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Fug Madness 2015, Round Two: Bjork Bracket, Part One


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No. 3 CHARLI XCX vs. No. 11 MELISSA GEORGE

In putting this post together, I discovered that I might be in love with Charli XCX. I giggle EVERY TIME I see a photo of her:

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Here, it’s kind of because those shoes are just funny. But it’s also because her face always says “BORED NOW” while her outfit always says, “WELCOME TO THIS PARTY!” Sometimes the party is a rave:

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Sometimes it’s a weird Star Wars convention:

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Fugrena: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior


I would love to know what these two are laughing so hard about, beyond how much critics seem to loathe this movie.

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I ASSUME it’s because he just made a Pretty Woman joke about where her thigh-high boots are, and whether she knows how to drive a Lotus.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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Fugs and Pieces, March 20, 2015


Happy weekend, everyone! A little housekeeping first — and apologies if you already read this in Royals Round-Up — we have added a new event to our Book Outings (it’s not REALLY a tour; we wish we could come out and meet you all, but it’s all dependent on where our publisher would like to send us, basically). We will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, on SUNDAY, April 19th, at 1:30pm. Our panel is called Fiction: Famous By Association, with a signing to followIt’s moderated by Heather Havrilesky, and the other panelists are Christopher Noxon and Shanna Mahin. (Tickets are required for this event, and we will post a link when they’re available; they’re only $1, which is a processing fee.)

You can always get more info on our events on our Events and Signing page here. (We’re also coming to NYC on April 7th, and DC on April 9th. Please come out and say hi!)

AND NOW OTHER STUFF:

– Let’s read about 18th century masquerade balls! (All Things Georgian)

– Ooh, or the history of anti-aging products! (Into the Gloss)

–I LOVE this piece in Tatler (of course) about Guest Book Etiquette. ONE MUST KNOW THESE THINGS.

The Hollywood Reporter has released its annual list of Top 25 Stylists, which I always love — not for the ranking bit, as much as because I always love reading who’s been styling whom.

– I wish I had been following Canada Reads this entire week!

– I guess Katie Holmes IS dating Jamie Foxx. Is it weird that I kind of LOVE THIS? It seems so random. (Lainey)

– Speaking of romance, DID WE KNOW THAT LUPITA MIGHT BE DATING COMMON? I want them to get married and have very beautiful and talented children. (Jezebel)

– I am secretly obsessed with Cosmo’s hair/make-up hacks. I thank them, for one thing, for teaching me that I’d been using bobby pins upside down my entire life. This go-round is particularly good. De-aerating mousse!

– I also love this, in The Telegraph: Mini food fad sees tiny – but edible – meals cooked on toy hobs. TINY THINGS!

– Speaking of cooking, the National Journal has interesting photos of the White House kitchen through the years. (The ones of everyone prepping for the Easter Egg Hunt are really good.)

– ALSO speaking of cooking, I totally want to make these homemade Mint Milanos despite the fact that (although I am a decent cook) I am a terrible baker. (Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Julianne Hough has a lifestyle blog now? Well, good for her. (Celebitchy)

– Flavorwire dives into the mess that is the Emmys rules for determining what is or is not a comedy.

– Pajiba’s March Madness is devoted to determining the greatest pet peeve of all, primarily because they’re annoyed by how many websites have bracketology in March. Sorry, dudes! (I find it quite funny.)

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Royals Round-Up, March 20, 2015


LOTS to cover this week! Harry and Wills and Kate all had outings, Princess Beatrice left the house, CPM and CPF were hanging out with Maxima and W-A, with MANY HATS and TIARAS,  after which W-A and Maxima popped over to Germany to wear wacky glasses, and Chaz and Cammy are here in the United States. We made Charles bowl.

Here on GFY this week, we brought you the following:

ALSO! We added a new event in our book tour (it’s not REALLY a tour since it’s not going too many places; we wish we could come out and meet you all, but it’s all dependent on where our publisher would like to send us, basically). We will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, on SUNDAY, April 19th, at 1:30pm. Our panel is called Fiction: Famous By Association, with a signing to follow It’s moderated by Heather Havrilesky, and the other panelists are Christopher Noxon and Shanna Mahin. (Tickets are required for this event, and we will post a link when they’re available; they’re only $1.)  You can always get more info on our events on our Events and Signing page here. (We’re also coming to NYC on April 7th, and DC on April 9th. Please come out and say hi!)

We’re also delighted to note that The Royal We was named to the 2015 Library Reads list for April (they kindly used the words “delightful,” “pure fun,” and “perfect,” for which we are very grateful) and that we were lucky enough to get a starred review from Library Journal, who said we “hit all the right notes in this funny, smart, emotional tale.” Librarians, we love you now more than ever, and we already loved you quite a lot.  The book comes out April 7th, as you SURELY know by now, and of course you can always pre-order.

ENOUGH of that, and thank you for your patience as I bang on about the book. Let’s go somewhere else now:

 

 

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Fug Madness 2015, Round One: Charo Bracket, Part Two



As a refresher: The photos and links in each matchup post are NOT the only outfits eligible; rather, they’re a representative sample of the body of work. Polls close after 24 hours, so if you like to research your choices — on our site, Getty Images, Google, whatever — have at it and just make sure you vote before the game ends. If you need a primer on how all this works, peruse the FAQ; if you forgot your bracket, click here. And, most importantly, have fun!

Jump to: 3. LINDSAY LOHAN vs. 14. LORELEI LINKLATER · 6. CHRISSY TEIGEN vs. 11. KATIE HOLMES · 7. CIARA vs. 10. JENNIFER ANISTON
 

2. KAT GRAHAM vs. 15. NOOMI RAPACE

I want to go to drinks with these two. I’m not sure if they would get along, but it would FOR SURE be interesting. They both certainly have a powerful and intriguing aesthetic.

This, for example, is bold and also perfect if later you’re going to break into some kind of choreographed dance:

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This is great if you…have a need to…have…I don’t even know:

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Because I just spent twenty minutes staring at it, trying to figure out what the point even is of any of it. Those aren’t garters. They’re….thigh…chokers? I don’t know. I can’t. I’m old.

This is, at least, straightforward. It is a rubber (?) bra with drop-crotch pants and an actually very cute jacket:

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Kat Graham is also one of those people where I feel like I consistently point out that her FACE almost always looks glorious. The wonderfulness of her head nearly carries off the horribleness of her wardrobe, more often than not.  This, for example, is AWFUL:

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Fug Madness 2015, Round One: Cher Bracket, Part Two


As a refresher: The photos and links in each matchup post are NOT the only outfits eligible; rather, they’re a representative sample of the body of work. Polls close after 24 hours, so if you like to research your choices — on our site, Getty Images, Google, whatever — have at it and just make sure you vote before the game ends. If you need a primer on how all this works, peruse the FAQ; if you forgot your bracket, click here. And, most importantly, have fun!

Jump to: 3. MARION COTILLARD vs. 14. KEKE PALMER · 6. SOLANGE vs. 11. JESSICA CHASTAIN · 7. ROSAMUND PIKE vs. 10. NATASHA BEDINGFIELD
 

2. JENNIFER LOPEZ vs. 15. SARAH JESSICA PARKER

Hola, lovers!

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I think you’ll be DELIGHTED by the depth and breadth of J Lo’s contribution to Fug Madness this year. She BROUGHT IT. There’s the above bra/bib mash-up. There’s the below boob-slings. There are these aggressively-waisted (and perhaps wasted) pants; and whatever in the name of GOD is happening in this moment.

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The Lopez did not shy from jumpsuits!

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