Lea Michele in Emilio Pucci

Posted on July 24, 2012

It has come to our attention that some Lea Michele fans are angry with us because we have a tendency to look at whatever she’s doing and utter “Of course,” in response. Now, we’re not quite sure why that pisses off Lea Michele fans because as anti-Lea Michele insults go, that one’s kinda vague.

Anyway, it is for these Lea Michele fans that we offer the following; a look at Lea without resorting to the same tired (yet still hilarious) joke.

Lea? Come on out here. We’ll be nice.

Lea Michele attends the FOX All-Star party in West Hollywood, California. Lea wears an Emilio Pucci powder pink silk chiffon cocktail dress with a crystal-embellished belt from the Fall 2012 collection paired with Brian Atwood pumps and Cathy Waterman jewelry.

Now, you could look at this and think a lot of different things at once. For instance, a young lady mi– OF COURSE.

OF COURSE. OF COURSE OF COURSE.

Sorry. We tried.

OF COURSE.

But we just can’t look at her anymore without an instant eye roll occurring. Even when she’s dressed perfectly acceptably, she still mugs and vamps in a “theater geek who wants to be loved, please, please just love me” manner that’s off-putting, to say the least.

Also, the dress looks like it was made for someone with arms ten times the length of hers (but otherwise cute) and the shoes are positively bridal. The braid’s cute, but she – of course – had to make sure it was over one shoulder, which causes a braid boner when she attempts to look over the same shoulder.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      Hate the shoes; hate the pinterest braid.

      Dress is pretty, of course.

      • http://twitter.com/NormDeplume720 Norm Deplume

        Pinterest braids and pallet furniture are taking over the world. It is surely a sign of the coming apocalypse.

        • Hermione_Granger

          And Mason jars. What is up with our sudden fascination with Mason jars?

          • http://twitter.com/HeckYeahHeckNo KC

            Because Mason jars are AWESOME. :D

            I dunno, I don’t try to follow trends but I have a bunch of mason jars in my room with candles in them (of course of course), but it looks so pretty!! I really got the idea when a guy at work collected a bunch from everyone at work and put them on long picnic tables at his wedding rehearsal with candles in them. It looked really beautiful so I decided to put some in my room.

          • Call me Bee

            IDK either, but when I see one I snap it up.  Those old blue ones with the zinc lids are getting harder to find.  I may start hoarding…and make a killing after zombie-pocolypse. 

            • Fordzo

              I’m hoarding panty liners.

            • Jacqueline Wessel

              I’m hoarding lightbulbs

            • bellafigura1

              Me too!  I asked my kids for old-school lightbulbs for Christmas last year.  They thought I was crazy!

            • Fordzo

              When the end times come, maye we can work out a deal.

            • NC_Meg

              I remember a garage sale we had when I was a teenager. We had some of those blue jars with the lids and a lady asked me how much they were so I told her a dime each (I was a teenager and they’re jars.) My mom was not happy with me.

          • http://houseofestrogen.typepad.com/ Ann

            Mason jars! WTH? They are everywhere. Every part/wedding/event seems to feature lemonade in mason jars whether it makes sense for the occassion or not!

      • EveEve

        Dear House of Pucci - this dress looks like somebody took a mother of the bride dress and cut deep v’s front and back and chopped it off at the knees. Seriously Pucci,  what are those long sleeves doing on this dress?  In July? 

      • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

        I am SO over that “Pinterest Braid” (btw, PERFECT description). Why would I want a braid that looks like a child with 3 fingers attempted to braid it? It’s not artistic, it’s just messy. 

        • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

          Thanks! I made up that phrase when I saw Blake Lively’s sloppy fishtail braid a few weeks back. :)

      • jmorino08

        Pinterest braid!! Love it!!

      • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

        “Pinterest braid” = +1000

      • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

        Also, the end of platform heels cannot come quickly enough. So. Hideous.

