What the Fug: Kim Kardashian

She did this before she was pregnant, and in ripening she is the same as she ever was:

Pregnant Kim Kardashian Leaving A Medical Building

I think this outfit has finally provided an exception to the “Everyone looks hotter in sunglasses” rule. Also: Kim. KIM. ARE YOU NOT AT LEAST BORED?

[Photo: Getty]


Fug Nation’s Best and Worst at the Emmys

Honestly, although our Worst Dressed walked away with the title with 86% of your votes, I thought she might win by an even greater margin. That said, it was obviously always going to go to….



Best Dressed was much closer; at one point, Zoe Kazan and Ellie Kemper were literally tied, and our winner took it by a mere 70 votes. That said, there can be only one, and Fug Nation’s Best Dressed at the Emmys was….[drum roll]:


Congrats/Condolences to our winners!


Royally Played: Wills and Kate and Harry at Rugby

We cannot really see what they are wearing at all — I was going to theorize that, for all we know, Kate is wearing a pair of leather booty shorts and thigh-high gold lamé boots with the words “DROP DEAD” emblazoned on them, spelled out in diamonds she’s secretly pried from the crown that the Queen wears on the money. But I’ve since gotten some late-breaking intel (i.e, just saw a photo which you will ALSO soon see) that she actually IS wearing crazy (for her) pants. I LOVE crazy pants; I hope we’re entering a world of Wacky Trousers and Wild Patterns. All that being said, I think what we are all really here for is SPORTS FACES and also SPORTS HUGS, and I can bring you both. Also, The Beard has lived to see another day. (My working theory is that Harry’s going to shave when the Queen returns from Balmoral, which is generally in early October. My working PRAYER is that he lets it flourish FOREVER.) LONG LIVE THE BEARD!

[Photos: Getty]


Recent Fugs: Selena Gomez

Oh, Random Skeptical-Seeming Bodyguard, I feel you.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Fugs and Pieces, September 25th, 2015


It’s finally autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, and though it’s HOT AS CAN BE in Los Angeles and will be through, like, October, I wish you all mulled wine-y and pumpkin-spiced weekends. While you wait:

– ALERT: You have less than a week remaining to snag The Royal We e-book for $3.99! Pick it up now or…well, pay more for it later! I’M TRYING TO SAVE YOU MONEY!

- We did a lot of writing for Cosmo that ran over the weekend that you may have missed. For example

– We were delighted to be the guests on Tom and Lorenzo’s Pop Style Opinionfest podcast this week, talking about The Royal We, fashion criticism, and EMMYS FASHION.

– At Fashionista:  How the ‘Empire’ Costume Designer is Dressing the Lyon Family in Season 2. Spoiler: DRAMATICALLY!

– Speaking of autumnal booze, here’s your Recipe of the Week: Spiked Apple Cider. I LOVE. (The Stripe)

– I think this will appeal, from Vulture: This BBC Promo Has Benedict, Idris, and Tom Speaking in Their Real British Accents (Swoon)

– Over at Girl of a Certain Age, Kim France picks out some new sneaks for fall, all under $100.

It sounds like Robert DeNiro is being a little jerky to Anne Hathaway, and although I am not a huge Hathaway fan, HIM being jerky to her makes me like HER more, so maybe this is actually just a brilliant PR ploy they cooked up together. (Pajiba)

– This is amazing, at Atlas Obscura: How a Fake Typhus Epidemic Saved a Polish City From the Nazis. The doctors who came up with this didn’t even reveal that it had happened until 1977.

Vanity Fair‘s Kanye interview is Peak Kanye. “Sportswear is less than 100 years old, so we are in the middle of the expression right now for what this will say for human existence. There’s something that the Romans, they presented, that the Egyptians, they presented. With us, we have a time now that’s a mix between music, the advent of rock ’n’ roll to hip-hop, the 808 drum machine, the concept of tennis shoes or the sweatshirt. Where can that go?” That is one of those sentences where I think, Kanye is obviously really smart and super creative and sometimes everything he thinks comes out of his mouth AT ONCE. (Which interestingly does not happen in his music, which is probably because he has years to work on an album and one minute to answer an interview question.)


– I really liked this interview on ESPN with Lena Dunham about how running and exercise is changing her life.

Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll are dunzo, opening the door for her to get together with Jon Hamm, which is all I want for Christmas. (Celebitchy)

– At The Millions: Scenes From Our Unproduced Screenplay: ‘Strunk & White: Grammar Police.’ This is so great. For example: “STRUNK: Unless you mean you’re sickening to contemplate, you mean ‘nauseated.’ Now get out of  my crime scene before you puke all over it.”

– We are so sad that Jackie Collins died. This tribute from The Economist (I know!) is great: “She lived life on her terms, absolutely. Her schooldays had come to an abrupt end when she was expelled for slipping off to bars in Soho. Every sexual position and practice she wrote about—in taxis, in elevators, off dinghies, en plein air or, best of all, tantric—had been personally researched. Her heroines were insatiable. They also had balls of fire, as they never did in fiction before she got started. They kicked ass, and so did she.”

At Open Culture, David Bowie paper dolls!

– I love this, at Buzzfeed: 24 Books That Perfectly Match New York Fashion Week Looks

– Also at Buzzfeed: If Nancy Drew Had Instagram.


Royals Round-Up, September 25th, 2015

It’s so nice to have Harry back in the country. Also in today’s round-up: A NEW event from Kate, dating from this morning — timing-wise, it just made sense to pop her into Royals Round-Up rather than give her a solo post — more flight suits, giant hats, and one really weird Dutch bank.

As a bit of housekeeping: Harry, Wills, and Kate are set to attend Saturday evening’s rugby World Cup match, and I will cover it here over the weekend but MAYBE not until Saturday night, depending on how late the photos trickle in/my real life schedule on Saturday.

ALSO: you have less than a week to nab The Royal We e-book for $3.99 before the price pops back up, so procrastinate no more!



  •  Finally, the official Kensington Palace Instagram has video of Harry doing some construction work, if you need that for…reasons (get your cursor over the image and you’ll get a play button, if you’re not seeing it):


Fug or Fine: Kate Mara in Dior


I’ve not been a big believer in that haircut on Kate Mara, but her head is really working for me here.

kate mara

But that dress is as lukewarm as it comes. It’s a banal Anthropologie wedding gown onto which someone has cross-stitched elements of an air show they once saw. Thanks for the memories, but keep them confined to a throw pillow next time, maybe.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]