Kristen Stewart's Debut Balenciaga Florabotanica Ad: First Look!
It was recently revealed that she's joining the many stars to foray into the fragrance world, and now Kristen Stewart can be seen in her first ad while also having opened up about the beauty product endeavor.
As for the particulars, the "Twilight" actress was tapped to front Balenciaga Paris' new women’s scent named Florabotanica - with the perfume slated to be released this September.
Also talking about her fashion sense, new movie role and acting, in general, highlights from Miss Stewart's Florabotanica-based interview with WWD are as follows:
On her fragrance gig being an unlikely one:
“On a base level, the reason you want to wear a fragrance is because you want to smell attractive. That in itself is a pretty mature idea, especially considering the teenager I was. I was never the one wearing my mom’s perfume and trying to be sexy. I was like hanging out with my brothers and doing the opposite of that."
On her relief in being pleased with the scent:
“I’m very lucky that I like the fragrance, because I would have done anything with [Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière]. And I’m a terrible liar.. There is something natural about it. It’s very alive. I think that as a young person wearing it — considering that I’ve never worn a scent — it kind of puts you on this level of, like, ‘Whoa, check me out.’”
On feeling “lucky” and “really excited” about the fragrance effort:
“Even though, yes, it’s an ad and we’re selling a fragrance — I don’t want to sound pretentious — but I want to be part of this art project. I want to be around Nicolas when he gets excited about fabric. I want to see the look on his face when he sees me put on a dress.”
On the print campaign, which was photographed by Steven Meisel:
“I think that’s kind of perfect for this particular ad. When I first stood there, I was like, ‘OK, do you want me to show the curves of the dress? Do you want me to stand like this? Like that (striking statuesque poses)?’ And they were like, ‘Just be comfortable.’ I find when you do a really good photo shoot, you’ve unlocked something that you didn’t necessarily know you had in you. There are qualities that certain clothes, or certain environments and certain people, bring to the surface that can be surprising. But that doesn’t mean that they’re not authentic.”
On her style icon and not being influenced by others when it comes to fashion:
“I think the hottest chick that’s ever walked the earth is Brigitte Bardot, and I couldn’t be more different from her. So my style icons and stuff, even if I look up to them and think they’re really cool, I don’t think [they find their] way into my own sense of fashion.”
On her transformation for her upcoming role in 'Cali':
“I’m going to get into the best shape of my life. I’m going to look like a stripper. I’m going to look like a porn star.”
On acting being all about self-discovery, for her:
“A lot of times, you’ll read a script and you can identify with things that are very surprising, things that kind of shock you about yourself. And the process of making the movie is finding out why those feelings occurred. Sometimes they’re not always easy to define.”
Photo Credit: Stephane Feugere, Balenciaga