Emma Watson covers December Elle – This is what a feminist looks like

Posted on 4 November 2014
By Amy Shaw
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In the light of the recent ‘HeForShe’ campaign driven by the Queen of young acting talent Emma Watson, Elle magazine smartly moved in to secure an interview and photo-shoot for their aptly named ‘Feminism Issue’.

The image selected to cover the exclusive subscriber edition is nothing short of stunning. Dressed in a simple co-ordinate set by JW Anderson, Emma’s look is natural – understated but mesmerising, embodying her character seamlessly.

To complement the ensemble, make up was kept minimal and the hair straight and slicked back – a muted tone which was repeated throughout the images inside the magazine.

Although still incredibly beautiful, the monochromatic simple style of the shoot allowed room for Emma’s important words to breathe rather than to be swallowed by imagery.

After standing at United Nations Headquarters in New York to present her HeForShe speech in front of 700 UN VIPS, Watson managed to touch hearts and demand deserved attention across the globe.

#HeForShe trended worldwide and Twitter Headquarters even paints the now famous hashtag across their walls.

Speaking of her passion towards gender equality in the exclusive interview, Emma states ‘We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop. Women should feel free. There is no typical feminist, there is nothing anywhere that says you have to meet a certain [set of] criteria’.

Ever since she was first thrust onto the big screen as young witch Hermione, Emma Watson has always come across as a highly intelligent individual with her feet planted firmly on the ground.

She states in the interview with popular Elle magazine that there was something lacking in her life, and she is glad to be able to channel her passion through her fame.

Speaking of her nerves at the press conference, she states that she hoped her vulnerability would give her the ability to come across as more human.

Editor-in-Chief Lorraine Candy rounds off the feature perfectly – ‘The likeable, accessible, learned and learning Emma Watson is the best woman I can see in a landscape of new voices rising to wield a sword of today’s new, inclusive feminism. And I wish her luck.’