Jennifer Aniston for Glamour Magazine

Posted on July 31, 2013

Why is Jennifer Aniston always barefoot in her photo shoots and editorials? Did you ever notice that? We feel like we could recognize a closeup of her feet immediately, we’ve seen them so often. We get that it’s the whole “California Girl” image she projects, but it almost feels like a cliche at this point.


Jennifer Aniston covers the September 2013 issue of Glamour magazine in a Narciso Rodriguez dress photographed by Alexei Hay and styled by Anne Christensen.

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Julier Bugge

Jumpsuit by Valentino |  Necklace by Irene Neuwirth

Valentino Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Maud Welzen

Cardigan and dress by Saint Laurent | Long chain by Fred Leighton | Small link chain by Irene Neuwirth | Necklace with pavé diamonds by Eva Fehren.

Saint Laurent Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Kel Markey (WOMEN)


She can work a camera in that movie star way (but definitely not in a fashion model way), so she never really looks bad in any shot. But she can’t work an outfit for a lens to save her life and she’s not really served all that well by the ones chosen here. She looks great in the Valentino jumpsuit, but the Saint Laurent is most definitely not in her wheelhouse.

Honestly, if this lady ever wore a bright, saturated color we don’t think we’d recognize her. Unless she went without shoes, that is.


[Photo Credit: Glamour Magazine,]

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  • MoHub

    Not loving the lace belly panel on the Saint Laurent, either on Jen or the model. Looks tacky, as if designed by Sandro.

    • kimmeister

      I hate the weird “drawn curtains” on either side of that lace panel. That would give anyone the appearance of a belly pooch!

  • Nikko Viquiera

    I’m just glad she’s not wearing a towelette of a dress that would give us a peek of her hoohaa.

    • kimmeister

      Apparently, the “almost hoohaa peek” is what makes her comfortable on the red carpet.

    • Rand Ortega


  • Michael_Jones

    I think I wouldn’t hate the Saint Laurent on her without the lace inset. That just feels like one element too many – I don’t think Jen is the kind of girl who can handle too much…

  • Emily Giovanni

    I like how they have “choosing happiness” in quotes. whenever someone uses quotes on one or two words, I read it as mocking.

    • Rebecca Jay

      Me too. It’s the print version of air quotes.

  • carlaaxtman

    They completely lost her neck in the second frame..which I think is supposed to make her look girly and sweet, but it’s just making her look neck-less.

  • d4divine

    What’s she now, a poor man’s Goldie Hawn?

    • Insidiously

      I hate that term so much. It’s just demeaning.

  • Insidiously

    She is beautiful and pretty, but I find her incredibly dull. I think she has talent, but she wastes it away in carbon copy Romantic Comedies/Raunchy Comedies. I want her to do Sci-Fi or something, just so she can look and act interesting.

    • Sobaika

      You have a far more optimistic take on her talents than I do.

      • Lilak

        If it hadn’t been for the Friends juggernaut, I bet her career profile would resemble Kate Bosworth’s — whose default simpering smile Aniston is replicating in that second photo.

        (I exaggerate, of course, regarding the acting skillz: Bosworth makes Aniston look like Streep.)

      • BerlinerNYC

        Her indie/offbeat projects have been good. She was great in The Good Girl (even if not so many people saw it) and very good in her “pieces of flair” role in Office Space. And of course Horrible Bosses. Which is what makes me think this weird new comedy with Jason Sudeikis that certainly doesn’t look like a rom-com will be something she can shine in.

        • demidaemon

          From the clips I’ve seen, I’m actually interested to see the new movie, which surprises me, considering Aniston’s track record. I did see her in an interview on Chelsea Lately this week that also made me love her a little more.

    • nycloy

      Have you seen her in Derailed with Clive Owen? She was excellent and so un Jen. I wish would take on more small indie/art house projects. Believe it or not she’s got the talent and she can’t possibly need the money. Come Jen, surprise us.

      • Heather

        Was never a ‘Friends’ fan but I still find her appealing: I loved her in ‘The Good Girl’ and ‘Friends with Money,’ and even thought she was great in ‘Horrible Bosses’ (“can you see my p***y?”). I think she has talent but has managed to get herself endlessly typecast… would like to see her break out of her limited genre range, but she does well with what she’s given.

        • AnnaleighBelle

          The thing is, she has her own production company. She could make herself some really juicy roles but she just doesn’t seem to have the drive.

          • nycloy

            Good point. She could probably fiance a relatively small production through crowd sourcing too.

        • nycloy

          Not a Friends fan either. Yes, Friends with Money was good, also enjoyed The Break Up. Will definitely check out The Good Girl. I am often hesitant to venture into her catalogue – for obvious reasons – so I’m grateful for the ‘recommend’.

