We didn't really know what to expect upon meeting Hailee Steinfeld. At only 15 years old, the budding beauty was chosen from 15,000 others to play a leading role in True Grit. And now, she's got a nomination for Best Supporting Actress and a campaign for Miu Miu under her belt. And, she's set to star in an adaptation of Romeo & Juliet. So, yeah, she's kind of a big deal. Obviously, anyone who's been officially vetted by Miuccia Prada is awesome, and that rule applies in this case. Despite being years her senior, we had a grand ol' time with Hailee at the Shops at Target Fall Installment last night (where we also hung around with Jessica Chastain).
I noticed you all the way down there because of your beautiful 'do. Do you have any hair tricks?
"I've actually kind of learned to embrace my natural wave. I've always been the one to let it dry on its own and put it up in a bun, and that's how it stays forever. But, I'm very blessed with this beautiful, natural curl."
Would you ever cut your hair? Or, pull a Miley and do something unexpected for a dramatic change?
"To be honest, I could see that if I'm really looking for a change then maybe. Honestly, I don't know. I'm waiting for that day when someone tells me I have to. Right now, I love it long; I've always had it long."
What was the last purchase you remember making for yourself? A non-necessity purchase?
"That's such a good question. I feel like I just got something and I can't even remember. That's so funny. Probably, just basic toiletries for traveling."
Are you doing anything for Fashion Week?
"I am! This is my first New York Fashion Week, so I'm really, really excited. Just kind of venturing out. "
Anything you're looking forward to in particular?
"All of it, honestly. I'd be lying if I said one specific thing, but all of it."
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