Fugs and Fabs: Victoria Beckham at New York Fashion Week


Posh is in New York right now, for Fashion Week, and I must confess that I think she looks mostly FANTASTIC.

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Fugs and Fabs: Renee Zellweger at Further Bridget Jones’s Baby Premieres


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Petra Flannery is Renee’s stylist and she is having a BUSY WEEK, since she’s also styling Amy Adams, who’s been at TIFF, and Emma Stone, who is also promoting a new movie, and Reese Witherspoon, who has ALSO had a variety of events. (She is an excellent stylist in general — she also does Daisy Ridley, and Zoe Saldana, and I enjoy her Instagram.) ALL of these people have looked, if not great (although often also that), at least interesting, and no more so than RZ here. Who, it turns out, I really missed.

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Well Played: Shailene Woodley in Prabal Gurung


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Ages ago I wrote a Shailene Woodley post in which I called her Mama Shailene, due to whatever vibe she was giving out, and since then I have only ever been able to call her Mama Shai. That may have to change, though, because Mama Shai is more of an Earth Mother type who digs up crystals and only cooks on hot rocks and does actual ant farming, and this Shailene is kind of a bombshell:

Shailene Woodley

While my jury usually returns a guilty verdict for bra-style bodices, this one — even if it runneth over a very little bit — looks extremely fetching on her. It’s balanced by the beautiful color and button details, and of course those tremendous earrings. In Toronto she went with very youthful stuff, to mixed effect for me (though I liked the ideas), and this ups the stakes with a little sophistication. I still think she is Mama Shai, and also playful Shai, but how fun to be reminded just how many multitudes she contains.

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Fugs and Fabs: Amy Adams in McQueen at TIFF


Amy is in a Solids kind of mood right now, it seems.

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Well Played: Naomie Harris in Mugler at TIFF


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Today has not been my favorite, until right now:

Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle's Annual Celebration of the Toronto International Film Festival

I just find this so cheerful and fun, and even better, it came along exactly when I needed it. It’s a little gift from the fashion gods to those of us who are tired of The Sheers and The Beiges and The Nakeds and every other trend that’s being run into the ground by a spiked steamroller. Thank you, Naomie, for being a bright star.

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What the Fug: Rachel Weisz in Alexander McQueen


Rachel has a spotty history with a) vaguely filmy dresses at TIFF, and b) McQueen gowns. Even that chipper Middletonian grin doesn’t have me completely convinced here, although I WOULD love to see QEII’s face if Kate wore this to an event. “ONE DOESN’T WEAR ONE’S NIGHTIE ON THE TOWN,” she might sniff. “AND ONE FAVORS REAL SLEEVES.”

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What the Fug: Hailee Steinfeld in Versace


It’s not GREAT, but I can’t muster up much animosity for the dress thing itself.

Hailee Steinfeld

This is mostly because I am too distracted by the terrible shoes. She’s wearing trouser socks with platform sandals. That’s a Miss Hannigan move, to me. That’s the last refuge of a woman who’s been reduced to recycled lingerie and bathtub gin that she stirs with a broken chair leg; the garb of a misunderstood hero who has nowhere else to turn because her day job sucks and she has no cash and her brother is named after a farm animal. Hailee, my child, you have to EARN your Hannigan. And in all honestly, as awesome as Miss Hannigan is, you probably don’t want to — not really.

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