Kirsten Dunst Goes Floral For September’s Elle UK

Kirsten Dunst on the subscriber and newsstand covers of Elle UK.
Photo: Courtesy of Elle UK.

There is something going on with this soft, antiqued rose trend and cover girls. And that something is AWESOME, and feminine and smelling like Clinique Happy circa 1996. First we had our girl Taylor Swift in a romantic flashback, and now Kirsten Dunst gets pretty in pink on the cover of Elle UK. But not just any cover. The September cover, which is only reserved for royalty of the highest caliber. With a large carnation in hand, clean and soft makeup, and a black chiffon dress, Kirsten seemed to reference her ’90s child star history, appearing flirty and fresh-faced instead of the cutting edge fashion pro she is today. Instead, there’s a girl here, who has cut out her favorite florals and dreamily shellacked them all over the image, like a collage that is totally inside-the-math-notebook-in-September appropriate.

For her shoot, the Melancholia star donned pleated skirts with edgy leather, which kept her effortlessly unfinished. No one does short quite like K. Dunst, who wore her hair loose, textured and down and held up roses to give a spring feel to the typically dark and dramatic September covers. In fact, the only thing seasonally typical is Kirsten’s lovely berry-colored lipstick, which is certainly a de facto autumn color—and looks cramazing with her flushed skin.

Don’t forget to check out the ultra-feminine inspiration and Kirsten’s laid back shoot for Elle UK.

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