Lea Michele in Zimmermann

Posted on September 12, 2012

Kittens, as you may know, we’ve been running all up and down the isle of Manhattan, desperately trying to soak up as much fabulosity as we can during the Hunger Games, otherwise known as Fashion Week. As you may have surmised, we are completely and utterly wiped the fuck out. When your first show of the day is at 9 am and your last show of the day is at 9 pm, and there are a half dozen shows in between them, you tend to get a little worn out. Especially when you have to back to your hotel room and put together ten posts just to keep your Precious Unborn Fawns happy and entertained. It’s been 8 straight days on roughly 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night, and kittens? We are FEELING it.

So we would just like to personally thank Miss Lea for giving us a chance to take a little breather. Because really, there is only one thing left to say here:


‘Glee’ star Lea Michele greets fans as she leaves a taping of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ in Hollywood in a Zimmermann dress paired with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Of course.

Bye, now! We simply must dash to get to the Michael Kors show on time. Air kisses, sweetie!


[Photo Credit: Fallen Star/PacificCoastNews.com]

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    • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

      Oh, Lea! Thank you for making it easy for not only the fab duo but to us readers, too.

      I mean, how predictable can one get?

    • http://twitter.com/FlaviaGPantoja Flavia Pantoja

      It absolutely cannot get any shorter. I mean, really. What is that dress? A napkin?

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         I’m suspecting that in reality its an etsy purchased, embellished lobster bib.

        • Cold Fire

          Why doesn’t she just do like prince did with the ass pants and just wear the vagina out instead!? If I saw her on the street, i’d declare she was a “3RD SHIFT SALES WOMAN”

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             What makes me sad is its so un-needed.  She is an attractive, young, talented lady, and trying this hard is simply not what is good for her.  Whoever has talked her into this continual sex kitten thing needs to be hauled out and shot.

            • kikisayshi

               I think the problem is that no one has tried to talk her OUT of it.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              An unfortunate consequent of celebrity, or any kind of perceived power, is that precious few are willing to risk telling you what you really need to hear.

            • Kristin McNamara

              What makes me REALLY sad is the ridiculously high quantity of girls at the high school I teach who wear things this short, and shorter….

          • julnyes

            I saw her on the street once (well not the street exactly – she sat at the table next to me in a restaurant) and she looked lovely in a very casual outfit (and tiiiiinnnnnnyyyy). She could look fantastic if she would just stop the sex kitten attempts.

            • insertcleverbit

               I feel like she would do so much better if she took a bit more twee/dork/nerd approach.  She just seems SO desperate it is nauseating.

        • http://www.facebook.com/katiewolf2002 Katie Wolf

           This. +1 sir!

        • http://www.facebook.com/hadley.anne.9 Hadley Anne

          Just snorted my soda. Hilarious!!!

      • MerBearStare

        “It’s a dress.”
        “Says who?’

      • kschwarting

        She has gorgeous legs–I get it.  I envy them.  However, I wish she’d cover them up occasionally just for variety.

        • BazoDee

          You almost don’t notice her legs as your eyes are drawn to the ridiculousness of the hem line. 

          • Introspective

            my eyes are drawn to the fugliness of those dyed to match, too big, satin platform slingbacks… (and has there ever been an item that had more of a clusterfuck in its description??) 

            girl just stop. and get new gays. that are more honest with you.

            • Billie_Dawn

              I’m not a fan of the dress at all, but those shoes are a crime against humanity.

        • NC_Meg

          I think her thing should not be “of course” anymore but “I get it” because that’s what I was thinking while looking at these pictures: OK, I GET IT.

    • StelledelMare

      Ugh. I can’t anymore with her (not that it took very long). Also Lea, your shoes are hideous and I hope you were standing up for that taping the whole time. That is NOT a sitting down dress.

      And thank you boys for all your hard work despite your very clear exhaustion.

    • HobbitGirl

      Is two-tone hair a thing now? Or are those just really badly concealed extensions? 

