Jennifer Lawrence for Marie Claire Magazine

Posted on May 14, 2014

J Law consistently manages to make the Dior work in pictures much more than she does in life. Let’s face it. These clothes are the very definition of “editorial.”

 

Jennifer-Lawrence-Marie-Claire-Magazine-June-2014-Issue-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jennifer Lawrence covers the June 2014 issue of Marie Claire magazine photographed by Jan Welters.

On a conspiracy theory suggesting that her tendency to trip over her own feet at the Academy Awards is part of a devious plot to appear authentic: “I’m trying to do the right thing, waving to fans, trying to be nice, and there’s a traffic cone. The second I hit it, I was laughing, but on the inside I was like, ‘You’re fucked. They’re totally going to think this is an act…’But trust me if I was going to plan it, I would have done it at the Golden Globes or the SAGs. I would have never done it at two Oscars in a row. I watch Homeland – I’m craftier than that!”

On fame making it hard for her to be the person she was raised to be: “I’m a lot more closed off and frankly probably rude. I mean, I’m from Kentucky. I used to be very personable and make eye contact and smile at people, and now all I do is look down. When I’m at dinner and one person after another keeps interrupting to take pictures, it’s like, ‘I can’t live like this.’”

On her candor: “I’m not like, ‘I’m a rebel; I’m out of control.’ I just don’t think about things before I say or do them.”

On friendship: “I don’t trust a girl who doesn’t have any girlfriends. I have really close girlfriends, but they are guys like me – girls who eat and don’t know anything about fashion.”

 

Jennifer-Lawrence-Marie-Claire-Magazine-June-2014-Issue-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Christian Dior Spring 2014 Collection

Jennifer-Lawrence-Marie-Claire-Magazine-June-2014-Issue-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)

Jennifer-Lawrence-Marie-Claire-Magazine-June-2014-Issue-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Christian Dior Spring 2014 Collection [coat model is carrying]

 

To be fair, that coat’s not exactly tough to wear. We’re thinking more of that incredibly awkward pink and green dress – which looks great on the cover.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Jan Welters/Marie Claire]

    • http://www.tweevalleyhigh.com/ Kristina, TweeValleyHigh

      Really? I think the cover screams “Barney colors!”

      • leahpapa

        The fuchsia…it burns!

        • http://www.tweevalleyhigh.com/ Kristina, TweeValleyHigh

          I looove fuchsia, but the combo together…nope.

          • LittleMascara

            I have never, ever liked fuchsia or bright pink with bright green. Not since I was 4 years old!

            • Courtney St.Julian

              My sorority colors are shades of pink and green…I’m loving this look-from the neck up. What the heck is going on with that dress?

            • nancymae

              Skee-wee?

              I loved the color combo too but shudder to think about the woman/body Dior had in mind when they designed such a hiddy dress.

          • MaggieSays

            It must be the Connecticut in me, but I just want more of it. And green whales on a navy blue background.

      • Jacob Bowen

        She definitely looks like a dinosaur of our imagination.

      • holla

        I can’t unsee it now. so hilarious.

    • Danielle

      She gives great sound bites, doesn’t she?

    • sugarkane105

      Ha, I’m glad she responded to the theories that she’s carrying on an act. I still find her charming. And I love that color pink on her.

    • imspinningaround

      I really hate the Michael Kors shoes with the pink coatdress. I wish they were white Chucks or Supergas or something.

      • kimmeister

        The whole idea in general just seems Bieber-ish to me.

      • MaggieSays

        I was thinking “sweet nurse shoes”.

      • Imasewsure

        Yes I think it’s just a nod to Marie Claire’s deep pockets with Project Runway… it’s just a label plug because those shoes are a bit fat nothing

      • decormaven

        The way she is displaying the logo on the shoes – it’s annoying. “Feature the logo” a more natural pose would have been better.

    • Sarah

      Pink & Green looks good on the cover cuz you can’t see the incredibly awkward parts of the dress, and it is werqing with her eyes, to boot. As far as her quotes, I am glad she seems relatively genuine, but now that she’s a celeb, she should probably own the fact that she’s got to start thinking about things before she says them.

      • Anna

        As with that Marion Cotillard cover, I’m glad they shot from above the waist. That’s definitely that dress’s best angle.

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

        And she fills out the top nicely, so it doesn’t look all boxy as it did on the runway.

      • Rhonda Shore

        Her haircut also looks a lot better in editorial than on red carpets.

      • AnaRoW

        Probably she should start thinking more but it’s likely a personality thing that she can’t easily change. Besides lots of celebrities, like Dolly Parton, have done just fine saying whatever comes into their head. It’d be a bigger issue if she had horrible thoughts running through her head.

