Casual Fuggerday: Fug or Fab, Mia Wasikowska


If only she weren’t wearing my old loafers from junior year of high school:

Mia Wasikowska stops by HuffPost Live

Even clunky Cher Horowitz stacked heel loafers — coming back soon to a shoe department near you — would have worked better, I think. But on the whole: I am not totally offended. Actually, I think this is kind of cute, and it seems to fit her personality, which is always a plus. Has Mia Wasikowska gotten herself a stylist who understands what she can sell? TIME WILL TELL. What do you think?

[Photo: AKM/GSI]


Casual Fuggerday: Well Played, Jaime King in Charlotte Ronson


Heather pointed out to me that if this dress had white stripes instead of sheer, it would be the dress version of my beloved Breton-striped shirt, which is obviously true:

The Delano Hotel Grand Opening Party

I mean, I think it’s fabulous regardless, but now I do know that I might be biased.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fug then Fab: Kerry Washington in McQueen and Suno


Lots of people went nuts for this green dress.

Kerry Washington in Alexander McQueen

And they’re not wrong about the dress ITSELF, but right now I think it’s all wrong for her — the color is a dream but the fit of the top is a nightmare. Now, she may still be breast-feeding, so it’s possible her chest is larger than she’s used to, and ergo it gets a little more easily mashed and mangled. Or, it’s just entirely an accident. Either way, I hope this was a brief event so that she could go home and put on a t-shirt and maybe some ointment.

She took the purse with her as part of a much more successful outfit:

stripes ahoy


Casual Fuggerday: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Balmain

Far be it from to be doubt my lord and master, Coca-Cola Inc. HOWEVER:

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley mesmerizes as she launches Coca-Cola Life **USA ONLY**

I’m not sure if “hotel pillowcase taped around the torso” is WHOLLY on-brand.

[Photo: AKM/GSI]


Fugs and Pieces, September 19th, 2014

Happy Friday, dear Fug Nation! May your weekend be full of temperate weather.

– This is very cool. Cosmo, talking to women with interesting and unusual jobs, brings us: How I Became a Zookeeper.

– Speaking of interesting advocations, let’s go Inside the World of Longsword Fighting. (New York Times)

Amy Adams’s hair looked AMAZING in Milan (where she sat next to Anna Wintour. I hope she’s getting a Vogue cover). (Lainey)

– I am in love with this piece on Weird Soap Opera Science. (EW)

– And this, from The History of Love: 8 Ill-advised Reasons for Getting Married, 1792. Including, “1. Because she probably won’t live very long anyway.” (In fairness, I do think “the vastness of his shoulders” is a lovely reason to get hitched.)

– Have you seen Lupita on Sesame Street with Elmo? It’s wonderful. (And her dress is fab.) (Jezebel)

– Here’s Benedict Cumberbatch as Colin Firth as Mr Darcy. (Vanity Fair)

– Oh, God, Allison Janney and Anna Faris tried to do the American Ninja Warrior course. I would quite literally die. (Pajiba)

–Let’s look at celebrity wedding dresses from this year to date! (Elle)

– OMG: The Annlympics: Power-Ranking the Casts of All Three ‘Annie’ Adaptations Against Each Other. (The Wire)

– Why aren’t there more PowerPoints about boots you own, want to own, or used to own? (Zulkey)

– This is funny: I Pumpkin Spiced My Life With Black-Market Starbucks Syrup. (Grub Street)

–The Limited now has a Scandal collection. WHERE IS THE WINE CARDIGAN!? Though that cape is legit cute. (People StyleWatch)

– A very good question: How Many Clothes Did an 18th Century Woman Own? (Two Nerdy History Girls)

– You’re going to love this: A Guide to the Ever-Changing Accents of Tom Hardy. (Pajiba)

– And this: Unsatisfied Women In Western Art History. (The Toast)

This is NOT a good cover of Lindsay Lohan. AT ALL. (Celebitchy)


Royals Round-Up, September 19, 2014

Quite a lot happened this week — at last, everyone is really out of the house, save Kate, who had to cancel this weekend’s trip to Malta on the advice of her doctors (they’re sending William instead).  First and foremost, Monday was Harry’s 30th birthday, and we celebrated with an ENORMOUS slideshow that I invite you to visit or revisit as the case may be. This post brings you carriages and gowns and skirts and the return of Cressida and a rare appearance from Queen Rania and LOTS of Crown Princess Mary, who is really holding up the Likeable Brunette With Good Hair end for everyone. (She and CPF are currently on a tour of Canada and I will bring you those pictures EN MASSE when they are cleared for my usage.)

Elsewhere, for your reading pleasure: