Emma Watson for Glamour Magazine

Posted on September 04, 2012

Miss Emma must turn to drink every time she reads a headline about her with the words “Grows up” and “Hogwarts” in it.


Emma Watson covers the October 2012 issue of Glamour magazine photographed by Alexei Hay and styled by Anne Christensen.

Especially when she’s clearly all grown up and clearly WAY past her Hermione days.

On working with a stylist: “Yeah, I have to at this point. When I was younger, I used to do it all myself, but I’ve had to get help because it’s gotten to a stage where I can’t show up in my Converses or whatever I bought from High Street. And just practically, these gowns are ridiculous. You’re being photographed from every angle, so not only do you have to consider how the thing looks, but whether you’re going to be able to sit in it and whether people are going to be able to see up your skirt.”

On growing out her hair versus keeping it short: “I have to for roles. But if I had it my way, I would have just kept it short forever. Of course, men like long hair. There’s no two ways about it. The majority of the boys around me were like, “Why did you do that? That’s such an error.” And I was like, “Well, honestly, I don’t really care what you think!” I’ve never felt so confident as I did with short hair—I felt really good in my own skin.”

Good answers, Emma! Fuck those boys! In every sense of the word!

Inside, she looks cute, but not as spectacular as she does on the cover.

Coat by Zadig & Voltaire. Dress by Nina Ricci. Bra by Stella McCartney. Necklace by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Bodysuit, skirt, belt by McQ Alexander McQueen. Cat-ear veil by Maison Michel. Earrings by Sydney Evan. Tights by Falke. Pumps by Manolo Blahnik.


We kinda like the length of her hair here. Then again, if you’re in that “growing out my pixie” stage, there are worse places to be than in the hands of a Glamour Mag hair stylist.


[Photo Credit: Alexei Hay for glamour.com]

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  • Sobaika

    That’s such a strong cover shot. Her eyes are animated and everything!

    • siriuslover

      She has very beautiful brown eyes.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Luv her honesty about the whole insane mosh mosh that is celebrity dressing. I have to say though,, that I’m not all that wild about the images. The high contrast thing is a bit heavy handed.

  • piecesofconfetti

    I just adore her! And she seems like the anti-Lohan, with her self-confidence and class. 

    • http://www.kurvendiskussionen.at/ Denocte

       She’s just gorgeous. And I totally love her answers!

      • Lori

        I love her forever for caring whether or not people can see up her skirt.

  • hoez

    Stunning. Her face is quite beautiful! They really need to stop with the “EMMA GROWS UP!” and “HOGWARTS!” headlines though. She’s moved on. 

  • Judy_J

    I love her hair, both the cut and color.  Wish I could do that with mine!

    • ballerinawithagun

      Me too.

  • granddelusion

    Yes, truly, fuck those boys. They’re all victims of media.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Just adore her for being herself but not a victim of the industry.  I cut my hair off and I agree, there’s something freeing about not having it.  Fuck those boys indeed, the good ones don’t care. 

    • David Cannon

       Hey all, just a note here that for what it’s worth, some boys think that strong beautiful women with short hair are the bees knees. I’m always encouraging my partner to go with a shorter hair style because I actually find short hair or even no hair on women quite lovely.

      Judging from your avatar photo Jessica TallGirl, your short hair is also quite lovely.

      Obviously you should both be happy and proud to keep it short with or without my approval anyway.

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


      Chopping my hair off was the best decision I ever made.

      Swiftly followed by dying it bright pink.

  • http://twitter.com/kittenofk Missy West Shore

    She kinda looks like a young Meg Ryan.  An edgier You’ve Got Mail.

  • ojosazules

    She looks beautiful and really uncomfortable in that cover shot. That chair must be digging into her thighs. 

  • Snailstsichr

    I’m getting a Posh Beckham vibe from the cover – but in a good way.

  • StellaZafella

    I appreciate that she’s open about her styling and such. What I appreciate even more is that she appears to be taking the lessons she’s being given without letting them run her personally… In the article she makes some statements about her University life as being out of bounds to the paparazzi because it’s part of her personal reality. There’s some strong character there.

    Styled or not…she doesn’t feel “dressed” to me in her fashion spreads…she looks like she actually owns and wears this stuff.

  • Trisha26

    I love the cover hair – like a modern “Rachel” from Friends. I just have this wish that she leave acting and go into modeling full-time. Of course when her modeling days are over she’d become an actress…

  • julnyes

    She has life and intelligence behind her eyes and has the ability to project that in a picture. This is something that is sorely missed in KStew editorials.

