February 26th, 2008

Shopping Style Off: McRooneys vs the Gerrards

Who’s the more stylish spending duo?

Coleen and Wayne are in Milan burning through the credit cards and looking incognito;
image: Rex

and Alex and Steven were spotted last week in Liverpool shopping for the kids and looking rather pap-happy.
image courtesy of BIG/KEYSTONE Press

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69 Responses to “Shopping Style Off: McRooneys vs the Gerrards”

  1. pinky115 says:

    Gerrards. they look much happier 2gether and there wearing way beter clothes!

  2. Synyster Gerrard says:

    Gerrards.I can't believe the smiles on their faces!Look like they're the happiest couple ever.Good for them though..

  3. Detox says:

    I must confess that I have always admired their style of doing their shopping and I almost envy them for the money they possess and the way they know how to pick their clothes. How I wish I were a start too.

  4. Who wouldn’t be happy to have such high salaries every month? But the main problem I want to speak about is that they look so normal and quite you could eat them right?

  5. RedGirl says:

    God!! That picture is just vile!! The whole outfit is terrible

  6. dani says:

    i agree with nicky xx but i have one bad thing to say bout alex
    the shoes she is wearing in this pic are nothing compared to these


    (sorry if link doesnt work)

  7. RedGirl says:

    Rusty, I totally understand you… You tend to forget the language if you don’t practice. I’m starting to have some spelling problems with the english, specially with the verbs. And if I continue without practicing it, I’m pretty sure that I’ll start to sound like sh*t <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/shock.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="shock" style="border:0;" />

  8. Rusty says:

    RedGirl, it really interests me to find out what other languages people know, but I think I’ll have to wait until we have an actual messageboard with an off-topic section to ask more people.

    Spanish is pretty easy to me but I’ve forgotten a lot so I have to relearn it.

  9. nicky xxx says:

    No worries Nic xxx
    I wouldnt know how to end my day without kickette.x!!x.

  10. Nic says:

    My apologies Nicky… I guess I just get a little too defensive of my beloved kickette. I wouldn’t know how to start my day without it!

  11. nicky xxx says:

    Just to let you all no: PLZ READ THIS>> b4 you leave a bitchy or moody comment…not sayin anyone has so far>>>TA XXX HERE GOES:

    when i sed “Well tbh if its a photo-op then its a bit stupid 4 kickette to have a who looks better when out shopping 2geva? question.“ I meant (toward the girl who keeps piking holes in comments) that why would kickette ask ppls opinions on two diff photos and the couples in them if one was a photo-op. I love kickette so i wudnt try to offend it. Thanks for reading.

  12. nicky xxx says:

    i think you shud read my above comment. ALRIGHT. thankyou^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  13. Nic says:

    DO NOT knock kickette!!! If you don’t like it, don’t visit the site. Simple.

  14. brandy says:

    Whoa Nicky… don’t diss kickette or you are going to have mobs of angry Kickette loyals on your tail…….

  15. nicky xxx says:

    hey brandy i werent supposed to b dissin kickette. Im dissin the girl who cant let others have an opinion and keeps replying to my comments trying to go one better. Soz lol it werent supposed to sound like it did soz ppz. And i totally agree with DC and Charlotte Higgins. Soz if affended it werent meant to..xxxx

  16. nicky xxx says:

    Well tbh if its a photo-op then its a bit stupid 4 kickette to have a who looks better when out shopping 2geva? question.

  17. RedGirl says:

    Actually Rusty, I’m argentinian… Right now I’m studing for being a portuguese teacher and translator. And, besides that, I took my first english lesson when I was nine so (being 21) it’s not that hard for me speaking it now.

    Your spanish seems to be pretty good, but it’s a lot harder to learn than the english because it has much more conjugations for one verb.

  18. Rusty says:

    RedGirl, I’m really impressed that you can do both Spanish and Portuguese. I’ve got RTP International so I’m trying to learn newsticker Portuguese, but it still confuses me. I was a Spanish major and studied French as well, but my French is nonexistent and my Spanish isn’t up to snuff.

