Christina Hendricks is the lovely cover girl for the August issue of Lucky. I like the blowout Christina got – it makes her look kind of dated, but as I’ve said, I like fluffy hair. I would rather be looking at a big, dated, fluffy blowout that some flat-ironed, parted-down-the-middle, bangs-trauma’d nonsense. So whoever did Christina hair and makeup for the shoot knew what they were doing – I know this because Christina’s pale skin and red hair seems to frustrate and confuse so many magazine stylists and makeup artists, and the result is all too often “corpsey”. Not here – although the beige-nude frock doesn’t help, it’s not offensive.
In the interview excerpts from her Lucky piece, Christina is talking about body image once again, but she changes it up a little to talk about her difficulties finding a flattering bathing suit. I’ll say - here are some recent photos of Christina in a one-piece. She’s a pretty girl with a nice figure, but that swimsuit makes her look horrible! Here are the excerpts from Lucky:
It can’t be easy dressing a particularly curvy figure in a town where many women are a size zero. But Mad Men star Christina Hendricks says she’s managed to find a way to fit and flatter her hourglass shape.
“I have to be careful about my proportions and keep it simple,” the 36-year-old actress tells the latest issue of Lucky magazine. ‘What works for me is structure and something that shows my waist’
However, the star admits she especially finds it difficult to squeeze her curves into a swimsuit.
“It’s really hard to find a bathing suit if you have breasts… You either get smooshed down or there’s no support. My husband and I have sketched out designs.”
Christina appears dressed in a clinging beige Donna Karen New York dress on the cover of the magazine, wearing green and gold jewelry. The star, who plays office manager Joan Holloway on the hit drama series set in the 1960s, says she tries not to feel the pressure about dressing up for red carpet events.
“I try to remain calm and remind myself that this is a fun, lovely event,’ she says. ‘For award shows, people are taking pictures of every inch of you. They are taking pictures of your fingers and your toes.”
The actress has just been named as the face of Vivienne Westwood’s jewelry collection and names the British designer as one of her favorites when stepping out on the red carpet.
“Vivienne Westwood for drama, L’Wren Scott for her perfect tailoring and body consciousness and Zac Posen for whimsy,” she says.
Christina, who will soon begin filing a fifth season of Mad Men, also discussed why she dyes her naturally blonde hair red.
“I was obsessed with Anne of Green Gables, so I wanted red hair… My mom said, ‘I’ll throw a rinse on it.’”
Christina also knows the power of some perfectly placed accessories, like the bright green Van Cleef & Arpels necklace that sets off her hair.
Her other go-to accessories? “I collect animal bracelets,” she said. “I got my first one off the Mad Men set; they let me keep a horse cuff I fell in love with.”
I love “My husband and I have sketched out designs.” Like Christina and her husband went to their laboratory and really tried to solve this perplexing riddle of a flattering swimsuit. As for Christina always talking about body image and her curves… yeah, I’m getting a little tired of it. But I love her, so I don’t mind listening to her talk endlessly about it.
Photos courtesy of Flare.