Blake Lively versus Katie Holmes: who looked cuter at the 12-12-12 Concert?

These are some photos from the press room of the 12-12-12 Benefit Concert which was last night. The concert was to raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief, and all of the money went to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. A lot of top-tier celebrities were there, and a lot of great musical artists performed. Alas, we don’t have those photos. We only have photos from the press room backstage, and many of the bigger celebrities didn’t stop by the press room (cough Kristen Stewart cough). Thankfully, Katie Holmes and Blake Lively came by, so we can talk about them.

Blake wore an Isabel Marant mini-dress, of course. Blake loves a mini-dress, and being someone’s wife hasn’t changed that. I guess she’s also showing off the fact that she doesn’t “look pregnant” yet. There were rumors shortly after Blake and Ryan Reynolds married that she was already pregnant or soon on her way. But Blake is waiting to get knocked up, I guess. Note her pink diamond ring and Louboutin “cage” booties too.

And here’s Katie Holmes in Tom Ford and… oh, Katie. Bedhead has been covering Katie so much lately, I feel like I haven’t gotten to talk about what Katie is trying to do. Katie is trying to walk that fine line of being a conservative, down-home, completely normal “single mom” AND a post-divorce fashionista (much like Nicole Kidman did when she and Tom Cruise were over). The result of Katie trying to balance those two identities is… disconcerting. She’s never really been a fashionista (despite her attempts), and she efforts to jazz up traditional mom clothes have fallen flat. So what of this Tom Ford? It’s a beautiful, interesting dress, but I think it’s wrong on Katie. Put it on Cate Blanchett or even Anne Hathaway, it would be stunning. On Katie… it just feels like a decent dress on the wrong girl. Plus she needs to get her damn hair out of her face. (PS… the shoes are Tom Ford too.)

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  1. Tess says:

    Ugh to both of them. At least Katie Holmes is more interesting than basic lively

  2. Miss Kiki says:

    Ahh Blake Lively, I’ve missed this girl. does anyone know when we can expect to see the pictures of the wedding?

  3. marie says:

    they are both cute, I like Blake’s dress more but it looks like something I’ve seen her in before? While I’m not crazy about Katie’s dress, blue is definitely a good color for her.

  4. says:

    Holy fugness!

    Blake’s is not that bad, imh. She has the body and youth to pull it off.

  5. Helvetica says:

    Blake looks like a country star in that dress. She has fantastic legs but the outfit looks cheap.

    The color on Katie is great, as is her hair, but that velvet looks awful.

    Neither looks amazing, IMO.

  6. arock says:

    I just dont get the blake lively thing. What has she done? any thing of dramatic note? SHes cute, but kind of average (hollywood average, of course. normal people gorgeous), doesnt have any big humanitarian issues she endorses, and happened to marry Ryan Renolds. Apparently she blew karl lagerfield, but thats hardly anything to brag about. i just dont get it….

  7. Chicagogurl17 says:

    Katie looks like she trying to be Catherine zeta jones.

  8. Zigggy says:

    They both look pretty good. I don’t like Katie’s dress so much, but her makeup looks great.

  9. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Blake wins it. Katie is really pretty but I hate that dress.

  10. Tiffany says:

    I am not sure you guys will cover the performances but I have to put in my two cents about The Rolling Stones. They rocked those two songs last night and Mick just has front
    man quality and can work a stage. It was nice
    to see Eric Clapton as well. These vets really but some of these younger acts to shame.

    • OXA says:

      I loved seeing all the veteran performers still nailing it after all these years.
      My komplait is that Kanye Waste killed the koncert for me, I kan’t stand him so changed channels & kept checking back till I fell asleep and missed Paul McCartney.

    • mercy says:

      Mick’s (paraphrasing) “I hope you do the same when it rains in England” came off a little flip, but they were awesome. But why only two songs? I didn’t understand why some artists were on for what seemed like an eternity while others played for no more than 10 minutes, max.

      McCartney was in fine form. I think this was his best performance I’ve seen in awhile. They really should repeat it this weekend. It went way overtime and ended very late on the east coast.

