Tom and Lorenzo

The witty fashion and entertainment bloggers get ready to release their first ever book on celebrity style.
December 11, 2013
(Tom and Lorenzo)
 
As frequent readers of Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez’s style and entertainment blog already know,  the witty duo behind TomAndLorenzo.com have an incisive eye when it comes to celebrity fashion and pop culture style. From their (very) in-depth analyses of the fashion on Mad Men to calling out celebs for their lackluster red carpet looks, the Philly-based couple have a knack for spotting the little things that can make a big difference.
 
Soon, you’ll be able to apply some of that know-how to your own life when their new book, Everyone Wants To Be Me Or Do Me: Tom and Lorenzo’s Fabulous and Opinionated Guide to Celebrity Life and Style, comes out early next year. Topics include: celebrity affirmations, fame whoring and “how to have a public meltdown.”
 
“There’s a lot you can learn from watching celebrities create themselves from the ground up,” they explain.

Choose one in each grouping:

Buzzy TV Show: AHS: Coven, Scandal, The Walking Dead, The Carrie Diaries
American Horror Story: Coven is still our jam, even if the story’s a little blah this season. We can’t not love those bitch-ass crazy divas. It’s like watching Bewitched, as performed by drag queens.

Pop Star Style: Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Britney Spears
You know what? We’re going to give it Miley. We honestly can’t do much besides roll our eyes at a lot of what she’s been doing this past year, but we can’t deny that little gal knows exactly what she’s doing, and you can’t argue with the results. For image and career management skills we never would’ve credited her for, she walks away with this one. Her goal is attention and she dresses to get it.

Short Answer:

What app do you use most on your phone?
Twitter, of course. Have you ever gotten the dreaded “Twitter Thumb?” That’s us, every Fashion Week and awards season. Thumb sprain.

What’s your go-to drink?
Coffee for Jesus’ sake. We work 14 hours a day on that facacta site.

Sound of Music, Live. Love it or hate it?
We can’t feel anything but pure love for something that gets Carrie Underwood to twitter-shriek “HATERS NEED JESUS!” We think we want that in glitter on a t-shirt.

How would you describe your personal style?
Lorenzo’s style is more European, not just in that he favors their designers but that he dresses in that mode; very tailored and fitted, with a focus on texture. Tom is all-American hipster nerd with a heavy dose of preppy; mixed prints and bold colors, with the occasional ironic t-shirt.

What’s one easy thing that someone could do to up their style quotient?
Look in the fashion magazines and note the colors in all the editorials. If you have items in those colors, bring them to the forefront of your wardrobe rotation in order to look on trend. If you’re looking to buy an item, you now have a color palette to work in. Apply it to ties and socks, if that’s all you’re in the market for at the moment. It’s a quick, cheap way to keep your look from getting stale.

What’s in your fridge?
Several really expensive bottles of Champagne left over from our wedding reception in November. We’re looking to empty them all by New Year’s Day.

What’s one of your favorite quotes?
“Eyes bright, chins up, smiles on!” —Catching Fire (Lorenzo’s choice). “Wherever you go, there you are.” —Buckaroo Banzai (Tom’s choice).

What are some tips on throwing a good holiday party?
Lots of alcohol. And a place for people to hang up their coats without having to ask. Then, jack your thermostat up high 30 minutes before guests are scheduled to arrive and later, turn it down to just below normal when the guests have mostly all arrived. Hot and thirsty, your guests will shed their coats and immediately start drinking. Then, when the temperature drops they’ll naturally start huddling into groups. Social engineering, darlings. The core to being a good host.

Which celebrity’s red carpet style are you most dreading come awards seasons?
Any of the girls from the cast of Girls. Lena Dunham is trolling the red carpet, Mamet dresses like she’s exacting revenge on someone and Williams dresses like a 60-year-old socialite. We enjoy yelling at them, secure in the knowledge that they don’t give a shit what we say.

What gift do you most want to receive this year?
Lorenzo wants a ridiculously expensive pair of gloves with a famous Italian designer’s name on them – it mostly doesn’t matter which one. Tom wants a Krups panini maker and an iPad Air.