Perpetual childhood, inescapable adolescence – the twin plagues of the child actor or actress, musician or model.
Finding rapid global fame presents the teen or child star with a blitz of adoration and riches. These things – should you find yourself attached to some planet-conquering franchise or providing the vocals to a chart-eating pop monster – will rain down upon you like a shower of gilded arrows. A cascade of compliments, kisses and clothing will land readily at your perfectly petite, infantile feet.
But the price of a ticket to juvenile superstardom must be paid – and so often it is paid in forfeiting your adulthood. The public may see you forever as a cutesome man-boy (Macualay Caulkin). Or you may be required to hurl your dignity into the abyss, freeing yourself of your former munchkin stardom (Miley Cyrus).
Its a gilded cage difficult to escape. To do so, you need genuine talent, authentic friends, mental fortitude, sound advice from a team of sound advisers ….
….oh, and a killer Saint Laurent Suit and some vicious Louboutin heels. Obviously.
Emma Watson, by utilising the cigarette trouser trend with such elan as to transcend it, for the beautifully crisp, buttoned-to-the-top white shirt and for keeping an androgynous look coolly weighted towards the feminine with a wise touch of fuchsia lipstick, consider your award as Blush London‘s Look of the Day your official graduation into Adult Fashionista.
Hermione Granger is dead. Long live Emma Watson.