Fug File: Well Played

Mostly Well Played: Cate Blanchett

She even runs errands with panache.

Cate Blanchett

Panache, and a potentially odd choice of footwear, but then again, she wouldn’t be Cate Blanchett if she weren’t making me question everything I thought I knew.

[Photo: Splash]


Well Played, Katy Perry in Elie Saab

Sadly, I didn’t have a clean full-body shot of this gown.

President Obama And The First Lady Host "A Celebration Of Special Olympics And A Unified Generation"

But not only is it gorgeous and soothing and the most relaxing way to tip into the weekend, it’s also a RELIEF that she is performing at an event at the White House — for the Obamas, and for the Special Olympics — in something measured and classy, which does not turn her boobs into pinwheels that shoot fire.

I do have a close-up:

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Well Played, Miranda Kerr in Escada

In which I, an ardent lover of the ladylike day-dress, confess a secret love for Birkenstocks. I’M NOT ASHAMED (now that they’re back in style).

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Well Played, Judy Greer

I don’t know when it happened, but Judy Greer has totally turned into a dish:

Not like she was a hideous troll-beast ever — who can forget her seductive turn on Arrested Development, for example? — but she’s just looked really good lately. Including on that commercial where she and her Hamster-Husband leave her Brother and Gor-Don at home to go get tacos. And while I cannot deal with the fact that I’ve had MULTIPLE CONVERSATIONS with people that sincerely included the sentence, “is Judy Greer married to the Hamster, or is the Hamster her dad?”, the dress she’s wearing in that ad is really cute. AS IS THIS ONE. It takes a lot of woman to pull off a print that’s basically a Rorschach test (I see things in that fabric that would curl your therapist’s hair), but apparently she is that woman.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]



Well Played, The Cast of Outlander: Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies

Is this basically an excuse to talk about the fact that they’ve made a TV series of Outlander? MAYBE. But the truth is that these three look pretty great:

Her shoes are a snooze-y choice in this particular case, but that dress is sincerely lovely on her and the men look dashing and well-suited if EXTREMELY match-y, rather like Dude Bookends — on the left is the dude playing Jamie, if you’ve read the books, and the right is the dude playing your protagonist’s spouse (whose character I barely recall, but I also read those books like ten years ago and I don’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday [I'm totally lying: it was a turkey wrap with avocado and chipotle mustard]). I would have forced everyone to wear a kilt — I do remember the books being KILT-Y — but if we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that no one listens to me.

[Photo: AKM/GSI]


Well Played: Vera Farmiga in Peter Pilotto

Maybe I only like this because it’s better than the similar one Gwendoline Christie wore to Comic-Con.

Vera Farmiga, Comic-Con

Or maybe I like it because it’s also empirically better: more fun, more shape, more sass. The lipstick is a dream, and although the light pink shoes are an unusual choice– Rose Leslie’s blue heels might’ve gone down nicely — I actually think they tie in well and give it a bit of lightness. Gwendoline styled hers fine, too — everything clicks together — but it’s like the Luncheon version, and this is the Vixen one, and given the choice… look, I like lunch, a LOT, but I’d rather LOOK like a saucepot.

[Photo: Getty]