Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Nicki Minaj


Between the minimalist makeup and the center-parted long dark locks, I seriously looked at this and thought, for a second, “Oh, look, Toni Braxton.”

It’s uncanny. But it’s also really… boring. I’m all for her features having a chance to shine, but she’s almost SO aggressively trying to downplay her natural quirk — in service of what, being a “serious actress” in the future? — that it’s making her kind of a blank. Embrace the middle ground, Nicki. And embracelet yourself.

Or maybe it's great. You tell me:

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Fug or Fab: Emma Watson in Narciso Rodriguez


Well, she did NOT forget to wear a bracelet:

That is one delightful cuff, and I feel compelled to give her an A in accessories.

As for the rest:

I like this conceptually. It’s so spring-y and delicate and I feel like it toes the line of washing her out without quite lunging over it. But I feel that something is missing from it, and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. Maybe it just needs a flute of champagne and a jelly donut — which, frankly, is exactly what I want for lunch today. Is that so wrong?

Forget about conceptually. In actual practice:

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Fug or Fab the Cover: Emma Stone in Vogue, May 2014


After the drama of Kimye, a breath of fresh, welcome air in the form of Emma Stone. Vogue, in fact, has a short film — very short, like 2 minutes — of her “preparing” for her newest role up on their website and it is just…she is the most charming person. She might be irresistible. Which is why I wish this cover, at least, was a little livelier? Her face looks fabulous — her brows are amazing — but I worry that the hat (and the weirdly crispy hair) is literally putting a lid on her essential lightness. On the other hand, her actual face looks fabulous. Just stick your hand over the hat and see. Right? Right.

Let’s take a real looksee, including at two shots from the inside shoot, and then come back and tell me what you think.

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Recent Fugs and Fabs: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield


While Coachella and the MTV Movie Awards happened, so did the press tour and international premieres of the new Spider-Man movie trundle onward, with varying degrees of success, but high degrees of cuteness.

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MTV Movie Awards Fug or Fab: Chrissy Teigen in Ulyana Sergeenko


This outfit is weirding me out a little.

Not because it’s so bad, necessarily, although it would perhaps be more at home at someone’s sorority sister’s wedding (you know, you’re fresh out of college, and you think you can pick a bridesmaid dress that everyone will want to wear again, and you will be wrong); no, it’s more because she almost looks like she could be the fifteen-year old star of a Nickelodeon sitcom called, like, #Chrissy or something. A baby-pink poofy satin tweehouse isn’t exactly what I was expecting, and I think maybe she should’ve handed it down to an actual 15-year old for Prom and poured herself a cocktail and done some more shopping.

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MTV Movie Awards Unfug or Fab: Holland Roden in Ferragamo


This dress is total nude shoe bait, and bless her, she didn’t take it.

I wish it weren’t the color of a car interior. I also think it should have chosen one skirt and stuck with it. Even Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde had to time-share; they weren’t both out on the town at the same time.

What thinks ye?

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