        • Sarah

          True. But I don’t think for a second Dolly Parton doesn’t know what she’s about ;)

          • Glam Dixie

            “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.”

    • idek

      the cover is gorgeous

      but damn that quote about her girl friends just really rubbed me the wrong way

      • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

        I imagine she means they don’t shame each other for eating?

        • Mimi

          The part that rubs me wrong is how she’s practically saying that if you eat or know nothing about fashion, you’re a guy. It sounds as if she’s saying all girls don’t eat and restrain themselves and it’s like… you can be a woman and eat a lot. Plus considering her history of “I’d rather look like a real person than a scarecrow” and other body shaming w/ not eating comments…

          • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

            Ohhh, I see. I didn’t read her use of “guys” as synonymous with “dudes,” rather just “people”…but I may be being overly optimistic here.

            • boweryboy

              I with you. It’s too easy to read into something that probably isn’t there.

          • MaggieSays

            I’m thinking she meant it as the opposite of “girlie girls”.

          • MartyBellerMask

            Yeah, that bugs. The grown up equivalent of tomboy.

      • Noah

        It’s a pretty rough quote, but I think I get it. “I don’t trust a girl who doesn’t have girlfriends” sounds maybe kinda reasonable? In a Katie Couric “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women” sort of way. Then the second part seemed to me to be saying, “They don’t have to be girly girls, but you should still have girlfriends.”

        • sugarkane105

          That’s how I interpreted it as well. But I can see how speaking about gender roles like that can rub people the wrong way. It’s a tricky subject, and sometimes I have to remind myself how young some of these ladystars are, which is reflected often in their sound bites.

        • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

          Yeah, and I’m hoping too she just means they have common interests (loving food, not poring over fashion magazines together), rather than casting judgment on the other types of girls.

        • idek

          ehh they way i read it is “my friends and i eat, unlike other girls, and aren’t obsessive about fashion, like other girls!”and
          anytime a female compares herself more like a guy as a way to distance herself it immediately makes me uncomfortable, and im sorry to break it to some other people but she didn’t say “guy” in a ” hey guys whats up way” she specifically used the term guy, and that means something. She probably doesn’t know better, and at least shes not saying that shes not a feminist because she hates men, because that’s a whole other can of worms.

          tho i pray for the day when she doesn’t have to mention the fact that she eats as a way to set herself apart. its getting really old. I GET IT.

          • boweryboy

            “and im sorry to break it to some other people but she didn’t say “guy” in a ” hey guys whats up way” she specifically used the term guy, and that means something…”

            And that’s your intrepretation of what she said based on your personal perspective and life experiences, which is fine by me. I – and several others here – didn’t take the term “guy” literally or felt there was some implied intention to read between the lines.

            It’s easy to for quotes like this to be quickly taken out of context because there is very little real context to go by (e.g. facial expressions, body language, vocal inflection). The only way to know exactly what she means is to ask her herself.

            • demidaemon

              I find “guy,” these days anyways, to be fairly gender neutral. Just my two cents.

          • AnaRoW

            I get most of your post but I think you need to take into consideration that she works in Hollywood where eating is a huge issue. She is a bit larger than most Hollywood actresses. I know she’s taken some heat for it too.

          • Violentcello

            I read it the same way. I wouldn’t have noticed it at all if she used “guys” to refer to a group of other people, but this is the first time I’ve heard a person who didn’t actually identify as male use that word to refer to herself.

            Even if she had dropped the “guys” and just said “they’re like me,” it’s still a little shamey to me. It may come as quite a shock to her, but skinny girls eat too; actual food, not just cottage cheese and water.

            • Ali2044

              But she didn’t say anything about size, just that they eat? I imagine living in Hollywood where you’d be surrounded by women who DON’T eat, that probably would be a point of difference.

        • lunchcoma

          I’ve seen some criticism of even that elsewhere. Someone else modified it to, “I don’t trust a girl who doesn’t WANT girlfriends,” and it seemed a lot better. Leaves some room for there to be trustworthy lonely people while still pointing out that woman who doesn’t have any female friends because of internalized misogyny.

          • semirose

            Yes I like that version much better. I kind of had a kneejerk are you kidding me here reaction because while I would love to have some super close girlfriends I don’t right now for a few different reasons. I’m sure she meant the girls who are like ugh I only hang out with guys I don’t need other girls in my life but that’s not how it read.

