. Kate is super stylish and sexy in this outfit. I loved her coat, and the shoes. Oh yes, AND the earrings. Fantastic look!
    Madonna on the other hand, not to good. I agree with you, the dress would have looked better without the gloves and the lace cape.

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  24. Love Kate's coat, she looks so effortlessly chic! Her hair styled in the braid looks gorgeous too! I love Madonna, but oh dear.. what was she thinking?! x

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  25. You've hit this spot on again this week! Kate *swoon* - Madonna *swear* (as in 'what the f**k?!')

    Have a great weekend :)

    Emma xx

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  26. I agree with both accounts. Great post; who doesn't just love Kate? :)

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  27. Madonna is just too old to keep up with the fashion trends...:P
    anywaz it is however fun to see who wear the best n the worst???
    Be sure tocheck out my new post!!
    XOXO

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    You're pretty and show us amazing things about fashion.

    See my blog always you want. You're welcome.

    Kisses

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  29. Loved Kate's look! It's amazing and so stylish and inspiring ^^
    xo

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  30. I love Kate's coat, and the hair..gorge! xoxo

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  31. Wow, Kate looks amazing. That coat is unbelievable. As for Madonna I totally agree the gloves are redic. Why would she wear those?

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  32. Kate is just perfection!!! I lovee the earrings as well!!!

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  34. I always look forward to your faves and fails. Kate looks amazing. I hadn't seen these pictures of her. Madonna, she's always wack.

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  35. Oh, Madonna... what is wrong with her?? She looks awful, and like she is trying too hard.

    Kate, another one of my faves, looks so fun! Gorgeous coat!

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  36. Kate looks fantastic! I love her statement coat!

    Em :-)
    x

    http://emberdrake.blogspot.com

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  37. Kate looks beautiful I love everything the coat the shoes! It is perfect. What is up with the cape and gloves on Madonna? Interesting!

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  38. That white coat is amazing. I hope I can find one that is similar. I think it would look great on someone like Jennifer Lopez too. I always follow your fave fail it's my favorite.

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  39. I remember someone at the Oscars kinda started the trend of emerald green earrings, their gorgeous!

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  40. Right on point! Kate always looks lovely & Madonna always look like a trainwreck.

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  41. I adore Kate's jacket. I have a slight obsession with jackets. This makes me want to purchase another one. I hate the lace cape on Madonna. I don't understand the purpose. As usual, you were picks were on point! XO

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  42. AGREE! what was Madonna thinking, lol... lovely coat that Kate was wearing

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  43. I agree with you. Madonna looks like a vampire in that dress! I love Kate's outfit. Especially the coat. :)

    Destination Moi

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  44. I have a coat just like that but doubt I will ever look as stunning as Ms Beckinsale!! Re Madonna...yikes, it's a cross between Morticia and Batman!! Not her style at all!


    Esther xx

    http://girlinapanama.com/

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  45. thank you so much for the kind words - you are quite stunning yourself!
    and ugh - white coats...amazing. so goregous.
    xx
    C

    stilettonsonsullivan.com

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  46. couldn't agree more. And is it me? Or is Kate getting better with age?!

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  47. I love the white coat trend - looks great on Kate (as well as Kate Middleton who rocks a white statement coat).

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  48. gorgeous!! i love kate beckinsale!

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  49. totally agree...kate looks so fabulous in that coat...

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    cocobloggers

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  50. right on with the fash fave/fail. Madonna should not wear a cape. She already has masculine arms..this only solidifies her being a man...or superhero.

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  51. madonna looks like corpse bride or something!

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  52. I LOVE Kate's look! I actually just bought a white coat similar to that, but I have a feeling it won't look half as good on me. lol

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  53. kate looks very victoria beckham. gorgeous. i hate to diss on my girl madonna since i grew up wishing i could be her and doing "airbands" to lucky star. but she just looks a mess. it really does look like a halloween costume. =(

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  54. I so agree....I don't know how Madonna walked out of the house thinking she looked good!??!
    Kate looks beautiful and I love that coat!

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  55. i have such a girl crush on kate beckisale. but have lately really been wondering what is going on with madonna.

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  56. Kate Beckinsile looks like audrey hepburn here!

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  57. Kate looks amazing. She never fails to impress.

    Xo

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  58. So chic and sophisticated... Love Kate's look here.

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  59. Madonna looks like a vampire of something in this get up... yikes. Love Kate's coat. So chic. XO and Happy Friday!

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  60. WOW, does Kate Beckinsale look spectacular!

