WERQ: Rooney Mara in Givenchy and Rodarte

Posted on January 05, 2012

The Audreybot has been unleashed on Spain! Run for your lives, Spaniards! MECHA-AUDREY IS HERE!!

Rooney Mara in GivenchyRooney Mara attends “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Photocall in Madrid in Givenchy.

Givenchy Pre-Fall 2011 CollectionGivenchy Pre-Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Izabel Goulart

Rooney Mara in Givenchy

Rooney Mara in Givenchy

As we said the other day, when she was sporting an LBD, “Never before have we seen an actress who can so easily switch back and forth from ‘mental patient’ to ‘Audrey Hepburn.” This would be “mental patient” mode. Or at least, mental patients as they might appear in some indie Euro film with a couturier providing costumes. Believe it or not, we think she looks downright amazing here. We also think there is probably no other star around right now who could work this look. It’s utterly hers and she knows it, which is why she’s been so consistent with it.

Rooney Mara in RodarteRooney Mara attends the premiere of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” in Madrid in Rodarte.

Rodarte Fall 2011 CollectionRodarte Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Caroline Trentini

Rooney Mara in Rodarte

Rooney Mara in Rodarte

And here she is WERQing a much more typically “Audrey” kinda look. Our first impulse would be to suggest earrings, but again, this androgynous Audreybot thing she’s got going on is extremely consistent. She knows what she’s doing. She’s been getting some flack in the fashion press (even a little from us), but as time goes on and she’s showing a real commitment to a certain kind of style, we start appreciating it more and more for not being the typical red carpet attempts. We don’t love every dress and every look, but we’re damn impressed with how fully realized this … persona (for lack of a better word) is and how much thought was put into it.

You WERQ that Audreybot shit, girl.

[Photo Credit: Solarpix/PR Photos, elle.com, vogue.it]

    • Anonymous

      Her hair is gross when she does wears that square/straight bang .  Ugly and make me have to scroll her face off the screen. 
      Did I mention it is ugly?

      The clothes look good when I get past that hair

      • Anonymous

        She looks like Moe from the 3 Stooges.

      • MilaXX

        I’m not a fan of the straight/square bang, but I think they work with this outfit and the makeup softens it a bit. So often these bangs are paired with the matte red lip, but doing softer makeup works much better.

        • Alloy Jane

          Agreed.  The Audreybot hair & outfit work very well together on her, and there really is something about her that buzzes.  Both looks are total WERQs, even down to the faun feet in the Givenchy.

          • Anonymous

            Oh, thank god. Over at GFY I was alone, howling into the wilderness in defense of the hair and first outfit. I’m so glad I’m not the only person on earth who enjoys what she’s doing (also TLo, of course! and the Fug Girls themselves were pretty open to it. Mostly the commenters were just depressing me.)

      • Anonymous

        Totally disagree.

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      LOVE her. Even more after seeing the film.

      • Anonymous

        Wasn’t she amazing in it? Who knew she had that in her?

        • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

          Something’s going on in that family, because her sister scared me to death in American Horror Story, too!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      She is channeling Edith Head with those bangs.

      • Lori

        Yeah, but it worked for Edith and I don’t think it works for Rooney. The bowl cut look just doesn’t do her any favors.

        • Lori

          I do think it works for her.  But the sky’s the limit when she’s done playing Liz and we’ll see which way she goes then.

          • Anonymous

            Exactly. 

    • Judy_J

      I love both these looks, especially the first one.  That jacket is stunning, and I like that she ditched the furry stuff hanging down from the hem in the runway version.  I like to think Audrey Hepburn would be pleased with the comparison.

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

        Agree about losing the fur/feather/fringe crap at the bottom of the jacket. It looks gorgeous on her.

      • Lori

        Are we sure the stringy weirdness on the original look was actually part of the jacket? I think it looks like it might be part of whatever was under the jacket.

      • Anonymous

        And Audrey was the original Givenchy muse.

    • Anonymous

      Simply because she weighs 87 pounds doesn’t mean he’s doing an Audrey thing.  She’s got a very interesting look of her own, though.

    • vmcdanie

      This won’t make any sense but while I don’t love either look, I love them on her. Weird, right? And bonus points from greatly improving on the Givenchy look (What IS that on the original? Spanish moss?)

    • Anonymous

      i love her…. but the 2nd outfit is definitely better….
      but I CANNOT believe the way they “translated” the name of the movie in Spanish…. that is a crime!!!!!! ridiculous!!!! it would be better if it were “Vanger Corporation:…” at least, instead of Millenium…. did they read the book??? oy……
      (disclaimer: now i’m worried that my comment is not correct, since I haven’t finished the book just yet…. and maybe i’m missing something)……

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cortney-Dean/100002491593625 Cortney Dean

        its often referred to as the Millennium Trilogy and the original Swedish title (properly translated) is Men Who Hate Women, so all that explains the Spanish title.

