Bow Down, Bitches

Posted on September 05, 2012

The New York Freaking Times is in the house.

OUR house.

“Early fans included Nina Garcia, one of the show’s judges and now a frequent retweeter of the Tom and Lorenzo posts. “They can sometimes be a little biting, but it’s all done in good fun,” said Ms. Garcia, the fashion director at Marie Claire.

By 2009, as readership ballooned and they began accepting Google ads, the two closed down their proofreading business to focus full time on the blog, which they renamed TomandLorenzo.com. “A million people start blogs, and one of every million makes it big,” Mr. Fitzgerald said. “If you don’t mind me saying so, Lorenzo has a tendency to get a little grandiose and I’m always the one saying, ‘Honey, you need to have more realistic expectations from the world.’ ”

The two, who live together in a three-story house in South Philadelphia, commute to New York City once a week to meet with fashion editors, publishers and their book agent. Such was the case the other Wednesday, when they met with Laura Brown, a features and special-projects editor at Harper’s Bazaar over breakfast at Café Cluny in the West Village. (“I just wanted to meet them, to be honest,” Ms. Brown said.)”

Read the whole thing. God knows we have; about 2 dozen times now.

Oh, and Tom has thick, thatch-like Kennedy hair. Definitely NOT “thinning.” Also, Lorenzo wants you all to know that he now hates that shirt and he most definitely does NOT have a gut. We’re pretty, dammit!

Just thought that needed to be said.

 

[Photo Credit: Jessica Kourkounis for The New York Times]

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    • Amy Ellinger

      So proud of y’all 🙂

    • I commented on your FB page, but I’ll say it again here. Congratulations!!

      Love the TARDIS blue socks. 

      • TVKimmy

        I was thinking the same thing about the socks! 😀

        And I squee’d a little reading “Mr. Fitzgerald…..”

        SO damn happy for you both! You deserve every second of it. <3

    • Lilithcat

      Fabulous story about two fabulous guys.  Of course, you haven’t really made it until you’re the answer to a clue in the NYT Sunday crossword  .  .  .

      • ballerinawithagun

        Crossword followed by Jeopardy!!!

      • Well, you have at least two fans who are crossword puzzle writers (one of whom has written quite a few more for the NY Times than I have). We’ll get on that.

        Bravi to both of you!

    • Amy

      So excited…I squealed during that Nina Garcia quote!

      PS: You guys look great and the apartment is fabulous. Well done, gentlemen.

      • kimmeister

        My only wish is that we got a glimpse of the three resident kitties!

    • Great article!  Congrats!!

    • EliseC

      Wow… you know you have arrived WHEN…
      Congratulations, guys, and thanks for making me laugh for the past few years!  

    • neofashionista

      Congratulations! It is a wonderful piece and ya all look fabulous even without the disclaimers !

      • Judih1

        Here, here! Great interview, really captured your spirit!

    • muzan-e

      The owl, too, observes the viewer. 

      … because it’s that great an apartment. *g*  Great shot. Fabulous article. My husband deeply admires the shoes.

      • Sobaika

        I’m into the socks!

        • TieDye64

          I’m digging the socks AND the shoes. 

    • rolacus2

      Hey now Lorenzo. A bit of belly (or more) is always cute on a guy. But then again I am part of the gay community who adores that sort of thing. 😉

      Congratulations on the article guys. Good to see you’re getting recognized.

      • understateddiva

         whatevs, it’s the shirt.  The Fug Girls would call it poltergut.

        • Gianni Rubino

          I’m SO proud of you both.  Lorenzo, you’re emaciated, go eat a carb!

          (It’s the shirt, not you!)

    • Rebecca Allen

      FAB. congratulations!! 

    • poggi

      The article is great. Congratulations. And of course, you guys look fabulous.

    • Bowing down and cheering at the same time! Way to GO!!!

    • It’s a cute piece, but LOVE your shoes boys!

      • ArtSchoolDropOut

        I know! I want Tom’s for myself!

    • BobStPaul

      Congrats, guys.  That’s terrific – and well deserved.

      • carolynmo

        Absolutely! Well done!

    • Omg, you GUYS!  Awesome.  And well deserved.  Although I’d kind of hoped you guys were a LITTLE bit older than me so I’d feel like I still had time to Really Make It.   But no. Same age.  Which I should have known from all the references that felt like they were just for me.  sigh.

    • Anathema_Device

      You’re pretty and fabulous. Your success is well deserved. Congrats!!

      • formerlyAnon

        Damn, you give good presents!

        • Anathema_Device

           Heh. I started giving my husband fashionable shoes as gifts a few years back. He has very good taste, but dresses somewhat conservatively. He has the frame and look to carry off clothes with a little more panache, so I just help him up his game from time to time. 🙂

    • SRQkitten

      whoah!

      Congrats, you know you’ve made it when you’re featured in the NYT! And you know in bitter kitten eyes, you are tres pretty. And really, really brilliant.

      Recognition that is well deserved.

      srq

    • TaurusKW

      Dammit, where’s the like button???  😉

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      Very cool!  Great article and well deserved.  Congrats to you both!

    • afabulous50

      How FABULOUS for you!!!  Congratulations bitches!

    • You are indeed pretty!  Millions of congrats to both of you – that’s a fantastic article, and I’m so excited for you!

    • Now that you’re famous will you post pictures of yourself and critique your own fashion choices on a regular basis?

      Just for the record, I give this look a WERQ!

    • Fabulous article! I loved reading it. And I remember the Rachel Zoe thing last year. 🙂 

      Congrats to you both! <3

    • Ann

      Congrats! Great article!  (Don’t let it go to your heads though! 🙂  )

    • EveEve

      I’m bowing, I’m bowing.  Congratulations to both of you!