    Para m

  19. brandy says:

    Nem eu, nao o acho lindo…. wink Tou com vc!
    (Me either, I don’t find him attractive – I’m with you!) wink

  20. Summer says:

    Stevie and Colleen!
    Alex's shoes is awful
    or maybe not very bad, but not with this jeans and scarf=)
    Steven is very cute.

  21. RedGirl says:

    Mi, ele sempre est

  22. Elise says:

    Coleen looks great.  She’s basically wearing my everyday winter ‘uniform’! (I do black boots instead of the red shoes- perhaps I’m the teeniest bit boring, though.)  Stevie and Wayne look good.  While I try to see the pretty in Alex whenever I can, there just isn’t any to be found here.  Better luck next time Alex.

  23. Mi says:

    O Steven est

  24. Eveline says:

    Alex’ hideous shoes are mentioned enough, so may I just point out her hair? It looks spiritless and greasy. It’s better than the bonnet she usually sports, but there’s got to be a golden midway between those two.
    And when you look at Stevie closely, his ‘smile’ is very uncomfortable.
    Whereas Coleen looks fab, her huby looks like his usual self, which isn’t that bad so my votes goes for The Rooneys.

  25. Charlotte Higgins says:

    OMG, defo Alex and Stevie. Alex’s shoes aren’t knock offs as somebody stated before her outfit is really nice and the only reason coleen has not been wearing the YSL tribs herslef is simply because she can’t walk in them poor love! – ha ha makes me laugh though.
    The Roo’s look as though they are 2 sperate random people walking down the street together. If this pic weren’t taken it prob would look like thery weren’t even together!
    But yeah lovin Col’s coat.
    The G’s win defo!

  26. Yasi says:

    I think that Alex is more staylish and modish!
    Steven looks good too.
    They really suit each other!

  27. Charlotte Higgins says:

    Alex wears the tribs all the time so her feet must be used to them by now. She had the 5in ones on at the brits, i’ve got the 3in black and the grey ones and they hurt enough!!!! God know what the 5in’s are like eeeeeek!

  28. nicky xxx says:

    OMG wat the heck
    1 alex dont look anything like a prostitue
    2 coleens grumpy look makes posh look happy
    3 wayne looks realllly uncomfortable
    4 alexs shoes are real not knock off YSLs
    5 stevie looks gawjus
    6 coleens shoes are red high heels too-without the platform
    7 alexs look is very in where i am.
    8 alex and stevie look happy
    9 who do you no its a photo-op when stevie mita treated his wife to a spree and they have onli so far visited oneshop?
    10 stevie and alex look like a normall couple. wearin high street—i mean ud all moan if they were decked in all designer wudnt ya?


  29. Rusty says:

    I don’t like either Gerrard, so it’s obviously the McRooneys for me.

    Alex’s shoes hurt my feet just to look at them.

  30. Cherry says:

    My vote goes for Stevie, though Alex takes getting used to. Stevie always dresses like that.

    And I’m with Ella on the Torres suggestion. He’s just lush.

  31. hitzelle says:

    gahhhh! stevie looks fiiiine =D =D
    which obviously means i vote for the gerrards
    maybe just him.. i dont really like alex..
    just stevie =D
    i vote stevie.
    i love stevie. :p

    p.s haha.. my word is really88
    i really love stevie. heeh!

  32. Danika says:

    I feel that I have to respond to this because I said that they are posing
    “9 who do you no its a photo-op when stevie mita treated his wife to a spree and they have onli so far visited oneshop?“
    Because Alex said that in her column

  33. carly says:

    Actually Colleen’s shoes are similar but without the platform *relieved sigh*

  34. carly says:

    God, I was going to say Alex looked good but I hadn’t scrolled down to see the SHOES yet. They’re hideous! gah <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/sick.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="sick" style="border:0;" />

    Steven looks great, but someone should sort those trousers at the end, they’re too long. Ok, I’m a perfectionist.

