When you have a long-term relationship with a partner, you get to see the world through their eyes. The way they act, their priorities, their dreams, and even what they value in life can all shift to fit who they are when they are with you. This is something that comes with experience, maturity, and a whole lot of trust. It is also something that can be altered with a little bit of effort. For example, if you have been together for a while and decide to go for a radical makeover, you can reprogramme them to suit your needs. This is what makes change so exciting!
But that doesn’t mean that evolution is always a good thing. Sometimes, the changes are so extreme that they knock everything else out of alignment. When that happens, you have to go back to the drawing board and start over again. This is the case for Kristen Stewart and her new, bold, and beautiful “bitch” brow. Let’s take a closer look at this phenomenon, shall we?
The Evolution Of Kristen Stewart
The Twilight Saga star has been through so much over the past few years that it is hard not to see her as the sum total of those changes. After starring in films like Easy A and Panic Button, Stewart took a step back from the spotlight and began working on rebuilding her public image. This meant making a concerted effort to alter the ways she presented herself to the world. The result of this was a switch from her typical sweet and innocent girl-next-door ingenue look to a more mature and worldly vibe. Gone were the teen idol looks and in their place were the attributes of a confident, sophisticated, and successful young woman.
Along with this change came a new look for Stewart’s eyebrows. The blonde beauty had previously sported a fairly standard arch, but now she went for broke and used bold, dark strokes to define her eyebrows and make them appear more prominent. While this certainly did the trick, it came at a price. The change is so drastic that it is difficult to ignore and it is one that she would not be able to hide easily. This is why, when she boards a flight, she will inevitably be asked about her new look and whether or not she feels it is a good fit.
The “Bitch” Brow
While on the surface, Stewart’s evolution seems like a positive move, it came at a cost. The 24-year-old beauty still hasn’t revealed what exactly she changed about herself that she thinks makes her a “better person,” but the internet has a theory. In an interview with Wonderland Magazine, Stewart revealed that she changed her eyebrows partly because she feels like a different person when she wears them. She went on to explain,
“I think the most important thing is that I feel like a different person when I wear them; I feel like an asshole sometimes, but it’s a good kind of asshole,” she said. “Like, I don’t feel like I would’ve hurt somebody if I’d been mean or anything like that. Like, I just feel very confident and like I can just take on the world or whatever.”
Stewart isn’t being modest here. She is absolutely correct in saying that she feels like a different person when she wears her “bitch” brows. The change is so drastic that it is difficult to ignore, even when she doesn’t want to. In many ways, she has transformed into a more mature, confident individual and the change in her eyebrows is a perfect symbol of this evolution.
Why Did She Switch?
While it is easy to attribute Stewart’s switch to the fact that she wanted to evolve as an individual, there is more to it than that. According to several sources, she decided to go for the “bitch” brows after years of wearing a more conventional arch. To explain, let’s take a trip back in time to 2015, when Stewart first began wearing her “bitch” brows. That was the year that she began promoting her upcoming film Nocturnal, an indie thriller that she also co-wrote and co-produced. While the film itself was panned by critics, Stewart’s performance in the role was hailed as a triumph, which helped launch her as a leading lady contender at the 2016 Academy Awards. Of course, Stewart won the Best Actress award at the Oscars that year for her role in the film, but that wasn’t the point.
The point is that Stewart had successfully transitioned from a teen idol to an acclaimed dramatic actress in the making. The previous year had been a breakout year for the budding star, who had appeared in a string of commercially and critically successful films. It was clear that she had firmly established herself as an A-list actress, which meant that she could demand more money and more significant roles.
The switch to the “bitch” brow wasn’t a sudden decision that Stewart made overnight. As we mentioned above, she has been working steadily to improve her image and solidify her status as an A-list star for some time and the “bitch” brow is just one part of that overall plan. It was a tactical decision on her part to wear these kinds of eyebrows while she promoted her latest film, which is why she is hesitant to take them off even now, five years later.
Who Wore The Conventional Brow?
In many ways, Stewart is a natural-born hybrid of teen idol and dramatic actress. She had the good looks of a classic teen idol and the smarts and talent to succeed as an A-list actress. It is therefore no secret that she has always been a fan of trying new trends and fashions, which is why she has dabbled in so many different looks over the years. In some ways, it is her desire to evolve as an individual that has driven her to such drastic measures. While it is exciting to see her embrace new fashion trends and reinvent her image, it is also a cost that she may not be willing to pay. Just like with most things in life, there is a cost/benefit analysis that people must do when deciding whether or not to switch trends and fashions.
What Does The Future Hold?
Since we are on the subject of fashion, it is only right that we discuss the future of Stewart’s new look. The 24-year-old star has already established herself as a leading lady contender at the Oscars and a fashion icon in the making. While it is easy to see how she could continue in this role, there are more significant opportunities that she could pursue. Let’s take a trip back in time to 2014, which was the last time that Stewart appeared in a Hollywood blockbuster. That was the year that she starred in The Wolf of Wall Street, which was the most successful film of that year and among the highest-grossing films of all time. Since then, she has largely stayed away from the big-budget action films, opting instead to tackle smaller indies. This is why, while promoting her new film, Stewart will inevitably be asked about her “bitch” brow.
Stewart is a true original and her fashion sense is a reflection of that unique identity. While she may choose to reinvent herself again in the future, for now she is comfortable in her own skin and doesn’t need to look to trends and fashions to define her. As long as she continues to dress in a way that makes her feel like herself, we are sure to continue seeing her opt for stylish and unique looks that we will all find ourselves talking about.