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What the Fug: Maya Rudolph


Okay, first: How desperate is NBC to have a variety series? Maya Rudolph tried one; it flopped. Neil Patrick Harris did it, and it was painful. And now Maya and Martin Short have one in the hopper. I like both of them, so I hope it pans out, but…

Maya Rudolph

… my optimism is about as robust as this jumpsuit is attractive. She’s essentially dressed as a glass of milk. And I don’t even think people who LIKE milk ever actually get psyched about it.

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Fug or Hmm: Pink in Rosie Assoulin


At first, I saw Pink in this and thought, “Oh, Pink. That’s so Pink.”

Pink

But… is it? It occurs to me that I actually have NO IDEA if Pink is the kind of person who would show up at an event in a tie-dyed drop cloth. In fact, I realize now, I wouldn’t have pictured this at ALL, unless it was a blouse that she paired with leather pants and impossibly bad-ass boots. It’s possible I don’t know Pink anymore, beyond her affinity for death-defying aerial acts. PINK. Let us rekindle our relationship. And when we do, I will admit to you that this thing would have been way better if you’d lopped off the sleeves and made someone give it a proper waist. And then you will hand me a beer — it will be none other than the Champagne of Beers, Miller High-Life, of course — and we will make our own hummus and play Bananagrams before some spirited street hockey, and maybe do some gardening, and knit a hat, and then hit things you don’t like anymore with sledgehammers. Just to make sure that I leave that meeting finding you even more of an enigma: “Wait… what is Pink? What isn’t Pink?” And then we’ll do it all over again. Great! I’ll get a head start: SERIOUSLY, for real, lose the sleeves.

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Scrolldown Fug: Hailee Steinfeld


We were so close, Hailee. We were RIGHT there.

Hailee Steinfeld

But then your skirt grew a ponytail.

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What the Fug: Constance Jablonski


Well.

Constance Jablonski

The curtain’s up. Are we waiting for tiny actors to perform a musical between her feet? If Lin-Manuel Miranda has invented Tiny Hamilton, he is an even mightier genius than previously thought. I can’t wait to see the likes of Mr. Miniranda, Lesslie Odom, Renee Elise Goldsbaby, Phililliputian Soo, Okierietoy Onadowee, and of course, Daveed Biggs. Because he can never be anything but supersize.

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Well Played: Mia Wasikowska in Alexander McQueen


This might be the best she’s ever looked.

Mia Wasikowska

The bodice is a LITTLE low, but the straps camouflage that well, and her head is highly excellent. Honestly, this whole dress feels a bit like she beat Nicole Kidman to the punch, or tricked her into wandering into a broom closet and than skipped gleefully to the promised land. I hope someone let Nic out again. Or slid her some snacks.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Obie Awards


The Obie Awards are for Off-Broadway theatre. Consider it a palate-tickler for the Tonys in June, including the presence of one Hamilton cast member. Hint: It’s my boyfriend. No, not that one; my other boyfriend. One of them. Yes.

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Fug the Show: Outlander recap, S2 E7, “Faith”


I’ve chosen the most benign, non-spoilery cover photo, just in case anyone is trying to scroll past this quickly without seeing what happened. But if you know already… dudes, this episode was all pain. It was SO SAD. It was like putting your heart in a Salad Shooter.

Luckily, there is Terry Dresbach. She did a whole entry on how Claire’s marvelous cape from last week was based on a Balenciaga. Saks also did windows with the costumes in them, so Dresbach posted copious photos of the moving process, which is just a magnificent treat. She even discusses how they solved the issue of getting period-proper mannequins and shared construction pictures, including close-ups of the “wigs” they made. Her blog is A TREASURE. I just love that she and hers documented so much of this. Please, please treat yourselves.

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