Emma Watson covers Elle UK: leather bunny ears & feathered nightmares


Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin here. Emma Watson covers the November issue of Elle UK (to promote her role in My Week With Marilyn, I think), and if I were either Emma or her people, I’d be very displeased with the results of this photoshoot. Of course, Emma had to know what she was getting into when she donned these horrific costumes, right? These aren’t mere outfits — they are indeed costumes. As shown above, the feathered monstrosity of the subscriber cover is, well, pretty inexplicable. Kaiser thinks, “She looks like Justin Bieber’s mouth-breathing sister.” And I’d like to add, “Who is also the most unlikely showgirl in all of Vegas.” Sigh. Yes, Emma has gone Bieber-esque once again.



Also, someone probably initially thought they had a brilliant idea when imagining these leather bunny ears, but the effect is clearly lost within the whole of the shoot:


Surprisingly though, the interview turned out quite unlike the editorial shoot. Emma seems to have recently gained some perspective and is no longer complaining about her oppressive fame. In fact, she’s realized that she doesn’t have it so bad at all:

On Lowered Expectations For Child Stars: Sometimes I feel as though everyone’s waiting with baited breath for the three of us from Harry Potter to do something that will perpetuate the child-star stereotype. I don’t know if I’m the least likely person to go off the rails, but I don’t see any need to. It’s not on my agenda. There are too many other things I want to do.

On Robert Pattinson’s Fame: I can’t even imagine what that kind of fame must be like. So many people must wish they were in his position and think that he has the best life, but actually … there are prices you pay. Don’t interpret that from my perspective; it’s not so bad for me. I’m not in Rob’s position, I dont have people screaming and crying and clawing at me. I’m so grateful for that.

On Alcohol: I’m not that much of a lightweight. My dad’s great hobby is wine, so it’s always been part of our family life. For someone so little, I don’t get drunk very easily. It’s quite a good talent. I’m not challenging anyone to a competition though!

On Her Lancome Gig: I think the thing that’s really fun about make-up is how you can carry it around in a tiny bag and it can completely transform the way that you feel, and makes you feel like a different person or a different character. Anything that makes you feel beautiful or better about yourself is pretty amazing. I’m definitely really enjoying doing make-up. Those are really all of the reasons I wanted to work with Lancome is because they seemed really collaborative and I can get really, really involved. I would hate to have to promote something or have to talk about something if it wasn’t something that I genuinely thought was great. So the perfume was my choice. I absolutely love it.

On Her Style: When I’m away from photo shoots, I tend to be very low key. I tend to wear either navy blue or gray or white. So wearing all this bright pink and fluorescent colors is fun. It’s like dress up. I love the ’50s. I love Marilyn Monroe with her big red lips and that incredible cat eye, it’s amazing. The ’60s … Edie Sedgwick, I love.

[From Elle UK]

Well, the fascination with Edie Sedgwick might explain the pixie cut that Emma eagerly took on after the filming portion of her Harry Potter contract was fulfilled. I can’t tell though … is she growing the ‘do out or just going for the shagged look at this point?

Also, I love how the Harry Potter kids are all speaking out (see Daniel Radcliffe’s recent quotes) with much empathy in regards to Robert Pattinson, who appeared in a few of their movies and has since gone on to, uh, eclipse the Potter level of fame many times over. The worst is far from over for Sparkles too, for he’s gonna have a rough couple of months while promoting Breaking Dawn, and everyone knows it.

Here’s the rest of the horrible Elle UK spread. Poor Emma.






Photos courtesy of Elle UK and the Fashion Spot

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  1. Astrid says:


  2. gee says:

    At least her hair looks better. She looked adorable with it very short, and really good with it long.. but this growing out stage is so awkward on her. Besides the awful styling and weird you-mad-bro face on the cover, she looks ok.

  3. Rose says:

    Ewe, she looks like little Jimmy Krankie! How can she have SUCH bad hair for SUCH a long time?! Surely she owns a mirror?!

  4. Angel says:

    I don’t like this shoot at all. She is still lovely and beautiful, but someone at Elle UK was clearly feeling themselves. This is a disaster. And her hair is at a very awkward stage in growing out. Pixies are so bad to grow out. Poor Emma! Loved the interview, though.

  5. almond says:

    That haircut does not favour her at all. She looked so much better with long hair.

