Be Me or Do Me: Kristen Stewart in Paris

Posted on February 04, 2014

This is neither a “Be Me” or a “Do Me” look:

“Twilight” star Kristen Stewart arrives on a flight at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

This is a “Do whatever the fuck you want. I’m gonna be over here, doing whatever the fuck I want, okay?”

Can’t argue with that. Many will think we’re crazy, but an outfit like this really does show style. If she really didn’t give a shit and if her only goal was comfort, she’d be in a sweat suit. But everything from the Chucks to the skinny jeans to the jacket, bag, sunglasses and hat was a choice. And all of these choices add up to her own personal vision of herself. How she wants to be seen by the world. We all do that. The reason this look works is because – well, first: because she’s in a freaking airport. But also because the style choices she made all really suit her looks and her personality. You may think we’re overthinking a basic t-shirt and jeans outfit, but this has always been how we view personal style. It’s first and foremost in service to the wearer and the venue. Sure, there are more chic ways to dash through an airport, but there’s no look that could be more “Kristen Stewart dashing through an airport” than this one.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: CHP/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

    • Lilithcat

      That may be her style, but for the life of me I do not understand why anyone who is going to be widely photographed would want to be known for looking like a slob.

      I suppose I should be happy she’s not wearing pajamas, as many travelers are wont to do these days!

      • Seannie5

        So anybody who wears jeans, converse and tshirt is a slob? Kiss my ass you pretentious snob!

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

          Dial it back, please.

          • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

            This is actually really unpleasant behaviour and not at all what this blog is about, all this down voting for people expressing their opinion. :(

            I’m out of this comment thread, and likely any future ones involving her, if this is how these people roll. :(

            • Kat

              I don’t think there’s anything particularly nasty in this thread. Honestly, I think people saying she’s dirty, etc. are the ones being nasty as opposed to expressing a true style based opinion. Most of the comments have been pleasant.

            • Seannie5

              I agree! Besides, I got downvotes and I couldn’t care less! Downvote away :)

            • filmcricket

              You don’t think calling someone a pretentious snob and telling them to kiss your ass is unpleasant?

            • Kat

              I said most. Some comments crossed a line, that would be one of them.

            • filmcricket

              It was directed to a fellow commenter, not the celebrity under discussion. Which makes it far worse than anything being said about KStew. I guess we disagree on “I don’t think there’s anything particularly nasty in this thread” because that to me *is* particularly nasty.

            • Kat

              I didn’t disagree. I said it crossed a line.

            • filmcricket

              I guess I misunderstood what you were replying to, then.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

          It’s the beanie, unbrushed hair and 3 extra jackets/jumpers tied around her waist that give the slob illusion. Waist up she’s dressed like a stevedore.

          • serenab44

            I do crave that top jacket.

        • fiddlecub

          Wow. Wow. We might be bitter kittens, but obnoxious personal attacks are not welcome here.

          I hope this is not what the T&L comment section is on the verge of becoming; that would be really disheartening at a publication where I feel so much camaraderie.

      • Jessica Freeman

        I see we some die hard KStew fans in attendance today.

      • Columbinia

        By dressing like a “slob” (but not really) she shows that she is an Artist Who Has Not Sold Out to Hollywood, which is nevertheless paying her very well. It’s a fun act to watch.

      • Alloy Jane

        Because she can’t go around giving everyone the literal finger in every picture that is taken of her. This is her way of showing contempt. I don’t hate her for it though, I spent a good 15 years looking just like this and for similar reasons. There’s a lot of fun to be had being repellent when you’re a kid. And when you’re an over-observed, young celebrity, it must be gratifying to piss off the masses so frequently and effectively.

      • melisaurus

        I dress pretty similarly to her on some days. I still shower regularly and wash my hair. I’m not a slob.
        Some people are just in to a grunge or punk aesthetic. When I see people in New England prep (a style that looks very clean and put together to me) I also ask “why would people want to be known like that” or even more often *yawn*

    • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

      Is there such a thing as a “shower me, bath me and scrub me with a loofah” look?

      Because I have a feeling this might be it. :)

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      Are you allowed to wear Converse shoes with Vans socks? I thought there was some rule about making a choice a la coke & pepsi. Anyway, I think she looks great and love that it looks like she’s carrying a regular bag, not an “I’m paid to carry this” bag.

      • alyce1213

        Yes to the lightweight, not-for-show bag!

      • fursa_saida

        Ha, your Vans vs Converse point is something I’ve never thought about before but immediately seems inherently right.

      • Alloy Jane

        Thank you for pointing that out. If anything, this confirms TLo’s theory that this “look” is manufactured. In the land of Make Believe, KStew is telling the world that yes, she’s wearing chucks. She wants you to know she wears vans too, but only when she’s out on her board. But since vans tend to look like clown shoes when you’re wearing skinny jeans, she went with the traditional black hi-top chuck.

