Lena Dunham Out and About in New YorK City

Posted on June 03, 2014

We can’t.

We don’t even know what the hell we’re looking at.

Lena-Dunham-GOTS-NYC-BCGPD-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)“Girls” star Lena Dunham (pictured with actor B. J. Novak) out and about in New York City.

Lena-Dunham-GOTS-NYC-BCGPD-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)

Lena-Dunham-GOTS-NYC-BCGPD-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)

Lena-Dunham-GOTS-NYC-BCGPD-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)


WHO DOES THIS?!? Aside from  crazy people and/or the homeless, that is.

That last shot is so incredibly fakey-fake that we’re inclined to believe that yes, this time, she really IS trolling.

Ladies, if you make peach pumps a thing, we may have to stop talking to you for a while.



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  • marlie

    SO. MUCH. WRONG. Either she really, truly, has horrible style instincts (and it’s not just her people being incapable of dressing her), OR she’s trolling us. Either way, most of these pieces shouldn’t be worn together. Or… at all. And seriously… I HATE those shades.

    • Sarah

      I kind of wonder if the dress might be okay. Without the coat, shoes, or shades, of course. But, probably not. It’s just a desire to find a silver lining.

      • @Biting Panda

        I adore paisley. That dress is hiddy. Trust.

        • Sarah

          Okay. I trust. I just thought maybe the shape was not too bad, but like @FibonacciSequins:disqus said, I see ruffles under there. Noooo.

          • 3boysful

            I often gravitate to a small ruffle, but this dress, even tho we can’t see all of it, is a big ol’ NO.

          • Sarah

            I don’t mind a ruffly bit about the HEM, but I was referring to the bits that are sneaking around her collar. The more I look at it, the more the whole thing looks like a 7 year old’s nightie.

          • 3boysful

            You are so right–the cheap kind of nightie where the design is printed on rather than woven.

          • kimmeister

            Ruffled necklines are good for those of us smaller busted gals who like to create some volume in that area. Ruffled bookends, however, are a bridge too far.

          • A 7 year old’s nightie circa 1970, too. YUCK.

        • kimmeister

          It’s not just paisley, it’s paisley with an entire potpourri store.

      • marlie

        MAAAAAYBE. The dress and a pair of simple sandals, maybe a lightweight cardigan for an extra layer, and I could possibly get behind that.

        But not the sunglasses. Never.

        • kimmeister

          The sunglasses are only ok if you are a cartoon villain. Like Judge Doom from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”

          • Constant Reader

            That made me laugh out loud. It shows our age difference, but I’d say they would look perfect on Dick Dastardly from Wacky Races.

          • DebbieLovesShoes


      • FibonacciSequins

        Who knows how many ruffles that coat is hiding?

        Why are they both wearing coats, anyway? It’s been pretty warm in New York lately. You can see a guy in the background of one of the photos is wearing a sleeveless tee. I’m not counting the older lady because older folks generally feel colder anyway – can’t go by what she’s wearing.

        • teensmom99

          Yeah, it’s the coat that makes me think trolling.

          • FibonacciSequins

            Me too!

          • Chickadeep

            It was in the 40s-low 50s early in the day for the last few days all over the Northeast. I wore a Fall-weight suede jacket twice this week.

      • H2olovngrl

        Even without the old lady coat and the hideous shades, those pumps are all kinds of wrong with it!

      • demidaemon

        It might be okay, but not for fakey-fakey nice-nice walking around town times. This outfit is clearly a middle finger to the world, and I want to tell Lena exactly where she can stick it.

    • deelup

      It was cool yesterday morning at about 630am. That’s all I got.

      • marlie

        It wasn’t THAT cool. I’m in Philly, and yesterday morning I was wearing a cardigan over my summer dress. it wasn’t wool-winter-coat cool (IMO).

        • NBG

          Last time it was that cool here was last Wednesday. Froze my butt off at the Phillies game!

          • marlie

            A couple of the evenings last week were definitely chilly. I would totally dress more warmly for a Phillies game in a windy ballpark, but this still doesn’t makes sense to me for a walking-around-town look. I didn’t even consider wearing something like this.

            (I get that it’s a personal preference thing… I saw someone wearing a winter coat and a hat with furry earflaps on Sunday, when it was ~70 deg and she didn’t look “crazy.”)

        • AnaRoW

          BJ and the guy walking behind them are also wearing jackets. These pictures were probably taken a while ago.

