Wednesday, April 4, 2012

{Girl Crush}... Emma Watson

 One my ultimate girl crushes is Emma Watson. I grew up with her! She's only a few years older than me, and when I was younger, Hermione was the fictional embodiment of me... Now that I'm older, I admire Emma Watson for who she is.

Imagine spending half your life recognized as someone else. I'm an identical twin, and I know the difficulty of defining yourself as just you. That's just at school. The entire world knew Emma as Hermione. Remember how much flack she got when she cut her hair? That must have been the most liberating feeling. She could be herself; not Hermione. But the world criticized her for her bravery. It didn't "look like her." Actually, it didn't look like Hermione. That was the point. She looks gorgeous! She inspired me to cut my hair and be different from my sister, Abby. I applaud her amazing ability to transition from a beloved character to sophisticate, real young lady. We need more Emmas is the world, sending the message to girls to be themselves. Not what popular culture wants them to be, or thinks they are.

 I don't think there's a single person who doesn't like Emma Watson. How could you not?!? She is effortlessly beautiful, poised and talented. Not only is she a great actress (proving herself in "Wall Flower" and "My Week with Marilyn,") she's also intelligent, artistic & environmentally aware. Always the epitome of class, Emma is the ideal role model for my demographic. Hey girls, start channeling Emma! This quote from her is so refreshing...
“I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do an interview with photographs people desperately want to change me - dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that. Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt, have a look at everything I’ve got?’ My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.” 
 Emma Watson
Do you have a girl crush? Who do you admire? What makes them so interesting and unique? Do you feel like you can identify with them?

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  1. Oooh, I also adore Emma Watson, she's so beautiful & talented. I also admire Clemence Posey (who actually played Fleur), and Anna Paquin.

  2. Kyla, Clemence Posey is so elegant! I sometimes forget how effortlessly dainty she is! Thanks for reminding me! So many great actresses out there to admire!


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