Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Jennifer Lopez


It feels like either milady has a new stylist, or milady is learning that variety is the spice of life. Observe the subject in a dress I never would have expected from her at any kind of nighttime event:

Premiere Of Lionsgate's "The Perfect Match" - Red Carpet

It’s a bit like a drunk grandmother: The idea is fine, maybe even great, but by a certain point in the night it’s primarily just crinkly and off-kilter. Unfortunately for J.Lo, that phase arrived a lot sooner than it does with many grandmothers (certainly mine; my mother’s parents could PARTY back in the day, whoo boy). She gets points for the shoes, though, and for the new approach to life, even if her facial expression appears to be saying, “HOLA LOVERS. You are going to think I do not know how to iron. This is wrong. I do know. It is not hard, lovers! All you do is ring a bell and say, ‘Hello, Person Who Just Came Into My Living Room, go and iron my clothes.’ Poof. Done. I do not know what happened here but perhaps I need to set someone on fire.”

Of course, J.No has not de-sheered herself entirely:

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Fug or Fab: Keri Russell in Gucci


One photo service (not this one) noticed that Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys didn’t walk the red carpet together, and was all, “Keri Russell tries to keep her LOVER Matthew Rhys a SECRET at the Americans premiere!!!! The real-life father of her baby is still a mystery.” And I’m like:

Keri Russell

I don’t think for a second anyone is trying to be cloak-and-dagger about anything here. The idea makes me laugh. I think they just don’t care about the press. They have never seemed to care about the press. These two have been dating since 2014, and never really explained it to anyone. They just went to the theatre and on bike rides together, and if you saw it, great, and if you didn’t, maybe you found out when she got pregnant. The choice not to turn dating and procreating into a series of press releases is rare and pleasant, and I can totally see why it would be tempting to try and live life the way every other person in the world does — well, you know, before Facebook and Twitter and Instagram turned us all into our own PR people. But you feel me. Yes, the desire not to get a photo together is a LITTLE weird — if nothing else, think of them as souvenirs for your child — but I can see the argument that it makes the event about their personal relationship and not about their professional one. Whatever. You do you, as the kids say. The older I get, the more I enjoy it when celebrities just go about their business.

And on the subject of business, let’s get down to it, re: her dress.

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Fug or Fab: Kate Hudson in J. Mendel


I was actually hoping it would turn out that Kate Hudson isn’t even IN Kung-Fu Panda 3, and that she was just turning up there to continue her Kate Hudson Goes To Everything Now world tour.

Kate Hudson

But, no such luck: She does voice a character in the movie. And she looks nice at the premiere, if perhaps a bit cleavage-y for what appears to be a daytime premiere of a kids’ movie. Let’s take a look at the dress without the panda:

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Fug or Fab The Ad: Jennifer Lawrence for Dior


Full disclosure. I LOVE actresses in ads for bags. I can’t tell you why. I think it’s because, honestly, for someone who doesn’t own a lot of bags, I love them. I might love them more than shoes, even though I have many many more shoes (the paradox of accessories; I’m totally going to buy a bag after typing all of this). I just…appreciate a great bag. I loved the Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton ads; I loved the K Stew Chanel ads. Here, my take is, “could be worse????” Which, I guess, for the Lawrence/Dior MARRIAGE FROM HELL, is high praise indeed?

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Oscars Fug or Fab: Sophie Turner in Galvan


This particular gown is made from sustainable fabrics.

Sophie Turner

Thumbs up for that, and for picking something that lets her gorgeous red hair stand out so nicely. Am I in love with it? No. I will never remember that it happened. But when it comes to the sustainable dresses, your choices are going to be a bit more limited right now just because that’s not a widespread practice, and I respect her decision to use this invitation to do something even if it meant she wasn’t necessarily wearing the ball gown of her dreams. (Not that I have any insider dish on whether she did or didn’t like this. I’m just saying, good for her for taking the leap.) Helpfully, even if it’s forgettable on its own, I do think she wore it well, and it’s tough to imagine who else could pull off that challenging — and not necessarily all that dreamy — gray-green. And now we can all go back to analyzing her body language for heavily coded Game of Thrones spoilers on the fate of Jon Snow.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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Oscars Fug or Fab: Sofia Vergara in Marchesa


This is more Disney princess — and less Disney mermaid – than Sofia usually goes (something she more or less acknowledged to Ryan Seacrest, except in entirely different words).

Brie Larson at The  88th Annual Academy Awards in LA

Having said THAT, there isn’t that much mileage between those two things, so in many ways it also still feels like More Of The Same. It isn’t terrible? I remember wondering if it was all a but much on her when I saw her swanning around on TV. The bodice just makes her look bound, frankly. Like Georgina Chapman had an overlong bolt of satin attached and just shrugged and started skipping around her with it while singing “Hot Cross Buns” or whatever.

She slipped into something closer to the usual for the post-party:

2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

This one is Mark Zunino, and it’s 95 percent flawless on her — things are getting a HAIR pinchy in the armpit region? — and she herself seems JUST a tad more confident in it. So if I were her, I’d have gone with this from the jump. However, I do have to laugh that Sofia is basically the only person at this event who traded something LESS constrictive for something MORE.

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Oscars Fug or Fab: Jennifer Jason Leigh


She’s been looking lovely throughout his entire awards season, but I think this look might have been – ultimately — a bit more bridesmaidal than I was anticipating. Let’s discuss!

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