Emily VanCamp for Cosmopolitan

Posted on April 25, 2012

Darlings, who’s ready for Revenge tonight? Weren’t your Wednesday nights cold and barren when they cruelly put the show on hiatus?

 Dress by American Apparel. Bag by Chanel.  Watch by Nixon.  Bangles by DANNIJO. 

Emily VanCamp is featured in the May 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan, photographed by Sasha Eiseman and styled by Rebecca Hessel Cohen.


We noticed last week, when the show returned to our lives, that star Emily Van Camp has really grown into her role, taking some cue from co-star Madeline Stowe as to how to perfectly walk that line of low-key, yet deliciously campy at the same time. Earlier in the season, she was just low-key, which sometimes didn’t serve the character of Emily Thorne as well as it should.

And maybe that new comfort in her role is rubbing off in other areas of her life as well, because the gal has a history of taking some pretty stiff pictures, but she’s bubbly and sexy here in a way we’ve never seen her before. Success agrees with her, clearly.

Dress, bikini top, clutch and bracelet By Rag & Bone.

Jacket, bikini bottoms and shoes by Nanette Lepore. Top by Material Girl. Bag by Barkley Sound Bags. 

Dress and bag by ASOS. Bikini by Basta. Sunglasses by Italia Independent

Blouse and shorts by Yigal Azrouël. Shoes by Eric Rutberg. Bag by American Apparel. Sunglasses by Mosley Tribes. 

Bodysuit by American Apparel. Skirt by Kelly Wearstler. Clutch by  Giuseppe Zanotti.


[Photo Credit: Sasha Eiseman for cosmopolitan.com via visualoptimism/thefashionspot.com]

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4KLZGI7NMQE2LQDYYSMPFXANW4 Uche

    She looks comfortable and natural,which I’m not used to for these.

  • Spicytomato1

    She’s so pretty when she smiles. I have become so accustomed to her in character, so tightly controlled and rather aloof, that these photos are sort of a shock. It’s like seeing her evil twin. Other than the beachy hair, which is flattering, I think I prefer her in Emily Thorne garb.

  • shirab

    She looks fit and healthy! Such a nice contrast to Real Models.

  • http://twitter.com/PlanetSandisan Sandisan

    Lord, she is fabulous!!  Can I please take her out for drinks???

  • http://twitter.com/skitzfiggitous joie pickett

    Those Nanette Lepore bikini bottom do unkind things to her general lady area…

    • MilaXX

       The blue? I thought is looked cute and made her legs look great.

    • oohsparkley!

      I saw that photo and thought her legs looked fantastic.

    • raininmai

       I thought the fit looked odd too.  Maybe it’s just the camera angle, though I suspect Photoshop is to blame.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

       I disagree–I was shocked by how great she looked in that picture.  I didn’t know she had a body like that!  I don;t watch the show, though, so for all I know she is wearing bikinis on it the whole time.

    • Lochery

       I think I just find the jacket + bikini bottoms combination a bit odd. But her legs do look great!

  • Sobaika Mirza

    How fun! I’ve followed her career for a while, and she doesn’t have the best history of being warm and engaging. She’s doing great here, and is pitch-perfect on Revenge.

  • http://twitter.com/nicolahearts nicole seligman

    best em vc/cosmo photoshoot ever.

  • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

    Wow! Not a lot of people can pull off the ultra bright color combos, especially in print matching. Kudos to Miss Em, and the very skilled Rebecca Cohen.

  • SpcilK

    Youthful, fun, carefree and comfortable great editoral.  She looks good.

  • bellafigura1

    The third photo with that kookykute bikini bottom is really killah.

  • Ennovi_R

    She looks like she is having fun! :)

  • MilaXX

    This is cute even though they almost photoshopped her into Paris Hilton in that next to the last picture. Love that first b/w dress. I was just looking at some b/w dresses for the summer.

  • hughman

    Add a bong and a bottled water and this could also easily be pics of her at Coachella. 

  • clatie

    I really like her and I think she looks good – as in, she looks fit, young, etc.  BUT…

    Those are trashy looking clothes.  They just are.  Not her fault, she didn’t pick them.  

