Author Archives: Jessica

Fug or Fab: Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Louis Vuitton

First and foremost: I think she is so stunning, and I need to know more about her lipstick:

AFI FEST 2015 - 'Concussion' Premiere

That photo is also helpful vis a vis the question of the fabric of this ensemble, which basically reminds me of a handbag I once owned. I ask you: do we want to be walked around wearing our handbags as dresses? Isaac Mizrahi once sent models down the runway with handbags on their heads for hats; this may be the logical next step. (That fashion show, by the way, still stands as one of the most ridiculous events of my life, because NO ONE in the venue even smiled or smirked when the models walked out WITH PURSES BALANCED ON THEIR HEADS, other than me and Heather. People may have been INTERNALLY smiling, but everyone kept on their Serious Fashion Faces. Come on, you guys. Isaac was being cheeky. We’re allowed to respond!)

Here is the entire look:

Will Smith at The AFI FEST 2015 Concussion Centerpiece Gala Premiere in LA

Eh. Am I wrong to be left cold by this? Am I crazy if I think it might make for a better mini than a full–length dress? DISCUSS!

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Fugs and Fabs: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Get ready for the usual cacophony of crazy from your favorite purveyor of mass market cotton undies. Where are the giant, bedazzled wings at MY local Victoria’s Secret, I ask you? When I go in for tee-shirt bras, I at least want the option of leaving with a flammable butterfly cape, a set of strap-on portable fireworks, or a pair of fireman pants.

(PS: If you are at work, and your boss is the sort of person who might be irritated to walk into your office and find you looking at pictures of models in extremely impractical knickers…a word to the wise.)

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Fugs and Fabs: The Mockingjay Madrid Premiere

You guys! J Law didn’t wear Dior! Is this a light at the end of the tunnel?

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Recent Fugs or Fabs: Reese Witherspoon

Reese is REALLY giving her denim wardrobe a workout lately.

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Recent Fugs or Fabs: Kiernan Shipka in Dior

The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer. One of these outfits is definitely not fab. I don’t hate this first one as much as I ought to, BUT: I am very worried about the amount of Dior Kiernan has worn lately, after what they’ve done to Jennifer Lawrence (though I must give them credit for having excellent taste in actresses). Get your damn hands off her, Dior!

Dior #1:


Ugh. I might be taking back what I said about not hating it. Obviously, the skirt is unobjectionable, but the top is a sports bra married to the gold glitter case on my iPhone.  It’s like someone over at Dior was like, “you know what’s boring? TOPS. Let’s reinvent….tops.” And somethings — the wheel, the grilled cheese, tops — DO NOT NEED REINVENTION AS A FORMAT.

But this one is, I think, worse:


UGH. SO MUSTY. (Her face looks gorgeous, of course, and as ever.)  At least the first look is youthful; this, to me, feels like Betty Draper Gets Depressed And Goes To a Real Boring Fundraiser Where She Wanders Around Smoking and Looking Glum.  In fairness, I would watch that episode of Mad Men.

[Photos: Getty]


Well Played, Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte

You guys? I’m scared:


Am I turning into a person who…likes Rodarte??!?!?!

Or has Rodarte decided, “maybe we should make some clothes that more reasonable people will wear, instead of only stuff that looks like a cracked out mermaid on laundry day?”



[Photo: Getty]


Glamour Woman of the Year Awards Fugs and Fabs: Everyone Else

A LOT of good looks at this event, with a big old dash of crazy to keep things interesting.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, Getty]