Fug File: pastels

Could Be Worse Played, Paris and Nicky Hilton

NICKY HILTON: Have you completely lost the ability to stand normally?

PARIS HILTON: I totally don’t know what you mean.

NICKY: I think that’s like a yoga move, basically. You’re essentially doing a backbend. It’s weird.

PARIS: This is how I stand to brush my teeth. This is totally normal.

NICKY: You know what IS totally normal?

PARIS: Um, yes. Our outfits.

NICKY: Weird, right?

PARIS: All undergarments accounted for. Two legs on my tights. No leggings. You’re not wearing that one shirt you used to wear all the time. I just used the word “accounted.” AND “undergarments.”

NICKY: I mean, do we look AMAZING?

PARIS: I do.


PARIS: We look cute. Let’s leave it at that.

NICKY: It makes me uneasy.


The Fugty


I am not kidding when I say that I wore this outfit to picture day in fifth grade. My mother would not allow me to wear anything off-the-shoulder, however — something about how I was “only ten years old.” You can imagine my rage. Now, of course, I’m grateful for her wisdom. Let’s check in with Olivia about this particular look in thirty-odd years and see how SHE feels about the whole thing.

And speaking of blasts from the past:

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Emmy Awards Well Played Carpet: Emily Blunt

This is always how I wanted Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to act. For whatever reason I love the idea of Garfleck, and am always so bummed out when they only ever look bored and surly together, or refuse to walk the red carpet as a couple, as if they think maybe we still haven’t figured out that they’re married. Sigh. 

Conversely, there’s this pair:
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski did some solo photos, and she hung back off the dais while he did his E! interview so he could have his moment, but they also posed together a bunch and seem genuinely proud and happy to be seen in public on each other’s arms. And for a second I thought he even matched his bow tie to her dress, which is sort of sweet and yet also over the top, but in the end I think his is actually gray. I don’t even care, though. They’re so cute together.  I love a couple that isn’t afraid to be excited about each other, ahem, Garfleck.
And I think I love her dress even without the enthusiastic and cute man-candy on her arm:

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Golden Globes Fug or Fab: Jessica Lowndes

When I told Heather I was writing about this dress, she was unsurprised. “The neck ruffle!” she said. It’s true: I LOVE a neck ruffle. And ergo, I rather love this:

I’m not entirely sure I am enamored of the color. It doesn’t QUITE wash her out, but it also reminds me both of figure-skating costumes, and bridesmaids’ gowns. Or perhaps, therefore, a figure-skating routine about being a bridesmaid, set to Pachelbel’s Canon and skated in dyed-to-match boots and a head wreath. (Note to self: email Johnny Weir about this idea.) Regardless, I think I’m going to give Jessica Lowndes a hearty thumbs up.



Nine has been so disappointing. I don’t mean the movie –  I haven’t seen it yet — but in terms of the red carpet EXPERIENCE. I mean, let’s think about this cast: Kidman (who’s been largely absent from press), Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Fergie, and P Cruz here. This combination of women should be, regardless of their performances in the film, SHUTTING IT DOWN on the red carpet. Or, alternately, they should be showing up on the red carpet looking CRAZY, which would also be entertaining. Or at the very least, they should be ON the red carpet, pretending they love/hate each other. Instead, it feels like the press has been minimal-ish, and half the time, whoever manages to show up seems like they just remembered they had to be there at the last minute. And while I love Penelope and think she is beautiful and am thrilled she managed not to marry Tom Cruise (remember that?), I do not particularly want to embrace THIS look:

I COULD be talked into using it to reupholster the chaise longue in my dressing room, though. So at least there’s that.


Delta Goodfug

I can never remember if, as an American, I am SUPPOSED to know who Delta Goodrem is. You know what I mean. There are some celebrities — like, say, any WAG but Posh — who I know are truly famous only in the U.K. But then there are celebrities like Cat Deeley, who FEEL like they’re only famous elsewhere but I only think that because I don’t watch So You Think You Can Dance, and she’s not out and about that much, and then I think about it and I realize that America totally knows who she is. But I am fairly sure that Ms Goodrem here is famous mostly in Australia, but CRAZILY SO there, as a super successful singer and someone who was on Neighbours. I rather wish she’d hit it bigger here in the States, because we’d see so much more of this:

It’s like Peaches and Cream Barbie on top, C3P0 on the bottom. More of that CANNOT be a bad thing.