Emily Ratajkowski felt empowered after creating her own simple look for her wedding day.
The model and actress married producer Sebastian Bear-McClard in February (18) and surprised many with her fashion choice for the big day.
The brunette beauty wore a simple mustard-coloured Zara jacket, rather than a custom-made designer gown, and admits she’s still very happy with her look.
“I was not a Pinterest bride,” she tells Glamour magazine, referring to the social media site used by brides-to-be to create their perfect wedding day look.
The Gone Girl star chose her low-key outfit, so she wouldn’t look like a model bride, and the 27 year old admits she also found it refreshing to make her own fashion and beauty choices for the big day – without the aid of a stylist.
“I do so much glam, I do fittings once a week so for me it was just so nice to throw on a Zara suit that I loved, do my own hair and make-up – I always feel the most confident when I do it myself – and not have to have the fussiness of being a bride,” she tells the publication.
That doesn’t mean the star doesn’t enjoy her time in front of the camera, frequently taking to Instagram to stage jaw-dropping images of herself – something she approaches like an art project.
“Glam allows me to push a different persona every day and my Instagram is me taking a character and curating her life,” she says. “I treat it like an art project; it’s a different person every day.”
But the brunette doesn’t always feel beautiful and admits there are days when she feels less comfortable in her own skin.
“I have days when I literally cannot look in the mirror because I am sick of myself,” she reveals. “I don’t like how I look or I want to change certain things about myself. We are stuck inside one body, we can’t see ourselves and we have no perspective on it.”