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EFFIE TRINKET

HER TRIBUTES AREN’T THE ONLY THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS SEASON.

With a keen eye towards cutting edge trends and a willingness to break boundaries, Capitol-born style icon and District 12 Escort Effie Trinket has been a fashion pioneer since her very first Hunger Games. She has been known to take the iconic building blocks of contemporary Capitol fashion such as sleeves, hairpieces and bold colors and craft stunning looks that go on to influence all of Panem’s fashion-forward citizens. Whether she is chauffeuring her latest Tributes or walking the boulevards of the Capitol, Effie maintains an exquisite profile that demonstrates her spirit and the pride she takes in her work.

When it comes to the day-to-day, Effie likes to complement her exquisite full body polish with audacious garment selections paired with dazzling footwear such as the daring 24-Karat McQueen peep-toes she was recently spotted wearing in the City Circle. It’s no surprise Capitol designers are literally lining up to create her next pair. And who wouldn’t? When it comes to shoes, Effie’s got sole. “The higher the heel the better. I just love love love dropping by the City Circle in my perspex-heeled metallic booties!”

Aside from shoes, Effie is known for her other staple items. According to the woman herself, she never leaves home without a wig and a flower-inspired hair piece. She says,“My hair is my statement. It’s such a lovely way to let the citizens know who I am and what I stand for.” On special occasions, when she is most visible to all the Districts and more importantly, the who’s who of the Capitol, Effie is known to go with intricate eyelash modifications, bold eye shadows and customized wigs that will make every Capitol citizen immediately rethink their wig collection this season. Effie says this about her special attire: “I have a duty: to make sure my Tributes are excited and ready for the Games. If they’re not, they’ll be a terrible disappointment to watch in the Arena - and, as we know, all of Panem will be watching. So, I try to select pieces that will inspire them and improve their comportment. The lovely truth is, they aren’t savages; they simply need an example to follow.”

Who knows? Maybe Katniss Everdeen volunteered for this year’s Games just to bask in the glow of such an inspirational fashionista. After all, that girl Katniss may have charisma, but a little style never hurt anyone.

STYLISTS WANTED

DISTRICT STYLE CHALLENGE #4: DECK YOURSELF OUT

Shoes? Check. Make-up? Check. Devastatingly fashionable ensemble to wear to one of the glamorous Hunger Games viewing parties? That’s what your fourth District Style Challenge is all about! Using the Capitol or your home district as inspiration, we want you to put together a stunning outfit that will make you the standout of any Hunger Games viewing party — we’re talking about a look that would put even Effie to shame.

Submit your ideas below for a chance to win $750 Nordstrom gift card, presented in partnership with Moviefone. And remember, whether you design it yourself, put together a collage of pictures or simply yank the clothes right out of your closet, our judges need to see an image to make a decision. May the (style) odds be ever in your favor!

While there’s only one winner per District Style Challenge, the judges are still searching for more clever costumers to act as official Stylists. These chic citizens will receive a commemorative DIP in addition to having their work featured in an issue of Capitol Couture.

All entries must be received by March 30, 2012, via our submission form on CapitolCouture.PN. Please refer to the contest rules for more details.

’THE HUNGER GAMES’ hits the bulls-eye! An exhilarating action film with a heart… just as gripping and moving as the best-seller on which it’s based!
– Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

GROOMING IS NEXT TO GODLINESS

CITIZEN SIGHTING

No rhinestones here! Sparkle for Caesar Flickerman in this blinged out D1 interview ensemble.

VIKTOR & ROLF

This gorgeous piece conjures up images of a sunny day in District 4.

SOURCE: Pinterest

LAQUAN SMITH

We absolutely cannot fathom how much gold had to be imported from D1 to make these mind-blowingly fantastic chainmail stockings.

KICK OFF YOUR SHOES AND KICK OFF THE SEASON WITH RODARTE

We were backstage at the recent Rodarte show and are happy to report the Mulleavy sisters have created some astoundingly recherché pieces! As we perused the racks and watched the models prepare, we happened upon Stylist and attendee Flavius who excitedly distilled this season’s message: “Hunger Games casual — understated yet killer.”

As things got crazy backstage, the audience of well-heeled Capitolites sat back and happily took in the very hautest Rodarte had to offer — from Printed Chiffon with Embroidered Lace to pink and Fawn Dolman Sleeve Dresses.

It was seriously heartbreaking to have to choose favorites from such a fabulous collection, but in the name of Capitol Couture, we managed.

From the head to toe and back again, check out our top picks from the Rodarte runway…

Read More

THE 74TH HUNGER GAMES ARE APPROACHING!

And there is a fantastic line-up of Tributes. Check out the trailer for this year’s event and see for yourself.

