Style Cagematch: Kristen Stewart vs. Rihanna in Saint Laurent

Posted on April 03, 2014

Lips are most definitely a thing this spring, darlings. You’re all ordered to immediately run out and buy something with lips on it in order to still be considered stylish.

Or maybe not. Maybe a lip print is a tough thing to pull off. Maybe it’s not for every gal. Since two very different ladystars modeled the utmost in lippery this past month, let’s do the civilized thing and pit them against each other, cagematch style.




Is it Kristen Stewart?

Kristen Stewart covers the May 2014 issue of Marie Claire UK magazine in Saint Laurent photographed by Tesh.


Or Rihanna?

Rihanna in the March 2014 issue of Vogue in Saint Laurent photographed by David Sims

Here it is in its natural habitat, for comparison:

Saint Laurent Spring 2014 Collection


Personally? We think Miss Stewart should quietly pack up her work space and go home. Since Ri’s face is almost literally all eyes and lips, she naturally works that top better than Kristen ever could. But don’t feel bad, K. You look good. You just got outclassed.

The kittens have the final vote on this one, though. Kittens? Opinionate.

[Photo Credit: Tesh for Marie Claire UK Magazine, IMAXTree, Vogue Magazine,]

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    • Tricia Rose

      Did Kristen even show up? Rihanna for the WIN!!

      • Alyssa_T_Robot

        YES. i don’t wanna sound creepy but rihanna has such a perfect lip shape, i love a good ‘v’ shape on a top lip. (especially since mine is practically non-existent!) for this reason alone, i think she makes these lip prints sing.

    • Maleficent

      Rihanna. Case closed.

    • nonbert

      Kristen thats final

      • tereliz

        She does look pretty good for having just escaped a North Korean Prison Camp. Oh, wait…

    • Emily Smith

      Rihanna, the color and pattern just pops better against her skin tone.

    • Antonia Elise Iacampo

      Rihanna. She looks sort of natural in it, while I really don’t see Kristen ever wearing a lip print in real life. And that is completely aside from the fact that I think Rihanna would win any fashion contest against Kristen.

      • Sobaika

        Right? It’s practically unfair.

    • butterflysunita

      Are you serious? Rihanna. Poor Kristen can’t even compete.

    • International Model

      Kristin Stewart in an exhuberant flounce is the biggest waste of glamour, glitter, fashion and fame since people tried to make Gretchen Moll happen.


      • Anna

        K-Stew’s popularity is truly outrageous to me.

        • leahpapa

          Like climate change denial, Jem, and the calories in a venti Frappuccino, it is truly outrageous.

        • MK03

          Truly, truly, truly outrageous.

          • Anna

            She’d better look out, those Misfits are gonna get her.

            If only…

        • International Model

          She’s in the mode Kiki was during the Spider-Man films – always looking with her mouth open…looking for a Taco Bell…

      • macwell

        Wow – what ever happened to Grethen Moll?!

        • International Model

          I don’t know, but I feel I’ve done more for her in the comments section of a popular fashion blog than her publicist has in the past ten years.

          • macwell

            LOL! But true…:(

    • Claire

      Can I vote for Julia Nobis?

      • Shawn EH

        That’s fair. Hey, do all the lips mean we’re having a Surrealist moment again? I’m so ready!

    • Alicia

      Riri, definitely, although KStew got the nicer version to wear. I am slightly disappointed that the “I escaped a North Korean prison camp” story isn’t Kristen’s story lede.

      • marlie

        I was wondering if KStew is wearing the same version, but through the “magic” of photography, they reversed the picture so that the puffy sleeve is behind KStew’s hair, AND it’s out of the way of all of the text on the right side of the page.

        • Alicia

          I think that is what they did. And deflated the phoofyness of the foetal twin.

          • tereliz

            Or Shop-chopped it. K-Stew hasn’t got the confidence to pull off that huge sleeve, yet RiRi somehow makes it seem like, “Oh, this old thing?”

      • charlotte

        Infidelity is, but I don’t think it is meant to be…

        • Kent Roby

          Gurl, oh no you better don’t!

