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Fug or Fab: Amanda Seyfried in Lanvin


Sometimes I start writing these things in a charitable mood and then I just devolve into crankiness and such is the case today:

The truth of the matter is that I think the dress is, by itself, potentially cool and interesting if deployed correctly and on the right person (Kirsten Dunst), and while she’s not necessarily the wrong person, DAMN IT EVERYONE, IT’S JUNE. I know she’s in Japan, and it’s sometimes gloomy there in June, but guess what? It’s often gloomy here in Los Angeles in June too and we STILL PULL IT TOGETHER and don’t come rolling out sporting November’s cocktail party widow weeds. I’M OUT.

(It’s really the shoes that pushed me over the edge.)

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Fug or Fab: Naomi Campbell at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards


Is there any better example of the power of the right person wearing….well, anything?

Because obviously, this is bold — I’m sure it’s a reference to SOMETHING, and I’m sure one of you will know, and if the reference is actually to “that crazy dream Naomi had last night about burlesque after working on too much night cheese,” I hope that Naomi herself pops by to let us know. I do think that it’s of a piece with the Intriguing Flapper-Inspired Looks we’ve been seeing lately and the truth is, while this is for all intents and purposes TOTALLY NUTBALLS, I actually think it’s kind of a kick. Albeit possibly a kick in the head.

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CFDA Awards Fug or Fab: Emmy Rossum in J Mendel


I was about to comment that she almost could have worn this to the Met Ball, and that’s true, but I LOVED that Met Ball dress and would never have wanted to replace it.

Emmy Rossum in J Mendel at the CFDA Awards (1)

This is clearly related to the J Mendel that Anna Kendrick wore to the Oscars, except I wish Anna had worn this one. The bright spot of that dress was the back, and, indeed, the back of this one is kind of great, too:

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Fugs and Fabs: Everyone Else at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic


There were a LOT of women at this event who are wearing a version of that great white lace dress Kate wore in Australia (which is apparently available at the end of the month,if you’re in need of one). And also a lot of cute wedges and sunglasses.

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Fug or Fab or Unfug It Up: Sarah Hyland in Bec & Bridge


I love the look on her face here. It’s like, “aw, shit, I’m still in my gym hair, aren’t I? I knew I’d forgotten something.”

Sarah Hyland at the Los Angeles Maleficent Premiere (1)

Okay, about this look: I have thoughts. And they are that I actually kind of like it — it’s way more adult than she often looks, and that’s a fun change — but I’m dying to style it differently. I think it needs, especially for this event, extremely bitchy shoes. You know what I mean. You totally have a pair of bitchy shoes in your closet. I like to wear mine to meetings where I think it might get contentious and I’ll need to storm off in a fit.

What are your thoughts?

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Fug or Fab the Cover: Katy Perry on Cosmo


Apparently, Katy Perry is on every cover of Cosmo this month, all over the world — Cosmo has a bunch of them here; it’s interesting to see which countries get a totally different look, and which have similar covers to the American one, so take a look if you’re into that. I would love to be in a cover meeting just to hear what goes into the decision-making process. I do remember talking to Kim France once, when she was at Lucky, and she told me that non-smiling covers just never sold. I wonder how ones where Katy Perry might be trying to hex you do:

Very sultry! At first I thought she was wearing a hotpants romper and I was all, “oh, KATY.” But now that I know it’s actually a VERY VERY short dress, for some reason, I think it’s rather cute? I don’t know: when you’ve seen a woman wear a bra that shoots firecrackers out of her nipples, you can’t really be shocked by a crotchtacular sequined number. I’m more weirded out by the fact that the holes near the neckline make her look like she has eyes where her armpits are, like she killed a very festive dragon and made it into a dress. That’s not actually a complaint. It’s commitment to a look, though.

How does it grab you?

[Cover: Cosmo/Matt Jones]

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