The Lovelyish writers are so excited to see our major girl crush Zooey D. on the February cover of Allure. Both the photos and interview answer some burning questions like “what does Zooey look like when she frowns?” and “how does Zooey feel about her ‘It’ girl status?”
“I’m bangs and eyes,” Zooey tells Allure about about her look. ”It’s who I am.”
Zooey might co-own and write for a blog herself, HelloGiggles, but she doesn’t check out websites that might have less-positive things to say about her. ”I can’t go on Gawker. I actually think the writing is really funny, but there is a chance that somebody is undercutting me,” she says.
“If you feel like dressing like a girl, there’s nothing wrong with that,” Zooey says, defending the frilly styles she’s known for wearing. “I don’t know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful. That’s a very good way to keep women down.”
As for dealing with the body pressure of the industry, Deschanel chooses health over starvation by eating only vegetables, grains and protein. “Some people around me, they’re like 89 pounds,” she says. “I’m not going to say I’m a big girl. I’m a very small person, but I’m a healthy weight. That might be a little weird for Hollywood.”
Though Zooey’s career began over 10 years ago, she finds herself being called an ‘It’ girl over and over again. “‘It’ girl is supposed to be something that only lasts a certain amount of time,” she says. “They keep calling me an ‘It’ girl, and at this point it makes me laugh, because they’ve done that so many times: ‘You’re it’; ‘you’re not it.’ What is ‘it’?”
What do you think about Zooey’s photo shoot? What about what she said about being a girl (or an ‘It’ girl) in society today?