Fug or Fab the Accessory: Jessica Biel


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These are some tight pants.

But, that’s not why we’re here. She has the body for them (although I don’t actually think they are doing her body any kindly favors); she’s erranding; whatever. No, we’re here to discuss the little bauble hanging around her neck. Shall we zoom?

So how do we feel about this? I know Carrie Bradshaw popularized wearing one’s own name as a pendant, but what about someone else’s? Specifically, that of your beau? (Because obviously wearing a “Hamm” or “Chenbot” necklace would be amazing and totally rational.) Maybe it’s sweet, and my charred heart needs to shake off its carbon dusting and beat cleanly again. But I keep thinking three things:

a) She bought it as a way of reminding everyone that YES, even though they’re rarely seen together and don’t like to talk about it and he made her hide it for a while, they ARE together and THIS WEDDING IS HAPPENING AND DID I MENTION I AM ENGAGED TO JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE? WHY AREN’T YOU PEOPLE CALLING US ‘TIMBERBIEL’ or ‘BIELBERLAKE’ YET? DO YOU NOT CARE?;

b) Justin gave it to her, in which case it’s the height of narcissism (“Here, wear my name”);

c) Justin gave it to her as a preventative measure (“Here, wear my name, but for GOD’S SAKE not as a tattoo because that will make things super awkward and I can’t edit that to anything but “Sic Forever” or “Be Forever” and those are both way lamer than Wino”).

I’ve decided it’s (c). But what do you think? Do you sense a message here, or is it just a nice thing? Would you do it?

Would you wear a pendant with your significant other's name on it?

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Comments (78):

  1. Heather
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    Or, did he “tell” her to wear it, the same way he apparently “tells” her what to wear, clothing-wise? SO CREEPY.

  2. Big Noise
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    The shoes are cute — except they look like wedges, which, if so, blargh.

  3. nmlhats
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    The necklace is lame but I think I might like the shoes.

  4. KBB
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    Perhaps it was a bridal shower gift? It seems like a typical “wouldn’t buy it for myself” item a maid of honour or similar would give to a bride-to-be.

  5. Leah
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    Maybe Justin is also the name of her favorite CVS check-out guy, because she’s about to buy a barrel-full of monistat after those pants come off.

    • Big Noise
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      How did she put those pants on in the first place? Put some sort of lube on her legs, then lay down on her bed? Those cannot be comfortable.

    • Lori
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      Thanks, I need to clean my keyboard now.

  6. cas_esq
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    Seriously, I assume it belonged to him back when he was teen heart throb material. I imagine she found it and started wearing it to be cute. Except that it’s not really cute. She always has seemed very awkward to me, so this is just par for the course.

    • Nebula
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      The one he used to wear was much, much flashier. I think it was a stylized JRT (his initials) and was approximately four times that size.

      #brainfilledwithboybandfacts

  7. Chrissy
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    I had a wallet that said “I heart Justin” on it that I think was sold when Justin Timberlake was really big with all the teen girls. But I bought it because my son’s name is Justin.

  8. Francesca
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    Maybe on her back is the other side of the necklace and it reads, “Case of Emergency” (JustIN case of emergency??? heh heh). I’d forgive her for wearing the necklace if she sent me a pair of those shoes!

  9. neiges
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    The necklace is that kind of idea that starts cute, grows into awkward and one day she’ll feel that she has the word a*****e around her neck and give it back.
    It’s the plotline necklace.

  10. Laucie
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    I think you need to make “Bielberlake” happen. It sounds like a humorous, yet tasty, Eastern European pastry.

    • Lucille Austero
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      I agree Bielberlake is good, but every time I’ve seen it in this post so far, I somehow miss that skinny “l” and all I can see is Bieberlake. Which conjures up a whole world of teen heartthrob weirdness.

  11. Stefanie
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    Re: Justin – I miiiiiiiight wear one of my husband’s name (Dustin) but I cant really see myself buy it or him buying it for me. Maybe if it was a gift? Yeah I dont know. (Although I do have a “D” charm on my charm bracelet in honor of him.)

    Re: Biel – I can’t stand her. She comes off so needy and so whiny I can’t deal with it. She’s wearing a Justin necklace so everyone remembers they are actually together, and yea he may not seem to like her all that much but DAMIT THIS WEDDING IS HAPPENING.

  12. Erin
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    Lea Michele literally just tweeted a picture of a “Rachel” necklace that she’s wearing while filming, in the same font. I’m thinking it’s a jewelry designer hardcore campaigning their pieces.

    • Billie
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      I really hope that’s the case.

      If it’s not, this is so elementary it’s not even funny. All it does is remind me of the Be-Fri St-Ends necklaces best friends would wear in 4th grade, but for a couple. Do adults who have a massive rocks on their left finger really need additional jewelry showing who you are linked to? Give it a rest.

      • Anita
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        Yeah, my first reaction was “very junior high school”, so I hope it’s a marketing thing.

