Fug File: Well Played

Met Gala Well Played: Rihanna in Guo Pei

This is majestic, in basically all senses of the word.

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Well Played, Juliana Marguiles

I love seeing what people plan to wear to events like this, and the Hands and Feet in Cement Shenanigans, because it requires such a range of motion. I think J Marg nailed it.

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Well Played, Kristen Stewart in Harper’s Bazaar UK

You’ve probably read about this interview with Kristen Stewart – it’s the one where she says she met a lot of “soul-sucking, cut-throat fashion people,” and that filming sex scenes for Twilight was agony (that quote’s been taken out of context a lot) — and it’s worth a read. But mostly, I think this shoot is worth a thank you note. I was REALLY doubtful about this Chanel partnership, and still have some trepidation about her red carpet looks, but she has been photographing beautifully in it (the ad she did for their new bag is awesome).

[Photos: Harper's Bazaar UK]


Well Played, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

And she is here: Baby Oates Costello Peele Joon Hammerstein Recreation. And she is no more a spare than any of them are. She’s her own person, and even with the tongue-in-cheek Heir and Spare gag, we hope she doesn’t ever feel superfluous — and, indeed, the fact that she’s probably not going to have to wear any hand-me-downs ought to help (unless Sophie Wessex trucks over a bunch of Lady Louise’s things). It’s very exciting. I’d have been THRILLED if George got his own Harry, but the idea of him tugging on his little sister’s pigtails is pretty irresistible too.

Anyway, the UK custom is for healthy moms and babies to be released a bit sooner than over here, but even so, the erstwhile Kate Middleton came out about ten hours after delivering the baby — and had to do it in public, with nary a wince nor a whimper, lest her birth pain become world news. That takes some guts. Hopefully now they can all relax for a bit before the summer Christening, slated to happen before the Queen alights to Balmoral.

If you missed it, here is George’s hospital arrival, and here is Fug Nation’s Speculative Naming Post.*

[*I edited this Monday morning to include Princess Charlotte's actual name, now that we know it. Not that Princess Oates doesn't have a melodious ring to it- J]

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Well Played, Elizabeth Banks

You guys, I titled this “well played” before I realized the Thigh Region was totally sheer. (I’m GETTING TIRED waiting for this new royal baby to show up, which I am sure is exactly how Kate is also feeling.) But I’m lazy and I don’t want to turn this ship around and the truth is, that the rest of it is SO GOOD that it almost doesn’t matter to me that 1/3rd of her dress is possibly made out of very fancy screen door:

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Should I fire myself for being willing to give this a pass? Y/N?

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Well Played, Kristen Wiig

It gives me great pleasure to present to you, ladies and gentleman, Kristen Wiig:

> at Sunshine Landmark on April 29, 2015 in New York City.

I have had many a complaint about her wardrobe over the years, as you guys know — remember that time she wore a choker with a halter top? I’ve never gotten over it — but I think this is so snappy and snazzy and sassy and all those other “s” adjectives that old people use when they think you’ve got moxie. And I LOVE Moxie.

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