Dark and dramatic for the summer? Oh, yes
After what seems like a million years of waiting, the Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron blockbuster, Snow White and the Huntsman, gallops into theaters with plenty of drama and man meat (in the form of Chris Hemsworth).
Of course, we're more interested in capturing the looks from the film.
You won't find any pink and ribbons here.
"A lot of the old fairy tales are actually pretty dark," Snow White and the Huntsman costume designer Colleen Atwood told SheKnows. "This kind of harkens back to the old, mysterious, spooky fairy tale,” she says, "So, I really liked that aspect of it."
Of course, you'd look really out of place wearing armor and chain mail outfits in today's world (especially during the summer — sweaty!).
Snow White-inspired fashion
"Kristen's Snow White is a totally different kind of character. She's much less princess-y and more of a bad-ass girl," Atwood added to Seventeen.com. "Her costume is leather with clamps and different stitching on it, so it’s quite different."
As for Stewart's actual costumes in the movie? “She has a couple of girly dresses, plus her wedding dress that’s made with leather," Atwood told the magazine. "There's a really beautiful skirt that goes with it and a skeletal collar that's detachable.”
To simulate Stewart's battle look, go for form-fitting black leggings with a dark top and leather jacket with silver buckles to simulate her armor — oh, and don't forget the boots, like these from UGG for $220 at Lord & Taylor.
Stewart's Snow White dresses are softer, so look for dresses constructed of flowy fabrics, like this empire waist dress from Liz Fields ($238). Or, if you're willing to splurge, we also love this Marchesa Notte Empire Gown ($1,135) pictured above.
Evil Queen-inspired fashion
Copying Theron's Evil Queen fashion is a lot more fun (in our opinion.) The vanity-obsessed Queen wears plenty of attention-getting dresses, robes and jewelry in shades of black, gold and silver. Basically, if she were alive today, she'd live in Alexander McQueen.
To copy her look, go for pieces with plenty of gothic embellishment and Victorian inspiration, like this black and white long-sleeved top with a high collar ($199), this Ramaje dress from San Patrick ($999) and this Alexander McQueen Printed Sheath Intarsia Dress ($1,495) pictured above. Jewelry should be severe with lots of sharp edges and angles, like this Brushed Gold Tone Dagger Necklace from Givenchy for $112.
You can also check out Atwood's official collection inspired by her work on Snow White and the Huntsman at HSN.
Makeup and nails
The makeup in Snow White and the Huntsman is focused on very pale skin with golden eyelids, rosy cheeks and dramatically red lips (Snow White) and pale skin with dramatic eyes (the Evil Queen).
Confused which products to use? Don't be — both Benefit and ybf have released makeup collections inspired by the film. The ybf collection has your basic lipstains, liners and mascara, but they come in gothic-inspired packaging that we love. Some of our favorites from the collection include:
Benefit's Snow White and the Huntsman — Rare Beauty Kit features a limited edition bag and products for $45. Inside is a full size version of BADgal Lash Mascara, a full size bottle of The POREfessional, a sample size of their signature Benetint and a sample size of High Beam.
Deborah Lippmann also got in on the action with two custom nail lacquers inspired by the movie — Prelude to a Kiss (a sheer misty pink) and Dark Side of the Moon (a deep rich eggplant) for $30.
As for recreating the looks, we've found two incredible tutorials that show how to create the Evil Queen's look (with a model who looks like Theron!):
And another silly — but way informative — video on how to recreate Snow White's pale look.
Will you be rocking any looks inspired by the film?
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Snow White and The Huntsman images courtesy Universal Pictures