Fug File: BAFTAs

BAFTAs Well Played: Naomie Harris

Before you ask, it does not appear that Idris Elba was at this event, which is obviously a brutal tragedy for anyone with eyes. However, Naomie Harris’s dress was pretty easy on them:

The color story here — wow, can you tell we were just at Fashion Week? I just used the phrase “color story.” Don’t worry, I’m going to watch some old One Tree Hill on Netflix and eat a metric ton of Chex Mix and I’ll be back to myself in no time at all — is reminiscent of Amy Adams’ dress from the Critic’s Choice Awards, but the simplicity of this Gucci version really suits her. That being said, and as lovely as I think this is, people are slightly phoning this thing in. Maybe if Idris wasn’t going to be there, she just couldn’t be bothered. That’s as good of an excuse as any.

[Photo: WENN]


BAFTAs Fug or Fab: Gillian Anderson

She got out a lot this weekend for the BAFTAs. The first dress is vintage Balmain and I’ve sat with it for a while now and I’ve decided that the dress is interesting, but needs careful styling and the right woman to wear it, and this is not that careful styling, nor perhaps the right woman. Let’s take a closer look, both at this, and a very boob-tacular frock from the pre-party.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, WENN]


BAFTAs Fug or Fun: Lily Allen

I have no idea why Lily Allen is at the BAFTAs, but I’m glad she’s back out and about, and this dress really says, “I AM OUT AND ABOUT:”

She looks like a Valentine come to life. It’s totally over-the-top, but I think it’s also kind of fun. The truth is that — as regular readers know — I have a serious weakness for pink and red together. This is why I love Target on February 15th. It’s all things that are pink and red and heart-covered for 75% off.  Festive AND cheap! (Which is also how I like my men, FWIW.) (Not really, universe.) But I’m not sure if on-sale Valentine’s Day swag come to life is exactly what she was going for.

Let’s look at the back:

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Well Played, Olga Kurylenko

My favorite look from last year’s BAFTAs was Burberry, and so is this very nifty one:

It’s slithery and serpentine and sexy and fabulous, and I wish it were in my life. If I can’t wear the dress, I could at least tile my bathroom floor with it, for the most disco lav in history. But mostly I just want to live in it, make sandwiches, make phone calls, type, cause the neighbors to gawk and wonder if I’ve got a head injury. The good stuff.

[Photos: Getty]


BAFTAs Well Played: Oprah

I LOVE this picture:

First of all, I always love her hair like this. Second, I appreciate that she’s giving the photo pit some props — at least, it looks like she’s saying, “no, no, event photographers, it is you who are really working it. YOU.” And finally, this color (and the fit of the dress, which is Stella McCartney, believe it or not) is great on her. She, in fact, has looked great this entire awards season and I am bummed she didn’t get an Oscar nomination, if only for the potential outfits. Will no one think of the outfits?

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


BAFTAs Fug or Fab Carpet: Ruth Wilson

I deeply appreciate her for trying something unusual, and I actually wish Blanchett had done this:

I’m not sure I’m feeling the metallic cummerbund, which looks like a fancy frog puffing up its stomach, or a piece of womb-armor. (That’s not speculation, by the way; just where it’s placed.) I do not care for the seams in her pants, which don’t take kindly to movement and also give this a surprisingly Geriatric Bowie feel. I DO like the hit of orange that she’s coordinated with her shoes, even if those are made of The Dastardly Plastic, and the texture of the suit is great. I’d give it an 83 percent, just enough for a B grade, but I’d also want to send her back to see what else she can do to improve her mark. Better lipstick? Stripping away the abdominal plate? Ordering pants without delusional longitude seared into them? Try it all.

For a pre-party she pulled out something that both Jennifer Lawrence (in black) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (in dress form) have worn, and it’s hideous in all three forms:

Warning: Dior ahoy


BAFTAs Fine or Fab: Amy Adams

This dress is by Victoria Beckham, and it’s…it’s fine, right?

It’s pretty enough, and her face looks great, but feels kind of like Amy’s just treading water before the Oscars. I think we’re hitting the point in awards season where all these actors (and their stylists) just want to keel over and die a little bit. Come March 3rd, Los Angeles is just going to be full of people taking naps and face-planting into a bucket of Double-Doubles. But I can’t be mad at this just because it’s a bit boring. And I can’t be mad at this trench coat at all:

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