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Well Played, Alicia Vikander in custom Louis Vuitton

Something about the cut of this dress,  paired with Alicia’s hair-styling at this event, made me think Alicia Vikander here was Brie Larson. I don’t really think they look alike, although they’re somewhat married in my head because they went through all of the previous year’s awards season together, but my brain just decided that this is Brie Larson:

Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Jason Bourne" In Las Vegas

It is NOT. But either one of them would have looked lovely in this dress, I think. It’s just weird enough to be interesting and not nearly weird enough to be unpleasant, which is kind of the line you want to walk, for my money. And her accessories?



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Fug or Fab: Rebecca Hall in Dior

Sometimes when I climb into my bed at night and wrap my blankets around myself — I am cold, and my neck is always chilly and, yes, I will steal the blankets from you, so if you plan to share my bed bring a toasty body temp please and also please say hello to my icy feet — I think, “this is so cozy. If only I could wear this sheet wrapped up all around my neck FOREVER.” Well! BEHOLD:

'The BFG' Premieres In England

Dior has made this dream possible. Truly, we live in the future!

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Recent Fugs and Fabs of Reese Witherspoon

No one gets snapped around town more than Reese Witherspoon does. As much as I appreciate her cheery peppy aesthetic, it does not make it easy to travel through the world unobserved.

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Fug or Fab: Blake Lively in Emanuel Ungaro

Weird theory to ponder: I think I’m more predisposed to like this dress on Blake than I would be on a celeb who isn’t pregnant, simply because I appreciate the extra soupcon of balls that it takes to wear a frock with a dash of the dominatrix as maternity wear:

Pregnant Blake Lively Steps Out In NYC

It’s also kind of pretty, especially considering the fact that it’s technically just a skirt and a bralette being held together by straps.

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Fugs and Pieces, July 15th, 2016

It’s the weekend, at last. It’s been another difficult week for the world — I long for just one week devoid of tragedy, please, 2016. France, we are thinking of you. (And I literally just saw that something might be happening in Turkey?) As ever, I hope everyone in Fug Nation is well.

In case you need something to read:

– This piece at Harper’s Bazaar — Inside the World’s Chicest Cult – is SOMETHING. ELSE. For example: “At the end we aren’t allowed to leave for lunch until we have a proper group hug. We all pick and choose what we believe, but what I thought about with my dry eyes as women cried over tree reparations was that the oppression of fairy folk is pretty far down my personal list of priorities for getting the world in order.”

– At Lucky Peach, Nineteen of Roald Dahl’s Most Important Food Inventions

– At Esquire: The Greatest Celebrity Conspiracy Theories of All Time

– Lainey takes on Jennifer Aniston’s recent op-ed piece.

– I laughed out loud at the headline on this Racked piece: Choker Watch 2016: How Long Will They Still Be a Thing?

– In the run-up to the Olympics, an interesting story from the AP: In China, ‘Happy Gymnastics’ replaces grind of strict study

– Related, at The Gymternet: Gymnastics Hair: A Retrospective

– At Celebitchy, ALLEGEDLY the Jen Garner/Bffleck divorce IS off. We were JUST talking about this and my thought then was that this was just idle gossip, but now that Us Weekly AND People are touching it…Oh, Jen. I don’t know. I just don’t know.

– The Four Seasons Restaurant is closing forever tomorrow, and Town and Country put together a slideshow of archival photos. It’s neat — from vintage menus to Princess Anne.

– Relevant to our interests, at Pajiba:  Ranking the Men of Jane Austen By Swoon Factor

– At The New Potato, a salute to the bold lip.

In case you missed anything here at GFY, some highlights:



Royals Round-Up, July 15th 2016

We’ve got weddings AND babies in today’s Royals Round-Up!

And in case you missed it earlier this week, Wills and Kate went out to Wimbledon.

Also, a note: Apparently, one of the tabloids — I think Life & Style — is claiming Kate is pregnant. As I have said previously, DO NOT BELIEVE AMERICAN TABLOIDS WHEN THEY CLAIM TO BE BREAKING THE NEWS THAT KATE IS KNOCKED UP. The lower-level tabloids simply make stuff up, for one thing. For another, if a publication ever did get this scoop before the palace announced it, it will be because someone got paid A LOT OF MONEY to spill, and L&S just does not have the resources. Think about it: If you’re a Brit with this kind of JUICY INTEL, are you going to call Life & Style??? No: You are calling the Daily Mail and making some real money for your story.  The only media sources that I would give ANY credence to a theoretical royal pregnancy rumor are People, because they’ve got money and they’ve got reporters in the UK and given their royal-friendly reputation, I don’t think they’d run with something unless they were pretty sure, and the aforementioned Mail, because they also have money and I would believe they’d make the effort to have multiple people on the ground sniffing these things out.  And I would still give it a big grain of salt. W&K’s circle is possibly the most tight-lipped of modern royal times. As we always say: Consider the source. This concludes your public service announcement.

Elsewhere of interest around ye olde internets:

– This is CLASSIC Vanity Fair: The East Village D.J. Who Became the Savior of a Decaying British Estate. For example, these two sentences have, quite literally, everything: “His father went missing in the Côte d’Azur, where he had been living for the previous two years; his body, mauled by animals, with just shreds of his jeans, was discovered five months later at the bottom of a remote ravine outside Cannes. The 66-year-old earl had been strangled at the behest of a high-end prostitute of Tunisian-Moroccan descent whom he had married two years previously and made the Countess of Shaftesbury.” That…has….a lot happening in it. Also: “In 1927, Lord Ashley had shocked London society by marrying the chorus girl Sylvia Hawkes. He died of a heart attack in 1947 at the age of 46 (when his son was 8 years old), before he could inherit the earldom. Sylvia, from whom he was divorced in 1935, went on to wed Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Clark Gable as well as the sixth Baron Sheffield and Prince Djordjadze, a Georgian nobleman.” I’m just saying. This article is probably of interest to you if you are a person who reads Royals Round-Up. (I also had a moment where I realized I’d already about about this story — in Tatler, of course.)

– Over at Order of Splendor, an excellent round-up of some of Queen Mathilde’s recent looks.

Charlene got to christen a cruise ship! She looked lovely, too. (Whacking a boat with a champagne bottle might be on my bucket list, but this is more than likely not going to get crossed off. Unless I do it on accident, drunkenly tripping on a pile of rope down at the docks.) (People)

– Look at all these Royal Ruby Rings! (The Court Jeweller)

– Allegedly, Japanese Emperor Akihito is thinking of abdicating. (BBC)

Hello! has rounded up royal romances that began at the Olympics!


Fug or Fab: Nicole Kidman in Valentino

I liked this so much more before I noticed that the band across her chest looks sort of like a repurposed bandeau bikini top:

> on July 15, 2016 in Shanghai, China.

On the other hand, should we not be championing the fashionable up-cycle?

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