Cover Girl: January Jones for Allure Magazine

Posted on May 18, 2011

January Jones has that new X-Men movie coming out and since she gives good face, you can expect to see quite a bit of her staring back at you from the magazine rack. Here she is gracing the cover of Allure, and because it’s Allure, she’s made up impeccably.

Allure magazine June 2011 issue
Fashion editor Paul Cavaco
Photographed by Norma Jean Roy

Her eyes have a tendency to recede if they’re not made up well. We don’t think they’ve ever looked so big before. Love the hairstyle too.

Salvatore Ferragamo

On Mad Men costumes: “The most challenging part of the wardrobe is actually the period shoes,” she says. But overall, Jones appreciates the restrictive fashions of the era. “The long-line bra with the pointy tips and the girdle, and then the stockings on the garter belt—I really like the shape it gives me. It’s kind of sad when you take the girdle off at the end of the day.”

On the comparison to Grace Kelly: “It’s hard to think I have to live up to that, because I’m not her, unless Grace Kelly drank beer,” she quips.

On dieting: “I have never dieted,” says the actress. “I just listen to whatever my body craves. I don’t deny myself anything. I don’t crave sweets or unhealthy things very often. But when I do, like if I’m in a bad mood and I’m in traffic, I’ll stop at McDonald’s and get a strawberry shake and fries and not feel guilty at all, because I deserve it.”

We usually can’t stand her in interviews but she comes of likable here. Except for the “I can eat whatever I want” line, which is such a cliche. Honestly, that whole Grace Kelly thing is way overplayed. She doesn’t really look anything like her. Made up a certain way in period clothes and hair, she might remind you of her, but there’s no real facial resemblance.

Damn, we want her life.

Most of these are behind-the-scenes shots, but she sure does embody that L.A. movie star look to a tee, doesn’t she?

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  • Samantha Kahn

    I wonder when this was done, because now she’s showing her pregnancy. Hmm in any case she looks beautiful!

  • Judy_J

    The cover shot is great, and I like that her nose isn’t perfect.  She looks like a real person. 

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  • Vesper Beauty

     She looks so much like Claire Dane’s sister here, especially in the shot of her sitting on the couch.

  • Anonymous

     “Tlo said: Honestly, that whole Grace Kelly thing is way overplayed. She doesn’t really look anything like her.”

    It is overplayed, and usually people don’t look like the person most people say they look like.

    The cover is gorgeous.


  • Megan

    In the third one down, where she’s sitting on the sofa, she looks more like Claire Danes than Grace Kelly. (Not that I see the Grace Kelly resemblance at all.)

    • Ain’t Baroque

      100% agree.

  • MilaXX

    She’s a pretty woman working what the she’s got. Can’t say I blame her……except for the milk shake part. :)

  • Cakewalk Yarns

    I love the makeup on the cover shot. A little eyeliner & suddenly it looks like somebody’s home up there…

  • Anonymous

    She looks fabulous. LOVE that cover shot.  

  • Anonymous

    The only person I have heard refer to her resemblance to Grace Kelly is HER.  I don’t see it except in the most obvious, farreaching way.  Both blonde, both similiar haircuts from time to time, both actresses.  That’s about it. 

    • Vida James

       it’s been referenced on mad men a couple of times.

    • Anonymous

      The Grace Kelly thing comes from Mad Men and the media just went with it. She always denies any resemblance to Kelly in all  interviews, including this one. 

    • Anonymous

      The Grace Kelly thing comes from Mad Men and the media just went with it. She always denies any resemblance to Kelly in all  interviews, including this one. 

  • Vera

    Gorgeous cover shot.

  • Anonymous

    The first picture by the pool – I thought, wow they put an ALLURE sign up like a Hollywood sign…. then I felt silly since it is watermarked.  :o)   

    I still would not recognize her without a label.

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree about not recognizing her.  I never know who she is without captions. 

