Hollywood heartthrob Emma Watson is a woman of her word. Half-chic, half-nerd, Emma Watson is the perfect Hermione that Harry Potter could ever have.
Ever since the actor attained her star status, she has made it her life’s goal to do something worthwhile — other than acting.
The actress now is awaiting her next big blockbuster Beauty and the Beast.
Besides being involved in numerous charity events, Emma Watson now and then does something out of the ordinary that creates a huge social impact.
A connoisseur of great taste, blending art with charity is something that Emma Watson would do. A case in point is her denim donation.
Recently, Emma Watson donated her jeans for International Rescue Committee’s Jeans for Refugee’s campaign. As part of this initiative, stars donate their denim wardrobe staples to artist Johny Dar, who in turn will transform the garments into a piece of art.
According to Female First, the artwork will be auctioned off online via Catawiki over the next 100 days to boost funds for the organization.
Speaking to Vogue about the initiative, Johny Dar revealed that Emma Watson’s jeans was one of his favorite recreations. He said that of all the women who gave their jeans to help the cause, customizing the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone‘ star’s pair of trousers was the most time-consuming.
“Emma Watson’s… I spent the most time on her jeans,” he told Vogue.
The modified jeans are available to purchase online.
“In this case it’s not about fashion, it’s art. It’s an intuitive process, surfing whatever feelings were in the jeans from the celebrity who wore them, and doing my best to bring them out through the painting.”
The artist said sourcing a number of celebrities to donate their clothing was easy.
“I believe they were convinced the same way that I was convinced myself, and how everyone else became convinced too – this is a humanitarian cause that is much grander than me and everyone involved in it. Everyone who is participating heard the call and answered,” he said.
By taking part in this artistic campaign, Emma Watson has joined a number of renowned celebrities, including supermodel Kate Moss, Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, and actress Alicia Vikander to raise awareness for the International Rescue Committee’s Jeans for Refugee’s campaign.
Promoting arts and culture has always been on Emma Watson’s wishlist, and she has been realizing them through her numerous initiatives. ‘Our Shared Shelf’ is an Emma Watson initiative, in which the actress makes book recommendations on social media platforms. This initiative has been received well by the audience.
“I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to be good at lots of different things. I thrive on variety. I just love doing things that are new,” she said a few years ago in an interview.
Emma Watson was only 24 when actively took part in the promotion of girls’ education. She visited Bangladesh and Zambia as part of her humanitarian efforts. Emma Watson believes in fair trade and is fond of organic clothing. She served as an ambassador for Camfed International, a movement to educate girls in rural Africa.
“Being asked to serve as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling,” said Emma Watson.
“The chance to make a real difference is not an opportunity that everyone is given and is one I have no intention of taking lightly. Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting. I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience and awareness to this role,” Emma Watson said.
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