Kristen Stewart in Murad & Murmur at her short-film premiere: ugh or amazing?

Premiere of Starlight Studios and Refinery29's 'Come Swim' - Arrivals

The evolution of Kristen Stewart is a fascinating thing to me. In many ways, her evolution can be seen through the simple lens of “a tomboy girl who was treated like the new movie star princess, and then she grew up and found her real identity.” But those of us who paid attention to K-Stew in the beginning know that her evolution was a lot messier than that. What I like about Kristen now is that she is unbroken – she owns her messy past, she acknowledges it and she’s learned from it and she’s come out of those rough years with more confidence and ‘tude.

The evolution of Kristen’s style is another thing altogether. I’m grateful she doesn’t wear princess dresses any longer, but she’s still a work in progress as a fashionista, to be honest. These are photos of Kristen at the premiere event for her short film, Come Swim, last night in LA. She wore a Murmur lace crop top that looks like it came out of the Friends wardrobe trailer in 1995. Her pants are from Zuhair Murad’s pre-fall 2017 collection. I don’t know how I feel about those pants, honestly. I do feel strongly that her hair could be and should be much better than this “high fashion” two-tone mullet. MULLETS ARE NEVER THE ANSWER.

As for the short film, did you know it’s actually eligible for a Short Film Oscar nomination? Now I kind of hope she’ll be nominated!! Come Swim is being released through Refinery29’s Shatterbox Anthology – you can read more about it here. Here’s the teaser for it:

Premiere of Starlight Studios and Refinery29's 'Come Swim' - Arrivals

Premiere of Starlight Studios and Refinery29's 'Come Swim' - Arrivals

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Clare says:

    Ridiculous outfit and her surly expressions don’t help.

    I realize we don’t always need to be smiling, but come on, who scowls through life like this AT WORK?

    • Emma says:

      The pics that were selected here are a real shame because I saw plenty where she was beaming. Overall I think this is a look that she, and only she, can work. She makes it her own with her own unique punky brand, and yet there’s a feminine edge to it too. Her face looks flawless.

      • Darla says:

        I agree with everything you say here Emma.

      • Embee says:

        Totally agree. She is so photogenic it is painful. I think she looks just amazing.

      • Clare says:

        I haven’t seen any other photos, but I’m glad to hear she wasn’t being surly the whole evening….just y’know some days I’m in a mood too, do I get to scowl around at work? Nope. It’s shitty and not fair to the folks you work with etc.

        And I agree she is very photogenic, although I’m not a fan of the look in general.

  2. Brandi says:

    I think she looks great. Wouldn’t work for me but works for her.

  3. Lucy says:

    The outfit is debatable, but her face looks fantastic.

  4. Nikki says:

    It’s not for me, but I think she owns the look and I like her confidence.

    • Nikki says:

      Frankly, if I wore those pants, it’d be a Pepto Bismal nightmare.. ( I say this with humorous self acceptance, not body shaming!)

  5. Leala says:

    I’m obsessed with this outfit!
    LOVE. IT.

  6. Va Va Kaboom says:

    I actually think the outfit is really great on her and for her. Fundamentally it’s a ripped up shirt and comfy loose-legged pants, which works for her tomboyish “I don’t care what I wear” attitude, but Being pink and high-waisted adds a touch of femininity and style. She’s slowly but surely coming into her own. The mullet, however…..

  7. Seraphina says:

    She looks great. Only thing is that it may be more of a Spring color palette. But it makes her look great and nice frame. And i could rock it, yes I would

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  9. Mar says:

    I love everything from the hair to the pants. Great look.

  10. Lo says:

    She looks hot and I love the hair!

  11. Jenna says:

    Everything is perfect, other than the slouch. She looks better when she owns it.

  12. Helen says:

    I saw some candid pap pics recently and I think she’s just trying to grow her hair out! I totally feel for her – that awkward in between short/medium length is the worst.

  13. Bejkie says:

    She looks gorgeous. Other pics (not chosen here) show her smiling and proud of her moment. It’s a big deal for her, moving into directing, even if it is a short.
    Though the description of that holey/moth eaten tee as a lace crop does boggle my mind a little. I like it, but that is not ‘lace’.

  14. Beth says:

    Amazingly ugh. Bad fitting outfits like this never look good, they look silly. Mullets should never have existed as a hairstyle in the first place, and whoever does her makeup should be fired for always using so much eye makeup that she ends up looking like a racoon. She’s a beautiful woman, and would look amazing if she had better style

  15. Casey. _. says:

    I feel she’s a better fashion muse for someone rather than an actress.. I think her level of fame is finally diminishing (Twihardism is ending) to a point that is appropriate to her deserved talent. An old site called famewhore used to have a regular column where they’d rank people’s talent to what they felt their appropriate level of fame should be. Like they’d say, ‘Zac Efron has a Johnny Depp level of fame when he should have a Richard Grieco level of fame based on talent.’

    Well Kristen Stewart has a Jennifer Lawrence level of fame when it should be at Kate Beckinsale levels based on talent.
    Come to think of it so should Jlaw. Lol

    That said, i LOVE those pants. They’re straight up cavaricci rip offs though (remember them from the late 80s early 90s my fellow olds?). She looks great. Love the hair longer, but short suits he

  16. Div says:

    I surprisingly love this outfit. I think her stylist has been slacking as of late as the last few fashion posts I’ve seen on here have her looking ugh, but this suites her very well.

    More or less agree on her evolution part. She was very young when she hit it big, like 17 or 18, and I suspect age, being far less famous, the pressure of being closeted being gone, and learning from her messy past has contributed to her having it together nowadays. I read a yahoo interview she gave and it was night and day from what I sort of remember from her old interviews or even interviews a few years ago when she was fresh out of the closet. There are some celebrities I tend to vacillate on liking and finding annoying, like her and Hiddles, and I’m glad both of them are falling more into the former category as of late.

  17. themummy says:

    I think she nails it here. This would not work for many people, but it works for her, she totally is owning the look, and she looks really unique and beautiful. (And I’m not even a Kristen Stewart fan, to be honest.)

  18. Cee says:

    I find her fashion interesting. I always look forward to her outfits.

  19. Snazzy says:

    I actually love tbe pants but not the hemming. I’d be tripping over them if they were that length

  20. KiddVicious says:

    I love that outfit! I used to have that outfit! LOL My shirt wouldn’t have had all of those holes in it, but they seem to work in this case.

    I remember back in the day we used to have to earn holes in clothes, none of the pre-fabricated, off the rack, holes for us.

  21. K says:

    I will always root for Pattinson and Stewart to thrive in their respective separate lives, simply because they went through such a nightmare from the moment Twilight went nuclear. That sort of fame, especially without any widespread respect for talent, and alongside sudden and insane wealth, would wreck most people. I admire them for seemingly retaining their sanity, sense of humour and work ethic. They could have gone the Lohan route. So it’s been really nice this year to see them both achieve critical successes, in work they can be immensely proud of.

    I don’t like her look, but I also like that she’s experimenting, instead of wearing pretty dresses chosen by other people. She’s a beautiful girl, and making the most of it on her own terms. Good for her.

  22. raincoaster says:

    This looks like the outfit you’d wear to brunch with your boyfriend’s mother, who disapproves of you and whom you want to aggravate.

  23. Lindy says:

    I have to echo those who say she is killing it in this outfit. The makeup and hair are working well with it and she owns this look.