Our Top 5 Emma Watson 'Girl Boss' Moments | Clozette

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From being the 'best witch of her generation' in the Harry Potter universe to a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson is truly an actress worthy to be counted as a role model for children and young adults. 

She has taken the generation who grew up watching her career in an enthralling journey of portraying a character that is not afraid to be brilliant and to excel despite being a girl to bringing the character to life by striving to spread her message of feminism through different platforms. 

So in light of her playing an actual Disney Princess, making another generation awed by her performance, we decided to list some of Emma's best girl boss moments. 


When she wore "trash" to the red carpet

Red carpets are a big thing, especially if you're a Hollywood star. But for Emma, it is a place to prove that you can make a statement along with the glitz and glamour.

She started making a buzz in the summer of 2016 when she donned a gorgeous Calvin Klein dress at the Met Gala. The dress was made from 100% recycled materials, putting 'sustainable fashion' on the headlines of magazines everywhere. She has continued to bring attention to the cause, partnering with other labels such as Oscar De La Renta and Louis Vuitton, creating custom pieces that are made from sustainable materials that truly wow on or off the red carpet. 

When she lived up to being Hermione and Belle in real life

One of her most memorable speeches about feminism, which highlights a fact that almost everyone can relate to, struck young females in the most beautiful way possible. Speaking of the idea that girls are called 'bossy' when they want to take charge but boys being given responsibilities because they need to be 'leaders,' she took a jab at society's double standards. She emphasised that girls, no matter their age, should be empowered and given opportunities to grow and realise their full potential. 

She also leaves books in train stations in the US and the UK for strangers to find and enjoy. She also opened a Goodreads community called 'OurSharedShelf,' where she encourages discourse on the fiction and non-fiction literary works she chooses to share, mostly centred on a strong female character or anything that promotes empowerment and gender equality. 


When she became the face of the #HeForShe campaign

One of the most well-known faces of today's feminist activism, Emma expressed her dismay in people calling her out for just being this 'girl from Harry Potter' by giving a powerful speech for the UN's #HeForShe campaign. There, she invited people to look beyond who she is as an actor and actually pay attention to the message she stands for. This received waves of support from different people within and beyond the entertainment industry, who later helped use their influence and voice in promoting this advocacy.  

When she handled her Vanity Fair cover controversy like the queen that she is

The most recent one to date, Emma posed for Vanity Fair to promote Beauty and the Beast, as well as to broaden the reach of her feminist activism efforts. However, she was criticised for baring her cleavage on the cover, with many saying she is 'not being an actual feminist' as she is supposedly 'sexualising' her image. 

She hit back at them saying that this was the exact reason why we need feminism. 

"It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is..." Emma said. "Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing."

Tell 'em, girl!


When she gave great advice to random strangers at Grand Central Station, New York

Imagine rushing to the train station to start your day and finding someone holding up a make-shift stall, giving you a chance to ask Emma Watson for advice. From little boys asking her how to be a good boyfriend to young ladies being told that finding a good partner is all about improving yourself first at the core, if you think it wouldn't get any better, all the proceeds of the activity were donated to Planned Parenthood. 


Em's not the only girl boss around. Read all about other young role models you need to look up now.



Along with the rest of the world, the fashion industry continues to grow and evolve. While we think we have already seen every trend and style imaginable, there are still a lot of surprises courtesy of the creative minds in the industry. So, what’s next?

Continuing the trend of providing an avenue for lovers of fashion to take inspiration from meticulously designed and crafted pieces, Manila Fashion Festival is set to give the world a peek at what’s next from our country’s creative fashion designers. Here are the things to watch out for.


Amazing shows

Showcasing their talents and craftsmanship, the creme de la creme of the fashion industry will share their latest creations at The Marquee at EDSA Shangri-la Manila. The four-day event will feature a roster of esteemed designers as well as a new breed of tastemakers.

