With ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ due to hit cinemas on November 16, Kristen Stewart graces the cover of Vogue UK’s October 2012 issue wearing a Gucci ruffled floral-print silk wrap dress from the Fall 2012 collection.

The editorial shot by Mario Testino also sees the actress wearing a look from the Balenciaga, which is not surprising considering she is the face of the brand’s newest fragrance.

Kristen talks to Vogue about everything from going blonde for her new role to struggling to play it cool.

The October 2012 issue of Vogue UK featuring Kristen is due to go on sale Monday. Below are some extracts to whet your appetite.

On going blonde for her sexy new role in ‘On The Road’: “I feel like my whole body rejects it, but it was really important for the character. It was like learning an accent!”

On how she struggles to play it cool: “I know if you haven’t thought about how you want to present a very packaged idea of yourself then it can seem like you lack ambition. But, dude, honestly? I can’t. People expect it to be easy because there you are, out there, doing the thing that you want and making lots of money out of it. But, you know, I’m not that smooth. I can get clumsy around certain people. Like if I were to sit down and think, ‘OK, I’m really famous, how am I going to conduct myself in public?’ I wouldn’t know who that person would be! It would be a lot easier if I could, but I can’t.”

On her empathy for the Beat generation: “There is always going to be that seam of people who want things differently to the standardised version. It’s not necessarily a rebellious thing, it’s just who they are. That world back then, it just seems freer to me than anything I could ever touch and I’m fully nostalgic for it, even though I wasn’t even alive then. It’s the loyalty aspect of it all. I love being on the periphery with a group of people who have the same values that I do. People who don’t get off on fame, who just like the process of making movies and thrive.”

Credit: Vogue UK