Fug File: ruffles

Million Dollar Fugly


From the neck up, I think Hilary Swank looks quite lovely:

Fresh, low-key makeup, simple hair, potentially interesting dress with intriguing textural elements….

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Fug or Fab: Georgina Chapman


There is no doubt that Georgina Chapman here is very pretty, and very accomplished, and very organized — seeing as we saw her at the Marchesa show in September three weeks after having a baby — and when she was on Project Runway this season, she came across as a thoughtful and smart judge. It’s always interesting to me how people come across as judges. Some — like January Jones – do themselves no favors, and don’t seem to have anything to add to the conversation. But then you take someone like Rachel Roy, about whom I was previously neutral, and she does herself nothing BUT favors because she’s clearly so very smart and thoughtful and is obviously coming from a place of expertise. Honestly, I don’t know why she’s not a regular judge on something, because she was great on ANTM too. Be that as it may: Georgina Chapman: not a screw-up. But let’s talk about her frock:

In profile, it looks a bit as though she’s strapped a loofah to her body. Let’s take a look at the straight-on view:

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Well Played, Christina Ricci AND The Fug Storm


Christina Ricci attended two events last night, wearing two totally different outfits. There was this one:

Adorable, no? I love it. If only she were actually wearing a teeny, tiny red pointy dunce cap — an accessory which truly adds to any outfit, I think we all agree.

I, in fact, would pay good money to see said theoretical cap paired with her OTHER look of the evening:

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Fug or Fab: Blake Lively


This is a handy excuse for me to mention that I feel like Gossip Girl is really GOOD this season. It helps that Katie Cassidy has joined the cast, because Katie Cassidy is awesome.

Also potentially awesome:

Honestly, Fug Nation, I’m still worn out from all the screeching I did about the Glee GQ cover yesterday, but I think I like this. Like, a lot. But I can’t silence the little voice in my head that’s screaming about how Blake’s actually rocking a ruffled bedroom valance, the sort not seen since the inside of Judith Krantz’s masterwork, Scruples (which I am re-reading, and which RULES. It’s all sex and shopping — which is, by the way, the name of La Krantz’s autobiography, which is ALSO awesome).

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Freaky Fug Friday: THE WINNER!


Everyone give Christa a round of applause for her winning haiku!

I just love sushi
Salmon skin roll is my fave
Dress accordingly.

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Fug or Fab: AJ Michalka


I have a whole new appreciation for the Michalkas after having just mainlined five episodes of Hellcats in a row. Seriously, that show is SO ENTERTAINING — and Aly Michalka (in other words, not THIS Michalka) is totally good on it. Although maybe not as good as Ashley Tisdale. Anyway, it’s totally enjoyable, which is a feat made all the more impressive thanks to the fact that its male cast mostly consists of a bunch of people you know from other teen dramas on the CW and by “other teen dramas,” I mean One Tree Hill, and one of them played a psychotic stalker who pretended to be Peyton’s long-lost brother but who actually ended up kidnapping her and imprisoning her in her basement on prom night and on this show he’s kind of the rakish townie charmer and it actually works. So, anyway, Hellcats is fab. But what about Aly’s sister AJ? WHAT ABOUT HER I ASK YOU?

Too ruffly? Just ruffled enough? Not enough ruffles? Too tulle-y? Not tulle-y enough? Just enough tulle? (Insert “tulle time” or “tulle academy” or “tulle shed” joke here — also, the more I type “tulle,” the less meaning “tulle” has. TULLE. I feel like the word is inching ever closer to being the name of a character on something like Hellcats. Meet the squad’s newest member, TULLE MALONEY! Right? Wow, I need to move on here.)

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