      • V4Real says:

        Loved The Rolling Stones. It serves Mick right to have a song called Moves Like Jagger because that man can still move with the best of them. I was ecstatic to see Eddie Vedder, I miss the music of Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails and all those great bands.

        My ringtone is The Who “Who are you and couldn’t help but sing along.

        As OXA said I could have done w/o Kanye and even though it was for Charity I also changed the channel.

  11. bns says:

    Blake always looks tacky and cheap, no matter what she wears. I’m glad Anna Wintour has come to her senses and stopped trying to make her a fashion icon.

    • V4Real says:

      I don’t like the look on either one. I really don’t get the appeal of Blake. She is average in looks (not Hollywood average as someone said but normal people average). She looks older than her 25 years but I must say I find her more attractive with darker hair. I actually suffered through The Green Latern and she looked okay in that movie.

      • Miss Kiki says:

        Green Lantern really was a terrible film, I actually paid to go and see it, for shame on me. People seem to have lot of hate (I’m not referring to you specifically btw) for Blake. Personally I like her because even though she was only on a reasonably successful CW show, she somehow snagged Leo for a while (dumped him too?) she keeps getting hired for big projects and she married RR. Don’t get me wrong those aren’t my life goals but for a girl that’s marginally talented and has a decent face but nothing special, she has good hustle and that is why I personally like her.

      • V4Real says:

        To quote Jay Z “Can’t knock the hustle.” LOL

  12. Ming says:

    Seven of Nine is missing her cocktail dress Katie.

  13. lflips says:

    They both look horrible; but considering how worn down Katie looks most of the time I’ll say she looks better.

  14. Karen says:

    Katie has terrible legs. I agree that she needs to get the hair out of her face. I don’t get Blake either. Mouth full of marbles.

  15. Newyorking says:

    I like Blake’s dress, she looks nice here and her legs are awesome. Katie looks good from the top. While Katie is slim, her bottom portion comes off as heavier than her top usually so the shoes look terrible and the knee-length doesn’t suit her. I like the color and makeup though. Mind you, I am not saying Katie is heavy, just her body proportions look off sometimes.

  16. Kolby says:

    Katie looks so happy that I’m giving her a pass on the dress.

  17. Dani says:

    I loooove Blake’s dress, but it’s more of a clubby/going out dress than going to a benefit. Also, I don’t care how old she is, you’re married, that dress needs to be at least 2 inches longer.

  18. Isa says:

    Blake looks better. I’m beginning to think that Katie will never get it right.
    And I don’t see why Blake would give up her mini dressed just because she’s married. Her legs are probably her best Asset. I usually call them Barbie legs but they look even more unreal than usual!

  19. JudyK says:

    I’d say Blake if her dress were two inches longer…so sick of dresses that look like tops that need leggings under them.

  20. Jayna says:

    It’s the first time I have thought Katie looked really pretty in a long time in the face. In fact, beautiful. Her hair is done beautifully for a change, not a hanging mess, and her makeup is gorgeous and the color of the dress is beautiful on her. But the dress itself on her and the shoes with it, just kind of a hot mess. Not flattering. Maybe if she had better posture. That dress needs long lines in a figure and great posture to carry it off. Suck it in, stand up straight, hold the shoulders back, different shoes, and it might have looked different on her in the photo. Think Nicole Kidman in that dress with her great lithe figure and posture. That’s what Katie needed to do.

    Blake looks really cute in her dress, but nothing spectacular, but at least not try-hardy like some actresses do every time they’re on the red carpet.

  21. Jess says:

    Blake looks amazing, but isn’t a little humility to be expected at such an event? Like don’t flash your designer everything in front of a bunch of people that have lost their homes and all of their earthly posessions? Just a thought.

  22. bettyrose says:

    I dunno. I watched the entire concert, and I thought all the vignette speakers (or whatever you want to call them) seemed a little awkward. Billy Crystal just doesn’t have it any more, and Katie Holmes does not have a stage presence at all (ironically, given her new stage career). Blake Lively at least seems to lack self-consciousness, so she does okay with public speaking. Kristen Stewart’s appearance had “good pr” written all over it.