            • melisaurus

              I only have one super close girlfriend, I wish I had more. Thanks for judging me JLaw :/

        • NinaBoo

          FYI – the “special place in hell” comment is originally Madeleine Albright’s. (Keynote speech at Celebrating Inspiration luncheon with the WNBA’s All-Decade Team, 2006)

      • fursa_saida

        The first part I’m okay with–I tend to kind of side-eye the type of woman who’s all, “I’m not like other girls/I can’t be friends with women” and so on too. But I do feel like the second part is basically saying that the best way to be a woman is to be like a dude, which is 1) super simplistic about what men are like and what women are like, and 2) violates the general principle that there’s no wrong way to be a woman, you know? Which is really not complicated. And yet we go around screwing it up all the damn time.

        • boweryboy

          I didn’t take the “…they’re guys like me…” quote to literally mean the best way to be a woman is to be like a dude.

          When I’m the only guy hanging out with my best girlfriends I some times say stuff like, “Hey you guys, let’s get another round,” or “Oh my god you guys, did you see her shoes?” with no gender intent at all. I took her statement that way as well.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          Where did she say anything about “the best way to be”? Or anything about men or being like men? She’s talking about having girlfriends. There is a stereotype out there about women that they hate other women. I just engaged in a rather problematic conversation about it on FB. When I said I love other women, I was scoffed at, as if I was *lying.* JLaw is saying that she bucks that stereotype, and that the girls she bonds with love food and don’t love fashion. Perhaps what she was pointing to was that being obsessed with external appearances often puts women into competition with each other, and she’s not into that.

          • Alloy Jane

            Yes! It’s the female equivalent of dick measuring. There is so much worth put into a woman’s appearance and it’s sick because some women won’t accept you unless you play the part, but they also won’t accept you because you’re the competition. It’s cultural insecurity based on the historic need to “land and keep a man.” Women’s liberation isn’t that long ago, but I can’t wait to move beyond this competition shit. We don’t need it anymore, we can take care of ourselves now.

      • Guest

        Her talk about how she eats a lot rings really false to me, she has a tiny waist. She’s not binging on the Ben and Jerry’s, i’m pretty certain.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          I realize there is a gender difference, but my husband is 6’1 and 170#. I have seen that man eat a $10 bag of bulk gummy worms in one sitting. A gallon of ice cream. Never gains weight, has washboard abs, and doesn’t work out. He’s 41. Honestly, I think some people eat and their food is transported via wormhole to someone else’s body. He’s one of them. We joke that some poor woman in Omaha is eating only lettuce and not losing an ounce because of him. Some people are like that. However, when JLaw moves out of her 20s, she might find that it’s a lot more difficult.

          • demidaemon

            You know, people like your husband, while lucky, just make me want to tear out my hair in frustration.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              You don’t know the half of it, sis.

            • demidaemon

              I’m a bro. ;)

            • ShaoLinKitten

              I consider sis a gender neutral term of affection. Kinda like “guys.” ;)

            • demidaemon

              I see what you did there, and I approve. :)

          • somebody blonde

            One of my friends from college is legendary for how much she eats, but we have the same joke about her, that there’s a teleportation pad in her stomach and some poor woman who keeps gaining weight even though she’s tried every diet. Seriously, I saw this girl eat a 3 lb burrito once and then order dessert. And she’s thin as a rail.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              Exactly. I feel like there’s an underlying assumption that a woman especially cannot be thin if she eats. If she’s thin, she MUST diet and/or work out. That’s not true. Some people are born with a fast metabolism. If my husband misses more than two meals in a week, he loses weight. It’s not fair. His father is the same way, and you should see my mother-in-law. They eat the same food.

            • somebody blonde

              The only consolation we have is that when the famine comes, they’ll be screwed and we’ll be fine :P

            • Skippymom1

              This is my 21 year old daughter. She has been thin her whole life, and no matter what she eats she never manages to gain weight. It’s kind of cruel how she is judged for being super thin as is it when people are judged for being over weight. They assume she intentionally starves herself. I can’t wait to share the teleportation pad idea with her. Its so funny!

            • somebody blonde

              What amazes me is that this idea persists that people can completely control their weight just through diet and exercise, (so therefore everyone who is “overweight” just isn’t trying and everyone who is “underweight” has an eating disorder) when anyone who has ever had friends or roommates long enough to observe their daily patterns can just see that this isn’t true. I’ve never even noticed a correlation between eating habits and weight- I notice some with exercise, but only in that people who go to the gym tend to be more average-sized than people who don’t. I’m not discounting the value of diet and exercise in controlling one’s weight, but when one girl basically has to go vegetarian and work out an hour a day to lose weight while another can only gain if she does the Michael Phelps regime, it’s pretty obvious that the innate characteristics are pretty damn important.

            • Skippymom1

              Thank you for saying this so beautifully.

