Fugs and Pieces, October 21st, 2016


Time for some procrastinatory reading material!

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– Racked asks Why Women Love Loud Shoes. Loud as in clickity clackety, not as in bright.

– The New York Times magazine, T, had a lovely feature this past week called To the First Lady, With Love. Not for nothing, but FLOTUS also looks FANTASTIC in the photos.

– Kim France wrote a very touching essay called This Is Not My Beautiful House for Medium.

– Whoo hoo! Target’s next collab is with Victoria Beckham! [Refinery29]

– Thank you, Lainey. I needed some Idris Elba this week.

– Speaking of! Over at The Ringer, Allison P. Davis (who I love) interviews Lainey herself.


– At Pajiba:  Listen, Shut Up: The Unflappable Coolness of Allison Janney. Amen.

– This is a really interesting piece about high-frame-rate cinema (the new Ang Le movie is in HFR and apparently watching it is really unpleasant, in a literal sense). [Slate]

– Per Bon Appetit: ‘Election Cake’ Makes a Modern Day Resurgence. LET’S EAT SOME.

Vogue brings us The Most Memorable Moments from Jackie O’s Marriage to Aristotle Onassis, and it’s all very glam.

– Via Celebitchy, apparently Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky are dating. She has wide-ranging tastes in dudes.

Town and Country brings us sixteen Halloween cocktails, so drink up.

– Speaking of drinking, via The Telegraph, I bring you a very British headline:  Maths team plots route between 25,000 UK boozers. In case you want to know the speediest way to visit every pub in the UK.

– At Revelist, two women ate their way through the Gilmore Girls cookbook.

And, if you missed anything at GFY this week, some highlights:


Royals Round-Up, October 21, 2016

Royals round-up time! If you missed it earlier this week, Wills and Kate and Harry and Whatnot hosted a reception for British Olympians at Buckingham Palace; Kate wore ANOTHER pattern. It’s a royal miracle. This week, we’ve got yet more patterns, plus Prince Harry, tiny signs, and hideous rugs.

Around the internet, for your reading pleasure:

– This was super interesting, at Atlas Obscura: London Is Still Paying Rent to the Queen on a Property Leased in 1211

– Very funny: The 10 most Googled questions about the Duchess of Cambridge – answered by Tatler

Prince Frederik broke his back on a TRAMPOLINE. He’s going to be fine. [People Magazine]

Elle brings us a look at the amazing costumes for The Crown.

– This Thursday’s tiara at Order of Splendor has a very interesting story.

– This is neat. You guys know how much I love code breakers, etc:

The Duchess of Cambridge has written a foreword for the new GCHQ puzzle book, proceeds of which will support the @heads_together campaign to change the conversation on mental health. The Duchess says in the foreword: I have always been immensely proud of my grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, who worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. She and her twin sister, Mary, served with thousands of other young women as part of the great Allied effort to break enemy codes. They rarely talked about their wartime service, but we now know just how important the men and women of Bletchley Park were, as they tackled some of the hardest problems facing the country. In a new century, their successors at GCHQ continue this intellectual tradition. Like their Bletchley predecessors, they have become well known for valuing neurodiversity and understanding the importance of mental wellbeing. William, Harry and I are very grateful that this book is supporting our Heads Together Campaign. I hope it will not only amuse and challenge readers, but help to promote an open discussion of mental health problems, which can affect anyone, regardless of age or background. Together, we are aiming to change the national conversation around mental health from stigma and fear to openness and understanding. Those who buy this book and support the Heads Together campaign will be playing a part in helping people get the important mental health care they deserve. Press Association.

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– How am I only just learning now that Anne owns this blazer?!?!


Fug or Hmm: Kate Bosworth in Hugo Boss

I really wanted to like this. Her lipstick held such promise.

Kate Bosworth

But I think, in the end, the dress isn’t appealingly artsy, so much as it resembles someone’s wearable paper senior project that was left out in the wind. And blew away. With their diploma.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fug or Fab: Nina Dobrev in David Koma


I am torn. Do I like this, because it’s flirty and bright and different?

Nina Dobrev

Or does it look like her chest peeled down the bodice and strapped on a sleep mask?

[Photo: Getty]


Mostly Well Played: The Doctor Strange Premiere


Regina George for the win.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Fug or Fab: Isla Fisher


I am obviously terribly bored of the effect of the top. It’s like Ray Bans for her boobs. Everyone looks hotter in sunglasses, yes, but only when they’re on HEADS.

Isla Fisher

As for the rest: I can’t decide whether it has potential, or has me worried that the next sign of the apocalypse is a swarm of vengeful badminton birdies.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]