Emma Watson Criticizes Fashion Industry Standards

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Proving that she's just as much substance as style, Noah actress Emma Watson told The Sunday Times that the fashion industry puts unhealthy pressure on women.

"As a younger woman, that pressure got me down, but I’ve made my peace with it," Watson said. "With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy." [Tweet this quote!]

She's on a mission to help offset that by pulling back the curtain on just what it takes for her to get red-carpet ready. Tweeting pictures of herself in a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta dress for the premiere of Noah, she commented wryly, "I did NOT wake up like this." She followed it up with a picture of all the makeup used to create her look.

Watson also said she skips the help of a professional stylist, choosing instead to ask friends for help. “I love showing them images and asking, ‘What do you think of this dress?’ I call on my [friends] for advice all the time." (Dear Emma, that LBD was stunning! Can we be friends? Also, can we borrow your shoes next weekend? Love, Shape.)

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She adds that not only is she not afraid of the "actress curse" (aging—you know, that normal thing that happens to all of us), but also that she can't wait to get older. “I’m excited about the aging process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling,” she said.

What do you think of Watson's views on the fashion industry? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @Shape_Magazine!
 

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