News Dakota and Kristen's '70s Style in The Runaways By Bronwyn Barnes Bronwyn Barnes Instagram Twitter Bronwyn is the VP of Commerce for Health and Beauty at Dotdash Meredith and joined the team in 2021. She is a professional storyteller and digital pioneer with 20 years of experience in print, digital and social media. Before joining Dotdash Meredith, Bronwyn was co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of a boutique content agency, combining editorial style and brand marketing principles to create custom digital and social media content for brands like Hilton Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, and Bulgari. She was the founding social media editor of InStyle's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and architect of early social media brand partnerships with brands like Target, Lionsgate Films, and Essie. Bronwyn has also worked as an editor and writer, at InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, People, Travel + Leisure, and more. Bronwyn earned a B.A. in literature and sociology from Queen's University at Kingston. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 17, 2010 @ 05:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email In New York City to hype the release of their rock flick The Runaways, Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart (Fanning plays Cherie Currie, the all-girl band's lead singer, while Stewart channels Joan Jett) told us how the vintage costumes helped transport them back to the days of the pre-punk era. "I've never played that kind of character before," said Fanning, who sports school uniforms and denim jumpsuits in the film's early scenes but later struts the stage in fishnets, platform heels and barely there lingerie. Her favorite fashion moment? "Putting on a corset and performing 'Cherry Bomb' was the best," she says. To channel Jett, Stewart underwent a real-life makeover, cutting off her tresses and dying her crop black. The actress's resemblance to Jett's teenage self resulted in a few surreal moments for the present day rock icon. "She really does look a lot like me in the film," said Jett of Stewart's dead-on portrayal. "Except I didn't wear leather all the time. And I don't think I ever wore leather pants!"