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Fug or Fab: AnnaSophia Robb

I literally almost typed, “AnnaNicole Smith,” which is ONLY a statement of how zonked I am this week, and not at all a judgement on ASR, who is adorable and whenever I have interviewed her, has been DELIGHTFUL:

"Gigi" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

To the point where I am tempted to give her a pass on this outfit. Yes, I know it’s a black lace cape attached to her cocktail dress, and it’s potentially a bit over the Wacky Line, but do I not always say that MORE people ought to wear MORE capes ALL OF THE TIME? I do. And ergo, I have to embrace this.  CAPES FOR ALL.

What about you?

[Photo: Getty]


Your Morning Man: Prince Harry (Plus a Reminder About Tonight’s Event)

This feels so very timely.  First, this is a handy and awesome excuse to eyeball Prince Harry,  as he heads off on a month-long military posting to Australia (Australian Fug Nationals, we expect a full report) and trots about in his uniform. Second, this is a wonderful and thematic occasion for me to remind you that our new book, The Royal We, came out on Tuesday, and you CAN and honestly, probably SHOULD buy it, for your own happiness. It may have a ginger rogue of a younger brother named Freddie? But I promise nothing.  And third, a reminder for Fug Nationals in Washington, DC, we are signing copies of The Royal We at Kramerbooks at 6:30 TONIGHT! (Thursday). That is located at:

1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

FYI, Seating at Kramerbooks is going to be limited, but there will be plenty of standing room (and we won’t drone on forever, don’t worry). If you require wheelchair accessible seating or require a reserved seat, please email Sarah at and one will be happily reserved for you! Additionally, from Sarah: Numbered signing line tickets can be picked up at the bookstore cash register on the day of the event beginning at 5:30pm. Purchase is NOT required to receive a signing line ticket, but we appreciate and encourage you to purchase a copy of THE ROYAL WE from Kramerbooks.” Please know that Heather and I are going to sign every single book and are happy to take pictures, as well. (The pics from Tuesday’s event at Book Culture are awesome.) See you guys tonight!


Fugs or Fabs: Brittany Snow and Anna Camp

Anna Camp once got cranky with us for not liking something she wore, and that is all I ever think when I see her face anymore:


Although, frankly, this seems totally fine, if maybe something that might be better suited to someone like Kiernan Shipka, given how uber-girlish it is? That’s not as much of a slam as it might read: I enjoy girlish. It just feels very much like someone might wear in a glossy magazine spread about throwing your best wedding shower ever! On the other hand, Brittany is going to a whole other kind of party.

[Photo: Getty]


Well Played, Lily James

Traditionally, I am not in love with this color:

"Cinderella" Premiere In Tokyo

But I think this is so glorious on her: feminine and princess-y and frilly, without being complete over-the-top insanity. (For what it’s worth, I also like the tote bag that someone has ingloriously stashed behind her, probably the accessory of one of the producers behind her.) By some magic, her stylist has consistently managed to nail “princess-y but not TOO princess-y, girlish without being a caricature,” and that’s no small feat.  I also hope I haven’t just jinxed her. If you have to wear a giant meringue tomorrow, Lily, I apologize.

[Photo: Getty]


Fug the Cover: Emilia Clarke on Vogue UK

Well, my first thought was that SURELY this isn’t what British Vogue was actually going for:


But this is also an issue that thinks The Truth About Dry Cleaning is a thrilling headline. So….maybe time for a vacay, Vogue UK. Just something to consider?


Well Playedish? Freida Pinto

I liked this better before I really looked at it:

'Desert Dancer' New York Premiere

I feel like it’s ostensibly gorgeous, but in practice more like the fanciest bridesmaid dress you’ve ever been forced to wear. Mentally place a bouquet in her hand and a groomsman in her eyeline. Am I right? I am right.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]