Dakota Fanning In Elie Saab Couture – ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ LA Premiere

I did not see this coming.

I was in shock when I saw Dakota Fanning on the red carpet for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2? premiere, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California on Monday evening.

The shock was two-fold. Firstly, the hair colour. What a transformation.

We beg her every time she steps out to do something different with her never-changing hairstyle, so she went one better by changing the hair colour.

Secondly, she wearing colour… yay.

Her Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture teal gown is most definitely not in the nude, blush, beige, cream family she usually favours.

Dakota’s draped gown, with a slit plus lace embroidery on the side, is accented with a teal leather belt and styled with a gold clutch.

Rings by Graziela, J/Hadley and Rona Pfeiffer, plus a rouge lip colour, completed the look.

Do you like Dakota’s new look or was it too much change in one go?

I have to say I love it. The element of surprise has me bowled over with glee.

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14.09.12 Premiere

Datoka Fanning In Stella McCartney – ‘Now Is Good’ London Premiere

Dakota Fanning hit the red carpet at the The Curzon in Mayfair, London, yesterday evening for the premiere of her latest movie ‘Now Is Good’.

The young actress wore a beautiful Stella McCartney nude sequined body-hugging gown.

I love the gown, but it’s so not right for Dakota. I wish she’d opted for something younger and more whimsical; this feels too grown up for her.

Save this for the Eva Mendes and Mariah Careys of this world.

Dakota styled her look with metallic Jimmy Choo ‘Zambia’ sandals, a J/Hadley pink ring and a Lanvin envelope clutch.

The other thing I’m not loving about this look is that her hair and makeup are, as always, exactly the same.

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08.06.12

Dakota Fanning In Gucci – 40th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine

It looks like Dakota Fanning’s bun at the CFDA Fashion Awards was just a teaser, as the talented actress was back to sporting a familiar hairstyle on the red carpet for the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Shirley MacLaine, held at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California yesterday evening.

The actress looked beautiful wearing a Gucci Pre-Fall 2012 gown.

This coral silk georgette v-neck pleated gown thankfully isn’t within her usual nude colour palette, but some of you may argue that it’s not too far away.

Her bi-colour gown was styled with interesting black Gucci accessories, which included a leather studded belt, a suede studded clutch and strappy sandals.

You can buy Dakota’s Gucci clutch from Saks.com

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Dakota Fanning In Proenza Schouler – 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards

Dakota Fanning had not one, but two dapper dates in New York City on Monday night for the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Walking the red carpet alongside Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Dakota wore a long-sleeved kimono-inspired dress from the brand’s Fall 2012 collection.

The brocade origami-esque mini is an edgy new look for the young actress.

However, more importantly, Dakota has finally heard our pleas, as she wore her hair pulled back on the red carpet.

Thank goodness – centre-parted straight locks would have brought down the entire look, and possibly driven me over the edge.

Heavy Proenza Schoulder Resort 2013 black wedges and a metallic clutch accessorize the look.

What do you think of the new hairdo?

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08.05.12

Dakota Fanning In Louis Vuitton – 2012 Met Gala

Dakota Fanning did opt for a big gown for the 2012 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this evening.

The young actress selected a Louis Vuitton lavender organza gown.

Her tulle and organza gown embroidered with floral ribbons was teamed with satin sandals and a silk lavender minaudière.

I like that she did something different with her hair, but I wish she had more height to carry this look off.

It also makes her look a bit boxy. I don’t find this flattering at all.

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