            • http://classversussass.com Class Versus Sass

              Innate characteristics do factor in, but I think most people can control their weight through diet and exercise. Like anything in life, we are not all dealt the same hand when it comes to weight loss or weight gain for that matter. The thing about weight/weight loss that I have noticed is that what you see people doing isn’t necessarily what they are doing. There are a lot of people that eat one way in private and one way in public. The same with exercise. I don’t believe any actors or actresses when they talk about their diet or exercise regimes. Who knows what they are doing?

        • CatLady

          People can be very slender and still eat huge amounts of food all the time. I eat more than anyone I know, regularly eat my own meal and still finish off other people’s food, and my weight and waist stay the same.

        • twocee

          When I was her age I could literally eat a half a gallon of ice cream a day and not gain weight, and I didn’t work out. Some women are blessed with awesome metabolisms, just like some are cursed with horrible ones. Men too…my husband can look at a dessert and gain 5 pounds.

      • Alloy Jane

        Being female is such a catch-22. And as female celebrity, you can’t say anything about yourself without ruffling someone’s feathers somewhere. Lord forbid you care about working out and talk about it, because here come the fit-shamers and anorexia rumours. If you identify with “guys,” who are famous for not giving a damn about appearances, somehow you’re anti-female? We live in a society that glorifies the “shoes shoes purses shoes!” stereotype, where not being frilly is practically a social crime. She’s just saying her friends are butch girls who don’t count how many almonds they had for breakfast. This is the opposite of the expectation she lives under.

        She’s also addressing the fact that those terrible fashion moments, along with the wonderful ones, are not her doing. She is NOT saying “all you clothes-loving, calorie-counting women are [insert disparaging remark here].” She’s just trying to make it ok for the young girls who read what she says to NOT feel like they have to live up to some bizarre standard of femininity that includes caring about things that don’t matter to them, even if that’s what the world expects from them.

        • ecallaw1977

          I totally agree! I can see the point of the criticisms, but I can’t imagine how impossibly hard it would be to ALWAYS say things perfectly. I like to assume that people have good intentions unless they demonstrate otherwise, and give them the benefit of the doubt when their words could be interpreted in a negative way. So far, she’s never given me any reason to think that she is anti-female, or judgmental, or any of the attributes that might otherwise be attributed to her because of these relatively benign comments.

    • SylviaFowler

      ” I just don’t think about things before I say or do them.”

      Really? She sounds like a huge jerk.

      • French_Swede

        Nah, she’s just 22 years old. My kids can be like that, too

        • SylviaFowler

          22 years old is not a kid. It’s a full grown adult. Not thinking about anything you say or do before you say or do it is developmentally appropriate for a 5 year old, but not an adult. The bar is way too low for 20 somethings now. I’m honestly flabbergasted that anyone is suggesting that better behavior shouldn’t be expected of anyone until they’re over 30.

          • alyce1213

            You’re overthinking her remarks. And what, please, do you mean by “better behavior?” Really – what has she done to offend you so?
            At 22 (although legally an adult), the human brain hasn’t stopped developing, nor have social skills, which are a lifelong challenge.

            • semirose

              Not to mention at 22, life experience is something severely lacking. Now it’s different for JLaw since celebrity (although you could argue that a lot of celebrity culture seems like college) but a lot of 22 year olds are seniors in college or just graduated and their exposure to the world is minimal. Even a year or two working changes your perspective immensely.

            • demidaemon

              Exactly. I should have read your post before I wrote mine.

            • Alloy Jane

              This made me think of Llamas with Hats. “I stabbed him 30 times in the chest.” “Kaaaaarl, that kills people!” “I did not know that.” It’s an extreme example of what happens when people don’t think before they act, but this is where JLaw is headed if she doesn’t grow up soon ;-)

            • ShaoLinKitten

              What alyce1213 said. I haven’t heard anything truly offensive or horrid come out of JLaw’s mouth. I think there’s some backlash against her stratospheric popularity, and her “everygirl” image, so some people are looking for reasons to censure her. She’s a candid person who doesn’t fall back on pre-scripted comments, but I don’t find her to be a human faux pas generator.

          • demidaemon

            Believe me, while most 22 year olds may legally be adults, they do not have the maturity we all wish they did. It’s an unfortunate truism of our times.

            • SylviaFowler

              Probably because people don’t expect them to act like adults until they’re over 30.

            • demidaemon

              It’s true, but, unfortunately, as much as we’d like, we can’t force maturity onto anyone. Believe me, I know I have fifty+ relatives who are still less mature than a five year old. :(

      • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

        I think it works as an oversimplified explanation for her past faux pas, not as an excuse for future behavior? I hope so, anyway.

      • Maryanne525

        That’s actually what I like most about her. It’s refreshing not to hear the perfectly-crafted PR responses for a change.

