The Celebrity Style of Twilight Mom Elisabeth Reaser
Elisabeth Reaser has been appearing in film and TV for close to 15 years now, but most audience members will recognize her as Twilight character Esme, the adoptive mother of vampires Edward and Alice. For the role, Elisabeth must look mature enough to be a motherly figure to her adoptive children, but since vampires are meant to symbolize youth and sexuality, she also needs to look stylish and fashionable. Elisabeth manages to accomplish this beautifully!
Her long dark hair is her trademark, and Elisabeth shows it off in style. She has gone blonde in the past but typically keeps her hair its natural shade, preferring to let her own features shine through than to fit a Hollywood stereotype of blonde hair. She plays up her hair by changing the shade just slightly, going from dark brown to a lighter shade with a hint of red. Her olive skin tone allows her to make these slight changes to her looks without detracting from her overall style.
Elisabeth also has fun with her hairstyle, often wearing it down and over one shoulder for a sleek look, or adding lots of waves and curls for body and volume. She is also often seen with a soft chignon at the nape of her neck, a few loose tendrils framing her face perfectly. With side swept bangs, this is a great style for a woman of her age as it’s glamorous and dressy but unfussy and light.
Color is a favorite for Elisabeth when on the red carpet, and she is often seen in jewel tones that perfectly complement her dark skin and dark hair. Green is a favorite shade of hers and green silk dresses are her best choices, as these give her a great pop of color and the silk adds softness. While Elisabeth has a certain sexuality about her, she doesn’t play it up when on the red carpet, opting for form-fitting dresses that highlight her slim physique without being overdone. A low neckline may show off her slight frame, but Elisabeth usually plays it somewhat conservative for public appearances. This may be why she was a perfect choice to play a mother figure in the Twilight franchise.
Another great feature of Elisabeth’s is her awesome bone structure, with her high cheekbones and square jaw. By keeping her makeup light and natural, Elisabeth shows these off to perfection. This too gives her a more mature look, as she knows better than to cake on the makeup and detract from her own features. No matter her role and no matter the event, Elisabeth always looks perfect and always has a sense of maturity about her, something every woman would do well to consider!