WERQ: Jane Lynch in Alexander McQueen

Posted on August 15, 2011

Miss Jane has wounded us many times on the red carpet. When she wears dresses, she makes the classic Meryl Streep mistake of wearing things too big and ballroom-y; too shiny and heavy. Rarely do we see her looking comfortable in a dress and we don’t think for a second that has anything to do with her being a lesbian. It’s because she tends to pick dresses that don’t suit her. For a while now she’s been showing up in what looks like the same black suit to every event. And while we like the idea of a woman in pants on the red carpet, she rarely managed to make the look stand out or look chic.

Well stand back, bitches:

Jane Lynch at the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood in an Alexander McQueen dress.

Alexander McQueen Bustier Floral Dress




Because Miss Janie brought it and she’s taking it home with her.

The only thing we’d criticize here are the earrings, which look a little like allergy medicine. Everything else is sublime. The dress is chic and late-summer; easy to wear and totally flattering, with a bold print that photographs well. Can’t really see the shoes that well, but we love the diamond bracelet; an elegant way to punctuate the outfit and keep it away from looking too “poolside.” Also, her hair and makeup look fantastic. She really needs some better support up top, but the look itself is so dramatic and pretty that we can’t even work up the high dudgeon normally reserved for insufficiently supported boobs. You WERQ that McQueen shit, girl.

 

[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, selfridges.com]

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  • Anonymous

    Speechless here.

    • Anonymous

      I know, right? My God.

      Parenthetically… there’s something called the DO SOMETHING awards???

    • http://profiles.google.com/howdeshell Rebecca Howdeshell

      Agree, she looks amazing.

  • Anonymous

    she looks so feminine but not girly, I love it

  • Anonymous

    What happened to the “floral” ?  She looks fine, but the original print was much nicer.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    Well, it’s obviously not because she’s a lesbian — Portia Di Rossi frequently looks great and very feminine.  It’s because she’s not girly and clearly never was, so the formal wear thing isn’t in her wheelhouse.  I know several straight women with the same problem:)

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      Totally agree. I think it took Tina Fey a long time to figure out what red carpet wear looks good on her, for a while she looked just as awkward in a dress as Jane usually does.

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      Totally agree. I think it took Tina Fey a long time to figure out what red carpet wear looks good on her, for a while she looked just as awkward in a dress as Jane usually does.

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      Totally agree. I think it took Tina Fey a long time to figure out what red carpet wear looks good on her, for a while she looked just as awkward in a dress as Jane usually does.

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      Totally agree. I think it took Tina Fey a long time to figure out what red carpet wear looks good on her, for a while she looked just as awkward in a dress as Jane usually does.

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      Totally agree. I think it took Tina Fey a long time to figure out what red carpet wear looks good on her, for a while she looked just as awkward in a dress as Jane usually does.

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      Totally agree. I think it took Tina Fey a long time to figure out what red carpet wear looks good on her, for a while she looked just as awkward in a dress as Jane usually does.

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      Totally agree. I think it took Tina Fey a long time to figure out what red carpet wear looks good on her, for a while she looked just as awkward in a dress as Jane usually does.

  • Anonymous

    She looks great, but I just don’t like the dress. Otherwise, I am happy to see her looking so summery. Perhaps if the earring had been a lit larger they would have said something other than “swallow in case of allergy attack.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

    Fabu!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

    Fabu!

  • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

    Way to go, Janie!! This is the best you’ve ever looked! Lol @ the allergy medicine earrings, though; I had to go back and check what they looked like. Yup. Capsule-like. Still, overall she looks fab.

  • Robert Sanchez

    I was going to say what you guys already said, that the only thing that detracts is the inadequate boob support. But the dress is lovely and she looks comfortable and stylish.

  • MilaXX

    This has got to be the best I have ever seen her. I’m not going to quibble over anything.
    WERQ it girl!

