From the moment that Allison Williams arrived at the Langham Hotel in Boston, she had a huge smile on her face. On March 7, Williams (from the hit HBO show "Girls") attended a party thrown in her honor to celebrate her first Boston Common Magazine cover -- and one of her first magazine covers ever.
Fashionably late -- perhaps thanks to the snowstorm -- Williams walked in wearing a gorgeous white knee-length dress with royal blue and plum detail by Prabal Gurung. Her shoes -- Schutz -- were also a big hit - pointed toe pumps with a royal blue suede back (retail price: $200). Upon entering the hotel, Williams was ushered quickly aside by security and event coordinators. It wasn't until she made her way up the stairs to the red carpet that people really got to see "Marnie in real life."
"Girls'" Allison Williams was greeted with a hug at the top of the stairs before making her way over to take a look at her mag cover and meet Boston Common Magazine editor, Janice O'Leary. Williams posed for photos with O'Leary and with publisher, Glen Kelley, looking super comfortable and fitting in like an old pal.
Williams was so comfortable in front of the cameras (and when you think about it, this was small time. Williams was on stage at the Golden Globes when "Girls" won the award for "Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy"). She did one interview before walking in to her party (also sponsored by Russian Standard and Bond Boston).
During the interview, Allison Williams spoke about fame and how her life has changed. In regard to fashion she said, "I saw this dress in a [magazine] and showed it to my stylist. And now it's on my body!" As for how she relates to her character on "Girls," she says that Marnie is less sure about life than she as far as the future and a career. However, Marnie and Allison are both very passionate people. And while some people expected Allison to do her "stink face" (you know the one... when Marnie learns about Charlie and his new girlfriend) just once... it never happened. It was actually hard to believe that such a sweet, polite chick actually had a "stink face."
Allison Williams was an absolute doll and one can only imagine how wonderful it must be to work with her. She said "please" and "thank you" enough times that it was noticed and she just radiated all that is good. Her parents -- Brian Williams (NBC News) and Jane Stoddard Williams -- raised an amazing young woman.
And this amazing young woman? Is going places.
© Effie Orfanides 2013