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Cosmo.com: 16 Notable Looks from the AMAs

Newsflash: We handpicked sixteen of the most notable looks from the American Music Awards for Cosmo this morning. To wit:

“This particular awards show was crawling with people who used to date – Gigi and Joe, Kendall and Nick, Kendall and Harry Styles, and, of course, Selena and the Biebs. It all seems like a set-up for an extremely good episode of a nighttime soap, which is apt, because Selena could seriously wear this for fall sweeps. Right before throwing a drink in someone’s face. Maybe Justin’s? Let’s workshop this at the after party.”

Read the rest of it here! (We are also continuing AMAs coverage here, of course.)



American Music Awards Well Played, Nina Dobrev in Zuhair Murad

I am going to start out with my one note about this, which is that it might feel a bit….formal? And Nina’s a master at the Sparkly Mini — I would have bet a bundle that she was going to go in that direction last night — so I am surprised she went sequined full-length for this particular occasion. She’s also not a musician (did she present?), so this is one of those events where she definitely wasn’t required to look like she went all-out. No one is really going to be looking at her other than to think, “oooh, Nina Dobrev! I really miss her on The Vampire Diaries.” (Which IS a good reason to have people look at you, don’t get me wrong. I remain now and forever Team Dobrev.) ALL THAT CRABBILY SAID: On the whole, this is super pretty, her hair looks great, and I love those shoes. JUST LOOK AT THEM!

So, overall, I call it a win. What do you think? Talk to me, Goose.

[Photos: Getty]


American Music Awards WTF: Gwen Stefani in Yousef Al-Jasmi


Gwen Stefani at The  2015 American Music Awards in LA

As I said on Twitter yesterday afternoon, I don’t know if I have the energy to deal with this. Do I make a pot of coffee, or open a bottle of wine? The back is also causing me existential beverage angst:

Gwen Stefani at The  2015 American Music Awards in LA

It’s like the Intermediate Jazz and Modern class at her local dance academy had a baby with a sad coffee filter and a screen-door, and while that certainly sounds exotic, I actually thought Break-Up Style Stefani was going to be way cooler than this.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fugs and Pieces, November 20th, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone!

First, a bit of news, and I apologize to those of you who’ve already read about this in Royals Round-Up. But! We are thrilled that The Royal We has made it to the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards! Huge thanks to everyone who has voted for us throughout the competition! Voting closes on November 23rd, and you can vote for us, or for any of the other extremely worthy finalists, here.

– This piece, on the selfie, at Medium, is really, really interesting and well worth your time.

– Full disclosure: I haven’t had the time to read this very long Maureen Dowd piece in the New York Times about women in Hollywood yet, because it published this morning and I had to finish Royals Round-Up by 1pm PST. But I’m about to read it, and Twitter tells me I will be interested in it.

Do you want to look at some pictures of Idris Elba? OF COURSE YOU DO! (Lainey)

– Also, at Vulture, the most important quiz of our time: Can You Name That Shirtless Man? Reader, I can. Mostly.

– ALSO At Vulture, this piece about Hailee Steinfeld’s new musical career has all the thoughts I’ve also thought about said new career.

– Previously.TV imagines what the Mad Men telenovela that Rogelio came up with — and was sued for — on this week’s Jane the Virgin would look like, and it is funny.

– Women in the World talk to Jennifer Finney Boylan, who is on I Am Cait, and who wrote a best-selling memoir about being transgender in 2003. She has a new book out this week; her interview is thoughtful and smart. To wit: “I guess we can dive right into the question of identity with this because, am I really still a transgender woman? I mean, I went through the transition twelve years ago, so in many ways all the dust has settled in my life . Now I simply identify as a woman. I didn’t go through all of this to become a woman with an asterisk. At the same time my history is different from that of many other women, and it’s something that I’m proud to talk about,” and “I found [my first book] very difficult to write because I was also a young transgender-person at the time. But I was not out, not by a million years. It was a problem. How do you write about the world if you don’t really live in it? How do you tell a story if your own life isn’t true?” I could quote many things she says; you should probably just read the whole thing.

