Emma Roberts, America’s Next Top Designer?


It’s rare that a child star makes an entree into the adult world unscathed. Drugs, boys, leaked naked pictures, typically seem to interfere with some of Hollywood’s most promising starlets. Obviously Lindsay Lohan is the first example come to mind, but don’t forget that Drew Barrymore went to rehab at 14 and Macaulay Culkin divorced his parents, paving the way for child stars everywhere to let loose and continue on the path of Young Hollywood madness.

There are a few moments of glimmering lights, and one of the brightest is 19 year old actress Emma Roberts, whose career seems to have exploded after playing Addie in Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous. Aside from her acting abilities, which have landed her roles in 5 to be released major films in the coming year, Roberts has been an increasing presence on the fashion circuit, showing up well-turned out to enough red carpet events to land herself a well-deserved place on best-dressed lists.

She looks aboslutely glowing in today’s WWD Beauty Biz magazine, appearing in three shots wearing the likes of Alberta Ferretti, Preen, Cynthia Steffe, and No. 6.

Roberts, who sat down with WWD to discuss her evolving personal style, can spit names of fashion’s greatest as though they’re already on the tip of her tongue. Some of her favorites include Alexander Wang, See by Chloé, Miu Miu and Christian Dior. “I would like to be recognized for my style, because I love clothes,” she told WWD, “Audrey Hepburn is amazing because she was so beautiful, but at the same time, she wasn’t a big-boobed bombshell.”

And recognized for her style she has. Roberts was named “Girl Of The Month,” by WhoWhatWear and is currently a brand ambassador for Neutrogena skin care products.

Roberts’ next mission, in addition to continuing her budding acting career, may be a design deal. “I want to do something in fashion that wouldn’t be cheesy,” she told WWD. “I wouldn’t do, like, Emma Roberts for Target. I’d want do to something more like the Olsen twins did, Elizabeth and James and The Row, something that is really cool, wearable and still unique.”

We think Roberts would be a great addition to the celebrity designer clan, and with her promise to not do something “cheesy,” we’re in full support. Let’s just hope she keeps it.

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