Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Magazine Covergirl -- Vogue: Emma Watson (July 2011)

     With the premiere of the last installment of the billion dollar franchise that is Harry Potter only weeks away (tickets are already on pre-sale in the U.S.) I thought it was more than fitting to have Emma Watson featured in Vogue's July 2011 issue. But what's probably even more fitting than closing the final chapter of a ten year role playing Hermoine Granger is having this cover story shot during the eve of her 21st birthday. With all of the symbolisms and emotions involved during this crossroad in her life, of course it's difficult and at times frightening to look back and forward. Especially if you've been playing a role that so closely resembles yourself for over a decade. 

     In this July issue which was styled by Camilla Nickerson and shot by world renowned photographer, Mario Testino, Emma talked about life -- the past, present, and the future -- living in a 'bubble' as she took on the role of miss Granger, love, education, and of course fashion. While  I thought that the clothes and make up were too dark and heavy for a July issue, it was nonetheless shot beautifully and I desperately wanted those Alexander McQueen thigh high boots. In the cover story, Emma revealed how she grew close to the head of the make up department in the Harry Potter films, Amanda Knight, and calling the hours of experimenting  with make up her 'playground.' She said that she would "sit and play with lipsticks, foundation, and eye shadows," and that every now and then Knight would let her "do the extras' face paint for the Quidditch matches." Definitely a positive outlet for such a young girl with a vast interest and who is so curious about everything around her including art, fashion, culture, and literature. 

dress by Calvin Klein Collection / shoes by Miu Miu 

" I thought, if people are going to write about what I'm wearing, then I would wear young British designers who need the publicity." 

top by Tom Ford / skirt by Undercover / clutch by Louis Vuitton 

     Watson, who is no stranger to having a completely booked schedule (also one of the main reasons why she had to take a leave of absence from Brown and continue her studies in the UK) has and is taking on many non-cinema related projects, and of course many of them involving fashion. In 2009 she was invited by Burberry's Christopher Bailey to appear in the fall campaign and to date she continues to collaborate with People Tree, a fair-trade clothing organization, and was able to have the amazing opportunity in March to design an eco-friendly five piece capsule collection with Alberta Ferretti, called Pure Threads, a privilege so amazing that she "practically cried" when she received that phone call. On top of everything else, Emma signed a contract with Lancome cosmetics to promote its new fragrance Tresor Midnight Rose back in April. My question is, when is going to take a breather?! But I guess that's what happens when a completely new chapter begins in your life and you're trying to figure out who you are. And what's a better way to do that than doing things that you love like films (she's going to star as Samantha in the upcoming movie The Perks of Being a Wall Flower) and the above mentioned fashion collaborations and projects. I say more power to you. 

dress by Aquilano Rimondi dress /
thigh high boots by Alexander McQueen

dress by Dolce & Gabbana /
thigh high boots by Alexander McQueen 

dress by Prada 

Love, KB


  1. I just love this. I've looked at it a couple times now, and I still am in awe at the beauty of the photos. And I LOVE the clothes! Feathers!!!

  2. I've been just looking at the pictures obsessively since I got this. And I agree about those boots. They're pretty much perfect.