Jennifer Lawrence for ELLE Magazine

Posted on November 07, 2012

J Law is giving serious HAIR on the cover of Elle:

Jennifer Lawrence covers the December 2012 issue of ELLE magazine in a Balenciaga dress.

Not that she’s not giving FACE as well, but let’s … um… face it: the hair’s the first thing you noticed, no? Then, the lips, then the dress.

Balenciaga Resort 2013 Collection/Model: Suvi Koponen


We’ve been hearing a lot of pushback in the comments section lately about wearing white at this time of year, but we love this trend. Warm, autumnal tones and dark, serious winter tones can get awfully dull after awhile. In fact, we think white works even better during this time of year than during the spring and summer months because it stands out so much. A bolt of simple, white brightness during a time of short days and cold nights.


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  • Jackie Stewart

    I think she looks awesome. I’m not quite sure what to think of the hair, I don’t hate it. I think she looks much much better than the model though. And I love white at any time of year.

  • PeaceBang

    She is stunning. I could do with less of the fried bangs in her face and the multi-color “Cats” hair, but I still love her. I like white, and I like the idea of the white + red against the bright yellow cover but that cut-out neck isn’t working for me in general, and particularly not when it’s being covered by her Rum Rum Tiger hair.

    • christinewithanx

      Ahahaha, CATS hair. I was thinking Private Dancer Tina Turner, too.

      • DeborahJozayt

        Or a Heart Music video.

    • Tadiana

      I was thinking 80’s big hair band and their groupies.

  • j_anson

    Besides, really, how can white not on some level look wintery?

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    It’s a bit much with the bangs, but the dress looks much better on her than the model.  I don’t mind white at this time of year. It’s about time that taboo goes away. 

  • Sally Brownson

    I’m from California, and we don’t subscribe much to the colors-season correlation thing. It just seems silly.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      I was wondering why I never had any issue wearing white “out of season”. Raised in California.

    • gabbilevy

      Ditto. Especially with excellent examples like Ms. Lawrence to prove it so wrong.

    • foodycatAlicia

       It’s not a “rule” in Australia or England either, so it doesn’t bother me. I’d love to be able to wear whites and creams but they don’t flatter me & I am a mucky pup who can’t keep it clean anyway.

      It seems a shame to hide her lovely eyes, but I really like how she is wearing this dress.

      • Amelia Logan

        You mean filling it out like it was meant to be instead of just having it hang on her like the slouchy model?

  • Garcia Loca

     Great look for her, and a gorgeous dress.

  • Kiltdntiltd

    The SuperBardotHair is kinda working for her, no? And I love the clean simple lines of the Balenciaga dress. Cristobal would be pleased.

    And a healthy chunk of us live in places where there IS no winter to speak of, so the no white after Labor Day thing is even more absurd.

    • tereliz

      I was wearing seersucker yesterday! As long as it’s over 60 degrees in NOLA, I will wear my seersucker trousers. They’re just so comfy!

  • ChiliP

    I love my JLaw, but she never really gives face that well. I mean, how hard could it be when you have a face like hers? You have to learn to WORK it, Jen!

  • MilaXX

    If properly deployed I have no problem with white in the winter. The problem is J Law is another who needs to loose the “facts of life” bangs.

  • JCWL

    Totally looks like 80’s Carly Simon

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Her makeup is gorgeous, but that hair?!  Oy.  Was it styled with an egg beater?

    • l_c_ann

      First they dried her hair in a pass through a car wash, then they added finishing touches with an egg beater.

  • Shoelover1512

    I love winter white

    • Winter_White

      I love Shoelover 1512

      (Couldn’t resist.)

      • NotToo

        Haha thanks!

      • Shoelover1512

        ha ha! It’s ok, I am loveable 😉

        • Winter_White

          Lovable, no doubt.  And now when I need someone to go shoe-shopping with me, I’ll know just who to call!

  • f_yeah_marie

    She looks great in the rest of the editorial, and I much prefer the alternate cover to this one.

