Kiernan Shipka at the Chloé Los Angeles Fashion Show & Dinner

Posted on October 30, 2013




“Mad Men” star Kiernan Shipka attends Chloé Fashion Show & Dinner in Los Angeles, California.


This is one gal who’s never going look back and cringe at pictures of herself in her teens.

There’s still plenty of time, of course. We’re not hoping for an awkward stage so much as an experimental one. She needs at least one future what-the-hell-was-I-thinking moment. It’s good for you. It builds character.




[Photo Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images,]

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  • RussellH88

    Besides turning her waist into a penis-go-round, I don’t think she’s ever made a misstep.

    My future children will be compared to Kiernan Shipka in all of their fashion choices.

    • boweryboy

      What’s a penis-go-round? Am I that out of touch that I don’t know this?

      • Nikko Viquiera

        i actually went to google for this. i still don’t get it.

        • Shawn EH

          Just search for Kiernan on this site: you can’t unsee it once you find it.

        • Jessica Freeman

          Search the site, not google.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            I found it. And you know, I was worried, because I’m not the most fashion-forward BK in the world, and I was worried I wouldn’t recognize it. I thought, “What if it’s so fashionably over my head I don’t get what they’re referring to?” But it truly, TRULY, is such a “Penis-Go-Round” you’ll know it. You won’t need anyone to link it for you. You’ll just know.

          • kittentoes

            Yup, It was more penisy than a frat party.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Yes Gawd!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            OMG-it does look as if the poor child is being attacked by a ring of phalluses.

      • RussellH88

        I’m referencing her dress at the Emmy Nominee Reception. It literally looked like she had penises around her waist.

        • Nikko Viquiera

          I just saw it. I CANNOT UNSEE.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            She’s far too young to have that many peni circling her at one time.

          • Nikko Viquiera

            For anyone who downvoted the original comment, just look at the dress first, and you’ll know how on point penis go round is.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            I predict that anyone who down-voted Russell’s original comment will take back the down-vote and turn it into an up-vote as soon as they see that picture. Because your prior comment was spot-on, Nikko – once you see it, you can’t unsee it!

          • oohsparkley!

            They might be downvoting because she’s so young, she might not have recognized the potential comparison. At that age I wouldn’t have, in the dark ages before the internet. I hope she finds it funny when she’s older and not too humiliating.

        • Gatto Nero

          Perky ones.

  • Danielle

    She really does have “it” in terms of personal style. I need her gays.

    • mlle

      I think she’s heavily involved in the decision making. I want her to mentor me, and I’m twice her age.

      • Pannyx

        Why do you think she is heavily involved? Just curious.

        • mlle

          I remember a shoot or something where she styled herself and looked just as good as she does on RCs and she’s given interviews about her interest in fashion.

          • MilaXX

            I’ve read interviews where she’s admitted to an interest in fashion as well.

        • lunchcoma

          In her interviews, she talks about fashion sometimes, and she’s extremely knowledgable. I’m sure she’s gotten some mentoring from someone at some point, but I think this is a bit of a hobby for her.

          • Aurumgirl

            I saw a little video with her being interviewed and actually showing pieces of clothing from her closet. She’s from an exceedingly wealthy family, and her closet is filled with designer goods made for children. Not the stuff you’d find easily in a store. She’s been wearing the very best stuff for a long time, so I’m not surprised she can dress herself well.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I love it, even if its just a touch on the mature side. I would have gone for a more fun belt at her age, but overall, well done. Again.

    • Sarah

      I was going to crow about how I’m wearing that dress today, and I’m 37. But I DO have a fun belt, so hmm. I think it’s okay for her, though. It’s a very versatile dress!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She looks great, as usual. But I think this dress is too old for her. You’re only young once. Go for it while you can.

    • mightbewrong

      Man, I wish I had that dress though. She should send it to me.

  • decormaven

    Hey, Kiernan! Send your makeup people to Jessica Pare. Applause- she never disappoints in the fashion department.

  • Lori

    She already had her character building “what was I thinking?” outfit—remember the penis skirt?

  • I like the idea of “Kiernan’s Awkward Fashion Period”. I don’t know how clothes can look awkward on her, but I dream of a Luis Vuitton or Stella McCartney landing on her and doing terrible things to all of our eyes.

  • Maybe too perfect? I’m wary of flawlessness. I don’t trust it.

    • Clueless_Jock

      We shouldn’t encourage teens to dress like their mothers. It’s not normal.

    • Tatiana Luján

      She wears simple clothes and simple makeup. It isn’t that hard to dress well.

    • formerlyAnon

      On a “normal” person, especially teen, I agree. But when you know that 7 gajillion photos are going to be taken at every turning, AND that anything unflattering or embarrassing is going to get especially big play, I admire the ‘flawlessness’ she achieves, and don’t mind that that she’s sometimes playing it safe, or a bit too mature. Especially at her age, when criticism sometimes stings out of all proportion to reality. Even if you are professionally in the public eye.

