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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Dakota Fanning: Rodarte rocks

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning gets to socialize with two designers she finds both inspirational and down-to-earth.

The Hollywood actress has been working in cinema since she was a child, growing up in the spotlight and maturing into a fashion icon as well as a film star.

Her style choices on the red carpet garner a lot of attention, and she regularly dons gowns by fashion house Rodarte.

“Everybody would want to hang out with them,” Dakota revealed to Lucky magazine of her friends Laura and Kate. “They’re so down-to-earth. They’re geniuses, really; I’m always fascinated by their inspirations.”

It’s fortunate the star has two high end designers in her phone book, as she confesses to being a horrible shopper and trying on clothes in store freaks out the 20-year-old.

When not gracing the red carpet, Dakota keeps her style laid back and easy going. She definitely doesn’t like to dress up when running day-to-day errands.

“You see people being photographed at airports in runway outfits now,” she laughed. “It’s like, ‘What are you doing? You’re going on a nine-hour flight!’ But that’s OK too, I guess. If you want to wear a runway look to get your coffee in the morning, good for you, I’m sort of inspired.

“But you shouldn’t feel like you have to do that.”

The blonde beauty has graced the cover of numerous fashion magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle.

Although she doesn’t look out of place amongst the pages of high end designers, Dakota admits that the pressure of modelling can be tough.

“I do think that actresses are expected to be models as well,” she sighed. “You really are. And it’s not the same. I’ve felt nervous on photoshoots, like, ‘I’m just an actor!’ I’ve definitely had times when I’ve wanted to say, ‘This was made for a child. This will not fit me.’ 

“Sometimes you just have to pretend to be acting. It’s a matter of figuring out the vibe of the shoot and playing dress-up. Then it can be really fun.”

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