Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Anne Hathaway on the cover of InStyle

Anne Hathaway has come a long way since her Princess Diaries days (which, funny enough, have recently been discovered by my daughter-- she saw the picture at left, and nearly knocked me out of my seat to see it). she's savvy, funny and not afraid of fashion.

daring in her fashion choices and her roles—this summer she plays Agent 99 in Get Smart—Anne Hathaway stands out as a beacon of confident allure. within a short period of time, the young actress has graduated from fashion ingenue to a woman who navigates the designer realm with intrepid spirit and lashings of wit.

Hathaway ha developed her own unique personal style, and says, "style is not superficial! you deserve to take the way you look seriously. i've made dressing an intellectual game." (a girl after my own heart...)

in the july issue of InStyle, Anne is interviewed about everything from fashion , to working out and even admits to a few fashion faux pas.

what's your take on showing skin on the red carpet?
"i've always been on the conservative side when it comes to showing skin. i'm from that school where you show one part of your body, not all of it. [but] sometimes you just make mistakes. i once wore a see-through dress to an event, but i had absolutely no idea... and i have never not done the lighting test after that. at the end of the day, you have to dress in what you're comfortable in. if you're at ease in a bikini top and a miniskirt— though i certainly wouldn't be— go for it."

what's your style philosophy?
"if you're going to be glamorous, it has to be tempered with eccentricity so that it incorporates your own personality. dressing up is great, but you need a twist. and one of my biggest style influences has been Rachel Zoe, who introduced me to glamour. now i'm kind of pushing her a little bit to explore the eccentric side. lately, i've been having a lot more fun with how i dress. i am braving the idea of ending up on a worst-dressed list, but i'm also a lot happier with what i wear."

how did you get in shape for your role as Agent 99?
"i started working out about three months before the film began. i wanted to be curvy and muscle-y. David Kirsch, my trainer, has made sure that i am no longer self-conscious about my thighs. eventually my knees are going to be all wrinkly and i’m not going to be able to wear things like short skirts so i take pleasure in wearing them now."

what's the most tragic thing you wore in high school?
"i was still recovering from Clueless when i was in high school, so probably one too many baby-doll skirts with baby Ts, knee socks, mary janes and barrettes. maybe the occasional pair of flannel pajama pants during finals week. i don't let myself get that slobby these days."

be sure to pick up this issue, if you don't already subscribe, and read the entire interview with more fabulous photos!


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photos: Robert Erdmann/instyle.com

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