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Mirror, Mirror: What If Someone Calls Me Ugly?

Mirror, Mirror: Skinny Girl
Kate used to be known as the skinny girl. Read More »
Bikini Fears
We freak out over too many things each swimsuit season. Read More »
My Nose Job
One writer talks about getting a nose job. Read More »

Fairest shmairest! Let’s get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake.

I finally saw “Snow White and the Huntsman.” With two guys. They were like, “Sweet.” I, on the other hand, was tormented by the symbolism. Because I’m cool like that. Because I over think everything. I wanted Snow White to talk more—to seize the day. Instead, Kristen Stewart mostly looked frail and concerned. She kept opening her mouth a little, but then it turns out that’s just because she looks sexy in a helpless way when she opens her mouth a little.

You probably could have guessed: The whole deal with the Snow White story, no matter how many evil crows and broad-shouldered huntsmen you add to it, is that beauty is power. In case you grew up without watching any Disney movies (like me, I had a weird childhood), and then continued to never watch any because you were really busy, the Snow White story is about an evil woman who is desperate to hold on to her beauty and an innocent girl who is more beautiful than her no matter what.

Spoiler alert: The most beautiful girl wins.

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Mirror, Mirror: I Was The Skinny Girl

My Buzz Cut
Why this woman got a buzz cut. Read More »
Brave Style
10 things this writer will wear when she's braver. Read More »
My Nose Job
One writer talks about getting a nose job. Read More »

Fairest shmairest! Let’s get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake.

I started writing about beauty when I wasn’t skinny enough anymore.

For a long time, most of my life, I was skinny. And everyone always commented on it.

“You’re SO thin!” they’d say in this jealous, admiring way. As though I was doing something better than them. As though I’d earned it somehow, rather than that I just had high metabolism and a health-obsessed mother who raised me to believe that soy milk counted as a “treat.”

My boyfriends were always like, “You need to eat more!”

And then they smiled and kept dating me anyway. Keep reading »

Mirror, Mirror: What Does It Take For You To Believe You’re Beautiful?

Tell Me I'm Pretty
Is it so much to ask to want to be told I'm beautiful? Read More »
Mirror, Mirror
A size zero's lament on the changing body "ideal." Read More »
I'm Not Beautiful
But that's okay. Read More »

We were laying on the couch in the darkness, the new Sofia Coppola movie flickering on the TV screen. Even in my lightest pajamas with the AC blaring, my skin soaked with sweat. I’d just taken a cool-off shower, which washed off all my carefully applied makeup from dinner. My wet hair hung around my face, drying as much as frizzing in the humidity. 

But still, when he stroked my leg, looked me straight in the eye, and told me, “You’re so pretty,” I believed him.  Keep reading »

Mirror, Mirror: The Price Of Looking Good

Beauty Investments
The five you need, right now. Read More »

Most conspiracy theories make me giggle. I’m a pretty open-minded gal, but the notion that the moon landing was faked strikes me as downright bizarre. However, I do believe that most major cosmetics and personal care products companies actively conspire against women. These corporations strive to manufacture discontent among women to convince them to buy new products, more products, complex systems of products to combat our apparent flaws. In many cases, the conspiracy goes even deeper, getting women hooked on certain cosmetics or procedures as mere gateways, eventually revealing that more costly versions will yield even better results. It’s a system that not only convinces women we’re undeniably imperfect, but also snows us into believing that our “imperfections” can be cured with products. And, of course, bales of money. Keep reading »

Well Played: Lily Collins’ Paris Premiere

Well-Played: Victoria Justice
The actress looked lovely at the "Bully" premiere. Read More »
Well Played: Nicole Richie
The "Fashion Star" is a real ... fashion star. Read More »
Well Played: Princess Kate
Looking royal in royal blue. Read More »
Well Played: Jamie Chung
We're loving this look. Read More »

So what if her film “Mirror Mirror” is getting so-so reviews and is being demolished by “The Hunger Games” at the box office? Lily Collins is like, “I’m just going to rock out the Paris premiere of my Snow White movie in this gorgeous Zac Posen floral gown like it don’t even matter.” That’s the correct attitude, lady.