  6. RocketMerry says:

    I’m sort of ashamed to admit this, but I kinda like this shoot. It is so incredibly insane that it might just work!
    Also, Emma looks a little less smug: she strikes me as the kind of girl who gets a snotty expression when she models serious clothes because she thinks that is what serious clothes require. So maybe going “fun” and “crazy” with this shoot was a good idea.

  7. Anne says:

    I like it simply because it is different. I’m getting tired of the same old glam photo shoots. Plus the girl is a beaut so she pulls it off. This photo shoot was done last May btw.

  8. LisaMarie says:

    This is the worst photoshoot I’ve seen of her. That cover is absolutely terrible!

  9. Micah says:

    I actually like the shoot. She has such beautiful eyes!

    It’s meant to be quirky, odd and colorful.

    This shoot was taken months ago, when she was growing out her hair, so her actual hair is longer than this.

  10. blegh says:

    beautiful girl, horrible clothes

  11. serena says:

    I don’t know why they do this to her. She’s cute and she could pull on well other styles. But this..I can’t even call this ‘style’, it’s just a mess.

    And please..let me have a talk with the make-up artist.

  12. Jessica says:

    She looks like a healthy Samantha Ronson…

  13. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I think she looks great! The clothing is meant to be cheeky!

  14. aenflex says:

    I love the faces she makes, i think she is becoming a natural at facial cues and posing. but clothes are just too Easter bunny poop for me.

  15. ladybert62 says:

    I like the haircut.

    That is the only thing I liked.

  16. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    I actually rather like the photoshoot and I LOVE her look hair and all. She’s stunning but I hate the comment “I’m not stick thin”. You are skinny … no shame in that … but don’t pretend you’re not. Just a phrase that grates on my nerves when it comes from skinny people. Other than that she’s stunning … if I could pull off that haircut I’d totally get it. Looks so low maintenance

  17. Sillyone says:

    I think she is adorable I do hate the photo shoot though.

  18. Original Tiffany says:

    I hate it. I hate it simply because they put her in TOO BIG SHOES AGAIN! Refer to bunny pic number 1. Why on earth do they do this everyday in the fashion and celeb world. Surely with Elle’s budget, they could call Emma’s peeps to see what size she wears.
    This is the worst look/trend ever. Look, I can stick a magic marker down the back of my heels!

  19. danielle says:

    Oh my, those are some horrible pictures of a very pretty girl. Fire the photog!

  20. Diana says:


  21. anti says:

    her mouth on the cover and the crop — weird!

  22. velourazure says:

    i’ll take her hair over ratty extensions with the greasy middle part any day.

  23. kibbles says:

    She looked better with “Hermione” hair. The clothes look awful and she looks like a teenage boy. Emma is a beautiful young lady so why has she looked awful recently?

  24. The Bobster says:

    everyone’s waiting with baited breath


    Do you bait it like you do a hook? The word is “bated”.

    She really needs her people to tell these photographers “no” when they try to make her dress funny.

  25. i love it. i tend to be biased- i love everything she does, but this is just funky and different. not the princess route, very styled, very unique. i know i’m in the minority here, but i just love the whole photoshoot

  26. Stephie says:

    The clothes are gawd-awful but she’s cute as hell. Does anyone ever buy the clothes in these mags? Yuck.

  27. Sue says:

    Emma Watson always reminds me that I could have been on ELLE!

  28. skeptical says:

    lol at Jessica (#12) I totally agree.
    If you go back far enough (like 1998 or something) there is a resemblance between Samantha and Emma.
    And I’m guessing we’re not the only ones who noticed, because Emma is being styled here much like Samantha was way back then.

    I think it’s what photographers do with females who aren’t really comfy with doing sex-object poses cuz seems this society still can’t figure out how to style a woman without making it all about her body and sex appeal.

  29. Annie_Grey says:

    Baaaaadly styled. she’s a doll and would be fun to dress up.

  30. tabitoo says:

    This photo shoot wasn’t about trying to make someone beautiful. It was about making someone beautiful into art. This is art and viewing each of the photos I find that the one I liked least, side view with winter hat covering head, in the perspective of art is the one I liked the best. Love the tribute to Minnie Mouse, excellent!

  31. ladylala says:

    How do I not see what a lot of you do?? I think she looks STUNNING! These photos and the lighting and everything are gorgeous.

  32. Estella says:

    I think she looks good and some of the clothing pieces are cute. I had cancer and am growing out my hair so I totally give Emma a pass on the awkward hair. You gotta go through the fug to get to the fabulous when growing out a pixie.

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