Casual Fuggerday: Emma Stone in Venice

You probably want to see more of her new haircut in action, right?

[Photos: AKM/GSI]


Casual Fuggerday: Ariana Grande on the Today Show

Here’s my hangup with Ariana Grande (whom my teenage niece loves; like, if Ariana is on TV, BACK OFF, because it’s not going anywhere): About seventy-five percent of the time, if not more, nothing she’s doing makes it all the way up to her eyes.

Ariana Grade Performs On NBC's "Today" Show

On the red carpet she usually looks half-terrified; when she’s performing, it’s like you can see the hamsters huffing and puffing on the wheel, trying not to trip and fall off it. (That’s not a comment on her intellect. More like, I feel like I can see her counting steps, planning ahead to the next dance move.) I remember the VMAs — or Grammys? — when she just stood up there and sang her heart out and was talented and cute, and it worked better for her in particular, to me, than all this generic Pop Princess stuff that feels strained. Although I am not her target audience, and whatever hash she’s slinging is CLEARLY finding a place on my niece’s plate, so whatever.

That said, this cellophane cheerleader bit is as dead to me as her eyes sometimes are (although can we give three cheers for her lipstick? It’s gorgeous on her). At first I thought it was going to be the skirt that annoyed me, until I got to this shot of the top and saw that it puts the “bust” in “bustier.” No need to be all Barneys all the time, but no need to be Dollar Store, either.

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Fugs and Pieces, August 29th, 2014


We made it to the weekend, you guys! If you want to relieve the past couple of awards shows, here’s our wrap-up of the Emmys for The Cut, and the same for the VMAs. Phew! PS: Thanks to the Labor Day holiday here in the United States, regular posting will resume on TUESDAY, September 2nd, although we’ll have bits and pieces for you over the long weekend, as usual.

– The New York Times has a very interesting piece about fashion at the U.S Open. (On the players, not the spectators.)  I like to watch tennis while I work, and was just thinking yesterday how crazy everyone looks at the Open compared to the classic tennis whites of Wimbledon. (I enjoy both, to be frank. I LOVE tennis outfits.)

– And InStyle brought us HOT DUDE TENNIS PLAYERS.

– You are going to love this story about Lizzy Caplan choosing her Donna Karan Emmys’ dress. (Elle)

– And Uzo Aduba took Buzzfeed behind the scenes for her own Emmys outing.

– Look at this amazing carpet, made of 750,000 flowers, in Belgium! (Smithsonian)

HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THE WIG ON CHER HOROWITZ in the new Brittany Murphy biopic. IT’S THE WORST. (Vulture)

– Whee! More City Hall Weddings from Refinery29.

– Here’s Kristen Stewart in Vanity Fair France. She looks really good, I have to say. (Lainey)

– These are awesome. Beer label-inspired manicures. And they are sincerely elegant. (Birchbox)

– Hungry? Here’s a (very interesting and educational) photo history of American school lunches. (Bon Appetit)

Hello Kitty is not a cat? WTF?! SHE HAS CAT EARS. (Los Angeles Times)

– The evolution of the Victoria’s Secret catalog is pretty fascinating. (Cosmo)

The Science of Us wonders why you can never smell your own home and now I’m paranoid.

– Pajiba says, Please Never Revive These 10 Quintessential ‘90s Shows

– This is funny: What Would The BuzzFeed Post About You Be Called?

– Something about this headline makes me laugh:  Amal Alamuddin visited George Clooney on the set of his Nespresso commercial. I don’t know why. (Celebitchy)



Royals Round-Up, August 29th 2014

HARRY (allegedly) HAS A NEW GIRLFRIEND. I think she looks very much like Kate.  (There’s a rumor that Chelsy Davy is engaged, so it’s possible poor Harry is merely burying his long-simmering romantic devastation in a new lady [there are long-standing theories that Chelsy is The One Who Got Away], but this one does seem suitably sporty + charity minded, although her name is Camilla, so we’re going to have to come up with a nickname to differentiate between her and Camilla The First, if she proves to have staying power. But my snap judgement based on basically nothing is that I’ve decided I like this one. Kate, come on. Email me the scoop. Surely you’re reading this on your phone, in Scotland.)

Anyway, we’re light on pictures of the Brits this week — Kate and Wills have stuff planned for September, kicking off with an event in Oxford next week-ish, so we will not be bereft that long — and nada from Spain or Monaco or the Netherlands, but Denmark and Sweden are holding up the side.

ELSEWHERE, for your reading pleasure:


FugJour Magazine: Kendall and Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner always looks so Over It to me.

Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner  for DuJour Magazine

In this instance, I believe she’s looking straight into my soul and saying, “I know right? It’s Batboobs over there or Supernavel. Can I file for emancipation yet?”

[Photo: Splash]


Who Played It Better: Holland Roden v. Kate Middleton

Sorry to be dipping back into the Emmys well, but eagle-eyed Fug National Esther pointed out that Holland Roden sported a dress at an Emmys post-party that looks rather similar to a fairly famous dress previously seen on the Duchess of Cambridge, and I thought you might enjoy a Sleepy Friday Compare and Contrast. And by “you,” I mean Kate herself, who I assume is reading this right now whilst on vacation, muttering around a mouthful of takeaway while William tries to keep George from falling into the loch.

I'm not seriously putting this up to a vote.

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