    • NNgela

      Awww Tom and Lorenzo congratulations! I have been reading you since Summer 2008 (where I went backwards a few pages to read from the first ever post!) My mom referred it telling me you lived in South Philly, and of course us Philly people have to support others! I’m really happy for you guys, and always look forward to the day of running into you on the street!

    • Tigrrl

      It’s about time the Times recognized your greatness! I feel like my kid just won a scholarship to Harvard. Congratulations!

    • DaringMiss

      I feel *misty*.

      • pokokpuding

         OMG that is sooo how I feel.

    • LOVE LOVE LOVE! You guys are the best. 🙂

    • Still wagging my imaginary tail. It’s so good to see success earned by the deserving. We know you’ve worked for it, darlings, but you make it look effortless!

    • Great piece, and congratulations! The first thing I checked in the picture was pant/hem length, and it looks like they should be just right when standing. You’ve trained me well. 

    • altalinda

      I’m so thrilled for you, you deserve this and all of your success.

    • rainwood1

      Holy crap, you guys have ARRIVED.  And I can say I read you from the very beginning.  You two are the one in a million blog success story because you guys are talented and you work damn hard.  The way success is usually achieved.  

      Congrats, T Lo.  You’ve earned it.

    • Wendi126

      I’m kvelling!! So proud to say I knew you when…

    • margaret meyers

      I had no idee you were Sout’ Philly boys.  Yo, yo, yo!

    • MissAnnieRN

      Cut to me and hundreds of other BK’s squealing and jumping up and down like little girls!!!!!!

    • Of course you’re pretty. Love the shoes. And this. 

    • Violina23

      Awesome! Congrats!

    • Turns out, it’s a good week to be you.  

      I don’t often post (moving the keyboard where I can reach it also involves booting a cat off, and they hate that, so I usually just click ‘like’ to someone saying what I’m mostly thinking) but this time deserves real words. 

      Congrats, well-done, all that jazz. Even the cat bitching about suddenly being on the floor approves. Bitterly, but he approves. 

      • SapphoPoet

        A true Bitter Kitten. 🙂

    • I’m bowing…. well done sirs…

    • Congratulations! You’re movin’ on up!! 🙂

    • snarkykitten

      Congrats! This is so awesome!

    • LJCdoc

      Bowing down, for sure. Great article. If I was a boy, I’d be wanting both your shoes so hard.

    • ClevelandburbsBeth

      So very happy for you both! I’ve been a fan since, gosh, really close to conception! I go to, and refresh, your website more times a day than is normal. I should probably be arrested for stalking, actually. 😉 Any and all good things that come your way are well-deserved. Congratulations from Cleveland!

    • Heeheehee!  Yay!!!!!  Maybe now celebrities will cotton on and start hemming their pants to the appropriate length.

    • old_tlo_friend

      ….the draperies seem to match the shoes of Tom and the socks of Lo.   Tsk-tsk!

      (love you both, will buy your book, will read your interviews; you guys are *great*!)

    • Aww, congrats. Love the glasses, the blue socks and the FABULOUS teal shoes.

    • Anna Maria Diamanti

      Love the pops of color. You guys look great!

    • CatherineRhodes

      CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so freaking fabulous!

      Needless to say, I am bowing down….

    • Guys!  You’re in the NY Times!  Don’t settle for merely pretty — you are both far too fabulous for such a meek description.  And can someone explain why the Times apparently think you two are an odd couple?  You’re married not siblings for God’s sake — why on Earth would you look alike or be the same height?

    • Bowing down. Too awesome!

    • jw_ny

      How exciting for you both!  Nice pic…you both look great! 

      I, also, think your shoes are fab.  What’s up with the rolled up cuffs…are we doing that now?  I’m out of touch….;))

    • ccm800

      Dang! We were nearly NEIGHBORS. I  lived on Mildred between 8th and 9th off Bainbridge for years!
      🙂
      Great article!  Congratz!  

    • Monabel

      Mazel tov, dear boys!

    • watchmeboogie

      You guys!!!! Amazing amazing amazing. Congratulations!!!

    • guest2visits

      Yes,..yes you are!  Fabulous, opinionated,.. and now just a couple of stars, looks like.  O whatever; you know what that means –
      I am loving those socks Lorenzo!  And are those some blue suede shoes Tom, are you pulling an Elvis on us ? Fans need to know!
      And seriously – congrats again!

    • Sara__B

      Wow. The New York Times. Very impressive, sirs! Consider yourselves bowed down to by another in your long list of loyal minions.

    • watchmeboogie

      And may I add separately, that I teared up a bit reading it because I’ve been reading since that first year of the RunGay blogspot (Season Two was the first season we watched, and I read you guys and the “official” blog – and before long switched to just you). To see how big, varied and popular this blog has gotten, and still you’re the same fabulous, fun, hard-working snark makers who keep us entertained week in, week out without fail. You’re the best and you deserve the best!

    • So proud of you both!

    • mom2ajs5

      You two are adorable! I want to say thank you for getting me interested in fashion again. You deserve credit for getting me out of my late 30’s rut and helping meet 40 with a weight loss and enjoying shopping again. I am not kidding. I started reading your blog and missed having fun shopping fo (and wearing) cute outfits so that, with some other factors, helped me bite the bullet and lose 30 lbs. And now, you’re in my head whenever I shop 😉

    • LambeeBaby

      Eeeeeeeeeeeeekkkk! (that was a squeal of delight!-and the excitement made a little pee in my pants)
      So Cool, I can’t stop smiling:)

    • DTLAFamilies

      Hold up. Lorenzo Marquez? As in you’re not South Philly Italian? My mind is blown. (congrats on the article)

    • quiltrx

      Did you guys cuff each other’s pants?  Adorable!!