  • Anna Vasquez

    She looks better than usual, but I think she could use a belt or a dress more fitted at the waist. Also, strapless looks good on fewer people than most people think. As an average-height, plump woman, I am sometimes baffled at how hard it seems to be for some tall, slim women to dress well. 

  • Joyce VG

    Lovely!

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

    Her hair is great!

  • lilibetp

    I’ve never seen her look better!  And I kind of like the “allergy medicine earrings.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NXBVKLOMNGCAVCVXOVWDGD3SE Marissa

    WOW! She looks great and tall and confident and amazing! 

  • Anonymous

    FABULOUS!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

    Brava!

  • http://rachbomb.livejournal.com Rachael J.

    As soon as I saw this on the news, I thought “OMG T & Lo are going to shit a brick!!! Jane BROUGHT IT!!!!” Woohoo Jane!

  • http://rachbomb.livejournal.com Rachael J.

    As soon as I saw this on the news, I thought “OMG T & Lo are going to shit a brick!!! Jane BROUGHT IT!!!!” Woohoo Jane!

  • Anonymous

    She looks lovely, but the dress looks to me like a fancy beach dress. Nothing spectacular. She is wearing it well, though.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. This is the best I ever saw her looking. Must’ve finally hired some gays.  

  • Patricia Biswanger

    She looks AMAZING!

  • Anonymous

    She looks great and I love the way it all looks so effortless.

    –GothamTomato

  • Anonymous

    I thought the original print was must prettier, but I’m not convinced it would have worked with her pale skin and hair.  That yellow is awfully hard to pull off for those of us who are pale without making us look jaundiced.  I loved those earrings until you mentioned the allergy meds, and now I can’t unsee it.  Still it’s the only bit of color there, so I appreciate them for that.  And she definitely needs to support her girls.  I’m not as enthusiastic about this as you are, TLo, but I do think she looks lovely and I’m glad to see her in something other than a heavy gown or that awful pantsuit. 

  • Anonymous

    She looks fantastic! Love it.

  • Anonymous

    Agree with the need for more support: the dress looks like it is sliding off her… But otherwise, Yes! A WERQ! No pantsuit and shiny blouse this time! She looks feminine, but not too girly, and her hair and makeup look great, too. What good skin she has.

    • Anonymous

      Doesn’t she?? I have noticed that too. Her skin is all glowy and rosy all the time. Very very pretty and very young-looking. I need to find out what she uses!

      • Anonymous

        I’d love to know her secret. She’s 51 and fair skinned and the skin on her chest looks great! Sounds like a weird thing to obsess on, but I’m nearing 47 and starting to freak out when I see the effects of time and gravity staring me back from the mirror! LOL.

        • Anonymous

          No, I hear you. I’m 10 years her junior, but I’m in awe of how smooth her skin looks. I worry about the chest area too, as I do like to wear low-cut tops, so I’ll be pretty upset if I get all wrinkly between the girls. Nobody’s gonna want to see that mess! :(

  • Anonymous

    Love the original color and pattern, but Miss Jane does look pretty fav. My only regret is that she didn’t foist the girls up high enough. Looking at her makes me feel the dress is going to slip off and away at any moment.

  • http://twitter.com/crush_onyou crush on you

    She looks absolutely fabulous! I even kind of like the (color of the) earrings, they lighten up a little all that black and white, and also perfectly match her red toenails (first pic). Maybe a different shape would have been better, but overall she’s really beautiful here. Go Jane!

  • http://twitter.com/crush_onyou crush on you

    She looks absolutely fabulous! I even kind of like the (color of the) earrings, they lighten up a little all that black and white, and also perfectly match her red toenails (first pic). Maybe a different shape would have been better, but overall she’s really beautiful here. Go Jane!

  • Anonymous

    She is so beautiful, I’m glad to see her wearing something that lets her shine.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, she really is beautiful. And, my lord, I love that dress. It falls so nicely and I love the pattern. It’s a great style for her – womanly and feminine without being too girly.

