Mia Wasikowska Style Double Shot: Cannes Edition

Posted on May 20, 2014

Two big “ATTAGIRL”s in a row. First up, the daytime attagirl:


Mia-Wasikowska-Maps-Stars-Louis-Vuitton-Valentino-Cannes-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Mia Wasikowska attends photo call for “Maps To The Stars” during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in a Valentino dress and shoes from the Fall 2014 collection.

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That dress is pretty much perfect on her. LOVE the skirt. Not loving the shoes or the hair, though. As to the former, that’s nothing new. We hate everyone’s shoe choice, it seems. As to the latter, we’re willing to forgive because it’s Cannes and they tend to like that sloppy, wind-blown stuff there. Too polished or glitzy for the daytime and it comes off a little tacky to this crowd. Besides, she’s got the looks for that kind of hair.

And then there’s the nighttime “Attagirl.”

Mia-Wasikowska-Maps-Stars-Louis-Vuitton-Valentino-Cannes-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Mia Wasikowska attends the premiere of “Maps To The Stars” during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in a custom Louis Vuitton gown.

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That’s a fabulous and fierce gown that looks amazing on her but we’re not willing to forgive the hair anymore. It’s nighttime. You’re in a Louis Vuitton gown at Cannes. Could you at least tuck that behind your ears or something? Come on now, girl. We don’t care if your stylist told you it looked more French. We’re telling you it looks like you arrived her straight from the gym.

Still: Attagirl. Slightly begrudging, but attagirl nonetheless.



[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com, Getty Images]

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  • Jennifer Bober

    That evening gown is a stunner, especially since the women who could wear that neckline without it looking indecent are few and far between. I LOVE the detailing on the day dress. Gorgeous!

    • Amber J

      I can wear necklines like that. I figure it sort of makes up for not really having cleavage without serious padding and cinching together of things.

      • smayper

        Yup! As I turn the corner into my second half-century, I’m actually reaping the rewards of not having what my mom calls a “continental shelf.” Gravity is less noticeable when it has less weight to work on…

    • And bonus points to her for not having too scary a sternum!

    • smayper

      completely agree! It’s a good example of showing skin without looking as if you are auditioning for a porn role.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Yessss. I loved both of these looks. It was quite windy there yesterday so I’m giving her a pass on her hair. I like that she didn’t go glam with the makeup. Nicely understated yet appropriate for both day and night. It suits her.

  • SAA

    She looked fantastic… loved both looks. It was super windy at the photocall and windy/rainy at the premiere, so the hair is understandable, though I suppose she could have gone with a full-on up do to compensate… but I’d give her a pass on that.

  • Hysterectomypants

    That first look is incredibly sweet and chic–I even like the shoes. I would normally say her makeup and hair look underdone, but she’s so lovely, it doesn’t bother me.

  • Capt. Renault

    David looks so pleased that it overcomes all his sartorial faults.

  • gayle

    love both looks on her, especially the first with the exception of the shoes. That skirt is beautiful.

  • ktr33

    LOVE everything about the top look, including hair, make-up, shoes, even lack of jewelry. The blue dress below is also gorgeous, and it could work on her, except she’s not WERQing it. Probably some deep red lipstick, a sleek chignon (?), and some great earrings would turn it into a werq

  • BlairBear

    I wish she had a little bit more warpaint in the second look, also jewelry and hair. The first outfit suits her buttoned up governess persona to a t

    • kimmeister

      Yeah, the day and evening makeup shouldn’t be identical.

  • MilaXX

    Like the first look, hair included. Hate the clod hopper shoe. Not as in love with the second look. Once again the dress looks stiff to me although I think if it was styled better (hair & makeup), I would like it more.

  • Sobaika


    • Danielle

      Right!? Get in my closet!!

    • Kitten Mittons

      I want it so badly, yet I know I would never keep all those beautiful little pleats looking just so. I’ll just stare at her and sigh wistfully.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I used to own a dress from the 50s or 60s that had knife pleats all around the skirt, just like the one Mia’s wearing. The pleats held up amazingly well to daily wear. Obviously different fabrics (mine felt like cotton), but at least you know the possibility exists!

