Saoirse Ronan Is A Rising Style Star

Saoirse Ronan at the ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ premiere this week, at the Met Gala, and at Toronto International Film Festival in 2011.
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Full disclosure: I’ve had the pleasure of talking with Saoirse Ronan a couple of times, and this girl is preeeetty much the coolest. There aren’t TOO many other actresses who choose to rock tomboyish oxfords with dresses on the red carpet, and even fewer who can pull off the look with the same quiet confidence as Saoirse. So along with fellow flat-lovers like Kristen Stewart, we’re thankful she’s making moves for heel-haters everywhere…ourselves included. Oh, and did we mention she’s totally badass? The 18-year-old absolutely killed it -uh, literally- in last year’s action flick Hanna, but the best part about Saoirse is the fact that she can hopscotch between stone-cold assassin and Hollywood ingenue in .5 seconds flat. Now that she’s the new star of the film adaptation of The Host (penned by Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer, so you KNOW it’s gonna be huge), it’s only a matter of time before Saoirse Ronan finally becomes a household name. So learn to pronounce it (Surr-Sha) and get to know our latest style star below!

Although she’s looked great in the past, it was at this week’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 premiere in which Saoirse truly cemented her style star status. Whereas many of the other actresses worked floor-length gowns on the red carpet, she instead opted for a short Simone Rocha apron dress. Yeah, we know— we’d never think to include “apron” and “red carpet” in the same sentence, but Saoirse totally pulled off the eyelet, tulle, and lasercut number perfectly. Maybe it’s the patent brogues, maybe it’s her easy ponytail, but she stood out in the sea of Hollywood PYTs. We’re not the only ones who are obsessed with Saoirse’s style— the Rodarte sisters clearly love her as well, dressing the actress for both the Met Gala and the Toronto Film Festival in their collections. NBD.

Saoirse Ronan at the New York premiere of ’Hanna’ in 2011, at 2011 Comic Con, and in Madrid in 2010.
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In Hanna, Saoirse played a child assassin with an icy glare and enough arrow-wielding skills to make even Katniss watch her back. The stone-cold character is a far cry from the actress at the film’s New York premiere, when she stepped out in a glittery black Chanel couture gown. It might be a total high-fashion look, but she kept it fresh and young with strappy sandals, minimal jewelry, and pretty, natural makeup. Saoirse brought this same style sensibility to Comic Con, where she rocked black jeans, a vintage-looking “Wonder Woman” t-shirt, an embellished leather jacket…and her blue patent oxfords, of course. We’re seriously jealous of this girl’s massive brogue collection, since she ALSO wore a killer pair to premiere in Madrid back in 2010. Her Marilyn tee and black miniskirt combo is going straight into our growing list of Saoirse outfits we need to copy ASAP.

So while we’re waiting for another Saoirse Ronan red carpet hit, check out MTV’s exclusive premiere of The Host’s new trailer here!

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