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Elle Fanning: "I'd Rather Look Like a 2-Year-Old Than a 21-Year-Old"

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When so many young stars are trying to look and dress older than their age, Elle Fanning is a breath of fresh air in Hollywood.

The 13-year-old—who's had a breakout year on the big screen with roles in Super 8 and We Bought a Zoo—also generated a lot of buzz on the red carpet for her majorly high-fashion yet age-appropriate looks.

In February's Teen Vogue, the cover girl dishes about not wanting to look too adult and her "weird" style—and big sister Dakota makes a cameo to call her sibling out for raiding her closet...

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While girls at her school are hiking up their skirts, Elle prefers to wear her uniform below the knee "to change it up." And she's also decided not to wear diamonds, red lipstick or gowns until she's older.

"You don't want to do everything right now," she tells the glossy. "You want to wait for that special moment."

That's quite the wisdom from such a young girl.

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Just because she dresses her age doesn't mean Elle can't wear couture. The girl follows all the runway shows and style websites. She counts designers Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld and Rodarte as fans of her style, and manages to find the youthful, girlish pieces in their collections and rock them on the red carpet.

And the quirkier, the better. "If people say something is sort of weird, I'm like, Oh, that's a great compliment!" the actress confessed.

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Sister Dakota chimed in, "She's the go-to fashion person in the family. Elle knows every single model, every single collection, every single piece from every single collection. She has a real passion, and it's not at all in a materialistic way. She genuinely appreciates the workmanship and creativity."

Dakota even asks Elle for style advice, which must come in really handy—but sometimes the 13-year-old's passion can get her in trouble.

"As far as I'm concerned," the Twilight Saga star dished, "there's a no-closet-sharing policy, but as far as Elle is concerned...I'll go in my room, and there will be clothes on the floor, clothes missing, clothes that are now in her closet."

Stealing clothes from big sister's closet? Yep, that's a true sign of a fashionista.

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