Fugs or Fabs: Zoey Deutch and Zosia Mamet in Rebecca Taylor


First of all, I want to extend my congrats to the PR genius who realized that having greenery as your step-and-repeat is wise. It makes your photos so pretty! It doesn’t argue with whatever your celebs are wearing! It makes your event seem so verdant and lush!

Second, both of these ladies are making very brave pantsular choices:

Rebecca Taylor x Shopbop Denim Launch Dinner

Is it weird if I think Zosia’s never looked better? Is it wrong that these pants on Zoey make me want to see her to step into the role of one of the Golden Girls in a younger-woman-reboot of that beloved sitcom? She would be SO CUTE in the Betty White role, as a kind of dingy but ultimately hilarious lady who sometimes wears polyester trousers, but whose stories we treasure. (I need to percolate on which of today’s young stars would best step into the cranky, sarcastic orthopedics of Dorothy Zbornak, though. Zosia’s not quite right.)

Speaking of, sometimes I watch this when I need to feel better, and it might do that for you too, if you need it:


Fug or Fab the Cover: Kristen Stewart on T


In case you were wondering if the 90s are well and truly back, the answer is yes. Yes, they are. This could have run as a CK One ad:


That is not a complaint. It is just an observation. Another one: I am really into the totally effed up hair on Kristen Stewart. I would look like I had just rolled out of bed after three days with norovirus if I did this with my hair, but it works with her general aesthetic.  Leaning into that crabby, disaffected vibe she gives off sometimes — although, for what it’s worth, I don’t think she is disaffected; if anything, and the interview with T bears this out, I think she’s very affected by things — has been really smart for her, stylistically speaking. The sparkly mini-skirt thing she did while she was in Twilight was often quite cute, but this feels a lot more genuine. (Don’t tell anyone, but I also confess to loving a sweater dress. Although I prefer that no one be able to see my granny panties when I’m wearing one.)

Speaking of genuine, I also thought she handled questions about her personal life well. For example:

Only recently has she been open to a conversation about her romantic life, let alone her sexuality. “I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive,” she says. “I still want to protect my personal life, but I don’t want to seem like I’m protecting the idea, so that does sort of feel like I owe something to people.”

That would be a hard line to walk. I am a total nosy gossip and I always want to know about people’s personal lives — from celebrities to the people who live across the street to the lady at the deli counter the other day who turned to me and announced, “I’M GETTING A DIVORCE,” to the lady at the deli counter the day before that who ordered three pounds of lox, and when I (cheerfully) said, “that’s a lot of lox,” rolled her eyes and said, “all she eats is lox. IT’S INSANE” — but I get why a celebrity would want to keep that on lockdown. Once you start using your personal life for PR, the public gets annoyed when you change your mind about doing that, which is unfair but understandable. But if you start to feel like being private as a choice to protect yourself has started to make it look more like you’re trying to hide something, I can see where you might make the choice to open the door to people. It’s kind of a thorny issue. How far should you open the door?

[Photo: T Magazine]


Fug the Lipstick: Andra Day

I do not wish to appear ungrateful for the fact that Andra legitimately attempted to add some color to her lips.

Andra Day

But WHY OH WHY did it have to be a shade that makes her look like she just ate clay direct from her potter’s wheel? That is ONLY acceptable if Young Patrick Swayze is somehow involved.

[Photo: Getty]


Your Daily Rita Ora

Rita Ora Covers Up Her Sensitive Skin After Tattoo Removal In NYC

This is awkward. I wore the exact same thing to work this morning, too.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Your Afternoon Chat: Your Absolute Favorite Beauty Product

I work from home, and this means that I never wear make-up during the day, unless I get bored and wander into the bathroom to pluck that one crazy hair out of my chin and then end up putting some brow gel on while I’m in there. (FWIW, the Glossier Boy Brow is the only brow product I have ever actually liked on my face and I was distraught when they were recently out of stock; it lived up to the hype for me.) Having said that, I LOVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS. Just as I cannot stop buying lip balms, so can I not stop buying various potions and ablutions to rub on my face in the hope that they will be magical.

My sister and I text each other regularly about whatever we’re using — she’s currently using a Sunday Riley oil that is emerald green and looks like a magic potion; I am obsessed with this Korean facial cleanser, Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleanser, which comes in what is essentially the shape of a GIANT LIP BALM, (also, it’s so easy for travel!) in part because it smells amazing, but also because the stick format is fun — but I always want to know what other people are putting on their faces/bodies/heads that they think is awesome. It certainly doesn’t need to be fancy — my college roommate used to swear by Milk of Magnesia face masks!

(Related: in 2015, we had a chat about beauty products we couldn’t stop buying. I feel like enough time has passed since then to revisit this, though — WHO KNOWS what you’re loving now, after all? Please enable my love of face washes.)


Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the Variety’s Power Of Young Hollywood Party

I suspect that the “power of Young Hollywood” is to make Olds such as myself put on our glasses and squinch up our noses and say, “wait, who is that again?” I have filtered out the Who The Eff Is This? portion of this red carpet, unless the person in question was wearing something legit interesting, but, wow, you guys. Time for me to refill my Geritol prescription.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


WTF: Peyton List

This is the quintessential Scrolldown Fug, because she looks LOVELY from the thighs up:

Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood - Arrivals

And then…betrayal.

[Photo: Getty]