24.12.12 Best Of

Best Dressed Teen 2012 – Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning has virtually stolen the spotlight from her older sister, Dakota—and from a host of other burgeoning starlets.

Not only did this precocious 14-year-old actress land a role in the upcoming Sleeping Beauty movie, Maleficent, with Angelina Jolie, she also was just nominated for a 2013 Critics’ Choice Award for her part in Ginger & Rosa.

She is no shrinking violet on the style scene either. So it’s no surprise Elle was elected the Best Dressed Teen of 2012, continuing her winning streak from last year.

A radiant presence with her alabaster skin, her deep gaze and those angelic blonde locks, Elle makes a strong impression whether she’s a girly goddess on the red carpet, a fairy tale fashionista at a film premiere, the girl-next-door for Teen Vogue or an artsy rocker chick covering the latest issue of Bullett magazine.

She achieves such grace by mixing cute with couture and princess with punk, all with a young and fun flair. And she’s not afraid to take risks. Remember, Elle was the one who colored outside the lines and dared to wear a sunny piece from Rodarte’s Van Gogh-inspired Spring 2012 collection at the 2012 Critics’ Choice Awards.

In fact, this PYT often leans towards high-concept looks plucked straight from the runway, favoring bold names like Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Prada and Rochas.

One of her most memorable ensembles of the year was actually an ode to androgyny: the print-happy Miu Miu Fall 2012 trouser suit she wore for the Ginger & Rosa premiere at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.

It’s not hard to see why Elle has captivated the attention of film directors and fashion designers, carving out a glowing role in the movie biz and in the style world with more panache than starlets two or three times her age.

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Elle Fanning In Oscar de la Renta – British Independent Film Awards 2012

The British Independent Film Awards took place at Old Billingsgate Market in London yesterday evening and were attended by Britain’s talented up-and-coming stars, plus a cute teen American actress called Elle Fanning.

I love Elle, because you never quite know what’s coming next: she can go from indie to edgy to preppy to princess-like with equal aplomb.

Last night, it was princess-like, wearing an Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 gown.

The light-pink silk organza embroidered gown with a fitted bodice and bell-shaped skirt does an amazing job of not washing her out nor overwhelming her petite figure.

Keeping the styling super-simple and ensuring all eyes were on her fabulous dress, she opted for no makeup, nude Oscar de la Renta pumps and a slicked-back bun.

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Elle Fanning In Creatures of the Wind & Marni – The Variety Studio: Awards Edition Event

You all pretty much hated Elle Fanning’s last red carpet look, so hopefully she managed to redeem herself when she attended The Variety Studio: Awards Edition event, held at a private residence in LA on Wednesday.

The young actress wore a simple Fall look, donning a burgundy Marni sweater from the Fall 2012 collection with a black A-line Creatures of the Wind skirt with a high waist and dainty bow accent from the Spring 2013 collection.

Keeping the styling super simple, the actress opted for Marni ankle-strap black wedges to complete her look.

Did she redeem herself?

You can buy Elle’s Marni wedges from Barneys.

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Elle Fanning In Prada – ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ LA Premiere

Elle Fanning joined her older sister 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 young star wore a Prada Spring 2013 ensemble.

Her pink satin look featured a peplum top and short skirt with what I can imagine is an obi-style belt.

I like how she can wear a colour this pale and not be totally washed out by it, but I find the shoes distracting – not in a good way.

Barely-there makeup and super-straight locks completed her look.

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09.11.12 Premiere

Elle Fanning In Dolce & Gabbana – ‘Ginger and Rosa’ LA Screening

It was another school night out for Elle Fanning, who attended A24 Films’ screening of her latest movie, ‘Ginger and Rosa’ at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California last night.

The teen actress wore a Dolce & Gabbana head-to-toe look.

Her black and white look, which has something of a school girl vibe to it, featured a black bow-tie-accented white semi-sheer blouse with a black crepe flared skirt.

Embracing the floral garland trend, Elle styled her look with a green velvet headband with gold and floral embroidery, and ivory crochet pumps.

Rosy cheeks and pink lips completed her look.

While this look is cute, I prefer the Oscar de la Renta from earlier in the week. This look doesn’t feel so effortless.

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