        Although considering she’s at an airport, vans would’ve made more sense since they can slip on and off. But KStew will tie her shoes in the name of FASHION.

      • melisaurus

        That was driving me crazy. You can’t have both. And it ruins the visual line of the leg.

    • Glam Dixie

      Her hair looks clean, her outfit is casual but cute and probably pretty comfy. I can see how this could possibly be a Be Me, but certainly it is not a Do Me look.

      • megohd

        For me it’s a “death is not an option” look.

      • fursa_saida

        Yeah. Lose one or two items and I would probably be envious. What can I say, I like a slightly punk/butch aesthetic. (I also prefer anti-Do Me outfits in my daily life, so I respect this kind of choice.)

      • butterflysunita

        It’s definitely a Be Me look, because she’s arriving in Paris. I would like to be arriving in Paris right now.

    • leahpapa

      Is anybody else getting Helena Bonham Carter II, both in face and style?

      • Seannie5

        Yes, she has always reminded me of HBC lookswise.

        • leahpapa

          Who is this down-voter?

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            Fangirls. There seems to be rival KStew HBC factions. It’ll get bloody.

            • leahpapa

              tiptoeing quietly away…

      • Danielle

        Yes! And that’s a serious compliment in my book. LOOOOOVE HBC.

    • Scimommy

      She doesn’t look dirty to me. She doesn’t look like a slob to me. She doesn’t look particularly stylish to me. She looks like a regular twenty whatever-year old. If I saw a young woman looking like that walking through an airport, I wouldn’t give her a second look. And given that she is a mega celebrity (albeit a mediocre actress who does not deserve the hype) THIS I can respect.

      • Evan

        Yeah She just looks like every other hipster girl at my college (I go to SUNY Purchase).

      • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

        I’m just grateful she’s wearing real pants. Not pajamas, not leggings.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      Grubby, disheveled, and looking vaguely pissed off at the world. This is an “I AM KRISTEN STEWART” look if ever there was one.

      • Seannie5

        Try – “casual, comfy and walking through the airport while a gang of paparazzi stalk me”
        But go ahead and twist it

        • IMNAngryLiberal

          Fair enough, I will admit I have the sort of “not completely rational” hatred for KStew that so many on this board have for Taylor and Miley.

        • Alloy Jane

          Skinny jeans, thick VANS socks with high-top CHUCKS? That’s a fashion statement. Flying causes your cells to swell, rendering anything fitted uncomfortable on a plane. Everything down to the Doc Martin lacing is calculated.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            We know she has sweatpants and slippers in the bag.

    • Amy Raymond Parker

      And really…she’s in an airport, let her wear what she wants because at the very least, no body parts are on display and that outfit totally is how I see her….Look at me…but I am not giving you anything else….go girl!!

      • Isabel

        Give her props for not flying in a private jet.

        Flying is not as nice as it used to be, so dressing for comfort is fine with me.

        Look at the old movies from the 50s/early 60s. Everyone wore their best to the airport. Flying was more of an adventure; now, it’s torture, even for 1st class.

    • bellafigura1

      This is perfection, and says both Be & Do if you are early twenties and rich.

      • Rhonda Shore

        It’s adorable and T-Lo’s explanation very much sums up my own views on style (versus fashion). It’s all about choices!

      • rissa42210

        I completely agree! This is way more Be & Do than Naomie Harris’ look. This look is making them eat it, in the Latrice Royale sense.

    • Anna

      Lollapalooza 1994.

    • NBG

      This is a “wash me” look.

    • marlie

      The outfit is fine (for her), but I seriously think she’s had that backpack since grade school. And I kind of want the t-shirt for myself.

      • Anna

        Me too!

    • Sarah

      This says Be Me…in 1992. (Excepting my jeans might have had holes in the knees)

      • understateddiva

        Exactly! She looks like brunette Michael Stipe.

    • Kate Andrews

      I love the Chucks.

    • mmebam

      Those glasses do really great things for her face.

    • ojosazules

      I have looked carefully, and I don’t see any dirt on her. Or any grub, for that matter. She’s a breath of fresh air.

      • wisdomy

        You’re absolutely correct. It seems some people are only able to view her through grub-colored glasses.

        • Seannie5

          they should clean their glasses, such slobs!!

    • lbl

      I always find the dirty comments interesting. For me, she doesn’t look any less clean than Emma Watson did strolling through the airport a couple of weeks back. Less chic, totally. Dirtier, not at all. Do clothes really make that much of a difference?

