Elle Fanning is on the cover of the Teen Vogue February 2012 issue and in the accompanying interview, the 13-year-old and her sister Dakota talk about their passion for fashion, fighting over clothes and Elle’s crush on Ryan Gosling.
Dakota admits that she now turns to her younger sister for fashion advice — a tough pill to swallow. “When you’re an older sister, you try to be the leader and example, and I’ve recently had to accept that we’re equals,” she admitted. “The day has come when I actually need her help.”
For someone who, Dakota says, knows “every single model, every single collection, every single piece from every single collection,” Elle is happy to wear age-appropriate clothes. That means no red lipstick, gowns, super stilettos and excessive makeup.
“I’d much rather look like a two-year-old than a 21-year-old,” explained Elle. “You don’t want to do everything right now. You want to wait for that special moment.”
See more photos of Elle Fanning in Teen Vogue below.