        • Kitten Mittons

          That does actually give me hope 🙂

      • smayper

        In my fantasy, I would have a special minion just for fixing the pleats.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Thank you, because you have shown me that my fantasies are way too small in scope and imagination. Excellent idea.

    • Alyssa

      That was my first thought as well, but I have a feeling it would be one of those that I would stare at and never know what to pair with it.

      • Twigg

        i’d pair it with a black tank.

  • sienna elm

    Your comments reminded me of the Daytime/Nighttime Barbie – where her business wear turned inside out to create her evening wear!

    Now for comments on the outfits – the daytime look is too pleat-y all round. I LOVE the second dress, but it calls out for a stunning necklace, don’t you think?

  • Anna

    Love both of these for her! The shirt-dress style works so much better in this version than the really stiff-looking one on Emma Stone from a couple of weeks ago, and that cream is somehow not washing her out.

    Night-time look is begging for more refined hair and makeup, though.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I wish she wasn’t so afraid of makeup.

  • mjude

    I really like/love the 1st look. 2nd look is ok.

  • LeelaST

    I’m getting 1) Librarian 2) Susie-homemaker gown. Do love her though.

  • Anne Elliot

    she looks amazing, love the Valentino dress

  • jilly_d

    I love the shapes of the top and skirt in the first look, but that ivory with the grey-ish white on the skirt is making my soul hurt.

    • Myra Amler

      Well said. Not crazy about the color combo. Don’t get me started on those shoes.

    • Lower L

      My thoughts exactly. Those two neutrals just fight each other.

  • frannyprof

    Love love love the daytime dress. Perfection.

  • The first look is such an Anthropologie ad. In a good way. I’m impressed with how well the neckline works in the second look. That’s when you know a custom gown was actually made for you.

  • what not

    I love love love that first shirt on her. Clean, simple but interesting, light but put-together. Just lovely.

  • deelup

    She could be a Blanchett in waiting. Gorgeous.

  • Gatto Nero

    Brava x 2.
    In the first evening shot it looks like she’s battling wind and rain, so she gets some leniency on the hair. That blue gown was made for her.

  • marlie

    First look: I want that skirt. Very cute. Second look: The dress is STUNNING. Polish up the hair, and add some slightly bigger earrings, and we’d have a WERQ.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    Yes yes yes, a million times yes to both. She’s on my irrational like list – I don’t know that I’ve ever really seen her in anything great, but for some reason I just really like her.

  • Tanya Wade

    I’m sorry, I’m too busy looking at silver fox David Cronenberg to notice Mia.

    • Aurumgirl

      Well, I think she looks great, but she’s got an excellent motivation to in Cronenberg.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I am in love with the second dress. Completely enamoured. I could forgive the hair if the ear bling was a little more prominent.

  • juniper

    julianne moore’s horrid chanel frock is taking over the second to last picture.

    protect the custom gorgeous gown from the elements and the monster!

    • CPK1

      I know, I saw that too! Hilarious.

  • Janet B

    Lea Michele is wondering if the gown could be altered with a slit up the front.

  • Judy_S

    I did a double take on the first dress, thinking she was wearing ankle socks with pumps. Those shoes bring the dress down, I think.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Love, love the evening gown, and a thumb’s up for the daytime look, with the detailing on the blouse and skirt.

  • livesarah

    The daytime look is totally my style in the alternate universe where I don’t have g-cup boobs 🙁 Gorgeous!

  • unbornfawn

    The evening dress is stunning on her. I find the day dress with the Slytherin stripes and the wimpy collar ugly.

  • Guest

    Love the shoes. Fabulous. Different. Classy rather than those damned pointy spikes harlots favor. This actress is a breath of fresh air. And talented. She can actually act.

  • BrooklynBomber

    LOVE the skirt in that dress, and she looks great in the gown.

  • Guest

    Shoes for the day stunner are fabulous. Different. Classy. They work beautifully here. Who needs those damned point spikes that harlots favor? This actress is a breath of fresh air. She’s talented. She can actually act.

