Fashionista of the Month

December 2011: Elizabeth Olsen

Let’s get one thing straight: Elizabeth Olsen did not become this year’s it-girl because of her famous last name. So yeah, she’s Mary-Kate’s and Ashley’s baby sister. Et alors? Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Olsen graduated from the Tisch School of Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company. In other words: she’s got skills.

The 22-year old actress made her film debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene, an indie drama about a young woman who tries to rebuild her life after escaping from a cult, for which she was nominated for Breakthrough Award and Best Ensemble Cast.

Next year Olsen, who is often seen wearing ensembles from her sister’s lines The Row and Elizabeth and James (named after her and her brother), will be starring in the Rodrigo Cortes thriller Red Lights and Liberal Arts a movie by actor/director Josh Radnor. In 2013 she’ll play alongside Dakota Fanning in the romantic dramedy Very Good Girls.

Not bad for a girl who we hadn’t heard from up until a year ago.

November 2011: Chloë Moretz

Sitting front row at Calvin Klein with fellow fashionista’s Ashley Green, Uma Thurman and Naomi Watts? Starring in a Best Coast music video directed by Drew Barrymore? Working with directors like Martin Scorsese and actors like Ben Kingsley? Wearing haute couture at the age of only fourteen? No biggie, for Miss Chloë Grace Moretz.

Since her break through role in The Amityville Horror (2005) opposite Ryan Reynolds, Moretz’ (February 10, 1997) star has been rising non stop. She played Joseph Gordon Levitts wise-beyond-her-years baby sister in 500 Days of Summer (2009) and last year she appeared as Hit-Girl in the superhero film Kick Ass. 

So what’s next for Miss Moretz? She’ll be portraying Isabelle in Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and will star in Hick, an adaptation of the novel by Andrea Portes, alongside Blake Lively, Juliette Lewis and Alec Baldwin.

But besides the fact that Chloë Moretz is an up and coming actress (and a good one at that), we love her because she looks fresh and down to earth. And even though she wears D&G and Burberry, she still looks her age. Something we cannot say about every Hollywood teen (yes that’s you, Miss Cyrus).