  • http://www.lindamerrill.com Linda Merrill

    The McQueen outfit is adorable – great look for nearly any age. ETA – well, not the kitty ear veil thing, that is.

  • CQAussie

    I loved that cover!  Sexy and sophisticated!  I so need a freaking stylist on staff.  My eye make-up skills are appalling.  I usually just don’t wear any eye make-up out of sheer terror of messing it up.  

    I love those Manolos in the last photo!

  • NCDFan

    Love Emma, love her attitude. Think the styling for the pictures sucks. What’s with the sex kitten outfit (1st shot) and headpiece in the 2nd photo. She doesn’t need that.

    • kimmeister

      I was like, who the heck thinks of making a cat-ear veil???

  • http://www.facebook.com/malicegrant Malice Grant

    Man, my pedo girl crush is all growed up. Hooray for legal age!

  • call_me_schmeg

    i lurve the clodhoppers she’s wearing in the 2nd picture. i never got into the harry potter books or movies, but her answers make me like her. 

  • alyce1213

    She’s a doll. My 20 yr old son has been peering over my shoulder, and especially likes the last shot with the polka dot hose and Manolo spikes. He’s a leg man, apparently. What boys like, alright.

  • tereliz

    Ugh, isn’t that the same horrible Nina Ricci they put on Emma Stone for a recent Vogue cover? I hate how much time I’ve spent trying to figure that thing out. Is it a dress? A negligee? Ricci only knows…

    Love Emma Watson, though. She can do no wrong in my eyes.

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    I want those tights!!!!

    PS I love her! She has grown up in the spot light with grace and a fantastic down to earth attitude. 

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

      Love tights and love seeing them in magazine spreads.  That particular pair is sold online at Bloomingdales.  You should check out the Wolford dot tights.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    She looks absolutely stunning on that cover. She’s really a beautiful girl. Love her hair.

  • siriuslover

    She is such a beautiful woman, and I love her confidence. My son and I are looking forward to watching that Wallflower movie.

  • redgauntlet

    Does she still make films any more? Or does she just do photo-shoots and somehow make that into a career? Can anyone do that?

    • tereliz

      I think she’s taking her college education too seriously for movie roles right now. So why not be the new face of Lancôme, or play dress-up for glossy mag covers on the weekends? Some people might consider her move from acting to be a step down, or even shallow, but I think she’s doing it for all the right reasons. Girlfriend wants her college experience and the degree that goes with it. I hope she’s enjoying it immensely!

      ETA: She IS in Perks of Being a Wallflower, I forgot about that, plus she had this to say about acting:

      Emma Watson on what acting in her new film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, made her realize about her career…
      “Making this movie was so pivotal for me because I realized I do really want to be an actress, which wasn’t something I fully knew, since Harry Potter was such a singular experience. Obviously I’m nervous to see what other people think, but it kind of doesn’t matter to me. It’s so cheesy to say this, but it’s the journey, not the end goal, that’s important.”

      • Kristin McNamara

        She was also in “My Week With Marilyn” last year in not a huge role, but not small either.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    I actually think I like the inside shots better because they are devoid of the “come hither my mouth is partially open because I’m so sexy” standby used by so many actresses in their shoots. She looks intense and awesome without needing to show a little bit of tongue.

  • Sweetvegan

    Love the cover shot! And I now want a cat-ear veil!

  • RebeccaKW

    I too love the length of her hair here.  I also love her answers-I hear that crap all the time about men preferring long hair.  I’ve said it before-love ME not the protein growing out of my head.

  • SapphoPoet

    I agree with Emma about the hair. I had hair to my waist and had cut it when I started chemo. For the few weeks I had the pixie cut, it was very freeing and felt rather elegant. People loved it (at least they said they did), and said they could finally see my face. Once it grows back in, I might just keep the pixie cut–I think you have to live up to shorter hair in a way you don’t with long hair. 

    • MilaXX

      I’ve always thought long hair was over rated. Some people really do look better with short hair.

      • SapphoPoet

        I’d had long hair all my life so it was hard to get it cut, but at the same time, I’d always wondered how it would feel to cut it short. 

        (Being bald, however, just sucks. I really hate it, and the fact that I have to draw on my eyebrows. Such a drag. Am so happy now that I have the merest hint of peach fuzz growing back.)

        • MilaXX

          I am the odd ball. I kinda like how bald chick look. I’ve had both long and short hair and everything in between. Even though my dreds are starting to get long, I’ve been eye the super short hair cut like what Amber Rose wears. I just know maintenace would be a pain. Don’t feel bad about your browns, most of us gals have to at least fill them in. However YAY! for peach fuzz!

