Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Krysten Ritter in J. Mendel

The magpie in me wants to declare this a win immediately.

Krysten Ritter Big Eyes New York premiere

The lipstick is lovely with her skin, and of course, Shiny Gold Skirt rarely runs afoul with me. The whole thing is very eye-catching without appearing to arm-wrestle the spotlight away from Amy Adams. But, of course, the longer I look at it, the more I pick, pick, pick, like it’s one of those tiny pimples that won’t quite come to the surface. For instance, do the straps on the shoes come too close to the hem, in a Them’s Fighting Words kind of way? Where is the bracelet? And do we even like the bodice that much in close-up?

and thus we should SEE the close-up


Fug or Fab: Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne

Let’s face it: The real stars of this slideshow are the Hawkings, who of course came to the premiere of The Theory of Everything tonight. (I am dying to see it. Even just the b-roll of Oxford made me cry.)

[Photos: AKM/GSI]


Fug or Fab: Keira Knightley in Simone Rocha

I really like this, but it might just be my holiday spirit talking. There’s basically NO OTHER TIME you can wear a white-fur-trimmed dress and get away with it.

[Photos: Getty, AKM/GSI]


Fug or Fab: Darby Stanchfield

I WANT to like this:

2014 Beat the Odds Awards

Is it weird that I think she might have been able to sell me if she’d worn gold shoes? I don’t even dislike THOSE shoes, it’s just that this look is a whole LOT of blush, and we might need something to cut it. A squeeze of sartorial citrus, if you will. Maybe I’m being too harsh. The truth is that I WOULD like the whole thing translated into fabulous bedsheets. That’s something.

[Photo: Getty]


Fugs or Fabs: Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicole Richie

My kneejerk reaction is that Nicole looks great and SJP (bless her) looks wacky. Let’s dig deeper.

[Photo: Splash]


Fug or Fab: Lindsay Lohan

The shoes don’t belong with this at ALL, but otherwise, weirdly, this could be so much worse.

Lindsay Lohan

Granted, it’s still very much the province of your wacky old aunt who was a Carol Channing impersonator, always swore never to marry the same man thrice, and filled up all her old empty Chanel No. 5 bottles with scotch because she thought it cut the liquor smell on her breath. That lady is a total kick to hang out with, but she’s also 83-going-on-63, which is still more than 30 years on Lohan. GIVE IT TIME, KID. We all know you’re going to be totally nutcrackers when you’re that age, but please try and figure out something else to be first.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]