Fug File: Well Played

Well Played, Lupita Nyong’o in Giambattista Valli

Thank god she’s back. I mean, she obviously needed a nap after the whirlwind of awards season — I needed a nap and I do all my work in yoga pants — but still.

This is VERY girly indeed, but so charming on her; Lancome was extremely correct to make her their newest Face of Lancome. I will totally buy her lipstic or whatever else she’s selling, and I would also like to buy something that will give me her arms without me having to do any actual work. If possible. That’s possible, right?

[Photo: Getty]


Well Played: Kate, Wills and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Three

In which other babies are met (or, as I believe William put it on the livefeed of this Baby Meet And Greet, per Twitter — my own livefeed kept cutting out and then coming back to a shot of like, a CHAIR, which was not helpful for me from any kind of satisfyingly voyeuristic perspective, like, if I want to see a chair, I can go into my own dining room, people! –”there are babies everywhere!”) For those who care (so…all of you reading this, presumably) Kate’s back in something very Classic Kate (not to mention a very New Zealand-appropriate black and white), the baby is dressed like a baby (in a little romper with a sailboat [!!] smocked on it; more details here from our friends at What Would Kate Do?), and William looks, you know, like William, all blue shirt-sleeves-y and William-ish. Anyway, get ready for some cute baby pictures. I kept thinking I was done downloading them and then…I don’t know. I just downloaded more. I apologize in advance. Look, I just love the cheeks of tiny people. I admit it. I hate jumpsuits, but I love babies. Put it on my tombstone.

(PS: In case you missed it, coverage of day one of this tour is here. You can always find all of our royals coverage in our header, under Royals. All of Wills & Kate is here, in case you need to, I don’t know, bookmark it. I DON’T KNOW YOUR LIFE, and I’d never judge you. I watched a livefeed of a chair.)

[Photos: Splash, Getty Images]


Well Played: Kate, William and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day One

AND WE’RE OFF. Nine News in Australia had footage of the three of them changing planes in Sydney and it’s kind of amusing for a couple of reasons: first, it’s footage of people getting out of a car, greeting some folks, and then getting on a plane, which is simply not that dramatic unless you’re watching Scandal. Second, George is waving his arms and legs all over the place throughout the entire process. Third, and almost best, the news anchors are getting all excited to see the plane change and a bus pulls up and parks right in front of their camera and the whole studio groaned and yelled at the camera person to move.  I don’t know why it tickled me, but it really did did. ANYWAY. At the plane change, Kate was wearing her Max Mara gray wrap we last saw last February (when she was pregnant), while William and George were both in blue and looked like a dude in a suit and a baby, respectively.

BUT ON TO THE MAIN EVENT. Obviously, they changed to deplane here in Wellington, New Zealand, and changing brought with it a pillbox hat! George in a sweater with wee Queen’s Guards on it (I think; the video of them deplaning seems to support this theory)! And William in a suit still! Yes, I DID watch them get off the plane on the livefeed and here is what I can tell you about Prince George and the next 19 days: HE WANTS TO GET DOWN. NOW. PLEASE. DOWN. ALL THE TIME DOWN. He’s also really very cute and seems awfully chipper for someone who’s been traveling for 24 hours. Is it wrong that I might want a sweater with the Queen’s Guard on it myself?

[Photos: Getty, Splash]


Casual Fuggerday: Emma Stone

In case, you were wondering, Emma Stone continues to be the cutest:

Even when she’s posing in front of a drainpipe.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]


Well Played, Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton

I never fail to be amused by how many of the photos from the Noah press tour end up yelling “NO” at the camera:

While I agreed yesterday, about Jennifer’s McQueen topiary, here I am going to argue with the backdrop. While I recognize the potential argument that her top looks a bit Disco Derby Queen, and the belt probably didn’t also need to be patent — look, far be it from me to say that not everything needs to be shiny, but honestly not everything needs to be shiny — I also think she looks good in this, in a kind of Vaguely Inspired by American Hustle  kind of way, just with considerably less cleavage. Sometimes, that’s enough.

[Photo: Getty]


Well Played: Shailene Woodley in Zuhair Murad

Every time I think I have a bead on what Shailene is going to do, she changes it up on me.

[Photos: WENN]