Zooey Deschanel Covers Lucky Magazine

Zooey Deschanel Lucky April 2011 cover Marc by Marc Jacobs dress
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Spring fling: Zooey Deschanel on the April cover of Lucky.

Wearing an airy cotton-silk Odette Dot Marc by Marc Jacobs dress and oodles of opulent jewelry, Your Highness star Zooey Deschanel looks like fashion royalty on Lucky magazine’s April cover.

The sweet halter-neck number and rainbow-bright baubles by Van Cleef & Arpels, Swarovski, Moss Mills, Dior Fine Jewelry, Kara Ackerman, and Natacha Langerman are not unlike items the actress has stashed in her own closet: Deschanel—who admits to having a weakness for polka dots—tells Lucky she defines her personal style as “girly, flirtatious, colorful. Feminine, maybe, and soft. But yeah, definitely colorful.”

Just like her personality.

Deschanel—whose interior poses include a sweet turquoise mini dress with a bow belt, and an ethereal sky-blue gown with a garden’s worth of multicolored flowers snaking down from her shoulders—is frequently described as “quirky” but she can’t stand the term. “It’s an annoying word,” says the star. “‘Quirky’ is like a nice way of saying weird.”

Zooey Deschanel Lucky April 2011
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Deschanel channels her inner flower child.

Then again, if you choose outfits based on whether you can flee the country in them, “quirky” might apply. “What if I need to run away? Just take off at any minute?” Deschanel says of her method for selecting ensembles. “I want to be able to run away and dance at all times.”

While many Hollywood stars wear pieces that seem straight out of an S&M club, you won’t see Deschanel following suit. “I’m not a leather-dress, bondage-pumps type of person,” she says. “All those straps and zippers look horrible on me. Am I going to kill someone with that shoe? I like things that are pretty. I like dressing up.”

Not surprisingly, Deschanel—who is a fan of empire waists and puffy sleeves—adored the costumes she wore as the fair maiden Belladonna in the fantasy comedy Your Highness.

“They were basically medieval gowns,” she says. “It was really fun dressing up like I was going to a Renaissance fair for three months.”

For more of Deschanel, including her spring wish list, visit and pick up the April issue on newsstands March 8.