Fugs or Fabs: Angelina Jolie


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Angie took a break from helping Brad Pitt through awards season — I’m sort of bummed he’s not going to win for Moneyball, as he was excellent in it; I’m afraid he’ll end up winning one later as an apology, for a role that wasn’t as good, the way the Oscars like to do it, and then someone MORE deserving of THAT one will get frozen out, and the vicious cycle will continue — to promote In The Land of Blood and Honey and some other random thingamy. Don’t you love how thorough I am? But seriously, the event rarely matters. It’s Angelina, and so it’s noteworthy, even if she’s all dressed up to go buy a tiramisu.

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  1. Stefanie
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    Eh, whatever. Her hair is nice. I think shes been getting advise from Kate Middleton’s hair-doer.

    • Michelle
      +1

      Agreed. It’s odd how peoples likes/dislikes can so greatly influence their opinions, though, right? To each his own… I’m not great fan of Angie, mind… but I find Kate Middleton to be quite same-y and dull yet the Fug Girls live for her. But I will say, excepting the mono-sleeve dress, and the shoes with the black caftan-esque dress which seem kind of mismatched, I do think she looks overall lovely and varied.

      And as an aside, I am chuffed that Brad will not be winning, because Jean Dujardin was ace and am glad he’s finally getting the recognition he deserved.

      • Heather
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        I think Kate Middleton does great — she has to hit a balance between designer and regular, looking posh without looking like she’s blowing millions on shopping, and that’s got to be hard.

  2. ck
    +1

    She looks more and more like a wax replica every time she steps out.

    • steen
      +1

      My thoughts exactly! She’s deep into Nicole Kidman 2010 territory here. I’m not sure she CAN have a facial expression at this point.

    • Lisa
      +1

      You took the words right out of my mouth! I’m not entirely convinced these photos are not of wax replicas. Creepy.

    • wtfnyc
      +1

      THIS!! I genuinely thought the first pic was of her newest Madame Tussaud’s entry. Then I realized that it wasn’t, but I couldn’t NOT see her as wax (ok, in part because girl gets SHINY in the face) in the REST of the pictures.

  3. susannestyle
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    she looks gorgeous, but i just wish there was some COLOR in there… maybe some bright shoes?

  4. Gabby
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    Overall I think Angie gives off the air of something resembling an “old money” vibe. You know, they own great investment pieces that never go out of style but then just wear them around with an old fishing hat to go feed the cows, or whatever. Her hair and make up are the old fishing hat and the rest is, you know, the clothes that old great-aunty Maisie bought directly from Chanel for two francs when she needed cash to get her first line up and running.
    I love it.
    Theres nothing like an imaginary back story.

  5. Elin
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    She makes me sad these days, she’s just so frickin thin… Other than that, she looks good, as always :)

  6. Pacific Avenue
    +1

    She doesn’t look and she doesn’t wow me, either. I think she needs a “Same old, same old” category.

  7. Megan
    +1

    She bores me to tears. Actually, they both do. I’m not sure if that’s part of some great scheme of theirs – that we’ll all just get so bored with them that they can fade into oblivion – but it seems to work that way.

    Technically, she looks *fine*, but eh, I feel like she’s worn these outfits a hundred times before.

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  8. Sarah L.
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    I agree with the wax figure comment. She doesn’t change her hair, her facial expression, anything. Smiling is still a thing, right? Even when nothing is technically funny or you’re alone on the red carpet? I want Piper Perabo to give her red carpet mugging lessons to break the monotony.

  9. labyrinthine
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    Ugh. 2 looks like it belongs on Big Love, not freaking Angelina.

    Also: someone get that girl some blotting papers!

  10. Claire L
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    I wish the rose dress was in the navy of the one sleeve dress. She looks great in green,but I do love her in that rich blue too.

    As for her style… well,it’s hers and she owns it. I respect that ( and I adore Gabby’s back story)

  11. Gigi
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    How can someone so ostensibly pretty, nay, beautiful BORE me so much?

