By InStyle Staff
Nov 24, 2014 @ 1:15 pm
Chad Pitman

In the December issue of InStyle, on newsstands and available for digital download now, the cool sultriness of English actress Felicity Jones is a fitting complement to a collection of lighter-toned, tailored pieces—all standouts for their texture and modern silhouette. The following is an excerpt from her feature.

Felicity Jones is finished with corsets. A recent transplant from London to Brooklyn and single for the first time since university (just Oxford, no big deal), the actress, known for her roles in costume dramas (Northanger Abbey) and Shakespearean adaptations (The Tempest), is poised to embrace a new era. Earlier this year she hit multiplexes as the brainy P.A.—and later, lithe cat burglar—Felicia Hardy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and this month she stars in the biopic on Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, as the physicist's first wife.

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Already, Oscar predictions are swirling around her performance. But Jones relishes her time flying under the radar. "I've been lucky to have had those years to stumble," she says, achingly winsome in black capris, a pale pink tank top, and ballet flats that emphasize her petite stature. "I got to make mistakes, and it's only now that I feel a little bit more confident about what I'm doing." For years, Jones confesses, she suffered from "small girl syndrome," but no longer. "I will be heard!" she says with a laugh, her hazel eyes sparkling. Still, she greets the prospect of fame on this side of the pond with her typically dry wit. "Who knows? Soon I may be rolling out of clubs—there may even be a nervous breakdown in my future!"

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For Jones’s full fashion feature, pick up the December issue of InStyle, on newsstands and available for digital download now.

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