      • alyce1213

        She’s not a jerk at all. She’s a talented 22 year old girl who’s trying to navigate an insane world of fame thrust upon her. I find her remarks spontaneous and refreshing — for a 22-year-old, maybe not for a 35-year-old.

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

          Yeah – if she’s still pulling the foot-in-mouth thing when she’s 30, there will need to be an intervention. Or a sit-com.

        • SylviaFowler

          It wasn’t thrust upon her. She sought it out. If it’s such a burden for her, she is welcome to stop at any time.

          • alyce1213

            All actors seek fame, nothing new about that. Most don’t succeed, a very few do –and in her case, yes, it was THRUST upon her in a very big way at a young age in a relatively short time. You’re interpreting her remark about people taking pictures of her at dinner as a “burden,” when it’s just an occupational hazard that she’ll have to figure out. If you want her to stop, I guess you simply dislike her, but I doubt she’ll accommodate.

            • SylviaFowler

              No, I wasn’t interpreting anything she said about pictures at dinner. I was making a comment about how outright rude, entitled and immature it is that she puts no thought into her words or actions. It was someone else who insisted that fame was thrust upon her and therefore we should understand and excuse what a burden it is for her to navigate this “insane world” in which she allegedly has no control over herself. Neither of which is factual: she in fact sought out fame, has continued to seek it out and she has total control over her own decisions and actions.

            • alyce1213

              So — in a nutshell, you don’t like her.

          • Amel

            This seems to be the constant push-and-pull of celebrity – yes there are actual challenges & difficulties that come with fame, but all the ingredients of “you asked for this and you probably like it at least on some level” are there. Maybe it’s possible to have it both ways – recognize that this is their chosen career, without losing all compassion for them? After all, if we don’t want to hear about their comparatively small fame problems, we probably shouldn’t keep asking them in all our magazines ;)

            • SylviaFowler

              “We” didn’t ask her about that, or for any of her ridiculous opinions (including her prejudices about other girls and how they conduct their lives).

          • FibonacciSequins

            She sought out an acting career. Fame is sometimes (not always) a result of that. I imagine it is sometimes an unwelcome, unwanted burden, and I don’t see anything wrong with a person admitting that.

            • Constant Reader

              I sometimes wonder if at least part of the problem is that the idea of something can often be far different than the reality of it. Actors think they’re prepared for fame, but they find out they aren’t. Or they expect to struggle in obscurity much longer than JLaw did.

            • SylviaFowler

              That’s really quite a stretch, but even it were true… Once she achieved fame, which happened extremely quickly and now more than three years ago… she was perfectly capable of pulling back and stopping if it is such a burden. It’s bizarre that this girl is getting all of these rationalizations made on her behalf when, if it was any other celebrity saying these exact things, he/she would be ripped to shreds for faux sincerity, faux honesty and humblebragging whining.

            • FibonacciSequins

              Do you quit a really rewarding job if there are a few aspects of it you don’t like? You’re the one characterizing it as a burden, not her. She just said she doesn’t like being interrupted during dinner for photos, and is more closed off than she used to be.

              I do find it interesting that J-Law can get away with so much other celebs can’t, particularly other females. I’m not sure why that is. Maybe she’s being 100% genuine, maybe she’s honing a public image – if so, she’s doing a good job. Anyway, I don’t see why she deserves blame for people liking her. Instead, I wonder why others aren’t given the leeway she is.

      • somebody blonde

        I think she just means that her remarks aren’t carefully studied- if you think of her as contrasting herself with someone like Miley, who clearly is planning out everything she does, then it makes sense. And sometimes people think as they talk and because they don’t think very many bad things, they don’t say them either.

    • Lolo Andre

      I think she always looks decent and give an ok face whenever she drop the “I’m crazy and derpy love me ” persona

    • MilaXX

      That cover shoot looks like she’s pledging AZA as do most pink/green color combos to me. I love the shot with the coat and the sneakers. I’d love to see her pull a Cybill Shepard and wear sneakers with a gown. I think the fashion world would lose their minds. Whoever styled her hair should be hired to do her hair until the cut grows out. It looks cute.

      • quiltrx

        I was thinking the same thing about her hair. Of course we can’t see it all the way around like we do on the RC, but what I can see here looks really good and fits her personality (or persona, if you will).

    • NMMagpie

      The best part of that Dior dress is what you can see on the cover. The third shot is some awesome face.

      People can say what they like; I love this girl.

    • Michelle

      Why does her face look lopsided? Like they shaved down one cheek and forgot the other???

      • somebody blonde

        I think it looks like they shaved both cheeks, one less than the other. It’s a little weird.

    • Let it out

      Ear cuffs, noooooooooooooooooooooo!

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Oooooh, are ear cuffs coming back in? It really is the 90s again.

    • NinjaCate

      I hate that dress. She looks good in it though.

