Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Holland Roden in Erin Fetherston


This feels very Zooey Deschanel to me — which makes sense, actually, as we once saw Zooey singing at an Erin Fetherston Fashion Show.

I’m not sure why I’m not sold on it. Her face looks pretty. Is the lipstick too light? Is the topknot too meh? Is it that there needs to be some edge to cut through the prim collar, twee flowers, blah cut, and teeny tiny doctor’s bag? Is it that I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about how my feet are NOT cut out for the minimalist shoe trend, and so I am not evaluating anything else with clear eyes, nor a full heart, and thus I will lose? Help.

Shake me out of my tree of ambivalence. Or something.

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Fug or Fab: Kat Graham


I actually think the spirit of this is fun, and she certainly embraceleted herself (I do love a made-up word that fills a void):

But the skirt is sticking in my craw. It seems too tight on the hips, which makes the thigh slit look more like a thigh split. Which is too bad because the only split I am into right now involves bananas and hot fudge (which may lead to my own split, as book-deadline sugar binges are when pants go boom).

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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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