Kirsten Dunst, girlish tomboy to sophisticated lady

I’ve been a fan of Kirsten Dunst ever since I watched her share the big screen with Brad and Tom in 1994’s Interview With a Vampire. She had such presence.  
Photo by Kevin Lynch.
And she has that smile to.
Photograph by Marc Baptiste for Esquire magazine, circa 2002. 
Since then, I have loved watching her in Little Women, Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, Crazy/Beautiful, and The Cat’s Meow. As Mary-Jane in Spiderman 1, 2 and 3 and as Betty Watson in Mona Lisa Smile – a character she plays so well that every time I watch her, I hate her, right up until the part where she breaksdown and we understand why she’s such a bitch. Then of course, I love her!  

She plays a very cute and sassy tennis pro alongside Paul Bettany in Wimbledon and a delightful flight attendant in Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown.  Then there is her turn as the tragic Queen of France in Sofia Coppola’s visually stunning Marie Antoinette.

This gingham shirt dress is so cute on her.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People wasn’t bad, it was quite funny actually and after a bit of a break where she had some time off from making movies she’s back in the film I am very much looking forward to seeing her in, Lars Von Tier’s Melancholia. Kirsten Dunst plays a bride suffering from depression and she has everyone talking about her performance, she has already won an award at Cannes last year.  I wonder if the Academy will see fit to nominate her for an Oscar this year?

“I work hard but I’ve had plenty of failures too, so I feel like I’ve learned a lot. I don’t know if surprised is the right word at my success, but I feel that if you make choices that really mean something to you, it’s hard not to feel successful because even if they don’t make money, or don’t do this, you’re still doing something for yourself, then it’s easier to feel successful.”

A favourite of Kirsten’s looks is this tux paired with simple pony-tail and red lips.  Classic, elegant, divine.

One of the things that appeals to me about Kirsten’s style is how alike we are in our choices.  I definitely favour her sway toward casual dressed down for everyday and simple elegance when dressing up.  She is also a big fan of the dress.  Kudos. 
Incredibly talented and also very photogenic, I am so happy that Kirsten is back on the big screen. I think she’s grown up pretty well, wouldn’t you agree?
Sources:,, Vogue, Vogue Italia, 

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