Author Archives: Heather

Well Rocked: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Times are slow, but I just thought you should know…

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Hercules premiere

… that even when pickings are slim on the red carpet, The Rock is still in the kitchen whipping up something fragrant.


Recent Fugs and Fabs of Taylor Swift

Man, anything paved is a catwalk for this one. I appreciate it.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, AKM-GSI]


Fine: Mariah Carey

The thing is, I don’t think Mariah Carey actually has a style, other than tight tube dresses of varying lengths.

Mariah Carey at Hercules premiere

And I don’t think she cares.  I suppose the way Mariah plays it, she ends up being a lot more timeless than the Rihannas and Rita Oras of the world, whose photo albums someday will scream of being a pop culture time capsule. There’s a part of me that respects that a star of her wattage doesn’t bother to play a strenuous styling game (or even really learn red carpet pose science) because she presumably figures her presence is enough — and then there’s a part of me that wishes she’d recruit some insane ball gowns and dazzle and frighten us by dabbling in all the most dire trends, because she is Mariah Carey, dammit, and that should be part of the show. So, Fug Nation, play Fantasy Stylist for Our Lady of the Seventh Octave, right down to picking out her dresses if you so choose. Would you keep it simple and transcend the trends, or would you live it the hell up? What would you do, in her shoes, besides possibly get rid of those shoes?


Fug Factor: Cheryl Cole in Ralph & Russo

I really love this line, and I want more people to wear it, because some of what’s come down the runway has been stunning and so far it’s been in limited deployment.

Cheryl Cole in Ralph & Russo (2)

And so of course, Cheryl here has popped up in a really disappointing one that is not so much harshing my buzz as sanding it down to a bloody nub. That velvet chunk is incredibly awkward there, like it and ONLY it was properly fertilized and seeded.

Oh, and if you think you caught a whiff of something transparent in the skirt…

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Recent Fugs and Fabs of LeAnn Rimes

I said to Jessica, “If we have to run an omnibus of Miranda Kerr AND of LeAnn Rimes on the same DAY, then it’s officially Lean Times.” And here we are.

[Photos: Pacific Coast News, Splash News, Getty]


Well Played Cover: Lupita Nyong’o on Elle France

Well, look, if the idea is to get people to buy a magazine because it makes them happy…

Lupita Nyong'o on Elle France, August 2014

… then this ought to make a fortune in newsstand sales.

Also, I keep misreading the first E in Elle as an F, and so the ete with it tricks me into thinking it says Fete, as in, she’s going to teach me how to throw the most jovial and glamorous fete in all of Fetekind, and frankly, I would be in for that too.