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April 20 2014

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2 posts tagged "“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”"

Smooth Criminal

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Rooney Mara, Downtown Calvin Klein With The Cinema Society Host A Screening Of IFC Films' "Ain't Them Bodies Saints"At last night’s screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, held at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, Rooney Mara showed up wearing a cropped Calvin Klein look (she’s the face of the brand’s latest fragrance, Downtown) and sported sleek, half-up, half-down hair. Her slick center-parted style reminded us of the glossy strands seen at Fall shows such as Gucci, Kenneth Cole, and Cushnie et Ochs, where the top half of the head had major sheen, but the length was left dry. We also like that Mara added a bit of texture via undone waves (like those worn down the Calvin Klein Collection runway for Resort).

Photo: Monica Schipper/FilmMagic

Rooney Takes Top Honors

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Over the past few years, following her breakout role in The Social Network, Rooney Mara has honed a very specific, austere style sensibility. It has roots in her Lisbeth Salander days, when it was hard to tell where the actress’ Girl With the Dragon Tattoo alter ego stopped and the real Rooney Mara began. She has since grown out that harsh hacker microfringe, of course, but Mara still prefers sleek severity over softness when it comes to her hair on the red carpet. Take, for example, the updo she wore to the Ain’t Them Bodies Saints premiere during this weekend’s Los Angeles Film Festival. The tight topknot with a swirl of faux fringe boasted a similar Olive Oyl quality to the one Guido Palau channeled at Miu Miu for Fall, perfectly showcasing Mara’s swanlike neck and flawless complexion, which featured a simple slick of mascara and some light contouring. We imagine it was quite effective at beating the SoCal summer heat, too. Thoughts on Rooney’s latest coiffing coup?

Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic