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Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994) is an American actress. Fanning's breakthrough performance was in I Am Sam in 2001. As a child actress, she appeared in high-profile films such as Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, and Charlotte's Web. Fanning began transitioning to more adult roles with Hounddog and The Secret Life of Bees. She has won numerous awards and is the youngest person ever to have been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. In July 2007, Fanning filmed for three days a short film titled Cutlass, one of Glamour's "Reel Moments" based on readers' personal essays. Cutlass was directed by Kate Hudson. From September to December 2007, Fanning filmed Push, which centers on a group of young American expatriates with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities who hide from a U.S. government agency in Hong Kong and band together to try to escape the control of the division. Fanning plays Cassie Holmes, a 13-year-old psychic. In January 2008, Fanning began filming the movie adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees, a novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Set in South Carolina in 1964, the story centers on Lily Owens (Fanning), who escapes her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father by running away with her caregiver and only friend (played by Jennifer Hudson) to a South Carolina town where they are taken in by an eccentric trio of beekeeping sisters (played by Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo, and Alicia Keys). Her movies Coraline and Push were released on the same day, February 6, 2009. Fanning played Jane in New Moon and will reprise the role in Eclipse, based on novels by Stephenie Meyer. New Moon was released on November 20, 2009. In 2010, she starred in the movie The Runaways, alongside Kristen Stewart, Stella Maeve, and Scout Taylor-Compton, where she played Cherie Currie, the lead singer of the band.

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DAKOTA'S CASUAL CITY LOOK

Dakota Fanning seen on Sep 19 2013 in New York, NY. Dakota Fanning was photographed making her way around New York City on September 19, and opted for a casual-cool look for her day of errands. Clothing wise, Dakota chose merely an oversized ivory sweater dress, which she paired with knee-high black leather boots and a tri-color tote. If you're interested in putting your own spin on this ensemble, but perhaps might like a bit more coverage down below, try pairing a similar sweater (such as either Free People's Tabbard Pullover in Ivory/Grey or Joie's Kelsea Sweater in Porcelain) with a pair of shorts. Free People's Festival Crinkle Gauze Dress in Ivory is another option worth investigating, as its length is similar to Dakota's piece and has fun, colorful embroidery that can liven up your look. From there, add on a pair of major boots, like 3.1 Phillip Lim's Ora Boots in Black. What are your thoughts on DF's street style here, friends... are you into it? In other Dakota news, the talented young actress recently chatted about her latest role in the film Night Moves while at the Toronto International Film Festival, and said that she definitely didn't have to worry about her looks for this picture. Said Dakota: "Obviously this is not my most glam role ever, and it was such a relief to not care about the clothes or the hair. I had a dreadlock in the back of my head, which was fun. The exciting part of my job is transforming and doing things you feel are a challenge and doing things other people think, maybe, you canít do." Very wise words from this talented young lady!

CASUAL AT CASA VEGA

Dakota Fanning seen on Aug 24 2012 in Studio City, CA. Dakota Fanning was spotted looking cute and casual as she made her way out of Casa Vega Restaurant in Studio City on August 24, however one thing that was especially noticeable about Dakota's look was her roots! It's not long enough to be ombre, so I'd say that girlfriend needs to head into the salon - stat! Outfit wise, DF paired a sleeveless white button down blouse (like Free People's Slim Chiffon Top in Ivory) with a baggy pair of boyfriend jeans (try J Brand's Aidan Boyfriend Jean in Gemini), and then wore a simple pair of black sandals and toted a great black handbag. To get the look, try Zambos & Siega's Mansfield in Black. A pair of aviator sunglasses and a few delicate gold necklaces (for an edgier look, check out Vanessa Mooney's Brass Skull Necklace) completed Dakota's ensemble. What are your thoughts on Dakota's outfit here, everyone - delightful and demure, or a little disheveled? Dakota recently spoke out to the press about how saddened she was to hear of the passing of her Man on Fire director Tony Scott. Says DF to E! News: "It is difficult to find the right words to express the sadness I feel. had the privilege of working with Tony on the film Man on Fire and that experience helped to shape the actor and person I am today. Tony was a visionary with an adventurous spirit and a huge heart. Thank you, Tony. I will never forget your kindness to me and I will always cherish our memories together. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his wife Donna and their two sons." This must be very hard for her, especially since she was so young when they worked together.

DAKOTA'S NYC STYLE

Dakota Fanning seen on Feb 27 2012 in New York, NY. Dakota Fanning was snapped in NYC's Soho area on February 27, looking quite bundled up (and not too pleased to see the paparazzi). For her NYC ensemble, Dakota chose a pair of dark blue denim leggings (like Bleulab's Detour in Bleu Lead with Black Coating) that she paired with a rich blue sweater (try Minnie Rose's Wide Sleeve Swing Top in Blue Fin) and voluminous scarf, and then topped off with a classic black blazer (like Elizabeth & James' Cate Blazer in Black). From there, Dakota wore a pair of suede boots and toted a black leather handbag (for a great tote, try Julie K Handbags' Gabby in Black). Are you liking her casual ensemble here, friends? In other DF news, the poster for her newest flick Now Is Good was recently revealed, drumming up excitement for the film. You may remember seeing shots of Dakota with super-short hair? Well, that was when she was filming the movie, which follows a young woman who has terminal leukemia and who puts together a list of things she wants to do before she passes away. It sounds like a big downer, no? Are any of you interested in seeing it when it hits theatres?