      • Glam Dixie

        Right? Possibly I could see sloppy or something but dirty? Why would you even say that when the person is obviously NOT dirty? It just makes the comments seem mean for the sake of being mean or when you can’t think of anything else to say.

      • VioletFem

        I think people’s hatred of her (which is really over the top) is rendering them unable to objectively criticize her outfit. Her clothes and hair do not look dirty or grubby. In fact they, look quite comfy with a bit of style, which is the most you should expect for an outfit worn while walking through an airport. The harshest thing I could say is that her undershirt is untucked, which makes the outfit look a little bit disheveled, but not dirty.

    • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

      In all honesty, I dig it (though I’m not in love with the t-shirt-that-I-think-might-actually-be-a-sweatshirt). I wouldn’t mind being her in this moment–looking mellow, in Paris? (Takes a moment to shiver while looking out her office window at the falling snow.) Yes, please.

      • Lori

        Yes, please. It’s not exactly summer in Paris, but it’s 35 degrees warmer than where I am now.

    • Danielle

      I want that sweatshirt.

      • Danielle

        Really? A downvote for wanting an article of clothing? I think there’s a troll in the dungeon…

        • Jessica Freeman

          Consistent down votes on any comment that remotely resembles disagreeing that KRISTIN STEWART IS THE BEST EVER. Trolls, certainly.

          • Betsy

            The Twi-girls are out in full force. Must be on K-Stew Google alert.

            • Jessica Freeman

              I got blasted last year at some point for recommending she actually style her hair on the red carpet. They are no. joke.

            • @Biting Panda

              Oh, they are quite the joke. ; )
              (of course I know what you meant)

            • Jessica Freeman

              I keep coming back to the thread for entertainment value alone.

            • @Biting Panda

              Yup. I’m making an afternoon cup of joe, just for the fan gurl shenanigans. Bless their hearts, they get their panties so tightly twisted. I love em for it though.

            • Jessica Freeman

              “How dare you call her dirty!! She doesn’t smell!” I can’t even. Hilar.

        • KinoEye

          Haha, points to you for the Potter reference. I think I’ll start using that to signal a troll is present. “TROOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL IN THE DUNGEON!”

        • bellafigura1

          Maybe it’s because the shirt has currencies on it — too money-centric?

        • another_laura

          Thought you ought to know … Good one. And yes, there has been more troll activity in the past couple of years, which is unfortunate but probably inevitable. They’re kind of funny, non?

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        I like the new avatar!

        • Danielle

          Muchas gracias! It was between this and a picture of Rue McClanahan giving a side eye.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            Save that one for later.

          • Jessica Freeman

            Is that your hair?! Cus I am right jealous.

            • Danielle

              Nah, it belongs to someone much more skilled at photoshopping than I.

    • Seannie5

      Love her. So sick of nasty people saying she looks dirty and needs a wash – never once has there been a story leaked about her smelling and she has been in the midst of crowds of people for the past 6 years or more. It’s such a catty, mean girls thing to say.
      Besides, Kstew is on her way to model for Chanel not long after modelling for Balenciaga, so you all can stay angry if you like, it’s futile and childish and reeks of jealousy
      GO GIRL!!

      • Imasewsure

        I think it was mostly because of her hair… she went for a certain scrunchy look for a while that seemed kind of unwashed… personally I love her style because it’s sort of edgy (Taylor Momsen with less affect… but only slightly less)

      • Melissa Bumbs Grant

        I agree. I find it refreshing when celebrities dress like they live in reality with the rest of us. I’m just jealous she’s in Paris and I am not

      • MK03

        You’re adorable.

    • nannypoo

      I would not want to be her or do her, ever, but she looks OK. She’s grubby and unpleasant, and here she looks like a person who is dressed appropriately for herself.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      The first thing I thought of when I saw these pictures..why are her shoes tied like that? Seriously, is there an advantage to wrapping the laces around the ankle, or is it a fashion statement?

      • Glam Dixie

        Mostly I see it done when the laces are too long and it keeps them from dragging on the ground when tied.

        • bellafigura1

          Oh for goodness’ sakes, young people have been messing with the shoelaces of their sneakers since the dawn of time.

      • alyce1213

        Really, you’ve never seen that before?

    • Ashleigh

      Personal best!

    • kt

      This and perhaps her “always” look is: filthy, pouty, highschool freshman circa 1996. Way to refuse to lace your chucks up all the way. Damn the man, as it were.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Be Me. Because we know there is a line of angst-y teen girls doing this look daily.

      • formerlyAnon

        By the hundreds of thousands.

    • Betsy

      I always feel like her “style” is contrived to make her appear like an artist or a serious actress–right down to the awkward interviews and pouts. But it’s like she still wants to be pretty with her perfect make-up and perfectly tousled hairI. It comes off as disingenuous, you know? Grungy angst correlate with talent and artfulness.

