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Fug or Fab: Emma Watson in Narciso Rodriguez


Well, she did NOT forget to wear a bracelet:

That is one delightful cuff, and I feel compelled to give her an A in accessories.

As for the rest:

I like this conceptually. It’s so spring-y and delicate and I feel like it toes the line of washing her out without quite lunging over it. But I feel that something is missing from it, and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. Maybe it just needs a flute of champagne and a jelly donut — which, frankly, is exactly what I want for lunch today. Is that so wrong?

Forget about conceptually. In actual practice:

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Fug or Fab the Cover: Emma Stone in Vogue, May 2014


After the drama of Kimye, a breath of fresh, welcome air in the form of Emma Stone. Vogue, in fact, has a short film — very short, like 2 minutes — of her “preparing” for her newest role up on their website and it is just…she is the most charming person. She might be irresistible. Which is why I wish this cover, at least, was a little livelier? Her face looks fabulous — her brows are amazing — but I worry that the hat (and the weirdly crispy hair) is literally putting a lid on her essential lightness. On the other hand, her actual face looks fabulous. Just stick your hand over the hat and see. Right? Right.

Let’s take a real looksee, including at two shots from the inside shoot, and then come back and tell me what you think.

[Photos: Vogue]

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


Easter + Zoo + Plane = so very much George. This was a big day and while Kate wore a lovely dove grey Alexander McQueen coat and darker grey Jane Taylor hat to Easter services — my kingdom for a McQueen! My God, those coats are divine — the cutest part of the day, obviously, was George Goes To the Zoo. I don’t even know what to tell you. It’s basically the cutest thing ever. I could have made this slideshow sixty slides long. If you have a weakness for William holding and also kissing the baby, then I suggest you sit down right now and hold on. Also, you may be interested in the proceedings if you like when people offers flowers to their wives, or also if you like koalas.  And, seriously, who doesn’t like koalas? Also giraffes. And kangaroos. Did I mention George? He wants to eat everything and always to get down. DOWN.

The rest of the day, we’ve got William sporting a blue suit sandwich (one for Easter services, a casual look at the zoo, and then another blue suit when they arrived in Canberra); George in a variety of baby outfits (also much blue, to match Daddy); and Kate in two additional outfits we’ve seen before, this yellow eyelet that she wore on their S.E Asia tour (the photo to which I linked there features amazing floral head-wreaths which shall put this weekend’s Coachella goers TO SHAME) which was designed by god knows who (maybe HER? Everyone only knows that it was made by a dressmaker, rather than a designer whose website we can crash, and I have no idea why), and then she replayed this blue Stella McCartney dress to deplane in Canberra.

PS: It’s the middle of the night, so I feel confessional — don’t worry, I have not bought myself a Cartier watch or anything — and I must say that I am rather going to miss the Middle of the Night Royals Updates when this is over.

[Photos: Getty]

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Casual Fuggerday: Julianne Hough


Congrats, Julianne!

You are officially the best dressed girl in my 8th grade class. Sure, that was in 1989. But it’s something.

[Photo: INF]

 

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


I spent a very long time digging through GFY this afternoon, trying to figure out where I’d seen Kate’s LK Bennett dress here, until Twitter (including many of you helpful Fug Nationals) reminded me that Mindy Kaling wore it on last week’s episode of The Mindy Project, and that is indeed totally what I was remembering. I can only imagine that Dr. Mindy Lahiri is stoked about this development. It’s very charming, although I don’t think I like it quite as much as yesterday’s white eyelet. THAT BEING SAID, it has recently come to my attention that there is an LK Bennett in the Beverly Center, which is one of the shopping malls right by my house. This is dangerous and fascinating news for myself and, presumably, for many of the Los Angelenos reading this right now. I will meet you ladies by the shoes. (Her shoes, speaking of, are McQueen.)

PS: The Daily Mail I Know reported that William’s suit is black. I have my doubts, although in fairness, they DO have someone on the ground and I am merely someone on a sofa. Let’s discuss.

