March 11, 2013 in Celebrity Style
I struggle with Girls. It is sort of a love-hate relationship. I don’t relate to these four girls and where they are in their lives, yet I’m oddly fascinated, even amused, by the over-the-top way the characters are portrayed.
Up until this season, the one character I actually liked and rooted for was Marnie, played by the beautiful Allison Williams. In season 1 Marnie was the grounded, seemingly driven best friend to Lena Dunham’s Hannah who, while bored, seemed to have some direction. After losing her job early in season 2 Marnie falls apart. She is revealed to be just as self absorbed and desperate to feel something as Hannah. While Marnie’s decisions sometimes make me cringe, Allison still portrays her with subtle grace and elegance, perhaps less a character decision and more a reflection of Allison’s real-life traits.
Allison at the Tom Ford cocktail party (source)
Allison has recently been in the fashion spotlight, making the rounds at Fashion Week and Hollywood events wearing jaw-dropping designer pieces. Her style landed her on the cover of this month’s Town & Country where she was quoted about her traditionalist style:
“I have a goal, which is that I don’t ever want to look back on something I wore and think, ‘Oh my God, what was I thinking?’ That feeling is much scarier than looking back and thinking, ‘Oh, I took myself so seriously. I’m so buttoned up.’”
Allison at the Peter Som Spring 2012 show (source)
This is refreshing. Too often young women feel like they need to wear some revealing, over-the-top outfit just to be noticed. For Alison, she stands out because she chooses not to do that.
Allison at the Vanity Fair Oscar party (source)
I think this girl has a long career ahead of her and I’m excited to see what she wears along the way.
Allison on the Grammy’s red carpet (source)
What do you think of Allison’s style?