Dueling Stylists: Magzilla vs. Found of You vs. Trajano for Kate's black tie wedding ensemble

Sometimes, more than one editor wants to get their hands on an especially juicy Personal Shopper Request. Usually, the person who gets in their dibs first takes the cake, but this time it. is. ON! Magzilla (looks 1 & 4), Found of You (looks 3 & 6), and Trajano (looks 2 & 5) are battling it out to see who can dress Amy to the height of modern elegance for an upcoming black tie wedding.

Amy wrote: "Dear OB, Please help! I have my first black-tie wedding at the end of October, and I have no idea what to wear! I love autumn colors, and would like something to make my green eyes POP. I need a dress, with fancy embellishments and/or a jewelry combo that will be formal enough for this occasion. Here's my problem...I'm SHORT (5'1" on a good day), athletic build, and I absolutely will not wear a strapless gown (I've nursed two kids), and fancying up a gown from the Junior's section isn't going to cut it. My husband is away, so I am on my own with my job and two kids, so I don't have time to do much shopping around. I will spend up to $3000 for the whole ensemble (I'm talking jewelry, which I have some--and I have a good shoe collection, nails, dress, bag, and alterations). This request is more about time than money, I guess. We are some of the bride and groom's older friends--but I don't want to be dressed like their parents!

1 - Sequin Chic

Diane von Furstenberg Ariel Sequined Wrap Dress ($1,600)
Diane von Furstenberg Eggplant Zia Suede Platform Shoe ($410)
Dannijo Knox Necklace ($395)
Lauren Merkin Louise Patent Leather Hinged Frame Clutch ($200)

2 - Papaya Loveliness
Malene Birger Cretine Silk-Chiffon One-shoulder Gown ($995)
Enzo Angiolini Women's Sevilla Open-Toe Pump ($99)
Art Deco Dangling Filigree Earrings with Yellow Gold Vermeil ($135)
Kenneth Jay Lane Sapphire Ring ($60)
Lauren Merkin Caroline pearlized em clutch ($250)

3 - Green Goddess
J. Crew Evie Long Dress in Silk Chiffon ($350)
Kate Spade - Gillian - Gold Glitter T- Strap Pump ($325)
Belle Noel Mini Dagger Collar Necklace ($188)
Belle Noel Honey Hexagon Cuff ($55)

4 - Fierce Orange
Barbara Tfank Gathered Bodice Dress ($2,640)
Nicholas Kirkwood Patent Pump High Heels ($314)
Jalda Croc-Embossed Sally Clutch ($315)
Lee Angel "Marion" Black Diamond Glass Clip On Earrings ($190)

5 - Irresistible Iris
Kay Unger Iris Silk Gown ($595)
Christian Louboutin Loubi Croissant satin clutch ($795)
Jimmy Choo Glitter Fabric Platform Pumps ($665)
Ali NY Multi-Strand Beaded Necklace ($135)
Sorrelli "Sweet Dreams" Cushion Cut Antique Gold-Tone Stud Earrings ($40)

6 - Purple Makes You Pop
Betsy & Adam Flower Trim Jersey Gown ($168)
Jimmy Choo gold glitter leather 'Dart' strappy sandals ($660)
Ippolita 18k Gold Semi-Precious Multi-Stone Drop Earrings ($1,095)
J. Crew Crystal bar ID Bracelet ($30)


Found of You

Posted on 09.28.11 at 11:52 AM

I am so into Magzilla's Fierce Orange look


Posted on 09.28.11 at 1:34 PM

Aw shucks. Well I'm glad you like it because my browser won't let me vote.

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