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Emma Watson, the New Face of Burberry

Posted by: sue
June 09, 2009, 07:18 AM

Actress Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series has long been open about her great love of fashion, appearing in countless magazines sporting couture from various designers. She has now taken that a step further as she has officially become the face for classic UK house Burberry. Today you can see new photos of the ads for the Fall/Winter Burberry campaign featuring Emma Watson here via Marie Claire magazine. Along with photos of Emma sporting their traditional trench coats and high end classic plaid bags, the magazine reports "Speaking to WWD, Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey commented, 'I wanted the images to represent both the rich history and the modernity of the Burberry brand, while at the same time reflecting a quiet beauty, timelessness and strength that is particularly significant today.' The Evening Standard has a few more photos here, and notes:

Dangling off her arm are a bevy of cute accessories, from hot male models du jour Tom Guinness, Charlie France and Douglas Booth to Burberry's Woolf bag, a capacious suede tote with embroidered overlay costing a cool £1,095. The collection is inspired by Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury set.

Despite persistent rumours linking her to Chanel, and her ubiquitous presence at international fashion shows, Burberry is the first major advertising campaign that the 19-year-old Harry Potter star has snagged. It is likely to swell her estimated £8 million fortune by six figures.

“Having known and admired the lovely Emma Watson for quite some time, she was the obvious choice for this campaign,” said Burberry's creative director, Christopher Bailey. “I wanted the images to represent the rich history and modernity of Burberry while reflecting a quiet beauty, timelessness and strength that is particularly significant today.

Emma has a classic beauty, a great character and a modern edge. Her charm, intellect and brilliant sense of fun made the whole shoot feel like a picnic on the Thames.”He added: “I felt Emma would be strong enough to hold the campaign as the only girl, and I loved the idea of her being surrounded by these young, cool British guys." The ads will appear in magazines and online in August of this year.

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1910 Points

good for her!! didn’t she have a chanel gig aswell??

soo cool!!! x

Posted by Gryffindor Chaser (rroOAARR!!!) on June 10, 2009, 01:31 AM report to moderator
23764 Points

Very classy pictures! She’ll have a bright future as a model for many years.

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on June 10, 2009, 01:35 AM report to moderator
322 Points

She looks totally at home there :) I’m really happy for her! She’s really into fashion and this is the perfect opportunity. She’s so gorgeous!!!!

Posted by PineappleCrush on June 10, 2009, 02:43 AM report to moderator
1589 Points

It’s not strange that she is their new face. After all, she did wear some of their clothes in the past few years on some events she attended. . . I think she really is perfect for them and she definitely deserved that!! :)
On this pictures, she looks amazing!! I love her hair and make- up and, of course, the clothes are GREAT!! I agree with PineappleCrush, she does look at home on them!! And those cute guys are just great accessory for her. . . LOL!! :D

Posted by hp-fan (Roar!) on June 10, 2009, 03:10 AM report to moderator
2661 Points

She looks great!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on June 10, 2009, 04:40 AM report to moderator
60 Points

awesome Emma .. it was really cool pics ….
Emma is really lovely and nice
by the way " Emma never was ugly "

Posted by parade on June 10, 2009, 05:38 AM report to moderator
42 Points

I think these are the best photos I have seen of Emma. In a lot of the images we see of her in magazines there is an air of “dress ups”, but these are gorgeous.

Posted by Tuesday on June 10, 2009, 05:41 AM report to moderator
2573 Points

Beautiful girl!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on June 10, 2009, 09:08 AM report to moderator
1428 Points

Amazing! Emma is gorgeous!

Posted by jenbabe705 on June 10, 2009, 09:24 AM report to moderator
24135 Points

Wow, good for Emma, what an honor! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on June 10, 2009, 09:30 AM report to moderator

Emma’s make up makes her look very different…not real… But I guess that’s what modeling do to you.

And if the dailymail is to be believed, the boys surrounding her are demanded by Emma herself. She showed up on the day of the photoshoot and freaked out cause there were originally girls who will model with her. Prettier, taller girls might steal the limelight, ergo – the boys. More effective if I do say so myself.

Posted by pensive on June 10, 2009, 10:25 AM report to moderator
23511 Points

This is awesome! I love how classy Emma is! She looks great! yay! :D

Posted by Greta on June 10, 2009, 11:53 AM report to moderator
906 Points

saw the pics on perez hilton’s site, amazing! emma looks so grown up, cool, gorgeous!

Posted by Lucilla{ROAR!!} on June 10, 2009, 12:13 PM report to moderator
428 Points

I couldn’t be happier for Emma. She’s definitely one of the role models of this generation.


Posted by alegria35 on June 10, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
857 Points

She’s so pretty. Good Job Emma! That’s awesome!

Posted by kayzz on June 10, 2009, 08:32 PM report to moderator
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