Fugs and/or Fabs: Lupita Nyong’o and Janelle Monae


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I put these women together in this post mostly because I could not resist using this picture — is it weird if I kind of want to put it on MY piano? — and it felt mean to write about Janelle and make you wait an hour for Lupita, and vice versa.

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Fugs and Fabs: The VMAs Afterparties


It may not surprise you to hear that the A list part of the evening — Rihanna’s — did not have a step-and-repeat so we could ogle everyone’s outfits. Damn it, RiRi. I ask you for so little!

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Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the VMAs Red Carpet


Oh, VMAs red carpet. Our time together was so brief, so sweet, like a summer romance with a paramour we’ll think back on fondly until Facebook Memories reminds us what it actually looked like.

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VMA Fug Carpet: Ariana Grande in Alexander Wang


I said this in the piece we wrote for Cosmo, but this look is giving me major cognitive dissonance:

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Her upper half cannot wait for your Labor Day Pool Party at the Mandalay Bay, and her bottom half is totally dreading her tax appointment later this afternoon.

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VMA Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes of the VMAs


Some of the dudes at the VMAs last night looked totally snazzy — I’m trying to bring  “snazzy” back — and some of them took a swing and a miss.

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What the Fug: Bebe Rexha at the VMAs


Bebe is one of those toiling-in-relative-obscurity types who got her foot in the door as a featured singer and a co-songwriter, but now has her own album coming out in the fall. (Which is very much looming now, by the way. College football starts NEXT WEEK. How is that possible? Didn’t summer begin an hour ago? WERE THE VMAs THAT LONG?!?!)

Ahem. Anyway:

Bebe Rexha

This outfit isn’t even that bad. It’s another in the increasingly beefy cabal of things people wear that I believe were created from a Kim Kardashian dream board, and it’s not even remotely holding up her chest — do not turn to this woman for help at a bra sizing — and the boots are hella unimaginative with it. But let’s be honest: This is not why we’re here. This outfit is the entry point to show you what she wore to the VMA pre-show the night before, which is an outfit that may herald a fruitful Fug Madness campaign:

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VMAs Well Played: Heidi Klum


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This is surprisingly reasonable and that makes me nervous, like a moment when you realize that you haven’t seen a bird in thirty-six hours, or you come home to find hundreds of dead bees on your lawn:

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It’s lovely, and she looks great in it, but it has me wary of what lies in wait for us at the Emmys. I suspect this bright moment foretells nothing good, my friends. Indeed, I fear that this calm moment — this trough of the wave of crazy that is Heidi Klum’s awards show wardrobe — is about to come crashing down around us all, and the results shall be sartorial terror.

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