Fug or Fab: Emmy Rossum


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Well, her hair and makeup have improved since last time, although something about the lipstick here gives me the quick-take impression that she just ate a peach or something and it’s smeared all over her mouth.

And I love almost all of the dress, ┬ábut can’t escape the notion that I wish it ended as it began instead of defaulting to a plain fringe curtain. It’s not the dress’s fault that the world is a place where these terms exist, but nonetheless: You never want to be the outfit that makes the words “golden shower” come to mind.

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  1. Miranda
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    All I can see are her little toes hanging out. If you can only have four toes to wear the shoes, get a different pair!

    • Helen
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      It’s like actresses don’t know they come in different widths.

    • Emma
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      Ugh, I hate it when celebrities wear shoes that can’t contain their toes. It looks painful.

    • Alice Weir
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      The shoes may actually be a mercy. Look – she’s a beautiful girl, but she just doesn’t have the legs for skirts that short. I’ve seen worse in shorter, but there’s no definition at the knee, making putting those things dead center in our visual crosshairs a big no-no.

  2. Blair's Head Band
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    I would change the fringe but I would first have her change her shoes. Is that her pinky toe coming out the SIDE!? Owwie. The sandals are cute but they’re too matchy.

  3. Helen
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    Gorgeous! I love it. The dress speaks for itself, no jewelry needed, hair and makeup are perfection, just absolutely lovely.

    If ONLY she were wearing shoes that fit, I’d really be over the moon about this.

  4. Sarahnargle
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    I was worried about the fringe until I realized that it’s actually strings of tiny, beautiful beads, and now I want to wear it all the time.

    • Helen
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      Right? I’m petite and busty with broad shoulders and hips, this wouldn’t flatter my body type at ALL, and I still want to wear it, too!

      I do have better shoes for it…

  5. AM
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    Yes, to the shoe comments. They clearly don’t fit rght. And they’re not even that cute to make all the suffering worth it. The dress appeals to me 10 year old self who loved sparkly and fringy, so I really like it.

  6. GG
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    The dress is fun. The hair/makeup is gorgeous. The shoes look cheap and don’t fit, and I hate dark pedicures like that – all I can think about when I see dark varnish on toenails is the way my runner boyfriend’s toenails turn bloody and fall off. In other words, EW.

  7. Edith
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    Given that Emmy Rossum spent YEARS dressing as Princess Lollipop from the Gumdrop Kingdom by the shores of the sparkly Twee Sea, this is a VAST improvement. Love the hair and makeup, too.

  8. Tiffany
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    I love it all! Her hair and make-up look so good! I think her face looks best with light lipstick. The dress is adorable, and the fringe is really fun. Ladies, I can not describe how fun it is to wear a minidress with a bit of fringe at the bottom. You feel like Tina Turner during the Proud Mary days!

  9. Miss Louise
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    I agree with Tiffany – she looks great (OK the toe, the toe, I know, it’s terrible – but otherwise). I’m not seeing the ‘smeared peach’ thing with the lips at all – she’s found something that tones with the dress and her skin really nicely, I think.

    • Tiffany
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      (Yes, the toe is awful/painful, so I am actively avoiding looking at it. It didn’t happen) :)

  10. christine christine
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    SHOE OUCH CAN’T SEE DRESS

  11. Mikki
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    The dress is very flapper-ish, and it’s cute on her, but those shoes are bad. I get that sometimes we wear shoes that don’t quite fit because we can’t live without them, and yet this looks way too painful.

  12. hillary l.
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    Is it me or is this solidly Marion Cotillard-adjacent?

    • Helen
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      Cotillard could definitely pull this off, too.

      Although, and I have no particular basis for this, I feel that she would also get it wrong somehow with the shoes.

  13. CJG
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    If I had my pick of any actress’s wardrobe, Emmy Rossum’s would probably be one of my top picks. Poor makeup job from 3/21 aside, she has been looking really great lately.

  14. Mongerel
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    Well, I shamelessly love it, but then again, I am hopelessly titillated by golden showers. *grin*

  15. Donna
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    It would be greatly improved if she’d stand up straight.

  16. Bambi Anne Dear
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    Really, if there were no fringeing that material would be so heavy at the hem there’d be no movement.

  17. Katie
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    I’m sincerely surprised you gals didn’t mention the pinky toe running for dear life.

  18. Bottle Ginger
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    Why is the gold beaded fringe on the dress a different color than the gold beading on the dress itself? I hope it’s a trick of the light, because the clashing colors is the only flaw on a very cute dress.

    And I don’t know why you’re complaining about the ouchy shoes, ever since those goddamn 5″ heels came in, every single pair of shoes worn on the red carpet looks like it hurts.

  19. Mel
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    I Agree with Bottle Ginger about the different colors of gold — not a fan. I’d like the dress better if the bottom fringe were black. The runaway pinky toe makes it look as if she actually has six toes. : //

    • Vandalfan
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      The top gold beads are over a dark beige lining, but the bottom ones are sheer, as it were. I’d rather the lined part just go all the way to the hem, and loose the fancy lamp shade effect down below.

  20. witjunkie
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    This is fabulous. I’d rather have beaded fringe than a sheer panel of fabric any day.

  21. bholden
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    The dress could use a de-fringing, and please, please to everyone, stop wearing shoes that don’t keep all your toes enclosed. It make it look as if you have an extra toe.

  22. D.O.T - is a lot
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    This outfit is very glamorous! She remind us very well the soul of ’20ies. But one small finger is out of the sandal and it is embarrassing! Emmy please don’t do this again!!!

    xoxo http://dotisalot.blogspot.com/

  23. Katharine
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    Shoe=ouch. 21st century gilded flapper=yes. I have great love for those huge rectangular sequins on the body of the dress, too.

    • Helen
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      If you zoom in, you see that those are the exact same beads the fringe is made of. Even niftier, to me! I really LOVE the dress.

  24. Deborah
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    What is it with Emmy…she always seems to come sooo close to Fab but buggers it up.