I also just like really like big movies. I’m American, I grew up on them. But I also want them to be really good. I think that that’s totally possible. When you’re not completely product obsessed, I think it’s possible.
I just directed this music video with my friend, and it’s going to be made to be something that it’s not. It’s something I did in four days, it was a fun little story, and it’s going to get more attention than whatever it’s supposed to get. I think it’s just something to play on. If you can’t change it, then don’t be afraid of it — push harder!
— Kristen Stewart about her tattoo on her right forearm (x)
I got this because of this film. I gave Valentine [her character in ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’] tattoos for the film, so I had transfers made. You don’t know anything about Valentine, it’s all about Maria. And that’s a huge aspect of the story, is that she never focuses on herself. They never talk about her life, ever. I wanted to show little indications of, ‘Who is that?’ Instead of just playing an assistant that was generic. She has interests, she’s going to places, you just don’t know where they are. And so I got so attached to this one that I got it. /…/ This is part of ‘Guernica’. It’s a Picasso painting that I saw when I was 18 and in Madrid. It fucking floored me and it’s the first time I responded to a piece of art like that. It is just perfect for me. I love what it makes me think of. It’s like ‘keep going, and keep the fucking light on.’
I’m not saying that anyone’s impression of me is wrong, but initially I was deemed very ungrateful, like I didn’t care. It’s a thing. Think anything about me, do NOT think that I don’t care. It was because I was nervous and I was freaking out that everyone was fucking staring at me.
There will be an exhibition at the Evil Rock N Roll Cat shop in Los Angeles, lasting June 14th until July 31st, that features rare photos of The Runaways. Curated by Kristen Stewart, Riley Keough and Juliana Sorelli.
I’ve been saying I want to direct movies since I was 10 years old. And then I started making movies and working with such incredible people that I realized what I was up against. So it was like, no way, now I’m gonna get more attention than I ever should just because of who I am. Basically, I’m grateful to Sage, because she was like, ‘I have this little thing, no one could tell the story better than you… just do it and stop being such a pussy.’
Kristen Stewart’s make-up artist talks about her look at Met Gala 2014
Celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey did Kristen’s makeup. Jillian explained her inspiration:
I wanted to create a strong, sexy and sophisticated eye that would play off the sparkle of Kristen’s dress. I like to mix and blend shadows when I’m working to get the ‘real’ feeling of colors merged together on the skin. So I didn’t go very dramatic on the lips or brows to keep the intensity on the eyes.”
Then Jillian described her technique:
I prepped the eyes with By Terry Primer and let it set. Then I started in with CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense on the upper and lower lash lines. I like to wedge the tip between the individual lashes to fill in any spaces so there are no visible gaps in the lashes. Next, I applied the middle tone from the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystère all over the lid as my base shade, and used the darker shade in the creases, extending it out toward the corners for an intense, dramatic effect. On the inner corners, I layered the lightest shade from the Quad and topped it with a bit of the CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Vision. I love how the sparkle in this color is revealed with the flash of the camera. So I put it where I wanted to grab the light and highlight her eyes. I finished by taking a small nylon makeup brush and feathering out the black liner to create a smudgier look. I actually don’t mind it if makeup moves around a little. It looks cool when it’s worn in. Lastly, I curled her lashes twice with the CHANEL Limited Edition Precision Eyelash Curler and gave her two coats of Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir.”
Additional Products used include:
CHANEL Hydra Beauty Crème
CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in 20 Beige
CHANEL Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer in 10 Beige Clair
This year for my birthday they sent me a signed Patti Smith album. They didn’t even send me anything from Chanel… some [bag or] pair of shoes that they wanted me to go get photographed in. They’re just cool people. You’re like, ‘Wait a minute, you guys are the supposed to be the ones that are the snootiest people imaginable but you’re not!’
For some reason it pisses people off when I change after a red carpet. If I think about why people have these expectations of me it makes sense, but I genuinely think that if people thought about it for two seconds they’d be like, ‘Oh my God, why do I care that that girl just put some fucking sneakers on?’ Are you seriously mad that I put on some Vans after an hour of being in heels? I’m so sorry to have upset you, you crazy person.