Kate Mara for ELLE Canada Magazine

Posted on January 08, 2014

Kate looks like she’s freezing her ass off in these pics and that somehow seems appropriate for us today and also for Elle Canada.

We wouldn’t quite call this your Pretty of the Day because it’s just okay as an editorial, but we love the styles here. It feels fresh (She’s Fresh! And Frozen!) – although we reserve the right to yell at any lady who attempts that black lace number on the RC without a lining.

Honey, come inside. You’re going to catch your death out there.

“House of Cards” star Kate Mara covers the February 2014 issue of ELLE Canada magazine photographed by Max Abadian and styled by appears Elizabeth Cabral.

On her childhood: “I was very shy as a kid. Most of my friends and family members had to figure out what they wanted to do. That was never challenge of mine. I was motivated and ambitious. I had a crazy drive… Pretending to be different people was my way of not being shy. I became more confident as I got to know myself. That’s why I don’t think getting older is so bad. I was also an old soul when I was a kid. I wanted to get out of school so that I could start my little life.”

On her acting career: “I started so young, so I had the experience of doing it on my own for a long time. Then to have somebody I could really bond with over the experience, the excitement of it, the rejection and all of that? It makes it easier knowing that someone who shares your blood also shares your passion and can understand the ups and downs of it.”

Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2014 Collection

T by Alexandeer Wang Resort 2014 Collection

Jason Wu Resort 2014 Collection






[Photo Credit: for ELLE Canada Magazine, style.com]

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  • Blair Sylvester

    Did she just step off a Titanic lifeboat?

    • Pennymac

      “I’ll never let go, Jack….”

      • Mrs. Julien

        And then she did.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          And Leo go splash…

          • Pennymac

            Well, he kinda just sunk…..

  • crash1212

    She makes every one of those outfits shine, while the models are schlumping them up big time. Those Mara girls sure give good face.

  • @Biting Panda

    It’s weird to think AudreyBot is the warm connection Kate is talking about. This is good. At least there’s story and posing, proper lightening and exposure. It’s intriguing.

    • charlotte

      I just figured out that this is you. I thought we had somehow lost you, but then I saw your explanation…

      • demidaemon

        Thanks for clearing that up. I was missing my annabelle as well and now I know she never went away!

    • SassieCassy

      oh is that who she is talking about? without context a lot of quotes sound super weird

  • lundibleu

    Goodness, she looks so much better than each of the models! Especially stunning is the Alexander Wang – gorgeous look!

    Now… have we ever seen Kate and Rooney do a shoot together?

  • Lizzyisi

    The Barbie crotch on the model in the Jason Wu is weirding me out.

    • charlotte

      She seems to be wearing skin-colored undergarments.

      • barbarienne

        God, I certainly hope so. I would hate to be that photo retoucher.

  • Imasewsure

    The models are hilariously bad (on purpose, I know… it’s edgy) but Kate should take all of those outfits home with her

  • Sarah

    Can we stop having people call themselves “old souls” for chrissake? This is a term that OTHER people are supposed to confer on you when they have sussed your character.

    • sweetestsith

      Pretty please! Most of the people I know who refer to themselves as “old souls” are just introverted, and maybe a little weird. I’m pretty sure that doesn’t make you an “old soul”. There isn’t anything *wrong* with being introverted, and a little weird, but call a spade a spade…

      • Adrianna Grężak

        That’s what I thought when I read the Ariana Grande clip. A lot of American culture focuses on partying/social gatherings, so I think introverts (like me) look for ways to explain/defend why those things don’t interest them as much

        • Sarah

          I see your point, but I’m a die-hard introvert (and weirdo haha) and I love to party. I just have to be alone afterwards and in between so that I can recharge my brain. Old Soul is a title that implies wisdom beyond one’s years, and that’s why I think it’s inappropriate to use it on yourself.

          • Jacob Bowen

            I’m SO glad that everyone agrees! Sarah, I am the SAME exact way. I LOVE being around people and having a great time, but then I need a few hours browsing old TLO posts to be alone.