      • Tom Shea

         Is the “Pinterest braid” actually a thing? Because I would just call it “Bad styling.”

        • formerlyAnon

          It has appeared here, and is being taken up by the minions. Next stop, UrbanDictionary.com

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      LOVE you guys!!  Of course I was thinking “of course!!”  It never gets old!  Bahahahhaha!!!  Of course forever!

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

      With the sternum AND back baring, she needs the ruched treatment on the arms to hold the damn think up.

      • AudreysMom

         the sternum and back baring + typical “look at me” pose = ‘of course” for Miss Lea. The sleeves though, look like the inside of a coffin, and I don’t know who would get an ‘of course’ for them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521523033 Erin Schubert Needham

      Braid boner!!  Bwah ha ha ha!!

      • call_me_schmeg

        i’m going to spend the rest of the day on high braid boner alert. just let one cross my path…

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Actually, my only real comment in the negative is that I think this is a bit too old for her.  This dress is more the province of a hot 40ish mama than a 20 something. And I HATE the champagne satin pumps. I think her makeup and hair look great.

      • Amy Conoly

         This is kind of what I was thinking, though I was picturing this dress on Julie Andrews or Jane Fonda. And if it’s going to be that low in the back, it needs to be higher in the front. And those shoes look terrible from the front.

        • LambeeBaby

          Completely agree. It is very “mother of the bride”. It should have been higher in the front and the shoes are all kinds of bad.

          • Kayceed

            This looks very ballroom dancer tor me – amateur not pro.

      • NC_Meg

        I was thinking it would have been great on Anne Hathaway pre-pixie cut. She’s so much taller than Lea and I feel like this is a tall girl dress. Also, a fall or winter dress. Long sleeves in July? I’m sweating just thinking about it.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Nobody puts Baby in the corner.

      • http://www.facebook.com/andrea.c.sclafani Andrea Callahan Sclafani

        Ha! That was totally my first thought!!!

    • Kristin McNamara

      “Braid Boner” may just be the funniest thing I’ve heard all week. And I hadn’t even noticed it, so I definitely had to scroll back up to see this wonderfully infamous-sounding BB. hahahahaha

    • teensmom99

      I think it’s actually all sort of mother of the bride.  

    • Friedl Vanluchene

      She looks like an overly tanned wannabe princess. With a braid boner. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        Yes to overly tanned, esp her legs, which don’t match the rest of her body.

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

      I think the dress is a bit mature, it might be the sleeves.  OF COURSE the neckline goes almost to her navel.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P2ANLRZ6YAVGONA36I2AQJYGI VicD

        Tits and hooves.  Of course.

    • Timea Everdeen

      Okay, let’s get this straight. I am a fan, a quite big one, but I agree with T&Lo 100%! Girl DESPERATELY needs a gay. Her whole team of stylists need to have their wrists snapped. While I do love the dress, and she seems to love it too – tweeted about it – the so called braid-boner (LOL) is awful and the sight of those shoes make my eyes burn. And one more thing, I cry, scream, and laugh so much no matter how many times you guys comment on anything Lea Michele related :)

    • RzYoung

      Of course

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FEP56YB4DUIXBWSLIMSSSGQHWY jimmack

        Well of course, of course.

    • Timea Everdeen

      On the bright side, at least the dress isn’t so short we might as well call it a shirt

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      it’s a pretty dress for someone who has a figure that she just does not have, regardless of how she wants to emphasize what is not there.

      • http://twitter.com/pennyeager Penny Eager

         I think this dress is for someone taller, no? It makes her waist look a wee bit thick.

        • filmcricket

          Hmm, I hadn’t considered the height as part of that problem, interesting. I was thinking that when you pancake your boobs, there’s less contrast between your chest and the rest of your torso, so when you turn to the side (as she is) it all looks like one column. 