      • janetjb

        It’s a thing.
        My teen wants ombre hair, but she can’t afford to have it done so she’s very sad.

      • Melissa Brogan

        I think it’s a thing. An ugly thing IMO, like so many current hair trends.

        • V V

           But it gives us poor college students a way to grow out our bad dye jobs without being a pariah for having 3 inches of roots!

          • janetjb

            So true, but my teen has blond hair.  Just imagine how that’ll look growing out.

          • Melissa Brogan

             As a poor college student, I sympathize. As a viewer of celebs, I cringe whenever I see one of their $300 “ombre”/”I grew my roots out” dye jobs. :)

      • formerlyAnon

        Look at the pinterest boards of teen/early 20s girls. It is a huge “i want” thing.

      • http://www.facebook.com/theAccidentalHousewife Leah Elzinga

         oh, it is a THING.  AND badly concealed extensions.  Seriously, how much hair does a girl need??

      • sweetestsith

        It’s a thing, a thing that looks weird when the lighter color goes too far up the shaft. I like it (sorry!) when its the lower third or so (blended in just so to avoid a straight line of color), but when the lighter color is 2/3 to 3/4 of the length it looks weird and kind of cheap.

        Example 1 (which I like): http://balayagesalons.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/ombre-highlites.jpg
        Example 2 (which I do not): http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5HGzb7zUn6w/T5bcu1TyO0I/AAAAAAAAE3U/85rRbHEMG18/s640/lauren-conrad-ombre-hair-blonde.jpg

        Hopefully it’s ok to post links here…

    • janetjb

      The seaming is not flattering at all.

      • Lori

        Yes! What in the world is going on with that? The seaming is all bad, but the one across the stomach is the worst. Who puts a rounded seam across the belly of a dress not meant to be worn by a pregnant woman?

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           I cannot imagine that even on the twig-like runway model, that downward arcing belly seam looked good.

        • poggi

           Exactly.  Were they trying to give her a pooch? 

    • Sobaika

      I HATE her hair. It’s so tacky, and the blonde highlights look awful with her coloring and it’s so effing FAKE looking I can’t even stand it.

      There, that feels better.

      • LuisaNL

         tacky, tacky, tacky, head to toe.

    • http://twitter.com/jalae Janey

      I KNEW IT! I knew you guys were gonna say Of Course 😀 I was thinking it in my head the moment I saw the first picture. 😀

      • CurbGirl

        I thought they were going to say ‘Lithium’

    • SewingSiren

      Drag queen make-up and Britney Spears wedding dress. Why does she do this to herself?

      • mjude

        what a perfect observation!  LOL

      • Squarah

        Hah! Spot on.

      • call_me_schmeg

        she gets draggier and draggier every time i see her. 

        • ratgirlagogo

           Before I clicked on the post I honestly thought it was a picture of Paula Abdul. Whoops.

    • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

      Her skin colour is one tone away from Jersey Shore!

      • makeityourself

        I was catching up on my September reading last night and caught Simon Doonan’s article about tanning in Bazaar.  Someone needs to tell Ms. Lea that Simon says tanning is OUT.

        • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

           I think someone just dipped her in bronzer. At least I hope…

          • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

             I thought maybe she was sprayed down by one of those spray painter things that you use to paint the side of the house.

            • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

               Could very well be. I can just picture it…

    • Maria Rosenfire

      évidemment. Naturalmente. 当然地. كما يتوقع.

      • Jarethee

         Naturlich. 당근이야 (Which I’m overly fond of, as in Korean, of course translates to, “It’s a Carrot!”)

        • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

           Ε βέβαια (greek) :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=622570407 Alyssa Ball

           Extra appropriate, given her current orange hue!

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      It reminds me of the ice skating outfit from that Sasha Cohen episode of PR.

    • PastryGoddess

      I hate those shoes with the burning intensity of a thousand hot suns.  

