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Recent Fugs or Fabs of Chloe Grace Moretz


CGM here is the star of If I Stay, which I suspect might be a big hit given that I know people LOVE the book (I have not read it yet) and it looks swoony and delicious. At the very least, we’ll get to see plenty of her on the red carpet in the next couple of weeks, so strap in and get ready for me to pitch like 700 movies where I propose that she and Kiernan Shipka play sisters.

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Fug or Fab: Megan Fox in Zuhair Murad


Is it weird that, all of a sudden, I find myself thinking, “I want better for Megan Fox than a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie”?” I didn’t even know I cared. I am, however, not surprised that I care about her outfits, as that is my job. Exhibit A:

This dress is theoretically kind of creepy and weird — it looks a bit like she skinned a dragon. There’s something slither-y about it, and yet also something Showgirls about it. In short: It’s basically what the lead on The Real Housewives of Slytherin would wear. But I would totally watch The Real Housewives of Slytherin and I also think this suits her.

She’s ALL about the short skirts right now, not that I can blame her. For example, at Comic-Con over the weekend:

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Fug or Fab: Jessica Alba in Tanya Taylor and Zimmerman at Comic-Con


This has a lot of aspects that, taken alone, I totally hate:

Very bare bandeau top, sheer-paneled skirt. But while I am not really in love with that top and never will be, I am tolerating it because I think she’s kind of pulling it off — sort of like when your friend is dating a dude that you totally just do not get, but he seems to legitimately make her happy so you just keep your mouth shut. When it comes to the skirt, though, it’s more like when you fall in love with a short scrawny tattooed drummer despite a lifetime of dating burly football players: It’s unexpected, but fabulous, and you should just go with it. I will happily go anywhere with that skirt.

But let’s get real: I’m sure you really just want to get a closer look at these shoes:

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Fug or Fab: Cate Blanchett in Fausto Puglisi at Comic-Con


I am sure there are plenty of people who complain that Comic-Con isn’t what it used to be — whatever it is that it used to be — and while I don’t know about that, I WILL say that when Cate Blanchett shows up for your event, you can’t say it isn’t major. (She was there for the panel for The Hobbit 3: Back In The Hobbit, which…don’t even get me started on the fact that they made The Hobbit into a trilogy. Not everything need be split into thirds. Sometimes both your sandwich and your relatively slim volume of elfin adventure can be consumed in one sitting.)

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I don’t HATE this, but I do think it looks like a Project Runway challenge where everyone had to take her bathrobe and make it into a day dress. It might WIN that challenge, but still.

She looked much less fussy when she arrived at LAX this week:

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Fug or Fab: Selena Gomez in Emilio Pucci


Part of me thinks she’s working the slouchy high-low aspects of this dress.

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And part of me thinks the toga side looks cheap and hugs her strangely, while the glittery part needs a good hoik and a reality check about how sometimes the door is ajar, and sometimes it’s just hanging wide open letting in the night air and bugs. Sigh. It’s hard to grow up Hollywood, especially when you have horrendous taste in on-off boyfriends, so full marks to her for selling this enough that I’m even mulling it at all.

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Fug or Fab: Maggie Gyllenhaal


I’ve been spending so long trying to figure out what’s happening at the front of Maggie’s dress — I think it’s seaming, although it kind of looks like there’s a flap over her abdomen (in case you REALLY need to scratch your stomach? Sure) — that I barely even noticed Peter Saaaarrrrrrsgaaaaaard’s shirt has drawings all over it. Maybe he got VERY bored in the taxi on the way over:

I am on record as being lukewarm on this length of dress: it’s not QUITE a maxi, but it doesn’t have the balls to be full-on tea-length. Instead, it’s kind of just chilling in limbo, all awkwardly flirting with her ankles but not making a real move. Taking a shine to her calves, but not having the balls to actually go there. It’s frustrating. COMMIT, SKIRT. But leaving this dress’s clear personal and emotional issues aside, I think it kind of works. I approve. YOU’RE WELCOME, MAGGIE.

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