20.11.14

Dakota Fanning In Zac Posen – 2nd annual Save the Children Illumination Gala

Dakota Fanning In Zac Posen - 2nd annual Save the Children Illumination Gala

Dakota Fanning attended the 2nd annual Save the Children Illumination Gala held at the Plaza Hotel on Wednesday (November 19) in New York City.

The actress wore a Zac Posen midnight-blue Resort 2015 strapless dress.

Never have I been so underwhelmed by someone wearing Zac Posen.

The hairstyle – typically bland. Makeup – failing to uplift the look. The dress itself has fallen way below the red carpet maestro’s standards, possibly as a result of modifying the hemline.

In short, this is a hell, no. She continues to slide with her inconstancy.

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Dakota Fanning In Saint Laurent – Barneys New York ‘Baz Dazzled’ Holiday Window Unveiling Dinner

Dakota Fanning In Saint Laurent - Barneys New York 'Baz Dazzled' Holiday Window Unveiling Dinner

Dakota Fanning attended the Barneys New York ‘Baz Dazzled’ holiday window unveiling dinner party held at Central Park Zoo on Thursday (November 13) in New York City.

The actress didn’t switch up her hair but she did switch up her styling, wearing a modified Saint Laurent Spring 2015 black cape dress styled with a gold Saint Laurent clutch and black suede over-the-knee boots.

I love this update on the classic LBD with a modern twist, combining this simple wardrobe staple with outerwear inspiration.

Are you buying this, or is her familiar hairstyle letting her down?

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Dakota Fanning In Proenza Schouler – 18th Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards

Dakota Fanning In Proenza Schouler - 18th Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards

Dakota Fanning attended the 18th Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday (November 3) in New York City, where she presented Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez with the 2014 ‘Designer of the Year’ ACE Award.

Going for a whole new look, which sadly didn’t include cutting, colouring or even putting up her hair into a simple ponytail, the actress wore a Proenza Schouler cobalt and metal crochet dress revealing a black bralet and panties, which she styled with a black and white fringed Proenza Schouler clutch, plus Proenza Schouler navy and black leather sandals, all of which hail from the Spring 2015 collection.

I’m so used to seeing Dakota in a succession of samey dresses that I almost don’t know what to make of this.

It’s a bold approach to shaking up one’s style, even if it is for one night only, but is it a risk which paid off?

To some degree I would say yes. The only thing really throwing me off is her pose. I wish she’d thrown back her shoulders and really owned this look.

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Dakota Fanning In Valentino – ‘Effie Gray’ World Premiere

Dakota Fanning In Valentino - 'Effie Gray' World Premiere

Dakota Fanning attended the world premiere of ‘Effie Gray’ held at The Curzon Mayfair on Sunday (October 5) in London, England.

The actress, who loves a ballgown for such events, selected a red suede dress with a fringed skirt from Valentino’s Resort 2015 collection.

I love the change in direction.

Dakota’s style can have a feeling of groundhog day, especially because she never does anything new with her hair, but this in some way gives her a new lease of life.

Styled with nude Valentino ‘Rockstud’ pumps and a plump red lip, those blonde tresses were as per – sleek, straight and centre-parted.

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26.09.14

Christian Dior Spring 2015 Front Row

Christian Dior Spring 2015 Front Row

The Christian Dior front row is one I always look forward to during fashion week; however, on this occasion I was somewhat underwhelmed by the looks the ladies were displaying this afternoon (September 26) in Paris, France.

Marion Cotillard: The French actress and Dior ambassador kept her look uber-simple wearing a chic LBD with cobalt-blue velvet ankle boots. I don’t by any means dislike the look, but as always I want just a little bit more from Marion.

Olivia Palermo: The only person who piqued my interest was Olivia. If anyone can spark some life into an LBD it’s her. Her double-breasted coat dress with sheer sleeves was accented with a Dior Resort 2014 scarf, dual-colour Dior bag and a her favourite Jimmy Choo ‘Dream’ tassel-accented sandals.

Dakota Fanning: Wearing a black Dior Couture dress, the black accessories I don’t mind, but I couldn’t help but wish for a pop of colour to the lips or a new hairdo (as always) from Dakota.

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11.09.14

Dakota Fanning In Saint Laurent – W, COACH, and The PENINSULA Celebrate the It Girls of W Magazine

Dakota Fanning In Saint Laurent - W, COACH, and The PENINSULA Celebrate the It Girls of W Magazine

Dakota Fanning attended the W, Coach and The Peninsula Celebrate the It Girls of W Magazine luncheon in New York City on Wednesday (September 10).

For the occasion, the young fashion-lover wore head-to-toe Saint Laurent, and what a great decision it was.

The cream-colored, ruffled dress with black sequin trim and bow detailing and open shoulders offers a lovely jolt of daytime drama, and the simple gold bangles, gold clutch and black pumps complete the stunning ensemble.

While there was plenty of room to go a bit more dramatic with her shoes, I actually love the effect of the simple, patent pumps with this dress, and I’m thrilled to see a little added drama in the beauty department.

It’s ever-so-subtle, but the added volume in her hair and the black liquid eyeliner are such a refreshing departure for Dakota, and she looks fantastic. Maybe she’s convinced herself to step outside her normal hair and makeup box more often?

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