      Her hair is the same basic style she always has, but it’s looks better here. Softer, I guess. And her make-up is stellar.

      I wish I had more hands so I could give her more than two thumbs up.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, she really is beautiful. And, my lord, I love that dress. It falls so nicely and I love the pattern. It’s a great style for her – womanly and feminine without being too girly.

      Her hair is the same basic style she always has, but it’s looks better here. Softer, I guess. And her make-up is stellar.

      I wish I had more hands so I could give her more than two thumbs up.

  • Anonymous

    Love it, an almost perfect look.  I really like the drop earrings on her and with this dress, adds some interest in between the bodice and hair.  My only quibble and it is minor – I don’t love how the dress is hitting her at the armpit.  Maybe that is part of the “better support needed” in the bust area, I’m not all that familiar with that territory.
    All in all, I love this look for Ms. Lynch.

  • narita_rayna

    this is the best shes ever looked. BY FAR!  totally outstanding.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGJUQRN44BHAIUAJYAFOHEJLUU Chrystyl
  • Anonymous

    Wow, she really looks great. I don’t think I have ever seen her looking so pretty.
    Agreed on the earrings, though, and I think she needs a necklace.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Lang/616938996 Sarah Lang

    My friend Paul does her hair – I will pass on your praise to him (he will be THRILLED). :)

    • Anonymous

      I love her hair in these photos!  It’s California/semi-messy/just-back-from-the-beach hair.  Great job!

    • Anonymous

      I love her hair in these photos!  It’s California/semi-messy/just-back-from-the-beach hair.  Great job!

    • MilaXX

      I’m nobody, but I think he does a great job with her hair.

    • Anonymous

      He does a great job of making that length hair not look too suburban mom or boring. Speaking from experience with short hair, I know that is a very tricky balance to strike.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Lang/616938996 Sarah Lang

    My friend Paul does her hair – and yes, she looks FANTASTIC here!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve said it before but Jane Lynch has exactly the same tall, athletic body type as Princess Diana had. She looks awful in flounces and furbelows too and it took her a long time too to work out that she looked best in slim spare columns that showed off her beautiful neck and shoulders. JL should take a look at the ‘Princess Diana – the Later Years’ playbook.

    • Tamara Hogan

      I agree entirely. She needs clean lines and no foo-foo. 

  • Anonymous

    I always thought she was just the type of woman that didn’t look good/comfortable in a dress or gown as it was just not her personal style….I stand corrected.  She looks great and perfectly comfortable.  WERQ!

  • Anonymous

    Wowee!

  • Anonymous

    She looks great and I like the style on her but I think the dress is pretty drab in the print she’s wearing.

  • Grace Ritt

    I said “Oh my god” when I saw this picture. She has NEVER LOOKED BETTER. I love it. I wouldn’t mind if she rewore that dress all the time. To everything.

  • Anonymous

    I am so happy to see Jane looking so good!  And can’t you tell by her facial expression that she feels pretty?  WERQ!

  • Sara__B

    Even though she looks wonderful from head to toe, I have to criticize her slouch. She wouldn’t look as if she needs “better support” if she had put some energy into her posture!

  • Sara__B

    Even though she looks wonderful from head to toe, I have to criticize her slouch. She wouldn’t look as if she needs “better support” if she had put some energy into her posture!

  • Sara__B

    Even though she looks wonderful from head to toe, I have to criticize her slouch. She wouldn’t look as if she needs “better support” if she had put some energy into her posture!

  • Sara__B

    Even though she looks wonderful from head to toe, I have to criticize her slouch. She wouldn’t look as if she needs “better support” if she had put some energy into her posture!

  • Sara__B

    Even though she looks wonderful from head to toe, I have to criticize her slouch. She wouldn’t look as if she needs “better support” if she had put some energy into her posture!

