Lea Michele and Chris Colfer on Location

Posted on November 20, 2012

Lorenzo is currently shrieking like a tween girl at a One Direction concert and Christmas is once again ruined in the T Lo household.

But first, pictures:

Lea Michele and Chris Colfer film for their show ‘Glee’ near the NY Public Library and Bryant Park in New York City.

Brooks Brothers Merino Wool Reversible Colorblock Scarf

Zara Coat with Faux Leather Collar

Brooks Brothers Cotton Trench Coat

Zara Coat with Buckles

Tony Perotti ‘Lorenzo’ Messenger Bag


Lea looks really cute, love the coats, love the boots, yaddayaddayadda.

Now. Why is Lorenzo shrieking? You might think it’s because of that gorgeous, and appropriately named “Lorenzo” bag he’s sporting, but no. Lorenzo is shrieking “OHMIGOD THAT COAT I HAVE TO HAVE THAT COAT!” To which Tom sighed and said, “Fine. Go ahead and get it today if you must.” You see, every Christmas in our household for the last 15 years consists of Tom opening up his gifts and Lorenzo opening up nothing, because he went out and bought a whole bunch of things for himself that Tom would have bought for him if Lorenzo hadn’t been so damn impatient. It’s a battle Tom conceded almost a decade ago. It makes Lo happy, so who is he to argue?

And let’s be perfectly clear here: Lorenzo is on the phone with Zara right this second ordering that coat. No exaggeration. He just hung up and squealed “THEY HAVE IT IN MEDIUM!!!!!!!!”

This is life in our house.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com, zara.com, brookbrothers.com,  tonyperottiusa.com]

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  • Yes, Lorenzo, there IS a Santa Claus!!

  • I read the teaser, saw the first photo and thought, “Ooooh, Lorenzo is getting that coat, the lucky bitch!”    

  • what about her boots? 

    • What about them?

      • Sobaika

        Either of you could werq them.

    •  I wish I knew where her boots were from, too. Not that there’s any fault on T & Lo for not revealing every last detail, but I’ve been looking for a new pair of calf-hugging boots ever since this riding boot trend took off two years ago and my old pair wore out.  They’re impossible to find!

      • There’s a Fashion of Glee website that’s usually really good about digging up and reposting that information.

  • Kristina Toma

    I think I like life in your house!

  • Kappyapp

    adorable clothes, and an adorable glimpse into the lives of TLo

  • filmcricket

    I can confirm that Tumblr went nuts for that coat, too – glad Lo was able to get his hands on one! I want it, and I’m a woman with much shorter legs and far more in the way of lumps and bumps than Chris Colfer has. 

    They both look adorable.

  • Sobaika

    “THEY HAVE IT IN MEDIUM!!!!!!!!”

    I love you both, that is all.

  • Le_Sigh

    Lorenzo – I think I lerve you.  And your taste.  
    Tom – I think I lerve you.  And your taste.

  • That coat is fantastic! I have a weakness for wool coats. 

  • I don’t blame Lorenzo, it’s a beautiful coat.

  • decormaven

    Don’t forget to get that colorblocked scarf as well! That truly is a glorious look. I’m putting my hand over LM’s picture just so I can focus on it exclusively. Her fashions are fine, but that coat is exquisite. Enjoy! 

  • I love HER coat

  • teensmom99

    And I had no idea that it was time to check out Brooks Bros again. Thank you for the public service. And can Ms. Michele hire the show’s stylists to do her personal styling on the side?

  • VioletFem

    I love that in Glee’s world a magazine intern living in NY can afford designer clothes. : )

    • Frank_821

      Well Kurt is many waves of faboo and it was probably a hand-me-down from a shoot…lol

      • VioletFem

        That’s a fair enough explanation.  I’m  just jealous. I wish I had such hand me downs as a graduate student. 

    • charlotte

       Although Zara is quite affordable. At least in Europe, maybe it’s different in the US.

      • VioletFem

        True, but that specific coat and bag are both over $300. 

  • mhleta

    Gorgeous looks, head to toe on both. For Christmas, please, I’d like a TLo cam, like the Shiba Inu puppy cam, so that we can bear witness to all the shrieking and shenanigans.

  • I want the Lorenzo bag myself!!  SQUEEEEEEE

  • Janet B

    I love the scarf and the coats are nice too.
    I think I ought to be more like Lorenzo and get my own gifts early.

  • JauntyJohn

    Stunning coat and madly in love with you both, TLo, and that ain’t just lipservice. (insert pun of questionable taste here.)

    And for what it’s worth, the New York plotlines in Glee have opened the series up quite a bit (watching Kate Hudson’s character torture Rachel was pretty delightful — made you root for Rachel again too), and while some of the new cast is not quite on the mark, a few others are really terrific.  

