Allison Williams covers InStyle: great coat or a box full of marshmallow peeps?

Allison Williams

Allison Williams covers the February issue of InStyle UK to promote the third season of Girls. My god, that is one terrible coat. Actually the cut and style aren’t so bad. It’s the two-tone color that’s a killer. Either the yellow or the blue would have been fine all by their lonesome. With both colors hitting full force, poor Allison looks like she’s wearing a mixed box of Peeps. The rest of the shoot is just as underwhelming with one of those “check out my underwear” sheer dresses that manage to look frumpy at the same time. Allison is beautiful, but they styled her all wrong for this magazine. Oh well.

The interview is pretty “meh” too so far. Allison doesn’t talk about herself too much in these excerpts. She does speak of defending Lena Dunham on a near-daily basis when Lena does stuff like downplay her Uncle Terry connection. Allison also chats up her close friendship with Katy Perry, whom she often tags along with to award shows. Let’s do this:

On defending Lena Dunham: “When we first met, I felt like I’d known her forever — it was weird. I’m very protective; it’s in my wiring. My rule is, ‘if it isn’t bugging Lena then it’s fine with me.”

On the success & backlash of Girls: “[The praise] was like a tidal wave and I knew at some point it would all have to come washing back the other way, that there was going to be an equal and opposite reaction.”

On BFF Katy Perry: “Talk about someone who wears it lightly. She’s the most followed person on Twitter and still somehow has time to ask, ‘So, how did the photo-shoot go?’”

On playing royalty onstage: “When I was younger I played Princess Diana. I was in junior high school and I wore a blonde wig. I was obsessed with her.”

[From InStyle]

Oh honey, we all wanted to be Princess Diana. Allison did a wig, but I was so hardcore that I got the feathered haircut in third grade. With new glasses. Man, that was a rough year. Speaking of royalty, I enjoyed Allison’s take on Duchess Kate’s “booty dance” in those Funny or Die videos. Oliver Jackson-Cohen played Wills. You should watch those videos and forget about this lame InStyle UK shoot.

Allison Williams

Photos courtesy of InStyle

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  1. blue marie says:

    Wow, what the hell did they do to her face, it hardly looks like her. Like the jacket but not the color, reminds me of Easter eggs.

    • Florc says:

      Easter Eggs! That’s what it reminds me of. I couldn’t place it before.

      I would wear that coat… but only to Easter related events and parties that took place during the spring time. Outside of that those colors just shouldn’t be seen together in that style.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      It’s so overly ‘shopped that you can’t tell if it’s a drawing or a photograph.

      • idk says:

        Exactly what I was going to say. This looks like a painting and not a photograph. People are getting way out of hand with photoshop. Why even bother hiring someone to pose for the cover when they can just us a computer generated image…jeez ridiculous.

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      I don’t usually jump so hard upthread and go off the reservation like this, (STFU you haters, I really don’t!), BUT why is no one commenting on Bedhead’s ‘Funny or Die video’ link!? It is to die for!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki4hSKLWsyc

      Uhm, back on the ranch, I don’t watch ‘Girls’ and don’t even know who Allison Williams is, but the link I sited above is hysterical! It’s a mashup of so much pop culture and makes me squee with happiness! (I’m looking at you, Bridezilla!) Thank you, Bedhead, Ms. William is on my radar now as a gifted comedienne.

      Her coat’s fine.

    • Katy says:

      Thank you – my first thought was that would be a wonderful coat if it wasn’t so “precious.” Cool or jewels tones would’ve looked nice.

  2. Esti says:

    I actually like the coat, but WTF did they do to her face?? Someone at InStyle must really hate her.

  3. starrywonder says:

    Eh Allison Williams has such a forgettable face I keep confusing her with this chick that stars on Rookie Blue?? I can’t remember her name but everytime I see that show on during the summers I keep thinking this is the same woman. Apparently not.

    • Bubbles says:

      Exactly. Such a forgetable face. The only thing I thought about these pictures was: What an amazing coat. She ‘s so bland. Her face i bland, her acting is bland and she’s the product of nepotism, just like everybody in Girls.

      • felixswan2 says:

        Totally agree about the nepotism part. That has always bugged me about the ‘Girls’ cast.
        I also like the coat, but the photo on the cover is horrible.

      • Esti says:

        Eh, a whole lot of people in Hollywood got there from knowing someone. The people on Girls had less powerful connections than a lot of dudes who don’t get criticized for it. For me to get worked up about Hollywood nepotism, it has to be at Jaden Smith levels.

      • Spooks says:

        +1 on the nepotism. And the coat.

      • Bubbles says:

        @Esti, yea, but all 4 of them are someone’s daughters. That’s a little sketchy. I only like Zosia’s acting.

