Dramatically Played: Fergie

Fashion Week attendance really feels like it’s on the wane. Perhaps I’m overstating it, but after a weaker-than-average set of New York front rows — honestly, that’s been going on for a few seasons — there are hardly any good Milan celebs that we’ve seen. Which is why Fergie here is such a hilarious treasure. She SHOWED the hell UP, and MEANT IT.


This is so dramatic and costumey. She looks like she’s on a CBS procedural about an elite unit of homicide and white-collar crime detectives who embed at various companies and solve crimes. It’s like CSI: Undercover Boss. I’d suggest they call it Corporate Thespianage, but I don’t know if the Eye’s target demo likes puns as much as I do.


Fug or Fine: Rihanna

By Rihanna standards, this is pretty sedate. There are things to discuss without wringing our hands, like paisley and how I am always happy to see it, and whether that purse is worth carrying with this outfit — or at all — even though it’s an expensive LV bag, and whether fur shoes are ticklish.


But even so, there’s still the matter of the angora boob sling. And that’s one reason I do love Rihanna. For all the good she’ll deploy in an outfit, there will always and forever still be an angora boob sling somewhere.

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Royally Played: Wills and Kate (in Preen) Take Canada, Day Three, Part Two

Well, well, well. Wonders will never cease. First, Kate wears red shoes; here, Kate actually (mostly) nails cocktail wear for once in her life, wearing red shoes again. Different red shoes, no less. Kate: What other non-beige shoes have you got hiding in your closet? Do you secretly have a whole section of your walk-in devoted to shoes of all color of the rainbow? BRING THEM OUT, LADY.

Anyway, color me stunned — no pun intended. I think I need to take to my bed. (Sincerely, I actually literally need to take to my bed. It’s nearly 10:30 p.m.) Kate is so much more interesting when she isn’t at home. I wonder why that is? That’s not a rhetorical question. I literally do wonder why that is.

(PS: If you’re looking for coverage of Wills & Kate’s event earlier today, it’s here! It was markedly more casual.)

[Photos: Chris Jackson/Getty Images]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate Take Canada, Day Three, Part One

So, the weather DID NOT cooperate for this portion of events. Apparently, it was gorgeous in Victoria today, but it was BUCKETING rain here in Bella Bella. I suspect these two were always going to be casual for this outing — they were slated to visit the Great Bear rain forest, and were supposed to have an aerial tour AND a boat tour of the area and you probably don’t want to do those things in, like, a tutu or whatever.  Regardless, I think the weather scuttled those bits, which is a shame; Bella Bella is reportedly quite beautiful (supposedly Wills politely noted that the rain made the rain forest feel more authentic, anyway). Luckily, a First Nations welcome and “cultural sharing ceremony” were still on the docket, as well as an all important Unveiling of Plaques and Giving of Speeches.  (As ever, I’m indebted to What Kate Wore for knowing where everyone is going to be at all times; I would not be able to do my job without her calendar pages.) Please join me in eyeballing Kate’s Holland and Holland jacket and Zara jeans and TopShop shirt. Today, I guess she is just like us, at least in terms of outfit — my own calendar had much less interesting things in store.

Also: Informative Caption was not that Informative today, but Maclean’s had a piece about Bella Bella that is really interesting and well worth your time. (As always, should more good photos come in from this event, I’ll add them to a later post.)

And, PS: These two have an “evening reception” tonight back in Victoria, so come on by later and we can either applaud or bemoan whatever Cocktail Dress Choices Kate makes. Also, given that tonight is the first American presidential debate, I might be deeply into the wine when the time comes to write that post, so….consider yourself warned.

[Photos: Getty Images]


Your Afternoon Chat: Jane the Virgin

Let’s just go casual and chill while we wait for the Will & Kate photos, shall we? Enter Gina Rodriguez:

Gina Rodriguez

This dress is summery and cute — I’ve no idea what the weather is like in New York, but in LA today it is Satan’s sauna, so this is perfect to ME. It’s also a bit like the Zara fast-fashion knockoff of Shailene Woodley’s Valentino blouse from earlier today, except I think I prefer this design. My only knock is, while I understand the beige shoes because her dress is lightly lined in that color, this would’ve been so kicky with pretty much anything else. She gets points for using the blue pedicure in lieu of cute shoes, though.

Which brings me to: Jane the Virgin. I know a lot of Fug Nation watches and adores that show, so we might as well discuss how we felt about the past season, and especially that finale, and what we’d like to see happen in season three. I read in the EW TV preview issue that Jane WILL finally do the deed, which I worry about only because it’s such a tremendous amount of pressure for the show to get that right and have it feel earned and emotionally satisfying — from where, why, and who, to all the rest of it. TO THE COMMENTS with your thoughts.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fugs or Fabs: Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton


I think, of all the women who are on the hook to wear Louis Vuitton, she wears it the best. She just looks so damn cool.


What the Fug: Karolina Kurkova

It’s not that this is the most shocking thing I’ve seen, necessarily.

Karolina Kurkova

I’m just concerned several parts of it are Elizabethan sexual torture devices.

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