This 12-Year-Old ‘Stranger Things’ Actress Is More Stylish Than Most Grown-Ups

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Millie Bobby Brown showed she's got the style gene at NYFW. (Photo: Getty)
Millie Bobby Brown showed she’s got the style gene at NYFW. (Photo: Getty)

If you’ve binge-watched Stranger Things on Netflix — and if you haven’t yet, you should — then you’re used to seeing Millie Bobby Brown’s character, Eleven, in her signature pink frilly dress paired with tube socks. But offscreen, the 12-year-old breakout star of the hit sci-fi series is serious about style.

Brown and her co-star — and “it” girl mentor — Winona Ryder sat front row at Coach’s spring 2017 collection show during New York Fashion Week on Tuesday (and hugged and cuddled, which was too cute for words). The preteen looked every bit a style star in the making, wearing a colorful patchwork dress made with graphic prints and topped with a retro pink bomber jacket (Stranger Things is set in the 1980s, after all) with a skull-and-crossbones patch sewn on (swoon!). On her feet were some of the fiercest booties we’ve seen in a while: black patent leather with gold studs and ankle buckles. Her purse, with pink and black floral appliqués, completed the funky look perfectly.

Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown attends the Coach 1941 Women's Spring 2017 Show at Pier 76 on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Getty)
Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown at the Coach 1941 women’s spring 2017 show in New York on Tuesday. (Photo: Getty)

Brown’s hair — which she had shaved for her turn as Eleven — has grown into an adorable pixie, which she pinned back with bobby pins. The ’do was reminiscent of her co-star’s iconic 1990s pixie cut. Ryder, 44 and vibrant-looking as ever, now sports her long brunette locks in flowing waves. She rocked another very ’80s look: an oversized black sweater with a dinosaur graphic paired with fitted black slacks.

But all eyes were no doubt on Brown. Though new on the celeb scene, the precocious tween is quickly making friends in high places. At Coach, she was flanked by Ryder and actress Emma Roberts, who wore a retro-print minidress made with fabric identical to one of the patches in Brown’s frock. Also in the front row with Brown was the ever-stylish Chloë Grace Moretz, who topped her look with a black leather motorcycle jacket.

Coach! #strangerthings at #coachspring2017 #NYFW

A photo posted by Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebobby_brown) on Sep 14, 2016 at 1:00am PDT

Though Brown plays a bad-ass with supernatural powers on her hit show, the adorable star couldn’t be any sweeter in real life. She often posts videos to her Instagram account thanking her fans for their support — and surprising viewers, speaking in her native British accent. And speaking of surprises, she shocked viewers of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show recently by disclosing another hidden talent: The girl can rap!

During a segment with her pint-sized Stranger Things co-stars, she revealed she could perfectly rap Nicki Minaj’s verse from Kanye West’s track “Monster.” And she did, word for word, showing the world that she might actually be the coolest kid on the planet, both onscreen and off. Seriously, it’s a must-watch.

After the Coach show, Brown even got to meet with Coach creative director Stuart Vevers. From Netflix to A-list in just one season: Apparently that’s just how Millie Bobby Brown rolls.

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