With Tom Macklin, Executive Editor/Entertainment Editor of Elle UK
From ElleUK blog post.
"And no stranger to this part of town is our July cover star, local Californian girl Kristen Stewart. She breezes in, PR in tow, just ahead of schedule at 9.45am. Dressed down in her usual battered jeans, converse and black tee, hair loosely pulled back, no make-up and a pair of shades. She is petite, and reminiscent of a young Winona Ryder / Jodie Foster. There is something that instantly draws you in, despite the shyness, she definitely exudes that star quality. She is friendly and welcoming, and after introductions are made we sit down to talk her through the set up for the day. Following her meteoric rise to fame courtesy of the Twilight franchise 18 months ago, fashion shoots are new territory for Kristen. ELLE is her first ever UK glossy shoot and interview, ahead of the release of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, and the independent film “The Runaways”.
After an initial rail run through, it’s into hair and make-up. Our idea was to re-position Kristen slightly. Her shoots up until now have embodied that teen angst, and been quite hard. We were interested in creating something more grown up, a little softer, whilst maintaining that quirkiness which has become such a big style staple for Kristen. The make-up was light, and minimal, with clear skin and a soft red lip. For hair, we went for swept up, tousled, with lots of movement.