Kristen Stewart is not your typical movie star. Far from young Hollywood’s sharply dressed and high-heeled women, Stewart has always been the wild one, marching to the beat of her own drum in a pair of beat-up Converse sneakers. The young movie star, who has just been named as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress in the 12-month period ending May 2012, is gearing up to stir the fashion world with her up-and-coming campaign for Balenciaga’s new perfume, Florabotanica.
In an interview by Women’s Wear Daily, the raven-haired beauty shared that though she doesn’t appear to be the fragrance-wearing type, she’s very lucky that she actually likes the fragrance. “There is something natural about it. It’s very alive. I think that as a young person wearing it–considering that I’ve never worn a scent–it kind of puts you on this level of, like, ‘Whoa, check me out,’” explained Stewart to Jennifer Weil.
In concocting Florabotanica, Nicolas Ghesquière was inspired from a collection he designed in 2008 that involved “nice” and “nasty” flowers. From that garden, the scent came about. The inspiration behind Stewart’s choice was also something the designer plucked out from his past. Ghesquière recalled seeing the 12-year-old Stewart in The Panic Room and thinking that he “would love to work with her someday” because “she’s so Balenciaga.” Years later, the thought comes to life as he found her to be the “perfect beauty and the perfect personality to represent” the edgy new scent.
Stewart wasn’t shy in expressing her excitement for the project as well. “I want to be around Nicolas when he gets excited about fabric. I want to see the look on his face when he sees me put on a dress,” gushed Stewart. With so much compliments and love between Ghesquière and Stewart, we can’t help but feel like this is one of those rare fashion phenomenons where everything just falls into place. We at Fashion Glamour aren’t sure if we’re more excited about the Florabotanica scent or Stewart’s campaign images.