Kristen Stewart for ELLE UK

Posted on April 27, 2012

Elle UK, some copy seems to have dropped off your June cover accidentally.


Kristen Stewart covers the June 2012 issue of ELLE UK magazine in Jil Sander.

Because we’re pretty sure that’s supposed to read:



Okay, maybe “unflattering” is a step too far, but let’s just say we don’t think this is really in her wheelhouse. Some ladies can pull this retro sweep off, but we don’t think it suits her at all.

 Jil Sander Spring 2012 Collection


It’s weird; Leelee wore a dress from this collection and she did the same thing they did to Kristen here; mimicked the runway styling. Was there a rule or something? A salute to Diana Vreeland? We don’t get it. Great dress, though.

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  • ecallaw

    Yuck, I think the dress is ugly–it looks somebody tried to get cute with a swimsuit coverup–and I don;t think anyone can pull off that hairstyle.

    • poggi

       The only person I can think of is Sophia Loren.  I think she did, and if she didn’t she could.  But Kristen (and most mortal women) cannot.

      • Sierra Delta

        I dunno — the hair reminds me of Jacqueline Kennedy’s early years as a widow.

        The dress (on the model) looks like the overlay is made of plastic.  Yuck indeed!

      • Sweetbetty

         Megan Draper could do it.

  • Democracy Diva

    The hair isn’t the problem – the ever-present snarl is.

    • Merneith

       You’d think with all her money she could buy herself a new facial expression.

  • janetjb

    I like the dress on Kristen quite a bit, but that hair style is kind of tragic.

  • MilaXX

    it’s not a great hairstyle for her, but she looks better than Lee lee.

    • RebeccaKW

       Lee Lee’s looked dirty and greasy.  Her’s looks clean at least.  But this is not a flattering style on either of them.

  • Ashleh

    bad bad bad bad bad and I love Kstew. No where near her prettiest shoot.

  • KQ67

    The words “helmet head” immediately leap to mind.

  • Oze R.

    Nice dress but… but… that open mouth. Always. Why?

    • GorgeousThings

       Mouth breather?

    • l3icest3r

      Agree. She should close her mouth and hide those rabbit teef.

      • Oze R.

        Wabbit teef are kinda nice sometimes, but with this girl it is becoming ridiculous.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    I like the cover, the hair just doesn’t seem very her.

    • Little_Olive

      More like giving serious pre-vomit face. 

      • Liz Norris

        Yep, that’s exactly what I thought. She looks like she’s about to hurl.

        • FloridaLlamaLover

          If you haven’t seen “Speak Like Kristen Stewart” on youtube.  Too funny — and “Kristen” even addresses the idea of looking nauseated…

  • rawrgrowlrawr

     It makes me twitch when someone’s teeth are constantly visible. My mother calls it the “stupid bunny” look. Close your mouth, dear.

    • poggi

       Very funny.  I know someone who does that, and I will be hard pressed not to think of her as stupid bunny face.

    • Malve Lyborg

      Well my teeth are, because of my tooth position (overbite, if that’s the right word). Funny enough my family name would translate nearly into “bunny” in english. I feel stupid now. 

      • rawrgrowlrawr

         Nah, I bet you are adorable. Only grumpy celebrity teeth bother me. :)

        • Malve Lyborg

          thx! :) 

  • Adrianna Grężak

    That girl looks miserable

  • RzYoung

    Hmm, yeh maybe they had to style it like that? I think the sweep aspect of it doesn’t suit her but the actual length is quite nice? The dress is hiddy though.

  • Little_Olive

    Oh COME ON. No. Get her out of there. 

  • Stephanie Hutson Erbesfield

    If by ‘wheelhouse’, you mean that she only has facial expression, then yes, this look is not in her wheelhouse. 

  • Kolo_Ol

    The dress looks gorgeous on her!  The hair is baaaaaaaaaaaad

  • golspie

    I’m surprised, I think she looks gorgeous on the cover – even has a touch of the Jackie Bissets going on there.

