7.26.2011

What I Believe: Bravo Emma!

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"



8 comments:

Cherie said...

That is really really neat! It would be so refreshing if more famous young women would be role models like this! My hat is also off to young Emma!!

Kellee said...

Wow. Never heard or seen that. Thanks for sharing--like a breath of fresh air. We need more good role models.

Valerie said...

So glad there is at least one famous girl who would not only feel that way and act that way, but actually state it.

Valerie said...

I thought it was awesome that she spoke out about her personal beliefs on modesty.

S.I.F. said...

I just think she is SUCH a classy young lady! I love this too!

Garden of Egan said...

Awesome!
Love that you shared it.

ericksonzone said...

I really like this one! That is amazing that she has that standard. It seems that a lot of the times they start out wholesome and then turn racy after they get some fame. Very cool!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

oh how i love this!! love love love this!!!

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