Tina Fey at the LOL With LLS: Jokes on You, Cancer! Event

Posted on May 08, 2014

Let’s be TOTAL BITCHES to someone at a cancer benefit!

*cracks knuckles*

Oh, calm down. Of course we’re not. Miss Tina looks pretty damn fab in that “New York socialite at a benefit” kind of way:

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Serving up slightly glam Charlotte York-Goldenblatt realness.

We remember the days when she couldn’t manage looking this good at the Emmys. As a nominee. Her style evolution has been fun to watch.

Having said that, we have highly advanced red carpet tea reading skills and we’re here to say: Tina, get inside quickly and get those shoes off, hon. It’s all there in the tight little smile and slightly crazed look of pain behind the eyes. After decades as style co-pilots and wing men for our gal pals, we always can tell when one of them has hit the wall on her shoes for the night. Their eyes are always open just a millimeter too wide.

“Your shoes are killing you, aren’t they, sweetie?”

“How did you know?”

“Secret gay magic. Give them to me. My bag’s bigger than yours.”




[Photo Credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images]

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  • boweryboy

    Secret gay magic. Love it.

    • Danielle

      I need that in my life. Daily.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Don’t we all?

    • H2olovngrl

      Is that similar to “ancient Chinese secret” only not as well known?

    • Shug

      It’s real.

  • Glam Dixie

    The slightly clenched teeth give it away as well. My bag’s bigger than yours ftw. That’s hysterical.

  • kimmeister

    Also, one eye is open about a millimeter wider than the other. She’s about to snap.

  • Imasewsure

    Name Partner in a Prestigious NY Law Firm Charity Function realness…. yawn

  • butterflysunita

    I don’t know why women are required to wear uncomfortable shoes. Flats, I say. Flats!

    • Esz

      But flats are fug and don’t do anything for how your legs look.

      • Julie Chase

        I disagree, I have a few adorable pairs. And they make my legs look like…my legs. Without me having to limp after 20 minutes of standing.

        • I hate heels. I’m 5’11, so that’s nice. I think if I were short I would see some benefit. Otherwise they’re completely, irrevocably stupid for me to wear.

      • Alloy Jane

        Whaaaat? I’ve seen plenty of cute flats. Heels are not about making your legs look great, they’re about making your ass stick out, and some of us don’t need help with that. Not that I don’t love a good pair of heels, but I’ve been doing the minimal thing for too long to make me look forward to having to do the heel thing anytime soon.

      • fursa_saida

        Heels make my legs look WORSE.

    • Grumpy Girl

      And not all flats are comfy for a long evening, either. It’s not so much the heel (or lack thereof)–I;m not counting ones over 5″–as the overall shoe build and support.

      • smayper

        I HATE the fact that it’s almost always a choice of pain+pretty or comfortable+ugly for me and shoes. There MUST be a way to combine pretty and comfortable. Lots of companies advertise it; almost none ever achieve it.

        • In my next life I am going to shoe design school and starting a company called Pretty Comfy. There MUST be a way! We can put a man on the moon FFS.

          • smayper

            I will buy ALL of your shoes.

          • SierraDelta

            Where do we send our investment checks?

        • DebbieLovesShoes

          COMPLETELY agree.

      • Alloy Jane

        I guess with flat flats, comfort is a matter of foot strength. For me, as long as the soles are flexible and there is room in the footbed for my toes, I’m good to go. My favorite flats are the little black fabric mary janes you get from Chinatown. So simple and cute. Zero arch support, but that’s a bonus for me.

        • Ebto

          I got married in little black fabric mary janes you get from Chinatown! So comfy (at least for me at the time. They accommodated my bunions nicely.)

      • kimmeister

        Almost all flats are cut in a way that hurts the widest part of my foot, and my orthotics fall out of them easily.

      • MilaXX

        I need a good flat. One that still has arch support. None of that cheap flat to the ground stuff.

        • Try Cole Haan. 🙂 I bought the Gilmore x 2 when I was over in Hawaii last year, the most comfortable flat I have ever worn. Zappos have them for just under 100 which is $30 per pair less than what I paid. The soles are super light but soo comfortable. I see they have them in silver which I did not see in the store.. I have them in gold and bronze and would love them in black and silver.. 🙂

          • MilaXX

            Thanks. I meant in general. But I will check out those Cole Haan’s.