    • tereliz

      The “wet” cover? Yeah, she’s giving slightly better face in the subscriber’s copy. 

  • Heron

    Gawd this dress is stunning.  

  • golden_valley

    The hair looks like a failed attempt at the Farah Fawcett ’70’s style with poorly conditioned hair.  It is better than that look TLo calls “cocker spaniel ears.”

  • Jecca2244

    Anna needs to put her on the cover of Vogue STAT. 

  • MarinaB

    She looks like Jon Bon Jovi.

  • Judy_J

    My mom used to call that “rag mop hair”.

  • Allyson Wells

    She looks WAY better than the model in that dress. I don’t love her bangs, though. They look a little… scraggly.

  • decormaven

    I’d like to have seen the hair pulled back so the cutout at the bodice could be better viewed. When I first saw the bangs and red lips, I flashed on Taylor Swift and thought “Damn, she’s on another cover!”

  • filmcricket

    I like her, but I cannot with that hair. She looks like she belongs in a Whitesnake video.

    • Sara Munoz Munoz

      As a member of the band, or…. ? :)

      • tereliz

        As Tawny Kitaen. 

    • DeborahJozayt

      If she rolls around too much on top of the car, her hair will get stuck in the hood ornament.

  • out for a walk

    With that makeup she looks so much like Maggie Q’s Nikita wearing a wig.

  • kimmeister

    The bangs look particularly terrible.  The dress is great but the realness has all been photoshopped away.  It seriously looks as real as a paper cutout pasted on the front page.  The dress looks downright bizarre on the model (who looks like she has mysterious floating boobs).

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I noticed her eyes first, then her enviable mane. That dress is great for her: edge and interest near the face, simplicity to flatter the curves everywhere else. She should take notes.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Love me some serious HAIR!

  • littlemac8

    Yes TLo:  hair, lips, hair, lips, dress!  Hope you guys are ok in this new round of ugly weather!

  • marlie

    I don’t have a problem with white during the winter, as long as the fabric and style is more wintery. But I’m not sure I’m a fan of this dress. And the hair looks terrible.

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    Yes, Suvi (the model). Thank you for some much needed Finnish representation around here!

    Yes, T Lo. I am happy. Thank you!

  • Mexxoo

    The name “Winter White” exists for a reason!

    • Donna Tabor

       Absolutely. The prohibition against wearing white pertains only to shoes.

  • formerlyAnon

    This is hair best left to those blessed with on site professionals, but I like. What can I say? I was young in the ’70s & it’s a spiritual cousin to Farrah Faucett hair.

    It’s a lovely cover and a nice dress, she wears it better than the model.

  • Janet B

    Glamorous Jennifer.  

    The dress fits Jennifer much better than the bra-top fit Kristen.

  • Sarah

    That’s a formal dress for Power Girl if I ever saw one!

  • Trisha26

    With such an interesting cut-out detail the overlapping hair seems like a poor decision. And I can’t get over the copy “…to Hunger Games Bombshell” – uh – the Hunger Games is all about the overthrow of the privileged ruling, sadistic class & government (the look she’s modeling here).

  • B_C_J

    Beautiful dress, beautiful fit (better than the model), beautiful lips but all I really see is HAIR and too much of it! 

  • kbshee

    She looks like the blonde sister from Heart. Nancy Wilson?

  • Cristina Marie

    She looks great, but I don’t know why they keep giving her more of these kind of shoots. She’s got a fun personality, and always looks better in a more fun shoot. She never looks like herself when she’s going for FACE. 

  • quiltrx

    Being a Southern girl, I’m very conflicted.  Big hair, yes (I even like the Stevie Nicks highlights)…pure white after Labor Day, I just can’t.

  • Kate Clausen

    As a brunette, I’m obviously terribly biased, but I much prefer her with darker hair.  I think it suits her coloring more.  And I’ve never really liked the bangs on her.  The dress is fantastic!

  • warontara

    Oh the bangs……but otherwise she loks stunning. And white looks great on me, so I’ve never confined it to one particular time of year.