January Jones in L.A.

Posted on February 15, 2013

January’s come into her own as a red carpet presence, but we think we’ll always love her most for perfecting a look that suits her like no other:


‘Mad Men’ star January Jones leaving a nail salon in Los Angeles.

Givenchy ‘Lucrezia’ Bag

Bratty Chic.

She looks like a mean girl in a ’90s teen drama. Angela Chase TOTALLY HATES HER FACE SO MUCH. GOD.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews, barneys.com]

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  • OrigamiRose

    How odd to have her fists clenched in every shot as she leaves a salon.  No matter how long its been since the manicure, same day I’m usually walking around with flattened palms and outstretched fingers, just in case.

    She really does have the Mean Girl face down.

    • alyce1213

      I had the same reaction.  I wouldn’t do anything with my hands anything for hours.  Then I had a gel manicure!  The polish is so hard when you leave, you can’t believe it and can’t stop touching to test it and feel it because it’s so smooth.  Maybe she had one of those.

      • OrigamiRose

        I’ll have to try one of those – though I suspect it would take many, many gel manicures before I’d grow accustomed to not freaking out I’m going to smudge it 🙂

        • Dot

           It’s amazing. It still feels so weird to me to be able to dig into my purse for my car keys minutes after a manicure and not ruin anything.

    • Spicytomato1

      Also, those shoes are not pedicure friendly. At all. The ladies in my local salon would probably force me into those disposable flip flops before letting me put booties like those on immediately after a pedicure!

    • Sobaika

      Gel manicure!

    • RebeccaKW

       Maybe she wasn’t getting a mani/pedi.  Maybe she got a waxing.  Most nail salons around my neck of the woods do waxing and spray tanning.

    • I think she saw the paparazzi and really wanted to give him a punch for following her around.  cant blame her,

    • Snailstsichr

       I wondered if her nail color is a big secret and she doesn’t want anyone to see it yet?

      • OrigamiRose

        It’s only tangentially related but as soon as I read your comment, this quote ran through my head.  Maybe if we just substitute “hair” for “bag”?

        “That’s why her hair is so big, it’s full of secrets.”

    • MilaXX

       if she got a gel mani, she’d have to sandblast it off.

  • teensmom99

    Sorry,  couldn’t look below the straw hat in february so I don’t know what you are talking about.

    • call_me_schmeg

      hah. well, it’s LA. the only “seasons” they have are awards and pilot. 

      • Lori

        I LOLed, but at least when I was living there people didn’t wear straw hats in February.

        • DTLAFamilies

          Sure they do. My husband’s been wearing a Panama hat through most of the winter except for the couple of weeks it went down to the 30s. 

  • JauntyJohn

    With just a hint of Annie Hall around the edges.

  • Patricia Gillett

    That bag is fab but I need to pay my mortgage for the next few months so I’ll pass.  

  • DTLAFamilies

    That is some crazy body language. Look at those thumbs tucked into her fists. That’s a very defensive gesture, a please don’t look at me gesture. Yet she’s dressed like she was expecting the paps and displaying the bag like she’s supposed to. Very weird.

    • charlotte

       A star’s gotta do what a star’s gotta do. It must be so tough to be famous.

  • mhleta

    She looks so miserable, which takes all the fun out of the whole look. I’d don’t blame here, though. What an intrusion. 

  • formerlyAnon

     I like this, though its component parts jar.

    Baggage display looks remarkably stupid here, as it clashes with the Extremely Precise version of sloppy insouciance the rest of the ensemble achieves.

  • alyce1213

    I’d give this all a pass for cute/quirky, except the bag hold.  I hate that.

  • Sobaika

    OH MAN. This is working for her so well. I would look like a toddler, by well-played Jan.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Bitchy hipster mom?  That was my guess anyway. 

  • Pants_are_a_must

    If you switched the jeans for a mini skirt and knee-high socks, she could be an angry chick on Clueless.

  • amf0001

     I could actually use that bag for work.  She should give it to me,  they’ll send her another (almost identical) one.

  • That bag. *Wipes drool off chin*

  • Stubenville

    The hat is awful and her hair looks like stuffing coming out of a scarecrow. This is good?

  • Chaiaiai

    Bridget Fonda – Singles.  

    •  Gesundheit.

