Zooey Deschanel's Cover Shoot Style

The indie actress drops her quirky look for something a little more mysterious.

The indie actress drops her quirky look for something a little more mysterious. Don't miss our exclusive, intimate interview with Zooey from the May issue!
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It's reverse psychology at its finest. With a certain anti-sex appeal—or adorkability—Zooey Deschanel renders herself irresistible. Arriving on the set of our photo shoot in a schoolgirl-inspired plaid skirt and cream knit sweater, both by Sandro, she could easily have stepped out of The Ed Sullivan Show. Her preference for sponge hair curlers (which she wore while singing along to Jackie Trent's "You Baby") over a curling iron only solidified her retro charm. But once the curlers came off, the MC fashion team got serious about transforming Deschanel from cutesy chick to sultry babe. Modest at first, the New Girl star soon warmed to the sleek black looks accented with gold flash. Between shots, she shared iPhone videos of her nephew with the crew—proving that no matter how sexy the trappings, adorkable gets 'em every time.

Dress, price upon request, Gucci; nail bracelet, price upon request, Cartier; wide gold cuff, $725, Roberto Cavalli. On eyes: Rimmel London Volume Accelerator Mascara in Black.

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Shoes $110, Jessica Simpson Collection; jessicasimpsoncollection.com.

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Watch price upon request, Chanel Fine Jewelry; (800) 550-0005.
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Jacket, $2,500, Hervé Léger by Max Azria; bodysuit, $395, Theyskens' Theory; tights, $68, Wolford; shoes, $540, Alexander Wang; belt, $2,050, Hermès; bracelets, prices upon request, Cartier; headpiece, editor's own. On hair: Aveda Volumizing Tonic.

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Jacket $1,005, Junya Watanabe; net-a-porter.com.
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Top, $1,890, skirt, $2,390, Valentino; bra, $235, Eres; tights, $55, Fogal. On Deschanel's right arm and hand: Bracelet, price upon request, Cartier; stacked rings, from $1,960, Sydney Evan. On Deschanel's left arm and hand: Bracelet, price upon request, Chanel Fine Jewelry; ring, $4,200, Susie Fox.

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Bag price upon request, Valentino Garavani; (212) 772-6969.
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Skirt price upon request, Balmain; net-a-porter.com.
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Dress, $3,900, Hervé Léger by Max Azria; tights, $68, Wolford; shoes, $1,195, Valentino Garavani; diamond bracelet (worn as necklace), price upon request, Sydney Evan; black crystal bracelet (worn as necklace), $525, Tom Binns Design; bracelets, prices upon request, Cartier.
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Bag $1,750, Gucci; gucci.com for stores.
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Dress, $2,800, Reem Acra; tights, $68, Wolford; cuff, price upon request, Stephen Russell; mask, editor's own.

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Ring price upon request, Repossi; repossi.com for stores.
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Shoes $1,295, Chloé; net-a-porter.com.
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