    • Congratulations! But I’m surprised no mention of your Mad Men critiques. That’s when I became a fan. 

    • bitterk

      I saw this earlier today on the NYT website and wondered if you were too humble to post it here.  Thank heavens I was wrong!   I could not be happier!   Did the two of your coordinate your outfits?  Tom, those blue shoes are fantastic.  Are they suede?  

    • Well deserved, my dears! Philly rocks! (And love the owl lamp…have we Precious Unhatched Owls to look forward to?)

    • Rachel Sawyer

      Congrats!

    • Martha Deutsch

      Hooray!! You guys look great. How awesome!! 

    • Oh dear. I just moved to NYC recently. To meet Tom and Lorenzo in the streets of New York would get me starstruck more than anything 🙂 This coming from someone who’s recently seen Paul Mccartney, Matt Damon, Bobby Mcferrin in the flesh.

      You two deserve all the recognition you’ve been getting and hopefully, this is just the beginning. Here’s to a future filled with more TLo-induced fabulousity

    • Love you guys so much and SO FUCKING HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

    • PaulaBerman

       You are both adorable and deserve all the success you have! Thanks for blogging for us, you famous bitches!

    • So proud of you guys!!  You deserve all the credit in the world.

    • O.M.Fing.G. That is the most awesomest ever! I want to Mad Style your living room!! Those FLOORS! I want to know every magazine and book so artfully stacked! I love how the Blues are calling to each other.. stripes in L’s shirt to Tom’s sweater to L’s SOCKS!! to Tom’s shoes to the MOTHER F’ING drapes to the throw pillow! You two are as FABULOUS as I ever imagined! But where are the kitties?

      • If you look at the right corner, I believe you can see one of the kitties.

    • Molly Flores

      You both have been making me laugh and teaching me a bit about fashion along the way for a few years now. I’m so happy for you, big time congrats! Can’t wait to have you in book form!

    • Amy Fee Garner

      Of course you are pretty…. pretty damn awesome!  *sniff* I feel like my dear friends are in the NYT.  You all, oh my goodness.  So proud.

    • IAmJ

      So happy for you guys! Both you and the apartment look freaking FABULOUS. I only discovered this gem of a blog a little over two years ago, but ever since I found you, I haven’t been away for more than two days at a time. Congrats!

    • Good for you, boys!

    • Showing the NYCers how to do IT!

      Congrats!

    • Woah, that’s a huge deal, congrats! I’m going to say hi like  stalker at some point during FW. Nicholas K and BCBG at 9am? 

    • Pants_are_a_must

      But. No socks. In the picture. STANK FOOT. HOW COULD YOU.

      I feel so betrayed.

      (OMG YOU’RE ON NYT!!!!)

      (this bitter kitten is smiling like an idiot right now)

      • formerlyAnon

        No *visible* socks doesn’t mean no socks, necessarily. Besides, I can’t believe Our Dear Friend (you know, darling, Tom, the one who was just in the the NYT with his partner Lorenzo, surely I’ve told you about T & Lo – just the most adorable fellows, so down to earth and hiLARious, darling – absolutely a riot!) – um, as I was saying, I’m sure Our Close Friend Tom would never ruin such a lovely pair of shoes by letting them get all smelly.

    • Chantelle James

      Wonderful!

    • Valdri8

      My fantasy is that I am going to run into one of you in Phila on one of my frequent work trips. I will be the middle-aged woman in Old Gringo boots bowing at you feet and crying. I will likely be eating a chocolate chip scone from Essene when it happens. Please be gracious during my complete bitch-hero-worship breakdown.  

    • joything

      I bow, I bow!  My forehead leaves blood on the floor! (Love Lo’s socks. My, T really IS built like a cement block … but comely.)

    • I have a maybe weird question- being such a stylish pair, now a bit more in the public eye, would you ever reveal your home in some sort of interior decorate-y forum?  I feel like people who are excellent with fashion tend to also be good with interior design and I for one would be curious to see what TLo headquarters look like.  Is that creepy?  I just assume that you have such fantastic taste when things are all tidy it looks pretty fab.

    • Introspective

      How amazing! Congrats to TLo on such a fab feature! And in the NYT no less??

      Bow down indeed. No matter what your quibbles are with the pic for the historic nature of it all, Id like to call this a WERQ moment!!

    • Way to go! And Lorenzo, the shirt is fabulous….you both look wonderful….Congratulations!(p.s. I want that owl lamp)

    • carpediva

      It’s kind of insane how pleased I am for you two, as if I’m somehow personally invested.

      Also insane? The snorting guffaws I emitted upon reading the final paragraph. (Hating the shirt now- got it! Think that’s probably best.)

      Kudos to you, sirs, and kudos again. And extra snaps for always serving up Make It Look Easy (Bitch, Please!) realness.

    • Congrats guys! You have earned it 😀 😀

    • Carla_Charlton

      Congratulations!  I just told my husband “Tom and Lorenzo are being featured in the NY TImes!”  just like you’re my best friends.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I showed my husband the photo and article this morning-he’s such a good sport about my TLO obsession!

    • nannypoo

      Love your shoes. You both look adorable.

    • Wendy Wetzel

      Mwah to you both….  you keep my days light and my laughter flowing!

    • Huzzah! I too, am an early fan, from like the beginning! Congratulations you two. Among the smartest, funniest writing on the Internets.  

    • So thrilled to see this!  Congratulations you guys!

    • *gasp!*

      Shutup, you are both winning at the Sartorial Olympics.

    • Le_Sigh

      YESSSSSSSSS!  WERQ you two!!!!  How utterly bloody and wonderfully fabulous!

      I also heart both of your shoe/sock combos.

    • oh wow! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! 

    • Also, Lorenzo?

