Elle Fanning in Los Feliz

Posted on June 03, 2014

We have to admit, we’re a little jealous. When we were teenagers experimenting with fashion, we had to walk the streets looking like jackasses in mall clothes. We didn’t get to do it in Gucci.

Well. Not real Gucci, anyway.

Elle-Faning-GOTS-Los-Feliz-Gucci-Gladiator-Sandals-Tom-Loenzo-Site-TLO (1)“Maleficent” actress Elle Fanning spotted out and about in Los Feliz, California carrying a Miu Miu ‘Madras’ shoulder bag and wearing Gucci gladiator sandals.

Elle-Faning-GOTS-Los-Feliz-Gucci-Gladiator-Sandals-Tom-Loenzo-Site-TLO (2)Gucci ‘Becky’ Fringe Gladiator Sandal

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Elle-Faning-GOTS-Los-Feliz-Gucci-Gladiator-Sandals-Tom-Loenzo-Site-TLO (4)

Elle-Faning-GOTS-Los-Feliz-Gucci-Gladiator-Sandals-Tom-Loenzo-Site-TLO (5)

Not that we hate this. We don’t exactly love it either, but we look at it as a perfectly teen-specific kind of look. She’s trying shit out. And it’s so stereotypically L.A. that it almost looks like a costume. Yes, the dress and the …footwear are both kinda ugly, but if you’re gonna get handed high-end crap to sidewalk-model, you may as well express yourself a little bit.

Just please don’t let us catch you wearing those things past your 21st birthday, hon. After that, we reserve the right to judge you.



[Photo Credit: LRR/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, gucci.com]

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  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Is “stank shin” a thing?

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      It is now!

    • forcingasmile

      It actually DEFINITELY is. I will never forget the awful, awful smell that would fill the family minivan every time my little sister peeled her shinguards off after a soccer game.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Wow, I played soccer for years as a kid, but I’d totally forgotten about that. You’re completely right, though!

  • Boulderista

    those sandals look like lion spats (if there was such a thing) … they also bring a whole new look to “baggy at the ankle” … and I bet her shins were sweaty too.

    • Thomas

      They give you fake cankles or the look of a swollen ankle after you’ve twisted it.

    • Beardslee

      Lion spats. Perfect. Thank you.

    • Raspberry2012

      “Lion Spats” just made me crack up at my desk on an otherwise very uneventful Wednesday! For that, I thank you.

    • smallgirlsaretrouble

      They remind me of the paper lanterns I made as a child where they bunch up near the ankles

  • MilaXX

    I like it. It’s a perfect teenage look. I’d even back the age limit up to 18.*Vanessa Hudgins, I’m talking to you. These are NOT you shoe.* Besides I’ll take goofy shoes over that chunky shoe phase she went through a while back any day of the week.

    • Janet B

      Yes, Vanessa, you.

      • Thomas

        There needs to be twelve step programs for fashion so you can sign your daughter up.

    • Kent Roby

      I agree with everything you said, including the lowered age limit!

  • sienna elm

    I like the dress! I’ll ignore the footwear (shin-wear!)

  • paginatrix

    Some advice: SPF 1,000.

    • FuhUgh

      She looks like a glass of milk, and the filmy white dress doesn’t do anything to detract from her lait au lait-ness.

      • Inspector_Gidget

        Girlfriend makes that white dress look like an actual color! I will squint in pain for her until she gets her ass indoors.

    • Beardslee

      My daughter has just that coloring and people are always lunging at her with a tube of industrial strength SPF lotion.

    • Lori

      Or as my ex refers to mine—liquid house.

  • RussellH88

    It’s kind of like Ancient Greece meets Woodstock, no?

  • rissa42210

    I’m concerned about the see-through quality of that shirt. You can wear no-clothes when you are Rihanna’s age, hun, but not until then.

    • Imasewsure

      Everything I wore at her age was see through and hippy-etherial… more power to her (within a ten mile radius of the coast of course)

      • FibonacciSequins

        Same here, although if I were her mother I’d be chasing her down the hall with a bra in hand.

