“What’s that? We’re at the WHAT? THE BAFTAS? Rupurt Grint said we were going to tea at his grandma’s! DAMN YOU GRINT YOU’LL PAY FOR THIS.”
Fug File: BAFTAs
I’m not entirely sure what’s going on with the left side of the bodice here.
But I like the cut of the dress on her — it’s giving her a little hip, and the chartreuse shoes were a nice choice. Angelina would’ve worn matching white shoes, and then my head would’ve exploded. Actually, come to think of it, this look has a touch of the Angelina about it: the hair, the makeup, the slightly Grecian bent, the fact that it makes her look tall… Clearly the two of them need to go on a road trip together and film it for Bravo. Anyway, I realize this is a lot more simple than some of what she’s worn, but I think it’s a better match of fit and accessories than those other looks were, and at least it doesn’t blend into the rest of her skin. For me, I think it’s… if not quite a fab, then definitely a step forward. But I’m in a democratic mood. We are Fug Nation’s benevolent dictators.
I have questions. First and foremost, why isn’t Michelle Dockery at the BAFTAs? We had hoped the answer was that she was following her Letterman appearance late last week with a bunch of Fashion shows, but alas, we’ve yet to see her in the front row anywhere. Second: Why isn’t Michelle Dockery in the front row anywhere? This girl is for real now. She is, as Victoria Beckham would say, major. She’s going to be all over the place soon enough, so designers should be tripping over themselves to get her in their camp. And third: How come these other ladies aren’t rocking something unusual and fabulous? It’s not that Anna and Cora look BAD, per se, but it’s a bit samey. And Sybil! SYBIL. YOU CANNOT. And whither Edith? Seriously, Downton Fever is a thing now. Several of the early shows we saw were very Lady Mary Crawley. And since nobody’s putting Mr. Bates in any froofy Oscar de la Renta, they’d better get on Mary and these other lasses. They can’t do it alone, and by “it” I will eventually mean “the Emmys,” or in breakout star Dockery’s case, I suspect, the Met Ball. Or possibly, because it would be incredibly entertaining, one of those fake awards shows on MTV. That’s a lot of outfits. Hop to it, clothiers.
This is the best Jessica Chastain has looked in a long time.
She’s turning it up at the right time, too. One more to go, Jessica. Come on. You can do it. Shop now, sleep later.
Man, usually people save the best for last. And when SWINTON busted out a big gun at the Golden Globes, we were so excited at where that meant the lunacy would end up come Oscar time.
Instead, she’s been dressing like a woman who is really not all that excited to be attending her own third and fourth weddings.