  • Sara__B

    Even though she looks wonderful from head to toe, I have to criticize her slouch. She wouldn’t look as if she needs “better support” if she had put some energy into her posture!

  • Sara__B

    Even though she looks wonderful from head to toe, I have to criticize her slouch. She wouldn’t look as if she needs “better support” if she had put some energy into her posture!

  • Madame Leiderhosen

    Lovely collarbones on that lady! 
    Up top support is so troublesome…the only thing that works is surgical tape. It is possibly the least sexy look ever.

  • Madame Leiderhosen

    Lovely collarbones on that lady! 
    Up top support is so troublesome…the only thing that works is surgical tape. It is possibly the least sexy look ever.

  • Madame Leiderhosen

    Lovely collarbones on that lady! 
    Up top support is so troublesome…the only thing that works is surgical tape. It is possibly the least sexy look ever.

  • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karen K.

    Love the dress, I WANT IT.  I think the print in Jane’s version is much nicer than the original, looks more modern and stylish.  The model’s version reminds me of curtains.

  • Anonymous

    Love this look on Jane. There was an earlier comment about wearing a belt with it and here’s another version of the dress with a belt (click through the smaller photos on the side). 
    http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/us/en/shop/Womenswear/Shop/Dresses/P-BLACK-FLORAL-SILK-BUSTIER-DRESS.aspx

  • Anonymous

    She looks pretty good and for her, damned good. Wish I could see the shoes.  I’m fine with a bracelet holding enough diamonds to build an elementary school (I guess), but not with DG emblazoned on it. How is that elegant or even pretty? So unimaginative.

  • Anonymous

    Yay Jane!

  • jason c

     WERQ WERQ WERQ WERQ.
    saw this last night and hoped TLo would love.
    there is a God.

  • Anonymous

    Now this is my middle aged woman on a red carpet in the summer role model. Jane’s look seems completely attainable (should I be able to find an affordable knock off).

  • Anonymous

    Now this is my middle aged woman on a red carpet in the summer role model. Jane’s look seems completely attainable (should I be able to find an affordable knock off).

  • Anonymous

    Now this is my middle aged woman on a red carpet in the summer role model. Jane’s look seems completely attainable (should I be able to find an affordable knock off).

  • Anonymous

    Now this is my middle aged woman on a red carpet in the summer role model. Jane’s look seems completely attainable (should I be able to find an affordable knock off).

  • Anonymous

    Now this is my middle aged woman on a red carpet in the summer role model. Jane’s look seems completely attainable (should I be able to find an affordable knock off).

  • Anonymous

    Now this is my middle aged woman on a red carpet in the summer role model. Jane’s look seems completely attainable (should I be able to find an affordable knock off).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Wow.  She looks beautiful!

  • http://twitter.com/ashinyoconnor Aisling O’Connor

    I am so happy you marked this occasion. This is the biggest style turnaround of the year.

    She’s bringing some fence-jump-worthy gorgeousity here.

  • http://twitter.com/BMoke28 Bernadette Moke

    What’s with the pinky ring?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BA6BTBV4V3MQRX6K2HDEL7Y7TU MerridithK

    Thank GOD!  All she needed was a McQueen intervention.  Don’t we all…sigh…;)

  • Anonymous

    I think the original print would have looked fabulous on her, but she still looks so much better than usual. Baby steps, Jane. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/claudiaberry Claudia Berry

    she looks amazing!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HYR64UIFFMKSBTNZIJ6NTE3Y5E Vera
  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

    THAT is how Sue sees it, bitches!  She looks fab.

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous.  I think her breasts look lovely, womanly, and natural.   I like.

  • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

    I think she’d have looked even more beautiful in the original fabric with the yellow tones, but  she looks wonderful here. So pretty,

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    She looks amazing!

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    she looks slightly uncomfortable in it but, really, the only wrong note is that the original is a better fabric.

  • Toto Maya

    My only quibble is that it’s strapless. Either it needs straps, or way more breast support. I don’t like how they’re hanging down so low, it looks like her dress is about to fall off.