        • littlemac8

          It is too short (best hope for no gusts of wind) and you should not be able to read an underwear label through your dress. She needs more support up top. I might possibly ground her to her room rather than letting her out of the house looking like that. I’m officially old!

          • littlemac8

            Oops, I just realized that she has on white short shorts! Those aren’t her “underpants.”

        • Sophie

          I think she’s wearing one, I’m seeing two straps on one shoulder.

          • ankali

            I don’t think so; looks like maybe a cami. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one with a thought jumble in my head that definitely included addressing her as “young lady”.

    • Sarah

      Multiple strappage up top indicates that there is something underneath.

      • I’m not sure there is. I can see she is wearing white shorts under that very thin shirt (can see pocket and button), but there is no color change in the upper half indicating something, anything is being worn up there.

        • Sarah

          I know, but look at the straps! I’m hoping there’s a very filmy bra under there.

          • @Biting Panda

            I concur. I don’t think a well PR educated Fanning would go all Nipple Gate on us while her movie was doing so well. Now if ticket sales were disappointing. . .

          • BLauD

            I have a strong feeling Disney would have some choice words with Elle should she engage in Nipple Gate.

          • mixedupfiles

            This whole string is kind of horrifying. After much close scrutiny nobody can tell what’s going on under there, but because the poor thing’s breasts haven’t been molded by stiff foam into Barbie roundness, we’re clutching our pearls. Or, we were hoping to clutch, but since we can’t locate definite nipple, we’ve been foiled.

          • Sarah

            Now, IDK about anybody else, but I don’t even OWN any pearls to clutch. It was mere curiosity, on my part.

          • 3boysful

            Tsk! We need to get you some pearls!

          • Amelia

            The straps are attached to the outer tunic, not from a bra. If she was wearing anything up top you’d definitely be able to see it through that shirt.

          • Sarah

            As much as I hate to admit I scrutinized the heck out of her chest, I don’t think they are attached to the outer tunic. I Googled some other pics of her in this outfit and they certainly don’t look like they are.

    • I was relieved to note the bra strap, because it’s really hard to tell if she’s wearing one.

    • kimmeister

      And a white one, no less!

  • Imasewsure

    Trolling for a Joni Mitchell biopic?
    Have to admit though… I grew up in LA and I totally love this look for her… brunch at the Inn of the Seventh Ray in 1972 anyone???

    • Lori

      1972 nothing, I’m pretty sure I saw the close cousin of this outfit the last time I had brunch at Inn of the Seventh Ray, which was less than 10 years ago. Not the the leg things, thank gawd, but the shirt masquerading as a dress, definitely.

    • BKagainwiththesweatpants

      Whaddya kidding? Inn of the Seventh Ray in 2014.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Call the “dress” a shirt and I actually love it. The shoes… nope, can’t, won’t, refuse.

  • deelup

    This is the start of the baby doll dress return! All those 90s looks foreshadowed this sad, sad day.

    • ankali

      I don’t have a problem with the baby doll dresses returning, but I’ll be damned if I wear combat boots or clogs with them again.

  • @Biting Panda

    Those shoes are a scourge to humanity.

  • FibonacciSequins

    She might be wearing designer, but she still looks like a kid on her way to the head shop to pick up a glass pipe, incense and some feather earrings.

    • Sarah

      Top, maybe, but being an actual head-shop frequenting hippie myself, I can vouch for the fact that even My People would look askance at fringed leg facades.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I speak from the perspective of someone who was a teenager in the 70’s. We didn’t have those specific atrocious fringed gladiator sandals, but they would have fit in neatly to the hippie/burnout aesthetic of the time.

        • Sarah

          No time should have these specific atrocious fringed gladiator sandals. I’m just glad they’re so expensive barely anyone will have them, and too complex for Payless to knock off, most likely.

          • FibonacciSequins


      • KinoEye

        Seconded. Wouldn’t be caught dead in them, and neither would (most of) Our People.

