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Emma Watson Talks Perils of High Fashion and Upskirt Photos

Emma Watson Talks Perils of High Fashion and Upskirt Photos 1Emma Watson is fast becoming a leading fashion icon, but red carpet glamour presents it’s own problems, like upskirt photos, she says in a new interview with the U.S. edition of Glamour magazine. If it were up to her, she’d prefer High Street to high fashion.

Emma pulled double duty for Glamour in October. She also appeared on the cover of the UK edition of the magazine, marking her as a leading style icon. But it wasn’t always that way.

“When I was younger, I used to do it all myself, but I’ve had to get help because it’s gotten to a stage where I can’t show up in my Converses or whatever I bought from High Street,” she says.

Emma Watson: From High Street to High Fashion

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“And just practically, these gowns are ridiculous,” she adds. “You’re being photographed from every angle, so not only do you have to consider how the thing looks, but whether you’re going to be able to sit in it and whether people are going to be able to see up your skirt,” she adds.

Emma learned that lesson the hard way on her 18th birthday in 2008. She was photographed getting out of a car on her way to her party, flashing a clear view of her black-lace, see-through panties and her private parts.

Despite her reliance on a stylist, Emma’s not afraid to take fashion risks. She shocked almost everyone when she cut her trademark Hermione Granger-shoulder-length hair into a short bob. She still keeps it short, although it has grown out some.

“The majority of the boys around me were like, ‘Why did you do that? That’s such an error.’ And I was like, ‘Well, honestly, I don’t really care what you think!’ I’ve never felt so confident as I did with short hair—I felt really good in my own skin,” she explained.

It also created a clean break with her character, something that was necessary for her to escape being forever typecast as the precocious wizard. She describes the “Harry Potter” franchise as a singular event, and really didn’t see herself as an actress until after filming her first post-Potter leading role in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”

“Making this movie was so pivotal for me because I realised I do really want to be an actress, which wasn’t something I fully knew, since Harry Potter was such a singular experience,” she said.

“Obviously I’m nervous to see what other people think, but it kind of doesn’t matter to me. It’s so cheesy to say this, but it’s the journey, not the end goal, that’s important,” she added.

In the Alexei Hay photo shoot, Watson wears Nina Ricci, McQ by Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and Zadig & Voltaire.

Check out her photos above.

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