Fug File: Fug or Fab

Well Played and Fug or Fab Weekend: Zendaya

First of all, she does NOT need a bracelet:


Second: I love this DKNY number on her. It’s so bright and sunny and youthful and slightly off-kilter, but it’s also elegant and smart on her, in all senses of the word. (I don’t know if I’m in love with her Modified Dorothy Hamill Hair, but because my actual reaction to it was SUCH an Old Bag thing to say — namely, “I wish I could see more of her pretty face!” — I’m just going to stop while we are all ahead.)

That was on Saturday night. On Sunday, she went out to the I Heart Radio Awards (so many awards show, so little time), with totally different hair. And a new outfit, obviously:

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Casual Fuggerday Fug or Fab: Katy Perry

Real talk: I love this. EXCEPT:

Screening Of EPIX's "Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour"

Whatever is happening on her legs. They’re like fishnet shoes — fishnoes? — and they are confusing at best. I actually think I would have liked them IF they had a toe. As is, they kind of weird me out. (“Weird me out” is a technical fashion term.) What say you?

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Fug or Fab: Christina Hendricks in Zac Posen

This is a LOT of look. In fairness, they’re referring to this as “The Black & Red Ball” — which, I love Mad Men too, but that’s intense — but still. LET’S DISCUSS.

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Unfug or Fab: Amanda Seyfried in Valentino

This actually as easily could’ve been a Well Played With Notes, but whatever. I’m in a voting frame of mind.

amanda seyfried while we're young premiere new york

That dress is so, so cute. I love it. Three enthusiastic thumbs up, with my fourth too paralyzed by longing to move.

But I don’t think I’d have done such a severe, tight updo. Amanda has the most glorious blonde hair, and if she’d let that stuff loose around her shoulders and smiled wide, we’d have bee in SERIOUS business. In every photo that I saw — or that’s come in so far, anyway — her only grin is tight-lipped at best. Maybe that’s because the hair is impeding the movement of her facial muscles, or something. Here’s a side view:

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Fug or Fab: Leighton Meester

I like Leighton Meester. And I think she’s a good actress who should revisit TV sometime, because she shone in that medium on Gossip Girl but was less than electric in Country Strong. Although I must point out that Country Strong was a vortex of doom for all involved, not least that poor bird in the box. BULL TRUE.


Leighton Meester

I like where this thought about going, but the pants seem fractionally too Chico’s to be starlet-worthy. I like a creative pant, but she could have bought this entire outfit in a cruise ship gift shop out of desperation, and I would not have be shocked to hear it.

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Fug or Fab: Amanda Seyfried

First of all, and most importantly, I want to talk about the dude with the hoodie pulled over his cap and the sunglasses in the background. Because he’s obviously a CIA operative (undercover as an autograph seeker, but actually investigating the Mysterious Case of What Happened to the Letterman Dumpster) who went really overboard with his disguise before he left the office:

Celebs At 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'

I appreciate his commitment to his look. But also,  let’s talk about Amanda, who looks unfortunately like she’s in the middle of a sentence in this photo (sorry, Amanda), and whose commitment to her look I am not as impressed by (sorry, again). I mean, the leather jacket is swell, but something about the dress makes me think she got it on deep deep deep deep sale at one of those stores in your local mall where the mannequins are always weirdly missing their heads and you have no idea how they stay in business. What do you think? Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?

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