Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Anna Paquin in Escada

This facial expression is practically a meme, it’s so good. It’s very Anna Paquin Is Not Impressed.

Anna Paquin

And neither am I, really. It’s like she’s an Olde Tymey barmaid who dressed up as a Pilgrim’s hat one Halloween. And hated every second of it.

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Scrolldown Fug: Hailee Steinfeld

We were so close, Hailee. We were RIGHT there.

Hailee Steinfeld

But then your skirt grew a ponytail.

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Fug or Fab: Lupita Nyong’o in Prada

Obviously, it goes without saying that I love her:

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The other day, we had a conversation about the way in which our personal feelings about celebrities influences the way we process what they wear. For example, I don’t always care for Julia Roberts — as is my right as an American!!!! — and sometimes I’m not sure if my dislike for her look is weighed down by a personal feeling I have about her.  It’s hard to be objective when you’re talking about something as naturally subjective as fashion — people will NEVER agree, and nor should we; that’s the beauty of it, in many ways. But it works the other way, too — for example, take Cate Blanchett’s carte blanchett. Lupita has that for me. I think she’s beautiful, and so talented, and I think she has a charisma that elevates whatever she is wearing. Now, I would like this dress on anyone, because I love a pattern, and I have a mad secret passion for a nearly tropical print, and this is slightly retro, which I also love. But I might REALLY like it because I like her. Just look at her!

Grace personified ❤️

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So I might not be correct about this dress, is what I’m saying. However, please note: I would never recommend those shoes. No matter how much I love your face.

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Fug or Fab: Anne Hathaway in Christopher Kane

This does at least FEEL very Alice In Wonderland.

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I just wish it felt that way in a pretty sense, rather than like a fever dream about getting locked inside a florist’s shop after closing. Like The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, except involuntary, and with more allergies.

We missed an earlier look of hers that I like better:

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Cannes Fugs or Fabs: Kirsten Dunst

Can we make Kirsten Dunst a juror somewhere else too? I’m going to miss her now that Cannes has finished.

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Cannes Fug or Fab: Elle Fanning in Valentino at the amfAR Gala

This picture is not the best, but here’s the problem I ran into: All the ones of her facing the camera, or at least all the ones we have, expose half her right nipple. The bodice had slid to the side a little. And I know Elle is 18 now and technically legal, but… she still feels 14 to me, and it just made me really uncomfortable. But I thought it’d be hard to evaluate the dress if I censored it somehow by sticking a big ol’ thing over her boob, so this is the view you’re getting instead.

Elle Fanning

It does, at least, show off the intricacies of the skirt. I actually think the dress is fairly pretty, if also something for a Khaleesi to wear during some kind of dragon-birthing ritual. For Elle, I really wish they’d found a way to change up the bodice; you can call me a pearl-clutching grandma if you want, and that’s probably true, but I’m just not quite ready yet for all that sideboob from her. The whole bodice feels like a mature brand of boho-slouch – like we should be seeing it on Kate Hudson or Gwyneth instead. Which is conflicting me, because Elle DOES have the youthful whimsy to pull off the skirt. I don’t know. What do you think? Talk to me, Goose. (Geese? Do I have to pluralize my Top Gun references just because you are many entities? These are the struggles of a blogger with old pop culture touchstones.)

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Cannes Fug Carpet: Kristen Stewart in Chanel

Uh-oh, y’all.

Kristen Stewart

Someone left Donna Martin out in the rain.

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