Every year a few of our favourite indie darlings (and their biz-minded entourage) bundle themselves in their winter best and board a ninety-minute flight to attend a chilly but chic week of screenings, gifting suites, and ski-in, ski-out escapades at the Sundance Film Festival. During the film frenzy, the otherwise laid-back locale of Park City, Utah transforms into an uber posh celebrity stomping ground, complete with a calendar of events that can make even a Weinstein dizzy. Between taking in the top titles like Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, watching James Franco make a literary-inspired turn in Howl, or rocking out to Joan Jett in honour of The Runaways, Sundance attendees had to be outfitted for a myriad of invites while their agents rolled calls. Fortunately, while Lionsgate and Fox Searchlight were busy having it out over the Ryan Reynolds toplined thriller Buried, we were easily able to rely on our favourite trendsetters to start the sartorial bidding wars with their fashion-forward cold-weather looks.

Mia Wasikowska
You may remember this Australian beauty from her heart-wrenching role as a gymnast on HBO's In Treatment, or maybe she's a completely fresh face to you; either way, her down-under style is high on our radar and not to be overlooked! Wasikowska's tomboyish pairing of vintage evening shorts and pilgrim buckle shoes is a uniquely chic choice for running between screenings, and we love how her black anorak offers a hint of outdoorsy spirit that's perfectly appropriate for this mountain clime. Additionally, her sartorial fearlessness to pair burgundy shorts with a red sweater

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