Emma Watson for The NY Times T Style Magazine

Posted on August 20, 2012

This chick isn’t giving up her pixie cut without a fight.


Emma Watson covers the The New York Times T Style ‘Fall Fashion Issue’ magazine photographed by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Anastasia Barbieri.

Then again, if it works, why change it? LOVE these pics. The girl can wear clothes and work a lens (too many pics looking directly at it, though). It’s a shame her acting skills aren’t on par with her camera presence.

What? We had to say something bitchy.


[Photo Credit: Alasdair McLellan for nytimes.com]

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  • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

    If I could rock the pixie cut like she does, I wouldn’t change it either!  Beautiful photos.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    What a stunning young lady, although I will say that I think less is more when it comes to makeup on her. She looks pretty terrific in the more menswear-inspired looks. I want that tweed coat and newsboy cap. I want them right now.

    • Sobaika

      YES. She’s lovely, and can work strong eyeliner, but she’s not suited to a face full of makeup. There were closeups from a movie premiere (I think the final HP) and she had loads of eyeshadow, just cringeworthy.

      I wonder why ladies like her and Emma Stone were given makeup campaigns (Lancome and Cover Girl respectively) when the result is them trotting out the wares and thus looking like crazed 8 year olds who got into their mom’s vanity. I obviously spend my time thinking about very silly things.

  • Diane Lynch

    I think she’s lovely and photographs beautifully. That was kind of a mean article in NYT T mag, though. Snarky.

    • AmandaCathleen

       Well of course now I have to go and read it. Productivity can wait another few minutes… 😉

    • AlexisPayne

      I couldn’t get through it, it was pretty harsh for a fluff piece. 
      However, this styling really works for her.

    • boldprint

      seriously…the author seems to have some kind of vendetta against her!

    • piecesofconfetti

      The writer is completely insufferable!

      “… I simply can’t hear actors when they speak about their work — the world
      around me grows sort of misty, and often I swoon away altogether. A
      famous Shakespearean actor was once talking to me over lunch about his
      Lear, and I very nearly put my eye out with the top of the pepper
      grinder…” Oh please.

      • alyce1213

        Right? Why on earth would the author interview actors if he feels that way? What a mean-spirited dolt.

        • formerlyAnon

          Yes. One hopes his editor can find someone who bears up better under the burden to employ for those assignments.

      • mhleta

        Oh, I just hurled. Hoist upon his own noxious petard, that one.

      • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

        protip: then get a new profession!

      • GorgeousThings

        That’s how I feel about authors who bitch about having to interview movie stars. Puhleeze, dude, there are a million people who are better writers than you who would KILL for your job. And they wouldn’t feel the need to put down a talented young woman in the process, either.

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        See what you’ve done?  You’ve made me read it.  Now I’ve read it and want to put out the writer’s eyes with a pepper grinder.  And then shake some salt into the bloody sockets.  Ugh.  

        I mean, I don’t even partially consider Emma Watson to be Hermione, and I found her version of Hermione to be tedious at best, but if I was writing an article about her, I would refrain from being an asshole.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

        “I concede the above has been lightly purged of “like”s (although meanly I left the “just”s and the “really”s)” Ugh, LIKE get over yourself.

    • MidArmJewel

      The writer is so busy being clever (or so he thinks) at her expense.

  • ChaCha_70

    Ooo, love this! So very british. Girl can work a cat eye.

  • AmandaCathleen

    The clothes all look a little too big on her, but otherwise this is a pretty sharp editorial.

  • MsOlympia

    Tweed me!  That herringbone jacket is gorgeous.

  • Wrenaria

    Gorgeous. Want that tweed coat so much.

  • BazoDee

    I don’t think I fully understood the phrase “she has great bone structure” until Emma Watson. Her face is just amazing. Her haircut frames it so beautifully. She has a level head on her shoulders and seems plenty smart enough and she has an amazing camera presence -the photos are no exception -although her expression in the houndstooth pic is a bit off, everything else is perfection. 

