Inspired by…Catching Fire

One of the most talked about elements of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, (once you’ve finished comparing it to the book of course!) is the amazing work the costume designers have done.  One of the most anticipated costumes, and one of the most iconic moments in the film, is Katniss’ white wedding dress, and the moment it burns to reveal something spectacular underneath…

For both of these looks, I’ve chosen to focus on the moment when Katniss twirls, and her dress is mid-change.  For the base of both outfits, I’ve chosen a short black and white ombre skirt to represent the flames eating the bottom of Katniss’ dress.  This isn’t a true representation, as both of Katniss’ dresses are long, but this is a much more workable length I think!

Although I’ve chosen to go in two different directions with the same skirt, I’ve also included a Cinna necklace in both, since “Cinna must be behind whatever is happening“.  The dress is a really bold, brave move by Cinna and I wanted to highlight his importance in a small way.


Look 1

For look one, I’ve stuck with the feminine vibe given off by the skirt.  A white top with lace details is vaguely reminiscent of Katniss’ ornate white wedding dress. A flying bird bracelet, although not a mockingjay, is a small nod to the moment Katniss spreads her wings.  A structured black blazer keeps the top of the outfit slim and flattering rather than overly voluminous.


Look 2

For this second look, I’ve gone with elements that remind me of a more glamorous (and less practical) take on Katniss’ arena outfits.  A simple white top with a zipped pocket looks almost practical, and almost like something Katniss could wear to training.  High heeled lace up boots are fierce and combine with the (faux) leather jacket to contrast against the feminine skirt.  Add the all important mockingjay in the form of a chunky bracelet, and you’re ready to go!


Which outfit do you prefer? Look 2 is definitely my favourite, because I love those boots and I can never resist a leather jacket!

Inspired by…The Hunger Games

I had intended to post an Inspired by…House Lannister post for today, following up on my Inspired by…House Stark post.  After watching the Hunger Games film this week though, I couldn’t resist focusing on Katniss’ reaping and interview outfits instead.

The Reaping

the reapingDress | Nail Varnish | Bow and arrow necklace | Mockingjay pin | Flats

On the day of The Reaping, when tributes for The Hunger Games are chosen, everyone wears their nicest clothes. For Katniss, from District 12, this doesn’t mean flashy jewellery but a simple, classy dress. This denim button-down dress, with nude flats, reflects Katniss’ simple style. A Mockingjay pin, like the one Katniss gives to Prim, and a bow and arrow necklace to hint at Katniss’ skill, tie the dress back into The Hunger Games theme.

The Girl on Fire

girl on fireNecklace | Earrings | Hair clips | Dress | Shoes

This second outfit is a great look for a night out, though the links to The Hunger Games are a bit more subtle.  A red, one shoulder dress is a bold but easy choice for a night out (and much more wearable than the floor length dress Katniss wears!). Black glitter shoes, fire-opal earrings and the phoenix necklace, hint back to the coal mining, and the referral to Katniss as ‘the girl on fire’. Bird hair clips for holding up an updo like Katniss’ are a discreet nod back to the Mockingjay.

Which look do you prefer? I love The Reaping look, but I’m more likely to wear The Girl on Fire look I think!

Hopefully my House Lannister post will make it up next Thursday, though I have to admit my mind is running a bit crazy with ideas at the moment!