Fug or Fab: Emma Stone


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Gangster Squad looks like one of those movies that’s basically terrible, but in which everyone looks fantastic (other than Sean Penn, who looks like he fell face-first into a bucket of Play-Doh), and you end up watching on USA Network whenever you have the flu. I can’t be completely negative about a movie where Emma Stone is properly red-headed and also gets to cavort with Ryan Gosling. Basically, I think Stone and Gosling should always co-star, in everything.

On the whole, honestly, I think this is pretty great.  I might have accessorized it differently – do you think the pin on the belt fights with the necklace? I truly can’t decide — and I desperately wish her shoes weren’t ALSO red, not just because it’s matchy-matchy, but also because they blend into the carpet and she looks like she’s floating around, disemfooted.  Otherwise, I say YAY EMMA STONE. Yay!

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  1. Sandra
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    Yeah, the pin is the one accessory she should have removed when she looked in the mirror just before she left the house. But she is fab and otherwise looks great.

  2. Rachael
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    Remove pin from belt, change the shoes. These are minor quibbles, because she looks, on the whole, very cute. Perhaps teetering slightly towards bridesmaid-esque. But cute, nonetheless.

  3. Mary
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    hm. too much eye makeup? i think it’s aging her. love the necklace with that neckline, though, and i don’t hate the pin on the belt

    • Sarah
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      Yeah I would concur on the eye makeup. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Supernatural, but her eyes look like demon eyes, all black. Maybe it is the camera angle?

  4. Cat
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    The pin needs to go, the shoes need to be a different color and the skirt needs to be shorter. Actually, I’m not all that in love with the dress because while it has darts and waist, I don’t feel like it’s doing a whole lot for her body– though it’s not all that offensive, either. It’s elongating her torso in a weird way. I like the concept, but not so much the execution.

    • Jasmine
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      I feel you entirely, I was thinking the same thing. It either needs to be a slightly more exaggerated pouf, or more fitted to her body. I definitely like the idea of it, but the actual thing is making me furrow my eyebrows.

      Her face and hair though? RESPLENDENT. I think she’s found a shade of blonde that works for her an iota of the way the red does.

      • Claire
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        Agreed– It’s ALMOST a perfect dress on her and fab color, but:

        - The darts make the fit look a little weird– like the bodice isn’t tailored quite right, or at least not as flatteringly as it could have. Especially in some of the other shots– it looks bulkier than it should on her!

        - Agreed on the eye makeup, though she’s so gorgeous it almost doesn’t matter.

  5. Rayna
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    I heart her.

    But yeah, when you go that big in Necklacetown, you don’t need a Notable Pin on the beltway.

    • anny
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      Hmph, but Dresstown is too big for Necklacetown, or something. By which I mean the necklace is too much for that neckline.

  6. Sallie T
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    Dress looks a wee bit big for her, fabric too stiff for the gathered waist. Quibbles thus registered, she looks fabulous as always.

  7. Hima
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    She’s so gorgeous, it’s hard to be critical, but yes, I think she’s wearing too much eye makeup. Otherwise, I like the clothes, the necklace, and don’t even mind the pin too much.

    • Kat
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      Yeah, that is some aggressive eyeliner. I think especially with her blonde hair, she looks more delicate, so THAT much eyeliner is just not the look.

  8. TonyG
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    Me likes, but… I think the necklace AND the waist broach is too much. Keep the broach and go with a simpler necklace.

    • Aphy
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      I agree. I think the necklace is just too heavy looking. Also, that much eyeliner, to me, makes her eyes look squinty and watery. All that being said, she is just sooooo beautiful.

  9. elle
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    The fabric of the dress looks like something you might find on a sofa in a brothel.

    • amy
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      I was just thinking upholstery fabric, but you’re right. It would be on a brothel sofa.

      • anny
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        Well, if you got it off the Red Tag table at JoAnn’s you could probably skip the brothel.

  10. lindaD
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    Perfection.

  11. lavonspants
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    Don’t love the necklace. Looks like she’s been shot in the neck/chest.

  12. Kit
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    I actually like the red shoe, as a black one would be yawn-worthy (unless a really interesting shoe which would compete with the dress) and I would feel stabby if it were nude.

    A gold shoe would be too much like a holiday present, and a silver one to “mom”; a yellow one too cheap looking with the dress – and so say I about any colour shoe.

    So, red it is.

    I like the pin at the waist – the dress would be very bare without it, and I think it needs a statement necklace, but the shape of that particular one is wrong for that pin and since I don’t much like the necklace, I would have gone with a different, equally large one.

