Fug or Fab: Jena Malone


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The good news is, I like the shoes. And she seems to like all of it, judging from her smile:

It’s definitely interesting. I truly don’t mean that as a tactful way of saying “terrible” the way I would be if, say, I were telling someone the cake I was eating was “interesting.”   There’s something about it that’s both tactile and alien — which would also be terrible adjectives to assign to a dessert, and not nearly as bad in an outfit. Personally, I think I am cool with the cut-outs on the bodice, but could live without the ones on the skirt, which remind me of the time I decided I was going to “warm” my nightgown “by the fire” the way Laura Ingalls Wilder did. This meant that I draped my nightgown over the towel rack above my bathroom wall heater while I took a leisurely bath with my Barbies (in fairness: I was eight). Leisurely, that is, until my nightgown caught on fire.

My mom was not nearly as mad about this as you would suspect.

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Comments (41):

  1. Kristan
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    Where’s the “meh” option?

  2. LoriK
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    My nightgown is not icy with hate (can’t work up that much feeling about it) and it’s certainly not aflame with love (weird cut-outs + weird fabric = too much weird). My nightgown is just hanging on the towel rack. That really should have been an option.

  3. Leah
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    Hate the unfinished edges on the cutouts. Otherwise, the dress would be OK if she didn’t shine her face to match.

  4. vandalfan
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    If the fabric near the cut outs was an interesting shade, like purple or blue, and not burned black, it would not look so much like a mistake and more like a choice. It fits her well, however, and I do want her shoes.

  5. Chicklet
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    I think the cut-outs are fun, not trashy, so my nightgown is smoldering with like.

  6. Rayna
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    What LoriK said.

    At least it’s not as hyenous as that other thing she wore.

    Apparently, this cutout business to show how little, if any, undergarments we are wearing is a fun new trend.

  7. AJ
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    Sorry –two words sprang unbidden to my lips — Jane Jetson.

    I cannot explain this.

  8. Kate
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    It looks like someone threw acid on her dress.

  9. Dazie
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    Either weird cutouts OR crazy fabric. Both makes my nightgown confused, but in a “I may like it??” kind of way.

    Is it possibly leather?

  10. jessicookie
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    Whyyyy is she standing like that…

  11. CH
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    I don’t mind it, but all these Jena Malone posts make me wonder when she got so old. Whether it’s her hair/makeup/wardrobe or her poses, none of these posts suggest she’s 26.

  12. SR
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    It’s more the color that I hate than anything else. It makes her look washed out and shiny.

  13. Nina
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    Hate the hair and the makeup. The dress would be ok if it didn’t look like the sun burned holes into it. Like the shoes.

  14. Melody
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    I thought this was Celine Dion. Which is great for Celine, since she’s 43 and Jenna’s 27, buuuuuut….

  15. Kristalynn Busskohl
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    What is with all the lazer cut outs lately? On leather ankle boots, interesting and fresh… in a dress made of a finger pressing really hard on a laptop screen, in no particular order of interest… AGAINST. Forever.

  16. Kate
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    The only explanation I can think of for that hair is that it distracts from the holes on the skirt.

  17. Sowilo
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    When I was 8, I tried to warm my towel over the heater. Of course, it caught on fire. So, I feel your pain.

  18. Chasmosaur
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    I think if we saw this on SWINTON or Cate Blanchett, there would be unreserved love. It’s just on an unexpected person.

  19. AMS
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    My nightgown is ready for zzzzzzzzzz. The shoes are nice, but I feel like the dress is *almost* interesting and doesn’t quite get there.

  20. Amanda
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    I don’t know how to feel. :-\ I kind of like the colors, fabric and shape of the dress. I don’t like the holes though and I really don’t know how I feel about her in it. The way she is standing is definitely not helping. Part of me thinks it could be great on someone else maybe.

  21. Susan
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    I kinda like it. Needs a belt, though.

  22. JanetP
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    Okay, I am not really aflame with love but I certainly don’t hate it. But what’s with that frayed bit on her right (left? right? the one less visible) thigh? Sorta cool overall, would love to see full-on.

  23. pc
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    the dress in general is aflame with love
    but the holes are icy hate

  24. CJ
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    I liked this before I put my glasses on. The color is pretty and it fits her very well, but when I realized that what I thought were paisley designs were really cut-outs, it went instantly to fug.

  25. What what
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    I’m concerned about the hip we can’t see. It looks as though those cut-outs are dangerously close to giving us gynecological views. I think I would like it quite a bit if those bottom cut-outs were gone and her hair was in any other style. I can taste the cloud of hairspray it took to make that horrible swoosh.

  26. Anika
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    What on earth does Jena Malone have against lips?! Why does she constantly want to replace hers with shiny white things?

  27. val.
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    I agree with whoever said it looks like someone threw acid on the dress!

    I also think the overall look is way too shiny. Even her face is shiny here! Yuck.

  28. Jennifer
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    I agree with CH. Jena Malone seems to have drastically and suddenly changed into an older, skinner person.

    And my MOM tried the Laura Ingalls Wilder trick when I was 8 and caught her housecoat on fire. I didn’t get mad at her. I was just glad she noticed before her butt got scorched. (She was wearing the robe and leaning against the wall heater.)

    I think we can all be grateful for flame retardant sleepwear. I wonder if Jena’s dress repels fire?

  29. witjunkie
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    I really like this but I wonder if it isn’t glowing rosier because it’s so much better than much of what she’s been wearing of late.

  30. Alice
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    it looks like a fabric (?) that I would use to make a phone case out of….and seeing that on a dress thoroughly confuses me

  31. Styrch
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    She’s reminding me of Judy Jettson in this for some reason. That’s not a bad thing. Not a good thing either.

  32. Robin
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    I kind of like, but I’m not sure it fits? I don’t actually think she is devestatingly skinny, but perhaps just her face is long? But the dress, still seems a bit big, and tailored a bit like an alien bridesmaid dress.
    Also, I saw Sucker Punch, and while I was cringing most of the movie, I kept on thinking how much I liked Jena’s hair. Can she get that hair again?

  33. yvetterene
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    This dress is just “Meh”. I don’t hate it and I don’t love it either. It really is just “blah”.

  34. Carolina Girl
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    We could have used a “Meh” option. Although I’m not loving the cut outs, I like the shoes and don’t mind the fabric. I do think her makeup could have been a bit better, but maybe it’s just a trick of the lighting.

  35. Sandra
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    Took me a moment to realize that those are cutouts. I thought she had some kinda scaly skin problem It’s blecchhh, but not burningly so. Boring, really.

  36. Anita
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    Does she buy all her fomal wear from Bridesmaids-R-Us? It’s a tone of pre-menstrual mauve that only long suffering brideslaves should have to wear.

  37. christina
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    She looks so clean.

  38. Gigi
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    I don’t hate the dress but it’s washing her out. She’s very fair; as such, I think a darker, more vibrant color would have suited her better. On a different note: is Jena Malone having a career resurgence lately? I feel like she disappeared for a while and now she’s everywhere. Also, is this girl really 26? She looks so…old. I would have pegged her for at least 30.

  39. Bambi Anne Dear
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    Love the whole thing except the stupid crossed feet.

  40. LC
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    I give her props because it is such a VAST improvement from the last travesty she wore… she is really worlds ahead of where she was last week.

  41. Sigourney Leigh Chin
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    I can’t deal with this girl. Anything she puts on, good or bad, looks like a fancy dress stapled to a piece of cardboard. She’s just so damned plain.