Kristen Stewart wows in W

I’ve never seen any of the Twilight franchise, never read the books.  I am barely familiar with the plot line (and what I do know was only put together by the incessant ads before each installment is released.  I am sorry if it speaks to you, it just doesn’t speak to me.

I know very little about the series female lead, Kristen Stewart.  When I do see images of her, Kristen seems to be overwhelmed by the spotlight and somewhat intimidated by the throngs of people (let alone the screaming tweens who live vicariously through her character’s exploits).  She does seem to have an understanding of fashion and a clear personal style, but often it is as though her nerves have gotten the best of her—resulting in some awkward photo ops.

So, when I saw this cover of W’s September issue I had to do a double take.  Was that the Kristen Stewart I just described?  She appears a strong, sophisticated and mature woman.  And dare I say provocative?

Here are a few more images from the magazine:

Kristen was styled by Edward Enninful and photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot.  And I have to say— they all did an excellent job!  I am just looking for a reason to do my makeup like this…

 

What do you think of these photos?  Do you think Kristen has a post-Twilight future?