Just like Christina Hendricks with pencil skirts and January Jones with Grace Kelly drag, it seems Jessica is going to have to muddle though quite a few “wild prints” editorials before she gets to have her own style, separate from her Mad Men character’s.
Jessica Paré covers the May 2013 issue of L.A. Confidential magazine in a Mary Katrantzou dress.
On loving what she does: “I’m so goddamn lucky. I can wake up at 4 o’clock, drive to work in the dark, and drive home in the dark, and there’s not one single morning where I’m [forcing myself] to get my ass out of bed into the shower, where I’m not so excited and grateful that I have this amazing job to go to. My drive to work is just this whole symphony of gratitude.”
On being on Mad Men: “Nobody’s more excited about me being on the show than I am. My friends and people I work with actually think it’s kind of hilarious when I get recognized, because I’m far more excited than the other person. At first it’s like, ‘You’re on that show Mad Men…’ [To which I reply,] I know! Isn’t it crazy? I get mocked a little bit, but I do feel that way.”
Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Marta Ortiz
Peter Pilotto Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Irina Kulikova
Jason Wu Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Frida Gustavsson
L’Wren Scott Spring 2013 Collection
Brood Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Aine O’Gorman
Not that we think this is a bad editorial – well, that’s not quite true. It’s poorly staged, for sure. Nothing less interesting than the mugshot-style, up-against-a-wall fashion spread)
We’re just saying that it’s hard for stylists to look at her and not see the intense style of the character she plays. She looks mostly cute in mostly everything – except for that Peter Pilotto thing, which is horrifying.
Unlike Christina and January, however, she looks much, much better with modern makeup. That drag-style, mod Megan Draper eye makeup may be fun in a period piece, but it’s mighty harsh for the modern lady. We still love it, though. We’re just glad to see her in a softer, more modern face.
[Photo Credit: L.A. Confidential , style.com]