    • lalagigi

      She has fabulous legs. I would wear crotch-skimming clothes if I had legs like that – to the grocery, to the parent-teacher conference, everywhere.

    • http://twitter.com/lindseyirvin Lindsey Irvin

      And in the words of Michael Kors (albeit about Heidi Klum, but it fits here): this dress is fallopian tube short. But oh GOD those shoes are hideous. And that ombre is horrid. Get out LM…get out.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VXRBFYZ57BBYQAY6U7PZEWG464 CydneyW

        Fuck the haters.  Do your thang, Lea!

    • MoHub

      It’s for a bride who can’t take the time to get undressed on her honeymoon night. Serious risk of showing the good china there.

      • SteveKl

        Whoa. We went to the “good china” metaphor simultaneously!

        • MoHub

           Well, if Peach Carr never accomplishes another thing in her life, she will go straight to Heaven for coining that term.

          • Moira Kindlimann

             Hi! Hate to butt in like that, but my English major-soul compels me: as far as I know, the “china” metaphor originates in the Restoration comedy “The Country Wife” (1675) by William Wycherley, who was very proud of himself to make “china” a word unsuitable for polite conversation :)

            Annoying lecture is now over, thank you for your attention.

            p.s. I suppose it’s possible that Carr came up with the metaphor independently, but as I said, I felt compelled by my pedantic lit sensibilities to point that out.

    • SteveKl

      The composition of the 3rd photo is oddly suggestive, like they’re photographing the good china.

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        LOL.  Actually, when I saw the photo, I was thinking the cell phone looked as though it was strategically placed to hide the good china.  Now will someone please tell that girl to put some clothes on.

    • formerlyAnon

      She actually looks great. If only her skirt were a tad longer.

      BTW, maybe it’s because the FW runway posts are so dense with interest & take more time to get through – but while I’m sure you’re counting and I’m not – I could SWEAR you guys are posting more for us than usual.

      Ah well, burn on in fabulosity for a few more days. I, for one, will be fine if you spend a couple of days appeasing the cats, rescuing the houseplants, sorting through the mail, sleeping, and imbibing carefully selected carbs when you get home. I will have runway show photos over which to pore while you rest.

    • anotherkate

      I have a question: Does she actually have these dresses shortened? I ask because she is so petite. Wouldn’t a dress that short be a shirt on the typical statuesque model? I would think so. 

      • Ryan Williamson

        As far as I can tell it’s this http://www.zimmermannwear.com/cms/wp-content/gallery/cs12-c-au/look-23.jpg, with a slip under it instead of some sort of sleeveless jumpsuit. So not meant to be a dress. It doesn’t look any longer on her than the model, so maybe she did shorten it. 

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

        I think you nailed it. She is wearing shirts. Now we know what’s really going on with the gyno-length “dresses”.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ZMWIWVVDFHJK5M3VJEXHOUDQPY anon

        There was a similar navy lace “dress” she wore last year. It was actually a shirt according to the designer.

    • Fordzo

      An iPhone in her crotch as she strolls along a river of what I can only assume is urine. Autumn in New York! Seriously, we’re these taken as she escaped through the sewers?

    • Judy_S

      Now, now, it’s ridiculously short but at least at only one end.

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

      Ok, I will give the gal some credit, I would cut a bitch for legs like that.  But honey, you are wearing glorified lingerie and terribly ugly shoes. OF COURSE. 

    • afabulous50

      You know what?  If I had that body I’d flaunt it too.  More power to ya honey!

    • notoffred

      I feel like she must have no ass, because if she had one, that dress would not go over it. 

    • Judy_J

      That weird seam that runs right across her crotch gives the appearance of a pot belly, and you know she doesn’t have one.  Very odd design element. 