  • call_me_schmeg

    love that double winged cat eye with that bit of fleshy space. she’s a beaut!

  • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

    The eyeliner looks forced to me — too self-conscious.

    • kimmeister

      I like the cover cat eye, but white eyeliner on the lower lid will never not freak me out.

  • Violina23

    I dunno, she looks pretty PO’ed in the 4th shot. Sorta like a pale immitation of McKayla Maroney’s “Not Impressed” Bitch-face :)

    I think my only complaint re: Emma’s acting is that she overdoes the facial expressions when she’s talking. Other than that, I thought she was fine (judging solely on her as Hermione — aside from her new movie coming out, has she BEEN in anything else?).

    • RebeccaKW

       I never was into the Harry Potter stuff, but one of the movies was on ABC Family and I watched for a few minutes to kill time.  I was so distracted by her wiggly eyebrows that I never had any idea what she said.

    • CozyCat

      Well, she may only have played one part, but she’s been in something like 8-9 movies.  At her age, and allowing for some time to get an education and have something approaching a normal life, I don’t think we can expect too much more output.  She’s actually been pretty smart in (literally) keeping her face in front of the public while she goes to school.

      The next few years are going to be crucial in decidng whether she makes the transition from child star to grown actress. 

      • Violina23

        Yeah, I don’t mean it to be critical as much as something that I noticed from her in the very first Harry Potter movie, which I wrote off as her being all of, what 11 years old, but kinda stuck with her.  She seems like she has a good head on her shoulders, which bodes much better for her future than a lot of the talented actresses from the US who jump off the deep end (Lindsay Lohan is forever a tragic story to me, she’s got so much talent….)

    • JM Z

      She did fairly well in My Week With Marilyn. It was a more working class type character, so she had a slightly different accent and demeanor.

  • kalisa

    THAT haircut is ADORBS with THAT hat. 

    • PinkLemon

      srsly. the look is quite covetable.

  • kschwarting

    OK, PUFs, help resolve an argument here–my husband and I were looking at these photos in the NYT mag last night.  They seem to be referencing either Twiggy or Edie Sedgwick–which do you think?  Discuss.

    • Kayceed

      Jean Seberg, I think.

      • kschwarting

        Ooh, good call.  I can see shades of French New Wave in this.

  • drdirection

    super cute freckles!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

    absolutely stunning. 

  • GorgeousThings

    Boy, the author really came across as a condescending prick, didn’t he? So he had to take his kids to see the Potter movies. So did an awful lot of us, but we wouldn’t take it out on her.

    PS, the eye makeup is very “My Name is Barbra”, isn’t it?

    • Sartorial_She

       “…the author really came across as a condescending prick, didn’t he?”

      Yes. And I would add ‘pretentious’ to that. He comes off as a complete jackass.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      It’s like he was just bound and determined to put her down. Rude.

      • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

        seriously – why bother asking questions if you are just going to make the answers fit your version of what you think a person is?

    • UsedtobeEP

      I love the part about “between consenting adults” at the end. Very self-involved. The author wants to make sure he doesn’t get lost in the shuffle of talking about his subject, doesn’t he? And note that his name is “Self.” Ha!

      • avidreader02

        I know! He made it seem like she should be grateful that he even deigned to talk to her.  And that she should be overwhelmed by the fact that he saw her in a movie.  What a pretentious jerk.

  • Rand Ortega

    Love Huh. She’s grounded gorgeous & yes, TLo, say it w/ me, talented. She’s Twiggy & Julie Christie’s 21st century love child.  That’s plenty for (& from) me.

  • mjude

    love her, & love these photos.  gorgeous things, i agree with you about the “my name is barbra” eye makeup :)

  • MilaXX

    Nice pics. Personally I think long hair is over rated.  Love her mens wear look. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZJXF5ET5W5PMUIIGTTNOKHVSY Ka T

      Amen to long hair being overrated.  I think hair extension companies have a very, very lucrative niche and don’t want to lose it.  With the exception of Michelle W., almost all celebs who get pixies end up letting them grow out immediately.  Personal choice?  Or stylist’s choice?

