Just Launched! ‘The Hunger Games’ Fashion Tumblr, ‘Capitol Couture!’
Exclusive photos of Effie Trinket’s 24-karat McQueen peep toe booties in a new Hunger Games fashion Tumblr? Yes please!
For fans of the upcoming film of The Hunger Games, the odds are definitely in your favor with the January 24th launch of Capitol Couture! A fashion-forward Tumblr account, Capitol Couture gives readers a sneak peek at the crazy styles we can look forward to catching when the movie release on March 23rd.
“Whether you’re a Capitol fashionista seeking inspiration for your latest look or a District citizen tracking rumors about the Tributes and other celebs, Capitol Couture is the only place to turn for pictures and news reports on the fashion, trends and lifestyle that make Capitol living so grand,” says the site.
Straight from the heart of Panem’s most chic city, the Tumblr features an online magazine layout that gives readers an insider’s view at the runway-ready clothes and sky-high heels that Capitol residents will be rocking. And while we can’t wait to see Jennifer Lawrence as our “girl on fire” Katniss Everdeen, the face that crowns the first installment is none other than everyone’s favorite pink-coiffed trendsetter, Effie Trinket, as played by Elizabeth Banks!
As the capitol escort for District 12, Effie’s profile describes her as a “fashion pioneer,” whether she’s chauffeuring her new batch of Tributes or walking around the streets of the Capitol. Fashion must-haves? Her signature wig, a flower-inspired hair piece, and haute footwear, with a spotlight on her favorite Alexander McQueen Gold Faithful boots. “The higher the heel the better. I just love love love dropping by the City Circle in my Perspex-heeled metallic booties!” she says in her interview. Can I make that quote my life mantra, Effie?
Other highlights in the first Capitol Couture installment include sneak peeks at majestic ensembles by Mugler and Craig McDean, a guide to gorgeous nails (as Effie says, “the odds are never in favor of homely nails!”) and a selection of ah-mazing footwear “spotted!” on the heels of Capitol residents.
As with most Tumblr sites, there’s a Letter to the Editor box readers can use to submit questions or send a round of applause, as well as a link to the site’s Twitter feed, @thecapitolPN.
Stay tuned for more trends and exclusive Capitol news… and possibly a chance of seeing Katniss on an upcoming issue!
Heather Taylor is BettyConfidential’s LA correspondent