Fug File: Unfug It Up

UnFug It Up: Julianne Moore, in Chanel

First of all, she needs to step away from Karl Lagerfeld. But! This was a Chanel event, so it’s not like she could call him and be like, “yeah, I’ll be there, but I’m going to wear this extremely streamlined Calvin Klein. SEE YOU LATER KARL.”

Mademoiselle Prive Exhibition

With that in mind, dear god, at the very least, I want her to take off the jacket. Don’t get rid of it, or anything crazy — that would be rash. You can wear it with jeans! But the jacket and the necklace and the collar and the decision not to use sleeves…? This is just too much. Me, I’d put the jacket back in the closet and swap it for a black one. What do you think?

While you ponder that, look how great she looked earlier in the day:

The Mademoiselle Prive Exhibition In London


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Unfug or Fab: Lily James in Ulyana Sergeenko

This isn’t a scrolldown, exactly, but I definitely like it better when I can only see half of it.

lily james war and peace

The colors and the fabric are so cool, and stunning with her coloring. I envisioned it being long, maybe completing the vintage robe/lush Lady Mary kind of feel. (Also, Lush Lady Mary Feels are what I am hoping Matthew Goode will bring to Downton Abbey this season, nudge-nudge, NO SPOILERS, FUG NATION UK.)

Let’s visit the full view:

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Unfug or Fab: Diane Kruger in Simone Rocha

This looks fine, in your typical Diane Kruger Has The Mojo kind of way, although I would ditch the matching tea towel sewn to her hip.

'Maryland' Paris Premiere At MK2 Bibliotheque

But generally the only advantage to a wearable blanket is: erotic picnics. Pacey had better play his cards right.

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Unfug it Up: Kate Bosworth in Schiaparelli

First of all, to my eyes, this dress — as a dress — is perfection. I love it:

"90 Minutes In Heaven" Atlanta Premiere

But the more I look at it, the more I think it doesn’t fit her at all, and in fact, it needs to be taken from her and put on an entirely different human being, and she will have to just…fend for herself in wilds of Bergdorf Goodman or whatever. She’s Kate Bosworth. She’ll be fine.

But let’s decide who deserves this dress. I might want to see it on Lupita. But I basically want to see everything on Lupita.

[Photo: Getty]


Unfug It Up: Holland Roden

This suffers from a lack of confidence in itself.

holland roden american ultra

It’s as if nobody involved with this outfit at ANY level was totally certain ANY of it was the right way to go. You could peel off the bib, or redesign the neckline to incorporate it more organically. You could take out the horizontal sections of the skirt. You could cut it off where the lining stops, or extend the slip all the way to the hem. You could give her a clutch that doesn’t blend into the rest of it and some more stylish jewelry. You could give her a deeper lip and edgier hair. You could, in fact, try any of those things. I’m shocked it ended in interesting shoes, actually, because THAT’S usually where people give up the hardest, but here it’s as if someone thought, “Well, hell, let’s at least finish strong and maybe they’ll forget the rest,” like if you win a football game 3-0 on a last-second field goal and pray the columnists and fans are so relieved that they ignore how miserable the other 59:59 were. Now, “miserable” is not a word I’d apply to this,  but I WOULD attempt at least one of the aforementioned fixes, if not a few. What would you do? And in related news, do we think she needs to go crazy at the salon and get a choppy short haircut of some kind, just to shake it up a bit? Or is that just what I’m going to do? It’s like every few years I feel the need to cut my hair so that I’m reminded how bad it looks on me, and can then grow it out and safely move forward safely for another few calendar cycles.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Teen Choice Awards Unfug It up: Chloe Grace Moretz in Gucci

I really want to like this:


I like the idea of it, I like the snake, I like that she looks like this her actual personal style, like it’s something she might have actually picked out herself (which she didn’t, or at least not by herself; her brother’s Instagram gives all appropriate credits for hair and makeup and styling), which is an effect that is really difficult to nail.  I think this outfit is definitely cooler than half of the looks that people haul out for Teen Choice Awards (in the, er, Fonzie sense, rather than the temperature sense), and God knows it’s wonderful to see something unusual. I just feel like if I were her older sister — or, let’s get real, her mom — I might walk into her dressing room and tilt my head and say, “does it a belt? Or…something?” But can you name that something? I’m not sure I can, which makes me officially no help at all.

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Unfug It Up: Greta Gerwig

Okay. What I am about to type may stun you. But I don’t think the problem here is the top. I actually like this top. It’s quirky –  like a bridesmaid dress gone rogue — but I think it’s sort of fun and if Emma Watson were wearing it, you know we’d all be into it. In fact, on the whole, I give this a passing grade, despite the notes I’m about to unfurl:

"Mistress America" - Photocall

My problem here are the pants. Don’t they need to be really skinny cigarette pants? With an unobtrusive hem, so as not to distract from all that action upstairs? Aren’t these pants over-complicating things? Don’t these pants just need to relax?

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