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Capitol Couture celebrates the ‘achievements’ of the Capitol with a special issue

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Yesterday, Capitol Couture released a special issue to celebrate the “incredible achievements” that have come from the Capitol.

Each member of the Capitol Couture team brings their unique experience and insight to every page we construct. Focusing on the collaborative nature of life, art, and fashion, this installment of Capitol Couture will highlight the success we can achieve through working together. This being said, the whole staff at Capitol Couture, would like to collectively welcome you to our special edition issue.

We will visit Peeta Mellark and Johanna Mason, whose united skills have delivered them from yet another arena. We will introduce you to the One Panem initiative and the Capitol Ministry of Information- a fresh government branch with a highly fashionable leader, dedicated to the unification of our country and all its myriad strengths. We will spotlight the selfless, charitable members of the Capitol, donating their time and effort to give back to the people of Panem. And naturally, we will bring you the latest, hottest fashion, featuring designers creating together for the most fabulous future imaginable.

As always, dear readers, we encourage you to be relevant. Be chic. Be collaborative. Be Capitol.

Part of this issue are the living portraits of our beloved victors, Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Johanna displays “statuesque allure,” while Peeta embodies the “spirit of strength“:

As our Quarter Quell victors, Peeta Mellark and Johanna Mason hold the distinct honor of being the first Capitol citizens featured within a Living Portrait.  Here we see Johanna in an exquisite Alon Livne creation that “juxtaposes the flowing drapery of classic statuary while the super modern and sculptural iridescent white bodice references the branch motif of the Panem Seal.”  With plunging lines and slits as daring and divine as the warrior woman herself, every element of Johanna’s ensemble (including her Alexander Wang shoes and hand-carved marble bangles by Chen Chen and Kai Williams) exudes her fierce strength and enduring pride- a true darling of the Capitol.

 

Peeta stands tall and true in his Capitol Citizen Living Portrait, his matte leather Unconditional ensemble showcasing a stone-like texture and channeling the victor’s quiet strength, completed by shirt and shoes courtesy of Maison Martin Margiela. The paper collar piece, designed by David Mason, mirrors the sculptural elements in Johanna’s dress and gives a stern ambiance to the baker’s son. With an unprecedented two victories under his belt, Peeta is no longer the boy who bravely faced the 74th Hunger Games, but a true Capitol hero.

 

A couple things we noticed:

1. When you cursor over the title “Fida Coeur” the letters develop a heartbeat (which makes sense since coeur is French for heart).

2. Peeta’s face in the living portrait! Who knew someone could convey so much emotion in one look!

3. Johanna might be cooperating, but she’s not happy about it.

4. Both of them are really tense. You can see them trying (and failing) not to make fists.

You can check out the special issue HERE. What did you think of the living portraits?

4 new Effie looks from Capitol Coutures ” The Evolution of Effie Trinket”

November 22, 2013 | No Comments »
Posted by in Capitol Couture, Elizabeth Banks

Capitol Couture features the dazzling Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket in their latest featured article. Check out these new images and article:

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The District 12 escort on her outrageous looks.

by Monica Corcoran Harel

For years, Effie Trinket has stood out in the Capitol for her signature style. Like a couture cupcake, this fashion pioneer cuts a wide swath in her trademark pastel wigs and architectural frocks. Never once has Trinket been spotted in ballerina flats or any comfortable footwear, for that matter.  One year, during fashion week, Trinket made headlines when she stormed the runway during a Thom Browne show and literally begged a model to let her try on the sky-high platforms.

But in the past season—with the Quarter Quell right around the corner—Trinket has shown that she can outdo herself.  “She’s a celebrity now. She was always a fashion maven too, but I think she feels the pressure to really up her game and show off,” says Elizabeth Banks. “Effie is someone who wears fur, feathers. She says, ‘Oh a butterfly. I’m going to kill it and make a dress!’ She plunders nature for her own gratification.”

Case in point: Her monarch butterfly dress, worn for the Reaping, boasted 10,000 feathers and had to be slipped on to the escort from above because of its structured form and high collar.  (What no one knows is that Haymitch Abernathy and Katniss Everdeen fanned Trinket to keep her cool on that warm, sunny day.)

