Two years, four seasons, ago, Stuart Vevers debuted his first collection for the American heritage brand Coach as the executive creative director. He introduced cuddly teddy bear coats, mixed prints, and urban-cool boots that's not only attracted a pretty solid fan base among the fashion set, but also the celebrity elite. Case in point: Emma Roberts, who took her front-row seat at the Coach fall/winter 2016 show during New York Fashion Week in a pretty mixed-print number, which, as it turns, is actually a top and skirt.
"All the prints at Coach are so fun to mix and match," she says to us, pointing to her look (above). "I just love that you can make all the pieces your own.
One piece, especially, that she's made her own is the pair of leopard-print Coach ankle boots that Roberts swears she wears with everything—bell bottoms, skinny jeans, dresses, skirts, you name it. From our conversation, it became increasingly clear that Roberts's off-duty style is markedly different from her onscreen character Chanel Oberlin's from the TV series Scream Queens, the comedy-thriller hit that (good news!) was renewed for a second season.
"I'm so excited—I love Chanel so much," Roberts says. "I've been mourning her since the first season ended, and I'm so excited to bring her back to life in season two."
Roberts doesn't have any intel about season two yet, but she says she plans to get some inside scoop when she has dinner with Ryan Murphy. And as someone who is so genuinely nice IRL, we had to know: How do you get into character? (For those who haven't seen the show, Chanel is not the most pleasant person, to put it mildly.)
"Well, the second you put on stilettos and those crazy outfits covered in feathers at 6 a.m., you have no choice but to turn into character," she laughs. "I also drink a lot of coffee when I play Chanel. Lots of caffeine—it’s the only way I can get all those lines out in time."