I’ve got some good news and some bad news. Good news: Michelle Williams has finally grown out her pixie after many, many months of awkwardness. That’s the thing about pixie cuts: they are a bitch to grow out. Bad news: Michelle really seems to want to make the white-blonde color happen. And I’m not in love with it. Overall though, I’d say that she looks really good in this Elle UK editorial for the April cover. But I would like to see her soften her blonde. Or even go brunette (she looked nice as a brunette). Michelle is wearing Louis Vuitton in every shot of this editorial too – she’s the current face of LV, so there you go. Anyway, here are some excerpts from Michelle’s interview:
Her work-life-mom balance: ‘You truly never know what’s going to happen. And to have things go wrong, or to make mistakes in real time and then be able to assimilate whatever is different is a tremendous feeling. To find in those moments that one doesn’t stop, or perish, or run away, but that you can rely on yourself to process things and keep going.’
She’s exhausted: ‘I feel like I’m so good at raising a kid when I’m not working. I don’t forget anything. I’ve got everything covered. It’s a real luxury to have a moment when I’m not scrambling. I feel like most of my life, I’m trying to do two things at once, both to the best of my abilities. So that leaves me feeling pretty exhausted. I’m the person who falls asleep all the time. You invite me over for dinner or to a party, and there’s a whole scrapbook of pictures of me napping. I’ve even been given a nickname because of my snoring.’
She doesn’t do Twitter, but she reads poetry: ‘I love poetry because it’s like a shot, like an attack, like a dose. And for a person who doesn’t have very much free time, it does its work very quickly. So I read poems on my phone when I wake up in the morning. It opens you up for the rest of the day, and suddenly your life becomes a little more observed. And when it becomes more observed, it can’t help but start to become more beautiful.’
I could not read poetry as soon as I woke up. But then again, I read Page Six as soon as I wake up (gossip blogging is totes glamorous). But I feel her when she says “it’s like a shot, like an attack, like a dose…” I’m reading and writing all day for work. When I’m reading for fun, most days I need something simple, which is why I go with magazines or essay collections or short stories. I’m done with something in 20 minutes, which is perfect for me.
As for the rest of it… I feel like we’ve been hearing a lot less about Michelle’s personal life in the past two years or so. There was a marked decrease as soon as she was done with Jason Segel. She dated an artist named Dustin Yellin for a year, but they broke up last May and from what I can see, she’s been pretty much single since. I’d like her to find someone, but I always get the feeling (from her interviews) that she lives with the ghost, you know?
Photos courtesy of Kerry Hallihan/Elle UK.