    • Lilithcat

      She looks like a wannabe call girl.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      woo that is SHORT

    • In_Stitches

      She had such beautiful hair in the first season of Glee…it was impossibly thick, dark, rich, and, I believe, extension free.  Now  it looks like she’s wearing a wig she jury rigged with some Claire’s extensions.  Then there’s the tan and the silver lace overlay.  Has she been chilling with Snooki on the down low? 

    • Melissa Kerrigan

      Her stylist should be put in a rocket and shot directly into the sun.

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      It’s nice when your post can be summed up in two words, right? You’re busy guys, you need to get your day moving! 😉

    • kikisayshi

      Going forward, I think all of the Lea Michele posts should just be titled as such: “Of Course, in (enter designer here)”.

    • greyhoundgirl

      If she’s going to a talk show that means she’s going to sit down in this!

      • poggi

         Oh my, I didn’t even catch that.  She must have had a serious thigh workout after clamping her knees together during the entire interview.

    • tallgirl1204

      Three more inches on this dress would turn it from “of course” to WERQ.  Lea, are you paying attention?

      • Tamara Hogan

        You’re SO right.

    • miagain

      You know.. that gal is going to go from 21 to 41 in a blink of an eye!

    • jw_ny

      what more needs to be said when it comes to Miss Lea!?  😀

    • kolokOlchik

      Wow, did she sit down in that??

    • Shoelover1512

      It always bug me when I see beautiful women dressing as revealing as possible when in reality they would look so much sexier a little more covered up.

    • http://twitter.com/TheRealSandraOh Sandra Oh

      It’s actually a gorgeous dress and she looks amazing.  I know the hatred she inspires but sometimes it gets a bit much.  I rather focus on the aesthetics of it all.  

    • tereliz

      Wait. She sat down in that dress? O_o ?

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        or O%O.

        • tereliz


    • Pants_are_a_must

      She’s wearing more hair than fabric.

    • crash1212

      It could be worse…it could have a plunging neckline.

    • RzYoung

      Aw TLO, I want to send you on a lovely spa break holiday but I absolutely will not be without you….even for a few days!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YVVJ5LZ7Y4OZDTFEWSAFTTWAJU Purple Fish

      How does that dress even cover her butt?

    • charlotte

      Gyn alarm!

    • MilaXX

      I know the dress is too short, but I dislike that too large porn star shoes even more. Not only are they too big, they are the wrong color for this dress. I agree it’s sad that she defaults to this sex kitten look. I would just like to know how she managed to sit down without giving the audience a peep show.

      • l_c_ann

        Or are matching panties coming with dresses nowadays?

        • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

          i remember when i was starting kindergarten my mom made me a “trousseau” of dresses with matching bloomer-style panties so that when i hung upside down on the monkey bars the boys couldn’t see my underwear.  this was at the suggestion of my two years older brother.  lea needs some glittery bloomers just to sit down.

          off-topic aside:  did you know that, at least in cali, children are not allowed to hang upside down on the bars?  their parents might sue the school district if they’re injured.  we used to do something called the death drop, where we would sit on top of the bar, then drop to our knees and flip over in the air, landing on our feet.  i remember doing this over and over during every recess.  that would probably get you arrested these days. 

    • gabbilevy

      So glad Lea is is good for something.

    • http://annequichante.wordpress.com/ Anne

      “What’s the matter, Morty?  Couldn’t you afford to buy her a whole dress?”

    • granddelusion

      Why is Carl Reiner following her around? 😉

    • http://twitter.com/curlykew Heidi

      What kills me is that it was for a talk show. A simple 10 minute appearance on a talk show.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ZMWIWVVDFHJK5M3VJEXHOUDQPY anon

        No, she attended the Fox Casino party right after this, in the same outfit.

    • GorgeousThings

      Perfect!!! What a great lagniappe. And of course!

      Air kisses right back at you darlings, and thank you for keeping us informed!
      Fabulous article in the PDN!!

