I don't really get all of the "she barely looks like herself" comments. I think she absolutely does look like herself, albeit a M&M photoshop-heavy version of herself. Maybe I'm in the minority, or maybe I've just always been able to separate her from Twilight, but I've always found her to be quite beautiful. It's that awkward thing she seems to default to at events that makes it harder to see, but she's actually got really striking features (like her eyes, which are on display beautifully here).
im suffering from extreme twilight fatigue, hasn't she graced enough covers?? i cant think of a single american fashion magazine that she hasnt been on the cover of. i will grudgingly admit she doesn't look bad here, but im sure the interview will be back to typical stewart business as usual- complaining, i'm above all of this but wait i really do care! attitude nonsense. yuck
I find it weird every time people cry photoshop over a Mert & Marcus image, that is like complaining that a Terry Richardson picture is over-utilizing flash. At this point really, who even cares - everything is photoshopped at least they manage to make their subjects look good and making someone like Kristen Stewart look good - this good - is a feat. Which is not to say that she isn't a pretty girl, on the contrary she is, but she is the kind of girl next door pretty that borders on awkward. In these images she looks like a little vixen, or as close to a vixen as she can get.
To be completely honest I don't necessarily care that she looks nothing like this in real life - in fact I'm happy they took her as far from her comfort zone of bad posture and ratty Converses as humanly possible. If were going to have celebrity covers (and we are going to have them - there is no end in sight, no matter how many collective cries of anguish emit from tFS) I would rather have something like this, than some of the other stuff we've seen from the W reboot.
What do I think about the way most people dress? Most people are not something one thinks about... - Diana Vreeland Twitter / Tumblr
I don't care if it doesn't look like her. On my magazines I want to see fantasy! Transformation! I think it's gorgeous.
I agree and, honestly, I think most of this thread agrees as well. Who wants to see boring old K-Stew? I actually really like her, and outside of the Twilight movies, she's been quite a good actress, but I've seen alot of her on magazine covers and this is very different for her. The Interview cover was different, too, but I prefer this. It's more glamorous and, I feel, more of a transformation.