    Also, Kolfer has quite the easy grace in front of a camera now, imho.

  • Calinda_L

    Chris Colfer — face! hair! clothes! — looks AMAZING! 

    And, just to be fair, Lea Michele does too. If only she’d stop sexing it up so much when she’s dressing herself.

  • Ha ha, love it!

  • MilaXX

    I ain’t mad at Lorenzo. In both looks I like everything Chris Colfer has on. I may even treat myself to that scarf he’s wearing.

    • Qitkat

      That is one gorgeous scarf. You deserve it! Excellent comments this year!
      [pats MilaXX on the back]

      • MilaXX

        thank you, but really it’s only because of T & Lo’s wonderful post and my fellow BK’s awesome comments that I have anything to say.

  • Totally agree with Lorenzo. I need to have that coat.

    Except not in medium. ::sigh::

  • imspinningaround

    You guys are cute.  I do the same thing with my mom:  I buy what I want, I hand it to her, she writes me a check, and I act surprised on Christmas morning.

  • jw_ny

    As long as Lo is happy…what else matters.  😉  It’s a great coat.

    I knew before reading this that they had to be on set for Glee, since Lea is dressed tastefully….  

  • We squeal here in Lancaster, PA that we got to meet you and that we can put not only a face but voice to your posts 🙂
    Looking forward to having you back when your book comes out.

  • Deb_Lynn

    Why can’t she dress herself like this?

  • f_yeah_marie

     Yay for early Christmas presents!

  • Lea Michele looks ridiculously cute.

  • JanieS

    Well, it is a DAMN nice coat.

  • “You see, every Christmas in our household for the last 15 years consists of Tom opening up his gifts and Lorenzo opening up nothing, because he went out and bought a whole bunch of things for himself that Tom would have bought for him if Lorenzo hadn’t been so damn impatient.”

    I go through the same thing with my friend Mike, who announces, generally within 4-6 weeks of Christmas, “I went out and bought my Christmas present today.”  Translation…”Just give me money.”

    • formerlyAnon

       My daughter bought herself her birthday present early this week. I was THRILLED to see that somehow I raised her right. It is a gorgeous black DKNY coat (and on sale!) that I’d love to have myself.

  • I know it was established that SJP’s character, Kurt’s boss, is super nice and let Kurt and Rachel raid the wardrobe department at the magazine he interns for…but, seriously?  In that last picture, he’s wearing $700 worth of clothes/accessories not even including the boots.  I know Kurt always dresses fabulously but couldn’t they have made it older stuff that it’s more likely he could have gotten at a thrift store or second hand shop? 

    • Many of the characters on Glee have always worn expensive designer clothing, since the beginning of the show; Kurt, Blaine, Rachel and Quinn especially. It’s not like it’s ever been realistic about that.

      • No, I know, maybe it’s this post that just made it so much more glaringly obvious to me.  At least when they were still in high school, I could pretend that Kurt’s dad paid for everything.  😉

    • filmcricket

      Well, they’re also living in that ridiculous loft in Brooklyn that supposedly is only $1800/month (which would be tough for them to afford even if that *were* a believable rate, which it isn’t). Let’s face it, New York on film is always going to be magic, with all that that implies.

    • NC_Meg

       Emma Pillsbury wears things that a guidance counselor in Lima, OH could never afford. Realism isn’t exactly Glee’s thing.

    • I can’t believe I’m quoting Pat Field here (maybe I’ve had too much caffeine today?), but I saw an interview with her during the S&TC heyday and she was taking some flak for dressing Carrie in designer duds and shoes. Literal folks were so concerned that Carrie could never afford her apartment and her incredible shoe collection on a writer’s salary. Pat charmingly shrugged and said, “Don’t worry about it.” It’s TV … do you really want them wearing crap from Kohl’s? It’s called suspension of disbelief … enjoy the look of him in Lorenzo’s new coat; it’s eye candy!

  • hape_dex

    Well, it is a great coat, I want it too but I’m afraid it’s too expensive. 🙁

    They both look great, these pictures make me want to watch Glee: New York, the producers should get rid of McKinley and Ohio and center the show around Kurt and Rachel in New York exclusively, I no longer care about the yearly sectionals/regionals/nationals cycle, everyone hating New Directions and the show juggling a million characters.

  • Lorenzo, I do the same thing to my husband. We’re so lucky to have patient, loving men in our life! And that coat IS fabulous. 

  • Vanja

    Lucky Tom, you get to look at your man dressed in a very stylish coat over the coming weeks and you get to unpack your presents at Christmas. That’s what I call a win-win. 🙂

  • Rand Ortega

    Chateau TLo sounds like all kinds of cute.
    Lorenzo, please remember your BK’s/PUF’s & take a photo of yourself in your Christmas finery when your gorgeous coat arrives. Especially if you get the scarf. It’s divoon!