        • nycloy

          Not a Friends fan either. Yes, Friends with Money was good, also enjoyed The Break Up. Will definitely check out The Good Girl. I am often hesitant to venture into her catalogue – for obvious reasons – so I’m grateful for the ‘recommend’.

      • Insidiously

        That is what I was referring to! That’s why I think she can act, and has talent. She just chooses these insufferable and boring roles.

      • mlle

        I liked her in Friends with Money – for a bit there in the early/mid-aughts, it seemed like she was branching out. Don’t know why she stopped.

      • Laylalola

        I thought she was SO awful in Along Came Polly — it underscored how she truly cannot act at all. The character clearly was supposed to be an exotic hedonist and it came off so incredibly awkward and, well, Jennifer Aniston-esque instead.

        • nycloy

          Let’s face it, she’s been in a lot of bad films or should I say she’s been bad in a lot films. This does not mean she is void of talent. I too, am sick of the typical Jen schtick but she does posses certain admiral qualities.

          I think she should take a nice long sabbatical (preferably in location not populated with paparazzi) and come back barely recognisable in a cool art house flick.

        • BerlinerNYC

          Could anyone have saved that dreck? They might as well have just called it “Dharma and Greg: The Motion Picture.” I blame her script selection skills more than a lack of acting talent. Ben Stiller certainly wasn’t getting any award nominations for the hamming it up he did there.

  • alyce1213

    “Why is Jennifer Aniston always barefoot in her photo shoots . . .”
    (Sarcasm font) Well, she is wearing a negligée.
    She needs to shake up her look, starting with a haircut, and her career choices.
    I’ve always liked her, but this is tiresome.

  • teensmom99

    Almost a cliche? I think we’re there . . .

  • Catiline

    She’s very cute, but Lord God that cover is boring.

  • kittenwithaquip

    She really tries to sell that Easy Breezy California Girl™ thing, doesn’t she? She’s even started her own line of hair products so you can get her shiny, healthy hair. Unfortunately for most plebes, it doesn’t come with a cadre of stylists.

    • Cz

      Do you mean Living Proof? Because that was a brand before she existed. Just that most people didn’t notice it until she started endorsing it.

      • kittenwithaquip

        Hunh. Funny, she’s listed on their site as co-owner and I assumed she started it. Oh deceptive advertising! That’s what I get for buying into the “Liberal Media”.

        • Cz

          Maybe, co-ownership was part of her endorsement deal? I’d been using Living Proof for awhile before her face showed up on the shelves. I was a bit irked until I realized that this might increase the longevity of the brand, so is all good. :)

  • annabelle archer

    She is inordinately proud of her feet, isn’t she? Even red carpet appearances have her in the barest of barely there shoes. I wonder if she has the foot fetish or if those that do are her money spending fan base? Weird.

  • Little_Olive

    I don’t know why, but I cannot associate lace with her. It’s true she overdoes the minimal fashion approach, but lace kind of doesn’t become her. But I feel weird saying that an entire type of fabric does not go with someone.

    (That belly panel doesn’t go with anyone really).

  • Kiltdntiltd

    She has become so utterly frozen in her “look” that I can’t really get excited at all.

  • queeniethebold

    When all is said and done, she’s just boring.

  • RedRaven617

    Look at where her arms and the knee intersect in the first photo. Looks like the arm is growing out of the knee.

  • PeaceBang

    She’s not fooling me with that contrived sunniness. Her eyes are sad, sad, sad. I noticed it in her movie trailer, too. The sparkle is gone. The pink angora cardigan over the YSL ugly-lace-front dress is so bad on her.

  • rage_on_the_page

    Um, did they Photoshop her pupils away in the first shot? I can’t even tell where she’s looking.

  • ryenerman

    Looking at this, my first thought was that without a date on the magazine, I would be hard pressed to know when in the last 13 years these pictures had been taken. I understand feeling like one has found one’s “look” but she has frozen hers for over a decade now.

    • Kristin McNamara

      Funny you mention that… There’s this new game show hosted by Jane Lynch on NBC called Hollywood Game Night, and it’s actually pretty hysterical, but anyway, there was one game where there were 6 red carpet photos of Jennifer Aniston’s head and they had to put them in chronological order. Now, I consider myself a pretty ardent JA fan/follower, yet even I was hard pressed to yell anything helpful at my TV during that round. Really tough to tell anymore…..

    • GTrain

      SO true!

  • leahpapa

    That Saint Laurent look is so boring, I’m going to replace my Lunesta with it tonight.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    She’s on my irrational hate list (and I used to love her). No way I can be objective about her appearance because she’s so irritating.

