In two short years, actress Bella Thorne has shot up the fashion ranks to be one of THE ones-to-watch on the red carpet. More often than not, the stunning redhead can be counted on to pull together a look that’s fresh and different. Her ability to make any design contemporary through her use of color and accessories is remarkable. If just half of her peers could master that skill, the world would be a much better place.
With her impeccable taste in clothes, towering height (5’5” without heels!) and good looks, it’s hard to believe that Bella is only a teenager. But we were reminded of her youth on the eve of her Sweet 16 birthday when we had the pleasure of chatting with the starlet as she hosted the ‘Girls Night Out’ WallFlower Jeans event in L.A.
Rocking a typical teen outfit—simple white tee and denim (but paired with a black quilted Chanel purse and black Christian Louboutin pumps, natch!) and cute ponytail, Bella spent the better part of the evening hanging out with girlfriends and graciously taking pictures with young fans of her Disney show, ‘Shake It Up.’
We managed to get a few minutes with the beauty, who was accompanied by stylist Marissa Peden, to talk about how she envisions her look evolving, behind-the-scenes fashion stories, and the challenge she faces playing dress up in a mature industry.
On her style: It’s kind of whatever I’m feeling that day, honestly. I don’t have like a “no-go” look. I don’t hate one thing. I kind of like everything. One of the things that attract me to an outfit is if it’s comfortable. I will pick an outfit based upon the shoes [my stylist] Marissa Peden gives me because I will be like, Marissa, these shoes are uncomfortable, so we’ll go with the other outfit. It can be something as simple as that.
On her style icons: I like Natalie Portman and Nicole Richie.
On a standout look she’s worn: There’s not a favorite look of mine. There’s actually one that I kind of put together at the last minute and I liked it. It was the Alberta Ferretti dress with Bionda Castana shoes that I wore to a charity event.