      • Kent Roby

        And now I’m laughing, because in my mind the story is already changed to “I escaped a North Korean prison camp wearing this sequined lip-print top”

    • marlie

      This isn’t even a fair fight. RIHANNA.

    • Janet B

      Rihanna, she’s gives better face.
      Kristen might be able to wear it in real life, but she’s no model.

    • Lena Abu-Ali

      I didn’t even have to look at the pictures to know who won this one.

    • jonnyf8

      Before I looked at the pictures I thought Rhianna would take it but this race is much closer than I would have expected. I’m giving it Kristen.

    • mjude


    • Nancer

      Rhianna for the win. That is a funky-odd top, not for just anyone. I can’t see it working anywhere in the real world, but Ri really pulls it off.

    • Nicholas

      The Whatever-off to end them all.

    • lundibleu


      Although, with different styling, a better photographer and less photoshop Kristen might have had it. She has just woken up hair, has terrible makeup and suffered a bad photoshop job. Why people persist in giving her dark eye makeup I don’t know.

      • demidaemon

        Maybe she requests it?

        • lundibleu

          That’s true, but surely stylists/make up artists are capable of saying “eh, how about let’s try not this time.”

          • demidaemon

            I’m sure they are. However, when they do, Kristen probably just starts pouting and resembling a three your old in a silent tantrum until they give in. And if they are successful, then Kristen takes out her distaste on the world by showing up to an event in an unlined lace jumpsuit.

            • lundibleu

              Pahaha! Yes, that is always a terrifying possibility. After all, the world knows she’ll carry through on her threats after that episode.

            • demidaemon

              Unfortunately, today, she has even more horrifying options. What a grand fashion time we live in!

      • sundaynightaddict

        She’d also have to modify that unpleasant look she always has on her face.

        • lundibleu

          This is less bad than normal, to be fair to her. I’ve seen far more “ugh, what’s that SMELL” looks from her before.

    • Jessica Freeman

      RiRi wins because she is working the fucking lip poof on her shoulder. KStew never stood a chance.

    • Lori

      Rihanna. I’m not sure how much of that is really her and how much is the styling and the varying quality of the ‘shop jobs, but comparing the 2 pics as they appear Rihanna definitely takes it.

      • demidaemon

        No matter how much shop was involved, you can’t photoshop that much pose and life in the face. Kristen is just there; Rihanna is MODELING.

      • demidaemon

        Additionally, I can see Rihanna’s pores and the striations of her lip skin, so I know this wasn’t a super shop job.

    • SarahVN

      Oh, poor Kristen.

    • demidaemon

      Rihanna, without a doubt. Kristen never stood a chance. That is a portrait worthy of one’s salon, as Andre Leon Talley(sp?) would say.

      • Kent Roby

        I’m having a day of nostalgia; I would love to see some classic ALT on ANTM (but a new episode; I’m ashamed to admit how well I know most of the early seasons). And I definitely want to see royal bitchery from Janice Dickerson; those were THE DAYS!

        • Kitten Mittons

          Oh, Janice…. those were the days of ANTM. ALT was great as well. I quit watching shortly after that, I think.

          • demidaemon

            I enjoyed Janice, but I did hate how she was such a bitch to shorter or plus-sized models. She’s the entire reason Toccarra got eliminated, even though her later career would prove Janice wrong (she would eventually appear in Italian Vogue, I believe).

            • Kitten Mittons

              Agreed, she had a very closed view of what a model was. But I’d take her over Twiggy (on ANTM) just for the personality, what-will-she-say-next factor.

            • demidaemon

              Twiggy was way too nice unless the girl was really whacked out (like Jade) or just abrasive. She did get a bit more critical in her final season.

            • Sarah

              Oh mah gawd. Jade was the funniest person ever to be on that show. I know she didn’t mean to be, but when she got eliminated and did that “spoken word poetry” biz on her way out – that was frikkin’ hilarious.

            • demidaemon

              Delusion is always entertaining for those not involved in the delusions. :)

            • Kitten Mittons

              So entertaining.

              One of my favorite cycles was 8, because you had Jaslene and Natasha, and it was just endlessly entertaining trying to understand them. PLUS Dionne, who I will love forever. Whoolahay FTW.

