Fugs and Pieces, October 31, 2014


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hope it’s full of treats and no tricks.

– I know you’ll want to read Elle‘s interview with Josh Jackson.

-- Vogue celebrates the best of Winona Ryder, on the occasion of her 43rd birthday this week. WINO FOREVER!

Amy Poehler’s AMA is great. (For example, someone asks, “How do you treat yo self?” and her response is “fine leather goods.”)

– I love this: 10 Sexy Vintage Halloween Costumes. Spoiler: SEXY EBOLA is not one of them, but they’re quite awesome. (Retroette)

– This feels thematic: Glamour and grieving: How the Victorians dressed for death. (CNN)

– The Telegraph tells us how to recreate the most iconic wedding looks of all time.

– This is the sort of thing Vanity Fair does so well: The 50th Anniversary of New York’s Most Sensational Jewel Heist

– I know this is right up your street: A Visitor’s Guide to Jane Austen’s England (All Things Georgian)

– Oh god. The Peter Pan Live! promo. This is going to be a thing that happens to us.  Although Allison Williams looks kind of weirdly cute in that hair. (Jezebel)

– Here’s Eddie Redmayne, if you found yourself wishing for him. (Celebitchy)

– Lainey takes on the rumors that Jessica Biel is pregnant (in short: she doesn’t know one way or the other).

– Have you seen DanRad rapping? He’s GREAT. (Gawker)

Cosmo brings us many gifs of many braids. Braids!

Helen Mirren is the new face of L’Oreal, which is just perfect. (The Cut)

– Also at The Cut, Rebecca Harrington attempted to “waist-train,” a la Kim Kardashian, with hilarious results.

– Look at this amazing cocktail menu/pop-up book! (Fast Company)

– This is interesting: A Visual History of 150 Years of Image Manipulation Before Photoshop. (Brain Pickings)

– I KNOW some of you will want to read this from our friends at Pajiba: A Quick Primer on What ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Gets Wrong About Law School. Um, ALL OF IT?

– And the New York Times talks about red wine on Scandal and The Good Wife.



Royals Round-Up, October 31, 2014

First off, in case you missed it, we had some Prince Harry earlier this week, although this slideshow ALSO has EVEN MORE Prince Harry for you. It also brings you HATS and TIARAS and SHEEP and SANDWICHES and WEIRD STATUTES HUGGING.

Elsewhere of interest, can I direct you to the following?


[Photos: Splash Photos, Getty Images, ORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images, KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images, Michel Porro/Getty Images, Mark Renders/Getty Images, Anthony Devlin/PA Pool, John Stillwell/PA Wire, Joe Giddens/PA Wire]



High Fugshion: Romona Keveza Bridal 2015

Halloween is a weird day to bust out some bridal pictures, but hey, we got them, and maybe you — like Cady Heron before you — want inspiration for your Ex-Wife costume.

[Photos: Romona Keveza]


Well Spun: Alek Wek

I’ll admit, when she stands still, this dress is underwhelming.

Alek Wek attends the 9th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

It’s a cute pattern — I enjoy that it almost looks three-dimensional — but the cut is a little maternity, almost, and the heavy stockings and shoes weigh it down.

But then she walks:

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Unfug or Fab: Hailee Steinfeld


Every time I glance at this thing, I have to do a double-take on whether it’s off-the-shoulder.

Hailee Steinfeld

It’s the type of thing Forever 21 would knock off — er, pay homage to — by actually MAKING it off-the-shoulder and then sewing a t-shirt into it. Sometimes I think Forever 21 is what Donna Martin would have done with Now Wear This!, if she had made it far enough. It would be all fast-fashion, and all basically one-ply and itchy.

Anyway, enough about that old sadsack. Let’s talk Steinfeld. I do love this orangey-red, and I don’t even know that I HATE it with the pale pink — it reminds me of this Prada on Audrey Tautou, from Cannes 2013 — but the cut and shades create an optical illusion that throws me off my already-shambolic game. So let’s get tweaksy: Would you shorten it? Would you ACTUALLY make it off-the-shoulder? Would you try a different color up there? Or would you leave it? Throw in a more orange lipstick? And what of the shoes? All of which is also then considered through the lens of her being a 17-year old girl, so she’s careening right into the “Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” territory that Britney so movingly poeticized. Is the length too adult? Or is it the perfect amount of sophistication for someone who, by all appearances, is not steering herself into Gomez City or Mileytown?

You have feelings, I suspect, and see if you can guess what I was watching while working:

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[Photo: Getty]


Fine or Feh: Emma Watson at the Britannia Awards, with Bonus Judi Dench

First of all, I swear she’s worn this before, but I think I’m wrong. It only feels like she’s worn this before, because she wear stuff like this often (indeed, her archives are chockablock with black and white, and also pants). Let’s start off with the good:

BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Presented By BBC America And United Airlines - Arrivals

She’s often so serious looking on the red carpet, it felt nice to start off with a smile, and with DAME JUDI DENCH, no less. Here’s the whole look, though:

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