Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I Feel So Awkward: The December Issue of Harper's Bazaar

Prepubescent girls (and quite a honestly, a lot of my twenty-something friends) are going to be gawking at the cover of December's Harper's Bazaar. The magazine features Twilight heartthrobs Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart on the cover, with a full goth-glam fashion spread. Yay, more vampires!

In the tradition of all cheesy vampire narratives, the shoot features two star-crossed lovers in lots of black, crimson roses to denote true love, and, naturally, lots of eyeliner to underscore brooding, fervent eye-love-making. Pattinson looks quite handsome in his Dior Homme, and Stewart rocks an Alexander Wang dress as she clings to Pattinson on a motorcycle - because vampires are bad boys. Get it? Good.

But in an Alexander McQueen gown, the nineteen-year-old looks like a teenager who's just lost in a big expensive dress. Maybe Beyonce could pull it off? The gown commands a presence that the seemingly shy, evasive Stewart just isn't ready to give us. But then again, maybe it's not her fault - maybe it's the intensely awkward Pattinson, who's trying to seduce the camera while blatantly ignoring his beloved.

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  1. vampire love is weird. like wtf, shes like a 17 year old in the movie and her vampire man is like 450 years old? how is that a healthy/equal relationship!?!? kinda chi-mo

  2. This whole shoot looks low-budget and awkward. Except maybe the motorcycle shot.

  3. Agreed...I feel as if they are trying to garner the same kind of attention that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt received after their first shoot as a couple in W...didn't work quite as well for them.

  4. the shoes in the second pic are KILLIN IT thoooo