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Movie-inspired hair and makeup: 3 Beauty Panel looks made popular by our favourite film heroines

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There’s no question that films these days are playing a large role in the fashion and beauty industry (think Net-A-Porter x Hunger Games and M.A.C x Maleficent). So it’s kind of expected to see us all regularly channeling our favourite film heroines, especially when these collaborations make it so easy to cop. And who doesn’t want to borrow  some of that leading lady confidence? While rocking our favourite movie looks is usually saved for Halloween, that doesn’t mean we can’t try to incorporate movie-inspired hair and makeup in our everyday lives. So this week, we asked Beauty Panel to do just that. From Katniss Everdeen’s much-coveted braid to Cher Horowitz’s ‘90s hair and makeup, Beauty Panel members are showing off their favourite movie-inspired beauty looks they’re rocking all year round.

Challenge 72: Which movie heroine inspires your everyday beauty? See the answers now! »

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The new Hunger Games: Mockingjay posters look a lot like fashion ads

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Mocking Jay District 9 Grain

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Although the next installment of The Hunger Games doesn’t hit theatres until November, seven new haunting posters have been revealed as teasers for the upcoming Mockingjay – Part 1 have been released and well, don’t they look just like Benetton ads? Gripping, stylish and slightly disturbing, these images highlight the unfamiliar faces that the posters claim are the real heroes of each district. With no trace of Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) or Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), it’s an IRL mimic of the film’s dystopian nature.

“Today we celebrate the proud men and women who live and breathe their districts. Today we are one Panem,” says President Snow on The Capitol’s faux website. We can’t help but be taken with the new heroes, which probably has a lot to do with how they are cleverly styled to complement their district. Take Naida Dolan of The Fishing District’s runway-ready fish net gown, or Felix Stam, representing the Livestock District in a mammoth-like dark fur jacket, for example. Or the young girl from District 12 covered in coal soot with a mining helmet beside her and mask in her lap. Stark.
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Net-A-Porter launches a Hunger Games: Catching Fire-inspired capsule collection

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Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville NET-A-PORTER

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As far back as the Old Hollywood days, film has inspired fashion and vice versa. At some point in all of our lives, we’ve tried to emulate on screen characters with plaid miniskirts (Cher Horowitz), menswear-inspired layers (Annie Hall), encrusted LBDs (Holly Golightly) and the like. It’s should be no surprise then that e-commerce megabrand Net-A-Porter seized on the popularity of The Hunger Games series and its super stylish heroine Katniss Everdeen with a Catching Fire-inspired capsule collection designed by Trish Summerville. The Capitol Couture collection pairs combat-ready leather pants and jersey jackets with bow and arrow adorned jewellery and a particularly Effie Trinket-worthy fur collared coat.

Cool, right? Well, is it? We can’t decide. Sure, Katniss is quite the motivational figure, not to mention Jennifer Lawrence’s red carpet dominance IRL, but would you wear something so obviously tied to a blockbuster film series? And for $995 for a laser cut leather dress at that? Sure, Hunger Games has captured some zeitgeist, but the type you want to be wearing head to toe?The proof will no doubt be in the speed of the sell-outs, but consider our feelings mixed.

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Jennifer Lawrence Style: A chronological guide to the star’s Oscar-winning fashion moments

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What can we say about Jennifer Lawrence that hasn’t already been said? The Oscar-winning actress seems to have bewitched us all with her off-the-cuff quips, non-conformist curves and natural born talent. To boot, Jennifer Lawrence’s style has evolved from the ill-fitting gowns of her early days to being the face of fashion’s hottest label. Lawrence first began making red carpet appearances in 2007 when she co-starred on The Bill Engvall Show. Her wardrobe consisted of age appropriate knee-length dresses and silk-layered strapless gowns. After a few years of enjoying relative under-the-radar status, the actress stepped into the spotlight with her Oscar-nominated starring role in Winter’s Bone and one very sexy red Calvin Klein body hugger of a dress which she wore to the 2011 ceremony. Later that year, she embraced fashion even more, wearing It labels like Miu Miu, Altuzarra and Prabal Gurung. With her megawatt starring role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series, Jennifer Lawrence style spotting turned fever pitch with several world tours to promote the films. Her rising profile landed her as the face of Miss Dior accessories, resulting in one stellar ad campaign and several red carpet outings in Dior. And just when we thought we couldn’t love her more the 2013 Academy Awards happened. Her cake-like Dior Couture dress was one for the record books, but her tumble up the stairs, real-talk acceptance speech and red carpet middle finger wielding had everyone collectively swooning. Not to mention the well deserved Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook at the ripe age of 22. Damn, girl. Fast forward to present day, and Lawrence is back on the red carpet circuit promoting Hunger Games: Catching Fire premieres. Follow along with us as we add new photos with each appearance. We’d find it hard to believe if you didn’t return at least once a day.
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Cover Girl is releasing a makeup collection and 12 high-concept looks in celebration of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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A few months ago Cover Girl announced their partnership with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with a somewhat-mysterious teaser poster and last night we finally got to see what they’ve been up. The Capitol Collection—set to launch in October—will be a complete colour cosmetics collection from the beauty brand, though specific details are still under wraps. However, Cover Girl had Dottie, their Capitol makeup artist (that’s right—the Capitol as in, of Panem) create twelve unique beauty looks, inspired by the twelve districts from the film/books.