          • marlie

            Perhaps. TLo generally don’t seem to post pictures that are more than a couple of days old, so I was basing my assumption off of how the weather was over the weekend. But maybe they’re older.

    • tereliz

      Ruffled neckline aside, those shades are the absolute WORST for her face. They’re too round and soft, emphasizing the parts of her face that are similarly round and soft, when a pair with more structure would probably add some structure to her face.

  • Sarah

    God DAMN that’s bad. No. NO. NO!!! Shit. Now I wanna beat somebody up. It’s YOUR FAULT, Lena.

    • Kent Roby

      Speaking of shit, she looks crazy enough to start smearing it on her face. BJ better run as soon as he ties that lace.

  • Jackie Stewart

    I adore BJ Novak though.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I like that they’re friends.

    • SugarSnap108

      Yes. But I fear for his safety because his shoe is untied — and because of the cackling crazy woman next to him.

  • Honestly I would be more worried if Lena started dressing in attractive and flattering clothes. I like being able to depend on something in this world!

    • altermyego

      I agree. I like that she doesn’t pay attention to all of the ‘worst dressed’ lists. She doesn’t change to try to please others. That is not to say she isn’t trolling. Maybe she is but she’s having fun with it. More power to her!

      • KES4K

        Wouldn’t looking this terrible all the time be just as exhausting as striving for ‘best dressed’, though? Like, most of us who actually don’t care about clothes at that particular moment wear jeans and a sweater, or maybe athletic wear without going to the gym (guilty). “Not caring about clothes” doesn’t translate to “ALL THE UGLY THINGS AT ONCE!!1!” This smacks of attention-seeking of the worst kind…aka, neither “Be Me” nor “Do Me”.

        • demidaemon

          More like “Throttle Me.”

  • FibonacciSequins

    Oh.My.God! I thought the glasses were going to be the worst part.

    Lena, you are a gifted troll. I’m just sitting back and enjoying the ride.

    Nice coat.

  • julesj

    I feel my irrational (rational) hate bubbling up.

    • demidaemon

      Mine is already boiling.

  • @Biting Panda

    Oh sweetie, reel it in. Look at that body language, he’s just not that into you.

    • Fuchsiaforever


  • MarissaLG

    BJ looks cute tho

  • Anna

    HAHAHAHAHA @ Lena Dunham. What in the actual fuck of actual fucks. I can’t even. She’s gone beyond dressing as a toddler to wearing a toddler’s fitted sheet.

    I have a really bitchy scenario in my head where BJ Novak went out to dinner with Mindy Kaling and snarked at cellphone photos of this “outing” over cocktails. BJ looks adorable, although he needs to tie his shoelace.

  • Danielle

    Truly, she has no fucks left to give.

    • Bad Idea Jeans

      I’m actually surprised she’s not wearing terry cloth scuff-style bedroom slippers. If she allegedly doesn’t care about fashion, can’t she just go out in something that doesn’t look like it was meant to be covering a beanbag chair?

      • Anathema_Device

        The reason for no scuffs is that she probably didn’t have the time to put the requisite pink foam curlers in her hair. This looks like a high-end version of the housecoat & curlers combo so many women wore to drive their kids to school in the ’70s.

        • boweryboy

          Nailed it.

    • SugarSnap108

      I think she gives many fucks, because this look is screaming for attention. A very specific, she-is-so-quirky-she-doesn’t-care-about-conventional-standards-of-beauty-blah-blah kind of attention, IMO.

      • kimmeister

        Yes, and the hideous peach pumps are Jimmy Choos, no less.

      • Danielle

        Okay, I should have said I have no fucks left to give. About her and her ironic housecoat.

  • boweryboy

    What. Is. Wrong. With. Her?

    Was she dropped on her head as a child? I don’t understand, and I used to be Team Dunham all the way (although I still love Girls).

  • OhSheila

    1)she disturbs my spirit 2)IT WAS HOT YESTERDAY

    • Introspective

      i love your name by the way! (yaaasss for the 80s r&b references)

      and yeah, nobody’s buying this unless it was taken about a month ago. and given that those same peach monstrosities on her feet appeared already for the week, it means she meant to do this to all of our eyes right now.

      as in lena = troll. (whatever boo. how about you roll around in your money at home.)

      • oat327

        BJ’s in jeans and a jacket though, and the gray-haired guy in the background of the third picture has a jacket and a scarf. So maybe it is an old picture, but it’s definitely cold wherever they are.