  • Guest

    Brown shoes are stunning. Different. Classy, not stupid and clumsy. So great to see something other than those pointy spikes harlots favor. This actress is a breath of fresh air. She’s talented. She can actually act.

  • thatch pheasant

    Brown shoes are stunning and really work here. Different. Classy. So nice not to see those pointy spikes harlots favor. This actress is a breath of fresh air. She’s talented. She can actually act.

  • Miss wks

    I just LOVE her. She is growing into such a beautiful, young, and talented woman….

  • P M

    My hair wants to be her hair: carefree and gently floating about her face.

  • KT

    I LOVE the nighttime look. That’s such a cool gown, and it suits her to a tee. She needed to pump up the volume on the styling front for this look, however — not just in regards to the hair.

    The first look isn’t really working for me. The skirt and top don’t look like they belong together, to my eye, though I like each piece separately. The shoes look shitty and also don’t go. This just looks like a weird mish mash to me.

  • Amel

    Sleek hair with a chignon would’ve finished off her nighttime look nicely

  • Yoshio

    The daytime look reminds me of nothing so much as a modern take on Little House on the Prairie school marm fashion – that is not a good thing. The evening look is beautiful.

  • Monabel

    The cream and the grey in the first look do not play well together.

  • berkeleygirl

    It’s so fascinating to watch her move into adulthood. I first saw her on In Treatment – just incredibly moving.

  • a_liking

    so pretty! LOVE the first look; in my dream world, it’s how I appear to the world. and she can work the messy hair and underdone face like nobody’s business.

  • nannypoo

    I keep coming back to this post to see if I will learn to like that first outfit, but it is just not working for me. I like the bodice and I would like the skirt if it were shorter, but they seem to have no relationship to each other. It looks like well-tailored sisterwifewear. The shoes don’t work at all, her hair’s a mess and she needs makeup. I like the second dress, but again her hair’s a mess and she needs makeup.

    • GinnyThePainter

      Might like look #1 better if the cream in the blouse went with the gray in the skirt. Overall, I think I like the top and hate the skirt. I’d love to see that top paired with a brownish pencil skirt.

  • cowper

    Perfect. Beautiful, but still accessible. I think I have a new style icon!

  • demidaemon

    I would like the first look more if the dress either went to the floor or hit the knees. Hate this hem length. Second one needs a drastic re-imagining of the headsuit. This head does not match that dress.

  • FridaStaire

    A couple of months ago I sat next to Mia in her natural habitat – an organic market in Marrickville, Sydney. My GF was hissing that we were next to a movie star, and I kept peering at the beard hipster lads to see who was under the hair…took me 20 minutes to figure out it was the unassuming lass with stringy hair in a pod of unkept and unwashed student-types. She scrubs up well!

  • PastryGoddess

    Please someone tell me where I can get a pleated skirt. I’ve been wanting one for a while now and this post has turned it into a need.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Not sure what your price point looks like, but after googling (because I need one now, too) I found that ASOS has quite a few, in several different colors, around $60-70. Saks also had several beautiful selections, for ermm….significantly more. But they were beautiful.

      I also found one that was gently used on etsy, that I kind of fell in love with. $15, white with navy and turquoise stripes, vintage. Not sure if you do the thrift shop thing, but it is lovely. It’s an XS, though, so a no go for me 🙂

  • CookieMonster

    Loooved the evening’s gown.
    I’ll forgive the hair. It was insanely windy out that night. Anything they tried to do with her hair would have been undone in about three seconds in that wind.

  • MartyBellerMask

    I just love Mia’s style. She’s one of the few who can truly rock a long dress.

  • ChelseaNH

    In the first look, for some reason I feel that the cream doesn’t go with the gray. Which, I know — neutrals. And yet.

    • SophieCollier

      Yeah, not such a fan of that combo either.

  • Judih1

    LOVE that second dress – wish I could wear and that I had someplace to wear it

  • BayTampaBay

    Hate the first outfit…the daytime one.

  • LadyVimes

    It looks like it’s pretty windy. I’d give her a pass on the mussed hair look.

  • E. D.

    Both look great, but she need a bit more eyeliner on top, otherwise her eyes disappear.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I want to see the dress on her right in the last couple of pics.