Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton at the Venice Film Festival

“Raindrops on roses and film roles so weepy; Oscars on mantels and sci-fi that’s creepy. X-Men with bratwursts too big for their slings. These are a few of my favorite things!”

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Fug or Fabs: Emma Stone at the Venice Film Festival (So Far)

Oh, Emma Stone. I am sincerely so glad that you are back.

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Fugs and/or Fabs: Lupita Nyong’o and Janelle Monae

I put these women together in this post mostly because I could not resist using this picture — is it weird if I kind of want to put it on MY piano? — and it felt mean to write about Janelle and make you wait an hour for Lupita, and vice versa.

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Fug or Fab: Rachel Weisz in Monse

The news, for Monse, is both good and bad. But the word “good” is a huge step forward, no?

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Fug or Fab: Heidi Klum

You guys. I just flashed onto a vision of what Heidi Klum is going to be like as an old lady. I suspect giant bows and huge huge earrings are involved:

"America's Got Talent" Season 11 Live Show - Arrivals

Is it wrong if I confess that I’m kind of excited for this? It’s going to be fun.

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Fug or Fab: Priyanka Chopra in BCBG MaxAzria

I admit, when I got an email early this morning informing me that Priyanka Chopra wore a “lace trimmed romper” to this premiere, the cold and icy hand of terror snaked into my chest to grasp my heart. “Oh no, Priyanka,” I said to my phone as I laid in bed and read my emails to the dulcet tones of the leaf blower going insane outside my window. So I don’t know if this is truly Not That Bad, or just Not As Bad As Anticipated. It’s cute from the side, which is often where the romper lets a woman down:

"Hands Of Stone" U.S. Premiere

Also, do not ask me where the lace IS on this trimmed romper. You can barely even tell it IS a romper, which brings me back to my days as a Young when I would glide over to what I thought was a cute dress at Contempo, only find that it was a romper. (I wore my share of rompers in the 90s, Young Readers. Don’t think I don’t understand The Lure of The Romper. I do. Believe me. I do. I often wore mine with a kicky hat, and Docs, because it was 1994 and that’s WHAT YOUNGS DID.)

It’s downright monastic from the front:

"Hands Of Stone" U.S. Premiere - Arrivals

A far cry from other rompers, which have a tendency to be more Monistat-ic. I may be able to live with this one.

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Fug or Fab: Condola Rashad in Novis

Condola is just ridiculously arresting. Well, not ridiculous; her mother is, after all, Clair Huxtable. And as much as The Cosby Show is now a very different, difficult memory, you still can’t deny that Clair was awesome: tough, smart, funny, and gorgeous, without the now-tired trope of also being messy and neurotic, all of which was  big example to set in the ’80s. (As it is now. There is nothing wrong with being messy and neurotic — aren’t we all, a little? — but too often TV shows and movies present it as a surprise that a woman can be those things and still be accomplished, or that those qualities somehow diminish her human usefulness and/or professional achievements.) Also, Clair could STARE YOU DOWN. I think Condola got a lot of that from Phylicia.

Condola Rashad

I wish she had gotten a better dress in the bargain. I actually think that overlay is quite lovely, but not only does it need lining; it could use a better piece under it. Even if you don’t mind the sheers, this seems particularly as if they are not one with each other, but genuinely just a very expensive shower curtain thrown over a tiny and tight slip. That magnificent head deserves better.

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