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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.

It all starts with an idea…

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

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

Charlize as Queen Ravena

Atwood with one of her designs


The attention to detail is amazing

A lot of hand-made chainmail was used

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

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

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

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

In action

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


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

Snow White and the Huntsman is in theaters now



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Beach Lover

By now, I think you all realize I love summer. I am a Leo and we cats love the sun and heat. I also love summer because I have a glow and need less makeup. Because of the importance of sunscreen, most of my glow is created by self-tanner and the right combination of products. And just in time for summer, Nars has created the perfect set to enable all women to look as though they spent the day at the beach.
Nars “Beach Lover” is a 5 piece travel-size gift set that will give you the perfect island glow. Featuring their most iconic beachy colors, this is a must have for anyone that loves the look of spending the day at the beach without really doing it.

Nars Beach Lover $49 ($74 value) is a limited edition and is exclusive to Sephora

This amazing set contains the following products:

Blush Duo in Hungry Heart (golden ivory) and Orgasm (peach pink with golden tones). This duo compliments each other perfectly. The blushes are translucent, natural, and leave skin with a healthy glow.

Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Skorpios (iridescent copper). This pencil is smooth and creamy and can be worn all over the eye. It is also incredibly long-wearing.

Lip Gloss in Laguna (bronze and limited edition). A very pigment dense gloss that doesn’t dry out your lips, stays put, and makes lips look kissable.

Illuminator in Laguna (brown with golden shimmer). A miracle product, this illuminator gives skin a refreshed luminosity. Worn alone or with other makeup, you will look radiant.

No makeup, just a beachy glow (Mexico 2006)

So, if you can’t make it to an island, at least you can fake it!!



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