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EFFIE TRINKET

HER TRIBUTES AREN’T THE ONLY THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS SEASON.

With a keen eye towards cutting edge trends and a willingness to break boundaries, Capitol-born style icon and District 12 Escort Effie Trinket has been a fashion pioneer since her very first Hunger Games. She has been known to take the iconic building blocks of contemporary Capitol fashion such as sleeves, hairpieces and bold colors and craft stunning looks that go on to influence all of Panem’s fashion-forward citizens. Whether she is chauffeuring her latest Tributes or walking the boulevards of the Capitol, Effie maintains an exquisite profile that demonstrates her spirit and the pride she takes in her work.

When it comes to the day-to-day, Effie likes to complement her exquisite full body polish with audacious garment selections paired with dazzling footwear such as the daring 24-Karat McQueen peep-toes she was recently spotted wearing in the City Circle. It’s no surprise Capitol designers are literally lining up to create her next pair. And who wouldn’t? When it comes to shoes, Effie’s got sole. “The higher the heel the better. I just love love love dropping by the City Circle in my perspex-heeled metallic booties!”

Aside from shoes, Effie is known for her other staple items. According to the woman herself, she never leaves home without a wig and a flower-inspired hair piece. She says,“My hair is my statement. It’s such a lovely way to let the citizens know who I am and what I stand for.” On special occasions, when she is most visible to all the Districts and more importantly, the who’s who of the Capitol, Effie is known to go with intricate eyelash modifications, bold eye shadows and customized wigs that will make every Capitol citizen immediately rethink their wig collection this season. Effie says this about her special attire: “I have a duty: to make sure my Tributes are excited and ready for the Games. If they’re not, they’ll be a terrible disappointment to watch in the Arena - and, as we know, all of Panem will be watching. So, I try to select pieces that will inspire them and improve their comportment. The lovely truth is, they aren’t savages; they simply need an example to follow.”

Who knows? Maybe Katniss Everdeen volunteered for this year’s Games just to bask in the glow of such an inspirational fashionista. After all, that girl Katniss may have charisma, but a little style never hurt anyone.

STYLISTS WANTED

DISTRICT STYLE CHALLENGE #4: DECK YOURSELF OUT

Shoes? Check. Make-up? Check. Devastatingly fashionable ensemble to wear to one of the glamorous Hunger Games viewing parties? That’s what your fourth District Style Challenge is all about! Using the Capitol or your home district as inspiration, we want you to put together a stunning outfit that will make you the standout of any Hunger Games viewing party — we’re talking about a look that would put even Effie to shame.

Submit your ideas below for a chance to win $750 Nordstrom gift card, presented in partnership with Moviefone. And remember, whether you design it yourself, put together a collage of pictures or simply yank the clothes right out of your closet, our judges need to see an image to make a decision. May the (style) odds be ever in your favor!

While there’s only one winner per District Style Challenge, the judges are still searching for more clever costumers to act as official Stylists. These chic citizens will receive a commemorative DIP in addition to having their work featured in an issue of Capitol Couture.

All entries must be received by March 30, 2012, via our submission form on CapitolCouture.PN. Please refer to the contest rules for more details.

’THE HUNGER GAMES’ hits the bulls-eye! An exhilarating action film with a heart… just as gripping and moving as the best-seller on which it’s based!
– Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

GROOMING IS NEXT TO GODLINESS

CITIZEN SIGHTING

No rhinestones here! Sparkle for Caesar Flickerman in this blinged out D1 interview ensemble.

VIKTOR & ROLF

This gorgeous piece conjures up images of a sunny day in District 4.

SOURCE: Pinterest

LAQUAN SMITH

We absolutely cannot fathom how much gold had to be imported from D1 to make these mind-blowingly fantastic chainmail stockings.

KICK OFF YOUR SHOES AND KICK OFF THE SEASON WITH RODARTE

We were backstage at the recent Rodarte show and are happy to report the Mulleavy sisters have created some astoundingly recherché pieces! As we perused the racks and watched the models prepare, we happened upon Stylist and attendee Flavius who excitedly distilled this season’s message: “Hunger Games casual — understated yet killer.”

As things got crazy backstage, the audience of well-heeled Capitolites sat back and happily took in the very hautest Rodarte had to offer — from Printed Chiffon with Embroidered Lace to pink and Fawn Dolman Sleeve Dresses.

It was seriously heartbreaking to have to choose favorites from such a fabulous collection, but in the name of Capitol Couture, we managed.

From the head to toe and back again, check out our top picks from the Rodarte runway…

Read More

THE 74TH HUNGER GAMES ARE APPROACHING!

And there is a fantastic line-up of Tributes. Check out the trailer for this year’s event and see for yourself.