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Style Inspiration-Snow White and the Huntsman

One cannot watch “Snow White and the Huntsman” without being completely gobsmacked by the costumes. They are truly incredible! Academy Award winning costume designer Colleen Atwood just may win herself another Oscar. Atwood, a favorite of Tim Burton, is the genius behind such movies as “Edward Scissorhands” and “Alice in Wonderland”, but with this new contribution she has cemented her position in costume designing history. Traveling Europe and beyond, she discovered new materials and techniques to create true masterpieces.

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It all starts with an idea…

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This gown got it’s iridescence from thousands of dung beetle shells which Atwood sourced in Thailand

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Hundreds of rooster feathers were hand-cut for this elaborate piece

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Charlize as Queen Ravena

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Atwood with one of her designs

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The attention to detail is amazing

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A lot of hand-made chainmail was used

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Every piece, from the crown to the necklace to the gown, is carefully thought out

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The Huntsman costume. It was very important that the actor and the stunt person could move in each outfit.

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The costumes were actually fitted on the stunt person to ensure proper movement

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Snow White. There was quite a bit of embroidery done on the costumes

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In action

Atwood has also done a capsule collection for HSN which features a modern take on medieval silhouettes.

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The Atwood by Colleen Atwood “Snow White and the Huntsman” Collection is available at HSN. Prices range from $39.90-$149.90

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Snow White and the Huntsman is in theaters now

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Caftan Crazy

Through the magic of Pinterest, I discovered this fabulous brand that makes amazing dresses, tunics, and caftans. Two New York is a small collection of chic and effortless pieces. They are made from hand-loomed cotton saris and textiles, and are hand-made in their Brooklyn studio. And the designer, Monica Patel-Cohn has a very impressive resume. She has worked with Simon Doonan (the wizard behind all beauty at Barney’s New York) and in Milan at Prada. She so understands that women want to be chic and comfy whether they are at the beach or trying to beat the heat.

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Seema Sari Tunic $270
I love the color and the length.

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Camilla Tunic $260
This is perfect for the beach or a night on the town.

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Saira Caftan $310
Gauzy and gorgeous-love it!

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Isha Dress $286
Oh my goodness, I would live in this dress all summer long.

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Kerala Dress $260
This would be my go-to event dress during the summer months. Simple but oh-so-chic.

For more offerings and information, please visit Two New York

I am going crazy for caftans right now, but it’s really hard to find ones that don’t look like pajamas and aren’t super expensive. I’ve also found some vintage offerings on Etsy and Ebay, and even some original patterns from the 70’s (too bad I can’t sew).

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Rachel Pally “Gwyneth” Caftan Maxi $295
Still expensive but a true caftan.
Available at Neiman Marcus

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Michael Stars “Eve” Caftan $117.30
This is a modern caftan and would rock at the clubs.
Available at Bloomingdale’s

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Victoria’s Secret Caftan Dress $59.50
Same dress, different colors. This is my favorite and it’s affordable. Great for lounging, errands, or lunch with the girls.
Available at Victoria’s Secret

And here are some inspiring pictures that I “pinned” and have me dreaming of lazing my summer in a caftan.

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FABULOUS!!

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