        • Anonymous

          thank you!!!! i was too fast to be outraged without enough evidence…. my bad!!! 

          • Jacquelina La Bomba

            Actually, no. Be outraged– the translation IS bad. “Los Hombres que NO Amaban a las Mujeres” is both a clunky AND an inaccurate translation. In English it would be “the men who did NOT love the women”, which is stupid and makes me think this movie could be about gay men rather than evil, sadistic bastards. “Hombres que Odian a las Mujeres” is the literal translation of the original title in Swedish, and it’s less cumbersome. Silly translators. 

            • BerlinerNYC

              Either one sounds mostly like a 1980s self-help book.

      • Anonymous

        It’s known as the “Millennium” trilogy, though…

      • MilaXX

        Once you complete the book Millenium will make sense.

    • Anonymous

      FABULOUS.

    • oohsparkley!

      I agree, I would add some earrings.  She’s got a distinctive, edgy look.  But personally, if I were her, I couldn’t wait to grow the hair out.  I really don’t like the straight across short bangs.  3 Stooges – Moe? Home haircut using a bowl.

      • Anonymous

        Moe.  Exactly what I said.

    • Addicted2Glamour

      I’m probably in the minority who thinks she rocks the HELL out of those Alfalfa Bangs. Love the Givenchy on her, even the matchy tights/shoes work here. And you hit the nail on the head – she is WERQing that Rodarte. Miss Boy-thing is perched. 

      • Anonymous

        YES! Thank you, hallelujah, I think she looks great and I love everything she is doing (for her, not for everyone). Particularly with that jacket, the bangs give her a wonderfully retro sci-fi look, I think (and yes, that is a compliment).

    • http://twitter.com/suicide_blond suicide_blond

      loove her and you boys too.. xoxo

    • Anonymous

      I’m so glad she doesn’t have the merkin piece that the model is sporting in the first look.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7ODHTOZOIHYTSJR2YXNL4VPNU rachel

      She looks downright adorable in the headshot (second from bottom).

    • Anonymous

      i’m just very glad she removed the extraneous horsehair from the givenchy. cos w/ it it truly is mental patient & elsewise, why, that is a smashingly fabulous jacket. i will comb ebay for it semi-religiously if i am still around in a year, i think. if i remember.

      i’m sure everyone likes the second look better but it’s merely okay to me. it’s just cos i like wilder clothes, the personal preference thing fullstop. & i like noomi rapace better, personal pref again, but this one always looks good in clothes, pretty much. & has interesting taste to go w/ it.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, smart editing on the Givenchy and she does look fantastic in it.

        Noomi Rapace is so freaking good as Lisbeth that I can’t make myself get too excited over the U.S. version of the movie. Don’t know that I’ll even bother to see it. I will say IRL Rooney Mara definitely has the more interesting, edgy look.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQVHL5FXQGJJJPXUFXXBM3UZ3Y Maria Reine

          I was wary too, but decided to see the US version anyway.  I was surprised, particularly because I had always considered Mara to be a pretty slight actor.  I think Mara gives the character a vulnerability that Rapace’s presentation did not.   Both actors present slightly different interpretations of the same character.  The last scene in the US version did make me get a bit teary.   

      • Anonymous

        I am with you, I love the first look, it’s styled so well and she makes the jacket look fabulous. The second look is meh. Love the neckline and hair and makeupp are good, but there really was no styling. Not a fan of the washed out color or the bottom of the dress (it really needs movement).

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I **love** both looks, including the hairstyles! I think now that the bangs have grown out a little, it’s not quite so… off-putting.

    • Anonymous

      I love the first look, but her head…I don’t hate the Moe bangs but something is off.  Maybe if her hair was down, or if she had studs in her ears, or some lipstick on.  I’m not sure, I can’t figure out what’s bothering me there.  I’m a bad kitten.

      The 2nd look is good also.  I have less issues with her head.  I still feel like she needs something…lipstick?  It’s bothering me that I can’t place what I think is missing-I need a margarita.

      • Anonymous

        Moe bangs – that’s it! You are spot on. And hilarious!

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      That Givenchy is the most unflattering garment I’ve seen in some time.  That being said, I love how unique she is and I think she’s interesting, which isn’t something one can say about the majority of Hollywood startlets.

    • Anonymous

      I think her style is fascinating.  I wish I could copy it, but alas. . . rural Missouri does not lend itself well to Audreybot clothes.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      I like her looks. They’re not classically pretty, but interesting. I thought the dress was a terrible color at first, until the I saw the close up and realized it’s actually little polka dots. 