      Your blue socks are perfect.

      • TieDye64

        They really are.

    • Zippypie

      You have arrived!!!  Congrats!

    • ooopsnevermind

      Congratulations!! You guys deserve it. Have been reading your blog for years now and it’s one of the few I read RELIGIOUSLY. 🙂

    • Funkykatt

      You guys absolutely NEEDED to be discovered.

    • GTrain

      Congrats on the Times! But don’t ever change 😉

    • SewingSiren

      I love your shoes.
      Congratulations on all counts.
      What’s next, a movie?

    • amandacq

      Insane that a blog you’ve been reading since, well, damn near close to its inception gets some real-ass press coverage! YES! Shit just got real in the best, best way.

    • prettybigkitty

      heart, heart, heart!!   Very happy for your success.   So well deserved.  xoxoxox

    • Woo hoo!! Congratulations! 

    • unbornfawn

      Bowing down! Congratulations.

    • chezdbirds

      I ain’t mad at cha!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I’m verklempt!  Great job.  Bowing down, as instructed.  Your bitter kittens salute you.

    • Kristin Standafer

      THE NEW YORK TIMES!!  Congratulations Mr. Fitzerald and Mr. Marquez! (So formal!!)

    • zombie_nurse

      Oh my God! I just realized that I see Lorenzo around all the time (I assume we must live in roughly the same area of South Philly), but never knew it was the Lo half of TLo. My day has been made. Congrats to you two on your well deserved success.

    • MilaXX

      You guys could look like Shrek (which you totally don’t) and you’d still be beautiful to me. I couldn’t love you any more for the endless hours of entertainment that you provide me.

      ::BOWS::

    • mayavaly

      Fabulous. Bravo. And I can’t help noticing the ‘matchy look’. The shirt, the shoes, the socks. Tomandlorenzo, what am I to make of this? I’m so confused (you’re a coordinated phrase, so humor me here). I was led to believe that matching was forbidden (even for paying customers); does this mean that matching can take place under some circumstances after all? If only I could get my head around this ‘fashion’ thing y’all are going on about. *sigh*.

    • boweryboy

      You guys are having the best gay year, evah!

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      This is Fabulous!  ( and Opinionated! ) 

      It’s true – it’s like seeing your friends written up in the Times!  And what an introduction to NY Fashion Week – you guys better get comped all over town after this!
       Enjoy your success – you’ve earned it!

    • That’s so awesome – congratulations! And you guys are adorable, no matter what! xoxo

    • kathleen morgan

      Whoop, whoop!!

    • Dan_In_NYC

      Amazing and congrats and well deserved and and and… !

    • Emmyllou

      Lovely! XXX

    • Wow, you guys are big time now.  Congratulations.  

      I’m rather befuddled as to why Claudia Copquin needed to point out anyone’s state of hair.  Either way, I think you guys look rather dashing in the photo and I agree with you guys about the shirt, lol.  Anyways, when you guys first had mentioned you were in Philly, I had thought, “They seem like University City area people.”.

      No socks Tom?  Stinky shoes — :]

    • Clueless_Jock

      Wonderful article. Congrats!

    • Qitkat

      Sheesh, a girl goes away for a few days because she broke her wrist, and her hard drive crashed, and comes back to find her favorite bloggers have a book deal AND a New York Times interview! Holy furballs, Robin. How Totally Awesome! And I’ve almost been there since the beginning. I’ll be expecting ya’ll in Denver at the Tattered Cover come spring 2014.

      How does a bitter kitten do a high five? 

      • formerlyAnon

        “How does a bitter kitten do a high five? ”
        With claws retracted, of course!

        Congrats on getting the hard drive fixed. Too bad the wrist is going to take a bit longer . . .

    • Rosington

      Yay!!!!  I just love you two!

    • Peeve

      You two so deserve the accolades! Yours is the one blog I go to every day and can’t wait to read. You’ve both provided untold amounts of information and entertainment, and I’ve actually learned a lot! Thanks and congratulations!

    • BarbaraNovak

      Couldn’t be happier for the two of you. Am so happy to see that your hard work & dedication to us minions is paying off for you and that you are receiving the recognition you deserve. Love to you both!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      O, the burdens of fabulosity!  I’m confident Our Boys will shoulder the responsibilities of their expanding fame with aplomb, and a certain amount of giddy glee.  Juggle seeing the famous at FW and being famous yourselves, gentlemen, and have a grand time, notwithstanding the sticky weather.  I’m delighted at the coverage, but the photo doesn’t do your goodselves justice, because it cannot capture your animation and vivacity, which I remember well from our meeting at Emmett’s.

      We’ll just have to wait for your cable TV show (a certain expansion of T Lo Enterprises Unbounded, LLC], or at least film from the interviews conducted by the media for your book in a year and a half!   Lots of well-deserved XOs to you both.

    • Wow. Yes. Amazing. 

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      You’re not only pretty, you’re wonderful!

    • Loved reading this. You guys look fantastic, and I would very much like to have your owl lamp. <3 Hugs.

    • Oh, well done sirs.

      …squinting to read the book titles…

    • carolie_king

      I will bow down just as soon as I can get up off the floor.  The New York Freaking Times… HOLY MOTHER OF COW, boys!  Many, many highly deserved congratulations to you!

    • formerlyAnon

      Now girls, of COURSE you’re pretty!

      Congrats, pretty freaking awesome. How beyond trippy IS it that there are now young people envying you two your glamourous lives??? (We old people are just really happy that you’ve been successful at work you like, even love.)

    • Lauren Davies

      Hotness, both of you.  I will read annnything you write, every damn day.  Your humor helps keep it all alive.  Thanks and congrats!

    • formerlyAnon

      AND Joe Zee (!!!) says ” . . .they know their stuff.”