    • mhleta

      Your unborn fawns so appreciate all of this hard work! Thank you to our Fabulous Faery Godfathers!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7THRY6XS2ZSGDWONMTYBSP2K64 Elizabeth

      In that first picture she looks like a “Real Doll”…like she would be appearing as a “girlfriend” of Davecat on Love Me, Love My Doll. Something about the vacant, frozen expression on her face (and the crotch level dress and hideous shoes contribute too of course).

    • blue0moon

      Popping up from my burrow to show my appreciation for all the delight you guys have given me over the years.  Can’t wait for the book!
      That, and…Of course!! (this made my morning)

    • kmiller1k

      Maybe lea can reside in the White Board area from now on and we all can post over there “of course”!

    • http://melaniesuzanne.blogspot.com/ Melanie Suzanne

      Bwahahaha! When I saw Lea’s name pop up in the feed, I knew EXACTLY what the TLo response would be. Thank you for not failing this PUF.

    • Snailstsichr

      This is not only an “of course,” but also your shoes are ugly and your makeup artist was on crack.

    • http://twitter.com/purpleprose78 purpleprose78

      Am I the only one that sees her and things “There goes Glee Barbie!”?

    • teensmom99

      Since every one else said everything else, I wish someone could explain to me why if you would think of wearing that dress and those shoes you would ever think of wearing them together.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Aside from “the usual,” it also LOOKS cheap and poorly made. In the 3rd picture down, the seam across the bottom of her torso makes it look like she has a “pooch,” which is obviously not the case.

    • Lilak

      Head to toe, that look says “Jessica Simpson (In Her Dreams).”

      Well, Lea, you’ve set the bar for *somebody* anyway! 

    • StellaZafella

      Dolly Parton said, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap!” but
      A) This doesn’t look worth the price,
      B) What Dolly said was funny,
      C) Dolly was in on the joke.

      • formerlyAnon

         Most ESPECIALLY “C” !!!

    • Valdri8

      Suffering from Heidi Klum-itis

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        they should have her as a guest judge on project runway-  battle of the ho-bitches!  who can flash the audience the most times during judging?

        • formerlyAnon

          Executive Producer Klum would never go for it. 

          Or if she did she’d be dressed in beautiful, tasteful, expensive couture. Because (unless she’s completely unhinged by divorce) she’s been in the game for too long to think that her natural beauty will compensate for the close to 20 years difference in their ages if it comes to a flash-the-flesh competition.

    • Joyce VG

      geez louise lea….

    • LuisaNL

      of course.
      and guys, your efforts are truly appreciated by every last PUF! Rock on.

    • sweetestsith

      Of course and all, but I have to say I’m kind of in love with her legs here. Micro minis are a perfectly acceptable (and deliciously ho-tastic) clothing choice in my books. I can’t handle it when she’s whipping open long pretty gowns to show off leg. That is beyond tacky (just because there is a slit doesn’t mean you have to flash us!).

      But really, her legs look great here. Props to her trainer. I also appreciate the half hearted attempt at “balance” with the more covered up torso (I’m just not sure it counts when everything is so tight).

      • MilaXX

         but how do you sit down on a talk show? I’ve seen some gals doing all kinds of contortions trying not to show off the good china on talks shows.

        • sweetestsith

           Wow, I totally missed that part. In that case….NO NO NO. And no. This is a stand up and flirt dress, not a sit down anywhere dress. Yikes.

          • lrhg

            Lea herself has done this before. I remember her appearing on someone (Letterman?) a year or so ago and saying she regretted the dress she wore because she didn’t realize how short it would be when she sat down. At the time it made her seem a bit more down-to-earth and relatable. But now she has done the same thing on talk shows two or three more times. Either she has never learned her lesson or she is doing it on purpose. And, unfortunately, I think it’s option B.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PCARAOJSL553GBBPQSLRYD5REE L.

      With flats this would have been a cute look.  The long sleeves and high neckline keep the dress from being slutty, she is the right age and has the bod for it.  What ruins this, and takes it over the taste line are the shoes!!  Too bad!