The looks are something like you’d expect to see during couture week—they’re high-concept and extremely alluring. And for maximum delayed-gratification-ness, only two of the twelve have been released so far. Luxury, for District 1, is perfectly blinged-out with a deep, dramatic red lip. And Fishing, for District 4, is a deep-sea fantasy complete with bejewelled eyes and holographic shimmer. Read more »


Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane are costume contenders in The Hunger Games sequel

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Left: Photography by Peter Stigter; Right: Image courtesy capitolcouture.pn

Despite being set in a dystopian future, style inspiration for the highly anticipated second Hunger Games film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire seems to be rooted in the futuristic fashions of today. In a series of stills gradually being released by the studio, Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks are shown wearing looks that appear to be inspired by the Fall 2012 collections of Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane.

The Telegraph has confirmed that brand representatives from Alexander McQueen are denying that any dresses were custom-made for the movie, but the style inspiration is unmistakable. In one image Banks, who plays the uptight Effie Trinket, wears a standout look with red ruffles that fits right in with Sarah Burton’s Fall 2012 Alexander McQueen collection. Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence also dons a McQueen-esque look in a promotional image which shows Katniss Everdeen looking as regal as a queen. The Telegraph shares another image that has Katniss on stage with co-winner of the Hunger Games and potential love interest Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) wearing a sleek dress with Christopher Kane’s signature moiré pattern from his Fall 2012 collection.
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TIFF 2012: Jennifer Lawrence hung out with Kristen Stewart at the Soho House last night (Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Hudson and Andy Samberg were there too!)

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Gary Jennifer and Karen Lawrence at Soho House Toronto

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As per usual, the Grey Goose Soho House was hoppin’ and poppin’ with celebs last night, as the staple spot hosted private parties for The Reluctant Fundamentalist, End of Watch and Silver Linings Playbook. Kate Hudson, in a Gwyneth-at-the-Oscars-esque white floor-length Atelier Versace dress, mingled pre-The Reluctant Fundamentalist red carpet. The bearded and babeular Jake Gyllenhaal popped by too, to toast his film End of Watch alongside Anna Kendrick and America Ferrera (who is really looking great these days, we might add).

At that point, it was still early and the celebs in attendance were all chatting up their co-stars and pals. But then Jennifer Lawrence showed up, and completely flipped the celebs-who-are-friends continuum on its head when she, in a body-hugging scale-like dress, started chatting to none other than Kristen Stewart! Could Katniss and Bella be new BFFs? Could a Twilight-meets-The Hunger Games movie be in the works? Are we taking this too far? Maybe. Kristen Stewart, who seemed to have shaken Thursday night’s glamazon look, was back to her usual jeans-and-t-shirt pairing. As an equally awesome addition to the mix: Jennifer Lawrence’s parents Gary and Karen Lawrence were also in attendance at the Soho House to toast their daughter’s TIFF premiere.
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They said/We said: Critics claim Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t look hungry enough to be in The Hunger Games

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The Internet (plus Stanley Tucci, but more on that later) is in the midst of a hot debate over Jennifer Lawrence’s body size: is she “too big” to play the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games?

The debate is—shocker!—mostly catty (she’s been dubbed “Fatniss”) and barely justified: it’s based entirely on the fact that Suzanne Collins, author of the The Hunger Games, described the fictional character as a starving teenage girl. Read more »


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