Fugger: Michelle Williams

Well Played, Michelle Williams


Well, she’s still doing the black and white thing, but I have to hand it to Michelle Williams for managing to match her lipstick pretty well with her pedicure.

And honestly, I was going to  put this to a vote — I wasn’t sure about the strings — but in the end I quite like the edgy corseted look on her, so THUMBS UP. She’s gone so quasi-angelic at times, or at least prim, that it’s fun to see her loosen up (in this case with a saucy literalness). Jen Lindley would be proud. Do you think Kevin Williamson would’ve imagined, all those years ago, that we’d still be USING the character names he made up for the show he did for a network whose mascot was a cartoon frog in a top hat? Pacey, Joey Potter, Jen Lindley, Dawson… to the occasional ire of a Fug National who wishes we’d shut the hell up about Dawson’s Creek, those (nick)names are still in circulation. I guess that’s not super RARE — Hagman will always be JR, Shannen will always be Brenda, Luke Perry will always be Dylan — but it’s still kind of amazing considering, again, CARTOON FROG IN TOP HAT.

And you know what’s even better?

Yes, BETTER than cartoon frog in top hat

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Fug or Fab: Michelle Williams


I couldn’t get a shot of her smiling where you could also see the dress, but here’s all I know: girlfriend looks WAY happier since she took up with Jason Segel. I can’t get over how cute I think the two of them are together. Sad, fragile Michelle Williams — so touched by tragedy when her true love dies suddenly, leaving their child fatherless! — finds new love with giant goofy Muppeteer Jason Segel, who takes Matilda out on her bike and makes Michelle laugh again. YOU GUYS, IT’S LIKE A ROM-COM.  I do love a good rom-com.

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Okay, I actually like this too.  It’s like a happy flapper (happer? Flappy?) dress and sure the top looks like the tiled floor in my bathroom when I was a kid, but that was a happy flapper bathroom, so at least we’re all thematic.

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Well Played, and On the Nose: Michelle Williams


She knows it’s over, right? She’s not going to win the Oscar? Because someone else already did? And that the movie’s in the can, so if she’s feeling all Method, the time to let go is NOW?

Because this — although lovely — feels a little on the nose when you’re doing PR (STILL MY GOD HOW IS SHE STILL PROMOTING THIS THING?) for a movie about Marilyn. Kinda like if Ralph Fiennes would show up for a Harry Potter DVD release party without a nose. Although. You know. Prettier.

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Oscars Fug or Fab Carpet, Plus Independent Spirit WTF Carpet: Michelle Williams PLUS Well Played Busy Philipps (phew)


I do love that Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps are best friends. It makes sense to me that Michelle is taking Busy with her to all these events. If you’re not seriously dating someone, why not bring your best friend to the Oscars with you? You know you’ll be able to roll your eyes at her during appropo moments and if you start crying in the car on the way home, she’ll just pat you on the arm and turn up the Kelly Clarkson and never speak of it again. It’s also a relief to see that Busy has bounced back from that crackpot hippie dress she wore to the SAGs and looks fantastic. But what of Michelle?

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Well Played, Michelle Williams


It’s black and white again, sure, but I’m with her.

I am maybe bothered a HAIR by the white-ringed arms, but only a hair. The general simplicity with the gentle folds at the skirt looks very cute on her, and she seems happy and even a bit more relaxed than normal — as if Viola Davis winning all the run-up awards has taken the pressure off, and she can chill out and enjoy it and not have to worry about wiping sweaty palms on a scratchy linen dinner napkin. One might argue that’s because here, she glued a softer napkin substitute to her waist, but that one is not me: I think it’s pretty on her, and I’m just relieved every time I see her looking genuinely happy, because the slideshow we did for Vulture reminded me how rare that’s been since Heath Ledger died. Sniffle.  Turns out I’m a softie on Oscar weekend.

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Oscars 2012 Red Carpet Prognostication: Best Actress


That’s right, the Oscars are SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY. (Yes, it’s like the Monster Truck Rally of awards shows.) Let’s take a look at what the Best Actress nominees have worn out and about this year and try and guess who will wear what on Sunday — and who will look best and worst. SPECULATION! It’s what’s for lunch.

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