Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta

Posted on March 01, 2013

Attagirl, Tina. Attagirl.


Tina Fey attends ‘Hey Dummies: An Evening With The 30 Rock Writers’ at The Paley Center in New York City in an Oscar de la Renta dress.

Oscar de la Renta Crepe Peplum Dress

Darlings, it’s just SO rewarding to see a star learn how to dress themselves right in front of your eyes. We would like to join all our fellow bitchy red carpet commenters out there, from Joan Rivers to the Fug Girls, and pat each other on the back for a job well done. We did it, you guys. We yelled at someone so much about her bad red carpet choices that she actually got better at it. Next stop: Christina Hendricks. Who’s with us?

Please don’t shatter our illusions, darlings. If we want to take credit for this dress, even though we have no right to, we’re going to do it, by God.


[Photo Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images, neimanmarcus.com]

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  • Ooh I love her shoes.

    • kimmeister

      I’m so glad she’s not wearing ones similar to the model’s.

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        I was thinking the same.  After I noticed the model’s shoes, I scrolled back up to make sure Tina was wearing a different pair.  She looks great and she knows it!  Love it 🙂

  • jack_clementine

    she’s certainly come a long way, she looks beautiful and polished!

  • warnerave


  • She looks wonderful. But is it ok if I just make this general interjection? “No more goddamn peplums!”

    Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

    • drdirection

      gawd!  they are everywhere!!

    •  I love peplums.  What I emphatically do NOT love is a tacked on peplum that makes no damn sense as part of the whole look.  Which is what we’re seeing a lot of these days.

      • StellaZafella

         Correct. A peplum is an intrinsic element of the design of a garment aimed at enhancing the figure and shapeliness of the wearer…when it appears to be tacked on as an afterthought it’s an…innertube (for swimmin’ in the cri’ck.)

        • EditKitten

          LOL. Crick. I almost miss saying that. 😉

        • True story: I grew up in rural PA, in a town through which ran the Conewango Creek. But of course, it was pronounced “crick,” and I spent many years–more than I am prepared to admit–not realizing that “creek” and “crick” were the same word. 

          We also said “pop” instead of soda, but after decades of saying “soda,” “pop” sounds so weird to me. But I still say “crick;” that habit has yet to be broken.

          • kimmeister

            How do people in rural PA pronounce ‘ornery’?  99% of the times I’ve ever heard anyone say it, they say it like “ON-ree.”  Took me a long time to figure out they were saying ‘ornery.’

          • Most people I knew said “on-ree,” though my grandpa always said “orn-ree,” which I heard, as a kid, as “horn-ree.”

          • KateShouldBeWorking

             Being from Minnesota, I got tired of being teased for saying “pop” instead of “soda” so I trained myself out of it. Only partially, apparently. I realized – like, two weeks ago – that I still say “orange pop”. Naturally, I got teased for it.

            Cool story, right?

          • To me, any story that involves someone getting (rightfully) teased for saying “pop” is a cool story. I am being 100% sincere. 😀

            (soda x vida, vatos)

          • megohd

            I lived in Chicago for one year and by the end I was saying “pop.” I kind of miss it.

            I also picked up “washroom,” though I’m not as fond of that one.

          • WhiteOprah

            Lifelong Michigander here and we always say “Pop”.  I didn’t know other regions said it- learn something new every day.  🙂

            I’ve also heard “Crick” used.  

          •  I’m from Texas where we call all carbonated beverages “Coke”.  As in “Would you like a Coke? What kind? We have Pepsi and Diet Sprite.”  Makes no sense.  We also regularly drank Coke – the real Coke – as a breakfast drink.  And we were normal-ish, middle class people.

          • RebeccaKW

             Coke and Ranch dressing go with every meal. (fellow Texas girl)

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      …or off your hips, as the case may be

  • editrixie

    Love her always, and love her here from head to toe.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Slow clap.

    For you TLo.

    Ok, for Tina too.

  • decormaven

    She listened! [whispers]. It came true.

    • Madeleine Rodriguez

      I cackled at this.  Thanks for that.

    • MilaXX

       you win the internet for this post!

      • decormaven

        Aww! You folks have made my day! 

  • Reneesance

    Oooh she looks so sharp and sassy *Sniffle* they grow up so fast!

  • charlotte

    That’s my girl!

  • MilaXX

    I assume this is the hair Jayma was aiming for. Who’da’ thunk Tina would be showing her up.
    If you guys can work this kind of magic on Christina Hendricks, I’m sending you all muffin baskets.

    • Now, see, I don’t like this hairstyle on Tina.  She has such beautiful hair that I think she should wear it down for that reason alone, but I also don’t think this hairstyle suits the shape of her head/face.

      • sweetestsith

         She has beautiful thick hair and I love that she doesn’t keep it strictly up or down, that would be boring. I also think down would be too busy for this outfit.

        I think I’m with you on this particular hair though, it isn’t quite right for her face. Up and magically different would have been my preference…

      • MilaXX

         I don’t mind it and unlike Jayma’s it looks like an actual hair style. It’s neater and looks like someone took the time to brush & style it. As far as an updo goes, this looks pretty good.

  • Trisha26

    I actually don’t mind the peplum because it’s echoed in the skirt, makes it more cohesive instead of a dust-ruffle for hips.

  • EveEve

    If you do this for Christina Hendricks then what will be left to moan about?!?

    • MK03

      Zooey Deschanel, that’s what.

    • And January Jones.

    • Introspective

      Let us not forget Julianne Hough. Ah our work here is never done.

    • XTina. Florence Welch. Heidi.  

      • CakesOnAPlane

        PLEASE let us never fix FloWelch. I love her sartorial insanity as-is.

    • charlotte

       Lindsay Lohan!

