Emma Watson For Vogue US July 2011

When I saw this picture of Emma Watson yesterday on the cover American Vogue’s July 2011 issue, I honestly didn’t recognise her.

After reading who it was, I showed it to my sister covering the name. When I asked her who it was she got it in one with no hesitation.

Maybe I’m so used to the ‘Hermione Granger’ Emma Watson, that I can’t see past the rouge lips, slick back hair and Prada Fall 2011 paillette covered dress.

The star works a Fall 2011 in her editorial featuring Tom Ford, Aquilano.Rimondi, Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.

This summer Emma will say goodbye to Hermione forever when “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” is released in July, but Emma officially said goodbye to Hermione when she cut her hair short.

Emma talks to Vogue about finding herself after Harry Potter and balancing work and educations.

Here are some extracts from her interview, followed by her breath-taking editorial shot by Mario Testino.

On experimenting in the Harry Potter makeup trailer: “That was my playground. I would sit and play with lipsticks, foundations, and eye shadows; and every now and then [head of makeup, Amanda Knight] would let me do the extras’ face paint for the Quidditch matches.”

On longtime co-star Daniel Radcliffe: “He understood what his role was, not just as an actor but as the leading man in this enormous franchise. And I think that was almost more important in a way. He held it all together. I am very grateful for him.”

On fighting to balance education and work: “I have felt for the last ten years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle. I was Warner Bros.’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult. I just realized at one point that I can’t fight everything. I have to move in the direction of it—and go with it.”

Tom Ford top and Undercover skirt. Louis Vuitton clutch

Aquilano.Rimondi dress. Solange Azagury-Partridge rings; Alexander McQueen boots

Dolce & Gabbana dress. Solange Azagury-Partridge ring; Alexander McQueen boot

Prada dress

Calvin Klein Collection dress. Lynn Ban bracelets; Miu Miu heels

Credit: Style.com & Vogue

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44 Responses to Emma Watson For Vogue US July 2011

  1. GusMex June 13, 2011 at 19:03 #

    beautifully stylish shooting!!! i´m so impressed!!!

    • Liz June 13, 2011 at 20:49 #

      Agreed. The whole editorial is Gorgeous! Emma looks amazing.

  2. Lee Ann June 13, 2011 at 19:07 #

    I love the pictures of the clothes but she has been so photo shopped it could have been my dog in those pictures and we wouldn’t have known differently

    • Liz June 13, 2011 at 20:50 #

      She’s actually not that photoshopped. It’s just dark lipstick and the dark hair. In the high quality shots, you can see her freckles.

      It’s just different from anything that she’s done before.

  3. katchimo June 13, 2011 at 19:11 #

    She looks good. Normally I frown upon stars from changing their imge too much because it usually means they’re trying too hard to be something they really aren’t. But this editorial shows Emma has a hard edge to her that will probably benefit her if she continues to foray in the movie industry. Especially Hollywood. Love her!

    • Julie June 13, 2011 at 22:37 #

      She looks grown up without looking desperate like how some former child actors either pose for Playboy or try too hard to be ‘edgy.’ She’s grown up here without looking like a skank.

      • FionaK June 14, 2011 at 20:30 #

        Extremely well put point Julie :)

  4. lily June 13, 2011 at 19:17 #

    She looks extremely beautiful!!! Especially in Prada dress.
    Some people say she is trying too hard to lose innocent look of Hermione. But that is what actors and actresses do, trying to find themselves, experimenting.

    • e June 14, 2011 at 00:32 #

      which is also what you do when you are her age – play around with looks, try different personas on thru hair and makeup and outfits. she’s young and doing her experimenting and playing – she’s just lucky enough to be doing it with vogue stylists, makeup artists and hairstylists!!!

  5. Natalia June 13, 2011 at 19:18 #

    she looks amazing… my favorite looks are the tom ford top with undercover skirt and the prada dress… stunning!!!

  6. Marvel June 13, 2011 at 19:31 #

    She looks good but I cant help but feel that the lip shade is a bit too dark for her. Having said that, I do love the darker approach to this editorial

  7. Megan June 13, 2011 at 19:38 #

    She does not look like Emma Watson it could be anyone.

  8. Fernando June 13, 2011 at 19:39 #

    This is the BEST styling i have ever seen in Vogue, and the best makeup, she has no photoshop involved!, she just has an amazing, really amazing makeup and light, i am Really impressed with this photos.

    • mol June 13, 2011 at 22:27 #

      I was wondering that myself – if it was just the outstanding makeup and lighting…..wonderful editorial, I really liked it.

