Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning Went Brunette — and She's Not the Only One

Oct/16/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Dakota Fanning BrunetteCourtesy Dakota Fanning

From pink to blonde to brunette, Dakota Fanning has tried it all this year! The starlet debuted her third hair hue of 2012 — a warm chestnut color — on Instagram over the weekend, writing simply, “Well look who turned into a brunette!”

Fanning, currently a student at New York University, hasn’t sported such dark tresses since starring in Hide and Seek in 2005. And though blonde hair suits her pale complexion, we have to say, she wears the brunette well.

As if her look wasn’t enough news for one day, though, another star made a major hair change, too …

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Chic Clicks: Dakota Fanning Is a Brunette, Oprah Covers 'Harper's Bazaar'

Oct/15/2012 at 02:00 PM ET

Dakota Fanning
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Dakota Fanning is no longer a blonde! The actress debuted her new brown hair on Instagram this weekend [InStyle]

Oprah Winfrey strikes a pose in a white suit in this month’s Harper’s Bazaar [Harper’s Bazaar]

–See Sophia Bush‘s cute Warby Parker sunglass campaign [ELLE]

–People are upset that Barneys Photoshopped Minnie Mouse for its holiday windows. Are you? [Change.org]

–Bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences with stars like Whitney Port and Tyra Banks (a date with Rob Evans? Yes, please!); proceeds benefit Banks’s TZONE at the Lower Eastside Girls Club [CharityBuzz]


Dakota Fanning: I Influence My Sister's Style — Because She Steals My Clothes!

Mar/13/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Dakota Fanning
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“I’ve always really liked fashion, because my mom is really into fashion,” Dakota Fanning recently told FabSugar. “It’s always kind of been a part of our lives, both Elle and I.”

Because of that, the sisters are generally out in designer duds — looks by Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs and Rodarte to name a few — but it does cause some closet confusion at home. “I’ve influenced [Elle’s] style because she’s stolen my clothes!” Dakota joked.

Speaking at the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Awards in New York City, Dakota said her sister actually has a “completely different” style from her own. But she still looks to her for advice sometimes. “I’ve found myself having to go to the little sister, asking her, ‘Oh do you like this outfit?'” Dakota admitted. “It’s kind of a sad day for a big sister when you have to ask your little sister’s opinion.”

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Marc Jacobs Borrows from Fairytales for Fall 2012 Show

Feb/14/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Marc Jacobs Show
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Do you believe in fashion magic? Artist Rachel Feinstein and designer wunderkind Marc Jacobs made it happen Monday night, joining forces to create a fairytale setting for Jacobs’s well-received fall/winter 2012 runway show.

“It’s beautiful,” actor Michael Pitt told PEOPLE of the set, which featured a backdrop of tall buildings in light blue, reminiscent of a super-sized sketch made out of paper. “Marc’s amazing.”

Feinstein’s inspiration was clear: “I’ve always liked Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel a lot,” she explained. “But it’s more like [psychologist and author Bruno] Bettelheim’s version of fairytales.”

The collection also had a fairytale theme; 54 models walked the runway wearing whimsical jackets and dresses, buckle shoes, wrap-around scarves and scene-stealing hats of fox, beaver and mink made by milliner Stephen Jones. Set to the tune of “Who Will Buy?” from the musical Oliver!, the show had an appropriately Dickensian quality, as well.

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Dakota Fanning Gives Her Hair the Pink Slip

Jan/18/2012 at 01:00 PM ET

Dakota Fanning Pink Hair

Looks like someone’s tickled pink!

After debuting dip-dyed ends last week, Dakota Fanning took her new look to lunch in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

“You can’t worry about what other people think,” the 17-year-old NYU freshman recently told Elle UK. “Especially if you’re a known person, or sometimes you won’t be able to get out of bed.”

With that philosophy in mind, Fanning paired her graduated strands with a crisp oxford, pleated mini and chunky black wedges. The hairstyle, while daring, is hardly a new trend in Hollywood: last year, stars including Sienna Miller, Lauren Conrad and Kate Bosworth added bright hues from the bottom up. Katy Perry experimented with a pinky shade in 2011, too.

We applaud Dakota’s bold change, but want to know what you think: Do you like Fanning’s pink-tipped hair?

Justine Harman


Dakota Fanning: I Don't Care What People Think of My Style

Jan/04/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Dakota Fanning Elle UK
Courtesy Elle UK

Dakota Fanning, who recently confessed that she and 13-year-old sister Elle are “fashion equals,” strikes a seductive pose on the February cover of Elle UK — just don’t call her out for it.

“You can’t worry about what other people think, especially if you’re a known person, or sometimes you won’t be able to get out of bed,” she tells the mag. Case in point: her very first day at NYU, where she is a freshman, the 17-year-old selected a pleated skirt, velvet Marni shoes, black knee socks and an asymmetrical Alexander Wang sweater.

And while studying may take precedence over red carpet preening these days, Dakota doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight with her little sis (though she does mind sharing closets). “Usually it’s her sitting in pajamas waving goodbye as I go off someplace,” she says. “But this last year it’s been me home by myself in sweatpants, saying ‘Bye Elle’ as she goes off somewhere all dressed up.”

Justine Harman



Elle Fanning: Calling My Style Weird Is 'a Compliment'

Dec/30/2011 at 10:00 AM ET

Lo Bosworth Gives 'Elle Fanning Young Hollywood Awards
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“If people say something [I wear] is sort of weird, I’m like, Oh, that’s a great compliment,” Elle Fanning chirps in the latest issue of Teen Vogue. The 13-year-old, who’s starred in campaigns for Marc Jacobs, went to Paris with Karl Lagerfeld and recently modeled Rodarte, spends her free time on style.com and street-style blogs, saving her favorite looks on her computer.

“She’s the go-to fashion person in the family,” big sis Dakota tells the magazine. “Elle knows every single model, every single collection, every single piece from every collection. She has a real passion. She genuinely appreciates the workmanship and creativity.”

Elle, who has a bulletin board in her bedroom covered with magazine tear sheets, even offers style tips to family. “I remember the first time Dakota asked me for fashion advice about what to put with what,” she says. “I was like, My big sister is asking me?” “It’s funny, ’cause when you’re an older sister, you try to be the leader and example,” Dakota adds. “I’ve recently had to accept that we’re equals.”

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