The Fug Factor


Hold the phone. Is Paula Abdul wearing A COAT WHERE THE ARM HOLES ARE IN THE ARM PITS? Like…PIT-HOLES?

My GOD, how I’ve missed her.

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  1. Molly
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    She is a TREASURE.

  2. elle
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    It’s the bearded clutch that caught my eye.

  3. AmyK
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    I like how the way her right sleeve covers the top of her arm makes it look like that arm is abnormally shrunken and that she has the smallest shoulders ever.

  4. Mary
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    I really, really want to see more of this so I can figure out exactly how it’s . . . constructed.

  5. celia
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    But what about the purse with the HAIR PLUGS????

  6. Christopher D
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    @Mary – check out some military jackets, or even really old coats (Tudor or earlier), this is not that uncommon. Often the sleeve is slit. Medieval garments did this too.

    I kinda like the outfit, but the Bearded Purse is hilarious.

  7. Danna
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    ITA, the first thing I thought was…her purse has a fu manchu

  8. Anne
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    She looks like half of Doc Oc.

  9. Corinna
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    Everything about that looks bizarre, like her head somehow found its way onto a paper doll body made by someone with only the vaguest idea of how people are generally proportioned.

  10. quichepup
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    I wish this jacket was a cape. Paula could rock a cape.

  11. Emily
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    Sad, since the rest of that coat is cut impeccably.

  12. am
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    Of all the outfits that I just DON”T UNDERSTAND. This is one of the most understable. I just don’t get it.

  13. am
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    To confuse things further I meant UN-understandable. I don’t think that’s a word, but . . .

  14. sparkalicious
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    I haven’t seen anything that deliberately hideous since Celine Dion and her white satin backasswards-suit.

  15. Susan
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    She is famous for wearing some of the most rediculous cloths ever. I don’t see what she thinks some of the garbage she wears looks good. This is so rediculous looking, I would be ashamed to wear it in my house much less outside in public.

  16. Geemee
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    It’s so wrong, yet so right. I would love to know where she shops, so I could go browse and laugh. On the bright side, her extensions look great!

  17. Sally
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    You know at county fairs they have those flat, wooden, really obese people with a cut out for you to stick your face in? And it looks silly because your face is tiny on top of a large body? This is exactly the opposite.

  18. vandalfan
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    The skirt is intriguing. The tuxedo dickie(?) is intriguing. The otherwise excellently tailored coat is incomprehensible. And where’s the tiara?

  19. JillB
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    She looks like a paper doll on which a little girl is trying to make fit a different brand of clothes.

  20. Lina
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    I do not get the cape-sleeve thing. If you’re going to wear a cape, commit to the whole cape.

  21. G
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    Looks like she borrowed that jacket from a twig-shaped person. It’s too tight around the chest and she just couldn’t fit her shoulders and arms into it at all.

    And is that a wig on her head? A not-too-firmly attached wig?

  22. RenaissanceGrrl
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    And yet I actually really like the ensemble. HUH.

  23. molly
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    and you didn’t even MENTION her purse! It looks like the hair from her pits is sprouting from her clutch! and that just doesn’t seem right, does it?!

  24. Fuh Ugh
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    Some things are just so pointless.

    I interpreted that as a comment on the jacket, but now realize it may be a comment on Paula herself.

  25. Ellen
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    That is a jacket that rightfully belongs to SWINTON.

  26. Mongerel
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    What I want to know is, what kind of hosiery is she wearing? They make her legs look absolutely fantastic.

  27. zah
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    get rid of the hairy purse and put the arms IN THE SLEEVES, and this is a fab.

  28. Jed-Antony
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    The jacket’s from ysl. I used to work for them and it’s basically a standard jacket with slits down the sides so you can wear it either way. They had the same in AW’10 but with clear pvc down the front which I’m surprised Paula’s not wearing instead! ;)

  29. TonyG
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    Oddly enough, she kind of looks like her own ventriloquist dummy here. I love Paula and her wackiness! Welcome back, Paula!

  30. AMS
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    @Christopher D: Since we’re letting our inner SCAdians out . . . if she wanted to go full sea captain, she should have turned the whole thing sideways so the sleeves were worn to the front and back. Then she could have just said “What? It’s PERIOD.” to those of us who already find her incomprehensible.

  31. Bambi Anne Dear
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    That hairy clutch cracks me up just slightly more than the sleeve catastrophe.

  32. pc
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    I’ve been writing to municipal politicians all morning and this was exactly the laugh I needed. Whew.