Kristen Stewart, star of the Twilight franchise and the highest paid actress in the world (she made 34.5 million in the past 12 months), is the face of Balenciaga’s new fragrance ‘Florabotanica.’ On the fragrance, Kristen revealed to Women’s Wear Daily that like many would expect, she didn’t get to smell it before she agreed to become it’s “face,” and admitted “I’m very lucky that I like the fragrance, because I would have done anything with [Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière], and I’m a terrible liar.” The fragrance is made up of “a vetiver, amber and caladium-leaf accord, and a (hybrid) rose, carnation and mint accord” – I’m not entirely sure what each of those notes smell like, but I’m certainly curious and will be heading down to my local mall to try a sniff! They describe Kristen’s advertisement for the perfume as being not like most perfume ads – she is standing straight-legged, not overly sexy, in a garden made up of 3D sculptures that resemble flowers which match the dress she is wearing.
Kristen also touched on her upcoming project Cali, for which she’ll be losing her signature pale skin-tone in exchange for a tanner one, plus she’ll be dying her hair blonde! On top of this, she’ll be getting into the “best shape of her life.” The movie will be about a couple “in the valley that gets involved with really strange people, really screw themselves over and become alienated, reinsert themselves into that world and try to survive. It’s really ‘Grindhouse’-y — extreme in every way.” Cali will be directed by Nick Cassavetes. This movie will push the envelope for Kristen and show a different, edgy, and sexy side of the actress. She recently starred as Marylou in an adaptation of the classic novel On the Road by Walter Salles, and the final installment of the Twilight saga, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, hits theaters on November 16th, 2012.