By DEBBIE EMERY
Fringe Benefits: Selena Gomez opted for a funky tassled crop top for dinner at Nobu in London tonight
While she spent the day in an elegant black cocktail dress, 18-year-old Selena Gomez was dressed in an outfit more befitting her age tonight.
The painfully pretty brunette donned a funky fringed crop top for a meal at Nobu in the capital, after a busy day of promoting her latest work.
She teamed the edgy garment with black palazzo trousers but kept the cute gold leaf earrings from her earlier ensemble in place.
Youthful: Selena teamed the funky top with palazzo trousers
Earlier the teenage star looked like a mirror image of Charlotte York following reports that she is the front-runner to play the character in the Sex & The City prequel.
It was a look that is perhaps too mature for the Disney star.
But it did prove that the singer has just what it takes to play the Park Lane princess, Kristen Davis in the hit series, in her early years.
Future fashion icon: Selena Gomez looked elegant in a black cocktail dress as she left a London hotel today
While Gomez is currently busy in England's capital city promoting her new album, When The Sun Goes Down along with the film Monte Carlo, she could soon be making a name for herself playing one of New York's favourite modern fictional characters.
Sex & The City author Candace Bushnell recently revealed that she would love for Selena to portray Charlotte in her younger years in the big screen adaptation of her two latest novels, the Carrie Diaries and Summer In The City.
At a book party in Washington D.C. last week, Bushnell told U.S. website The Daily Caller that the Gomez would be the perfect fit to fill Charlotte's designer shoes.
Pretty as a picture: Selena Gomez could soon be graduating from a Disney star to a member of the Sex & The City prequel cast by playing a young Charlotte York
'I’m going to get into trouble for this, but I was looking at some pictures of Selena Gomez today and thinking she’d make a really good young Charlotte,' the successful author revealed.
'She’s so pretty. I was like…gosh, wouldn’t she be great? Am I right or wrong? I’m not good at this. If I say something like that, then the next thing I know, people are like, "no!"'
The author and columnist explained that in the prequels the women aren’t as self assured or savvy as their older Sex and the City counterparts.
Ready for the breakout role: Selena was delighted to be greeted by fans in London as she promoted her new album
Along with her blossoming career, Selena is now half of Hollywood's hottest power couple since she began dating teen sensation Justin Bieber.
In fact, the Baby singer is actually putting his own career on a brief pause while he travels with Selena during the promotional tour for her new film and album.
Supporting each other's careers is just another sign that the couple relationship is getting stronger and closer as days go by.
Last week, even after surviving a reported fan attack at Macy’s Herald Square in New York, Justin made sure to pick himself up and head to Selena’s film première.
Original star: Kristin Davis (pictured here on the set of Sex & The City 2) has portrayed the adult Charlotte York since 1998
Young love: Selena showed off her endless legs as she supported boyfriend Justin Bieber when he collected a MuchMusic Awards on June 20