    • kingderella

      i dont like this dress very much. the lower half is dowdy, the upper half cleavage-tastic. the sleeves look like skin diseases, and the colour is meh.

      the real problem is, of course, michele herself. her red carpet perona is as obnoxious as the charcter shes known for.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FEP56YB4DUIXBWSLIMSSSGQHWY jimmack

        HA! Skin disease comment is pure gold. I was thinking bandages or bride of the mummy

    • Michael Wightman

       BRAID BONER!!!  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  You guys crack  me up no end!  Braid boner.  hahahahahahahaha!

    • Michael Wightman

      Did I mention braid boner earlier?  Because BRAID BONER!   That is the funniest thing EVER!!  Right there over her shoulder!!  HAHAHAHAHA!

    • http://twitter.com/TheTaleFactory Lebogang Mogashoa

      Before I finished reading I was ready to give her a chance and snowboard with you guys. But by that second, major smoldering, photo I let nature take its course and uttered, “Of course.” When I saw that you guys couldn’t contain yourselves either I cracked up for days. She should take lessons from Anne Hathaway. 

    • Judy_S

      As good as an extra cup of coffee, this post. 

    • Larkin21

      I think this would be pretty great if it didn’t have the long sleeves and if she wore different shoes. I like the braid and I think the dress would be cute and sexy as hell … if you just cut the sleeves off right at the seam on the shoulders.

    • http://www.what-the-frock.com Dana WhatTheFrock

      I’m NOT a Lea Michele fan. However, I *almost* commented about the tired “of course” joke yesterday  on the TCA post and then thought better of it. But then you posted this, so I’m going to speak up.

      One of the reasons I read (and ADORE) you guys is your spot-on fashion commentary, so I’d love to know what you think about what she *wears*, not about how she poses. Yes, she more often than not looks desperate. However, she often also looks really cute, or really bad, or really sexy, or really SOMETHING that warrants discussion. So thank you for at least addressing her outfit and hair today.

      • Larkin21

        Agreed. Although, I am a fan of Lea Michele. I still find the “of course” joke hilarious but I often am really wanting more discussion of the look after the joke. So this was perfect. Thanks, T & Lo.

      • rockwithyourleft

        I always thought the of course was going to what she wears, never really noticed how she poses. She wears a variation of the same thing every single time. And since when have TLo offered discussion just based on “she looks cute” or “she looks sexy”? You can look good while wearing really boring clothes, see:basically any award show post. Fashion commentary needs something interesting to discuss to be good fashion commentary, not just “she looks nice today in the 475757483th sexy frock we’ve seen her in”.

        • MinkaL

           The same criticism could be made for a lot of celebs. Zooey Deschanel, Michelle Williams  and Dianna Agron immediately come to mind. With bonus points for Deschanel and Agron for also posing the exact same twee way each time. Yet they somehow scrounge up something to say about them (as in their clothing) every time. I’m a T&Lo fan for sure as they’re the only reason I’m still watching PR, as well as, yes, a fan of Lea’s and honestly, it is annoying. If you feel you must make fun of her posing, go for it. Sometimes I do it too. I come here because they make being catty bitches funny. Though the of course thing is definitely tired. But find something to say about what she’s actually wearing even if it’s negative otherwise why bother bringing her up at all? This is still a FASHION blog right?

          • rockwithyourleft

            And Zooey Deschanel/Michelle Williams/didn’t bother searching Dianna Agron often get commentary along the lines of “woman try a new look,” like “didn’t recognize her without the tights” or “that dress is adorable without looking twee (for once)”. They too get comments about how they look the same every time, which is the same as “of course” but in more words. Heidi gets “of course,” boys dressed like douche bags get “of course”. It’s like “girl get a new look” is stage one of You’re Boring Me, and if left untreated will advance to “of course”. There will be telethons to raise money for research for a cure for You’re Boring Me, please consider making a life-changing donation.

