Fug File: Awards & Galas

MTV VMAs Fugs and Fines: Everyone Else


This whole event fell really flat for me, even with whatever boldface names were there. I was standing in the red carpet area for three hours and felt no sense of excitement. Is MTV over? Or more importantly, does MTV need to admit it’s over?

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VMAs Well Played, Kat Graham in Vintage Versace


First of all, I’d like to note that (as I always note when I write about her) I love Kat Graham:

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We got to chat with her last night while we were on the scene for Cosmo, and she was super nice and really charming (which has always been our experience with her in person; at one point, while she was waiting for another interview, she popped back over to hang out with us and said, “I’m just going to keep talking to you about shopping.” BE OUR FRIEND, KAT GRAHAM). So, we ended up having this whole convo with her about how she stalks vintage clothes that she wants on the internet. She is apparently a real collector, which I respect as a…well, I am more of a hoarder. Details! But, for example, she told us that she just got a piece from the final collection that Galliano did for Dior, but she’s saving it for “a major moment,” so keep an eye out.  To that end, this is one of the aforementioned stalked vintage items, and, real talk: I think it’s really good for this event. It’s unusual and youthful and bright and kicky, which is basically the platonic ideal for the VMAs. Bonus points for not being sheer. Or BORING.

 

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VMAs Fine or Fug or Fab: Hailee Steinfeld


I’ve decided this first look is a sort of High Fashion Princess Leia, and now I can’t bring myself to dislike it.

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MTV VMAs Fug Carpet: The Naked and the Sheers


Or in pizza* terms: It’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorNOOOOOOOO.

*For the uninitiated, one day we decided we were tired of talking about sheer clothing and decided to talk about pizza instead. It’s morphed into GFY slang in which “pizza” means “sheer.”

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Teen Choice Awards Fugs and Fabs: Everyone Else


Ah, The Teen Choice Awards. AKA, The Award Show Where Even Young People Feel Like They Are Out of Touch With The Teens, And Olds Like Myself Just Take Their Geritol And Shuffle Off to the Early Bird to Forget. Let’s finish this thing. FYI, “happy hour” is the new “early bird special.” Tell your Grams.

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Teen Choice Awards: The Pretty Little Liars


First of all, Getty Images told me that Burgundy Suit over there is Ian Harding (Ezra), but that’s  Tyler Blackburn…isn’t it? IS IT? Is this a new “Who Is A?” like mystery? You’re welcome, Pretty Little Liars, I just answered the question, “what are we doing next season?”. You’re figuring out which short-haired brunet dude is who:

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No, wait, never mind. You’re going to have to break that story yourself. I was right. THANK GOD. I was fairly confident about this because (a) I actually really love Tyler Blackburn and quit Pretty Little Liars when they wrote him off, and then forgot to come back with him, and because (b) I see this photo every time Heather texts me:

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That is Ian Harding, on the pre-show prior to this past week’s season finale, shoving a cupcake into his mouth before they went to commercial, and it is divine. Speaking of divine,  let’s discuss the assorted Liars, all of whom look pretty good to my mind, even if Ashley Benson (who, for what it’s worth, I love) insists on wearing what looks like the strapless version of this dress that recently made me cry. Vanessa Ray, kicking things off in the black dress, looks flirty and cute; Lucy Hale looks flat-out great in that blue; Janel Parrish looks vaguely like her dress might be choking her which is at least thematically appropriate given the character she plays; Shay Mitchell is a tall, gorgeous drink of water, and then Ash Benzo is trying to slowly kill me, and Tyler Blackburn is snazzily representing for all the dudes. So they’re four for six, which would be a great night if they all coalesced into the body of a baseball player somehow. And somewhere, everyone else shoves another cupcake in.

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