    • TM

      I actually love everything–but I think I’m swayed way more because the hair and make up? So great. I’ve ever loved her hair this much (or ever.)

      (I am not squarely the BE-MY-BESTIE-JLAW camp, but I do appreciate that she’s a bit more self aware than most celebs–and acknowledges how she might come across. I can imagine it really is exhausting being scrutinized. Obvi I would trade lives any day, but still.)

    • Gatto Nero

      The dress is hideous, which is why they used a tightly cropped shot of the bodice.
      The coat is the only beautiful garment here.

    • ElaineMarie34

      I think people don’t intentionally use “guy” to mean dudes only, but I’ve come to think that it really does reflect our bro-dude society right now — subtly excluding women from the conversation. And women use “you guys” more than anyone. But I’ve already been thoroughly trashed on the Interwebs (by guys) for daring to speak up about this, because, you know, uptight with no sense of humor. I listened to a whole podcast – with women almost the entire audience – babbling about how important your thoughts and language are, because you will manifest it EXACTLY, and she kept saying, “you guys.”

      • demidaemon

        While you are right, it’s a current colloquialism in our language. Really, the only truly gender neutral version is “you all” or “y’all” (for southerners), but it is grammatically and socially awkward to say aloud. As a man, I try to stick to you all, but we all make mistakes, and we tend to speak like our peers, usually to fit in. I also wouldn’t say we have a bro-dude society right now, but parts of their language (as in any diverse society) are going to start osmosing into everyone else’s usage.

      • Alloy Jane

        Yes, because most straight males consistently refer to each other as “assholes” and “fuckers,” unless they’re being passive-aggressive and saying “don’t be that guy,” lol.

        Anywho, I agree with @demidaemon:disqus in that “you guys” is just a comfortable colloquialism. When referencing a group of people, “everybody” is too Dr. Nick, “people” is too Ross Perot, “y’all” is too hillbilly, unless you’re actually southern and that’s just how you talk, and “you all” makes it seem like you’re mocking Southern people. The word “they” in Spanish and French have both masculine and feminine forms, but both use the masculine when referencing mixed gender groups. I think using “guys” as a gender-neutral plural goes beyond reflecting current society. We come from a historically patriarchal society, the roots are much deeper than now, I think.

        • somebody blonde

          More to the point, Spanish actually has gender-neutral forms for plural you, we don’t. I’m actually weirded out when someone notes the gender of “guys” or “dude”- I think of them as gender-neutral.

          • Super_Red

            same here. I use “dude” all the time to reference people of any gender that I’m comfortable with. I find it to be too familiar a term to use generally. When I was a waitress, I tried to use “Do you folks know what you would like?” instead of “you guys” but being as I lived in DC at the time, I got a lot of strange looks with that one. =p

            • somebody blonde

              Man, “folks” is not at all in my speech patterns, that would feel so awkward for me to say!

            • Super_Red

              It feels more awkward when you say it quickly, and they mispronounce it. …. Not that I ever did that. *cough*

            • Alloy Jane

              Oh, the word dude has so many meanings and only one of them is that it references the male gender. Have you ever seen Basketball? They have an entire conversation using the word “dude” and there was much rolling on the couch laughing and crying during that scene because my college friends and I have done that before. But these were the people who would respond to wait staff with “Hiiii eehveryboody!” if they referred to us as “everybody.”

        • Lower L

          Obviously, what we need to do is bring back “thou” as the term for 2nd person singular, and reserve “you” for its original use as 2nd person plural.

      • numenah

        The repeated use of “you guys” in conversation strikes me as rubish, but I generally don’t object to it unless it’s being used by an overly familiar waitperson who’s 20 years younger than I am.

    • Jay

      I think it would be good for her to start thinking before she says things. I remember when she referred to herself as “dyke-y” in a Rolling Stone interview and said that she named her cat Chaz Bono because she couldn’t tell if it was male or female. Then there’s the constant talk about going to the bathroom, butt plugs, and “real” women not being skinny.

      I know that it’s in vogue to be unfiltered, but I don’t find it charming, and I’m younger than she is.

      • Imasewsure

        Agreed… I get what she is saying but she should watch her phrasiology a bit and also realize that stupid ain’t cute… and also maybe reference the fact that women exist outside of the Real Housewives spectrum too… Hollywood lives too far up it’s own ass…

      • SylviaFowler

        Yes. Thank you.

    • Zeee

      I think the dress on the model burned my retinas.

    • Meaux

      Those looks are actually Fall 2014, not Spring 2014.

    • Imasewsure

      OOH I love that burgundy suit that the model is wearing…

    • semirose

      The entire dress may be tricky to wear but the part that’s showing is basically like any other two toned tank top so I don’t think I’d count that as her pulling off an awkward look.