            • Kent Roby

              Her comments about the modelling industry generally only accepting girls within a narrow range of heights/weights always seemed more honest than bitchy to me, and they were supported by the bad treatment that Toccara received from stylists at some of the shoots (I cringe when I think about the time the stylist stuck her with safety pins while trying to adapt an ill-fitting garment). Even this many years later, in a time when most of us want to see models with different body types (as long as they are fierce!), I don’t see as much variety among models as many of us would hope for.

            • demidaemon

              At the beginning, yes. But, as she fell farther and farther, her comments sounded less like critique and more like jerk. It just became plain nasty at points, which I thought was uncalled for.

        • Sarah

          I saw that ANTM got signed for ANOTHER season, and it is so. bad. these days I just can’t. I tried to remain faithful after the J’s left, but when they added the “social media” factor it was barely watchable. I am not gonna bother anymore, but I has a sad about it, because I heart Tyra and I wish it was still THE DAYS!

          • Kent Roby

            I don’t get whatever network it’s on, so I haven’t seen the past several seasons. I did kinda want to see the season with guys, though.

            • Sarah

              Yeah that was the last one. Some of the guys were cute, but one got the feeling that they added them in so that their could be romance, which there was (barf) added to the usual Drama in the house. Also, they ended up just letting the most totally typical looking bitch win, not a guy, or even an interesting girl. Bo-ring.

            • Kitten Mittons

              Question for debate: Worst winner ever?
              My vote is probably Saleisha, without looking up the whole list. Will always be bitter about that cycle.

            • Sarah

              Yeah, she was no good. I didn’t like Cycle 5 (Nicole) very much either. I miss Nigel.

            • Kitten Mittons

              She was bad, too, or at least there were better options if I remember.

              Oh, Nigel…..

            • demidaemon

              Oh, Nigel, who has gone to the dark side of Naomi Campbell and will never once again bask in the light of Tyra Banks.

            • demidaemon

              I am going to vote for the past two seasons winners: Laura and Jordan. Both had much more interesting models in the finales who should have won but didn’t. In Laura’s there was a girl who pretty much fell flat on her face on the final runway and so lost, even though she was the better model by far. In Jordan’s they unceremoniously eliminated the best male model basically because he was too androgynous and Rob, one of the new judges, was threatened by his homosexuality. BLARGH.

            • Sarah

              Oh yeah. The best male, the best MODEL, the sanest, and the person who so clearly belonged in the business by far. SO irritating.

            • demidaemon

              I still feel some rage about it, especially since he worked his ass off the week before he was eliminated. Luckily, he slayed everyone in the runway show, even though he was no longer in the competition. He showed them what they missed out on, which should be the goal of every runner-up in a reality competition.

            • Sarah

              They did him so dirty by announcing he was out right before the runway that I was yelling at the teevee, but yes – he rocked it out and slayed them. I just figured after it was all over that there was no way he wouldn’t be able to get a career in the business somehow. I hope that’s true.

            • demidaemon

              Me too.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Ahhh, yeah, that was when I dipped out. The first cycle after the J’s left did me in. Was that also the Brits v. the Americans? I can’t remember. But when they announced male models for the following cycle, I deleted from my DVR list.

            I miss the old days, too. It was my favorite indulgence.

            • Sarah

              Yeah, I think it was. The girl who won (Brits) was not bad, and I sort of enjoyed the pluckiness of the across-the-pond girls, who put the Americans to shame by NOT being self-absorbed and vapid. Unfortunately, the format of the show has gotten so cumbersome that I can’t stand it anymore. It smacks of “Hey guys and gals! We’re totes overhauling the show to be more millennial for you kids! Hashtag ANTM!”

            • demidaemon

              NEWSFLASH: Miss J is returning for Cycle 21.

            • Sarah

              SWEET. Maybe I’ll look at it…some.

            • demidaemon

              I’ve seen some of the pre-cycle pics and one of the boy models is clearly operating on a much higher level. He’s also pretty cute to boot.

            • Kitten Mittons

              No. Way. The much better J.