    All the musicians were amazing, though. Every single one of them (although I muted Alicia Keys and Kanye West, cuz who cares?) rocked it like they were still young. Not sure why we needed to see so much of Roger Daltry’s waxed, sunburned chest, but Jon bon Jovi’s chest was an unexpected treat.

  23. mercy says:

    Neither are knocking my socks off, but they both look really happy and healthy, and the colours look great on them. Good on them for coming out to support a great cause.

  24. jinni says:

    Blake’s dress looks like she stripped an old red, leather couch made it into a dress and than went to town on it with a bedazzler gun. It just looks cheap. It looks like what some up and coming Nashville country artist would wear to a CMA after party.

  25. A says:

    Blake looks amazing in my opinion.

  26. KC says:

    Blake has gorgeous legs. I have stumpy legs so am having leg envy.

    Agree that Katie needs to consider outsourcing her styling or changing her stylists. She has moments of “yes!” but so many more moments of “what was she thinking?”

  27. normades says:

    I have hated on Blake in the past, but I think I kinda love her now.

    When she goes away for a little bit, I’m happy to see her back. And I love her dress.

  28. Shad says:

    Blake is really attractive and has a great body but here that dress makes her look like a Christmas tree decoration. As for Katie’s dress, eh..I like it, I just don’t love it.

  29. Thiajoka says:

    I love Katie’s shoes, but the dress is a bit old for her–she should take advantage of her youth and figure and try more daring fashions.

  30. Anna-fo-Fanna says:

    I can’t believe how much Katie looks like Kate Middleton in that last pic! Eerie.

  31. Mia 4S says:

    They are both going to have to do something interesting before I care. Right now they are battling each other to levels of dull and irrelevant not previously seen. Someone call me when one of them has a project worth talking about.

    That said, great concert.

  32. Heebeegeebee says:

    I really really love Blake’s dress. It is age and event appropriate. Her boobs are covered and legs are on display, it’s one or the other, the way it should be! I think the goal with the shoes was to elongate the leg, but they’re not the best choice. As for Katie? No.

  33. Memphis says:

    I don’t care for the design of Katie’s dress, the fit seems off on her, especially on the bottom. Maybe it looked better in person… But the color looks great on her! Her hair – I think she has great hair… but it’s to in her face here.

    Blake… I don’t like the design on the dress but her legs look amazing in it!

  34. Sienna says:

    Blake always looks great. That body is gorgeous!

  35. roxy750 says:

    kaiser you nailed it perfectly for poor Katie. She is a mess. She needs to get her hair cut short again, it was sassy and sexy and wear normal regular clothing, none of these off beat stuff.

  36. Barbara says:

    I think Blake is perfect looking in that dress – that I actually like
    It’s just I saw it in Just Jared and it was a clear shade of orange. It looks better orange than the reddish showed here (even the second photo is more reddish than the pics I saw in JJ).
    She wore an orange leather dress a few years ago (Gucci I think?) so I suppose she liked the color on her, as she’s repeating here.
    I hate everything about Katie’s dress, her calves look huge (they don’t seem that huge normally, so I think it’s because the look shorter than they normally are, probably a consequence of those straps in the shoes and the knee-long skirt). But her face looks absolutely amazing.

  37. Jackson says:

    I think they both look pretty nice, actually. I do have the same complaint about both of the dresses, though, and that is they are both off by a shade or two. BL’s dress in a deeper, blood red (or black) would have been great. Katie in a more navy tone would look so much better as well. No real complaints though.

  38. Barbara says:

    Does anyone else get the impression Blake’s engagement ring is too loose on her finger? It seems always near her knuckles (and I know there’s the slim wedding band pushing it forwarder) and as heavy as I suppose it is, I’m surprised she didn’t lose it yet. I feel like if she gesture too fast with her hands, it’ll go off flying…

  39. Paige says:

    Katie should cut her hair. I get the feeling this girl suffers from depression. I might be out to lunch on that though.

  40. Thiajoka says:

    Speaking of the concert last night, I wish someone would officially cover how ridiculous Leonardo Dicaprio’s pre-recorded flash appearance was–he claimed that he couldn’t be there in person because he was ALL THE WAY in Brooklyn filming a movie. It was quite a hoot on Twitter after that–many thought it was the funniest thing they’d ever heard, including me.