Cenedict Bumberbatch looks WACKY in Zoolander 2. I embrace that fur coat. (You know, in theory.) (Celebitchy)

New York has this amazing piece, part interactive, that looks at the history of one block in New York over the years, door to door. It’s very ambitious — I haven’t read the entire thing yet — and fascinating.

– At Book Riot: 6 Books You Can Discuss At Thanksgiving, By Wine Glass

– At Pajiba:  You Betcha, These Are the Most Troublesome Accents Currently Blasting From Your Television

– I think you’ll enjoy this, at Dazed: The hidden meanings behind the clothes in Cruel Intentions

Allure talks to Chewbacca about his beauty routine. Vodka is involved.

– Are you in a Maeve Binchy novel? How to tell, at The Toast.


Royals Round-Up, November 20th, 2015

You guys! This week’s Royals Round-Up has EVERYTHING: Wills and Kate in Wales today, where they abseiled down a rock and rejected her fringe, among other things! Harry in a tux! William in a doctor costume! Royal babies! Sunglasses! Princess Michael of Kent’s HUGE HAIR and ROMANCE NOVEL! Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice being very affectionate! And also, you know, lots of other stuff.

Another busy royals week here at GFY. In case you missed anything :

– Kate rewore one of my favorite of her looks to give a speech at the Place2Be conference, which is part of her work on behalf of children’s mental health. It was WINDY, which led to some good Hair Shenanigans.

– She and William also went to the French embassy to sign their condolences book, then she wore a new (and pretty) dress to the Fostering Network Awards, while he went to the England v. France soccer match.

And, finally, a bit of housekeeping: We are thrilled that The Royal We has made it to the last, and deciding, round of the Goodreads Choice Awards! Huge thanks to everyone who has voted for us throughout the competition! Voting closes on November 23rd, and you can vote for us, or for any of the other extremely worthy finalists, here. This one is for all the marbles!


Prince Albert talked to People about his twins; apparently, in the manner of all small children, they are a bit of a handful and very cute. Albert loves talking to People. It’s like his mother was a huge movie star or something.

– In honor of Monaco’s National Day, Hello! has photos of Monaco’s royal children throughout the years.

– In The Express this week, a story about how Kate’s planning to step up her engagements and speaking dates in the upcoming months. Given that Kate gave two more speeches this week than she did possibly all of last year, I think this has some truth to it.

Prince Harry is going to Lesotho and South Africa next week, to play polo and visit his charity and, I decided, also to visit Chelsy Davy (who may be in London right now for all I know, but please don’t ruin my fiction).

– You’ll also want to see Harry meeting little Harper Seven Beckham, who does not care. (Hello!)

– Now Katie Nicholl at Vanity Fair has picked up that crackers Daily Mail story about how Kate and Pippa are going to start an organic food business. This is never going to happen. PIPS might start an organic food business — that actually makes sense — but Kate is not going to be in on it. She and Pippa are hardly ever even seen in public together!

– This week marked the 110th anniversary of  — if I may quote The Court Jeweller — “Prince Carl of Denmark [being] elected King Haakon VII of Norway,” and the post about that, and his bride’s tiaras, is a good read.

– Today is QE2 and Phil’s anniversary! I think those two kids might just make it. People takes a look back.

To keep this from taking over the homepage, a variety of Royals Instagrams INCLUDING A SLOTH after the jump:

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Mildly Played: Zoe Saldana

This is so very simple:

zoe saldana latin grammy awards

It looks great on her, and I like the little lacy bonus hem, just for a splash of interest. But this feels a lot more like something one would wear to a Paleyfest, or a Hollywood Reporter roundtable, than on the red carpet at the Latin Grammys — which, much like the regular Grammys, seem to demand a lighter spirit. Zoe is hardly someone who’s afraid of going big; maybe she just wasn’t that into the event, or she’s tired, or because she’s not a recording artist she was ceding the floor to those who are (which would be very polite). Or her twins threw up on the ball gown she was planning to wear. Who knows. But while I might wish this were cheerier and maybe even more experimental, I will never get mad at someone for picking class over crass, that’s for sure.

[Photo: Getty]


Mostly Fabs: WWD and Variety Stylemaker’s Party

ALL of these people look like they’re going to a party in June — other, perhaps, than Katie Holmes — but it’s a REAL CUTE party.

[Photos: Getty]