Dazed has a gift for finding (and nurturing) the hippest, most unique young talents and visionaries in the world, spanning the fields of art, photography, design, styling, writing, music and acting. To put it succinctly: if the magazine dubs someone "one to watch," he or she's likely going places. So, we were particularly delighted to learn that arguably the coolest tweens around — 12-year-old Millie Bobby Brown and 13-year-old Finn Wolfhard of "Stranger Things" — scored covers of the winter 2016 issue of the British magazine, shot by Collier Schorr.
On the cult-favorite (and surprisingly stylish) Netfilx series set in '80s suburbia, Brown plays a psychokinetic girl named Eleven, who manages to come across as equally adorable and badass. She quickly emerged as an industry favorite, covering the Nov. 2016 issue of Interview, as well as the eighth issue of independent British fashion magazine So It Goes. She also graced the NYFW front row at Coach in September, had a spread in W and wowed audiences at the 2016 Emmys, wearing a Valentino RED dress on the red carpet. Her musically gifted co-star Wolfhard — who portrays Eleven's pal Mike Wheeler — is already starting to pick up indie gigs (like a role in a punk music video), so we're thinking he's well on his way to fashion- and music-world domination.
Inside, Brown and Wolfhard pose in — what else? — Gosha Rubchinskiy, Balenciaga, Vetements, J.W. Anderson, Burberry, Lanvin and more, and discuss their auditions for the show. "They didn't tell me anything, they just said, 'Your name is Eleven – relate yourself to ET," Brown explains. "That was it. I got the job the next day." While her character is a lady of very few words throughout the series, Brown still inspires legions of fans around the world — a fact that can be proven by her meteoric rise on social media. "I just saw my Instagram followers going up every second. I went from 25 to 1.4 million – pretty cool." Ah, the life of an Instagirl.
Head over to Dazed for more from the story, and for you true Elevenheads out there, pick up the issue when it hits newsstands on Nov. 24.