  13. Lila
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    I actually hate it quite passionately. I think it’s all too much. I don’t like the fabric of the dress, or the cut, or the big flower or the huge necklace and the smoldering eyes and the heavy bangs my God Emma is small and lovely and I can’t see her where is she omg turn it down you have no need for so much going on.

  14. Helen
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    The pin and necklace are a bit much in conjunction. Still, overall a Fab for me.

  15. Evalyn
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    She looks lovely and I like the pin at the waist although I wish the shoes didn’t match the dress. My main quibble is that the dress looks like it’s made of the bath mat or the bath towel and possibly zips up the front (?) so basically looks like a swim suit coverup. It’s too stiff and bulky for her tiny little frame and overpowers her a bit. Even so, she looks great in those colors.

  16. Liz985
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    Lose the necklace, shorten it a smidge and it’s a winner.

  17. Deanna
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    This is a fug for me. Fabric is too stiff and therefore the dress is unflattering (she looks like a rectangle that got poked in a bit at the belt); her eye makeup is just much of a too muchness; the necklace is too matchy.

  18. Other Emily
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    I think the color is great, and her hair and face look amazing. Not totally in love with the dress cut, though. It’s the waist bothering me, I’m pretty sure.

    I don’t think the movie looks terrible, somehow, although I’m sure it should be.

  19. Sonya
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    I wish she would go back to red, she’s a lovely blonde but she is even prettier as a redhead. I partly think it is because she tends to wear A LOT of eye makeup, which sometimes is too much with the blonde hair. I agree with everyone who thinks the dress should be a bit shorter and I say keep the belted accessory but the shoes need to be another color.

  20. Clarisse
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    She always looks great… that said I am a bit over red as someone still recovering from the holidays… As you said, it would have been nice for her to mix colors up a bit.

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  21. Fifie
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    She looks like she is wearing upholstery.

  22. tigerstripes
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    The pin’s okay by me, as she isn’t wearing earrings and the pin balances the ensemble. I’m not in love with the dress — I’ve never cared for that ‘deconstructed’ look where the seams are all on the outside. And the fabric looks itchy and upholstery, but she still carries it all off beautifully. It’s refreshing to see a celeb in a dress 1/4 size too big as opposed to 2 sizes too small.

  23. jen
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    You call this “fug or fab” but then you don’t get us an option to vote.

  24. Hadley
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    I say NAY–so boxy and dated looking.

  25. Esme
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    Since she has lovely slanted, almond-like eyes, the heavy eyeliner is not doing her any favors.

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  27. brookemopolitan
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    I say lose the necklace, not the pin.

    Also, cat’s eye liner would have been far more flattering than the black eyes she’s rocking.

    And I have no words for how much I despise pointy shoes.

  28. Emma
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    Ditch the pin on the belt. I don’t love the dress – it seems sort of shapeless and stiff, as though her stylists realised at the last minute that it was made for someone two sizes larger, so they added the belt to cinch it in. I like belts as an accessory, but not to compensate for an ill-fitting or shapeless dress. However, the dress is red and it has Emma Stone in it, so I think she looks pretty amazing.

  29. dee cee
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    Take all the pictures you like.. I am swearing off being fabulous wearing all red after tonight.. it attracts all the weirdos and then some…

  30. Bambi Anne Dear
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    The fabric looks might scratchy.

  31. Bambi Anne Dear
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    Make that mighty scratchy.

  32. Susan
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    I think that she is just about the cutest actress I have seen in a very long time. I wouldn’t change a thing about her. She is just too cute for words.

  33. Caroleena Stantonova
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    The belt accessory and the necklace are having a loud row. I think her eye makeup is a bit overdone.

  34. Jules
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    She got a really huge bottle of wine for Christmas, and made a dress from the sparkly sack it was wrapped in.

  35. Sajorina
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    FAB!!! I love the hair! The makeup is especially lovely on her! WANT! She looks AMAZING in red, so the dress and shoes are GREAT! Plus, I adore the jewelry… I think all she needed was a big ring on her right hand to balance things out. COVET!

  36. Caroline
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    She looks like a Valentine. I have problems with it, but appreciate how her hair is styled consistently well.

  37. Montréalaise
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    The necklace and the pin are both competing for attention – one or the other has to go. Other than that, I love the look.

  38. Heather S.
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    I detest an unfitted bustier top and this one looks like oven mitts. It’s not a good red for her either. It doesn’t matter, though, because she’s still beautiful. Maybe she wears these things to see if we’re even looking at her clothes.

  39. Rosa
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    I know I’m coming to this post days late.
    But I say ‘disemfooted’ is my new favorite word.