PPS: Just one outfit for everyone — it looks HOT there, and the crowds seemed intense, as you will see, so hopefully all involved will get a nap and a cold drink before tomorrow, including us. Tomorrow, they’re off to church celebrate Easter (so I can only assume there will be HATS) and then they are going to the zoo with Prince SnuggleMuffin NoodleFace, which will be fun for everyone. REVENGE! Wait, that’s something else entirely. GEORGE!

PPPS: NOW UPDATED WITH RUGBY CANOODLING.

[Photos: Getty]

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Fugs and Pieces, April 18, 2014


Friday at last! As always, we’ll have some weekend updates — and Wills And Kate And George Updates Daily, one of which will probably go up tonight, actually — so make sure you pop back in over the next couple of days. But until then:

– We pitted Audrey Hepburn (as herself) against Kim Kardashian (dressed as Audrey Hepburn) in this week’s Vanity Fair Who Wore It Best, and learned that sometimes people on Twitter do not always read an article before responding to it: obviously Audrey herself makes the best Audrey.

– This interview with Jackie Collins, about the magazines and websites she reads, and the TV she watches, is just fabulous. I love her. (The Wire)

They’ve recently restored this amazing fresco that they found on the ceiling of the Sherry Netherland hotel. I love a hidden fresco. (Curbed)

– And some of you are going to love this SO HARD: Look Back at Preppy Collegiate Styles of Yore. (The Cut)

– This Roger Angell essay in  The New Yorker about life in his 90s isn’t super recent (I am always a bit behind on The New Yorker), but it is beautiful and touching and it made me cry. (The New Yorker)

– Behold! 10 of the Most Epic Libraries in the UK. Two of which we namecheck in the new book! (What can I say? You know we love libraries.) (BBC America)

– If everything is online, why do we still get so many catalogs? The answer is really interesting. (Also: I LOVE getting my J Crew and Williams Sonoma and Boden catalogs.) (Wall Street Journal)

Kevin Williamson reflects on the finale of Dawson’s Creek. It’s quite a good read, and has a lot of interesting Joey/Dawson/Pacey stuff. Ahem: “To me, Dawson and Joey are soul mates. And then I kept thinking, one thing I’ve learned in my life is that my soul mate isn’t necessarily my romantic love.” I find it FASCINATING that he thought people really expected Joey and Dawson to end up together romantically. I guess when I was recapping DC for TWoP, we had SO FEW Dawson/Joey shippers that it literally never occurred to me that anyone would really be rooting for that. PACEY FOREVER! (Entertainment Weekly)

– The “Dumbleron” theory was always my FAVORITE cracked out Harry Potter theory — it was, in short, that Ron was actually a time-traveling Dumbledore — and god bless The Toast for continuing to RUN WITH IT. (The Toast)

– If you follow William Shatner on Twitter — and you should, as he is a delight — you know that he tweets about CW shows ALL THE TIME. WaPo asked him why. (The Washington Post)

– Speaking of, RDJ is on Twitter! (Lainey Gossip)

– There are all kinds of juicy new guidelines for the Met Gala this year. (Which is May 5th — mark your calendars!) (The Hollywood Reporter)

– Saluting Posh’s Signature Lean for her birthday! (Fashionista)

– Daniel Franzese, Mean Girls’s Damian (you may recall Damian as being too gay to function?), gives a great juicy interview to CosmoTo wit: “I like to say I’m the legendary father of the House of Glen Coco.” You go, Glen Coco. (Cosmo)

Benedict Cumberbatch has a SECRET GIRLFRIEND? I really hope it’s one of you. (Celebitchy)

– Let me just leave this Pajiba headline here for you: For His Latest Career Move, James Franco Calls the NYTimes Theater Critic a ‘Little Bitch.’ STAY CLASSY, FRANCO. (Pajiba)

– This is great, but DO NOT READ IF YOU’RE NOT CAUGHT UP ON GAME OF THRONES. DO NOT. SPOILERS: If Our Media Reported The Thing That Just Happened On “Game Of Thrones”

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