  • Kara Keenan

    Are we being punked? Where’s Ashton?

  • Kathy_Marlow

    No peach pumps, ever.

    • Kent Roby

      I think they’re the same shoes she wore earlier in the day with the short dress at the book signing.

  • NMMagpie

    Because she can. No other reason.

  • Kathleen

    Terrible. Just terrible.

  • Capt. Renault

    What’s with the welder’s goggles?

    • Alyssa

      I see inventor goggles personally…either way, they shouldn’t be with this outfit.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Doc from “Back to the Future”

      • another_laura

        HAHAHAHA you call it an outfit, OH HAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!

        • Alyssa


          • another_laura

            Not laughing at, darling, laughing with!

          • Alyssa

            I pictured your laugh with a mighty head toss a la Lena in the last pic. 🙂

  • Jennifer Bober

    I repeat. Does this girl own a mirror?!?

    • Rhonda Shore

      Can you imagine what she elects not to wear? What could possibly be in her reject pile?

      • Jennifer Bober

        I shudder to think!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    “My 85 year old mom has a wedding to attend and would like to borrow those shoes Lena”…

  • Isn’t it summer in New York?

  • elemspbee

    What is this? Ugly is what this is. From top of the head to the bottom of her sole.

  • Bad fashion early warning radar system. Lena doesn’t have one.

  • Kitten Mittons

    Every single decision was terrible: the hair, the clothes, the accessories, and the awkward, forced interaction.

    It is so very bad, and BJ’s clothes so very boring, that the only thing I can focus on is BJ untied shoe. Please fix that before you fall, or Lena might have a stroke trying to hilariously play it up for the cameras.

    *goes back to Rihanna post again*

    • SugarSnap108

      Heh. I was fixated on that untied shoe, too. It’s very focus-pulling.

      • Kitten Mittons

        I think it’s a coping mechanism on our part.

    • conniemd

      So many bad decisions can’t be intentional. You know even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then. I think she intentionally tries to look ugly and then she has a built in excuse. If she tried to look pretty and failed, she would be vulnerable. This insulates her.

      • Kitten Mittons

        I could very well see that as her reasoning. I hope she has a thicker skin than that, or develops one soon.

  • sugarkane105

    BJ Novak looks cute! And I’ve never said that about him before.

  • teensmom99

    Crime against potential coat porn.

  • siriuslover

    That girl has some seriously bad sartorial instincts, all trolling aside. I mean, WTF? She could at least pull a Daniel Radcliffe who wore the same exact outfit when he exited stage (I think for How to Succeed…) to mess with the paparazzi, but this? THIS? Like you guys said on FB, I can’t even.

  • bessann28

    What the actual fuck is this?

  • James

    A crime against my eyes. And my brain because we are not as dumb as she seems to think we are.

    • Joanna

      This X 1000!!!

  • Anathema_Device

    This made me laugh so hard. In equal parts due to your write up, the ridiculousness of her get up, and the obvious glee with which she is wearing it. I love the way B.J. isn’t making eye contact at all…”Hey, yeah..haha…I’m just going to pretend I sorta kinda know you…”

    • Introspective

      can you blame him though?

    • “Obvious glee” indeed.

      I love your name, by the way.

      • Anathema_Device


  • MoHub

    Are those the same apricot-color shoes she wore with the lampshade dress?

    • siriuslover

      if they are, they’ve done a rapid turnaround in my book. I thought them the only cute part of her get up yesterday. Today, it looks like what you find in the bottom of a box of old shoes your Aunt Gloria gave to you.

    • Joanna

      Yep. They are horrid, although I respect the choice in heel height.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I suspect so.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    “We don’t even know what the hell we’re looking at.” You are looking at Ms Dunham’s true self. Free from the advice of her ‘handlers’. This is an outward expression of how she really feels about herself. She feels bright. She feels colorful. She does not feel particularly organized. She feels sloppy as hell. Sometimes she just wants to say to the rest of the world: “You think I give a f**k?” …..This is my opinion, to which I am entitled.

    • yethica

      She feels like she has no class or self reapect whatsoever. I do not like her.

    • alyce1213

      It’s my opinion that she has terrible taste in clothing, with or without handlers.

  • poorellensmith

    This is a joke, right? RIGHT?? …?

  • doodley

    Pastel pumps (including peach/apricot) were a thing when I was a teen, in the mid-80s. They are not really something that needs to be resurrected.

