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Top Fug: Padma Lakshmi


WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ANY OF US, MUCH LESS PADMA?

Is Padma taking on the role of Rayanne Graff in a theatrical reboot of My So-Called Life, featuring only adults twenty years too old for their parts? And if so, can we get Claire Danes back?

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The Fugpire Diaries: Kat Graham


I quite seriously do not know what is even happening here:

In case you were wondering, you know shit has gotten real when you find yourself thinking, “Well, they’re not garters,” as if GARTERS worn with her denim diapers is a scenario that would make sense.

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Eleven


William and Kate’s first full day in Australia involved meeting with victims of a terrible and deeply destructive brush fire near Sydney — I know everyone has great sympathy in these instances, but as a Californian, seeing brush fire and earthquake victims in consecutive days also makes me feel a whole lot of empathy, and having all these feelings is just so strange — then planting a tree with the Girl Guides (I wish we called them Girl Guides in the US, because it’s so alliterative and I love alliteration), watching people rappel, taking in a seriously majestic vista, lurking in trees, laughing in cars, and the most important thing of all: WILLIAM DID NOT WEAR A BLUE SUIT. Just a blue blazer. I am mildly concerned about his pants, but we’ll discuss. One thing at a time, William. 

Kate is wearing DVF, which I identified all by myself, to my own great personal pride, at basically precisely the same moment everyone else figured it out, which meant that I got to watch with my own two eyes as the stock on DVF.com sold out completely. I timed it, and it took eight minutes for all but one size to sell out, and that one size went shortly thereafter (which I noted on Twitter, and which has since, to my delight, been picked up by the Daily Mail, although they implied it had sold out everywhere, and I do think you can probably still track it down elsewhere if you really try…. for now.) Designers have to be praying to the deity of their choice that Kate wears them, for real, because $$$. And I myself am not immune. I successfully stalked a pair of Kate’s wedges on eBay AND I bought a blazer that she owns (not the more recent double-breasted Zara, another one) a while ago. I mean, I legitimately needed a new blue blazer. I really, really did. But…yeah. Well, it’s the middle of the night. When better to confess these things to you? Just please tell me I am not alone in this. CONFESS YOUR PURCHASES. ENABLE ME.

And now let’s talk about those pants.

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Fugs and Fabs: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield


I hope these two get a nice long vacation after their press tour is done. Maybe they can go sack out at Will and Kate’s country house and the four of them can trade stories from the road.

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Ten, Part II


Part one involved puppies and George and bracelets, and then we moved from New Zealand to Sydney, which involved more George, but no puppies. As you will see, both Kate and Cheeks (as they call him over at What Would Kate Do? It’s VERY APT INDEED) have changed; William has not. Just once, Wills,  I want you to pop out of the plane in a pale blue seersucker. Come on. Make an American’s day. I’ve very supportive of you. It’s really the least you could do.

Before we get back into it: I must note that one of the reasons this trip has been so fun for us is that a lot of Fug Nation hails from all over New Zealand and Australia, and getting all your reports from the road (and getting to chat with y’all on Twitter and here on GFY when I am up in the middle of the night) has been really awesome. (I told you this tour is making me soft. Don’t worry. Some asshat will wear a coffee cup bra and I’ll snap right back.)

Kate’s dress is Roksanda Ilincic, which is a pretty au courant choice; we just saw Anne Hathaway and Jessica Pare and Shailene Woodley wearing her. It’s nice to see Kate in something a little more unusual (the yellow is, of course, apt for Australia), and she was smart to wear a frock that wouldn’t blow up over her head. I do think they’re both slightly miserable without sunglasses — it’s so bright there! Not to mention the fact that everyone…well, you know.

UPDATE: I’ve added more photos since last night. IF YOU CARE.

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Ten, Part I


Today (so far) involved puppies! William holding George! And bracelets! ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME, ROYALS? I cannot take it: THOSE ARE MY THREE FAVORITE THINGS. Anyway, it was W&K’s last day in New Zealand (which has looked so lovely; I really want to visit and I can’t wait for our fictional Fug Nation Wine Cardigan and Bracelet Retreat), and they popped over to the Royal New Zealand Police College and took a stroll through the Civic Center to meet and greet people — including, I believe, our own Fug National Lipstick Librarian, from whom I hope we get a full report! — before heading over to the airport to fly off to Sydney. Australia promises a reception at the Opera House and at LEAST one more outfit today alone, so I will be posting again about that at some point (probably quite late in Los Angeles, for our now traditional Midnight Post).

Here, Kate is wearing her Rebecca Taylor suit  — all blue suits for the royals this morning, all around! – which we first saw back in 2012. Taylor is from New Zealand, so that’s a nice farewell nod.

UPDATED: The final photo now courtesy of our own Lipstick Librarian, who had an excellent vantage point!

AS ALWAYS: Our complete coverage lives here; if it seems like you missed Day Nine, it’s because they had Day Nine off and presumably spent it sitting around eating  Twizzlers and playing with the baby.

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