      !!!!!!!

      • 3boysful

         I know!  I squee’d for them!

    • i burn, i pine for those teal shoes. yeah i’m dramatic. but those shoes brought that out in me. 

    • sariebee

      Superstars! We knew you when.

    • Congratulations! You guys are so fabulous. 🙂

    • Alwayscoco

      Congrats! Bowing down (somebody help me up, me legs, me legs!!).

    • Tom, you are serving up everything in that photo. Lo, honey, take notes.

    • TieDye64

      Congrats boys! Heading over to read the article now, after a late shift at work. You guys are the perfect antidote to a dreary day. BTW your shoes are BITCHIN’!

    • OMG SQUEE

      Sorry.  It had to be said.

    • <3

    • RzYoung

      BRILLIANT !! This is wicked, I’m so happy for you gusy  xx

    • Squee!!

    • again, congratulations!

      blinded by the sox.

      diggin’ the turquoise shoes!

    • DesertRodent

      Me too with the socks love! Love the blue socks with the ochre wingtips. The blue wingtips seem not to be soxed. Sly!  I’m am the puniest of fashion lightweights, and the runt of your litter, but I think you both look charming for your Gray Lady first.

    • Congrats, ladies! Sending lotsa love to you both!! xoxox

    • Fordzo

      Tom, are you the same Thomas Fitzgerald who writes for the Inquirer?

      • gabbilevy

        I think a quick Google search points to no.

    • jo

      Wow.  Congrats guys.  That is an awesome article and I’m so proud of you.  Yay Philly folks!

    • Groove-tastic – Mollye

    • AND – all the best comes from from Philadelphia – Love, Mollye, a Catholic school girl from East Oak Lane

    • hubertpage

      Oh, Lorenzo honey, let me be a bitter kitten and ask: WHY did you not hate that shirt before?? I can’t imagine a way in which that shirt would look good. I mean, I suppose there are those occasions when you might want to put a red bow tie to it and match it with… don’t know what kind of pants but other than that…that shirt should be banned from your wardrobe. 
      Every time I look at the picture, I can’t see anything else. Not even Tom in all his 6 footedness and that is saying something. 
       
      I’m waiting for heaps of redemption at the Fashion week. 
      Ok, that out of the way, you are very sweet together and congratulations!

    • SapphoPoet

      Huzzah! Congratulations! Great article. Love the blue socks, the stack of books, and your owl lamp.  

    • It had not even occurred to me that y’all might have last names. Congrats, this is absolutely wonderful and so deserved!

      • SapphoPoet

        I know! I think you two need to just drop your last names. Seems to have worked for Cher and Madonna.

    • You both are so amazing and fantastic I just can’t stand it. 

    • Ellen Davies

      Congratulations! Your blog is so much fun to read. Can’t wait for the book! 

    • Oh My GAWD!!!!  This is so wonderfully cool.  I  can’t  breathe,….

    • CPK1

      bow down bitches indeed!!!!!! 

    • lisaepc

      NYT STYLE!?! SHUT UP!!! THERE WILL BE NO LIVING WITH YOU NOW! CONGRATULATIONS MUCH MUCH DESERVED!

    • Way to go, boys! The New York Freaking Times indeed! Great piece too.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      I just read the article! Congratulations, you guys! Fantastic!

    • estella_nyc

      So proud to be one of your bitter kittens!

    • Ali

      I’ve been a lurker since the old days, and I am just so HAPPY for the two of you! Congrats, TLo!

    • Larkin21

      Love you guys! Congrats once again 🙂

    • Elizabeth Baker

      Congratulations, you two! What a great profile – and a fabulous picture.

    • KateWo

      wooo!!  I’ve read this blog since a google search for ‘Project Runway Blogs’ yeeeaarrrss ago and it’s awesome to see you be able to quit your day jobs and get some recognition!  Very inspiring.  And the sentence about your hair and heights is weird and not needed.  And you must do a Mad Men Style coffee table book once your first book is a success…Timing would probably be right with the end of the series.  

    • miagain

      I love you two… I haven’t had a chance to read the article, but as a long, long time reader I feel as proud as a peacock.  Well done, well done!!

    • JuliaInBlack

      Clutch the pearls!! This is so fantastic, congratulations you guys!

    • Vfor

      We have the same lamp. I’m so excited about my validated “taste level” now!

    • I was a proofreader a long time ago, so I can relate. Also, I am always thrilled that you use English correctly and rarely does a typo appear in your entries – even on your Twitter feeds! My all-time favorite author is Patrick Dennis, and your writing has a lot of that same kind of sparkle and lovely bitchiness. God, I love you guys!!!

    • Amazing, darlings!

    • Catiline

      Oh wow!  Awesome! 

      I had a “you know you are a nerd when…” moment because I might have squealed the hardest over the fact that you are former proofreaders.  Represent!

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      Congratulations, Guys!

    • I’ve been reading since the Project Rungay days and PR Season 3. I could not be more thrilled for the both of you! First the book and now this… Much love and congratulations!!

    • HOORAY!!

    • Erin Reece

      So exciting!  I have adored you two for years.  Those socks are fab.    

    • gabbilevy

      So proud! 

    • This website is my happy place.  I adore the two of you. Thank you.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Congratulations! I don’t see a gut, but is there something in your shirt pocket??? You just needed your stylist (ha ha) behind you to yank your shirt up a bit at the shoulders.

    • lalagigi

      As someone who has followed you from the beginning and watched you grow and flourish (though I rarely post comments, I read you everyday), I feel an unusual pride in you both for your accomplishments.

    • Kappyapp

      Congratulations a million times over! 
      Just want to put a little personal ‘thank you’ in here too – I have a job that deals with a lot of heavy, depressing issues at times. Popping over to your site is often exactly what I need to remind myself that everything isn’t so dire. Your writing is a little oasis in the middle of my day – what better way than some daily pretty with a dash of snark to put things back into perspective?

