Fug File: Fugs

Well Played, Emma Watson

For once, I think this is a deployment of The Dreaded Sheer Overlay that is really pretty and totally successful.

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FUGS and Fabs: Alice Eve

Alice Eve has really been hitting the sidewalks to promote her new movie, Dirty Weekend, and I salute her for that. Hustling for your project is part of the gig and I respect it. ALSO, she’s giving me material to talk about so….bonus points, Alice. Bonus points. Except NO points for this dress she wore last night, because it’s HORRIBLE. Seriously JUST CUT AND RUN, GIRL. DO NOT ALLOW PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF THIS.

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GFY Giveaway: TALES FROM THE BACK ROW by Amy Odell



THE PRIZE: We are delighted to have one signed copy of Tales From the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry for you! Per Amazon:

Funny and fearless, Tales from the Back Row is a keenly observed collection of personal essays about what it’s really like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry.

In Tales from the Back Row, Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell takes readers behind the stage of New York’s hottest fashion shows to meet the world’s most influential models, designers, celebrities, editors, and photographers.

But first, she has to push her way through the crowds outside, where we see the lengths people go to be noticed by the lurking paparazzi, and weave her way through the packed venue, from the very back row to the front. And as Amy climbs the ladder (with tips about how you can, too), she introduces an industry powered by larger-than-life characters: she meets the intimidating Anna Wintour and the surprisingly gracious Rachel Zoe, not to mention the hilarious Chelsea Handler, and more.

As she describes the allure of Alexander Wang’s ripped tights and Marchesa’s Oscar-worthy dresses, Amy artfully layers in something else: ultimately this book is about how the fashion industry is an exaggerated mirror of human fallibility—reflecting our desperate desire to belong, to make a mark, to be included. For Amy is the first to admit that as much as she is embarrassed by the thrill she gets when she receives an invitation to an exclusive after-party, she can’t help but RSVP “yes.”

The book comes out Monday, but we read an advanced copy — we blurbed it, in fact! Full disclosure — and I fully believe you AT LEAST need to read the bit where Amy interviews for a gig with Anna Wintour. I would have peed myself. (Which actually would also be good book material, so at least there’s that.)

THE TASK:  As always, I will pick the winners at random. But to keep it fun, and speaking of Anna, please comment and tell us the most terrifying boss you’ve ever had.

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday.  FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. The contest is for US residents only. (Prizing provided by the author. Thank you!)


Recent Fugs: Alison Brie

You cannot fault this woman’s lipstick (and hair, and general head) game. As you’ll notice in this slideshow, it is so on-point it could pirouette across the Lincoln Center stage.

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But she’s wasting it on all that uninspired pizza. Cut off the overhang, make it a tank dress, and we can talk. Otherwise, it just looks like when you try to sop up the grease in the pepperoni with your napkin, and it turns totally clear.

She had bad luck with a non-sheer outfit, as well, unfortunately:

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Well Played, Alice Eve

Yesterday, she’d raided Fraulein Maria’s closet. Today, she’s attacked Renee Zellweger’s wardrobe from Down With Love:

2015 Film Society Of Lincoln Center Summer Talks With "Dirty Weekend"

Major upgrade. (No offense to Mrs Von Trapp. Although she has a very dashing husband, so I think she’ll be okay.)

[Photo: Getty]


Fug or Fab: Kirsten Dunst in Louis Vuitton

First of all, I am DELIGHTED that Kirsten Dunst is back. (She’s in the new season of Fargo, for one thing.) Super delighted. Beyond delighted. I actually clapped with glee at the thought of her return. And then, looking at this photo, I had a idea:

Tastemaker Screening Of IFC Films' "Sleeping With Other People"

She looks –I think — totally cute in this . Do I wonder how she hasn’t melted into the floor in a leather skirt? Yes. This outfit feels VERY Fall/Winter, while we are still stuck at the height of Summer/Hellfire. But (to my mind; feel free to disagree as always) I think it’s at least an appealing Fall/Winter, and for all we know, she’s in the middle of some magical spell involving dressing for the weather you wish you had, which shall bring forth cooler temperatures, in which case CARRY ON.

But second — and more importantly — I just decided that she and Amy Poehler could AND SHOULD play sisters in something. Immediately.

[Photo: Getty]