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Emma Talks Style Secrets with Harper’s Bazaar

Emma talked with Derek Blasberg for Harper’s Bazaar about everything from her style secrets to her favorite luggage. The article features a photo by Harry Crowder from last December.


Fabulous at Every Age: Emma Watson, 20s

While her fellow starlets are canvassing the clubs, the Harry Potter phenom, Ivy League darling, and Lancôme spokesmodel is establishing her own brand of cool.

Residence: London
Favorite fashion designers: Valentino, Isabel Marant, Chanel, Céline, Chloé, Calvin Klein Collection, Zadig & Voltaire, Maje, Sandro, Burberry, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Agnès B., Acne, J Brand, Charlotte Olympia, A.L.C., A.P.C., Alberta Ferretti, and People Tree.
Item of clothing you would never throw out: My old school satchel. It looks better the older it gets.
How would you define your personal style? Jean Cocteau said, “Style is a very simple way of saying complicated things.”
What’s your own fashion trademark? If I get it right, a kind of drama whilst looking understated. If I get it right!
Favorite accessory: Can I say lipstick? I don’t like to accessorize too much because I want people to see me first and my clothes second.
Favorite color: White or cream.
Favorite scent: Lancôme’s Trésor Midnight Rose. (I helped create it!)
Let’s talk about your beauty routine. What’s your face wash? Luzern Laboratories
Makeup? Stila cream blush, Lancôme’s Teint Miracle, and Tarte LipSurgence pencils. Lancôme’s Hypnôse mascara is killer!
Where do you get your hair done? I get my hair cut by Rodney Cutler at Cutler in New York City.
Favorite architect: Antoni Gaudí
Favorite destination: Kenya
Favorite discovery: The blueberry-ricotta pancakes at Little Dom’s in L.A.
Favorite hotel: The Berkeley in London. It’s full of memories, and it’s so homey. I stayed there when I did the Harry Potter junkets. The spa is great, and they have the best spaghetti bolognese.
Favorite luggage: I prefer trunks because you can open them and see everything, and they act as a kind of drawer when I don’t have enough time to unpack. They also make me feel like I am going on an adventure.
Most memorable party: My first ever Paris Fashion Week (which is where I met you, Derek!).
When you can’t think of something to give a friend, what do you give? You can’t beat a great-smelling candle.
Every lady has a vice. What’s yours? Sugar. In any of its various forms.
Necessary extravagance: I have the heating on when I really shouldn’t. (I’m always cold!)
Favorite movies: Giant, Amélie and Notting Hill, and each for completely different reasons.
Favorite artist: Tracey Emin
Favorite cocktail: Gin and tonic
Handwritten thank-you note or immediate e-mail? Handwritten note.
If you have personalized stationery, where do you get it from? If I have the time, I like to make people cards. But otherwise Bubble Letters NYC and Letters Lubell. You send them a picture of something that inspires you and they custom make stationery on 100-percent-recycled paper.
The true hallmark of modern elegance is: When I figure this out, I’ll let you know!


Clockwise from top left: The Berkeley, Lancôme Trésor Midnight Rose, Stila Convertible Color blush, Chanel, Watson with Blasberg.

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22 Responses to “Emma Talks Style Secrets with Harper’s Bazaar”

  1. Spencer says:

    love it, love her

  2. nibbles says:

    She always knows what to say to win people over. Half of those questions confused me.

  3. Maria says:

    I love Emma so mush

  4. Todor Stoqnov says:

    I wonder how Gin and Tonic tastes..? xd

  5. emlover says:

    i like this article she`s amazing i love her.

  6. Window says:

    Photo from Harry Crowder, I love hi E-Portraits, always in front of a window 🙂

  7. Jason says:

    Can you imagine that list of answers coming from any Hollywood starlet? They wouldn’t even know what the interviewer was talking about, much less how to answer. This is a very, very, very classy young lady!

  8. Andrew says:

    Lovely articles. And the pictures of Emma is beautiful. 🙂

  9. berlin says:

    I didn´t know that Emma was working on that perfume herself.

    • Carrie says:

      She wasn’t. She probably was there to help pick out some scents to mix. But a lot of work goes into developing a perfume.

      • Arou says:

        Yeah but she did helped chosing the color of the rose on the bottle, some scents for the perfume and some accessories and atmosphere for the add.

  10. Celia says:

    Such a cute picture of her and Derek! And lol @ choosing her own perfume as her favorite. Gotta love her!

  11. Nicole says:

    Wow,that Berkeley Hotel looks amazing 🙂 i’d love to go there and wow,she loves so many fashion designers Agnes B 🙂 great designer i agree on that one 🙂 I still haven’t seen Notting Hill,i’ve always wanted to watch that 🙂

  12. DANIEL says:


  13. Luis says:

    How would you define your personal style? Jean Cocteau said, “Style is a very simple way of saying complicated things.”
    Yeah, indeed 😉

  14. susang bhatt says:

    nice articles. And the pictures of Emma is Marvelous.

  15. Spencer says:

    anybody else just love the picture of the day? it is such a good one and she is so pretty in it

  16. KS987 says:

    Great article. Yes, Emma did help make Tresor Midnight Rose, as she mentioned before. It’s funny how she mentions she’s always cold, as I remember people guessing she was like that in a topic on the forums while talking about why she always wore warm clothes. :P. She looks absolutely beautiful and she’s just too cute in the last picture.

  17. Effybean says:

    this makes me want a G&T to drink and feel classy like Emma. I’m pathetic lol.