Rooney Mara In Valentino Couture – ‘Side Effects’ Berlin Film Festival Premiere

Rooney Mara In Valentino Couture - 'Side Effects' Berlin Film Festival PremiereAfter dazzling in a white confection at the ‘Side Effects’ New York premiere, Rooney Mara was back to black for the film’s debut at the Berlinale Film Festivale in Germany today.

Our goth-glam girl returned to her dark side in a dress from Valentino’s Spring 2013 Couture collection.

But this was a sweet moment, too—at least for this edgy starlet.

The prim little frock, with its embroidered maze of ivy swirls, its riff on the pouf sleeve and that handkerchief hem, was elevated to a near-girly level. This look seemed mere steps away from a place in a mysterious and gothic secret garden.

The actress’s love of sheer styling continued here, although a nude lining precluded any real show of skin.

With no jewellery and only a basic black pump, this completely unembellished show of stylish austerity was finished with Rooney’s slick top knot, her flawless alabaster complexion and pretty-in-pink lippie.

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22 Responses to Rooney Mara In Valentino Couture – ‘Side Effects’ Berlin Film Festival Premiere

  1. MissAmynae February 13, 2013 at 00:57 #

    Perfection.

    • Cass February 13, 2013 at 09:39 #

      Agree. A simple but elegant look. Her makeup is flawless. Seems to brighten up her face despite donning a black dress.

  2. Mol February 13, 2013 at 01:00 #

    Her restraint always elevates her appearances on the RC into something special for me – love this!

  3. Nat39 February 13, 2013 at 01:32 #

    It’s fine but I don’t love it, would’ve been nice if she’d carried a clutch.

  4. shontay February 13, 2013 at 02:00 #

    Perfect from head to toe.

    • jo February 13, 2013 at 16:16 #

      +1 love her style more and more with every outing

  5. Christine February 13, 2013 at 02:13 #

    Bored. How long is she going to keep the severed slick hairstyle? Girl with the dragon tattoo part 2 is not filming yet.

    Not liking the dress.

  6. EmmaWoodhouse February 13, 2013 at 02:30 #

    One of my absolute favorite looks from her–so clean, polished, and feminine. BDOTW worthy.

  7. Ella February 13, 2013 at 02:35 #

    I normally cannot stand Rooney’s looks…..but I love this one. Granted, I’d change the shoes ;-)

  8. Kathy February 13, 2013 at 03:16 #

    This is slightly unrelatedly, but I’ve been holding a semi-grudge against Rooney ever since her Vogue interview in which she ranted about finding the fashion world annoying and uninteresting. If she is so uninterested, why is she the co-chair of the Met Gala this year?!? Why does she have 2 Vogue covers, among many others? It’s not as if she’s a victim…

    Anyways, back to the outfit. Boring hair, boring pumps. Love the dress, but it could have been styled to look a lot more stunning than this and it wasn’t. This look desperately needed a pop of color, via colorful eye makeup (Rooney’s not the type to be into that, though, I’m guessing), pretty sandals, earrings, or a bright clutch.

    • Neli February 13, 2013 at 12:08 #

      This!

  9. TeaAtTwo February 13, 2013 at 03:26 #

    Once again I like Rooney’s ensemble. I do wish her stylist would put her in something other than black or white whilst she’s not promoting Millennium series trilogy.

  10. anjos February 13, 2013 at 04:15 #

    Lovely. Although I’m still under the influence of her amazing Balenciaga outfit.

  11. Yeliz February 13, 2013 at 05:28 #

    I love this look. I would’ve preferred a pair of sandals, but the pumps actually go well with this look.

  12. the ogre February 13, 2013 at 05:45 #

    head-to-toe perfection this is!

    FC, “stylish austerity”, is the perfect way to describe it so I don’t think anyone need say anything more on this.

    I’m happy to see black done differently after such a long time…sigh!

  13. ash February 13, 2013 at 06:08 #

    I love Rooney Mara, she just has that distinct style that seems to be very rare in Hollywood stars these days (maybe in exception of Solange Knowles and Rihanna). Rooney always looks great.

  14. Rashmi February 13, 2013 at 06:30 #

    This is perfect like her previous look. She always has this polished and smart aura.

    However, I just wish once she opens her hair, smiles and dress in something colorful :)

  15. Beta February 13, 2013 at 07:40 #

    I love this lady’s unique sense of style.

  16. kane February 13, 2013 at 09:57 #

    Not crazy about the sleeves, but I do like it overall.

  17. dee February 13, 2013 at 13:46 #

    Like everything but the hairdo.

  18. stacy February 13, 2013 at 16:16 #

    Lovely. When she gets it right it is simple and stunning, and here she looks beautiful.

  19. Alina February 15, 2013 at 14:29 #

    No. Just no.

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