Elle Fanning Likes Mom Jeans and Pink Eye Shadow

Elle Fanning covers New York Magazine's spring fashion issue looking as sweet as a cupcake. Literally. Her hair is adorned with cake icing flowers, and the sugary theme continues in her super cute spring fashion spread. (Think eyelid cupcake sprinkles.) We love it. Fanning also proves that she's still one of the coolest teenagers on the planet, who, at the tender age of 14, has a very developed sense of what she does and doesn't like fashion-wise.
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Elle Fanning covers New York Magazine's spring fashion issue looking as sweet as a cupcake. Literally. Her hair is adorned with cake icing flowers, and the sugary theme continues in her super cute spring fashion spread. (Think eyelid cupcake sprinkles.) We love it. Fanning also proves that she's still one of the coolest teenagers on the planet, who, at the tender age of 14, has a very developed sense of what she does and doesn't like fashion-wise.
Photo: Will Cotton for New York Magazine

Photo: Will Cotton for New York Magazine

Elle Fanning covers New York Magazine's spring fashion issue looking as sweet as a cupcake. Literally. Her hair is adorned with cake icing flowers, and the sugary theme continues in her super cute spring fashion spread. (Think eyelid cupcake sprinkles.) We love it.

Fanning also proves that she's still one of the coolest teenagers on the planet, who, at the tender age of 14, has a very developed sense of what she does and doesn't like fashion-wise.

One dislike in particular is her traditional tartan school uniform, though she improves upon it by accessorizing with Alexander McQueen skull-embellished flats and a "stack of diamond and ruby rings loaded up on her ring finger like a middle-aged woman’s anniversary bands." {Ed note: In high school I accessorized with hot pink jelly bracelets.} And forget about skinnny jeans. "Even now, I won’t wear the skinny-jeans style, because most people wear those—they have to be baggier, boyfriend-looking, or sort of like a mom jean," she told NY Mag. "I'm real funny that way."

On her like-list? "Necklaces that are short, the way skateboarders used to wear them in the Seventies," she said. Shopping for vintage at LA's Wasteland--where she just scored a floral jumpsuit--is also a favorite activity.

Because no look is complete without makeup, Fanning plays by her own rules in that department as well. True story: When she was just seven-years-old, she bid on Marilyn Monroe's powder and face cream at an auction--while dressed up as Monroe, obviously--and more recently, took inspiration from Chanel's resort runway. “I was inspired by the Chanel resort show, where the models had on different pastel wigs, and I wanted to do my take on a Sixties eye, but with pink,” she told the mag.

Other quirky takeaways from the article: Fanning writes "Bob Dylan" on her hand every day because it's a "nervous tic," her family collects Care Bears and Madame Alexander dolls, and Fanning herself has "old wishbones" in her room.

You can check out the full spread here.