  • margaret meyers

    I saw her being interviewed the other day and her hair and makeup are really good lately — she’s always had great skin, but I think she has had a teensy bit of work done lately.  She looks really good here, and has seemed very happy in every interview I’ve caught latley. Happiness is the best beauty aid.

  • Anonymous

    good for her. she looks just great!

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    She is gorgeous. So glad to see her exploiting that for our pleasure!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll work up the high dudgeon for you. The dress really does need more support up top. Jane is a lady of a certain age and the girls just can’t hack it on their own when you get to that age. Too bad, because the look would be fabulous with a decent strapless bra.
    Love the earrings. Not wild about the heavy eye makeup.

    • Judy_J

      I’m with you.  The proper foundation garments can work wonders, and would have taken this from “she looks great” to “she looks FANTASTIC!”

  • Anonymous

    While I agree she looks lovely, I get the feeling that she’s clenching her arms to her sides to keep the dress from falling down. I think she might have looked more comfortable in something with straps.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MN3NQ262BP3YF2RQJ4DYQQBDMA Shalia

    Anyone else want to grab her shoulders and fix her posture?  I dunno what it is that makes most Americans slouch like they’re de-evolving, but it drives me insane.  Stand up straight!  It’s what separates us from monkeys!

    • Anonymous

      Part of the slouch may be that 6 foot frame. No matter how much she tells herself she is proud of her height, at sometime in her life she was told she was ‘too tall for a girl’ trust me. No, that was never my problem–my posture comes from being told as a child to ‘stand up straight, pull in your gut, you look pregnant.’ Do parents ever even hear themselves? And of course, I’m sure my two have their own horror stories about what THEIR mother said to them!

    • Anonymous

      Part of the slouch may be that 6 foot frame. No matter how much she tells herself she is proud of her height, at sometime in her life she was told she was ‘too tall for a girl’ trust me. No, that was never my problem–my posture comes from being told as a child to ‘stand up straight, pull in your gut, you look pregnant.’ Do parents ever even hear themselves? And of course, I’m sure my two have their own horror stories about what THEIR mother said to them!

  • Erica Moon

    Outstanding

  • Anonymous

    Yep – Other than more lift for her breasts (and the earrings) this is a great look for her

  • http://twitter.com/Snickleboom Snickleboom

    So fresh and fierce and un-Sue Sylvester.  Gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    I love it because she took a fashion risk and it paid off. Agree about the girls needing some support but this is a nice and unexpected change.

  • Anonymous

    I love it because she took a fashion risk and it paid off. Agree about the girls needing some support but this is a nice and unexpected change.

  • Anonymous

    I love it because she took a fashion risk and it paid off. Agree about the girls needing some support but this is a nice and unexpected change.

  • Anonymous

    Yay, Jane!!! You truly look great!

  • Anonymous

    Yay, Jane!!! You truly look great!

  • Anonymous

    the skin on her chest and neck is beautiful.  she must have moisturized and used sunscreen from an early age.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    While I agree she looks so amazing, there is something about that strapless-ness neckline thing that is going on.  Either way this is 110% better than her standard black suit.  She really deserves the WERQ! 

  • Anonymous

    The “girls” need some support!  Other than that, she looks great.

  • Anonymous

    She looks better than she usually does, but I wouldnt call it a WERQ moment. Its just okay.

  • Anonymous

    She looks better than she usually does, but I wouldnt call it a WERQ moment. Its just okay.

  • Anonymous

    She looks better than she usually does, but I wouldnt call it a WERQ moment. Its just okay.

  • Anonymous

    She looks better than she usually does, but I wouldnt call it a WERQ moment. Its just okay.

  • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

    Brava!

  • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

    I love it so much, and it’s so far outside of her normal comfort zone, that I want to find a way to get the feedback to her!  She looks amazing, and she needs to know it.  Does she tweet?  Do her people tweet?  Someone needs to be congratulated.