          • marlie

            Also, I think “introvert” doesn’t automatically mean “old soul,” but it seems like that’s how Ariana and Kate are interpreting it.

          • Sarah

            Yeah, that’s the rub, here. I sort of feel that being wise in the manner of someone who might be termed an “old soul” would indicate a facility with all life situations that allowed you to behave with grace and dignity, regardless of intro- or extroversion.

          • marlie

            I can be having the time of my life, but sometimes I’ll suddenly reach my “social interaction” quota, and then I’m ready to go home, like RIGHT THEN.

          • Constant Reader

            Me too. Fortunately, my boyfriend is the same way, so whichever one of us pulls the plug first gets to make the call.

            Edited to add: Mixing metaphors with abandon — it’s a gift. 😉

    • Qitkat

      I’m so glad you addressed this. The only other post I commented on today was the same subject with Ariana post. That said, us introverts might like a book I recently came across called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. It’s pretty awesome.

      • Sarah

        I’ve read that book. It IS good!

    • Constant Reader

      Thank you! My thoughts exactly.

  • bellafigura1

    The light blue A. Wang suit is too big.

  • jangma

    Wait, why are all the models wet too? I guess “Drowned Rat” is the thing for spring.

    • 3boysful

      Yea! We can go about our days this spring without drying our hair!

      • Constant Reader

        Woohoo! Best trend ever!

  • MilaXX

    These are nice pictures but I’m distracted by the model in the lace outfit. It looks like the photoshopped her va-jay-jay into a Barbie doll.

    • SassieCassy

      i think shes wearing a body suit underneath the lace

      • MilaXX

        I realize that but it’s so unnaturally smooth down there is looks like a Barbie doll

  • Adrianna Grężak

    HATE the greasy hair. I’m kind of disappointed that they styled her like her sister =

  • GillianHolroyd

    That cover dress! Covet.

  • imspinningaround

    Here’s a weird thing to respond to: I love whatever treatment is on her short, normal-person, natural nails. Metallic polish? Minx nail covers? I don’t know, but I want it.

    • zenobar

      Oh, exactly what I thought! I rarely notice manicures but this one is gorgeous. Looks like satin-finished chrome. I want it too.

      • Sarah

        I have some chrome colored polish that looks good like that. It’s great on the toes, too!

        • zenobar

          [parrot voice] *SQUAWK* SOMETHING SHINY! *SQUAWK*

  • frannyprof

    ‘Salright. No great shakes, but the text is hilarious.

  • sunflower

    I love her lipstick in the cover photo (and maybe the second photo too? It’s hard to tell with the lighting.) Not a fan of the wet hair trend. I always think that it looks greasy.

    • Katesymae

      Right?! If anyone has a tip on who that lipstick’s by and what the shade is, please post! To die for.

  • marlie

    I like these. The clothes are visually striking, and so is Kate, particularly her makeup. The wet-ish hair is a little bit unimaginative, but it works with the overall concept.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I LOVE the white (light blue maybe due to lighting?) Alexander Wang because they didn’t use both pieces! I am SO OVER the whole crop top thing *especially when long sleeves need to be involved* but this is SO simple and beautiful.

    I am also just glad to know that my hair after I get out of the shower is TOTALLY in style. Maybe I don’t have to dry it anymore…oh wait, I do, because at -17 degrees Fahrenheit it would FREEZE and probably break off.

    • mlle

      When I first moved there, I used to go out with loose wet hair in Montreal winters. It would freeze, but it thawed once I got inside.

  • OrigamiRose

    Hey old friends and BKs :)

    I hope you have had a wonderful new year. Mine has been tempered by a very sudden illness of a certain furball. He vomited twice on Saturday and then more telling, just went silent. No call outs for wet food. I went downstairs at one a.m. Sunday, because I was just worried about the lack of pestering me for shit, and found him laying on the living room floor (when he’d normally be on a chair) next to another vomit load. I took him back upstairs and a couple hours later, he was retching again. And nothing has gotten better, he hasn’t eaten since Sunday and the diagnosis is bad.

