VMAs Well Played: Britney Spears in Julien Macdonald


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“HEY Y’ALL,

Admit it. This dress is surprisingly sophisticated coming from me — especially if you consider MY RED CARPET PAST [seriously what was I even thinking half the time yes I'm talking about Kevin. Did you forget he was alive? SO DID I!] — even if it does kinda look like I got mauled by a bear leaving a Victoria Beckham sample sale:

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I’m so tan! My extensions look great! I have at least one sleeve! I bought these shoes because I read on in a plane magazine that every business woman needs a practical pair of black pumps and I DO feel practical and business-y in them! ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS.

Okay, I have to go now. Kim Kardashian cornered me in the bathroom and explained that I’m supposed to go writhe around while some dude you never heard of sings LIKE YOU CARE ABOUT HIM and I look great in a catsuit and yellow boots and everyone on Twitter wonders what happened to my snake. He lives in my hot tub.

BYE,

LOVE,

BRITNEY”

[Photo: Getty]

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VMAs Well Played: Hailee Steinfeld in Balmain


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I genuinely was worried Hailee had forgotten how to do this.

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Yes, okay, it’s also got an aura of Ugly Grandma Sweater, but you know what? I love grandmothers. And I love sweaters. And now that I’m basically emotionally a grandmother myself, I kind of miss all the ugly knitwear I used to get on my birthday, and wear for as little time as possible before burying it in my closet. So this both tickles my nostalgia AND still looks fabulous on her. Welcome back, Steinfeld. If you’d like to continue bringing it, I will accept delivery.

[Photo: Getty]

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VMAs Fug or Fab: Beyonce in Francesco Scognamiglio


On one hand, at least Beyonce is trying something somewhat new and different. On the other, I’m not sure if Styled Vaguely By Gaga needs to be a thing. On the third hand, which I need to have checked out by a doctor, is it weird that my biggest note about this is that I wish it were better lined so that I could spend more time thinking about her Marabou Feather Neckbrace, rather than weighing if this is ultimately too distractingly sheer and doing Weird Things to her crotch? On my left foot, Marabou Feather Neckbrace is my favorite Bowie cover band, so this obvious sartorial salute puts me in a more forgiving mood than I should be.

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Fugs and Pieces, August 26th, 2016


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Programming alert! The VMAs are Sunday (we took a look back at its red carpet from 2006 earlier today), so make sure you swing by on Monday for complete coverage. Until then:

– This is so flipping good. Elle had a variety of Emmy nominees perform the “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” monologue from Friday Night Lights. Sterling K Brown as Coach Taylor is essentially the only thing I need in my life, ever, it turn out:

(At one point, I swear Tracee Ellis Ross is doing Marta Karolyi, also. Plus, I mean, Keegan-Michael Key. And Rachel Bloom! It’s just really good.)

H and I wrote a retrospective of Britney Spear’s most iconic red carpet looks for Cosmo, and it was really fun. Also, in case you forgot: BODY BE BANGIN’. Wow, Britney.

– Also: You’ve got another week or so to take advantage of the Buy Two Get One Free sale that B&N is having on their favorite paperbacks, one of which is The Royal We!

– This is amazing, at Bright Side: Auto mechanics pay homage to the legendary artworks of Renaissance painters

– Also fascinating: Forensic analysis of pigtails to help identify original ‘mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty’ [Phys.org]

– The Cut wonders, in light of Nate Parker’s college rape accusations, Is It Okay to See Birth of a Nation?

– At Mashable, these are fascinating late-1800s photochroms of Istanbul.

– At Lainey: Aw! I also totally forgot these two were married, and I love them together.

– Also at Lainey, is it so WRONG if I want these two to get back together? IS IT?

– Relevant to our interests, at Revelist: 11 times Helen Mirren proved she’s a feminist goddess

– This is a really interesting look at the history of A Star Is Born, at Vulture.

– Really interesting, and highly complex, at Indie Wire: Plagiarism Accusation Ignites Behind-the-Scenes Battle Over Costume Design

– At Pajiba, we get our weekly Jason Momoa. THANK YOU.

– At Fashionista, Amy Schumer joins the ranks of a variety of celebs complaining about how much the Met Gala sucks. Gosh, it’s a shame that you’re legally obligated to attend it!  You know, in fairness, I get that the Met may not be Amy’s jam but that she felt she needed to go for her own PR. And that’s a totally, totally legitimate choice that she made for her career — and guess who got a Vogue cover this year? Exactly. I do not, however, think that it’s particularly necessary to go on Stern (now that said cover is out, and she’s gotten baller coverage from Vogue of her new memoir), and trash the whole thing (and backhandedly insult Alexander Wang in the process). Just…don’t go again? Problem solved!

– At Celebitchy, this is legit a question to which I need the answer:  Did Joshua Jackson & Ruth Wilson have a wine-soaked hookup this week?

And, finally, if you missed a few days here at GFY this week, some highlights:

– Here’s a round-up of all our Olympics coverage!

– We had a great chat about the items we like to buy whilst on vacay.

– We gave Blake Lively the retrospective treatment.

– J Lo baked a pie! She made it nice!

– Chloe Sevigny wore THE CUTEST shoes.

– This is probably the final round of September issues covers.

 

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Royals Round-Up, August 26th, 2016


LOADS of extra bits and pieces from Wills and Kate’s two outings this week, among other items, including some stragglers from the Olympics.

In case you missed it earlier this week:

Wills and Kate both re-wore saucy patterns.

And Kate debuted a new red day dress that I covet.

And elsewhere:

– Racked did a big story about Kate style bloggers that I’m sure you’ll find interesting.

People did a story about Balmoral, where the Queen summers (and forces everyone else to visit).

Glommable offers a quiz to scientifically determine which of Henry VIII’s wives you are. I am Anne Boleyn, so that ends poorly for me. You’re all welcome for the greatest Queen England has ever known!

– We must all give thanks to Tatler for this slideshow of royal babies.

– Speaking of, Kate told a v. cute story about Prince George’s shenanigans this week. [Vanity Fair]

– The Court Jeweller rewinds to Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon’s wedding, fifteen years ago. Queen Maxima looks like an entirely different person now!

– At People, this is a tear-jerker: Prince William Tells Boy Who Lost His Mother He Still Misses Princess Diana Every Day

– And, finally, we’ve got new portraits of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik:

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at the Airport


It’s August. The celebs of the world do not even care. They are hot. They are sweaty. They cannot deal.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]

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Who Fugged It Best: Rita Ora v. Chloe Grace Moretz


I find it HIGHLY amusing that one of these people is wearing this item as a shirt, and the other as a dress. First, please cast your eyes on Rita Ora, scampering to the set of America’s Next Top Model — I assume:

Rita Ora Steps Out In NYC

And then allow me to remind you that Ms Chloe Grace Moretz wore this self-same item when appearing on What What Happens Live earlier this year:

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Allow me, if you will, a side by side:

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