            • demidaemon

              WAY. I believe the other J still does Canada’s Next Top Model (if it’s still on) and his own “fashion” line.

            • Kitten Mittons

              Pffft. Also, snort.

              If Miss J returns, maybe…..

              (Don’t tell my husband)

            • demidaemon

              As long as he doesn’t visit this website, you are safe.

          • decormaven

            Is ANTM on streaming video service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime? If so, I would have a gigantic binge watch. I loved the early seasons the most. The recaps on TWOP for those eppys were classic.

            • Sarah

              It’s not on Netflix. Amazon seems to have some seasons, but not the early ones. Tyra is probably holding on to the rights so she can make One Billion Dollars on the DVDs.

            • decormaven

              Boo. I don’t think I would shuck out money for a DVD, but it would be fabu to be able to watch at least the first three seasons back to back.

            • Sarah

              Oh, yesh it would. I didn’t even see season 1; I started on 2. Funny story of how I got into the show: my BFF and I lived together for a LONG time, and at one point, she broke her leg badly. She had to go stay with her mom, an hour north of our apartment, for a few months, because I couldn’t be home to look after her. She started watching ANTM, and she liked it, so she made me do it too, and we would text each other (mom too) during the episodes. I missed her terribly, because we are sisters in all but blood, and it was so fun to text “HIDDY” or “WHAT WAS SHE THINKING” or “WHAT A BEEOTCH” for an hour every Wednesday night. Because of that, I think I was way more faithful to that show than I probably would ever have been, given its tendency to be predictable.

            • demidaemon

              It’s on Hulu.

            • decormaven

              Aww, another streaming service to snatch the $. Better than cable, though. Thanks!

            • demidaemon

              No problem!

        • LesYeuxHiboux

          True story: I was camp counselor to Janice Dickinson’s tween daughter. She had some hilarious stories about her mom, and loved to re-enact the modeling pose Janice adopted for her driver’s license photo. She had her mom’s sharp sense of humor, a lot of fun.

          • Kitten Mittons

            I’m so jealous right now.

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      This feels unfair because the quality of the photograph of Rihanna is clearly better, but she probably wouldn’t even need that crutch to beat Kristen in this cagematch. Maybe the stylist was going for irony, but I just don’t think a sequined lip dress is in Kristen’s style wheelhouse.

    • Shawn EH

      Should have gone to Lucy Liu. With a floor length skirt.

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      Rhianna. Can KStew just get rid of the dead eyes? she seriously skeezes me out

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Rihanna, obvs. Though Hailee Steinfeld wore it to an event and looked pretty fab in it.

    • Sarah

      Rihanna because Kristen looks like she stole Rihanna’s top in her picture, and RiRi looks like the top was made especially for her.

    • KinoEye

      RiRi, of course. I wonder if this top is going to be the less-hideous version of the winged Gucci fish dress from last year.

      • demidaemon

        I could live with this, as it doesn’t make me want to immediately go out, purchase the nearest flamethrower, and head to Gucci’s studio for a bonfire.

    • Bernd

      Vogue vs. Marie Claire? Fashion vs. fashionable clothes? Rhianna, no comparison

    • Sonia Perez

      Riri! So pretty yet so tough looking. The hair, the tats, the lips LOVE it all!

    • alyce1213

      Rihanna. Better photo overall. The cover shot of Kristen is really bad, she looks constipated.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Doesn’t she always? Hey, maybe that’s her problem.

    • melbournegirl

      Kristen makes it look classy, makes me believe that it is wearable for many women. Riri makes it a stage costume of hers. Kristen wins for me

    • barbarienne

      I like the way the top is presented on KStew better, i.e. you don’t see that godawful poof.

      That said, this is Rhi’s win all the way. Next to that face, the poof looks as if it’s giving its all to live up to the standard she’s setting.

    • Anna

      No contest here for me. Only girl in the world (as far as lip prints go): Rihanna.

    • poorellensmith

      Clearly Rihanna wins this one, hands down. But man, is that one ugly top!

    • carolynmo

      No question: Rihanna!

    • Anplica Fiore

      Kristen should do her makeup like this more often – that looks good on her. Unfortunately, this top doesn. Rihanna FTW.

