It's almost here! The first part of the final installment of Harry Potter opens on Friday, and I cannot wait. I've had a countdown with a couple friends since... well... maybe I don't want to admit how long we've been looking forward to this...
To celebrate, I've pulled together a few looks from the most stylish of the Potterites - Emma Watson.
Emma's approach to event dressing is simple, elegant, and demure - very different from many of her peers. Even when she had a little upskirt scandal, she handled it with class. Not to mention she was actually wearing underwear. Small victory for young Hollywood.
This, friends and readers, is how to do a statement lip. The rest of her face is neutral and glowing. Also, I have to admit that despite my initial reservations about this haircut, as it grows out a bit on her, it's kind of growing on me (completely lame pun intended). The only piece of this outfit that I'm not totally sure about is that bracelet/cuff. The outfit would be perfection without it.
This is probably my favourite red carpet look for Emma Watson. Her hair is enviably shiny and bouncy, and that dress looks amazing on her (but really, when you're Emma Watson, what doesn't look amazing on you?). She lets her amazing dress take the focus by only wearing one small piece of jewelry - a ring on her right hand that you could very well miss if you aren't scrutinizing the photo as I am right now. (What I can't miss? Potter's shiny suit. What gives, Potter?)
It sparkles, so I like it. I also like the belt/shoe combo. I think without the belt, the shoes would have looked kind of random with the outfit, but the belt ties it all together nicely. Like me, Emma seems to opt for black shoes no matter what the occasion (I have an addiction), so I like to see how someone else can make it work. You'll also notice that again she's letting the outfit speak for itself with only a minimal amount of jewelry.
This is by far Emma's sexiest red carpet look. Despite the uncharacteristic almost-up-to-her-lady-garden slit, Emma manages to keep from looking trampy with soft hair and makeup, along with a reasonable neckline. While she has a little more jewelry here than some of her other outfits, you'll notice that the baubles are fairly conservative. And again: black purse to tie in the black shoes. Well done.
I know she got a lot of flack for this dress, but I quite like it. And I don't think I'm just blinded by love for Hermione Granger: I think the shape suits her, and the combination of leather and lace and embroidery - while not totally conventional - kind of works. And of course, I can't help but pointing out... more black shoes!
So to recap, the Emma Watson rules of style appear to be:
- Let your dress (and your pretty face!) be the center of attention. Keep accessories small and to a minimum.
- If you're showing leg, keep the girls under wraps.
- Black shoes go with anything... as long as you tie it in to the outfit with another black item.
P.S. This trailer gives me chills every time I watch it. Cannot. Wait.