Is this photo shoot for Lancome Emma Watson's desperate attempt to distance herself from anything remotely approaching Hermoine Granger? Only Emma can answer that, but the effect for me is a mixture of amusement and genuine affection.
You'll all remember that the first demonstration of her determination to part from her magical roots was the brutal severing of a large portion of her once flowing locks. These pics would seem to suggest that Emma's next step is to also become a fashion trendsetter via the inexplicable mixing of completely desperate fashions together into some sort of bizarre rendition of a cross-dressing member of the Rat Pack.
I find this amusing, in that the idea of young girls roaming malls dressed like a circa 1950s Frank Sinatra in drag, just sounds like the most hilarious thing I could ever imagine. Yet, I'm also sort of charmed at how persistently adorable she looks, despite the ridiculousness of her garb. Despite the fact that I don't see this look really catching on, she does still manage to be sweet, regardless of how silly she might look. That's the sign of a true beauty.
Now go get changed.
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