      • http://twitter.com/MissAmynae Amy Putnam Ellinger

        Same here! First reaction was “oh god, not another putty dress!”  But the polka dots change everything! 

        I think Ms. Mara and Kirsten Dunst are about the only ladies who can WERQ Rodarte. They just have the “look” that fits the delicate feel of the clothes.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      I am starting to love her. 

    • Anonymous

      Love, love the first look and in the context of the clothes, even the Lisbeth bangs seem to work. The second, meh; she looks kind of washed out.

    • foodycat

      SO pleased she left the merkin off the Givenchy!

    • Anonymous

      I agree with TLo here, because I’m really liking her “persona” and/or style.  She’s not the plastic Barbie doll one usually sees, and that’s refreshing!

    • Anonymous

      Love the Givenchy on her, but to me, it’s more Edith Head meets Edna Mode. Which, you know, since Edna Mode is already an Edith Head take-off, isn’t too far to go, but… Maybe I should say Edith Head’s love child.

      • Anonymous

        Really. All she needs are the little round glasses. Even her facial expressions are very Edith H.

    • Anonymous

      Who’da thunk that the Givenchy would be in the “mental patient” category, and the Rodarte would be the “Audrey”?

    • Anonymous

      that givenchy outfit paired with those bangs leaves me with only one question:

      vulcan or romulan?

      still, i applaud her flair for the unusual.

    • MilaXX

      I like both of these looks. Typically I would scream for a pair of earrings for the gown, but I think she looks fine here without.

    • Renee Thomas

      I WANT that Rodarte, and an occasion to wear it, and the appropriate body for it.
      All of which is weird, because this is the first Rodarte dress I’ve seen that I didn’t hate on sight.

    • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

      Yes, Rooney, Yes! Yes yes, a thousand times yes!

    • Anonymous

      She deserves credit for what she’s not doing, too.  After that Vogue cover, I thought we’d be seeing her in dragon themed clothes at every event. 

    • Anonymous

      Okay, but points deducted for the oiliness of the hair and for posing with the coy pigeon-toe thing. 

    • Anonymous

      Geez, so many people ragging on the hair! Personally, I think it’s super cute and a million times fresher and more eye-catching than the dull-as-nails mid-back bed of straw waves sported by 90% of other celebrities. 

      And it’s sad that you don’t see the first look anywhere else on the red carpet — it’s not even that she’s being too edgy, it’s just that every other celebrity is so friggin’ conservative. Girls have been working this look since at least 2007, come on.

      • Alisa Rivera

        I agree. She has the bone structure to pull off severe hair and it’s so much more interesting than the standard starlet look. Too bad Kristen Stewart isn’t secure enough to attempt something like this because I think it would look amazing on her. 

    • Anonymous

      The Rodarte dress is absolutely darling on her. This is another case of nude color werq as well.

    • Anonymous

      I want that Givenchy outfit.  All of it.  I’m glad she got rid of the shredded thing, which is the only part that looks “mental patient” to me. The rest just looks incredibly chic and cool.  Love the Rodarte on her too.  She looks sensational times two!

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

      Ugh.  See, she had me yesterday with the LBD.  I was digging that look.  But, now she’s lost me again.  I have to look at both outfits with her head outside the screen to really see if I can get with the style beyond the hair.   The both look drab to me today. 

    • Anonymous

      Love. Me. That. Audreybot.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PMAPJYMO5AC6GMONR6NQFURAXE bebo

       Love that she has her own style.  Wonder if for the first look she had a spanish stylist because the color combination is something that is pure spanish countryside look.

    • Anonymous

      her smile! so cute! she should smile more. at least a little.

    • Anonymous

      Now if she would work on her posture, it would be grand.

    • Anonymous

      I love both of these outfits on her, but those damn bangs have got to go.

    • CQAussie

      Claps all round.  Well done!

    • Anonymous

      She is perfect.
      I wonder how long before Hollywood ruins her.

    • Anonymous

      I wish to god I could afford the jacket she’s wearing.  It’s exactly my kind of garment.  

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks fabulous is both outfits. She could use small earrings with the second outfit.

    • Anonymous

      She is one of the few celebrities that I love without accessories.  She is one heckuva a stylish ‘bot.

    • Anonymous

      Audreybot. Love that.

      I actually prefer the ‘mental patient’ look here. It’s not exactly pretty, but it’s interesting and stylish and it works. At least on her. The second look is a bit dull. It’s missing something and the hair is BAD.

    • Anonymous

      Definitely one of the nicer replicants from “Blade Runner.”  Love it. 

    • Anonymous

      Surprised you like the Rodarte.  From a distance, her skin and dress blend.

    • Anonymous

      It’s kind of an Audrey don’t-fuck-with-me Hepburn thing.  Yes I am a polite young lady, but I have a knife in my pocket.

