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Fugs and Fabs: VH-1 Big in 2015

I decided to lead off with Taraji P. Henson, because really, few people has as big a 2015 as she and Cookie Lyon did.

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Fug the Show: Empire recap, season 2, episode 8

This is as much time as network TV has ever devoted to a rap battle, and it’s one of the most watchable scenes of the season, even if I have no idea how half of it even worked (like how the crowd knew what to say when Hakeem held out the mic to them; did he pass out lyrics sheets?).


Well Played: Solange in Milly

So, Robert Rodriguez and John Malkovich made a movie for the Louis XIII cognac company called 100 Years, which is going in a vault until 2115, ergo we’ll only see it when our heads are floating in glass jars on our descendants’ mantels.

solange Louis XIII 100 years

I am sad the time capsule won’t include pictures of Solange at this party wearing, say, a dinner plate with her sister’s face airbrushed on it, or a caftan made of pencils. But it’s hard to complain, because this looks great on her, and at LEAST she brought some sleeve drama. We’ve got to give our progeny SOMETHING to discuss other than why we were so into sheers.

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Unfug or Fab: Anna Paquin in Monique Lhuillier

This is one of a few dresses that felt very Discount de la Renta to me.

anna paquin the good dinosaur

I like the lively colors, I like a floral, and I’m glad she stuck a bright shoe with it. But there’s something keeping me from loving it. Is it too long in the back? Is it that the black bodice is too low in the front? Is it that this has been a very long week and I am fresh out of enthusiasm? Is it that I am thinking about what pies to make next week, and how badly I want to eat my biscuit stuffing and maybe I should just make a test batch real fast? Could be any of those things. So let me know: Is this great as-is, or is it a few paces from fantastic?

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Fug the Show: Nashville, season 4, episode 8

They could have titled this episode, “Boy, it’s taking a while to get used to Scarlett’s haircut.”


Well Played: Miranda Kerr in Peter Pilotto

Miranda wore this to some ceremony to do with the star on the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and it’s really hard for me not to take that into account when evaluating it.

Miranda Kerr Raises The Swarovski Star In New York City

If she were going on the Today show in, say, May, or to a photocall in London in July, or even to the lighting of a holiday tree in deepest Hawaii, then great. This is quite cute, and the shoes and red lipstick are perfection with it. But it’s New York in November. And even if it was’t a full icebox at the time, there’s no way it was warm enough for this, which wants to be on an extremely large yacht docked near St. Tropez.

I mean, even SHE called in reinforcements:

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Well Played: Taylor Schilling in Vionnet

This is my favorite thing she’s ever worn, I think:

taylor schilling CNN Heroes

At first I thought the bracelet was really just a big ol’ Fitbit holder, but when you zoom in, it’s all sparkly. And yeah, the pattern is a bit like high-fashion blood spatter, but… wait for it… that’s how to get away with murder. ZING. Sigh. Maybe I should go back on the painkillers.

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