Photography by Robin May Fashion coordinated by Amanda Bedgood Hair and makeup by Hellianna Verrett of Mon Reve Props provided by Paul Michael Company
As Catching Fire hits the big screen, fashion reflects a dynamic as diverse as the Districts versus the Capitol.
Think utilitarian combat boots and army green for day. At night look for metallic smattered ball gowns, dramatic ruffles and a healthy dose of sparkle.
Katniss has nothing on model Ashley Duran. Green jacket, snug leggings, neutral top and arrow necklace from Vanessa V.
Animal prints and gold rule for evening. Dress from Park Lane. Necklace and bracelets from kiki. Model Nandi Linscombe.
Printed denim continues to rule. Add a black vest and eggplant top on her. On him a neutral plaid and dark denim can go anywhere. From Brother’s on the Boulevard. Models Ashley Duran and Cole LeBlanc.
A lux velvet in wine is paired with fearless stripes and dark denim. From Brother’s on the Boulevard. Model Mike Larson.
Vintage blush is one of the season’s hottest colors. Dress from Sky Blue. Hat and gloves from Old Vogue. Necklace and bracelet from kiki. Shoes and earcuff from Shoe La La. Model Ashley Duran.
Vests on him are vintage and modern at once. From Maven Menswear. Model Brock Bertucci.
Snug velvet dress is perfect for the holidays and beyond. Dress from Sky Blue. Bracelet and earrings, Heir collection from Mignon Faget. Shoes from Vanessa V. Model Randi Landry.
Metallic details on a simple white T are utterly modern. Shirt by MonTees. Model Tyler Wilson.
Function and fashion marry for this gray and black ensemble from Genterie Clothing Supply. Model Cole LeBlanc.
Bridal now means heavy on the drama and feathers. Dress from Blanc. Earrings, cuffs and necklace, Heir collection from Mignon Faget. Model Erin Edmiston.
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