            • MinkaL

               I’m not exactly sure what you’re trying to say but my point was that TLo
              still takes the time to give their opinions on those women’s clothes,
              no matter how blatantly repetitive the clothing or their poses, etc, are. If they’re no longer willing to do that with Lea, then they shouldn’t bring her up at all. I
              don’t know, it’s one thing to mock her her and then discuss her
              clothing even if it’s entirely negative, but just bringing her up to
              mock her and then offer nothing else just seems a bit catty in the
              mean-spirited way to me. Just my honest opinion. Anyways, moving on now.

            • rockwithyourleft

               My point is no, they don’t take time to give their opinions, they say things that are the equivalent of “of course” in slightly more words. “Didn’t recognize her without the tights” is not an opinion. If they didn’t bring Lea up people would go “did you see what she was wearing?!??!!??!!?!?” which I’m sure gets annoying time after time, so it’s a way for them to say “Lea Michele was in attendance at this event, wearing an outfit that we’ve discussed countless times before so we won’t waste our breath (well, words) doing it again”. They’ve said in post after post that her overly sexy dresses 24/7 grate because they think she’s way too talented to resort to that. And by the comments, some readers think that “of course” is still really funny.

              Also just my opinion as a pretty loyal TLo reader! :)

            • j_anson

              Gotta say, for me that “of course” gets funnier every time, in that “running joke” way. But mileage varies.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

               ” If they’re no longer willing to do that with Lea, then they shouldn’t bring her up at all.”

              Why?

            • http://bonobochick.livejournal.com/ Miss D.

              Taking a stab about what MinkaL means… I don’t always agree with LM’s fashion choices and often nod along with your assessments when you give them (though I did fail to see how her Teen Choice Awards outfit was any more short or low cut than a lot of the ladies there that you did comment about what they were actually wearing) cause I can see were you’re coming from on things you find troubling. Speaking for myself on why I side-eye LM posts, I think the difference is it feels like you’re bashing the person and not the fashion. I appreciate your snark and I find you generally entertaining but it seems like when it comes to LM, it’s just about full on hating on her no matter what she’s actually wearing nor how she looks. It’s not entertaining shade so much as constantly stating “we think everything about her sucks.” I know I’d also rather see you not talk about her [fashion choices] if that’s all you’re going to do when it comes to her. 

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              We’re sorry, but anyone who’s reading “We think everything about her sucks” into “Of course,” is reading WAY too much into it.

            • MinkaL

               Miss D has exactly the right idea with where I was going with that. I’d like to think I’m not some oversensitive super fan with a lack of perspective and rationality so I apologize if that’s how I come across. I’m just saying that while I’ve often joined the ‘of course’ chorus regarding her recent sartorial choices which have gotten a bit expected to say the least and understand why she may turn some people off, recent things like taking a statement from an interview which you admit to not watching and which was clearly a self-effacing joke in the correct context, or bringing up her Candies ads/commercial just to of course everything and demean it and her in general as if she were both the designer of the line and art director of the photo shoot, or even this sort of condescending (patronizing? idk) post directly addressing the fans she may have on here as if they were bothersome and unreasonable for at least sometimes wanting a real opinion on her outfits comes off as well, a bit personal? And it then of course gives others the forum to air their grievances about her outside of their opinions of her fashion. I sincerely doubt that’s your intention having read your blog for well over two years(?) now and “knowing” (as much as I can) that you guys are classy, smart and funny men. I’m just saying, that sometimes that’s how it comes across. To me. (Disclaimer: This probably made no sense as English is definitely not my first or even third language and I’ve just returned from my home country a little jumbled and I usually give myself two weeks before all of my skills return).

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              You mean we looked at her work and her words and made judgments of her based on both?

              And this is … what? Bad? Unfair? Because it’s what we do to practically everyone.

              And the only time people try to boil down what we do to “It’s a fashion blog” is when we said something they don’t like.

            • MinkaL

               Okay.

          • http://bonobochick.livejournal.com/ Miss D.

            YES! Thank you.

