'Harry Potter' starlet braves snap-arazzi and charms the VIPs

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 December, 2011, 12:00am


If there was a miniature tidal wave lapping at the shores of Central this week, blame the screaming fans who lined up around Italian restaurant Spasso as Harry Potter star Emma Watson walked in to the Harbour City Mall to be greeted by the squeals of young fans trying to capture her on camera.

Escorted by eight bodyguards and minders, the snap-arazzi descended upon the young starlet on Wednesday as she launched Lancome's new line of cosmetics, as the face of the French brand's new ad campaign. She braved the local press with bewildered amusement as the 'paps' shouted out: 'Emma, here! To the left. Emma! Emma!'

'I don't usually wear any lipstick or much make-up,' the young model and recent Vogue cover girl said. 'But Lancome's introduced me to this great line and I'm wearing them all the time now.'

At the dinner, Tina Leung, the stylish stylist, ran in to the event fashionably late, but just in time for the first course. Leung then grabbed a quiet moment with the 21-year-old star.

'She said to me, she was wearing an Elie Saab dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. Emma's so lovely but she looked like a frightened little dove - so many people were just hounding her for a picture inside at the dinner!'

Local supermodel Jocelyn Luko had pleasant things to say about the young spokesmodel. 'She's so cute, And she had no attitude and posed with so many people.'

Dancer Faye Leung took a break from her sojourn in Macau with House of Dancing Water to perform at the event with her dance partner, while singer Kit Chan also performed two classics, La Vie en Rose and Wind Beneath My Wings.