Fugger: Cate Blanchett

SAG Awards Fug Carpet: Cate Blanchett


I’m going to put her to a vote anyway, because Carte Blanchett demands it, but: I simply had to take a stand and say that, despite mulling it over in boring detail in my own brain, I don’t like it. And I think we’d be freaking out if Amy Adams or Jennifer Lawrence or Sandra Bullock or Julia Roberts showed up wearing this. So while context IS important — the wearer can make or break an outfit, just as an outfit can make or break the wearer — I just can’t bring myself to think this is awesome or pretend I am in love with her sequined hanky. THERE. I said it. I’M FREE.

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Critics’ Choice Awards Well Played, Cate Blanchett


How do I love thee, Cate? Let me count the ways:

First of all, that lipstick. I spent like three years looking for an orange lipstick that worked on my face and I still feel like I’m not quite there. (This search was prompted by the time J Crew had a great orange on all their models; I actually bought THAT orange and it’s almost right, but not quite. Sigh. These are real problems over which to be losing sleep, obviously. I’m totally falling down a Sephora wormhole later today. I can just feel it.) This lipstick is great on her.

Second, I think what works about Cate Blanchett, like, ALWAYS, is that she is cool about whatever she happens to be wearing. Is she wearing a BATSHIT CRAZY dress that looks like a quilt? She’s cool. Her entire archive is basically her looking cool in something slightly nuts. But this look doesn’t even need her carte blanchett. It’s just delightfully simple, classic, a smidge retro. Basically anyone would look good in this dress. There is something so RELAXING about that.

Finally: that clutch is great. No bells, no whistles, just square shiny goodness.

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Golden Globes Weekend Fugs and Fabs: Cate Blanchett


Sometimes I think this looks like predatory algae; other times, I think it’s groovy on her. Carte Blanchett strikes again, the cunning sorceress.┬áThe one thing I can say about it for sure: This is what Marchesa THINKS it’s doing, but isn’t.

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Fugs and Fabs of the W Golden Globes Party: The Neutrals


And so it truly begins. Awards season proper. Strap in and pray for crazy.

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Fug The Covers: Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Oprah, Matthew McConaughey, and Cate Blanchett on W Magazine’s Movie Issue


The covers feature six very attractive people looking like six varying degrees of imperiled, sexy, normal, wet, creepy, and crazy. There are inside photos of a bunch of other people, too, but let’s just focus on the front of the book, since that’s what is supposed to make me want to peek inside. Which I would, if I liked horror movies.

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Unfug or Fab: Cate Blanchett


Thank you, Blue Jasmine. You have given us so much Blanchett to talk about lo these past few months, and it’s not going to stop anytime soon. Do we think she uses her own judgment, a human stylist, or some kind of SWINTONIAN unicorn-genie who lives in an ancient Egyptian viscera pot?

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