May the fashion be ever in your favor

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I know I’m a little late, but I just got back from seeing The Hunger Games movie. I absolutely loved it! I could go on and on and write about the movie, but this isn’t an entertainment blog, this is a fashion blog. So of course, as you may guess, I will be talking about the fabulous fashion in the Hunger Games movie. This isn’t the typical style you would see around Purdue, but it’s still fun to talk about.

Yahoo states, much hyped sci-fi movie The Hunger Games looks set to top international box office records following its international release this week, although the designer costumes and far-out beauty looks featured on its dedicated Capitol Couture site prove its influence will stretch far beyond the realm of cinema. Costume designer Judianna Makovsky, who previously worked on the Harry Potter films, has incorporated designs by Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, and Jean Paul Gaultier into the movie.

Hindustan Times had a great article on The Hunger Games most interesting trends sparked in the film. Here are a few of my favorites:

Pink is hot
Effie’s most talked-about outfit is the fuchsia jacket teamed with a bum-hugging pencil skirt. To get the similar look, opt for a tailored fuchsia jacket with 1980’s-inspired puffy sleeves and fitted knee-length pencil skirt. Over-sized flower accessory would spice up the look. Effie’s bright well-defined lips, false eye lashes are also a rage. To get the look, use a lighter shade of foundation or powder.  For lips, line and fill in with red lip colour and pat with gold dust or colour in the center.

Caviar nails and more
The elaborately done nails, embellished with caviar-inspired beads are another highlight of Effie’s look. Stylist Linda Flowers was quoted in an interview saying, “Effie’s manicure took 45 minutes a day to apply and she had different nails to match each of her six outfits.” Beauty brand China Glaze has launched 12 shades of cool The Hunger Games-inspired nail paints — agro, fast track, ashes, etc.

Effie’s funky wigs
Effie’s outlandish, coloured wigs have got everyone talking about them. “I wanted to keep her classic but contemporary, so first I created a ’30s-inspired finger wave bob, brushed it out, then I layered in a few fuzzy pieces for more texture. I used a lot of fuzzy texture for all of the Capitol character’s looks,” revealed movie’s lead hair stylist Linda Flower in an interview. Singer Nicki Minaj and model Kate Moss have also been spotted in Effie-inspired wigs.

The Katniss Everdeen look
Actor Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the movie, sports different looks in the film, but her rusty and adventurous look has got maximum thumbs-up. Influenced by the military look, her style is  utilitarian and practical. Fashion stylist Aakanksha Jain says, “Skinny pants in olive green or pinstripe pants, mid-thigh length hooded jacket in black or leather jacket and knee-length lace up boots can get you Katniss look.” Pick up dull and earthy colours like brown, beige, olive and black.

The French braid
Jennifer Lawrence’s French braid is racing up the trend charts. Makeup and hairstylist Chandni Singh says, “It’s a classic hair style, but in the movie we see its modern variation.” Here are few easy steps to get the look: The key is in pre-braiding preparations. To add texture to your hair use a volumising product, if your hair is particularly straight, or use a curling tong to create waves. Start by using your fingers to direct hair to one side. Make sure that the hair is free of knots or any tangles. Make sections and start braiding it side ways. For a soft romantic feel, pull out a few strands on both sides and fasten the braid with rubber bands.

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About Courtney Cox

I am currently a senior studying Retail Management at Purdue University. Fashion has always been my main interest. My past experience in the fashion industry both domestic and abroad has given me the opportunity to stay updated in the lastest trends.

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