Fugger: Lily Donaldson

Fug and Fab the Covers: Various Elle Magazines, August 2015

I like a lot of things about this cover, but here’s one that I don’t: the cover line “What Hot Girls Know.” Because that’s Elle presenting The Hot Girl to you, handing the concept down from on high, as something that you the reader must not be – thereby implying not only implying we are all so very ordinary, but that being hot is aspirational and that The Wisdom of the Attractive is what’s missing in your life. For a magazine that purports to be for smart women, well-rounded ones, that comes across as disappointingly Lad Mag.  And terribly obnoxious.


Fugs and Fabs: Lancome 80th Anniversary Party

We already saw Lupita from this party; turns out she was the only one sparkling in a metallic, and everyone else dressed in red or black, and I don’t mean the song from Les Mis.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Fugs and Fabs: Models at the amfAR Inspiration Gala

In the end, this was sort of LOW on inspiration when it came to the red carpet, eh?

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Cannes amfAR Fugs and Fabs: Black & White & Sparkly

Usually this event is really star-studded, but this year it felt more… star-garnished. It’s lots of people whose names and faces we know ’round these parts, but true megastar A-listers are fewer and further between.

[Photos: Getty]


Fugs and Fabs: Attendees of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Is it a law that you can’t show up to this thing dressed very normally? Taylor Swift probably almost got herself arrested for being so comparatively sane.

[Photos: Splash, Getty]


Fugs and Fabs: Models at the British Fashion Awards

We should make up a Model Wardrobe Bingo card for these sorts of things. “Sheer with hotpants” is obviously the center square.

[Photos: AKM/GSI, Splash, Vantage.co.uk]


Fugs and Fabs: Models at the Fragrance Foundation Awards

If even the masterclass of modeling that is Coco Rocha is barely making something work, it may be time to regroup.

[Photos: Splash]