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Friday 22 August 2014

Emma Watson has modest shoe collection

Emma Watson

Despite being a style icon, Emma Watson admits she only has eight pairs of shoes.

The 23-year-old actress stars in The Bling Ring as a fame-obsessed teenager who breaks into the houses of celebrities with her friends to steal things.

Emma has condemned her shallow on-screen character Nicki, and despite her style icon status says she only owns a few pairs of shoes herself.

"It’s almost like consumerism as a form of kleptomania. She could never wear all of those clothes and half of them were brand new and still had the price tag on," she told Radio Times magazine.

"But I suppose she just bought them to have them. We’ve all bought things on impulse but that’s an entirely different thing. I’ve got about eight pairs of shoes and that’s it."

Emma is often praised for her gorgeous sartorial choices, but insists wearing designer clothes isn't everything.

The stunning star doesn't see herself as a "celebrity" any more, as she feels the word has negative connotations.

"There’s a whole new definition to celebrity now. And I think that’s why you see a lot of actors blanching at being associated with that word 'celebrity' because it’s become something that isn’t really associated with having a craft...

"But it’s easy for me to sound like a total hypocrite because, of course, I’m dressed in designer clothes right now," she said.

The Bling Ring's costume designer Stacey Battat recently revealed it was about recreating classic looks rather than making new pieces.

"We didn't make a lot of stuff for this movie! We made clothes for Somewhere, but for The Bling Ring, we wanted things you would recognise. We wanted a real Balenciaga bag, an actual Louis Vuitton trunk - these characters wanted the Versace dress because it was the Versace dress," she explained.

"We also used lower-priced brands. Wildfox was a great find. It's very LA, and it really suited those girls. The same with Free City! It's just very LA in a way that it's not New York or Oklahoma or someplace else."

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