    Also, a wool coat in NYC in June????

    I just can’t with the rest of it.

    • kimmeister

      Unfortunately, the fashion industry has resurrected them again this season. I think sea-foam green pumps are even worse than peach.

      • doodley

        Yes, they are. And we had those, too. You had to have them to match your sea-foam green prom dress.

  • Town

    She looks like a cartoon character from Spongebob Squarepants.

    • Little_Olive

      Best comment of the day

  • smayper

    She is making that very nice coat look like Granny threw iit on over her nightgown to get the paper. And inexplicably put on her grandson’s backpack on the way out the door…because she is not fully mentally there.

  • smayper

    She is making a perfectly nice coat look like Granny put it on over her nightgown to go out to the mailbox. And put on her grandson’s backpack and her fancy shoes for no reason other than her brain isn’t really working well any more.

  • Okay, I’m not on board with the coat (in June?!) or the godawful fugly peach pumps, but the crazy paisley 70s style dress is a little bit fun. And so are the sunglasses. And she looks really happy, like she’s having a great time. So overall, I kind of dig it. There I said it — don’t hate me,

  • KinoEye

    Also, if we make ruffled, (hideous) paisley, floor-length dresses a thing, I’m not talking to any ladies for quite some time. And I’m one of them. I can’t tell you how exponentially worse this got when I scrolled past the waist of the jacket. No one should do this. Why would you do this (apart from a desire to troll the world, obviously)? B.J. Novak, why are you supporting this wardrobe-based insanity? Why?!

  • Thomas

    Homeless Granny Realness

  • Chickadeep

    Bitch traveled back in time and stole my 7th Grade Home Ec sewing project granny dress!! But it’s cool. I was going to fail the class anyway.

  • OldPandaDayz

    I think she’s trolling- in a Brooklyn hipster, “I’m going to throw on four different pieces I found at the thrift store” kind of way. Seems like typical Dunham.

  • Rhonda Shore

    Is it that chilly in NYC right now?

    • alyce1213


  • WendyD

    Have we reached the point where we can stop looking at her now? PERMANENTLY? PLEASE??

  • ktr33

    So I guess she didn’t get my memo about dressing in Cynthia Rowley’s cute vintage-inspired “fit-and-flare” (when did that become a term?) sundresses and shirt dresses that would, I humbly posit, look really sweet on her. I wonder… IF the dress had been a couple inches above knee-length and IF she hadn’t worn the backpack (a _backpack_??) and IF she had worn completely different shoes and IF IF IF… oh, forget it…

    • kimmeister

      A backpack using both shoulder straps, at that!

  • Kathie

    I mean doesn’t she get bored punking us all the time with her ‘fashion’ choices?

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    A few decades ago I made my best friend in the world dye a pair of pumps peach to be my maid of honor, and then I didn’t show up for the wedding. We have both totally forgotten about the jilted groom, but she still brings up those shoes!

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter


  • vitaminC

    She looks like the grumpy old woman on the Hallmark cards. Awful. He, however, looks awesome.

    • kimmeister


      • vitaminC

        Is that her name?! It was my grandmother’s, too, and she had a lot in common with that acerbic old dame. I love me some grumpy cartoon ladies, just not as style inspiration.

        • kimmeister

          Indeed it is her name!

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Tea party with incontinent cats

  • Joanna

    One day, she will look back on this time of her life and wish she hadn’t wasted her youth on purposefully making herself as unattractive as possible. Because NEWSFLASH, LENA, we all know that’s what you’re doing. And trust me, when you’re on the other side of forty, you’ll understand what I’m talking about, hun.

    • boweryboy

      “One day, she will look back on this time of her life and wish she hadn’t wasted her youth on purposefully making herself as unattractive as possible.”

      Just about everyday I say the same thing to myself whenever I see hipsters deliberately making theirselves unattractive because it’s the cool, ironic thing to do. I don’t get it.

    • Anathema_Device

      In that Nora Ephron book (“I Hate My Neck and something something…”) she advises young women to put on a bikini when they’re 17 and not to take it off until they’re 35.

  • RescueMe23

    She’s a train wreck – and she does it intentionally. She’s moving up to #1 on my hate list ( and not my irrational hate list).

  • ChiKat67

    Hate everything. She is the high empress on my (totally rational) hate pyramid (all things Kardashian make up the base).

    • Constant Reader

      Hate pyramid. So much more creative and intelligent than a hate list! Love it.

