Oh, Stylelist has a new interview with my girl, Christina Hendricks. We haven’t seen her in a little while, not since her epic New York Magazine cover profile, where she was talking about how she never realized how curvy she was until people started telling her. Which I don’t believe, but whatever. I love that people love Christina. Sidenote: I’ve been obsessed with Mad Men since it started, and I finally got my mom into it a few months ago, and now she’s totally obsessed. My mom adores Christina most of all, calling her “Red” like Roger Sterling does.
Anyway, in this new interview Christina is still talking about fashion and her own body image. She’s still defending that Christian Siriano gown that she wore to the Golden Globes – the one that was massively criticized. And Christina is giving advice to all of the girls out there with large boobs (ME!). Her advice: “I’m pretty good about accessing something on the rack and knowing whether it’s going to be flattering on me or not. I always like to show my waistline. That’s something I think about when I get dressed.” So I misread that at first and I thought she said, “I’m pretty good at accessing something on my rack.” Which still works, honestly:
Though she’s been photographed wearing little black dresses for most of her recent appearances, curvy “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks is not choosing the color for the reasons you’d imagine.
The fact that she turned to the dark side for both the Badgley Mischka fashion show and Elton John Academy Awards party last month, “is a coincidence,” Hendricks told StyleList at the Ann Taylor fall preview party, where she also wore, you guessed it, black.
“I was a dancer for many, many years, and I am constantly attracted to corals and peach and black — things that remind me of being a ballet dancer. To me, they’re classic and make me feel beautiful.”
But these are not the only hues the fiery redhead is drawn to. “I love dressing with bright splashes of color — bright pink, red, peach. Purple, I love,” said Hendricks, who attended the Ann Taylor bash with her Zara-clad husband, actor Geoffrey Arend.
The hourglass-figured actress certainly knows how to accentuate her assets. “I’m pretty good about accessing something on the rack and knowing whether it’s going to be flattering on me or not,” she said. “I always like to show my waistline. That’s something I think about when I get dressed.”
And even though critics called her peachy Christian Siriano Golden Globes gown a fashion misstep, Hendricks stands by it. “It was my favorite dress in the whole world,” she said, “and I felt gorgeous.”
While Hendricks was happy to discuss her style, she kept mum about the upcoming season of “Mad Men,” except to say that she’s returning to work in two weeks.
“There are going to be some big changes,” she said. “I met with the writers, talked to Matt Weiner and got the scoop. It’s going to be good — it’s going to be really good.”
We can’t wait!
I can appreciate that she loves all of those peaches and pinks, but those are truly not the right colors for her. She should stick to purples and blues and greens, which she is consistently dressed in on Mad Men. They make her look like a million bucks on that show, and she should consider asking the Mad Men costumers to make her some clothes for red carpets, honestly.
Second sidenote: You know how everyone was making a big deal about Gaby Sidibe and the alleged Vogue cover? How about we start a movement to get Christina a Vogue cover? I would love to see that!