    • EEKstl

      Ya know what?  This is working for me.  Until we get to those shoes.

    • emily mcginnis

      did she wear this on the show? how on earth did she SIT? 

    • CQAussie

      Good grief, this bitch.  I can’t even with her anymore.

    • Joyce VG

      She looks like a fierce drag queen. 

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      That’s it.  She’s officially the lost Kardashian.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      “hi, i’m lea.  here’s everything i’ve got.  again.”

    • TieDye64

      God, my eyes! I wish I could unsee this insanely fug getup. 

    • Stubenville

      Anime makeup, fugly bangs, skirt a millimeter shorter and the good china would be exposed? Check, check, check. 

    • lrhg

      What I hate the most is her make-up. Remember children we don’t apply our make-up with a trowl. 

    • http://TheDoseofReality.com/ The Dose of Reality

      Wait for it….wait for it…OF COURSE!  Thanks, guys. I needed that laugh this afternoon! 

    • kimmeister

      Well at least we aren’t seeing her sternum too.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      I would seriously like to bitch-slap “Spring Awakening” for foisting this person upon us. 

    • Melissa Brogan

      We wore gym shorts under our skirts and dresses :) We used to have bars just for flipping around on, but I have a feeling they’ve all been ripped out or designated as no-play spots…

    • oohsparkley!

      Of course!  But aren’t her legs marvelous!?

    • ojosazules

      Is that dress super glued to her bottom? I don’t get how it works to wear a dress that short.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      She does not even look human.

    • bionicgyal1

      Lea is beeping the horn outside of drag queen territory.

    • SapphoPoet

      I’ve decided that Lea Michele is Heidi Klum in training: Short, tight, shiny. 

      (FWIW, I love Heidi because her smile always makes her look so happy.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316070988 Roey Thorpe

      I knew I was a die-hard Bitter Kitten when I saw the first pic and thought “Of Course.”

    • lucasuk82

      At least she picked between the legs and tits this time.

    • quiltrx

      Ugh…I know this dress isn’t cheap…but it looks SO cheap!

      And apparently Lea misunderstood the “tits or legs, not both” thing…she got it as “tits or cooter, not both.”

    • Chaiaiai

      BOYS!!!  hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  MWAH!   we love you.  do it for the children!

    • Blondage

      The fake tan is burning my eyes.

    • Judih1

      What are those horrible shiny things are her feet?

    • http://promiscuouslola.com/ Cate

      I saw this outfit posted to another blog and when I said “Of Course”, no one got the reference and I was very sad. She really is something else though, geez. Does she even OWN pants?

      • Delaney Wilson

        why would she wear pants when she’s going on a late night talk show?

    • PeaceBang

      Just when I thought the miserable child couldn’t get any worse. Could you boys pitch a Fashion Intervention reality show to some network and invite Leah to be your first guest? She’d think it was another audition for a revival of “Funny  Girl” but it would be TLo bringing her in for some gay uncle tough love. 

    • Suzanne Chaplin

      Of course..she looks good again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1406371763 Laura Sevigny

      The third picture down looks like someone is taking a picture of her vag. Or gives the illusion of a censor strip.

    • margaret meyers

      I dunno.  She looks pretty fabulous in an obvious and predictable way…

    • alyce1213

      Wow.  A revelation, thanks.

    • glennethph

      Student-by-day-hooker-by-night Barbie.

    • Tatiana Jarquin

      In the third picture she looks kind of…pregnant? : That is one unflattering “dress” :S

    • MichaelStrangeways

      I know she just left a taping so she’s wearing some heavy make-up but it’s crossed over into drag queen land…

    • Patricia Gillett

      Why do all of her clothes look like they’ve been designed for Barbie dolls?

    • nancylee61

      Love you guys!! You just crack me up. Lots of pics, with the one, very accurate comment!! 

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      THOSE SHOES! I mean bridesmaid dyeables. They are hideous!