I’d guess that fashion lovers, myself included, are the second-largest group bolstering The Hunger Games, following the tween market. The movie franchise caught my attention with its physics-defying fashion designer Cinna (played by Lenny Kravitz), Alexander McQueen gown cameos, and Katniss’s oh-so-cool cable knit scarf. Well, it turns out the series’ fictional setting, Panem, is just as fascinated with its citizens’ wardrobe choices as I am. The evidence? Capitol Couture, an online fashion magazine from the ruling district.

2014-7-24 HG Capitol Couture

Screenshots via CapitolCouture.pn

A clever marketing ploy for the upcoming November 21 release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Capitol Couture covers the latest trends in Panem using pieces from real-world designers. Front and center are “living portraits” of characters Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone), both wearing all white as part of a Panem campaign. Peeta sports a shirt and shoes designed by Maison Martin Margiela with a paper collar from David Mason, while Johanna accessorizes with Alexander Wang shoes and hand-carved marble bangles by Chen Chen and Kai Williams.

When the fashion is this good, it’s easy to get mentally trapped in Panem. Next time I need an escape from reality, I’ll be perusing Capitol Couture for styling tips from the future.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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July 24, 2014

Could it be? Did Jennifer Lawrence and boyfriend Nicholas Hoult secretly elope and not tell anyone besides Martha Stewart? Sadly, no. But the Hunger Games star is featured on the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

JLaw’s brother, Blaine, got married this past October, and Martha Stewart Weddings caught the nuptials on camera. Dressed in flowing ivory J.Crew gowns, the actress and ten other bridesmaids surround her new sister-in-law on the magazine’s cover.  Just don’t scan the page too fast, or you might miss her looking – dare I say it – normal.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 8, 2014

Chitter Chatter 2.24

Check Out: Jennifer Lawrence’s third Dior campaign. Flawless skin. Amazing arm candy. It just never gets old.

Know: Pharrell’s infamous “Arby’s Hat” can be yours… if you outbid the $10,500 it’s currently up for on eBay. #worthit

Read: Five possible plotlines for a third Sex and the City movie. Screw it. Let’s just make them all.

Discuss: Moschino’s pop culture–inspired F/W 2014 collection. Anyone else suddenly craving a Big Mac?

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February 24, 2014

Awards season isn’t letting up anytime soon. Next on the list? The Oscars – and when it comes to Academy fashion, we’re totally on board with Hollywood stylist Brad Goreski’s dress predictions.

1. Jennifer Lawrence recently signed on for three more years with Christian Dior. So we all know what she’s wearing.

2. Goreski wants to see Sandra Bullock in Versace, and why not? Gaga isn’t the only girl who can rock it.

3. Claiming with confidence that Cate Blanchett will likely wear Givenchy, we think this stylist may have just have insider information.

4. Lupita Nyong’o has been lighting up the red carpet in American designs. So, Goreski thinks it’s time she works it the Parisian way – in Chanel.

5. We didn’t get a prediction on this one, but we’re putting our money on Amy Adams wearing Ralph Lauren.

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February 4, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence has been spotted on every red carpet in Christian Dior – and there’s plenty more to come. According to E! News, the American Hustle actress has reportedly extended her contract with the French fashion label for three years and $15 million. If only we could get paid to dazzle in haute couture, too…

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 28, 2014

Sometimes, the magnetic power of a movie extends beyond a good story line. Maybe it’s the gripping soundtrack, stunning costumes (have you seen Gatsby?), or special effects that draw you in. For me, in the case of American Hustle, it’s all about the hair.

American Hustle

In director David O. Russell’s film that pits cons against Feds, the stars – Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, and Amy Adams – collectively sport nearly every iconic style of the 70s, sometimes to a point that renders the actors nearly unrecognizable (I’m looking at you, Bruce Wayne). Even if you don’t like the aesthetics, you’re bound to appreciate the effort it took to get the cast ready for their close-ups. And I’m not alone in my fascination with the film’s follicular magic, which was masterminded by Makeup Department Head Evelyne Noraz. The folks at New York Magazine: The Cut snagged an interview with Noraz, who details every last wave, comb-over, pin curl, and perm, and reveals that, in the case of Hustle, the guys logged many more hours in the makeup chair than their female costars. Bradley Cooper with a spray tan and Jheri curls? Bring it.

And, as it turns out, the movie itself is apparently pretty good, too. It scooped up seven Golden Globe nominations this morning, including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

Read the interview at NYmag.com.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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December 12, 2013

When Jennifer Lawrence chopped off her long locks, I got nervous. The pixie cut is a tough look to pull off. But with every red-carpet appearance she’s made this week, I’ve breathed a little sigh of relief.

Jennifer Lawrence

She went windswept in Madrid, sleek and edgy in Paris, and piecey in L.A. And don’t even get me started on her latest Dior dress. Pure perfection. Yes, I think it’s safe to say my JLaw girl crush is fully intact.

See all of Jennifer Lawrence’s Catching Fire premiere looks on MTV.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 19, 2013

Before she was the object of a million girl crushes, we knew Jennifer Lawrence as that blonde bombshell in red at the 2011 Academy Awards. It was her first Oscar nomination, and instead of going the expected route of ultra-glam starlet, Jennifer was surprisingly laid-back, leaving her hair down in beachy waves and keeping the accessories to a minimum.

It’s a look that totally stuck out in my memory. And even better – it’s 100% re-creatable for us non-red-carpet folks. Here’s what you’ll need:

Get the Look

The obvious place to start? With that gorgeous red dress. And we have it here, in our Calvin Klein Collection Women Boutique, opening Wednesday, March 20, at 11AM ET.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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March 20, 2013

My biggest takeaway from the 2013 Oscars? The backward necklace is taking Hollywood by storm. Worn by both Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway on the big night, this trend is definitely one to try.

While it may seem intimidating – red-carpet spotlight and all – it’s actually really easy to slip into your accessories routine. As I see it, there are two differing approaches.

Backwards Necklace

Go for the wow factor.
I love a bolder necklace paired with a V-cut back. The necklace slips right into the backline, perfectly complementing the shape and adding some seriously unexpected bling. Go with an updo for this look – with accessories like this, you’ll want to show them off.

Keep it simple.
A delicate chain is a lovely addition to a dress with a simple back. Jennifer Lawrence opted for this look with a straight-backed gown, and the result was a subtle draped effect. Hair up or hair down – this look is understated enough that it works with both.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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March 11, 2013