Saoirse Ronan Double Shot

Posted on March 28, 2013

Miss Saoirse is laying down her fashionista bona fides, bitches. Respect.


Saoirse Ronan attends a screening of ‘The Host’ at Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City in a Proenza Schouler dress paired with Christian Louboutin sandals.

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Amanda Murphy

Christian Louboutin Fall 2012 ‘Miss Zorra’ Pump

Here is “Edgy Saoirse.” Not “edgy” in a Lady Gaga kind of way, but definitely demonstrating a willingness to push against the boundaries of red carpet uniformity. We don’t quite know how we feel about wearing this coat as a dress, mainly because it looks so stiff and the addition of the belt tends to fight with the wide strip of leather trim. Still, it’s an interesting choice of garment and she chose an unusual way of wearing it, so we can’t hate to much. It helps that her makeup looks great and her hair looks good (too many flyaways). It also helps that the girl clearly has a fondness for interesting shoes. It’s not a look that comes together as well as we think it should, but we have to pay the respect for doing something a little interesting.

But that’s not what makes her a budding fashionista. It’s her ability to switch up her look drastically.


Saoirse Ronan visits SiriusXM Studios in New York City in a Carven look paired with Monique Lhuillier sandals.

Carven Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Alexandra Martynova

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 ‘Blue Kid’ Sandal

Love it. She’s a totally different girl. Personally, we’re not all that crazy about this top and skirt being paired, but each of them are very cute pieces on their own, even if the skirt is shaped a little oddly. Again with the complicated shoes. We don’t mind because she’s got a good eye for them. We like that she’s wearing all these shades of blue and green, but none of them really match. It takes skill to do tone-on-tone and contrast in the same outfit, but she (or more likely, her stylist) pulled it off well here. She looks young and girlish, but very, very stylish. We doubt Michelle Williams (who’s probably looking at these pictures with insane envy) could pull this look off any better than Saoirse is.

We just love baby fashionistas, darlings. So many possibilities! So much free reign to dress however you want! So many tragic outfits in their future! Ah, youth.


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  • Kristalbailey

    She looks gorgeous in both looks!

  • another_laura

    I love that Proenza Schouler dress – I really dig this fabric in the blue, the orange is ugly to me – the second outfit, not so much. The shoes are not making me sing but they do work well with these outfits. Love how she’s growing up!

  • MilaXX

    I prefer the first picture to the second. I really cannot deal with the pilgrim/sister sister wife clothing clothing. I like Saoirse though and may go see this movie. I’m not a Stephanie Meyers fan, but this was directed by the guy who did Gattica, so I’m hopeful. Any BK’s familiar with the book? I’d hate to waste my $10.

    • I’m not, but people I trust who also aren’t S.Meyers fans say that the book is good and not at all like Twilight. So you might be in luck.

    • ConnieBV

      I just read it out of curiosity. Much better than Twilight (take that for what it’s worth), but boy does she enjoy writing submissive females. Much of the dialogue is internal, so I wonder how that will play out onscreen.

      • Exactly what I was going to say. Though I would add, there’s not enough story here to warrant paying full price to see it. I’ll catch it on cable, I’m sure.

    • I thought The Host was interesting and overall a good read. Complaints: VERY slow start (things didn’t really get going for me until they let the host-controlled girl loose in the caves). Aliens are repeatedly described as so “peaceful” even though they think it’s okay to take over your body and obliterate your soul. But I’m still looking forward to the sequel that is supposedly being written, or about to be written.

    • guest2visits

      I read it years ago, loved the first half – but disappointed with author’s decision to abandon the heroine’s
      character (Saoirse) for the alien’s (Diane). VERY disappointed. Perhaps the movie will not pan out the way
      the book did. Especially since now I see it’s suddenly the first of a series.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I think the skirt from the second look needs to be shorter in order to work.

  • MK03

    Who else wants to wager that she’ll play JK Rowling in a biopic in 20 years?

    • I see bits of baby Jane Krakowski as well, largely in the first set.

  • tereliz

    I can’t get over how grown up and chic she looks in the PS coat/dress. I love it! She looks restrained-cute in the daytime outfit, but it’s a little too monochromatic for my taste. Love those Lhuillier sandals!

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    I think the standouts here are the hair/makeup more than the outfits.

