Fug File: Well Played

Well Played, Zoe Saldana in Preen

First of all: There are photos in which she looks far cheerier, never fear. But you can’t see her outfit in ANY OF THEM to which I have access, so smirky it is:

Zoe Saldana at the CANTINFLAS Premiere in Hollywood

The print is kind of like Collegiate Photography Show On Crack, and the dress is all Prim Schoolgirl, and it turns out that marriage is going to be one for the ages. Who knew?

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Well Played, Emma Stone

I am voting yes on most things happening here, but I suspect a LOT of you will not agree, and look forward to a lively debate thereof. There are VERY cute shoes waiting for you at the end of this post. Not monstrous at all.

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Emmys Well Played: Lena Headey

It feels like a damn miracle that all this asymmetry works, but it really does

Lena Headey

She has the right touch of bad-ass attitude, skepticism, great posture, and glow. I wonder if it was fun sitting next to her. I imagine, for no informed reason at all, that she’d be full of amusing asides about Julia Roberts needing to Sit Down And Be Quiet, or why Jimmy Kimmel yapped for so long when he wasn’t the host, or whether Sofia Vergara needs to learn to be a slightly worse sport so that she avoids indignities like having to stand on a revolving dais in the name of letting the head of the Emmys be “funny.” And then threatening the seat fillers a la Game of Thrones, just so they can feel like they had a proper Hollywood evening.


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Emmys Well Played: Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

This is both TOTALLY predictable, but also relaxingly fab:

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

There is something to be said for knowing what REALLY works on you and just sticking with it. Not everything has to be a statement. Although I guess this technically IS a statement, and that statement is, “I really love Tadashi Shoji.”

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Emmys Well Played: Teyonah Parris in Christian Siriano

She is awesome on Mad Men — with not nearly enough to do, in my opinion — and she is awesome on the red carpet.

Teyonah Parris at Emmys 2014

This is so cheerful and awesome, like a popsicle on a sweltering day, but without the fear that someone will leave it on your couch and let it melt into a sticky ruinous mess. Kerry Washington really ought to throw out Miuccia Prada’s number and plug in Christian’s instead.

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Emmys Well Played, Natalie Dormer in J Mendel

I was not crazy about Kate Mara’s J Mendel, but this one is fab:

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals


I might just be partial to orange — although I thought Kerry Washington’s orange frock left something to be desired — and I know that it’s really easy to feel like orange and black is too Halloween-y, but this just seems delightful to me. Maybe it all stems from a subconscious desire for the return of fall. Ping me if someone shows up wearing a decorative gourd.

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