  • Frank_821

    Isn’t it funny only in the world of TV and movies can a gal like rachel go from her nauseating cutesy clothes to chic and stylish in a matter of months.

    of course it helps Kurt works for Sarah jessica parker

  • The tidbits of life at Chez Rungay is the highlight of this post!

    • Andrew Schroeder

      LOL @ Chez Rungay. Sounds like a hair salon.

  • TerryMH

    Hilarious! I do the same thing as Lorenzo and have been ruining the holidays for my husband for years!  If I see it, I have to get it immediately otherwise it could be sold out by the time he gets around to buying it for me (especially at a store like Zara). Though I have a feeling Tom is a better, faster, shopper than my mate.

    • Snailstsichr

       I think I may have won the lottery. My mate buys cookbooks for me to give him – and then gives my post-it notes to mark the recipes I find interesting. And, he’s such a dear – he thinks the present is for him!

      • kimmeister

        What a doll!

  • rkdgal

    I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who buys presents for herself and tells her spouse later what he got for her.  My poor hubs never knows what to get me, because I’ve already gotten it for myself!  Enjoy your coat, Lorenzo — it’s gorgeous!! 🙂

  • I kinda wan to run out to Zara to get the navy coat that Lea is wearing. And the Lorenzo messenger bag, while I’m at it.

  • thehousesparrow

    Well, at least you guys have the money for it!  That’s always good.

  • RussellH88

    Goddammit, I’m close to buying that coat now.

    One thing that is both amazing and horrible about losing a lot of weight is that it’s turned me into a clothes whore. I couldn’t buy clothes then, well now I can and I’m going to do it more than I should.

    • another_laura

      Darling, try not to think about this in terms of whether you “should” – you worked hard and deserve to look in the mirror and appreciate yourself in something stylish like this coat which if it were a woman’s coat I would be on hold right now buying and damn….

      • RussellH88

        Aww, that’s very kind of you to say. I mostly put it into the “I shouldn’t” category because I bought myself a new coat about a month ago. Fall/winter is really my favorite time of year and I love sweaters, cardigans, coats, and any sort of cold-weather apparel so I’m trying to rein in my spending. And it doesn’t help that I’ll be moving into my first apartment soon and it has a walk-in closet and I feel the need to fill it with all sorts of wonderful things.

  • CeeQ

    This makes feel like we were right there squealing with Lo! And sighing with T! 

    I want the Zara coat that Lea was sporting, it’s fabulous! That color block scarf is gorgeous, my hubs would love it!

  • Judy_J

    Well, Tom, you can always get Lo the Brooks Brothers scarf!

  • Ah, Lea, you’re so pretty when you’re classed up. I want to put Chris Colfer in my bag and carry him around he’s so damn cute. 

  • I’m impatient like Lorenzo, and that coat is killer!

  • Joyce VG

    You boys are super cute!

  • call_me_schmeg

    i love you both. 

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    You two are too cute. Also, I wish the Zara coat was in red.

  • This bitter kitten demands a photo of Lorenzo in his coat when it arrives!

    • juliamargaret

      Hear hear!

  • mozzer0906

    It is a fabulous coat!  lol

    • golden_valley

      Can girls have that coat?  I love it too.  

  • kalisa

    OMG we have THE SAME problem in our house. My husband buys himself whatever he wants and leaves nothing for me to buy him. Blerg. 

  • MissMariRose

    I understand completely, Lo. If I had any money, I would be ordering that coat as well. Actually, I would buy Colfer’s entire outfit … and I’m a chick.

  • I have deep love for Zara even if I am dubious about the long-term possibilities of their business plan. Their designers may be in the business of knock-offs, but they make them beautifully. There’s a Zara two or three blocks away from me and I have to resist going too often because suddenly I’m buying new dresses and outerwear I have no room for in my tiny NYC closet. 
    I love their menswear for the boyf, but it’s too trendy for him too often. He’s still just dipping a toe into fashion, as straight men often do, resisting me shoving him in.

  • And to think, I almost didn’t read this post because it was Glee-related.  So glad I did.  Nice to see Lea in clothes and I love the permanent ruination of Christmas by impatient chickens story.

  • H3ff

    Be careful Lo… I’m a medium in most brands, but my 6 Zara coats(!) are all large. Fabulous coat though.

  • kimmeister

    It’s a gorgeous coat indeed, but I’m unsure where the faux leather is?

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    Bwa ha ha!  I love you both.  You make me feel better about running to the phone to order stuff.  I just might take up shrieking, as well!

  • Jenna621

    Damn being pregnant.  I would totally ask my husband for Lea’s Zara coat for Christmas (as it is right now, neither one of us knows what we want).  