    Can one of my BKs please write her name out phonetically? I know I’m reading it in my head wrong

    • DeborahJozayt

      Sear sha

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        WOW!!! I was wayyyyyy off! I was thinking like “swarovski” without the “v” and “k” sounds (If that makes sense). Thanks BKs!

        • j_anson

          Yeah, pretty much with Gaelic you want to look at a word, ignore half of the consonants, assume the vowels are pronounced as whichever vowel ISN’T physically present in that particular syllable, and add more sh/ch than you would expect based on the spelling.

          • marianna_m

            Or, in fact, you might want to look at Irish words (Gaelic is either the language group or what they speak in Scotland) and understand that everything is pronounced perfectly consistently according to the alphabet as we use it. How English speakers pronounce the Latin alphabet isn’t the only correct or natural way to do so.

            And yes, before you say anything, I get that you’re trying to be glib, but I’m really sick of people being condescending and patronising about my language.

          • j_anson

            Hmm, I think you’re hearing a value judgment where I didn’t intend one. It’s true that to native English speakers, Gaelic pronunciation is funny (funny-humorous, that is), which, yes, is the underlying point to what I said. But humorous does not mean “bad” or “less valid.” I do apologize if I came off as implying the latter, though.

          • Most of us Irish just have to get used to our names being mangled when we go abroad! My really common name here (Sinéad) is pronounced Shin-aid but when I lived in the UK I got used to answering to ‘Sin- ee- add’ (or occasionally Sinbad) and in Italy my co-workers went with La Shen (?!) and one person just renamed me Sophia for ease. I don’t have it as bad as Grainné’s though and apparently Sorcha translates as a bad/ naughty word in Italian…

            On Saoirse though, check out the Simone Rocha she wore to the IFTA’s last month with big chunky shoes & yoga hair. It worked when it shouldn’t have on paper and had a lot of interest potential.

          • Corsetmaker

            Jeez, I’d have thought post O’Conner everyone would be able to pronounce Sinead! Some people just don’t try. Plus there’s a thing now for spelling kids names really lazily. Using K’s instead of C’s etc. Whether it’s lack of education, laziness or just a defiant I’ll spell it how I want to be ‘different’ (when they’re anything but). Off-topic but it annoys me.

    • Sara__B

      I just listened to it on youtube: Sear sha

  • Indigo54

    Love the first outfit. The shoes are KILLA! Kinda like the second too but with different shoes. Good job!

  • Le_Sigh

    Ooh – i’d cut a bitch for that first coat and the 2nd shoes.

  • urbanamish

    she looks like a baby diane kruger to me.

  • flamingoNW

    Ew, don’t like either of those shoes, especially the top one. No, especially both. But the top shoes are unflattering on pretty much everybody.

  • pop_top

    Her eyes are the best accessory for that coat dress.

  • conniemd

    Please take away the pilgrim collar.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    THe first outfit may be fashion forward, but it’s also fugly. I love the second look; so stylish but oh so soft and young and VERY venue appropriate (it’s radio, darlings).

  • She’s bringing the O’Brien realness in the second set of pictures.

  • Yosa Addiss

    I am so happy that she didn’t wear the second outfit shoes with the first outfit.

    She’s one to watch!

  • Is she rehearsing for a play about the Magdalene laundries? I do not like the second outfit.

  • VeryClaire

    Are we giving the hair a pass in the second look? It’s not even yoga hair – it’s On The Way to the Shower Hair.

  • both looks are like-not-love for me.

    the first look… well, i just dont like that coat. but shes wearing it well.

    the 2nd look is cute, but needs something extra to keep it from becoming too catholic school girl. that something are the shoes, of course… which i happen to hate.

  • filmcricket

    Really don’t care for either look. The blues and greens are great on her, I like the fabric of the coat in the top pic, her hair & makeup look amazing in that one as well. But the shape of both is too awkward and I hate those Louboutins.

  • Both are really terrific looks, of themselves, and particularly on her. The tweaked up school girl outfit is my fave. The pairing of textures and colors is really first rate.

  • Good stuff, Saoirse, good stuff!

  • j_anson

    Wow, that second one is edging into Chloe Sevigny territory for me. Do not like at all. (Agreed that the pieces are individually cute, but the look as a whole is really not working for me. And I hate the shoes, which look tortured.)

