Do you guys love the Fug Girls as much as I do? I actually feel like I kind of owe them big time. When I was working as the science editor at Wired.com circa 2007, I discovered their site GoFugYourself, and I had what at the risk of hyperbole I’ll call an epiphany. I suddenly saw that writing about fashion and style could be knee-slappingly hilarious AND whip smart. I mean lots of sites take cheap shots at celebrities, but the Fug Girls critique red carpet looks thoughtfully and with wit (if a little meanly sometimes, but I don’t think that can be helped). My favorites are when they channel Karl Lagerfeld, and I think this one with Lindsay Lohan is my all-time fave. Their posts channeling JLo are a close second. And any Swinton post is an instant classic. Anyway, a few months later I left Wired to try my own hand on this beat, and I’m incredibly happy I did. I loved working at Wired and I learned a ton and loved my coworkers, but sometimes change is really good!
And now the Fug Girls have written a NOVEL together. Can you imagine? It’s called Spoiled, and I’m pretty excited to read it. Oh, right, my whole point is they are coming to Macy’s in San Francisco tomorrow! First, there’s a shopping party in the Impulse section on level three at 4pm, then the girls will be there at 6pm to sign books. Spend more than $50 and get the book for free! RSVP at 800.786.2665. See you there!