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Fugs and Pieces, October 2nd, 2015

How is it already October??? While you reflect on the ever-quickening passage of time, please enjoy the following.

– At Book Riot: 8 Classic Novels Retitled As Clickbait

– Love this chat with the costume designer for Girls, over at Design*Sponge.

– Blake Lively is closing Preserve. Here’s the take on Lainey Gossip.

– This is neat! From Mode, 100 years of wedding gowns in 3 minutes. (You Tube)

– You guys, Keanu is aging SO HANDSOMELY. (Lainey)

– The New York Times did a whole piece on how fashionable Pacey is now.

– OBVIOUSLY you want to read this recent, and dishy, interview with Christine Elise — or, as you may know her, 90210′s Emily Valentine. (Complex)

– This is a great chat with Ruth Reichl (who has a new cookbook out!) at Cup of Jo.

– And if you enjoyed that, you might want to read this (longform!) piece about Ina Garten at Eater. It’s fascinating and good. (I love Ina; I have literally all of her cookbooks.)

–Pajiba suggests some creepy podcasts for October. (I swear, podcasts are the only way I get any housework done at all.)

– Also at Pajiba: Anne of Green Gables Is a God Damned Fashion Icon. TRUE.

– I hope to master The J Crew Roll on all my sleeves this fall! (College Prepster)

– At Refinery29, I LOVE this piece about the power of the black turtleneck, which is one of my own personal favorite items of clothing.

– Your recipe link for the week is near and dear to my heart. At Camilla Styles, maple molasses donuts. I LOVE YOU DONUTS.

– Did you know that, per Refinery29, You Can Eat A Holiday Feast In The Great Hall At Hogwarts???!?!?!?!?! At least until the Dementors show up and ruin everything.

– This is fascinating, at Lapham’s Quarterly: When Women Ruled Fashion.

– And, at All Things Georgian, a look at Georgian era bling.

Tim Gunn DOES NOT like Anna Wintour. By the way, the story that he tells about her being carried down stairs, which Anna’s people deny? I heard it far before this all came out, and from a very reliable source. ALSO, the stairs down which she was allegedly carried ARE TERRIFYING so I understand the thought process. You know, kinda.  (Celebitchy)


Royals Round-Up, October 2nd, 2015

I am pleased to inform you that this post has A LOT of Prince Harry — in uniform! In a suit! Wearing a backpack! With children! Near sheep! (There are also other people.)

If you missed it, Wills and Kate and Harry went to the rugby this past weekend, and there was A LOT of canoodling and sportsfaces, if you’re into that kind of thing. Which you SHOULD BE.


– Wills is still out flying his helicopter for the Air Ambulance folks. (BBC)

– Harry SWEARS he’s not ready to settle down yet. (Vanity Fair)

– Also, you probably want to watch him photobomb this dude:

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia have moved into their palace, which seems VERY close to the street. What about gawkers?! (Hello!)

– Speaking of, she wore a very cute coat this week. (Royalista)

– Speaking of THAT, I particularly enjoyed What Kate Wore’s look at the new McQueens for this fall (scroll down.)

– This is a fascinating piece about Queen Marie of Romania’s sapphire at The Court Jeweller.

– Over at People, QE2 gives a pony a Polo mint. (Say that five times fast.)

– Max and Wax also met the Obamas, and Michelle’s dress IS SO GOOD:

– And Crown Princess Mary was ALSO in New York this week:


Obviously: Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

And there’s my Easter Sunday dress sorted! ALREADY!

[Photo: Getty]


Fugs and Fabs: Jada Pinkett Smith

She’s been ALL OVER Paris Fashion Week, and I have to wonder what she’s selling. (Generally, celebs don’t go to THIS many shows out of a pure love of fashion, just because running all over town and changing four times a day is exhausting.) Perhaps just herself; she doesn’t have anything on the docket right now, that IMDb is aware of. After having left Gotham (on which she was easily my favorite part) and getting such good notices for Magic Mike XXL, maybe she and Team Pinkett Smith have decided the time has come to go full-throttle with her press. There are worse ways.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Fug Men: Christina Hendricks

Okay. In fairness, I wouldn’t know what to wear to an opening night party for a Restoration Hardware, either. (That is literally what this event is.)

Restoration Hardware Celebrates The Opening Of RH Chicago - The Gallery At The Three Arts Club

But going full Newsies is bold.


Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the New York City Ballet Fall Gala

We already discussed SJP; now let’s eyeball everyone else.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, Getty]


Recent Fugs or Fabs: Charlize Theron

These are my confessions: When I saw the first photo, I legit thought she was pregnant and Heather and I had a long chat about what a dramatic turn of events it would be if she and Sean Penn broke up and then she promptly stormed out and had a baby with, say, the hot dude who is in charge of watering her organic garden (no pun intended UNTIL THE PUN WAS INTENDED). None of this has actually come to pass, which disappoints me. Please be more soap operatic, celebrities.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]