  • JR Labrador

    I like to imagine that her gays are precocious teenagers.

    • Chickadeep

      Yes! Fabulous young men raised on Style Rookie and TNT re-runs of The Devil Wears Prada.

    • quiltrx

      THIS! I always think of them as snarky boys wearing super-cute outfits (and looking more than a little like Ducky in Pretty in Pink).

  • CommentsByKatie

    She’s just so…pleasant. What is it about her? She always looks great. Maybe it’s a, ‘the best accessory you can rock is your confidence’ situation?

  • Whoever styles her is always right on the button.

  • CB

    My eyebrow envy is OFF THE CHARTS.

    • LipstickForPigs

      I have been trying to cultivate The Full Shipka for months. Something about the arches (or lack of arches) eludes me.

    • MilaXX

      I am in the midst of growing them out due to a bad waxing back in August. I look like I have two caterpillers molting on my face.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    She seems to know who she is and doesn’t pretend to be anything other than who she is. If that the case, then for someone so young, she’s way ahead of the game.

  • Jmw

    Always flawless, never inappropriate, She looks impeccable everytime. I am in awe. Go Kiernan

    • Nikko Viquiera

      Except for the penis dress. That was all sorts of inappropriate for her. (Although it really wasn’t her fault!)

      • Jmw

        OK, you’re right. That dress was just plain bad.

  • Darcy H

    She just so stinking adorable!

  • Kayceed

    This kid. Always polished and appropriate. Never feels the need to rebel, or showboat, or whatever. Just chic and confident – what a pro.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Her adult co-stars should see if she’s interested in sharing her gays.

    • Chickadeep

      It could change January Jones’ life!

      • ShaoLinKitten

        And Christina Hendricks’!

  • mlle

    I wish there was a better shot of her clutch.

    • par3182

      I was about to flag your comment but then I realised I’d misread it…

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    “She needs at least one future what-the-hell-was-I-thinking moment. It’s good for you. It builds character.”

    And OH, the mountains of character I have built in my lifetime!

  • Chickadeep

    I’m beginning to think she’s some kind of experiment, genetically engineered to achieve effortless fashion perfection at an age where most of us are experimenting with Manic Panic, Wet N’ Wild eyeliner, and stuff from the sale rack at Wet Seal.

  • marlie

    Simple, but adorable.

  • KinoEye

    Oh, Miss Kiernan. Your perfection shines a light on my gloomy, gloomy day. Thank you for being such a talented, fabulous little lady.

  • MilaXX

    Did anyone see her Funny or Die skit with Amandla Stenberg? The mispronounce each others names. “Karen, Amanda”. It’s cute. They are both such little ladies.

  • This child! GAH! So perfect.

  • Judy_J

    One look at her and the god-awfulness that is Miley Cyrus vanishes from my world view.

    • Trickytrisha

      Holy cow, she’s the Anti-Miley! I shall hold that thought and deploy it when necessary. 🙂

  • Sally Spannagle

    As always, i love her makeup

  • lobsterlen

    Lovely …

    Not that what this any level but I wonder if she will get out of the whole show business thing when she gets older. It seems quite a few of the sensible child actors move on.

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  • DaringMiss

    As a parent of a teen and a tween, I really have to compliment her on her makeup. She uses it in a flattering and age-appropriate way. Her best features are played up, she has gone a bit heavier because she knows she will be photographed with flashes but she looks fresh, pretty and polished.

  • Lilithcat

    Don’t waste time and energy worrying about “down votes”.

  • boweryboy

    Yikes! And LOL!

    RussellH88, I can assure you that I didn’t give you a down vote.

    I seriously thought “penis-go-round” was something new the kids were saying.

  • Laylalola

    The shoes are awfully … dowdy? Real Housewives-ish? Not shoes for a lively teen like Kiernan.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    She already had at least one WTF moment with that penis dress but she’s far more likely to look awesome. Love huh.

  • andi56

    The children I never had are all like Kiernan Shipka.

  • SinisterKid

    Jeezy Creezy I haven’t seen that many penises since my SoCo night in college. Ok…nightS.

  • nannypoo

    So pretty, such beautiful eyes. Love the dress and hair. She’s beautiful.

  • andreawey

    that’s hilarious, I don’t know if I would have thought of that when I saw that dress but once you do see it can’t be unseen ha!

  • Dagney

    Thank you, adults who watch over Kiernan. Beautiful.

  • Aurumgirl

    Well, you have a point there.

  • CatherineRhodes

    TLO mentioned once before how much she looks like she could be the child of Don and Betty — that she was a brilliant casting choice. Looking at these shots really confirms that. Eerie.

  • Candigirl1968

    Whoever is helping her should give a master class on styling.
    This is perfection.