Does it get more meta than this?
While promoting Maleficent, Elle Fanning took to dressing like her Disney royalty alter-ego, Princess Aurora. Red carpet after red carpet, she had a seemingly endless supply of regal ballgowns and pretty frocks fit for a, well, princess. But the littlest Fanning one-upped herself this weekend when she landed in Japan for the Tokyo premiere of Maleficent in a dainty number showing Sleeping Beauty's face. (Maybe she was taking a cue from this guy.)
Real-life Disney Princess Elle Fanning might as well change her name to Aurora, since she's slowly but surely morphing into her big-screen alter ego. Each time she's set foot on the red carpet for Maleficent, she's looked more and more like she just stepped out of a fairy tale. And it's awesome.
Elle Fanning at the world premiere of Maleficent.
At last night's worldwide premiere of the long-awaited live-action remake, Elle was giving maaaaajor Sleeping Beauty vibes in her majestic Elie Saab couture that just so happened to be the exact shade of blue her character wears to woo Prince Phillip. She even had the choker! The only thing she was missing was a real-life Prince Phillip. *SIGH* Where's Brenton Thwaites when you need him?
Elle Fanning on the July cover of ASOS.
Elle Fanning, professional cool girl and part-time actress, is on, like, five magazine covers this month, and every time a new one comes out, the whole wide world—or the whole MTV Style HQ, at least—becomes even more obsessed with her. Somehow, the 16-year-old manages to be consistently refreshing and funny and awesome and juuuust the kind of girl you want be/be best friends with. A rarity in general, but especially among child stars. (No offense, child stars, but you know it's true.)
Kiernan Shipka for 'Vanity Fair.'
Photo: Vanity Fair
I will never NOT be surprised that Kiernan Shipka is only 14 years old. Maybe it's because she fits in so well with the 1960s setting of Mad Men. But more likely, it's because her personal style is already more mature and high-fashion than most adults in the entertainment industry. She always (ALWAYS) kills it on the red carpet, and now, in this month's issue of Vanity Fair, she brings that same glamorous flair to a retro-themed photo spotlight. She even showed up to the interview looking flawless—a vintage Céline sweater, drop-waist Rag & Bone skirt, black ankle boots, and pink Miu Miu purse. Like...what??? I guess Kiernan is the one girl in the history of the world who hasn't had to go through an awkward preteen phase #blessed.
All our BFFs hanging together in the front row at Miu Miu's Fall 2014 show in Paris.
Photo: Getty Images
There was no shortage of high profile shows this Paris Fashion Week, from Alexander Wang’s new collection for Balenciaga to Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Louis Vuitton debut, but, in terms of front row attendees, it’s safe to say that Miu Miu nailed it. Brace yourself for this all-star lineup: recent Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and her "rumored boyfriend" Jared Leto, Rihanna, Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, and Margot Robbie, just to name a few. Even better was the seating chart, with Lupita and Rihanna sharing space. Just imagine them casually exchanging style tips, life lessons, and beauty tricks #dreamteam.
Rita Ora for Rimmel London.
Photo: @ritaora's Instagram
IT'S HEE-RREE! That's right, Ritabots. After almost six months of waiting, guessing, and drooling, we've finally gotten our first full glimpse of the ad campaign for Rita Ora's long-anticipated collaboration with Rimmel London. Yesterday, Ora Instagrammed the world exclusive editorial spread to her loyal fans, and despite the frigid temps (on the East Coast, at least *scowls at California*), we can officially confirm that spring has sprung—and it's going to be a bright one.
Lupita Nyong'o talks to 'Essence.'
You know how sometimes you just get so sick of your hair that you threaten to chop it all off? (Personally, I feel that way every summer. Subway neck sweat is NOT cute.) Well, Lupita Nyong'o, whose close-cut 'do has been the envy of everyone, waited almost two decades before indulging that urge. In a behind-the-scenes video from her forthcoming photo shoot with Essence, Nyong'o admits that the motivation behind her now-famous look was, in short (heh), laziness.
"I didn't always wear my hair short," she says. "In my adolescence, I always had long hair and it was relaxed. As of the age of 19, I just got really fed up with always going to the salon and it taking so much effort to look presentable before you leave the house. So, I just one day decided to cut it off, and I cut it all off! I was a skinhead and my mother was unamused," she says with a smirk and a giggle befit for her teenage self.
Lupita Nyong'o wears Maybelline New York Sensational Vivids in Brazen Berry in 'Glamour.'
We've already been operating under the assumption that Lupita Nyong'o is, in a word, flawless. Over the last several months, she's appeared on countless magazine covers, scored a modeling gig with Miu Miu, and stays steady killin' it both off and on the red carpet. (Oh yeah. She's also a really great actress, but, you know, details.) Have you ever actually seen her up close though? Like, close enough to spot even the faintest sign of a blemish? No? OK, well, technically, neither have we. But Glamour did when they tapped Lupita to show off spring's hottest lip colors—and (SHOCKER), she's still flawless.
Rita Ora for Rimmel.
Photo: @ritaora's Instagram
Hey, #RITABOTS! Consider your uniform (almost) complete. Yesterday, Rita Ora's new Material Girl campaign dropped, providing us with some graphic-print goodness for our spring wardrobe. Today, Ora decided to give us a sneak peek of her upcoming Rimmel London campaign, which pretty much gives us the icing on our sartorial cake (i.e. lipstick).
With her platinum bob tussled into chunky waves, Ora flashes a perfect pout in a deep crimson color that better be included in her upcoming collection for the British beauty brand. We got a brief glimpse of the line back in October, when Rita shared some BTS snaps from her shoot and a quick look at the chubby lipstick "crayons" she created for her debut makeup collaboration.
Photos: Vanity Fair/The Academy Awards
Does Vanity Fair know something we don't? Or did they just, like, happen to think, almost exactly one month before the Academy Awards, that a long, slinky gold dress was the perfect choice for our new favorite "It" Girl, Lupita Nyong'o? To be fair, we've yet to see something that doesn't look good on Nyong'o, but this dress is kind of suspiciously foreshadowing, considering the season (awards, not winter).
Yesterday, VF released a sneak peek (and by "sneak peek," it appears they mean the entire three-page pull-out) of their 20th annual Hollywood Issue cover, which was shot by famed photog Annie Leibovitz and "celebrates a year of spectacular film with a group of distinguished actors." Despite the fact that Lupita didn't make the front fold, we certainly think she's the center of attention.