Since January 2012, 23-year old actress Kristen Stewart has been the face of Balenciaga’s Florabotanica perfume. Now, in a new ad campaign for the fragrance’s second scent, Stewart once again appears topless and wrapped in blossoming vines.
“It looks like the vines are starting to grow into her and they’re becoming a part of her,” Stewart said of her ad character. “She’s clearly very comfortable there and owning it a little bit more.”
In another campaign shot, Stewart wears a low-cut low-back black dress and is smiling.
“What I like about this is that I didn’t have to turn into a different person,” Stewart said. “The point was to capture something natural. If you ever feel like you’re forcing something or trying to get the shot, suddenly it’s just not fun anymore.”
However, the public knows that this is not the Twilight actresses’ normal look. In most photos, she is seen sans smile, appearing as if she would rather be anywhere else than where she is at the time. She plays with her hair, bites her lip, and broods. And she knows it.
“I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the red carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker!” she told Vanity Fair. “That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like shit in half my photos, and I don’t give a f**k.”
Her former boyfriend, 27-year old actor Robert Pattinson, complained that the media makes it worse. “No matter how many times she smiles, they’ll put in the one picture where she’s not smiling.”
The perfume, which includes notes of pink pepper, cardamom, white amber, cedar wood, and patchouli, is now available online and at local retailers.
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