• Mon, Dec 17 2012

Gallery: Elle Fanning Is A Sullen, Fanciful Pixie Child In Bullett Magazine

elle1Bullett Magazine’s Winter 2012 “surreal issue” enlists 14-year-old actress and rising fashion plate Elle Fanning as its cover model. While I agree that it’s surreal how much fashion magazines love photographing children in thousands of dollars worth of women’s couture, I will cop to liking these pictures very much. They’re colorful, cool, and as age appropriate as this kind of thing can be. And Elle does a good job acting like a sullen fey child from space. “Do a weird pose,” I imagine the photographer saying. “No, weirder!” Take a look, why don’t you.

(Via Fashion Gone Rogue)

Photos: Pierre Debusschere


Elle Fanning In Bullett Magazine

Elle is very serious about making her hands as wacky as possible.

Elle Fanning In Bullett Magazine

That Proenza Schouler looks a little big on her, no?

Elle Fanning In Bullett Magazine

"Making the model look like a post-apocalyptic bird of paradise" is one of the more acceptable uses of Photoshop, I've found.

Elle Fanning In Bullett Magazine

"Elle! How many times do I have to tell you not to scribble all over your Balmain jacket??"

Elle Fanning In Bullett Magazine

I'd say the skeleton hand is a bit much, but Elle is 14, and artsy 14-year-olds love skeletons.

Elle Fanning In Bullett Magazine

Oh no, a flying spaghetti monster has attacked her face!

Elle Fanning In Bullett Magazine

I love the way her hair melts into the rainbow here. (Also: that Chanel dress.)

Elle Fanning In Bullett Magazine

Expressions like these are why everyone who interviews her feels the need to mention that she's totally happy and normal IRL and not a terrifying child of the corn, after all.

Elle Fanning In Bullett Magazine

Do not read the accompanying profile if you're unamused by quotes like "Elle has a journalist’s sense of detail, a poet’s sense of depth, and a 14-year-old girl’s sense of wonder."
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