  12. Sophia Loren
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    I think the structured grey dress AND the bohemian black number with the waist are both dramatic new looks for her. For her. And they both work and I’d love to see more.

  13. Amber
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    I think she looks good, as she almost always does. I do wish she wasn’t quite so thin, but maybe that’s because that is a particular problem that *I* will never have.

    I do wish she would do something different with her hair, especially. The make-up could use some work, too, but that hair in particular. Not that her hair looks bad, because it doesn’t, but I wish she would change it up a little. But…that’s just being nit-picky. If I could, on my best day, look 1/1,000,000th as good as she does on her worst, I would be happy.

  14. G
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    That grey thing is dreary and it doesn’t even fit. It looks lumpy around the bust. Definitely a sister-wife vibe from the cut and (lack of) color.

  15. Billie
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    I can’t get past how smug she looks 99.9% of the time. No matter what she wears, if she’s got that high and mighty look on her face, she’s always a fug for me.

    • Sarah
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      Yes – I agree! It’s always tough to jufge her outfits because she annoys me so much – due to the smug cloud that is perpetually around her.

  16. anabelle10021
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    Aww, what about the auburn and the ruched black gowns? I think overall she’s doing less caftany things, which is good. The prim gray dress, while phenomenal on its own AND on her (covet it) would have looked interesting on her in an aqua or turquoise (against a different background obv). We would have been floored.

  17. Leah
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    Yeah, that dress is gray, not green, right?

  18. Leah
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    Oh, and MONEYBALL WAS THE WORST MOVIE EVER. I almost cried halfway through knowing I would have to stay until the end.

  19. Kaitlyn
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    I always feel like Angelina looks the wax-doll version of herself. There is something about her stiffness and empty gaze that makes her look fake. Plus her face is shiny.

  20. Sandra
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    That’s a helluva lot of fabric in that shoulder-rose. Less of that or lose the sleeve, me thinks. Actually, less of that AND lose the sleeve.

  21. Louise
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    Yeah, I actually thought the first picture WAS a waxwork. It’s the dead eyes and unchanging, expressionless face. I think she’s beautiful, and the clothes are fine, but the face freaks me out. I don’t even think she looks smug anymore, and frankly, I think a smug smirk would be an improvement over mannequin-face. Jeez lady, live a little!

  22. Cristina
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    I stumbled across some photo of her smiling at her chap the other day and I think it’s the key to looking legitimately good (as opposed to just alien-ly beautiful) for her. She just looks so borrrrrrrrrrred with life most of the time; she’d look infinitely more human and lovely if she’d just stop expressionlessly staring into the middle distance.

  23. RandomA
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    Gorgeous as always. But she should just change up the hair some, not for her benefit but for OURS. I know it’s lame of the public to demand that our celebrities put on a show for us every time they walk the red carpet, but dammit, that’s what we want and expect. I would love it if she did different hair styles and makeup every time, and broke her addiction to flesh-toned shoes (just for red carpet stuff, I get that we all have our fave shoes for daily activity). I do think she will bring it for the Oscars, she usually really does it up for Cannes and the Academy Awards, when they go to those.

  24. Charlotte
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    I can’t get behind the shoulder rose or one sleeve dresses. The grey dress is lovely and would be perfect to wear to tea with the in-laws to show that she can be something other than ‘the vampy man-stealing Angelina’, but for a red carpet, a dynamic colour would be grand.
    Her face is flawless, albeit waxy.

    • Dazie
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      THAT’S IT! She looks like she’s trying to NOT be a vamp. The anti-vamp.

      Angie, Honey. You won. BE THE VAMP. Flaunt your vampness. Even the red and white thing at the Globes was only vamp-adjacent.

