Emma Watson: From Harry Potter to Harry Winston, This London Native Is One of Fashion’s Newest IT Girls


Outstanding Woman of the Year Potrait
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Emma Watson, once and known as a nerdy, powerful, smart witch in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, has been named the number one woman in the world, also known as the Most Outstanding, by AskMen. “Emma Watson is so many incredible things at once—rich, successful, famous, stylish, beautiful, intelligent, personable, kind, and yet, rather than be content with a life of luxury, she's thrown her back into a serious social issue in an effort to shift the way our society treats women”, explained publisher James Bassil for AskMen on their website. And that is just it, Emma Watson it not only known for acting, fashion and intelligence but feminism and power also, making Emma one of Vogues’ IT girls.

Emma Watson made it in Vogue for the 2015 Hollywood IT girl list among girls such as Elizabeth Olsen, Felicity Jones, Cara Delevingne and even Amanda Seyfried. The list goes on about whom they are and how to get their looks. Coming from a nerdy girl to a huge fashion icon has brought Emma plenty of attention in her career. Moving on from The Magical World of Harry Potter to star in movies such as Perks of Being A Wall Flower and Noah, she is working on two movies that are set to come to theatres this year. Among her work as an actress, Emma has modeled for likes of Burberry, featured in ads for Vogue and Elle magazines. 

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Emma Watson at 2007 Harry Potter Premiere
In 2007, at just 17 years old, while promoting Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Emma Watson was named the ‘Red Carpet Phoenix’ by People Magazine, as this was her entrance into the stylish world of fashion. Wearing Chanel and Burberry, Watson tells UK edition of Instyle, “Getting someone else to choose things takes the fun out of it," on her emerging fashion sense.  By 2009, Emma was already named fashions new IT girl by People Magazine. By this time she had landed her spokes model deal with Burberry and graced the covers of magazines such as Teen Vogue and Interview. People Magazine titled her transformation, “From Hermoine to IT girl”. But Emma Watson didn’t stopped there; her fashion career had just begun. 


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Modeling People Tree Brand
Not resting on just her talent, fashion sense and good looks, Emma surprised many when she attended Brown University where she graduated in 2014. Her intelligence is something she has always excelled at since her parents sent her to one of the best schools in Oxford, England, the prestigious Dragon School where she also took up theater at a young age.  

After wrapping up the last Harry Potter film, Watson chopped of her long locks in place of a pixie cut that had the fashion media going crazy for her new look in 2010.  Style guru Jorge Ramón tells OK!. Magazine of Watson, “The pixie cut transformed Emma into a fashion ingenue,” raving that “Now, Emma explores the line between masculine and feminine, and sweet and sexy — and she does it by wearing simple, classic and elegant but updated silhouettes with dynamic accessories.”

In 2011, Emma was active not only with her up and coming non-Potter movies, but hands on in her own style line of eco-friendly clothes called, People Tree which is still standing strong. Also the new face on Lancôme and another clothing line with Alberta Ferretti, Pure Threads.


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British Fashion Awards 2015, Misha Nonoo/Dior  



Emma Watson has been known for her many stylish trends on the red carpet including the phenomenal red and black Christian Dior ensemble at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, her cut-out Prabal Gurung gown to the 2013 Met gala, and Balenciaga at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2013, where she was also named GQ’s Woman of The Year. She also attended the recent British Fashion Awards in 2014, were she picked up the British Style Award wearing not only Harry Styles on her arm but also a Misha Nonoo jumpsuit with a black Dior jacket. 
After being named AskMen’s Most Outstanding Woman in the world, beating out Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift, when asked why she was chosen, Askmen stated, “The 24-year-old Watson has noble pursuits in mind. Her alignment with the United Nation’s HeForShe Campaign has made her the face of feminism right now, and she's helping change the way men think about women. Now that's power.” Emma’s role with the launch of HeForShe Campaign has helped open many doors and hearts to gender inequality for both men and women.  Her greatest quotes from her Speech at the launching include, "We must try to mobilize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change. We don’t just want to talk about it”, "Fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain is that this has to stop”, and "For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities."

Emma Watson being named The Most Outstanding Women in the world is the best title for her. Between her amazing fashion sense, incredible acting career, and her effort to help change the world, it’s no wonder she is one of fashion and the world’s IT girls. The industry expects Emma to continue living her dreams, making an impact on the world and doing it in style. Emma is as influential as they come and it doesn’t look like she is stopping there, she is ready to take on the world. 

Signed Opinionated Fashionista- I will always love Hermoine.

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