FLYING PONCHO

Dakota Fanning seen on Oct 07 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Blossoming into quite the fashionista, Dakota Fanning lands safely at LAX on October 7 after spending a week in Paris taking in the fashion week festivities. D chose to fly in style in a cozy knit poncho (check out Goddis' Isa in Multi) over tan leggings with zippered ankles (try the similar shade of Genetic Denim's Shane in Grain), brightening up the look with a hot pink Miu Miu satchel (check out the front lock detail on Rough Roses' Jewel Bowler Handbag in Cognac) and some ferocious leopard spotted Prada heels (add your own touch with Farylrobin's Iris Platform Wedge in Bronze). What do you think of Dakota's high flying 'fit, do you like the oversized poncho or do you think she still has some growing up to do in her personal taste? One thing is for sure Ė I wasn't sitting front row at Miu Miu in Paris when I was 16! D joined Mia Wasikowska, Alexa Chung and Rihanna in the front row to check out the Spring/Summer 2011 collection, and it looks like she's such a devoted fan she took home a handbag to remember it by. Besides establishing her fashion creds, Dakota is also about to get started filming the last film of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn. D isn't the only one speaking out about how excited she is to be back on set Ė even the sullen Kristen Stewart is taking about how anxious she is to get back to work! Are you fans counting down the minutes until the film hits theaters?

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Dakota Fanning seen on Oct 06 2010 in Paris, France. Dakota Fanning was the picture of bubblegum perfection as she attended the Miu Miu Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 in Paris, France on October 6, wearing a strapless leather Miu Miu dress for the occasion. Along with the unique dress, Dakota chose a cutesy pink cardigan and brown suede pumps to complete her look. I'm getting a tooth ache from this ensemble - it's just too sweet! If you are itching to add a bit more pink to your wardrobe, take a look at a few dresses featured on CoutureCandy, such as Luc by Lucy's One Shoulder Love Dress in Pink or their softer Tube Top Tracey Dress in Pale Pink, or Sue Wong's Pink Petal V Neck Cocktail Dress in Fuchsia. Gold Hawk's Stud Front Cami in Hot Pink is fun, too. Is Dakota's look here just a little too adorable/cutesy/sugary sweet for your liking, or do you think this was a wise choice for the little fashionista? In other Dakota news, it seems that fellow teen star Demi Lovato is set on modeling her career after DF. Says Demi in a recent interview, "I feel like Iíd like to do a feature film, branch into more roles that arenít expected of me. I feel like I donít want to go too edgy, I donít want to go too family-friendly - Iíd rather just play normal teenage roles. I think Dakota Fanning does a really good job at the roles that she picks, so I kind of want to go down that route." Do you think that Dakota is a good role model for Demi?

DAKOTA PREMIERES

Dakota Fanning seen on Jun 24 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Dakota Fanning was photographed on the red carpet of the much-anticipated Los Angeles premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse which was held at the Nokia Theatre on June 24, and although D looks as cute as a button, I'm having a mini case of fashion deja vu. Is her look a little too similar to what she wore to the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 7? Let me know what you think! For her Eclipse ensemble, Dakota wore a dainty Elie Saab Spring 2010 Couture cocktail dress with feather detailing (for a similar frock, check out Sue Wong's Vintage Beaded Short Dress in Ivory - which is also adorned with feathers - or to emulate the one-shouldered aspect of Dakota's Elie Saab dress, take a look at Black Halo's Jane Sheath in Blush which is fitting because Dakota's character in Eclipse is named Jane!) that she paired with Christian Louboutin's nude Clou Noeud spiked platforms and an oversized cocktail ring (like Femme Metale Jewelry's Gemstone Ring in Sterling Silver or Anna Beck's Sterling Silver Saddle Ring). Are you fond of Dakota's premiere look here, readers - or is it a little too cutesy for your liking? In other DF news, it seems that little Dakota will never step foot on the soccer field again. Why, you ask? Because she was apparently "traumatized" after a mishap during a soccer game! Says Dakota, "I did play soccer and my team was called the Spice Girls, I was Baby Spice. I was playing in a game one day and I got the ball for the first time and I was so excited and I was running and running. There was nobody around me, I was thinking this is an easy game, then I kicked it into the goal and was so excited. turned around and nobody was cheering for me and nobody was proud of me - and I then realized I'd kicked it in the wrong goal so I quit soccer. I was traumatized." Poor thing!

DAKOTA HITS UP THE CFDA'S

Dakota Fanning seen on Jun 07 2010 in New York, NY. The adorable Dakota Fanning showed up for the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards that were held at Lincoln Centerís Alice Tully Hall in NYC on June 7 (that Sarah Jessica Parker and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen also attended - see below!), looking lovely in a lacy strapless Marchesa Spring 2010 Bridal dress along with Brian Atwood's Alix peeptoe pumps. I adore the dress on Dakota... she looks like a sweet little marshmallow. I just wish she hadn't worn black shoes! It weighs this look down tenfold. Can you imagine how major this would have been with a lavender or coral heel, like Coye Nokes' Jacqueline 70 Peep Toe in Sugar Coral? For a similar dress to Dakota's adorable Marchesa mini, check out Sue Wong's Vintage Beaded Short Dress in Ivory or Luc by Lucy's more casual Cut Out Bella Dress in White. Dakota finished off her ensemble with Loree Rodkin jewelry and a delicate Jennifer Behr headpiece - check out Ettika's Chain Silk Cord Braided Headband with Feathers. What are your thoughts about this look on Dakota, readers - do you think she looks cute, or is it a little too cutesy for you? And do you agree with me about the shoes? Can't wait to hear what you think!

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