Marie Claire has a sneak peek at the cover of their September issue and we only have mild and complimentary opinions on it. No, really. Well, except for that one.
On not wanting to be a celebrity: “I never wanted to be a celebrity; I never wanted to be famous. And in my daily life, I work really hard to not trade on it in any way. I am so desperately worried about anybody saying, ‘She cut in line’ or ‘She took our table’ or She got out of jury duty’ or ‘She doesn’t do her own grocery shopping.’ The things that bother me are counter to who I am and the way I live. It’s not like it’s hard to be decent and respectful and well-behaved. I do wait in line, and I do take the subway, and I do do my own grocery shopping, and I do take the kids to school.”
On being an actor: “I love, love, love being an actor,” she says. “It’s still the hardest and scariest thing I do, outside of parenting. But I’ve always been someone who likes a busy day. I love the opportunities, and if I can manage my time and the children are okay and we’re okay, it’s hard to say no…”
That’s a perfect cover-of-the-magazine dress; colorful, simple, draws the eye to the face; but that “lifting my skirt” pose should never be done by any woman with a shred of dignity. Credit where it’s due, though; she looks better in it than the model on the runway.
Of further potential interest to T Lo Minions is the Christian Siriano dress she’s wearing inside:
We saw this dress walk the runway. And let us tell you something; one thing we’ve learned as bitchy fashion bloggers is that no matter what your thoughts are on the aesthetic value of a garment, if it stands out in your memory months later when it was only one of literally hundreds of dresses you saw that week, then the designer has pretty much done their job. We remember walking out of Christian’s show talking about this particular dress and concluding that we weren’t likely to see it on the red carpet or at the Met Gala, but it’s the quintessential “very editorial” dress. Perfect for pictures, if not for life. She looks great in it and the Siriano brand gets a deserved boost out of it. There’s a reason why Christian is more successful (at least publicly) than pretty much everyone else who appeared on or won Project Runway. It’s because he or the people advising him have always had a very good understanding of how to play the press game.
[Photo Credit: marieclaire.com, style.com]