  25. neiges
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    I have always been fascinated with her looks. She is sooooooo sexy when she wants to. Hell, even when she doesn’t. Come on, bear with me, she is stunning. Almost non-human stunning.
    She has her own style, which is very classic in a way, so I understand that when you are not inexplicably fascinated with her, it can seem very dull. But she rocks it, seems genuinely happy with her own life and very unpleased with having to do red carpets. I think that is the problem with her. Aaaaand I always suspected that she is not very interested in fashion, which doesn’t really make her a good catch for Fug Nation…

    • Katharine
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      This is fantastically well put : totally agree with your analysis.

  26. ringthing
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    Yeah, she could change up the hair. But why should she? I don’t pay much attention to the Jolie Pitts, but as far as sheer looks go, she’s one of the most beautiful of them all, no matter how sleevy or drapey she gets. She’s an incredibly gorgeous freak of nature, like Liz Taylor’s eyes.

    • Heather
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      I don’t mean in the long run, I mean in the styling. She doesn’t need to cut it or dye it; just style it occasionally.

  27. TaraMisu
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    Bleccccccchhhhhhhhhhhh I can’t stand her, or Brad for that matter. I think I’ve said that before :D I wish they would fade away,,,,,

    I like the grey with the belt, but it’s a golf-clap like, not a wooooo like. And yes she needs serious blotting.

  28. Kit
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    This is like a cake of Ivory soap. Nice. Expected. Inoffensive. Unexciting. And very, very dry.

  29. corriner
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    I like Madame Shoulder Rose and Lady Golden Leopard Wrap. Other than that, same-old same-old.

  30. Wordphreak
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    He was charming in it, which isnt the same thing. And jolie is totally snoresville.

  31. anny
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    That first shot is a dead ringer for Miss Barbara Millicent Roberts.

  32. vandalfan
    +1

    Her porcelain, waxwork perfection, like Taylor Swift’s, repels me.

  33. CJ
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    Wow, she looks knock your socks off gorgeous here. I think she dresses incredibly beautifully. She is more often than not in something very simple, very classic. Clothing-wise, she really found what works for her in Mr and Mrs. Smith — very classic clothes that are fit to perfection and draw your eye up to her flawless face. Even in paparazzi stills, she’s often in a simple black dress or a black trench and simple pumps. And it is a true testament to her beauty which is almost alien-like in it’s awesomeness that she doesn’t NEED to wear anything exotic — or even that interesting — to make us look at her.

    But, she does appreciate fit, and either tries on a lot to find what fits her well or takes the time to have her clothes expertly tailored. I mean, my god, look at the perfection of the fit in pics 1 and 2! And that robe in #5 is divine. Not crazy about pic 3, but she tends to go for the caftans when not outfitted in perfect sheaths…and I give it a pass. Even the most gorgeous women in the world get bloated…right?

  34. Moi
    +1

    So yawn.

  35. Agent Sculder
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    The only one of the five I’m not on board with is the dress with one sleeve. The others are beautiful and look great on her. Sure, the prim gray one, and the golden-y wrap dress are “safe” choices. But I give her credit for nearly always picking clothes that always look well-made, and TAILORED. I swear, she could teach more than a few of the starlets in Hollywood a thing or two about the need to make sure your awards show gowns FIT properly.

  36. Jacq
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    Dress 1: I like it a lot from the neck down. Her face looks like a weird shiny waxwork face, though.

    Dress 2: she looks like a sister wife. The cut and the colour are awful, and it’s a sure sign of her general gorgeousness that she manages to make it all look OK.

    Dress 3: love it – the delicate bodice and the midi length. I love a good midi length.

    Dress 4: awful and gimmicky. Even kaftans would be better than this.

    Dress 5: like something that Blanche from Golden Girls would wear.

  37. Nancy
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    I think that GoFugYourself needs to do a public service announcement or a Terror Alert regarding how Yucky Skinny she is. It’s scary and she looks unhealthy and I can’t imagine the sad message it’s sending to impressionable young girls/women.

    With a few more pounds I could get on board with most of her looks here – despite how I normally think she goes for a boring and safe looks.