    • decormaven

      It needs a suede shoulder bag- one with three mushrooms on the flap.

      • Sophie

        And a lot more mushrooms inside?

  • Anna

    I look forward to your appearance at Coachella next year, Elle.

  • I can’t stop imagining how much all that fringe must chafe on a hot day.

  • Judy_J

    My god….those are some hideously ugly shoes.

  • Shelby

    I’m — oddly — more concerned over what she may/may not being wearing under the dress. Like a concerned older aunt.

  • Sarah

    The way those fringy leg things are slipping is making me think of dressed turkeys. Nice chop frills, girl.

  • Alyssa

    I feel like that fringe hitting your foot with every step would get really annoying. Also, these shoes would set of my OCD and I would have to pull them up likely every other step. That is, if I lost my sanity (and had the money) and bought them.

  • Wink

    Instead of those Gucci things-on-her-feet, why not just put on a pair of equally hideous Uggs and call it a day?

  • Miss wks

    Never let my daughter out the house lookin’ like that…

  • Capt. Renault

    Admittedly, my knowledge about gladiators isn’t as strong as it could be, but I’m pretty sure none of them were ever named “Becky”.

    • Capt. Renault

      (Certainly, I’ve never seen a ‘Becky’ in all those gladiator movies I’ve watched.)

      • Constant Reader

        “Becky” would sort of ruin that scary gladiator vibe one aspires to when one is working the Coliseum.

        • demidaemon

          Maybe it was the nickname of those who lost-both in and out of the arena.

  • Kbear

    When I look at those shoes, I think of “Cousin IT” on the Addams Family.

  • hughman

    Jenna Maroney as “Jackie Jormp-Jomp”.

    • leahpapa

      “Synonym’s just another word for the word you wanna use.”

  • mjude

    I just can NOT with the sandals.

  • Lily

    Well. It’s a look.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Burn the shoes..BURN THEM!

  • Shalhevet

    The sandals are so hilarious, they are not even offensive anymore.

  • Why is her mouth open in every pic. Girl. You may see the cameras photographing your every step, but the obnoxious magazine editorial direction does not apply. Just makes you look like a zombie. A zombie in Gucci, I guess.

  • BobStPaul

    This is one of those trying too hard moments. And those are about the ugliest – not to mention most stupid – sandals I’ve ever seen.

  • boweryboy

    Either the dress or the shoes, but not both.

  • ktr33

    Yes the shoes are ridiculous, but they “go” with the hippie theme, whereas that bag? Did she borrow her mother’s good summer purse? Shouldn’t she have a slouchy hobo bag or a woven pouch with the shirt/dress (which btw, I’m with because she is wearing shorts under)

  • Pablo

    The shoes are hiddy but the dress looks really cute on her.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    I can’t help thinking those gladiator objects must look very silly from behind, with just the little buckle straps up the back. Not that they look much more sensible from the front, but still.

    Also, does this girl not burn? She must be slathered in spf150 to cope with that fair skin and those shoulder cutouts.

  • smh4748

    My absolute favorite part of this “footwear” is the place where it bulges out like a Russian onion dome.

    Shoe rule of thumb: At no point should any part of your shoe be able to be compared to Russian Orthodox architecture.

    • Alana

      Yes. Quite.

  • Danielle

    Oh my God, those sandals. I can’t even rig htnow

  • Sam Smith

    Like it from the knees up, no to the whatever is on her shins.

  • LadyVimes

    Oof. No bra with a white top? That’s pretty daring, young lady.
    [comment about parents letting their children out dressed like that]

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    That tunic would have looked nice with a pair of jeans. Those sandals are awful, but fun I guess.

  • E.Nelson

    I dig it. Very “wild thing you make my heart sing”

    • Dam_Angel

      Not me, I have a confession. This girl brings out the mean girl in me. Not the one in high school because by then I had learned the golden rule-the hard way. No, the one on the playground. She is a big galoot of a gal and I would have taken great pleasure running circles around her. There, I put that out in the universe.

