Dear Costume Department: 'Mirror Mirror'


Editor’s note: Welcome to Dear Costume Department, a bi-weekly feature brought to you by our fashion-minded friends from Of a Kind, a curated shopping site of limited-edition goods by emerging designers. With each installment, they’ll bring you a head-to-toe look inspired by a buzzed-about pop culture personality — complete with info on where to grab the pieces for your own closet. Enjoy!

Who knows why exactly, but 2012 is the year of the Snow White film. (Remember when the same thing happened with Truman Capote?) Snow White and the Huntsman, the dark, broody take starring Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, and Viggo Mortensen hits in June, but Brett Ratner and Ryan Kavanaugh are beating them to the punch with a hyper-glossy, much more family-friendly looking version called Mirror Mirror that opens March 30th. The hooks: a quippy queen (Julia Roberts) and some up-and-comer magic — Lily Collins of The Blind Side takes the lead with Armie Hammer (a.k.a. those Winklevii) as the princely love interest. Here’s what we hope the story’s namesake is wearing as she befriends those little men.

Spending time in the woods requires a sturdy cloak — Lindsey Thornburg’s specialty.

In this version, Snow White battles back to reclaim her kingdom, and this Fleet Ilya harness sends the right (badass) message.

But that doesn’t mean she’s about to sacrifice her sex appeal. This Boulee off-the-shoulder silk top is simple in a very comely way and will play up the red of her pout.

These No. 6 clogs are just one more thing for her evil stepmother to covet.

For some reason, suede leggings — like this pair from Surface to Air — seem on-point. It takes youth and nerve to don skin-tight leather.

This Aurélie Bidermann apple ring is loud and proud — because what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?