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Emily Blunt goes retro in a revealing Stella McCartney top and vintage '40s vintage snood. Photo: Ruven Afanador

In just four short years -- since her breakout role in "The Devil Wears Prada" up to her recent Golden Globe-winning performance in last year's "The Young Victoria" -- Emily Blunt has become 'one to watch.'

Now, after looking at the new LA Times Magazine fashion spread starring the British actress, she has our interest piqued even more.

In a tea-stained black and white photo shoot with photographer Ruven Afanador, the 26-year-old fiancée of "The Office" star John Krasinski (they got engaged last August) plays a rumpled, designer-loving ballerina in neutral layered look.

Wearing ace bandage-inspired pieces -- even posing with crutches in one shot -- by designers such as Bruno Pieters, Stella McCartney, VPL, Mark Fast and Camilla and Marc.

We've been noticing her increasingly chic sartorial choices, so it's no surprise that Blunt admits to a growing interest in fashion.

"It's actually really fun," says Blunt of red carpet dressing, including picking out the frothy pink Dolce & Gabbana number she wore to the 2010 Golden Globes.

"I usually restrict myself to jeans and flip-flops, so I find the whole thing very exciting. I think if you go to the awards, you have to be willing to understand that some people are going to loathe your dress. You have to allow yourself to be torn apart. It's exciting to do something so out of the rhythm of your normal life."

Speaking of Blunt's everyday life, don't expect to see it dissected on the cover of the tabloids anytime soon.

"People are like, 'We want to see her fall on her face not wearing underwear,'" she says. "They can clamor for those pictures, but I am determined not to reveal any of that."

Another Hollywood cliche Blunt is kicking to the curb? Being airbrushed to death in photos, even requesting one photographer to ease up on the Photoshop.

"I told him not to make me thinner," she tells the magazine.

"I hate when your legs are three times the length they actually are. I heard they could raise your nipples if you have a slightly see-through top, lift your bum -- they can do everything. I can understand there are things like shadows they need to fix after a shoot, but it's unfair to represent an image of yourself if it's not true. They're gonna see what you look like on film anyway, so why try to cover all your wobbly bits in a photo?"

Amen to that.

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Emily Blunt ruffles some feathers in LA Times Magazine. Photo: Ruven Afanador

To see more of Blunt's stunning shoot and read her complete LA Times Magazine interview -- in which she explains how she gravitates toward "characters with complexity" and looks up to actors including Cate Blanchett, Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins -- head over to latimesmagazine.com.

In the meantime, let us know what you think of Blunt's fashionable spread in a comment.