  41. Holden says:

    Blake Lively, not even close.

  42. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Both women look beautiful. But I don’t like either dress.

  43. I Choose Me says:

    I think Blake looks great and so does Katie but only from the neck up. Do not like that dress at all.

  44. annie says:

    I love Katies dress, her shoes, her hair. What always appeals to me about Katie, is that, she doesn’t ”act”in public.
    I like how she doesn’t feel she has to strike up a hands on hip over the shoulder pose.

  45. Amy C says:

    who told “former robo” kate to stand like attractive woman? it definetly make a lot change on her.
    Both look nice not that much to talk about though.

  46. Kosmos says:

    I just saw the 121212 show last night. Considering the reason for the event, I really thought Blake was dressed inappropriately, way too short a dress and drawing attention to her sexuality rather than focusing on benefitting the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The red was okay, but when you’re up on a stage, the shortness of a dress is even more accentuated. She should have chosen slacks or a longer dress, less sexy for this particular event, so I’m thinking a little differently about her right now. Katie at least was dressed very appropriately, more sedate considering this was not an acting event or a red carpet or cocktail affair.

  47. storyteller says:

    Blake looks great and really happy. I like the color her. Katie’s outfit is ghastly.

  48. Nina says:

    Gross, fake extensions on both of them… Blake looks pretty hot and confident tho, Katie just looks uncomfortable.

  49. Shy says:

    Oh, here is Blake again. Just read how LaineyGossip kissed her ass again.

    I love LaineyGossip site. I agree with her maybe on 95% of articles. But her crush on Blake is embarrassing. I usually ignore her articles on Blake Lively but I opened this one just to laugh how she will be praising her again. Jut like I open articles of Bieber and stare at his midget pants and shake my head in disbelief :) I’m obsessed with it. I always wonder how much lower can he fall and how more embarrassing can he look with those pants.

    Lainey keeps calling Blake Lively “How did she do it”, how she is winner etc. What kind of freaking winner she is? When this whole “whoring red carpets” campaign started 3 years ago – for some time Blake was up-and-coming actress that tries to make it. Then she was dating DiCaprio and was “girlfriend of A-list”. Then they split up and where is she now? Nowhere. Some B-minus celebrity that sometimes shows up on the red carpets and is married to a B list celebrity that no one cares about. Like she just vanished. She has no career, no movies coming out… How is this winning?

  50. Lexi says:

    They both look cute, katie’s hair and makeup looks really good

  51. @Shy says:

    She’s low key does not mean she’s nowhere.

    “She has no career, no movies coming out” Someones been checking Blake’s imdb page.

    Maybe this is her choice? Maybe she’s happy being married to the “B-lister” whom according to you no one cares about.
    That’s a win for her.

    • Shy says:

      I’m sure spielbergs and tarantinos call her every week to ask her to star in their movies or in some blockbusters and she is like: “No, thanks, I want to live low key life with my husband”. :)

      I didn’t check her IMDb. Just assumed because I read movie sites daily and I never hear her being cast in some movie for a long time. She is not even “in the run” like she used to be. There are not even rumors like there was with The Great Gatsby.

      But I did check it now and she literally is not having any movie even planned. Savages was her last movie. Which means she won’t be in any movie in 2013 at all. Gossip Girl is ending. She has no career.

      • @Shy says:

        You must have her phone bill since you know so much about who contacts her and who does not.

        She gave Elle and Allure magazine their biggest sales of the year. And Sodebergh has said he still wants to work with her. So clearly SOME people still have interest in her no matter what you pray for.

        And yes a 25 year old female in HW getting married (too soon IMO)in such a competitive field has made a choice to put herself out of the career game.
        But keep wishing. She and her “B lister no one cares about” (even though the low key marriage made the front page of most magazines and was trending on twitter) will be just fine.

  52. stephanie says:

    blake looks hot. but her outfit is tacky. Katie looks like a hot mess. those shoes are doing nothing for her.

  53. Sara says:

    Blake hands down, Katies hair is way too long.

  54. HoustonGrl says:

    Blake looks like a Rodeo call girl, not that there’s anything wrong with that.