'Mirror Mirror' star Lily Collins dishes on her style
Actress Lily Collins and friends took over the second floor of Scarpetta restaurant at Beverly Hills' Montage Hotel on Tuesday to celebrate her March 2012 cover of Nylon magazine. Collins stood out, weaving through the crowd in a hot pink Honor dress, her high pony tail playfully swishing with every step of her Brian Atwood spiked pumps.
During the party, Collins, star of the upcoming film "Mirror Mirror" (slated for a March 30 release), dished on her personal style and favorite designers.
ATR: Who are your favorite designers right now?
LC: I love Alexander McQueen. Monique Lhuillier has always been one where I drive by the store and go "I want to wear that one day." Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, Chanel.
ATR: How would you describe your personal style?
LC: I really like to mix and match things. If there is a vintage gown that screams Lily, I'll gravitate toward that. It doesn't even necessarily have to be a name that everyone knows. So I really like to mix it up, but I always have to have some sense of myself in the dress.
ATR: What are you coveting for spring?
LC: I love a good lace something or other, whether it's a lace top, a lace dress, a little vest. I think you have to be very specific about how you wear lace since it's different for every single person, but I'm looking for maybe a good item like that. I do love neon, so maybe a little pop of color here and there, because it can be overwhelming and overpowering but if you find the right item, it makes your wardrobe pop a little bit.
ATR: Any products, clothing, accessories you can't live without?
LC: I really would go more toward hand creams, sunscreen, a good lip balm. Also a big comfy sweater, good pair of jeans and a pair of boots. You can never go wrong with those. ... Oh, and then I'd probably need like a tank top.
ATR: How does your beauty regimen compare to your character in "Mirror Mirror," Snow White's classic, minimal look of mascara and red lips?
LC: My beauty regimen is less is more when I’m not filming or having an event like this. I'm all about keeping my skin really healthy, clean, moisturized. I have pretty dark lips to begin with, so I tend to kind of like to mute them down a little bit and focus more on my eyes and play those up, but it’s really just a little bit of powder and to make sure I'm not shiny and staying moisturized.
-- Jenn Harris
Photo: Lily Collins poses in front of her Nylon magazine party at Scarpetta restaurant at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Credit: Michael Buckner / WireImage