  • sherrietee

    I thought she was wearing swim goggles.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Swim goggles would make just as much sense, lol.

  • julianai

    I think this kind of violation, among the many others, should get you banned from a fashion blog. There I said it, lets have no more of this nonsense. MAKE IT STOP

  • Violentcello

    At first I thought, “Oh, it’s not that bad. Gross shades, but whatever.” Then I scrolled down and burst out laughing.

  • Wink

    This begs the question… what in the world will she wear when she’s a granny for real?

    • kimmeister

      Rihanna’s outfit from 2 posts back.

      • Wink

        Sweet Baby Jesus.

  • Denise Rambo

    I’VE got it! It’s her version of going incognito. She figures nobody would EVER think anybody even REMOTELY famous would EVER look THAT bad! YEAH! THAT’S it!

  • Not sure why she was wearing Jimmy Buffet’s Christmas tree, and a coat yesterday. It was 80 degrees here. But hey, at least she is actually wearing clothes, and the still pictures have no sound so we can’t hear her over-sharing. That is something to be grateful for.


    • Frankie Carter

      I don’t know who you are, but I love you for this and will always love you for this

    • PastryGoddess

      I’m smelling a troll. A hot stank ass troll

  • PastryGoddess

    It’s time for us to take a step back from Ms. Dunham.

  • Constant Reader

    Can we speak of the backpack that is making the coat all bunchy? I realize I’m requesting a rearrangement of the deck chairs on the Titanic, but is she contractually obligated to have at least one item on at all times that more properly belongs on a person under the age of 10?

    • Honestly though, it looks like a leather backpack so it might be a nice piece. Honestly all of these pieces seem separately nice, but she can’t seem to put them together in a flattering or pretty way, which is aggravating (since I bet this outfit probably could pay my rent, possibly a few times over.)

      • Constant Reader

        Oh, I agree that it’s probably a nice piece and costs a fortune. It just reads juvenile to me with the coat, dress, and shoes. She frustrates me, too. She’s pretty, talented, rich, and has free couture thrown at her, yet she always looks awful. As other BKs have pointed out, if she really didn’t care about fashion, she’d be in Old Navy jeans with a tee and cardigan — and looking a lot more presentable.

  • She legit looks like a cleaner version of Mad Hetty from Sandman. That’d be some good casting too.

  • bunnydiet

    Now I understand her selections for award shows!

  • Lily


  • I used to say that I irrationally hated Lena Dunham.
    But now she’s working overtime to make my hate completely rational and justified.

  • queeniethebold

    i just cannot and will not abide her. She is ridiculous and terrible and has her head way, way too far up her own ass.

    Bring on some Chloe Sevigny craziness to soothe my soul. Please!

  • Coleen


  • ashtangajunkie

    Can I hate her yet? Is it okay now or will I still be strung up and beaten like a piñata for merely uttering the words?

    • demidaemon

      No. You will be enfolded into the community of like-minded haters and given love to offset your hatred, though it will never dissipate.

  • Tricia

    Being someone who works around homeless ppl on the daily, I was about to say, “She looks like a crazy homeless person.” But you beat me to it. I want to knock those stupid-looking glasses off her head.

  • NBG

    Peach PATENT pumps, no less. Their own circle of hell.

  • Erica

    It’s that backpack she’s sporting that really makes this particular outfit, no?

  • Sobaika

    This is some Grade A unwashed fuckery.

    • Bexxx

      Hi you are one of my favorite BKs. Your commentry is ALWAYS on point.

  • Bexxx

    Okay so it’s been hot as shit in NYC lately. Like wear-a-sundress-even-though-I’m-gonna-have-to-bare-ass-the-subway-seat hot (I will one day probably get ringworm from my need to be well-ventilated). Girl what the SHIT are you doing. You look like a child playing dress up in grandma’s attic. I kind of roll in the same circles as her and I’ve heard good things about her but I STILL find her insufferable. And hate that she’s the poster child for 20-something NYC women. I AM NOT LIKE THIS.

    • queeniethebold

      i am so glad to hear this. Really! Thank you.

  • ImpertinentVixen

    Is that Helen Keller?

  • traceyishere

    Why post this?

    • Bexxx

      It is T&Lo’s duty to deliver sartorial heinousness to the eyes of the BKs. We are hungry. We need fodder.

      • traceyishere

        There is more sartorial heinousness out there being offered by more interesting people.

