Rising Style Star: Hailee Steinfeld From ‘True Grit’

You may not recognize this 14-year-old actress—what, without the Little House on the Prairie braids, bucket cowboy hat, and 1800s-style oversize wool coat that she wears for her role as Mattie Ross in the Oscar-contending western flick True Grit (P.S.: If you haven’t seen the movie yet, what are you waiting for?!). Outside her guns a-blazing, saddle-up set ensembles—and into Moschino minidresses, lacy Miu Miu frocks, and sleek Calvin Klein sheaths—Hailee Steinfeld is one fashion phenom we’ve got a close eye on. Just check out this girl’s style range…

FUN AND FLIRTY: Hailee keeps her look age-appropriate (and so freakin’ cute!) with strategically placed bows and pink accents.

Hailee Steinfeld at the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Gala on Jan. 11, 2011, at the premiere of ’American Masters – Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides’ on Jan. 8, 2011, and at the premiere of ’True Grit’ on Dec. 14, 2010.
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MODERN AND CHIC: This pint-size actress puts her own spin on black and white looks by making sure there’s embellishments, lace, and/or sheer fabric involved.

Hailee Steinfeld visits ’Late Show With David Letterman’ on Dec. 13, 2010, at the Miss Golden Globe 2011 introduction on Dec. 9, 2010, and at the ’Tron: Legacy’ UK film premiere on Dec. 5, 2010.
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FRESH AND LADYLIKE: Whether her it’s full of ruffles or sleek and streamlined, Hailee knows how to work the feminine silhouette.

Hailee Steinfeld at the BAFTA Britannia Awards on Nov. 4, 2010, at the ELLE Women In Hollywood Celebration on Oct. 18, 2010, and at the premiere of ’Secretariat’ on Sept. 30, 2010.
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