Fug or Fab: Cobie Smulders


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I feel like I’ve said this before, but “Cobie Smulders” never seems like a real name to me. Neither of those things are actual WORDS.  You might as well be named, like, “Fumsly Witflam” or “Bagsy Mesblong.” But she is lovely, and I like this hair on her:

I am perplexed a little by the outfit, I think. I actually like all the pieces individually — the jacket is cute, like, do you know how impossible it is to find a normal leather jacket that doesn’t cost one kajillion dollars and also isn’t covered in like  so many zippers it looks like you fell into a coma in the Mood trimmings department?  So I am envious of it – but together,  this all might feel a little Grease Is the Word (Is the Word That You Heard) meets Mr & Mrs Smith II: Straight 2 Video.

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  1. Cath
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    Dutch words, better said, names, Jessica. Although I’m glad I wasn’t called Cobie. Lovely girl though.

    • rizzle
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      Her real name is Jacoba, no? Cobie is a nickname I thought. Not that Jacoba Smulders is any less bizzare, honestly, but hey.

    • corriner
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      Her father is my dentist. Jacoba (the J is pronounced as a ‘y’ in Dutch), is a very traditional Dutch name…Smulders is also a very Dutch last name! I love it!

  2. Beth
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    It looks a lot like an outfit that I would put together in my boyfriend’s apartment. He doesn’t have a full-length mirror, so I’m pretty sure that there have been outfits that have been good in theory, and almost-but-not-quite good in execution. In this case, the leather on leather is just a little much, and her hair, while lovely, is a little much for this outfit in this decade. Plus, perhaps not strappy open-toed shoes when from the knees up you look dressed for warmth?

    I feel you on the leather jackets. And if you find one that looks almost right, it’s guaranteed to have, like, a fluorescent orange paisley lining.

  3. maryse
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    is it possible she just slipped that jacket on before leaving? kind of like how i end up with a fleece jacket with the company logo over a dress?

    • Francesca
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      Maybe she didn’t have time to think her fashion decision through because she was concentrating on her hair. Her hair is gorgeous! Her clothing though is just too unappealing.

  4. Emma
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    The skirt and shoes would be cute with a more feminine top. A black leather jacket WITH a black leather skirt and a black/grey top is too much.

    • Eliza Bennett
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      The top is definitely the problem–and the shoes would be cuter with something less “Trinity from Matrix as a Soccer Mom.”

  5. Stefanie
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    Get rid of the jacket and I’ll consider it. Get rid of the jacket and change the shoes and Im on board.

  6. Mikki
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    I’m not a fan of those shoes. That type always make your toes look odd, like they are falling off the front edge, and the strapping looks uncomfortable. I do like the jacket though!

  7. China
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    I think, in her defense, her real name is Jacoba or something, so in comparison, Cobie isn’t half bad.

  8. Kristina
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    I think she should just go ahead and marry Benedict Cumberbatch, to get some quality alliteration along with her made-up first name. Cobie Cumberbatch. Beautiful.

  9. Chicklet
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    Ooooh, is she promoting The Avengers already? I hope so, because that means I’m closer to being able to see the movie! *crosses fingers* (Oh, and I’m also fine with this ensemble.)

  10. Emily
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    I think it’s exactly right to say that each piece is fine on its own, but it all came together a little off. It IS a little Grease-y. Even Grease 2- y. I would like to see what the shirt looks like without the jacket — that might be better.

  11. Yates
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    I found out recently that her man is Taran Killam from SNL, whom I LOVE. So that makes me like her more, and therefore I give this outfit a pass.

  12. Lils
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    What about jeans, instead of the skirt? It would dress it down, but I think it would make the other three pieces make more sense And add a little color into the gray/black thing she has going on…

  13. theotherjennifer
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    hate those shoes, but boy is her hair shiny

  14. coexxi
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    (Not)Burga Grimels.
    I like the outfit, ankle booties would be nice, though. This year I’m totally in ankle booties. And she is sooo pretty!

  15. Kara
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    I like all the individual items except the shoes. I don’t like the shoes, full-stop. Leather pants or a skirt are things I am interested in wearing but am a bit unsure of what to wear WITH them so I like seeing what other people pair with them.

    I just have to brag for a sec about finding a great leather jacket on super-super sale (it was August), WITHOUT a squillion zippers, on ideeli.com. I have since broken up with ideeli after a customer service mishap, but that jacket was a great find. I wear it all the time.

  16. Abby
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    I always want to say her name is Cobie Smuckers. Like the jam.

    The jacket or the skirt, I think. Both together is…too much. The shoes are a little intense, but I can live with them. And goodness, do I covet her hair and makeup right now. Holy cow.

  17. FurryPurry
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    Her first and last name are Dutch, and Cobie (short for Jacoba= the female variant of Jacob ;-) ) is a very traditional old-fashioned first name here in Holland. She was probably named after a grandmother or great-aunt, because I haven’t heard this name on anybody under 50!

    As for her outfit, I love each individual item but I think the leather skirt with leather jacket and the bondage heels is just too much. Also, while I really like the jacket in itself, it is a too casual a model to go with most skirts and it is also too long on her. It should have ended on her waist/just above the hip.

