Friday, 9 March 2012

Mirror, Mirror

I can't wait until the release of Mirror, Mirror; a new retake of the classical fairytale of Snow White but with some changes. On a recent interview of Lilly Collins (Snow White), she explained how the main storyline was kept as originally written but the way Snow White acts is much different. She doesn't rely on the prince to "save her" and help her come back to her home. She takes matters into her own hands. I think it is a brave an intelligent change. Nowadays, films are a huge form of communication and entertainment and are viewed by millions of people around the world, especially young girls who will take the actresses as their role models. This is why it's so important to give the right impression. I am not saying that films shouldn't have romance, or impossible goals but not every single film has to be ONLY about that because, honestly, it is not realistic. In real life, women don't stand waiting around for a man to appear from thin air and  fix up their lives. On the contrary, we always have to fight harder than men to get where we want to be. So I think it is great that movies are being made taking traditional but old fashioned tales and adapting them to today's mentality. We might not gain total gender equality just yet but young girls will definitely take the lead.

After all this (long) rambling about women's rights (it was women's day yesterday! I had to mention it somewhere), let's talk about the costume in the film. It is absolutely stunning. I didn't know the costume designer from before, Eiko Ishioka, and I also found out that she died in January this year. She designed the costumes for some iconic films such as Bram Stocker's Dracula  directed by Francis Ford Coppola and for which she won an Academy Award. Also, she designed The Cell with Jennifer Lopez. Her work on the stage includes Madam Butterfly, Cirque du Soleil and other musicals.

Mirror, Mirror's costumes remind me in many ways to theatre costumes. They are bold, big with expanded shapes and silhouettes. If you were to put those dresses on stage, they would work the same or even better than in the film. The attention to detail is also admirable; the flower embroideries on Snow's dresses are amazing and the shapes and textures of the Evil Queen (Played by Julia Roberts) are ingenious and beautful. I can't wait until the film comes out!



  1. Pinta bien verdad?? que casualidades de la vida. En cuanto la vi( es decir ayer a las 01:00 h) dije, esta fijo que le gusta a Ester,y como veo no me equivocaba :)


    1. Pues si, acertaste! :D Tengo muchas muchas ganas de verla y el vestuario es una pasada! Cuando vaya en semana santa organizamos una noche de cine :)