Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli

As a Very Pale Person, I’m always excited to a fellow Very Pale Person wearing white, because sometimes when I wear my own white dress, I feel like I might just look like floating hair and a necklace.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, AKM/GSI]


Fug or Fab: Jessica Alba in Lela Rose

Gather round, friends, and take a good look at Jessica Alba:

SELF Joyce Chang, Jessica Alba Caley Yavorsky and Allyson Felix Luncheon

Point the first: She’s wearing this as it was shown on the runway, but as our friends at Red Carpet Fashion Awards point out, it works better on the model (probably because the model is taller).

Point the second: I, too, like both pieces separately, but am unsure about them together.

Point the third: Does her shirt seem to be covered in fishing lures?

Point the fourth: But are they kind of CUTE fishing lures?

Point the fifth: CAN fishing lures be cute?


[Photo: Getty]


Fug or Fab: Laura Carmichael and Mia Wasikowska

It’s possible you will WHOLLY disagree on me on one of both of these, but that’s just something I’m going to have to live with, isn’t it?

[Photos: Getty]


Fug or Fab: Zendaya in Vivienne Westwood

This will be an interesting juxtaposition — I just talked about Chloe Grace Moretz, and how sometimes her clothing choices outpace her age in a way that makes them a hard sell. Zendaya also brings a weird maturity to what she wears, but sometimes she pulls it off better.


I can’t decide if this is one of those times. Vivienne Westwood is also what I consider to be a mature clothing brand, and Zendaya is only eighteen, but in a weird way the part of this that I think is eating her alive is the wig. With the dress itself, the skirt is lovely, the bodice is sort of okay I guess… but I think the wearer looks like she just stood there while someone dressed her up like a paper doll.

I can't decide. Please zend a hand. HA HA HA. Sigh.

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[Photo: Splash]


Fug or Fab: Chloe Grace Moretz in Donna Karan

* This was supposed to go up at 10 a.m. TOMORROW but accidentally appeared in that time slot today, at around 1 p.m. I’m bumping her up now for the people who wouldn’t have looked for a random new entry suddenly slotted beneath The Good Wife because WHY WOULD THERE BE ONE and ugh. 

Sometimes I think that whoever is styling Chloe Grace Moretz is pretending she’s 24.

Chloe Grace Moretz

She has interesting taste, she’s really bold, never daunted, always sells it with her face by never looking doubtful or miserable — seriously, Chloe will wear the exact same expressions whether she’s in couture or a cereal box. But she’s a bit lost in this, despite even those efforts; I think it would have benefited from being on a Jaime King or a Jessica Alba. It needs a grown-up, and Chloe shouldn’t be in a hurry to become one. Donna Karan isn’t a 17-year old’s game. Among other things, isn’t that what DKNY is for?

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[Photo: AKM-GSI]


Fug or Fab: Kristen Stewart in Chanel

This is another gift to the Stew fans.

Kristen Stewart, 'Clouds of Sils Maria' film premiere at the New York Film Festival in NYC

Also, I couldn’t resist. Her smile is so arresting. It’s the reason we harped on her in the past for not bringing it out more — she doesn’t have to be happy-go-lucky, but just say “cheese” sometimes to the camera and it changes the entire narrative. I also like the short hair on her; well played for THAT part of the outfit, anyway.

But let’s take in the whole shebang.

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