  • Melanie_Bee

    She looks so good; I feel so proud.  And I’m not the biggest fan of peplums, but it works so well here – very flattering.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    A very handsome, becoming and appropriate look.  LOVE the lip color.

  • Tr16ia

    She’s getting so much right that she’s forcing me to be really picky,  so I’ll say that the earrings aren’t the right choice.

  • Pants_are_a_must


  • peachy

    breathe, chickie. she looks like she is totes holding her breath!

  • MK03

    Tina Fey is my spirit animal. LOVE THIS WOMAN.

  • Dot

    She looks gorgeous!

  • Elizabeth Silverstein

    Whoever said feminists have no sense of humor and dress like men never met Tina Fey. I LOVE HER.

  • rloliveira

    Oh, I want that dress!

  • jw_ny

    Could that lbd be any more perfect for her?!  Tina deserves the “attagirl”

  • dorothea_brooke

    Yes!  And she looks like she KNOWS she looks good too.  Get it girl!  

  • Imasewsure

    Very cute, easy LBD (you did it boys!) but hate the hair and makeup… please please let’s turn our powers for good on Ms Hendricks next. She deserves it… and so do we!

  • Janet B

    She is having a very good year.

  • This is a GREAT shape for her!

    (Apropos of nothing, I had to Google you guys for some reason — I don’t remember why, I was looking for an interview you’d done or something — and the first result for “tom and lorenzo” that wasn’t this site? A Google Books result for The Great Movie Musical Trivia Book.  I laughed my ass off)

  • aeb1986

    i love the cut of the skirt. its so feminine and sexy!

  • Beverly Kozma

    She looks goooood.  Now, as I’ve said before, I love peplums  (when you have a soft middle and a flat rear, they really help)  but where did they all come from all of a sudden?  It’s like they’re raining from the sky.

  • nannypoo

    I’m not wild about the hair, but everything else here is perfect.

  • Indigo54

    Yeah Babyeeee!    That’s how it’s done!  Sarah Palin eat your heart out!

  • And her skin looks gorgeous!  How did you do that???

    • charlotte

       Unicorn tears? Or maybe Sabor de Soledad.

  • snarkykitten


  • rococodada

    I hope somebody uploads this event onto YouTube- would lovelovelove to see that!

    • MilaXX

      They often have the events available on their site or hulu & I think iTunes.

  • jilly_d

    Nailed it! Love you girl. You look hot. Good to see her in a short(er) dress.

  • JauntyJohn

    A Home Run.
    Chic, sexy, comfortable, and completely suits who she is.

  • Call me Bee

    Tres chic!  Good for you, Liz Lemon. 

  • Polished, sexy, and age-appropriate. 

  • I would never dream of giving credit to anyone but the two of you. Job well done men.

  • gracedarling

    Beautiful. She looks like a classical Greek statue come to life.

    I also love how the model, on first glance, appears to have ear gauges. Cuts through the classicism in a really intriguing way. 

  • bertkeeter

    Also on her way to a wedding in Teanck, NJ.

  • SO chic.  Hair and makeup so very suitable.  Rad earrings.  Posing like a pro.  Ok, C.Hendrix….lessgo!!!

  • She is a tragic example for nerdy, insecure girls everywhere, because as much as she might insist, homegirl is FIIIIINE. I generally aspire to be anywhere near her brain, but I also admire everything I see here. Bravo.

  • dschubba

    This is definitely her dress.

  • butterflysunita

    Awesome.  Girl, that is so your dress.  

  • Like a boss.

  • unbornfawn

    Well done, Miss Tina, well done.

  • Congratulations guys, this was a job well done.

  • Carly Warnock

    She looks great!

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    WONDERFUL. Thanks, Guys.
    Good luck with Christina!

  • Molly Sulds

    She looks fabulous and she knows it. So nice to see this transformation

  • meowing

    Dare I say it:  elegant.  Personal best.  Hair and makeup are excellent, and the dress is beautiful.  Brava.

  • ashtangajunkie

    She looks fantastic. I love her; it’s great to see her looking so lovely.

  • alyce1213

    Now THAT’S a woman totally in charge.  Great.

  • formerlyAnon

    You guys! When is your award ceremony?

    Though maybe they’re waiting for you to fix Ms. Hendricks’ failings and just make it national celebration with a paid day off work for everyone.

    P.s. Her hair could be more impressive, but I quibble.

  • She looks GORGEOUS. You guys did a great job.

  • She is so rocking that look. Always been a fan of her smart girl hotness. Glad she’s figuring out how to do that look.

  • …i’m not a fan of the lighter hair.

  • Crystal


  • guest2visits

    I love this dress for her, the hair up; everything. She looks fantastic.

  • plinkiedoodle

    She looks like a million bucks!

  • Stubenville

    A personal best for Tina.

  • Didn’t Christina improve already?

  • libraangel


  • MaryAtRealityTea

    Oh she looks so glamorous, elegant, and sophisticated. *tear

  • ccm800

    credit given! 

  • Frank Lithium

    Her smug little smirk? Well deserved.

  • Damien W

    I’m iffy on the Eurobitch hairdo. She may look great, but she doesn’t look like Tina Fey.

    What price glamour?

  • glennethph

    She seems to have lost some weight, I think that helps with the clothes and her confidence to wear some outfits.

  • You GO Liz Lemon! She looks spectacular!

  • leftcoastpickle

    Fucking awesome was my first thought. Tina should rule the world!

  • erinbinek

    So cute!  She needs to buy this shape of dress in every color of the rainbow.

  • Gorgeous, Tina. Perfection.

  • Amy

    She looks amazing but, of course there’s a but, as a bespectacled gal myself I kind of miss her glasses. 

  • littlemac8