    • conniemd

      Wow. I always felt I was alone in my irrational hate for her constant attention seeking drama queen antics about her love life.

  • fiddlecub

    I feel about this the way I always feel about Jennifer Aniston: *yawn*

  • quiltrx

    I can’t stand her. Period.

  • crash1212

    Want fuzzy pink sweater.

  • halleygee

    This cover looks like ever other cover she’s on and every ad she’s in. Boring.

  • Danielle L

    “Guys talk about sex!” What a shocker!

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Probably the same reason Gwinnie was barefooted during the Avengers and IronMan 2, i.e no good reason at all!

  • marlie

    It’s a whole lot of “of course” to me.

  • formerlyAnon

    I feel like she’s reached a point where, depending on the lighting, the angle, the makeup, how rested she is and the photo shop, her apparent age varies by at least 15, sometimes near 20 years each time I see her image.

    It’s disconcerting.

    • Cz

      But that’s okay though. I mean, people age. That’s not a big deal. It’s more of the lack of diversification of her look. It needs to evolve at some point.

      • formerlyAnon

        It’s not that she’s aging. It’s that in some photos she still looks 28, in most into her 30s, and occasionally, mostly in a live appearance on t.v., in her actual 40+ age range. I find that disconcerting.

        I’m sure I’d notice it on other actresses if I had a keener eye, but I think her unchanging hair & overall look emphasizes it.

  • Carla_Charlton

    She goes without shoes because she wants everyone to know that she’s EASY BREEZY!

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Do you think Brad Pitt has a fetish for women who don’t wear color?

    • Laylalola

      I don’t know about that but he sure has a knack for hooking up with the shapeliest sexpot of the moment and somehow winding up with a walking skeleton.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Ooooh, ouch. He definitely gravitates towards his co-stars, and likes ’em neurotic (Juliette Lewis, GOOP, Jennifer, now Angie) Of the lot, the only one who seems like she’d be fun to hang out with is Juliette Lewis.

  • bessann28

    I wish she would do something new with her hair.

  • lizlemonglasses

    All I saw was the name “Michael Fassbender.”

  • kalisa

    Is this the interview where she says when she feels like a treat, she has kale chips?

    • formerlyAnon

      Hey, if you spritz ’em with enough oil before crisping in the oven & enough salt afterwards, they probably actually are junk food.

  • Shawn EH

    She is so not a carefree love child! This is why her movies are always better when she’s an uptight witch!

  • KikiAvocado

    she is just so boring !

  • Ten Ten

    So fucking sick and tired of her hair.

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    I’m more interested in who the 13 year old is who did the alcohol and then the cocaine at 16? Jennifer…not really.

    • OrigamiRose

      Same here!!

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Has she never looked in the mirror and been so bored with that hair she just takes a scissors to it in a fit of hormonal rage?

    Just me then?


    • Qitkat

      Not just you. I well remember doing this as a child, pre-homones, as well as a youngish adult. I always think that she would look really cute in a short, choppy haircut, kind of like the one Kinsey Millhone gives herself periodically with cuticle scissors (Sue Grafton’s alphabet mystery series, if you don’t know the reference).

  • decormaven

    Looking back at her pics on the Old Loves tumblr, it’s concerning she has had essentially the same hairdo for the last 10 years.

  • Sarah Caponigro

    I wish she would wear the pants deal on the red carpet.

  • d4divine

    That child is laughing all the way to the Smart Water Bank.

  • marshmallowjane

    She doesn’t look good on the second cover, period. It’s not a good shot of her face. That’s not on her. It’s on the photographer and the editor. I’d love to see her hair up or different. She wears a ponytail in some of her movies, and she looks adorable, so I wish she’d try something different. These photos are unremarkable in every sense.

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  • Candigirl1968

    I need a second cup of coffee, I’m so bored.
    Grown women wear shoes. I’m sure there were 50 pairs for her to choose from at the shoot, so no excuse.
    I have seen Jennifer work that first cover pose waaaay too many times. Over it.
    I think I need a third cup of coffee, as just thinking about how boring these pictures are made me even more tired.

  • stubbornthoughts

    I find her gorgeous, and would absolutely love if she became my adopted Aunt. I think she’d be the cool relative I’d hang out with and shop around when I’m in need of a LBD. Plus, I’m pretty sure she’s hilarious (I’ve YouTubed her interviews wayyyyy too much) and doesn’t give a shit. Hence the 20 year old haircut. If it ain’t broke…

  • SaraQ

    This might be a weird question, but is anyone else confused about where her legs are supposed to be coming from in that cover shot?

  • Danielle L

    Bare feet are the Aniston equivalent of Kenny Chesney’s white Stetson.