      • Esti says:

        Yeah, but the people they’re related to aren’t exactly such power players in Hollywood. The Bad Company drummer’s daughter? Pajiba did a great post about this a year or so back: http://www.pajiba.com/seriously_random_lists/20-tv-actors-more-deserving-of-your-nepotism-scorn.php

        As someone in the comments points out, Joss Whedon was more a beneficiary of nepotism than the people on Girls. I think the fact that the latter got so overblown is a symptom of how sexist Hollywood/the media can be. A critically acclaimed show written and staring almost exclusively young women? Lets blame it on nepotism and write a million articles about that until we’ve drilled that explanation into the public consciousness.

        (And I don’t even watch or like Girls! But I always seem to end up defending it.)

      • Liz says:

        Esti, I could not agree with you more. It’s the same with the “This show only focuses on privileged white women” complaint. Not that this isn’t a valid issue, but how many male directors are there who only focus on privileged white people and yet have never become the source of Internet outrage (let alone even warranted a single article) because of it? Let’s see, there’s Woody Allen, Noah Baumbach, Whit Stilman, Wes Anderson, etc….

  4. Lempicka says:

    these clothes are NOT pretty. the grey skirt ghaaaa.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I had the Diana haircut, too, I admit shamefully, for my first wedding. We were married the same year. How could I have been such a complete geek? At least I didn’t copy her balloon sleeve dress.

    That coat would be really pretty in a dark, solid color, or two dark neutrals like navy and black. I see nothing sexy about the peek at my granny panties dress.

  6. Jessica says:

    Allison Williams is pretty, but forgettable. There are a lot of pretty brunette women, and she doesn’t stand out.

    I understand her defending her boss–because she wants to keep her job–and they may totally be good friends, but she puts way too much emphasis on what Lena thinks/says if she’s all, “as long as Lena’s cool with it then I’m cool with it.” Lena Dunham isn’t the be all end all for what people should like, you know.

  7. Renee says:

    I read the title of this article as Andy Williams covers InStyle and was confused…

  8. pretty says:

    she and Amber Heard look soo much alike

    • FingerBinger says:

      I disagree. Amber Heard looks like Scarlett Johansson and this chick looks nothing like ScarJo.

  9. Suze says:

    Cute coat – for a toddler.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    She is so pretty but looks very odd here. Bad shoot. And mixing the colors on the coat is terrible.

  11. Kiddo says:

    I can’t see anything other than Peeps, now. Your suggestion is ruining any alternative perception.

  12. Aussie girl says:

    I dont know this girl at all. But what I can tell you is her face looks so photoshopped, it looks like a painting.

    • mollie says:

      My sentiments exactly. First, who the heck is she, and second…wow what does she actually look like in real life or unphotoshopped pics? Perhaps that is why I don’t recognize her here? Terrible facial photoshop.

  13. PrairieGirl says:

    Look at the workmanship on that coat! Would love it in another colour.

  14. Astrid says:

    What’s up with her right hand in the top photo? Is she twisting it off?

  15. loveisthecoal says:

    I actually love the coat, but yeah, those two colors don’t really work together. Agree with those wondering what they did to her face–she’s normally very pretty, but they made her look like a man on the cover! Why?!

  16. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    The two pics from inside the magazine look like they were styled by a dreamy twelve year old water nymph pining away for one of those unicorn-against-a-magical-sunset folders they had in the 80s. The coat on the cover is kind of fun in a retro 60s London way; definitely picking up the 60s London reference there. It would be fun on a very young girl who has the waif look from that era. Also, this lady is pretty, if that is really what she looks like.

  17. eliza says:

    Love the coat. Nothing wrong with some occasional pastel coloring in a sea of black and gray wardrobes. I would wear it and love it and all it’s Easter Peeps goodness.

    • AB says:

      I have a serious magazine addiction problem, and they are all saying that pastel colors are going to be the trendy thing this spring…. ya know, if following trends is anybody’s thing out there….

  18. Frenzy says:

    “Girls” screams of daddy’s connection to me. Most of the cast is overrated esp Lena. Allison looks like the younger sister of Jennifer Carpenter and Amanda Peet.

  19. Allie says:

    I don’t like celebrity spawn. She’s average, she wouldn’t have gotten this job if it wasn’t for her daddy. Over it.

    • Liz says:

      The majority of Hollywood celebs wouldn’t have gotten their jobs if it weren’t for their family connections. The Sheens, Baldwins, Michael Douglas, the Deschanel sisters, KStew, Drew Barrymore, just to name a few off the top of my head. This is such a weird criticism to be directed at these particular actors. Lena got a lot of attention after her indie film “Tiny Furniture” (which was great) was the hit of a number of film festivals.

  20. smee says:

    They totally didn’t use her “good” side in that cover photo!

  21. Seapharris7 says:

    Her face reminds me of the 90s Kathy Ireland

  22. mollie says:

    Give me that coat in black and grey.

  23. Meggin says:

    That would be a beautiful coat if it was in another color.

  24. lisa says:

    she’s mannish or horsey in the face, but not enough to keep from being bland

  25. MyHiddles says:

    I love the coat, hate the dress. Who is she anyway?