Elle Fanning On Channelling Alexa Chung's School Girl Chic At Topshop Unique

16 September 2012 by

While most child stars are desperate to ditch their school uniforms and squeeze into a clingy bandage dress (ahem Lindsay Lohan), Elle Fanning wears hers on the front row at fashion week.

Perched in between pro-FROWers Olivia Palermo and Poppy Delevigne at the Topshop Unique show today, the rosy-cheeked actress gawped open-mouthed as the gorgeous collection stomped past. But what we loved was rather than getting trussed up in an ensemble way beyond her years, Dakota's 14-year-old sister looked as cute as a button in a navy blue shift dress over a powder blue shirt, knee-high flat black boots and a checkered bow in her flicky blonde ponytail. Oh so adorable.

And we may have Alexa Chung to thanks for the school girl prettiness. 'She always looks so cute!' Elle's all childlike excitement when we mention Alexa. 'I like how she mixes the tomboy style with the girlie girl rather than just sticking to one look.'

Elle Fanning On Channelling Alexa Chung's School Girl Chic At Topshop Unique

In fact, Elle tells us, that's exactly what she loves about Topshop. 'They have so many different styles so you can express your individuality by putting all the pieces together, like, you can wear a mannish shirt under a pretty dress.' Said like a true fashion pro. 'And the store is so big, I can shop in one section for hours!'

And it's not just Alexa's influence. Elle's Brit-over has been helped along by her three month stay in London while she films Maleficent. 'It's become my second home because I've been here for so long,' she says. 'You have great vintage shops.'

Indeed we do. And we bet her Maleficent co-star Angelina Jolie makes for a good gal-about-town pal. 'Just watching her work is incredible and she's so sweet to everyone. It's also nice to see her as a mom because the kids come on set,' Elle says of Ange. 'There's no one better to play that part.' And who better to play Sleeping Beauty than Little Miss Fanning.

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