Recent Fugs and Fines: Anne Hathaway in Chanel and Lanvin


I think Anne should throw career caution to the wind and do a five-episode arc on Reign. In that dress.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]

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Well Played: Jennifer Lawrence in Antonio Berardi


Everyone Looks Hotter In Sunglasses, part eleventy-thousand:

Jennifer Lawrence at Letterman

They are by Oliver Peoples, and if you have $400 or so lying around, they can be yours. Get to steppin’. Which Jennifer is doing here, in what was a very confusing sequence of events for me. She arrived at Letterman wearing this really foxy red tank dress, in shoes that are sexier than the ones she wore the other day and MILES AND MILES better-fitted to her foot. Even with how it’s meant to look like her chest is straining the fabric and giving us a peek, I think it’s fabulous on her, and that we should all be blessed to look like this while we’re getting ourselves around town.

And THEN she changed into this outfit for Letterman: A black dress and a white coat and gold shoes. So I don’t know where this perfectly foxy ensemble went, but it didn’t end up on-stage, and it didn’t LEAVE on her body either:

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Fug/Fab Face-Off: Julianne Moore vs Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton


Julianne here is getting raves for Still Alice, which delights me because I used to work for one of the directors, and he and his husband — they did this movie jointly — are wonderful people and I really want them to clean up with some bigtime hardware.

Julianne Moore in Louis Vuitton

I also like this so much more than some of the more elaborate bags she puts herself in — partly because she herself is aging SO RIDICULOUSLY WELL that I like seeing her in something with a youthful bent. It’s not too short on her, like Jennifer Connelly’s first look (what a difference mere inches can make), or potentially her second. I generally don’t go for patterned tights, but these seem to complement the whole thing very well. And her booties seem to have the right level of personality to play harmoniously with everything.

You can see the texture and detail of the dress itself — and the shoes — a bit better from this side angle:

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Unfug or Fab: Kristen Stewart


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Let’s start with what’s working: Her head, and her feet.

Kristen Stewart

I think this is brave new ground here, even. K.Stew cleaved to clunky pumps for such a long time; I feel like we hardly ever got an open-toe show and a vixenish pedicure, and now we have both. I love it. She looks really self-assured — still with her edge, but confident rather than miserable. It’s a plus. As Madonna said, we made it through the wilderness. Somehow, we made it through.

The fabric of the dress really works for me as well, but surprise, surprise, the execution leaves me cold. It’s the dress equivalent of an older person masquerading as a whipper-snapper: Pairing that top and those cuffs and that black translucent fabric — too much of it to be fresh — with a mini-skirt feels like a shortcut to youth. A cheat. I want to take that material and hand it to Roksanda Ilincic or Naeem Khan or even Oscar de la Renta’s people and see what they could do that’s either funkier, or more elegant. This one is suspended in purgatory.

Before you vote, here is some shoe porn:

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Fug or Fab: Jennifer Aniston in Antonio Berardi


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Well, it’s INCHING toward color, right?

[Photo: AKM/GSI]

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Fab and Fug the Cover: Kim Kardashian on Paper Magazine


“What’s that silly lady doing?” asked one of the beans.

Kim Kardashian: Paper Magazine, November 2014

 

What does one say to that? Oh, just drizzling Champagne into her ass glass? Or, Using her personal tray table? Pouring a tall glass of mommy juice?

I settled on, “Nothing important.”

Having said that — and I stand by it — this is actually a perfectly kicky and arresting visual for someone who surely would love it if we all believed her life involved raining Moet & Chandon all over sparkly couture. It’s chipper and it’s gleeful and it’s flaunting everything about her that she might want to flaunt — including her absurd level of fame and the Internet that helped hand it to her.But this is also one of the most photographed women in the world. We know what her body looks like. It is going to take some extreme proof to make me believe she hasn’t been given the Barbie treatment by an airbrusher, which I fear will make our younglings want to have throw-pillows surgically implanted in their nethers (which is about as real as her rear-end looks in this finished product). Kim Kardashian is not someone who can afford to be perceived as any more cartoonish than she already is, and yet here we are. So the thing is, I like the whimsy, and it’s by far the nicest of her three photos. But there’s also an “I’m famous! SUCK ON THAT, Y’ALL” aura to it that doesn’t look particularly good on her.

Speaking of Barbie, and not looking particularly good on her, the next cover is decidedly not safe for work, unless you work at a place that is pro-crack. Of the rump variety, although I guess if your office is pro-crack in terms of the drug, then a naked derriere isn’t going to faze anyone. Otherwise, tread carefully.

did i mention the nsfw thing? because it’s nsfw

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