            I like what you said but don’t forget Sofia Vergara on that list. She does the same pose in pretty much the same dress with the same hair on every red carpet. Yes, she’s gorgeous but that doesn’t mean it’s escaped my notice that she doesn’t really try anything new or different with regard to her red carpet appearance.

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            We don’t do exhaustive analyses of every dress we post here. Sometimes we just go for the joke simply because our goal is always to entertain, not to educate.

            And if you click on the Lea Michelle tag you’ll see several instances in the last several months where we discussed her outfits, so we’re not even sure what the complaint is about. It’s not like we never discuss her clothes; we do it all the time.

    • SuzBald

      The fun thing about “of course” is how far one can take it in every day use!  I’ve not limited to my eye-rolling “of course” to Lea Michele’s camera mugging and exposed lady bits. 

    • http://twitter.com/obscureobjects David Calder

      Whenever I see that you’ve posted a photo of her, I scroll down extra slowly, which makes the inevitable “Of course” even funnier than it already is. And it’s already freaking hilarious.

    • SewingSiren

      I think the dress looks good on her. I love the shirred sleeves. The neckline would look better higher, especially with the really low back. I love braids of all sorts, no exception.  She’s over tanning though. Over all not as ” Of Course” as usual. 

    • formerlyAnon

      Pretty dress, though those shirred arms always look old a tad lady-ish to me, especially when they cover half the hand, which does NOT balance out the fact that if the back (which is LOVELY) is going to plunge to the waist, this old lady thinks the front neckline should be higher & a tad narrower than this one is – she is a beautiful young woman in an appearance conscious profession, not a shrink wrapped package of chicken breasts in the meat counter. 

      Wait – what? Well even if they [nearly] all DO, I refuse to think that successful female entertainers must ALWAYS put themselves on display in the metaphorical meat counter. 

      Ahem, returning to the matter at hand – I think the shoes work perfectly with the “vision of restrained-princess femininity” this ensemble ALMOST achieves. They are a cliche, but so is the pale pink frothy confection she so nearly is in this dress.

      Which all adds up to: I wouldn’t be so critical of what is, after all, a very standard red carpet neckline, if she didn’t come so close to presenting herself as a grown up version of the pretty princess so many of her younger fans still want to be. And I think it would have been a refreshing change of pace for her to do so.

    • http://remedialstitcher.blogspot.com/ Sara Leigh Merrey

      Braid boner! Hahahahahahaha. It adds at least 10 years to her age IMHO.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FEP56YB4DUIXBWSLIMSSSGQHWY jimmack

      Mother of the bride dress at best. Or, senior prom blow out. I guess what work in the context of a runway show does not translate to real people wearing the outfit in public. Lea should hook up with Mondo…or better still, Chris March.

      The girl sure is shiny…a little powder would help. Boobs could be  hleped with a little foundation , please. She just seems to try too hard and always come off poorly. And while we are at it, odd foot placement is photos one and three.

    • Jessi03

      OF COURSE!

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

      I imagine she is enjoying the fact that it says FOX all around her in the background.

    • boomchicabowwow

      OF F*CKING COURSE!

    • MilaXX

      Actually this is one of my least favorite Lea looks. Not only does the dress have said orangutan arms, the color looks horrible with that George Hamilton tan and the shoes are not only bridal, but that somehow manage to blend into that horrible tan. That hair just looks stupid. If you must have a giant horsehair braid, do not try to put it over one shoulder, it looks dumb.

    • Cathy S

      That dress is all kinds of ugly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/D.D.D.Dino Dino Bonačić

      brade boner <3 hahahahha

    • PeggyOC

      And of course she had to pull the neckline open and tape it to her cleavage.  Loose the sleeves, put the neckline back where it belongs and this could have been a cute look.

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      This is SO Cha Cha di Gregorio goes to her daughter’s 1st communion.

      • VeryClaire

        Vlasta, I love you.