Some of Trinket’s other recent flamboyant ensembles? “We had names for every dress,” Banks adds. “One—the blue with the feather shrug—was ‘The Gorilla.’ The belt is incredible too, but there was no eating and barely any sitting in that dress!” For her visit to the Victor’s Village, the escort wore a white leather laser cut Alexander McQueen with snowy curls and boots trimmed in white fur. Banks calls it “The Snow Queen” and says: “Other than the belt, it’s actually comfortable. I’m wearing custom fur boots and gloves too. I love this look so much!”

Of course, the most celebrated escort understands the rigors of beauty. All of her wigs are hand-created for her in District 1, where real gold/platinum threads and diamond dust are made. “The gold wig I wore with the red fans dress was the hardest because it was like fitting architecture to my head,” says Banks. With Capitol luminaries Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark as her charges and tours galore, this den mother admits that she sometimes has to make some concessions on her routine. “I wear amazing gloves now instead of crazy nails because the nails took 45 minutes to do,” she says.

No doubt, the upcoming Games are a cause of great inner conflict for Trinket. Imagine how she must feel, seeing her Victors off to battle. Still, it’s inarguable that Effie Trinket will continue to be an utter tornado of chic.  From her pink feather faux lashes to her crystal encrusted fishnet hosiery, this Capitol icon will never lose sight of her effect. Says Banks: “Effie is a great fashion influence.  She lets me be a little wild.”

Capitol Couture Backstage Interviews With The Victors

November 5, 2013 | No Comments »
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Capitol Couture has some exclusive interviews with our victors from the opening ceremony of the Quarter Quell! Check it out!

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Backstage, at Caeser Flickerman’s show.

by Kaysa Minox

Caesar Flickerman’s personal stage is a lot like a fashion runway.  You enter, sashay and perhaps even twirl if you’re Katniss Everdeen. Flickerman, ever the impresario, will always do the lingering once-over from head to toe. The audience watches for his reaction—a slight smirk at a chewed fingernail or a delighted nod with a reflective pocket square—and applauds accordingly. In the Capitol, Flickerman is our fashion thermometer, a benevolent Karl Lagerfeld meets a warm and gregarious Anna Wintour.

Just a moment ago, I stood backstage as the only reporter allowed a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the proceedings. Earlier, Flickerman complimented my leather obi by Cerre and Acne frock.  But my mission was to catch the tributes between Flickerman and their seats.  A few brushed by me, which is understandable. Emotions couldn’t be any deeper right now, as we gear up for the Quarter Quell.

Gloss, the Adonis from District 1, stopped next to me as his sister Cashmere—wearing a dress by Capitol darling Jan Taminiau—strode past without a glance.  

Built like a stallion, Gloss is even more intimidating in person in a sleek silver leather coat by Logan Riese and boots by Trippen. “How does it feel out there?” I ask. “What’s running through your mind after being first on the stage?”  

“Never thought I’d have to be first again,” he chuckles, before he furrows his brow. “But rules are rules. Cashmere and I are grateful for the opportunity to prove ourselves a second time.”

Beetee, looking professorially dapper in a plaid, lame vest by Trish Summerville, proves to be as eloquent and soft-spoken offstage.  ”It’s difficult to express how I feel in this moment,” he says with a subtle grin. “As for the Games, brawn does not conquer intellect. I like my odds.”   

On stage, I watch as Finnick Odair gives a rousing but cryptic declaration of love without naming the object of his affection. The audience swoons. I, too, find my pulse jump. Afterward, he saunters up to me and before I can ask him a question, Odair leans in close, sighs, and whispers in my ear: “That dress is a knockout.” He walks away without a backward glance.  I can’t feel my feet.

Johanna Mason bolts by me in a huff, cursing like a thug in her Jan Taminiau couture gown and platform heels. Peeta—wearing a winter white wool suit by Juun.J and Rick Owens boots—dashes by me, as well.  He looks too stricken to speak.

When Everdeen passes me, the hall is resonant with the earthy smoke of her transformed wedding dress.  (Leave it to Cinna, a perfumer, to add the scent of amber, black violet and vanilla to the dress’ spectacular pyre.) Everdeen stands before me as a dark angel and symbol of the unity between the Capitol and the Districts.  I am almost too overcome to speak until she nods to me. “That was an incredible transformation,” I stammer. Everdeen tilts her head, as if she’s not clear on the focus of my comment.