On the first day of the event, fans will see creations by Pablo Cabahug, Azucar, Cheetah Rivera, Jaz Cerezo, and Veejay Floresca. The second day will feature shows by Darirué, Reyna Chukada, ESME, Mae-Ann Veloso, CJ Martin, PHILIPS, Jinggay Serag, Anthony Ramirez, ARIN, Daryl Maat, and Martin Bautista. On the third day, shows from Sassa Jimenez, Renan Pacson, Chris Diaz, Brit Tripudio, Jun Jun Ablaza, and SoFA (School of Fashion and the Arts) graduates will take centerstage. The last day of the event will feature shows by Randy Ortiz, BARBA, Rhett Eala, and Folded & Hung.

Beauty Trends

Aside from fashion trends, MFF will also be a venue for lovers of beauty to see what trends will dominate the season. With makeup looks by MAC Cosmetics artists and hair styles created by artists from Folded & Hung’s Famous Salon, trends are sure to be set and show-stopping looks are sure to dominate.


New Breed of Designers

The Manila Fashion Festival is not just a place for designers who have already been part of the industry for quite some time to update their fans on what’s the latest from them. The event is also an avenue for a new breed of designers to show the world what they are made of. This year, MFF will hold a show featuring a batch of designers who will graduate from the School of Fashion and the Arts. Apart from that, aspiring designers who want to bring their talents to the forefront not just in the country but the rest of Southeast Asia can join the AirAsia Runway Ready Designers Search. Two hopefuls will get the chance to showcase their work at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week in August.


Catch the Manila Fashion Festival from March 21 to 24 at The Marquee EDSA Shangri-La Manila.



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We’re halfway through March, friends. The days are getting hotter, and that could only mean one thing — summer is approaching. The coming of a new season gives us a renewed perspective. We’re looking forward to a lot of new things in the coming months — there are a lot of exciting things happening! — but for now, we want to share our excitement over fun things that happened in the worlds of beauty, fashion and more this week. 

Let’s recap the highlights of the week together.


Black Anti-Highlighter

Since we’re talking highlights, we may as well start with one. Well, it’s not exactly a highlighter but something of the opposite nature. Rituel de Fille has released a creme pigment called Eclipse Inner Glow, and it’s meant to be a “black blush, contour, cream eyeshadow and lipstick” in one.

Unicorn Wands

From one whimsical thing to another, here’s something that would tickle the fancy of fans of unicorn tales (pun intended). Tarte Cosmetics has released a line of brushes with handles that mimic unicorn horns.



Having the right beauty tools is important to make sure that you achieve the look you want. If you’re in Singapore, finding the right tools and products won’t be a hassle as Luxasia has recently opened its pop-up store called #byob Your Beauty Playground. Visit them at the Suntec City Mall, Tower North Atrium as soon as you can because it’ll only be there for a limited time.

Beauty in Motion

For many of us, doing our beauty routine is therapeutic. So it requires being in a place where we’re comfortable and at peace. One girl from the Philippines, however, has tried to prove that you can achieve the look you want no matter where you are — even on top of a moving tricycle.



If you’re not as adventurous as the girl we mentioned, perhaps you’ll appreciate this kind of fun time. ULTRA Worldwide will hold its first phase in a series of festivals in Singapore and South Korea on June 10-11. Enjoy music from acts including Tiesto, Sasha & Digweed and Dash Berlin at the Ultra Park, 1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore.

Lindsay Lohan’s New Venture

From something “out there” to something a bit more subdued, Lindsay Lohan has dipped her toes into fashion once again, but this time it looks like she’s heading toward the modest department. The actress posted a photo of herself wearing a hijab to tease her upcoming project.


Smashing Releases

Smashbox is back and better than ever! New releases are here, and they are to die for. Visit Sephora at Ion to get your hands on the coveted products.

Woohoo for a woman!

Givenchy has just announced who will take over for Riccardo Tiscci, who left the brand after 12 years. Claire Waight Keller is the fashion house's new artistic director, and she's the brand's first female creative head.


Last week was as jam-packed with fun stuff as this one. Missed it? Read about what happened here.