  • Anonymous

    Good to see her looking so good and confident.

  • Lies L.

    She’s a very beautiful woman, actually. I’ve always thought so – but the dress helps, too. :)

  • Toni Mitt

    She looks fabulous and I love everything…including the earrings. 

  • Anonymous

    is she pregnant? that can only be the reason behind a dress that billows out at the gut.

    • Anonymous

      oh my god, i just had to stop and mention what a tired assumption this is. :| yes clearly she’s wearing Alexander McMaternity~

  • Anonymous

    YAWN. My Grandma Moon owns this same beach wrap.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, MUCH improved . . .  Love the dress & bracelet & makeup, don’t mind the earrings (I like the dab of color) . . . but I was too distracted by the poor fit up top to give this an actual WERQ.  A  tiny sign that she is in fact outside her comfort zone (old habits die hard, etc)?  Maybe it’s similar to the wardrobe adjustments that happen when you lose a bunch of long-term weight: you’re used to clothes fitting fairly loosely, you start wearing clothes that fit properly but they feel too tight.

    In any event, Jane, listen to us: you look terrific … this kind of thing really suits you … do it again!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, MUCH improved . . .  Love the dress & bracelet & makeup, don’t mind the earrings (I like the dab of color) . . . but I was too distracted by the poor fit up top to give this an actual WERQ.  A  tiny sign that she is in fact outside her comfort zone (old habits die hard, etc)?  Maybe it’s similar to the wardrobe adjustments that happen when you lose a bunch of long-term weight: you’re used to clothes fitting fairly loosely, you start wearing clothes that fit properly but they feel too tight.

    In any event, Jane, listen to us: you look terrific … this kind of thing really suits you … do it again!

  • Anonymous

    The way she’s leaning forward tells me she’s still not comfortable, though it might be her shoes pitching her forward like that. The earrings are very Grandmother’s Jewelry Box to me, but I like the print and drape of this dress. Actually, even with the low bosoms (which, honestly, don’t seem as pronounced to me as everybody is making them out to be—she’s not some 20-year-old starlet with tits under her chin, people), I like the fit better on her than on the model, who looks like a pillar. 

  • http://badkittyknits.blogspot.com KittyKnits

    HOT.

  • oohsparkley!

    She werqing it!  I like the earring too.  I think the chestal area is fine.  We’re just used to seeing all the enhanced members squeezing them up until they look like they’re going to pop.  I hate when they are so skinny and so compressed that you see  very un-natural outlines of the implants.

  • bethannstamps

    she looks good and this so easily could hage gone Mrs. Roper.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1341124218 Kim Loendorf Buggenhagen

    Yay! You can tell she feels pretty!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1341124218 Kim Loendorf Buggenhagen

    Yay! You can tell she feels pretty!

  • Anonymous

    She looks wonderful!  Beautiful, stylish, comfortable.

    Her skin is freaking amazing, too — not to get creepy (…too late) but her neck and decolletage could be those of a 30-year old. 

  • Anonymous

    She looks wonderful!  Beautiful, stylish, comfortable.

    Her skin is freaking amazing, too — not to get creepy (…too late) but her neck and decolletage could be those of a 30-year old. 

  • Anonymous

    This makes me very happy.

  • Sylvia Baba

    Hell yeah! Love the earrings.

  • Anonymous

    better than her usual look, but I still don’t think this is anything special. Certainly not a WERQ – unless she was sitting in a cabana by the pool. plus she looks uncomfortable. 

  • http://twitter.com/Noacat Schumpert McGee

    Knock this bitch over, I am stealing that dress. 

  • Anonymous

    i’ll join the crowd admiring her beautiful chest and shoulders.  who knew sue sylvester had such gorgeous boobs?  and i think they’re sitting just right.  no need to push them up and out, they’re just naturally sitting there accepting our admiration.  you go girl!