    • Glammie

      You’re not alone.  I actually love the top of the dress–as in could I knit something similar and put it on my daughter–and I think the contrast of the dark hair and the white dress is striking.  

      I do wish she had another expression, but her body angles are good.  She’ll never be the best model, but I had this in my “better-than-usual” category for Stewart.  And she does have an interesting face.

  • SewingSiren

    I guess that hair style looks better on her than the model. Poor tragic looking model.

  • PastryGoddess

    In order to pull that hairstyle off you need to have the confidence, poise and cheek bones to do so.

    Kristen comes across as awkward and while she is a good looking gal, she just can’t handle giving straight FACE.

  • Dr Skylaser

    The hair is bad on the model, bad on Leelee, bad on Kristen.  I don’t get why it’s still going around; it’s not like the clothes need it.

  • GorgeousThings

    Okay, maybe “unflattering” is a step too far

    No, that’s about right. It’s downright unattractive.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I’m sorry but I can’t like that dress.  It’s a dress…with a skirt and shirt over it…seems a bit silly. Just like her hair.

  • Kayceed

    Disinterested veering into slack-jawed. And I always thought this ‘do was the original definition of helmet hair.

  • SpcilK

    Jackie Kennedy wants her hairstyle back and asked that you don’t pay homage to it anymore Kristen!

  • Pannyx

    Everything about this cover looks horrible to me. Everything except the dress, love that.

  • TonyGo

    Darth Vader.

  • Lina_bee

    OMG what is that pose? And her facial expression has me rolling: “You seriously want me to play ‘I’m a little teapot’ ? Are you HIGH??”

  • Scimommy

    I actually want that dress. And I never want dresses from these fancy runway shows, to me they usually look too “out there”.

  • DinahR

    Someone out there keeps trying to make this hairstyle happen.  Stop it, Someone.  

    Otherwise, I like the outfit.  I’m indifferent to Kristen but I don’t think this is a great cover for her.  She’s got that one expression for photographs and I’ve seen it in editorials where it worked — that one of her in the swimsuits with retro styling comes to mind — but I think it’s run it’s course.  Cute gal but probably should stick to acting and leave modeling to the pros.    

  • Kat Wright

    I think the main problem with this photo is that she looks like she’s flexing her muscles (or lack of ??). Just ODD!

  • Sophie Collier

    Maybe it’s in the clause: “You can borrow the dress but you MUST wear the back-combed bouffant.”

  • DominoEstella

    That hair looks good on no one

  • 3boysful

    I quite like the top of the dress–it looks comfortable.  Trying to keep a shorter underlayer from hiking up and revealing your goods looks a great deal less comfortable, however.

  • Ivona Foster

    I kind of like it on her

  • Funkyjuicebox


  • poggi

    I am bothered by the hair style, her sneer, the missing torso of her dress… but most of all, I am wondering what is she leaning against?  Is there a door frame just standing in a field?  Is she miming?  These are the questions I need answered Elle UK–not how do you stay slim forever (I imagine the answer is to be born that way or work your ass off).

    • julnyes

       my first thought upon seeing that cover was, “What is she leaning on?”

  • Jessica O’Connell


  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    Love the dress hate everything else. I am sorry but the only way that girl looks good is in her Bella grunge get-up. She is certainly cute enough but that is just the most hiddy picture of her I have ever seen. 

  • TheOriginalLulu

    OOF! Yeah, that’s really unfortunate. Girl, that’s not your hairstyle.

  • AthenaJ

    Always with the sullen teenager expression… to me it reads: “Whatever mom, I’m too old for a curfew!”

  • howdoilook

    Why does every starlet who wears this line’s dresses feel the need to do that weird helmet-hair? Bizarre.

  • MK03

    All I can think when I see her is “…line?”

    Thanks, Rifftrax!

  • judybrowni

    Great dress?

    A see-through long dress with a half slip and athletic bra showing through?