  9. shila June 13, 2011 at 19:43 #

    too big head ,very weird

  10. bibi June 13, 2011 at 19:49 #

    The 4 models have chop-sticks for legs :-)
    I enjoy her make up…her lips are so sexyyyyy :-)
    I love shiney dresses
    the more it shines the more am happy :-)

  11. Ines June 13, 2011 at 19:52 #

    My best cover of the year. 2nd is penelope Cruz. Not impressed with the article but I absolutely adore all the direct quote. I think she is a future A-list in the making.

  12. Kaylie June 13, 2011 at 19:57 #

    She looks gorgeous in every shot! I love the styling…. hair, makeup, clothes, all of it. This might be my favorite editorial she’s ever done. :)

  13. Mabel June 13, 2011 at 19:59 #

    GORGEOUS!!
    YAY FOR EMMA!!

  14. Lucía June 13, 2011 at 20:06 #

    I love those pictures. For me she looks strange in the third one but I’d probably had recognized her in the rest.

  15. artemis June 13, 2011 at 20:28 #

    I Love that D&G dress!!

  16. Luiza June 13, 2011 at 20:35 #

    claire danes wore this silver Calvin Klein Collection at the Amfar Gala in Brazil last in april

  17. Julie June 13, 2011 at 20:39 #

    Is it just me, or does she look excactly like Leighton Meester in the second shot (close up)?
    Otherwise beautiful.

    • Jess June 13, 2011 at 23:13 #

      my first thought exactly

    • Stephanie June 14, 2011 at 01:36 #

      MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY.

    • E June 14, 2011 at 19:41 #

      OMG THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT TOO!! D:

  18. Lou June 13, 2011 at 20:59 #

    She looks fantastic – what an impressive shoot

  19. Mahima June 13, 2011 at 21:30 #

    I love those embellished tights.
    I want some.

  20. Elisa June 13, 2011 at 21:44 #

    In the close-up, so looks SO MUCH like Leighton Meester. Or is that just me who thinks that?

    Gorgeous none the less :-)

  21. AJoanna June 13, 2011 at 22:14 #

    I didn’t know if it was possible for my admiration for her to grow anymore, but I think it just did. Bravo, Emma!

  22. Shell June 13, 2011 at 22:53 #

    Honestly several of the photos dont even look like her. Way over photoshopped. What sort of bubble do these fashion magazine types live in, the real world must be a scary ugly place for them.

  23. bas June 14, 2011 at 00:12 #

    she looks beautiful! but i didn’t recognised her at first! i thought she looked a lot like rache weisz

  24. Lo June 14, 2011 at 03:27 #

    What season are those mcQueen boots/tights from?! They are amazing!!!!

    • Fashion Critic June 14, 2011 at 13:05 #

      Fall 2011. The whole editorial is Fall 2011

      • Chris June 15, 2011 at 06:22 #

        Actually, they aren’t FW11.
        They are Alexander McQueen – SS04
        x

        • Fashion Critic June 15, 2011 at 07:29 #

          great thanks

  25. pipsqueak June 14, 2011 at 04:16 #

    I didn’t recognize Emma on the cover. It’s like looking at Evan Rachel Wood in the Gucci fragrance ad for the first time – a somewhat familiar face but no name comes to mind. She looked too American and commercial in most of these photos. Not sure I like them but nice for a change, esp. if she wants to break free from Hermione and have a real career in film. Most of the photos reminded me of a young Phoebe Cates.

  26. Rita June 14, 2011 at 04:50 #

    i love the pictures but i recognized her after i read the first sentence haha

  27. Raquel June 14, 2011 at 05:36 #

    Tom Ford + Undercover = WIN.

  28. Ayesha June 14, 2011 at 06:17 #

    amazing editorial,i’ve always liked her…and it was impossible for me to belive it’s her when i first saw the cover photo..but seriously,WOW!!

  29. roxana June 14, 2011 at 06:45 #

    lovely!

  30. Elena June 14, 2011 at 08:21 #

    Wouhaaaa she looks very very good!!!! Like you FC I didn’t recognised her at the beggining, the pictures are amazing!!!

  31. zoe June 14, 2011 at 21:47 #

    she looks like victoria beckham in some of them

  32. Rose June 19, 2011 at 19:55 #

    Absolutely gorgeous – go Hermione!!

    That said, kudos to Emma Watson for her efforts to receive an education! Emma, if you ever read this, just go back to school when you’re a little bit older, bored of acting, and ridiculously wealthy.

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