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This week we caught a preview of HSN's upcoming tribute to Universal Pictures' Snow White and the Huntsman. The 200-plus piece collection is so massive it has earned its own shopping marathon: for 24 hours (May 30th-June 1st), the network will be selling only items inspired by the film. We got a sneak peek at some of the booty—including a capsule collection of clothing by the film's Academy Award winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood—as well as the ornate clothing, jewelry, and housewares other HSN designers have created in tribute to the film.
The event took place in the Studio of New York's normally stark Tribeca Grand Hotel, which had gone appropriately medieval for the occasion. Colleen Atwood was there and told us that HSN allowed her to follow her vision with her designs. "They sort of let me have license. The blue dress ($169) is inspired by one of Charlize [Theron's] dresses you see early in the movie, and the other ones are kind of basic—elements of medieval designs, but very contemporary in a way."
Some of Atwood's Snow White-inspired pieces work really well. Our favorite was a simple, yet flattering, beige and black dress, with leather buckles on the skirt—which added a little edge ($79). Prices are nice, too, starting as low as $39 for a lace detailed top.
As for the the rest of the SWATH pieces, there was a lot of jewelry. Ranjana Khan's ($39.95-$299.95) and Love & Rock by Loree Rodkin's ($39.95-$199.95) were both fun collections. But the jewelry that made the greatest statement (and which also tended to be the most expensive) was by Heidi Daus. She created ornate stone necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings (including clip-ons), and even a watch—all of which felt very "evil queen" ($59.95-$469.95).
There a some non-jewelry items, too: a nail polish set by Deborah Lippman ($29.99) and homewares including a set of striking amethyst candle holders ($44.95) and agate coasters ($49.95) by Richard Mishaan, an assortment of apple-shaped D.L. & Co. candles ($30-$450), and a very cool butterfly encrusted metal table by Hutton Wilkinson ($129.95).
· HSN's 200-Piece Snow White Collection Officially Makes it the Movie's Ultimate Fangirl [Racked]
· See the Fairy-Tale Inspired Outfits Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron Wore to the Snow White and the Huntsmen Premier Last Night [Racked]
· HSN [Official Site]