    TLo, I hope you guys don’t mind me posting this. I’m just heartbroken because if the cancer doesn’t kill him, the lack of eating will. Hold your furballs tight tonight :)

    • LaSylphide

      Sending lots of good karma to you and your furballs.

    • decormaven

      Can you tempt with jars of baby food meat products? Or really smelly wet food? I was able to conjure up a few more good days for a dear old fur friend with those items. Hugs to you.

      • OrigamiRose

        I opened a can a little while ago; all he did was lap up the gravy. I can’t blame him, if everything I ingested made me ill, I wouldn’t eat either. His convulsions on Sunday night were just awful; I was holding him while he threw up and I can’t fathom how his little body could take it.

        • decormaven

          Hang in there! Keep him as hydrated as you can. Hugs to you both.

          • OrigamiRose

            I’m trying. He’s just so… I mentioned it a year ago, he wakes me at three a.m. with meow arias. To have that go silent :(

          • OrigamiRose

            I can’t link it (I think linked posts are held in mod) but google “give my daughter the shot” on youtube. I’ve turned into the crazy (cat) mother.

        • demidaemon

          My kitty entered a similar phase towards the end of her life–though her digestive problems came from the other end. It was cancer as well, unfortunately :(. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your little furball.

          • OrigamiRose

            I just want to know, how could this happen? I keep such a watchful eye over him. How could this happen? I watch him like a fucking hawk. he wakes me at such intervals.

            I am so angry. I am so angry.

          • demidaemon


          • OrigamiRose

            I know, I’m sorry. I can’t rage at him. He just looks at me with these big eyes, like, you promised me. I was angry a year ago because someone dumped him in the woods and now I’m angry at the universe for doing this to him.

    • ashtangajunkie

      I think you came to the right place – the BKs seem to be a furball-loving group. Love to you and your furballs.

    • marlie

      It’s a horrible, horrible thing to have to nurse your furry baby through something like this. I’ve had to do it a couple of times, and it never gets any easier. My thoughts are with you.

  • Laylalola

    That’s really the best she’s ever looked. Elle clearly doesn’t like her normal hairstyle or color, and they might be on to something.

  • decormaven

    Not loving the belly strips, but she looks great & is working each look well. Looking forward to restart of House of Cards.

    • sagecreek

      Me, too! I’m curious as to whether a certain key plot point in S1 of the British version has been scrubbed, or simply postponed.
      (Trying to be non-spoilery here, but really, wasn’t that the motivation of the entire rest of the show???!)

      • decormaven

        We got the DVD of the British version for Christmas; need to watch so as to compare and contrast.

        • sagecreek

          Indeed you do :)

  • Aurumgirl

    I’m a little upset she is styled so similarly to her sister’s usual RC look. It’s like they really wanted Rooney, but got stuck with Kate instead. However, that plum coloured lipstick and smoky eye look great on her.

  • Diego!

    Not only she is freezing, she is getting the flu. Poor thing. She looks gorgeous BTW!

  • carnush

    Sharp and sexy. Perfect styling for her.

  • nannypoo

    That last dress is like an attack of big hairy spiders. Hideous, repulsive and creepy – a fashion trifecta.

  • CLoverleaf

    The cover looks nothing like her. I never would have guessed.

  • Danielle

    I’ve been growing my hair for 5 years, Elle. Nothing doing.

    • marlie

      I had to chop off several inches last summer because there was so much breakage, AND I’m in the process of growing out my relaxer, and it was painful. It was a good thing in the long run, but there’s no way I’m going short again.

  • mlle

    I love the way her shiny polish contrasts with the vampy makeup.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    The cover photo doesn’t look anything like her, but that pale blue suit is lovely on her.

  • conniemd

    My daughter’s hair looked like that Tuesday morning. She didn’t have a hair dryer and it was so cold outside that her wet hair actually started freezing.

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    yeah she looks frozen…cryogenically.

  • EEKstl

    She looks great, tho. I love that Cushnie et Ochs and the Alexander Wang in the blue really works on her.

  • French_Swede

    I see Sandra Bullock’s little sister ….

  • guest2visits

    Really beautiful cover; love the black gown and the blue suit.