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            *running to go check Zappos*……

        • DebbieLovesShoes


      • MissusBee

        Also, heels are way worse than they were. I used to live in heels back in the early Stone Age, when three inches was considered cute and fine. These days it’s four plus inches or go home, so unless you’re a masochist or take cabs everywhere, it’s not a real option. Plus I have more than one friend who has bunions and/or a stoop from wearing sky-high heels all the time. Not so fabulous.

    • MilaXX

      There is such a thing as a comfortable heel.

      • SierraDelta

        Does the woman wearing it ride a unicorn?

        • MilaXX

          LOL – I can only speak from personal experience. In my younger years I had a pair of Via Spiga pumps that wear 4 inches and I could literally walk blocks in them. I’m older now and I do mostly kitten heels and the occasional 3 inch heel but I don’t buy shoes that aren’t comfortable. So yes, there is such a thing as a comfortable heel. Now these 5 and 6 inch heels folks wear now a days, I cannot speak to. My knees rebel at the mere thought.

  • deelup

    The shoes aren’t even special enough to tolerate pain.

    • marlie

      These are definitely not worthy of the “perfect shoes; nothing else will do” level of pain.

      • Judih1


  • sienna elm

    The ring is fab!

    • decormaven

      Truly. Amazing how something that small in scale can be such an eye-catcher.

      • Sarah

        I think it’s blue diamondz. Very nice.

        • decormaven

          Ooh….I’ll have to see if I can identify the maker so I can put it on my fantasy Christmas list.

          • Qitkat

            I love the idea of a fantasy Christmas list.

          • formerlyAnon

            Go for broke. Have a fantasy life. I have several. Never a dull moment, lying in bed waiting for sleep. (And, more seriously, it’s reassuring to note how much of my actual life I’d be perfectly happy to carry over into fantasy land.)

          • Qitkat

            Interesting you should say this, for the past hour while I’ve been boiling hard-boiled eggs, sorting old mail, cleaning up dishes, I have designed a new house, complete with all the elements that I can never find in one plan, specifically for Mr Q and I to live out the rest of our lives. I’m almost so excited by my ideas I’m toying with idea of talking to an architect!

  • Danielle

    That is a fabulous headsuit, Miss Fey.

  • Sarah

    I love the navy blue. So pretty. And if the shoes are painful, I don’t really understand why she wore them, TBH, because they’re kind o boring.

    • smayper

      Love the color but I’m not sold on the shoulder glitter. I know the dress would be really boring without it, but it seems oddly tacked-on.

  • marlie

    Tina looks great. The dress is really pretty, and her figure looks fantastic in it. Also, I love that ring.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I really love that dress, and it really looks great on Tina. I wouldn’t have gone with black shoes but they’re not offensive (even if they are painful).

  • lunchcoma

    I need a friend who not only knows when my feet hurt, but has a bag that’s bigger than mine.

  • rainwood1

    Good for Tina, and I hope she had someone to rescue her from her shoes.

    And I hope LLS raised tons of money. The advances they are making in blood cancer treatment have been long awaited and are now starting to blossom. Those of us with loved ones who are the beneficiaries of all that research are forever grateful.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Love her, she and I have the same manicure.

  • Esz

    I know that feel.

  • withbreaththatisbated

    I love her always, but especially in blue.

    It probably doesn’t help the shoe issue that she had two events that night. Is it worse to keep the painful shoes on all night or to take them off for a brief reprieve in the car and then have to put them back on?

    • Grumpy Girl

      Off then back on. Better to leave them on and find somewhere to sit with them elevated for a brief spell.

      • Sarah

        Yeah I agree. I always think after I take a load off that I have lost all the endurance for the pain in my feet that I’d built up. Like, if you’re hiking, and you sit down on a rock after an arduous bit of trail, you will have so much harder a time getting up the last bit than you would have if you’d pushed on through.

      • marlie

        Yep. Once I take them off, I can’t stop taking them off. Sometimes it’s just better to keep them on and push through it (and put them up every once in a while).

        • MilaXX

          Even worse sometimes you take those bad boys off and you can’t get them back on.

          • formerlyAnon

            This entire thread is testimony to why I don’t have any sexy cute high heels. I have a couple of funky platform/chunky heels and a couple of boring work heels – mostly 3″ high or less. If my feet hurt it doesn’t matter how wonderful I look I move like someone whose feet are killing her, which negates any cuteness the shoes bestow.

