Kiernan Shipka: I Don't Buy My Designer Dresses; I Mostly Just Look At Them Online

04/26/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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Kiernan Shipka, who plays little Sally Draper on the hit show Mad Men, may only be 13, but she’s already got one of the Hollywood closets we’d most like to raid.

“When it comes to clothes, I always look for something that’s fun and represents me,” Shipka told PEOPLE at Wednesday’s Chanel dinner honoring artists at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. “My style is modern and elegant with a little more of a twist. I look a million times better in something that I love instead of something that is just pretty and not my style.”

The young fashionista works with a stylist to help choose her chic, age-appropriate outfits, but ultimately she’s the final word on what she wears.

“I make sure to pick out everything and I approve all of it myself,” she says. “Fashion has always been something I’ve loved since I was little. I could spend all day looking [at] and talking about clothes.”

The teen has worn Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana to premieres and awards shows, so we had to ask: Are all those dresses just hanging in her closet?

“No, I don’t buy all this stuff,” she says with a laugh. “I mostly just look at them on the Internet. My regular wardrobe consists much more [of items] from Rag & Bone and a couple of good t-shirts from the Gap.”

And it sounds like a little Mad Men influence may have rubbed off on her, too. “I love to go vintage shopping in Los Angeles.” she says. “That’s my obsession right now.”

Tell us: What do you think of the tween’s chic style?

–Paul Chi

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jennrae on

I love this girl. She’s such a great young actress and she always looks lovely and tasteful on the red carpet. Unfortunately, the business always seems to destroy young talent and they grow up to be Lohan-esque. I hope someone is managing Kiernan’s career properly while keeping the rest of her life as normal as possible so she doesn’t grow up feeling entitled, but that’s probably too much to hope for.

itaintthe80sanymoretoto on

She does seem like a cutie. Hopefully she doesn’t turn into a Loho or a BritS. You are exactly right Jennrae, I had to laugh I see you had the LH in your comment too!

kim on

maybe she should become kim kardashians new stylist

anna on

She creeps me out. Stop talking like a 45 year old and start acting like a 13 year old.

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