• Tue, Jul 5 2011

Emma Watson To Harper’s Bazaar: Hates Sweat Shops, LA & Occasionally The Fashion Industry

Emma Watson has two distinct Harper’s Bazaar UK covers for August: one white and angelic, the other dark and edgy with less-flattering hair (for subscribers, naturally). The budding style icon gives solid interview throughout:

Regarding the city of Los Angeles:

LA scares the crap out of me. I feel if I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and have Botox at 22, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad. I will absolutely lose it.

No argument there, Watson! Regarding mass manufacturing:

When I went out to Bangladesh, to a factory where the clothes are made [for mass-market labels], it was horrifying. There is a cost to cheap clothes — if people could see the inhumane way they’re made, they would never in a million years buy them.

And, less specifically, the fashion industry:

It can be savage and cruel, in that it’s prescriptive — you have to look a certain way and fit a certain mold — but also in the way it’s made.

And here she is wearing some beautiful savagery on the cover of a magazine that trades in cruelty:

Alexi Lubomirski shot Watson for both covers.

(Via the Daily Mail)

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  • ER’s

    This is an awesome article. I like this.

  • Me :)

    This article is the best. Watson is overrated.

  • Heather

    I noticed a typo. I meant to say, “Los Angeles does not demand you count every calories you put in your mouth, make you get botox, and work out for hours every day.” Thank you.

  • Maggie

    I like Emma a lot, but she is not by any means a style icon. Sorry.