    • Anonymous

      Love both the looks, including the unadorned simplicity. My only nitpick would be that the color of the Rodarte doesn’t do much for her but I’ll give it a pass because it’s such an exquisite gown. To be able to wear these things would be so much fun!

    • Anonymous

      I dig it. Its fresh faced and stand out.

    • Anonymous

      She does nothing for me, if that matters coming from a straight woman, and for my money, doesn’t deserve the *Audreybot* title either. Audrey was one of a kind. But I’m curious to see if she pulled off Lisbeth Salander, mightly hard to top Noomi Rapace.

    • Anonymous

      She reminds me of a younger, slightly more mainstream Tilda Swinton. 

    • bloodshothalfblind

      that jacket is to die for!

    • Anonymous

      I super-lurve that first look!!!

    • Anonymous

      She looks terrific in both pics!  That first jacket is fabulous, and looks much better on her than the model.

      LOVE the Rodarte!  I like the subtle structural details, and I especially like the edging at the hem.

    • Anonymous

      I have an irrational dislike of this person. I don’t know if it’s the smug look, the BANGS or her posture, but I cannot agree with this approach to fashion.

      • Anonymous

        I was just going to write this!  I don’t know why I dislike her so much.  She’s what kept me away from the English language version of The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and I LOVE Daniel Craig in a borderline irrational way.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Meh.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Ohh, Tilda. You’ve got some competition…

    • Anonymous

      I like her, I think she looks great…

    • Anonymous

      She’s fab in both looks. I like the first one just a little bit more than the second, but love them both. Also, want the shoes in look #1.

    • Anonymous

      The gown look is pretty and all but I think she absolutely nailed it with the Givenchy. Love it from head to toe.

    • http://twitter.com/anacedillo Ana Cedillo

      she is soo gorgeous, i agree i really love her style including the hair and the robot thing.

    • Anonymous

      Meh to the extreme. Audrey Spock Hepburn.

    • Anonymous

      Sigh, love.

    • Anonymous

      That Givenchy jackes is beautiful beautiful beautiful.  Fun to see that the Spaniards have chosen to translate directly from the Swedish and are going with “Men Who Hate Women” instead of the whole Girl thing.  I like this young lady for the simple fact that she must have nerves of steel:  how else would one even dare to take on the role after Noomi Rapace?  And her name alone is easy to confuse with the other Salander.  Noomi Rapace Rooney Mara Noomi Mara Rooney Rapace

      • Anonymous

        actually i think the direct translation is men who didn’t love women.  how suave, those latins.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2B6U4UNVYIV5DLEG6Z24ALYOC4 Dan Alexander

      I think that when reading these TLo post and making comments we ought to at least who is posting these vicious comments about these human beings.  I can’t imagine how some of these people would feel after reading what WE post on here about them. It’s only fair that if you post we see a thumbnail pic or your look, hair and outfits! I tell you what, WalMart would be getting a lot of free ad space!

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      She looks lovely in the Rodarte but the Givenchy is KILLAH! Wow. I love everything about that look and so glad she lost the dead animal from the runway look.

    • Anonymous

      I just don’t find her attractive. Now Sister Kate is adorable, but there is something both greasy and sharp about her to me.

    • Mary McClelland

      Yeah – I just can’t with her and I don’t know why. I just DO NOT like her and she rubs me the wrong way. I think its her twee whispery I’m so precious facial expressions. ew. And her hair. It’s so generic wannabe bad girl. 

    • Anonymous

      Um.. I LOVE every dress and every look.  I love her.  She is precious.  I love her hair, but apparently it’s a little more avant-garde than most people can handle.  Get a grip people and try not to be so hateful.

    • Anonymous

      STUN-NING!  In both looks!  She looks better than the runway models in both.  I haven’t seen the movie yet but I’ve read all 3 books and I can’t wait to see her as Lizbeth.  I’m loving her style.  She’s new, fresh, and exilerating, yet a throwback to Audrey.  LUV HER!!!

    • Anonymous

      Love the second look. Am grateful she left the merkin at home for the first look. Time to lose the bangs and spring for some bling. She’s now officially a member of the ranks to whom jewelry designers will lend lavish pieces. Even diamond stud earrings would be an improvement. I look forward to watching her progress on the red carpet. I think she’ll give Evan Rachel Wood a run for her money for the “edgy and young” fashion award.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE the Rodarte, she looks smashing!  That Givenchy jacket is a littel too bulky and shape concealing for my taste, she looks very out of proportion here.  And the bangs are just tired now…

    • Anonymous

      She’s fast approaching Tildadom for me: Luv huh, luv her style.  It might not all work all the time, but damned close and how refreshing to see someone take some chances on the RC.