  35. Sarah x says:

    Cassie, Them Scarfs Are In Fashion Where I Live Lol x
    But Anyways, I Think I’ll Have To Go With Stevie And Alex, As Much As i Love Coleen, I Think The Gerrards Did It Betterrr.

  36. coolbyrne says:

    Sorry, but take the bag and the diamonds away from Alex, and one could easily fabricate a rumour that Stevie picked up a prostitute… or a background dancer to a Janet Jackson video, circa mid-80’s.  (Those tight jeans!  That half-sleeved jacket!  Those hooker shoes!)  Stevie looks casual and cute.  Rooney needs to find a jacket that fits him (too tight at the waist, too long at the sleeves).  Colleen looks completely stylish and fits right in.  So I’ll have to take the cheater’s route and choose the pairing of Steven and Colleen.

  37. StevieG says:

    i TOTALLY agree bout the scarfs it doesnt look ridiculous like lampards and despite wat most of u think i actually like wot alex is wering and i luv wot gerrards wering so they win for me! oh ye and y’s coleen trying to be all moody like? is she copying victoria beckams moto which is keep a ‘still moody face’ and jus look miserable coz i dont like it! i prefer it wen they’re natural and for me thts exactly wot the gerrards r jus naturally perfect

  38. dani says:

    gna have to go for stevie and alex purley because roo (+ jeremy kyle) ruin it for coleen why cudnt be in the pic with the other two then she wud of got my vote

    and me three on the whole fernando torres thing !! he great on and off the pitch x

  39. thee_gerrards says:

    i am bias but who cares coz i luv the gerrards anyway! but i think they look alot better together they’re both smiling and look very happy together and coleen looks to dun up like victoria beckam but im used to Vicki B being dun up but i dont like the moody cow look and wayne doesnt look like hes having a gd time and they dont really look er…… i duno happy? together? i dunnoooo but the gerrards jus look really sweet and go together so well i like wat stevie and alex r wering i dont like the scarf much but im starting to warm to it even though i usually hate them. but overall the gerrards win!!!

  40. trainee wag says:

    p.s. And stevie’s scarf looks accually quite good.. unlike lamp’s.

  41. trainee wag says:

    i would chose coleen over alex.. jsut because alex has those scary looking shoes and her facial expression looks likes she has been having botox every hour. lol.

    Gerrard over rooney, diffinitely. He is just to yummy. and don’t get me started on his smile. mmm <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/wink.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  42. linz says:

    i can’t pick one specifically because I like Colleen’s look and I like Stevie’s look.

  43. DC says:

    I vote for the Gerrards. they look much more comfotable and nice. and, surprisingly, i really like what Alex is wearing.

  44. RedGirl says:

    Don’t like Wayne’s jacket, kinda shiny… But Coleen looks fab.

    When I look at Alex all I can see is the hooker shoes, that hideous scarf and that big head/face. And I’m not even mentioning the jeans… Just awful. Although I don’t like Stevie’s shirt and he’s jeans are a little bit long, the rest of the clothing is ok. Lamps, look at Stevie and take note: that’s the way a MAN should wear a scarf!!

    So, to me, it’s a mix between Stevie and Coleen (if I may).

  45. tammyv says:

    The Roos…The Gerrard’s look like they are trying to be cute.  I hate that

  46. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    I’ll second that Ella, Torres please!! It’s taken me a while, but my crush on him has finally arrived!

  47. Ella says:

    I’ll go with Steven and Colleen.

    What’s up with the skulls on your scarf Alex? Combined with high heels and a shiny too tight-top; it ain’t pretty.

    I just noticed the ladies (?) shoes are quite similar. Interesting.

    Oh, and I think you ought to have a Fernando Torres- special due to his amazing goal-scoring-skills. And please, I am not demanding, no need for the photos to include Ollalla.

