I didn’t see "Twilight" until god-knows-how-long after it came out. And I had to watch the second flick ("New Moon") alone, on my couch, in the middle of the afternoon two Thursdays ago because I had told a work friend I’d go see the third one with her that night!
Don’t get me wrong. I liked the first two installments of "The Twilight Saga" just fine. But it didn’t get me all in a tizzy like it does for most tweens (and heck, middle-aged women) across the country. I wasn’t bitten by the Twilight bug.
But after seeing "Eclipse" (in IMAX!) two weeks ago—which I agree with critics and fans was the best installment so far—I’m slowly starting to come around, and thinking of jumping on the bandwagon that the rest of the world has been riding for two years.
I have also found myself gravitating toward any Kristen Stewart-related news that pops up on my Yahoo! page.
While I was once put off by her awkwardness, I now find it kind of endearing; and hopefully the mark of someone who won’t let massive fame give her a big head. I could certainly take a few tips from her this-is-me, I-don’t-care-what-anybody-thinks attitude.
I’ve also realized how beautiful she is—and I kind of hate it. Oh, just kidding. But I wish my eyes looked as enchanting and smoldering as hers always do.
And perhaps most importantly, I’ve found myself envying the gorgeous dresses she’s been donning on the red carpet (or black carpet, as the case may be) at premieres.
Since I haven’t been following her every move over the past couple years, I could be wrong about this, but it seems to me that Kristen (or her stylist) has been making better fashion choices recently.
I especially like it when I see her depart from her typical dark numbers and go for something brighter or with a pop of color.
And seeing her unabashedly flaunting her pale legs in micro-minis makes me feel not so bad about showing off my own pasty stems this summer, too.
Here’s a look at some of my favorite Kristen Stewart fashions as of late:
So there you have it. It seems Twilight-mania has got its fangs into me after all, if only just a little.
And I guess I have a new girl crush, too.
Whose your girl crush of the moment? (I’m pretty much always crushing on Drew, Reese, ScarJo, Zooey, SJP… you know, the usual.)
(Oh, and if I had to pick a Twilight boy crush, it’s definitely hard to choose but I think I’m leaning toward Team Jacob. Let the fighting in the comments begin!)
Photos via: Eclipse poster, image 2, collage images: 3, 4, 5, image 6, image 7