Kate Bosworth vs. Rachel Zoe: who looked better in Burberry?


I’m too tired and sick to come up with a clever “explanation” for why all of the super-skinny girls were at the Burberry event last night in LA. It was the launch of Burberry’s body fragrance, and the evening was hosted by Burberry’s current face, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. But Rosie wasn’t even the skinniest girl there – Kate Bosworth and Rachel Zoe also showed up. Let’s talk about Rosie first – I like her dress, but every photo I see of her, I realize more and more that she’s just about styling. On her own, she’s a moderately pretty, although rather strange-looking girl. The styling makes all of the difference.

Next up: Rachel Zoe. I unabashedly LOVE this Burberry coat. I lurve it. It’s gorgeous. I could never pull it off, though. You have to be skinny and have little to no bust to really make this kind of slim-cut, double-breasted jacket/coat work. Also: Rachel’s FACE. Why isn’t she a Halloween costume?



And finally, Kate Bosworth. Now… I was going back and forth about The Bos. On one side, her arms look slightly fleshy, like she’s actually eaten a solid recently. On the other side, her legs are still “pin thin”. Actually, even pins are like, “Damn, that’s thin.” However, I think The Bos looks pretty good for her. She looks so much better with loose hair, and the Burberry dress is flattering and pretty on her. It’s nice to see her in a bold print with bold colors, too. Usually she sticks to neutrals.

By the way, in a recent interview, The Bos referred to her relatively new boyfriend Michael Polish as her “life partner”. They’ve been dating for what? Like, four months? She told The Sunday Times Style Magazine, “He’s a special one. There’s nobody in the world I admire or respect more. When I look at him, it’s not a crazy infatuation, it’s more like we are each other’s life partners.” Yikes.



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  1. lucy2 says:

    You know Bosworth wanted to follow that with “Hear that Askars, I’m SO over you!”

    Please no close ups of Rachel. That coat is cute, but the stick arm and the old-looking face are not.

  2. Eve says:

    Sorry, but Bosworth doesn’t look so skinny here.

    EDIT: Zoe is one scary woman.

  3. Heatheradair says:

    Errr – Bos looks great, actually. Looks like she and Rosie got the shoe memo (they’re practically matching).

    I’ll give Zoe this: her eye makeup looks pretty damn good. And yep, that coat is pretty excellent.

    I’m just not loving the washed out color and wrinkled up satin on Rosie (but, that’s just my Statham jealousy that bleeds through….)

  4. Kitten says:

    Kate needs to let go of that “bed head” look. She looks good though, like maybe she put a few lbs?

  5. nouvelle icône says:

    Kate looks fresh and pretty. About the quote, maybe they felt that “love at first sight” thing.
    Who knows anyway. We can’t judge by a few words and photo-assuming.

  6. Gwen says:

    I actually think The Bos looks good (gasp!) but also high as kite. As for the interview, it screams (to me) that she wants to show she’s over Alex. As if (IMO).

    Rachel looks scary.

  7. cr says:

    Bosworth’s dress looks like it’s made of giant dead butterflies.
    But.. the style and color aren’t bad. And she’s covering her knees, thank goodness.
    Not sure about RHW’s look.
    I like Zoe’s coat.

  8. brin says:

    Kate looks good here. *dodges glares*

  9. Laura says:

    The Bos looks pretty good for her. Her hair…it looks like she started to do it and then stopped.

    Ditto what Lucy2 said- no close up shots of Rachel Zoe’s face. I also think she needs to quit the red lipstick. It draws to much attention to all the lines around her mouth.

    I completely agree with everything Kaiser said about RHW.

  10. Jackson says:

    KB looks pretty good here. RZ looks downright scary, like some kind of insane female flasher.

  11. sasa says:

    OMG, someone please hand Rachel’s coat to me! It’s gorgeous.

    Bosworth looks like she wrapped herself in random fabric and tied it up in a bow with the help of a belt.

  12. Franny says:

    Naked dress. It makes me uncomfortable.

  13. Shelly says:

    I really love that dress on Kate. She looks great here. I love Rachel, too, but I wish she would eat.

  14. Brina says:

    I’m loving RZ’s coat, she pulls it off well!!!

    Bosworth….I can’t even see the dress, all I want to do is pull her aside and brush her damn hair. Seriously…how hard is it to do something with your hair??

    RWH…I agree its all about the styling..and while I like the dress, I wish it was colored, not this neutral thing that seems to just blend into her skin…

  15. madpoe says:

    The carpet looks good!!!

  16. sosuzy says:

    Zoe looks parched and malnourished. Bosworth looks better…no question.

  17. ernie says:

    kb looks fine, or not like a skeleton. huzzah! still so annoying. sure, no ‘crazy infatuation’, more like conveniency, we all know. and, seriously? nobody in the world she admires more? a director? and what, after like 4 months of dating? dumb and dumb.

  18. dd says:

    rosie is perfection. she looks amazing, i love the dress and the shoes, and gosh she is a doll!

    she and the bos have the same stylist! [ also sm and rachel bilson]
    cher something..

  19. Pyewacket says:

    I think Rosie is gorgeous.

  20. Leigh says:

    I hate to admit it.. but The Bos is better. Hands down.

  21. ernie says:

    @ dd: i think it’s cher coulter. and i believe they own that weird jewelry shopping site together

  22. Amy says:

    I think the Bos looks great from the neck down, but that hair is TRAGIC.

  23. ladybert62 says:

    Oh my god – those dresses are horrible – the style and the colors are not attractive.

    And as for Rachel – some poster here on a previous thread about her (sorry I dont recall which poster) said she looks like a giraffe and she does – now every time I see her, that is what I see, the giraffe wearing a dress! ha ha

  24. Cait says:

    Kate’s dress is very cute, but the hair not so much. The other two scare me.