    • Sarah Mayne

      I hate this top. It looks like a Kleenex lip blot.

    • Judy_J

      Rihanna, most definitely. She OWNS it.

    • Vegas Girl

      I like that you can’t see the big shoulder on Kristen’s version, so I like that version of the top better. But Rihanna still gets the win because of, well…. everything else!

    • ovarB

      Going with Rihanna on this one. On K-Stew it looks like “I’m trying this on to appease my Gram-Gram who thought it was cute.”

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Kristen. But only because in her photo you can’t see the ugly hump that is stapled to the shoulder of this hideous top.

    • Froggae

      How is this even up for debate? Rihanna of course. She is giving a lesson on serving up FACE, while Kristen can only ever manage a “who farted” expression.

      That shoulder poof is ridiculous though. It ruins what could have been a great little chic top.

    • colleenjanel

      Is KStew even ALIVE in that picture?

      • colleenjanel

        I know I’ve said it here before, but it befuddles me every time I see it … I have no idea how someone’s eyes can be so piercing and so lifeless AT THE SAME DAMN TIME.

        • colleenjanel

          Oops, I didn’t vote. RiRi has a slight advantage just by being conscious. It just barely makes up for that ugly shoulder tumor.

    • ChiKat67

      RiRi. Nuff said! Also, can KStew manage anything other than that dead-eyed stare?

      • Vegas Girl

        I just think she is perpetually high.

    • Lani A. George

      Does anyone else see a large tumor that escaped from the Arctic growing in that sleeve cap? Geez that’s an ugly top. Do like the lips, though.

    • Bernadette

      RiRi, she’s working lips and poof!

    • NurseEllen

      Rihanna, no contest. I can’t think of a single style that Kristen “utterly owns”, unless it’s dumbass.

    • Danielle

      Rhianna but I’m completely biased.

    • altalinda


    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      As far as face goes, Rihanna looks so much prettier. Kristen’s makeup is NASTY.

      • Danielle

        And the HAIR in front of the FACE I CAN’T EVEN

    • Glam Dixie

      I like the top better without the giant tumor so I’m giving this one to Kristen.

    • Hetha Innis

      Can’t really think of *anyone* that could win a match against RiRi. I mean, COME ON. She’s amazing.

    • Jess Collett

      Rihanna. Poor K Stew – her cover seems to be designed to hide as much of her face as possible.

    • Samantha Irene

      Rihanna. Over both K Stew and the Model

    • DesertDweller79

      Oh, definitely Rihanna. Her face and expression give her the win without much competition.

    • littlething

      This is a question?

    • AlexisPayne

      Rihanna for the win, KStew’s dead expression can’t hold a candle RiRi.

    • Skippymom1

      Kristen Stewart couldn’t own a house if she paid cash.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Looks like Rihanna by a mile to me.

    • Rhonda Shore

      RiRi for the top but K Stew for the best smoky eye.

    • boweryboy

      This is a no brainer. RiRi FTW.

    • msdamselfly

      DOnt like Rihanna’s angry expression so I give this one to Ms Stewart

    • Marcella Cypher

      Even WITH the tacky pouf Rhianna looks like she’s actually wearing it. Kristen just looks like someone did a quick photo edit to add it on her.

      In other news, that model totally has derpy eyes.

    • frannyprof

      Rihanna, all the way!

    • Myra Amler

      Does Kristen Stewart EVER take a picture with her mouth completely closed? Is she having to breathe??? Gotta give it to RiRi

    • lunchcoma

      Rihanna wins this easily. Kristen did as well as she could, but this kind of look isn’t her style and it’s right in Rihanna’s wheelhouse.

    • pugluv

      Rihanna all the way. Kristen looks the same in each and every photo.. the clothes wear her, mouth half open and dead eyes.

    • MzzPants

      Rhi-Rhi for the win.

    • KendraMR

      Rih-Rih by a landslide.

    • Colleen

      No competition here. K Stew looks constipated. Rihanna was born to wear complicated clothes.

