Welcome to the Go Fug Yourself Press Kit! Below is a quick look at our press mentions, TV and personal appearances, and social media stats. If you have any questions or additions, or want to know more about us, please reach out to Heather and Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest!
These stats are obviously always changing, but at the moment, we currently have 89,250 followers on Twitter, 35,450 followers on our official Facebook page, and 2700 followers on our (brand new!) Pinterest.
Regular panelists on Naked Fashion (in UK, A-Listers Unzipped), 13 half-hour episodes, E! Canada and UKTV Style; guests of Joan and Melissa Rivers on the Grammy Awards Fashion Wrap, the Academy Awards Fashion Wrap, and the Emmy Awards Fashion Wrap, 2006, TV Guide Channel; Awesomely Badder Fashion for VH-1; assorted E! Entertainment Television and TV Guide Channel talking-heads specials. In 2012, we appeared on an episode of Joe Zee’s Sundance Channel show, All On The Line.
We’ve appeared on panels at Forever Fest 2013, and at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in 2013 and 2012, as well as the Orange County Children’s Book Festival in 2001. We hosted a party to celebrate Karl Lagerfeld’s diffusion line at Macy’s at the Beverly Center, and acted as MCs at a Pretty Little Liars-theme fashion show at Macy’s Sherman Oaks, both in 2011. We’ve also had book signings for our young adult novels, Spoiled and Messy everywhere from WORD in Brooklyn to Macy’s San Francisco to Barnes and Noble at the Grove, to Vroman’s in Pasadena, to Brookline Booksmith in Boston.
In the years since we launched GFY in 2004, we’ve done a wide variety of freelance writing, including for publications such as In Touch magazine, Redbook, Premiere magazine, Star magazine, TV Guide, MSNBC.com, MuchMusic.com, Rolling Stone, Dwell, Grazia, Soap Opera Digest, and New York’s semiannual special edition Look. Our primarily freelance gig is writing about fashion and pop culture forNew York magazine’s blogs The Cut and Vulture. We also have covered the front rows of New York Fashion Week for The Cut since 2006.
We’ve published one book based on Go Fug Yourself, called The Fug Awards, published by Simon Spotlight in 2008. Our two young adult novels to date, Spoiled and Messy, were both published by Poppy (an imprint of Little, Brown) in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Our new adult novel, The Royal We, will be published by Grand Central in 2015.
Behold our very cursory stab at a one-stop shop for people who are curious about where GFY has been mentioned. We definitely haven’t managed to capture everything, but here is a sample of some of the press coverage we’ve received since the site launched in 2006:
Recent Interviews: We were delighted to be featured in a piece in the New York Times travel section. We recently spoke to The Hairpin, and The Atlantic, which called us “wickedly satirical.” We answered 10 Questions for Elle, and spoke to Stuff in New Zealand. We chatted with the book-lovers over at Figment. We were also featured in Teen Vogue.
In the past, we’ve also been interviewed in LAist.com and Bostonist.com, conducted a marathon Television Without Pity interview, chatted with Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Johnson, had a nice long visit with PopMatters, and did a Q&A with Sarah Epler of the Nielsen Blog.
Also mentioned in/on: The Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Los Angeles magazine (profile), the New York Post, Style magazine in The Sunday Times, The Village Voice, French Vogue (profile), Canada’s National Post newspaper, Defamer.com, the Hollywood Reporter (“viciously funny duo”), Variety, Gawker.com, Slate.com, Salon.com, MSN.com, Zap2It.com, LA.com, National Public Radio, Australian and Italian Cosmopolitan, The Boston Herald, Details magazine, Elle Decor, Time Out Chicago, Girlfriend magazine, Beauty and the Dirt.
As well as props from the following publications:
Cosmo named us to their 2013 Power List, calling us “fashion commentators and evil geniuses
Named one of the magazine’s favorite 25 entertainment sites on the Web — both in the June 23, 2006, issue and online here.
Named a “site [they] can’t get enough of,” July 2006, p. 38.
Front page feature, Sept. 28, 2005.
One of the 50 Coolest Web sites of 2005, according to Time.com, the online wing of the famed newsmagazine.
No. 30 on The Observer/The Guardian‘s March 2008 list of the world’s 50 most powerful blogs: “An epic battle against dull Oscar gowns, ill-fitting formalwear and Lindsay Lohan’s leggings….[G]enuinely thoughtful on questions of taste and funnier on the topic of random starlets in sequined sweatpants than you could possibly even imagine.”
– Made columnist Steve Johnson’s “50 best Web sites” list in March 2006: “Not nice. Which is very n-i-i-c-c-c-e, in the
say-it-slowly-and-then-high-five-somebody sense of the word.”
– “Two Gossip Sites Say It With Style,” March 2008.
“Treat yourself to the peerlessly malicious musings of ‘Heather’ and ‘Jessica.’” — January 2006
Named one of PC Mag’s favorite 100 blogs, October 2007.
“The classy Heather and Jessica, alternately known as the Fug Girls, tear apart the worst of red-carpet fashion disasters — and do so with ferocious glee. … The fashion critiques are always reliably hilarious.” — February 2006
Named a staff pick by Bravo.com: “So much fun it should be illegal.”
Write-in winner in a reader-vote re: the Web’s best humor blogs.
Named an example of online excellence in a 2006 survey: “One of the best… workday diversions.”
“Bitchy, funny, and just a tad vicious, it indulges us in what we all enjoy most… celebrity styling from the comfort of our armchairs.” — Australian Harper’s Bazaar, October 2005
No. 71 on the Canadian network’s list of the Top 100 best things in 2005.
“One of the best around” — British Elle, Feb/March 2005.