        • anonymoose
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          If it is a marketing thing, it is backfiring, and certainly not working on me. I always thought the “Carrie” necklace was over-the-top and gauche, too.

    • lavonspants
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      Lea actually also used to wear a “Finn” necklace on the show when they were together before he dumped her for making out with Puck (I need a life).

      So basically, that “Justin” necklace is totally fine…..if you’re Rachel Berry (fictional and very, very needy).

      • Jessica
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        Weirdly, now I want Lea Michele to go out wearing a “Finn” necklace. Not a “Cory” one, though.

  13. Amy
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    Awww, that girl’s in love. I think that’s all there is to it.

  14. Emily
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    This reminds me of the beaded bracelets I made as a gift for an old boyfriend….he had one with my name and I had one with his name. But we were only 18 and I still realized it was lame after a couple weeks!

  15. Christian
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    Ugh. No. Too middle school.

  16. Erin
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    The necklace is gross for sure. And while yes, the pants are tight, I think they look a heck of a lot more appropriate and flattering than the jeans Kate’s wearing a few posts earlier.

  17. steen
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    I need an ” H E double toothpick NO.” as a choice. That’s how strongly opposed I am to this necklace.

  18. Sophia Loren
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    I’ve fallen into a GFY induced philosophical worm hole. Would I wear such a charm?!??

    I don’t think I usually read GFY and think about what I would do. For example, I find myself supporting jumpsuits on GFY. Have I ever worn one? Would I ever wear one? Even 15 years ago when I was much younger and cuter and avant trend? No, no, no. But this?

    I might have worn such a thing as part of my tough girl persona once upon a time, in an ostentatious costume-y way. And that’s how Biel is wearing it here. I think. Plus, it does refer to Justin Timberlake and he was a teen heart throb and that makes it a bit funnier still. So, yes. Anyone dating Justin Timberlake (and only Justin Timberlake) should wear this. But wait. That wasn’t the question.

    Um. If I were dating Justin Timberlake, I would totally wear this.

  19. Birgin
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    Their relationship just makes me so sad for some reason. Their public displays of disaffection indicate that they are the poster children for “Time to get married, despite the fact that we no longer like each other, or have anything in common.”

  20. llism
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    I apologize in advance for being one of those obnoxious people, but it’s “preventive,” not “preventative.” The latter is not a word.

    Sincerely,
    One of Those Obnoxious People (who is also a huge fan)

    • Nebula
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      I did not know that! (And I’m one of those people who gets my nose out of joint about “disorientated”.) Vocabulary lesson appreciated!

      • anonymoose
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        <3 you both!

        • Miss Louise
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          Sorry, but ‘preventative’ IS a word – it depends on whether you speak US English or not. I don’t, and ‘preventative’ is used regularly where I’m from – as in ‘preventative medicine’ etc.

    • Val
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      Preventative actually is a word. It means preventive.

      Sincerely,
      An Equally Obnoxious Person

  21. Amber
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    No, I would not wear a necklace with my husband’s name on it (unless it was, like, for a costume party or some other jokey situation).
    As for Bielberlake, their relationship makes me sad. I don’t know why, since I can’t stand him and she annoys me. But I think it’s because of the neediness she exudes and how she’s held onto the relationship, even with the cheating (allegedly) and the fact that he doesn’t really want to ever be around her. And he just seems like a giant douche. Did I mention I can’t stand him?
    Anyway, the necklace comes off as sad and pathetic. So even if that isn’t the case, that’s what it looks like.

  22. Bella
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    That’s sort of like 13 YO behavior.

  23. vandalfan
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    Wearing the boo’s name is tres Jr. High.

    So I held hands with John for about three minutes in sixth grade, and at the local street fair he got me a bracelet with his initials. I thought he was all that an a bag of chips, but I was maybe twelve, and then we moved far away. Fast forward forty years, and now we and our respective spouses are all Boy Scout leaders together. Just you wait, gang. Life is full of little surprises like that.

  24. Gauthier
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    You forgot the “UGGHHHH I DO NOT CARE. LIKE, AT ALL. REALLY” option.

  25. Peanut Gallery
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    Only if it is a shout-out to Justin “the Freak” Tuck”! (how are those things still in my mind….I couldn’t even remember where I parked today)

  26. Sandra
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    If I thought it was ironic then I…….no, wait, I would still hate it.

  27. The Fugger
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    I voted for the Justin Guarini option, but ONLY because my coworker Justin is dating a girl named…Kelly.

    No, we have not gotten her to dance around in a skirt made out of ties yet. ALTHOUGH THAT IS ONE OF MY PLANS.

    • Sajorina
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      Hee..

    • Kat
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      Oh, my sister Kelly MARRIED a guy named Justin. While they were on their honeymoon, we covered the inside of their house in pictures of the movie cover “From Justin to Kelly” or whatever it was called. We hid them everywhere.

