It’s one of these afternoons when the summer can’t really seem to decide what to do. The thermometer shows 80°F, yet dark and rainy clouds adorn the sky over Paris. The police officers in front of the Elysée Palace shoo you to the other side of the street because you obviously have to keep a safe distance. That doesn’t bother me, however, because here is where I find the entrance of the Hôtel Le Bristol. At this hotel a coffee costs about 9 Euros, a club sandwich about 41 Euros. And this is where the interview with Kristen Stewart takes place. The 22-year old arrived at the French capitol in order to present Florabotanica, the fragrance of Balenciaga. She replaces Charlotte Gainsbourg as the official face of the brand. The way she stands up from the old fashioned couch of the hotel’s huge panorama suite absolutely doesn’t remind you of pale and bottom-lip-chewing Bella Swan – the role in the Twilight movies that made her a superstar. She wears a dark blue pinstriped suit with shorts and along with that a white t-shirt with a brightly colored graphic print and half-boots with murderously high heels – all by Balenciaga, of course. During the interview she sits straddle-legged like a guy and constantly watches you with her bright and alert green eyes. She’s absolutely focused, talks much and fast and in surprisingly vulgar American English. Nothing seems more foreign to her than the for the fashion industry usual small talk. She laughs a lot. Questions about Robert Pattinson and possible affairs are naturally forbidden nonetheless.