  • Anonymous

    I love these shots of her.

    Doesn’t show a life I’d want though, however much fun it *sounds* like to be well paid for wearing expensive clothing in fancy settings, simply as an adjunct to one’s successful acting gig.  Though I must admit, the money would probably reconcile me to it pretty quickly.

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

     She looks as good or better than she has ever looked. I wish I could borrow that makeup artist just to see what I’d look like.

  • Anonymous

    She probably does eat whatever she wants (in terms of types of food). However, she probably eats a dime sized bite out of “whatever she wants” and then gives the rest to the dog.  

  • Anonymous

    I’d never think to compare her to Grace.  She is certainly Hollywood glam though.

    She looks beautiful in these pics, and her legs look Ah’mazing!  Like guest00_26 said though, I’d also not recognize her without a label.  She looks different every time I see her, plus, I don’t watch MM, so she’s not someone I see except for here. 

  • Kate Rogers

     Wow, I really disagree about that cover shot. I think she looks quite blank and lifeless here. I can’t deny she’s a pretty woman, but I think she looks worst in beauty shots where she’s gazing into the camera. She just doesn’t have it behind the eyes. Not my taste.

  • Anonymous

    Imagine Grace Kelly tossing back a tall cold one!  love it! 

  • margaret meyers

    Where the heck are we supposed to wear the romper? And such a glamourous romper at that.

  • Anonymous

    I love her hair this length and the style in the editorial. It’s a bit Betty Draper, yet not. I also like when JJ goes completely anti-Betty as she did a couple months ago with the  April shoot for W ( Admittedly JJ doesn’t give good interview and often comes across in text and on camera as vacant, but I respect her acting on Mad Men, and always enjoy seeing her being just plain old beautiful.

  • JoannaOC

    She is so gorgeous on Mad Men, yet when I see her made up for these editorials I think they take away what is distinctive about her, I don’t know how. 

  • Mariah J

    What’s so cliche about “I eat whatever I want”? I would think the cliche is the humble actress who says I work so hard with my trainer and take really good care of myself it’s not easy blah blah blah. If it’s the honest truth, why cover it up?

  • Anonymous

    The photographer’s name is Norman Jean Roy.

  • Anonymous

    I think she’s gorgeous and super glam, but I don’t really like that cover shot – she’s got this kind of vacant, golden retriever-like look going on.

    • Lisa

      I kind of have a similar issue with this.  I mean, she’s gorgeous, but I never remember any of her photo shoots the next day.  

  • tara brock

    love it

  • Anonymous

    She looks great. That cover shot is really amazing.

  • Margot Brose

    ;- she’s a gorgeous girl, no doubt, with a great body (but may the
    devil take her for that “eat whatever I want” line) but I wouldn’t say
    she gives good face. She knows how to move herself and pose herself, but
    when she’s in a photograph like this, she doesn’t come through in the eyes; they might as well be glass. I don’t want to say that I don’t see any lights on in the
    attic, because she clearly isn’t unintelligent, but when she photographs, that’s the vibe I get.

  • A. W. Stevens

    Grace Kelly?  NO.  Eva Marie Saint?  Yes. 

  • Anonymous

     Whatever combination of lipsticks and photoshop that is on the cover, I want it.

  • Nariman Alkhatib

    Yeah not buyin the “eat whatever I want” thing… She looks AMAZING… why is it soo hard for ppl to admit that they put hard work and effort into the way their bodies look.. I don’t get it 

    • Nariman Alkhatib

      maybe she does eat whatever she want… I know a girl who dosnt “diet” problem is she typically dosnt want to eat very much 

  • Eileen Duffy

    I think she looks like Claire Danes in these photos!

  • Eileen Duffy

    I think she looks like Claire Danes in these photos!

  • Anonymous

     The makeup is divine.

  • Anonymous

     The makeup is divine.

  • Anonymous

     Gorgeous boring woman. Love her.