  • Lilithcat


  • SophieCollier

    Peach kitten heels, no less.

  • andreawey

    ha ha ha love Lena!

  • MaryMcClelland

    Those shoes look like she yanked them from one of the Golden Girls!

  • nannypoo

    Crap. I did it again. I clicked on the picture of this crazy bitch, knowing it would ruin my day, and it did. I wish she would just stay home.

  • This is two little people standing on each others shoulders, wrapped up in a duvet, isn’t it?

    What a way to ruin a pretty coat.

  • Shalhevet

    Err… can someone explain to this clueless soul what’s wrong with peach shoes? I understand the dislike of “putty” shoes, but peach? Always thought of it as a pretty, summery color. Apparently it’s horrifying abomination? Teach me your wisdom.

    • Gatto Nero

      OK — this is just one kitten’s view:
      The color peach isn’t inherently evil (though it has to be deployed carefully — it can go wrong on so many skin tones). But these are peach *patent leather*, the style looks like something she bought from Payless for $12.99 (in 1999), and they don’t go with anything else she’s wearing.
      That’s all I got.

      • Shalhevet

        I agree with the cheapness of the style, but T&Lo seemed to be rallying specifically against the color here?

        • demidaemon

          If you look at the other comments, they seem to cause memories of times long past, when matchiness was all the rage, and maids of honor were forever scarred by their colors.

          • Gatto Nero

            Yes. I just can’t think of a good reason ever to choose a peach patent leather kitten heels. No matter what else you’re wearing.

          • demidaemon

            That set of descriptors should cause immediate avoidance by all women and drag queens.

  • Aurumgirl

    It’s giving me an “Edith Bunker Has Lost Her Mind” vibe.

    • RedRaven617

      I know! The shape of that coat made me immediately think of Edith.

  • DagnyReardon

    She was swimming laps at the Y and forgot to take off her goggles.

  • cocohall

    I like the coat. Not sure this one fits her; but the color is good and if she weren’t wearing it with a BACKPACK perhaps it wouldn’t be bunching up and pulling like crazy. This has to be a “work-related accident” with BJ Novak in frame. All I can wonder is BFF BJ cheating on Mindy? That I cannot have.

  • mdcoon127

    Holy Batshit…the glasses are Elton John, the coat is early bag lady Easter coat from the 80’s and the dress is something for an 80’s bridesmaid on a Jamaican beach wedding. The shoes are early 90’s yuck.

  • lilibetp

    And in a jacket? It’s in the 80’s in NYC. SMH

  • poggi

    Coat, peach pumps, backpack, weird sunglasses, and ruffly sundress. Which of these things is not like the other? Hah, tricked you. None of them work together. She has managed to craft an outfit from 5 items where NOT ONE of them works with any other item. That is some serious skill there!

    • Yes! This 100x. She’s the epitome of Millennial Fashion Irreverence.

  • I’m pretty sure she’s an evil genius.

  • MGK

    trolololoooooooooo duh

  • JauntyJohn

    Okay, dudefriend is freaking adorable.
    And I do encourage people to march to their own drummer… but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

    • boweryboy

      “And I do encourage people to march to their own drummer… but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.”
      This. Exactly.

  • Tricia Rose

    Her best accessory is BJ Novak! Yum!

  • Mars Tokyo

    That’s definitely done for YOUR benefit. A reaction to yesterday’s column on her.

  • MK03

    Oh, that is some world-class trolling. Bravo.

  • VirginiaK

    Shoes are from the book event. As an old-time East Village person, I find her look kind of normal!

  • beebee10

    Totally trolling

  • CatLady

    She looks like a mad scientist from the neck up. Neck down, bag lady?

    • Shawn EH

      She’s already half turned herself into the Fly I think.

  • Twigg

    Scrolldown horror.

  • unbornfawn


  • suzq

    “Isn’t it funny how I manage to make all of these expensive clothes look like stuff I just bought from Goodwill? I’m SUCH a HIPSTER!”

  • Joey Melliza

    the cray-crays at market street (sa francisco) dress better than this abomination

  • ItAin’tMe

    BJ is deliberately not looking at her.

  • somebody blonde


  • Tracy_Flick

    She’s the annoying theater girl from your dorm.

  • Amateur coat porn.

  • alyce1213

    This is aggressively obnoxious. Especially the glasses.

