Lea Michele in Jenni Kayne

Posted on May 02, 2012

Oh, Miss Lea! Look at you! Yes, we realize that everyone looks at you and that you spend your days coming up with new ways to ensure that everyone looks at you, but — look at you, Miss Thing!

Lea Michele attends Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ “Glee” Screening in a Jenni Kayne dress paired with Giambattista Valli sandals.

Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 Couture Shoes

Credit where it’s due, dear. We’ve been ragging on you for a couple years now because your public appearance getups tended to be very booby and leggy. And hey, we’re all for a gal showing off the goods when she feels like it, but it reached a point where it was becoming way too expected. Then it went way past that point. It didn’t help that you became known for vamping and sexing in front of cameras in a manner that would have made Jayne Mansfield roll her eyes and mutter “Tone it down, sister.”

But look at you here! You look sweet! And pretty! And fresh! Honey, we’ve been trying to tell you this for years: THIS IS YOUR WHEELHOUSE. Your image is part Barbara, part Marlo Thomas; EMBRACE THAT. You’re America’s Jewish sweetheart! Or you could be if you listen to us and continue working this kind of image. You are naturally charming and insanely talented. Time to work that vibe instead of the “I’m totally fuckable, you guys! Right?” one. Of course it helps that you’re just standing here and smiling. If you tried to pull any of that posey-wosey shi–

Nevermind. We’ll work on that one. Baby steps.

 

[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, vogue.it]

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