    • Adriana_Paula

      Well, it’s Cosmo, so…

      • clatie


    • lovelyivy

       They really look like the early 90’s vomited all over her.

  • Susan Crawford

    The ultimate California beach girl! Rock it out, Miz Em! Not high fashion, somewhat loud and vulgar, but somehow, they work. This editorial is as good as a day on the Venice Beach Boardwalk: tons of colot, leggy, tan blondes, and a “who gives a shit” vibe.

  • http://twitter.com/starlounging Ann M. Erickson

    I’m surprised this well done spread was in cosmo. She looks lovely and healthy. I’m about sick of cosmo parading girls with huge ta-tas around their magazine, its about time someone stepped forward (other than that Fanning girl) to represent the itty-bitty-titty-committee

  • EEKstl

    I’m having a love/hate relationship with those Eric Rutberg shoes.

    • IAmJ

       I’m almost embarrassed to admit to myself how attracted I am to these cracked out shoes!

    • eight_of_nine

      I’m loving them.  They’re almost cartoonish but so cool!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    Ah, the red, black and white bag against the below fence makes me think of Pokemon. Pikachu, I choose you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=601623 Rob Forman

    Wow, bright colors and bold prints are her thing.

  • choco

    awww she’s so colorful and likeable here! 

  • marilyn

    She looks great!

  • giiiirrrr

    These clothes are a little junior for a woman who can look so chic.  But she’s working them beautifully.  Even as an ex-ballerina (École supérieure de ballet du Québec) she still has the most lovely, posturally-exquisite body.  Thin, but not starvingly thin.  I hope.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

    I just adore her. And you guys are so spot on, most recent revenge episodes she has so hit the mark. I remember I used to like her back in the day on Everwood… but Revenge is just the tops. And I am digging this cosmo shoot… normally they are hit or me for me, but I like the styling too. Think she is gorgeous, and love that she doesn’t have the most perfect nose in the world, but is still damn gorgeous!

  • efishfan

    She’s cute, the clothes however are strictly streetwalker.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    like the wedges & the nail polish; otoh, i wish they hadnt forced her to look LA-trashy. & when i say LA-trashy, i’m talking sub-heidi fleiss but similar profession. & this girl is pretty & doesnt need to be shoved there. after awhile trying to be too lowbrow is just irritating. anyway. i gotta go back to work. not that work. not yet anyway.

  • PastryGoddess

    Me likey…much more than I thought I would.  I was totally ready to spew bitchiness all over these pics.


  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    Oh my god I love something American Apparel made. What has this world come to.

    • gabbilevy

      Right? I’m really drooling over that first dress.

  • KaileeM

    I would live in those yellow and turquoise wedges. LOVE!

  • TheOtherChristina

    Maybe it’s because I’m a Florida girl, but I see beach girl, not hooker. Aside from the Rag and Bone look, I really like all of this.

  • guest2visits

    She looks really great; but wow, – the only thing you can’t see through is the sunglasses.
    Kind of trashy… in a fun,tropical-hooker kind of sunshiney way.  She’s beautiful though.

  • ccm800

    prolly drinking. HA! JK  (sorta) looks cute no matter what the cause.

  • http://twitter.com/anacedillo Ana Ced

    so weird not seeing her in her kate middleton-ish outfits!!! she looks so good!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    Oh, the COLORS!

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Great looks. Marvelous COLORS! The short shorts one is outstanding.

  • Lina_bee

    Um. Srsly swerving into Miami Beach hooker territory. It IS nice to see her laughing and sexy and looking quite a bit older than she is — it’s good for her book, at least — but this shoot positively screams that it’s for Cosmo.

  • http://twitter.com/baxterb2 Bbart

    I want to own everything in this editorial! Lusting after those Eric Rutberg shoes.

  • Lisa

    I love it.  It reminds me of all the fun stuff I wore in the 80s when I was 21 or 22.  And it looks great on her, because she IS just in her 20s – that’s the time to wear that stuff, when you’re young and skinny and have an ass you can bounce a quarter off of – that’s when you can get away with it.

  • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

    Killer hottie-ness!

  • frances rossi

    Love those shoes! All of them. she looks so fresh and fun!

  • frankystein123