Kristen talks to Refinery29 about her experience attending the Balenciaga Paris Fashion Week Show:
So, you went to the Balenciaga show on Friday. How was it?
“So sick! It really was incredible.”
Did you see a standout look in the collection that really spoke to you?
“There was this small bustier in white that’s typically worn with nothing under it, but they put a T-shirt under it, and it was sick! A few of its skirts, too, and the shoes — they were crazy! I feel like I don’t need to think about what I’m going to wear for the next six months because it’s pretty much handled.”
And comments about Red Carpet style & how Balenciaga has helped her find her inner fashionista:
When you see looks on the runway like that, do you immediately know which ones you’ll want for the red carpet?
“All the stuff I see is definitely for the carpet. Any of the looks I saw today, I wouldn’t want to waste on something that wasn’t important because this round was really, really impressive and super-fance. Balenciaga is so particular, and I don’t want to make it sound exclusive, but I mean, you need to know yourself to recognize yourself in the clothes; you have to really own it.
“What I love about fashion is that you find things that surprise you, that can uncover what’s buried, that unleash certain aspects of yourself. Balenciaga does this like no other and I have a great time sifting through the stuff. Nicolas [Ghesquière] always picks the most fun things ever!”
On a more surface level, how is the Balenciaga aesthetic reflective of your own? What do you love about Ghesquière’s designs?
“I think it’s the balance — you can look really pretty, depending on what you decide to wear with a piece, but you can be really hard as well. It’s rare to find a brand that’s not one, or the other. I know it seems like I just wear simple shit when I’m dressing normally, and a lot of black, but I like colors! I mean, Nicolas is really out there and he really pushes it with patterns –– his patterned jeans are better than anyone’s.”
Kristen also talks about her style evolving over the years from being a jeans & a T-shirt kind-of-girl to a sexier, more adventurous version of that. She cares very much about how she presents herself now. The older she gets, the more comfortable she becomes in her own skin, which attributes to her style evolution.
And when it comes to posing on the Red carpet, Kristen makes clear that she’s definitely not “the hand-on-hip girl…”
“God, if I ever see my hand on hip, I’m like ‘Stop it!’”
Exactly –– it can feel like such a cliche. But do you have a secret to posing without feeling forced?
“Again, I think the biggest thing is to like what you’re wearing. But, in reality, I’m not very comfortable taking pictures, so I just try to get through it. Recently, though, I’ve had to do a lot of On The Road stuff, and I’ve been incredibly comfortable, not because there’s a personal pride thing, but because I’m so proud of everyone, and to be a part of this group. So, I guess the secret to taking good pictures is to have a good reason to do it. Just stand tall, man! I know that’s funny coming from me, but it’s true!”
We learn why Kristen really loved On The Road:
I loved the verbs; just so many fucking verbs — I really liked that it wasn’t packaged and delivered in a story-book sort of way, and when you’re a freshman in high school, every book is written like that.
Kristen’s thoughts on beauty?
So, we know you’re not a huge makeup girl, but do you have a single favorite beauty product?
“I use Proactiv –– it’s good shit!”
Do you have any beauty secret you’ve learned on sets or backstage?
“Not really, but I use lots and lots of dry shampoo!”
This was such a cute little interview! We learned some new insights about Kristen and how she’s beginning to grow up, right before our eyes. I’ve gotta say, I LOVED the part about her definitely not being the “hand-on-hip kind of girl” Totally, Kristen! Totally!
Read the full interview at the source.