    • Tracy_Flick

      I think they may have photoshopped her just ever-so-slightly cross-eyed.

    • Man Dala

      I HATE the tennis shoes in the pink coat shot.

    • Cassidy Olsen

      Ugh, yes, because girls who “eat” are REAL and more like dudes, and girls who know things about fashion are shallow. C’mon, J Law. I think they tried to highlight the intensity of the colors in the clothes by playing down her make-up and the lighting but she just looks washed out and tired.

      • SewingSiren

        That quote was particularly irritating . She obviously know a lot about fashion and is fairly restrictive in her food intake. Own it.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          If she knew a lot about fashion she wouldn’t look so bad half the time, or be tripping over her shoes. I think she pays other people to know about fashion for her. I also wouldn’t make assumptions about her food intake. Some people, especially young ones, can eat a lot and still look thin.

          • SewingSiren

            She has a 20million dollar contract with Christian Dior.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              I don’t see how that in any way rebuts what I said. Signing a contract requires only a popular persona and signature, not any deep knowledge about fashion. In fact, that gives her less agency in her fashion choices, not more. Did Travis Fimmel’s one year contract with Calvin Klein mean he was an expert in underwear?

            • SewingSiren

              I didn’t say she was an expert. I say she know a lot (about fashion) and she does. She’s been dressed by very high end designers and couturiers for several years now. That is a very rarified group. She as made millions in the field as the face of Dior and stand to make even more. She is not a novice by any stretch of the imagination.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              “Being dressed by” is the operative word here. That is not the same as dressing yourself, because you are interested, or because you know a lot about it. I feel like you, and many other BKs, probably know a lot more about fashion that JLaw will ever know or care to know. I don’t feel qualified to say if she’s a novice or not. I wouldn’t assume she learned jack about fashion by putting on clothes that other people pick out, zip, and unzip for her. If she says she doesn’t know about it, I take her at her word.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              We’re with Sewing Siren here. Anyone with a 20 million dollar Dior contract sounds pretty dumb trying to pass herself off as a regular gal who doesn’t know anything about fashion. She’s dressed by coutouriers and photographed by the best fashion photographers in the world. Her exposure to fashion and the people who make it goes far beyond any normal person’s. Her skill at dressing has little to do with that. Some of the top fashion designers and editors dress terribly.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              So you think she’s lying? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when Hollywood stars are disingenuous about their public image. I’m sure she “knows” about fashion just by osmosis. Maybe what she meant to say it that she doesn’t care about it. 20 million dollars would certainly be a persuasive inducement to a 21 year old regardless of her interest level. I don’t think Dior chose her because of her image as a fashionista. They chose her because she is the hottest face of young Hollywood. Where her knowledge or interest level falls, I’m unqualified to say.

            • FrigidDiva

              I think that her image and brand is very carefully cultivated. She’s the anti-girly America’s Sweetheart. What would that kind of person say? Of course she’s going to say she’s not interested in fashion and that she eats. I’m not saying that she’s lying, but her and her team are just as PR savvy as the ones that run Miley Cyrus or any other young starlet or pop star.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              You’re right of course. She must be off the charts good at this, because her tendency to say random, often off-color remarks makes it seem like everything she says is so candid. Perhaps I have fallen for the okie doke on this one. I don’t find it THAT hard to believe that she eats and doesn’t really care about fashion. But that could be my pro-JLaw bias.

            • FrigidDiva

              I could also just be incredibly cynical ;)

            • Super_Red

              I’ll fully admit that the extent of my fashion knowledge is due to this blog. I have zero real life fashion skills, and except for enjoying TLo’s commentary, could care less about what passes for style these days.

              That said, if I was an actress who was suddenly everywhere, and freaking DIOR offered me a contract that was mutually beneficial, I would jump at it. I get dressed up and a 20 million dollar contract, they get a famous face working for them.

              That wouldn’t change the fact that in my private life, apart from my professional obligations, I still wouldn’t give a shit about fashion or style, and would rather be home not wearing pants.

              And really, there is a HUGE difference in people who like to eat and enjoy food, and those who are watching every single morsel they put in their mouth. I watch what I eat to be healthy, but I genuinely *love* food and have a hard time understanding people who only eat because they have to. Seriously- I plan my vacations around what restaurants I’m going to.

              JLaw is likely just another starlet who is perfectly trained in her image, but as someone who read it and said “I could have said exactly this!” I find it strange how many ppl assume it couldn’t possibly be true because she has a business deal.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              But she didn’t say that she “didn’t give a shit” about fashion. She said she doesn’t know anything about it. It’s about as believable as her saying she doesn’t know anything about how movies are made.