  • kimmeister

    How the heck did Gucci even photograph those sandal-monstrosities upright? Must’ve used a green screen and CGI’d out the wires. They are clearly not meant to ever be in motion, the way they gape around the ankles.

  • MrsDanvers

    also, please close your mouth from time to time.

    • Sillysally

      Oh My GOD I could not see anything but that gaping pie hole!!!! Good grief!!!! She’s going to catch flies!

  • marlie

    Those boot sandal things are a crime against humanity. The rest of the outfit is sort of hippie-cute, but those shoes should never have happened.

  • GorgeousThings

    Nope, sorry. I just can’t with those sandals. They need for either: 1 – her to be 4 inches longer below the knee, or: 2 – to be re-done with each of the shin panels shortened by about an inch. As they are, they make her look like she has piano legs (literally). And Elle Fanning does NOT have piano legs.

  • Those sandals give her the appearance of a terrible skin condition or ankle deformity. And nothing that sheer should be worn on the street without a slip or a lining. Yes, I’m old-school about that kind of thing. Sue me.

  • Kirstin McAulay

    factor eleventy billion please… and can I have some!

  • demidaemon

    Those are some dumb and ugly shoes.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Those things on her feet hurt my feelings.

  • She needs to tighten the top strap on those things, ankle lanterns are not a good look. This is all very rich girl at Coachella/Burning Man, but I wish she’d stop wearing white. She’s ghostly, in a boring way. Casper’s second cousin.

  • RescueMe23

    She looks dirty. Yuk!

  • SewingSiren

    What else are you gonna wear Los Feliz? I ask you what?

  • Mothra

    No, we hate it. The whole thing. the shoes, the sunglasses, the baggy dress, the lack of support in her chestal region and ESPECIALLY her slack jaw look. HATE IT.

  • kt mac

    She’s catching flies.

  • understateddiva

    I kind of love it. I went through a hippie stage when I was 16-ish and we all should.

  • quiltrx

    Your sandals should never double as shinguards if someone challenges you to some soccer.

  • TigerLaverada

    Cankle sandals. No thanks. She’s cute, though.

  • icm

    Those sandals are horrible. And if that is a gucci top I must say ,”It is possible to look like a jackass in high-end as well”. Whats wrong with mall clothes? Time and time again we see the big name labels on complete shit.I am sure you could find 100’s of “mall” looks that look better for a fraction of the cost.Blah Blah Blah! I know the high end price comes with better quality ,better fabric and exclusivity that not everyone will be wearing it.But people cmon! why drop $100s if not $1000s on stuff that looks like it came from Old Navy! save it for your retirement . And No! I am not slamming Old Navy.

  • JynxTheCat

    saggy Gladiator boots are sad.

  • throwslikeagirl

    Why would you voluntarily GIVE yourself cankles?

  • FridaStaire

    Woah,, I hope she’s wearing sunscreen – and where’s the hat?

  • MoHub

    I see London; I see France …

  • Aurumgirl

    Say what you will, but looking at this photo, I’m very grateful for having had my mall clothes.

  • Julie Parr

    I think those are shorts and a tunic, not dress and undies.

  • Mr. J.

    Birdcages on her feet and a white expensive rag that’s about to fall off her body….come ON, girl. You can do so much better than LA Harlot Realness.

  • Raspberry2012

    Yeah, I think that the only reason I can give this a pass is because she’s 16. Other than that, it’s a nightmare.

  • ♠♥zee♣♦

    The dress is from Urban Outfitters. Hmmmm

  • The first time I ever saw boot sandals like this was on Pattie Boyd in photos of her and George Harrison in San Francisco in the late 60’s. She was gorgeous. Here, the look reminds me of Chewbacca. Is it just me?

  • Sunraya

    Milky white girl wearing milky white dish towel and the most ridiculous footwear I’ve ever seen.

    How did this girl become famous? I don’t think she’s a good actress and I could walk down the street in any cityand find five prettier or more interesting looking girls than her. She is just so blah.