  48. Nic says:

    Totally the McRooneys… Colleen is just so adorable and real—I love her!

  49. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    OK, here I go……
    I don’t like any of the dodgy leather jacket’s, but Coleen’s mac is cute so she win’s that one!!
    Alex’s too tight jeans, too much bling and dodgy YSL Tribute knock off’s are all verrry bad!! And why does her face look so BIG in this picture? It takes up so much space!! Weird!
    Stevie is looking very scouse in his shiny (your not a Chelsea player ya know?!) shirt with jeans and trainers. Which is a look I’m not a fan of, a t-shirt would look so much better.
    Wayne looks very uncomfortable in what he is wearing.  He also seem’s to be about to take off, like he’s going to float away into the clouds to avoid this shopping trip!!

    Soo overall I’m gonna go with Coleen for the outfit but Stevie for the smile, so cute <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  50. Gretchen Weiners says:

    McRooneys take this one. Alex looks like a bloated Paris Hilton. Love the leather bomber and the sneakers on Rooney!

  51. cassie says:

    i think coleen looks very new york and chic, i like her simple outfit and flat shoes, very nice.  wayne always looks horrible so i just ignore him whenever he’s in a photo…..stevie looks good and natural, i actually believe that is something he wears on the weekends around liverpool.  alex looks like her usual self and i have to say the alexander mcqueen scarf was soooo 2 years ago, for someone who tries to be all trendy she’s a few years behind.  her shoes are terrible and the squity smile suits her.

  52. sarabee says:

    I think the shop has not long ago opened and is run/owned by Stevies cousin (according to local press). So yes,its obviously a photo-opp. And WTF is Jeremy Kyle doing in Milan behind Wayne and Coleen?

  53. jax says:

    Not keen on Wayne’s ill-fitting bomber jacket. Colleen still deep in thought on how many more of Wayne’s relatives she can leave off the wedding guest list.

    Alex revoltingly chavvy in too tight top, too tight jeans nicely topped off with too awful hooker shoes.

    Stevie wins hands down. Quite cute in fact.

  54. Katie says:

    Mmmm yummy, Stevie looks hot!! Glad to see I’m not alone in hating Alex’s hideous shoes which she seems to wear everywhere. But am I the only one who smells a photo-op, with the big smiles and prominent display of the bags and shop name?! Hmmm…

  55. Cate says:

    Coleen actually looks good in that outift. Also, as much as I love Stevie can’t vote for the Gerrards because (besides the fact that Alex offends my very person) the very fact that Stevie is smiling for anything other than football smells of staging. The man didn’t even smile at his own wedding for Chrissake.

  56. The Fourth Official says:

    Boring.  Except for Alex’s horrendous shoes, they could be any couple shopping in any downtown in any city in the world.

  57. lose that girl says:

    I vote for the Gerrards. Stevie G looks much more comfortable in his togs than poor Wayne. And what’s up with the shine factor of Wayne’s leather bomber? It’s nice to see Alex a bit more natural, boobs demurely covered with her scarf. They just look much more happy – a really cute couple.

    I quite like Coleen so I’m a bit pained that I can’t vote for her. She’s channeling moody Posh and that’s just not good!

  58. c9 says:

    Okay so, Wayne looks decent, clothing wise. I don’t like the scruff on his face, but whatever. Stevie is looking too short next to his wife pudgy faced wife.
    Colleen exceptionally beautiful, even if she’s not smiling. I mean come on people, if your freezing your a$$ off, would you be smiling or trying to hurry back to a warm place?

    So my vote goes to the McRooney’s 100%.  <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/wink.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  59. ches says:

    I’d say Steven > Wayne and Coleen > Alex.

  60. Rebecca says:

    I Agree With Lots Of You On This.
    I Choose Coleen And Stevie <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />
    Is That Allowed <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/raspberry.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="raspberry" style="border:0;" />

  61. Oh, I pick the Gerrards, only because I cant stand the other two. Or, I pick Stevie because he looks cute.

    But anyway.

