It's already been established that we're not a Harry Potter household.
(No need to debate the virtues vs. the lack there of in the whole Harry Potter situation/ the author/ the author's intents.
I won't be swayed and, frankly, that's okay.)
However, that being reiterated, I totally LOVE this:
"I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do an interview with photographs people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that. Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt, have a look at everything I’ve got?’ My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder."
(Wanna read it for yourself? Go here.)
My hat goes off to Miss Watson for her thoughts on keeping more covered up than her famous counterparts. Its refreshing to read of an accomplished young woman who's got a good grasp on who she is, and protecting that person. Glad she's comfortable enough in her skin to not feel she needs to hang it out all over the place. Just sayin'.
"Modesty in dress and manner will assist in protecting against temptation. It may be difficult to find modest clothing, but it can be found with enough effort. I sometimes wish every girl had access to a sewing machine and training in how to use it. She could then make her own attractive clothing. I suppose this is an unrealistic wish. But I do not hesitate to say that you can be attractive without being immodest. You can be refreshing and buoyant and beautiful in your dress and in your behavior. Your appeal to others will come of your personality, which is the sum of your individual characteristics. Be happy. Wear a smile. Have fun. But draw some rigid parameters, a line in the sand, as it were, beyond which you will not go."
-President Gordon B. Hinckley, 2004 from a talk entitled, "Stay on the High Road"