Kristen Stewart Covers ‘Marie Claire’ Australia

'Challenge is my favourite thing in life'

Yesterday we saw pics of Kristen Stewart wearing a dress I will never forget… although probably for all the wrong reasons. Although I still cannot get over that sheer, mini Erdem dress, I’m trying to move forward with life… lol. It helps that K-Stew is covering Marie Claire Australia, and she looks pretty fab! Click inside for a better look at her cover and to check out excerpts from her interview.

Kristen Stewart for Marie Claire Australia

Pretty right? Yes, yes– she’s been photoshopped like cray, but I’ve come to expect that. And she looks pretty cute. Here are a few pieces from the interview:

“Challenge is my favourite thing in life,” said Kristen Stewart, grinning, her tousled brown hair casually tossed to one side. The Twilight star, sitting on a stage at Comic-Con in San Diego, California, last July, patiently and politely answered questions from the clamouring media pack.

Dressed in her uniform of street cool meets sophisticated luxe (pairing an on-trend fluoro skirt with a cropped white T-shirt and black high-top sneakers), Stewart answered each reporter’s inquiry with a poise that belied her 22 years…

How did filming the Twilight series affect her, one journalist asked.

“Maybe it just affirmed my ideas of why I like to do what I do. You don’t always have to do an indie movie,” explained Stewart, patiently. “But as a person, I could not begin to answer that question right now. It’s so loaded.”

Stewart admitted she has struggled with the attention fame has brought. “I’m particularly weird because I don’t even like being looked at,” she revealed. “A lot of actors love it and they love going out and literally doing it as an activity. I hate it.”

She spends little time in front of the mirror, leaving it to a six-member prep team to make her red-carpet ready. “I don’t especially enjoy the process, to be honest. I have a lot of actor friends who love getting ready for something just because they feel kind of important. I don’t identify with that. But being in the public eye, I’m expected to look good and I understand that.”

While strutting the red carpet might not be Stewart’s favourite way to spend an evening, her style has matured, the rock-chick standard of jeans and hoodie swapped for a polished and sophisticated wardrobe of sharply cut dresses and jackets. “It took years of my being forced on to the carpets when you have no choice but to do it, until one day you suddenly realise it’s a huge gift,” she said.

That sartorial education looks set to continue. This year, Stewart signed on as the face of Balenciaga’ new women’s fragrance, Florabotanica. In some respects it’s a no-brainer, her dark, rebellious streak pairing nicely with the label’s high-fashion style.

“It was one of those things that just felt right. I’m a huge fan of the fashion world now that I’ve been allowed to be a part of it, even if oftentimes I don’t even know what I’m wearing,” she said indicating her current choice of denim and a faded T-shirt. “But whenever I put on anything by Balenciaga I’m like, ‘Oh, that looks like Balenciaga!’ You can see it, you can pick it out of a rack.”

With the final Twilight instalment in cinemas, the “What next?” question for Stewart has taken on new meaning. Tabloid reports suggest she and Pattinson have rekindled their romance (and that she has bought a $2.2 million home within cooee of his LA mansion), and that she has beaten The Hunger Games actor Jennifer Lawrence in bagging the lead role in Lie Down In Darkness, an adaptation of William Styron’s 1951 novel. But, regardless of her personal life, one thing is certain: Stewart will approach the next chapter of her life with a fierce sense of independence and an unswerving hunger to make movies she is passionate about. As she said recently, “Now, I’m allowed to challenge myself the way I want to.”

You can read the rest of the piece here. I know everyone’s not into K-Stew, but last night my bff asked me why I liked her (seeing as how I don’t really follow the Twilight franchise) and I was like, because she wears Converse on the red carpet! LOL. I can really tell that Kristen does what she wants to do for the most part, and I even like that she always seems a little bit uncomfortable with her fame. I actually think that’s kind of healthy.

 

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