Emma Watson | Harper’s Bazaar August 2011

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Emma Watson graces yet another cover in the build-up to the premiere of the last installment of the Harry Potter franchise. This time Emma Watson fronts two covers for Harper’s Bazaar August 2011 in a theme that is overdone and oh so cliché -naughty versus nice girl/bad versus good girl/evil versus demure girl, whichever you prefer.

Shot by Alexi Lubomirski, Emma Watson models the latest Autumn/Winter 2011 collections including a white Yves Saint Laurent dress on the good girl cover and a black Emilio Pucci dress on the bad girl cover. She’s wearing a black bowl cut wig in the ‘bad-girl’ photos which is totally bugging me. They should have just done all good girl shots but it is still a tad stale to me. The editorial also comes with an accompanying interview where she talks about school, fashion, growing up and acting. What do you think, yes or no?

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This is not the first time Emma Watson is featured in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar. Her first outing came in the Harper’s Bazaar October 2008 issue where U.K.’s top designers were featured in an editorial spread shot by Simon Procter. The creative direction was in reference to the Harry Potter films and the editorial aptly titled -The Magic Of Fashion. It was just pretty frocks set against a vivid background; she didn’t have to do much. I like this one a lot. Do you?

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Emma Watson wears Alexander McQueen.

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Emma Watson wears Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum.

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Emma Watson wears Viveinne Westwood Gold Label and a Tom Binns bracelet.

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Emma Watson wears Marios Schwab and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Emma Watson wears Alexander McQueen and a Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen fascinator.

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Emma Watson wears Matthew Williamson and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Emma Watson wears Giles Deacon for Giles.

Image credits: harper’s bazaar, fashintel
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Lara Stone for Vogue US July 2011

With the stunning photo of Emma Watson by Mario Testino on the cover of Vogue US July 2011 on everyone’s lips, I would like to divert your attention to a beautiful and captivating film noir inspired editorial within the pages of that very issue. This editorial features Lara Stone in the leading role and Frida Gustavsson in fall’s latest collections accompanied by actor Alexander Skarsgard. Styled by Grace Coddington, a subtle melodramatic story of a femme fatale entitled Spellbound is told through the lens of Peter Lindbergh with significant usage of low-key lighting. Enjoy!

‘An air of smoky, 1940’s film noir chic permeated the most glamourous fall collections’ -Grace Coddington

Lara wears a lavender Gucci fox jacket and a pin-striped wool skirt from Ralph Lauren Collection.

Lara wears a Marc Jacobs silk-satin dress with a patent waistband. Bag and boots, all from Marc Jacobs. Frida wears a Marc Jacobs tweed jacket with sheepskin collar and skirt. Beret, handbag and boots all from Marc Jacobs. Alexander wears a Tom Ford suit, Prada shirt and Dolce & Gabbana tie.

Lara wears a Proenza Schouler velvet dress with chevron patterns and Tabitha Simmons pumps.

Lara wears a Balenciaga printed silk dress.

Lara wears a Yves Saint Laurent silk blouse, satin trousers and belt. Alexander wears a Ralph Lauren Purple Label suit and Hermes tie.

Lara wears a Miu Miu embroidered dress with mink shoulder detailing and Gucci slouch hat.

Lara wears a Rochas silk bustier, wool and silk blend pants and heels.

Frida (dancing) wears a Nina Ricci sky blue radzimir dress with black tulle. Lara wears a Oscar de la Renta velvet dress and earrings.

Laura Love (left -wearing apron), Lisa Love’s daughter, wears a Louis Vuitton silk dress with leather collar and boots. Lara (centre) wears a Louis Vuitton embroidered silk dress, gloves, belts and pumps. Frida (right -pulling up stockings) wears a Louis Vuitton cashmere romper and pumps.

Lara wears a Ralph Lauren Collection leather coat and Louis Vuitton ankle boots.

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Models: Lara Stone, Frida Gustavsson and Alexander Skarsgard
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Stylist: Grace Coddington
Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
Hair: Didier Malige for Frederic Fekkai
Makeup: Stephane Marais

Glad that they included a black and white photo, it wouldn’t be film noir without it. And I think I might just know what I want to do for my next collection for school. Love the calm grandeur and Lara’s alluring gaze. Kudos to the team for going one up; a perfect complement to the cover.

Image credits: fashionising

Emma Watson for Vogue

I had to double-take when I first saw the cover of  Vogue US July 2011. With hair sleeked back (she still has a short pixie hairdo) and dark red lips, it is a side of Emma Watson that few have seen. At the age of 21, Emma Watson bags her first Vogue cover in the American edition for the month of July 2011. Photographed by Mario Testino, Emma is dressed in Prada Fall 2011 for the cover shoot. I really like this cover. Emma Watson all grown up (I know cliché) and glamourous. It’s one of those covers that you won’t get sick of looking at. One of the best covers so far this year from Vogue and of course I adore anything that Mario Testino shoots.

Emma in her ‘best’ high fashion pose wearing a Prada Fall 2011 dress.

Emma in a dress from Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 jewel and crystal dress, Solange Azagury-Partridge accessories and jewel encrusted Alexander McQueen thigh-high boots.

Emma in a Aquilano.Rimondi dress, Solange Azagury-Partridge accessories and jewel encrusted Alexander McQueen thigh-high boots.

Emma in a Calvin Klein Fall 2011 dress, Lynn Ban bracelets and Miu Miu heels.

Emma in a Tom Ford top and Undercover skirt carrying a Louis Vuitton clutch.

In the accompanying article, Emma talks about her love for the arts-she’s a painter, the Harry Potter franchise and her struggles balancing work and education as well as her personal life. It was a very intimate interview and I like Vogue US for that. Read the full article, Emma Watson’s New Day at vogue.com

Although this is her first cover for Vogue, Emma previously appeared in an editorial in Vogue Italia back in September 2008. This marks the first time she has worked with Vogue. Photographed by Mark Seliger, Emma models couture. I believe this is probably her first major break in her dabble with fashion.

‘I’ve been focusing on art a lot, and fashion’s a great extension of that’ -Emma Watson

Since then, Emma Watson has ventured further in fashion; being involved in various editorials. Apart from being photographed by Karl Lagefeld for Crash magazine, she also landed a contract to launch three collections for fair trade and eco-friendly label People Tree (her third and final collection was launched early this year), including a collaboration with Alberta Ferretti. She was also most noted for becoming the face of Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2009 and Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaigns (ads shot by Mario Testino) and most recently signed a contract to be the face of Lancôme (ads also shot by Mario Testino).

Harry Potter, fashion designing and modeling, education at an Ivy League college (although she put that on hold for a while), she certainly has a lot on her plate! An inspiration for all aspiring upstarts. And I thought juggling writing/blogging, school and part-time work was hard.

*Update* Check out Lara Stone in a film noir inspired editorial in the very same issue of Vogue.

Image credits: vogue