Emma Watson is a fashion minimalist

05:00 AM, Jun 26, 2013

Emma Watson attends the premiere of 'The Bling Ring' on June 4 in Los Angeles. Jason Kempin, Getty Images/


Written By by Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY

In a world where celebs sometimes change clothes half a dozen times in a day, it’s hard to believe that one of the biggest stars in the business owns fewer than a dozen pairs of shoes.

But, that’s what Bling Ring star Emma Watson is claiming. “I’ve got about eight pairs of shoes and that’s it,” the British beauty said in an interview with Radio Times, where she discussed the excess in Paris Hilton’s closet.

In The Bling Ring, Watson plays one of the teen thieves who repeatedly broke into the homes of Hilton and other famous victims, including Orlando Bloom and Megan Fox, making off with more than $3 million in clothes, jewelry cash and even art over the course of nearly a year.

She could never wear all of those clothes and half of them were brand new and still had the price tag on,” Watson said of Hilton’s extravagance, which she was able to witness firsthand, as some scenes for the film were actually shot in the celebutante’s home.

But I suppose she just bought them to have them. We’ve all bought things on impulse but that’s an entirely different thing,” Watson continued. “It’s almost like consumerism as a form of kleptomania.”