  25. Kate looks wonderful…really good for her! Rachel is tragic…as usual. But with Rosie there, why does anyone else even bother showing up? You can’t win, don’t try.

  26. Zay says:

    Bos looks good Raising face aka zoe not so much

  27. xxodettexx says:

    i want the bos’ dress! i like weird stuff! i also want rachel’s jacket, what a wonderful color

  28. Happy21 says:

    Love the coat on RZ. She does look pretty thin. Her arms in that coat still look like twigs.

    Kate Bosworth’s face always looks the same. I always have to double check that she’s wearing something different. And her hair, don’t even get me started on her hair. It always looks like she pulled a sweater over her head and didn’t fix it. Her and Sienna Miller must have the same hair stylist cause her hair looks like that all the time too.

  29. UKHels says:

    I know some people like the different colour eye thing but it’s all I can look at, I just think it’s weird (on Bowie too)

    but she does look much healthier and better than rachel zoe. could do with a hairbrush though Kate

  30. Stubbylove says:

    That coat is bannanas! Sorry, couldn’t help it.

  31. glyrics says:

    Kate wore it best.

    I can’t believe Askars is still being mentioned with her by the haters on this list. She’s over him, she’s moved on. Why don’t y’all move on too?

  32. cr says:

    glyrics: only by the first commenter. And you.

  33. snark says:

    It’s fairly difficult to compare these two other than they suffer from the same aversion to food. Rachel is 40, Kate is 28 – Bos should look a lot better, but she’s going to look probably worse than Rachel by the time she hits 40. Everytime I see comments on her that say how fresh and beautiful she looks, I’m drawn back to how she looked a mere three or four years ago and it is staggering to look at the difference. Prints, draped fabrics, length of dress do definitely help her appearance not center on how thin she is, so this is a pretty good dress choice for her. Her hair has to be sort of a mess or else it looks too thin. I just wonder why she gets any attention at all, given she hasn’t done anything relevant in ages except date a guy who was on his way up and drag him into her pap fests (and @glyrics, I don’t want to tie them together anymore but if you really think she’s over that and the parade of the new man and all this promise ring/life partner stuff isn’t her usual desperation to not look dumped, well, we’ll agree to disagree. It’s kind of painful to watch).

  34. Reece says:

    Rosie looks great. The other two hurt my eyes. I don’t to look at them more than necessary.

  35. Kim says:

    Kate needs a hair makeover. Looks like a rats nest. I hate the top of Rosies dress. That style needs to be retired forever – not flattering on any woman.

  36. mimi says:

    Geez, doesn’t anyone like Rachel Zoe? LOL. She is very haggard looking and there is no way in h*ll she is only 40. Lookes decades older than Kate.

  37. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    There is no way Rachel Zoe is under 50. Unless she has progeria, which I don’t think she does.

    She looks older than my mother, who is 62.

  38. danielle says:

    Wow…Bosworth look gorgeous! I actually think Rosie, who seems nice, is kind of weird looking in the face. I just don’t find her attractive.

  39. Mingy says:

    RZ looks more leathery than the coat.

  40. podzol says:

    Translation from the Bos: My ‘life partner’ might have a nice personality but I’m not sexually attracted to him. Oh but he showed interest in me, and it was perfect timing because I have just been dumped by Eric Northman!

    Run for the hills, Polish.

  41. Snowpea says:

    Kate B and I have identical hair.

    Mine’s naturally blonde and kinda half wavy, half straight. When I wake up, it looks like Ive been having sex all night (I wish ; )

    But it doesn’t matter what you do to it, it always looks scarecrow like. Unless you load it with product and scrape it back into a low bun.

    Other than that pearl of wisdom, RHW is the hottest woman on the plant IMO and I would so go lezzo to be with her.

    RZ abides by that mantra You can never be too rich or too thin, but unfortunately she’s too old and haggard now and her face is losing out.

    And Kate? I just love her. She hasn’t done anything for years but I just love her.

  42. Jez says:

    You know Kate only looks good because you can’t see her disgusting knobby knees and skeleton chest/sternum, right? So good for her for choosing a dress that makes her look like an actual human.

  43. blue says:

    all that money and none of these chicks comb their hair. I guess it’s the style but it looks awful

    Kate And Rosie look good. Rachel scares me

  44. Canuck says:

    The Bos…just “No”… news flash, the only women who manage to wear “Hollandaise” wax print material, no matter how you style it, are African ladies. And they look like Queens in it. Anyone else looks like a wannabe moron dressed up for Hallowe’en, and it’s a thousand times worse when you’re a blond blue-eyed (sort of) wannabe. The only good thing I can say is that she at least didn’t get cornrows plaited into her hair. Rachel Zoe looks like a wax print. Period.

  45. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I think Kate Bosworth looks great! Love the dress color and pattern and I think she looks healthy here, I was expecting her to look really thin but she may have picked up some pounds after her break up with “Eric” .

  46. ManicPixieDreamGirl says:

    Rachel Zoe looks so hungry! Poor Thing!

  47. donnadew says:

    The problem with KBos’ hair is that it’s dirty. As usual. She ALWAYS looks half-washed.

  48. murt says:

    Bosworth looks amazing – so gorgeous in that dress!

  49. F5 says:

    Rosie’s face cracks me up.. those lips..lmao like a blow-up doll

  50. Sydneygirl says:

    RHW looks just ok. Its not her its the dress, its been done a million times. Kate Bosworth….looks really good. the hair is obviously a mess, the dress and shoes are fab though she’s obviously high as a kite. Rachel Zoe….raisin face indeed.

  51. MAMAKOWALSKA says:

    Rachel Zoe makes Kate look like she’s chunky hehehe