Recent Fugs or Fabs: Reese Witherspoon

In which she goes to a private party at Brentwood Country Mart (sounds about right), takes Ava to Rome (jealous), wears jeans (as do we all), and then pops over to Mexico City for a film premiere. Honestly, I am proud of myself if I leave the house four out of seven days.

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Fug or Fab: Elisabeth Moss


I rarely say this, but I think her head is the problem here:

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This outfit is a kind of funky Fashion Plates mash-up of two frocks squashed together, but it more or less works for me. (And her pink shoes are a delight.) But Peggy….Peggy, Peggy, Peggy. You need a little lippy. Would would Joan say?

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Fug Breakers: Selena Gomez

I have no idea why Selena Gomez is wearing her bathing suit with messy old laundry day pants (unless that actually answers my question).

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But I am certain that, somewhere, David Hasselhoff and Pam Anderson just felt a tremor in the force.

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Fug the Show: The Astronaut Wives Club, “Launch”

Because this show stars Hot Neighbor Wade and involves period costumes, which means it is right in my wheelhouse. That said: I have my doubts that this was widely watched by Fug Nation, so we’ll see if these recaps have a life. Having noted that, boy do I have a lot of notes. This show — which is based on the Lily Koppel book of the same name — was apparently slated for last summer, was then pushed by ABC, and has all the hallmarks of being noted to death by the network. I didn’t wholly dislike it — the outfits are good, and some of the performances were appealing, and you have to give a pilot a LOT of leeway — but (a) it has way too many characters in it (which I understand is historically accurate, but look to Wolf Hall as a brilliant way to weave a casts of hundreds in and out of several one hour episodes) and (b) like TWO YEARS of NASA drama (astronaut selection/training) get telescoped into this one pilot. Which seems…like an insane story-telling decision. If you want to start your story at the moment where this episode ends, start there and use flashbacks, because we were asked in this episode to feel a LOT of feelings that you really only feel if you’ve gotten to know a character for more than 20 minutes.  ANYWAY. Let’s get into it. I warn you that Hot Neighbor Wade (of Hart of Dixie fame) has literally one line tonight.


Fug and Fab the Cover: Elle Magazine July 2015

Oh, Elle. You had me at “RIGGINS IS BACK,” even if isn’t true the way I want it to be.

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Fug Detective: Leven Rambin

This whole Primates of Park Avenue thing is fascinating. The book is being presented as a non-fiction piece of social anthropology by “Wednesday Martin Ph.D.,” but it’s turned out to be — per some journalists who did a little digging — a potentially largely fictionalized work by a person whose doctorate is in literature and whose given name is actually Wendy (which… what’s the point? It’s barely different! You are not fooling anyone!). Why not just write a novel, if you want to take expansive liberties? It was well-reviewed before people started poking around into its timelines and finding problems, and Simon & Schuster is reportedly putting a disclaimer on it in future printings claiming any divorce from reality is simply a memoirist’s narrative technique, even though it was initially presented as a more studied and researched project. Regardless, straight-up fiction wouldn’t have had that issue. The whole thing is bizarre.

At any rate, there was a book party, and for reasons I don’t entirely understand, actress Leven Rambin (True Detective 2, All My Children) showed up:

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And she went EXTREMELY thematic. It’s as if Lilly Pulitzer had been asked to do an urban jungle collection for an Upper East Side tea party. I keep expecting Marcel the Monkey to swing in and land on her shoulder, just to be as obvious as possible.

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