To say that I love Rooney Mara is like saying Alexander McQueen was a good designer — an understatement, obviously. Ever since the news broke out that she was casted as Lisbeth Salander, the unlikely heroine in Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, people had been thinking about the same thing — how could such a sweet, seemly harmless girl transform into an antisocial hacker? And Rooney did, with the help of costume designer Trish Summerville and David Fincher, also known as the best director known to mankind. I admit I'm being a teensy-bitsy biased because of my love for the Millennium Trilogy, but I can't help it alright it's the best thing that happen to Earth since suspenders.
While filming Dragon Tattoo, Rooney "literally roll out of bed and put on whatever is there. I have really enjoyed being a boy this last year.” It also had a great impact on her personal style, as she leans more toward edgier and more sophisticated clothing rather than the pastels and ruffles she sported in 2009. In a way, Rooney really “absorbed pieces of Lisbeth, but made it into her own style," as Trish Summerville had said. Her style as of right now is not exactly KISS- or Marilyn Manson-inspired, it's just... Rooney adapting into Salander... without even realizing it. Which makes me love her even more
>>Who said you can't pull off feminine designers without an overwhelming of laces or pastels? One might say that is impossible, but that's what Nina Ricci is for. At first sight, the dress might remind you of something a female-Dracula or Mortica Addams would wear, and it is. Closer inspections, or as close as your screen allows, show pleating done with such precision that your heart should be overwhelmed with emotions just by looking at it. Needlessly to say, you can still wear girly shit without pastels.
Note: I'm still very aggravated by the fact that Meryl Streep won the best actress award at the Golden Globes. I mean, the award is definitely going to help her with her career! Rooney, Tilda or Viola don't need them, they already have like thousands of awards and are running out of shelf space! To be honest though, the Golden Globes are always so predictable and they never take any chances, so I should express feelings for the Oscars instead.
One of the best dresses that Rooney had worn for red carpets is the Givenchy she wore for the world premiere of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in London. It's not exactly a dress from the Haute Couture fall 2011 collection, rather a modified version of several dresses combined. Ugh, Rooney's style right now works perfectly with Riccardo Tisci's aesthetic. It's like a match from heaven except even better! Please excuse me while I weep over the bodice of the dress. And the embroidered neckline. I'm just being overly-enthusiastic but you get the point — didn't I mention the Givenchy Haute Couture looks sophisticate yet modern at the same time? *silently praying that Rooney would wear more Givenchy, and by more I mean more, more, more!"*
The conventional choice for major events is a dress, for most people. A tuxedo, if you're more Annie Hall than Marilyn Monroe. Not for Rooney Mara. Duh. This girl wore a jumpsuit. With slicked back hair and red lips. The cheerful Wednesday Addams inside me is practically squealing with delight! Practical without being too minimalistic. Or look inspired by the late seventies. Ladies and penguins — this is what you should wear for weddings, baby showers, parties, dinner parties, and just about every wretched thing that people in our generation do these days.
According Coco Chanel, every girl needs a perfect little black dress in her wardrobe. I don't because that's too classy, but Rooney does. And it comes in the form of leather and cutouts because when in doubt, wear leather. Leather, leather, and more leather! Without the geometrical cutouts though, Rooney might be mistaken as a member of the Hell's Angel, minus the beer belly and the bushy beard. I really like this outfit because it's athletic yet feminine at the same time, embracing two of the major trends in fashion that never really go away entirely.
I despise the Miu Miu spring 2012 collection so much. I use "despise" because "hate" is a powerful word and we don't need so much negativity in the world(let's hug and all be best friends!) It's almost like Miuccia's designs became too mature for the aesthetics of Miu Miu. The originally-young line had became too old and mature even though the Prada collections are still awesome, which is why I have a love-hate relationship with Rooney in Miu Miu. Oh wait, not so much negativity! It's not exactly statement-making and I didn't realise it was Miu Miu until some bitch on Tumblr point it all.
When I think of headbands, I think of Lavender Brown from the Harry Potter series and certainly not Rooney Mara. However, it works in harmony with minimalistic dresses like the ones from Michael Kors pre-fall 2012 especially when it's not patterned. As much as Rooney looks wonderful and aspiring and very fetch in black, it could get boring sometimes...
Just when you thought she doesn't wear colours at all — BAM! — Rooney wore a red, gorgeous dress by Valentino. It's not just shock for shock's sake; she looks like a slightly more aggressive version of Audrey Hepburn, but in a good way. I'm not pointing this out because she wore Givenchy — tons of people wear Givenchy(well, maybe not tons) and they don't get call Audrey Hepburn. No, Rooney's defined cheekbones and strong eyes might lead you into thinking that she might and could be the second Hepburn, but in reality she's all that, and more. She is already queen of life for us Millennium trilogy fans! She has the perfect dimples! And she's beautiful on the inside and out! Here's prove:
Rooney Mara for the win.