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  61. Kate looks gorgeous as always! She reminds me of Victoria Beckham.


    And Madonna looks like she's going to a Halloween party or something.

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  62. O my, those heels of Kate are so high!

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  63. I like Kate look.

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  64. Definitely gushing over Kate Beckinsale's outfit... definitely rolling at all the times my favorite Fashion Blogger uses the word "Get-up" to describe distasteful clothing, haha. <3 U, Anna!

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  65. great post! kate looks so beautiful wish i had this outfit!!

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  66. PS- she shut it down w/those emerald earrings... Green is the new red!

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  67. Madonna looks like she'd try to give you poisoned apples... #SoCostumey

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  68. I absolutely love your blog! I get excited every time I see a new post. Finally a fashion blogger I feel who 'gets' what women love!

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    1. So true!!! Anna's blog makes me even more excited about fashion!

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  69. kate beckinsale looks ultimately cool there..lol

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  70. haha! love how you keep it real :)

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  71. always like your fail/fave posts :) hehe madonna almost looks like a vampire with the black cape :)

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    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

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  72. Her tanned legs look ah-mazing w/the stark whiteness of the coat, too!

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  73. I think Kate is awesome in anything, but I love the coat!

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  74. Great assessment. Kate looks beautiful and stunningly classic! Love the white coat. :)

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  75. Just got a double-brested version of that jacket/coat and absolutely love wearing it!

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  76. love kate's style! my husband has worked with her a few times and says she's pretty awesome :)

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  77. i'm obsessed with Kate B. She's effortlessly flawless :)

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  78. Kate Beckinsale looks stunning!! Poor Madonna just looks crack crazy in that cape... bless her heart.

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  79. Kate Beckinsale looks so good! Gorgeous coat and pumps and love her earrings. Madonna looks like she got dressed up for a vampire costume party... and not the good kind of vampire...

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  80. Ok so of course Kate looks stunning...simply polished and sexy but classy. The emerald is to die for. I'm obsessed with Brad's "POC" moments :)

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  81. I love Kate Beckinsale. Great choice!

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  82. I love Kate Beckinsale. She's gorgeous and I love her sense of style.

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  83. kate beckinsale is gorgeous! and she has beautiful style! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  84. Great choices. Kate's style is always spot on.

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  85. Kate's look is just perfect! I don't know what Madonna thought, but her outfit is like... halloweenish?

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  87. Kate is stunning in white and black. Madonna appalling. What is that rag tied around her neck? Did she forget the combination to the safe for some jewels?

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  88. Great post :D

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  89. Lovely post! Kate is looking lovely. The white coat is fab!! xoxoxox

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  90. totally agree with you!!!!

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  91. Kate's just gorgeous! I love her style. I really want those shoes.

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  92. Kate is beautiful! I want to get a coat in that color..


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    xxChloe

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  93. That cape is so awful! I looked at the other links to see what could possibly be worse, and you're right- it gets worse!

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  94. I like the white jacket!!

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    Kisses**)

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  95. I LOVE THE WHITE COAT! Great pick! And as for the other one, it's fine for Halloween, Madonna.

    xo

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  96. Wow! I like your gerlie and glamour style. - And you're right Madonnas outfit is too much and better to a vampire party :) I follow you now. I hope you'll check out my blog.
    xoxo Victoria

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  97. I absolutely adore all your posts, they're absolutely incredible Anna! xoxo, Veena

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  98. Kate Beckinsale looks fantastic. I like the white coat!

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  99. I think Madonna still looks great but it's sooo not her...
    Kate on the other hand is fab!

    Hi_D

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  100. great post as always :)

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  101. i totally agree with you on the whole Madonna cape and gloves thing. THe dress is gorgeous alone and the mere fact that she is wearing it is more stunning but the cape and gloves really have to go. really now Madonna. ;D i still <3 you still.

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  102. I love Kate Beckinsale. This coat is amazing!!

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  103. I love Kate Beckinsale. This coat is amazing!!

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  104. She's just gorgeous isn't she. Ha, that's like the coat in my last post! Check mine out if you want.

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  105. kate beckinsdale looks fab here. madonna's outfit, while not ridiculous, isn't all that great. definitely agree with you!

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  106. fell in love with Kate's look!!! & Madonna kills it with those rock hand gloves always! so annoying lol.

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  107. OH MY GOODNESS! Seriously Kate's outfit! Love doesn't describe.

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  108. Kate is stunning! What an outfit - super classy.

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  109. I just can't get on board with the Michael Jackson-esque gloves/ dracula cape she is sporting. Not okay.

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