Fug File: Unfug It Up

Unfug It Up: Jayma Mays


I feel like there’s a lot of good happening here:

Those shoes, for example, are the OPPOSITE of boring and I love them — they’re insane, and in general, I’m not into the open-toed bootie, but EVERYTHING about them is so nutty that I think they actually work. Thank you, Brian Atwood, for existing, and BLESS Jayma’s stylist for not putting her in a boring shoe. I want to buy her a cocktail for that. And I actually think this whole look is really INTERESTING. But, despite the fact that both pieces of this look were designed to be worn together, I keep wondering if, in practice, the blouse-y shape of the top is fighting with the interesting waist detail on the skirt — would this have worked better split up, and done with a sleeker top? Or something else? Or do you think it’s perfect as is? Please put on your stylist hat — I’m sure it’s super glam — and weigh in.

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Unfug or Fug or Fab It Up: Naya Rivera


First of all, in case you think, “she looks awfully cheery considering the recent death of one of her castmates,” this is one of the cheeriest-looking pictures of her available from our photo service (and the best shot of her dress, which is why I used it). In most of the shots, she looks totally professional, and like she’s putting on a happy face to do her job, but also tired and shell-shocked. I feel really bad for all the Glee cast (not to mention Cory Monteith’s family and other loved ones, obviously). I cannot imagine what they’re going through; it’s all tremendously sad. But there is something to be said for the restorative power of work, and I hope that’s helping them get through what has to be a terrible, terrible time. Monteith always seemed so extraordinarily amiable, and I’m sure his loss casts a very long shadow. Addiction is an awful thing.

ANYWAY. Not to be all Debbie Downer on you, it just seemed inappropriate to launch into a convo about her outfit right off the bat. But let’s make that right turn now:

I’m not wild about the shoes in this instance, but I have to say, I think this is one of my favorites of her looks. (Are we grading on a curve? Perhaps. But still.) What say you?

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Unfug It Up: Emmy Rossum


This should have been a win. The skirt is dramatic and bold and beautiful, like a dramatic music sting on The Bold and the Beautiful except without a bunch of twitching eyeballs.

But then the bodice has a giant blue X on it, and the Kabbalah bracelet on HGH that’s around her waist ALSO forms a sort of X, but a competing one, like two letters in different fonts trying to pretend they belong in the same word. The bodice extends below her natural waist, but the belt sits right on it. I don’t get it. If you want the dress to have a cincher, then don’t drop the bodice. If you want an X, pick one. If you want her to look good, stop throwing in extra extra extras, or else your gown becomes like an infomercial that wants you to buy a Magic Bullet SO BADLY that it throws in six other kitchen tools and a cookbook for free.

Fix it, Fug Nation, as only you can.

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Unfug It Up: Maggie Gyllenhaal


I have many a thought about Maggie here:

First and foremost: I think this haircut, about which I have been bitching for weeks, is finally at a place where I feel comfortable categorizing it as very cute on her. Maggie has a weird quality where I feel like she always looks a little sweaty — like, wherever she is, from the Oscars to a movie premiere, she ALWAYS looks to me like she walked there on a humid day. There is something about her that seems permanently clammy. But I think this hair sort of works with that instead of against it. And there you have it, the internet’s most backhanded compliment of the day: “Your haircut really works with that sweaty thing you’ve always got happening. You’re welcome.”

But maybe part of the sweatiness steams from the fact that she’s got an afghan wrapped around her waist. I actually think the bodice of this is quite flattering, and I dig the skirt, but…what IS happening….around…her waist? It’s like….a giant knit scrunchie. I’m loathe to see that around a ponytail, much less a torso. So I would obviously extract that itchy mama and call it a day. What about you?

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Unfug or Fab: Sandra Bullock


Sandra Bullock really seems to be in a “black outfit/strappy black heels” rut (in addition to this, she also wore this recently to promote this movie). Which certainly is better than a “rubber pants/tube top” rut, but nonetheless, a rut is what it is.

Often she looks foxy in these getups, but after a while they have a sameness — those other two have nearly identical shoes; one has a leather skirt like this; the other has lacy bits kind of like the motif here — and so I just get tired. And when I get tired, I get picky: For a leather dress, this one seems weirdly baggy in parts, but then possibly too tight in others. It also isn’t supporting her very well and I think high-rise shoes like that look better with a shorter skirt — and in fact, she herself would look better if she hemmed it a bit and, as a bonus, got to show off her legs, which we all know are great. And on top of that, the hair is a little chicken-fried. Sandy, you are better than anything that can be purchased in a bucket with a side of mashed potatoes. Please remember that. It would be a great yoga mantra.

Give her some heat:

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Unfug or Fab: Emma Watson


HBO has been re-running all the Harry Potter movies from when they were all pint-size, which is where I re-learned that a) I still hate Movie Moaning Myrtle; b) Kenneth Branagh is more fun to watch when he’s being pompous on purpose; c) Hugh Grant would have been THEORETICALLY funny in that part but they’d have had to make him blonde and if you close your eyes and try to imagine Hugh Grant as a blonde it will probably make mirth explode out your nostrils; d) I love all these freaking kids so freaking much; and, among other things, e) I despite not quite being old enough to be her mother, I have very maternal feelings toward Emma Watson. I could not have been more thrilled when she tweeted, humorously, that she would never in a million years try out for 50 Shades of Gray (I’m paraphrasing), and she’s turned into a lovely young woman who — even with the occasional boob slip — seems to understand the difference between “edgy” and “porny.” Doesn’t always mean I LIKE her picks, but I like the sense behind them.

Oh, Hermione:

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