    • KT
      0

      They’re not doing Terror Alerts anymore, or saying “eat a sandwich,” or “body snarking” at all. Fine to have some rules, but it seems awfully sanctimonious to pretend that stuff never went down here.

      • Jacq
        0

        I don’t remember Terror Alerts about skinniness – I only remember them about dodgy tanning issues.

    • Libby
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      I’m truly concerned for her. Although, when she’s wearing something with sleeves that go at least to her elbows the fact that she’s so dangerously thin is less obvious. But still, it makes me sad. Healthy is one thing. Skinny is nice. But you CAN be too thin. And she’s verging on that territory, if not blowing right past the verge into the middle of it. :(

  38. Katherine
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    Eh, the first one is objectively gorgeous, but she’s just so smug and stiff and boring. I can’t bring myself to like anything she wears simply because she herself puts me off so much.

  39. Rubee
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    She looks more and more like a mannequin… I always get the impression that a few years ago -around 2009- she spent a couple of days going through her many event pics scrapbooks and it was like ‘Dammed! I’m definitely gorgeous!…I’m still considered ‘hot’ even if Jennifer looks fifteen years younger than me!… I can’t look bad even if I follow my own dubious fashion sense!..I’ve shut it down in pretty much any living and dead designer,!.. I do tons of charity, I have a hot partner, a brood of gorgeous kids, more box office hits than any other female movie star… WHY DO I KEEP BOTHERING ON SHOWING OFF?’
    And that’s how the caftan, diva dressing thing started.
    It’s been a long time since I’ve found any of her outfits ‘stunning’ or ‘beautiful’, and I don’t happen to like any of the ones you are depicting.

  40. Az
    0

    I am crazy about her lipstick in the 1st picture. That is all.

  41. Kevon
    0

    Nope, sorry, Gary Oldman totally deserves the Best Actor Oscar. And Angelina is holding him hostage in that thingy on her shoulder.

  42. Sajorina
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    I wanted to vote for “AWESOME, like Tiramisu!” I love all of them! When I look at her, no matter what she’s wearing, I think of words like “regal”, “elegant”, “commanding” and “breathtaking”! I think she looks great in everything and her hair & makeup always work, even if they don’t vary much! I think she looks even lovelier in dresses #1, #2 & #5 because they’re floor length and more dramatic, yet classy and understated! LOVE! WANT! COVET! Especially, #2… OMG, it’s so BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love her in white & metallics!

    • Miss Louise
      0

      Saj, I’m always left with the feeling that you might work for Angie.

      • Sajorina
        0

        I don’t! I just appreciate her beauty and sense of style! Nothing wrong with that!

      • Mahastee
        0

        Sajorina is always enthusiastic about what she likes, and I like that about her, even if I sometimes disagree
        :)

      • Sajorina
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        Thank you, @Mahastee!

  43. Regina
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    As many other commenters said, she kind of displays an aura of “you’re all beneath me” the whole time. Plus her fashion choices are so booooring. It seems she wants to portray this persona that’s so above anything earthy with her clothes and attitude. I just don’t like it. She’s so beautiful, she could spread some cheerfulness and joy around the world with some color. Right now, everytime I see her, I feel depression.

  44. Eva
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    I agree with most other comments that she looks a little like her own wax replica, expressionless, kind of smug… What’s funny is that I think that’s her red carpet pose, because when you see her interacting with someone else, be it Brad or whomever, she looks alive and lovely. It’s a pity that she doesn’t use more natural expressions on the red carpet because I think she would look a thousand times better, wearing the same dresses and makeup.

    The red carpet expression-pose thing happens to me with a lot of other actresses like Jennifer Lopez (hate the faces she makes, like sucking in her cheeks and pouting her lips) or even Kate Beckinsale. I know it must be difficult but I think being more natural would make them all look much better.

