If you thought that Kristen Stewart‘s new Balenciaga campaign was the only couture treat we were going to get currently, you were so fabulously wrong. ‘Cause look who’s eyeing us off the cover of Vogue U.K.‘s new October issue — La K.Stew. This one — shot by Mario Testino — has an air of decadence about it that we love. And trust us, we’ve loved plenty of Kristen’s covers. Her Vanity Fair, for one. Or that Interview special with Charlize Theron. Jalouse with Garrett Hedlund was a whole different kind of sexy too. But this one’s going to be right up there with the rest of our favorites, for sure. This Vogue cover seems a lot more poignant due to the recent developments in her life. We mean of the Rupert Sanders kind and the subsequent backlash from their affair.
This quote for instance, seems quite spookily apt. “I know that if you haven’t thought about how you want to present a very packaged idea of yourself then it can seem like you lack ambition. But, dude, honestly? I can’t,” says the actress. “People expect it to be easy because there you are, out there, doing the thing that you want and making lots of money out of it. But, you know, I’m not that smooth. I can get clumsy around certain people. Like if I were to sit down and think, ‘OK, I’m really famous, how am I going to conduct myself in public? I wouldn’t know who that person would be! It would be a lot easier if I could, but I can’t.” Another quote given in the snippet is vintage Kristen, and while she is talking about her role in On The Road, it’s strangely applicable to her personal life too. “There is always going to be that seam of people who want things differently to the standardised version,” she said. “It’s not necessarily a rebellious thing, it’s just who they are. That world back then, it just seems freer to me than anything I could ever touch and I’m fully nostalgic for it, even though I wasn’t even alive then, ” states Stewart. “It’s the loyalty aspect of it all. I love being on the periphery with a group of people who have the same values that I do. People who don’t get off on fame, who just like the process of making movies and thrive.” We bet she wishes it was that simple, especially with what’s surrounding her these days.
[Photo via Vogue]