Fug File: Well Played

Well Played, Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton


Is it wrong that I love this?

I hope not, but honestly, it doesn’t matter. It’s too late. I think she looks so cool. It’s kind of like someone was in the middle of Photoshopping this to see what it would look like in tweed, and then gave up because the diagonal indecision ended up better then either one alone. This is one of those things I’m glad I DON’T own because I might march around in it thinking I am part-spy, like a demi-Sydney Bristow, and down that road lies a lot of pulled muscles.

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Well Played Emma Watson in YSL


I quite miss the Letterman Dumpster. I find it tragic that as soon as we started really writing about Dumpster, Dumpster suddenly disappeared. Are you just shy, Dumpster? Because we love you and want you to be happy, and also to send dispatches about how you feel about Emma Watson in her very elegant suit, but if you’d rather just lurk in the background and be ignored, we can try to respect your privacy:

Stupid inanimate objects. First Dumpster abandons us, then Bag loses its Fug Madness game. All of which means that tackling this is left to me. No back-up from Dumpster. Luckily, this one is easy: I think she looks great. Very chic. Classy. Smart, in all sense of the word. I suspect those two random dudes in the background agree.

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Well Played: Zosia Mamet in Peter Pilotto


In fairness to the Z here, there were photos of her smiling; they just weren’t in our subscription, so alas, we get Captain Solemn again.

But that’s about all that’s solemn here: I think the dress and the pattern are super cute and lively, and a good choice for her. We all know she likes a wacky pattern, but this one is well-executed and isn’t overwhelming her, and she put it with MOSTLY great shoes (if we could just chip off the giant pink iceberg-size platform, we’d be in business, and in fact, let’s START that business). I look at stuff like this and wonder if we’re on the cusp of a good thing and don’t know it yet — like, in five years, will she be a ghost of her former Fug Madness Contender self? Or will it be a blip? THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS OF OUR TIME.

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Well Played: Shailene Woodley in Preen, And Then WTF


If anything confirms that the Hollywood Walk of Fame is essentially meaningless (beyond the fact that the stars are purchased by fans or studios or the stars themselves, or a combo: “The Starz cable network, for example, paid for Dennis Hopper’s star as part of the promotion for its series Crash,” per Wikipedia), it’s the fact that 95 percent of the time, the people who turn up to introduce/support the honorees are just in their most recent — and possibly currently premiering WHAT A COINCIDENCE — movie, as if somehow those people are the only ones whose presence would be so meaningful. Not that anyone out there should be SAD if they get a Walk of Fame star, but Kanye West can really stop stressing about Kim’s lack of one. It’s not like Everyone In Town got together and decided you are in the club.

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Mostly Well Played: Scarlett Johansson in Michael Kors; Paris Premiere of Captain America


It feels like summer movie season starts so early now — I mean, doesn’t Captain America: More of the Hot feel like a May, or June, or July kind of popcorn flick? Do we live in a world where the MTV Movie Awards being in April means that people actually want their movies to come out beforehand so they can win a Moon Man for Best Use of Tongue or something?

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Well Played: A Salute to L’Wren Scott


Most of yesterday’s stories about L’Wren Scott’s sad suicide led by labeling her as “Mick Jagger’s girlfriend.” That feels reductive and tremendously unfair; L’Wren Scott had thirteen years at Mick’s side, yes, but long before that she was a model and a stylist and a costume designer (she did Eyes Wide Shut, AND Elizabeth Taylor’s “White Diamonds” ads), and she was a talented fashion designer. Scott was an accomplished woman, though also obviously a troubled one, and to have her reduced to a plus-one in the stories about her demise felt wrong. So we decided to showcase some of the things she’s designed that we loved, in the hopes that her legacy won’t just be whose bed she shared.

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