“I didn’t really know who I was before my first Games,” she starts to say and then looks down at her dress. “Oh, right—the wedding gown. Cinna just wanted me to be myself and I did that today 

Source: capitolcouture.com

Win 2 tickets to the ‘Catching Fire’ London premiere and a piece from the Capitol Couture line!

November 3, 2013 | No Comments »
Posted by in Capitol Couture, Catching Fire

Net-A-Porter is giving one lucky Hunger Games fan 2 tickets to the London premiere and a piece from Trish Summerville’s Capitol Couture line! Here is how you enter!

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The launch of Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville is drawing near. To celebrate we are giving away two tickets to ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ world premiere in London and a piece of your choice from the collection. To enter, create a Pinterest board inspired by the style of the Capitol, then tweet the link to your board to @NETAPORTER on Twitter. Simply name your board #CapitolCoutureCollection and use the same hashtag for all of your pins.

 

If you are unable to make the premiere in London you will receive a conciliatory prize of £1000 store credit to spend at NET-A-PORTER.

 

See more on Pinterest

 

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES – CAPITOL COUTURE GIVEAWAY

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by applicable law.

 

Capitol Couture Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) begins on October 29th, 2013 at 3pm GMT (11.00 a.m. EDT) and ends on November 4th, 2013 at midnight GMT (7:00 p.m. EST) (the “Giveaway Period”).

 

SPONSOR: The NET-A-PORTER Group Ltd, whose registered office is at 1 The Village Offices, Westfield London Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF.

 

ELIGIBILITY: This Giveaway is open to legal residents of the fifty United States and District of Columbia, and all other countries worldwide, who at the time of entry [1] are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in their state, province or country of residence, [2] possess the legal capacity to enter into contract, and [3] have a valid email account (“you” or “Entrant”). Employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor, their associated companies, professional advisors, advertising and promotions agencies, as well as members of such employees’ and agents’ immediate families (spouses, and parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and individuals living in the same household with such employees and agents, whether or not related, are not eligible to win. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable national, federal, state, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations. By entering this Giveaway, you agree that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Official Rules (“Rules”) by ticking the acceptance box, and you further warrant that you have the legal capacity to enter the Giveaway and accept the Rules (i.e. that you are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are entitled to be legally bound in contract).

 

THE PRIZE: One winner will be given two tickets to the world premiere of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ in London on November 11 2013, plus up to GBP 800/ EURO 945/ USD 995/ HKD 8200/ AUD 1105 store credit to spend on ‘Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville’ at NET-A-PORTER.COM. The winner will be responsible for the organisation and the cost of their travel to and from the premiere in London and accommodation needed. The winner and their guest must be in London by midday on November 11. The cost of travel and accommodation where required is not included in the prize and is the sole responsibility of the winner. If the winner is unable to travel to London an additional £1,000 in store credit will be awarded in lieu of the two tickets to the premiere. There will be no cash redemption through refunds made. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

 

HOW TO ENTER: Beginning 3pm GMT October 29 2013, visit Pinterest and create a ‘Capitol Couture’ inspired Pinboard using Pinterest with the hashtag #CapitolCoutureCollection (an “Entry”) then tweet the link to your board to @NETAPORTER on Twitter for the chance to enter into the Giveaway. All details given must be correct and accurate. Entries must be received by the closing date of midnight GMT November 4 2013. Entries received after this date and time will not be included. Each eligible entrant may enter only once. If more than one Entry is received per person, only the first Entry received will be eligible. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email account will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” of an e-mail address is the natural person in whose name the e-mail address has been issued. A selected winner may be asked to provide Sponsor with proof that the selected winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning Entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved, the Entry will be deemed ineligible. The use of automated devices are not valid for Entry. The winner will be notified through their Pinterest account. If you are not a winner of the Giveaway you will not receive a notification to alert you to this fact. The personal data collected will be used for NET-A-PORTER social media marketing communications only.