        • Vlasta Bubinka

          I’m touched. blushgigglehairflip

    • GorgeousThings

      Braid Boner! Another in the TLo pantheon. Thank you!!!!

      And Lea, honey, that dress makes you look thick in the middle. Fire your stylist.

    • gabbilevy

      I didn’t know there were any PUF Lea fans. C’mon. 

    • Judy_J

      The girl can’t help it.  She’s been mugging and posing this way for so long, she doesn’t know how to do it any other way. Oh, and BTW, that dress is so mother of the bride, except for the neckline, which is a tad bit low for church.

    • Fibercrazed

      Perhaps we should set her and KStew up on a play date. Maybe they can help each other find some middle ground between looking awkward and bored and the attention-whore mugging for the camera.

    • MarissaLG

      I really like this dress. I think the belted deep-V looks good on so many different body types- it’s hard to get this wrong. I’m not so much a fan of the sleeves & how worked the fabric is in the bodice, but it’s a nice dress and it suits her. The hair looks real sloppy for such a prissy dress though. 

    • Le_Sigh

      Is it just me – but is she getting more orange with every photo flash?

      She’s so talented.  People already love her.  Why so much Try?

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      The dress looks great on her.

      OF COURSE she’s way too tanned, she just HAS to show the chest cleavage, wore hideous shoes, and DIY hair.

      She’s so much prettier when she smiles, rather than vamping for the camera.

    • jmorino08

      This is pure mother-who-wants-to-outshine-the-bride. Something one of the Real Housewives would wear to her daughter’s wedding. Also, that braid is a mess!

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      The dress is pretty, but the shoes make her legs look super short. Should have worn some metallic strappy sandals, imo.

    • MoHub

      Hike that neckline up about 4 inches and put a decent bra under it, and I might like it on her.

    • crash1212

      Braid boner.

      Also, I would not have a problem with this look if that plunging neckline took a little less of a plunge. And those shoes should be burned.

    • Liverpoolgirl

      Mother of the bride circa 1986…with just a tad less cleavage.  My friend used to braid her hair around pipe cleaners….now those braids had some stiffness!

    • RedRaven617

      Dear Lea,
      In the end, gravity will win. Do yourself a favor and give the puppies some support. You waist is already short enough.

    • VicksieDo

      But I LOVE that dress.

    • Little_Olive

      The arm treatment is so fug.

      Hooveshoeshooveshoeshooveshoes. 

      Boob-flattening cleavage.

      Silly dress length. 

      Bad bangs.
       
      No. 

    • Lisa Dugan

      The dress is lovely but I would have liked to see it sleeveless.  Too much arm scrunching going on.  She looks great but a bit too tan.

    • PaulaBerman

      The dress also shows too much cleavage. I am not against cleavage on general principle, but the rest of the dress is so frumpy that it just makes her look like the cover of a romance novel, after Fabio got her to bare her heaving bosom to him. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/curlykew Heidi Hellstrom

      When all she provides is “of course” material, then what else are you supposed to say? It’s all anyone can come up with.

    • http://bonobochick.livejournal.com/ Miss D.

      Thank you, MinkaL. You’ve pretty much said how I feel on the subject. 

      Like I would have loved more commentary on the cute blue dress the other day that ended up on the whiteboard. The one she was totally covered up in and smiling in the pictures.

    • SpcilK

      Blue Steel side pose. (OF COURSE!)

    • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

      *eye roll*

    • frannyprof

      Braid boner!!! LOL!!!

    • janetjb

      First Reactions:
      This is Emilio Pucci??She’s too young for this dress.  Is this from a bridal collection?

    • Snailstsichr

      I think she should have pulled the front of the dress up higher than her tan line.

    • kmk05

      Hate the shoes too! I don’t think you can have satin shoes: they always seem to look tacky. Designers also love to stick rhinestones/gems bedazzlement on them. I think the sleeves just look long because they’re ruched.

