Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, born 15th April 1990, caught the world’s attention, in 2001, after being cast to play Hermione Granger for the ever so successful Harry Potter franchise.
Emma’s sophisticated personal style, sprinkled with innocence, and her ability to take one and all’s breath away makes her a personal style icon for me and, undoubtedly, many others.
Emma made her modelling début for Burberry’s Autumn/Winter campaign in 2009. This bought her iconic style status to light, into the world of fashion, and projected it onto a larger scale.
The recent premieres of the film series’ final instalment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two, can be used as the perfect example of Emma’s distinctive and desirable style. From Rafael Lopez, Oscar de la Renta and Elie Saab in London to Prada, Balmain and Bottega Veneta in New York, it was difficult to cherry-pick a favourite. But don’t fret; I did get there in the end with a stunning floor length tulle Oscar de la Renta gown, of the London Premiere on 7th July, making it to the top of my list.
A sleeveless embroidered bodice blossomed into a voluminous skirt creating a classic, magical feel to the night air. Bare shoulders and arms gave Emma her signature innocence. In her ball dress, Emma seemed to have stepped straight out of a fairy-tale. With the garment’s subtle grey colouration it didn’t appear over the top despite the size. And Emma’s pixie crop meant that the dress was not overlain by big hair. She paired the Autumn/Winter 2011 number with drop topaz earrings. Boodles jewellery completed her look.
Emma was unmissable at the New York première on 11th July at the Lincoln Centre, as she stormed the red carpet in a directional Bottega Veneta gown. The strapless brown dress was a great choice for a reflection of the autumn season.
The dramatic style contrasted greatly to the London première Ocsar de la Renta gown, triggering mixed reviews. Emma’s inspiration for the dress came from New York being a ‘Fashion Capital’, meaning she could ‘push the envelope a bit’ and ‘do something edgier’. I, personally, adore this number; with its tight linen bodice harmonising Emma’s petite frame, offset by a thespian satin skirt.
Emma completed her look with short slicked back hair, fast becoming her signature, and a sleek side parting. She coördinated her makeup, with the raiment, through deep smokey eyes; built up with layers of charcoal shadow and lashings of jet black mascara, glittered with gold. To recreate these eyes, click here.
A pair of earrings by American jewellery designer Lorraine Schwartz was picked to complete the look.
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