The Hunger Games

Chic Clicks: Brooklyn Decker Mocks Modeling, Dior Names a New Designer

Apr/09/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

Brooklyn Decker Beauty Must-Haves
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–In a new interview, Brooklyn Decker admits she was interested in acting in part because “modeling is only so stimulating” [Daily Mail]

–Former Jil Sander creative director Raf Simmons lands the designer job at Dior, left vacant by John Galliano last year [The Cut]

–Shop the statement belts that can make you look instantly slimmer [Stylelist]

–A group of style heavyweights slam the fashions of The Hunger Games [New York Times]

–Wear summer’s best staple — the white T-shirt — 30 different ways [FabSugar]

Eat Up the 'Hunger Games' Action -- Literally

Mar/23/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Hunger Games Cookies
Courtesy Eleni’s

Safer than arena feasts and more reliable than tesseras, Eleni’s Hunger Games-themed cookies are delicious — and clever! The bakery’s $75 gift set, available by special order, includes sweets in the likenesses of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, plus accessories from the books, like backpacks, bows, a cornucopia, tracker jackers (ouch!) and more. For a more affordable price, mockingjay ($9.95 each) or “girl on fire” cookies ($12 each) are available, too.

Visit for ordering information … and may the odds be ever in your flavor.


Jennifer Lawrence: Four Fierce Looks in Just 24 Hours

Mar/21/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Jennifer Lawrence
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Is Cinna dressing Jennifer Lawrence this week? Because she sure is looking good!

The Hunger Games‘s leading lady made her first New York appearance Tuesday afternoon, arriving at the Late Show with David Letterman in a shimmering black-and-bronze illusion dress and sexy heels. She later left in Raoul’s “diamond dress” — a simple black shift with a cutout at the neckline — and the same shoes.

Later that evening, Lawrence attended a screening of her film in a plunging forest Calvin Klein Collection dress. After a quick night’s sleep, the starlet surfaced at Good Morning America in a floaty white Joie blouse, navy Holmes & Yang skirt, red belt and white sandals. So many outfits, so little time! Tell us: Which of Lawrence’s looks do you like best?


What Was the Biggest Obstacle for The Hunger Games's Costumer?

Mar/20/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Hunger Games
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The Hunger Games‘s costumes are fiery, complicated and “torturous” — but the challenge of designing them paled in comparison to the discomfort of wearing them in the unrelenting North Carolina heat.

“The biggest problem was the weather,” the film’s costume designer, Judianna Makovsky, tells The Cut. “It was 90, more like 100 degrees, and 100 percent humidity.”

Makovsky — who designed costumes for the first Harry Potter films — admits she hadn’t initially read The Hunger Games books, but once director Gary Ross offered her the job, she dove right in — and loved them. But reading them also scared her just a bit. “My immediate thought was, ‘Oh dear, how do I do all that?'” she recalls of imagining the over-the-top costumes.

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Why Lenny Kravitz Was Jealous of His 'Hunger Games' Costars' Costumes

Mar/19/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

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Lenny Kravitz may play a stylist in The Hunger Games, but don’t expect to see him on screen in the over-the-top fashions worn by his costars.

“I couldn’t compete with that,” he said of the colorful, detailed getups worn by costars Elizabeth Banks and Wes Bentley. “But I was jealous as me, Lenny Kravitz, the person who likes to wear things.”

Kravitz envisioned a much less avant-garde look for Cinna, the stylist and confidante of the Hunger Games‘s heroine, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).

“When I told friends that had kids that I was doing this film and playing Cinna, they were like, ‘Oh, yeah, he’s like super flamboyant and super out there,'” he told reporters at a recent Los Angeles press day for the film. “The first question I had to get was, ‘How far do you want to take this?’ Was this going to be like the Fifth Element? Was I going to be like Chris Tucker? What was it going to be?”

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Why Wes Bentley's 'Hunger Games' Beard Drew Stares Off Set

Mar/15/2012 at 12:15 PM ET

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Elizabeth Banks wasn’t the only one with a crazy Hunger Games beauty routine: Wes Bentley’s facial hair — required to play head gamemaker Seneca Crane in film — took three hours for makeup artist Ve Neill to sculpt each day.

“It’s my [hair],” Bentley revealed to PEOPLE at a recent Los Angeles press day for the film. “I showed up with a beard — as I always do — to set, and [makeup artist Ve Neill, who then created the pattern] was excited to see that.”

The detailed look reflects the avant-garde style beloved by citizens of the Capitol in the world of the Hunger Games. “It’s definitely that high-fashion look,” Bentley added.

While the beard’s futuristic design certainly fit in with the film’s stylized setting, it was less suited to rural North Carolina, where the cast and crew shot.

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Chic Clicks: Secrets of 'Hunger Games' Hair, Snooki Rips Off McQueen?

Mar/14/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

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–Learn all the secrets of Effie Trinket’s (Elizabeth Banks) Hunger Games hair [BellaSugar]

–Is this handbag from Snooki’s new line a rip-off of an Alexander McQueen design? [Fashionista]

Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest face of Swedish fashion chain Lindex [Lindex Blog]

Nicole Richie shares a few fun tidbits about her Fashion Star co-mentors [Stylelist]

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen designed shoes for Superga [Telegraph]


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