            • Super_Red

              Excuse me, I’ll just be over here attempting to compose myself that TLo responded to me….. Okay, okay, I think I’m good. *For what it’s worth, I’d be far more star struck meeting you boys than meeting JLaw. :) *

              I don’t know her, and aside from enjoying some of her comments, I have no dog in this fight. I’ve only seen one of her movies, and really didn’t enjoy it all that much. I do want to clarify, though, that I’m not putting words in her mouth- I’m saying that if it were *me* I can foresee signing a business deal and still not caring about/having those skills. No implication that she said she didn’t give a shit about it was intended.

              I will certainly bow to your knowledge on this because (a) I love and adore you both forever and ever and (b) you know about 2000 times more about the fashion industry than I ever will. However, I would say that “knowing about fashion” is to look at that Dior dress and see how it can be used in an editorial. I look at that Dior dress and I think it’s really ugly and skim past it on a runway lineup. When I’ve modeled in the past I had people come and put clothes on me and I did my thing in front of the camera. But walking away, I still wouldn’t think about putting those pieces together, or consider how it would look in a shot.

              She’s probably just really trained on her image, but as a non-famous actress, I can relate. :)

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              Thank you, sweetie! We love you too.

              I think you’re defining “knowing about fashion” in a very specific way. You can know about fashion without being a stylist or editor or designer. She’s been to Paris to be fitted in Dior couture, hand made for her. You really can’t claim that you don’t know anything about fashion after repeatedly experiencing something as rare as that.

            • KinoEye

              That was my biggest problem with that quote — she really can’t claim she “doesn’t know anything” about it at this point in her career. To me, that crosses the line from being truly down-to-earth to trying really, really hard to sell the image that she’s “just like other girls!” despite having a massive contract with one of the premier designers of all time.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              I think we are diverging on the meaning of “knowing anything about.” Is she exposed to it far more than I am? Hell yes. But when you don’t give a shit about something, you don’t absorb any deeper understanding. As a teacher, believe me, this is true. Pearls before swine, if you know what I mean. She is probably minimizing her knowledge because it doesn’t fit in with her idea of herself, or more cynically, the narrative about herself that she is selling. However, I don’t doubt that she knows far less about fashion than you or I would know if we were in that world. I’d be all about learning everything I could.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              I’m afraid getting fitted by a couturier in Paris is such a rarified experience that you’d have to be something of an asshole to not take anything away from that. I don’t think she’s an asshole. Nor do I think she’s stupid. But I do think she hinges her entire persona on being your best girlfriend, so she actively attempts to minimize things like her multimillion dollar fashion contract and the fact that she’s worn more couture, been styled by more experts and shot by more world class photographers than 99.9999% of the population. I don’t care how much she doesn’t give a shit; she can’t pass herself off as someone who doesn’t know anything about it anymore. Whether she wanted it to or not, she got a world class exposure to fashion on par with earning a degree in it, compared to most of the rest of us.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              All true. When you put it that way, it’s hard not to think of her as being a big phony. The only defense of her possible then is to say that maybe she should have said, “don’t give a shit” instead of “don’t know anything.” But then she looks ungrateful and like she’s biting the hand that feeds her. The best you could say is this is another instance of her misspeaking and making herself look kind of dumb. You guys make it tough to be a fangirl ;)

    • somebody blonde

      The photoshop on her face is a little much for me. Normally she has a rounder face than this.

    • FridaStaire

      Oh what a Frankendress!

    • http://jahnapeloquin.tumblr.com Jahna Peloquin

      She looks so…wan and flat in these shots. Not even like herself. Surprised the second awkward, flat shot wasnt a Terry Richardson.

    • NeenaJ

      That monochromatic makeup is WERQing!

    • Pennymac

      On the cover that pink and green is somewhat tolerable. On the runway model its an assault to the eyes!

    • KinoEye

      Normally, JLaw gives a pretty good interview. But “I have really close girlfriends, but they are guys like me — girls who eat and don’t know anything about fashion.” Sigh… to me, seems like a pretty limiting statement in a lot of ways. Not to mention the fact that she absolutely can’t claim to know nothing about fashion at this point in her career. I do think she is a genuinely down-to-earth gal, but sometimes she sells that image just a little too hard.

      Cover shot is gorgeous, though. Girl can always give primo face.

    • Michelle Lim

      Dior today: Nice in pictures. Not in real life.

    • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

      How can you have girlfriends who are guys??? That makes ZERO sense. Ooooohhhh… Ok. I see what she’s going for there. A really stupid, immature, sexist comment. Well then, chick who’s clearly pretty far up her own ass, mission accomplished!

    • andreawey

      the dress looks great on the cover because you can’t see it from the waist down…..