 

RANDOM DRAWING: One winner will be selected in a random drawing on November 5 2013 from among all eligible entries received. The random drawing will be conducted by a member of the NET-A-PORTER Marketing Department, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Giveaway. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received. The winner will be notified through their Pinterest account within 2 working days of the above date of the random drawing. If the winner cannot be contacted within 2 days, an alternative winner may be chosen. The prize is not transferable and there is no cash alternative.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering this Giveaway and/or accepting any prize you may win, you agree, represent and warrant that: [1] you meet the eligibility requirements of the Giveaway as detailed in these Rules and shall complete (if you are a U.S. resident) an Affidavit of Eligibility upon request if selected as the potential winner, and that all personal information you submit to Sponsor is true, complete and accurate in all respects; [2] you will be bound by the Rules and Sponsor’s decisions regarding the Giveaway, which shall be final in all respects; [3] your Entry becomes solely Sponsor’s property and will not be acknowledged or returned; [4] you release and hold harmless Releases from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind directly or indirectly caused by your participation, including participation in the Giveaway or any Giveaway-related activity or travel or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Giveaway information, the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the awarding, delivery, acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the Prize, including without limitation, death and bodily injury; [5] the Releasees do not make any representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, relating to any Giveaway or the Prize; [6] the potential winner’s acceptance of the Prize constitutes the grant to Releasees and assigns of an unconditional right to use the winner’s name, address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph, biographical and Prize information, statements about the Giveaway and/or live and taped performances of interviews for any programming, publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law; [7] in the event viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, Acts of God, acts or regulations of any governmental or supra-national authority, war, national emergency, accident, fire, riot, strikes, lock-outs, industrial disputes, acts of terrorism or other matters beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control, corrupt, prevent or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Giveaway, so that it cannot be conducted as originally planned, Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the Rules or to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend such Giveaway; and in such event, to select a potential winner by such method as Sponsor in its sole discretion shall consider equitable; [8] the Releasees are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Giveaway, including but not limited to: errors in the advertising, Rules and selection and announcement of the winner; [9] the Releasees are not responsible for any inability of any winner to accept or use any prize (or any portion thereof) for any reason; [10] Sponsor has the right to modify Prize award procedures at its sole discretion; [11] the Releasees are not responsible for changes to the Giveaway website form that may interfere with the Giveaway or your ability to timely enter; [12] Releasees are not responsible for any failure of delivery of winner notification; [13] neither Releasees nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Website or to complete a telephone call or facsimile transaction, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost or misdirected mail, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Giveaway; and [14] Releasees will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of the Prize. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GIVEAWAY, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

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WINNER’S LIST AND QUESTIONS: For the winner’s name, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: NET-A-PORTER Limited, 1 The Village Offices, Westfield London, Ariel Way, London, W12 7GF Attn: The Marketing Manager. Requests received after 90 days following the drawing date may not be fulfilled. For any questions or concerns relating to this Giveaway, send an email to MarketingEnquiries@net-a-porter.com.

 

NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor is not responsible for faulty, incorrect or mis-transcribed phone/e-mail transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind including any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any materials in connection with the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the promotion. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, inaccurate or damaged entries, or undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user’s Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in user’s e-mail account to receive e-mail. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any occurrences resulting from the entrant’s connection to the internet via www.net-a-porter.com Site. Sponsor does not accept responsibility for any damage (whether material or non-material) caused to entrants, to their computer equipment or to data which is stored on them, or to their personal, professional or commercial activities. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the program; or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration or security of the program as determined by Sponsor/judging agency/administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted online and the Giveaway random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible Giveaway entries received prior to termination. Any damage made to the Site will be the responsibility of the authorized e-mail account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Proof of submitting entries will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any entries which are suspected of being fraudulent (including those using robotic, automatic, programmed or similar methods of participation) will be disqualified, based on determinations made solely by sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the account holder fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules. Entrants participating in this Giveaway agree to be bound by these official rules.

