Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Get the Capitol look!

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Since seeing 'The Hunger Games' last Friday - I knew that it was bound to influence fashion and create a new look. When I first saw the people of the Capitol (the capital of Panem), I immediately thought of quirky Japanese street style - clashing colours, bold hair styles, intense make up which creates an almost futuristic feel to the fashion. Saying this, there are big difference between the two, only which I noticed after doing a bit of research and looking through pictures of both. The Captiol look isn't as busy and gives of an almost inhuman vibe but maybe that vibe is intensified by the narrative of the story! Strangely though, Japan is quite often depicted as being very futuristic - maybe there is more of a link between the two than I thought?

(Taken by my Sister whilst visiting my Brother in Osaka Japan in 2010)
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Fashion to inspire you

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These pictures have been taken from S/S Meadham Kirchhoff collection at LFW 2012. The bold colours, harsh shapes and quirky cuts really scream Capitol Fashion. A lot of the people in the film have dyed skin and have an exotic animalistic feel, this is therefore the perfect inspiration to get this look.
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9 ways to get 'The Look'

1) Crazy hair colours - think Katy Perry's blue locks

2) Big hair do's - curly and untamed

3) Statement lipstick - bright reds, pale pinks and purples. Just be sure to not apply it too fully on your lips

4) Full Volume dresses - puffballs and gathering

5)Layering - tops under dresses, socks, gloves and heels. In this case more is definitely less.

6) Bold Make-up - We have always been taught to focus on eyes or lips, that both is too much - forget this and make a statement with both!

7) Don't be shy to be fake - maybe fake eyelashes and nails aren't usually your thing? This is your chance to give it a go! The more...synthetic, the better.

8) Clash - Do not be afraid to clash colours, in this case it works!

9) Over the top - more! more! more! 

If you work of my 9 steps, you are sure to look as if you have just stepped out of the Capitol ready to watch the games begin. Maybe this look isn't for you though! I am not 100% sure that I will give it a try head-to-toe. It is very brave and where would I wear it? 

Maybe I will try a Capitol make up inspired look!? What do you all think...


Sophie Mewitt said...

Oh this is so cool! I didn't realised there were colourful people in hunger games: it didn't seem that kind of film when i saw the trailer! I wanna try out these steps! But i'm not sure if i'll get away with it :P haha xx

ellie said...

I say go for it! I doubt I could do it, but its fun to try new things. Especially..those bold lippies ..if nothing else.

ivy's closet said...

So inspiring indeed. Very cool post!

lucy and sarah said...

Wow, I can only think of doing something like this, going to a concert. Cool ideas!

Blush said...

thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! :)
I just watched the hunger games too and YES the clothing and makeup of the people in Capitol is just out of this world! I was completely mind-blown by their fashion :)

underthewillowtrees said...

I am always attracted to this type of Japanese style but not sure how far I'd go with it (when not going to a fancy dress party). For now I can do the bright lips!

Going the see the Hunger Games next week and looking forward to seeing it xx

Maiken said...

of course you should try it, even if it's just for a photo shoot. would be interesting to see your interpretation. though my opinion about those outfits is not so positive.. those ladies remind me of clowns, to be completely honest but fashion tastes are so different and I'm not judging anybody :)

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Fashion R&D said...

What a fun post!! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog--wanna follow each other?

Fashion R&D said...

Thanks for following and I'm happy to follow back and will read your blog, promise! I'd also love to try the fancy eyelashes but I'm afraid I'd injure myself lol!

Chiara Giatti said...

wow great colours!
I'm a new follower :)
giveaway on my blog!

wait until the sunset said...

do it!!! You would rock it! xx