January Jones on Janie Bryant's 'Mad Men' Costumes: 'She Doesn’t Feel the Need to Please Us’
At Lucky FABB's annual conference on Friday, the "Mad Men" actress admits that she wears what Janie Bryant wants, whether she likes it or not.
Hundreds of aspiring bloggers and digital entrepreneurs descended upon the SLS Hotel on Friday for Lucky magazine’s annual Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference (FABB). Hosted by Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen, the event also attracted the fashion pack, including the likes of Nicole Richie, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, and model and social media sensation Coco Rocha, who all took to the stage to discuss style, among other topics, in today’s digital age. Also on hand was AMC’s Mad Men star January Jones, who came in a show of support for her recent editorial shoot with online magazine The Violet Files, part of Cassandra Grey’s digital beauty destination, Violet Grey, and to speak on a panel entitled “The New Look of Digital.”
Jones' Violet Grey shoot -- which was styled by Karla Welch, one of The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Stylists 2014 -- portrays the actress at home, and delves into her beauty routine and secrets. “I got to do my own story editing, and I never get to do that,” said Jones, an admitted fan of the site and a friend of Grey’s, noting that the shoot was conceptualized when the site first launched, but timing had only worked out recently. “I didn’t want anything airbrushed. You can see lines and pores. All the things that usually make a face interesting are airbrushed out. I like seeing those flaws.”
But when it comes to the set of Mad Men -- which returns with its final season on April 13 -- Jones defers to the powers that be -- at least when it comes to her character Betty Draper’s outfits, when costume designer Janie Bryant always knows best. “I’ll tell her if I don’t like something, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to change her mind,” said Jones, laughing. “She doesn’t feel the need to please us all the time, but if I have a very visceral reaction to something, then … she still doesn’t care, actually! Most of the time I agree with her because she’s dead-on, and she sees something not just tangibly, but how it’s going to look on the set, and on TV, so I just trust her, usually.”