January Jones (Mad Men, Last Man on Earth, Anger Management) is an American actress and model. January joins the Armchair Expert to discuss her obsession with reality TV, moving to Los Angeles with Ashton Kutcher in her early 20s and noting people don’t expect her to be smart. Dax is excited they are both named after fictional characters and January gives her opinion on why Mad Men was so successful. The two talk about social anxiety, January talks about her fear of fear and she discusses her experience as a single mother raising a young boy.
VIOLET GREY – The month of January brings with it a desire for frank self-examination, and once that’s over, an even greater desire for a whole new look. With that in mind, we thought we’d reach out to brilliant actress and longtime VIOLET GREY friend, the appropriately named January Jones. Jones, ever game, agreed to test out this season’s maximal makeup trend—artist Morgane Martini flew in from Paris for the shoot—in front of the glamorous lens of photographer Ben Hassett.
We then met at Nate ‘n Al’s, the storied Beverly Hills diner, for a round of cheeseburgers and a wide-ranging conversation with VIOLET GREY founder Cassandra Grey about sex scenes, parenthood, career fulfillment, and everything in between. The result is just the inspiration one needs to get through the early months of the year, sanity intact—and just for added value, we also got Jones to detail her morning beauty routine. Read on for the very best of January.
The Mad Men actress is our February cover star
Iâ€™m obsessed with a quote January Jones posted on her Instagram. It reads â€œCrawl inside this body â€“ find me where I am most ruined, love me there.â€ I read it and cried. Itâ€™s the first thing I bring up when we meet, and she says she cried when she found it, too.
Weâ€™re in Le Pain Quotidien in Woodland Hills, California, which is so generic I donâ€™t know if Iâ€™m in LA or Brent Cross. Itâ€™s the last place youâ€™d expect to find Betty Draper: Mad Menâ€™s steel magnolia and a woman known to walk around the house in a cocktail dress.
Jones has chosen Le Pain because itâ€™s local. She lives in Topanga Canyon. There is no tulle up there. No twinsets or pearls. Just hippies and goats.
From the neck up, Jones looks like a Hitchcock heroine: white blonde hair and translucent skin. But her clothes tell a different story. Sheâ€™s a funky 1990s throwback in black and red lumberjack shirt, Paige jeans and chunky Choo boots. Jones looks like she should be carrying an axe, not Givenchy shades. She orders Quiche Lorraine and coffee â€œwith cream and sugarâ€. Sheâ€™s fresher, funnier, more open than I expected. Unlike Betty Draper, she laughs a lot.