“The one thing that did get annoying was the constant use of makeup and fancy dresses,” Shailene said in the new issue of ASOS magazine. “It’s turned from this world of cinema to, ‘You’re not pretty enough, not skinny enough, not best-dressed enough.’ But I didn’t do The Descendants to wear a designer’s dress and a lot of makeup and get points from the fashion police.”
Some fashionistas dissed the Valentino Couture gown she wore to the Academy Awards, but she still loves it. “A lot of people didn’t like it. But to me it felt classy and elegant and that’s what I think of when I think of the Oscars. It still represented who I am,” she says.
For fashion inspiration, she turns to Pocahontas (just like Justin Bieber!) and a certain Harry Potter actress. “Emma Watson kills it on the red carpet,” Shailene said. “But she wears things that I could never — or ever want to — wear, so I think that’s why I admire her so much."
It's always good to admire Hermione, but Shailene shouldn't sell herself short. She could pull off anything Emma could wear and we think she always usually looks great — dressed up or down!