      So thanks for what you do, and for doing it in such a smart fun way. Enjoy every moment of your success – it is well deserved!

    • sweetlilvoice

      So happy for you two! I credit this blog with a lot I’ve learned about fashion and constantly direct people here. And that owl lamp is adorable! 

    • Judy_J

      My day is not complete without several visits to your site.  Congratulations, keep up the good work, and thank you for the entertainment, insight, and bitchiness.  You two rule!

    • You’re beautiful!

    • Diana Martinez

       I think you guys are adorable. 

    • grif wolf

      Gonna run right over to read. You two are the best!

    • schadenfreudelicious

      awh so proud to be one of your kittens, you guys deserve every accolade you receive! Congrats 

    • imspinningaround

      Success is its own werq, fellas!

      Thank you for keeping it real and staying in Philadelphia. 

    • Miss_Magpie

      YAY! So proud of you, so excited for you…..you deserve it!

    • I’ve never met you, but I’m just bursting with pride. Go on with your bad selves!

    • Vickiefantastico

      So happy and proud of you!

    • BigShamu

      I AM a TLO Bow Down Bitch.

    • Your picture reminds me of Sherlock and Watson, (the Cumberbatch and Freeman variety).  Something about the way the two of you are sitting. 

    • mjude

      congrats boys you deserve the recognition!  proud to be a bitter kitten.

    • janetjb

      So happy for you both!!!

    • Congrats! : )

    • bookish

      Ohhh Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Marquez! I just realized I’ve never wondered about your last names. Congrats to you both!

    • TheOriginalLulu

      How cool is this? Can’t wait to read the whole thing. Bossman has a meeting in a few minutes, so I’ll be able to check it out without interruptions.
      You ARE pretty! Lorenzo, don’t burn the shirt; you look good! 

      You’re both wearing great shoes. And I love that chest behind you. 🙂 

    • Call me Bee

      (bowing down…) We are not worthy, we are not worthy….(bowed and backing out of the room)

    • Vaniljekjeks

      I am so proud of you guys!  I have been following this blog since it began (don’t ask me how I found it, because I don’t remember) And the link to it lives right in the middle of my bookmarks.  You guys are brilliant, and I love that you are getting the recognition that you more than deserve.   Pardon me, while I Bow the Fuck Down.

    • PinkLemon

      eeeee!!!!!

    • Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Congrats on the story!!

    • PastryGoddess

      ahhhhhhhhh
      My favorite gay uncles are famous!  Woo hoo.  you guys should have linked every single sentence to your article

    • Fabulous, as always!  I would say you have now achieved true fame, on the pages of the New Yorker and the front row of the runway shows, and all of your faithful followers know how much you deserve it!  Love ya mean it!!

    • S_Swift

      This made me so happy. I can only imagine how you both feel. Congrats!!!!!

    • rkdgal

      GOOD FOR Y’ALL!!!  You deserve all the accolades you’re getting and you’re about to get 🙂

    • Michelle Nguyen

      SO proud of you guys! 😀 Congratulations and much love from SF!

      Edit: I gasped so loudly earlier that my cats both woke up from their pile and gave me that “WTF” expression only unduly woken cats have. Now I have been delegated to petting them back into feline slumber. Thanks TLo. 😛

    • janierainie

      This is so great! Congrats!

    • Scimommy

      You guys are too adorable for words. Congratulations – this is fabulous!

    • Love it – love you guys!

    • Beardslee

      Congratulations!  And Lorenzo, I love those Fred Astaire socks!

    • Ruth Preston

      EEEEE!! So excited for you! I’m getting the Bitter Kitten Vapors.

    • meowing

      Couldn’t have happened to 2 nicer, albeit bitchier, Uncles.  Kudos all around!

    • kimmeister

      You were proofreaders AND translators?  ¡Qué maravilloso!  Does that mean that multiple other languages are spoken by you two?

    • Bill Curtis

      Yay, Boys!  Good on ya!  You deserve the exposure…and it’s just the beginning.

    • Jessica Kerrigan

      Congratulations!  It makes sense that you are former professional wordsmiths.  It’s rare to find consistently good writing in the blogosphere.

    • annieanne

      For the five millionth time this morning — congratulations. Well deserved!

    • You bitches were so cute! Love it!

    • ChaCha_70

      🙂 You guys are too cute! Congrats! Proud to be a bitter kitten.

    • Congrats!!!!

    • Congrats, cuties!!

    • I also noticed the assault against Tom’s hair, and I thought, “Haven’t they read any of your articles?  Do they not realize they’ll scorned, verbally blog-flogged, and burned in effigy?”  Idiots.

      XOXO

    • AudreysMom

      You are so cuter than your avatar! Congratulations!

    • Kayceed

      Well done, gentleman. Congratulations!

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Gentlemen:  I am so happy for the both of you!  This is my favorite blog and you never fail to make me smile.  Congratulations and God Bless both of you.  🙂

    • SpcilK

      Awesome! So happy for you guys, you deserve all the acolades and praise.

    • n a

      since I’ve never seen photos of you (only your little cartoon figures) I sort of feel like you’re coming out to us! oh wait- well, you know what I mean! 🙂  Congratulations!  this is SO very cool & exciting!

    • fashionzombie

      Fantastic! Congratulations! 

    • You’re not only pretty, you’re downright freaking adorable. Congratulations!

    • CarolinLA

      I’ve never been to Philly.  How close is it to NYC?

      • dress_up_doll

        Relatively close. About one hundred driving miles (or two hours). Come visit us. It’s a geat little city!