    • stubbornthoughts

      Rihanna’s real lips make the dress’s lip pattern a fabulous accessory to the fantastical face she’s giving. Thus, Rihanna. Hands down.

    • Coolekat

      Not even a contest including the model. Styled perfectly for Rihanna.

    • paintedfish

      Rhi- Rhi fer sure

    • TLJezebel

      Bitches, please. Rihanna. No brainer.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      The top itself doesn’t deserve to live, but definitely Rihanna.

    • MK03

      KStew won’t be winning any cagematches until she can make an expression other than “Ugh, are you really paying me to take my picture for your little magazine cover? Ugh. Fine. God.”

    • kim bunchalastnames

      totally riri.

    • nannypoo

      I hate this stupid top, but clearly Rihanna has the style to pull it off.

    • Sissy

      it’s a top with lips, why so serious?

    • sk8tfan

      Actually I’d give this one to Kristen, since poor Riri is being swallowed alive by a giant goiter.

    • decormaven

      RiRi for the win. She takes it in a walk.

    • JynxTheCat

      Your sweater has a goiter. That is all.

    • KT

      Yep, Rihanna wins by a landslide. Though Kristen does look pretty in that photo.

    • mixedupfiles

      Rihanna. You’re going to wear a print full of lips, you’ve got to have a bright and well-delineated pair on your face.

    • Belvane

      All I can see in the Rihanna pic is the giant bulbous lip-covered thing creeping over her shoulder. In Kristin’s pic, I see her.

    • deech_sea

      Yet again Rihanna looks better than the model to me.

    • Morales Mike

      RiRi for sure. And fluffing up the “poof” like they did for her pic makes the top cooler. And is it me or does Kristen remind anyone of Lisa Marie Presley?

    • kimmeister

      Rihanna, because there’s no point in wearing a shoulder puff if it’s going to be hidden under hair.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        The puffy sleeve looks like a shoulder goiter.

    • Anne

      I think it’s odd that they styled and photographed Kristen so that you can’t see the big poofy sleeve. Rihanna would probably still win, but why not show the thing that makes this top interesting?

    • suzq

      Rihanna. So easy.

    • somebody blonde

      Definitely Rihanna. Really, they shouldn’t have put it on Kristin.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Oh come on, that was just mean. I don’t even like Rihanna but I didn’t have to scroll down to know she’d blow K. Stew away in this style cage-match.

    • KayEmWhy

      Rihanna without a doubt.

    • BobStPaul

      Rihanna, of course. But part of the reason for the win is that she simply had a better photographer (though she’d probably still win if they shared one).

    • jw_ny

      They both lose…that top is hideous. A true winner would have refused it.

    • MikeW_Vegas

      DEFINITELY, Rihanna!

    • MilaXX

      Rhianna, now give us a tough decision.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Yeah Rih’s got this. The only way Kristen would rock mouth print is if they were frowning.

    • Haley Buchanan

      RiRi FTW. Especially since she brought her own full, red, cartoon lips to match the top!

    • LaFarris Johnson


    • jen_vasm

      Uh, Riri’s going to win every time in a match with Kristen. She’s not bad, but fierce is not in her wheelhouse like it is in Rihanna’s.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      While KStew looks good on the cover, I’m going with RiRi-she definitely owns that look, tacky as it is-yes, designer duds or no, bright red sequin lip appliques are tacky.

    • Judih1

      Rihanna outdid Kristen and the model – COMBINED!

    • crash1212

      Rihanna. But that tumor shoulder is really, really ugly.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Rihanna has more personality in her eyelashes than KStew has in her entire body. Even thought I like K’s pose better because it hides that Quasimodo shoulderpad weirdness.

      • Fuchsiaforever

        Totes! Lol

    • snarkykitten

      That is one hideous photo of KStew. She looks jaundiced

    • Jacob Bowen

      Rihanna’s own lips alone are BEAUTIFUL. And she slays with that awesome shoulder.

    • jcars

      I didn’t even notice the top or that those were lips on Stewart. It disappears when she wears it. Not even close. Rihanna owns this look.

    • Carly Clement

      I give a third Option.. Hailee Steinfeld! She rocks it the best!

