Robert Pattinson has had a busy year. The 29-year-old actor was one of the few stars who managed to keep their sex appeal as they got older. After starring in the wildly successful movie, The Twilight Saga, and releasing several solo albums, Pattinson took a step back from the limelight to focus on his family.
The Breaking Dawn – Part 2 actress looked amazing the entire film, even though she was heavily pregnant. She didn’t want to show off her baby bump, but everyone else seemed to have their eyes on her swollen stomach. And it wasn’t just the film critics who noticed; her fans noticed, too, tweeting their excitement at what they thought was her fourth pregnancy.
After the film’s premiere, Pattinson confirmed rumors that he and his partner were expecting their first child. The couple already have a son, Astaire, who was born in October 2016. Sadly, the child’s birth was less exciting than expected, as he was stillborn. The break was a tough one for the family, but they were determined to get back on their feet and move forward.
Since the child’s passing, Robert has been through a very public mourning process. For the first time in his life, he had to share intimate details about his family with the world and how precious they were to him. While many stars have been able to keep their private lives private since before social media existed, especially since so much of their personal life is actually filmed during production, Robert has had to open up about his grief more than anyone else.
Now, it appears that he’s doing better than ever. Just this week, Robert confirmed that he was in a “good place” following the loss of his son. And there have been signs that he’s happy and proud to be a dad, even though he never got a chance to meet his son in person. During an appearance on the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, he joked that he wouldn’t have made such a big deal out of his baby boy if he’d known he was going to have to share him with the world. “I would have just kept it a secret,” he said. “But you can’t keep secrets in this industry.”
That’s not to say that things are perfect between the two. As happy as Robert may seem, he has been candid about his struggles with addiction, particularly following the death of his son. In April 2018, he once again opened up about his troubles, revealing that he had relapsed after years of sobriety.
“I can’t stop thinking about my son,” he said in an interview with the Daily Mail. “I feel like I’ve let him down. Every day is a struggle to stop thinking about him — wanting to see him, need him, love him.” But these days, he’s doing his best to be a more stable parent. He’s also been incredibly open about his journey so far, sharing intimate details about his depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. It is undoubtedly a brave and self-reflective move, and one that will likely resonate with many other parents who’ve gone through a similar experience.
Whether or not you believe that Robert is happy being a dad, he certainly seems to be doing all the right things. And it wouldn’t be a surprise if this newfound stability inspired him to embrace fatherhood in a new way. After all, the dad of two’s outfits these days are quite the talking point.
The Evolution Of Style
Ever since the early days of Hollywood, there have been countless examples of stars changing their style as they got older. Gone are the days of leading men using Brylcreem and ladies using powder on their noses. Today, celebrities come in all shapes and sizes, and many of them are parents, too. It’s not uncommon for stars to look younger than their years, thanks to a combination of good genes, better hair and makeup artists, and of course, their incredible wardrobes.
This evolution in style isn’t isolated to Hollywood, either. As we’ve seen with Robert, it can happen to anyone. Whether you’re a celebrity or a parent trying to be a cool and casual parent, the key is to find the balance between being stylish and being comfortable.
Fatherhood doesn’t have to be synonymous with suits and ties. Thanks to celebrities like Robert, who are open about their lifestyle choices, it’s no longer awkward for men to wear make-up and dresses. This is evident in the way Robert dresses these days. Gone are the days of big hair and baggy clothes. Thanks to a combination of good genes, better hair and makeup artists, and of course, their incredible wardrobes, stars are able to pull off casual dressing with ease. As we’ve seen with Robert, it’s important to find the right balance between being stylish and comfortable. Casual dressing is all the rage right now, and it’s not hard to see why.
The desire for these “dad-friendly” looks is something that Victoria’s Secret’s co-founder, the late Richard Simmons, recognized. During an appearance on the Charlie Rose show in 2015, Rose asked Simmons what the secret was to staying young. His answer: simple living. “You look great, you feel great, and you act great,” he said. “You can’t fake that, and that’s the truth.”
This is something that Roseanna White, Victoria’s Secret’s fashion director, has spoken about as well. “I think what makes our fashion house different is that we really want to integrate fashion and lifestyle,” she told Variety in an interview earlier this year. “You know, look cool but in a way that’s functional.”
This “cool but functional” approach is something that Robert and his partner, Kristen Stewart, have incorporated into their parenting. Since their engagement in 2013, the pair have opened up about their parenting style, discussing everything from co-sleeping and disposable diapers to whether or not they’ll use a Baby Bjorn to return to the early years of parenthood. Although Stewart has been criticized for being too open about her children, particularly considering the intensity of the celebrity media cycle, it’s clear that she and Robert have sought to be as authentic as possible, knowing that the more they are themselves, the more they can be themselves as parents.
These days, Robert is often spotted wearing simple and classic outfits. And it’s not simply because he’s a parent. While he’s been open about his parenting journey so far, it’s not like he’s started dressing this way because of his kids. In an interview with Elle, he discussed how his style has evolved since he became a dad. “I have a seven-year-old son, and I think, now that I have a kid, my style changes,” he said. “I want to look cool, but not like a zombie.”
Simply put, zombie mode isn’t something that Hollywood leads do, and it isn’t something that real dads do, either. It has nothing to do with parenting. When you have a child, the last thing that you want to look like is a zombie. But it’s easy to get trapped in this stereotype, as there are still many people, even outside of Hollywood, who believe that dads have to look a certain way. Thanks to social media, this stereotype has become even more outdated.
Whether or not you agree with this stereotype, it’s important to remember that style evolves with time, particularly with younger generations wearing their parent’s style, carrying it into the next generation. This is something to feel good about, as it means that as parents age, their children will continue to look different, but maybe even better than they do. It’s also a good sign that fashion can evolve with time, demonstrating that perhaps these stereotypes were a little outdated to begin with.
A More Organic Approach
The desire for more natural and organic food has also helped to inspire styles these days. Since the 1980s, there has been an increasing appetite for food that is more in line with nature. This trend has affected men and women alike, with fashion bloggers, such as Kristin Roethler, EmbraceLife, and Amy Fleming, Organic Fashionista, discussing how they incorporate more natural products into their wardrobes. Not only is this kind of food better for the environment, but it also tastes better. This trend will continue to influence style as more people become aware of their health and well-being.