Today is the iconic Tina Fey’s birthday and boy, is she full of wisdom! The talented Fey not only offers women with a real and honest perspective on feminism, politics, but also fashion. So in celebration of Tina Fey’s hilarious, cutting and relatable self, discover the top 7 pieces of wisdom we have learnt from this female icon.
“Don’t concern yourself with fashion; stick to simple pieces that flatter your body type … By 19, I had found my look. Oversize T-shirts, bike shorts, and wrestling shoes. To prevent the silhouette from being too baggy, I would cinch it at the waist with my fanny pack.”
We can discern three things from Fey here. Firstly, wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident. Secondly, use fashion to express your personal style. Thirdly, if Tina Fey wears a fanny pack, you NEED one this season. Jokes aside, this talented comedian always looks sharp and smart, but effortlessly ‘Tina’. Take a leaf out of Tina Fey’s book and take time to carve your authentic style. Wear what makes you feel great, not what everyone else is wearing.
“Do your thing and don't care if they like it.”
The brilliance of Tina lies in her ability to say what everyone else won’t. Through humour she is able to discuss inequality and prejudice in a way that makes people listen. Do a Tina Fey and channel your individuality. Whether it’s wearing those bold printed trousers that are quite ‘out there’. Or getting a new ear piercing just because. Embrace yourself this season because the hottest trend is YOU.
“Perfect is boring.”
Need we say more?
“If you retain nothing else, always remember the first rule of beauty… ‘who cares?’”
Beauty standards have always left women feeling oppressed, especially in today’s society where detox teas and skin supplements plague our Instagram feeds. But as Tina aptly points out, who really cares? Channel self-love and that charming rebelliousness of Tina by boycotting beauty standards. Besides, when you’re as hilarious as Tina, who’s going to be judging!?
“I’m unstoppable because I don’t know how to stop.”
That’s right. She even makes not having a filter desirable. (Lucky for us her big hair isn't full of secrets).
“Confidence is 10% hard work and 90% delusion.”
Probably one of her most equally iconic and productive advice Tina Fey has blessed us with. When you convince yourself something is possible, you can achieve it no matter how elaborate or unattainable it may seem. The phrase fake it ‘til you make it springs to mind… but we all know Tina is much more introspective than that.
“I am constantly amazed by Tina Fey. And I AM Tina Fey.”
When you live as much as a carpe diem life as Tina Fey, you’re bound to amaze yourself! Champion your originality, chase the goals that seem unattainable, and do it with all the class and positivity of Tina Fey. As the owner of nine Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, seven Writers Guild of America Awards and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (might I add the youngest-ever recipient of such award), Tina shows young women that anything is possible.
If there were three picks of jewellery that are SO Tina Fey, it would be these. Channel some Tina Fey in your life today.
So happy birthday, Tina, and thank you for showing us how to live life like a boss.