Fashion Interview: Emily Blunt At Gnomeo And Juliet

The Devil Wears Prada actress Emily Blunt lit up the red caret as she joined Elton John at the film premiere of animated movie Gnomeo and Juliet in London.

While Elton tries to be funky in a pair of glasses embellished with a gnome, all Emily needs to use as an accessory is a mega-watt smile and she’s the centre of attention. No wonder Elton looks mildly annoyed as he poses for a photo with her. He hates being upstaged!

It’s a miracle Emily manages to look so fresh and fragrant given her crazy work schedule. After the Devil Wears Prada she starred in The Young Victoria, Wolfman and most recently Gulliver’s Travels.

Added to this she recently got married to US actor John Krasinski – how many things can one girl juggle?

Find out how she does it in our mini interview below:

QS: Throughout your career in movies like The Devil Wears Prada and now The Young Victoria, do you feel like your style has been influenced by the costume of those films?

EMILY: It’s funny because I feel like in ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ my costumes were quite edgy and the character dressed quite hard, and I actually like to dress quite hard as well. So I loved my costumes for that; I mean, some of them were cuckoo bananas, but I still enjoyed it. The spectacle of it was really fun. So I think I learned from that movie to take more risks and make it more individual.

QS:What do you mean by dressing hard?

EMILY: “I like fashion, I’m very partial to Marc Jacobs and Prada, but I don’t want clothes to wear me. Ordinarily, I dress like a teenager in T-shirts and Converse gear.

QS: You always look glamorous so do you have any advice for people who need to dress up for an event?

EMILY: “I used to look like a deer in headlights on the red carpet. You step out of the car and it’s bedlam. Everyone’s got crazy eyes. Now, I have a martini before I leave – just to take the edge off it.”

QS: Have you ever had any wardrobe malfunctions?

EMILY: The corset on The Young Victoria is not fun to wear. And [costume designer] Sandy Powell was quite merciless with my corset because I think she thought I’d been a wuss and wore it too loose. So, she insisted the shape wouldn’t be right if I didn’t winch it in really tight… at which point I said: “I want to be able to breathe!” So, we had to come to a compromise.

QS: Do you look to any other female celebrities for fashion inspiration?

EMILY: I aspire to look like Cate Blanchett, who is always immaculate, or Keira Knightley. They always look stunning.”

Talking of stunning, the South lace dress from Very  will have you looking almost as fresh as Emily did at the premiere.

Check out the equally lovely Fearne Cotton long sleeve lace bow dress

Or go for something really simple like the French Connection Bex beaded dress. The embellished neckline means you don’t need any accessories – except a smile!

The film’s about a love-crossed pair of garden gnomes based on Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet. Anyone who sees it will be smiling at least once by the end!

1st February 2011
Written by Zoe Griffin