Since she appeared on our screens just aged 11 in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Emma Watson has grown not just as an actress, but as a fashion icon, a politician and a human rights activist.
With other block busters behind her, such as the recent Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, 27-year-old Emma has used her power in this world to actively give something back and make a difference – something which I wish more celebrities would do now-a-days.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, here are 14 of – what I consider and in no particular order – Emma’s best and most iconic pictures from her Instagram.
1. Eco friendly fashion – at the annual Met Gala in 2016, Emma showed us all that we can be fashionable and environmentally friendly as she stunned us all in this monochrome gown by Calvin Klein made from sustainable cotton, satin, and taffeta woven from recycled plastic yarn designed in collaboration with EcoAge.
2. Equality for all – when she met the Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
3. And when she met Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Davos World Economic Forum back in January 2015.
4. When she helped to inspire more women MPs in Government during her time in Uruguay.
5. And when she caught a glimpse of herself on Uruguay News.
6. When she played with kittens during an interview with Buzzfeed for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast film.
7. Followed by this lovely pictures of her spinning around in the iconic Belle dress the day Beauty and the Beast launched onto our screens.
8. Breaking down gender stereotypes – When she met the first self defence studio for women in the Middle East.
9. When she went around London hiding books in the Underground.
10. Promoting sustainable fashion in this Louis Vuitton dress.
Feel free to check out the @the_press_tour if you're interested in information about sustainable fashion 💚💚💚 Paris photocall for the @wearethecircle, which is out in France on 12th July 🇫🇷⭕ Dress by @louisvuitton, embroidered by hand in Atelier Vermont in Paris. The silk lace was handmade in Caudry, a small French town that specialises in lace production, in an atelier that is certified by ‘Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant’, which is a recognition to reward French companies for the excellence of their traditional skills, and aims to preserve traditional savoir-faire that is in danger of disappearing. The lace is made from Oeko-Tex 100 certified materials, which means that they don’t contain toxic substances. Shoes made in Italy by @santoniofficial, whose HQ is powered by 4,000 solar panels. Santoni also runs a school where young people can learn the craft of shoemaking. @fernandojorge uses small workshops in central São Paulo to manufacture all his pieces. His motivation is to stimulate the local craftsmanship and emphasise the quality of “Made in Brazil”. Bag made in a family-owned factory in Alicante, Spain by @m2malletier. The factory was opened in 1981 by shoe designer Jaime Romero and his wife, together with 3 of his sons. Today, 25 artisans from the local town of Sax work in the factory, and have all been working there for at least 15 years. Everything is handcrafted using skills and traditions which have been passed from generation to generation. All fashion info verified by @ecoage For skin, the organic concealer/foundation 'Un' Cover-Up in colour 22 by @rmsbeauty was used with the @janeiredale Active Light Concealer under the eyes. Silicone-free Bronzer by @vitaliberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals. For eyes, the Ecocert certified @antonymcosmetics Natural Eyeliner Pencil in Brown and Organic Nosiette Eyeshadow were used. For brows, Jane Iredale Pure Brow Gel was used and @herbivorebotanicals Coco Rose Tint in Coral, which is suitable for vegans, was used to tint the cheeks. Lips are lined with Jane Iredale Lip Pencil in Crimson before @iliabeauty Arabian Knights was added.
11. When she attended the He For She second anniversary event.
#HeForShe Second Anniversary event! @unwomen @pwc_llp @stonybrooku #ulkoministeriö Dress by @stellamccartney, the world's first and only vegetarian luxury brand, committed to producing products, collaborations and licensed products that do not use leather, skins, feathers or fur. Instead the brand has spent years developing luxury products using regenerated cashmere, vegetarian leather, wood, recycled fabrics, organic cotton and forest-friendly fabrics. Jewellery by @moniquepean who is committed to promoting environmental and social responsibility. Each piece is handmade by skilled craftsmen and Monique partners with artisans around the world to support traditional craftsmanship and cultural heritage including the Arctic Circle, Colombia, French Polynesia, Guatemala, Norway, Peru and the Philippines. Monique Pean is a member of the #nodirtygold campaign and a supporter of the #tooprecioustowear campaign. In honour of Earth Day, every April the brand donates proceeds from jewellery sales to @treesforthefuture which helps communities alleviate poverty, affects positive social change and improves both local and global environments by working with farming communities along environmentally degraded and highly travelled trade corridors.
12. Promoting equality whilst wearing Behno fashion which helps to improve factory conditions across the globe.
Thank you @oneyoungworld! #goal5 #heforshe #equality Black top by @behno_official. behno's mission is to redefine and bring awareness to the craft and character of “made in India”. behno aims to inspire change and improve factory conditions globally to better the quality of life and safety of individuals in the garmenting trade in developing countries. They work in partnership with international factories that adhere to rigid factory compliances. Trousers by @dior #thewomenbehindmydress #artisans #30wears Jewellery by @allbluesofficial a Stockholm based jewellery studio. Every piece is handcrafted in a local, third generation foundry using recycled 925 silver and 18ct gold. All Blues aims to create pieces of jewellery people want to collect and wear for a lifetime, independent of seasonal trends. #ecoloves fashion information in association with @ecoage
13. When she met the Canadian Prime Minister.
A privilege to talk to Prime Minister @justinpjtrudeau today about gender equality and the importance of bringing young people into politics #Goal5 #HeForShe @oneyoungworld Suit is by @maiyet who are committed to forging partnerships with artisans globally and has entered into a strategic partnership with @buildanest, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses to promote entrepreneurship, prosperity and dignity in places that need it most. The jewellery is a selection of @catbirdnyc, whose pieces are handmade in Brooklyn using fair-trade and recycled gold, while all of their stones are conflict free, and @moniquepean #ecoloves fashion information, in association with @EcoAge
14. Her trip to Malawi back in October 2016.
I had the most amazing day in Malawi today. Thank you President Mutharika for being a #HeForShe Impact Champion and for making gender equality a priority in your Government! Thank you to all the traditional leaders who are implementing President Mutharika's policies – especially Chief Kachindamoto (she’s in the photo with me, she’s formidable and has been nicknamed “The Terminator”!). She gave me such a warm welcome today. She has implemented the annulment of so many child marriages and restored the futures of these girls. With the help and collaboration of her local chiefs, mothers’ groups and religious leaders she has managed to annul almost 1500 child marriages, sending the girls back to school. President Mutharika has committed to make child marriage a thing of the past in Malawi within the next five years. It was amazing to be on the ground with @UNWomen and Chief Kachindamoto to witness their work! My @tomenyc white shirt is made from organic cotton and is part of their 'White Shirt Project’ campaign. The project was conceived in 2014 to raise funds and awareness for the Freedom for All charity, which is fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. The silk skirt is by @zady. Zady partnered with @cocccon_prakesh, founded in 2012 by Chandra Prakash Jha, a fashion designer who wanted to help his community through fairer wages and a safer, more sustainable process. Instead of using toxic pesticides on the plants that the silkworm caterpillars eat, the farmers protect the trees by covering them with mosquito nets to protect the leaves from harmful birds and insects. Then the silk is brought to New York where expert sewers in New York’s famed Garment District create each piece. Sandals by @nisoloshoes. The sandals were made by a team of expert shoemakers in Trujillo, Peru in a factory owned and operated by Nisolo that celebrates fair trade wages, safe working conditions, healthcare for all employees, and financial literacy & wellness training. All fashion info verified by @ecoage