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So, How Did Kristen Stewart's Balenciaga Live Chat Go?

10/18/2012 at 06:45 PM ET

Kristen Stewart Balenciaga Show
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Kristen Stewart is no stranger to the camera, but she’s still finding her footing as a spokeswoman.

As the face of Balenciaga fragrance Florabotanica, Stewart sat down with French fashion editor Virginie Mouzat in Los Angeles Thursday to answer fan-submitted questions for a live promotional interview. The inquiries ranged from the straightforward to the strange, and the visibly shy actress tried her best to talk about some rather abstract ideas surrounding the scent.

She explained Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s vision of the perfume, which she described as “Alice in Wonderland-y.”

“He imagines a girl sifting through a garden that is really gorgeous and intoxicating, but dangerous,” she said. “She’s picking flowers that could possibly kill her, and taking the beauty out of them.”

When the interview came to a standstill after less than half of the promised 30 minutes, Stewart tried to salvage the session by bringing the discussion back to Ghesquière, whom she praised highly for his artistic vision.

“He’s very conceptual in the way that he makes his stuff, and not to say that he’s the only one, but it’s really rare and it’s really special,” she said.

She signed off soon after, apologizing for not being able to fill the full half-hour.

Considering this was her first major press event since news of her scandal surfaced, it’s hardly a surprise that her interview wasn’t perfectly smooth. When asked if she could say something French, Stewart said no, but that she wanted to learn. She admitted, “I’ve been a little preoccupied.”

 –Julia Haskins

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Klove on

Kristen Stewart always seems shy and aloof. If this interviewer had done her homework, she would have noticed that Kristen does not do well in interviews and her answers are usually short and to the point.. This ones on the interviewer, not on Kristen!

Anna on

Hate her fashion sense….. And of course she has been preoccupied- sleeping with directors! She is socially awkward.

Pix on

If you don’t like Kristen, why are you reading this article and watching the interview. Kristen doesn’t need you or your criticism. Go read something else that you enjoy. I don’t understand people who need to tear people down all the time. Be happy.

Guest on

In the latest released snippet of BDP2 extra scenes Kristen (not Bella!) says “I know what it’s like to love something that much.”…Wonder if she was talking about Rob or Rupert.

Pix on

Give it a rest on Rupert Sanders. He is a tried subject. Would ;you want someone to constantly bring up your worst nightmare, your worst mistake, your worst everything. No you would not. Let it go. You are not perfect. Kristen is only human. I am so glad that Robert realized that and gave her another chance.

Just sayin' on

Kristen, perhaps your free time would be better spent learning French (or learning how to speak articulately) in lieu of making out with married men.

Margaret on

She did great considering the lame questions she was
asked and the lame interviewer who demonstrated she
had absolutely no initiative to cover other areas of
Balenciaga or just go into a casual conversation with
Kristen. They should’ve had Nicolas there. Or maybe
Balenciaga didn’t pick more questions because they
didn’t want to give away more bottles of perfume js.

Kate on

She did just fine, answered every question even though they were all the same questions just worded slightly differently.

Yvonne on

So the interviewer bombed??????? I beieve it is still called being unprepared!

Ashley on

lol she’s been preoccupied cheating

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