I was lucky enough to get to a preview of The Hunger Games on Tuesday and besides being stunned by how close to the book the film stuck, I was also blown away by the fashion of the Capitol and of course Effie Trinket’s outfits.
The only way to describe Effie’s style is ‘mad hatter haute couture’. The fashion of the capitol is all bright colours,over the top shapes and head pieces and fantastic make up that only inhabitants of the Capitol and cirque du soleil performers could get away with. Yet I found myself wanting to be part of the mad fashion. The first look out the train window at the posh people of the Capitol immediately reminded me of wrapped sweets, like a tin of Quality Street.
The colours were rich and vibrant and the shapes were full and over the top. It was like a high fashion catwalk show constantly. Most of the women wore socks of various lengths with heels, which I see a lot of people doing anyway but it actually looked well with what they were wearing so the next time I wear a dress and heels there may be a pair of socks to accompany my outfit.
I’m no make up whizz, I know my basics and I’m happy with that. But the make up of Panem, I would love to be able to walk around looking like those women and the men actually. The men are just as feminine and stylish as the women of the Capitol, everyone is impeccably groomed. Effie’s gold and purple lips at the reaping were stunning and my eyes were constantly drawn to them. When there was a wide shot of the people there it was hard to know where to look with the brilliant looks coming from every angle. I’ll have to ask John,It’s Only Make-up to use her make up knowledge and guide me in the direction of some Capitol inspired colours.
What do you think of the capitol fashion?