January Jones for The Edit Magazine

Posted on June 04, 2013

YOU GO AND GET IT, HOT BETTY! Work that epic bitchface, girl!


‘Mad Men’ star January Jones is featured in The Edit magazine photographed by Kurt Iswarienko and styled by Tracy Taylor.

Gucci Green Ruffled Silk Crepe Gown

Roland Mouret Lunenberg Stretch-Cotton Gown

Etro Yellow Viscose Cady Cape Long Dress

Oscar de la Renta Ruched Strapless Silk-Taffeta Gown

Lanvin Two-Tone Asymmetric Satin Gown

Gucci Silk-Cady and Silk-Broadcloth Gown


It’s not the most interesting editorial in the world and she’s way too far from the camera in most of the shots, but damn, does that girl know how to work a bitchy face and a whole lot of dress.



[Photo Credit: Kurt Iswarienko for The Edit, net-a-porter.com, luisaviaroma.com]

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  • Squarah

    Ehhhh, I mean it’s okay for her. Homegirl is just so basic.

    • j_anson

      Yeah, it’s kind of all the same thing. “Look down and to your right, intensely.” She does look good doing it, though.

    • http://twitter.com/kendallbrunson SassyMcFrench

      Agreed. I thought “meh, girl can take that bitchface to someone who cares”

    • SylviaFowler

      She really is. It doesn’t help that this editorial is a Photoshop Disaster.

  • Little_Olive

    There is not one garment I like in the original pictures and I love them all on the editorial. Well, look at that. Go JJ!

    • conniemd

      I guess they all look better from far away or shot from an angle. I like the Lanvin in both. The colors are really brash and much more toned down in the editorial.

    • MartyBellerMask

      EXACTLY what I was thinking!

    • mshesterp

      x3–I thought she worked them WAY better than the models. She really makes them sing, even if she doesn’t have a lot of range.

  • Amy909

    At first I thought it was Naomi Watts when I saw the picture on the homepage! Otherwise meh. Ya she’s gorgeous, but she’s not adding anything else to the clothes.

    • NC_Meg

      I’m getting Amy Adams and/or Nicole Kidman.

      • 3boysful

        I thought the thumbnail was NK.

  • KateTdid

    Oh my god she is gorgeous!

  • charlotte

    Chris Traeger voice: She is lit’rally one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen.

  • Charlotte

    Kudos to her for making those boring and tacky dresses look good.

  • ailujailuj

    …sigh… makeup and hair – perfection. but… i don’t see her doin much but just bein there. dresses are boring cept one. love how they washed out the yellow. she is purty but i don’t see her working hard. jealous of very natural bitchface tho. I can never get away with that IRL. I’ve tried 😉

  • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

    I adore January’s “bitchface” in this fashion editorial pieces. Just love her. I do love the Gucci, Mouret, Etro and Lanvin outfits. I’m too busty to wear them without a bra, but they look fantastic on her.

    • Fordzo

      Ha Ha! At first I read that as “I’m to BUSY to wear them without a bra” and I thought it was hilarious. May I use that in the future?

      • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

        Sure. :)

  • hughman

    She stood by the pool. The Pool Boy was gone. She was pissed.
    She sat at the table waiting for lunch. The Maid was gone. She scowled at her hunger.
    She looked over the gardens. The Gardener was gone. She angrily recalled his broad shoulders.
    Eh, he might come back.
    She laid out to tan. The Sun was gone. She snarled at it’s insolence.
    The doorbell rang. She changed into another gown. Pizza was delivered and at last she could eat in her huge, lonely house.

    • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

      I wish your write up would be used in one of these fashion editorial spreads. The text would definitely add to the layout.

    • Andrew Rodriquez

      Actually perfect summary

    • charlotte

      You should turn this into a storybook along the lines of “Hot Betty Revisited”.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I love you, that is all.

    • Qitkat

      I love Bitter Kitten fashion stories.
      You’ve almost got a film synopsis there. Rather French New Wave.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      That? Was amazing!

  • Winterhart

    I don’t know if that Lunenberg gown would work on someone with boobs… but if they’re interested in finding out, I’ll volunteer to be the mannequin!

  • sekushinonyanko

    This thing is shot like she has a stalker taking the photos, she’s either not looking at the camera or glaring at it and it’s so far away! This shoot is very odd.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    I sort of expect more from a former model/current ice queen. This is a bit dulled down, as if I the viewer have taken some old school Quaaludes.

  • Spicytomato1

    She’s beautiful and I love seeing her mod and up to date after so much period costuming.

    I think she does a better job than most of the models at showing off the dresses, the Lanvin especially. And the Gucci shot would be amazing if only her hair had been done differently. It’s almost like it mimics the bell sleeves but something about that doesn’t work for me.

  • TheAmericaness

    First one in green is hands down my favorite, the last one in red is next in line. The rest fall somewhere in between in no particular order. I look at those photos and her epic bitch face and feel the need to envy her in my diary. I look back and wish I was a Daria in high school, but I wasn’t. Now I’m a Daria about not being a Daria. Epic.

