Fugger: Taylor Swift

Well Played, More Or Less: Taylor Swift on Vanity Fair


With the caveat that this is so 80s, it could be outtakes from a secret project where T.Swizzle reboots the collective works of Judith Krantz. OMG TAYLOR, PLEASE DO THAT.

[Photos: Vanity Fair]

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Fugs and Fines: Taylor Swift


Oh, man, T. Swizzle:

Taylor Swift Steps Out In New York City

I love you, but this is not a reboot of Singles. Wait, IS IT? No, no — the 90s had nearly no side-ab, unless your name was Marky Mark. Phew. The crop-top/overalls combo threw me off for there for a sec. A long, terrifying second.

This is better:

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Well Played: Taylor Swift


Yes, it’s that time of year again.

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We’ve officially entered the season of Taylor Swift Wears Tiny Things Around New York In Such A Way That Makes Me Swear I Will Break Every Bad Habit I Have And Do So Many Lunges Always and Juice Everything Even Though Who Are We Kidding Pass The Cheeseball and Don’t Skimp On The Crackers. Such a wonderful annual tradition. I MIGHT not have work those shoes with this — I can’t decide — but that’s hardly the point.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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Billboard Music Awards Fug or Fab: Taylor Swift in Balmain


Balmain seems rather into the Groovy Jumpsuit business right now.

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I mean, does it look BAD on her? No. But does it enchant me? No. Do I appreciate the bracelet? Yes. Do I feel like the outfit itself belongs on the gum-smacking girlfriend of a porn entrepreneur having a pool party in the ’70s for some rich backers? Bingo. I’m all for Taylor Swift stretching, and trying new things, and lord knows she’s got the twentysomething sculpted bod for this exact outfit (if not any visible feet). And every time I’m about to dismiss it outright, I glance up again and think, “Dammit, Taylor, I can’t quit you.”

And then I look at the back:

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Fug or Fab the Cover: Taylor Swift on Elle, June 2015


Well, I really like it from the waist up:

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I think her hair looks awesome, and her facial expression is interesting (that’s not a euphemism for “HIDEOUS,” or anything. I legitimately am interested in her face in this photo [and in general; Taylor's face is a good face (this sentence got away from me)]). I am not sure what she’s doing with the guitar over her head like that — she’s not surely going to smash an acoustic guitar? Guitar smashing feels more ELECTRIC to me — but if I don’t think about that too much, I am on board. But — and I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM ABOUT TO SAY THIS — I almost wish this jumpsuit were a romper. Taylor apparently has a long torso, which she dresses really well because I never noticed it up until now. (I ALSO have a long torso, so this is a configuration to which I am sensitive.) But now it’s all I can see.  Or am I crazy? Am I just TORSO OBSESSED because I’m a narcissist? Did I just ruin this for you? Are you actually wearing this to work today? TAYLOR, IS THAT YOU? I listened to 1989 while we were writing the book a lot, so I owe you a debt. And that debt is possibly being paid by my suggesting a romper. I DON’T KNOW WHO I AM ANYMORE.

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ACM Awards Fug or Fine: Taylor Swift


People knock Taylor Swift for still acting surprised when she cleans up at these things, and this may not change that, given that she’s receiving a milestone awards and therefore totally knew it was coming.

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Then again, she her mother presented it to her, which is sniffly because of the recent cancer diagnosis (kick its ass, Mama Swift!), AND it’s possible she is legitimately shocked that anyone is still giving her trophies for country music. So I’ll let her have this one — and honestly, if she ever went up there and was like, “Yep, saw THIS coming. BORING,” people would crucify her even more. She can’t win for losing, in that sense. Much like Kate Middleton. She might be the Kate of the U.S. (sorry, Kim Kardashian; I know you have been gunning for that title).

Anyway: Let’s take a look at her dress. She didn’t walk the red carpet, so this is the best I could do:

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