Nikki Reed talks to Elle about fashion, Twilight, and her post Twilight life.
ELLE: How do you define your style?
NR:Well, clearly, I like to wear what’s comfortable. That’s my first instinct, to always go with what’s comfortable. I’m really into Elizabeth and James. That’s what I’m wearing right now. I feel like it fits my body right or just loose enough to be right. And my earrings are from Tacori.
ELLE: With the Twilight Saga ending, what does your post-Twilight life look like?
NR: Life after Twilight has consisted of me, honestly, figuring out what direction I want to go in, who I am, what kind of films I want to make—or if I want to make films, or TV, or work on a novel. That’s what Twilight has actually done, afforded me time to sit back and think for a second, ‘What do I want to do?’ Focusing on the things that make me feel unique or different in any way is kind of what I want to do right now.
ELLE: Do you have industry mentors helping you make those choices?
NR: I do. Nia Vardalos is a wonderful lady. And Rita Wilson, Holly Hunter, Catherine Hardwick. Those are all women that I aspire to be like. Women that focus more on what’s going on up here [in the mind] and have very, normal, grounded lives. They can make great movies and go to Starbucks, and no one cares. That’s what I want.
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