|Givenchy Haute Couture.|
I bought the most recent issue of Vanity Fair today with Kristen Stewart gracing the front cover. I was looking for Vogue in all truth and honesty but I couldn't find it at the little convenience store I found myself in. So Vanity Fair it was. I was looking for inspiration for a new photo-montage-style blog post. My desktop is completely filled with haute couture snippets and snapshots of Valentino and Dior, some random Audrey Hepburn photos, Etsy finds, and a divine photography series by Jacques-Henri Lartigue ... but the blog muse (which Greek god would that be?) has not visited lately.
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
This is how I felt after reading Kristen Stewart's interview.
I was done with the interview, but not with the pretty images. I needed to add them to my endless collection (to wait for another day and the Muse of Blogs). While searching for the high res-images I stumbled to the the abridged article on VanityFair.com (and the subsequent Huffington Post article) where I read the reader comments by "haters" -- I think that is what they would be dubbed in this situation. It was at this point I began to reflect on the interview a little more and myself. Yes, Kristen Stewart inspired self-reflection. (Note to self: Maybe it is time to look into that new hobby. Or professional therapy.)
I can see how the other readers could interpret her statements as a little crass, but hey, she was honest at least, "I don’t care about the voracious, starving sh-t eaters who want to turn truth into sh-t." And she did drop the f-bomb at least once. And finished one thought with, "Not that you can say that in Vanity Fair!" Apparently, you can. What I took away in Kristin-Stewart-FYI is that she doesn't always appear, well, actress-like or lady-like off-screen or 'perform well' in interviews and critics give her a hard time for it -- and she doesn't care. From the interview and the reader comments, I also got the impression that she has been giving this same interview time and time again. And in all truth I don't give a crap that she doesn't enjoy being a star or anything like that. More importantly, I don't care enough to leave angry comments on a Vanity Fair or Huffington Post blog forum. But that is not the point.
The point is, I think what turned most people off was the language she used; her 'potty-mouth'. I am a self-proclaimed potty-mouth. I really am. I try not to be... but not really. There are times it is just plain necessary. I certainly am not in my professional life (ninety-nine percent of the time). I think that there is a way to compose your thoughts concisely without the use of what is deemed to be 'inappropriate' language. However, if given the opportunity and an audience with a readership like that of Vanity Fair, would I snub the chance to send out a general "you're a sh-t eater!" to some of the people on my sh-t list? I'm not sure. Some days I dream of such opportunities.
|Kristen Stewart in Valentino Haute Couture & Heather Huey.|