    • CMCH

      She looks much more striking with the pixie cut than with longer hair. With shoulder-length hair (as in the Potter movies), she’s just a pretty young woman.

      • fashionablylate

        Totally agree, the pixie took her to another level.

    • gloriana232

      YES. I think it can really open up the right woman’s face, and add a point of interest for what could be “just another pretty face” (which we can only say when they’re in a sea of them). I love how Anne Hathaway looks right now … I hope she grows to like her short do as much.

  • http://twitter.com/Menshevixen Diana

    Pixie cuts and menswear forever. Too cute. And I will say I think she did evolve as an actress as the HP films went on (she even reined in the eyebrow acting a bit!). I look forward to seeing the new couple movies she has coming out.

  • littlemissstrange

    I like em. Just can’t resist a girl in a pixie cut and menswear…

    • formerlyAnon

      I agree, though shallow thing that I am, I must insert a “jolie laide, handsome, [one of certain subsets of] pretty or beautiful” girl. There ARE women who just look awful to me in a pixie cut – often women who are objectively pretty but just don’t have the bones to pull the cut off.

      edited to make more sense

  • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

     God, I love her. She looks adorable. I’m going to have to go find that article now.

  • SapphoPoet

    Beautiful. I love all the different textures in these photos. 

    Funny we have posts discussing long hair and pixie cuts on the same day. 

  • TieDye64

    She looks especially fantastic in the menswear-inspired pieces. Beautiful. 

  • ojosazules

    Love it all. She looks all grown up and tweedy elegant.

  • maggiemaybe

    I’m digging the Jean Shrimpton thing she’s got going on.

  • formerlyAnon

    She looks lovely here, and I really like both the hair and all the clothes except the horizontal striped shirt and possibly odd-fitting trousers (hard to see on my monitor) in the third photo. Those trousers look like they fit the way a slightly too large pair of the bib trousers worn by marching bands fit some of the girls (and slighter guys.)

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

    Bring back the Twiggy makeup!!! I love it!

  • mhleta

    Terrific shoot! Love the second and the last the best. The camera loves her!

  • alyce1213

    Stunning pictorial. I think she’s an old soul.

  • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

    I feel like her second and fourth pictures are exactly the same, facial-wise.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    LOVE her in the tweedy suits. Very British, and she’s so feminine and delicate that it never goes straight-up androgynous. I like her as a person, and I hope she continues to grow as an actress.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/W7A5N4G7FDTV5U2KOHBVSB55XI Basket

    She looks great! I love her.

  • ccm800

    T=his def no longer a pixie cut and she is clearly growing it out, looks like since about the time she debuted it.

  • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

    Wow, OK, I just read that piece and what a condescending piece of shit that Will Self is.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G3M3UU5UCGKF3HEOATB5MF7CJQ Michele

    At least she has a plan B career.  So many actors don’t think that far ahead.

  • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

    It’s not bitchy if it’s true.  And that statement [re: sub-par acting skills] is true.

  • guest2visits

    Very cute, pretty. But I already miss a more simple, clean eye make-up on her. She just has that kind of face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/D.D.D.Dino Dino Bonačić

    ur one big pair of bi*tchez. who said she couldn’t act?! -.-‘

    she’s adorable and sexy in the same time. 😀 kinda like anne hathaway. ˆˆ

  • NatalieD28

    I think she looks great in these, and I adore her pixie cut! I feel like she would be such a cool friend to have, famous or not. She just looks so approachable and down to earth!

  • fashionablylate

    Looooove her!!

  • thoroughlymodernmillie

    Girl, you look fabulous. NOW CLOSE YOUR DAMN MOUTH.

  • PhillipWilde

    Emma Watson does androgyny.  Love. It.

  • Jessi03

    She looks divine! 

  • Jessi03

    She looks divine! 

  • siriuslover

    You posted this in August and I missed it? I love these pics of Emma. And I think her acting skills have grown since HP. She’s gorgeous in these shots.