Apart from watching the book come to life like it did in my head, I'm really looking forward to seeing the how the movie portrays the Capitol's lifestyle and fashions. The book describes the Capitol as being very selfish and exaggerated. They live better than any of the Districts. A lot of pictures have already been leaked but that won't stop me from geeking over Katniss' prep team:
"Venia, a woman with aqua hair and gold tattoos... Flavius gives his orange corkscrew locks a shake and applies a fresh coat of purple lipstick to his mouth... Octavia, a plump woman whose entire bodies has been dyed a pale shade of pea green..."
Exaggerated and outlandish style, however, is nothing new for us. Somebody walking down the street with aqua hair or any of those outfits would be different but not alien. We're living in an age where we're encouraged to do it bigger and better and get people's attention. So I'm dedicating this Tuesday to ten dramatically decadent styles and stylish people that would fit right in the future Panem.
And if you haven't read the book yet, I highly recommend it.
- Lady Gaga
It's hard not to associate Lady Gaga with "dramatic" and "exaggerated" style. It's also hard not to attribute her with making super-flashiness mainstream.
- Nicki Minaj
She comes right behind Lady Gaga when it comes to putting on a show, though I think she may be trying to outdo her.
- Katy Perry
You gotta love her cute style and use of color.
- Pink Hair Is Everywhere
I read blog a few months back that pointed out how pink hair was going high fashion, appearing on catwalks and in magazines. I'm personally happy that non-natural hair colors (like pink) are becoming more accepted. The singers listed above probably had a hand in it.
- Tokyo Street Fashion
For as long as I've been a fan of the Japanese, they have taken risks on the streets with their style. They're no strangers to funky colors, sizes and textures.
- The Royal Wedding's Hats
- Jay Manuel & His Blazers
Before I knew they cast Lenny Kravitz for the part, I wished that Jay would play Katniss' stylist Cinna.
- The Red Carpet
Always a place for stars and their stylist to take chances and go big. Its a very thin line between the Best and Worst Dressed List.
- The 2012 Fashion Runway
- Bold Makeup
Although mostly pumped up for runways and magazines, dramatic makeup is seen increasingly more on the streets, with high pigment shadows and bold red lipsticks hitting the shelves.
Pictures via Style.com and WeHeartIt.com