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

    There is something very charming and compelling about her in pictures that I WISH would translate to her acting.  I really really really really hope she does well in her upcoming movie.  I desperately want to not be bored or exasperated by her performance.  Or else the epithet on her headstone will forever remain “I am not an owl!”

  • mhleta

    Classy gal. This is the way to get it done. 

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    The cover photo is great – I love the way that her eyes are highlighted, and the way her freckles weren’t photoshopped out. And she seemed really candid in the snippets.

  • marilyn

    Her face is great.  Otherwise, another Alexander McQueen/Stella McCartney psycho fest.

  • snarkykitten

    I really like that she admits to using a stylist. It’s so much better than the celebrities who are dressed to the nines, but claim that they’re so above getting help on their outfits

  • H3ff

    I think they meant to write “the high street”, instead of “High Street”, as if it were some shop.

  • jilly_d

    She looks amazeballs and what great answers.  I was a little nervous about her being cast as Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but every time she’s shown up somewhere recently, it’s like she’s looking in the camera lens and saying to me “Go fuck yourself, I will nail this shit.”

  • unbornfawn

    The girl seems to be growing up good. I wish her all the best. And she looks great on the cover.

  • sk8tfan

     I just love her to bits. She  seems so full of fun and radiates good sense. I loved her saucy perfume ad. The anti-K-Stew.

  • MilaXX

    Someone need to mail that bit bout a stylist to Blake Lively with a muffin basket.
    I think Emma looks very pretty here. Anybody know who makes those heelless Maryjane pumps she’s wearing? Sure I probably can’t afford them, but a gal can dream.

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

    Beautiful!  I love the pixie cut, and I do hope she keeps it short, because it’s fierce and girly, but the slight “grow out” looks awesome here!

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    OMG she is just so smart and pretty and normal and confident.  I wish the cray cray stars her age (this means YOU Kristen, and Lindsey) would take a page from her book. 

  • Judy_S

    In the thumbnail, I saw Jane Fonda. Looking at these, I am still seeing Jane Fonda. Young, and without Roger Vadim for a stylist…

  • another_laura

    The majority of the boys around me were like, “Why did you do that? That’s such an error.” ”

    Find some new boys.  Also, I can’t imagine any manlooking to get Ms. Watson’s attention is caring one whit about her hair.  Girl is beautiful and hugely successful even if she doesn’t do another day’s work!  Boys.  Sheesh.  Move on to MEN, pronto!

  • guest2visits

    Of all the short celeb haircuts; her’s was the cutest, I thought she wore it best.
    She has such a charming face, – I’m sure she’ll look very nice no matter what length the hair.
    Not loving the white Nina Ricci dress for her though. But the cat-ear veil is adorable. 

  • Call me Bee

    “Emma Grows Way Up!”  Oh brother.  The writers at Glamour were never the brightest bulbs, were they? 
    BTW–Emma does look hot.  Love her hair, and I WANT those  Blahniks in the second shot…

  • kikisayshi

    Must. Have. Manolos.

  • DesertDweller79

    Love the cover shot!  And I love the quotes you guys posted.  Good to know at least one actress is concerned about whether people can see up her dress when she sits down.  

  • BeeBeauNYC

    The cat-ear veil is just ridonk. 

  • quiltrx

    She looks great, especially on the cover.  And in that last shot, her name is Prince, and she is Funky.

  • Lilak

    Cover art direction a bit of a puzzle (thank you, photo 2 for providing the answer key) … but Emma looks great.

    The Z & V coat reminds me a little of Shatner’s Twilight Zone airplane creature … but Emma looks great.  

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  • TieDye64

    The cover sot is hot, but the others are just “meh”. The interview is rather endearing, though.

  • ccm800

    love this kid

  • http://foodiemeetsgoodie.wordpress.com/ Foodie Meets Goodie

    I love her!! Her angular/long face makes me appreciate and embrace my own!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

    I love her!  You go, girl.  You are a power person, and you don’t need to kowtow to any boy’s druthers!

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

     Nooooo! Fight for the pixieeeeeee!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001211894183 CJ S Manco

    Whats her hair color in this photo shoot?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YYYJCFOK4NLUSHRAOZQGAAJPYU Ally

    That’s kind of depressing that she would keep it shorter by choice. I was hoping she was growing it out because she wanted to :p

    I think it looks better grown out. Of course, her short hair looks amazing still as well.