Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug Places: Christina Hendricks

I almost made this another Fug or Fab, but then — in the spirit of being decisive — I decided to come down hard on the fact that Christina’s outfit is leaving me cold and uninspired.

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I don’t know if that red lip is her shade now that she’s lightened her hair, or maybe it’s just fighting the green of the outfit, but something cacophonous is going on there. Also, I can also see why so many people — like Rachel McAdams at the ESPYs – are willing to tape their jackets together in service of the deep plunge without a camisole. Christina’s undershirt is getting a little bunchy up in there, which is taking whatever vibe this is fumbling for and slapping it across the face; however, I get why she didn’t go bare under the coat, so it’s rather a conundrum. I genuinely have no idea what I’d have done to make this feel chic, as opposed to like drab army-green suiting better befitting a recruiting mixer, short of hanging it back up on the rod and dialing up, say, Christian Siriano for a fashion Hail Mary.

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Unfug or Fab: Cara Delevingne in Saint Laurent

I keep flip-flopping on this, because as usual, Cara Delevingne is bringing her model mojo to the outfit.

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Ultimately, I’m going with: I wish it were a sparkly gunmetal mini without the continental divide. It just looks too much like an attempted limousine sexcapade caught a literal snag.

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Fug or Fab: Naomie Harris in Cushnie Et Ochs

Regular readers are well aware that I think Naomie Harris is CRAZY GOOD-LOOKING and nothing about this changes that feeling:

"Southpaw" New York Premiere

She is so pretty and I am so excited for the new James Bond, in part because the last one was so good and also because it features SO MANY faces I like: Naomie Harris, my former imaginary lover Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Daniel Craig (obvs), Léa Seydoux. It’s just good-looking people talking to/shooting at each other, and I am in.

I am perhaps less sold on this. Full marks for the shoes. She looks great in white. It’s not AGGRESSIVELY HEINOUS, obviously, and it might even be good. But something about it leaves me..if not fully cold, perhaps ever so slightly chilly.

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Fug or Fab: Zosia Mamet

It’s not that this looks bad on Zosia…

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… it’s just that the whole thing is six barrettes and a crispy dye job away from being vintage Donna Martin, and after the fourth person who comes up to ask if she left Ray Pruit at the pumpkin patch, it might get real old.

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Fugs or Fabs: Michelle Monaghan

I have a lot of concerns about Pixels, namely: Who is blackmailing Peter Dinklage, and why?

I’m less concerned about Michelle Monaghan’s premiere and photocall outfits, honestly, than I am about the movie. This Erdem, for example, SOUNDS like it ought to be hideous:

"Pixels" New York Premiere

It’s technically, a fine-mesh polo shirt paired with a tiered, ruffled, leather skirt — an amalgamation of words as terrifying to me as, say, “pop algebra quiz,” or “hey, you forgot to pay your taxes.” But I think you could argue that this is working on her FAR better than it has any right to be working. Would I be a person who would argue such a thing? I actually am. Feel free to convince me I’m wrong.

I don’t think I’m wrong that this other look of hers, courtesy of Derek Lam, is really cute, though:

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Fug or Fab: Rachel McAdams in Zuhair Murad

I’m sorry for Rachel McAdams that season two of True Detective is so boring, and not as well-received as the first — although frankly, I disliked the last half of season one so hard that I am not surprised this happened. But I do think she is someone whose career has been something of a curiosity, and her small role in Southpaw (or at least, based on the previews it seems to be small) adds to the intrigue. Basically I don’t know where this car is going, and if she doesn’t want to use GPS that’s fine, but I hope she at least has one of those AAA maps kicking around the backseat somewhere in case of emergency.


Rachel McAdams in Zuhair Murad, ESPN Hosted Screening Of Southpaw At LA Live

I like this better than I expected to, but there’s something jarring to me about the flight of the funeral blossoms across her chest. It adds interest, yeah, but it also feels kind of like she got attacked by them. Like someone shot her with a flower gun.

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Recent Fugs or Fabs: Amy Schumer

I read a headline somewhere that Amy Schumer had to answer at an Apple Store event whether she herself is a train wreck, and boy, nothing is going to make a person regret her movie title like having to field THAT question a hundred times.

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