Anyone who's seen photos of Kristen Stewart in one of her perpetually occurring thousand-dollar-gown-and-ratty-sneakers getups (and doesn't make a living scouring the Internet for this sort of information like we do!) may be surprised to learn that the Twilight star works with a professional stylist. Alas, it's true.
Her name is Tara Swennen, and she wishes Stewart would wear heels just as much as the rest of us. Unlike the rest of us, Swennen actually gets paid to try and convince Stewart to wear heels. And most of the time, it still doesn't work. Swennen told The Cut,
[Kristen] will always change into her Converse by halfway through a carpet, which is to be expected at this point, but she puts on the heels for me for the photos, God bless her. [...] I clearly prefer heel. But it’s part of her personality; I think it’s fun when she does it. There are definitely times when I have to say, 'Please, please, please put the heel on just for me.'
We admire your patience and tenacity, Tara Swennen, we really do.
The stylist also commented on Nicolas Ghesquiere's recent departure from Balenciaga, saying Stewart would continue wearing his designs regardless, both for the house and in future endeavors:
I still love the brand, I will continue to pull it, and [Kristen] will continue to wear it. We have a wonderful relationship with Nicolas, and that won’t change either. We still have one more [Balenciaga] look that I’d love to get on her.
Will Swennen succeed in getting Stewart into one of the more feminine, ruffly pieces from Ghesquiere's last Balenciaga collection? This black and white dress would pair perfectly with her checkered Vans...