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Kristen on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK – September Issue

Kristen graces the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK’s September Issue, shot by Daniel Craig inside Coco Chanel’s appartment in Paris. Of course, she is wearing Chanel in the shoot. Following the shoot, the actress took a tour of the designer’s former home, joined by Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Justine Picardie.


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Harper’s Bazaar UK : In fashion as in life, Kristen Stewart has always challenged gender norms with her androgynous beauty – which makes her the perfect face of Chanel’s new fragrance, Gabrielle, inspired by the legendary founder of the couture house. But she is also very much her own woman, as independent-spirited when it comes to fame and 
feminism as she has been in facing down Donald Trump.

On being in love:
“I’ve been deeply in love with everyone I’ve dated. Did you think I was faking it? I’ve always really embraced a duality. And really, truly, believed in it and never felt confused or struggling. I just didn’t like getting made fun of.”

On dating men again:
“Yeah, totally. Definitely… Some people aren’t like that. Some people know that they like grilled cheese and they’ll eat it every day for the rest of their lives. I want to try everything. If I have grilled cheese once I’m like, ‘That was cool, what’s next?'”

On fame:
“Fame is valued quite ridiculously. So then there’s this idea that you’re beholden in some way, and I resent that. And it comes across like I’m ungrateful or something but, actually, I just find it weird to talk to the general public as a whole. Like, you can relate to a person, you can relate to an individual, but addressing the world at large is something that just perplexes me.”

On whether she suffers from ‘Resting Bitch Face’:
“Completely. I’m really not introverted – I’m just not acting all the time, which is what it would take to look like how people expect famous people to behave.”
“Men cannot say bitch anymore, I’m sorry. Say something different. Say, ‘You’re rude,’ say, ‘You’re a dick,’ whatever. Just to say, ‘Oh that bitch.’ You can’t say that because there’s nothing I could say to you, there’s no retort that would be equal to that, therefore it’s demeaning and literally on par with… something homophobic or something racist.”

On life as a woman in the United States, post Trump:
“It’s obviously terrible what’s happening but at the same time, it feels good to be part of a wider female community that is finally standing up for itself. I’ve never felt such a strong sense of community. So it’s brought us together. The catalyst for this is regrettable, obviously, it’s shitty. But at the same time I think that you need something to stir things up in order to get people to come together and define their opinions and force them to be heard.”

On her tomboy style:
She used to dress as “a total tomboy” and it was only at school that she realised it was “not the most normal thing. Not all little girls are that way. And it actually really hurt my feelings, like badly. Like, I remember being in the sixth grade [aged 11] and [people would say] ‘Kristen looks like a man. You’re a boy’, or whatever, and I was so offended, horrified and embarrassed. Now I look back on it and I’m like, ‘Girl, be proud of that!'”
Everything shifted when Stewart hit puberty and grew her hair long. Suddenly she was accepted as one of the pretty girls “and I was like, ‘Fuck all of you!'”

Harper’s Bazaar UK : The actress says she was never afraid of taking on the president in that ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch.
Back in February, Kristen Stewart addressed her very strange personal connection with Donald Trump in a sketch for Saturday Night Live. The actress – who was co-hosting the show – poked fun at tweets the now-president had sent out back in 2012 offering unsolicited dating advice to her then-boyfriend, Robert Pattinson.

“Isn’t it crazy?” Stewart told us of the experience when we interviewed her for our September cover. “It’s so surreal. I can’t even think about it without getting crazy eyes, and smiling but not smiling. Like, it looks like a smile but it’s not a smile… It’s like laughing at a funeral.”
In the Saturday Night Live sketch, Stewart mocked Trump for his tweets, which is a brave thing to do, considering his reputation, but the actress insists she was never afraid of taking him on.
“What’s he going to do?” she said. “Attack me on Twitter. I don’t have a Twitter account. I don’t care. And by the way, I was kind of hoping that would happen just to add to the story.”
“But no, not at all,” she added. “What’s going to happen? Are you going to, like, arrest me? He’s going to be mad at me? Good. That would be awesome. I would be so proud of that. Do you know what I mean? I’d be in good company.”

Stewart refuses to focus on the negatives of Trump becoming president, however, insisting that the one silver lining of it all is the way it has brought women together: “I’ve never felt such a strong sense of community. So it’s brought us together, for sure.”

Harper’s Bazaar UK : The man behind her Bazaar cover shoot hair describes exactly how he styles it.

“The inspiration behind Kristen’s style was taken from the movie Quadrophenia with a 60s–70s skinhead vibe,” explains Ken O’Rourke, celebrity stylist and Charles Worthington brand ambassador, “made softer and prettier in a non-aggressive way”.
He’s talking about Kristen Stewart’s bleached buzz cut, reflected in multiple mirrors throughout the house of Chanel, fronting our September 2017 issue. It’s a look that’s inspiring many to go for the chop.
“Surprisingly a buzz cut can be more versatile than you think,” O’Rourke says, dispelling the notion that once you’ve braved the clippers, you’re left with a single statement hairstyle.

For the Bazaar shoot, which celebrates Stewart as the face of Chanel’s new fragrance, Gabrielle, he used Fudge Professional Hair Shaper, “a strong-hold styling wax which enabled me to manipulate and change up the shape of her hair”. To make it more modern, he then added the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray “to take the shine out of the wax” – applying it all over the hair, from six inches away.
If you have the right wax, O’Rourke says you can manipulate a super-short crop in many different ways. “Kristen’s hair was a little bit longer around the front, so I could change it up a bit by pushing it back into a quiff and slicking down the sides, or sweeping it over to one side.” Or try an oil when styling yours. “You can create a super-slick side parting by applying Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Oil onto a bristle brush for a super glossy and shiny finish,” he adds.

Accessories are an easy way to add a point of difference to your look – of which you can find plenty here. “Hair grips are great to keep a side parting down, making it look super feminine and pretty,” says O’Rourke. “Hairbands are also great for buzz cuts because it softens up the look.”
And keep your hairbands handy for that tricky transition when growing a buzz cut out again – should you decide it’s not for you. The stylist says they can keep the hair off your face “so it saves the hassle and difficulty of styling it”.
When you do decide to grow it, “only start to play around with your style again once your hair gets to around three inches long” O’Rourke adds.
“You can also trim the back and sides and allow the top sections to grow out to make your style more wearable.”

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