      • Mismarker

        I prefer “bless you”.  It’s nicer.

        • Adriana_Paula

          Love you all SO MUCH.

  • Nancy Dunn

    Jeez, except when someone close has died,I don’t think I have ever looked so miserable as she looks in my life. Must suck to be so unhappy. She must have a terribly tough life, poor dear.

    The clothes are cute.

    • Maybe someone close to her has died. You never know what people are going through.

  • Are all actresses contractually obligated to carry bags in that manner? Because it looks uncomfortable as hell. 

    • MilaXX

       I guess it depends on what you are used to. I carry bags like that and it’s not big deal.

  • Ah, January, that’s my girl. You give bitch face better than even I do, and I must have a Master’s in it by now. I’m swimming against the tide of the other comments here, but I kinda love her for that. Also, she looks super chic.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      I suspect her face isn’t the only bitchy think about her, however.

  • I love this look.  Now if she could manage to be equally as great on the red carpet. 

    • EveEve

      or on film…


  • maggiemaybe

    That’s a damn cute little outfit… even if the pork pie hat is making my eye twitch just a little.

  • I love January, but that too small sweater over a too long blouse is very Clueless era 1995.  The hat belongs to Vincent (I cashed in my 401k!) from PR.  Love the shoes & bag.

  • UglyTalents

    I am getting a Blues Brothers vibe here. And it’s kind of working on her. 

  • FancyPhilly

    At the top I was looking at the pictures thinking “this was my uniform in the late 90s!” and then I read what you wrote! Was I a mean girl? (PS as usual you guys are spot on!)

  • Sannoyance

    Thought she was Kid Rock in the 1st pic and wondered why he looked so clean.

  • Judy_J

    Cute outfit.  Love the shoes.


  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Good for her!

  • Dagney


  • Alyssa

    I need to pin this look as how to wear a cropped sweater! I love that aspect here!

  • Ceur

    I don’t get the cropped sweater and long shirt underneath. I mean, I often look like that, but that because I’m a giant. Maybe I should pretend that I do in fact get it and that I’m also doing it on purpose.

    • kathrineb

      I think the cropped sweater with the long shirt looks terrible but to each there own I guess.

  • Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt victimized by Regin…I mean, January Jones.

  • j_anson

    I don’t understand what is going on with her hair.

  • Dot

    She looks completely adorable here.

  • It works for her, but somehow that bag makes the hat look incredibly cheap.

  • nannypoo

    She should look for a nail salon where they also do hair.

  • butterflysunita

    From the waist up, she looks like a Pilgrim. Hate it.

  • warnerave

    i really like her.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Oh, this is just no good.  I’ll give it up for the bag – I’ll give her that much.  But the too short jeans that clash terribly with the shoes, the “I’m trying too hard” hat, the too tight collar, the angry little clenched fists – she just looks like a really uptight ventriloquist dummy.

  • l_c_ann

    I first thought the hat was on backwards, but it isn’t.  So….why doesn’t it flatter?

  • Thank you for the Angela Chase reference. Y’all made my night.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Pretty funny that the word Glacier is over her head in half those pictures.

  • kathrineb

    The mention of ‘my so called life’ makes me smile.

    I like the look but I feel like the black sweater/pullover needs to be longer and I just want to pull that stray chunk of hair back.

  • LambeeBaby

    Love. “Bitchface” is the perfect accessory.

  • ZnSD

    Mavis Gary Crane thinks she’s a bitch.

  • i’ll never get used to that short sweater, long shirt sticking out thing. she looks mentally deranged to me.  sorry january.

  • How odd that she’s coming out of a nail salon with both fists clenched.  I know for a fact that will smear your new manicure even if it SEEMED dry when you walked outside.

  • guest2visits

    Careful January; you are straying dangerously close to Chloe S territory… this looks abit odd and even uncomfortable to me.
    The hat might be kind of cute but I don’t like her combo of bag, shoes, too small sweater, pinched jeans, chopped hair… nada.

  • andreawey

    she looks silly

  • lucieeee

    can someone please ID her wedges??

  • libraangel

    Why do I like this?

  • Jena Marie DiPinto

    I was getting Diane Keaton in “Annie Hall” meets Johnny Depp in “Benny & Joon”… but in a good way.