Rooney Mara In J. Mendel – 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

Rooney Mara also attended the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills on Tuesday evening.

The actress gave us a new colour on the red carpet by wearing this plum J. Mendel Fall 2012 dress.

Rooney is one of the first actresses to wear a look from this collection which was presented just last week.

A plunging v-neck is a new look for Rooney, and despite her requisite ‘shy’ pose on the red carpet, she is working it.

Deep plum lips and lacquered hair add a signature goth touch.

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20.02.12

Front Row @ Calvin Klein Fall 2012

Two of Hollywood’s hottest stars were seated in the front row at the Calvin Klein Fall 2012 presentation, which closed New York Fashion Week last week.

Rooney Mara: The actress wore a Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2012 dress in her favourite colour: black. Her chic sleeveless dress with mesh yoke and fluted skirt was styled with black strappy sandals, a simple bun and pretty, neutral makeup.

Emma Stone: The actress opted for more colour, wearing a red Calvin Klein knit top with a full skirt. She accessorized with Brian Atwood ‘Sinful’ red ankle strap peep toes and a contrasting metallic silver fold-over clutch. A ponytail, kohl-rimmed eyes and a pink lip colour completed her look.

Whilst I like both their choices, I wish Rooney’s wasn’t so predictable. At this rate she’s going to run out of LBDs to wear.

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06.02.12

Rooney Mara In Thierry Mugler & ASOS – 2012 Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon

After a brief flirtation with wearing a colour outside her comfort zone on Friday, Rooney Mara was back to black and white whilst attending the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon which was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in California earlier today.

I’ve been onboard with nearly all her minimalist looks, but I just can’t get excited about her black ASOS jumpsuit, which she wore with a white Thierry Mugler jacket.

The look is very chic in theory – well the jacket is – but her looks are starting to feel a bit samey, plus I don’t like the way the pants are overwhelming her tiny frame.

This isn’t the first time she’s gone high-end, low-end on the red carpet, because she’s worn a Givenchy jacket with an ASOS playsuit once before, but it’s the first time I’ve not been particularly fussed by it.

She switched things up by opting for blunt bangs after sporting a lacquered look for a while.

What do you think about this look – would you take it or leave it?

You can buy Rooney’s Mugler blazer from LuisaViaRoma.
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Rooney Mara In Louis Vuitton – 27th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival Virtuosos Award Ceremony

Following her brief visit to Asia, Rooney Mara attended the 27th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival Virtuosos Award where she was recipient of an award.

She was gorgeous in green wearing a Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2012 dress.

I’m sure many of you are in shock that she’s wearing a colour other than black or white.

Her sleeveless green pocked dress answers all of our prayers.

Black Giambattista Valli sandals and a slick back low ponytail completed her look.

Does this dress feel a tad familiar?

That’s because Rooney wore a similar dress from the same collection for the Paris premiere of ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’.
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03.02.12

Vanity Fair March 2012 Hollywood Issue

Vanity Fair’s March 2012 issue, which is the annual Hollywood Issue, features eleven of the most up-and-coming actresses who were shot by Mario Testino.

The main cover features Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain.

After the fold we have Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling.

There are always great debates that go on with regards to this cover every year.

I would’ve swapped Mia with Elizabeth and had her on the main cover, and I’m not sure Paula should be considered up-and-coming as she’s been around for a while. Also Shailene is totally unrecognisable.

Each actress wore a pastel-coloured satin dress for the 20s boudoir-themed shoot with screen-siren hairstyles and bold lip colours.

They all look great, but Jennifer steals the cover for me as she’s in full-on bombshell mode. Very Jessica Rabbit.

Here are some extracts from their interviews:

Jessica on her superstar crush:The English Patient. Of course. Those love scenes!”

Jennifer on who else she’s like to work with: “I’d love to work with the Cohen brothers. Tommy Lee Jones. Jack Nicholson. And I’d love to work with Renee Zellweger. I’m a huge Renee Zellweger fan.”

Rooney on her crush growing up: “Thom Yorke.”

Jennifer on her childhood crush: “When I was little, like 90s, era, I had such a big crush on Justin Timberlake from *NSYNC that I almost thew up.”

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Rooney Mara in Ralph Lauren, Jennifer Lawrence in custom Donna Karan, Mia Wasikowska in Ralph Lauren, Jessica Chastain in Giorgio Armani, Elizabeth Olsen in Salvatore Ferragamo, Adepero Oduye in Carolina Herrera, Shailene Woodley in Ralph Lauren, Paula Patton in L’Wren Scott, Felicity Jones in Burberry, Lily Collins in Calvin Klein and Brit Marling in Tommy Hilfiger.