      • bellafigura1

        I have a daughter exactly her age who has almost exactly this outfit on (and all over the floor of her room in different configurations) right this minute except Docs instead Chucks ’cause it be snowy in NYC. I don’t get “contrived” at all.

      • bellafigura1

        Oh and tell that to Kurt Cobain.

        • Betsy

          And just like that, we’ve got a Kurt Cobain comparison. I think he just rolled over in his grave… Twice.

          • bellafigura1

            Just like that!

    • MilaXX

      Be me. As in be comfortable. This is to the gals who thing you have to go out face painted to the nines and 5 inch heels. Yes it’s carefully chosen, but so are those couture outfits where she practically screams, “I hate this” with every facial expression.

    • Blair Sylvester

      Bathe me ?

    • acevedob

      She looks like a normal person. NOT.

      • alyce1213

        She looks like she could be any twenty-something girl in my neighborhood. She looks totally normal.

    • aahlife

      Glad to see her mouth is closed in two of the photos.

    • Kat

      I don’t understand why people say she looks dirty. At all. It’s not preppy, it’s not classic, it’s youthful and edgy and very much her. So that makes it dirty? I appreciate that about her. She wears fashion in a way that works for her instead of walking through the airport in Jimmy Choos with a giant Birkin. She is herself and it works.

    • Qitkat

      Well, she’s walking through Charles de Gaulle airport, so even if I had to dress like this I would change places with her in a newyawkminnit. Because Paris!
      In other news, my BOOK has shipped! Jumping up and down! Arriving tomorrow, just in time to take with for my mini getaway, outoftown/intown. (I’ll still be in Denver, but staying in a hotel for two nights. Going to a Sewing Expo with workshops and demonstrations.)

      • minnye

        I got my amazon shipping confirmation too!! Yippee!

      • Qitkat

        She doesn’t look dirty to me either, just young and casual.

    • Imasewsure

      I think this is a “Be Me” outfit though… she’s just reaching out to a certain FU type of audience. Not my style but I kind of dig it anyway

    • KinoEye

      We’re about the same age, and since it’s cold in Texas, her head is almost a dead ringer for mine earlier this week. Except my shades have round frames and the hat is dark blue. Totally age appropriate, even if I’m not 100% on some of the individual pieces. If it’s the hair that’s garnering the dirty critiques, it just looks like maybe she didn’t brush it. Mine can be clean as a whistle but turns into a rat’s nest if not brushed.

      Chronic downvoter, would you care to explain yourself? I think we’d all like to know why you take issue with even the most harmless comments about KStew. We won’t bite — promise!

    • AlmostClassy

      To be honest, I would’ve thought a Kristen Stewart dashing-through-the-airport look would be a little more classic punk rock and less Seattle grunge. But I can see it works with her projected aesthetic: comfortable, casual, and not super flashy.

    • unbornfawn

      She dresses down better than she dresses up.

      • formerlyAnon

        Probably the most inarguable statement on this posting today. So far (2:05 Eastern).

        Not that ANYthing is inarguable on the Internet.

        • unbornfawn

          Te he : )

    • RussellH88

      This is a “Wash Me”

      • Bexxx

        I’m not at all a stan (haven’t seen her in anything ever) but I just…really don’t get this. She looks clean, she has nice clothes on, her hair is just unbrushed. Was she supposed to brush before she deboarded?

        • formerlyAnon

          I’ll go further: I’ve watched girls work for 10 minutes to give their hair that tousled-about appearance before leaving the girl’s bathroom.

          • demidaemon

            You’re probably right. To me, it’s more of a “I put everything I had in my closet on” look.

        • VioletFem

          Yeah, same here. I’m rather indifferent towards Kstew, but I find that the “dirty” and “needs a shower” comments about her are hardly warranted. Those comments reveal more about the commenters irrational hatred of Kristen than a reflection of how she is actually dressed here.

    • AnnaleighBelle

      The “Bite Me” look.

    • Liz

      This is neither a be me or a do me look. UNLESS you are a lesbian. Then, it is both. Signed, a lesbian

      • Bexxx

        How did this get a downvote?! Comment of the day for accuracy.

        • Liz

          I mean, seriously. This is BabyDyke 101 right here, folks. Every lesbian in that airport just had her baby.

          • Kat

            I don’t get the stereotype? Who knows what her sexuality is, she has a clear history with men, but I don’t think she should be defined simply by how she dresses. If she’s into chicks, good for her, but just because she wears sneakers and a beanie doesn’t mean that.

            • Seannie5

              Amen

            • Liz

              Ok this is the second stereotype comment. I’m sorry if I offended any not lesbians on here, because all the gay ladies in the background are nodding with me. My original point was that (regardless of who kstew liks to bone) this is a be me/do me outfit if you are a gay lady.

            • Seannie5

              “because all the gay ladies in the background are nodding with me.”
              that’s a rather broad assumption.

            • Bexxx

              I don’t understand why people are like, how dare YOU, a LESBIAN, assume THINGS about LESBIANS? That said, at least in the queer girl crews I roll with, there’s been jokes about KStew’s babydyke style since she came on the scene. This is not even a new thing.

            • Liz

              He’s never going to get that this is basically the biggest in-joke of lesbianism. It’s not worth engaging. I’m glad a few people saw the humor!

            • Seannie5

              This isn’t about Kristen. It’s the assumption that any lesbian will be attracted to ANY girl wearing that outfit, and that straight people will hate it..

            • alyce1213

              I’m straight and I’m nodding with you. You made a very funny (and true) observation about her outfit and I don’t know why everyone’s getting so bent out of shape.

            • formerlyAnon

              I don’t see how characterizing her appearance as “babydyke 101″ translates into characterizing HER sexuality.

              I have had my look described as “’70s lesbian” and while I know that’s not a compliment, I own it, on many days. It also NEVER occurred to me that it was describing my sexuality.

              Of course, I’m not a celebrity and anyone who wants to know how I characterize my sexuality can easily find out by asking me.

          • Glam Dixie

            Omg, that’s hilarious. We should probably just go ahead and preemptively down vote every comment just to foil the trolls. Saying she is dressed like a lesbian is not the same thing as calling her an actual lesbian.

          • bellafigura1

            That is a seriously unsophisticated comment.

      • Seannie5

        way to stereotype …

        • Liz

          Dude. I am a lesbian. A femmey one that doesn’t wear this particular style. But I bet you 100 dollars that wildfang, premiere tomboy outfitter to the ladyhomos, tweets out this picture today as a shoutout to the tomboy style.

          • Seannie5

            Being a tomboy does not = being a lesbian.
            Not all lesbians go for the tomboy look either.

            • Liz

              JFC dude lay off – I never said she liked to bone chicks! I just said that THIS particular outfit makes ladyhomos swoon.

            • Seannie5

              I never said you did either dude! I;m just saying that not all lesbians will like this outfit.
              You are saying EVERY SINGLE LESBIAN in the whole world will love it and that’s not true, for the simple reason that not all lesbians share the same taste so stop bunching them into the same category.

            • Bexxx

              Are you a lesbian? How much do you know about lesbian culture? What makes you think that a conversation about lesbian culture is one that needs your voice? Not being critical but rather asking you to ACTUALLY consider those questions.

            • Seannie5

              So I have to be absorbed into lesbian culture to know that broad assumptions are ass? I don’t need to explain myself. That is just logical sense.

            • sagecreek

              Seannie, you do seem a bit determined to pick a fight this morning. That’s unusual enough in these parts for people to comment on it.

            • alyce1213

              No, that’s not what Liz said.

            • Seannie5


              This is neither a be me or a do me look. UNLESS you are a lesbian. Then, it is both. Signed, a lesbian”
              Hmm, I dunno – it seems kind of slam dunk, but i’d be willing to hear her say otherwise.
              Not only is she saying that every lesbian will love it, but apparently no straight person will. C’mon – I don’t need to explain why that is faulty and rather ignorant any further.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              Go home, fanboy.

            • liz crush

              Please squelch this unpleasantness.

            • formerlyAnon

              Y’all are in beneficent mood today. What a kind response.

            • AnnaleighBelle

              “You are saying EVERY SINGLE LESBIAN in the whole world will love it and that’s not true”

              OMG, you are so far out in left field. There would be no “Be Me or Do Me” if EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the whole world would either want to be or to do the person wearing an outfit. When you go hyperbolic, you lose the argument.

            • Liz

              But THANK YOU for mansplaining to me what lesbians do and do not like to wear. I will totally go home now and rethink my fashion decisions. My life has changed! Now I just need someone to tell me I’m too pretty to be a lesbian and my day will have been made!

            • Seannie5

              You can play the victim all you want, I just pointed out that making assumptions about a group of people is wrong.
              That’s like me saying that every straight dude fancies Angelina Jolie – believe it or not she doesn’t do it for everyone/

            • Orange Girl

              Were you asked to speak on behalf of all lesbians?

            • Orange Girl

              Listen, that sounds way harsher than I meant it. Everyone is should be allowed to share their opinion. And for the record, I think she looks cute.

            • Liz

              Yes. Ellen and Mona Vanderwaal and Jodie Foster had a discussion and said that while Heather Hogan was doing a very good job, for some reason I was doing a better job and named me Hand of the Queen (Latifah). BOW DOWN, BITCHES! MY WORD IS LAW.

            • filmcricket

              Sarah Paulson and Melissa Etheridge voted in absentia, I’m assuming. : )

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

              Is Sarah Paulson gay? I have been living under a rock.

            • formerlyAnon

              XO

            • SugarSnap108

              I gonna go out on a limb here and say, I bet Liz knows this.

            • formerlyAnon

              Interjecting reality into our teapot tempest of hyperbole?

              Be careful or your Internet privileges may be revoked.

            • SugarSnap108

              I rush in where angels fear to tread. Or something.

          • Danielle

            Points for the word “ladyhomos”

      • Melanie

        preach!

    • Bexxx

      I am A Youth and this is basically my daily uniform when I’m not in work attire. She looks cute. I am envious of her beautiful skin and her aesthetic. It does come across a little high school mean girls the way people seem to come at her for being dirty, ungrateful, and unintelligent when I’m pretty sure she just favors a grungy look and is a little awkward.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        I envy your Youth.

      • alyce1213

        I am not A Youth (alas), I’m neither a fan nor a detractor, and I think she looks adorable and normal.

    • Diego!

      I’m gonna say “BE ME”.

      • Kent Roby

        Besides, NO ONE should be “done” right after getting off a (presumably) international flight!

        • Bexxx

          ON the international flight, on the other hand…

        • formerlyAnon

          Weeeell, having once spent years in a long distance relationship, I’ve gotta say there are exceptions to that rule . . .

    • lobsterlen

      I wouldn’t mind having skin like that.

      Even when I was her age my skin was never flawless like that.

      • KinoEye

        This. We’re about six months apart in age and I apparently haven’t finished puberty yet, as evidenced by the many zits on my jawline. What I wouldn’t give to wake up with that skin.

        • demidaemon

          I obviously haven’t finished puberty, either, as I have had more zits in my late twenties and early thirties than I did in my teens. I also do not have millions of Twilight dollars and access to hyper-expensive dermatologists. So there is that.

          • KinoEye

            Indeed, sister. We have limited access to skin-clearing resources. My acne began at age 10 and has gone through many mutations to reach its current form, jawline cysts and neckne. I never in my life had neck zits until a few months ago. But hey, at least they’ve stopped popping up on my cheeks! Who knows where they’ll come up next?

            • demidaemon

              I’m a brother, but it’s all the same. ;)

            • SierraDelta

              KinoEye and demidaemon, please forgive me if I’m not butting in where I’m not wanted, but there’s a blogger named Sally McGraw up here in the frozen north, and she actually posted yesterday about this very thing. She’s found a readily available, affordable product that she’s “thunderstruck” about, and I thought you might be interested in what she had to say.

              Sally is an author, a blogger, and freelance writer for the Minneapolis StarTribune (and I actually sort of know her because she email-interviewed me for an article she wrote last fall). She’s well regarded in the Twin Cities and does some local television segments on fashion.

              Her blog, Already Pretty, is well worth a read, though. She’s thoughtful and quirky and blazingly honest about some things I’d be reticent to share online; hence, yesterday’s post about her struggle with adult acne.

            • KinoEye

              Any advice to rid myself of this decade-long plague is welcome! Thanks, Sierra. I read the piece, and I’ve tried the Yes to Tomatoes scrub before. Worked pretty well! I’ll put the spot stick on my list of products to try. I’m a little hesitant about something with a roller ball, since dead skin and other nasty stuff tends to get mixed up in the product, but I’m sure there’s a way around that. Thanks again!

            • SierraDelta

              Good luck! I have rosacea, which is mostly under control, but it’s way too easy to be cripplingly self-conscious about skin eruptions and outbreaks. Intellectually, you know people aren’t as focused on your skin as you are, but, boy, does the inner insecure teen ever come marching out in steel-toed boots with a backup marching band.

            • KinoEye

              Hahaha, steel-toed boots with a mariachi band. Dead on. My acne is nowhere as bad as it used to be, but I remember a period where literally every inch of my face was covered in huge cysts. I could barely look at myself in the mirror, and going to school and working in a job where I saw dozens of people every day was a minor nightmare. In a way I’m grateful it’s hiding on and underneath my jaw at the moment. Good luck keeping the rosacea in check!

      • Melanie

        it is gorgeous. especially considering she just got off a flight, airplanes are so drying!

    • Kent Roby

      I can’t imagine getting through security with those shoes (in the airports that still make you take them off), but I agree that she’s got her own style going on here. I’ve criticized her for showing up disheveled on red carpets, but this totally works for me style-wise. And I love the sheen and lining of that jacket (the one she’s wearing).

    • Betsy

      To those who have yet to comment, get out while you can!

