Emily VanCamp for Hamptons Magazine

Posted on August 27, 2012

We are officially in love with Miss Emily.


‘Revenge’ star Emily Van Camp covers the latest issue of Hamptons magazine photographed by Stephan Würth.


Not that there was ever any doubt. Anyone who can go toe to toe with Victoria Grayson and not blink is someone we want to love, but after reading these two responses, little hearts are popping all around our heads, Sally Brown-style:

Do you have a favorite designer?
EVC: I went to Jason Wu’s show when I was in New York. That was amazing— to see these unbelievably gorgeous women walking around in the designer’s clothes. It’s otherworldly. I want to do more of it. I find it fascinating.

Are you working with a stylist?
EVC: Sometimes. What’s nice about working with a stylist is being pushed to step outside the box a little bit and try something new. I tend to be very traditional and stick to the basics. I’m just developing a desire to get into that world. It’s nice to learn from people who know what they’re doing.

YES! THANK YOU! Give us answers like these rather than the standard, sullen, “I’m not really into fashion,” or “I don’t need a stylist.” A lot of actresses have a hard time admitting that they’re in an industry that values beauty to a ridiculously high degree. The smart ones – even if they’re not into fashion – are the ones who realize, upon reaching the higher echelons of fame, that it would be a good idea to learn as much as they can about that world or to put their trust in people who know it better than they do. What a refreshing couple of answers.

Rag & Bone Fall 2012 Collection

Dolce&Gabbana Fall 2012 Collection

DKNY Fall 2012 Collection

Etro Fall 2012 Collection


And it’s paying off for her. We remember when the show first hit and she started making red carpet appearances, she demonstrated a distinct lack of comfort in putting herself on display like that. But she’s getting better and better at wearing the more difficult styles out there. We’re hoping season 2 of Revenge gets away from the bandage dresses and offers up some harder-edged stuff. Who wouldn’t want to see Emily Thorne in that badass Rag & Bone dress or Victoria in that eye-popping Etro? Revenge is a show tailor-made for high-end fashion and we bet the show’s costumer had all kinds of dresses and pieces thrown at her during the hiatus by designers eager to get on the bandwagon.

[Photo Credit: Stephan Würth for hamptons-magazine.com, vogue.com]

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    She looks completely spectacular in everything. Plus she is giving great face, with a conspicuous lack of open mouthed vacuousness.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Agreed – she looks sexy and smart – part Ivanka Trump, part… Stacey Keibler?  (Seems odd to type that outloud).

  • call_me_schmeg

    i know there’s some serious peplum haters out there, but i *love* that etro number right there. 

    • mshesterp

      I love a good peplum, but pref the mode’s version where it’s split down the middle.  Still, I love the sheer top.

      • ampg

        I think Emily might be wearing the runway version backwards.  I agree that the split looks better.

    • ASK26

       I like many peplums – in fact I had been wondering whether a nightly cut and seamed jacket with a peplum, paired with the skirt, would have been a good choice for Ven in the last challenge.

      I have to say that some of Jillian’s are still what come to mind when I think of great peplum tops

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

      Damn that EVC!  She’s been rummaging in my closet AGAIN, and this time she walked off with my Etro…

  • mshesterp

    I kind of see Victoria Grayson more in something as dark and dramatic as the Rag & Bone than Emily’s character, but I love her to pieces.  I’m really glad she’s improved in the role–I remember when reviewers complained at the beginning that she was just blank and boring as that character, but she’s really made it work for her, and part of it is how she struts around wearing fantastic clothes.  She’s giving good face and pose–so happy to see!

  • Susan Crawford

    She looks KILLAH in that Rag & Bone number, and the Etro is stupendous. Plus this whole editorial reminds me how much I’m anticipating yet another season of the adventures of Hamptons Batgirl. Couture Camp? Can’t get enough of THAT!

  • Sobaika

    She is so fricking ice queen fierce. I’m starting to love her.

    • H3ff

      How fabulous would it be if it was Miss Emily Thorne herself that was featured in Hamptons Magazine? Although she definitely doesn’t need the attention/money.

  • ringthing

    She looks fabulous but I can’t wait to see the sheer overlay/granny panty look go away. Especially when it’s lace.

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

      I’m very disappointed to see it being shown for Fall. I’d hoped it had run its course and was gone forever.

  • ASK26

    Huge laugh at the the sheer (illusion) netting  – ahem MK?  Matrons and ice skaters only, right?    

  • http://twitter.com/sebwfu Shannon Beamer

    She looks like a superhero in that Rag & Bone, and I LOVE IT. 

  • Lori

    Emily gets major props from me for these pictures. The outfits are a parade of stuff I don’t like at all—BDSM remake of Flash Gordon, sheer over granny panties, sheer skirt tacked onto an otherwise unremarkable short dress and a peplum (these are a few of my least favorite things) and she still looks great. You go, girl.

  • Tri Le

  • elirt

    The first pic looks like she’s some sort of Hamptons’ super hero (which I guess she is in a way!), complete with hands on hips, costume-y dress, and gold band! Love all of the pics!

  • gabbilevy

    That Rag and Bone dress makes Emily look like THE high fashion superheroine. LOVE. Clearly the editors have been reading you guys and taking cues on her Hamptons Batman persona (or did Nolan actually say that? I need a refresh). She is so very amazing and  I can’t WAIT for the new season.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    She looks fabulous. I just started watching Brothers and Sisters over the summer, so I’m in full on love with her right now. :)

  • http://twitter.com/Kathy_Marlow Kathy Marlow

    That Rag & Bone number makes her look like the Hampton’s Batman that she is. LOVE that look. 

  • charlotte

     Take note, Jessica Chastain! That’s how you take a picture.