      She also has way too much highlighter on: your cheeks are shiny disco balls, sweetheart. Highlighter should only go on the high points, not near your nose.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      She looks like the class slut at the prom. In other words, nothing new here. Next.  

    • another_laura

      Not a good dress to begin with.  Add to that the bad shoes, the too-deep tan, the shine, and it’s a goner.  But all you can see is that deep deep vee and you can’t really say anything else but … Of Course.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      Braid boner…HAH! This dress screams ice-capades to me.

    • Sara__B

      Of double course. That dress must be attached to her skin with double-strength tape to keep it from sliding right off her tiny frame. (But if it weren’t cut so wide and low it would look like the MOB dress my mother wore to both my big sisters’ weddings in the early 1960s, and that’s definitely not the look Lea wants.)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XX3UUXUSBZGZQ4MKNADAMYTADE Mrs

      Am I the only one who thinks the dress makes her look stocky & somewhat flat-chested?  That’s not her at all, so it’s either the dress or the photo.

    • guest2visits

      At least the dress is not 2 inches from her crotch. Or skin tight, for a change.
      I think this may have worked better with a pale, or almost invisible belt, and strappy sandals/heels.
      And it might look more balanced without the sleeves altogether, the fabric looks like it’s overwhelming.
      This kind of braid doesn’t seem to go with the dress at all.

    • ms_kat

      The dress, weirdly, makes her look thick-waisted. AND less boob would be better. 

    • plinkiedoodle

      TLo, you say whatever you want about her….you are ABSOLUTELY right!  Of course!!!!

    • save_the_hobbit

      I was scrolling through the pictures, mentally saying “Please fuck them and say of course, please please please…” So thank you, because “of course” is really all you can say about her.

    • HobbitGirl

      The decolletage seems awkward, too – it’s too wide for her frame. It just screams “LOOK AT MAH BOOBIES!!!”

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      That dress is too much for this petite girl, particularly with that neckline. Put it on a taller gal, one who has narrow shoulders. Like, say, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

    • Kyle Crawford

      I’m sorry, you said it was Lea Michele, right? This is one of the real housewives of New Jersey, isn’t it. The one that is like 64- 65 years old….

    • sashaychante

      This is either “attending a wedding” or “part of the bridal party” gear.  HATE those tacky satin shoes.  Of course.

    • Julie Fountain

      She looks 40. 

    • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

      I love you two.  Never change :) XOXO

    • aristida_girl

      “braid boner” is my new word of the day..

    • Flaming June

      Why does she always look so cheap?

      • FlamingJune1967

        Trying to figure out what happened to my avatar.

    • Zaftiguana

      I have nothing against her, but OF COURSE will never stop being funny. She’s certainly not the only celebrity like this. I’m always super impressed when you guys manage to scrape a couple hundred words together about Jennifer Aniston rather than just those two.

    • Call me Bee

      You are correct, sirs.  It’s not the dress, which, at the very least, is not so short you can see her good china, nor the weirdly colored shoes nor the bedazzled belt nor the side-swept hair.  It’s that shit-eating oh-I-am-so-humbled-to-be-here-don’t-you-just-love-me?  look she gives the the camera.  Every.  Single.  Time. 
      This girl needs to learn some humility and fast–or she’ll not be the Queen of the Runway (in her own mind) much longer.   

    • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

      “braid boner.” perfection – and dying of laugher. i learn something new every day!

    • up with pod people

      I fecking love this look and would wear the whole thing, tho.

    • JMansm

      I love pinterest braids and I love that you only respond to her with “of course” 

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      The first thought that enters my mind when I see Lea is that she is just trying too hard.  I’d like the dress better if it were sleeveless.

    • luluransom

      You boys crack me up. And you’re so right.

    • Fordzo

      Only ballerinas with no boobs should wear that color and that deep of a V.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1624741566 Penn Collins

      what about pig tails?