  28. Edith
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    Am I the only one who’s reminded of the “My Sweetheart!” pendant Lavender Brown got for Ron Weasley? I imagine she got JT one that says “Jessica” – Biel is so very very Lavender Brown….

  29. Maria
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    Did Carrie Bradshaw really “popularize” the nameplate necklace? I always thought it was a trend that was popular among a lower socioeconomic crowd, and that she wore it as a sort of radical statement thing. Sort of, if you know what I mean?….someone help me out here….

    • Mahastee
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      You’re right. I remember Pat Field saying that those necklaces had never gone away in the suburbs.

      • Helen
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        Carrie said that she wore “ghetto gold, for fun.” Her preference for a serious piece, i.e. her engagement ring, was platinum, and tasteful. I cannot believe I remember all this.

  30. Miss Jane
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    Ugh, this dredged out the memory of when my high school boyfriend gave me a really nice pen for my birthday…with his name engraved on it. At 16 I thought that was weird and creepy. In hindsight, I think I was right.

    Although in the spirit of full disclosure, I don’t think I’ve ever worn a name plate necklace but I do love my “J” scrabble tile pendant. Mostly because I like reminding people I have an 8 point initial.

  31. Mahastee
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    When I was about six, the boy across the road gave me a faux-silver bracelet with my name on it and a little ceramic rose cameo. I thought it was sweet and I still have it, but I have never worn it. I wouldn’t have kept it if it had HIS name on it. That’s just weird.

    But then, is it more or less weird to get jewellery or a tattoo with your SO’s name? Because plenty of people do that, too. Is it dumb, or is it romantic? Or is the whole point of romance that it IS sort of dumb? At least you can rip off the necklace and hurl it at him in a fit of rage, if the occasion arises.

    ANYWAY, I would probably be fine with this if I thought he was a decent guy. Like if Michelle Williams started wearing a “Jason” necklace, I might find that to be really quite cute. But I think Jessica needs to do a Katie Holmes and run, run, run!

  32. Lia
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    what about: [sic] forever. now that’s a good ex- tattoo!

  33. Sajorina
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    I would never wear a necklace or tattoo with my boyfriend’s name on it or even my own, but when I was 19 I bought a bracelet with charms that read “I LOVE JF”, which I’ve never worn because he was my ex-boyfriend then and we never got back together! Now, recently I fell in love with a gold necklace that has a pendant with the different letters of the alphabet, and I thought about getting one with my current boyfriend’s first name initial, but instead I bought it with my own initial! So, if we break up, I can still wear it! I think in Jessica’s case it’s (b)… Justin gave it to her and she just wears it!

    • Sajorina
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      Oh, and I love her outfit, which I would wear myself if I looked like her! Plus, the pants are as tight as the ones Kate Middleton was wearing in an earlier post and they both look gorgeous!

  34. VanDee
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    I really don’t think she suits a fringe.

  35. New Orleans Hornets Snapback
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  36. Claire L1
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    I think their entire relationship is an audition for “50 Shades..” This necklace has simply cemented that in my mind.

  37. crystal
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    I choose to take the necklace and the fact that he picks her clothes as evidence that they’re in a secretly steamy BDSM relationship.

    I might be wrong, but it’s more interesting than anything they’ve given me so far!

  38. Beth
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    So I was going to vote for “I wouldn’t even wear one with my own name on it” but then I realized I had bookmarked a website to get custom, tiny, gold monogram necklaces. So now I’m questioning myself :S

  39. Tanja
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    Haha, i was wondering what it can be, this thing looked so innocent from the far! I’d definintely go with “I wouldn’t even wear one with my own name on it”. But well, its kinda sweet, plus we can’t be really sure which Justin she meant pozycjonowanie Poznan.

  40. Rubee
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    I think the “Justin” necklace is the least of her problems!!!!!

  41. Annie Mouse
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    I kinda feel like it’s the however-old-she-is version of writing his name on her Trapper Keeper. “I love him so much I want to show off to everyone how devoted to him I am. His blue eyes and curly hair *sigh*”

    Does anyone know what a Trapper Keeper is, or did I just date myself like WHOA?

  42. Colleen
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    First, I don’t understand why so many people dislike her. I really like her.

    Second, I am surprised at the percentage of people that wouldn’t even wear one with their own name on it. I would. I wear a disk with my initials on it every day. (Not the same, I know, but still – close.)

    Third, I think it’s totally adorable that she is wearing it. I would totally (and proudly) wear my boyfriend/fiancé’s name around my neck.

    Fourth, not sure why I went with numbered points, but I am done now. :)

  43. Lilyka
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    Can we add an option for ‘Only if my significant other were Tom Hiddleston’?

  44. LindenLovesFashion
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    Jessica Biel – and almost everything she wears – makes me yawn. Except this necklace.

    It makes me heave.

  45. RobbieT
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    Better than a tattoo.

  46. Karen
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    Had to vote for She has Bieber fever. How could I not?

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