Her 10 Best Looks: Lily Collins

Lily Collins is the star of the new fairy tale-inspired movie “Mirror Mirror.” She’s also the daughter of adult-contempo singer Phil Collins, but thankfully didn’t get his looks. Instead, she’s got a total Audrey Hepburn vibe, working the red carpet in a variety of gorgeous designer looks. Lily seems to love Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel — and exudes a more classic vibe then some of her young contemporaries (ahem, Miley Cyrus). Check out some of our favorite Lily Collins’ red carpet moments after the jump!

Love It Or Hate It: Julia Roberts’ Laid Back Look

Evil Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts as Evil Queen in Snow White photo
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Two Snow Whites
Kristen Stewart and Lily Collins as Snow White. Read More »
K-Stew's Snow White
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Julia Roberts Haters
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Relativity Media Presents "Mirror Mirror" Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet

The premiere of “Mirror Mirror,” one of two upcoming Snow White movies, was a lavish affair with all kinds of costumed characters wandering the red carpet. Lily Collins (pictured at left), who plays Snow White, showed up in a gorgeous gown and raspberry lips, while Julia Roberts, who plays the evil queen, wore a basic black suit with a pink blouse underneath. There’s nothing wrong with her outfit, per se, and she certainly looks glowy and gorgeous, but she seems a bit dressed down for such a fun, colorful event (I mean, seriously, check out the guy on the far left–he’s killing it!). So, what do you think? Is Julia’s look simple and chic or just plain boring?

Mirror, Mirror: A Lament From A Size Zero On The Ever-Changing Body “Ideal”

He Told Me To Lose Weight
When he told me to lose weight, I got rid of him. Read More »
My Snaggletooth Rules
My smile doesn't need fixing -- it's perfect the way it is! Read More »
Suddenly Curvy
One woman on loving her weight gain. Read More »

I spent my teens and early 20s wishing for a bigger, rounder, fuller body. In fact, I did more than wish. I padded my bra with two rolled-up washcloths, I wore two pairs of long underwear beneath my jeans, and I stuffed myself with a pint of ice cream every night. Every night.

Alas, none of it worked. I remained a small-boobed, flat-assed, tiny-limbed, size zero waif. Keep reading »

Hot Links: “Mirror, Mirror” Looks Like The Inferior Snow White Movie

K-Stew's Snow White
Watch the trailer for "Snow White & The Huntsman." Watch »
Two Snow Whites
Kristen Stewart and Lily Collins as Snow White. Read More »
K-Stew As Snow White
A comparison of Kristen Stewart and Snow White. Read More »
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  • I’m gonna be honest. Based on the just-released trailer, “Mirror, Mirror” — i.e. the other Snow White movie — looks crappy. I mean, it looks more campy than “Snow White & The Huntsman,” at least, but also, what is with Julia Roberts’ accent? One second she’s British, the next she sounds like she’s from Florida. I expect more from an Oscar-winner. What do you think? [Evil Beet Gossip]
  • The case of Beyonce’s growing and shrinking baby bump lives on! [Evil Beet Gossip]
  • I used to have a cat. One night, I heard him playing with something on the floor by my bed and, in the haze of being half asleep, I bent down to grab whatever he was playing with and, yeah, it was a dead mouse. Stylelist Home is collecting more mouse horror stories. [Stylelist Home]

Mirror, Mirror: My Snaggletooth Rules

Want Crooked Teeth?
In Japan, you can buy a clip-on snaggle! Read More »

Like a lot of people, my teeth were pushed and pulled with a variety of contraptions during my formative years. It all started innocently enough in 5th grade when I got spacers. Tiny rubber bands were wound between metal brackets that had been twisted around my back teeth. This was the first sign that my preteens were going to be painful and not because of my unflattering haircut and spotty  fashion sense; those bands were an agent of torture. Sure, they came in bright, fun colors, but I learned quickly that neon pink things can be used as a torture device too. When my jaw became too sore to snack on Hot Pockets after school as per my usual routine, I knew that shit was getting real. Keep reading »

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