Fug File: Fug The Cover

Well Played the Covers: The Hollywood Reporter Stylists and Stars Issue

I love THR’s annual list of Best Stylists in Town. First of all, it’s ALWAYS interesting to learn who is styling whom — in particular, I think you can really tell how good a stylist is if she’s got clients who are equally well dressed but in totally different ways. For example, Elizabeth Saltzman does both GOOP and Saoirse Ronan, which is quite a range in terms of personal aesthetic. Second, I was ALWAYS going to feature a set of covers that brought us BOTH Michael B Jordan AND Rami Malek. Finally, I think everyone on all of these covers looks pretty darn fab — stylist and star both — and that’s a very nice way to end the day.

You can see the entire Top 25 list here. It’s REALLY interesting, and the stylists are quite insightful (for example, Fug Fave Ilaria Urbinati says, “There’s a lot less scrutiny with a guy. Girls have it rough — I think mostly because people don’t know what to call out with menswear,” which is SUPER TRUE; I have no idea what I’m talking about with dudes unless they’re hella off the rails). I think being a stylist would be incredibly tough, actually, because you’re dealing with something quite personal — people’s appearances — and the people in question are probably often at least sensitive (as artists often need to be, in order to be good at their job) and at most RAGING MANIACAL NUTJOBS. You probably on occasion find yourself in a position where you tell your client not to wear X, only to be ignored and then later blamed for X when X doesn’t go over well.  And obviously, my job is to be the person is like, “yikes, this is not going over well,” but even if I don’t always like the finished product, I totally respect the work that went into getting…well, anywhere.

[Photos: The Hollywood Reporter]


Your Afternoon Man: David Beckham on GQ


(PS: There are many many more pics over at GQ, which I suspect you will also enjoy.)


Well Played Cover: Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber on Vogue Paris, April 2016

This is really, really good.Vogue Paris, April 2016: Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber

It’s reminiscent of the Karlie and Taylor Vogue cover, which was itself very evocative of the old Seventeen shots of Niki and Krissy Taylor. A lot of people think these two look exactly alike, but when I see this, I think, “When did Cindy Crawford become best friends with Rachel Bilson?” Still, they both look great; it’s the kind of cover that makes you want to drink that damn Casamigos tequila that her husband makes with Intern George, because maybe, just maybe, it’s the fountain of youth.

[Photo: Vogue Paris]


Fug the Cover: Kerry Washington on Elle, April 2016

I am not sure that I think this cover does Kerry Washington’s great face justice. I also haven’t seen the subscriber cover yet — I assume this is newsstand? — so I am holding out hope that it’s better than this.  The good news is that I think the interior shots are pleasantly beachy to an extent where I actually indulged in a lengthy fantasy where I am friends with Kerry Washington and get to go have margaritas at her place in Malibu, where she confesses to me that she also secretly thinks Fitz is The Worst and we agree that we’re mutually depressed that Shonda didn’t have the idea to do a show set at Quantico before Quantico did. (Because think about a Grey’s Anatomy, but set at Quantico. THAT SHOW WOULD BE SO GOOD! They could have launched it with a cross-over event where Olivia Pope has to pop over to the FBI Academy for…reasons and stuff. She could there fall in love with a very hot instructor who no longer goes out into the field because of Mysterious Sad Reasons and eventually their sexy mutual respect for each other would heal everyone’s emotional wounds, and also they’d stop some terrorists.)

[Photos: Elle]


Fug or Fab the Cover: Rihanna on Vogue UK, April 2016

I know that I have tendencies to joke about how my Barbie owned whatever crazy XYZ a celeb is modeling, but I AM NOT KIDDING when I tell you that this entire get-up is very similar to what my Western Barbie wore when she rode her horse Dallas off a cliff. (My Barbies led a VERY dramatic life.) (Also, that Barbie could wink, as you see in the ad, and my doll’s eyelid had a habit of getting stuck so she looked kinda drunk a lot of the time. Maybe that’s why she ended up over the cliff and in the ravine.) Seriously:

Rihanna UK Vogue April 2016

If you turned to me and confessed that, actually, Rihanna is an immortal time-traveler, and this is proof that she was a top model in 1981, I would TOTALLY believe you.


Fug and Fab the Cover: Recent International Vogues

Spoiler: At least one of these is AMAZING.

[Photos: various Vogues]


Fugs and Fabs: The Covers of Various UK Magazines, March and April

There are MANY things I love about visiting the UK: the delicious varieties of crisps, the accents, the glorious old buildings, the possibility of running into Prince Harry at any moment, and also the magazines. I LOVE British magazines — as you know, I get Tatler delivered to my home at vaguely insane expense, but also, in general, their fashion mags are fab. Let’s eyeball some of their recent covers. Spoiler: This spring is HAPPENING for gingers. (What did I tell you about Harry?)