Fug File: Who Fugged It More

ACMs Fug/Fab Face-Off: Sheryl Crow vs. Kimberly Perry


I’m thinking of this one as The Battle of Dresses That Look Like Photoshop Effects.

This one is Shatter, or maybe Stained Glass. It looks like some keenly chosen mouse clicks broke the black fabric into pieces. I might not mind it except that I don’t find it very flattering on her, or at least, maybe it demands a more dramatic head. A More Dramatic Head might be the name of my autobiography, too, in which case I have a lot more tizzies and hissies and enemies-into-lily-ponds that I need to throw.

Kimberly Perry also wore fancy black-on-nude, and with almost the exact same makeup:

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Who Fugged It More: Dita Von Teese vs. January Jones


These two dresses are not the same, nor are they by the same designer — one is Versace; the other, Maria Lucia Hohan –but you will be able to understand why I am making the mental comparison, because whoa.

First, as a refresher, here is what January Jones wore to the Golden Globes in 2011:

We were not that impressed. Her HEAD looked fantastic, and certainly there is nothing wrong with her body, but this was a little bit “Welcome to the new Hooters Tiki Hut” for my taste. Especially at an awards ceremony.

Here, now, is Dita Von Teese from the other day:

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Fug/Fab Face-Off: Anna Kendrick vs. Malin Akerman in J. Mendel


We saw the longer version of a frock from this family on Malin Akerman at the Oscars. I can’t decide which version works better for me, but I might give the nod to Kendrick because I didn’t like the shoulder part on Malin’s, but then again, I have been knee-deep in Akerman hoopla this Fug Madness so it might be my fatigue talking.

[Photos: Getty, WENN]

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Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Who Fabbed It More, Amy Poehler or Patricia Clarkson


These two both killed it this year, in similar enough patterns that I’ve decided to be heinously cruel about it and make you choose.

Let’s start with Patricia Clarkson:

This is so good. SO good. The pattern is fabulous. It’s a combination of gleaming marine life and fireflies at night. It makes me want to go camping. Which is how I know I need to stop looking at it, because I am not a camper of any stripe, unless there are bathrooms and also beds and tents that are more like cabins, and electricity. So, I’m a hoteler.

Anyway. From that fabulousness to this one:

A bracelet — and a gorgeous one — is a check in the Poehler column. As is the fact that she looks better here, I think, than she’s ever looked, with the exception of the Globes. Actually, I give this more credence than the Globes because there is actually less pressure on this, and that’s often when people get sloppy, but instead she’s in a Peter Som gown that’s unusual and flattering and graceful, still formal but not constrictingly so. Whether you vote based on gowns alone, or past performances weighed against current success… that’s up to you. Consider this choice a warm-up for Fug Madness in two weeks.

Whose fab reigns supreme?

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Oscars WTF: Whoopi Goldberg


When we saw Whoopi wearing this, we assumed it was the beginning of some elaborate joke about Julia Roberts’s outfit from the Globes:

And then NO JOKE MATERIALIZED. Friends, I am confused. For one thing, Whoopi’s get up looked like she made it at home – which is one of the reasons I thought it was a joke. For another…well, who would wear this again if it wasn’t a joke, unless you’re doing it to make Julia’s version look more streamlined and fabulous (which this does)? I was going to say that Whoopi was planning to crack on Julia, but thought better of it considering that Julia’s had some rough family stuff go down over the last three weeks, but you can buy a new dress in three weeks if you’re Whoopi Goldberg, especially if that dress only needs to be better than something you threw together for a bit. Or is it possible that we’re all bit players in a new Hollywood psychodrama wherein Whoopi is slowly sliding into a fugue state where she believes herself to BE Julia Roberts? Because, actually, that’s really interesting. Wait while I pop some popcorn, I want to see how this one turns out.

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Who Fugged It More: Katy Perry vs Nicole Scherzinger


These two aren’t wearing the same thing, but both DID change from their BRIT Awards ensembles into something vaguely dated and belly-baring. And the Olympics are ending and football season is over, so it’s the time to go crazy.

I’m sure Katy Perry is tired of dressing like something that popped out of a candy factory, but you can clean it up and class it up and still look youthful, which this does not.┬áIf this had been a whole dress, maybe it would’ve worked better for me, but something about splitting it into pieces only emphasizes the musty cut of the top. It makes the sheerness of the skirt bottom look even more desperate — not for eyeballs, necessarily, but as a last-ditch attempt to bring this into today.

Nicole Scherzinger, who in this picture looks kind of like The Mean Kardashian, also went two-piece:

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