      • PastryGoddess

        I’m in Baltimore and it’s a nice 1.5-2hour drive for me.  Philly is awesome!

    • Scarlet39

      Marvelous, and so well deserved!

    • Joyce VG

      This Bitter Kitten is soooooo proud!  I’m emotional.  Love you T Lo!

    • AlexisPayne

      Love the article, love the two of yous. Congratulations!

    • donnaINseattle

      I’ve decided to live vicariously through y’all and my favourite sentence is:”The two, who live together in a three-story house in South Philadelphia, commute to New York City once a week to meet with fashion editors, publishers and their book agent.” Fashion editors! Publishers! Book Agent! Oh my! So very, very happy for you guys! You make my days better and deserve this.

    • This is really great, but, sorry, TLo, this article doesn’t even begin to tell your story.  You are so much more than the article says.  

    • This is beyond awesome!  Congratulations!!!

    • amywinns

      Fabulous. Absolutely fabulous. Hell of a time you’re having recently, gentlemen.

    • elirt

      I found you via your Mad Style posts (someone gave you props in comments in Jezebel) and I have been hooked ever since! I don’t even go to Jezebel any more because what I turned to them for (Mad Men posts and fashion pics) has turned trivial and sensational, while you remain real. Keep it up! I look forward to each and every post you make.

    • About damn time! 

    • trisker

      YOU GO GUYZ!  Great article!  Corrections noted.

    • stubbornthoughts

      I’ve never commented on any post (even though I come here at least 5 times a day and start my mornings reading the great words of T.Lo), but it’s time to pop my cherry and offer my absolute congratulations!!! It’s so wonderful to see you guys doing fabulously 🙂 I can’t wait for your book!

    • friedalighthouse

      I’m not surprised to hear that you’re both former proofreaders. Your writing style is so precise, and your use of language is elegant (and no typos). I love you guys on many levels!

    • MsMajestyk

      Y’all are badass.  That is all.  Love what looks to be a burro with a dress on the table.  Okay, now that is all.

    • Well deserved! Just so you know, I was indignant on your behalf that you weren’t mentioned amongst the bloggers that The Tents whipped through. Really, as docs went, it was pretty light.

    • Lisa Kramp

      Great article and well done, gentlemen. Heartiest congratulations!

    • Nithya Subramanian

      Ooh! Congrats TLo! Wish they’d used some bitchy quotes by you though. 
      Your shoes are fabulous. 😀 

    • Dhammadina

      Wonderful. Congratulations. 

      I wanted the article to be longer and more substantive though. You are one of my guides in life, and that ability to point the way, by way of bitchy, could come out more in the Times piece. Not just bitchy: there’s generosity that flows in unexpected, lucid and important ways, far outweighing snark.No question is it great that there is this NY Times piece. I do bow down.  

    • dickylarue

      Does my eye spy another Duchess in white jeans? After Labor Day no less? You scamp!

    • CQAussie

      TLo – I hate you for being able to pull off green shoes and blue socks.

      This is seriously fabulous!!!  I am so happy for you both!  Also: house envy.

      • CQAussie

        Seriously, I love you guys.  I hope I get to meet you some day.  Been reading you for years and you’re both like family now.  Sometimes I’ll even think to myself – I wonder what TLo would say?

        Congratulations on your success, every drop of it!  ((HUGS))  

    • Amelia

      Congratulations! I couldn’t be happier for the two of you. I’ve been reading since ’09 and have yet to post a comment, but I really wanted to throw in my support for you guys. You deserve it! 🙂

    • Amelia

      Congratulations! I couldn’t be happier for the two of you. I’ve been reading since ’09 and have yet to post a comment, but I really wanted to throw in my support for you guys. You deserve it! 🙂

    • suzq

      You guys are so adorable, it hurts.

    • Diane Lynch

      Oh, congratulations! Fantastic! You gentlemen are the best.

      Tom looks a little like a stern college professor. But Lorenzo looks like he wants to come out and play!

    • Soexcited and happy for you guys!  I’ve been reading you since The Philadelphia Inquirer mentioned your blog “Project Rungay.” 

    • CONGRATS guys! You deserve this. Way to look fabulous.

    • Oh, and Tom has thick, thatch-like Kennedy hair. Definitely NOT “thinning.” Also, Lorenzo wants you all to know that he now hates that shirt and he most definitely does NOT have a gut. We’re pretty, dammit!

      And with that, the blog took a decidedly more sympathetic view of the magic of PhotoShop.

      I kid! I kid, because I love.

    • random_poster

      “A million people start blogs, and one of every million makes it big,” Mr. Fitzgerald said.

      A well-deserved one-in-a-million at that. Congratulations to you both! Your blog has been the accompaniment to my morning cup for a couple of years now.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Yes, you are both thin and handsome in person I’m sure. (You know the camera adds 10 lbs.)
      Congratulations!!!

    • Vickiefantastico

      So when is PR having you two on as guest judges? 🙂 I’m serious!

    •  o/

    • minnye

      Congrats on ALL the good stuff, guys! Love the photo.

    • jennmarie19

      Just wonderful! Congrats! And just for the record, I would be totally star-struck if I met YOU. MWAH!
       

    • Samuel Donovan

      Lorenzo’s socks are giving me life right now.

    • librarygrrl64

      SQUEEE!!!!* I am so happy for you both! And those blue oxfords are TO DIE!

      (*reserved for corgis, kittens, cute babies, and anything else that is both adorable and fabulous)

    • Kate4queen

      So Adorable 🙂

    • lill5

      Congrats on this and the upcoming book and everything else!

    • BrooklynBomber

      Oh, you two — I’m SO happy for you. This is really wonderful. Hooray, hooray, hooray!
      P.S. Was it Sapphire restaurant, by any chance?

