Cannes Fug Carpet: Sienna Miller in Valentino

It’s couture, but it LOOKS like it costs $198 at Free People.

sienna miller cannes sea of trees premiere

But it IS awfully windy at Cannes, so perhaps dressing as a human kite means she has the greatest sense of occasion we’ve seen yet.

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Met Gala 2015: Fug Nation’s Official Best and Worst

Cannes came up so quickly that we lost track of the whole Met Gala best/worst shenanigans. However, it is never past time to celebrate the glory that was our winner, Fan Bingbing.


Utterly resplendent. This is how it’s done, Beyonce. This is how you own a room with class and originality.

Speaking of Beyonce:

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Fugs and Fabs: Another Day at Cannes

Here is a Saturday grab-bag of stuff that happened yesterday that wasn’t Emma Stone.

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Fug the Show: Scandal recap, season 4 finale

I read somewhere that Shonda Rhimes says she quite likes writing herself into a corner and then giving herself the summer to figure out what the hell to do about it. Of course, last summer she wrote Columbus Short into a corner in case he needed to be fired (which he did); this season, she wrote a couple other people into a box, so we’ll see whether it’s sealed over the summer or if she leaves open the flaps.

Last week, Rowan posed as a billionaire interested in donating to Mellie’s campaign. Which is not that useful in the end because THIS week is the election and it all happens in what feels like twenty-four hours.


Nonetheless, Mellie loves people who flatter her, so she devours his abject praise of her genius and looks quite beautiful doing so. I was surprised for a second that she’d never seen him before, but — even though at this point it feels like B-Overt is the worst-kept secret in the universe — I forgot she doesn’t know anything about anything. You know, it might even surprise me MORE that Fitz didn’t just tell her. I get the vibe from him that he’s a crappy secret-keeper, the kind who would be like, “Oh, no, totally, I will take that to the grave,” and then spill it to whomever is brushing her teeth next to him that night.

Rowan, by the way, picks “Damascus Bainbridge” as his pseudonym – because… he fancies himself the cradle of civilization? – and somehow nobody thought to themselves, “Wow, those syllables in that order are MADE the HELL UP.”

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Fugs and Pieces, May 15th, 2015


Happy weekend, everyone!

Allow me to remind you, once again, that our book, The Royal We, is out and about and very appropriate for your Nearly Summer Poolside Readings, if you haven’t picked it up. If you’re still on the fence, by the way, those first seven chapters are still free. And, elsewhere:

– This is interesting, at The Hollywood Reporter: Cannes: What the Color of Your Badge Says About You

– Also at THR, ALSO intriguing: The Dark Side of Monaco, Uncovered: Murder, Tabloid-Ready Royal Marriage, Art-World Sting Among Newest Scandals

Center Stage is 15 this week! It’s a sophomore in high school; next year, it will learn how to drive! Celebrate with EW.

– And I loved this, at Avidly: The Little Women Televisual Analog Test

– Slate’s salute to Mad Men repurposes Don’s greatest work triumph.

– And Vulture talked to a BUNCH of people about their favorite Mad Men memories.

– Over at People StyleWatch, the ladies test lipsticks that claim to be life-changing.

– I don’t understand why I’m not eating these cupcakes RIGHT NOW. (Cupcakes and Cashmere)

– I enjoyed this bit in The Atlantic about regional colloquialisms. Although I’m like a 9th generation Californian or something and I’ve NEVER heard the one they have for us.

– This is called My Dad Tried to Kill Me with an Alligator and it’s really good. (Outside)

– I cannot believe they’re remaking The Craft. (Lainey)

– Smithsonian looks at the history of unisex fashion.

GQ has an interesting look at how Periscope is going to change the face, potentially, of Pay-Per-View.

– Huge thanks to Pop Sugar for naming The Royal We to their list of the year’s “sweetest, sexiest books of the year. (So far).”

– And thanks to College Prepster for naming it to her Summer Reading List!

– Here’s a look at those new Rihanna ads for Dior. (Elle)

Mulder and Scully kissed in public this week, because they’re masters of PR and really want us to watch The New X-Files. FINE. I’LL DO IT. (Pajiba)

– At Collectors Weekly, Fashion to Die For: Did an Addiction to Fads Lead Marie Antoinette to the Guillotine?

Apparently Beyonce did her hair for the Met last minute, in her elevator. Also apparently she hasn’t answered a direct question in a year. (From the press, I assume. I am pretty sure that if Jay asks her if she, like, wants a smoothie or something, she will respond to him.) (Celebitchy)


Royals Round-Up, May 15, 2015

In which we glory in the rest of Prince Harry’s time in New Zealand.  SO MUCH HARRY. And other stuff happens, like Princess Charlene looks happier than LITERALLY EVER, which is nice for her.

Here at GFY this week, we tackled the first half of Harry’s trip, and it was chockablock with charm, so don’t miss it (or revisit it, if you like).

Allow me to remind you, once again, that our book, The Royal We, is out and about and very appropriate for your Nearly Summer Poolside Readings, if you haven’t picked it up. If you’re still on the fence, by the way, those first seven chapters are still free.

And elsewhere: