Kristen is one the cover of the September edition of Elle with a gorgeous new photoshoot.
For the September issue, ELLE took over Fields Market in West Hills, California, turning aisles of organic produce, tuna cans, and soda into an everyday-glam backdrop for Kristen Stewart’s cover shoot. At once the ultimate tough girl and the vulnerable everygirl, Stewart has been bringing emotional, undeniable real characters to the big screen for more than a decade. She has millions of fans and a slew of new projects big and small, but the actress’s most impressive feat to date may be her ability to tune out all the noise and just be herself, no matter what.
So what is it like to be, well, Kristen Stewart? In her cover story, Stewart discusses if having a private life is even possible for someone like her, how the sudden fame brought on by the Twilight phenomenon shaped her and her public image, and what actually makes her want to “fucking hang out and chat all day” with strangers.
Here, a sneak peek at the story….
Kristen is featured in Madame Figaro magazine with a new picture taken at Cannes. Thanks to Luciana for the scan.
CANNES- France — In the opening scene of “The Clouds of Sils Maria”, presented at the end of the 67th Cannes Festival last Friday, Kristen Stewart’s character, Val, is clearly stressed-out. As the train snakes up the winding mountain route of the Swiss Alps, Val is juggling with her multiple jangling cell phones, cursing the bad connection, and trying to deal with the barrage of undesirable media, pestering directors and dramatic news that will dramatically change her entire schedule.
In the film, Stewart plays the part of a low-key bespectacled personal assistant to the glamorous Maria Enders, a fortyish famous actress, brilliantly portrayed by Juliette Binoche. It’s Val’s job to arrange every infinitesimal detail, from making sure that Maria is on time for her Chanel gown fittings to endlessly walking the actress through the lines of her script.
Highly praised for her subtle performance by the Cannes critics, Kristen Stewart says she’s glad to have had a chance to explore the other side of fame, with all the ambivalence and fascination about celebrity culture that the part required.
IndieWire sat down with Kristen for an Interview at Cannes last weekend. You can read it below.
“It’s annoying that people think, ‘Oh, is this the role where she’s going to show everyone how she’s grown?,'” Kristen Stewart told Indiewire last Friday in Cannes. “I’m not trying to show anyone anything.”
The actress was feeling a bit defensive following the world premiere of her latest post-“Twilight” indie, Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria,” and you can’t blame her. Ever since shooting to worldwide fame after being cast as Bella Swan in the “Twilight” franchise, it’s arguable that no actress has received more attention — often for the wrong reasons — than Stewart.
Kristen and her stylist Tara Swennen are featured in a new photoshoot/behind the scenes video and article by The Hollywood Reporter in their style issue.
Kristen Stewart and Tara Swennen met during the actress’ breakout role in 2007’s Into the Wild when she was 14. “I would go to her with anything — and do — and sometimes fittings are like full-on therapy sessions,” she says.
“We really try to push the envelope,” says Kristen Stewart of Swennen. “Tara reminds me that I like to be daring, that I like to do things differently. She pushes me in the best way.”
Stylist Tara Swennen is lauded for recognizing a client’s individuality (i.e., Kristen Stewart’s Chanel hot pants), but where she has a larger-than-most impact is internationally, thanks in part to client Kaley Cuoco Sweeting, whose Big Bang Theory dominates worldwide syndication.
Swennen recalls her very first red carpet with Stewart: “She was attending a premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, and it was a Chanel moment.” Chimes in Stewart, the face of Chanel’s new Metiers d’Art Paris-Dallas campaign that debuts in May, “It all comes full circle with Chanel.”
One of Swennen’s top look? Her pick is Stewart’s ladylike tweed jacket teamed with those hot pants and fingerless leather gloves that she wore front-row at Chanel’s Haute Couture show in July in Paris.
In the April issue of ELLE UK, that is out now, Kristen shares her favourite beauty products, talks about changing her looks for roles, her favourite smells and the unlikely character she looks to for beauty advice…
‘I’ve just started using an eye cream, you know I never used to worry about these things but lately I have noticed my skin changing’.
On getting enough sleep:
‘Typically I try to get good sleep, drink water, eat healthy. I could sleep 10 hours, but I find eight hours is sufficient’.
‘But then I’ve had some of my most treasured experiences on no sleep like when we were filming On the Road. I’m not even kidding there were nights we didn’t sleep but we were living well and so inspired – everyone looked great.’
On changing her look for roles:
‘I’m pretty much open to anything – if I really loved the part I’d do anything. You know, hair grows relatively speaking – it doesn’t take that long in exchange for a good experience so I think it’s worth it. I’ve been blonde, dark, I’ve had reddish hair, short long. I run the gambit’.
On her off-duty style:
‘I go for a typically natural look, not just because its easy. I’m from Southern California – I was born and raised in LA and here we’re very casual. If I go to London or New York – it’s so fancy; I’m the one looking completely out of place.’
‘My mom is a completely southern California girl – she is why I am ‘Miss jeans and a T-shirt’. You look at those people, who are so put together, and then you look at their mom’s and they tend to be put together. My mom is like don’t worry about it; make-up is so artificial why would you not want to look like yourself?’
On beauty advice:
‘Take a tip from Zoolander,’ she told ELLE. ‘Moisture is key’ she said referring to the movie quote – ‘Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty’.
On her beauty icon:
‘Chloe Sevigny is intimidatingly cool. She does the whole no make-up thing so well, but when she does go for a ‘look’ it just works.’
On her favourite smells:
‘I really love cooking – I love the smell of fresh herbs. Do not like to bake, there’s like a chemistry element that I’m not into. I like cooking American comfort food – but then I can also do lighter, healthier food. Gardenia is probably my favourite smell.’
On how a man should smell:
‘Man, honestly I don’t like aftershave. I don’t even like it when their hair smells of product.’