    • fananafanafophalec

      Like almost every one of her looks, this is a Leave Me (The Fuck Alone) look. We all need at least a few of those looks.

      • sagecreek

        Especially in an airport!

    • TheOtherChristina

      I hate the shape of the jacket and her eyebrows are bruising my soul, but overall, this is a cute look with a nice dash of “suck it, jerks,” which is pretty much always a plus in my book.

      • Bexxx

        I….kind of like her brows……..(hides)

        • TheOtherChristina

          But… but… they look like fish have been nibbling on them! The shape is nice, but she used to have such lovely strong brows.

          I have a lot of feelings about eyebrows.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            I preferred her old eyebrows too.

    • Loramir

      I don’t get the hate. Whatever you think of her as actress, there’s nothing dirty about this look. I’m in my 20s and this is EXACTLY what I’d wear to the airport. Sweats in public is maybe a little too slobby for me, but comfy jeans and t-shirt for sure.

      And for those saying she knows she’ll be photographed…just because she’s stalked by obnoxious paparazzi, that doesn’t mean she’s obligated to be in performance mode at all times. This seems to apply particularly to female stars – no one looks twice at a boystar on the street or in the airport in jeans and Converse. On the red carpet, sure – that’s their job. They should put some effort in for public appearances in their capacity as an actor/singer/whatever, the same as a soldier has to wear their uniform to work and work related events, but not to buy a soda at the corner store, and a lawyer has to wear his suit to court, but not to rake leaves in his yard. If a celebrity is catching a flight or walking their dog, they’re just a regular person going about their day. They have no responsibility to put on a show in their private lives just because the public thinks it has the right to watch their every move.

    • Carolyne

      I’ll post something to lighten the combative mood here: I always have to love a jacket with plaid lining and its exterior has a nice ‘shark skin’ quality to it. Let’s look at it this way too: if she’s just taken an 8-hour Atlantic flight, it’s pretty hard to look perfect (whatever that is), but she sure looks hip to me.

      • Bexxx

        I seriously covet that jacket.

    • SarahMT20

      I am completely coveting her current hair color. And about Kristen, I can respect a girl who is simultaneously representing Chanel and Balenciaga while retaining her personal style.

    • Matthew Davie

      Her net worth is estimated at $70 million. Yet she looks like homeless teen.

    • alyce1213

      I like her much better dressed down rather than up.
      I adore the eyeglasses hanging from the chain around her neck — it’s my favorite part.

      • Bexxx

        Does that mean her sunglasses are prescription? So jealous. I either have to be blinded by the sun, blind but in sunglasses, or wearing hiddy hiddy prescription sunglasses.

    • Ginger Henny

      I don’t get all those unbrushed dirty look comments, it’s rather prejudice. Some of you better look like Helen of Troy. I believe, just as the article suggests, that she dresses not to be copied, but because it’s her, she feels comfortable that way. Kristen Stewart knows the difference of dressing for the red carpet, promo and personal downtime. I can identify with her wearing jeans and converse, unlike with for example the overdressed Kardashians, who all look gorgeous, but very uncomfortable.

    • sharonimus

      I want that jacket.

    • formerlyAnon

      Sue me, I like how she’s dressed. I know she gets photographed and I didn’t, but at her age I often dressed like this (sans hat), if at a lower price point.

      If I were her, young, pretty, thin and in as “private” a moment as someone dogged by photographers gets, I’d still dress like this. There will be no embarrassing (or faux-accidental) nipple slips, artificial (that is, created by tight clothing, not excess fat) muffin tops or glimpse of underwear. She can carry whatever of her stuff an assistant isn’t, can dash for the gate, and doesn’t have to change to be comfy on the plane. I don’t like the hat, but it’s a current look, and a popular one. And maybe she’s headed to/from somewhere cold.

      Also, I have to say this: I have seen her with so much product in her hair that it looks awful. I have never seen her looking dirty. Those comments bug me, but I know it’s a personal problem. I usually don’t speak up since everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but this seems to be “let it all out” day about our commenting about Ms. Stewart on the blog.

    • boweryboy

      I love that it’s such a real girl in the real world look. I see girls dressed like this everyday.

    • Ann VerWiebe

      I’ll bet she got by some of the paps with that – she really does look like a high-end college student.

    • Valdri8

      This is totally, ” Watch Me” (washing the windshield of your Peugeot at the stoplight)

    • Cameron Turner

      Doesn’t she look just like a young Helen Bonham Carter here??? Am I wrong?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Judging by the epic side-eye in pic 3, someone at that airport should have burst into flame.

    • SugarSnap108

      Well, I always look/feel dirty when I get off a plane, so I don’t blame her for not appearing April fresh. Eh, she’s comfortable.