 

Governing Law; Disputes: These Rules shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and will be interpreted in accordance with English substantive law. In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the Giveaway, Sponsor’s decision shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief, or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of such a dispute or claims resulting from or in connection with the Giveaway are hereby excluded, and the Entrants expressly waive any and all such rights. In the event such waiver is in contravention of applicable law, then to the extent permitted by applicable law, each Entrant agrees that [1] any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Giveaway, Prize, or these Rules shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the English courts; [2] any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Giveaway but in no event attorneys’ fees; and [3] under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

 

Publicity: If selected as winner of this Giveaway, you expressly agree to be available for participation in any event organized around the presentation of the Prize, and consent to being filmed, interviewed and photographed in connection with the foregoing. You expressly agree that if selected as winner of the Giveaway, all video, photographs and interview material taken may be used by Sponsor in any media, for Sponsor’s communication and marketing purposes. Sponsor reserves the right to use, and you expressly agree that Sponsor may use the name and/or pseudonym of the Giveaway winner and/or all photographs and films taken of the Giveaway at Sponsor’s facilities and any event that may be organized at the discretion of Sponsor, and on the Internet, including without limitation Sponsor’s websites, Sponsor’s social networking pages on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, and all other Sponsor advertising and publicity materials. If selected as winner of this Giveaway, you hereby grant to Sponsor the non-exclusive right to use and dissemination to reproduce your visual likeness, voice or any other attribute of your personality as it appears in any video or photograph taken at any event that may be organized in relation to the Giveaway at the discretion of Sponsor, without compensation.

 

Data Protection and Privacy Policy: Sponsor will collect/process Entrant details in connection with this Giveaway solely for the purpose of Giveaway administration and will store said information in accordance with applicable data protection laws. IP addresses of Entrants having participated in the Giveaway will also be collected solely for the purpose of preventing fraud in connection with the Giveaway. If you agree, Sponsor may add your Entry details to its database in order to contact you in the future about products and events in which you may be interested. Other than as stated in these Rules, any personal data relating to Entrants obtained by Sponsor as part of this Giveaway will be used solely in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Entrants grant Sponsor and its affiliates the non-exclusive rights of use and dissemination of their name, free of charge, in any media whatsoever, including the right, if necessary to reproduce the winner’s name for the purposes of administering and promoting the Giveaway and NET-A-PORTER brand in connection with the Giveaway. The Sponsor’s General Privacy and Cookies Policy (Notice) is available at http://www.net-a-porter.com

 

Miscellaneous: Any provisions herein found by a court to be void or unenforceable shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provisions. Any such invalid or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by the parties by such valid and enforceable provision that corresponds as closely as possible to the original intent of the invalid or unenforceable provision.

A Look Inside the Capitol Party of the Year

October 18, 2013 | No Comments »
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Thanks to Capitol Couture we get to take a look inside The Capitol party of the year! Which is of course the gala at President Snow’s mansion. Sounds like a pretty snazzy party to be invited to!

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An exclusive peek at the gala at President Snow’s mansion.

 

by Velvet Veritas

 

Everyone in the Capitol knows that an invite to President Snow’s Victory Tour Culmination Party is a precious commodity. (In fact, rumor has it that a band of citizens who were trying to counterfeit the ticket were caught by Peacekeepers.)  On the big night, denizens lined the gate of his mansion in the hope of a close-up glance of elite citizens like Haymitch Abernathy, Effie Trinket, Plutarch Heavensbee or Cinna. Some victors chose to enter via Snow’s secret underground tunnel and snubbed the crowd. But Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark took a moment to wave and smile at everyone.

 

There was plenty to see. The exterior of the mansion’s majestic facade was awash in vibrant rotating color; patterns of light danced along the walls as the fountains’ choreographed streams matched the music in time. It all made the perfect backdrop for the parade on the red carpet. This year, tactile materials like organza, crinoline, tulle and feathers made a huge showing. One guest arrived wearing a couture gown of violet emu feathers that shed bits of candy-colored fluff whenever she twirled for the paparazzi.

 

When it came to beauty, the makeup was anything but matte and muted. Facial adornments of pearls, crystals and even gold leaf were the evening’s big trend. Many women gleaned inspiration from Katniss Everdeen’s signature braid and showed off elaborate variations on the plait. (Look for Capitol Couture’s beauty story tomorrow on three braids you must know how to execute for fall.)

