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.
Taylor Swift‘s CoverGirl ad has been pulled from circulation after the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ National Advertising Division ruled it misleading. Although fine print indicates that Swift’s eyelashes were “enhanced in post production” for the CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara ad, larger text in the ad claimed that eyelashes would have “2x more volume.”
“This isn’t a question of airbrushing,” said lawyer Andrea C. Levine of the National Advertising Division to the New York Times. “It’s a question of actually demonstrating what your lashes will look like when you use this product. The rule is that an advertising has to be truthful, accurate and not misleading. What the picture says, the small type can’t take it away.”
Swift’s CoverGirl ad isn’t the first celebrity campaign to be axed after a series of complaints. Dakota Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld have also had fashion and beauty ads pulled this year.
Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority has banned this Hailee Steinfeld Miu Miu ad, calling it “irresponsible.” The ban comes just after Dakota Fanning‘s ad for Oh, Lola! perfume was deemed too racy for publication.
Although Miu Miu’s parent company Prada Retail UK maintains that the ad in question was “based on the set of an imaginary film” and “part of a serious, high-fashion campaign,” the ASA thought that the mix of Steinfeld’s age (14), her location in the ad (on a train track) and pose (wiping her eyes with a sad expression) seemed to portray “a child in an unsafe location,” according to the Telegraph.
Do you think the Hailee Steinfeld Miu Miu ad is irresponsible, or is the ASA too sensitive?
Dakota and Elle Fanning are gorgeous in gold on the cover of the W Magazine December 2011 issue.
In the accompanying interview, Elle revealed tidbits about her relationship with Dakota, saying, “She is a nice older sister. But it’s not like we always get along. Now that she’s going to college, though, it’s different. I went into her room in California, and all her clothes were gone! Her closet was empty! I don’t get to go in there and steal clothes anymore. It’s really strange. It’s sort of like she’s off making a movie, but this time she’s not coming back.”
Additional images of Dakota and Elle Fanning, which were shot by photographer Mario Sorrenti, depict the sisters sharing secrets and makeup and posing in couture from the likes of Chanel, Dior and Giambattista Valli.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are the world’s best-dressed siblings, according to Vogue.
The Olsen twins beat out Kate and Pippa Middleton, Dakota and Elle Fanning, Ruby and Lily Aldridge, Beyonce and Solange Knowles, and the four heiresses of the Courtin-Clarins makeup empire.
In addition to their trendsetting sensibilities, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are also the designers behind The Row and Elizabeth & James. Do you agree with Vogue’s list of best-dressed siblings?
This Dakota Fanning ad for Marc Jacobs‘ Oh, Lola! perfume has been banned in the U.K. after Britain’s Ad Standards Authority ruled that it was too suggestive for publication. In the ad, which appears to the left, the 17-year-old actress is shown seated on the floor resting an oversized bottle of perfume between her legs.
“The length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality,” wrote the ASA. “Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualize a child.”
People also reports that Coty UK, who makes Marc Jacobs’ Oh, Lola! perfume, called the Dakota Fanning ad “provoking but not indecent.” Do you think the print ad should have been pulled from circulation?