Fug File: Well Played

Well Played, Serena Williams on Vogue, April 2015

I have a lot of thoughts. First of all, her hair looks awesome. Vogue‘s logo might as well not even be there. Who cares about the name of this magazine in the face of Serena’s awesome hair?


Second, I think she just looks great. Really striking and strong and glamorous. Most of all, I’m glad they resisted the impulse to do something gimmicky or silly and just went simple with her — it’s a lovely picture, but it also feels natural, which makes the whole thing seem more modern to me. I also love the article about her relationship with Caroline Wozniacki, because they’re my favorite Athlete Friendship out there, and they’re obviously crazy about each other. (I appreciate how Serena threatened to fly to Monaco and knock Caroline’s door down to help her through her break-up. Serena Williams might be the world’s best Get a Grip Friend.) I don’t think ANY of us predicted this one, but I for once am happy to be proven wrong.

[Photo: Vogue]


Your Afternoon Man: Jon Hamm on GQ, April 2015

Did I squeak with undignified joy when I saw this cover?

GQ April Cover

Yes. Yes, I did. Will I perhaps purchase it solely to place it on my coffee table, so that I have some Dapper Handsomeness in my living room at all times? Yes, yes, I will. (Not to be confused with Draper Handsomeness. They’re very visually similar, but one of them is much, much more self-destructive.) Did Heather forward me the email containing this cover the instant it hit our in-box with a note saying, “I feel like this was destined for you — NAY, shot for you?” Yes, yes, she did.

But I would argue that this is for all of us.

[Photo: GQ]


Mostly Well Played, Lily James (with Richard Madden) in Balenciaga

She has been nailing it this press junket, I think.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Well Played, Shailene Woodley in Ralph Lauren (and a Variety of Dudes)

In which a whole bunch of Shailene’s current and former (and former AND current) co-stars come out and look handsome standing next to her. (Although I think she looks pretty swell all on her own, too.)

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Well Played (With Minor Scrolldown Fug): Cate Blanchett in Roksanda

If anyone out there doubts that spring is coming, just look at this picture. You can practically feel the warmer, flower-scented air on your face.

cate blanchett australian cinderella premiere

And then. I’m not sure what the stain is on the front, but that’s actually not the reason for the scrolldown. I just…  those shoes are SUCH a thud. Cate, you had the ball on first and goal, and you PUNTED. Those heavy black pumps have no relation to the rest of the outfit, for me. It’s like realizing at the last second that you forgot to finish the last sentence of your term paper, and then just randomly adding a word at the end that doesn’t totally fructose.

[Photo: Getty]


Well Played, Shailene Woodley in Ralph Lauren (with an assist from Theo James)

I am VERY PLEASED to have reasons to randomly serve you photos of Theo James in a suit.

[Photos: : Jon Furniss/Corbis via Splash]