It's impossible not to be charmed by Elle Fanning. She's poised, down-to-earth, full of energy and life—and one of the sunniest people you'll ever meet. She is also one of the best dressed. "Is it weird that I'm obsessed with a thirteen-year-old?" Alexa Chung once asked me. Among Elle's fashion admirers are Marc Jacobs (she starred in his fall Marc by Marc Jacobs campaign), Karl Lagerfeld (who hosted Elle, her father, and her grandma in Paris last summer for her very first fashion show, Chanel couture, bien sur), and Rodarte (with whom she's collaborated on a short film and whose dreamy clothes she wears to both school and bar mitzvahs as well as on the red carpet).
- Jane Keltner de Valle for Teen Vogue
I'm with Alexa on this one. When I saw that particular quote back in January I immediately thought "I can relate to that." Although I'm always trying to break free of my overly girly style of the past, I can't help but admire Elle Fanning. Give me a feminine cut dress & a pair of mary-janes & I'm pretty much sold. It truly is a testament to my back-and-forth "see-saw" style. One day I'm lusting over spiked accessories & leopard print, the next it's whimsical braided hair & romantic pastels. Today is obviously of the latter category... ankle-strap-adorned white wedges, a pastel purple midi skirt, & lace thrown in for good measure... that's my dream outfit of the day. Blame it on the emerging Spring, but I'm filled with fanciful notions of fields of sunshine, quiet mornings in the garden back home, & reading novels in the hammock. I'm certainly aware it's not everyone's cup of tea, but for today, a little Elle inspiration suits this mood of mine just fine ;)
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