Fugs and Fabs: Pants and Jumpsuits at the BET Awards

I have notes.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes of the BET Awards

The men really brought it last night. I must say, I approve. Even when I don’t approve, I approve.

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Well Played, Sandra Bullock in Roksanda and Rupert Sanderson


I am generally not a fan of showing up to an event in costume, but I enjoy dressing to a theme, and I think she’s walking the line perfectly here. These shoes are ridiculous and charming and I love them.

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GFY Giveaway: Ana of California by Andi Teran and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery


You guys! I feel like you’re going to be really excited about this week’s giveaway. It’s two fabulous books, one of which you may already love. Voila:


Ana of California.Cover

Per Amazon:

A modern take on the classic coming-of-age novel, inspired by Anne of Green Gables

In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran’s captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next—unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California.

When she first arrives, Ana can’t tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl can be any help on his farm. His sister Abbie, however, thinks Ana might be just what they need. Ana comes to love Garber Farm, and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong.

All that, and Flavorwire recently called it one of the best books of the year to date!

Appropriately — and awesomely — the winner will also get this gorgeous copy of Anne of Green Gables:


I assume you know what this one is about? A sassy red-headed orphan, a doomed writing slate, one very intriguing bottle of cordial, etc. Don’t worry, you’ll love it.

THE TASK: I will be picking the winner at random, but to keep things fun, please comment and tell us your very favorite childhood read. (Anne of Green Gables might just be mine. Although I love Emily of New Moon. And Harriet the Spy. And Anastasia Krupnik. How can I choose? [Also, apparently I really like books with names in the title.])

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday.  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. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.



BET Awards Fugs and Fabs: Capes!

I’ve never been more delighted than I was when I realized that enough women in capes, or cape-adjacent looks, at the BET Awards to make a whole slideshow. A summer Monday is by definition a bummer; let’s cheer up with some drama.

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BET Awards Fug Carpet: Rihanna

Rihanna didn’t walk the red carpet at the BET Awards yesterday, and judging from her outfit, it’s because she was running late from her side gig as LA’s coolest and very likely most successful Century 21 agent:


I am pretty sure Rihanna could sell me basically anything, real estate included, as she is VERY NEARLY selling me this outfit and — objectively — it is hideous. The color is uninspiring, the fit is not great, the fabric seems like the same one Hot Topic used to make Sexy Going Out Blazers in 1999 (this was a real thing, young people; I had one); and the whole thing is more or less the essence of bland. And yet! She still basically looks good in, like, a global sense.

My favorite bit about this next photo is that she appears to be taking an important phone call (it’s just the way she’s holding her hand):

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