Fug File: Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards Well Played: Nina Dobrev in Zuhair Murad


In the Mae Whitman post earlier this morning, I mentioned the Teen Choice Awards Traditional Sparkly Dress, because I thought her look was such a smart interpretation of what actresses so often wear to this particular event. If Mae’s look was Sparkly Dress Rebooted, then Nina is wearing a Sparkly Dress Classic:

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Much as I enjoy both ice cream and froyo, I like them both. I’d argue, actually, that this dress is basically the Platonic ideal of what you wear to Teen Choice Awards when you are a 26 year old woman who was once, but is no longer, the star of a vampire soap on The CW, but who still has to attend an event celebrating it. (She and  Somerhalder won Choice TV Liplock, and she won her individual award as well, for Choice Teen Actress Show About Vampires [paraphrased].) Might as well go out with a bang, right? Now, let’s get her a great new gig; I don’t like a TV landscape without Nina Dobrev elegantly crying somewhere on it.

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Teen Choice Awards Unfug It up: Chloe Grace Moretz in Gucci


I really want to like this:

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I like the idea of it, I like the snake, I like that she looks like this her actual personal style, like it’s something she might have actually picked out herself (which she didn’t, or at least not by herself; her brother’s Instagram gives all appropriate credits for hair and makeup and styling), which is an effect that is really difficult to nail.  I think this outfit is definitely cooler than half of the looks that people haul out for Teen Choice Awards (in the, er, Fonzie sense, rather than the temperature sense), and God knows it’s wonderful to see something unusual. I just feel like if I were her older sister — or, let’s get real, her mom — I might walk into her dressing room and tilt my head and say, “does it a belt? Or…something?” But can you name that something? I’m not sure I can, which makes me officially no help at all.

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Teen Choice Awards Well Played: Mae Whitman in Novis


I really, really like this. I might have argued to put her hair up, just because it was so hot yesterday that I’m having sympathy neck sweat — and I feel like you should take a swig of your Office Beverage of Choice every time I mention the heat, because so far I’m three-for-three today — but otherwise, I am fully on board, and that note is really just designed to make myself feel physically cooler:

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The dress is interesting and unusual and flattering and, more than that, I think it’s cool to see someone give a nod to the Traditionally Sparkly Dress of the Teen Choice Awards in such a sophisticated way. Bonus points for the stripes, and the fact that Mae Whitman has my favorite eyebrows in Hollywood. Take that, Cara Delevingne.

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Teen Choice Awards Fug or Fab: Zendaya in Ashi Studio


Good news! What I thought was a rather sad little top knot lurking atop Zendaya’s lovely head is actually the starting line of a long braid:

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Which was a very wise move considering how hot it was yesterday. Everyone who had her hair down on the red carpet must have been sincerely jealous of how cool this looks, although it’s a little too long for my own personal Long Braid Tastes. But were they jealous of everything happening from the neck down? I ask you.

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This is an amazing tube top (it’s hard to tell in this photo, but I promise these are separates). I am not sure if it’s an amazing tube top that I LIKE, but I can totally acknowledge that it’s mesmerizing and possibly impossible to resist. I just think they are some looks that are presented to a celebrity and they inspire the reaction, “This is crazy and I don’t even like it, but OMG, I want to wear it anyway.”  Like a charismatic but terrible boyfriend. You suspect it’s a bad idea, but you’re going to do it anyway and see if you can get away with it.

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Teen Choice Awards Fug Carpet: Willow Shields in Marni


First of all, you need to know that it was, technically speaking, HOT AS BALLS in Los Angeles this weekend.

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When I got into my car on Sunday, the thermometer read 120 degrees. It eventually got down to the actual temperature, which was a temperate and balmy 103. So, frankly, the person who decided that Willow Shields should go ahead and wear this long-sleeved, part LEATHER look they pulled IS INSANE.  You all have the weather app on your phone. Look at it, and then choose not to torture your client. The worst part, of course, is that it’s not like this look is seasonally brutal but super awesome. Willow Shields is sartorially adventurous and she’s got charm to spare. There is NO WAY her best option was looking like an extra from The Ice Storm who is currently praying to get caught in one, just to cool down.

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Teen Choice Awards Fugs and Fabs: The Shoes


Because what better way to close out a summer Monday than with footwear you either don’t want, or can’t afford? I’M SO HELPFUL.

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