Fug File: VMAs

Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the VMAs Red Carpet


Oh, VMAs red carpet. Our time together was so brief, so sweet, like a summer romance with a paramour we’ll think back on fondly until Facebook Memories reminds us what it actually looked like.

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VMA Fug Carpet: Ariana Grande in Alexander Wang


I said this in the piece we wrote for Cosmo, but this look is giving me major cognitive dissonance:

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Her upper half cannot wait for your Labor Day Pool Party at the Mandalay Bay, and her bottom half is totally dreading her tax appointment later this afternoon.

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VMA Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes of the VMAs


Some of the dudes at the VMAs last night looked totally snazzy — I’m trying to bring  “snazzy” back — and some of them took a swing and a miss.

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What the Fug: Bebe Rexha at the VMAs


Bebe is one of those toiling-in-relative-obscurity types who got her foot in the door as a featured singer and a co-songwriter, but now has her own album coming out in the fall. (Which is very much looming now, by the way. College football starts NEXT WEEK. How is that possible? Didn’t summer begin an hour ago? WERE THE VMAs THAT LONG?!?!)

Ahem. Anyway:

Bebe Rexha

This outfit isn’t even that bad. It’s another in the increasingly beefy cabal of things people wear that I believe were created from a Kim Kardashian dream board, and it’s not even remotely holding up her chest — do not turn to this woman for help at a bra sizing — and the boots are hella unimaginative with it. But let’s be honest: This is not why we’re here. This outfit is the entry point to show you what she wore to the VMA pre-show the night before, which is an outfit that may herald a fruitful Fug Madness campaign:

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VMAs Well Played: Heidi Klum


This is surprisingly reasonable and that makes me nervous, like a moment when you realize that you haven’t seen a bird in thirty-six hours, or you come home to find hundreds of dead bees on your lawn:

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It’s lovely, and she looks great in it, but it has me wary of what lies in wait for us at the Emmys. I suspect this bright moment foretells nothing good, my friends. Indeed, I fear that this calm moment — this trough of the wave of crazy that is Heidi Klum’s awards show wardrobe — is about to come crashing down around us all, and the results shall be sartorial terror.

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VMAs Fug Carpet: Cassie in Balmain (jacket) and Gucci (pants)


The blazer is legitimately great.

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The pants, I cannot wait to see on Jane Fonda later in this year, when she will ROCK THEM and put us all to shame. But I feel like she’s forgotten something. I can’t quite figure out what it is. She’s got her blazer, and her pants, and her bag, and her wig, but there’s something missing. Something. Whatever could it be. Well, it’ll come to me eventually. I just hope it wasn’t important.

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What the Fug: Dascha Polanco at the VMAs


Because of the makeup, I barely recognized her.

Dascha Polanco

In fact, that might have been her hope. She looks like the “before” picture in a reality show called Will You Please Tell Her Because She Never Listens To Me And I Just CANNOT Anymore. Carson Kressly will host, with video messages from Dr. Phil.

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