  • MilaXX

    I’m tired of the sheer dresses and all there variations, but she is WERQing that Rag & Bone dress like the rent’s due.

  • Beardslee

    Your comments on the value of learning from people in the world of fashion remind me of Hillary Clinton.  Here is a woman who never cared about her appearance, moved into a world in which her appearance matters very much, and has clearly worked hard fashioning a look for herself.  She always looks pulled together now because it matters. 

  • SewingSiren

    I wish I had a beach  house. With a balcony. I’d stand on it all day wearing a sheer beaded dress with my black undies on clear display. No one would care but the seagulls.

  • marilyn

    Sheis gorgeous, but most of those clothes were horribe.  I am getting tired of seeing the bra and granny panties through the sheer overlay.  This is not a good look.  It can look like lingerie, but mostly looks tacky.  The use of leather this season misses.  Full skirts, that odd panel down the bodice of the Rag & Bone dress (which had WAY too much going on), and so on.  That R&B dress would have been fine with EITHER the leather applique, OR the big coppery wad at the shoulder.  Together they were too much.  Because of the other (p)leather, the designer should have just eliminated the coppery wad.  The first dress on the magazine cover is beautiful, and it is downhill from there.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Maybe I just have the Monday Crankies, but I wonder, do you suppose Dolce & Gabbana will consider lining any of their creations in the near future? 

  • nannypoo

    That Dolce & Gabbana lumpy lace underwear coverup is all kinds of hideous. The rest of it is interesting for her, but she really does convey sort of a traditionalist vibe.

  • S_Swift

    I love that Rag & Bone dress. It kind of looks like Star Trek inspired evening wear. That is definitely something I can get behind. 

  • CQAussie

    What a fabulous editorial!  Fave looks were D&G and DKNY.

  • joe_tey83

    It’s not so much that she said intelligent things, it’s just that other celebrities say such dumb pretentious nonsense.

    Working with people who have more knowledge on an area you are not familiar with? That’s something anybody who’s sane and of normal intelligence would do.

  • glennethph

    She looks like a superhero in the Rag & Bone but hey, it’s Hamptons Batman!

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    I *LOVE* the Rag & Bone dress on her. Emily is gorgeous, too!

    And when does Revenge come back?!?

  • Spicytomato1

    She looks fantastic. I’m partial to the DKNY because of its relative simplicity. I’m not loving her hair, though, a little too beachy for these looks. Makeup looks good although I think a bit more color on her lips would have been even prettier.

    I also can’t wait for the return of Revenge! I’ve been watching old Mad Men episodes that I missed (basically all of the first four seasons) and it’s been a pleasant surprise to see Gabriel Mann as Arthur in season 2. Who knew?

  • Sartorial_She

    I’m clearly in the minority here, but I think she makes a terrible model. Oh, she’s a suitable mannequin as her figure is lovely, and the dresses are amazing. But I perceive her facial expression as awkward and/or bland in each of these photos. Of course, that doesn’t change my love for her or Revenge one bit!

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

    I want to see Victoria in the Rag & Bone supervillain getup! Or maybe Joan Allen can show up as someone even worse than the two of them!

    • adnama79

      Joan Allen – Emanda’s mother who isn’t really dead!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

    There’s a fabulous accessories store near me — and I LUST over everything they have in stock — but what I value most and what makes me want to live permanently in their retail space is their amazing staff.  They’re a collection of supremely talented people who know how to guide you in discovering for yourself what works best for you.  I’ve brought in inherited jewelry from the 20s, 40s, and 60s, and they’ve shown me how to combine my older things with new pieces to create unique looks I would never have thought of on my own.

    They’re also great educators, who willing explain why something does or doesn’t work (it’s like a mini fashion tutorial whenever I shop!).  I’d be a (poorly accessorized) idiot if I didn’t take advantage of their wealth and breadth of knowledge to refine my style.  What Emily says about stepping outside of your comfort zone to try something new is refreshingly honest and certainly true, but it only works if you have confidence and trust in the people you’ve chosen to help you.

  • ccm800

    OOOOOO! This is ALL kitten, no bitter. NICE

  • guest2visits

    She’s pretty; I wish I liked some of these dresses alot more, but the whole see-through skirt thing doesn’t appeal to me.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/bethann-tx BethAnn

    This is one of the rare times where the actress wears the look better than the runway model. I love EVC.

  • quiltrx

    In my fantasy world, I look great and walk around with paisley tits.

  • Lisa

    LOVE this spread, and all her looks!  And I think her willingness to learn and follow people who know more speaks very well of her. More celebs should have that attitude.  Where else will you get that chance?

  • adnama79

    The Rag & Bone outfit is awesome in its own right but also so very, very “Hamptons’ Batman.”  So much so that I wonder if the photoshoot’s stylist reads TLo?

  • fursa_saida

    Funny–I tagged both the Rag & Bone and the Etro as being too much for her to pull off (especially the Rag & Bone). Maybe if they’d styled her hair sleeker.

  • Qitkat

    Love Miss Em. She generally looks fabu here, though I’m not as sure the Etro is really her.

  • H3ff

    Luv huh.

    And by the way Ems, GREAT makeup for you. I’m looking forward to seeing more smokiness next season.

  • oohsparkley!

    I don’t know how tall she is, but she’s got a model type body and the clothes look fabulous on her.

  • frankystein123

    Wow, wow, and wow.

  • alwaysanswerc

    That Rag & Bone was made for her. J’ADORE

  • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

    Reading some older posts, but I have to say, that Rag & Bone is KILLA and she’s wearing it to the point of WERQ. Very nicely done. 

  • http://twitter.com/kaarrinaa Kar Abola

    Loooooove that Etro dress. Looks better on her than on the model.