  • bluefish

    Have to laugh at the silliness and general pomposity of Elle mag — “KS:  Inside Her World” — Thanx but no thanx.  The dress is hiddy and the hair looks like it would have worked on Beethoven had he posed for fashion rag cover.  Ludwig:  Inside HIs World!  That I might have gone for. Also, really –when does it stop?  “The Secrets to Staying Slim Forever”  — Shut the Front Door.

  • judith traherne

    I happen to like ’60s waspy hairstyles but I’m clearly in the minority here.

    • Susan Crawford

      You are not alone, dear judith. I love me some old-guard wasp back-combing, too.

    • TieDye64

      I like it sometimes, too. It can be fun and chic. I just don’t think everybody can pull it off and I think Ms. Stewart is a prime example of that.

    • Sara__B

      The whole ear didn’t show in the classic 60s style. I blame the ugly twist on this hairdo on Jil Sanders, and on the stylists who helped it escape the runway.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    As usual, she looks bewildered to be washed and dressed in proper clothes.

  • Kyle Crawford

    do we know , for a fact, that she can indeed smile? 

  • out for a walk

    My main thought, which just goes to show how very interesting I find K Stew and her outfit and hair: WHY didn’t they photoshop it so that her arm way up in the corner was grabbing the top of the second L?! It would have been so little work and then she would look like the 50 ft woman! For shame, Elle editors.

  • guest2visits

    Dress is too much like a simple white tee tucked in; almost pretty…. Completely agree about hair.

  • Terence Ng

    I like the idea of the top, but the skirt does not work at all in the same way…

  • myblackfriendsays

    I’ll be glad when she’s not famous anymore. Neither one of us is enjoying it.

  • sleah_in_norcal

    the hairstyle looks even worse on the model.  and she looks even crankier than kristin.

  • Ally Monge

    Ugh… I know I am maybe alone on this. But I detest Jil Sander’s designs.

    • H3ff

      You detest the label’s designs.

  • TieDye64

    Wow, this is not an attractive cover. She looks fine from the neck down, though. 

  • rainwood1

    The hairstyle is best left in the 60’s and our memories of Jackie O. 

  • Nariya

    There are a million other retro hairstyles that would have suited her better. 

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I dislike this girl so intensely that I can’t judge impartially.  I truly dislike the constant open mouthed snarl, the vacant expression in the eyes – everything about her rubs me the wrong way.  And her hair looks weirder than usual, although it is at least combed for once.  It is hard to fathom how she could be cast as Snow White, against Charlize Theron as the wicked Queen.  Bizarre.

  • JasmineAM

    She looks like the stupid fed on The Iron Giant.

  • Anathema_Device

    Yeah, the hair is weird, like it comes with the dress. “Nope, you gotta wear the hair if you’re gonna wear the dress.” The dress is well suited to Stewart otherwise.

  • kimmeister

    I don’t like dress anyway, but it looks even worse with her arm hiked up like that.  Brings up the bottom edge of the top so that it cuts her mid-boob, so it looks like she has no boobs at all.

  • Zippypie

    I wish she would just embrace her awkwardness.  She looks so uncomfortable, I’m squirming for her.

  • Nonnah

    There are certain photos I see and think “This is the best shot they got?”

    • Veronika Kaufmann

       I think it’s the only shot they can get off this chick.

  • I’ve Got Rocks In My Bed

    That child always looks so damn bored. 

  • quiltrx

    You took the words before I got there…what is the deal with this collection and matchy-match hair?  A shame, because she looks pretty otherwise.

  • Lisa

    Oh, I just hate this look on her.  And you know, it’s not like they haven’t done her up in retro before, and it looked good on her.  But this just misses by miles.

  • Alexandra Gama Lima Pimenta

    I don’t know what you guys are talking about. I think Dr. Zira is looking quite fabulous on that cover. 

  • mrspotts66

    does she truly not have any other expression?  UGH. 
    i’m going to have to start bypassing posts about her.

  • megalomania79

    OMG, does she EVER shut her mouth!  Just a mouth breather, I guess…

  • mozzer0906

    Great dress, terrible hair.  Lipstick could have been a shade darker too.