    • I got that Chloe vibe too. I think she will be a character dresser. Not to the same success as The Sev in wackadoodleness, but there will be a definite completeness and story telling to her outfits.

  • halleygee

    Both of these entire looks are fugly to me!

  • lrober03

    My primary problem from these two looks are the hairs straggling down around her ears in the second group. Which is quite a small thing to be nagging about, so good job!

  • ConnieBV

    Holy shit, Baby Blanchett!

  • marilyn

    She looks like slightly disheveled Church Lady, Jr. There is a frumpiness to this. The coat in the first picture looked odd belted and without the sleeves. The other outfit was very midwestern and frumpy. Even considering the shoes and the oddly shaped skirt. .

  • BrooklynBomber

    Those Monique Lhuillier shoes need to go. Far, far away.

    • lovelyivy

      She is my Stella McCartney, almost as a rule- I never get the fuss about her stuff.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Yeah, I’m not so sure about her myself. Didn’t she first make her mark as a designer of over-the-top (and therefore much coveted) wedding gowns?

        • lovelyivy

          Yup. Maybe that’s why I am not a fan- I’ve never even seen one of her wedding dresses, and I’m not the type of gal who keeps up on her wedding couture. I’m probably being mean by comparing her to Stella- her stuff isn’t ugly at all, I just can’t get excited about it.

    • random_poster

      Yes. Ugly shoes that need to be burned.

  • PinkySlinky

    She’s the next “Three- part movie and a prequel’ girl…but she can act.
    Dig the second look more than the 1st.

  • Imasewsure

    Applaud the efforts anyway. Really don’t like that second look but it is an interesting variation on a theme..

  • poggi

    Having done a 12 year stint in Catholic schools, I have a hard time seeing the clergy collar on the second outfit as a viable fashion choice (it also explains my aversion to plaid and vests of all kinds). That said, I appreciate her willingness to try something different and her aptitude for pulling off (or mostly pulling off) interesting looks.

    • I saw a combination of clergy and school marm. Not a fan, either.

  • FancyPhilly

    The model of the first look just came back from her shift as an extra on The Walking Dead.

  • mightbewrong

    At first glance the blue dress makes it look like she brought a sword to the proceedings, for which I love it.

  • Dagney

    I think she is the love child of Cate and Tilda.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      I am thinking Joanne Froggatt’s little sister.

  • Tamara Hogan

    Ensemble One: Oh, Honey YES.

  • I love the first outfit that she’s wearing. That coat/dress has a gorgeous print. I’m not a fan of those shoes, though. Her hair and makeup look lovely too. I’m not a fan of the second outfit. Aside from the skirt fitting strangely, almost the whole look – including the severe-ish hair, no makeup, and dour expression – reads prim school marm to me. I do like the shoes, though.

  • Deac82

    I like that she is wearing edgy and young labels like Proenza Schouler. Their collections push boundaries but maintain modesty and rarely ever go into tacky-land or junior.

  • oohsparkley!

    Shoes! drool…

  • PrunellaV

    I see potential for Sevigne-level crazy here.

  • nannypoo

    I like the little nun outfit, and I I love the coat-dress. She is beautiful.

  • Zippypie

    I prefer the coat to the schoolmarm getup but she’s still not completely there. Potential indeed.

  • VicD

    werq. That’s a babystar WERQ

  • Mariah J

    Oh wow, I have no idea who this is but I am SO GLAD that someone willing to wear awesome stuff like this is famous. Be on every red carpet immediately. LOVE what she did with the coat, belt and all.

  • I find the skirts on both of these to be very stiff and awkward. If she’s going the Chloe S route, then I be skipping her posts. (That doesn’t mean I have to skip her films, fortunately!)

  • jw_ny

    second outfit…give her a gold cross necklace and she’d look like a novice nun…with a thing for funky shoes. 😉

    looking forward to see what this starlet does next…

  • guest2visits

    She’s so pretty in both, but I dislike the strip of stiff leather on the coat. The shoes are great.
    The second just looks like a bad fit. Hate the blouse, wish she had the cool jacket. The shoes are awful.

  • Someone needs to nab this girl for a skincare/makeup spokesmodel. FLAWLESS. (Also, I hope she says no if they do.)