SAG Awards Well Played, Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

I really love this, and not just because it looks like an awesome backsplash in Don Draper’s apartment, although it would look AMAZING with his decor. You know I’m right:


It’s also just sincerely groovy: Unexpected, graphic, and extremely shiny. And when she’s done wearing it, she can hang it over her sofa and call it art. There’s nothing better than a mixed-use frock. It’s also very pretty from the back:

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On to the Oscars, Alicia. No pressure, but I think you might win this one. Choose carefully.

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SAG Awards Fug Carpet: Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Emma Stone once wore a slightly more gold version of this greenish glittery hue, and I didn’t personally love it on HER, either. An amendment to the Redheads In Green rule might be, “As long as your green doesn’t look like what asparagus does to urine.” Not that she can’t carry it, but it’s not a very relaxing viewing experience for me.

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SAG Awards Mostly Well Played: Laverne Cox in Prabal Gurung


This is not as big a hit for me as her last two awards gowns were — I think I’d rank the Emmys Calvin Klein first, then her Globes gown, then this one, and I actually like this less the longer I look at it. But she is the kind of person who can elevate almost anything, and that’s what is carrying the day.

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SAG Awards Well Played, Idris Elba


Idris Elba won not one but TWO acting awards last night, both for best supporting actor in a film (for Beasts of No Nation), and for Luther. This calls for unrestrained use of my very favorite gif:

It also brought us many photos of Idris being awesome and also handsome and it’s possible I downloaded, like, a lot of them. I HAVE NO REGRETS.

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SAG Awards Fug or Fab Carpet: Nicole Kidman in Gucci

I just keep thinking of this as Gucci’s clown collection.

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It’s from the same line that yielded Dakota Johnson’s, and some of you liked that better than I did. I suspect this entire vision board is simply not my particular flavor of gum. I can start with the good: her hair, lush and full; her accessories; her smile; her carriage; her necklace, even sitting a tad low; her red carpet interview, in which she was very charming. I hope she and Keith Urban are for real (an absurd thing to say about a couple, except it’s Hollywood, where it’s almost a matter of course that people engage in bizarre role-playing with their own lives for insane lengths of time).

But I keep landing on it being too… silly. A bit Cheap and Cheerful, Frankly Fake, or whatever else you’d call something that’s trying to have the look of luxury but can’t hide that it was designed by a Vegas costumer who dreams of being in a Big Top having knives thrown at her by a man in a heavily waxed mustache that curls at the tips. That aesthetic, at the very least, I’d generally leave for the Grammys.

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SAG Awards Fug or Fine Carpet: Brie Larson in Versace

Brie just flew in from Australia on Saturday morning, then picked out this dress and had to rally herself to get to the SAGs that night. I think she may have figured out on the fly that it wasn’t the best choice.

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Fugs and Pieces, January 29th, 2016


Guess what’s happening this weekend? Hollywood’s most self-congratulatory awards show, the SAGs! It’s on a Saturday (I don’t know), so we’ll have the highlights on Sunday, if you’re bored this weekend. Otherwise, Monday will be an overload of coverage! Until then:

– Yay! Barbie is no longer one-size-fits-all. (Pajiba)

– Two of our favorite things meet in SCHUYLER SISTERS COCKTAILS, from the brilliant mind that brought you Hamiltines. (Good. Food. Stories.)

– Another yay: Tyra Banks and her boyfriend have welcomed a baby! MAZEL, TYTY BABY. (Lainey)

– Jada Yuan at Vulture talks to Nate Parker about The Birth of a Nation. (You may remember him from being hot and sensitive in Beyond The Lights; he quit acting to make this film,  which he’d been working on for seven years, and which sold for the most amount of money Sundance has ever seen.) It’s a really good interview.

Gina Rodriguez is dating Ben Schwartz? I bet those two throw a very entertaining dinner party. (Celebitchy)

– The A.V. Club wonders, Why is House Hunters so damn popular?

– Let’s read all about 18th century riding habits! (All Things Georgian)

– Swimming World runs down four of the Olympics’ greatest relay races, with video, which I think you will enjoy.

– Did you read Aliza Licht’s great book Leave Your Mark? You definitely remember her from her stint as DKNY PR Girl, on Twitter. She has a new newsletter, called Blackboard, and it’s excellent.

– Thank you, Awesomely Luvvie, for bringing this photo of Michael B Jordan and the men in his family to the attention of the world. SPOILER: His whole family is really really REALLY good-looking.

– OMG DON’T DO THIS: Lady Hertford jazzed up her dining room with bird pictures cut from what is now said to be the world’s most expensive book. (Although, honestly, the wallpaper looks AMAZING.) (The Telegraph)

– A Cup of Jo brings us AN ODE TO STRIPES.

– And Racked profiles “the jewelry queen of Texas.”

– Let’s look at all these hot new photos of David Beckham. (Refinery29)

– Finally, Heather and I picked 20 of our favorite Rihanna red carpet looks, over at Cosmo.