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Emma Watson styled her vintage Ralph Lauren gown with some, um, statement-making ink.
At the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty red carpet on Sunday evening, the 27-year-old showed off a new tattoo which reads “Times Up,” rather than “Time’s Up,” the official title of the organization founded by women in Hollywood earlier this year. (A source confirms to THR that the tattoo is temporary.) Unfortunately, the misspelling is, at least grammatically, a little problematic. Your fourth grade English teacher was right — punctuation is important!
But is there a secret meaning to the misspelling? Some of Watson’s biggest fans have taken to Twitter to argue that perhaps the Brown-educated, self-identified book worm (not to mention, the founder of Our Shared Shelf book club), misspelled the word on purpose with the hopes of drawing even more attention to the cause, which she has vocally supported since its inception. Sure, Jan.
On Monday, Watson acknowledged the missing apostrophe with a cheeky tweet reading, “Fake tattoo proofreading position available. Experience with apostrophes a must.”
Fake tattoo proofreading position available. Experience with apostrophes a must.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 5, 2018
It may be her tattoo that’s stealing the show this morning, however the Beauty and the Beast actress’ fierce look deserves some attention, too. Watson, who last year launched an Instagram account, The Press Tour, to document her sustainable fashion choices, revealed that she dipped into Ralph Lauren’s archives for her black column gown with an embellished neckline.
“Great design is timeless and this dress, like vintage, is another way to wear a sustainable piece,” she wrote, also giving a shout out to her shoe brand, Roger Viver, and designer Tyler Ellis for her bag, which was “handcrafted by a small team of artisans in Italy.”
Watson accessorized her look with a fair trade and recycled gold sapphire cuff by Ana Katraina, a responsibly sourced ring and bracelet set by Ana Khouri and earrings and a cuff by Vrai and Oro, the L.A.-based jewelry startup that uses lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold, and counts fellow Hollywood environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio as an investor.
You win some, you lose some, Emma.
1:30 p.m., Mar. 6: This article has been updated with Emma Watson’s Twitter response.
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