    I saw Ellas and MrsXabi’s comment, and I DEFINITELY agree. More Torres to the world. And lets just pretend that there exists no Olalla. Bleh.

    As a matter of fact, I consider adding “MrsFernandoTorres” as a signature, to really make a statement. Feels best to do it now before anyone else does it. <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" /> One has to amuse oneself from time to time, eh?

    And that securitything read my mind again. “wish78”. Busted.

  62. Robin says:

    rooney looks like rooney(can he look like anything else?)
    colleen looks wonderfully casually chic – the sort of thing you’d wear to be comfortable and yet stylish in NY, Milan, London or San Fran. She looks really good actually.
    Stevie is always yummy to me.
    Alex looks horrible. Hooker shoes, WAY too tight jeans (are those jeans or leggings?), ugly shirt and then that scarf that was in style 2-3 years ago and that NO ONE wears anymore because it was so freaking over done. She should take a good look at Colleens pic and mimic it.

  63. kaya says:

    I have to say, the first thing I noticed when looking at these 2 photos is that Liverpool looks warmer than Milan! I guess it happens, but the Rooneys look miserably cold.
    The only thing I dig about Alex’s outfit is the pirate scarf… arrrrgh.
    Steve looks like he’s trying to match Alex’s carb face. That’s a particularly ridiculous looking pic of him.
    Wayne is Wayne… he should probably hire a tailor if he wants clothes that look like they fit him.
    Collen’s stuff is pretty neutral (boring even), but for starters, the coat would look a little better if she buttoned the thing, and used the belt buckle as intended instead of tying the thing in a knot. It looks like it doesn’t even fit her.

  64. rania says:

    colleen looks great. love it.

    rooney….erm. yuck.

    alex’s jeans are so ill fitting and she looks like she’s got a bit of muffin top going on there. and i’ve got a pair of jeans i never wear precisely because they bunch up in a line like that right around the crotch. HATE that.

    Stevie’s shirt it is really bad. first the print is awful, then he’s tucked it in and pulled it out a bit. the jacket is really bad taste, and to top it off he’s wearing white shoes. some black leather sneakers or shoes would go better, don’t u think? same with rooney – brown jacket, brown shoes!

  65. paris says:

    The GERRARDS 100% stevies got the casual look completley down, and Alex’s outfit is also really nice. I love the whole shoes matching shopping bags look. Plus Stevie looks positivley adorable. Keep the posts on Stevie G coming please!!

  66. Danika says:

    First: they were in Milano? And where was I? O waite I was skying in Valle d’Aosta. What they are doing in Milano? Its such a bad time to shop. The sales started weeks ago, so nothing interesting had left and the new collection are coming in stores in couple of days. Well I think that Wayne’s expression is priceless and Coleen’s pout is so Posh. Stevie is love but he is smiling because he is in a publicitary trip, that store, according to this wife is own by his cousins, and beeing just open needed some publicity. Everytime I wach Alex first thing that I see is her shoes I don’t like those

  67. brandy says:

    I never thought I’d say this EVER, but I vote for the Rooneys!!!!

    Stevie and Alex look too fake and too happy about being papped out. And I think Alex needs to get into rehab stat for that stripper shoe addiction of hers. I mean, red velvet 6-inch spike platform heels? What is this? The Spearamint Rhino?!

  68. tammyv says:

    Colleen looks cold to me…not like she is hiding but shivering. Roo has his hands inside his sleves, she has hers in her pocket,e veryone around them looks cold

  69. xhanna08x says:

    OMG i loove Stevie and it is nice to see Alex smiling for once! It makes a nice change! I still think he could do better though =)I would sooo vote for the Gerrards. Stevie does look more comfortable than Wayne and Alex is a lot more attractive than Coleen. I think the Gerrards also handle the press better and they look more appealing and friendly. I am actually supprised at just how happy they look! =) x