Saoirse Ronan in Mary Katrantzou at the How I Live Now Premiere

Posted on September 12, 2013

Hmmm. We had hopes that this one was going to be a budding Tilda or Cate, but it doesn’t quite seem to be working out that way.

 

Saoirse Ronan at the premiere of “How I Live Now” during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in a Mary Katrantzou dress from the Fall 2013 collection.

But that’s horribly unfair of us, of course. No teenager should be expected to have a style sense as advanced and well-presented as those of two of the most stylish women of a generation several decades older than her. She definitely seems to have a nascent interest in fashion and presenting herself well, a la Chloe Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld, and Kiernan Shipka. And like those other girls, a lot of her efforts have been impressive and memorable. But she seems to be developing a tendency toward fussiness in her looks; a sense that everything’s being overthought. That dress could be quite cute on her, but the makeup, hair, and especially the shoes are all fighting with it. Hard. The result is a little on the frumpy side. A clean face, blown out hair and simpler shoes, lighter in color, would have pulled this together nicely.

But she’s still a teenager, so she’s figuring it out, like most of us did. We lay the blame on her stylist’s feet here.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com]

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