When this month’s Town & Country came through my mail slot I did as I normally do and devoured the cover. This ritual of reading the highlighted articles and sizing up (the usual celeb or socialite) photo is followed by flinging it on my bedside table, unopened, excitement peaked for the evening I have enough time to really tear through it. But this time was different. At first glance, I didn’t know who the cover girl was. At the second, I was sure of it and had to start in on the magazine early for the sake of education.
Now this is probably a sin for those of you who love the hit show Girls. If it’s not quite “a sin” Im sure you are questioning if I live under a rock. But the truth is, besides a select few shows, we are really more of a movies and books family. Now I am not a TV show snob. Some of the shows I do watch are nothing more than easy entertainment (New Girl is literally my “yessss… there’s a new one on Netflix”) but for whatever reason Girls just never grabbed me. I haven’t even seen one episode.
But this Allison Williams article is making me feel stupid for not seeing what all the fuss has been about. Titled Ivy League Siren for her Yale education and yuppy connecticut upbringing, the article takes the reader through her pre and post-Girls life in a way that makes the daughter of NBC’s Brian Williams look down to earth and even relatable. Driven, smart, and apparently “sassy-prim,” Allison has brought some of her real life charisma to her on screen character Marnie. A counterpoint, I am told, to Lena Dunham’s freewheeling, eccentric Hannah. A winning combination that gave her a communal grammy for best comedy series this year and a foreseeable future in some kind of fame.
The photography only added to my instant Allison Williams infatuation. Stunning, sensible for it’s lack of styling and very girl of 25, her couture gowns and classic face are the kind of charming that doesn’t call for makeup. Another winning combination that inspired me to create a style study for a girl at the start of her success. Check out the full Allison Williams article and slideshow here. I hope you enjoy it!
PS. I would love to know what everyone thinks of Girls. Should I jump on the wagon even though it’s way past too late?