Your Afternoon Chat: Delightful Vacation Buys


This is a request from a Fug National who’s off to London and Paris on a trip (I AM JEALOUS) and would like to know what kind of goodies she should look for there, which she can’t get stateside. It’s been my experience that most stuff that’s readily available in Europe and the UK, you can probably dig up on Amazon if you want to pay for it/jump through some hoops to get it (like, I have a weird obsession with this deodorant that I bought in London because I forgot mine and I love it and ONLY want to use it forever more). But it’s more fun to buy lip balms and miceller waters and hand lotions and candies and weird-flavored potato chips whilst on vacation, and I vote that we enable this for everyone.

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I bought that while we were in London after like three years of stalking it online. I REGRET NOTHING. Also I need a bigger carry-on so…it was, uh, totally necessary? ANYWAY. Please feel free to share the goodies you like to buy on vacation — it certainly doesn’t need to be overseas or a fancy trip, either; I like to buy a Fancy and/or Ridiculous Pen everywhere I go — or what you ask people to bring back to you from visits to various places, what you should DEFINITELY NOT get on vacation, and, in general, your favorite travel bring-homes. Obviously, any related hilariously disastrous stories are also welcome, like if you once got thrown in customs jail because your suitcase was full of cheese or whatever.

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Fugs or Fabs: Zoe Saldana and the Star Trek Gang


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This photo amuses me, and it’s not because of the Vulcan greeting being universally dispensed.

Star Trek Beyond Asia Tour - Guangzhou Red Carpet & Fan Screening

I look at it, and it’s a collection of men who all have seemingly different ideas about how to button your shirt under a jacket. Zachary Quinto over there has gone FULL button, and looks like the prime suspect in an Agatha Christie murder mystery. Simon Pegg and Justin Lin are both one button down, but with different amounts of nape showing, and Chris Pine looks to have undone at least two. It is a buffet of fastening choices. Also, don’t accept any drinks Quinto gives you, and/or let him drive any pleasure craft. It may lead to your doom.

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Unfug or Fab: Jessica Alba in Dolce & Gabbana


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Honestly, this is picky, especially fresh off the horrors of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s genre-exploding skirtaloons.

Jessica Alba

I very nearly gave this a full thumbs-up, but then I peeked closer and stared to have doubts. I’ve never loved the corset-look detailing on bodices, even if it is a D&G staple; cups like that too often look like they’re squeezing the boobs. And I generally ALSO balk at the horizontal seam that cuts the wearer across the knee. It ends up coming across like the dress was supposed to stop there and then the designers changed their minds and sewed on all their leftover fabric real quick. Haste, or the appearance thereof, is not a dreamy aesthetic.

But it’s a lively floral. I just wish this was slightly sharper here and there, you know? I want her head and clutch to have the best. I’d tinker with the top and let the bottom finish the way it started. What would you do?

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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What the Fug: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Balmain


I don’t really LIKE having to list everything that’s happening in an outfit, but often it HAS to happen so that I can confirm we are truly seeing what I think we’re seeing. So fire up your eyeballs, Fug Nation:

Jessica Alba at Mechanic: Resurrection Premiere in Hollywood

Correct me if I’m wrong, but this APPEARS to be a pair of pants, one leg of which is slit to the thigh, with a wrap skirt over it. They are, essentially, a formal skort on growth hormones. So… formal skants? Apt, as the soundalike “askance” is how I am looking at them. The color of the top is too close to the pants to not be exact — either you’re matching, or you’re not; you need at least a LITTLE acreage in between – and of course there’s a choker, and suddenly she’s the lounge act aboard the S.S. Auf Shore, a Project Runway immersive-experience cruise.

[Photo: Getty]

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Fugwreck: Amy Schumer at The Late Show


We did a whole slideshow in December entreating Amy Schumer to change up her style this year. So it’s not that I’m ungrateful for her experimentation; I am, instead, thrilled that this isn’t another babydoll dress or sleeveless red/black/white number with a v-neck.

Amy Schumer

But I had hoped for more than poorly proportioned, too-small cropped slacks and a merry widow. The shoes? Yes. They are a sexpot delight. And the lingerie looks great on her… AS LINGERIE. The pants, though, need to be tied to a brick and hurled into the Hudson while a shadowy mob boss puffs a cigar in a waiting limo. If this were a movie, we’d be at the slapstick part where the heroine lost her wallet and her luggage got mixed up with someone else’s, and she has to make it to a professional obligation wearing whatever she can find inside the mistaken suitcase and successfully pretend it was on purpose. In real life, though, I wish she’d just popped into Bloomies and taken her Visa for a spin.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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Fug or Fab: Christina Milian


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I feel like this look is really cute, but I also feel like it’s been a long hot summer and it’s possible I cannot be fully trusted:

Exclusive... Christina Milian Running Errands In Beverly Hills

It’s also possible that my intense envy of women who can pull off Sneakers With Dresses is blinding me to any and all faults herein. Please advise.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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Well Played, Chloe Sevigny


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I’d like to thank the photographers at this event for making sure they got detailed shots of Chloe’s accessories. SOMEONE knows what we need.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]

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