 

No photographers were allowed inside to capture the event. But I saw Katniss and Peeta whispering on the dance floor and nibbling off each other’s plates. At one point, Effie had to intervene when an overzealous—and inebriated—fan tried to dominate their attention. The District 12 escort— decked out in frothy tiers of lavender tulle —charmed sponsors while Haymitch looked on and smirked.
Right at midnight, a Technicolor starburst appeared in the sky as a fireworks show started. For some, the extraordinary pyrotechnics proved to be a great distraction for more hijinx. What did Plutarch Heavensbee show Katniss, as they danced? Did Portia and Cinna come up with a honeymoon wardrobe for the young engaged couple from District 12? Expect a full report as CC brings you the best party coverage of this Victory Tour grand finale event.    

Source: capitolcouture.com

Capitol Couture : Patti Smith, a Capitol Icon

October 14, 2013 | No Comments »
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Patti Smith is a Capitol Couture Capitol style icon!

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A Poetic Punk with a Soft Spot for District 12.

 

District I would come from: “I am sure that fate would have put me in District 12. I was a gangly black sheep, working in a factory and learning scrappy ways of survival.  But I think I would have longed to be in District 4, by the sea working with the fisherman. But though longing for the sea I still think I would be in District 12. Finding ways to trade, to survive, That is the attraction of Katniss. Her resilient spirit, her flexible mind. Her ability to shake off the black dust settling over her people.”

My philosophy on personal style:I like having a uniform—something I am comfortable with onstage as well as on the street. Clothes that are easy to pack and can be hand washed in a hotel sink. I also have multiples of the same look, with slight variations. I like unstructured classic clothing that somehow stays in step with ever-changing fashion. I always wear clothes that feel like myself and quickly discard anything that makes me feel self-conscious.”

Go-to look, from head to toe:I usually wear a black Agnes B. watch cap (I have 3), Ann Demeulemeester black jacket (I have 3) a loose black vest, my Mockingjay pin, an Electric Lady Studios tee shirt (I have six) a worn pair of dungarees and Jimmy Choo motorcycle boots (I have 2 pairs: one gold, one black).”

Prized, sentimental accessory:A long silver chain with an old Ethiopian cross and a talisman from Johnny Depp.”

My sartorial “armor” on a bad day: “My old black unlined Comme de Garcons overcoat.”

Film with great fashion that makes me hit “pause”:Funny Face.”

Growing up, I wore the hell out of:I wear the hell out of everything and always have.”

Sunglasses du jour:Ray-Ban Wayfarers. I’ve been wearing them since 1965.”

Thrift store find that I will never throw away:A pair of 1930’s brown leather Bally lace–up boots.  I found them in 1974. I wore them all the time and still can’t part with them.”

On top of my dresser:A picture of my father, a medicine Buddha, a clay giraffe my daughter made me when she was little, my reading glasses, my favorite pen and notebook.”— Monica Corcoran Harel   

Source: capitolcouture.com

Quarter Quell Tribute Cashmere

Capitol Couture has our introduction to sister of Gloss and District 1′s other gorgeous victor, Cashmere!

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Cashmere could be the most calculating girl-next-door. With her cascade of honey-hued hair and big cerulean blue eyes, this tribute could double as a prom queen or a pageant fixture. But don’t be seduced by those seemingly innocent looks. We know from her ferocity in the 64th Hunger Games that she wields a knife like a samurai.

 

While our judges applaud her prep team’s attention to appearances, we wonder if a fistful of those locks could prove a disadvantage when the games begin. It’s not hard to imagine brutal victor Johanna grabbing hold of her hair in battle and scalping this glam girl. No doubt, Cashmere’s brother Gloss will be protecting his kin and that bond gives both of them a decided edge.

 

Clearly, Cashmere—like all District 1 career tributes—has never taken a hiatus from training. There’s a hubris in her stance that doesn’t surface overnight. Her comeliness may turn heads in the Capitol, but it won’t distract anyone in the Cornucopia.

Capitol Couture wants your #CapitolRedCarpet look!

The Capitol wants to see your #CapitolRedCarpet look!It’s no easy getting Capitol ready but we know some of you have got the Midas touch so show it off to Capitol Couture!

Styling oneself for a red carpet at a Capitol Elite event is one of the most stressful, yet sought after opportunities.  Say you get a coveted invite to the biggest event of the year — President Snow’s Victory Tour Culmination Party — what would your red carpet look entail?

Show & tell by tagging your look #CapitolRedCarpet, or send it to us directly. Who knows, maybe we’ll see you there…

 

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