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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Allison Williams

You probably know Allison Williams as the privileged Marnie Michaels on Girls or from her unexpected role in this year’s acclaimed horror film Get Out. But the actress is also an advocate for educational opportunities for youth, serving as an ambassador for Horizons National, a non-profit organization that helps low-income kids engage in academic activities over the summer to prepare for the upcoming school year.

1. Horizons is an organization that Williams grew up with. She hung out with kids who went through the program, her mom is the head of the board, and her brother teaches there. Williams was recently named ambassador, which she describes as a form of “Robin Hood maneuvering to give [money] to kids who really deserve it.”

2. She says female empowerment is a mutual pact between women. It’s all about “lifting each other up and lifting yourself up.”

3. Her mother is her inspiration. Williams is “completely blown away” by her mom, who she gushes is “so smart and knows the answer to everything and is funny and generous.”

4. She’s left-handed. And bumps into things a lot.

5. The end of Girls was bittersweet. Her favorite moments of filming Girls were towards the end, when she was shooting with Lena Dunham in upstate New York. She called it “intimate, sweet,” “very cathartic,” and that it included “so much crying.”

6. She hates karaoke, and she blames Marnie for that. “When I do do karaoke, people expect me to sing “Stronger” by Kanye. Marnie would do that but I would never do that,” she gripes. The actress actually does have singing chops, however, and there’s evidence on YouTube.

7. She can’t cook. “I can boil water, but I would have to go shopping to buy ingredients for box mac ‘n’ cheese, and that is some kind of stunted adulthood.” She says she and her husband never have milk that isn’t expired in their refrigerator, anyway. Cue the takeout menu.

8. Like, really can’t cook. She claims, “Everyone I know would die if I made steak.”

What surprised you the most about Allison Williams? Let us know @BritandCo.

(Photo via Brittany Griffin)

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)