          • MilaXX

            I am very picky about my shoes. I mostly wear flats, but I have a few pairs of really cute kitten heels and I don’t go over 3 inches in heels. In my 20’s it was fashion at all cost, now I have to be comfortable in them always.

  • Grumpy Girl

    I suspect that is the look I have after a particularly idiot-strew conference call. Or after dealing with teenage logic just one second too long.

    I do love that ring!

  • MilaXX

    Love the dress, HAAATE the shoes. Split seem hooves are never gonna be a good look.

  • R.A.

    Speaking of Charlotte York-Goldenblatt, has anyone been watching Bad Teacher with Ari Graynor? I just watched the first two episodes and thought they showed a lot of promise.

  • LadyVimes

    Bless you both. Heels are gorgeous but oh the pain.
    Tina looks lovely.

  • malarson2

    Where oh WHERE were you, my beautiful Gay Uncles, during my wedding? I could’ve really used you and your big bag. Every time I see Ms. Fey lately I always feel like a proud Sister or cool Cousin because she has figured it out. It took a while but she got there and I couldn’t be happier for her.

  • annrr

    nailed it

  • BuffaloBarbara

    You know, it’s weird. I don’t usually pay much attention when you guys post close-ups of people’s rings. But here, she’s got one that’s understated and not all that interesting, but I’m… kind of liking it?

    I think they need to create a market for AWESOME shoes that are meant to be worn for dancing and being on your feet. I just bought a pair of flats for a wedding, which will be lovely for the dancing, but are frankly boring. But the more interesting shoes were too stiff on the sides, and would have given me blisters after half an hour doing my version of dancing. (Hint: The Bolshoi will not be calling any time soon.)

    • smayper

      I know there’s a brand made by a woman who is a former professional ballroom dancer…they are expensive and I can’t remember the designer’s name. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

      • jay

        one such designer is Aris Allen, who makes really cute swing dance shoes. (which are particularly designed to take a beating due to the nature of the dance. Also I can’t speak for other genres because I’ve only ever danced swing and blues) Most of them are flats but they have one pair of 1930s-style heels I’ve been in love with for years, and they have like an inch of padding inside. SO COMFORTABLE.

        with that said, dance-specific shoes often have funny soles that don’t work as well for other activities. Swing dance shoes, for example, tend to have soles made of suede, which are slippery as hell, natch.

        • Gatto Nero

          Yes — and dance shoes with suede soles (which allow for easy gliding and turning without sticking) shouldn’t be worn at all outdoors or they’re pretty much ruined.

  • Alloy Jane

    Blue really is her color. Lucky bitch, I look terrible in blue.

  • I need a gay best friend with a bag bigger than mine. I just have the husband saying “Can I put my phone and wallet in your bag?”

    • Kitten Mittons

      That is the TRUTH. Put me on that waiting list, please.

      What irks me is when he teases me about how big my purse is…… and proceeds to put ten pounds of crap in it.

      That’s when things get “lost” for a bit.

  • holla

    yay for Tina!

  • Patrick Cleary

    That ring is perfect.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Those shoes aren’t worth pain. Some are, and when I wear them I have to keep looking at my feet to admire the pretty or I’ll be going barefoot the rest of the evening. Tina looks lovely here, minus the pain.

  • KinoEye

    Gorgeous (LOVE the ring), but she does look the teensiest bit uncomfortable. Those shoes do look like they’d leave blisters galore. Poor dear. Also, she’s got better skin than I do and she’s got 20 years on me. Jealous and wondering what her secrets are.

    • Bet it’s genetics and sunscreen.

  • CeeQ

    Where were you thru my 20’s?!? I love my heels but my flats are so much kinder to me 🙂

  • FancyPhilly

    This is why I’m glad I’m not a celebrity and that I’m over a certain age. No more uncomfortable shoes for me EVAH!

  • AnnaleighBelle

    This gorgeous woman has really learned what works for her body, hasn’t she? Those are some beautiful hips right there.

  • gefeylich

    I love her so much. Yes, I want to BE HER.

    “Secret gay magic” should be the name of an album or emblazoned on one of Frank Rossitano’s trucker hats (RIP).