      • 3boysful

        Same here. Always want an immediate shower.

    • MzzPants

      Yikes! It’s a bloodbath of commentary.

      TLo, thank you for the articulate description of personal style. Kristen is exuding ‘average person’ in these photos. Your assessment highlights the idea that even in everyday life, we put on a persona whenever we put on clothes (or not) and I find that concept fascinating. It really is all a big drag show, isn’t it?

    • Kane

      So, instead of “be me” or “do me”, her look is saying “bite me”?

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        LOL

      • Lilak

        @ Kane: Aw dang, you got there first! ;-)
        Didn’t even have to open the post to hear that ringing in our heads, did we? :D

        • Kane

          Pretty much ‘,: )

    • Columbinia

      Kristen Stewart’s skin is perfect. Her eyebrows are perfect. Her lips are perfect. Her jeans fit perfectly, they are turned up at the bottom with OC precision. Her glasses are the perfect shape for her face. Her tousled bed-head hair is soft and shiny. She even has a palette of indigos and greys with a perfect pop of red plaid lining. This is the Hollywood version of a slob, which is to say, a lot of effort went into individual elements of this look before they were casually combined.

    • kittentoes

      She looks cute, and I envy the Chucks.

    • megohd

      I guess I had more style in high school than I thought!

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Love the tee shirt and the glasses on a chain.

    • Constant Reader

      I can’t ding anybody in an airport for dressing for comfort and having extra clothing layers available.

    • WildHyacinth2

      Totally agree it’s her personal style and I actually do think she puts thought into it. The pics I saw of her today after she loaded up on her Chanel endorsement goodies is just a variation of this look. Chanel sweatshirt, shoes, and backpack. Say what you will about her look but I do think she’s thought more about the “game” of it all than most think she has and/or she would ever admit to.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I agree that it is neither Be Me or Do Me. It is Beat Me Up and Steal My Skateboard.

    • YoungSally

      Oh — more like a “Done me” moment.

    • CT14

      Her hair looks a bit cleaner than usual.

      The 80s kid in me loves skinny jeans and Chucks.

      That’s it. That’s all I got. Get her outta here.

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      According to herself, she’s never really had clean eyes. It can only go up from there.

    • MissusBee

      Glasses on a chain! I want to go to there.

      Be Me for that alone.

    • BrendaStar

      She is dressed comfortably for traveling in winter. She will probably get to wear fabulous clothes for all those photo shoots and fashion promos she does while in Paris. Balenciaga once let her shop for free. Probably Chanel will too. Truthfully I admire her for not being a big spender. She wore the black leather Balenciaga jacket she selected often and gave some stuff to friends I assume.
      .

    • quiltrx

      Looks like Alexis Bledel. Not that that’s a bad thing.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      This is an “Ignore me” getup, as in “I want to blend in with the masses and quit taking my damn photo”.

    • ItsDicey

      Shoes and leggings are adorable.

    • SK8R_Rawan

      Vans socks

    • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

      Don’t love the somewhat obnoxious print on her sweater, ot that she’s prominently displaying two sets of glasses. But otherwise, this is pretty cool.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        The glasses makes perfect sense. It’s such a ball-ache having glasses and sunglasses, switching them over every time you come indoors. Plus – and this probably isn’t an issue for her so much – if you are switching them over into a glasses case each time, that means you are opening your bag all the time which isn’t the most sensible thing to do in a crowd.

        • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

          I can imagine that it makes sense, but I was judging from a style perspective. And given that she’s clearly using the glasses as style elements, not just for practical reasons, I think it’s fair.

        • marlie

          I do have to do the switching of regular glasses to sunnies, and it’s annoying, but it’ll be a cold day in Hell before I wear them on a chain around my neck. ;)

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            It’s not a choice I make either, but I can see why she does! I tend to get around it by wearing contacts on days when I am in and out a lot.

    • Perigee

      This is kind of how I dress when flying: a t-shirt, flannel, and sweatshirt combo means that you are ready for whatever temperature zone you end up in. Skinny jeans with a high amount of spandex in them are really comfy, and a flannel shirt operates as a security blanket for me. The only difference is that I wear slip on shoes so that I do security quickly.

      I find it refreshing that K-Stew doesn’t look like she is constantly performing. She may be the sort of actor who keeps her characters and her real-life self in different categories in her head.

    • MoHub

      None of the above.

    • demidaemon

      Homeless chic.

    • Tee

      Now boarding group B for Southwest airline’s flight to Phoenix . . .

    • Jean Beaton Leavitt

      Her jacket reminds me of the barracuda jackets my brothers wore back in the 60s…plaid lining.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      how do those glasses not fall off? if it was me i’d lose them in a hot flash. just clumsy that way.