Fug or Fab: Jennifer Lawrence


Lunchtime Poll:

Jennifer Lawrence Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

Should I be delighted that J Law has taken a detour back into the land of Uncomplicated Tank Dresses, which suits her SO much better than whatever it is that Dior is usually trying to truss her up in — via a stop at Freaking Great Shoeville, no less — or concerned that she may have caught a raging case of 90s Choker-itis? Am I allowed to be both?

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WTF: OMG, SJP in Valentino


I love you, Sarah Jessica Parker. I truly do. You are a professional, and a lady, and one of the classiest celebs to whom we have ever spoken in person, and also you are wearing a shower curtain pinafore to an event at Parsons:

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This is ridiculous and funny and it makes me smile and also if you spill your cocktail on it, it’s really easy to clean up. Win-win. Please, don’t ever change. I know that that reads sarcastically, but I honestly mean it. Who else would do this and also have the presence of mind to wear a t-shirt with it? Only someone who’s been playing this game for a very long time.

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Fug the Show: Nashville, S4 E20, “It’s Sure Gonna Hurt”


In which our three central couples move their emotional chess pieces a little, and Layla gets REALLY plotty.

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The GFY Giveaway: Design For Dying: A Lillian Frost & Edith Head Novel


Another Tuesday, another giveaway! And I think this one is right up our collective alley:

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Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl . . . until she discovers she’s a suspect in the murder of her former roommate, Ruby Carroll. Party girl Ruby died wearing a gown she stole from the wardrobe department at Paramount Pictures, domain of Edith Head.

Edith has yet to win the first of her eight Academy Awards; right now she’s barely hanging on to her job, and a scandal is the last thing she needs. To clear Lillian’s name and save Edith’s career, the two women join forces.

Unraveling the mystery pits them against a Hungarian princess on the lam, a hotshot director on the make, and a private investigator who’s not on the level. All they have going for them are dogged determination, assists from the likes of Bob Hope and Barbara Stanwyck, and a killer sense of style. In show business, that just might be enough.

The first in a series of riveting behind-the-scenes mysteries, Renee Patrick’s Design for Dying is a delightful romp through Hollywood’s Golden Age.

THE PRIZE: I have two copies of Design for Dying to give away! And who doesn’t love a princess on the lam?

THE TASK: As ever, the winners will be chosen at random, but for funsies, tell us which movie star (classic or current, alive or dead) you’d most want to have as your partner in crime-fighting.

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday.  FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Prizing courtesy of the author; open to everyone. Thank you!)

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Fugs and Fabs: The Step Up Inspiration Awards


In other words, PATTERNED DAY DRESSES AHOY!

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What the Fug: Various Kardashians


After Jessica declared The Waning of the Sheers yesterday, Kim went to a Vogue thing in London wearing another of her classics. So I’m leading with Kourtney, because I don’t want the awfulness of this garment to get lost in her sister’s misdeeds.

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Royally Played: Wills and Kate and Harry and a bunch of other Royals at the Chelsea Flower Show


This all went down on Monday, and I waited and waited and WAITED for better pictures, but then I just GAVE UP.  Don’t people know that I want to see Kate sticking her head into a bucket of flowers? Harry, getting stuck in a hedge? William climbing a tree? Harry making Kate laugh by sticking a flower behind his ear? Wills and Kate making out in a rose bush? COME ON. GIVE ME WHAT I WANT.

I guess this is close:

Likewise, thank goodness Emily Nash at Hello! was on the case. I have a lot to say about this:

We DID get video, and it’s not like we haven’t seen this dress/coat/coatdress/I dunno before:

I like that moment where they are both like, “wait, did we lose Harry?” Anyway, SEVERAL royals came out to the flower show Monday — Anne! Beatrice! Eugenie! Eugenie’s boyfriend?!?!? Please eyeball them while I bewail my lack of flora-adjacent shenanigans.

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