w (feb 2011): rooney mara

i’m a HUGE fan of the girl with the dragon tattoo franchise. i’ve read all the books (each is better than the one that precedes) and seen the swedish movie versions.

later this year, the american adaptations are coming out, starring rooney mara (mark zuckerberg’s ex in the social network). fun fact about her: her great-grandfathers started the steelers and giants organizations!

she graces the cover of this month’s w to give us our first taste of lisbeth salander, the u.s version:

in burberry prorsum

The transformation began with the hair. Mara’s long brown mane was dyed black and cut in a series of jagged points that looked as if she had chopped it herself with a dull razor. The bangs were cropped very short and uneven, and the rest of the hair was layered into an extended shag. The final result was a mash-up of brazen Seventies punk and spooky Eighties goth with a dash of S&M temptress. That look, which could also describe Salander’s nature, was echoed in her wardrobe—a collection of ripped stockings, low garter belts, skintight leather, and heavy-soled boots.

read the whole article here.
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