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Fugs and Fabs: Tracee Ellis Ross Hosts the BET Awards


Can I arrange to have Tracee Ellis Ross host my life? She would be better at it than I am.

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at the Fragrance Foundation Awards


I believe this event celebrates people who make perfumes, but I wish it were for celebs who smell the best. For example, I fully believe Laverne Cox smells great.

ALSO, while we’re here, I love talking about people’s favorite perfumes. I am personally someone who likes to only wear one scent, day-in and day-out. For years and years it was Yves St Laurent’s In Love Again (which I adore, but which was discontinued and I am hoarding bottles of it in my lingerie drawer). Currently, it’s Diptyque’s Eau de Lierre, which I LOOOOVE (it’s very botanical). What do you wear?

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Fugs and Fabs: The Nordic Leaders State Dinner


I am sure the assorted Nordic leaders were like, “THANK YOU SO MUCH for squeezing us in before The Change.”

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Fugs and Fabs: The ABC Upfront Presentations


From what I understand thanks to Twitter, this Upfronts presentation opened with Priyanka Chopra doing a big song and dance number in spangled hotpants. She was apparently great, but that kind of makes me want to die for her, mostly because I’m imagining that the song itself was about Quantico, and thus she was was forced to, say, rhyme “terrorism” with…god, good thing I didn’t have to write that song.

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Fugs and Fabs: Women Wearing Black and White at the People/EW Upfronts Party


This party — celebrating Upfronts, which is when all the networks present their new and returning shows to TV critics and (they hope) both sell tons of ads for them and create positive buzz — got REAL monochromatic. Spoiler: I definitely saved the best for last.

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Well Played, Tracee Ellis Ross in Jovani at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner


We live in a crazy, mixed-up world, and it is a relief to me on a personal level that at least I can always count on Tracee Ellis Ross to show up places looking awesome and glamorous:

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The unspoken theme of this year’s WHCD does seem to be Unusual Deployment of Illusion Netting — of which, you know, I am generally not a fan — but I’m going to allow it here on the grounds that any right-thinking woman would agree that the White House is not the place to risk a wayward boob. I’m a little surprised TER didn’t go for her usual fab red lip, but given that this is clearly supposed to be an Elegant Disco Look (one of my personal favorite genres), I get the paler lipstick choice. All that means is that instead of cornering her in the ladies’ room to ask about her lipstick at this event, I would be cornering her to demand details about her clutch and earrings. You’ll never escape my crush on you, TER!!!

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Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of Black Girls Rock


Cicely Tyson, per IMDb, you are 91. AND YOU ARE BETTER-PRESERVED THAN I AM.

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