Fugger: Reese Witherspoon

SAG Awards Fug or Fab: Reese Witherspoon in Armani

This photographed better than I expected; it wasn’t terribly flattering to her on the E! telecast, although that thing was such a clusterfiasco that I think it’s possible it tainted everyone it touched. Wherever she was, Giuliana must have popped a cork for her job security.

Whoops, sorry, Reese. Didn’t mean to sideline you.

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I am drawing a blank on her, and I think it’s because the dress itself is a bit of a blank. I am not reacting because it’s not giving me a lot to react to, you know? It’s fine. The fit is meh. The lipstick is great, but the blush is aggressive. which averages out to okay. She has on some pleasant accessories. This is a very capable palate cleanser between her sparkly Globes dress and what I hope will be an Oscar night knockout. In fact, it has a whiff of the E! about it: There is some effort there to put on a show, but frankly, it needs the big guns to work.


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Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Fug or Fab: Reese Witherspoon in Lanvin

When I first saw this gown, I thought there was a slit along the side, and that the inside of the black was lined with a matching fuchsia:

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And I really LIKED that. Creative skirt linings are catnip to me (that is an INCREDIBLY specific thing, I realize, but if it helps it’s not the ONLY thing I like that much — others include sauces, a very cold Diet Coke from a can, Branston pickle on Double Gloucester cheese, almost anything Kenan Thompson or Aidy Bryant does on SNL, bathrobes, etc). It seemed like a fun way to jazz up a basic design, and I embraced it and then went to dinner.

When I came back, there were photos of the gown from the other side:

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Golden Globes Fugs and Fabs: Ladies in Silver

I DO love Things That Are Shiny, but I really think half of these are totally successful. FAIR WARNING.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the W Magazine Pre-Globes Party

Well, I posted this without an intro. It sat here for ALMOST AN HOUR before I noticed. That says a lot about how prepared I am for the Globes on Sunday.

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Fug or Fab: Reese Witherspoon in Michael Kors at the Palm Springs Film Festival

I liked Wild better than I expected to — I would rather watch that again than, say, Into The Woods, which is the most disappointing award hopeful for me so far (despite good performances) — and it’s a definite credit to Reese. She did a great job in a part that has gritty and occasionally unlikable facets, even if (as we recently discussed on Twitter) it’s crazy that in all that hiking she NEVER put her hair in a ponytail. And her face looked ridiculously good. As did her quads. Even though I know she probably got hers on the treadmill and from her trainer, it still made me think, “Maybe I should go hike that sucker.” I DO NOT HIKE. Nature hates me and it might be mutual. So this was no small achievement, and if Reese wins nothing else this awards season, she can take that to bed with her at night.

Reese Witherspoon Palm Springs Film Festival

Onto the Kors: I don’t like this as much as I expected to, given my affinity for a polka-dot dress. I think it bugs me that the pearl embellishments converge weirdly on her torso and fall out of the pattern. But mostly, I’m never sold on that style of sleeve. They’re like weirdo shoulder capes, styled in the vein of Kate Spade for Darth Vader (it reminds me of the mullet on his helmet). This is very Reese, and hardly offensive, but nor will it dance through my dreams like visions of sugarplums on the night before Christmas.

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Bad For Your Budget: Reese Witherspoon’s Year In Casualwear

In 2014, she mastered the art of Walking Places Looking Chic In A Way That Makes You Want To Spend More Money Than You Actually Have. But the nice thing is, Reese also proves herself mortal in this, with the way she mixes and matches the moving parts and cleaves to certain brands she loves. It’s very Middletonian of her.

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