  18. FurryPurry
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    PS: bit more Dutch class- her last name means Son of the Miller.

  19. Jasmine
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    She’s Canadian, she’s Dutch AND she gets to be with Taran Killam? She’s ME, if I were a successful actress with an adorable man and baby!

    Also I agree about the shoes, I’d like to see them as some funky ankle booties, and then I’d be on board.

  20. yeahandalso
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    Her true name is Robyn Sparkles…I wonder if she is related to Tina Sparkles? I like all the pieces, but the top and jacket would look cuter with some grey skinny jeans.

    • Sajorina
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      Hee…

      • Sandra
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        1. YAY! I too think of Tina Sparkle every time there’s a Canadian Pop-Star flashback on HIMYM.

        2. There’s a lecturer at my university whose name is Jacoba. I’m pretty sure she’s under 30, so it isn’t completely unheard of.

        3. Smulders sounds like the made-up last name Scully and Mulder would give their semi-alien offspring as a compromise after a raging argument on the topic of hyphenation.

  21. Emilyap
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    I passionately hate ankle booties, so I wouldn’t have Cobie go that route. Keep the shoes, ditch one of the leather articles. I like the top, well what I can see of the top. I covet the top.

    • Conchobara
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      Oh, thank heavens. I thought I was the only person in the world who hated ankle booties.

  22. Sajorina
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    I like everything, but the shoes! The jacket is awesome & her hair and makeup are flawless! She’s soooooo beautiful! FAB!

  23. scone
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    I am just happy that her hair looks so good. It has been looking dreadful ALL season on HIMYM. (Not to mention the terrible, terrible pants they’ve been making her wear. Maybe the leather skirt is a reaction to wardrobe’s awful choices?)

    • Conchobara
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      Amen! I have wondered all season what the heck the hair people on HIMYM have been thinking. She looks TERRIBLE. And wardrobe hasn’t been doing her any favors either, actually. It’s hard to take her seriously as ‘the hottie’ when she looks like a central casting middle aged mom.

  24. lisas
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    I wish she was wearing a hot pair of bright coloured jeans instead of the skirt.

  25. anny
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    Jeans would look better. The skirt’s too tailored for the other pieces.

  26. Claire L
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    She’s so pretty.
    That’s about all I can say. I love all the pieces, but not with each other. On me they’d look ridiculous, on her they look eclectic.

  27. Anne B
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    I think Fusty Dinglebam here is quite pretty.

    Shame about the outfit (a text book case of Autumn On The Top, Summer On the Bottom), though.

  28. Lina
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    I was thinking ADORABLE!! until I got to the shoes, which are fine on their own but maybe not with this outfit. They’re so busy that they need to go with a dress that strikes only one note at a time. But yes, great hair, great face, great body, all great from ankles up!

  29. Gabby
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    I hate the shoes. I don’t know why. I feel bad hating the shoes. But I do. They ruin the whole thing.

  30. buttercup
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    Yadda yadda clothes.

    But why is she posing on a street like that?!

    • Heather
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      My guess is she was en route to a late-night appearance. They all usually get papped — a planned papping, like going to the gyno except not — when they get out of their cars at the stage door.

  31. Veronica
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    I think it may be a teensy bit on the side of a leather overload, but otherwise I quite like this. I would trade the shoes, though. They’re not heinous, but she can do better.

  32. R
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    Two different types of leather, different shades of black and grey, OTT shoes. It’s all too much! She didn’t need the fierce shoes with this outfit and she looks a bit uncomfortable in them. It’s like funky office worker meets desperate biker chic meets teenage clubber. Confused, very confused!

    As an aside, there is a character in the Obernewtyn Chronicles from Sador called ‘Jakoby’ – very similar :)

  33. Kara K
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    Her strange name goes well with her fiancé and babydaddy Taran Killam’s.

    And she looks adorable if a tad monochromatic.

  34. Kris
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    Real cutie but on Letterman her makeup did not suit her!

  35. Franziska
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    Her outfit reminds me of a similar one I wore in the 1980s.

  36. ChaChaHeels
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    Actually, her outfit reminds me of Lorraine Bracco’s in that Goodfellas scene where Robert DeNiro sends her off “to go and look at some furs and clothes that ‘fell off a truck” at the end of the street”.

  37. val
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    What, no Slinglebad Flaptyback comments? No Slud Bunwalla?

  38. Jeanette
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    She is so lovely that she pulls the outfit off. BUT how nice would a pair of colorful mules or peep-toe shoes look instead of the ankle-torturers she is wearing? And maybe a little silk scarf or a bold pendant necklace also in a color? Say jade or teal or royal purple perhaps?

  39. hildine
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    I feel the same way about the name Chord Overstreet. Sounds so made up to me, don´t know if it does to you American/English people? (I´m Scandinavian)

  40. Monica
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    Is it just me, or is her right leg way bigger than her left in this picture? That’s what happened to me when I broke my left leg and wore a cast for 2 months, so I wonder if she recently had an injury and hasn’t been able to work out her left leg … or it could be the angle.

  41. PinkieBling
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    THANK GOD they are doing something better with her hair.

  42. Rubee
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    A very cool look if it weren’t for the Grandma feeling inducing shoe laces.