  • MilaXX

    She has no taste. I’ve just glanced at yesterday’s post. I think it’s smart of her to wear a kitten heel, but this one is just ugly. This dress calls for a wedge shoe. Even then, if it’s cool enough to wear that coat, then that sun dress probably wasn’t a good idea. I swear she reminds me of one of those gals who doesn’t really look at fit or style. Instead she only cares about what designer name is in the label. I’m not even gonna comment on the glasses. Girlfriend looks simple.

  • julnyes

    Who buttons just the bottom button of their coat? Who does that?

    • Imasewsure

      Crazy old ladies picking up the paper from the curb in the morning, maybe? Not really nice to lump them together with Lena in this case though….

  • nomnom

    Still cuter than yesterdays fug.

    • Imasewsure

      I don’t think you can use any variation of the word “cute” in a sentence here… fug… more fuggy… less fuggy… these are the terms we have to work with

  • decormaven

    Fashion Troll. Thank the heavens the coat covers that dress or I might have to use eye bleach.

  • suburbanbohemian

    If you don’t care about fashion, fine, but don’t fuck it up for the rest of us.

  • There’s nothing okay about….I mean, her hair…it’s just so much with the not good.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Are they making a horror movie?

  • Linderella

    It saddens me that this much hideous probably costs more than I spend on a couple of mortgage payments.

  • Mr. Poey

    Wow, she really rattles your cage doesn’t she? Stop trying to make her look like Olivia Palermo. There are enough of those people around. Just let her be herself and respect her for it. Live and let live. She’s an artist, don’t hold her up to the same fashionista standards of other people. Turn your attention to someone else.

    • Mailbtch

      Does being an artist exempt you from red carpet and papparazi shot criticism? This girl has had a spread in Vogue and made appearances in couture. So she’s too artsy to be criticized, but not too artsy to act like a mainstream “fashionista”?

      • BLauD

        Agreed. Getting yourself in Vogue does not say, “I’m just an artist. Let me be. I care not for fashion.”
        I would say one of the things T-Lo does really well is hold each star to their own standard. There is no kind of standard mold they must all fit. Lena can be and has been fashionable/tasteful. This outfit is straight up ridiculous no matter who you are.

    • Mmmmmm… nope.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      She rattles my cage, in the sense that people who get free clothes, shoes, and accessories from big name designers and deliberately go out lookng hideous always rattle my cage.

  • Qitkat

    This must be Tomfoolery Tuesday, between Rihanna, Lupita, and Lena.
    I Just Can’t Take It Anymore.

  • Joanne Abrams

    I am definitely over Lena Dunham. Not even funny to watch all these poor attempts at fashion

  • Mailbtch

    They both have debut books with Random House coming out next season, so I’d say there is some publicity staging lurking behind the last candid pals shot.

  • Well, now she’s just fucking with us. And BJ’s in on it.

  • TinyDynamo

    Go home, Lena Dunham. You’re drunk. (At least I hope she is?)

    • Fannie Wolston

      either it’s her version of the walk of shame, or she pulled an all nighter and has to rush to her breakfast meeting with Awesomeness

  • dmkava

    It’s the millennial way of thinking…”Look at me” “Wait, don’t look at me, I’m just being natural…” “Wait–Look at me then photograph me and put it on social media…” “Wait…” it’s exhausting

  • KT

    Oh jesus christ. This is unbearable. For those teetering on the edge of loving or hating her, I think this look (and especially THAT LAUGH) will put anyone firmly into the “hating her” column. She looks so satisfied with herself, too. Ugh.

    B.J. Novak looks pretty hot though. Don’t let her influence your comedic talent or good looks, B.J.!!!!!!!

  • Little_Olive

    Fugliest paisley ever, and there is more than a little competition.

    Those sunglasses make he look like she had those fake ones that come with the nose attached and everything. Or a cuckoo bird. Idk. It’s not that I want to be mean, it’s that I can’t find the right resemblance for that atrocity and it kills me.

  • trisker

    She just has to be trying to look nutso.

  • Jen

    Before I’d fully scrolled down I thought the dress might be above the knee and there might be some nice shoes. That would’ve been ok. This is not ok.

  • formerlyAnon

    The coat doesn’t fit. The dress + pumps + sunglasses argue a poorly made late ’80s/early ’90s music video in which she plays the scolding old lady on the tropical vacation.

    Oddly, if she is pulling off dressing like this and not losing the respect of her friends and loved ones, I am suddenly convinced that she must be a vividly compelling, entertaining spirit who draws all to her like moths to a flame. Why else be seen with her in public?

