Well Played, Yvonne Strahovski


This brings out my inner Veruca Salt. I want one of these like she wanted a golden goose.

Poor Veruca. She went down the chute to the boiler room too soon, before she even really had a chance to realize sparkly dresses are a way better use of I WANT IT NOW than some dumb golden eggs — which, when it comes right down to it, are really only good for one giant omelet that only Man vs. Food could finish. Parenthetically, somebody really needs to invent a Veruca Salt challenge for Adam Richman, perhaps with a side helping of an Augustus Gloop Memorial River of Chocolate and then some fizzy lifting drink. It’d make for a really stellar final shot if he just floated away and then belched himself down his own chimney and onto the couch for a quick food coma.

Anyway. What was I saying? Oh, right: This is fun. Or maybe Yvonne just has a Mila Kunis Effect on me, wherein her general aura of cuteness and at-work competence make me want to give her a hug and buy her a Guinness. We may never know.

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Comments (22):

  1. Caroleena Stantonova

    Excuse me, but I believe Veruca went into the garbage area.

    Great dress!

  2. Stefanie

    Ahh Veruca. How I wish you had won rather than boring ‘ol Charlie.

    This dress is fab!

  3. Sajorina

    I LOVE IT!!! She looks amazing! I love my Sarah Walker, sorry Yvonne! I WANT… the whole outfit and her aura and her co-star! I love me some Chuck Bartowski, sorry Zachary! ♥

  4. vandalfan

    Willie Wonka was strange for me, because I was at *that* age when it came out and I developed undying lust for Gene Wilder. That and Young Frankenstein… Where was I? Oh, this is a pretty dress with pretty pretty sleeves. She seems cheery, but the dress is familiar somehow.

  5. Maire

    Golden egg? I thought it was a nut cracking squirrel she wanted.

  6. Sarah

    I read ” somebody really needs to invent a Veruca Salt challenge for Alan Rickman.” Now I have the image of Snape stomping up and down in a hissy fit, probably over Lily.

  7. Agent Sculder

    @ Maire I believe Veruca wanted a squirrel in the book, but a golden egg in the film.

  8. Sherri

    She wanted the goose that laid the golden, chocolate filled eggs in the original film. (and who wouldn’t? )I have blanked out the remake film.

    Nice dress, tho. yeah, that could be worth a covet.

  9. A.J.

    That dress is cute. Now who is she?

  10. Caroleena Stantonova

    Veruca Salt! Haven’t you been paying attention? ;)

  11. Carolyn

    A.J, she’s a lovely Australian actress who stars in Chuck.

  12. roser

    Really cute dress. I’d like it in blue, too.

  13. yeahandalso

    I forget who she is. I get her confused with Anna Torv cause they’re both pretty but generic blonds on TV shows I don’t watch with terrible names.

    that dress is lovely though, but I hate her hair like that

  14. AMS

    Veruca Salt was the first role I ever played on stage, back in third grade, and all I remember aside from the frothy pink taffeta dress my mother made for my costume was stamping my little foot and delivering my line, “Daddy, I WANT a GOLDEN TICKET!” to much laughter. I wil always cherish rotten little Veruca.

  15. Lina

    Oh, wow, I didn’t even recognize her with the shorter hair. She’s always adorable, but I’m not sure this hairstyle does much for her.

  16. Brian

    I’ve always loved that he named her Veruca Salt (an old time wart remedy). Anyway, she got off easy in the movie; in the book she was physically carried off by squirrels and tossed down the garbage chute.

  17. LonePony

    WEIRDS. I just picked this up in a vintage shirt two weeks ago. For sale my friends at a deal you can’t beat….maybe I should raise the price? Anyway, Heather, it’s all yours if you want it. http://www.etsy.com/listing/78223767/vintage-rocker-lame-gold-and-silver

  18. lc

    I don’t love this dress, it’s just ok for me. Yvonne is just one of those over the top cute people that can make an ok dress fab.

  19. Sajorina

    People of Fug Nation:

    You should watch “Chuck” and support our GFY Web-mistress Heather’s husband who is the editor of the show!

    Thank you,


  20. Blanche

    Here our tastes diverge, my crow friends. What is it, exactly, that appeals to you about this basic Forever 21 dress with a front panel forged of excess Hershey’s Kisses foil joined at the sides by ruched, shiny black polyester?

    Let’s say that you enjoy the convergence of neat, petite blondes and cheap American chocolate.

  21. jenny

    Hm. Looks super cheap to me — tacky hem and sleeves in Forever 21 polyester, as Blanche says. I think you were blinded by the cute.

  22. jenelope

    I lurve her. I don’t even care what she’s wearing- which is totally cute, by the way- I just loooove her. She’s my workout inspiration. Tall, beautiful and dangerously fit Polish woman? I want to be that.