Harry Potter’s Star Emma Watson Graces July Issue of Vogue [Gallery]

The Harry Potter star Emma Watson goes for grown-up glamour as she graces the cover of the July issue of American Vogue.

  • For more on Emma Watson, buy the July issue of Vogue.For more on Emma Watson, buy the July issue of Vogue.
  • Shape Shifter: Watson in a Calvin Klein Collection metallic shift, Lynn Ban bracelets, and miu Miu heels. Photo: Mario Testino/VogueShape Shifter: Watson in a Calvin Klein Collection metallic shift, Lynn Ban bracelets, and miu Miu heels. Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue
  • Grand Scales: “She can dig deep to find an emotion,” says director David Yates, “and bring it to the scene.” Prada paillette dress. In this story: hair, Christiaan; makeup, Val Garland at Streeters. Set design by Michael Howells. Produced on location by 10-4inc.com, London. Photo: Mario Testino/VogueGrand Scales: “She can dig deep to find an emotion,” says director David Yates, “and bring it to the scene.” Prada paillette dress. In this story: hair, Christiaan; makeup, Val Garland at Streeters. Set design by Michael Howells. Produced on location by 10-4inc.com, London. Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue
  • On Emma: Dolce & Gabbana dress. Solange Azagury-Partridge ring. From left: On Luke Treadaway: Thom Browne. New York jacket and pants. Charvet shirt. Dolce & Gabbana bow tie. On Tom Hughes: Charvet shirt and bow tie. On Jeremy Irvine: Brooks Brothers jacket and bow tie. Prada shirt. Shot on location at the Hartnell Suite at Juicy Couture London. Photo: Mario Testino/VogueOn Emma: Dolce & Gabbana dress. Solange Azagury-Partridge ring. From left: On Luke Treadaway: Thom Browne. New York jacket and pants. Charvet shirt. Dolce & Gabbana bow tie. On Tom Hughes: Charvet shirt and bow tie. On Jeremy Irvine: Brooks Brothers jacket and bow tie. Prada shirt. Shot on location at the Hartnell Suite at Juicy Couture London. Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue
  • In Full Plume: Watson in an Aquilano Rimondi dress. Alexander McQueen nude jewel-encrusted thigh-high boots. Solange Azagury-Partridge rings. On actor Tom Hughes: Charvet shirt and bow tie. Photo: Mario Testino/VogueIn Full Plume: Watson in an Aquilano Rimondi dress. Alexander McQueen nude jewel-encrusted thigh-high boots. Solange Azagury-Partridge rings. On actor Tom Hughes: Charvet shirt and bow tie. Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue
  • Eyes Wide Open: "I have probably earned the right to screw up a few times," she says. "I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about." Photo: Mario Testino/VogueEyes Wide Open: "I have probably earned the right to screw up a few times," she says. "I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about." Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue
  • Looking Ahead: Watson’s gamine beauty is offset by a Tom Ford gold chain-mail top. Undercover skirt with brass feather overlay. Louis Vuitton clutch. Photo: Mario Testino/VogueLooking Ahead: Watson’s gamine beauty is offset by a Tom Ford gold chain-mail top. Undercover skirt with brass feather overlay. Louis Vuitton clutch. Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue

The successful British actress Emma Watson graces the July issue of the American style bible Vogue, headed up by editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, ahead of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Watson looks bewitching as a cover girl on the July edition. She flirts with the camera showing off her pixie haircut and red lipstick.

In the interview, the former face of Burberry talks about her intended championing of emerging designers such as Erdem and Hakaan (Hakaan was the creator of the minidress she wore at this year’s Elle Style Awards). Emma says: “If people are going to write about what I’m wearing, then I would wear young British designers who need the publicity.”

Watson has been signed up by French cosmetics giant Lancôme to front its Trésor Midnight Rose fragrance advertising campaign. She also confesses in her love of make-up, which is rooted in the many hours spent in the Harry Potter make-up trailer: “That was my playground. I would sit and play with lipsticks, foundations, and eye shadows; and every now and then Amanda would let me do the extras’ face paint for the Quidditch matches.”

Issue of education is greatly important for Emma. In the interview, Watson reveals that she made life ‘difficult’ for the Harry Potter crew, because she decided to attend Brown University, which was problematic. “I have felt for the last 10 years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle,” she says.

Watson was adamant in her willing to study, and even said she would not renew her contract for the final two Potter films unless Warner Bros. agreed to work around her schedule. They eventually ceded.

Watson says she evan became a normal student, but she would still have to take off to shoot scenes. Even though she made the decision to leave Brown University, she doesn’t regret what she did in order to make her putt good. “I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about,” says Emma.

Emma Watson also says she really wants to live a normal life, hailing rock legend Patti Smith as her inspiration. Speaking of Smith’s 2010 memoir Just Kids, Watson says: ‘I want to live like Patti. I want to write like Patti. The book was so honest and brave. I loved the way she sees the world. I really felt that life was more beautiful after I read it and I felt more hopeful.’

Emma is currently filming in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” in which she plays hard-partying Samantha, who differs from the sensible Hermione of Harry Potter, which made Watson a household name and a multi-millionaire.[via  The ScandalThe Telegraph (UK) and Daily Mail (UK)]

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