    • dress_up_doll

      Congratulations, gentlemen! I wanted to wait until I had the chance to run out and get my very own copy of the NYTimes before commenting. It’s even more beautiful than I imagined! I’m thrilled and so proud of our Philly boys! Enjoy it all because you’ve worked hard for a long time and have made millions of people in the world happy and stylish. Love you both!

    • Jennifer Coleman

      I’m just so happy for you both! 
      I bet you had  pre-picture negotiations on who got to wear the colorful oxfords and who wore the bright socks, amirite?

    • GorgeousThings

      “We’re pretty, dammit!”

      No, darlings. You’re gorgeous. I’ve seen you in the flesh and can attest to that fact.
      xox

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I’m so happy for your success, Tom and Lorenzo!  You’ve been part of my daily life for what seems like forever, and I can’t imagine watching PR, Lost, Mad Men, etc., without getting your opinions and those of my fellow BKs and PUFs.  And yes, dammit, I DO still miss Lost! 

      Best regards to you both!  Mazel tov!

    • Spicytomato1

      Congrats gentlemen. Here’s to continued success. And fabulousness.

      Now if I could only find a way to convince my husband to wear turquoise shoes.

    • OwnsHairlessCats

      Clapping my hands furiously! What a great article! One question…why are the cats missing from the picture? 🙂

    • oohsparkley!

      I’ll add my congratulations too. Just in case you’re counting.  P.S. I’m always super critical of my own photographs too. I think you guys look great.

    • erinbinek

      Love you guys, so glad you’re getting the good press you deserve!  Mwah!

    • You’re both fabulous. And I really want Tom’s shoes.

    • Congratulations, guys!! Definitely well deserved! I posted a link on my Facebook page.

    • I’ve been reading you guys’ stuff ever since Musical Mondays (which was what got me hooked) and I am so so so happy for you both. It doesn’t surprise me at all. You guys are the only blog I check every day. T&L FOREVER <3333

    • ChristinaRi

      Nice!    You guys deserve it.

    • Is it weird that I feel like I’m meeting a celebrity? I’m so excited! I didn’t even know what you guys looked like! Off to read the entire profile!

    • aristida_girl

      You are beautiful! I love you guys…Congratulations!

    • This bitch is bowing down. Congratulations.

    • RyzandShyn

      Congratulations!  I’m so happy for you both. I think it’s a great picture.

    • gsk241

      I’ve been a fan since day one of your blog, and I’m so proud of you both!

    • I’ve been following you guys since the VERY beginning. And it all started w/ the love of Laura Bennett. 😀 I’m so proud of you guys! You two deserve it. 🙂

    • QuincyTKatz

      What, no mention or visuals of the Cats???
      UNFAIR!

    • lintvedta

      You’re both adorable.

    • You are both amazing and adorable and in THE NEW YORK FUCKING TIMES. you can both die now, seriously. (but dont we love you)

    • Candigirl1968

      It’s so nice to see your great work being recognized.  Congratulations!!!!!!!!

    • Sweetvegan

      Awesome! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

    • So what? Don’t you two forget your roots.  You are Philly boys.  Now get back to some Musical Mondays for this Philly girl!

    • Ps. Congratulations!

    • aawww <3

    • You deserve it all, and much much more. 

    • PeaceBang

      I can’t believe I almost missed this. I am grinning from ear to ear, fellas. SO kvelling on you.

    • You guys are totes pretty!

    • I am bowed down, all the way down like Lady Thiang before the king of Siam.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      We are TOTALLY proud of you.  And it’s well deserved.  You guys have a)worked your asses off for it and b)have talent, humor and fashion acumen that sings out above the rest.  Way to go.  And I like Lorenzo’s shirt.

    • Burkyquirky

      You two have got good stars going on. You go…

    • Burkyquirky

      South Philly — back in the old (old old) says, it was for a time the center of rock’n’roll, what with Bandstand and all those kid stars (pretty much forgotten now as they are old and fat and doing shows in lesser venues in Vegas). And now a fashion center. And of course the food was always fabulous. (and so are TLo)

    • aesteve212

      It may have already been covered, but besides the “thinning hair” comment from the NYTimes the OTHER thing I think they got wrong is casting you as bitchy gay bloggers. Granted that gets served regularly, but what I love about you and the PUF is that this is a fashion blog that doesn’t think everyone skinny and white is great. I know the world is much more nuanced than that, but with fashion we are almost always served a white thin sandwich and told that it is fierce. You might be bitchy, but you are also staunchly egalitarian, and I love you all for it! Bravo gents for the recognition, and bravo for being so much more than this article portrayed you as. xoxo

    • Congratulations!  That’s quite the achievement!

      Puff those feathers, Daddys!

    •  Dammit you two, stop being so freakin’ adorable!

    • Of Course.

      Make sure to take that as the biggest compliment ever 😉

    • mmc2315

      So happy for you boys!  Thank you so much for entertaining the hell out of us!  Love ya!

    • hugs! adorable! hugs! 

      ps my mom’s mom lived on tree street in south philly and my dad’s aunts lived just around the corner.  all italian immigrants. sundays were a great time to visit relatives and eat!  i still miss termini’s! 

    • SVLynn

      Excellent article, congratulations, and you guys deserve the praise! You’re insightful, smart, witty, and so so funny! Here’s to a million more readers and continued success!

    • UsedtobeEP

      Excellent article. Have been reading since the very beginning. So exciting! And good for you for continuing to write as if the people you are writing about are not reading what you’re writing—no doubt about it that they are. That’s very hard to do. 

    • kaycem

      the teal brogues are pure magic.

    • kalisa

      I totally forgot when you were Project RunGay. 

    • butter nut

      late to the party & screaming with joy – this is AWESOME! congratulations!!