Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Amanda Seyfried

First of all, and most importantly, I want to talk about the dude with the hoodie pulled over his cap and the sunglasses in the background. Because he’s obviously a CIA operative (undercover as an autograph seeker, but actually investigating the Mysterious Case of What Happened to the Letterman Dumpster) who went really overboard with his disguise before he left the office:

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I appreciate his commitment to his look. But also,  let’s talk about Amanda, who looks unfortunately like she’s in the middle of a sentence in this photo (sorry, Amanda), and whose commitment to her look I am not as impressed by (sorry, again). I mean, the leather jacket is swell, but something about the dress makes me think she got it on deep deep deep deep sale at one of those stores in your local mall where the mannequins are always weirdly missing their heads and you have no idea how they stay in business. What do you think? Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fug or Fab: Lena Dunham in Tanya Taylor

I actually was going to give this a full Well Played, because I think this is pretty damn fetching.

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But then I decided Fug Nation should get to gnaw on it a bit, in poll form, given that we’ve been begging Lena to pull it together for such a long time now. Her hair and makeup are cute, the dress is as springy as I think everyone on the East Coast is eager to be (yeah, it’s not WARM there yet, but after such a rough winter a little optimism isn’t going amiss for me), and I actually really love the whimsy of the polka-dot shoes with a striped frock. I pause a little on the fact that the basic shoe is a Champagne satin, which looks dirty even a leg’s length away from the dress itself, but I’m otherwise extremely optimistic. And of course feeling pangs of loss for the reliable raft of fuggery she floated on before — this site creates a complex relationship between tugger and fuggee, in which we both want them to change for their own sakes and NEVER WANT THEM TO CHANGE, EVER, for ours — but let’s put this sucker to a vote and see if you’re all as stoked as I am, or if it’s just the Cadbury’s Mini-Eggs talking.

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[Photo: Getty]


Fug or Fab: Zoe Kravitz in Dior

You guys, I just had this amazing moment where I thought that the black tulle cape attached to this dress was actually majestic, Rapunzel-ish hair:

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And I had this entire mental image wherein Zoe conference-called her parents and was like, “Lisa Bonet, Lenny Kravitz, do you guys think I should wear my hair SUPER long tonight? Like, Crystal Gayle long?” and Lisa and Lenny were totally into it. (In my imagination, Lenny is always trying to get people to wear his wings to events and is ergo very supportive of anyone’s wacky red carpet plans.) And so I am a little disappointed to find out that it is not. Also, it looks a wee bit like she might have attached a shower curtain to the back of her dress:

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Fug or Fab: Gwyneth Paltrow

I feel like she’s really into this silhouette right now, for some inexplicable reason:


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I hope she covers this burning question in this week’s upcoming GOOP. Perhaps an appealing slice of side-torso has secret health benefits, like, it actually airs your spleen in a literal rather than metaphorical way. I don’t know. But I DO know that her dress has what appears to be giant boils on it, and I’m not entirely sure that I can endorse something that forced me to look up the correct spelling of “buboes.”

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fugs or Fabs: Lily James in Dior

Bless this child for shouldering the Cinderella promotional load so heartily. Has Helena Bonham Carter even left the house? Of course, if she had, she probably wouldn’t approve of this:

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I want to praise Lily James to the high heavens for not wearing white or beige shoes with this. But it’s awfully plain, no? I think it’s supposed to feel very sophisticated with all those little buttons and the random satin arms, but instead it feels a little like a nightie someone sent to Natalie Portman. Helana Bonham-Carter would not be satisfied until this was accessorized with a petticoat and some plaid scarves and then a few twigs poking out of Lily’s head. Part of me wants her to sweep in like the fairy godmother she ACTUALLY is, just to see how it might go.

This Dior went markedly better:

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Fug or Fab: Charlize Theron

Real talk: I find it hard to be objective here because I find her man-accessory to be highly unpleasant:

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But regardless, I think it’s possible that she’s wearing lingerie to this event. REALLY NICE lingerie, the kind you take out of your drawer and say, “I wish I could wear this in public. Maybe….? No.” But lingerie never the less. What are your thoughts, Fug Nation?