    • Sara R

      I can’t.  It’s pretty, but I can’t.  I wore this dress in a lyrical number to “Yesterday” in 1998.  That’s the only image I have when looking at her.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      I don’t see how you look at that braid and call it cute when you were all over Blake Lively’s fishtail a few weeks ago. They’re both messy. I’m so tired of messy hair in general. As for the rest of the look – I can’t muster up any interest in the model except to say she needs to back away from the tanning.

    • granddelusion

      This looks like a leftover from a Mitzi Gaynor tv special.

    • oohsparkley!

      She looks pretty.  Hate the shoes.

    • http://bonobochick.livejournal.com/ Miss D.

      Is it? I mean it means there’s got to be some fire to the smoke if you’re getting emails/tweets taking some exception to your posts about her.  Obviously we disagree on this topic and that’s fine but that doesn’t mean that it’s not the vibe some get even if that’s not your intention.

    • mom2ab

      Its a 7 dwarves dress- makes her look dumpy,lumpy,frumpy, saggy, baggy, draggy and dopey.

    • luciaphile

      She is always giving Sears Catalog Model face…

    • elzatelzabelz

      Love the dress. Don’t mind the posing because at least she has facial expressions-Cough-Kristen Stewart-cough.

    • redgauntlet

      She’s gorgeous, the little bitch. And yet one can’t help think that she’d be absolutely awful in bed.

    • bellafigura1

      That dress is too big.  It’s dragging down in the front, it’s too long, bulky under the belt line and gapping at the back.  Also, she looks like she’s almost shrugging to keep it up. 

    • GTrain

      Amen to this post. Of course never gets old. Her stans need to get a grip.

    • berkeleygirl

      Are you sure that’s not Lea’s mother?  The woman in the second shot looks great – for a 50-year-old.

    • PhillipWilde

      At least her dress isn’t so short you can see her va-jay-jay.

    • DourBeast

      Lea Michele has fans? Ugh, she bothers. 

    • http://twitter.com/anairbb Briana Blanchard

      OF COURSE.

    • http://www.nykola.com/ Ambra Nykol

      How much of the hatred of Lea Michele do you think is based on her TV-character? For example, had she never played the mostly detestable Rachel Berry, and just been this chick who was in Spring Awakening and broke into TV or film, do you think she’d be as universally annoying? Seriously asking. And I’m in the “she’s annoying” camp.

    • Zach Ng Zheng Yang

      I LOL-ed at ‘braid boner’!!!!!
      Love you guys.

    • Susan Collier

      What is this? A party for the launch of Dynasty?

    • CatherineRhodes

      And of course the neckline had to plunge to her navel.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Also, shark nose pumps.

      Ugggggh.

    • CarolinLA

      I feel for her in a lot of ways.  Rachel Berry was a part tailor-made for her but honestly, Lea’s name doesn’t come up when you think of casting other roles.  You’re not gonna think of her for Hunger Games for instance.  Instead, she got cast in that awful New Year’s Eve movie (and from the clips, she actually looked cute and fun).  She’s struggling to remain noticed as Glee’s star loses its luster.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K3O2QNXDJIU3AJINAGNJRYWDZ4 mrspotts66

      braid boner. 

    • melanie0866

      It looks like a costume from the Lawrence Welk Show.

    • KathKo

      Well.
      At least it’s not a gyno-skirt.

    • Jennifer Weinstein

      BRAID BONER!!! OMG!!! Too funny!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J5QKZG5NFXQE3MLXFN3MAQDUTA Mary Stone

      BRAID BONER ftw!!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/rachel.goosen Rachel Goosen

      Seeing “of course” after a photo of Lea Michele is one of few constants in my life. Don’t take that away.

    • Verascity

      That color is *terrible* on her, too.

    • plinkiedoodle

      Darling TLo,

      Don’t you ever stop saying OF COURSE.  I, for one, live for it.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/premal.laxman Premal Laxman

      Are you happy now, Lea Michele fans!?!?! YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YO’SELF!

    • ccm800

      she must have stock in boob tape