    • lizajane1776

      Rihanna has all the advantages! The one I haven’t seen mentioned is the fact that more of the lip print is cropped out in her shot. That is just one fugly shirt.

    • melisaurus

      Stop trying to make Lips happen!

    • walston

      The eyes, the brows, those lips…RiRi dropped the mike and went home about five hours ago.

    • strawberryshake

      Rhianna, it suits her poppy, flirty style.

    • Trickytrisha

      Sorry, Kristen’s vacant, semi-tortured expression is boring and annoying. At least Rihanna actually looks like she gives a damn.

      • Fuchsiaforever

        I know, what is Kristen’s problem anyway?

    • Just Me

      oh, please…not even fair, Uncles. Why don’t you put one of those cute, but bland boy actors in a cage match against Hugh Jackman and Matt Damon? It would be almost as fair…wait, nevermind…you did that already. Rihanna lives in that rare air where her face is lovely, her attitude is fierce and she can work quirky/sexy clothes. Kristen is lucky she was born pretty.

      • Fuchsiaforever

        We’ll said.

    • JP

      Can I say neither? That top is just FUG.

    • unbornfawn


    • Cousin_Rose

      Can I vote for some food for the poor model? I know they are always thin but she looks anorexic.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Rihanna wipes the floor with KStew without breaking a sweat. What are you going to do next, put Andrew Garfield up against Michael B. Jordan?

    • kategs

      That top is hideous and it doesn’t work on either of them. but if I had to choose, meh, Ri Ri

    • Bootsy

      Comparison is tough: Rihanna’s look is costume, while Kristen wears the thing more like a pretty non-celeb headed for Disco Night at Ronnie’s Tap, Rockford, IL, 1977.
      Both women look lovely here, until you get to the top. It’s TACK-EEEEEEE.
      The pouffe is the worst part. Makes me shudder to think that either lady is going to snag it on a branch or something, and spiders will come pouring out.
      Either that, or it’s an homage to Richard E. Grant and “How to Get Ahead In Advertising.”

    • Gaby

      Rihanna. Ms Stewart looks pained to be in something so cute.

    • Fuchsiaforever


    • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

      Rihanna hands down.

    • redhead with tattoos

      Rihanna. No question. But Kristen’s face on that cover is giving me fits.

    • Joey Melliza

      RIRI FTW

    • Fascinating Diamond

      Rihanna it is!!!

    • holla

      The whole point of the photo is the lips in RiRi’s shot. The point will be lost of it was a different print on the top. For KStew, you can replace the lips with another print and no one will be the wiser.

    • Danielle West

      Got to give it to Rianna. The face and hair for K-Stew don’t do the top justice.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      It’s an unfortunate comparison for Kristen, because she has a naturally vacant stare and unexpressive face, (not her fault by any means) and Rihanna has a gorgeous face with dramatic features, and a natural ability to emote with them. Also, couldn’t someone brush that hair our of Kristen’s face? It bugs.

    • DeTrop

      Kirsten has a mean girl face on. Or, possibly, she’s on something. Whatever Ri looks fab. Great make-up. The model looks like she could do some serious damage with those bony arms and shoulders. This style does not favor her shape. Her upper, inner arms are concave. WTF! Who styled this show? I’m having an extra piece of buttered toast in her honor.

    • sagecreek

      Rihanna smoked her.

      Also, someone needs to tell KS that that grouchy look will work for her for about another 3 years, and then never again.

    • megohd

      Good Lord! Why on earth is Kristen Stewart on the cover of Marie Claire? Why did they choose this particular shot? Why is she wearing such an exuberant top while looking so miserable?

      So many questions!

      But honestly, I get that KStew is shy and not comfortable in the public eye. But this is a POSED PHOTOGRAPH. Why on earth would you put her on the cover looking like she’s been freshly lobotomized and in need of a hot oil treatment. I just don’t get this girl’s appeal.

    • Jecca2244

      that model is so skinny : ( (and I know some people are naturally skinny. my big sis is one of them)

    • flamingoNW

      Rihanna for sure

    • Constant Reader

      Rihanna, definitely. Even with that wacky pouf, the eye is still drawn to her beautiful face. Also, if you’re going to wear a top with sequined lips all over it, work the wacky pouf, don’t hide it!

