All grown up: Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka unveils sophisticated new look (but she's still too young to watch her own show)
14:13 GMT, 14 March 2012
Wearing a studded Versace dress and Christian Louboutin shoes, Kiernan Shipka could be mistaken for a high-end fashion model.
But the Mad Men star, who plays Don Draper's troubled daughter Sally, is just 12-years-old.
The wise-beyond-her-years actress has grown up on – and off – screen, spending almost half her life in the public eye.
Keirnan Shipka, wearing a Versace dress, looks a far cry from her on-screen Mad Men character Sally Draper
The AMC show sees Sally deal with her parents' divorce, therapy sessions and even being 'slapped' by her mother Betty, played by January Jones.
But despite displaying mature acting skills – she has had no training at all, not even lessons – Kiernan admits her parents won't allow her to watch it.
She told Grazia magazine: 'I'm not allowed to watch the show, apart from my own scenes.
'I'll start watching it when I'm older. I'll have a lot of DVD marathons.'
Kiernan, wearing a Marni suit, expresses a keen interest in fashion but says her style is 'constantly changing'
While Mad Men, returning for a fifth
season at the end of the month, took a long sabbatical, Kiernan has been
making a name for herself as a mini-fashionista – boasting a wardrobe
most women double her age would be envious of.
The tween's favourite labels are Portugese children's brand Papo D'Anjo and Ralph Lauren.
She has also guest blogged for Lucky magazine and has regular input into her Mad Men wardrobe, overseen by costume designer Jamie Bryant.
The AMC show sees Sally deal with her
parents' divorce, therapy sessions and even being 'slapped' by her
mother Betty, played by January Jones, right
Read the full interview in this week's Grazia magazine, on sale now
Kiernan told Grazia: 'My style is constantly changing. At the moment I look preppy, but with an edge.
'I am a huge fashion fan. It's a really cool way to express yourself.
'I'm always excited to get to set and see what I'm wearing.'
Kiernan says Grace Kelly is her ultimate style icon but also likes Zooey Deschanel for a modern look.
Kiernan started her career as a model,aged six, and then moved on to auditioning before the part of Sally Draper came along.
She has been homeschooled – but is two grades ahead of her peers.
But Keirnan says her job has not had an effect on her friendships.
She says:'I'd definitely like to go to college some day. (My friends) don't care that I act.
'It's my hobby and they have their hobbies.