    • Laylalola

      I just realized she must be tiny. I mean teeny tiny. She’s in pumps and she’s still a good half foot shorter than BJ Novak — BJ NOVAK (who is 5’9, but that’s what his P.R. spin says, he’s almost certainly smaller).

  • Valdri8

    Forlorn coatery = Coat Forn

  • Sif

    Now i know why she’s always naked on HBO. Because she can’t fucking dress herself.

  • Shawn EH

    Ahh. She’s with him. Now I get it.

  • NinjaCate

    WHAT IS HAPPENING. That said, I really like that shade of blue. It actually does suit her I think.

  • Laylalola

    She felt fat that morning. And she never does — she’s really usually very self-confident with her body and would much prefer you see her naked. She felt fat — that’s the only explanation I’ve got for the winter coat in June and a dress that covers her ankles.

  • JP

    I will never wear peach pumps.

    Also, what the hell? What’s she need a coat for? It’s freakin’ 80 this week.

  • Man Dala

    The only good thing about that photo is BJ Novak’s presence. She looks like a flamenco dancer that has ended her shift at a tapas bar, where she entertains the diners, and didn’t have to change before she’s heading home.

  • Fannie Wolston

    That’s a flannel nightgown from Sara’s Prints, and her look alike Miss Beasley doll is in the backpack…

  • Velvet

    I love reading TLo. And I also love how Lena Dunham continually gives you guys the finger lol.

  • Contralto


  • John11581

    I just want to know where in the hell she’s coming from or going to in that disgraceful frock. There’s no event, including sitting in your apartment, alone and in the dark, where this kind of outfit is the least bit appropriate.

  • DeniseSchipani

    I got it! Glasses were bugging me. She got them from the set of Back to the Future; those are Doc Brown’s goggles. One-point-twenty-one-gigawats!

  • Fuchsiaforever

    UGH I CAN’T. She BUGS. She is trolling everybody! UGH.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    The peach pumps are like an ice pick in my eyes. Which would be a relief, considering how it would save me from looking at the rest of the this fashion monstrosity. She’s not trolling. She just has horrendous taste and she thinks that’s a virtue.

  • Esz

    What the ever-loving FUG is this????

    EDIT: Even if she IS trolling, I’m pretty sure the joke’s on her cos who in their right mind would want to look like this? Even to take the piss at others? She’s the only one that ends up looking stupid

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Lena’s on the cutting edge of bag lady chic, the next abomination in fashion.

    • fashionputtana

      The Olsen’s already did that.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        You’re right-how could I forget them?

  • uprightcitizen

    I think the coat may be an homage to Ann B. Davis’s passing yesterday? The backpack sure makes it sexy, though.

  • fananafanafophalec

    all I’m getting is that one character in atlantis:the lost empire

  • quiltrx

    I think that’s not a dress, it’s some tween’s bedspread wrapped about her. Hence the housecoat-y coat to cover her upper bits.

  • icm

    Those glasses remind me of swim goggles. Horrible from head to toe poor dear.

  • Khaleesi1031

    Is she trying to be the NYC Gertrude Stein?


    can’t she find ANYTHING that fits her?

  • MzzPants

    TLo, crazy people and the homeless would be insulted by this comparison.

  • Miss Atomic

    Haha she honestly looks like a toddler that is just SO excited about her new dress/sunglasses/playdate/school supplies etc

  • judybrowni

    I tried on a pair of those glasses, which looked rather hip in the case, but crazy person on me.

  • French_Swede

    Is she filming something? He looks fine, except guy needs to tie his shoe.

  • elzatelzabelz

    U-g-h. She makes my eyes hurt from eye rolling. We get it, you “don’t care about fashion.”

  • Pterodactyl111

    Is that BJ Novak? He’s so cute.

  • Gorengirl

    She’s Not Cool or that talented or that pretty to pull this shit off…..

    • Excuse moi *flicks fingers and turns head around with hands on hips* I look like her (sorta)

  • slowestloris

    I like this purely because it actually made me laugh out loud. Then I calmed down. Ate some strawberries. Then I scrolled down to the third picture and started laughing again. She looks like some kind of mole person that survived the nuclear apocalypse in an underground bunker and is now seeing daylight again for the first time in years, out and about collecting supplies in her little knapsack.

  • Zealot

    I’ve seen unmade beds that were far more chic. Lena……(sigh) honey. Get thee to a stylist.