Red Carpet Evolution: Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara is still relatively unknown to many people, but her red carpet style has evolved very quickly in such a short space in time.

The New Yorker who went to NYU is the younger sister of actress Kate Mara. She has already starred in many hit movies including ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’, ‘The Social Network’ and her current movie, ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’.

Here is her red carpet evolution.

The Blush and Bashful Years
Her first red carpet appearance was at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival for the screening of ‘Dare’ where she was an unknown fresh-faced beauty wearing a pretty nude dress under a plaid coat which she teamed with a beige belt, tights and olive ankle boots.

Her love of nude dresses didn’t end there as she went on to a nude frilly confection at the Toronto Film Festival during the same year with a small leopard-print clutch and sandals that matched her dress and completed her look.

Cut to 2010 and cute nude dresses with matching shoes were still favoured by Rooney on the red carpet for the ‘Youth In Revolt’ screening and for the LA premiere for ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ where she wore an Alberta Ferretti pinafore dress with matching accessories.Read More…

Best Dressed Of The Week – Rooney Mara In Givenchy Couture & Jennifer Lopez In The Row & Milly

Rooney Mara had two amazing looks this week, but you went crowned her Givenchy Couture gown the best of the week.

It was a vast improvement from her Calvin Klein look from the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

I had a much tougher decision. I narrowed it down to three: Rooney in Givenchy, Taylor in Reem before finally going with Jennifer Lopez wearing a mustard coat from The Row and white Milly pants.

As I said in the original post, I would wear this head-to-toe look if money was no option.

She looked achingly hot, chic and sophisticated.

I love her when she’s on this type of form as I’ve never been a fan of those nude embellished jumpsuits she seems to love.

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Rooney Mara In Donna Karan – The Late Show With David Letterman

Before Rooney Mara headed over to the Ziegfeld Theater for the premiere of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the actress dropped by ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ to promote her new movie.

She also talked about her football background, getting drunk before her audition and how much she was paid for the movie (apparently not a lot).

Rooney is the second person after Coco Rocha to wear a look from the Pre-Fall 2012 collections, as she donned a Donna Karan jumpsuit.

Her strapless jumpsuit with a white bustier top and black wide-legged pants was teamed with the same Christian Louboutin Mary Jane heels she wore to the premiere.

Blunt bangs and barely there makeup completed her look on this occasion.


Rooney Mara In Prabal Gurung – ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ New York Premiere

Rooney Mara took to the red carpet again last night to promote her latest movie, ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’, with the New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre.

She was back on form wearing a Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 dress.

The black silk-crepe dress with graphic inserts and flutter sleeves also has a completely sheer back.

This look couldn’t be more perfect for Rooney. It’s gothic with a girlie twist, but it’s a shame some of the details are lost against the black background.

The Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung heels would’ve been the perfect choice, but Rooney opted for black Christian Louboutin Mary Jane patent peep-toes instead.

With her hair smoothly lacquered, the actress completed her look with red lippie.

This look has become my favourite out of the three she’s sported this week.

Which one would you like to see up for BDOTW?

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Rooney Mara In Roksanda Ilincic – ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Stockholm Premiere

Following Rooney Mara’s amazing Givenchy Couture look on the red carpet for the London premiere of ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’, I expected her to turn things up a notch.

Sadly I was left a tad disappointed by her Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2012 jumpsuit.

The pants are killing this look for me. They are too long and the creases are bothersome, plus the overall fit appears to be too big for the petite star.

It’s ironic how her lacquered hairstyle is almost exactly the same as that of Keira Knightley who was the last person to wear this collection on the red carpet.

What do you think?

A step up or down from the London premiere?

Rooney Mara In Givenchy Couture – ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ World Premiere

Rooney Mara has just taken to the red carpet with co-star Daniel Craig for the world premiere of ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ at the Odeon Leicester Square in London this evening.

The actress wore a Givenchy Fall 2011 Couture gown.

Her white embroidered gown has been considerably lined from the version that was worn by the model, but it still has the cold shoulders, open back and cut-out details at the waist.

I love that Rooney has finally got the styling right.

The ‘death-warmed-up’ look was so unappealing.

Even with the raven black hair and blunt bangs, I still feel a warmth and softness from this look.

In fact I think she looks quite angelic whilst staying true to the Gothic persona she’s adapted for this movie.

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Rooney Mara In Calvin Klein – 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Rooney Mara joined several other stars on the red carpet for the 2011 CFDA Vogue/Fashion Fund Awards which were held at the Skylight SoHo in New York City last night.

The actress who stars in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ wore a Calvin Klein Spring 2012 slip dress.

I find the contrast between her nude silk dress, her jet black hair and her black cherry lipstick too stark and unappealing.

My mother would call this death warmed up and she would be right.

White strappy sandals completed her look.

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