  45. Mamasan
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    “vamp-adjacent” made me giggle!

    If she would only use the power of colour.. and maybe cake – she’s a bit thin, yes? Some of those gowns would be so gorgeous in a jewel tone. Use the rainbow, honey.

  46. Synne
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    OMG I thought the first photo was from Madame Tussauds…!

  47. roser
    0

    BO-RING.

  48. sacchrainkiss
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    She is, as always, lovely, although I do wish she’d maybe do something different with her head (hair or makeup or both). I agree that she tends to look bored on the red carpet. I always get the feeling like she’d rather be doing other things, which I totally understand because once you’ve done 100 of those things they’re probably super boring. On the other hand, she is an actress, so maybe she could fake it every once in a while just to make us happy. Also, I can’t help but say to myself every time I see her, “Cake is your friend!” I dig her and I think it’s great that she seems really happy with her life and her family and her work, I just wish that one time I could look at a picture of her and not worry that her bones are going to poke through her skin.

  49. jeznadel
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    Meagan Fox is very sexy girl. From last time up to now she still maintain her body.
    Things to do in London

  50. TonyG
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    Except for the third outfit (the calf-length black number with the lace up top), I think she did “so well!” The third outfit, however, reminded me of something a nun might wear on her night out on the town.

  51. TonyG
    0

    I should not be insulting nuns on Ash Wednesday. My apologies to all the nuns out there.

  52. Caroleena Stantonova
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    I can get behind everything except for the mono-arm thingie. Never will I understand the nature of that.
    Cheezus she is so beautiful.

  53. karacocoa
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    Boring. All of it. If anyone other than Angelina Jolie were wearing these looks, they would have been fugged for sure.

  54. Joanna
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    I’m sad Brad won’t win for Moneyball because it IS the apology award. It’s the consolation prize for not being nominated for Tree of Life (since it’s a less popular movie), which is the best work he’s ever done.

  55. Mahastee
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    I love the dove grey rosette. It is a nice departure for her. Not mad OR sad about most of the others, but #5 is pretty fab.

    Her hair and makeup are fine, I feel like she did all her experimenting with that back in the early days, and now she’s just sticking to tried and true, which is fine. With that face and that hair, I feel it’s better to keep it simple rather than risk overkill.

  56. Sarah
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    I like looks 1,2,4. 3 and 5 are too matronly. She’s too young to dress like that.

  57. Robert Crofton
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    I have to say, I love Angelina. I love that first dress, it is gorgeous. But I’m really starting to notice how eerily thin she is. I watched a video of her introducing “In the Land…” the other day, and she looks anorexic. She has that weird look where her arms don’t look proportioned to her body because she has lost way too much weight. I dunno. I hope she’s ok.

  58. Bambi Anne Dear
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    I like every one of them. I love some of them. The one with the thingy on the shoulder is brilliant!

  59. RD
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    The contrast between this post and the Kate one makes me irritated, and I’m not usually prone to defending Angie (secretly, shamefully still team Aniston, shut up!)

    She likes her style. She likes long floaty things. Kate likes her cocktail and coat dresses. They both like long tresses with bounce. As long as they look good, just let them work their signature styles.

  60. esther
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    i basically always think she looks regal, elegant, captivating etc, no matter what she wears. but my favourites are the rose-on-the-shoulder dress and the last, metallic lace one. i think they’re gorgeous.

    and weirdly, in the weird one-sleeve black dress, i think the look on her face is absolutely enchanting. so that one works out to be a win for me. ditto for the other odd 3/4 length black dress.

    i wish she would wear more colour, but then, i wish i had hair like that, so, you know, you can’t have everything.

  61. Jen M
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    I wonder if, ten or so years from now, Ang will regret dressing so old when she was so young and lovely. Will she always dress this way? Or maybe go through an all together new phase, like those sad moms who want to be friends with their teenagers? Maybe she and Shiloh will share clothes?

  62. Shiitake
    +1

    A wax work directly from Madame Tussauds.