  • omg_dora

    Editor: “Hey, here’s a bunch of really ugly, tacky dresses. Make them look good.”

  • Alanna

    I quite liked the dresses, until I skimmed past the caption that said “stretch cotton”. Can that ever be a good thing? (Seriously, if it can be, please let me know!)

  • MilaXX

    Shame it’s the same face in every shot.

  • ccinnc

    Beautiful, but I can’t figure out what her body’s doing in the Etro. Weird angle? Massive photoshop?

    • Nicole R

      Yep, something went awfully wrong there. Epic photoshop failure!

    • SewingSiren

      Creepy. How could they have used that picture?

    • H2olovngrl


    • Heather

      That’s an entry for the ‘Photoshop Disasters’ website. It’s like she’s missing the lower half of her body.

  • amanda lynn

    She looks amazing. Better than the models.

  • Anniebet

    This certainly is a feast of color. She can wear the clothes like mad, but this was obviously a *Serious Shoot*. More than two expressions on her face would have been nice. Vague discontent or suspicion only get you so far.

  • StelledelMare

    Honestly, what I love the most is that it’s so colorful

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    It’s funny how she gives a little bit of Nicole Kidman’s vibe in some of the pictures, considering she was our choice (of all the TLo Kittens, I think) for the Grace Kelly biopic.

  • Sara__B

    Her epic bitchface becomes utterly boring after the first photo.

  • cowper

    “She got legs….she knows how to use them….”

  • pattycap11

    she’s great but it’s so boring…the clothes…and the angles are very distancing. maybe it’s not supposed to be playful but it’s not much else either ??

  • sleepycat

    This is beautiful although my one complaint that is her face looks the same in all the pictures, not that is not to say it isn’t serving bitchface on a platter.

  • ballerinawithagun

    I’ve seen the Gucci dresses in person, they are fabulous. I love circular ruffles and the stitching and finishing was impeccable. The silk crepe and the silk broadcloth were old school classic fabrics, absolutely stunning, not like so many of the current fabrics. She is the perfect “live” mannequin.

  • crash1212

    The pic in the yellow Etro is amazing.

  • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

    Love it, all the looks are enhanced from the runways (in some cases, the colors help). And girl can pose and I have to say I love the longer hair and the styling they did on it.

  • quiltrx

    She’s totally Naomi Watts in the yellow!

  • bertkeeter

    Love the fashion selected!

  • Sarah Thomas

    I’ve got to ask, how the hell did they manage to cast a little five year old baby that they knew was going to grow up to look EXACTLY like her? It is fucking uncanny.

    • Heather

      Matt Weiner says it was pure serendipity. Also not only does she look like her, but can act.

  • thecitysleeps

    All the dresses are fabulous. And I love the far away shots. It brings a bit of landscape into it.

  • Fordzo

    That cheap, plastic Adirondack chair. Why? Was it an attempt at irony? Everything else about that editorial says luxury and sophistication, and then they put her in a plastic Adirondack chair?

  • Mary229

    I can’t stand this woman but she takes a gorgeous picture.

  • Democracy Diva

    I blame instagram for the increasing number of grainy, out-of-focus, supposed to be “antique” looking but really just poorly developed photo shoots. Love J.Jones and her epic bitchface, but I’m not a fan of these photos.

  • Sunraya

    Love the last Gucci on her, except for the side boob. Beautiful gowns!!! She is meh.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    It’s okay – I mean, it’s pure Nicole Kidman, so it’s not anything JJ is working on her own.

  • carnush

    Gorgeous dresses and beautifully shot.

  • Chris

    I’d be more interested if they had pictures where she laughed, cracked a smile or gave anything other than the standard January Jones bitchface. She’s a stunning woman but every picture of her just seems the same.

  • Ruth Preston

    Nothing sets off a cool blonde in a squillion dollars worth of clothing like a plastirondack chair.

    ETA: Damn, Fordzo beat me to it.

  • ashtangajunkie

    The last shot is my favourite, although it kind of looks like shes looking at something the statue is pointing to. “What the hell, statue? I still can’t see it.”

    • Agatha Guilluame

      Hahahahahaha ded.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    She looks better in most those dresses than the model. Love the last dress.

  • KirFla

    Off to practice my bitch face in the mirror….

  • desi_girl

    I am not liking the hair at all!

  • AuntHo

    Wow, my favorite dress rollup of the season. LOVE (also haven’t seen) every single one.

  • Constanza Álvarez Espinoza

    She looks like Naomi Watts.

  • marlie

    She looks pretty great here. I LOVE the way that pink Gucci looks on her.

  • StrandedFashionista

    I have never seen a plastic faux-Adirondack chair look so fierce.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    I love her in the red dress, but why is the camera so far away?

  • anotherkate

    It’s amazing how much more pleasing I find these dresses with the muted lighting. Never would have known that they’re all (apparently) neon in real life.

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    She should wear the red Gucci on the red carpet.

  • http://frockpaperscissors.blogspot.com/ kvlm

    She looks like she needs a hug. And that distracts from the fabulousness that is these clothes.

  • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

    There is something about these that makes me want her as Krystal Carrington in a Dynasty reboot.