  • SapphoPoet

    I think Tom should get Lorenzo that scarf for Christmas. Love the colors. 

  • TieDye64

    I see Lorenzo has been a very good boy this year. That coat is GORGEOUS!

  • Cathy S

    It’s hard to blame him. That’s a freakin’ awesome coat.

  • Wellworn

    Well yay to both of you.  You both get what you want, and if Lorenzo doesn’t care about the particular day he gets it, then it’s all good.  This is why I love fall and winter.  Gorgeous coats and scarves.  Everything they are wearing is fabulous.  But not very realistic clothing depicted for struggling college students from a small town. 

  • twocee

    Hell, I want that coat AND that scarf and I’m not male.  

  • Well if he’s going to ruin Christmas at least he has excellent taste in coats.

  • Wow; the coat is only $249.  It looks like a thousand dollar coat.  I may buy it too… LOL

  • Chris has gotten so handsome and so tall. Yum

  • Sara__B

    That’s a great coat. I wouldn’t want to wait until Christmas, either.

  • DesertRodent

    It’s gonna be mighty cold between now and Christmas. Go Lorenzo!

  • PrunellaV

    That is a fabulous coat. Lea looks good, too. I want to live in New York just to wear clothes like that.

  • B_C_J

    It sounds like a happy home and one full of love
    Happy Thanksgiving

    Love his coat and his boots and Ms. Michelle looks good too.

  • You boys are always funny, but nothing cracks me up like these kinds of descriptions of real life in Chez TLo. Have a very happy holidays, and don’t drive each other and the cats too crazy!

  • Ann

    Love, Love, Love the coat, so I’m so glad Lorenzo will be sporting it soon!

  • They look as adorable as you two sound.

  • SewingSiren

    Buy the coat. Wear it. Then wrap it up and put it under the tree on Christmas. Why not?

    Pssst…. And buy him the bag as a surprise.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Great story (and in fact I have my eye on her wool coat).

  • Tom, I totally get where you are coming from.  Last Christmas I literally handed my hubby a check and said “have at it” cause he’s either too impatient or I get the wrong thing.  Sigh.

  • LOL I love this post. I was picturing Lo saying all that as I read it. Haha! And I want her coats and boots. 

  • You two are so cute together. <3

  • CricketE

    Anyone else notice Chris’s footwear change? Love his coat and scarf!

  • Hetha Innis

    LOVE it Lo, and totally understand! That coat is going to look gorgeous on you!

  • HeatherBryan

    I just love you guys. 🙂

  • MmmmmmmmK

    Why did Kurt change from shoes to boots?

  • I like everything about these pictures except her head.

    Seriously–the clothes on both actors are lovely, Colfer looks beautiful, but then you hit Lea’s hyper-tan face and hyper-highlighted hair, and it all just goes to hell.

  • Susie K

    That *is* a lovely coat! I think you need the scarf as well.

    And people are saying Glee is actually sorta watchable this season? I just can’t with shows that completely transform character personalities from episode to episode, but I did like the singing/fantasy bits. Eh. When is Mad Men back? That’s what I’m jonesing for!

  • Verascity

     I wonder which of you wrote this post…

  • quiltrx

    That is one awesome coat, and I love imagining Lorenzo nearly peeing his pants over it!  I lurve that colorblock scarf…maybe Tom could sneak and get that to go under the tree!

    And Lo, darling…you know he knows you as well as you know yourself, and he’d love to give you a fabulous Christmas…stop buying it all for yourself right that minute, silly boy!

  • To be fair, that’s one badass coat.

  • As a girl, I also want Chris’s coat.

  • DesertDweller79

    Good for Lorenzo! That is a wonderful coat.  Lucky him!  I said “ooh!” when I saw it.

  • SuYin Wong

    Hilarious~ Love love love you both.

  • trisker

    ADORABLE story!  Happy Thanksgiving to you both.

  • That coat could make any man look sexy! Daaaaaaaamn!

  • rjeujune

    Why is she hanging on to him like that? Seems exaggerated to me.

  • It makes me endlessly happy to imagine that scene play out in the TLo household!

  • formerlyAnon

    I love this story of Life In Your House.

    Even if it does result in “this is all wrong!” moments at Christmas, it’s so fun to witness the joy!

    And, that IS one effing fine coat. Every wearing it gets in the weeks before Christmas is just that much more happy gloating to enjoy. 

  • PhillipWilde

    I would cut a bitch for that coat.  Out of my budget, unfortunately.

  • You two are adorable. Maybe the moment when it’s really “Christmas” is when you adorn your presents, premature or otherwise, and give each other kisses. As a fellow impatient person, it sounds good to me.

  • Amy

    Oh Lorenzo, I understand you so well! And with that, I am switching back to asos.com to finish cleaning them out. 🙂