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    • Cathy S

      Rihanna, for sure.

    • MissFern

      Miss Rihanna, for the win.

    • formerlyAnon

      Rihanna. For a litany of reasons.

    • velomango

      This question “who wore it better—Kristen or Ri?” is like asking “whose the more important scholar—Chomsky or Foucault?” It’s SO obvs. Ri. Hands down. (yes, I’m being super pedantic, snotty, and highfaluten.)

    • DeniseSchipani

      It’s a terrible shirt, imo. It looks like a tumor on the shoulder. That said, Rihanna has to win.

    • Amel

      There is very little about Kristen’s face in that shot that says “bright” or “bold” which is what the shirt is. It kind of gives a weird contrast. Anyway, obviously Rihanna wins. She’s practiced to perfection at pulling off atypical pieces like this one

    • JaCory Deon

      Well Rihanna is an pretty woman with a great face while Kristin is that same bland, bored face all the time: no contest Rihanna works that better. Also she always looks like she has dirty hair…ugh, I just can’t with her (K Stewart).

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      Rihanna. FO SHO!

    • Constant Cat

      But Kristen survived a North Korean prison camp. Doesn’t she win by default?

    • Deborah Lipp


    • occbitch

      Rihanna, hands down!

    • Columbinia

      Rihanna is in her natural habitat wearing cutting-edge fashion, costumes and anything high style. Kristin’s natural habitat is grunge, which she juxtaposes with her stunning, if consumptive, beauty.

    • NinjaCate

      Rihanna wins hands down, but to be fair, if she had been posed better in that shot, she MIGHT have had a chance. Maybe.

    • LJCdoc

      Rihanna by a mile. Does not help that Kristen looks stoned.

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    • pookiesmom

      I hate this shirt, but Rihanna wins it by a mile. No contest.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      Kristen! I think she gives good face. No, I am not kidding! Plus I fucking hate tattoos.

      • RectPropagation

        You mean that thing on Kristen’s arm? I think it’s an eye.

    • carol boss

      Well your opinion votes for Rianna sorry but I don’t agree, if they were on a runway showing kristen beautiful legs nRianna would be toast and if that emaciated model is vogue idea of high fashion its time for the editor to retire. I’ve seen healthier concentration prisoners.

    • carol boss

      Kristen you need to talk to the photographs whomever came up with this broody campaign for you is nuts. You have the most beautiful smile. And when your really smiling your eyes twinkle. Think back to when you were with Robert,both of you twinkled when you were together, I know that girl is there don’t hide her, bring her to the party and crush all these naysayers under your tenme

    • SorayaS

      Rihanna. I dislike Stewart but I do pity anyone competing in a “who looks best?” with Rihanna. The lighting is terrible in poor Kristen’s shot too.

      • RectPropagation

        Isn’t it though? That lighting may work for some other style of shot but it doesn’t here. It’s just weird.

    • ankali

      Rihanna by a landslide.

    • Clash D

      I can’t stand either of them as celebrities. That said, I wanted to laugh seeing these two being pitted. Bella never had a chance.

    • French_Swede

      Kristin. That weird shoulder bump freaks me out.

    • macwell

      Rihanna – hands down.

    • OffToSeeHim

      With the proviso that this is easily the stupidest shirt ever, since Rihanna doesn’t look like she just sparked up a joint, she wins in my book.

    • RuthGo

      I think Kristen looks good on that cover and she’s working it but unfortunately for her, Rihanna just owns this one. Her face looks gorgeous.

    • cheekypinky

      Rhianna. Totally, utterly, and completely.

    • RectPropagation

      Kristen is pretty but there were a couple of weird decisions made here: 1) the lighting (it honestly looks photoshopped) 2) putting her in a shirt that doesn’t seem to work with her personal style. Some people think she’s being told not to pose and some people think that’s just her but either way if you know that she gives this kind of face then you should work with it, right? I think she looks good here but other factors in the shot are working against her.

      Rhianna’s lighting is so much better & TLo are right that her lips are about the same size as those on the shirt.